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Book Information:

Author: Elwyn Berlekamp and David Wolfe
Title: Mathematical Go: Chilling gets the last point
Additional book information: AK Peters, Wellesley, MA, 1994, xx + 234 pp., US$34.95. ISBN 1-56881-032-6; also in paperback as Mathematical Go endgames: Nightmares for the professional Go player, Ishi Press International, San Jose, London, and Tokyo, US$24.95. ISBN 0-923891-36-6.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Richard K. Guy
Reviewer: Richard J. Nowakowski
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (1995), 437-441