Here Is All You Need To Know About Rummy Tournaments

Here Is All You Need To Know About Rummy Tournaments

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Rummy is a beloved card game in India played by many. With the advent of the internet and rise of social gaming, rummy card games are available online also. You can choose to play against other players or enter rummy tournaments. In this article, we at GetMega will help you to get an idea about these tournaments and the rules. GetMega has rummy tournaments.

There are more Indian card games which are equally popular. Play contests and tournaments with 100,000+ players and win more than 10,00,000 on GetMega. Download the Rummy app now!

We have also explained rummy and the basic rummy rules in a separate article. Click here to read about it.

What are Tournaments in Rummy?

These are basically multiplayer rummy games. You can play against many other players and move upwards in the table to win. In order to participate in the tournament, you have to pre-register for the game and reserve your seat.

Rummy tournaments have become very popular with the advent of online gaming. You can participate in tournaments according to your time without waiting for your friends.

There are various types of tournaments in rummy. The main ones are -

  • cash rummy games
  • rummy tournaments
  • free tournaments- These tournaments don’t have any entry fee. But you can still win cash and other prizes.

Cash Rummy Games vs Rummy Tournaments?

Cash rummy and online rummy tournaments may be used interchangeably but the mode of play is different. We will explain rummy tournament rules in both types.

Cash Rummy

You have to pay an entry fee to join the tournament. The higher the entry fee the bigger the reward.

You can play cash rummy at any time you want because cash rummy games are always taking place on most online rummy platforms.

GetMega has multiple cash tournaments. You can select the most suitable one depending on your skill and budget. With 10,000+ daily players on the app, you can win up-to Rs 1,00,000 everyday.
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Online Rummy Tournament

In online tournaments, initially  there will be several tables where rummy is played simultaneously. Every table plays a fixed number of deals. The tables start to merge as the tournament progresses and players are eliminated till only one table is left. Each table is required to complete the fixed number of deals. Even if other tables have completed their deals, they still have to wait till the last table completes its deals.

All tournaments may or may not have an entry fee. Some tournaments are free.

Difference  between cash rummy games and rummy tournaments

The main difference is online tournaments are  pre-scheduled and you cannot join in any time you want (unlike cash games). You need to register and pay a fee in order to participate in the tournament

Tournaments generally run for a longer time than cash games, sometimes even for a month (as in each table has to wait for the others to complete the deals) So, these are usually kept during the weekends or festive seasons so more players can join.

If you want quick games or to improve your rummy skills, cash rummy is more suitable. But tournaments are definitely more exciting.

What are the Rummy Tournaments on GetMega

There are two types of tournaments or Leaderboards available at GetMega,

  • Goal-Based Leaderboards and
  • Rank Based Leaderboards.

In a Goal-Based Leaderboard, a player has to achieve a given set of net winnings score at specific PR’s to win the rewards. Usually, there are 5-6 step-by-step Goals in a leaderboard and the player is rewarded at each step.
In a Rank Based Leaderboard, a player is rewarded based on his Rank among the players participating in that leaderboard. There is also a minimum score criterion for Rank Based Leaderboards which needs to be achieved to be eligible for any reward against any rank.

Tips to win in Rummy Tournaments

Tournaments of rummy are very exciting as you get to play with many seasoned players and also have a chance to win cash and other prizes. In this section, we will give you some tips to help you to win at tournaments. Most of these tips will also work in your regular rummy games with your friends and family.

  • Know the basic rules and concepts

The first step towards winning any rummy card game is learning and understanding the basic concepts of rummy very well.

If you are a new player, it will be better to focus on the game rules and play a few free games before entering a tournament. You should refer to our article “Rummy - The Card Game” which covers the basics of a rummy card game.

  • Arrange your Cards properly

This is especially useful when you are playing with physical cards. Organize your cards according to their suits and ranks. Try to keep blacks and reds separate. It's very easy to miss cards especially with 13 card rummy and 21 card rummy.

  • Focus on forming a Pure Sequence

Don’t worry if you get an unsatisfactory hand. Many players have won the game with what they initially thought was a bad hand. One of the key tips is to focus on forming a pure sequence first. A pure sequence is one without a joker.

  • Don’t forget the jokers

Many players forget about the jokers in the heat of the game. Jokers and wildcards can be used in place of any other card. If you get a joker, you can create a group more easily (impure sequence).

  • Choose Low-Value Cards

The aim of a rummy card game is to reduce your points to 0 before other players.  Even if you are losing, you should aim to lose with as low points as possible which will reduce your cash outflow. Every point makes a difference especially in games with a bigger cash amount. Try to get rid of high value cards as soon as possible especially when you realize that you are losing. But don’t discard them at the start of the game as other players may benefit from it.

  • Observe other players

This is the oldest trick in the book. Try to keep track of what other players are discarding (or picking up from discarded piles). This way you can guess what sequences/sets they are making. You can hold onto that card in order to reduce their chances of winning.  For example, another player has picked up 8 and 10 of spades. Then, chances are they are forming 8,9,10 and getting rid of your 9 of spades will help the player.

  • Keep a poker face :)

The poker face will also help you in rummy. While you are observing others, keep your own moves hidden. Try to avoid picking up from the discarded pile unless you see a really good card. It’s better to pick up from the stockpile.

  • Know the rummy tournament rules

While you may know the basics of a rummy card game, also go through the terms and conditions of the tournament. Each tournament has different rules about the number of deals, seat allocations, points, move timings of the players (how much time they take to play their turn), final games and prizes.

  • Keep practicing

You need to practice and play rummy card game regularly in order to be able to win tournaments. Try to play a few rummy games at least 1 week before the tournament. Cash games are a very easy way to gain experience.

GetMega is an amazing platform that lets you play Cash rummy with friends & family on video-chat with real money. Sounds fun, isn't it? Download the GetMega Rummy app now!

FAQs about Rummy Tournaments

How do I know when there is a Tournament?

After logging into GetMega rummy app you can check out our tournaments section. It will display the upcoming tournaments along with the timings, entry fee and available seats.

How are cards dealt in online  Rummy?

In online rummy, the computer program deals the cards.

What is the difference between Practice Games and Cash Games?

Practice Games are free and you don’t need to deposit any money. These are a great way to practice playing rummy

Can I play multiple tournaments at the same time?

Yes it is possible to play multiple tournaments at the same time. The tournament will be separate and the chips of one tournament will not affect another tournament.

With this our article on rummy tournament rules comes to an end! Why not try joining a rummy tournament on GetMega?

There are more Indian card games which are equally popular. Play contests and tournaments with 100,000+ players and win more than 10,00,000 on GetMega. Download the Rummy app now!

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