# Mathematical Go

**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: Chilling Gets the Last Point* A K Peters, now CRC Press ISBN: 1568810326 (now ISBN 9781568810324), and soft cover, *Mathematical Go Endgames: Nightmares for the professional Go player* Ishi Press, 2012 editions. Ishi press edition/printing has ISBN-10 : 0923891366/ ISBN-13 : 978-0923891367.

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

https://math.berkeley.edu/~berlek/cgt/gobook.html

### Reviews

### Table of Contents

Foreword Preface List of Figures 1: Introduction 2: An Overview 3: Mathematics of Games 4: Go Positions 5: Further Research Rules of Go — A Top-down Overview Foundations of the Rules of Go Bibliography Index

### 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]}