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Mind Over Poker - A Lesson From Rush Poker

by David Apostolico |  Published: Apr 01, 2011


Recently, I’ve been playing a bit of Rush Poker on Full Tilt, and the experience has caused me to take a fresh look at a particular aspect of my play that had been on autopilot recently. I had become accustomed in deep-stack play (both cash games and tournaments) to playing small pairs as a matter of course for a raise of three times the big blind preflop. I had accepted that my implied odds justified this play over the long term. However, I found that I was rarely getting paid off in a big way when I hit a set in Rush Poker. Play tends to be much tighter when players know that a new hand is dealt as soon as they fold. Let’s first look at the odds of hitting a set on the flop: 1. On the first card of the flop, 48 cards are bad for you ...

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