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Great Knockers

One of the best ways to win at Gin Rummy is to knock early in the hand rather than playing for Gin. Why? Here are two reasons ♦ The temptation to hold high cards like these is very strong… …especially to a rookie player.  In the beginning of the hand, when your opponent is likely to discard
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Outs – a guide to a better Gin Rummy hand

It’s much easier to see how to play Gin Rummy if you learn the game while looking at cards. And here you have it! Gin Rummy outs and hand-building strategy explained with rich graphics so it’s quick and easy to learn. In Gin Rummy, a meld can either be a *SET* of 3 or 4 cards of the same rank or a
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Shedding Deadwood to improve a bad hand fast

One of the easiest ways to improve your Gin Rummy strategy is to get rid of your high point deadwood cards quickly. It’s the top priority when you have a hand like the one above. There are four 10 point cards that are utterly unconnected. I want to dump them ASAP. I have a choice of taking the
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Luck and Layoffs

Someone recently commented that layoffs in Gin Rummy are rare and lucky.  Well… they don’t have to be. I played this hand against Finn today.  During the whole hand, he never drew a card from the discard pile.  I only drew one.  It was the 5♠ in the screenshot above.  And I thought twice about
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Gin Rummy Strategy Basics

Gin Rummy is easy to learn but difficult to master, in part because there are so many complex strategies. This will be a great start, with links to more in-depth articles on Gin Rummy strategy. Odds and Outs When building melds, look for combinations that have the most “outs”. A combination is any two cards
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How To Play Gin

Gin is a 2 player game that uses a standard 52 card deck. Cards are ranked from King (high) down to Ace (low). Each player will have a ten-card hand. The object of the game is to form sets and runs, known as melds, eliminating deadwood in the hand.   MELDS: Melds can be either:
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