A 3x3 array of counters is laid out. Players take turns removing counters. The rule for removing counters is to pick a row or column and take any 1,2 or 3 from it. Whoever removes the last counter wins.
Does the first or second player have a winning strategy?
What is this strategy?
(In reply to Winning Strategy (spoiler)
by Steve Herman)
First I think you misread the problem. A player WINS by removing the last counter.
Second there are at least 2 other 'basic' positions with 4 counters.
Posted by Jer
on 2009-06-25 17:02:11