See also: Gin-Rummy Strategy and Playing tips Gin-Rummy and the 50th card Gin-Rummy Tips. The Deck Gin is played with a standard 52-card pack of playing cards.
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The cards have values as follows: Face cards (K, Q, J) 10 points, Ace 1 point, Number cards are worth their value.
Dealing The dealer to the first round is chosed randomly, dealership alternates from round to round.
The dealer deals 10 cards to each player, face down, one at a time, alternately.
The 21st card dealt, called the "upcard", is placed face-up in a central location known as the discard pile.
The remainder of the pack is called the "stock" and is placed beside discard pile.
Object of the Game Each player tries to form "melds" which consist of three or four cards of the same rank called "set" or "group" (such as the 2 of hearts, 2 of diamonds and 2 of spades), or "sequences" (or "runs"), which are three or more cards of consecutive rank in the same suit (such as the 2, 3, 4 of hearts).
A second objective is to reduce the count of the unmatched cards in a player's hand to less than the count of his opponent and the summary value of these unmatched cards.
A card can belong to only one combination at a time - you cannot use the same card as part of both melds. At each turn, a player must take either the upcard (top open card of the discard pile) or draw the top closed card of the stock and then discard one card face up on the discard pile.
TIP: If your opponent's discard makes or increases a meld in your hand, pick it up.
When a player has taken the upcard (open card), he may not discard this card at the same turn and has to discard some other card.