Skill vs. Chance in Solitaire?
October 12, 2007 3:22 PM Subscribe
Is any given deal of standard Solitaire, perfectly played, "winnable"?
posted by penciltopper to sports, hobbies, & recreation (21 answers total)
Or is there an element of chance in each lay-out of the cards that makes it impossible to "win" some deals?
I discovered today that at one time there was gambling on Solitaire (pay for a deck, get money back for each playable card).
So I was puzzling out whether there was a house advantage, etc.
Math whizzes? Statisticians? Card Sharks? Game Theorists? Please ante up.