Please rest assured that your scores are very accurately calculated by the automated system, defying the chances of any miscalculations. Below are a few scenarios of common invalid declarations that we have observed.
Wrong Declaration with Invalid Sets
Example 1: 10♠ 10♠ 10♦ 10♣ Q♥
A set can have 3 cards or more, however, a set needs to be formed with cards of the same value and different suits. In this situation, the Wild Joker (Q♥) card was added and that became the fifth card, which is valid as per rules, however, the group consist of 2 cards of the same suit making it a wrong declaration.
Example 2: K♥ K♥ K♦
In this set, there are 3 cards which are well within the minimum limit. Also, a set consists of cards of the same face value but has to be of different suits. The set cannot have more than one card of the same suit. In this example, the set consists of two cards of the same suit and that makes it a wrong declaration.
Wrong Declaration with Invalid Sequences.
A valid declaration must have 2 sequences, out of which one needs to be a pure sequence i.e. a sequence without a joker and the other can be a pure or an impure sequence i.e. a sequence with or without joker.
Example 1: 10♠ 10♥ 10♦ 10♣ | 5♠ 5♥ 5♦ | 6♠ 6♥ 6♣ | 9♥ 9♦ Joker
In the given example there is no sequence made making it an invalid declaration.
Example 2: K♥ K♠ K♦ | 6♥ 7♥ Joker | 9♠ 10♠ J♠ Joker | 5♠ 5♥ 5♦
This example shows that there are 2 sequences, but both are impure sequences and the pure sequence is missing. It is compulsory to have a pure sequence before you make a declaration.
Example 3: Q♥ Q♠ Q♦ | 6♥ 7♥ 8♥ 9♥ | 5♠ 5♥ 5♦ | 10♠ 10♥ 10♦
In this example, there is a pure sequence, however, the 2nd sequence is missing and hence it is an invalid declaration.
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