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Poker Solitaire

Poker Solitaire
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  • Family: Non-Builder
  • Deck: Single 52-card
  • Redeals: No
  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Low - about 1 in 20 games

Rules

  • Object of the game: Build ten series of cards with the highest possible score according to Poker rules, on a grid of five columns x five rows.
Setup
  • From a complete deck of 52 cards, place one card at a time on a grid of 5 x 5. You can place the cards anywhere you wish.
Game Procedure
  • You can place only one card in each space.
  • You've won this game, if the sum of the scores of each column and row is higher than 100.
  • Example: We've dealt from the stock the 8, 2, 9, Jack and Ace of hearts. When placed in a row, we get 20 points for a "Flush" (five cards of the same suit, not in sequence).
    • Royal Flush (100 points): A sequence from 10 to Ace of the same suit.
    • Straight Flush (75 points): Five cards in sequence, and of the same suit.
    • Four of a Kind (50 points): Four cards of the same rank plus an odd card.
    • Full House (25 points): Three cards of one rank and a pair of another rank.
    • Flush (20 points): Five cards of the same suit but not in sequence.
    • Straight (15 points): Any run of five cards in numerical sequence and not of the same suit.
    • Three of a Kind (10 points): Three cards of the same rank and two odd cards.
    • Two Pair (5 points): Two pairs of cards, plus any other card.
    • One Pair (2 points): Two cards of the same rank, plus any three cards.
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A game of Poker Solitaire in SolSuite Solitaire

A game of Poker Solitaire in SolSuite Solitaire

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