Buy-in - 1) Amount of funds allocated to a specific table. 2) Amount of funds required to participate in a tournament.
Deadwood - The unmatched cards left in player's hand when the hand is over.
Deal - Distributing the cards at the beginning of each hand.
Dealer - The player who deals the cards.
Deck - The standard deck of Rummy games consists of a single 52-card deck (no jokers). Please note: Kalooki (Kaluki) Rummy is played with two 52-card decks plus 2 jokers.
Discard - Discarding a card from a player's hand, placing it on the discard pile.
Discard pile - The discard pile is formed by the cards players discard. The cards are placed face-up.
Draw - Drawing a card from either the stock pile or the discard pile.
Elimination Tourney – A multi-round tournament in which players who accumulate a certain amount of points are eliminated. This goes on until only 1 player remains and he is the winner of the elimination tourney.
Undercut - when a player "knocks", his or her opponents get a chance to add cards to the "knocker's" melds. Cards must be added directly to the "knocker's" original melds. If an opponent manages to end the game with a lower deadwood count than the "knocker's", that opponent wins by "undercut". Undercut turns the outcome of the game around, and the original "knocker" suffers a penalty of 25 points in addition to his or her deadwood count.
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