A goban is a board used to play Go. It is typically made of wood and contains a grid of 19x19 lines.

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Why are the boards not square?

I noticed gobans are not square, but rectangular. Why is that, and what is the correct orientation of the board when playing?
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How can I create that sharp, intense sound when placing a stone?

No matter the material (board, stones) being used, pros are able to create a very sharp, loud, intense and beautiful sound when placing a stone (which immediately sits perfectly placed on its ...