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Is it actually possible to loose playing Solitaire?

Asked by Spargett (5395points) February 26th, 2008 from iPhone

I’m not talking about the player not being able to figure it out. I’m talking more about a “cat’s game”.

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brownlemur's avatar

It is possible to tighten.

istand1337's avatar

On Vista, I believe they have programmed it to not allow losses.

“For a “standard” game of Klondike of the form (Draw 3, Re-Deal Infinite, Win 52) the number of solvable games is 66.875%. The number of unplayable games is 0.025% and the number of games that cannot be won is 33.1%. Note – these results are based on a mathematical theory that is speculative and not proven. [1]

“Unplayable” means that no cards can be moved – anywhere. As opposed to a game that has been “lost” with 0 cards to the suit stacks. In which case some cards can be moved just not to the suit stacks. A game that has been won, in this case, has 52 cards placed to the suit stacks. So you have unplayable, lost and won games.[2]”

pattyb's avatar

There is a version with Vegas odds. Of course, like anything with Vegas odds, you are more likely to lose.

brain's avatar

Drink while you play and you should loosen up quite a bit.

scamp's avatar

I don’t know. but I have to say I got a chuckle from pattyb ‘s answer!!

Les's avatar

I think it is funny that some of these answers refer to playing solitaire on a computer. What about if you play with an actual deck of cards?

istand1337's avatar

How would that affect it at all?

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