Well, I've played five sessions over the course of two days of Full Tilt's new Rush poker game, and I am addicted. Seriously addicted. And this is not a good thing. Rush poker is not poker. Rush poker is evil. Rush poker will ruin your real poker skills as surely as multi-tabling 12 games at once will. As Mr. Multi says, it's ABC "monkey poker," where you're playing, at most, level 1.1 poker. You play your own two cards, your position, the board texture, and, occasionally, your opponent's stack size. It's all about set-mining and value-towning the opp. Stealing is important, but if you get resistance, you speed fold and move on to the next hand. Bluffing? Forget it. Why bother, when the next hand is just a micro-second away? Reads on your opponent? Fuggedaboutit, too. HUD doesn't work. You probably won't see the same guy at your table again for thirty or forty hands. The name of the game is fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold... then ram and jam when you hit. It ain't rocket science. Hell, it ain't poker. It's a thousand monkeys banging away at a thousand tables, trying to write Shakespeare, but creating stick-figure comic books instead. Arghgh.
I will probably have a lot more to say about this abomination in a future post, but suffice it to say for now that Rush poker has the potential to ruin online poker as we know it. And I'm addicted. Made over $125 in about an hour of play tonight. I love it. I hate it. Arghghg.
All-in for now....