Pool rummy is an exciting variation of 13 cards rummy. There is a fixed entry fee that every player has to pay for playing the game of pool rummy. Players get eliminated once their accumulated scores reach the maximum points limit on the table – 101 Points Pool or 201 Points Pool. The winner of every deal gets zero points and wins the prize pool.
What makes Pool Rummy Different from Points Rummy?
How to play Pool Rummy at Junglee Rummy?
How are scores calculated in Pool Rummy?
How is the winning cash amount calculated in Pool Rummy?
What is the Drop score in Pool Rummy?
Pool 101 | Pool 201 | |
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First Drop | 20 | 25 |
Middle Drop | 40 | 50 |
Can a player rejoin a game of Pool Rummy?
Does one have to pay an entry fee to rejoin a Pool Rummy game?
What is the starting score while rejoining a game?
How many times can one rejoin a Pool Rummy game?
How does the Split Option work in Pool Rummy Games?
There are different rules for 2-Player Auto Split and 3-Player Auto Split:
2-Player Auto Split: This is applicable on 101 and 201 pool tables which initially started off with more than two players.
101 Pool Tables: The Auto Split option will work when only two players are left at the tables, and each of them has a game count of 80 or higher. When the auto split is used, the prize will be automatically split between the two players. For example, if Player A has 90 points and Player B has 85 points, the prize will be equally split between the two players.
201 Pool Tables: This will work when only two players are left at the tables, and each of them has a game count of 175 or higher. When the auto split is used, the prize will be automatically split between the two players. For example, if Player A has 180 points and Player B has 190 points, the prize will be equally split between the two players.
3-Player Auto Split: This applicable on both 101 and 201 pool tables which initially started off with three or more players. The rules also apply if a third player rejoins after being eliminated from the game.
101 Pool Tables: The Auto Split option will work when only three players are left at the tables, and each of them has a game count of 80 or higher. When the auto split is used, the prize will be automatically split between the three players. For example, if Player A has 90 points, Player B has 85 points, and Player C has 100 points, the prize will be equally split between the three players.
201 Pool Tables: This will work when only three players are left at the tables, and each of them has a game count of 175 or higher. When the auto split is used, the prize will be automatically split between the two players. For example, if Player A has 180 points, Player B has 190 points and Player C has 200 points, the prize will be equally split between the three players.
There are different rules for 2-Player Auto Split and 3-Player Manual Split:
2-Player Manual Split: This is applicable on 101 and 201 pool tables that started off with two or more players.
3-Player Manual Split: This is applicable on 101 and 201 pool tables that started off with three or more players. It is also applicable if a third player rejoins after being eliminated. The manual split is applicable if the difference in the number of drops possible for any two of the three players will not be greater than two during a game. Manual Split will work in 101 pool games when the Total Score at the end of a round of all players is greater than or equal to 61. The same case applies to 201 pool games when the Total Score is greater than or equal to 151.
How is the Prize Split Processed?
Each player’s remaining drop will be equated to the player who has the least number of remaining drops. The excess drops of each player will be paid out from the prize pool:
Number of Excess Drops X Entry Fee
Let us view an example to understand the rule in a better way. More than three players join a 101 Pool Rummy where only three players remain, and other players drop out of the game. If all the remaining three players accept the split option, the prize pool will be distributed according to the each player’s remaining number of drops.
If Player A has 3 drops left, Player B has 1 drop left and Player C has no drops left, the calculation for the prize pool distribution will be as:
Prize Pool = Rs.300
1 Drop = Rs.50
Player A: 3 Drops
Player B: 1 Drop
Player C: 0 Drop
Since Player A and Player B have more drops, they will get a bigger portion from the prize pool.
Player A: 3 X 50 = 150
Player B: 1 X 50 = 50
Player C: Remaining Drops = 0
Remaining Prize Pool = 300 - 150 + 50 = Rs.200
Remaining Prize Pool Distribution = 200/3 (number of remaining players) = Rs.66.67
Player A: 150+66.66 =216.66
Player B: 50+66.66 =116.67
Player C: 66.67