Number games

I came across a very interesting game played  by two players. 

A group of match sticks is placed on the table and then it is reduced in turn by each player by removing from the group at least 1 but not more than 4 match sticks at a time.

The player who takes the last match stick is the winner.

If there are 17 match sticks on the table how would you make your first move,
if it was your turn and how would you continue to play and win?


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