Edge: Modelling for world domination

Edge writes: "The Japanese boardgame of Go has often been used as a metaphor for strategic business activity.

The rules are simple, with two players taking it in turns to place white and black stones on the intersections of a 19x19 grid. Any stones, or groups of stones, totally surrounded by those of the opponent are captured and removed. The result is a mixture of placing adjacent stones for support and widely dispersed stones in the hope of future influence, with the winner being the player with the most stones on the board by the time neither can place another."

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