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Spider Solitaire – a winning strategy

Saturday, August 29th, 2009
Author: Boris Sandberg Spider Solitaire is one of the most popular Solitaire card games in the world. It is often named Classic Solitaire game and “the King of all Solitaires”. Spider Solitaire is a lot of fun and has to be learned like any other game. At first glance, this challenging and time-consuming game seems to be too complicated. But spider Solitaire is a very easy game to play once you get the hang of it. Not every game of Spider Solitaire can be won, but you have a better chance of winning if you plan your strategy carefully. Below you will find some simple rules that can increase your chances of winning Spider Solitaire. 1. Build sequences of cards by following suit Whenever you have a choice, prefer builds in suite (“natural builds”). Natural build may be moved as a unit to be built elsewhere. This allows you to expose a hidden face down card, which you may now turn over, or expose an empty pile. 2. Try to expose hidden cards whenever possible Uncovering hidden cards leads to a new set of possible moves. Besides, it is a way to get empty pile. 3.Try to make empty piles as early as possible Move cards from tableaus that have fewer cards. Use empty piles as temporary storage when rearranging cards sequences into “natural” builds as far as possible. Move cards to empty spaces to turn over more cards. 4. Build on higher cards first Among the “out of suit” builds, start with those of highest rank. The reason for this is apparent. You can not move “out of suit” build as a unit to another pile. So this build is of no use except as a temporary storage for cards from other piles. If we start with low card, the build will be finished with an Ace very quickly and then it will be useless. Starting from higher cards allows us to get maximum advantage from it. 5. Get as many cards exposed and arranged in suit order as possible before dealing the next 10 cards from the stock Otherwise your chances of winning are significantly reduced. 6. As soon as you remove a suit, arrange the remaining cards into “natural builds” Use empty piles as temporary storage when rearranging cards. Spend some time practicing this strategy and soon you will find yourself beating Spider Solitaire faster and more often.

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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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Cruel

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
The objective is to move all the cards to their foundations built up rank and suit from Ace to King. When you begin your screen may look like this.  You want to start building foundations in order of suit and rank but you can only move one card at a time.  This game requires skill and patience.  It is not easily won. image0012 When moving a suited card you can only move it the same suited card.  You must move the same colored suited card as well.  If you can no longer make any plays you can re-deal your cards into sets of 4.   You will find that you will use the stock to reshuffle your cards very often. You can reshuffle the cards by clicking on the stack in the stop left corner. image0042 When you find a card that you are able to move you may find that there is a card underneath that can be used BUT cannot be moved due to you can only move one card at a time.  For instance, you could have 3 movable cards:  a 3, 4 and 5 but when you move the 3 you find a 6 card that you can no longer use since you have moved your cards to cover the 5 suit.  At that point you can try and continue to play if you have some other cards to move or you will have to re-shuffle your cards again. Continue to uncover the cards and you will soon be able to move suited cards up to their foundations. image007 You will soon build your foundations and there will be empty spaces within your columns.  You may not place cards there which makes the game a little bit harder to play but that is where the skill comes in to play. image011 At this point you have pretty much aced the game.  Continue to uncover your cards and before you know it you have won!

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Baker’s Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
The objective is to move all your suited cards to the right starting from Ace and ending with King. In this version of solitaire you can place the same color card on top of another.  For example you may place a red Queen on top of a red King. You may only move one card at a time rather than moving a column as you would in traditional solitaire. (Use caution when choosing which cards to move as after you have moved you are unable to move that card back.) When you start the screen will look like this: image0011 Try and find all your Aces and move them to the right hand columns. As you come upon cards that you can move to their respective foundations on the right, you can simply click that card and it will automatically be moved to the correct pile on the right hand side. Remember you can move a black suited card to another black suited card as same color suited cards are not an issue with this game.  Keep in mind that you can only move one card at a time rather than a column of cards. Take time to look at your deck.  You want to make sure any card you move to get to an Ace or a card you need will not end the game for you.  If there is an empty column you are unable to move any cards there, such as in the original solitaire game. Even though you have all your Aces moved and cards are available to move you still may be stuck: image0031 If you run out of suits to move you may have to start over again until you can get all the cards moved. Try and build up each column as much as possible using the King card. As you dwindle down your cards you will be able to get through the game quicker and all the moves will become easier.  This game takes some skill and a lot of patience.   Congratulations, you’ve won! image005

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