Pro Go-Moku is a variation of Gomoku
, and it was designed to eliminate
the advantage black has by going first in traditional Gomoku
It does this by restricting where black can put his or her pieces down
on the first two turns:
Black's very first move must be in the center of the game board
White's first move can be anywere.
Black's second move must be outside the five-by-five area in the center
of the game board.
White's second move, and all moves after that, can be anywhere.
Pro Go-Moku is also played on a slightly bigger board (15x15) than
regular Gomoku (13x13).
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