I've just seen this and looked at the duplicate post it directs me to. I'm interested in a point raised in one of the comments in the answer, although it wasn't resolved in that question. It is already established that the perfect strategy for the first player is to place a coin in the exact middle before mirroring their opponent's every move.
However, if the first player has no idea of what they are doing, what is the perfect strategy for the player going second if there is one?
If the first player has no idea of what they are doing, does the second player still have a reasonable chance of winning by playing perfectly?
How badly does a player have to blunder until they would 'throw' the game away to a perfect player? I'm not so sure that only one poorly made move could necessarily achieve this.
Summary of the rules for the game:
This is a 2-player game. You have a large (elevated) rectangular surface, and each player takes turns placing identical (circular) coins on the surface. Stacking is not allowed, and coins already placed aren't allowed to be moved. The player who is not able to place a coin on the surface without it falling off on their turn loses the game.
EDIT: And in response to a witty answer given below, no — you're not allowed to stand the coins on their side.