Math and Logic

Stones in a Row

For most games, identifying the perfect move is too difficult to do in practice. Chess, for example, has too many possible moves for even the fastest computer to solve it completely (so far), but many chess programs do have the ability to play the game perfectly when there are only a few pieces left on the board.

Today's problem involves a game, and it just might be possible that this game can be solved perfectly. Keep reading to see some examples of how to approach games like this, or jump ahead straight to today's challenge.

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