Go is a strategic board game for two players. It is also known as igo (Japanese), weiqi or wei ch’i (Chinese) or baduk (Korean). Go is noted for being rich in strategic complexity despite its simple rules.
The game is played by two players who alternately place black and white stones (playing pieces, now usually made of glass or plastic) on the vacant intersections of a grid of 19×19 lines. The object of the game is to control a larger portion of the board than the opponent. A stone or a group of stones is captured and removed if it has no empty adjacent intersections, the result of being completely surrounded by stones of the opposing color.