With any new online poker playing feature it is wise to adopt a careful approach until some of the nuances have been worked out. We have asked one of our Poker Skool professors to devise a basic playing strategy for Rush Poker at Full Tilt.
It has been heralded as a revolutionary new concept and almost a gift to rakeback players.
“A mass multi-tabler’s rakeback wet dream.”
However there are a few aspects to this feature which requires you to adapt your playing strategy in order to win money on the Rush Poker Tables.
How to play poker at Rush Poker Tables:
The obvious difference between regular small stakes poker tables and Rush Poker is that what you gain in time and volume you lose in knowledge.
Generally most players profits come from playing fish, its kind of Poker 101 to establish who the fish are from the decent players. Once this is established your playing strategy can be put into action.
In Rush Poker this strategy is redundant as you may not discover the fish until the end of the hand at which point you have moved onto another Rush Poker Table and facing a totally new set of random players.
Therefore the best strategy for Rush Poker is to play tighter than you would normally play because your opponents are never going to notice and never going to be able to adjust.
You can makes notes on players and I guess if you are playing for hours then it is likely that you will meet some of the same players at one point (depending on the size of the player pool), however they have no idea if you have just hit quick fold twenty times in a row and are now cold four-betting AA from the blinds.
Rush Poker Strategy Tip 1:
Wait for big pairs, make top pair or better and Value-bet relentlessly.
Of course all regular players will be doing the same thing so……
It’s the Quick Fold Feature on Rush Poker that really throws the element of doubt. Players don’t have to wait around with a marginal hand. They can just fold their junk and move on to a new table and a new hand. If you’re sitting with 6-8o in the small blind, are you going to wait around and see if you get the chance for a BVB steal? No, you’re going to hit quick fold and move on to another table.
Rush Poker Strategy Tip 2:
If a player has had the chance to quick-fold and didn’t choose to get a new hand at a new table that means that he wants to play. As the hand plays out start to narrow his range down until you have a good idea of his actual holdings.
The exception to this is when the player is Big Blind. The big blind is the only position where you can’t hit quick-fold. That’s because you have the big blind invested already. You have to wait until there is a raise before you can quick-fold. So if the hand is folded to you on the button or in the small blind and you raise, when he calls it doesn’t mean his range is necessarily tighter.
As the novelty of these games wears off and more people start playing a better Rush strategy, I think the real value in these games will be for the rakeback you can make.