Understanding the skill level of your opponent is very important in the game of rummy. It is valuable to acknowledge that whether you are playing against the beginners, amateurs or professionals.
A professional player, mostly, plays taking into consideration the cards of everyone on the table. This includes the card deck and the open cards and hence, a professional player is often able to estimate the exact hand that you hold.
In a situation, where you are playing against expert players, the chances of you getting a desirable card from the Open deck rests only for a first few couple of rounds, till your opponent hasn’t been able to gauge the exact hand that you hold. About 3 – 4 rounds down, your chance of getting your desired card is mainly from the Closed deck.
It is also a fact that even a professional rummy player slips once in a while. However, as opposed to that if you are playing against a player of a beginner level, such an opponent will tend to focus on his own cards and the chances of his discarding a card that you desire is often higher than that of when you are playing against a seasoned rummy player.
Moreover, apart from the skill level of your competitor, it might also be a good cue to gauge the fatigue levels of the player. Since, rummy is a game of intense concentration and a tired or fatigue mind can often lead to unwise moves being played at the opponents end. It is only fair to take advantage of such a breach in judgement or a calculation done by your opponent in the game of the mind which is Rummy.