The Way to Go, by Karl Baker. AGA; 1986.

This is a pamphlet designed to teach beginners the rules of go. It's a very gentle introduction to the game; it has lots of examples of every concept that is introduced, so that beginners get practice telling when groups are connected, how many liberties a group of stones has, etc. It doesn't make a big distinction between rules and basic concepts; for example, you learn about two eyes before learning how to score the game.

It seems like it would be a good book; I haven't used it to teach people, so I can't guarantee that from personal experience. The AGA will send you a free copy if you send them a SASE large enough to hold a 4.5x6.5 inch booklet. Or, you can now download it in PDF format.

david carlton <>
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