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Online Poker -- Full Tilt Introduces Rush Poker

Play Four Times As Many Hands Per Hour With Rush Poker

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Chris FergusonThe poker world awoke to a brand-new software update on Full Tilt Poker yesterday that introduced a revolutionary new poker format to one of the world’s largest online poker sites. It’s called Rush Poker, and it already has exploded in popularity.

In standard ring games, players are forced to compete against the same opponents and wait for the hand to conclude before receiving a new one. In Rush Poker, you can join a large pool of players spread out across multiple tables. The second you fold your hand, you are instantly moved to a new table, with new opponents and, more importantly, a new hand to play.

“Rush Poker is the greatest innovation in online poker since poker started on the Internet,” said Team Full Tilt member Chris Ferguson. “Rush Poker is an amazingly fast-paced game. You always have a decision to make; you’re never waiting for other players to finish the hand.”

Though the option to multi-table is still available, you may find it difficult to keep up with the action. Rush Poker allows players to see up to four times the amount of hands per hour than in a standard ring game. That is made possible by the new “Quick Fold” feature, which allows a player to fold their hand and move on to the next before it is even their turn to act.

For example, if you are dealt 7-2 offsuit in the cutoff, you can click the quick fold button and instantly move to a new table and new hand. Meanwhile, your player avatar remains at the old table, waiting for its turn to fold.

With all of the rapid movements within the game, you may be wondering how position at the table is determined. When you first enter the game, you’ll post the big blind for that hand. After that, the player who has gone the longest without posting will then take the big blind. The small blind and all other positions at the table are chosen at random from hand to hand.

In addition, because these tables are constantly changing, they cannot be observed by third parties. This means that sites such as Table Ratings cannot currently scrape information and statistics from the game. Read more about the External Personal Assistance (EPA) issue.

As of right now, Rush Poker is only being offered at stakes of $0.05/$0.10, $0.10/$0.25, $0.25/$0.50 and $0.50/$1.00 at both six-handed and nine-handed no-limit hold’em tables. On Wednesday, Full Tilt rolled out $0.10/$0.25 pot-limit Omaha, as well.

Though most have enjoyed the new poker format, there are those players who are more comfortable with a classic ring game. There have been some complaints concerning position at the table. Though it is random, it is not unheard of for a player to be given the small blind twice in a row or avoid the button for long stretches. Also, many players would like the software to allow them to see the conclusion of some hands in which they folded, hoping to see if they made the right decision in a multi-way pot.

To watch a short tutorial on Rush Poker, click here.

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pikachucards
over 11 years ago

"Also, many players would like the software to allow them to see the conclusion of some hands in which they folded, hoping to see if they made the right decision in a multi-way pot."

You can. You just need to click on the "last hand" button, just like in a normal game. Even if you folded early, the hand shows up after it's been completed for the whole table.

 
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paulstar
over 11 years ago

Not true Pika.
What if you folded the next hand also?
you would be moved to a another new table and the hand two tables ago probably didn't finish yet.

 
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wlkimmel
over 11 years ago

???????then i would suggest waiting for the hand to finish, then looking

 
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Poolabash
over 11 years ago

Sweet,just means that we can now tilt faster!

 
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jeremysmith
over 11 years ago

if you click 'sit out next hand' you stay at the table until you click 'deal me in'... so you can see the hand play out

 
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pokerinvest
over 11 years ago

Yep. I've played this for the last two days and didn't like it for a couple of reasons. One is that you can't get any reads whatsoever on your opponents, second the dealer button is all over the place: there's no flow. A couple of times yesterday I found myself on the BB 4 times in a row. And third, IT DRIVES ME CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAZYYYYYYY!!!

 
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Yeti-Lee
over 11 years ago

I tried this out yesterday and I hated it. I got stuck in the SB for 5 turns in a row only to be followed by being the BB for 4 straight turns. 9 turns in a row being in the blinds is a little screwy to me. I for one will be sticking to normal ring games. Not to mention this isn't even poker really, there is no skill at all, it is just going table to table playing your cards and not even trying to outplay one another. I honestly can't see anybody making money off of this in the long run except for FT.

 
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oceansoul41
over 11 years ago

Just a hint.. You can lose money here as fast as you can gain it.. As fast as hands move it is hard to get out of the game... So... unless you have a large bank roll, you might want to take off the auto-rebuy option at first, and remember if you fold early, you may be at several tables at once, and not be able to get out of the table.. its fun, but I went through my buy in and plus some a lot faster than I would have wanted to.

 
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