# You and a friend play a game where you start with a pile of 1000 stones

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You and a friend play a game where you start with a pile of 1000 stones, and each turn you can either add 2 stones to the pile or remove 10 stones.

The player to remove the last stone wins.

Should you start first or second to win this game?

posted Jun 24, 2017

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If we start 2nd and copy every move that the 1st guy does then the game will either never end or will make you a winner.

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