Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
I was quite surprised by this thread when I saw it, and my initial r exactions was it was an odd thread. The thought of gin rummy is one that that takes me back to my childhood where I would spend hours at the dining room table, with my mum and sister, and random neighbours on occasion, playing him rummy! My initial reaction is that my ability to play gin rummy doesn't translate into poker, however, I guess the knowledge of how the cards work does help in some way! I'll give it more thought!
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
no it is not. 99.99% of people in my are haven't heard of gin rummy at all, however lots more have a clue what gin is. also 99.99% of people in my are know that The Dutch physician Franciscus Sylvius is often credited with the invention of gin in the mid 17th century. are they an educated bunch or what?
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 34 (M)
Hello mate, I do not think that Gin Rummy popular where I live, which is in Germany, because I have no idea what Gin Rummy is. I only know the normal rummy, but even that is not played by many people here.
Joined: Oct '10
Age: 28 (M)
The only reason I got into gin rummy is because of stu ungar. I read that he would handicap his games because nobody wanted to play him. I want to put several hundred dollars on rummy royal and test my skills
Omg I love gin rummy! Beers and cards till 6 am playing it with my dad's friends growing up and uncles and cousins. I don't think it had any effect on my poker playing tho. Just knowing cards and the statistics in general from playing since a young age is helpful and reading plays and players. But the game itself I don't think has any bearing on a poker game and how you'd play it. My gramma used to sit me and my sister down in her suite and play whist with us. I was 4 maybe 6 when I moved out of that house so before the age of six. That's where I got my love of playing cards from. Just a thought or a question to add.... Does anyone find table game players such as gin rummy and whist and big 2 players to be more adaptable to player poker then let's say solitaire or clock or spider players?