Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rummy Tricks and Tips | Rummy Strategies to win Rummy Game

Rummy is a game of skill and to improve your chances of winning rummy game, you need to develop smart rummy tricks. One of the most popular types of rummy game is Indian Rummy which is also known as 13 cards rummy. Indian Rummy differs slightly from original rummy as it is played with 13 cards and also with a Joker (wildcard).

To finish a typical rummy game, you need to arrange your cards in sequences and sets wherein you must have at least 2 sequences; at least one of them should be pure sequence.

Let me reveal how to play Indian Rummy and a couple of tricks and tips that would be useful in playing rummy.

Rummy Trick 1: Arrange your cards by sequence and by suit
  • Arrange Rummy cards by Sequence: Try to arrange your cards in a sequence as in 4-5-6 and not 5-6-4. This rummy trick reduces confusion as you are sure about the sequences that you have already made and the card that you require to complete your rummy.
  • Arrange Rummy cards by Suit: Arrange all diamonds at one side and then spades near it i.e. try to arrange black cards besides red cards. The best combination could be something like Spade-Hearts-Clubs-Diamonds or Hearts-Spades-Clubs-Diamonds. Arranging cards in a red-black-red or black-red-black color combination helps you easily identify the cards and minimize the chances of discarding a card that you didn’t wanted to.

Rummy Trick 2: Track the interest of your opponent
Keep a track of the cards that your opponent is picking and not picking. In online rummy there is no chance that you can see the discard pile opposite to what you may be able to do when playing with friends. This way you at least won’t discard the card/s that your opponent is looking for you will think twice about the card that you want to discard.

Example: If the card you want to discard is 5 of hearts, has your opponent picked a nearby card i.e. 3 or 7 of hearts? Chances are that your opponent will pick it and if your opponent has discarded a card near to 5 of hearts than the chances that your opponent will pick 5 of hearts discarded by you are quite less.

Rummy Trick 3: Reduce the points
Rummy is a game of points and even if you lose, you should ensure that you are penalized with least number of points. Having said that, the trick is to discard the cards with higher points first and reduce the point burden on you. To add further, you should not discard a card just because it is a high point card but you should also check if this card could be required by your opponent as mentioned in Rummy Trick number 2 above.

Last but not the least, besides keeping an eye on the competitor and doing quick calculations, I also believe a lot in gut feeling. Following these 3 Rummy tricks or tips, I have been able to perform really well and won a lot of rummy games too.

Rummy Tricks and Tips from Gamesnomy




3 comments:

sitapati said...

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT ON THE PART OF ONE PLAYER
TO MAKE A CORRECT GUESS. USUALY ACES KINGS QUEENS SHOULD NOT BE DISCARDED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE CARD IS REQUIRED BY THE OPPONENT. IT IS ALSO NECESSARY TO KNOW WHETHER IT IS BETTTER TO LIFT A CARD FOR A TRIO, WHEN THERE IS NO LIFE. MY ADVICE IS THAT LIFT IT AND REDUCE THE NO OF CARDS REQUIRE FOR MAKING A SHOW. ANYWAY, IT ALSO DEPENDS ON
YOUR GUT FEELING AND HOW THE CARDS ARE FAVOURING YOU AT THAT MOMENT. ALL SAID AND DONE,
EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON HOW THE CARDS FAVOURING YOU.

Imran said...

@ Sitapati
Discarding king, queen obviously depends on the situation of the game.......I agree, based on the particular game, the correct decision can be made only by the player and I make decisions based on gut feeling too.......

sherlock said...

wat if u dont have the life and picked one for a trio and having two jokers and missed the life on the deck

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