Essays on the Game of Go

The Interplay of Intuition and
Brute-Force Analysis in Go


Richard Bozulich analyzes the source of intuition in go and why
it must be combined with brute-force analysis.

Chess and Go
A Comparison


Richard Bozulich compares the strategic and tactical principles of
go and chess.

Increasing your Concentraton and Powers of Analysis through Visualization


Richard Bozulich explains how visualizing the go board in your mind
can increase your analytical abilities and concentration in go as well
as other intellectual pursuits.



Richard Bozulich introduces a variant of the go rules that makes play
on boards with grids as small as 2x2 possible.

Review of Kissinger's
Book On China


Richard Bozulich disputes Henry Kissinger's thesis that Chinese strategic
planning is based on go strategy. He argues that it is more akin to chess.

Go and the
Three Games


William Pinckard's classic essay on the differences between Go, chess and backgammon.

Some Senryu
about Go


William Pinckard gives some examples of senryu, a literary form similar to haiku, which use Go as their themes.

Go in the Classics


The sinologist and go player Donald Potter surveys the references to Go in the ancient Chinese classics.

The Three Virtues
of Go


Donald Potter describes the historic role three of the five Confucian virtues -- propriety, wisdom, and human-heartedness -- play in Go.

Einstein and Go


The story of Edward Lasker's attempt to interest Albert Einstein in go.