Target Solitaire

This new puzzle is a variation on the traditional pegboard solitaire game. You are presented with 100 problems in order of increasing difficulty. Your task in each case is to eliminate all but one counter by jumping up, down or across. The number on the counter you jump with is added to a running total - your goal is to find the sequence that gives the smallest final total. Only when you get this value is the problem solved. You are not told the target, though you can cheat by pressing the 'Hint' button.
Some of these problems are tricky to solve! Note: You need a browser that supports HTML 5 to try the puzzles.


Problem #1