Rummy is a traditional card game that has been played in India since a very long time. It is an engrossing game in which every player is dealt with 13 cards. It is a skill-based card game in which players are required to use real life skills and make certain strategies in order to ace the game.
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In rummy, every player is dealt with 13 cards and players are required to make valid sequences and sets from the cards which are dealt to them. A minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 6 players can play the game at a table. One deck of cards is used if 2 players are playing on a table. For more than 2 players two decks are used. With a multi-table feature, players can play three games of the same value at the same time.
In online rummy cash games, it is important to form at least one pure sequence to declare the hand before their opponents. Players can make a maximum of 2 sets. Players are always advised to sort cards at the beginning of the game. If cards are sorted then it gets easy for players to understand which cards need to be kept and which need to be discarded.
In every turn, players are required to pick one card either from an open deck or from a closed deck. After picking the card, players are needed to discard one card which is not required to form sets or sequences.
To play rummy, a deck of 52 cards is used having 4 suits of 13 cards each- Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades and a Printed Joker. If more than two players are playing on a table then two decks are used. Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 are the high-value cards having 10 points each. 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are the low-value cards whose point value is equal to their face value. Ace cards are the only cards which can be used with high-value cards ( Ace, King, Queen, Jack) and low-value cards (Ace,2,3,4).
To play a rummy cash game and win real cash it is important to understand the significance and usage of joker cards, sequences and sets.
Joker plays an important role in online rummy cash games and practice games. It can be used to form an impure sequence or to complete a set. Printed Joker and Wild Card Joker are the two types of Joker cards that are used in the game.
Printed Joker(PJ): It is the card on which the joker is printed. A printed joker can be used instead of a missing card that is required to complete the sequence or set.
For example, a player is dealt with 5 of ♦ and 6 of ♦ but the player does not have 7 of ♦ or 4 of ♦ to complete the sequence. In this case, the player can use Printed Joker to form an impure sequence. The impure sequence will be (5 of ♦ , 6 of ♦ and PJ).
Wildcard Joker: This joker card is picked randomly at the beginning of the game. The same number of cards of the other suits are also considered and used as a wildcard joker in rummy online cash games and practice games. In a deck of cards, there are four wildcard joker cards. Suppose, 8 of ♥ is picked randomly as a wildcard joker then 8 of ♠, 8 of ♦ and 8 of ♣ will be considered as a wildcard joker.
If a player is drawn with 5 of ♣ and 6 of ♣, and 8 of ♦ is considered as a wildcard joker then 8 of ♦ can be used with 5 of ♣ and 6 of ♣ to form an impure sequence.
In a rummy card game, a sequence is formed with three or more consecutive cards of the same suit.There are two types of sequences namely pure sequence and impure sequence. Players are required to make at least one pure sequence in order to win the game.
Pure Sequence: Pure sequence is formed by using three or more consecutive cards of the same suit.
Suppose, a player has 6 of ♣, 7 of ♣ and 8 of ♣ in the hand then the player can form a valid pure sequence.
Impure Sequence: To form an impure sequence, one joker card and two consecutive cards of the same suit are required.
An impure sequence can be used to declare the hand if one pure sequence already exists.
Suppose, a player has 7 of ♥, 8 of ♥ then the player can use a printed joker or a wildcard joker to form an impure sequence.
A set is a group of three or more cards of a similar number having different suits. Players can form a set either with a joker card or without a joker card. Some examples of forming a set are as follow
All in all, rummy is an enticing card game in which players are required to use skills and make strategies to form a valid combination of sequence and set. Now, you know how to play rummy card games, so what are you waiting for? Join the tables at India’s Most Loved Rummy App and win exciting rewards.
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