Determine the winner of a game of War

Python, 160 (155?) bytes

f=lambda x,y,z=1:f(*((x,y,z+2),(x[z:]+y[:z]+x[:z],y[z:]),(x[z:],y[z:]+x[:z]+y[:z]))[(x[z-1]>y[z-1])+(x[z-1]<y[z-1])*2])if len(y)>z<len(x)else len(x)>len(y)

This solution is theoretically valid, but it require the default python maximum recursion depth to be increased for some of the test cases.

The second solution is 5 bytes longer, but work for all the test cases.

f=lambda x,y,z=1:(f(x,y,z+2)if x[z-1]==y[z-1]else f(x[z:]+y[:z]+x[:z],y[z:])if x[z-1]>y[z-1]else f(x[z:],y[z:]+x[:z]+y[:z]))if len(y)>z<len(x)else len(x)>len(y)

Edit: Ungolfed solution 1:

def f(x,y,z=1):
    if len(y)<z>len(x):
        return len(x)>len(y)
        return f(*(

JavaScript (ES6), 134 bytes

<div oninput=o.checked=f(p.value,q.value)>
Player 1's cards: <input id=p><br>
Player 2's cards: <input id=q><br>
<input id=o type="checkbox"> Player 2 loses

Return undefined if Player 2 wins, true otherwise. Accepts comparable iterators, usually arrays of integers or strings of hex characters. Answer is composed of over 22% of . characters, which I think must be a record for me.

Python, 261 to 265 bytes

def f(a,b):
 if a==""or b=="":return b==""
 if p>q:a+=q+p
 if p<q:b+=p+q
 while p[-1]==q[-1]:
  if len(a)<2 or len(b)<2:return len(b)<2
  if v>w:a+=q+p
  if v<w:b+=p+q
 return f(a,b)

As posted, this is 265 bytes and it works in both Python 2 and Python 3. You can save 4 bytes in Python 2 by replacing the spaces with a single tab in the while loop.

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