Card games are popular with people of all age groups. They are interesting and super fun when played with your family or friends. There are different types of card games like Indian Rummy, poker, flush, and teen patti, to name a few. Among these, rummy is the most popular, thanks to its online version. It is the fastest and easiest card game variant. You can find rummy enthusiasts everywhere.
However, it is almost impossible to win a real cash rummy game without practice, especially when you are playing with expert players. It is a game of skill and can be mastered with lots of practice. With the right balance of tricks and strategies, you can become the ultimate rummy player.
In this blog, we will discuss 10 tricks to excel in rummy games and outshine your opponents.
1. Do not quit while playing free games
Do not drop out while playing free online rummy games. Many players quit the game when they have bad cards. However, such games can be good for practice. You can learn to change a bad hand into a good one. Besides, there are no real money stakes in free games and hence you have nothing to lose. It is advisable to play free rummy games before joining cash games or cash tournaments.
2. Observe your opponents’ moves
Keep an eye on your opponents’ moves to increase your chances of winning the game. Observe the cards they pick (from the open deck) and discard. It will give you an idea of the combinations they are trying to form and help you make an informed decision while making your next move.
3. Keep a track of your points
While playing rummy online, it is important to be aware of the points value of your hand. Keeping a track of your points will help you make wise moves. This is especially helpful while playing cash rummy games.
4. Confuse your opponents
One of the best strategies to win rummy games is to confuse your opponents. Yes, you heard that right. You can trick all the players at the table by drawing and discarding certain cards at the beginning of a game. Try to discard at least two low-value cards. Your opponents might think that you are going to declare and they start discarding cards that you need. For example, if you have the 6, 7, and 9 of Hearts, simply discard the 9 of Hearts. The players at the table will probably think you do not need the 8 of Hearts and discard that.
5. Arrange your cards well
While playing Indian Rummy, the very first step is to arrange all the cards in your hand well. This prevents any confusion while discarding cards. Organize the cards in consecutive order and keep all the unrelated cards including any unused Jokers in a different group. In online rummy, just click on the “Sort” button at the beginning of the game to automatically arrange your cards in groups.
6. Prioritize forming a pure sequence
Just like in real-world rummy, it is mandatory to form a pure sequence in online rummy too. A pure sequence is a sequence in which no card is replaced by a Joker. Keep the cards that can help you form a pure sequence. Even if you have several Jokers, prioritize forming a pure sequence first: you can use Jokers in sets too.
7. Start developing a strategy at the beginning of the game
In order to be the ultimate Indian Rummy champion, you will need a thorough game plan to hoodwink your opponents. It is an unpredictable game and you should not delay in analyzing and strategizing. Start developing a strategy as soon as possible and with each move, get one step closer to winning the game.
8. Prefer picking cards from the closed deck
While playing card games on a rummy app, try not to pick cards from the open deck as picking from the open deck will give a hint to your opponents about the cards you have or need to form sequences and sets. Therefore, it is best to pick cards from the closed deck, except if you are picking the last card required for a sequence/set.
9. Use Jokers wisely
Many players do not know how to use Jokers while playing rummy online. Make sure to understand the real purpose of this card in the game. Jokers cannot replace any other cards in a pure sequence. However, you can use a wild Joker in a pure sequence in its original value and as a card of its original suit.
10. Practice different rummy variants
Practice is key to excelling in card games. If you want to play rummy online and win cash prizes, start practicing by playing free games. There are different variants available online. You can choose a variant/format and become acquainted with it before playing for cash. Play free games and develop your skills and strategies. You can also learn how to play Indian Rummy by watching various online videos and tutorials.
Hopefully, these tips will help you ace rummy games. Happy gaming!