You’re now an app de­vel­oper: Churchill Soli­taire. How did that come to pass?

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - Politics / Policy -

I was U.S. am­bas­sador to NATO in Brus­sels in 1973 and ’74. And there was a very se­nior Bel­gian diplo­mat there named An­dré de Staer­cke. While he’d been in ex­ile in Lon­don [dur­ing World War II], Churchill taught him this game of soli­taire with two decks. When we were at NATO to­gether, he taught me the game. I’ve played it ever since. My wife and I play ev­ery day or two in the morn­ing, af­ter break­fast. And it would be un­gra­cious of me to even com­ment on who’s ahead. It’s so com­pli­cated. In­stead of seven piles, you’ve got 10. You’ve got to be think­ing three, four, five plays ahead, and it’s de­light­ful.

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