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I heard this move also works in rock paper scissors, and chess. And yes, the first two panels were easy to draw.


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:iconwhazzam95:
Whazzam95 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, perfect game of TTT always ends with a draw. End reading if you don't want to ruin the fun! Or continue for nice brain teaser.
Sorry I couldn't resist. Have fun!

Feel free to play along with yourself.
Definition of perfect player: does everything to win, looking forward for every possible scenario.
Definition of random player: chooses first move randomly.
I spaced it out for better readability, sorry for any inconveniences.

There are 3 starting points for player A:
corner, side and middle

If player A starts in corner, there are following possibilities for player B:
adjacent side, adjacent corner, opposite corner, opposite side or middle
If player A is perfect, B doesn't lose only when playing middle, which results in draw, implying player B is perfect.

If player A starts on a side, there are following possibilities for player B:
adjacent corner, adjacent side, opposite corner, opposite side or middle
If player A is perfect, B doesn't lose by playing adjacent corner, middle or opposite side, which results in draw, implying player B is perfect.

If player A starts on middle, there are following possibilities for player B:
corner or side
If player A is perfect, B doesn't lose by playing corner, which results in draw, implying player B is perfect.

CONCLUSION: Perfect player always starts in the corner, where probability to win versus random player is 7/8, unlike at other positions: 1/2.

If I'm missing anything, I'll gladly learn something new myself ;P
I study IT and big part of it are algorithms, it would suck if I missed something. #nogoogleinvolved
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CrazyCupcakesez Featured By Owner May 28, 2015   Artist
 rock paper scissors how would a 0 and x trick work in Rock paper scossors?
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:iconhowlingwolf64:
HowlingWolf64 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cause if Luna chose rock and Tia chose scissors, Tia can summon the elements and win.
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:iconcassiealicorn:
CassieAlicorn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
OMG you just gave me the best idea ever! something i can use to troll my best friend with "Evil laugh"MLP:Evil fluttershy 
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Charkapie98 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I tried this technique on my sister they just ripped up the paper
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:iconshadowplusmaria:
ShadowPlusMaria Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
That's Yu-Gi-Oh, Not Tic-Tac-Toe... Wait a minute.
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:iconfluffysam1212:
fluffysam1212 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do what Luna does. And I only sometimes lose.
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LauraAnneFTLover Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
XD
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:iconrohdrez11520:
Rohdrez11520 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
I thought it'd be more like Luna winning, then her getting really excited, but Celestia undermines it.

Does Luna really win that often?
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:iconrabbitramae:
RabbitRaMae Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
Probably, how else would she spend her time on the moon? Luna is a professional tic-tac-toe player!
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:icontherealsilentname:
TheRealSilentName Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
And thus, Luna was sent to the moon.
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:icontvngames:
TVnGames Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'mon. That joke has been done to death. Plus how can Celestia sent Luna to the moon again?
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:icontherealsilentname:
TheRealSilentName Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I look at it as it'd be more of a joke to Luna.
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dragonflyzMC Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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AChickenCupcake Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, makes sense
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greenpencilbag Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your comics are really funny
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DerpyHooves303234 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
my trick to
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's my trick to win on this game... :P :P :P
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:iconmydragonzeatyou:
mydragonzeatyou Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the elements are the answer to everything!
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:icondeleca-7755:
Deleca-7755 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol so funny
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:icondrwhofan611:
DrWhoFan611 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Isn't that her excuse for everything? The "Elements of Harmony" card?
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:iconpinkamenapie20:
Pinkamenapie20 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yup :icontrollestia3plz:
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:iconmasterchief01:
MasterChief01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Yeah, they're not going to help you here, Tia.

Well, maybe Pinkie.
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:iconreganthehamster:
Reganthehamster Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I tried this move and my friend was like" You can't do that!CURSE YOU! " I was like " Yes I can! =P (Razz)"
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   General Artist
Poor Celestia. XD
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:iconazure-dragon-seiryu:
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If it's Luna's turn, it's diagonal or straight, but Celestia can block either one of her moves, Luna will win Celestia will lose
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, whoever plays the center, always will take control of the game.
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Dreams-hold-Ambition Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unless whoever goes second takes a diagonal square, the its likely just gonna tie
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, the 4 corners will be the counter. After all, tic tac toes definitely have too many ties than wins & losses. The princesses might as well play Connect 4 instead.
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Dreams-hold-Ambition Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Or its newer version Connect 4x4
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We shall see.
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MyLittlePon3Lov3 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe lol
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I-Oreo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol
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:iconatom-smasher-errors:
Atom-Smasher-Errors Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ya got the corners, ya got the game.
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:iconjuanchipotastico:
juanchipotastico Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
My friends always put me in that situation. And now I know how I can save my game ^^ 
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:iconloveyloo:
LoveyLoo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use that move ALL. THE FREAKING TIME.
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:iconvioletandblaire:
violetandblaire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ME TOO! I CAN'T STOP USING THE FRIGGIN' DAMN MOVE
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:iconloveyloo:
LoveyLoo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL :rofl:
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:iconmrconnected:
MrConnected Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome
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KoboldCleaver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Love this style...
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
That isn't the winning strategy btw. The middle right moon should be in the bottom right corner. 
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Panlew Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
:iconfacepalmplz:
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
I'm just saying. This works, but having the middle right moon in the bottom right gives you 3 possible wins, while this only gives you two. This strategy is broken if they pick corners early, while the triangle is flexible enough to give you another corner to pick if they block your original choice. 
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Sunnywillow Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013

LOL... poor celestia

 

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:iconjahalus:
jahalus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
ELEMENTS GO!!! ...checkmate.
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:iconmybat:
mybat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
lol
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:iconireever:
iReever Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Nice ^.^ I love your art style <3 :')
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:iconflutter-shed:
Flutter-SHED Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love your art sooooooooooo much
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:iconarrjaysketch:
ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hee. This is so cute. :)
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DJ-Acid-Fire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Sorry celestia but this isn't yugioh xD
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