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How do I declare my sets and sequences in a Rummy game?

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The key objective to playing rummy is winning the game with valid sets and sequences. Even if a player has grouped his cards but they are not in a valid format, he will not be able to win the game. Here are the steps to make a valid declaration of your rummy hand.

  1. Arrange your 13 cards in sets and sequences. It is mandatory to have a pure sequence to declare the game.
  2. A pure sequence is a group of 3 or more cards in consecutive order of the same suit, without a wild card or Joker. If you are using a Joker or wild card to make a sequence, then it is counted as an impure sequence.
  3. Before making a valid declaration, the player should have a pure sequence, and an impure sequence. The remaining cards can be arranged in sets.
  4. Other than the sequences, the player also needs to make sets. A set is a group of cards of the same value but different suits.
  5. Once you have 1 pure sequence, 1 impure sequence and remaining sets in order, you can declare and win the game.

Points to remember

Here are some things that can lead to an invalid declaration:

  1. If you are making sequences but both of them are impure, i.e. your sequences use Joker or wild card.
  2. When you form the sets, you cannot have two cards of the same suit in a group. So the below example is of an invalid set.

invalid set

Keep the following points in mind and you will be able to make a valid declaration and win the rummy game.

How do I declare my sets and sequences in a Rummy game?
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