### Pools Rummy Games

Pool Rummy is one of the popular variants of 13 cards rummy games. It is generally played between 2 or 4 or 6 players. GoRummy – Your online rummy club, offers both 101 points Pool Rummy and 201 points pool rummy.

In pool rummy, 101 and 201 are the preset elimination points. GoRummy players playing pool rummy must score least to win the game. Any player who reaches elimination points of 101 or 201, in the respective game variants, will be eliminated from the game.

Eventually, one player who scores the least when compared to other opponents wins all the cash at the end of each game.

This variant of rummy is considered more rewarding, but the best rummy players make the most out of it. Join GoRummy tables now, play pools rummy and try your gaming skills and luck for better rewards.

##### DIFFERENT SCORING IN 101 & 201

Pool Rummy 101: First drop player scores 20 points, Middle drop player scores 40 points, and full count player scores 80 points.

Pool Rummy 201:First drop player scores 25 points, Middle drop player scores 50 points, and full count player scores 80 points.

Pools Rummy – Winnings Formula

Winnings = (No of Players) X (Betting Chips) – GoRummy Fees

What is Pool Rummy?

In this rummy variant of Pool Rummy, all the players play by paying a fixed entry fee which forms the prize pool. The eventual winner at the end of every deal secures 0 points and the rest gets added as points which are included in their score. A player is out of the game once their score reaches the optimum limit of points on the table.

Winnings = (Entry Fee) X (Number of Players) – GoRummy fees.

###### SPLIT OPTIONS:

There are two types of Split options available that are provided to the players.

- Auto Split
- Manual/Optional Split

###### BASIC SPLIT RULES:

- A split would only happen when either two or three players are playing at that time on a table which initially started off with three or more players.
- A split would only happen exclusively in a 101 or a 201 pool game.
- A split would never happen for points, deals and league games.
- As long as rejoin is applicable, we would not provide the split option to other active players, on the table, irrespective of the eliminated player approval.

###### AUTO SPLIT:

2 Player Auto Split:

- The Auto Split option will work when only two players are left at the tables which initially started off with three or more players and each of them has a game count of 81 or higher.
- When Auto Split is used, the prize would be equally and automatically split between the two active players and the balances would be correspondingly updated.
- Example: Player 1 has a count of 81 and Player 2 has a count of 100, then the prize would be equally split between the two active players.

201 Pool Game:

- The Auto Split option works when only two players are left at the table which initially started off with three or more players and each of them has a game count of 176 or higher.
- When auto split is used, the prize would be equally and automatically split between the two and the balance would be correspondingly updated.
- Example: Player 1 has a count of 176 and Player 2 has a count of 200, then the prize would be equally and automatically split between 2 players.

3 PLAYER AUTO SPLIT:

101 Pool Game:

- The Auto Split option will work when only three players are left at the tables which initially started off with more than three players and each of them has a game count of 81 or higher.
- The Auto Split option works when only three players are left at the tables which initially started off with three players, one of them rejoined after getting knocked off and each of them has a game count of 81 or higher.
- When Auto Split is used, the prize would be equally and automatically split among the three of them and the balance will be correspondingly updated.
- Example: Player 1 has a count of 81, Player 2 has a count of 100 and Player 3 has a count of 89 then the prize would be equally split among 3 players.

201 Pool Game:

- The Auto Split option will work when only three players are left at the tables which initially started off with more than three players and each of them has a game count of 176 or higher.

- The Auto Split option works when only three players are left at the tables which initially started off with three players, one of them rejoined after getting knocked off and each of them has a game count of 176 or higher.

- When auto split is used, the prize would be equally and automatically split among the three of them and the balance would be correspondingly updated.
- Example: Player 1 has a count of 181, Player 2 has a count of 200 and Player 3 has a count of 189 then the prize would be equally split among 3 players.

###### MANUAL/OPTIONAL SPLIT:

2 Player Manual Split:

This is applicable to 101 and 201 Pool Games:

- The Manual Split option will work when only two players are left at the tables which initially started off with three or more players and the difference in the number of drops possible for both the players should not be greater than 2.
- If the two players agree to the optional split, the prize would be split between two of them according to their number of drops available in the game and the balances will be correspondingly updated.

3 Player Manual Split:

- The Manual Split option will work when only three players are left at the tables which initially started off with three or more players and the difference in the number of drops possible for any two of the three players should not be greater than 2.
- If all 3 players agree to the optional split, the prize will be split among three of them according to their number of drops available in the game and the balances will be correspondingly updated.

How is Pool Rummy dealt on GoRummy?

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

Each player is seated at a Pool Rummy table after paying a fixed entry fee.

Each player is provided with a set of 13 cards randomly.

First card from the pack is included in the open deck indicating that the game has begun.

Rest of the cards are placed face-down in the closed deck.

A joker card is randomly chosen at the start of each game.

One or more jokers can be considered to arrange sets and/or sequences.

Printed Joker: If a printed joker is chosen as joker itself for a game, then players can also consider using an Ace card of all suits as a joker in their sets and / or sequences.

Auto Drop: Each player is provided with the Drop option anytime during a Pool Rummy match by clicking on ‘Auto Drop’ button. He/She will then be dropped from rest of the deals and provided with the first drop score (i.e. 20 points in 101 pool or 25 points in 201 pool). If the player prefers to re-join the table, they can do so by choosing the appropriate button available accordingly. The points get added by that specific player when he/she was dropped, will be added to his/her score. If the player clicks on auto drop after picking a card then he/she will be considered Middle Drop on his turn (points will be awarded as normal if other player declares show before his turn) and will be provided with middle drop score (i.e. 40 points in 101 pool or 50 points in 201 pool).

Elimination: In Pool Rummy, a player is out of the game once his/her score reaches the maximum limit of points on that specific table. For instance: In 101 points pool, a player will be out once his score is equal to or above 101 points.

Prize Split: In Pool Rummy, players can make use of ‘Split’ option if they prefer to split the prize money. The split option will continue to be a function of number of drops available for a player. Number of drops available is considered as the number of times a player can drop a game and still remain in the game.

Objective: Set properly all 13 cards available in hand in sequences and/or sets.

Each player gets turns to pick/discard a card from closed/open deck to arrange sets and/or sequences.

As an active player, you can lead a card to the finish slot to call a show and declare your sets and sequences.

To make a declaration the player must show the cards in hand by grouping them in sets/sequences and clicking on ‘Declare’ button.

Mandatory: To conclude the game, you must ensure that you declare at least two sequences, one of which must be a pure sequence.

How the Scores are awarded in Pool Rummy?

Declaring the winner : The first player to complete by meeting the game objective is the winner.

In a six player table, the game will progress even without the player who declared without meeting the objective. The concerned player secures 80 points.

The winner is awarded 0 points.

The loser reflects account with points based on the cards in their hand.

Each card is valued with a certain number of points.

All face cards like J, Q, K, A = 10 points

Rest of the numbered cards reflect the same points as their face value for ex. 9 gets 9 points and 4 gets 4 points.

The jokers are awarded zero points.

**The loser of the game receives points as mentioned below:**

If a player ends the game without ensuring the game objective, the player is lost and receives 80 points.

If a player fails to play during three consecutive turns, the player is termed as lost and is awarded with a middle drop score, which is 40 points in 101 Pool and 50 points in 201 Pool.

Deal Show: In case the player lost has not had his first turn even before the opposite player has made a valid declaration, then :

The player who lost is awarded points equal to half of his/her hand score. For instance, if the hand score for a player lost is 30 points, then the player will be awarded 15 points as his score.

Minimum points for a player lost in this case is 2 (for scores 2, 3, 4, & 5).

Maximum points for a lost player in this case is 40 (for scores 80 or more).

Auto Drop: Each player is provided with the Drop option anytime during a Pool Rummy match by clicking on ‘Auto Drop’ button. He/She will then be dropped from rest of the deals and provided with the first drop score (i.e. 20 points in 101 pool or 25 points in 201 pool). If the player prefers to re-join the table, they can do so by choosing the appropriate button available accordingly. The points get added by that specific player when he/she was dropped, will be added to his/her score. If the player clicks on auto drop after picking a card then he/she will be considered Middle Drop on his turn (points will be awarded as normal if other player declares show before his turn) and will be provided with middle drop score (i.e. 40 points in 101 pool or 50 points in 201 pool).

What are the Optimum Points a Player receives?

How are the Winnings Computed in Pool Rummy?

Winnings =(Entry Fee) X (Number of Players) – GoRummy fees.

How will the Drop Option functions?

What is Rejoin?

Do the players have to pay any Entry Fee to rejoin a game?

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