If you move first, follow the following steps when your opponent responds incorrectly:
- You start by occupying the center:
- You start by occupying a corner:
- You start by occupying an edge:
If the first move of your opponent is correct, you must not place your move which gives an inevitable draw, for example:
If you start at the center and your opponent responds at a corner:
You should not occupy A, B, C, D, E or F, otherwise a draw is the only natural outcome:
If you occupy G, you will have a small chance of winning if your opponent responds incorrectly:
From experience, starting at the corner will give you the best chance to win.
If you move second, it is almost impossible to win, but you still can do so if your opponent makes very strange moves.