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Connect Four is a fun two-player game in which the goal is to be the first player to connect four pieces in a row - horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Players take turns dropping one of their pieces into any of the available columns.

**Problem Statement**

Given an array (size is arbitrary) in which

- 0 : space is empty
- 1 : player 1 piece
- 2 : player 2 piece

return the column that player 1 should play in to win the game. If there is more than one winning move, return a row vector of appropriate columns. If there are currently no winning moves, return [].

**Assumptions**

- Pieces fall to the bottommost available row in each column, as in the real game
- The input grid will always represent a valid game state

**Example**

If

b = [0 0 0 0 0 0 0; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; 0 0 0 2 0 0 0; 0 0 0 1 0 0 0; 0 0 0 2 2 0 0; 0 0 2 1 1 1 0];

then

y = 7

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Last solution submitted on Nov 26, 2014

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