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The Group of card games is known as Rummy. This game is much liked by the people and played universally, so in popularity it is the 3rd most admired game in the world. This game first gained the recognition in the early 20th century, and it is assumed that it is a resultant of the game Conquian which is a Mexican game or may have been derived from a card game similar to Mah Jong which began somewhere in China in the eighteenth century. Rummy has many variations and its popural variations are listed below:

  • Gin Rummy
  • Michigan Rummy
  • Shanghai Rummy
  • Rummy 500
  • Kaluki
  • Oklahoma Rummy

In all these variations Gin Rummy is a more popular variation. You can play Gin Rummy on the internet also, there are many game sites from there you can play free gin rummy. This game is usually for 2 players and 10 cards are dealt to each player. The game can also be played by more than 2 players.

In the game usually standard 52 cards of deck is used. And cards in each suits ranked from low to high as follows:
Ace, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K where J is for Jack, Q is for Queen and K is for King.

What should be Objective for the game by the players?
The main objective in the game by the players should be to form sets of 3 or more than of the same rank or sequence of the 3 or 4 cards of the same suits.

The Deal
The first player is chosen randomly. And the cards are distributed among the players in each turn in the clockwise manner starting from the left. If there are two players then ten cards are dealt to each player. Some cards are placed face up to form the discard pile and the remaining cards are placed face down to form the stock pile. Each player selects cards from these piles. This game is so interesting so that many game sites offer players to play free gin rummy to attract users to their sites.

How to play the game Gin Rummy?
The game is usually played in two parts like:

  1. The draw: When the game starts each player draws a card, face down, from the top of the stock pile. Cards, face up, are discarded by the players from the top of the discard pile. A player can choose see the card in advance in the discard pile but he has no choice in the stock pile since cards are placed face down in the stock pile.
  2. The discard: To complete a turn, one card should be discarded from a player’s hand and placed, face up, on the top of the discard pile. If a player draws a card from the stock pile then he should add the different card in the discard pile and putting the same card is not permissible.

During the play, in each turn, players try to form sequences of 3 or more cards of the same suit or sets of 3 or more cards of the same rank. Remaining cards which are not valid combinations are known as deadwood cards or unmatched cards and sum of the deadwood cards should not be more than 10 points. If a player reveals his deadwood counts then this is called knocking. If a knocking is done without matchless cards then this is called “Going Gin” and a player gains bonus points. The other players are not allowed to lay off if a player goes gin.

Strategy for playing Gin Rummy
During the game play you should always be careful about your opponent’s strategy. You should always notice that which card is discarded by your opponent player. In your turn you should discard only that card which is not useful for your opponents. Always try to knock during the game play rather than going for gin because it is good for bonus. You should pick up that card which has been discarded by your opponent and which is useful for you in forming meld. You should avoid that card which is not useful for making melds.

There are many sites from where you can play free gin rummy and lot of strategies you will learn as the tips. This game has many variations so the gin rummy is not a single game. Oklahoma Gin, Single match, Hollywood game, Multi-match these are the variations of the Gin Rummy. So we learnt that the game gin rummy is really easy to learn and interesting to play but needs great skill to win the game.