Saurav and Dravid play the following game on the board which is a rectangle 1 × 10 divided into 10 consecutive squares. There is a coin on the first square. Each player in his turn can move it forward by one,two or three squares. The winner is the one who finishes first by placing the coin on the last (tenth) square. Saurav starts first. How he should play in order to win regardless of the moves of his opponent?

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  1. He should start with “2”
    Because the one who puts a coin at 6 will win at any cost
    After placing at 2
    If other opponent place 1/2/3
    Then he has the chance to move 3/2/1 to reach at 6

    The one who will reach at 6 first will definitely reach at 10first

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