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What are some advanced techniques for achieving a high score in Solitaire for iPhone, specifically the 3 Draw variety? I'm looking for more than simply a recitation of the scoring rules packaged with the game.

The current leaderboards in the iPhone Game Center have some ridiculously high scores. How are they able to achieve scores in the 20,000 range when I can barely manage to scrape 4,000 myself?

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What's the app called? –  Ronan Forman Dec 1 '10 at 21:58
    
@Ronan Solitaire –  Christian Dec 2 '10 at 16:42
    
I've been wondering the same thing. Leaderboards show scores in the 20,000+. I've finished the 3 draw game in 1:50 secs and the highest score I've received was 7150. If finishing the game in 1 min increases my score by 13,000, I'll share the word...until then... –  user29953 Jul 25 '12 at 7:10
    
To be honest, i have a top 5% score (19,592) there is no way in hell I would have been able to get that had the game not glitched. So yes my high score is in fact a sham, and I suspect everyone else's is too. –  user42470 Feb 15 '13 at 23:55
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You can get to around 12000 by completing the game in about a minute. I've no idea how they get to 25000, unless playing a few seconds quicker is worth exponentially more points.

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The secret (which is no real secret) is to finish in as few moves as possible, as fast as you can. If you find a hand you can finish in under 100 moves, replay it several times until you get the moves memorized without having to think about them. Then just keep practicing and watch your times decrease. To get none of the top 25 scores, you'll need a time of around 25 seconds (I'm not sure if this is till the case or not, but times under 25 seconds will not give you the bonus because the programmers assume they're glitches).

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