Understanding Gin Rummy; the most popular Rummy Game

By: Ernesto


Gin rummy is one of the most popular games among the card players. Technological advancements and easy reach of internet has led to this game’s e-version being available on internet. Many websites are offering Gin rummy online and also in a customized manner for people of different countries and different language. Once you register with these websites they allow you to enter and join their rummy play rooms. It’s not always required to download it but you can also directly enjoy playing it.

Here we are going to give all you players some very effective tips which would surely help you in succeeding this game every time you play. The game has variation and is played in different rummy games types as Gin Rummy, Rummy 500, Contract Rummy, Kalooki, Canasta but the basics to play all of them are always same that is the player takes the cards and meld them together.

The person who wins this game is undoubtedly the one who finishes it first. This game requires the quick observation of the player for his / her melded cards and to knock first as soon as he / she can. It is advisable not to wait for all your cards to be melded. This would give you an opportunity to select and take points from your rival’s unmatchable cards. You have always an option to “quit” as soon as you realize that the sum value of your unmelded cards seems less than a prefixed maximum point score. (10 points in Gin Rummy).

Another key tip to learn and win this game is that the player should form his entire hand into melds as fast as possible and make a triangular of it. Try to do three things all together which are “your hand in a perfect shape comporting with the melds, a triangle and a knock as early as you can pitch.

Another important tool of this game is one must look for having the middle cards. For Example card No.7 is the value card as it creates a good combination and goes well with most of other cards.

If you begin with big cards which are unmatchable, immediately discard them. You should not even think of their prospects of future combination or else you are in high risk of loosing more points if you disregard this rule. But be alert and do it safely.

If your rival’s discarded card help you increase your meld then just pick it up. Be careful throughout the game and pay full attention to the discards of your rival. It is equally important else you are leaving scope for your rival to win the battle. You should always keep a trap on his / her discarded cards and also on the cards he / she picks from your discarded ones and try to assume what can be the set or sequence he is trying to make with the help of it.

Bid the game with these tricks and be the winner...

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The Author is an expert rummy 500 and rummikub Game player and has explored many websites for free rummy games online. He loves to share tips, best tricks and basic info about various rummy games like Gin Rummy, Oklahoma Rummy, Kalooki-51 etc.

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