Continuing from last week. We reached the following position and I gave the task of removing a fifth suit in as few moves as possible (there was no consideration given to removing all eight suits in as few moves as possible).
Bart and SA found the correct solution of eleven moves. The opening bid was 13 from Bart but after some back-and-forth they eventually Cauchy-sequenced their way towards 11, which I believe to be optimum. The moves are:
.ji, ja, dj, gj, hc, ih, id, if, id, ij, hj
which the reader can easily verify for himself, herself or itself. By this stage the game is trivially won and there is no further play of interest.
Well done to Bart and SA for their valued input throughout the game. Today’s special reward shall be … NO HOMEWORK for at least one week, yaaay!!!!!!!!
Until next time, happy Spider Solitairing – may all your builds be in-suit and all your long term plans come to fruition!