Picking a High Card

Jake, now a full club member, was back again at the Happy Valley Card Club on a cold and snowy Friday evening.

As usual, there were many people standing around a large rectangular table by the bar, where Charlie, the dealer, was busy having someone pick a card from a pack on the green surface.

“What’s the game this evening, Charlie?” asked Jake, rubbing his cold hands together.

“Well, Jake, you pick a card from the deck. If you get a high card you pay me ten dollars, otherwise you win as many dollars as there are pips on the card,” said Charlie.

“By high card I assume you mean a Jack, Queen, King or Ace?”

“You got it,” said Charlie, “wanna play?”

“Ten dollars seems a bit much, Charlie, but I’ll give it a try to see how it goes,” said Jake.

“Suit yourself,” said Charlie.

After ten games, how much would you say Jake won or lost on average?

About Ken

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Honors, University of Maryland. Graduate of Danish School of Classical Homeopathy in 1998. Studies over several years at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Alonnisos, Greece with the world-famous homeopath George Vithoulkas (winner of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize). Director of Klinik for Klassisk Homøopati in Herlev, Denmark. Director of the Iberian School and Clinic of Classical Homeopathy in Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain and Gibraltar. Founding member of the Spanish Association of Classical Homeopathy (Asociación Española de Homeopatía Unicista) approved by ECCH (European Council for Classical Homeopathy). Currently director of the International Homeopathic Web Clinic and the Avila Clinic and School of Classical Homeopathy in Caracas, Venezuela. Kjetill Oftedal offers consultations in English, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German, Dutch and Portuguese.
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