How to play Pool Rummy?

DeccanRummy - Pool Rummy Rules
Pool Rummy is the most popular variant of Indian Rummy and is played with 2 or 6 players.

  • 2 – 6 players can play rummy.
  • Two or more pack of cards used.
  • Each pack has 53 cards each.
  • Player brings minimum cash to table.
101 points and 201 points are the two variants of pool rummy in Deccanrummy.        

Meld all 13 cards in-hand in sequences and/or sets.

1. Random Toss Toss decides the first move.
2. Dealing of Cards Each player receives 13 cards.
3. Open Deck Pack's first card is kept facing upwards.
4. Closed Deck Left out cards are kept facing downwards.
5. Wild Card One randomly selected card is referred as Joker.
6. Play Player chooses/discards card from closed/open deck to complete sequences/sets.
7. Discard Player discards one card to finish slot.
8. Show Player shows his/her sets and/or sequences.
9. Declare Player clicks on "Declare" button.

To finish the game, the player must declare 2 sequences, out of which one must be a Pure Sequence.
  • Jokers can be used to complete a set or sequence.
  • When Printed Joker is selected as Joker for a game, then players are allowed to use the Aces from any suite as Jokers in their sequences and/or sets
With two decks, use of two same cards in the same set is not allowed.
For instance: 5 ♠ 5♠ 5 ♥ is not a valid set.

101 and 201   points:
 In Pool Rummy, The player who sustains with the minimum or zero points until the end of all the rounds will be declared as the Winner. The Player who reaches the points 101 or 201 will get eliminated from the game and other pursue the game to end.

  1. Each card carries a certain number of points.
    • J, Q, K, A of any suit = 10 points each.
    • Number cards = Same points as their face value. e.g. 7 carries 7 points and 3 carries 3 points.
    • Joker cards carry 0 points.
  2. The losing player gets points equal to his/her hand score.
    • If the losing player has no pure sequence, all cards are counted.
    • If the losing player has only a pure sequence, only the pure sequence is not counted.
  3. Maximum points that a player can get in one game is 80.
    • If Hand Score <80 then Points = Hand Score
    • If Hand Score >=80 then Points = 80
  4. If the losing player has not had his first turn before the opponent has made a valid declaration, then the losing player gets 20 points.
  5. If a player misses three consecutive moves, the player would get dropped automatically. The dropped player will get 40 points,
  6. If a player declares without meeting the game objective, he/she gets 80 points and the game continues till there is a winner.
  7. If a player has met the game objective but does not declare, he/she is awarded a score of 2 points.
  8. In two-player pool table, The player who wins the game will be benefitted with the prize amount excluding the rake.
  9. In the Six player pool table, The top two players will be benefitted with prize amount the   first winner receives the 70% of the prize amount and second winner with the 30% of the prize amount excluding the rake.