your thoughts are on the right track...but you are still wrong....

also, typical iq test quetions are simple and common sense questions...no t the ones where you have to take a page of calculations.

too bad the answer is not in the internet huh?

here is a hint...keep in mind, you can take any shape or choose any shape you want..but it has to be symetrical. also, we are talking about a point....which theoretically can be as big as you or as small as a atom...it doesnt matter...the winner is not determine by choosing the choosing a certain symetrical shape...but it does depend on you going first or second...

Hmm. I guess I gotta spell it out for you, you seem to not even understand your own original post.

1 2 1

2 1 2

1 2 1

This example has 9 points. In this example, whoever goes first wins because any shape with an odd number of positions will always end with an odd number. Even if this had 999,999 points, with 2 players, whoever goes 1st wins.

1 2 1 2

1 2 1 2

1 2 1 2

This example has 12 points. In this example, whoever goes second wins because any shape with an even number of positions will always end with an even number. Even if this had 100,000 points, with 2 players, whoever goes 2nd wins.

smh.