Pool Rummy Rules - Learn How to Play Pool Rummy

Pool Rummy is a popular and much liked variation of rummy. Also known as Syndicate among Rummy circles, this 2-6 player game is one of the popular online rummy game played at Khelplayrummy.com.

101 Rummy and 201 Rummy are the two most popular formats of pool rummy. At Khelplayrummy.com both of these popular versions are available for play.

101 and 201 are the pre-determined elimination points of the two pool rummy variants. The essence of the game is that players scores the least possible points and avoid reaching the elimination points of 101 and 201. The player who reaches 101 and 201 points in the respective variants has to leave the game while the player who remains back at the table till the end with least points is the winner.

All the players participating in this game, join in with a Buy-In amount and the winner takes the sum total of Buy-In amounts (amount the players join the game with) after deduction of the rake amount. When players play and win on KhelPlay Rummy platform, the winning amount is credited in the winner's KhelPlay Rummy cash account.

Prize Money = Number of Players X Buy-In amount – The Rake amount. The winners KhelPlay account gets credited with the prize money.

  • The winner of this format is the player with the least score at the end of the game.
  • Players have the option to Drop a round, but the penalty earned for drops is as follows:
    1st Drop - 20 points
    Middle Drop - 40 points
  • The Full count in Pool 101 Rummy is 80 points.
  • The First Hand Show in 101 Pool game will yield a maximum of 40 points for the other players
  • For a successful show it is mandatory to have minimum 2 Sequences of which one has to compulsorily be a Pure Sequence (a sequence without joker or wild card) and the other can be a pure sequence or an impure sequence (a sequence made with the help of a Joker card)
  • Player making a valid show gets 0 points.
  • The point for each of the other player is calculated by summing up the values of their dead wood cards in hand. Again, the points of each round are added to derive at the status of each player at the end of the round.
  • Players can do a Re-Buy and join back in the game after being eliminated. However Re-Buying is only possible if the individual score of other players at the table is below 79 points.
  • Once the individual score of a player reaches 101 points or above, the player is considered eliminated from further rounds and has to leave the table.
  • Least scorer at the end of the game is declared winner of this game.
  • Players have the option to Drop a round, but the penalty earned for drops is as follows:
    1st Drop - 25 points
    Middle Drop - 50 points
  • Player incurs 80 points on Full Count in Pool 201 Rummy.
  • The First Hand Show in 201 Pool game will yield a maximum of 40 points for the other players
  • For a successful show it is mandatory to have minimum 2 Sequences of which one has to compulsorily be a Pure Sequence (a sequence without joker or wild card) and the other can be a pure sequence or a impure sequence (a sequence made with the help of a Joker card)
  • Player making a valid show gets 0 points.
  • The point for each of the other player is calculated by summing up the values of their dead wood cards in hand. Again, the points of each round are added to derive at the status of each player at the end of the round.
  • Players can do a Re-Buy and join back in the game after being eliminated. However Re-Buying is only possible if the individual score of other players at the table is below 174 points.
  • Once the individual score of a player reaches 201 points or above, the player is considered eliminated from further rounds and has to leave the table.


All other regular widely practiced rules of Rummy applies to this game.

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