# Happy New Game – Round 1

Summary of round 0 can be found here

Initial position:

xxxxx6d5c9c/xx2d5s/xxxx8hKc/x3h2hAh6s/xxx6h5s8d/xxx6dKs/xxxx3h2cAcJs/xxxKhQhJh0s9s8s6s/xxxKs4c/xxxx9d8d8s

Monkey Recommends: “ib,ea,ed,dh,hd, bd,db,bd,bh,dh, hd,dh,hd,dh,hd, dh,hd,dh,hd,dh, hd,dh,hd,dh,hd, dh,hd,dh,hd,dh, deal”

Actual play (date = 8/Jan, score = 484): bh,ea,ed,ih, deal

Spider GM comments: Let’s see how resilient you are when dealing with bad breaks in life 😊

## 4 thoughts on “Happy New Game – Round 1”

1. Bart Wright says:

Blech. My program indicates only 5% of distributions of this many cards would be worse than what we have. To pick one dramatic spot in the distribution list: 5 6s, 5 8s, and between them zero 7s.

bh is an obvious start. We make our shortest column atomic.

But then how to use our 9? ja gives us an atomic column with 4 cards under it.
ea, ed gives us atomic column e with 3 cards under it. Fewer buried cards in the stack wins the day.

Then with ji we just reduce some disorder.

Final answer: bh, ea, ed, ji, deal.

I think monkey didn’t show very good judgment even before he kinda went crazy. Prohibiting repeating past positions doesn’t seem to be built in yet.

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1. Ummm … is your final answer even legal? I think the last move is supposed to be ih instead of ji. Can you please confirm?

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1. Bart Wright says:

Yes, ih it is instead of ji.

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2. The blockchain has been updated. A very short round 1 summary and hopefully-better round 2 coming soon 🙂

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