After however much inordinate time passed for the tree-pruning game to finish, you ended up winning, and Satan was infuriated. He was sure he'd come up with a game keep you in hell.
But once again, he's let go on his promise. This time he's sure he's created a game to foil you once and for all, and to prove it, he's given you a contract signed in his own blood and witnessed by God himself to make sure he doesn't renege on his promise a third time.
He takes you down to an infinitely large checkerboard. You notice a red line drawn between two rows of the squares, extending infinitely in each direction.
"The rules of the game are simple", said Satan. "Every turn, we'll do the following:
You can either:
Place one checker down on a square on your side of the board. But be warned, once you've placed a checker, you can never place another checker in that square again.
Jump a checker over another adjacent checker horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, removing the checker you jumped over. You can't jump onto your own checkers, but if you manage to jump onto one of my checkers, I'll just remove it as well.
And then I'll:
- Place one checker on my side of the board.
If you can jump over any of my checkers, including jumping over one of mine onto another one of mine, then you win the game, and you have that contract witnessed by God that I'll let you go. And I'll be nice," he says with a cackle, "I'll place all my checkers within ten spaces of the line."
"Simple, right?" said Satan. "So... do you accept this game?"
Do you have a winning strategy for this game? Or has Satan finally matched your wits?