Keryo Pente

Keryo Pente is a variant of two-player abstract strategy game Pente played with Go pieces on a 19x19 Go board. The objective of the game is to be the first player to create a sequence of five same-colored pieces vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

Players alternate turn to place their piece on an empty intersection in the board.

In Keryo Pente, a player can capture and remove opponent's pieces if the player makes a move and surrounds two or three of the opponent's pieces. A player can place two/three pieces between opponent's pieces and this will not be captured.

The game finishes in one of the following two conditions
  • A player creates a sequence of 5 consecutive pieces vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
  • A player captures at least 15 of oppenent's pieces.