What is Classic Rummy?
Classic rummy is one of the most played 13 cards Indian offline rummy game where players play for
points with pre-decided rupee value. One player who make the first ‘valid’ declaration wins the game
with 0 points and win all the cash. i.e. There is only one winner who declares with 0 Points.
How to Play?
Classic Rummy on Batball11 Rummy is played with 2 deck of cards between 2 to 6 players (depending on
the player’s preference). To play Classic Rummy, each player needs to take care of the below
The objective of this game is to bring down the points score to “0 ” by arranging the cards
in valid sets and sequences
- The game starts with a toss between the players, and the winner of the toss decides which
player will make the first move.
- All the players are given 13 cards each on a random basis.
- Apart from the dealt cards, there are two decks, one open and one closed.
- The first card from the pack is placed in the open deck to mention the beginning of the game
- A joker is randomly picked at the beginning of the game. There can be a printed Joker and a
wild joker (picked at the beginning of the game).
- The players playing the game take turns to pick or discard cards from the open or the closed
deck to make valid sets and sequences
- One or more Joker can be used for completing a set or sequence
- After putting all the 13 cards in valid sets and sequences, the player can finish the game
by putting the extra card in the finish slot
- To finish a game, a player must make a valid declaration wherein there should be 2 sequences
out of which 1 one needs to be a pure sequence
- The player making a valid declaration after meeting the game objectives is declared as the
winner of the game. The winner is given 0 points.
The player losing the game gets points equal to the hand score which is counted as per the point
value of their cards, in accordance with the following points:
- J, Q, K, A of any suit carry 10 points each
- he rest of the cards from the deck carry points equal to their face value
- The Joker cards have a point value equal to zero
- The points for the losing player are counted as by adding the points for cards not grouped
in any set or sequence
- In case there is no pure sequence with the losing player, all the cards are counted
- In case the losing player has only a pure sequence, then only the points for the pure
sequence are not counted
- The maximum number of points that a player can get is 80. In case the losing player’s score
is more than 80 then also he’ll get only 80 points
- n case a player misses 3 consecutive turns, the player is automatically dropped from the
table with a score of 40 points.
- In case a player declares the game without meeting the objectives, he loses the game and is
given 80 points.
Any player participating in the game can receive a maximum of 80 points only. In a case the losing
player has a score of 90 at the time of declaration, the player will only be given 80 points. Any
other score below 80 points is awarded as it is.
The winning player gets all the winning amount as per the Prize Pool at the end of the contest.
Each of the players on the table is allowed to drop the game in their turn, throughout the game
duration. In order to drop the game, it is important that the player must have not picked any card
from the open or the closed deck. There are three types of drops, and each of them has a different
In case the player drops the game in its first turn it is considered as first drop and the
player is given 20 points
In case the player drops the game after playing the first turn, it is considered as Middle
drop and the player is given 20 points.
In case any player misses three consecutive turns, it is automatically dropped from the
game, and the player is given points for the middle drop.
What is Pool Rummy?
Pool Rummy is one of the most popular game. It is a variant of 13 card Indian rummy where players pay
a fixed entry fee which forms the prize pool. Winner of every deal gets 0 points and the rest
accumulated points are added to their score. A player is eliminated once their score reaches the
maximum limit of points on the table eg: 51 Points, 101 Points Pool or 201 Points Pool.
How to Play?
The Pool Rummy format of the game is played between 2-6 players with 2 decks of cards (including two
jokers, one from each deck).
- Each of the players participating in this format of the game is required to pay a fixed
entry fee which further makes the prize pool.
- The game starts with a toss which then decides who will play the first move
- All the players on the table are given 13 cards each, dealt on a random basis
- There are two decks used for playing the game, one is an open deck and the other one is a
- There can be two Jokers in the game, one the Printed Joker and the other is Wild Joker (any
random number picked as the Joker)
- he players can use one or more Joker to complete their sets or sequences for making a valid
- The objective of the game is to arrange all the 13 cards in valid sets and sequences wherein
there should be 2 sequences, out of which one needs to a pure sequence.
- The players need to pick or discard cards from either of the decks for creating valid sets
- After arranging all the 13 cards in valid sets and sequences, the player can move the extra
card to the finish slot for declaring the game.
- Auto Drop- There is an auto-drop feature available in the Pool Rummy format of the game,
through which the player can drop out of a deal. After being dropped from a deal, the player
is given points for the first drop.
- Elimination- In case any of the player participating in the Pool Rummy game reaches the
maximum limit of points on a particular table, the players in eliminated from the game.
101 Pool Rummy vs 201 Pool Rummy
- In the 101 Pool Rummy, the maximum point limit for a table is 101 points, and any player who
reaches the limit is eliminated from the game. On the other hand, in the 201 Pool Rummy, the
maximum point limit is 201 points.
- In the case of 101 Pool Rummy, the auto-drop points for the first drop are 20 and middle
drop is 40. However, in 201 Pool Rummy, the first drop point is 25 and the middle drop point
- The first player to make a valid declaration after meeting all the objectives of the game is
declared as the winner.
- In case a player ends the game without meeting the game objectives, it is given 80 points.
If the player ends a - player game without meeting the objectives, the game continues until
one of the players wins the game.
- Each of the card in the game carries value, and the points are calculated on the basis of
the cards remaining with the players
- Rest of the cards have a value equal to their face value
- The Joker has points equal to ‘0’
- In case any player makes an invalid declaration, i.e. declaring the game without meeting the
game objectives, the player loses the game and scores 80 points. In case a player misses 3
consecutive turns, it is considered to be a middle drop and the points are given according
to the maximum limit of the table, i.e. 40 in 101 Pool Rummy and 50 in 201 Pool Rummy.
In the case of Pool Rummy, the maximum points vary on the basis of the maximum limit of the
particular table. In 101 Pool Rummy, the maximum points a player can score is 101, and in 201 Pool
Rummy, it is 201 points.
The winnings at the end of the Pool Rummy is counted as: Winnings = (Entry Fee) X (Number of Players)
- Platform fees.
As per the policies of the game, each of the players on the table can drop out of the game at any
time throughout the game. However, the scores differ for 101 Pool Rummy and 201 Pool Rummy.