“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”
– Jack London
Getting good at anything in life is a tough cut, but getting better at a game is only a matter of being the smartest guy at the table.
The path to being the smartest guy at the table is laden with bad advice, cheap tricks, and bound-to-fail shortcuts.
But, what we have here for you today are some game-changing rummy tips that will help you get an edge over everyone else at the table and bring home some well-earned cash that’s gonna help you buy those sick Ray-Bans you’ve been eyeing for weeks.
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Here’s a laundry-list of tips and tricks to help you get better at Rummy:
The first step is not to get over excited and focus on arranging your cards to make pure sequences. Sets also come in handy, but the #1 priority should be Pure Sequences.
This way, you get an edge over your opponent who might declare the game at any point, because, that way you do accumulate the sum of all points of all cards in your hand
Discard High-Value Cards
High-value cards can be the ultimate factor between victory and loss. Hoarding high-value cards are the metaphorical equivalent of cradling live hand grenades in a rummy game.
Holding high-value cards such as King, Queen, Jack or Ace in a bid to form a sequence can be your downfall should the opponent declare his game early.
High-value cards only increase your burden with more points.
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Paying Attention to your Opponent is Key
One of the best things and a critical aspect about Rummy is that one can quickly get an edge over their opponent by merely paying attention to what they discard and pick up from the open deck.
By dropping the cards close to what your opponent discard ensures that they do not pick up your cards from the open deck.
Games are won and lost in Rummy by merely outwitting your opponents by observing and countering their moves.
Constantly Rearrange your Cards
The game’s been going on for a while, and you might feel like your hand isn’t going to win you this game.
But wait, a simple rearrangement of your cards shows you that you’ve been holding the best cards at the table and now you’re only seconds away from sweeping up all the cash from the table.
It happens more than it might seem because identifying a winning hand gets difficult when your cards are in shambles and seem haphazard. Rearranging your cards can prove to be the most vital aspect of a game.
Follow these simple, neat little tricks to become the smartest player at the table and win big.
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