What is the strategy for winning Sticks?

by on March 23, 2011

Q: There is a game called Sticks. There are 3 sticks on the top row, 5 sticks on the middle row and 7 sticks on the bottom row. You can rub out as many sticks as you like, but they have to be from the same row. You also win by making the other person rub out the last stick. What is the strategy/solution?