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Poker Solitaire solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Plait | Poker Solitaire (Open) >>

Goal: Form the best poker hands you can. Score at least 200 poker points for a win.

Play the top 25 cards from the deck one by one into a 5x5 grid. Each row and column forms a total of 10 poker hands. Aces are high (after king). Poker points are given as follows:

100: Royal Flush (10 to ace in the same suit)
75: Straight Flush (5-card run in the same suit)
50: Four of a Kind (4 cards of the same rank)
25: Full House (3 of a kind and 2 of a kind)
20: Flush (all cards in the same suit)
15: Straight (5-card run in any suit)
10: Three of a Kind (3 cards of the same rank)
5: Two Pair (2 cards of the same rank, twice)
2: One Pair (2 cards of the same rank)

Also known as: Poker Patience, Poker Squares

Variations: Poker Solitaire (Open)

The usual solitaire scoring starts at 1000, adds 100 for each scored card, deducts 10 for each move, 1 for each second of time, and adds 2000 for a win. It's the same for this game, except that 25 is added for each poker point rather than 100 per scored card. Scoring 200 poker points to win is not easy. Poker Solitaire (Open) makes it easier.

Tom King, Helen L. Coops, Basil Dalton, and George F. Hervey restrict the placement of cards after the first card is laid. Each new card placed must touch the side or corner of another card.

Rules source: Thirty-One Patience Games, Tom King (Poker Patience) ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett (Poker Patience) ~ Patience Games, D. B. Pritchard

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