What is Pool Rummy?
The Pool Rummy format of the game is another variant of the 13-card rummy game wherein 2-6 players come together to play a game. Each of the players participating in this format of the game is required to pay a fixed entry fee which then makes up to the total prize pool. The game starts with 0 points for both the players, and after every deal, the remaining points are added to their total. Any player reaching the maximum limit of points table is eliminated.
How to Play Pool Rummy Online
The Pool Rummy format of the game is played between 2-6 players with 2 decks of cards (each deck including 2 Jokers).
- Each of the players participating in this format of the game is required to pay a fixed entry fee which further makes the prize pool.
- The game starts with a toss which then decides who will play the first move.
- All the players on the table are given 13 cards each, dealt on a random basis.
- There are two decks used for playing the game, one is an open deck and the other one is a closed deck.
- There can be two Jokers in the game, one the Printed Joker and the other is Wild Joker (any random number picked as the Joker)
- The players can use one or more Joker to complete their sets or sequences for making a valid declaration.
- The objective of the game is to arrange all the 13 cards in valid sets and sequences wherein there should be 2 sequences, out of which one needs to a pure sequence.
- The players need to pick or discard cards from either of the decks for creating valid sets and sequences.
- After arranging all the 13 cards in valid sets and sequences, the player can move the extra card to the finish slot for declaring the game.
- Auto Drop - There is an auto-drop feature available in the Pool Rummy format of the game, through which the player can drop out of a deal. After being dropped from a deal, the player is given points for the first drop. The player can re-join the game by clicking the ‘I’m back button.’ However, the drop score will be added to the player’s score.
- Elimination - In case any of the player participating in the Pool Rummy game reaches the maximum limit of points on a particular table, the players in eliminated from the game.
- Prize Split - The players can mutually decide to split the prize pool using the Prize Split option. It works on the basis of the number of drops remaining with a player. In case any of the players deny prize split, then the feature shall not work.
101 Pool Rummy vs 201 Pool Rummy
Scores - In the 101 Pool Rummy, the maximum point limit for a table is 101 points, and any player who reaches the limit is eliminated from the game. On the other hand, in the 201 Pool Rummy, the maximum point limit is 201 points.
Auto-drop points - In the case of 101 Pool Rummy, the auto-drop points for the first drop are 20 and middle drop is 40. However, in 201 Pool Rummy, the first drop point is 25 and the middle drop point is 50.
Scoring in Pool Rummy
Winner - The first player to make a valid declaration after meeting all the objectives of the game is declared as the winner.
- In case a player ends the game without meeting the game objectives, it is given 80 points. If the player ends a - player game without meeting the objectives, the game continues until one of the players wins the game.
- Each of the card in the game carries value, and the points are calculated on the basis of the cards remaining with the players.
- The loser score points equal to the value of cards in hand
- The winner scores 0 points after making a declaration with valid sets and sequences.
- K, Q, J, and A from any suit have a value equal to 10 points each
- Rest of the cards have a value equal to their face value
- The Joker has points equal to ‘0’
In case any player makes an invalid declaration, i.e. declaring the game without meeting the game objectives, the player loses the game and scores 80 points.
In case a player misses 3 consecutive turns, it is considered to be a middle drop and the points are given according to the maximum limit of the table, i.e. 40 in 101 Pool Rummy and 50 in 201 Pool Rummy.
In an event both the players on a table have "0" point, then, the player declaring second will lose the game & will be given 2 points 'by default.'
In the case of Pool Rummy, the maximum points vary on the basis of the maximum limit of the particular table. In 101 Pool Rummy, the maximum points a player can score is 101, and in 201 Pool Rummy, it is 201 points.
The winnings at the end of the Pool Rummy is counted as:
Winnings = (Entry Fee) X (Number of Players) - Platform fees.
As per the policies of the game, each of the players on the table can drop out of the game at any time throughout the game. However, the scores differ for 101 Pool Rummy and 201 Pool Rummy.
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Auto Drop - There is an auto-drop feature available in the Pool Rummy format of the game, through which the player can drop out of a deal. After being dropped from a deal, the player is given points for the first drop. The player can re-join the game by clicking the ‘I’m back button.’ However, the drop score will be added to the player’s score.