Questions tagged [gin-rummy]

Card game played with one pack of cards by two players who seek to 'meld' sets of three or four cards of the same rank to clear their hand.

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I am wondering how in the world the number 136,694 of directly dealt out Gin hands was arrived at

Some kind person on here said that when dealing out hands from a standard 52-card deck in the game of Rummy, there are 136,694 possible 10-card hands that can be declared "Gin." I am just ...
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In Gin-Rummy, what are the chances to make Gin on the first turn?

What are the odds for a Gin on the first turn? That is, what are the odds for arranging 10 out of 11 random cards in melds. In Gin-Rummy, at the start of a round, players draw 10 random cards. On the ...
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Is it possible for an opponent to have zero deadwood when I gin?

While playing Gin on an app, I knocked with gin and my opponent showed zero deadwood. Given I had gin, my opponent was unable to play any cards on mine; so, is it possible for a player to have zero ...
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Gin-Rummy with different number of cards

Official Gin-Rummy is played with 10 cards. I wish to implement in my game a shorter version with less cards. What are the common/recommended number of cards? I guess that removing/adding ...
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Gin Rummy with Jokers

Is there any known variant of Gin-Rummy that includes the Jokers? If yes then, what are the rules about jokers? How much deadwood a joker counts? Can be used only for Runs or also for Sets? A ...
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In Gin-Rummy, when both players Pass, can the active player make a Pickup?

In Gin-Rummy, if both players pass the first face-up card, does the first player must Draw from the pile or she can Pickup the first discard? Obviously, there is no benefit in first pass a card, then ...
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Gin-Rummy end-game considerations

In Gin-Rummy, when you and/or the opponent getting close to the winning score (usually 100), how one should modify her play? For example, I think, that if you just need few points in order to win ...
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In Gin-Rummy, when not to Knock?

In Gin-Rummy, besides several exceptions, in most rounds the best move is to Knock as soon as possible. What are those exceptions? When it is better to go for Gin / Undercut? While this question ...
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In Gin-Rummy, how likely is that a round ends in a Draw?

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 ...
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In Gin-Rummy, who start after a round was played to the wall?

In Gin-Rummy, when the deck reach the last 2 cards and no player have knocked, the rounds end in a draw. Who starts the next round?
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In Gin-Rummy, what are the chances to start with a Gin?

In Gin-Rummy, in the start of a round players draw 10 cards. What is the probability to draw 10 cards such that all the cards are part of some meld?
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Rummy version with a run of seven as last round

I've been trying to remember the details on a gin rummy game I played when I was younger. This game had the last round require a "run of seven" and a set of three. Looking at Wikipedia I see Contract ...
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In Gin-Rummy, what is the bonus points for Gin and Undercut?

In the traditional rules of Gin-Rummy: Is going Gin worth 20 or 25 points? Is undercutting worth 10 points? If a player knocks and is undercut by their opponent and this opponent lays off and has no ...
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What is the purpose of bonus points in Gin Rummy?

What purpose do the bonus points after a player wins a game of Gin Serve? Let's say two players agree to play a game to 100 points. At the end of the game, the typical rules call for bonus points ...
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Gin Rummy, incorrect knocking

What is the penalty for going down with a hand that has more than 10 points? For example, a player may lay down a 4d,5d,6d but one of the cards is actually of the heart suit.
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Misreading your hand when knocking in Gin

What happens when a player knocks and misreads their hand? This hand recently came up: I announced a knock but mistakenly included a card as deadwood that could have been played. If the card (6c) ...
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If you knock, but actually have a gin hand, is it valid to change it after you've knocked?

I was playing a game of gin rummy when I knocked for a non-zero amount. As I laid out my cards, I noticed that I could have rearranged to cards and gone gin. Now this isn't a question about whether ...
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How is a Gin Rummy hand scored if both the knocking and defending player have Gin?

I am playing with the Big Gin variant, which is not part of the base game. Say I pick up a card from the deck which makes me a Gin hand. Only, I don't realize it due to say, misreading my hand, or I ...
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In Gin Rummy, what happens when one knocks but the opposing player has a lower deadwood?

In Gin Rummy, what happens when one knocks but the opposing player has a lower deadwood? E.g. I knock placing everything but a 6. My opponent was able to place everything but a 4. So, my opponent had ...
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In 2 player, 10 card Gin, figuring out opponents cards

What tactics can you use to help determine what your opponent is looking for in two player 10 card Gin?