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foo_bar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 11:02 PM
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54. yes and yes
Whenever you are called upon to play in a situation where there's only one row containing more than one item, you should therefore leave an odd number of rows with a single item . Other than that, you should play misre Nim exactly like you would play normal Nim!

With this strategy, you can't lose if you play second from the classical "Marienbad" initial position described in the question. If you have to play first, you'll win only if your opponent makes a mistake (but opponents who are not aware of the above will very rarely play perfectly).
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