Solitaire - 8 decks in 134 moves

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Monday 17 January 2011 9.52pm
My best result yet.

Sunday 30 January 2011 8.52am
Blimey Phoney...I can't even win at Snap!!
Sunday 30 January 2011 11.06am
Solitaire is just the luck of the cards Jan, but snap requires quick reflexes. I love a game of cards, rummy, solo, poker, whist etc;. Tried bridge but always overbid my hand and was rubbish at it. Used to go to whist drives years ago at christmas for a turkey or ham but now it's all online poker.
Sunday 30 January 2011 12.06pm
When I was 15 at my first job my colleagues decided to teach me how to play Solo, purely so they did not have to have a dummy hand. Every lunchtime I gradually started to enjoy playing. The difficulty I had was understanding losing all your cards meant you won! Terms bandied about was Misere or Misere Vair (?) one meant you lost gradually playing your hand and the other meant you laid your cards down.

I may have enjoyed playing unfortunately my skill did not equate to enjoyment! I must have won at least 10 games out of a hundred and I suspect that was an act of kindness on the players part!

I think card players like yourself Phoney have quick thinking minds combined with the memory of what went there..years ago my old Aunt and Uncle would play cards ( any game) for two/three hours, then spend 2 hours arguing who should have laid what to draw out the other players!
Sunday 30 January 2011 11.23pm
Jan, I don't play the game myself, but my Dad did.
I think you'll find that it is misère, (French for misery), and misère ouverte, (open misery.)
Monday 31 January 2011 3.12pm
I love playing card games! I played bridge at school, and learnt Canasta when I met my wife's family. her cousin taught me Cribbage, and an uncle taught me Solo, but I didn't really get that. I also play poker online - which site do you use Phoney? (and what's your username)
I know others on here play bridge, and if I still lived locally I'd be up for getting a regular card game night organised.
Tuesday 1 February 2011 1.37pm
I play mainly on partypoker now JonR. Have played on Stan James after I won a £300 bet in an Evening Standard competition. Haven't been to a casino in ages. Brilliant for a meal and some fun if you're out and about in the early hours of the morning, but in recent years casinos seem to be getting shabbier, or maybe I'm just getting older.
My username is classified information (joke).

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