There is a game called the Penny Game.
You and your oppenent take turns placing pennies on a circular table.
You are not allowed to cover up any pennies with a move.
If you find that you cannot make a move, then you lose.
Do you want to go first or second?
You make the first move.
. . Place your penny in the exact center of the table.
In the subsequent moves, no matter where he places his penny ,
. . you place yours diametrically opposite his.
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You will always have a move.