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Frank D'Urso (Frank_durso)
New Solitaire Player
Username: Frank_durso

Post Number: 57
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 4:56 pm:   

Halp!!!!

I've played over 90 games but no wins!!! Can someone post a winnable game?

I enjoy this game alot, it would be nice to play a game that is winnable.

Frank
Ken Millar
Unregistered guest
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 10:32 pm:   

Frank, I finally won Variegated Canfield after 115 games, and since you're such a nice guy, I'll post a winning number, but not until you play another 30 or 40 more games of VC. (I can't have you beating me in the stats. I can barely hold on to my lead over you in Alternations!)
Miriam Frankort (Miriam)
New Solitaire Player
Username: Miriam

Post Number: 9
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 1:12 am:   

I played 104 games and won 3.
I won the first 2 I played, so at the beginning I thought it was an easy game.
I wanted to post my winning game numbers, but I don't want to spoil the fun for Ken Millar.
On the other hand, you may benefit both. So, can you read?
Ken Millar
Unregistered guest
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 8:05 am:   

Go ahead, Miriam, I can take the hit. (By the way, I was teasing Frank. He seems like such a good-natured guy.)
Frank D'Urso (Frank_durso)
New Solitaire Player
Username: Frank_durso

Post Number: 59
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 12:02 pm:   

I just passed 96 games and closing in on 100 : )

It's good to put a "voice" to the "name", I remember me and Ken were the first two to rank for alternations, and i've been chasing his results ever since : )

I'm glad we have the forum : )
Miriam Frankort (Miriam)
Junior Solitaire Player
Username: Miriam

Post Number: 12
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2003 - 10:40 am:   

You probably figured it out for yourself. I won game 1 and 2.
Frank D'Urso (Frank_durso)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Frank_durso

Post Number: 66
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 12:39 pm:   

ahhhh, I knew there was some sort of logic puzzle involved in your earlier post : )

Let's see, I'll try #1.....and #2.....no luck....but scoring better.....so what was the third????

[winless over 100; )]

#2 starts off nicely by the way : )
Ken Millar
Unregistered guest
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 10:37 am:   

Frank, I won with #467615265. Good luck!!!!
Frank D'Urso (Frank_durso)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Frank_durso

Post Number: 72
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Friday, June 06, 2003 - 3:42 pm:   

wulp, I guess I'm just either psyched myself out of my brain just isn't wired for this game....as much as I like playing it......i'll have to try again, thanks for posting this number Ken....SOMEDAY i'll win....I can't seem to get BOTH the second 2 of clubs AND second 2 of spades out of teh deck in time....

Have you tried Miriam's suggestion of #2? It's fun to play even if I can't crack it.....
Frank D'Urso (Frank_durso)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Frank_durso

Post Number: 90
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 4:33 pm:   

still no luck, any other numbers to try??
Karrie Bales (Karrie)
New Solitaire Player
Username: Karrie

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 6:16 pm:   

I won game 1548254080.
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 49
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2004 - 1:33 pm:   

Hi
I know from all the above that many of you seem to find this game easy
I have played all your winning numbers many times but cannot get close at all
any hints or have you all found a way to only turn 1 card over at a time
Bye Paul
Ken Millar
Unregistered guest
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 12:10 am:   

Rereading these posts makes me wonder whatever happened to Frank D'Urso? He used to post all the time. Frank, are you out there? Do you still play PGS???? Ken
Ken Millar
Unregistered guest
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:53 am:   

Paul, Any luck on Variegated Canfield? I've won it twice out of 100 games. Not easy, but it is do-able. My only advice is that after each deal, pick up the card (even if you can't play it) just to see what's underneath it, and don't play a card to the tableau unless you can also play the card underneath it. Good luck, Ken
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 52
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:51 am:   

Ken
no luck yet and I do always look at the card underneath
still I knocked another one of the beta games today Generals Patience.This is also an excellant game
so it is getting shorter on my list as I am up to 513 out of the 600
Paul
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 53
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 12:01 pm:   

Hi Ken
finally won with your number Phew
now just need vineyard to complete the v's
thanks again
Paul
Yvonne White (Ladydeere)
Solitaire Player
Username: Ladydeere

Post Number: 15
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 8:20 pm:   

Paul, try game #1443820672 for Vineyard. It's the same game number I won Somerset with and they seemed a lot alike. I had to not let the autoplay work to win it since it puts stuff up too quickly.
Ken Millar
Unregistered guest
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 12:12 am:   

If you've got all the V's, Paul, can you give me a winning # for Virgina Reel??? Thanks, Ken
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 54
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 1:45 am:   

Hi Ken
Virginia Reel Game 797849857
Bye Paul
Peg Mueller (Tzrnpeg)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Tzrnpeg

Post Number: 26
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 7:29 am:   

Here's another winning number for Virginia Reel - #658059137. Anyone have a winning game for Thirteen Packs?

Peg
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 55
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 12:43 pm:   

Hi Yvonne
Thanks for vineyard

Peg no luck with thirteen packs yet at all
highest score from over 100 games is 87

Paul
Peg Mueller (Tzrnpeg)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Tzrnpeg

Post Number: 27
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 2:39 pm:   

I've played thirteen packs 521 times, highest score was 100. I'll keep at it.
Yvonne White (Ladydeere)
Solitaire Player
Username: Ladydeere

Post Number: 16
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 7:33 pm:   

Try game number 1000094 for Thirteen Packs. The playing instructions are confusing, but at the end of the game, when you have no more stock, you can move cards to their rank pile to uncover other cards. It took me a while to understand that. Has anybody won Fourteens. I hate it, but I'd love to win it.
Peg Mueller (Tzrnpeg)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Tzrnpeg

Post Number: 28
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 7:58 pm:   

Thank you Yvonne! I got it! Wow, if the rules tell about that last move (to the rank pile), I sure can't find it!

As far as Fourteens is concerned... I've only played 25 games with a high score of 48. It frustrates me when I can't imagine ever winning a game! <g> Maybe there's some obscure rule for this one too?

Peg
mark william todd (Mwtodd)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mwtodd

Post Number: 34
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 2:31 am:   

Yvonne White you are a star; we have been stuck on Thirteen Packs for some considerable time; now thanks to you we can get stuck on another game;
it has taught us to read the rules with more care;
THANKYOU;
becky and todd, norwich uk;
1079455616,52,#2004-02-25 10:12:22#,#TRUE#
try the above # for fourteens;
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 56
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 5:10 pm:   

Thanks again Yvonne took a few goes but got out
also Fourteens game 1079455616 from Mark I have tried all day with this one but no luck. Any clues anyone?
bye Paul
Peg Mueller (Tzrnpeg)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Tzrnpeg

Post Number: 30
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 6:02 pm:   

There are just way too many variables in Fourteens to even have a winning number be helpful. Do you start clearing cards in the middle? Or top? Bottom? I'm lost!

Peg
Audrey G Schnell (Paxinc)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Paxinc

Post Number: 68
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 7:58 am:   

Becky & Todd: I don't understand your number system! The first one is clear but the second and third?? And the letters ... what's their significance? It's probably clear to most puzzlers but this one is stumped. Bye. Audrey
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 57
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 8:16 am:   

hi Audrey
I think it looks like game 1079455616 played 52 times played 25th february 2004 at 12 minutes and 22 seconds after ten in the morning and the true means it was won
it is recorded like this in the main solitaire folder and it is used to record all your games played and this is where the statistics are kept
still I have tried many times today to win it but no luck
Audrey G Schnell (Paxinc)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Paxinc

Post Number: 69
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 12:08 pm:   

Oh, thanks, Paul. Thick as a plank, that's me! I'm having a very dry series. Managed to win Good Measure first effort but Triple Russian won't yield It has me intrigued so I keep giving it just one more try, you know the syndrome. Bye. Audrey
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 58
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 12:16 pm:   

Hi Audrey
I have won triple russian once
Given up on Fourteens but won two more today
Streets and Alleys and Shady Lanes
Bye Paul
mark william todd (Mwtodd)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mwtodd

Post Number: 35
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 2:23 am:   

paul forsdick et al.
for the record the #52 represents the score not the games played, the sequence of numbers indicates one game won;
FrankD
Unregistered guest
Posted From: 24.62.102.229
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 12:11 am:   

Ken Millar, I'm not back playing yet....my old machine is askew and I never figured how to transfer to my new machine......

I still play from time to time when I crank up my old machine though.....want to upload my scores : )


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Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1100
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 6:20 am:   

Richard, you must be quite proud of your Variegated Canfield prowess for you to post your stats. How's about help with #6? My best score so far is 57.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3068
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 10:53 am:   

I wasn't even aware I had any stats for Variegated Canfield Ken.Must have nuked them anyway.

We got back from holiday less than an hour ago and you hit me with#6! It's a doozie! The story so far...
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3069
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 11:09 am:   

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3070
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 2:47 pm:   

It's winnable Ken. Here is a screenshot with 2 redeals remaining.The 9D goes onto the 10S
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1101
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 5:14 pm:   

Thanks! I'll work on it. How was your trip?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3071
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 5:26 pm:   

The holiday was great Ken. We found Goblin Ha' and yomped to Fatlips Castle too, plus lots more besides. I shook hands with a Cistercian Monk! I'll email you tomorrow once my head unscrambles itself.
Let me know if you want any more clues etc for #6.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1102
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 9:44 pm:   

Richard, speaking of travelling, have you ever been to this village in Wales?
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch
(For bonus points what movie is this from?)
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 479
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 3:10 am:   

Thanks Richard

solved at last

Paul
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3072
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 3:32 am:   

Well done Paul. It didn't want to co-operate at all.

No Ken, We've never even been to Wales far less there. Perhaps when Liz retires we'll do some touring there. I'd no idea which movie it is associated with, but Google informs me that it was Barbarella.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1103
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 7:39 am:   

Good campy movie!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1104
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 7:36 pm:   

Richard, just like the US against Brazil in football Sunday, I'm doing OK in the first half, but I'm sucking wind now. I can get it up to 69 but no further. Send in the reserves!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3073
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 4:41 am:   

Your FOOTBALL team did exceptionally well against Brazil. They are normally THE team to beat in the entire world.(That's like a World Series but with other countries participating). Yo,ho,ho. USA are likely to become a major force in the near future.

I've located the reserves. They were sunning themselves on Ellie beach in Fife.

I haven't quite got the dimensions right for new backgrounds. Maybe when I've more time.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1105
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 6:41 am:   

Richard, I certainly don't want to seem ungrateful, but I had already gotten to that position quite easily. How about posting a more advanced position to see if I can get to that?
Thanks!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3074
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 6:51 am:   

These should help Ken.


paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 480
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 6:52 am:   

Hi

here is my position with just 1 deal to go

Paul
application/octet-stream
Doc4.doc (326.1 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1106
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 7:03 am:   

Thanks, guys! I'll work on it when I get home from WORK!!!!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3075
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 7:19 am:   

Work! The curse of the drinking class.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1163
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 11:26 am:   

Ken. It is not polite to use bad words here.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1107
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 5:43 pm:   

Truer words were never spoken, Mike. I need to find myself a woman to support me like Richard.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3076
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 6:05 pm:   

Was that you asking for a volunteer Ken? Any of you ladies want a toy-boy?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1164
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 6:18 pm:   

Woman wanted. Should like to bicycle. Send picture of bicycle.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1108
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 6:21 pm:   

You guys know me so well!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3077
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 7:09 pm:   



Any old bike will do.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1109
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 11:35 pm:   

Speaking of old, shouldn't you be in bed? What time was it when you posted this picture? 2am?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1165
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:27 am:   

Is there one you can hook a dog team to? A Rat Terrier in front and a Doberman behind her.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3078
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 3:14 am:   

It may have been past the witching hour Ken, but it's you young uns who are in most need of your beauty sleep. Got to look your best for the ladies.
I'll keep my eyes open for a dog/bitch (non-sexist) powered one Mike. Is your present one getting worn out?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1166
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 9:40 am:   

Yes.
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 481
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:37 pm:   

is game 1 winnable? I get quite close sometimes?

Paul
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3080
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 2:01 pm:   

Yes it's winnable Paul. It seemed like a cakewalk but putting the finishing touches to it was tricky.
This partial will put you on the right track. Let me know if you need a solution.
mac/unknown
Variegated Canfield_1_part.pgs (1.8 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1110
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 4:36 pm:   

Paul, we all have our crosses to bear. I found #1 quite easy but I STILL can't get #6 and I couldn't access your partial at the position with one deal to go. Could you re-post it with a .pgs (like Richard did for you)?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3081
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 4:47 pm:   

Here is a partial for you Ken. Engaged yet?
mac/unknown
Variegated Canfield_6-part.pgs (2.4 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1111
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 6:06 pm:   

I was, but Mike warned me off!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1112
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 6:21 pm:   

WOW!!! I FINALLY got it. The key was getting the second 3D out and then everything fell into place. Thanks, Richard and Paul
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 482
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 5:33 am:   

Hi ken

well done

this was my solution for interest and without getting the 2nd 3d out till very near the end in fact after the 3rd deal was finished/

Paul
text/plain
Variegated Canfield_6.pgs (5.7 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3082
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 8:59 am:   

As the British Marines say, "United we conquer".
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3083
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 11:12 am:   

Found you the ideal bike Mike. Got room for the clubs too.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1168
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 12:59 pm:   

Now all I have to do is hitch up the dogs. It is just what I was looking for.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1113
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 7:02 pm:   

Richard and Paul, Here's one to sink your teeth into when you're having your morning tea and crumpets. #8 seemed like it was going to be a breeze, but I can't muster more than 69. So say we all! (Any Battlestar Galattica fans out there?)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3085
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 2:11 am:   

I have #8 recorded as a win Ken. Looks like I have boldly gone.......as opposed to Mike and yourself who have gone baldy.
I didn't save it so I couldn't have rated it particularly highly. I'll try and rewin it later today.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3086
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 2:45 am:   

Oops! Got it Kirked into touch with very little Enterprise before I finished my Mr.T-break. Pretty much a Sulu effort before I hit the final frontier..
Keeping an empty column featured heavily.
Notice the time lapse before I filled the column. It was emptied very quickly thereafter. Then concentrate on getting the hearts out up to the jack. The column was clear until I put the 2nd 9S into it.


Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1114
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 6:22 am:   

Thanks, Richard. I'll try it when I get home from WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 484
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 2:55 pm:   

I have been trying 8 all day and it just came out hooray
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 485
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 3:23 pm:   

9 looks to be impossible
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3089
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 3:38 pm:   

I can only get 48 with #9 Paul.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1115
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 5:13 pm:   

Richard, Please tell me you gave up as quickly as I did on #7???????
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3091
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 6:29 pm:   

I didn't give up on it quickly Ken but my best score appears to have been 33.
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 383
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 10:43 am:   

I decided to try your present mental affliction. I am only on #5 so far. 1-4 were easy enough still on 5.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3092
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 12:45 pm:   

"Welcome To The House Of Fun",(Madness), seems appropriate Ken.
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 486
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 12:55 pm:   

Solved 1 and 2 6 and 8 but 3 has me stumped at the moment
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1116
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 3:27 pm:   

Paul, STILL working on #8, but I got #4 in 10 minutes.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1117
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 3:30 pm:   

BTW, Richard, sorry about your boy, Andy Murray. I guess our Andy was too much for him!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3093
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 4:36 pm:   

He's only 22 Ken. He'll be back all the stronger. Your guy played out of his skin. I hope he wins the title.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3094
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 5:22 pm:   

I've played #10 for a l-o-n-g time without winning it. I'll be interested to learn what scores you guys can manage. I'm moving on.
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 487
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 5:55 am:   

Hi Richard

My best score on #10 is 54

Paul
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3095
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 9:47 am:   

Thanks Paul, I'm a bit happier with my score of 62 now.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1118
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 10:41 am:   

Then you'll be even happier, Richard, when I tell you my best score was 27...
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3096
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 10:50 am:   

I found that #11 was a soab Ken. Try it. It IS winnable.
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 488
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 11:02 am:   

Hi
still struggling with # 3
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1119
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 11:06 am:   

What's a soab?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3097
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 12:43 pm:   

Is Kenneth making mischief?
www.urbandictionary will help if you REALLY don't know.
When I said I spent a long time on #10 Ken, I actually meant a v-e-r-y long time. I'd convinced myself it was winnable and it took me ages to convince myself that I was wrong. I had some miserably low scores too.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1171
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 1:57 pm:   

Ken. Remember when I forced you off the road when you were on your bicycle trip. And what you yelled at me. What # on we on now?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3098
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 2:09 pm:   

Did you shout Shove Over A Bit?
I'm close to giving up on #12 Mike, despite the fact that it may be winnable. I can get it to 75 but no further......yet.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1120
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 2:16 pm:   

We're not big on articles over here in the colonies, Richard. If you had said SOB, then of course, I would've known what it was.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3099
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 2:33 pm:   

a,there's the rub.
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 489
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 5:06 pm:   

hi
is #3 definitely winable?

my score varies between 27 and a massive 29 without ever clearing a space and I will be giving up on it soon.
cheers
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3101
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 6:11 am:   

I'm had a go at #3 just now Paul but I've no more time until evening. I can get way past your score but still cannot win it. Perhaps KenB will post his solution before I get back to it.
My best openings come after refusing to put the 3D onto the 4S near the start of the game. This will allow you to get the spades out up to the six fairly quickly. Also don't cover the KH. Leave it free for the QC from the reserve. Good luck.
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 384
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 10:07 am:   

application/octet-stream
Variegated Canfield_3.pgs (3.7 k)


if u need
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 490
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 10:20 am:   

Thanks Ken

I got much closer but got stuck at 60 each time now onto 5

regards Paul
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3102
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 11:36 am:   

Thanks Ken. I've got plenty to do. You may not believe it but we are going away for another holiday. Probably on tuesday.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1121
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 6:09 pm:   

I guess that's what happens when Richard goes on one of his MANY vacations: the board just dies! Paul and/or Ken, any other victories in Variegated Canfield, because I've been drawing a blank...
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1175
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 10:48 pm:   

What number are you woking on? Not that I am any good at this game.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1122
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 2:06 am:   

Mike, try #20...
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 491
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 4:09 am:   

I am soon going to give up on 5 and struggling with 11 may soon start on 7
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 385
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 8:05 pm:   

Ive been on 11 a good while, seems winnable but then again.....
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1176
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 10:34 pm:   

Darn it Ken. I knew I didn't like this type of game. Going back to TW10 for the Wii. At least I can do something there.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1123
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 6:32 am:   

TW10????
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1177
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 3:48 pm:   

Tiger Woods 10. He isn't Greg LaMonde or Lance Armstrong. But he is kind of well known. BTW. I am gald I am not trying to ride a bike through Spain right now. What am I saying! I can't ride a bike anywhere. I will try that hand again.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1179
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 6:34 pm:   

I'm getting closer.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1124
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:44 pm:   

#12 is winnable
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3104
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 11:30 am:   

#11 IS winnable. Here is a screenshot which may help.
BTW, We ARE back from our travels but we are likely to be going away again within the next couple of days. LIZ has got the wanderlust. Don't blame it all on me. She's determined to go on a boat trip from Wick before she starts work again........if she EVER does!
What credit crunch????????????????
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1181
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 11:30 pm:   

Welcome back. Do you need a lo/an? I can send you a couple of dollars. I gave up on #11. Lost interest. Waiting for a report on your trip to that big rock. BTW. British Open next week. Watch where ye go.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1182
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 11:32 pm:   

Oh. Wait. This week the Open starts.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3108
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 3:20 am:   

Thanks for the offer Mike, but as Liz and myself are trying singlehandedly to kick-start the British economy, maybe you should spend your bucks at home. You could always do with some new clubs.
Looks like we are going away again tomorrow! My travelogue will have to wait. The boat trip to the Bass Rock was fantastic. It was expensive at 22 each for an hour, but to get that close to this kind of a place is a privilege. Got some great shots of gannets and puffins, and also the old castle which was used as a prison at one point. The prisoners drank sea-water most of the time. Re-offending was never a big problem. Politicians take note!
"The Open"?? I Googled that. Apparently it's some kind of a golf competition! Golf is a kind of a game for old people it says. Our intended destination is about as far away as it's possible to get from Turnberry without leaving the Scottish mainland. Coincidence?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1183
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 1:09 pm:   

You want to get as far from Turnberry as you can. And I would like to be there. Not really there. I don't like crowds. Or clowns. But in Scotland would be fine. Have a good trip. Tell Liz you could come over here and see lots of whales. We have all kinds off the coast.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3109
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 2:00 pm:   

I'm not into crowds either Mike, but I will get you some pics of Turnberry at some point. There is also a ruinous castle there, just beside the course.
I've never seen a whale....get your zoom lens out.
Weather forecast is not good but we're going anyway. Gonna need new livers shortly.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1184
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 5:28 pm:   

Emails when you get back.
paul forsdick (Pondpaul)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Pondpaul

Post Number: 494
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 10:08 am:   

AS I Like Cricket and Golf I was wondering what idiot decided the British Open and the Lords Ashes Test match should be on at exactly the same time.

back to Pgs soon to retry 11
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1185
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 10:59 am:   

Lots of time to play solitaire during both Paul. It's to bad we don't get the Cricket matches here. Then I could get a nice long nap.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1126
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 2:17 am:   

I posted this a while ago, and I'm still working on it. How about #20? My best score is 69.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3113
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 5:31 am:   

Failing to get very near to your score so far Ken. Looks winnable though. Must have missed your earlier post.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1127
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 7:46 am:   

Probably because you were on ANOTHER holiday!!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3114
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 10:06 am:   

Aaargh hue in sin hue ate ting weave bean a weigh two free quaint lee? Shirley knot.
Have yet to beat 60 with #20. Gonna give it a rest and see how I do later. I'd appreciate a look at your 69 if you remembered to save it.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1186
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 11:53 am:   

I thought Richard had left again.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1128
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 12:36 pm:   

Richard, previously I had posted a screen shot of something I wanted you to look at, so Shirley I could do it again, right? Well, when I was trying to figure it out, of course I hit the wrong button, and my beautiful tableau went back to square one. Oh well, at least Lance Armstrong got a podium place.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3115
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 1:16 pm:   

Mike "Richard ...left"? Surely you meant Richard ...right. Like your good lady.
Ken...Was the British guy fourth?
I'll email you re screenshots. With Vista it's simple, and how unusual is that?!?! It is not that difficult with other systems if I remember correctly.
This is the best I've done with#20. Well done you mate!

I still think it's winnable.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3116
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 2:06 pm:   

Richard ...right.......right?
mac/unknown
Variegated Canfield_20_Lanced.pgs (4.0 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1129
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 6:40 pm:   

RIGHT!!!!!!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1130
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 10:33 pm:   

Alright, Richard, I did the heavy lifting on #22, now bring it on home!
application/octet-stream
Variegated Canfield_22_almost.pgs (4.1 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3119
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 5:53 am:   

You wish is my command.
mac/unknown
Variegated Canfield_22_You dig.pgs (4.3 k)


A strange thing happened with your patial. It actually opened with the .unk extension!!!!!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3120
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 6:09 am:   

Thomas/Gregg, there is a minor rules clash in Variegated Canfield. I don't recall this happening before. I've possibly never tried it.

" reserve (left of tableau, next to Waste) - Top card always available for play on the foundations or tableau. At the start of the game 13 cards are dealt here".

In the following instance two cards were moved simultaneously although the bottom one in the reserve was not legally playable.

mac/unknown
Variegated Canfield_23_RULES.pgs (0.5 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1131
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 6:27 am:   

Richard, my best score on #23 is 33, but I FINALLY got an easy one with #24.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3121
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2009 - 8:55 am:   

"We" decided to cut the grass. I've been getting extremely close with #23. It MUST be winnable but I've got other things to do. See what you think.
mac/unknown
Variegated Canfield_23_frustrated.pgs (4.2 k)


(Preston Mill,East Linton).
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1133
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 7:37 am:   

Gregg must be AWOL!!!!! Thomas, what's the answer to Richard's question that he posted 7/27 at 609am? Is it a glitch that needs to be corrected, or is it permissible within the rules?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3145
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 10:06 am:   

He's probably at the Aboyne Highland Games.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 385
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 6:22 pm:   

>Gregg must be AWOL!!!!!

Oh, I have leave. As in, "I have taken leave of my senses." :-)

(The truth is more boring... I am working very hard to add [99] more games to the Mac version.)

>Thomas, what's the answer to Richard's question that he posted 7/27 at 609am? Is it a glitch that needs to be corrected, or is it permissible within the rules?

This is definitely Thomas' area, both in terms of the product and the rules in force, but I suspect that this is an implementation glitch. (I have had/caused this kind of issue occur a few times, once even including tiles [PGMJ] that were face down. Oops.)

>He's probably at the Aboyne Highland Games.

No, but I have been to the Highland Games in Alma [Michigan] in the past. (It is only an hour drive from here.) Fascinatingly coincidental to this is that my wife and I have been making "caber toss" jokes all week. Don't ask. :-)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3154
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 6:53 pm:   

OK.We won't ask. We wouldn't want to set a new record for the most banned words in a single post.

Thanks for having a look at my "glitch". We'll see what Thomas has to say, but I feel that the occurrence is so rare that it would be simpler just to modify the rules.

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