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Gin Rummy Strategy

written by: mattbeckwith
 
The most popular two-handed card game of skill is a very difficult game. See how much you know about gin rummy strategy.

Question 1:


All other things being equal, which 3-card meld is more likely to be increased to a 4-card meld in the game gin rummy?
Jack Queen King of Hearts
Ace Two Three of Spades
Eight Nine Ten of Diamonds
Three Kings

Question 2:


In the gin rummy game which of the following is a triangle?
7 of hearts, 8 of hearts, 7 of spades
7 of hearts, 8 of clubs, 8 of diamonds
7 of hearts, 8 of clubs, 7 of spades
7 of hearts, 8 of hearts, 6 of hearts

Question 3:


In the card game gin rummy, it is sometimes necessary to break a meld in order to keep your opponent from winning the hand.
False
True

Question 4:


The best gin rummy players remember every card played.
True
False

Question 5:


There are several variations of gin rummy commonly played. Which of the following is INCORRECT?
In conventional Gin Rummy a Queen-King-Ace meld is worth more than a 4-5-6 meld.
In Knock Rummy, all face cards are worth 10, and all other cards are worth their face value.
In Knock Rummy you can go out even though not all of your cards are used in melds.
In Oklahoma Gin the first up card determines the maximum knock value.

Question 6:


In the gin rummy game you should never pick up a speculative discard. That is, you should never pick up a discard without using it in a meld.
False
True

Question 7:


In knock rummy, deciding whether to knock or go for gin can be difficult. Which of the following is INCORRECT?
Sometimes it makes sense to knock even if there's a strong possibility that your opponent will undercut you.
If it's early in the hand and you can knock, you probably should do so.
If you have reason to believe that your opponent's unused cards are low cards, you should probably knock if you can.
If you wait for gin and your opponent knocks, you might be able to undercut her.

Question 8:


If my opponent in gin rummy has picked up the 8 of diamonds, and I know nothing else about my opponent's hand, which of the following cards should I discard?
8 of spades
7 of spades
10 of diamonds
9 of diamonds

Question 9:


If your opponent in the game gin rummy picked up the jack of spades and discarded the queen of spades, what could you conclude?
She probably is collecting jacks.
She most certainly is collecting jacks.
She is about to gin.
She doesn't know how to play gin.

Question 10:


All other things being equal, if you had a triangle, a 3-card meld and a 4-card meld, and drew a card which could expand the 3-card meld into a 4-card meld, you should expand the meld and discard one card of the triangle.
False
True

 


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