Welcome to the Stanford Go Club!
2008-2009 Academic Year
Go is an ancient board game. Players take turns placing stones on the board in an attempt to surround territory and capture prisoners. Although the rules are simple, the strategy is extremely complex; even computers aren't very good at playing Go.
The Stanford Go Club meets weekly to play Go and runs a mailing list for Go-related discussion.Club Meetings
Where: Tresidder Union, first floor (or outside if the weather is nice).
When: Sundays at 3:00pm, when classes are in session.
Bring your own go set if you can! Beginners welcome!
Go Club Chat
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Math70SI: The Game of Go | Student-Initiated Course | *tentative* Fall Quarter 2009
We study the rules and strategy of Go as well as its storied past, ranging from its invention in China and evolution in Japan to modern attempts at conquering its complexities through artificial intelligence. Students spend the first half of each class learning about the history (10%) and strategy of the game (90%), and the latter half practicing newly-learned skills against each other. Our guest lecturer is Mingjiu Jiang, a professional Go player. Players of beginning- to mid- kyu levels are welcome, and no prior experience is required. Go sets provided.
The Stanford Go Club relies on donations to support tournament registration, guest speakers, and educational materials. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. To make a donation:
- Fill out the online form [link].
- Bring the payment and completed form to the office of the ASSU [map]. The ASSU is located on the 1st floor of Old Union at 520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305.
- Hand the payment and completed form to a Banking Associate, who will then give you a receipt and the deposit is complete!
- Sunday, April 5, 2009: First meeting of the new quarter!