**Winning Strategy Logic Puzzle - 19 November**

Alpha and Beta are playing bets. Alpha gives $10 to Beta and Beta deals four card out of a normal 52 card deck which are chose by him completely randomly. Beta keeps them facing down and take the first card and show it to Alpha. Alpha have a choice of either keeping it or to look at the second card. When the second card is shown to him, he again has the choice of keeping or looking at the third which is followed by the third card as well; only if he does not want the third card, he will have to keep the fourth card.

If the card that is being chosen by Alpha is n, Beta will give him . Then the cards will be shuffled and the game will be played again and again. Now you might think that it all depends on chance, but Alpha has come up with a strategy that will help him turn the favor in his odds.

Can you deduce the strategy of Alpha ?

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Whoever wrote this needs to be taught some basic English grammar. First of all you are missing a key word or two in the first sentence. "Beta will give him ." What?? A space and a period?!?

ReplyDeleteSecond how do you "turn the favor in his odds" exactly?

Thirdly, and this is general, what is the winning criteria? Highest card? Most cards? I don't see a logical process to follow, since you do not describe the criteria for success.

"If the card that is being chosen by Alpha is n, Beta will give him . Then the cards will be shuffled and the game will be played again and again. Now you might think that it all depends on chance, but Alpha has come up with a strategy that will help him turn the favor in his odds."