Goal of Game
● To surround more board territory than your
● Black plays first
● Stones are placed on intersection points
● Stones are never moved but can be
– Surrounding a stone captures that
– Surrounding a connected group
captures that group (prisoners)
● A stone cannot 'commit suicide'
● The game ends with 2 passes in a row
or a resignation
Aspects of Strategy
● One Eye vs Two eyes
● 'In the land of Go – The one-eyed king is
● A group with two eyes (or more) cannot
– Why not?