Importance Of Sorting And How To Sort Cards At RummyCircle
The primary objective of a Rummy game is to form at least two sequences one of which has to be a pure one and forming any valid sequences or sets with the rest of the cards. It is as simple as that. You have to be the first one to do that too. Should you intend to have it achieved, you should be an expert sorter. Clever Sorting of cards gives you an edge over your opponents. As the adage goes, “well begun is half done”, a well sorted set of 13 cards in an online Rummy game takes you closer to victory. Let us now see how to sort the cards and the importance of sorting them in detail.
Prelude to sorting:
Before knowing how to sort and its importance, one must know the meaning of sequences and sets.
A sequence is nothing but grouping of consecutive cards of the same suit with or without the use of joker. A pure sequence is something which is also a grouping of consecutive cards of the same suit but without using the joker card.
3♥ 4♥ 5♥ (Pure sequence with three cards with no joker or wild card)
4♠ 5♠ 6♠ 7♠ (Pure sequence of four cards with no joker or wild card.)
A set, on the other hand, is nothing but grouping of the cards of same value but of different suits.
A♥ A♣ A♦ (It is a set of three As of different suits.)
5♦ 5♣ 5♠ 5♥ (It is a set of four 5s of different suits.)
In order to form such sequence and sets, you have to sort the cards at your end in a proper manner so that you do not miss an opportunity to form the sequence and sets required to complete the deal
How to sort the cards?
As soon as you get your set of 13 cards, you have to analyse which is the best possible combination to form a sequence, specially the pure one. This you should be able to achieve by arranging the cards in a proper manner by which you can form the sequence faster than the rest of the competitors. One trick is to arrange the cards in the combination of either red-black-red or black-red-black which will eradicate confusions in players’ minds and can also help them from discarding useful cards by mistake. You will be able to find out the cards that are idle for long by sorting properly. You can thus get yourself relieved of such cards.
Types of sorting cards to form sequence and sets:
- A pure sequence of four cards
- An impure sequence of three cards without the joker.
- A set of three cards without joker
- A set of three cards with joker.
However, it is not mandatory to form sets to win a game. But it is quite mandatory that you form a sequence. So while sorting your first priority should be to look out for cards that can be used to form sequences.
Some tips for sorting:
It is not enough if you just sort the cards at the beginning of the game. In fact, it should be a continuous process. While picking up the cards from an open and closed deck also you need to sort them to arrive at the best possible combination. As a matter of fact, you should keep sorting them on each turn so that your mind does not get fixed looking for one particular combination. You need to be flexible so that you have various options of completing the game.
Once you are done with learning the nuances and tricks of sorting the cards, nothing is unachievable for you as a Rummy player. It is the basic lesson that one needs to be acquainted with. If the sorting of cards has been mastered, you will have a great future as a player in the RummyCircle.