queer mess of every day life outcomes, the over-whelming factor is
Luck. It has been recognized in all cultures at all times with the
proverbs like "Better be born lucky than rich" and
"Good luck reaches farther than long arms", not to mention
the common excuse "bad luck". So, some people are judged
luckier than others, some marked as very unfortunate, based on the
outcomes. Could Luck be measured by a standardized procedure?
question hangs in my mind for quite a few years. Which measurable
parameters are recognizably related to Luck? How to establish the
reference values of the selected parameters? A measurement
procedure, if any, should not be too demanding in time and
Would a card game like Solitaire
qualify? Although a player’s strategy has some influence, it is
practically powerless compared with the selection of cards being
randomly dealt. Could my scores be used to describe my good or bad
I played three series of Klondike
computer games, 100 games in each series played in continuo
(to avoid possible effect of software reloading); played by
alternating colors, building up, stock cards turned over in groups
of three, 5 points for each card placed into the foundations,
maximum score of 260 points for the deck of 52 cards.
At present stage I was
not able to recognize a pattern which would signify my luck in Solitaire.
Supposedly I need a comparison with someone very lucky at cards.