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### CodeEval Simple or trump

Given in input a representation of two cards and the current trump, return the highest one, or both if they have the same value.
This is the CodeEval problem #235 and here I am giving a Python 3 solution.

Cards are represented by their value, a number or the first letter in case of Jack, Queen, King, Ace, and the suit (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, Spades) initial. I have converted the sample provided in python test cases:
```def test_provided_1(self):

def test_provided_2(self):
self.assertEqual('KD KH', solution('KD KH | C'))

def test_provided_3(self):
self.assertEqual('JH', solution('JH 10S | C'))
```
The problem is so easy that I went for the fastest solution jumped to my mind, without caring much of anything possibly more refined.
Splitting the input line I get the facial description of the card, for instance KD for the King of Diamonds, and the current trump, as C for Club.

Then I wrote a puny, unsophisticated function that takes in input as a two-element list the cards, and the trump. I trivially converted the values in integers and then used the trump as a x10 multiplier. The idea is that even the lowest value card, a deuce (2), when is a trump has a value higher than the highest non-trump card.
```def values(cards, trump):
result = [0, 0]
for i in [0, 1]:
suit = cards[i][-1] # 1
value = cards[i][:-1] # 2
if value == 'J':
result[i] = 11
elif value == 'Q':
result[i] = 12
elif value == 'K':
result[i] = 13
elif value == 'A':
result[i] = 14
else:
result[i] = int(value)

if suit == trump:
result[i] *= 10
return result
```
1. Suit is the last character in the card description.
2. Value is the card description stripped of its last character.

Finally, it is just a matter of returning the face description of the highest card, or both, if they have the same value.

CodeEval accepted this solution, and I pushed test cases and python script.