An Introduction to Go, by James Davies and Richard Bozulich. Ishi G30; 1984.

This is a book for people who don't know anything about go. It starts by presenting the rules, gives 6x6 and 9x9 example games, gives some elementary tactics and strategy, a professional game, sample handicap games at 9, 7, and 5 stones through the first 40 or so moves, and some suggestions for further study.

It's a nice little book (92 pages); it's emphasis on sample games would probably work well for some people. It's out of print, though, and there's no reason to go out of your way to look for it. It wouldn't be a bad idea for Kiseido to reprint it, but with The Magic of Go available, I suppose that there's no real need.

david carlton <>

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