Welcome to the Harvard College Go Club! We're a student-run organization dedicated to spreading the game of Go throughout Harvard.
Go, known as Weiqi in Chinese and Baduk in Korean, is a uniquely Asian board game that builds not just local tactics but grand strategic vision, unlike any other board game. In mathematics there is a phenomenon where startlingly simple rules give rise to incomprehensibly beautiful complexity; the classic example is Conway's game of Life. Go is another instance of this phenomenon.
Across the vast expanse of a 19x19 board, two players place stones to invade territory, cut off and kill enemy pieces, and surround large dominions. While little tricks for fighting, called tesuji, are often useful, even more essential is the grasp of how each stone influences the board as a whole. We believe that it is important to replace chess, a fast-paced, tactical game basically solved by computers, with Go, a slower, more multi-facted game, as a metaphor for human experience.
10/17/13 - Go Club meets today at 8pm in Eliot dhall! Hope you can make it!
Go Club meets on Saturdays from 8-10pm in the Eliot House Dining Hall. Join us for food and casual games. Beginners are always welcome!
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