Rummy Sequence

Rummy is an interesting skill-based card game that has been popular in India for years now. At Playship, you can enjoy the card game at any time and play against thousands of players, round the clock. Just pick the cash rummy game of your choice and experience the thrill of the online multiplayer game. You can’t win a game of rummy without a sequence. So let’s find out what a sequence is.

What is Sequence?

At least three cards of the same suit in the same group are considered a sequence. There are a few other names for this, run and first sequence being the most common ones.

Examples of sequence

Pure Sequence of 8-9-10-Jack of Heart cards
Pure Sequence of Ace-2-3 of Spades cards

How Many Types of Sequences are there in Rummy?

There are 2 Types of Sequence in the Rummy- Pure and Impure sequence.

What is a pure sequence in rummy?

A sequence of at least three cards of the same suit is called a pure sequence. You cannot use a joker card to complete a pure sequence. The other common name for a pure sequence is – first life.

Example of Valid Pure Sequences

a-k-q-j of heart
Ace 2-3 of spade
6-7-8-of spade

Example of invalid Pure Sequence

K A @ of heart

This is not considered a valid sequence. In order for a sequence to be valid it has to follow the sequence : A • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • J • Q • K • Ain a loop.

What is Impure Sequence in Rummy?

A sequence that has been created with the help of a joker card, is called an impure sequence.

Example of impure sequences

2-3-5 and joker of heart

here a printed joker has been used to replace 4

7-8-10 of spade and 6 is in diamond

here the selected wild card 6 has been used to build a sequence replacing 9

Important rules in rummy regarding the sequence

  • 1

    The sequence has to be a minimum of 3 Cards.

  • 2

    A sequence can even have 4 or 5 cards in it.

  • 3

    To make a valid declaration, you need at least 2 sequences.

  • 4

    Also, one of those sequences should be a pure sequence.

  • 5

    Printed and wild card jokers can be used to make impure sequences.