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Pool Rummy Format

What is Pool Rummy?

In Pool Rummy players pay a fixed entry fee which forms the prize pool. Winner of every deal gets 0 points and the rest accumulate points which are added to their score. A player is eliminated once their score reaches the maximum limit of points on the table eg: 101 Points Pool or 201 Points Pool.

Winnings =(Entry Fee) X (Number of Players) - RummyCircle fees.

How is Pool Rummy Played on RummyCircle?

Pool Rummy on RummyCircle.com is a 2 to 6 player game played typically with 2 or more packs of 53 cards each (including one printed joker per pack).

  • Each player joins a Pool Rummy table by paying a fixed entry fee which is used to create the Prize Pool.
  • A toss will decide which player makes the first move.
  • Each player is dealt a set of 13 cards randomly.
  • First card from the pack is placed in the open deck indicating that the game has started.
  • Remaining cards are placed face-down in the closed deck slot.
  • A joker card is randomly selected at the beginning of each game.
  • One or more jokers can be used to complete sets and/or sequences.
  • Printed Joker: In case a printed joker is selected as joker for a game, then players can also use Ace card of any suit as a joker in their sets and / or sequences.
  • Auto Drop: A player is allowed to drop anytime during a Pool Rummy match by clicking on 'Auto Drop' button. This player will then be dropped from subsequent deals and given the first drop score (i.e. 20 points in 101 pool or 25 points in 201 pool). If this player wishes to re-join the table, they can do so by clicking on 'I'm Back' Button. The points accumulated by this player when he/she was dropped, will be added to his/her score.
  • Elimination: In Pool Rummy, a player is eliminated from the table once his/her score reaches the maximum limit of points on a particular table. For example: In 101 points pool, a player will be eliminated once his score reaches 101 points.
  • Prize Split: In pool Rummy, players can use the 'Split' option if they choose to split the prize money. The split option will work as a function of number of drops remaining for a player. Number of drops remaining is defined as the number of times a player can drop a game and still remain in the game. Click here to see an example of split functioning.
  • Prize Auto Split: In pool Rummy, if all the conditions to split the prize money has been met and the remaining players are all one drop away from elimination, the prize money will be split automatically.
  • Objective: Arrange all 13 cards in-hand in sequences and/or sets.
  • Each player takes turns to pick/discard a card from closed/open deck to complete sets and/or sequences.
  • You can move a card to the finish slot to declare your sets and sequences.
  • To declare the player must show the cards in hand by grouping them in sets/sequences and clicking on 'Declare' button.
  • Compulsory: To finish the game, you must declare at least two sequences, one of which must be a pure sequence.
  • Caution: With two decks, you cannot use the same card twice in a set for instance 7 7 7 is not a validset.

How is the Scoring Done in Pool Rummy?

Deciding the winner : The first player to finish after meeting the game objective wins.

  • In a six player table, the game will continue without the player who finished without meeting the objective. This player gets 80 points.
  • The winner gets 0 points.
    • The loser gets points based on the cards in their hand.
    • Each card carries a certain number of points.
  • J - 10 points
  • Q - 10 points
  • K - 10 points
  • A - 10 points
  • All other numbered cards carry the same points as their face value for ex. 7 carries 7 points and 3 carries 3 points.
  • The jokers carry zero points.

The loser of the game gets points as follows:

If a player finishes the game without meeting the game objective, the player loses and gets 80 points.

If a player misses three consecutive turns, the player loses and gets the middle drop score, which is 40 points in 101 Pool and 50 points in 201 Pool.

Deal Show: If the losing player has not had his first turn before the opponent has made a validdeclaration, then :
  • The losing player gets points equal to half of his/her hand score. For example, if the hand score for a losing player is 30 points, then the player gets 15 points as his score.
  • The minimum points a losing player can get in this case is 2 (for scores 2, 3, 4, & 5).
  • The maximum points for a losing player in this case is 40 (for scores 80 or more).

  • Auto Drop: A player is allowed to drop anytime during a Pool Rummy match by clicking on 'Auto Drop' button. This player will then be dropped from subsequent deals and given the first drop score (i.e. 20 points in 101 pool or 25 points in 201 pool). If this player wishes to re-join the table, they can do so by clicking on 'I'm Back' Button. The points accumulated by this player when he/she was dropped, will be added to his/her score.

    What are The Maximum Points a Player Can Get?

    In Pool Rummy, a player is eliminated from the table once his/her score reaches the maximum limit of points on a particular table. For example: In 101 points pool, a player will be eliminated once his score reaches 101 points.

    How are the Winnings Calculated in Pool Rummy?

    At the end of a Pool Rummy game, the winner wins cash as follows:

    Winnings =(Entry Fee) X (Number of Players) - RummyCircle fees.

    E.g.: Players pay a fixed entry fee which is used to form the prize pool. Winner of every deal gets 0 points and the rest accumulate points which are added to their score. Lets say 5 players join a Pool Rummy game with 50 entry fee. The prize pool for this game will be 250. The winner will win 50 x 5 = 250. This will be credited to the winner's RummyCircle account after deduction of the RummyCircle Fees.

    How does the Drop Option Work?

    Each player gets an option to drop the game throughout the game duration. The drop scroes vary for different pool rummy formats. For example :

    Rummy Format First Drop Middle Drop
    Pool 101 20 40
    Pool 201 25 50

    In Pool Rummy, players can make use of the newly launched 'Auto Drop' option. By clicking on 'Auto Drop', a player is dropped from subsequent deals and given the first drop score (i.e. 20 points in 101 pool or 25 points in 201 pool). If this player wishes to re-join the table, they can do so by clicking on 'I'm Back' Button. The points accumulated by this player when he/she was dropped, will be added to his/her score.

  • Disconnection Scenario: On game table, under 'Options' >> 'Game Play Option', you can specify what should happen on the game table in case you get disconnected. You can choose to get dropped after 3 missed moves or you can remain on game table till you get reconnected.
  • What is Rejoin?

    In a pool game, players who are eliminated from the game are allowed to join the game back if the highest score among the players that are not eliminated is less than or equal to 79 points in a 101 pool game and 174 points in a 201 pool game.

    Is there an Entry Fee to rejoin a game?

    Yes. Every time you rejoin a pool game your account will be deducted by an amount that is equal to the Entry Fee of the game.

    If I rejoin the game, what will be my starting score?

    When you rejoin a game, your starting score will be 1 point above the highest score among the players that are not eliminated. E.g. If three players that are not eliminated have scores of 72 points, 45 points & 56 points respectively in a 101 pool game then your starting score will be 73 points after rejoin.

    How many times can I rejoin a pool game?

    As long as you meet the following conditions, you will be able to rejoin the game any number of times:
    1) You have enough balance in your account to rejoin.
    2) The highest score among the players that are not eliminated is less than or equal to 79 points in a 101 pool game and 174 points in a 201 pool game.

    Can I rejoin a game at any point after elimination?

    No. You will be able to rejoin ONLY after elimination, but before the next deal starts.

    How do I rejoin?

    When you get eliminated from the game and you are eligible to rejoin the game, you will get a rejoin window. This window will show you the amount that will be deducted from your account and the starting score after you rejoin. To rejoin the game simply click on Ok button within the allotted time for rejoin.

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