The 13 cards rummy game lasts for a very short while, hence it is important to win the game as soon as possible. Here are some tips that can that may help you in winning easily.
1. Play close attention to the cards picked or discarded by your opponents
You must try to remember the cards your opponent picked or discarded in the previous rounds. This will help you plan your next move better. Suppose your opponent discarded 7 of spades, there is some probability that he or she will not pick a 6 or 8 of spades so if you discard these cards, there is a high chance that your opponent will not pick that card. Though you must be aiming at discarding cards that your opponent would not pick, there are still chances of him or her picking the cards you discarded. Do not feel disheartened in such a case. Just try to quickly calculate about the possible sequence/set that your opponent must be making and then try not to discard cards that would help him or her complete the sequence.
2. Do not discard the 4th consecutive card
Suppose you have 4 consecutive cards, the normal thing to do is to discard the 4th However, it is recommended to always make a sequence of 3 or more cards. You must not discard the 4th card instead give away a less useful card.
3. Try to make 2 sequences as soon as possible
Another useful trick is to make 2 sequences as fast as possible. Even if you lose a hand, this trick will help you get less points. Also, if you have managed to make a pure sequence, you can use a joker to make the next one.
4. Make the right use of a Joker
Jokers are very important in the rummy card game. It is essential for you to focus on making the best use of jokers. It is best to use the joker to complete a run or set of higher points value. It is advisable to not use the joker in a natural run. Also, if you have completed your 2 sequences, you can still use the joker to make the rest of the sequences/sets.
5. Arrange your cards in a systematic manner
The moment you receive your cards, arrange them in a systematic manner. It is best to alternates the colors when setting the cards. Playing with cards arranged in the right manner can simplify the game for you. Also, it will not confuse you when it comes to keeping or discarding a card.
6. Discard high value cards as soon as possible
You must not retain cards for too long. One smart thing to do is to keep on discarding cards that are not being used for long. And, it is more important to discard the cards at the earliest if their points value is high.
7. Try to confuse your opponent
Always remember that every time you pick a card, you are leaving a clue for your opponent. In case you have two same cards and you are going to use one to form a sequence, you must discard the second one. This trick can mislead your opponent and he or she will not be able to guess the sequence you are forming.
8. Do not keep waiting for a card for too long
Waiting endlessly for a particular card is not a wise decision. It is advisable to constantly look at your cards and keep reevaluating them to make the necessary changes.