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?
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ALTHOUGH THIS MOVE CANNOT BE MIRRORED- PLAYER A STILL WINS .
IN THIS CASE HE REMOVES ANY ONE OF THE 4 COUNTERS AND THEN B PICKS UP 1 OR 2 AND A TAKES THE REST.
SO MY OPENING MOVE IS CORRECT.