Two Plus Two Older Archives  

Go Back   Two Plus Two Older Archives > General Gambling > Other Gambling Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2005, 07:29 PM
Paradigm Paradigm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 204
Default Rummy 500 skills

My roomates and I play Rummy 500 very, very competitively. Does anybody have any tips and hints for the game?

1 rule that we don't play (despite my urgings, since apparently it's a steadfast rule of the game) is that you can't pick up the top card on the pile without making a rummy out of it.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-18-2005, 07:33 AM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Rummy 500 skills

"Bury a Gem"
Your first discard should be the MOST COORDINATED card in your hand. If your original hand is Ax,js,ts,tx,tx,9s,2x, your first discard should be Ts. You know there is no way they can use the Ts and picking up the pile on your 3rd or 4th turn will put you in command. It doesnt always have to be usable yet. This would still be the right discard if you only had 2 tens and didnt have the 9s. Your drawing to the pile!

Your strategfy should be to get control of the game so that your opponent cant go out. Do this by hoding key cards to block them and not playing anythings unless you have to because u picked up cards from the discard pile or they are going to go out soon. You should be picking up the pile every 2-3 turns. Each time you should "bury a gem" so you can pick the pile up again in a few turns.

Always memorize what they pick up fromt he pile. If they dont discard it, thats info abotu what else they have. Don't let them go out, and keep "burying gems" so the pile (and their hand) will stay small.

When I play, I usually go through the entire deck. I am a monster and will make you sick to watch. I'm the regional champ. The only one who can beat me is my old room mate.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-20-2005, 06:26 AM
runner4life7 runner4life7 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 387
Default Re: Rummy 500 skills

i just learned how bad i am at this game
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2005, 08:11 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Rummy 500 skills

get in mah belly
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-21-2005, 11:20 AM
dibbs dibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: east coast
Posts: 39
Default Re: Rummy 500 skills

I have always, ALWAYS thought 500 to be a total crapshoot version of Gin, the kiddie version. And whenever I'd destroy kids after poker in Gin, theyd ask to play 500 and Id usually lose, and at the time just couldnt figure out a sensible way to have a big edge, but your reasoning sounds correct. If I ever play this painful game again, I'll have to try this.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-24-2005, 07:23 PM
geo8o2 geo8o2 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 31
Default Re: Rummy 500 skills

[ QUOTE ]
"Bury a Gem"
Your first discard should be the MOST COORDINATED card in your hand. If your original hand is Ax,js,ts,tx,tx,9s,2x, your first discard should be Ts. You know there is no way they can use the Ts and picking up the pile on your 3rd or 4th turn will put you in command. It doesnt always have to be usable yet. This would still be the right discard if you only had 2 tens and didnt have the 9s. Your drawing to the pile!

Your strategfy should be to get control of the game so that your opponent cant go out. Do this by hoding key cards to block them and not playing anythings unless you have to because u picked up cards from the discard pile or they are going to go out soon. You should be picking up the pile every 2-3 turns. Each time you should "bury a gem" so you can pick the pile up again in a few turns.

Always memorize what they pick up fromt he pile. If they dont discard it, thats info abotu what else they have. Don't let them go out, and keep "burying gems" so the pile (and their hand) will stay small.

When I play, I usually go through the entire deck. I am a monster and will make you sick to watch. I'm the regional champ. The only one who can beat me is my old room mate.

[/ QUOTE ]

nh
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.