Poker Elimination Solitaire Rules
This game was invented by Randy Rasa, and is available as part of the Poker Solitaire Pack collection.
The game is begun by taking a pack of 52 cards, shuffling it, and dealing the cards face-down into a pile to become the stock.
The object of the game is to move cards, one at a time, from the stock and place them into a 5 x 5 grid so that each of the rows and columns forms the best possible poker hand.
Moving Cards From The Stock To The Tableau
To move a card from the stock to a position on the grid, simply click on one of the empty positions. As long as cards remain in the stock, cards on the grid cannot be moved. You may also drag a card from the deck to one of the tableau positions.
Cashing In A Hand
When you've created a complete hand in one of the rows or columns, you may cash it in. To do so, click one of the row or column labels within the score box. When you click it, the specified hand will be removed from the tableau and scored. You can also right-click anywhere, and select "Cash In" from the resulting pop-up menu. Note that when the mouse pointer passes over the row and column labels within the score box, the value of the hand will be displayed.
Moving Cards Within The Tableau
Once all the cards have been played to the tableau, and no cards remain in the stock, you may freely re-arrange the cards within the tableau. To move a card, simply drag it onto the card you'd like to swap it with. You can move the cards as often as you like, until you're happy with the arrangement. Then cash in the hands.
You earn points for each type of poker hand you can create. The number of points awarded per hand is based on the hand you create, and the cards in the hand. Also, if the deck is not empty, all hands are worth double their normal value.
Refer to Poker Solitaire Pack Scoring for details on the scoring systems used for this game.
As this game is a combination of Poker Squares and Poker Shuffle, it shares many of the strategies discussed for those two games. Remember that you can pass the mouse over the "Row" and "Col" labels in the score box to see what each hand is worth. Remember also that hands are worth double as long as cards remain in the deck. Once the deck is exhausted, you can move the cards freely, but you’ll lose that big bonus.
The rules to this game are copyright Randy Rasa, and neither the rules nor the game they describe may be reproduced without written permission.