When we talk about the tricks that can help you achieve success in the game of rummy, they are essentially the same for almost all the variants of the game, whether it is Classic Rummy or Rummy Tournaments. Before we discuss these tricks, it is pertinent to mention that each card carries specific points equal to their face value, while cards Jack, Queen, King and Ace carry 10 points each. The ultimate motive in all these amazing card games is to form valid sequences and/ or sets, and whosoever does that first of all gets zero points and is deemed as the winner.
“Never dream of success but work for it.” -Anonymous
“Success comes from doing the common things of life uncommonly well.” – Anonymous
Now let us have a look at 5 uncommon ways of performing the common task of melding your cards into appropriate sequences and/or sets:
1. Form a Pure Sequence First:
As one pure sequence is absolutely mandatory to win, keep this task at the top of your priority list. It is akin to the proverbial straw to which a drowning man clutches to save himself. It is a crucial aid because just in case you happen to lose, it helps you reduce your points so that your loss is less. So, strive for a pure sequence as soon as you start playing the game.
2. Exercise Caution in case of High Value Cards
It can be really tricky handling cards with high value i.e. Number 10 cards, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. As a rule, a player should try to get rid of these cards as soon as possible because it is pretty easy to understand that they increase your points while our aim is to lower them. However, if you see that you have got three of them as a sequence or a set, then they are actually an asset and there is no harm in retaining them.
3. What is going on in the Minds of Your Opponents
In addition to trying to achieve your goal, it is a must that you behave like spy. Keep a close watch on the cards your rivals are grabbing or getting rid of. You must possess a cut-throat competitive streak to outperform the other players. For this, you should actually commit to memory all the cards being taken or dropped as also the cards that might be there in the closed pile. This is necessary to ensure that you don’t aid your adversaries by inadvertently dropping the cards that they need.
4. The Joker Card is a Great Asset
In our day to day life, a joker means a clown or somebody who is of no real worth and does nothing except hopping around and making people laugh. You will be surprised to know that in the game of online rummy, it is just the opposite. Do not commit the folly of assuming a joker card to be useless. A joker card is of immense value. It holds zero points and can help you form an impure sequence as it can be used in place of just any card. How was that!
5. Look Before You Leap
Never act in haste. Just like all other games, this game too gives you an adrenaline rush, but you must always maintain poise and never behave impulsively. Do not fret if you feel that you have not received very good cards and do not start celebrating if you perceive the opposite. Besides, you must not let your expressions show as this could help the others to guess where you stand. Your clever endeavors can turn the game in your favor.