The correct name for the ancient game stolen from the Chinese by the Japanese and then turned into the Japanese national pastime.

Wei qi is played on a 19x19 grid with stones placed on the intersections, vice the empty spots like chess, which leads to too many game variations for a computer to solve with brute force (e.g. Big Blue). Even with the current state of AI heuristics, a human with a rudimentary knowledge of the rules can beat the best computer programs.

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