You can't do this going second: The strategy going first is: Interestingly,



From experience of playing against kids that don't have the game solved (daughters, ages 5 and 7 at the time of play), starting in the corner gave about 1/3 chance to win and starting in the center gave about 5/6 for first few games and then 2/3. Starting in the corner: everyone put o in the center. Nearly always. It just looks so inviting. Then I put it in ...

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