Catalog Request


Save on Chess Today


Five in a Row (Renju) for Beginners to Advanced Players

Product Code: B0066IS


Publisher: Ishi Press
Author: Goro Sakata
Year of Publication: 2009 (2nd)

Pages: 164
Notation Type: Notationless (NO)

Book Description

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.

Media Mail Eligible

Media Mail® shipping from the US Postal Service is the cost-effective way to ship Books, Software and DVDs. With shipping rates starting at only $5.00, it's the most affordable shipping method available.


Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Five in a Row (Renju) for Beginners to Advanced Players

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

Only 2 Left - Act Now!

WINTER STORM DELAY!! Order within and it'll ship on Friday.

Product Details

Additional Information

ISBN 9784871873017
Manufacturer Ishi Press
Author/s Goro Sakata
Pages 164 Pages
Publication Date Dec 26, 2009
Notation Type NL - Notationless
Book Binding Type Paperback
Book Edition This is a Modern Reprint of a Classic Book