Go and Go-Moku, by Edward Lasker. Dover; 1960.

This is an introduction to go. It has chapters on Fundamentals, Elementary Tactics, Basic Strategy, Advanced Strategy, and also a final short chapter on The Game of Go-Moku, go-moku being the game also known as five-in-a-row or renju. It was originally published in 1934 by Knopf, though the Advanced Strategy chapter is new to the 1960 edition. Lots of people in the pre-Ishi days learned how to play go from this, and we should be grateful to this book for that, but these days you shouldn't read it because there are much better introductory books available.

david carlton <carlton@bactrian.org>

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