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First or second? (Posted on 2017-05-23) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Two players alternatively erase some 9 numbers from the sequence 1,2,...,101 until only two remain. The player that starts wins x−54 dollars from the player that plays second, x being the absolute value of the difference between the remaining two numbers.

Would you rather be the first or the second player?
Explain your decision by providing your strategy.

  Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 3.0000 (1 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
1st players wins at least 1 dollar per round.

His best strategy is fully explained in Steve Herman's post.

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  Subject Author Date
re: Winning Strategy (spoiler)davidsonnheldi2017-06-07 01:01:14
Hints/Tipsre(3): Typo?Ady TZIDON2017-05-24 15:23:37
re(2): Typo?hoodat2017-05-24 14:06:07
re: Typo?Steve Herman2017-05-24 11:07:43
Typo?hoodat2017-05-24 09:36:04
SolutionWinning Strategy (spoiler)Steve Herman2017-05-23 20:16:43
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