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Five-In-A-Row (Renju) for Beginners to Advanced Players

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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 ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Ishi Press
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Mar 16, 2012 Manny rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Serious gamers
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You know that pen-and-paper game kids sometimes play, where you take turns writing Os and Xs on graph paper and the winner is the first person to get five in a row? Well, in case you weren't aware of this, there's a galaxy far, far away (sometimes called Japan) where it's played in deadly earnest. Professional players have subjected the theory to the same intense scrutiny that our culture has applied to chess, and it was long ago determined that the guy who moves first has a forced win.

But it wo
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