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Classic Speed Run

Your fastest win times in Klondike, Spider, and FreeCell add up to 10 minutes or less.

Classic Speed Run0
3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerTime/DatePartly Discontinued/Unobtainable
31 Mar 2014 21 May 2016
12 2 5
Windows 8 is not required to get this achievement, but I believe it makes it easier if you have access to the free Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 8).

I was able to complete Freecell game 10913 in 10 seconds on Windows 8 using my own visual "at-a-glance" move notation (read it from left to right) and a bit of practice.

--- 1 ---|--- 2 ---|-- 3 ---|--- 4 ---|-- 5 ---|--- 6 ---|--- 7 ---|--- 8 ---
===== |===== |=====|===== |=====|=====|===== |=====
---------| 5D->6|---------|---------|---------|---------| 4C->6 |---------
---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------| TC->2 |---------
---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------| 8S->2 |---------
---------|---------|---------|---------| 9D->#|---------|---------|---------
---------| JH->7 |---------|---------| 7D->7| 6S->7 |---------|---------
6D->#|---------|---------|--------- |---------| 6H->1|---------|---------
---------|---------|---------| 5S->1 |---------|---------|---------|---------
---------|---------|---------| 4H->$|---------|---------|---------|---------
---------|---------|---------| 5H->$|---------|---------|---------|---------
---------|---------|---------| 4D->1|---------|---------|---------|---------
---------|---------|---------| 8H->5|---------|---------|---------|---------
---------|---------| KC->4|---------|---------| QC->#|---------|---------
---------|---------|---------|---------| 9S->#|---------|---------|---------

# - Freecell ...... $ - Foundation
T - Ten ............. C - Clubs
J -- Jack ............ D - Diamonds
Q - Queen ....... H - Hearts
K - King ............ S - Spades

That leaves 9m50s to win a game of Klondike and Spider. Make sure the game options are set to Draw 1. I recommend playing Klondike on Windows 8 (as your fastest win times count on both Windows 8 and your phone). Keep dealing new games until you get some good face-up cards. Play until all the face-down cards are face-up or on the foundation piles, and all the cards from the deck are placed on the board. Then hit the solve button in the bottom right corner (do not waste time manually moving the cards on to the foundation piles). I was lucky and got a time of 2m27s, that left me 7m23s to win a game of Spider.

I still find it hard to win a game of Spider in under 8 minutes (I don't know how people manage to clear 104 cards off the board in 4 minutes!). Make sure the game options are set to 1 Suit. I also recommend playing Spider on Windows 8. As usual, try and create free columns as soon as possible. You will need to keep trying new games until you get an "easy" one and can complete it in the time you have remaining.
HolyHalfDeadWith a Windows 8 Surface I have got my Freecell time down to 10 seconds.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 08 Aug 15 at 12:15
LeiChatUnlocked this on Windows 8. It popped on phone after completing (failing) a Klondike level. woot!!
Posted by LeiChat on 14 Aug 15 at 17:40
Bootybandit1This is confusing, which do I do first? Can the moves be listed in order?
Posted by Bootybandit1#751 on 14 Sep 15 at 07:13
HolyHalfDeadRead it from left to right, top to bottom, the same way you read a book. The thing about listing 6D->4S is first you have to find 6D then you have to find 4S, losing fractions of a second with each move. With my notation you do not have to find 6D because it shows you which column it is in, and you do not need to find 4S because it tells you which column to move it to.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 14 Sep 15 at 12:00
Bootybandit1This is confusing, which do I do first? Can the moves be listed in order?
Posted by Bootybandit1#751 on 14 Sep 15 at 18:27