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Gobang Online


Gobang Online

Gomoku is an abstract strategy board game. Also called Gobang or Five in a Row, it is traditionally played with Go pieces (black and white stones) on a go board (19×19 intersections); however, because once placed, pieces are not moved or removed from the board, Gomoku may also be played as a paper and pencil game. This game is known in several countries under different names.

Game Rule

Black plays first, and players alternate in placing a stone of their color on an empty intersection. The winner is the first player to get an unbroken row of five stones horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Forbidden Hand Rule

Since Black plays first, Black has advantages over White, especially in top-class games. To restrict Black and provide a fair game, Gobang with Forbidden Hand rules disallow Black from making moves that form two of “Three”, “Four”, “Long” moves at one move, or their mixtures, as shown below.

If Black places move at X position in following cases, Black will lose the game.


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