20110608, 17:57  #1 
I quite division it
"Chris"
Feb 2005
England
31×67 Posts 
Klondike/Patience/Solitaire and Probability
Wow, my very first padded cell on this subforum. Not sure about the salmonpink walls though.
There must be someone I can write to to get things changed. I very carefully got my success rate above 40% over 100 games and now it's started rapidly falling. 
20110609, 04:00  #2 
Dec 2010
Monticello
703_{16} Posts 
Begin by stating the rules...i know lots of "solitaire" card games, rules vary.....

20110609, 05:36  #3  
6809 > 6502
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101×103 Posts
3·3,187 Posts 
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20110609, 11:18  #4  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
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I can't get the salmonpink reference. Re "Freecell", I managed a winning streak of >200 games. I eventually got too pissed (off) to spend the effort on maintaining the streak when confronted by a difficult game. I found it amusing that the blurb pronounced that it was believed that it was always possible. I found it simple to find some counter examples where it was evidently impossible. David Last fiddled with by davieddy on 20110609 at 11:22 

20110609, 13:59  #5 
I quite division it
"Chris"
Feb 2005
England
31·67 Posts 
Something in the back off my mind about salmonpink walls keeping the inmates quieter. Not working here anyway.
Winning streak of >200. Wow. I using an iphone app, there is a correlation between how much I'm concentrating and my winning % (obviously) but I've only managed 'several' consecutive wins. Was that turning one card at a time or three? One is easier? (Haven't researched at all, would spoil it a bit.) Last fiddled with by Flatlander on 20110609 at 13:59 
20110609, 14:10  #6  
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
2^{6}×131 Posts 
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20110609, 14:48  #7 
"Ben"
Feb 2007
2^{2}·859 Posts 

20110609, 15:40  #8 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
I hope this is vaguely "on topic"
If any of you guys/gals have played "Minesweeper", what is your best
time for the "expert" game? These days I can't get near my best from ~20 years ago. David 
20110609, 19:13  #9 
I quite division it
"Chris"
Feb 2005
England
31·67 Posts 

20110609, 19:58  #10 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
287A_{16} Posts 
At freecell.net, I currently have a winning streak of 133 games at the standard 8x4 format of freecell. My ID at the site is Gary_Barnes. But I prefer not to have to think too much so I play the easier 9x4 game. My current winning streak at 9x4 is 366 games but my best all time is 1125 straight wins. I'm sure there are several people here that could easily top those if they want to spend the time. I hadn't played there in a little over 2 years but I decided to play a couple of games just now.
Go to freecell.net and click on "scores" and you'll see some amazing streaks that are far longer than mine. They even have timed tournaments. It's a really cool site for freecell. Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 20110609 at 20:04 
20110609, 20:00  #11 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
10100001111010_{2} Posts 
Although easy to construct nonwinnable games, in a randomly dealt game, it is possible to win well over 99.9% of the time. Unlike "regular" solitare or Klondike, freecell is almost a purely skill game.
Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 20110609 at 20:01 
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