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a board game popular in Japan that probably originated in China or India as long ago as the third millennium B.C. The board is marked by a grid of 19 horizontal and 19 vertical lines to form 361 intersections. Of the 361 pieces, 181 are black stones and 180 are white. The player with the black stones begins by placing a stone on any intersection. The players alternate turns. The object for each player is to control the most territory on the board while capturing as many of the opposing player's stones as possible. Stones are captured and removed from the board when they are completely encircled and are deprived of any access, either directly or through a chain of like stones, to a free space. A game is over when all the empty spaces on the board either are controlled by one or the other player or cannot be controlled by either player. The winner is the player who controls the most open spaces after the stones captured by the opposing player have been substracted.

Bibliography

See E. Lasker, Go and Go-Moku (rev. ed. 1960).

go

, I-go
a game for two players in which stones are placed on a board marked with a grid, the object being to capture territory on the board

Go

(games, application)
A thinking game with an oriental origin estimated to be around 4000 years old. Nowadays, the game is played by millions of people in (most notably) China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. In the Western world the game is practised by a yearly increasing number of players. On the Internet Go players meet, play and talk 24 hours/day on the Internet Go Server (IGS).

http://cwi.nl/~jansteen/go/go.html.

Usenet newsgroup: news:rec.games.go.

go

(1) The title of an on-screen button that is clicked in order to start some action such as a search.

(2) A command used on a BBS or online service to switch the user to a particular forum or section. For example, typing go macintosh would switch you to a section specializing in Macintosh computers. Like any command language, you have to know what words to enter.
References in classic literature ?
Go back to that child who even now, in pain or in joy, may be calling to you.
When the old King saw how much fairer she had made the dreary cell than his palace rooms, gentle thoughts within whispered him to grant her prayer, and let the little Fairy go back to her friends and home; but the Frost-Spirits breathed upon the flowers and bid him see how frail they were, and useless to a King.
If I will vow never more to harm the flowers you may love, will you go back to your own people and leave me and my Spirits to work our will on all the other flowers that bloom?
But if you can find no pleasure here, go back to your own cold home, and dwell in solitude and darkness, where no ray of sunlight or of joy can enter.
Grant the little Fairy's prayer; and let her go back to her own dear home.
And they all think I'm rich, because when I go back to the country I'm dressed so fine
Leinart praised the decision to go back to Chow's preferred method of short, quick passes instead of the deeper balls that defined the first six games.
Bush declared as the 2000 Presidential election winner, his new postage stamps will officially go back on sale following more than a month of confusion.
I met a man that had 75 people staying in his house, kids sleeping in drawers, closets,'' said Sagadencky, who expects to go back to the devastated area for the Red Cross.
I think (trade associations) have to really go back and make sure their value proposition is in tune with the times.
If the governor did nothing else next year but go back to Washington and collected 20 percent of what the taxpayers in this state pay the federal government that they never get back, that would take care of our crisis,'' said Assistant Senate President Pro Tem Jackie Speier.
They can be very curious and suddenly become scared, then they'll forget that and go back to being curious.