The Best Strategy For Playing Solitaire
You should be sure that there are strategies. Nevertheless, they require much better concentration and memory than most people have. Yet, here is how some experts play solitaire:
First, you can run through the whole stockpile and try to remember the cards you see. Most probably you will not be able to remember all of them. However, they will still be in your head. Then, try to think how they relate to the seven face-up cards.
Try to balance the cards you discard to the foundations. In essence, do not pile too many cards on one of the aces before having the same cards on all Aces. For example, even if you could 2, 3 and 4 of hearts, discard only the "2" until you have all other Aces and 2s dragged to the foundations. Having too many cards on one foundation pile and none on some of the others could put you into a predicament.
Work to empty out the piles on the left so you have places for Kings. Based on your knowledge of the deck, you can judge whether to place a King from the tableau or save an empty space for one you know is coming up from the stock. Balance taking cards away from tall piles (revealing more cards) against opening free spaces for Kings.
When you have to choose between stacks that contain multiple cards in order to free a down-facing card, you should generally play the card that is in the stack with the largest number of cards.
In the end, even if you are stuck and can't move any cards anymore, it could be not because you didn't do well. In general, the most experienced players win one out of two games, and an average win rate of 1 out of 5 is regarded as normal. You know, it is not always about winning, but rather playing and enjoying the game!