Returning back to the game …
Bart has suggested db, since only column 8 has three face-down cards and “hasn’t been kinged”.
Schistocerca went in more detail, proposing to take all three turnovers at once with the move sequence “db,ia,gh” – conditional on the assumption that no useful cards turn up and causing us to reconsider. Let’s see what Inaslov’s Random Number generator has in store for us:
(move db), Nine of clubs.
Black: The captain has decided to take multiple turnovers, presumably to speed up the game – unless we get some useful cards. I agree. The opening round doesn’t leave much opportunity for an expert player to shine.
(move ia), Nine of spades
Dark Green: Our second bad card in a row.
Red: rot13(Sbe shpx’f fnxr)! You don’t need to vent your frustration at every bad card!
(move gh) Jack of diamonds
Dark Blue: I was thinking perhaps ca instead of ia. The advantage is apparent if the next two cards were Ace and Three. Admittedly the chances of that are remote. But we cannot ignore the fact column 8 … I mean column 9 has fewer face-down cards than column 3.
Purple steals a chance to glare at Dark Blue while White is not looking. At least nobody dropped the S-bomb despite three bad cards in a row, so the team has done something right.
Pink: But the captain has decided otherwise and we must respect his decision. In any case our only legal move is to deal a new row of cards.
Yellow: Unless any of the Stooges wants to move the Ace of Spades onto the Two of Hearts. No takers? Okay let’s deal!
White gives Blue the honor of dealing the next round of cards. He is pleased to see everyone has had a chance to contribute something to the opening round.