turn to move

   

Turn refers to whose move it is, as in any two-player board game.

In Japanese, 手番 (teban) or just 番 (ban). Also used in the compounds 黒番 (kuroban) and 白番 (shiroban), meaning black's move and white's move, respectively--these are often seen in problem books; see basic Japanese for reading go books.

In Chinese, the term 先 (xian1) means first. So 黑先 (hei1 xian1) and 白先 (bai2 xian1) means black first (to move) and white first (to move) respectively.

An unrelated meaning is the turn shape or play.


turn to move last edited by Bill on March 7, 2007 - 16:00
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