As a poker player, you’ve probably spent a lot of time waiting around for cards. You know how it goes: you’re dealt rags, you fold, you spend 5 minutes waiting for everyone else to donk it up, and then the process repeats. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a poker game that dispensed of all that waiting?
Now there is. It’s called Rush Poker, and it’s available on Full Tilt Poker. It’s poker without the waiting, played full-speed ahead and with no holds barred. If you want to maximize your playing time, Rush Poker is the game for you.
So, What Is Rush Poker?
It’s poker with a twist. Now don’t go thinking you’re going to have to learn all sorts of new rules to play. The rules of poker don’t change at all. Right now you can play Holdem, Omaha, or Omaha Hi-Lo Rush, and the rules are just the same as always. The only difference is a couple new features that make the game fast!
Imagine: you’re playing Holdem, and you’re dealt 6-2 offsuit in late position. Trash! No worries, though—you press quick fold, and ditch your hand (without even waiting for the action ahead of you!). You’re immediately re-seated at a new table, and are dealt new cards. This all happens in less than 10 seconds.
“How is that even possible?” you ask. Oh, it’s possible, and it’s what makes Rush Poker so awesome. Read on, speed demon!
How does Rush Poker work?
Instead of sitting in at a particular table—like you would do to join a regular poker game—you’ll join a “game” of Rush Poker. Once you’ve joined a game, you’ll be placed into a large pool of Rush Poker players. The Full Tilt software will scan the pool of players, to see who’s ready to start a new hand, and randomly place ready players together at a table.
So, to start playing Rush Poker you will:
1. Join a Rush Poker “game”.
2. Be placed into a large pool of opponents, all of whom are a part of the same game.
3. Be placed at a table full of randomly-selected players.
What then? Well, from here on it gets really cool. You’ll be dealt your hold cards, just as in a regular game of poker. However if you don’t want to play them, you won’t have to wait to get out of the hand. Just press the “quick fold” button; it’s a little blue box at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
You can press quick fold at any time in the hand. You don’t have to wait for the action to come around to you. Just press the button, and your cards will be tossed into the muck. No mess, no stress. Just an easy exit.
Once you quick fold, not only will your cards be tossed, but you’ll be physically removed from the table as well. Then, you’ll instantly be seated at a brand new table, alongside a brand new set of totally random opponents. Quick fold allows you to cut-and-run quite literally.
To recap, here’s how it goes after you’ve joined a game:
1. You’ll be dealt hole cards. You can play them if you’d like, or you can quick fold.
2. If you quick fold, your hand will be folded and you’ll be removed from the table immediately.
3. You’ll then be reseated at a new table, alongside a totally new group of players, and be dealt new hole cards.
This entire process can take as little as two seconds. Rush Poker allows you to go from deal to new deal in a fraction of the time it would take in normal-paced poker. Talk about playing in a Rush!
How do I try it out?
Easy—just head to Full Tilt poker, click a few buttons, and get started. You’ll find the Rush Games under the “Rush Poker” tab at the top of the lobby. You can play from a wide selection of games: Limit and No-Limit Holdem, Omaha, and Omaha High-Low, all available in a mix of full-ring and 6-max variations. Pick your regular game, and get ready to speed it up!
Choosing Rush Poker will drastically increase the number of hands you see per hour. Thus it’s possible to up your hourly winrate significantly, without having to play 20 tables at once. No new rules to learn, no fancy strategies to master; just a fun new kind of poker to enjoy.