Mathematical Go

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Mathematical Go Chilling Gets the Last Point
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By: Elwyn Berlekamp, David Wolfe
Publisher: A K Peters?, 1994
ISBN10 1-56881-032-6
235 pp.

Mathematical Go Chilling Gets the Last Point written by Elwyn Berlekamp and David Wolfe provides a one hundred page detailed analysis of the (very) late endgame from the point of view of combinatorial game theory. The second half of the book is a detailed sixth page treatise on the rules of go both from a top down perspective (Appendix A: Rules of Go -- A Top-down Overview) and and bottom up view (Appendix B: Foundations of the Rules of Go).

The book has been published in both hardback, Mathematical Go [ext] A K Peters ISBN: 1568810326, and soft cover, Mathematical Go Endgames Ishi Press, editions.

Also published in Japanese in 1994 as "囲碁の算法―ヨセの研究 数理科学シリーズ" ISBN-10: 4810189295; ISBN-13: 978-4810189292

Official website

[ext] http://math.berkeley.edu/~berlek/cgt/gobook.html

Reviews

David Carlton's [ext] review

Table of Contents

to be added

Sample Material

"A situation which will baffle professionals" is illustrated in this problem by David Wolfe that can be solved with the methods presented in the book. "A 9 dan professional from the Nihon Ki-in spent 4 hours trying to solve this problem and failed."[1]

[Diagram]
White to move and win.  


[1] Presented in [ext] http://youtu.be/rNvP6a8sTnI?list=PL329A9A14A4F7D8E7 at 5:30.


Mathematical Go last edited by achilnos on December 28, 2014 - 20:49
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