Rummy is a card game that requires two or more players (for six or more players, you need a second deck of cards). In addition to a deck of cards, you’ll require a paper and pencil for scoring. When you play rummy game, you try to improve the hand that you’re originally dealt. You can do this by drawing cards from a pile (or stock) or picking up the card discarded by your opponent and then discarding a card from your hand.
In recent times, most people are shifting from offline rummy to online rummy. This is mainly because online websites are offering several rummy variations to enjoy. Plus, you can play the game from anywhere, anytime.
Rummy being a game of skill requires your constant focus and attention. A few times you may be on a winning streak, and on other occasions you may be experiencing a bad/losing streak. Hence, there was a myth that rummy is a game of luck. However, this myth has been proven wrong, and even the judicial system of India has affirmed that rummy is indeed a game of skill, not luck. So why endure a bad streak at all? Well, there are many reasons for it. It could be one or a combination of the below factors that may be responsible for your losing streak at rummy.
Research has proven that a bad streak at rummy card game maybe because you play the game when you are tired, your skill level may not match up to the skill level of your opponents, you are playing too safe or too risky, or there are too many disturbances around you. Even your seating position could be putting you at a disadvantage if you have joined the table in the middle of an ongoing session.
Now that you have analyzed and identified the probable factor/s that are causing a bad streak in rummy, let’s have a look at the things we should do to get you out of your losing streak.
Take a break:
You may be too tired from a hectic day at work, or you may have played too many games back to back. Just sit back, sip in some cool beverage you love, watch funny videos (kids and pets preferred), or just set out for a small walk. Once you are back, your mind will be freshened up, and you will be able to concentrate better.
Join another table with players of different skill levels:
You may be an average player and may have joined a table with all professional rummy players. Their strategies could be more sharp, thanks to years of experience at the game. So, simply choose a different table and start playing.
Change your position on the table (if that is allowed):
If the website allows, change your position on the table. This will work in your favor and might help you play the game better.
Stay calm and focused:
Make sure you are in a calm and focused state of mind, so that you are able to concentrate 100% on your game. If other worries are bothering you, act on them and then get back to the game.
The virtue of Patience can bring you a lot of gains on the Rummy tables. As they say, ‘Patience is the key element of success.’
Even if you lose three-four rounds of the game, be patient and start observing your opponents closely. Look for the cards that are being picked and discarded by them. Accordingly, prepare your strategy and attack.