# Two players placing coins on a round table with the goal of making the last move [duplicate]

I came across this riddle during a job interview and thought it was worth sharing with the community as I thought it was clever:

Suppose you are sitting at a perfectly round table with an adversary about to play a game. Next to each of you is an infinitely large bag of pennies. The goal of the game is to be the player who is able to put the last penny on the table. Pennies cannot be moved once placed and cannot be stacked on top of each other; also, players place 1 penny per turn. There is a strategy to win this game every time. Do you move first or second, and what is your strategy?

JMoravitz has provided the answer (hidden in spoilers) below in case you are frustrated!