I spent the evening writing a solitaire simulator. I’d suggest at least glancing over this article first so that it makes a little bit of sense.
Now, this may not be a version of solitaire you have ever played or heard of. I, however, have known it for as long as I can remember. My mother taught it to me at some point in my development, and I have used it as a pointless time waster ever since. It’s especially great when you are tired, because it takes absolutely no real thought.
Rinse and repeat! You can do multiple discards per draw, so it’s fun when you get a nice chain reaction after a dry spell of no discards.
I ended up with two cards, not too bad!
I ran 10 million games, and found…
Win rate: 0.7%
Average cards left over: ~13
So, it looks like I can have a reasonable chance of winning if I play about 150 games. OK!