Tips & Tricks to Master the Game of Indian Online Rummy

Online Rummy, being a skill-based game, requires a lot of practice and a constant presence of mind goes a long way. Luck can help sometimes but in most of the cases, Rummy cards game is won as a result of strategic planning. Here, we intend to discuss some of the tips and tricks that may help you a lot, especially if you are stuck somewhere, during the game.

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#1. Using more than three cards in a sequence
Generally, in Indian Rummy, players are of the opinion that only three cards can be used to make a sequence. But in fact, you can use more than three. And, this can prove to be a real game changer.

#2. Smart use of Jokers
Normally, people use Jokers whenever they feel like using it. But, if used efficiently, Jokers can leave a major impact on the game. You can use it for making an impure sequence as well.

#3. Discarding cards which carry higher points
This step of the game separates professionals from the amateurs. At the beginning of the game, you should avoid high-point cards like King, Queen and Ace to cut the points down. However, you don’t have to do that always. The trick here is to discard the high-point cards carefully because if the opponent declares and you have some high-point cards with joker, you may use that joker, at a later stage, for making the sequence with high point cards. This will help you in minimizing the points.

#4. Keeping a tab on the opponent’s cards
This trick, if used wisely, can help you to win every single Rummy game. This is what makes you a master of the game. Keep a note of the cards your opponent is picking and discarding. Also, never discard a nearby card.

#5. Gather Smart cards
Always be on the lookout for smart cards. These cards can be combined into a run easily.

#6. Confusing your opponent
While throwing a card, keep in mind that your opponent is watching you as well. You must not leave an opportunity to confuse them by throwing a card that is a part of a sequence.

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Are you skilled or plain lucky in Classic Rummy?

You think that your well-practised skills in the game of Classic Rummy are rusting and you are so itching to implement those on comparable contenders? But then your dear friend calls it off as a mere “dash of luck” that helped you win your previous Indian rummy games. The debate continues in circles of card games- is it pure luck or is there some logic and thinking that goes into this game of cards?

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The level of 13 cards rummy play depends on whether it is just a recreational game with family and friends, not much thinking may go into the same. Of course the objective here is to have a gala time and a good laugh! Yet, ask the hard-core contestants and you shall get a different story. An eye for details, a constant state of alert and evaluating possibilities come to the mind as the key skills required to succeed at it.

A game of chance?
Like all Card games, chance prevails to some extent to determine the winner in Classic Rummy.

Shuffle of cards, a play of chance:
The shuffling done at the start creates a state of uncertainty, not predictable even by the aces. Truly, you cannot take a wild guess at what could show up next from the stack, leaving it in the hands of “fate” or “destiny”!

A close watch, your winning part:
Closely tracking the cards that have been discarded and developing an understanding of how to estimate your opponent’s moves beforehand can determine the distinction between win and loss.

Discard those right, see a winning light:
Generally high value cards lead to upping the penalty and low value cards may act as “blockers” disrupting the formation of “melds”. Middle value cards act as connectors, hence aim at discarding the low and high value cards so that you can accelerate your discarding towards the end. This technique can be developed through patience and practice.

Balance the pass, Discard and Draw:
Too frequent discarding of the high value cards may however lead them being picked up by opponents and being used for their advantage. A fine balance that comes with practice, practice and more practice shall help you succeed in this game.

Probability strikes, for a future bright:
Now here’s the chance to apply all that mathematics and probability you learnt in real-life. Track the cards gone by and left. A game of chance, which can be estimated through keen math acumen and observation – interesting right? A great memory goes a long way in arriving at this estimation.

It is now a widely acclaimed fact that the Indian rummy game involves a good mix of luck and skill. Else how would years of practice enhance the winning capability of players? While the doling out of cards kicks off the “luck” factor, what a person does with the cards received – the strategy, dedication and willingness to win determine the outcome Winner or loser – this rummy card game definitely calls for a host of skills which maybe non-players discard as a sheer stroke of luck and charm!