Eight friends at a party, including the host, sit in a circle on the floor. There's a nice bottle wine that has not been opened that one of the seven guests should take home. The host will spin the bottle and pass it to the person on his left or right, depending on the direction the bottle points when it stops. The guest who receives the bottle will do the same - spin the bottle and in the same way pass it to his left or right. The game continues as long as there is at least one guest who has not received the bottle. Whoever receives the bottle when that is no longer the case (whoever is the last guest to receive the bottle for the first time) wins the bottle of wine. Numbering the positions clockwise (with the host being #1) which position will you sit in to win the bottle with greatest probability?

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Eight friends at a party, including the host, sit in a circle on the floor. There's a nice bottle wine that has not been opened that one of the seven guests should take home. The host will spin the bottle and pass it to the person on his left or right, depending on the direction the bottle points when it stops. The guest who receives the bottle will do the same - spin the bottle and in the same way pass it to his left or right. The game continues as long as there is at least one guest who has not received the bottle. Whoever receives the bottle when that is no longer the case (whoever is the last guest to receive the bottle for the first time) wins the bottle of wine. Numbering the positions clockwise (with the host being #1) which position will you sit in to win the bottle with greatest probability?

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