Five in a Row (Renju) for Beginners to Advanced PlayersProduct Code: B0066IS
Publisher: Ishi Press
Author: Goro Sakata
Year of Publication: 2009 (2nd)
Notation Type: Notationless (NO)
Renju, as the game is known in Japanese or Lianzhu in Chinese, is a modified and improved version of the ancient game of Five-in-a-Row, also known by its Japanese name of Gomoku. The reason it was necessary to modify the basic game of Five-in-a-Row is that in the traditional game, the player of the first move has such a big advantage that he will win every, or almost every, game. Therefore, in order to give the second player a fair chance to win, restrictions have been placed on the first player.
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