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Rummy is a card game that is played with the help of two decks of cards with a total of two joker cards. In order to emerge victorious in a rummy game a player must make a valid declaration. A player has to keep picking up and discarding cards from the two piles of cards given. One pile will have a closed deck, wherein a player cannot see the card that he/she is picking up. While the other pile is an open deck which is basically formed by the cards that are discarded by the players in the game. To win in a rummy game, all the players have to group their cards into valid sequences and sets.
In a rummy game, each suit has cards that rank from low to high. The card ranking starts from Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen and King. Ace, Jack, Queen and King have 10 points value. The remaining cards will have the value equal to the card’s face value.
The objective of the rummy game is to have the players arrange 13 cards in valid sets and sequences. For a win in the rummy game players will have to make a minimum of two sequences. From these two sequences one needs to be a pure sequence. The rest can be any valid set or sequence. Without a pure sequence in place a player cannot make a valid rummy declaration. This is one of the crucial rules in the game of rummy.
In a game of rummy, a sequence is three or more consecutive cards of the same suit. Two types of sequences can be made in rummy. A pure sequence and an impure sequence are a part of the game. At least one pure sequence has to be formed to win a game of rummy.
A pure sequence is three or more cards of the same suit kept in a consecutive order. To make a pure sequence, a player cannot make use of any joker or a wild card to win.
Examples of sequences:
1. 5♥ 6♥ 7♥ (Pure sequence and there is no joker or wild card)
2. 3♠ 4♠ 5♠ 6♠ (Pure sequence with four cards of the same suit. There are no joker or wild cards.)
An impure sequence is three or more cards of the same suit. Here you can make use of a Joker card.
Examples of impure sequence in rummy.
1. 6♦ 7♦ Q♠ 9♦ (Here Q♠ is used as a wild joker in place of an 8♦ to make an impure sequence.)
2. 5♠ Q♥ 7♠ 8♠ PJ (Impure sequence with Q♥ is made. Q♥ is the wild joker used in place of 6♠ and the printed joker simply replaces 9♠.)
A set is three or more cards of the same value but not from the same suit. Players can make use of a wild card and jokers as well.
A♥ A♣ A♦ (All the Aces are of different suits. This makes for a valid set in a rummy game.)
1. 8♦ 8♣ 8♠ 8♥ (A set in rummy is made with four 8s of different suits.)
2. 9♦ Q♠ 9♠ 9♥ (Q♠ is used as a wild joker in place of 9♣ to form a set.)
3. 5♦ 5♣ 5♠ PJ (Printed joker is used in place of 5♥ to form a set.)
4. 5♦ 5♣ Q♠ PJ (Q♠ is the wild joker which replaces 5♠ and printed joker replaces 5♥ to form a set.)
5. 5♦ 5♣ PJ Q♥ Q♠ (This makes for a group of 5 cards with printed joker and Q♥ which is the wild joker in place of 5♠ 5♥. One more wild joker i.e. Q♠ completes the 13 cards group.)
Example: 2♥ 3♥ 4♥ 5♥| 5♣ 6♣ 7♣ 8♣ | 5♦ 5♣ PJ Q♥ Q♠ (5 cards set is made in order to complete the group of 13 cards and to make a valid declaration).
Types of rummy games:
There are several types of rummy games that players can engage in. Most known variant is the Indian rummy variant. The other variants are as follows: Points, Pool, Deals, 101, Canasta, Marriage rummy, Gin, Persian and Oklahoma rummy, Shanghai, Kalooki and lastly Dummy rummy.
●Rummy tournaments are usually played on multi tables. Further, there are also multiplayer levels in the rummy game. Players are moving up the ladder to clinch the top spot.
●Cash tournaments offer a considerable prize pool and the winning amount is based on the number of players who participate in the tournament.
●Rummy tournaments will need the players to register on the online rummy site and players have to reserve a seat in order to play the rummy tournament.
●Rummy tournaments kick-started at a given time and can run for a considerably long period of time.
All rummy tournaments are conducted in knock-out style where two rummy players engage a set of two games and go head-to-head in every round. In every rummy game, players take turns and every player gets 30 seconds to make his/her move in the game. The winner is the one who has the lowest score at the end of the game.
Sign-up on an online rummy platform of your choice and get started with the online rummy tournaments.
Yes, online rummy platforms usually offer new sign-ups welcome bonus and also a referral bonus.
Yes, rummy tournaments have a definite prize pool and also assured prizes.
Freeroll tournaments do not have any buy-ins, but players may have to deposit a sum to be eligible for participation in these freerolls. You can sign-up on a rummy platform and make a deposit to get started with cash tournaments. These tournaments can be played across multiple stakes and may have an entry fee as well.
Indian Rummy, Points Rummy, Pools and Deals Rummy.