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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    19 Mar '17 02:00
    A telephone call interrupts a man after he has dealt about half of the cards in a bridge game.
    When he returns to the table, no one can remember where he had dealt the last card. Without
    learning the number of cards in any of the four partly dealt hands, or the number of cards yet
    to be dealt, how can he continue to deal accurately, everyone getting exactly the same cards
    he or she would have had if the deal had not been interrupted?
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    19 Mar '17 10:13
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A telephone call interrupts a man after he has dealt about half of the cards in a bridge game.
    When he returns to the table, no one can remember where he had dealt the last card. Without
    learning the number of cards in any of the four partly dealt hands, or the number of cards yet
    to be dealt, how can he continue to deal accurately, everyone getting exactly the same cards
    he or she would have had if the deal had not been interrupted?
    He deals from the bottom,
    himself first,
    then counter-clockwise.
  3. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    20 Mar '17 21:26
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    He deals from the bottom,
    himself first,
    then counter-clockwise.
    Correct.