Pool Rummy

What is Pool Rummy?

Pool Rummy is the most popular variant of Indian Rummy and is played with 2 or 6 players. This format is also known as "Syndicate".

What are the different game types in Pool Rummy?

Classic Rummy offers 3 variants of Pool Rummy -

  1. 101 points
  2. 201 points
  3. Best of 3

How is the winner decided in Pool Rummy?

The objective of Pool Rummy is to have the least score in each game. Players get eliminated once they reach 101/201 points, the player who is left at the end of the games is declared winner. For BO3 game, player with the lowest total score at the end of 3 games is declared a winner. The player who places a show will get 0 points and rest of the players get a score based on the deadwood cards (unused cards) left on their hand.

How is the prize money decided?

Prize Money = (Entry Fee) X (Number of Players) – Rake. The prize money is credited to the winner's account.

What are the rules of 101 Pool Rummy?

  1. Player with lowest score at the end of all games is declared a winner.
  2. First Drop = 20 points; Middle Drop = 40 points; Full Count= 80 points maximum
  3. Jokers: 2 Printed Jokers and Card Jokers in all the games
  4. To win, you need:
    1. One Pure Life (Straight sequence without any Joker) - Compulsory, or else you get full count
    2. One more Life with/without Joker - Compulsory
    3. Remaining cards can be melded into sets of 3 or 4 cards. You can also have additional straight sequences with the remaining cards
  5. The player with a confirmed show gets 0; others get points that are a total of the deadwood (not used in valid runs or sets) cards that they hold.
  6. Points are calculated at the finish of very deal. A player is declared out of the game if his/her points reach 101 or more.
  7. Players may chose to rejoin; this is possible in case no player has points above 79.

What are the rules of 201 Pool Rummy?

  1. Player with lowest score at the end of all games is declared a winner.
  2. First Drop = 25 points; Middle Drop = 50 points; Full Count= 80 points maximum
  3. Jokers: 2 Printed Jokers and Card Jokers in all the games
  4. To win, you need:
    1. One Pure Life (Straight sequence without any Joker) - Compulsory, or else you get full count
    2. One more Life with/without Joker - Compulsory
    3. Remaining cards can be melded into sets of 3 or 4 cards. You can also have additional straight sequences with the remaining cards
  5. The player with a confirmed show gets 0; others get points that are a total of the deadwood (not used in valid runs or sets) cards that they hold.
  6. Points are calculated at the finish of very deal. A player is declared out of the game if his/her points reach 201 or more.
  7. Players may chose to rejoin; this is possible in case no player has points above 174.

What are the rules of BO3 Rummy (3 Player Pool Rummy Game)?

  1. Player with the lowest points in the end is declared a winner.
  2. All players must play all 3 rounds.
  3. In case there is a tie in score after 3 rounds, 4th round will be played as tie breaker.
  4. In case the difference between the scores of 2 players is greater than 80 after 2 rounds, the player with the lesser score is declared winner as the max score for a single round is 80. In such a case, the third round will not be played.
  5. Drop option is not available.
  6. Full Count = 80 points Maximum
  7. Jokers: 2 Printed Jokers and Card Jokers in all the deals
  8. The player who makes confirmed show gets 0; the other player/s get points equal to the value of cards in their hand that are not part of a valid Life or set.
  9. To win, you need:
    1. One Pure Life (Straight sequence without any Joker) - Compulsory, or else you get full count
    2. One more Life with/without Joker - Compulsory
    3. Remaining cards can be melded into sets of 3 or 4 cards. You can also have additional straight sequences with the remaining cards
  10. Rejoin option not available.

GENERAL RULES

Start Of Game
  1. Two packs of 53 (including 1 printed joker) cards each are used.
  2. A toss at the start of the game defines the order of play.
  3. Each player is dealt 13 cards randomly. A certified random number generator algorithm is used for this.
  4. A card is selected randomly from the deck and it acts as the Card Joker for that game. If a printed Joker gets selected here, then Ace card of any suit acts as Card Joker for that game.
  5. The next card from the pack of cards is placed in the open deck slot indicating start of the game.

Game Play

  • A player may pick a card from either the open or closed deck when it is his/her turn to play
  • Player must finish his/her turn within the allotted time.
  • Player gets auto dropped if he/she doesn’t respond to the turn in the given time
  • Cards discarded by players can be viewed under discards tab. This tab will display all the cards that have been discarded by players. The cards that are picked from discarded cards are marked by a star.
  • You cannot pick a Joker from Open pile, except when it is the first open card.
  • In case all cards from the closed deck have been used, cards from open deck are reshuffled and placed in the closed deck, except the face up card that is already in the open deck slot.

SPLIT RULES

There are two types of Split options that we have for our players.

  1. Auto Split
  2. Manual Split
    1. A split can only happen when either two or three players are playing at that time on a table.
    2. A split can only happen exclusively in a 101 or a 201 points game.

Auto Split
2-Player Auto Split:

  • This is applicable to 101 and 201 regular tables that start off with more than two players.
  • In a 101 count game which started off with more than two players, if and when only two players are left at the table and each has a game count higher than 80, the prize will be automatically split between the two of them and the balance will be correspondingly updated.
  • In a 201 count game which started off with more than two players, if and when only two players are left at the table and each has a count higher than 175, the prize will be automatically split between both of them and the balance will be correspondingly updated.
  • E.g., Player 1 has a count of 82 and Player 2 has a count of 87, then the prize will be automatically split between 2 players.

3-Player Auto Split:

  • This is applicable to 101 and 201 regular tables that start off with more than three players. A 3-Player Auto Split can also be applicable for a game that started off with three players, and one of them rejoined after getting knocked off.
  • In a 101 count game which started off with more than three players, if and when three players are left at the table and each has a count higher than 80, the prize will be automatically split between the three of them and the balance will be correspondingly updated.
  • In a 201 count game which started off with more than three players, if and when three players are left at the table and each has a count higher than 175, the prize will be automatically split between the three of them and the balance will be correspondingly updated.
  • E.g., Player 1 has a count of 180, Player 2 has a count of 178 and Player 3 has a count of 176, then the prize will be automatically split among three players.

Manual Split
2-Player Manual Split:

  • This is applicable to 101 and 201 regular tables only that start off with more than two players. If both the players agree to the manual split, the prize will be proportionately distributed amongst the two.
  • This is applicable to 101 and 201 regular tables that start off with more than three players.

3-Player Manual Split:

  • A 3-Player Manual Split can also be applicable for a game that started off with three players, and one of them rejoined after getting knocked off.
  • The condition is that the difference in the number of drops possible for any two of the three players will not be greater than 2 during a game. If all three players agree to the manual split, the prize will be proportionately distributed amongst the three.
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