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In Gin-Rummy, when the deck reach the last two cards and no player have knocked, the rounds end in a draw. In games of experts, or at least experienced players, how often a round ends in a draw?

I would like to get an estimation of an experienced player.

EDIT: Some terminology:

  • A game consist of several rounds
  • a round consist of several turns.
  • A game can never end in a draw, since in each round only one player receive points. Thus the first answer is incorrect.
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I have played Gin often with my family, at least several hundred rounds. I do not recall ever having participated in a game which ended in a draw.

I will note that I have primarily participated in two-player games, logic indicates that games with additional players would have a higher probability of ending in a draw as there would be fewer rounds per player and each additional player results in one card per round that cannot be accessed.

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  • We might need to clearify some terminology. A game consist of several rounds, a round consist of several turns. A game can never end in a draw, since in each round one player (at most) recieve points. hitting the wall is when a round ends in a draw (happens when the deck gets to the last 2 cards and no one knocks). – Cohensius Dec 20 '19 at 9:52

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