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Two players, two pots (Posted on 2009-02-21) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A and B are going to play a game: two pots are filled with stones, one with 57 stones and the other with 62 stones.

A legal move consists of emptying a pot - throwing away all the stones it contains - and splitting the stones of the other pot among the two pots, so that each pot contains at least one stone.

Players A and B alternate their moves, and player A is the first to make a move.

If a player is unable to make a legal move, then he loses.

Who wins this game and what is his optimal play strategy?

See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid    
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Solutionre: almost complete solutionRobby Goetschalckx2009-02-21 21:57:47
almost complete solutionDaniel2009-02-21 18:43:08
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