Written by Rosanna Yuen
|Type of Deck||Standard Deck|
|Stock||Top left pile.|
|Waste||Next to Stock. The Waste can only hold one card.|
|Tableau||Five by five grid. Each slot can only hold one card.|
Score as many points as possible using poker hands. There are twelve hands in the board -- 5 rows, 5 columns, and 2 diagonals. Scoring 75 points or higher is considered a win.
Click on the Stock to flip over cards one at a time. The card must be placed somewhere on to the Tableau before the next card can be flipped. Once placed, a card cannot be moved.
Shuffle mode: If selected, you can move the cards after they have been placed. You need at least 120 points to win this way.
Poker hands are scored using the British point system, which is as follows
|Straight flush||Cards are all in sequence and are the same suit||30|
|Four of a kind||Contains four cards have the same rank||16|
|Straight||Cards are all in sequence||12|
|Full House||Three of one rank and two of another||10|
|Three of a kind||Contains three cards have the same rank||6|
|Flush||All five cards are the same suit||5|
|Two pair||Contains two sets of two cards of the same rank||3|
|One pair||Contains two cards of the same rank||1|
Maximum possible score: 276
Remember you are going to see almost half the deck and plan accordingly. Trying to bluff the computer is not recommended.