Surround

    Keywords: Go term

Chinese: 围 (wi)
Japanese: -
Korean: -

Surrounding things is the central tenet in the game of Go. In fact, the 围 (wi) in 围棋 (wiq), the Chinese name for Go, means surround.

[Diagram]
Black surrounds six points of territory.  

Firstly, the objective of Go is to surround more territory than your opponent.

[Diagram]
The surrounded black stone is captured.  

Secondly, you can surround your opponent's stones to capture them, provided that the surrounded stones cannot form a living group.


Surround last edited by Unkx80 on January 22, 2010 - 18:48
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