1999 Canadian Computing Competition, Stage 1

Problem 1: Card Game

Write a program that will keep score for a simple two-player game, played with a deck of cards. There are 52 cards in the deck; four of each of 1 possible names: two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, jack, queen, king, ace. The cards labelled jack, queen, king, ace are collectively known as high cards.

The deck is shuffled and placed face-down on the table. Player A turns over the top card and places it on a pile; then player B turns over the top card and places it on the pile. A and B alternate until the deck is exhausted. The game is scored as follows:

  • if a player turns over an ace, with at least 4 cards remain to be turned over, and none of the
    next 4 cards is a high card, that player scores 4 points
  • if a player turns over a king, with at least 3 cards remain to be turned over, and none of the next
    3 cards is a high card, that player scores 3 points
  • if a player turns over a queen, with at least 2 cards remain to be turned over, and none of the
    next 2 cards is a high card, that player scores 2 points
  • if a player turns over a jack, with at least 1 card remains to be turned over, and the next card is
    not a high card, that player scores 1 point

The input will contain 52 lines. Each line will contain the name of a card in the deck, in lower case letters. The first line denotes the first card to be turned over; the next line the next card; and so on. Whenever a player scores, print

Player X scores n point(s).

where X is the name of the player (A or B) and n is the number of points scored (1, 2, 3, or 4). At the end of the game, print the total score for each player, on two lines:

Player A: n point(s).
Player B: m point(s).

Sample Input

three
seven
queen
eight
five
ten
king
eight
jack
queen
six
queen
jack
eight
seven
three
ten
four
king
nine
six
seven
ace
four
jack
ace
ten
nine
ten
queen
ace
king
seven
two
five
two
five
nine
three
king
six
eight
jack
six
five
four
two
ace
four
three
two
nine

Sample Output

Player A scores 2 point(s).
Player A scores 1 point(s).
Player A scores 3 point(s).
Player B scores 3 point(s).
Player A scores 1 point(s).
Player B scores 4 point(s).
Player A: 7 point(s).
Player B: 7 point(s).

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Point Value: 5
Time Limit: 2.00s
Memory Limit: 16M
Added: Oct 03, 2008

Problem Types: [Show]

Languages Allowed:
C++03, PAS, C, HASK, ASM, RUBY, PYTH2, JAVA, PHP, SCM, CAML, PERL, C#, C++11, PYTH3

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