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On Lucky Sevens

The Baron's most recent game consisted of a race to complete a trick of four sevens, with the Baron dealing cards from a pristine deck, running from Ace to King once in each suit, and Sir R----- dealing from a well shuffled deck. As soon as either player held such a trick the game concluded and a prize was taken, eleven coins for the Baron if he should have four sevens and nine for Sir R----- otherwise.
The key to reckoning the equity of the wager is to note that it is unchanged should the Baron and Sir R----- take turns dealing out the rest of their cards one by one after the prize has been taken.

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On Fifteen Love

In their most recent game, Sir R----- was challenged to pick cards from the ace to nine of hearts so as to play a trick of three cards that summed to fifteen, counting the ace as a one, taking turns so picking with the Baron. If Sir R----- were to manage to do so before the Baron and before the cards were exhausted, he should have had a prize of one coin, forfeiting one if he weren't.

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On The Last Stand

When last they met, the Baron challenged Sir R----- to a game of cards in which he was at each turn to choose one of the Jack, Queen and King of hearts to stay in place and exchange the remaining pair. If he could find a sequence of moves such that he chose each card to stand in each place once and once alone, then he should have won a coin from the Baron; if not, then the Baron should have won a coin from him.

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On Lonely Hearts

The Baron's most recent wager had Sir R----- pay one coin to play and involved separately shuffling the hearts from two decks of cards before turning over the topmost of each set. If the cards matched Sir R----- was to win a prize of fourteen coins from the Baron and the game would then end. If not he should have given the Baron another coin and the next pair of cards should have been overturned and the same rules followed whilst there were unturned cards remaining.

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On Four Houses

When last they met, the Baron challenged Sir R----- to a game of cards in which they were to take turns playing the Jacks, Queens, Kings and Aces to four houses, subject to the contraints that no house could contain two cards of the same face value, two cards of the same suit, a Jack and a King of the same colour or a Queen and an Ace of the same colour, with the Baron playing the first card.

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On Sixes And Sevens

You will recall that the Baron's wagers involved dealing out a single suit of cards, six for Sir R----- and seven for himself. In the first Sir R----- would receive twice the face value plus one coins for each card from the Baron who would in his turn take twice the face value less one from Sir R-----. In the second the Baron would have three of Sir R-----'s coins if his total score were the greater and Sir R----- would have seven of the Baron's otherwise.

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