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    Interesting game problem (packing)

    There is a game called the penny game. In 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 can not make a move, then you loose. Do you want to go first or 2nd? What if the table is square, triangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, eccetera?
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    Hello, Chris11!

    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 (\diamondsuit)in the exact center of the table.

    In the subsequent moves, no matter where he places his penny (\spadesuit),
    . . you place yours diametrically opposite his.


    Code:
    
    
                ♠
                 \
                  \   ◊
                   \ /
          ◊ - - - - ◊ - - - - ♠
                   / \
                  ♠   \
                       \
                        ◊

    You will always have a move.

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    That an old puzzle; invented by Henry Dudeney
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