Match: To equate by being of the same rank (or by another criterion).
Tableau: In solitaire, the layout of cards on the playing surface, not including the foundations.
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Object: To form one faceup pile.
The cards: Standard 52-card deck
Dealing to the tableau: Shuffle the cards, and deal them one at a time faceup into a single row from left to right. Because the row usually becomes quite long, you may want to create more than one row, but still treat the split row as one row.
Playing: As you play, match cards by rank or suit at any time using the following rules:
- If the card is next to another card of the same suit or rank, move the rightmost card on top of the leftmost card.
- If two cards are in between the two matched cards, move the rightmost card on top of the leftmost card, leaping over the two cards in between.
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You can place the 5 either on top of the 5 or the Q.
When a newly turned card gives you two choices of moves, make whichever seems right. Don't expect to create a single pile often; this game is even more difficult to win than Klondike, another solitaire game.
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