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Noughts And Crosses

Every child knows how to play this game. 
You make a square of nine cells, and each of the two players, playing alternately, puts his mark (a nought or a cross, as the case may be) in a cell with the object of getting three in a line. 
Whichever player first gets three in a line wins with the exulting cry:—

"Tit, tat, toe,
My last go;
Three jolly butcher boys
All in a row."

It is a very ancient game. But if the two players have a perfect knowledge of it, one of three things must always happen. 
(1) The first player should win; 
(2) the first player should lose; or 
(3) the game should always be drawn. 

Which is correct?

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