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Ancient Asian game of strategy goes online

Postby Egaladeist » Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:42 am

The game, widely known by its Japanese name Go, is an ideal candidate to benefit from the online boom as gaming companies move to offer international networks to connect hundreds of millions of players, most of them in East Asia.

Go, called Wei Qi in China and Baduk in Korea, originated in China more than 2,000 years ago and has been widely played ever since, giving birth to a unique culture that revels in its leisurely pace and fiendishly complex strategies.

Two players, with the aim of enlarging their territories, take turns alternately placing black and white stones on a board marked with 19 horizontal and 19 vertical lines.

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