Many 'Situation Puzzles' are not designed to be answered by themselves. The idea is for one person to know the answer and other people in a group to try and guess it using yes or no questions. The first person to get the answer is the winner.
Cunning Chris decided to go to his local pub one night in the rain as he was bored at home. As he entered the pub he greeted some old acquaintances, like Jazz Jake and Swift-Hand Steve.
He purchased a drink and sat with his old friends and had an idea how to lighten up the evening.
"I have a challenge for you Swift-Hand Steve" said Cunning Chris.
"Well bring it on then Cunning Chris" goaded Steve, forgetting how cunning Cunning Chris was.
Chris then grabbed a handful of poker chips from behind the bar, scattered them across the table and placed two paper cups by opposite edges.
"Right, here we have fifty white chips and fifty black chips. My challenge is that I can place all the black chips in my cup before you can place all the white chips in your cup. The rules are, you must have one hand on the cup at all times, you can only touch one chip at a time, you can only use your hands and you can't use any object to help you gather the chips."
"Easy" replied Swift-Hand Steve. A smile had spread across his face, he knew he had the quickest hands in town.
"Ok then, Go"
Swift-Hand Steve was true to his name and he quickly had over ten chips in his cup before Cunning Chris even had two. But moments later, it was Cunning Chris who wore the giant grin. What had he done to secure his victory?
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