The Classic of Weiqi in Thirteen Chapters (Qijing Shisanpian)

Zhang Ni

The board is square and quiet, the pieces are round and active. Ever since ancient times, no player has ever happened to place the pieces on the board in exactly the same way as he did during a preceding game… “Every day is new.” Therefore, reasoning must go deep and analysis must be perfect, and an attempt must be made to understand the processes that lead to victory and defeat: only in this way is it possible to attain that which is still unattained.

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