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dweebo

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Gomoku and overlines
Posted: Sep 27, 2002, 4:19 AM

I get this emailed to me often so I'd thought I'd just post the reply here to save time.

..
> Did you know that Gomoku is broken? You're not supposed to win
> on 6 in a row or more. Gomoku rules state you HAVE to have ONLY 5 in a row.
>
> Just wanted to let you know,
...

And here is my response.

Its ok to have overlines in regular gomoku (more than 5 in a row). Not
allowing overlines is one of the rules of renju which evolved from gomoku.
You can read the whole history at http://www.renju.nu/r1rulhis.htm

-dweebo

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progambler

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From: Lenexa, KS
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Re: Gomoku and overlines
Posted: Sep 30, 2002, 7:53 PM

Dweebo -

Below is my response to the last couple of E-mails here, as follows:

>> Did you know that Gomoku is broken? You're not supposed to win on 6 in a row or more. Gomoku rules state you HAVE to have ONLY 5 in a row. <<

>> Just wanted to let you know, <<

To which you responded:

>> Its ok to have overlines in regular gomoku (more than 5 in a row). Not allowing overlines is one of the rules of renju which evolved from gomoku. You can read the whole history at http://www.renju.nu/r1rulhis.htm <<


Me talking:

I'm a bit confused by your response. This person is stating that your site is giving a WIN to someone who is making a 6-in-a-row or more (over-line) at GoMoku.

You stated in your response that it is OK to have over-lines in GoMoku. That doesn't seem to address the problem that they are stating. Perhaps that's why you keep getting the message from different people.

Yes, over-lines are ALLOWED in Go-Moku, but they are NOT supposed to be wins for the player who makes them! Play should continue as usual. I haven't played GoMoku here, but I have at IYT. If your site is giving a WIN to someone who has made an over-line in GoMoku, that is incorrect.

I'm sorry if I misunderstood your response. It just wasn't clear to me.


Gary

dweebo

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Re: Gomoku and overlines
Posted: Jan 15, 2003, 3:41 PM

After more talk with progambler and dmitriking, I have decided that I was mistaken in my first post and have now changed the server to allow overlines but not have them be winning moves.

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