Atari Go is a variant of the oriental game Go.
The first to make a capture wins the game.
This variant was popularized by Yasuda Yasutosh, a professional Go player.
A capture is when a player surrounds the opponent's stone or stones completely
(orthogonaly - just vertical and horizontal).
The game is played on an square board with 9 horizontal and 9 vertical lines,
40 black pieces and 40 white pieces. One color for each player.
Starting with an empty board, the player with the blacks goes first and places
one piece on any lines intersection that is free. Then the one with the whites
do the same and the game goes on with each one taking a turn.
Please note that the edge of the board is also used for surrouding.
A player cannot surround and capture his own pieces unless that doing it
captures opponent pieces and therefore wins the game.
It will be played on the portuguese 17º Campeonato Nacional de Jogos Matemáticos 2024
- 163 games played.
- 163 victories and 0 draws.
- 26 average movements per game ( max: 78, min: 5).
- 94 victories by the first player vs 69 victories from another player.