Go (gemme)

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Go is played on a grid of black lines (usually 19×19). Game pieces, cried stanes, are played on the lines' intersections.
Years active prior tae Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 BCE) tae present
Genre(s) Buird gemme
Abstract strategy gemme
Players 2
Age range 3+[1][nb 1]
Setup time Minimal
Playin time Casual: 20–90 minutes
Toornament: 1–6 oors[a]
Random chance None
Skill(s) required Strategy, tactics, observation
Synonym(s) Aboot this soondWeiqi
Igo / Paduk
a Some professional games exceed 16 hours and are played in sessions spread over two days.
Cheenese name
Tradeetional Cheenese 圍棋
Simplifee'd Cheenese 围棋
Leeteral meanin "encirclement chess"
Korean name
Hangul 바둑
Japanese name
Kanji 囲碁

Go (tradeetional Cheenese: 圍棋; semplifee'd Cheenese: 围棋; pinyin: Aboot this soondwéiqí; Japanese: 囲碁; rōmaji: igo[nb 2]; Korean: 바둑; romaja: baduk[nb 3]; literally: "encirclin gemme") is an abstract strategy buird gemme for twa players, in which the aim is tae surroond mair territory nor the opponent.

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  1. Children below a certain age may swallow or choke on stones.
  2. The full Japanese name igo is derived frae its Cheenese name weiqi (Middle Chinese "hjwɨj-gi"), which rouchly translates as "buird gemme o surroondin".
  3. The Korean wird 'baduk' derives frae the Middle Korean wird 'Badok', the oreegin o which is controversial; the mair plausible etymologies include the suffix '-ok' addit tae 'Bad' creautin the meanin 'flat an wide buird', or the jynin o 'Bad', meanin 'field', an 'Dok', meanin 'stane'. Less plausible etymologies include a derivation o 'Badukdok', referrin tae the playin pieces o the gemme, or a derivation frae Cheenese 排子, meanin 'tae arrange pieces'.See 조, 항범 (October 8, 2005). 그런 우리말은 없다. 태학사. ISBN 9788959660148. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 

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