Sizi Pu (四子谱) is written by Guo Bailing (過百齡, c. 1587 - c. 1662, titled daguoshou), who also authored Guanzi Pu (官子譜) and Sanzi Pu (三子譜), the latter of which has been translated into English under the title Three-Stone Games.
Sizi Pu contains hundreds of diagrams from Guo's research on four-stone handicap games. Many of the variations contain dozens of moves (occasionally more than 100), as a result of quarter-board or even half-board fights.
The book has been translated into English by Ruoshi Sun in 2014 under the title Four-Stone Games in two volumes. It is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. Sample pages can be viewed on Amazon.
- Foreword (by Ruoshi Sun)
- Preface (by Weng Songnian)
- Mighty Cap Opening (鎮神頭, 66 variations)
- Big Pressure Beam Opening (大壓樑, 111 variations)
- Attachment Opening (倚蓋, 178 variations)
- High Corner Approach Opening (30 variations)
- Large-Knight Corner Approach Opening (54 variations)
- "It is the author's intention to elucidate the countless variations and let people realize that they all follow the basic principles." -- Guo Bailing in Sizi Pu.
- "Guo Bailing's attachment has been an impregnable bulwark in his entire life. ... In Sizi Pu, Bailing has (almost) exhausted the attachment variations." -- Xu Xingyou in Jianshantang Yipu.