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Old 10-30-2001, 10:51 AM
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Freecell addicts: What are your winning percentage and streaks?


I know you're out there, fellow Freecell freaks. You just can't stop playing. So what are your stats? Share with the group!

My percentage right now is 62%: 511 wins, 309 losses.

My longest winning streak is 14 games in a row; my longest losing streak, 7 in a row.
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Old 10-30-2001, 10:56 AM
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Percentage 82%, Won 468, lost 103.

Win streak 68 (current), loss streak 4.

I'm so pleased with 68 I don't dare play any more for fear of bollocking it up.
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Old 10-30-2001, 11:40 AM
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84% win percentage (1002 wins, 197 losses). 29 wins, 3 losses.
I need to get out more.
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Old 10-30-2001, 12:46 PM
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When I played, my winning % was up around 97%. I would generally reset after every 100 games.

I cleared the stats recently because I was looking at the starting position nobody's ever solved (#11982).

But on the whole, I've moved on to Spider Solitaire. I play the two-suit version pretty much exclusively; I had 63 wins in my last 100 games at that level.

Last month, there was a Freecell discussion in the Pit, of all places.

YOu might also enjoy this Freecell FAQ.
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Old 10-30-2001, 03:02 PM
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more proof that I need to get out...


Gah! Back in the days when I had even less of a life, my winning percentage was about where RTFirefly's was. Eventually, I got to something along the lines of 960 and 40, and realized that there had to be something more interesting to do with my time (okay, actually, I hit about 900 games and decided I had to get to 1000, just to be able to say I did it. I am not proud of this fact).

Longest win streak was 60 something, longest losing streak was 2. And I know exactly what you mean, Xerxes. I spent the entire time I was on my long winning streak thinking "should I really be playing this? I mean, I might lose, and it'd be a shame to spoil this!" *sigh*
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Old 10-30-2001, 03:20 PM
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When I played, my winning % was up around 97%. I would generally reset after every 100 games.

I cleared the stats recently because I was looking at the starting position nobody's ever solved (#11982).

But on the whole, I've moved on to Spider Solitaire. I play the two-suit version pretty much exclusively; I had 63 wins in my last 100 games at that level.

Last month, there was a Freecell discussion in the Pit, of all places.

YOu might also enjoy this Freecell FAQ.

ARGHHH I just lost my reason for living with this post.

I have been trying to prove if they were all winnable myself. I start Jan 10, 2001. So far, I have completed the first 3517 in order. I have only skipped 1941 and 3202 so far.

Been doing thus under Win NT 4.0.
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Old 10-30-2001, 04:26 PM
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Stats on my current computer: 217/32 87% Wins:64 Loses:3. I used to play all the time, my record on my ex-wife's computer was 158 games in a row, with a % around 98. I haven't been playing as much, and I have noticed that I'm not quite as good as I used to be. Why is 11982 unwinable?
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Old 10-30-2001, 04:33 PM
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About a year ago I had over 5,000 games and I had paid like bitch-cakes to get it from 85% to over 90%. My best streak was 118 wins in a row. My longest losing streak was 4. You know when you're an unemployed college kid over the summer you can really rack those things up.

*collapses in sobs*

Then my scores got wiped!!! I haven't been able to play since.

p.s. doing them in sequence, that takes something else. I always just took random.
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Old 10-30-2001, 09:42 PM
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My win rate is at 70 percent -- 375 wins and 163 losses.

My streaks are 25 wins and 6 losses. Currently I'm at 1 win.
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Old 10-30-2001, 11:19 PM
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I hit game #11982 with ctrl+shift+F10 and it cracked like a plumber's butt.
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Old 10-30-2001, 11:47 PM
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Um...


<timidly>what is Freecell?</timid>
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Old 10-31-2001, 01:22 AM
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I hit game #11982 with ctrl+shift+F10 and it cracked like a plumber's butt.
OK, what does this mean?
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Old 10-31-2001, 06:33 AM
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Did you try it?
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Old 10-31-2001, 11:39 AM
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Well, yea. But nothing happened.
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Old 10-31-2001, 11:54 AM
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What it gave me (and donkeyoatey too, I assume) was a box that said, "Choose Abort to Win, Retry to Lose, or Ignore to Cancel," above an Abort button, a Retry button, and an Ignore button.

This worked for me on Win95 and WinME both, so it seems to be OS-independent, at least within GatesWorld.
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Old 10-31-2001, 02:34 PM
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Weirddave,if you click on abort, then double click any card, the game is a win.
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Old 10-31-2001, 06:03 PM
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Heyyyy!
I didn't know anyone else enjoyed freecell as much as I do! I cannot go to sleep at night until I've made a four game win streak!
I also never even noticed the statistics. Upon checking I see that I have 64% and a 10 game streak but that doesn't mean much since my daughter occasionally plays too. But NOW I'm gonna start keeping tabs buddy! Nobody will beat me, as I am FREE CELL QUEEN...or so my kid says
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Old 11-01-2001, 03:31 AM
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Arrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhh!


I just cleared my stats. Seriously I'm usually up around 65-70 percent. I had about 1700 games played and had a 27 game win streak but a 12 game loser.


What, you use the cheats???????

I used the cheats for awhile, then I had 100% and however many games I played was my winning streak and a losing streak of zero. Cool, but very boring, IMHO.

No cheats now, I'm cured. I even tried to scrub the cheat sequence outa my brain but you guys reminded me.

It's a cool game, a time waster, but hey it's better than me running around the streets.
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Old 11-01-2001, 04:01 AM
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[B]Arrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhh!I just cleared my stats. Seriously I'm usually up around 65-70 percent. I had about 1700 games played and had a 27 game win streak but a 12 game loser.
Isn't it enough to make you cry yourself to sleep? I've never been able to really play it again.

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Arrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhh! What, you use the cheats???????

I used the cheats for awhile, then I had 100% and however many games I played was my winning streak and a losing streak of zero. Cool, but very boring, IMHO.

No cheats now, I'm cured. I even tried to scrub the cheat sequence outa my brain but you guys reminded me.

It's a cool game, a time waster, but hey it's better than me running around the streets.
Just watch out you don't run into the impossible one. Did a search on "Freecell 11982" and found some truely interesting webpages.

p.s. I never cheated cause I didn't know how.
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Old 11-01-2001, 04:04 AM
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p.p.s You know what I did to make it even MORE challenging. I always had to get either red-red-black-black or black-black-red-red. Only then could my anal retentive self be happy with the win.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:16 AM
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lolz


im currently at 187 games played 187 won didn't cheat at all

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:47 AM
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Looks like you win the coveted joint
title of freecell-runs & resurectee-of-
oldest-zombie-threads. Congrats etc.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:47 PM
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As a declared and out there Free Cell addict, I wondered how it was that I hadn't seen this thread at all. Then I noticed it dated from before I was born.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:42 AM
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I started playing long ago. I was not very good at it.
I can't figure out all the moves before starting.
Several years ago a BIL, who is really good at it, & I started doing it various ways.

See how few cards you can put up before it runs on it's own, stuff like that.

My best is 2 cards. If I ever find the right game, one card up is possible.

Anyway, that became boring to this anal person so I started doing them in order. Started at number one. Can not advance until I get it worked. I have gotten 3-4 days invested in working one out.

After a bunch, I have a better record I only occasionally need more than 3 tries.

I have a bad continuous score because I have to discard the next game so I can select the one I need so 50% are automatic fails according to Win-7.

IO do not much care because what I am after is keeping it in order.

I am at 16,070 at this time. Except for 11,982 of course.
I work 2 or 5 games a day depending.

It is a part of my life so I do not need to get a life because I have one thankyouverymuch. Bawahahahah

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Old 09-04-2013, 01:42 AM
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I'm so jealous of you guys

my win percentage is around 30 percent
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:42 AM
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Just started playing this game with my new computer. Currently 175 wins with zero losses. So addictive.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:41 PM
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As a declared and out there Free Cell addict, I wondered how it was that I hadn't seen this thread at all. Then I noticed it dated from before I was born.
I didn't know one year olds were allowed to join!
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:52 PM
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OK I got hooked on freecell when I bought my new computer a year ago.
Now have to play the game several times a day for relaxation.
Have been trying to reach a target - YES - just done it - 2000 games completed, 100% wins. I must be mad (no I'm not a liar).
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:37 PM
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1,000 straight


I won 1,000 game straight and then took Freecell off my computer. Like others I find it relaxing to play a few games. I was embarrassed when I won 1,000 games because I had PLAYED 1,000 games. At the same time I am proud of being so amazingly good at it.

Sure wonder what talent allows one to be so good at Freecell (as are many others here). Or more importantly what that skill is GOOD FOR.

What if we got PAID for using our talent at Freecell : )
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:59 PM
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86%, 21 win streak, 3 losing streak
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:18 AM
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You can't really compare the stats from back then, 2001 was what, before Windows XP, right? Since Windows Vista the version of Freecell you get lets you "undo" indefinitely without counting it as a loss so there's no excuse for having anything less than 100% wins. NO EXCUSE.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:34 PM
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I don't lose


OK, maybe I got your attention, maybe not, but seriously, I don't lose Freecell games. Apparently I've been lucky enough to have never run across an unwinable game. In fact, I challenge myself by maximizing the number of cards left before the last play. My record is 50 (REALLY depends on buried aces), and I'm rarely below 44. That said, when I registered for this site and had to answer the "human verification" question of, "What is the month 2 before June" I had to count it out on my fingers (twice). I'm also the worst speller of the English language I know, and my sense of direction is so bad that I get lost in small walk-in closets. So, go figure.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:46 PM
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Undo


And just so you know, Peaton, I don't use undo.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:22 AM
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Current winning percentage 82%
games played-20,458
games won- 16,950
longest winning streak-66
longest losing streak-7

I do on occasion use undo
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:42 PM
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Is there a way of seeing statistics in Windows 8's version of Freecell?

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Old 09-21-2014, 05:55 AM
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My Freecell


So funny to see other addictives. Actually it's like with smoking, I want to get over it but with smoking it took me 14 years. I already have been playing Freecell for about 15 years, so perhaps I have played it enough? well not today yet.

I have the old windows version with counting, and only 1 undo. I played the Windows 8 version for a few weeks, but the unlimited undo, and my hating to loose, make it very boring.

If I play relaxed, my average is 84% or lower. But I always want to improve. If I do my best, I can stay on 85%. Somehow my ideal is 87%. I can only reach this if I only play when I'm well rested. My brother has an avarage of almost 100%. But he always plays only 1 at a time. I don't have that patience. And I like the game too much. About 2 years ago I discovered that I could stay concentrated if only playing 3 in a row per day. I reached a streak of 84. It seemed like magic: I just couldn't loose. Now that magic has gone. But still this is for me the best strategy to go up: play no more than 3. Only when I loose then I try to play back to 85%. (although I know in my heart that quitting at 67% works better in the long term.

It helps to use the calculator to see ecactly where I am. Although when I'm at 85.4 I want to force myself to 86% (85.5), but that mostly works against me, and I end up frustrated at 85 low or 84% again. I can do this for hours. I don't dare to tell anybody, except you out there. Well perhaps this writing helps me get over it. I'm male 61 years old, married, no children, work 40 hours per week, in the Netherlands. God bless you !
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:28 AM
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I haven't played Freecell in years. I don't remember there being an option to play games in order, although I am sure it was there. I just played the next game that came up. I don't remember my stats but I remember being on a flight and having a really long winning streak. Suspecting I could not lose, I lost interest in the game right then and haven't played since.

And guys, please, it's 'lose' not 'loose'.
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Free cell stas


True stats
Win percentage 97.8% 125 win steak.. shortest win time 2:03 min 91 moves
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Does "restart" could as a loss in the statistics?
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Restart counts as a loss
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Restart counts as a loss
Thanks.
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:37 PM
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Okay, I do use undo. Of the first 811 games I played, I lost 7. Since then I have won 742 games and lost none. I like to play each game and undo until I win. I think I may have undone back to the beginning at least 10 times on occasion.
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:16 PM
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Finally figured out how to win


I am at an 84% winning percentage.
Won- 14,979
Lost - 2,785
My current winning streak is 1,041
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