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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is an excellent book, which describes the mathematics of Go in a clear and concise way. However if the person buying this book is unfamiliar with Books such as "Winning Ways" and "On Numbers and Games", then he may find the idea of combinatorial game theory fairly abstract and meaningless. Nevertheless for anyone who is interested in Combinatorial Game theory and...
Published on 15 Feb 2005 by Fraser Stewart

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3 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For die hard people only
Mathematical Go is an intresting book if you are a die hard Go player with a mathematical brain. The book goes into depth the mathematic concepts of go as you would have gathered from the title. However for most of us who play go, the game is more of a hobby not a lesson in Math. I would not recommend you buying this book unless you have a serious intrest in Go AND Math
Published on 21 Feb 2004


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 15 Feb 2005
This is an excellent book, which describes the mathematics of Go in a clear and concise way. However if the person buying this book is unfamiliar with Books such as "Winning Ways" and "On Numbers and Games", then he may find the idea of combinatorial game theory fairly abstract and meaningless. Nevertheless for anyone who is interested in Combinatorial Game theory and Go, this is a must have book.
Imagine being able to solve Go problems that the top proffessionals in the world cannot solve. One word of advice, be prepared to study hard, because this type of mathematics is very, very difficult. Still an excellent Book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "What it says on the tin", 24 Sep 2004
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The previous review is unfair. To quote the blurb: "Any Go player with an interest in mathematics or a mathematician interested in Go will not want to miss this book because it describes substantial connections between the two subjects which have been, until now, largely unrecognized."
How can you complain about a book relating Go and Mathematics actually containing Mathematics?
If any complaint is warranted it is that the book does not go into greater detail. I would say that any mathematician or person interested in writing a Go-playing program would be interested in this book.
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3 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For die hard people only, 21 Feb 2004
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Mathematical Go is an intresting book if you are a die hard Go player with a mathematical brain. The book goes into depth the mathematic concepts of go as you would have gathered from the title. However for most of us who play go, the game is more of a hobby not a lesson in Math. I would not recommend you buying this book unless you have a serious intrest in Go AND Math
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