Continuing on from last week.
We deal another row of ten cards. Let’ see what the players have to offer:
Cards in stock = 40, Cool Mates = 9, Stooges = 3
White: We can get a turnover in Column 4 or Column 5.
Brown: Turning over Column 9 with “ij,if” is more flexible since it does not commit to building 4-3 or 3-2 off-suit.
Red: Goodie, we get more Spades! We have 7-6-5 in the single column, even though they are out of order. Pity about the duplicated Twos and Nines.
Blue: There is a turnover in column 2: “bg,bg,bi”. We also build in-suit with 6-5 of diamonds.
Purple: But that blocks Column 9. We need to turnover column 9 first – then we can turn over column 2.
Dark Green: Don’t forget Column 1. We can build in-suit with 4-3 of Clubs as well as turnover a card.
Black: There is another hidden option. First shift the Eight of Hearts to column 10, then we can turnover column 2 without blocking column 9.
Dark Blue: Red has good intentions – it is always wise to keep in mind the big picture. Unfortunately, the Spade suit has a long way to go. Now is not the time to focus on building a complete suit. I think it is wise to start by computing minimum guaranteed turnovers. I see at least three turnovers.
Green: I can’t improve on three. Now it’s a matter of working out the correct order of moves.
Yellow: I like Brown’s suggestion of Column 9. Only three more cards and we get an empty column!
Orange: BROWN IS SUS. Of the thirteen ranks, Queen is the only one unseen. Surely it is wiser to play “fg” first to free a King before turning over Column 9. Otherwise, we would lose a turnover if a Q appears.
Pink: DARK GREEN IS ALSO SUS because he wants to expose an Ace. Unlike Texas Holdem, Aces and Kings are not your friends in this game.
As usual, the team drops at least one S-bomb as soon as we reach a non-trivial decision.
- Which plan do you like the best? Feel free to suggest your own plan if you don’t like any of the above suggestions.
- You can nominate any of the coloured tokens to execute the plan. You can also nominate yourself – but then you must give a specific move sequence!