Pool Rummy is a popular variant of the traditional rummy card game. It is played with a standard deck of 52 cards.
In the entertaining rummy game of Pool Rummy, players contribute a fixed amount of money at the beginning of the game, and the winner of the game takes the entire pool of money. This game is played between 2 to 6 players, and each player is dealt a fixed number of cards at the beginning.
The objective of Pool Rummy is to score the least number of points over a series of rounds. Points are assigned to every card in the deck, with the face cards (king, queen, jack, and ace) carrying 10 points each, while the numbered cards carry their face value in points. The joker card (wild card joker/printed joker), if used, carries zero points.
At the end of each round, the players count the points they have in unmelded cards, and the player with the highest points is eliminated from the game. The game continues in this manner until there is only one player left, who wins the entire pool of money.
Pool Rummy is a challenging and exciting variant of rummy that requires strategic thinking and planning to avoid getting eliminated from the game.
It is a popular game in India and is played in both online and offline formats. Also known as Syndicate among Rummy circles, it is played on India's most entertaining rummy app – RummyVerse, in two sub-variations. They are:
101 Pool Rummy and 201 Pool Rummy are the two most popular formats of pool rummy that are played all over the world.
101 and 201 are the pre-determined elimination points of the two pool rummy variations. The essence of the game is that players must aim to score the least possible points and avoid reaching the elimination points of 101 and 201.
The player who reaches 101 and 201 points in the respective variants will have to leave the game, while the player who remains till the end with the minimum points is declared the winner.
All the players taking part in this game, join in with a Buy-In amount and the winner takes the sum total of Buy-In amounts (amount the players join the game with) after deduction of the rake amount.
When players play and win on our platform, the winning amount is credited to the winner's RummyVerse cash account.
Prize money calculation:
Prize Money = Number of Players X Buy-In amount – The Rake amount.
All other widely practised and regular rules of Indian Rummy apply to Pool rummy as well.
A: Pool Rummy is one of the variations of the rummy card game in which two decks of cards are used and can be played by two to six players. The main goal of the game is to create valid sets and sequences using the cards you have and to reduce your point count to zero.
Pool rummy has two sub-versions: 101 Pool rummy and 201 Pool rummy. The game ends when one player's opponents exceed either 101 or 201 points, at which point the player with the lowest point count wins.
A: At the start of Pool Rummy, the dealer distributes 13 cards to each player, leaving the remaining cards as the draw pile/closed deck. To begin the game, the player on the dealer's left draws a card from the draw pile and discards one. This process continues with each subsequent player taking their turn in a similar way.
Each player must aim to create valid sequences and sets with the cards they have, discarding one card at the end of their turn. The game continues until one player successfully reduces their point count to zero. In games of 101 or 201 pool rummy, any player whose points exceed 101 or 201 respectively will be eliminated from the game. Your aim is to avoid reaching these (101/201) points.
A: The rules of Pool Rummy are as follows:
A: A valid set in Pool Rummy is a group of three or four cards of different suits but of the same rank. For example, a set of 3 cards of Kings, with one of Clubs, one of Hearts and one of Spades becomes a valid set.
Now that you know how to play Pool Rummy Game, are you ready to Game On with RummyVerse?