In this variant, 4 cards are dealt face up. 13 cards are dealt face down initially to the left of these, and then the top card is turned over (let's call this the reserve).
The rest of the pack is dealt 3 cards at a time. You may use the top card of the deal or the card from the reserve.
Aces (when they appear) go above the 4 cards, and the object is to build these up.
Meanwhile, columns may be built up in ascending red/black sequence. The game ends when the four aces have been built up to king (win) or no cards from the deal or reserve can be used (lose).
I can't remember what the rule is for an empty column but I'm hoping there is enough here to identify it.