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What are the odds of completing a game of traditional solitaire 52 cards 7 rows using single card selection and only going through the deck once?

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2012-04-27 01:22:55

1 game in 37

(empirical answer, see

Solitaire Network keeps statistics of actual results played by

real players. From a sampling of over 1 million plays by average

players the odds reported are 1 in 33 games. However, the rules are

somewhat relaxed on Solitaire Network because players are allowed

to move any card to an empty Column (as opposed to the usual

requirement that only Kings may be moved to an empty Column.)

Therefore the odds with the stricter rule would likely be in line

with the previous answer of 1 in 37 or even less.


i read if you draw three cards, 3 times thru the deck, you will

win on average 1 out of 12.8 games. Play 10,000 games and you will

be about $55.00 ahead, that's for paying $52. for the deck, and

getting $5. for each card on the ace.

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