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Is every solitaire game winnable?

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No, is the quick response. This issue, however, is more complicated than it appears, as there are just too many unknowns to be definite about.

Solitaire is a broad phrase that refers to a multitude of card games, each with its own set of rules and odds of victory. While the latter can vary based on the game, it is never an absolute value, indicating that it is impossible to guarantee that 100% of the games can be won. This information, however, should not be construed as discouraging. Not all Solitaire games can be won, but the vast majority of them can.

On average, roughly 80% of all Solitaire games can be won. FreeCell has the best odds, with roughly 99 percent of all games being winnable, for example. Surprisingly, the Pyramid, one of the most basic and plain Solitaire games, has the lowest chance of winning, with odds ranging from 0.5 to 5.5 percent.

Unfortunately, even though an average of 80% of Klondike Solitaire games can be won, players do not win all of them. When there is at least one way to victory, a game is deemed winnable. When a game has multiple paths open, the player is more likely to find at least one of them. When there is just one road to victory, however, it is easy for players to make a mistake or pursue an alternative path, rendering the game intractable.

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