| © 1990, Chress Cannings|
and John Haigh
|Variant of Bulgarian solitaire|
|Used in maths research|
|This game is a solitaire|
|n holes per row|
Montreal solitaire was invented in 1990 by the British mathematicians Chris Cannings of the Department of Probability and Statistics, University of Sheffield , and John Haigh, Mathematics Division, University of Sussex, Brighton. The game is closely related to stones in cups and Bulgarian solitaire.
Montreal solitaire is played by just one person.
In the game, a group of N cards is divided into several piles that are placed in a definite order.
|Initial position discussed by Cannings and Haigh|
Each move one card is collected from each pile, starting from the left end of the board.
The move ends when the player comes across an empty place. There the collected cards are deposited.
The game ends when the initial position is repeated.
- Cannings, C. & Haigh, J.
- (1992) 'Montreal Solitaire', in Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A; 60 (1). Page 50-66.
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