Liverpool Rummy

Liverpool Rummy is a popular variation on the basic Contract Rummy game. In fact, it is almost identical, save for a few important changes in the rules, such as the size of the hand dealt and the number of deals that take place in each game. The principal differences are:

  • There are only six rounds (deal number seven is eliminated).
  • Ten cards are dealt to each player in every deal.
  • The contracts must be met exactly: 3 cards for a set, and 4 cards for a sequence.
  • The number of jokers is increased to two per deck (rather than one per deck). In deal number 6, the player must meld a complete hand at once; there are no extra cards.

One description of Liverpool Rummy adds that before each deal the player to the right of the dealer is given the option to cut the cards. If this player manages to cut the exact number of cards required to deal the hand and leave a face-up card, then the cutting player's score is reduced by 50 points (which is good).

For the remainder of the rules, refer to Contract Rummy.

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