A new idea in online poker is rare. Other than synchronized breaks and the addition of Badugi to some of the poker websites, an outside-the-box idea is tough to come by. But leave it to Full Tilt Poker to come up with Rush Poker, the newest poker format that is already the talk of online poker players around the world.
Rush Poker is essentially speed poker, set up for players who are looking for action. (What poker players aren’t looking for action, really?) It is a way to rid players of some of the delay between hands, as they are quickly moved to tables with action when their previous table lacked it. Let’s explain.
Players who join Rush Poker join a pool of players who are spread across multiple tables. Fold a hand and get moved to another table; no need to wait to watch the hand play out without being in it. To start the process, players can go to the game lobby and look for Rush Poker, then choose hold’em and no-limit and the blinds/stakes of your choice. That allows entry to the Rush Poker lobby, and the “join now” button gets things started.
After choosing the buy-in amount, a 3-second countdown brings you to the first available table, which is almost always immediate. You will post the big blind to get things started, and when the table fills up, you play the table as you would any ring game. Fold and get to a new table. There is even a “quick fold” button that allows you to fold before your turn and immediately move to a new table. The action is fast and exciting!
For those craving even more excitement, players can join the same Rush Poker game more than once. By clicking the “join now” button again, you can play two seats while being guaranteed to never be seated at the same table as yourself, as the software is set up to recognize multiple entries and seat the player accordingly.
All in all, Rush Poker is not for the lazy or players looking to leisurely sidle up to an online poker table. This is for players who seek action and are ready to make some fast decisions and not waste any time.
As Team Full Tilt member Chris Ferguson noted, “Rush Poker is the greatest innovation in online poker since poker started on the Internet. 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.”
The game is sweeping the internet, as shown by social networking sites filled with comments about the excitement of Rush Poker. To get in on the action - and we do mean action! - download Full Tilt Poker now. Use the bonus code “FTRAKEBACK27” to receive 27 percent of your rake back, which will add up faster than you think, especially if you play Rush Poker!