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Go Club

03/13/2017 - 7:00pm
03/13/2017 - 11:00pm

The Hoboken Go Club meets every Monday evening to play the Asian game of Go (Wei Ch''i, Baduk). Go is a fascinating board game that originated in China more than 4,000 years ago. Also known as baduk, wei ch''i, weiqi, and igo, it is played today by millions of people, including thousands in the United States. In Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan, it is far more popular than chess is in the West, and professional players compete for large cash prizes. Its popularity in this country continues to grow, more than fifty years after the founding of the American Go Association. It is said that the rules of Go can be learned in minutes, but that it can take a lifetime to master the game. Two players alternate in placing black and white stones on a large (19x19 line) ruled board, with the aim of surrounding territory. Stones are never moved, and only removed if they are completely surrounded. For further information email lruss@stevens-tech.edu, or visit our website.