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Klondike Solitaire – A Winning Strategy

Monday, August 10th, 2009
Author: Boris Sandberg Klondike Solitaire, or simply Solitaire, is the Classic Solitaire game. Klondike is probably the best known Solitaire game in the world. The rules of this game are known to almost everyone. Not all games of Klondike Solitaire are solvable. Playing Klondike game involves a lot of guesswork and it is the main reason why you do not win the vast majority of the games. This article covers some strategy tips that that could be helpful for improving your win/loss ratio. 1. Turn up the first card off the deck before making any other moves. It increases the initial number of possible moves and gives you the opportunity to make a better choice. 2. Always move an Ace or Deuce to the foundation whenever it is possible. This rule seems to be clear and logical and does not need any further explanation. 3. Expose hidden cards. If you have a choice from several possible moves that expose hidden cards, choose column with the largest number of hidden cards. 4. Hold off the moves that are not important. The best move is one that provides you with opportunity to make other moves or expose hidden cards. 5. Do not empty a tableau pile if you do not have a King to put it in. You gain nothing if you get an empty pile. A space in Klondike Solitaire can only be filled by a King or a sequence starting with a King, so leave your options open. 6. If you have a choice between a black King and a red King to fill a space with, be cautious in your decision. Look at the color of the blocking cards and make the appropriate color choice. For example, if you have a red Jack that blocks some hidden cards, you have to select a red King and than wait for a black Queen. There are two basic ways to deal cards from the stock in this game: player deals either the cards at a time, or only one card is dealt at a time. The recommendations given above are applicable to both variations. The only difference for the “deal three at a time” variation is that you have to pay close attention to the order of the cards in the order of cards in the deck. Some people suggest dealing all the cards to the waste pile once without making any moves and remember the order of the cards in the deck. If you play computerized version of Klondike, you can use the unlimited undo function as many times as you want to try different choices and to maximize your chances of winning. Article Source: ArticlesBase.comKlondike Solitaire – A Winning Strategy

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Klondike Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Klondike solitaire is very similar to classic solitaire.  The object of this game is to stack all the cards in the ascending order from Ace to King.  When you stack the cards they must be in opposite colors each time. When you first start your game you want to try and find as many Ace cards as you can, usually the first one can be hard to find and sometimes it’s one of the first cards you see. Once you find an ACE card you can double click it and it will be sent up to one of the 4 columns in the upper right hand corner:

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Once you find an Ace you can start building your stacks.  (Remember they have to be in opposite colors and ascending from the Ace card to the King card.) You can start adding cards in each column as well, you can click and drag stacks to other columns as long as they are in the correct order and color.

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Even though you can stack some columns with the correct cards you may get stumped.  Sometimes there are no available moves left and you will have to restart your game. You can also go through the deal stack in the upper left hand corner to try and find cards to use.

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When you have gathered most of the Aces and are able to add cards to the stacks in the upper right corner the game will become easier to win. You will soon run out of cards from the deal stack and then piling your stacks up will be a breeze. Once you have been dealt all the cards you can double click the cards and add them to the column in the upper right hand corner.  Make sure you click each card in the right order. Once they are all added you have aced the game!

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