This page is devoted to the game of GO
Go is one of the oldest games in history
of mankind. Therefore I will start with the history of GO.
There are many rumors about the origin of
the game :
- The Chinese emperor Shun (2255-2206 B.C.) invented the game to use
it like an abacus
- a vassal of emperor Jie Gui (1818-1767 B.C) invented the game to enlight
- The game was invented by Yao (before Shun) to use it for astronomy
(this is one of the more likely versions)
In the year 754 go was brought to Japan.
It became very famous and during the 17.th century an official GO academy
The austrian professor Pfaundler brought
the game to Europe in 1908. Emanuel
Lasker a famous chess master attested Go more depth than chess.
Jan van der Steen presents much more on
the game of go.