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LA BELLE LUCIE

SINGLE-PACK

La Belle Lucie, or the Fan, is one of the classical one-pack patience; it has a very pleasing layout.  The entire pack is spread on the table in 17 fans of three cards each and one of a single card, as illustrated.

As the Aces become available they are placed above the layout as foundations, to be built on in ascending suit sequences to the Kings.  Only the end card of each fan and the single card are available for play.

They may be built on a foundation, packed on the end card of another fan in descending suit sequence, or themselves be packed on in descending suit sequences.  A space made by playing off a complete fan is not filled.

When all possible moves have been made, all the poker cards except those played to the foundation are picked up, shuffled, and redealt in fans of three. 

If one or two cards are left over they make separate fans.  Two redeals are allowed.

In the layout illustrated the ♥ A and ♣ A are played to the foundation row.  The ♥ 2 is built on the ♥ A, and the ♣ 7 is packed on the ♣ 8. 

 

This release the ♣ 2 that is built on the ♣ A.  the ♦ J is packed on the ♦ Q, the ♥ J on the ♥ Q, and the ♠ A followed by the ♠ 2 go to the foundation row.  And so on.

 

 

 

 

 

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