How To Always Win Connect Four

Math has destroyed part of my childhood. Truth be told, I never played Connect Four much as a youngster but I sort of want to play a few games now. Only because I like winning!

Thanks to statistical analysis of the standard Connect Four board, we now know thanks to Numberphile┬áthat there’s a way to guarantee success if you’re the player who gets to go first. It’s all in the numbers. Just place your first piece down the center column.

Written by Rob Keyes