How to Win at Indian Rummy: 7 Tips

If you want to become a professional Indian Rummy player, you will have to look for a way to improve your skills at the Rummy game. Even if you know the rules and have played the game several times, there is still a long way to go before you can start winning money online consistently. It requires patience, logic, and of course practice. Here are 7 tips that will help you become a better player. These 7 points will have you winning more often than losing in no time. 

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1. Focus on getting a pure sequence

Getting a pure sequence is the most important thing when playing Indian Rummy. So start creating one first. If you are lucky, you will get one when the cards are dealt. By doing this, you ensure you are not stuck with the sum of all your cards if any other player wins. 

2. Always observe your competitors

You should be aware of what your competitors are doing at all times. Keep track of which cards they are keeping and which they are discarding. This will help you figure out which cards they are trying to meld and which cards they are looking for. 

3. Always discard high point cards

It is best to discard your high point cards right away. Because if you end up losing, these cards will cost you dearly. Get rid of your Aces, King, Queen and Jack when you get the chance. 

4. Remember that a sequence can have up to 4 cards

People often misbelieve that a Rummy game has sequences of only 3 cards. A sequence can have up to 4, with a pure sequence or a Joker card. 

5. Try to create sequences with mid-level cards

It is best to create sequences with mid-level cards. For example, the card 6 can make sequences like 5, 6, 7 or 4, 5, 6 or 6, 7, 8. If you try to make a sequence with higher cards, such as the Ace, this will lead to sequences like A, 2, 3 or Q, K, A. Q, K, and A are high point cards which can cost you if your opponent declares Rummy before you. 

6. Do not use discarded cards for your first sequence

It is best not to the cards other players discard for your first sequence. This will let other players know immediately which meld you are trying to make and give your intentions away too fast. 

7. Be smart with jokers and wildcards

The more jokers and wildcards you have in your game, the better your odds of winning. If you already have a pure sequence, than do not waste your joker on it. It is best to save it for other sequences. If your meld already has two pure sequences, use your joker to create other sets or sequences with high points.

Bonus tip: Practice makes perfect!

If you truly want to be a professional Rummy player and win enough money to support yourself, follow the tips above. However, you will only become a complete expert if you practise regularly. After a few hundred or even thousand hands, you should have perfected your Indian Rummy strategy. Good luck!