It is human nature to be prone to mistakes. Rummy is no exception to this. A few mistakes and strategy loopholes in the game will bring your party crashing down. We have observed a set of common mistakes rummy players make that we have listed here for your reference.
Negligence of Discard Pile
This is the biggest mistake players keep making continuously, that causes them to lose. Before they start building castles in the air about victory, players must keep a watch on the discard pile. If your opponent is picking up cards you discard, then you must be double cautious not to drop any further cards which he might pick up. For this, you must be insightful about the cards your opponents are holding.
Overplaying the game
We see some of the players hopelessly slogging it out after being dealt an undesirable combination of cards. Rather than dropping the game early, we see those players persisting and waiting for the opponents to drop their dream card. While we appreciate players’ endurance and patience, players must understand that their probability of winning the game is very less if their opponents are successfully picking cards from the open deck. They must act proactively in such scenarios.
Failure to drop out
If your hand cards are hopelessly undesirable, then there is no point in persisting with the game. Dropping out of the game at the beginning would save you points. If you get hand cards with no possibilities of a set/sequence, no jokers or any connected cards then consider dropping out of the game early to avoid the embarrassment of losing with high points.
Heading to High stakes tables with minimal exposure
We have always been suggesting our players play practice tables first and get properly acclimatized with the game play. The more you practice, the more chance you have to win games. Unfortunately, some players without sufficient practice under their belt head over to the high stakes games and lose miserably. As we have mentioned many times, we play host to a bastion of players with exceptional skills across the country. To compete with them, one must equip them self with sufficient skills to even stand a chance. Having said this, those who had followed our five effective Rummy Strategies have found themselves in a comfortable position.
Flimflam in Chat feature
We have always encouraged players to have normal chat regarding game play/strategies using our Interactive chat feature as Rummy has always been an interactive game. However, we see some players are carried away too much by this feature and are engaging in flimflam and personal flaming in the chat feature. Because of this even committed players get distracted and lose the game. We request the players to exercise restraint while using chat feature and avoid such meaningless banters.
Lack of Patience
Patience is a virtue. In fact, it is the mother of all virtues. You do not become a billionaire the very day you start a business. Rummy follows a similar pattern. It takes time to understand the game, absorb the intricate features, sufficient practice and a solid dedication to gain artistry in Rummy. Players who follow this hierarchy are immensely successful. Others get carried away by their emotions due to lack of patience and make mistakes which otherwise could have been avoided. Ask any Rummy stalwart, they will explain how their patience helped in conjunction with their efforts.
Hope we shed some light on the common mistakes our players are making. We would be glad if this article was helpful for our players in rectifying some of these mistakes. If you find this article interesting, do not forget to share, like in Facebook using the facebook button given below. If you have any queries on the game or tournaments, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org