Rummy Strategy: Form A Sequence To Begin

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Winning a rummy game with a valid declaration is only possible with a pure sequence; on the distribution of 13 cards, the players sort them out into viable groups. The best rummy strategy is to form a pure sequence from the very beginning. Let’s see how you can include this advanced rummy strategy in your gameplay.

An Important Sequence 

You may have impure sequences, but without a pure one, you can’t declare and win the game; some pure sequence examples: 2♥ 3♥ 4♥ OR 5♠ 6♠ 7♠ 8♠ OR K♦Q♦J♦

Before you begin, remember to plan your moves in advance, sort your cards, and be aware of what you discard.

Formation Of A Pure Sequence

The creation of a pure sequence is not easy but not difficult as well, understand it with an example:

Player 1

Dealt Cards: 8 ♦ 6 ♠ 8 ♠ 3 ♥ 2 ♥ 7 ♠ 6 ♦ 5 ♦ Q ♥ J ♣ K ♣ 10 ♣

Sorted Cards: 8 ♦8 ♠ 2 ♥ 3 ♥ Q ♥ 6 ♠ 7 ♠ 5 ♦ 6 ♦ A ♥ 10 ♣ J ♣ K ♣

Rummy tip: The player has formed an impure sequence – 2♥3♥Q♥. But he has three possible sequences – 10♣J♣K♣ 6♠7♠ 5♦6♦ and one possible set – 8♦8♠.

Player 2

Dealt Cards9 ♠ 3 ♥ A ♥ 4 ♥ A ♥ 2 ♥ A ♠ 6 ♠ 8 ♦ 6 ♦ 4 ♣ A ♦ Q ♣

Sorted Cards2 ♥ 3 ♥ 4 ♥ A ♥ A ♦ A ♠ 6 ♦ 6 ♠ Q ♣ 8 ♦ 4 ♣ 9 ♠ A ♦
Rummy tip: The player has sorted the cards into ideal sets and sequences. Which are a pure sequence 2♥3♥4♥ and two sets – A♥A♦A♠ and 6♦6♠ Q♣.

Rummy Strategy: Round 1

Player 1: He picks a 10♣ from the closed deck but throws as it is useless to him.

Same Hand- 8 ♦ 8 ♠ 2 ♥ 3 ♥ Q ♥ 6 ♠ 7 ♠ 5 ♦ 6 ♦ A ♥ 10 ♣ J ♣ K ♣

Player 2: He picks a 7♦; it is an unwanted card to him, so he throws it into the open pile.

Same Hand- 2 ♥ 3 ♥ 4 ♥ A ♥ A ♦ A ♠ 6 ♦ 6 ♠ Q ♣ 8 ♦ 4 ♣ 9 ♠ A ♦

Rummy Trick: Round 2

Player 1: From the discarded pile, he picked 7♦ to complete his pure sequence and throw A♥.

Changed Hand- 8 ♦8 ♠ 2 ♥ 3 ♥ Q ♥ 6 ♠ 7 ♠ 5 ♦ 6 ♦ 7 ♦ 10 ♣ J ♣ K ♣

Player 2: He picks a 5♠ from the closed deck, keeps it as a low-value card, and discards A♥ as a high-value card.

Changed Hand- 2 ♥ 3 ♥ 4 ♥ A ♥ A ♦ A ♠ 6 ♦ 6 ♠ Q ♣ 4 ♣ 9 ♠ 5 ♠ 8 ♦

Rummy Strategy: Round 3

Player 1: Picks 8♥ and throws K♣ and completes a set 8♦8♠8♥

Changed Hand- 8 ♦ 8 ♠ 8 ♥ 2 ♥ 3 ♥ Q ♥ 6 ♠ 7 ♠ 5 ♦ 6 ♦ 7 ♦ 10 ♣ J ♣

Player 2: Picks 5♣ and throws 8♦, formed a new set of 5♣5♠.

Changed Hand- 2 ♥ 3 ♥ 4 ♥ A ♥ A ♦ A ♠ 6 ♦ 6 ♠ Q ♣ 5 ♠ 5 ♣ 4 ♣ 9 ♠

Rummy Trick: Round 4

Player 1: Picks 8♦ and discards J♣.

Changed Hand- 8 ♦ 8 ♠ 8 ♥ 2 ♥ 3 ♥ Q ♥ 6 ♠ 7 ♠ 5 ♦ 6 ♦ 7 ♦ 8 ♦ 10 ♣

Player 2: Picks and discards 7♥.

Changed Hand- 2 ♥ 3 ♥ 4 ♥ A ♥ A ♦ A ♠ 6 ♦ 6 ♠ Q ♣ 5 ♠ 5 ♣ 4 ♣ 9 ♠

Rummy Winning Strategy: Round 5

Player 1: Picks a printed joker to combine with 6♠7♠ and discards his last card for a valid declaration.

Winning Hand- 8 ♦ 8 ♠ 8 ♥ 2 ♥ 3 ♥ Q ♥ 6 ♠ 7 ♠ PJ 5 ♦ 6 ♦ 7 ♦ 8 ♦

Player 1 has won the game!

You should always start the game with a pure sequence as it is a straight ticket to victory. Stay tuned to learn advanced Rummy Strategies!

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