The Score Calculation in a game of Pool Rummy is fairly simple and easy to understand. The winner who makes a valid declaration gets 0 points, the best possible score. If the winner makes a valid declaration but has some unmatched cards, then the value of the unmatched cards is deducted from the total of their opponents’ points. The other losing players get a score assigned to them based on the value of all their unmatched cards. The value of each card in a game of online Pool Rummy are as follows:
After the scores of all the players are calculated at the end of the game, their winnings are calculated with the following formula:
(Entry Fee x Number of Players) = Total Winnings.
The player who manages to push their opponents to score beyond 101 or 201 points will ultimately be the winner.
Online Pool Rummy platforms take a small percentage of the winnings as a fee for facilitating the gameplay, and the winner takes away the prize money.
Calculating the losing Players’ Score:
If a player forms two sequences (one pure and one impure), only the points of the ungrouped cards are added. A player that makes an invalid declaration is penalized with 80 points. Also, if a player makes a declaration without any sequence, all the cards’ points are added up. Further, if a player misses three turns consecutively, he/she is automatically dropped from the game, which is considered as a middle drop for points calculation.
The player that reaches a maximum score of 101 points or 201 points, depending on the pool rummy type, gets eliminated from the table.