First of all, what is Rush Poker? It is essentially Full Tilt’s Texas Hold’em with a twist – it is played super-fast. You still get two hole cards with all the regular rounds of betting if you decide to play the hand. If you fold or “quick fold” as they call it, you are immediately moved and are seated at a new table with new opponents. It is possible to play upwards of 400+ hands per hour.
OK, so what are the advantages of Rush Poker? You can play considerably more hands per hour than at a conventional table so you are always making decisions as to whether to play or fold so it is hard to become bored and complacent. Also since you always have new people at your table it is much more difficult for your opponents to get a read on your playing style. The player who hasn’t played a big blind in the most hands is the big blind. The move to a new table is instant after folding your hand.
An advantage of Rush Poker is also one of its disadvantages because you have a difficult time gathering data on your opponents your decision making comes down to playing your cards rather than your opponents. This makes Rush Poker a useful Texas Hold’em learning tool. If you are trying to adjust how you play various hands from different seating positions, this is a great place to test them out. There are table limits from $.02/.05 all the way up to $2/4. The low limit tables provide a unique opportunity to trCrazy Bulk legal steroids different hand strategies from various table positions with an extremely low risk factor. As your confidence in a new game strategy is validated and proves profitable at a lower level, move up a level and see if it works there. I would caution you not to move up more than one level at a time until you are comfortable playing at your new stake level. If your bankroll takes a hit at the higher level, move back down and rethink your playing strategy.
Recently some of the poker analysis software tools have been upgraded to accommodate Rush Poker. Hold’em Manager now will gather statistics on your Rush Poker table opponents so after a short while of playing you start to get a profile of your opponents. The data is displayed with a rapidly changing HUD (heads up display). It takes longer to build a profile on your opponents than at a conventional table because the entire player pool could exceed 500 players but on the other hand you can play upwards of 400+ hands per hour. Hold’em Manager’s real time HUD stats can help you make the correct decision in tough situations or in regular game play. Wouldn’t you like to know that the guy that just entered the pot from the cutoff tries to steal the pot 80% of the time? These guys are just ripe for the picking when you know that they are bluffing most of the time.
If you want to get your feet wet at free Rush Poker tables there are many to choose from. As with any other free games you will not get a real poker playing experience because people seem to do the dumbest things when there is no real money involved