John and Shane are playing a game, where after each round you get 1 point if you win and lose 1 point if you lose the game. The winner is the one who first reaches 4 points. In how many ways can any one of the players win?
I had this question in the exam yesterday and I was trying to solve it by taking either of the two possibilities game after game and add them all, but I thought it wouldn't work if in general if we have $n$ points for winning.
So can anyone help me show how to solve it?