Rush Ring Games

Rush Poker is the world's fastest poker game – and it's only available at Full Tilt Poker.

This page shows you how to find and play a Rush Poker game. For answers to frequently asked questions about Rush Poker, see the Rush Poker FAQ.

Unlike a standard ring game, when you play Rush Poker you'll join a large player pool and face a different table of opponents every hand you play. When you fold your hand, you'll immediately be moved to a new table for your next hand.

Adrenaline Rush Poker is Rush Poker at its fastest – you can buy in to these 4-handed ring games for between 5 and 10 Big Blinds and all betting occurs pre-flop. When you play this exhilarating game type, you'll only get the option to raise or fold, except in the following circumstances: you're facing a raise greater than your stack size, your opponent is all-in or the cap of 10 Big Blinds has been reached. Check out the Adrenaline Rush page for more information.

Here's what you need to know about Rush Poker to get started:

How to Find a Rush Poker Game

Rush Poker can be found in both Standard View and Basic View of the Full Tilt Poker game lobby.

Standard View

In Standard View, Rush Poker is located in the browse area at the top of the lobby:

Client Standard View

Set your browse filters to Rush Poker, Hold'em, Rush Poker and then the stakes you wish to play for. Your game list will be populated with Rush Poker games to choose from:

Rush Poker Game List

You can sort the game list by categories such as number of players, average pot and hands per hour. For more information on setting the browse filters and making a Favorites list, see the Standard View page.

When you've found the Rush Poker game you want to play, double click on that game to enter the Rush Poker lobby. You can also access a Rush Poker game by using the Rush Poker Lobby Widgets available in Standard View:

Rush Poker Lobby Widget

Learn about setting up Lobby Widgets.

Basic View

Rush Poker games are also available from Basic View of the Full Tilt Poker game lobby:

Client Basic View

Select Rush Poker in Step 2, followed by Hold'em, Rush Poker and the stakes you wish to play for. When you're ready to play, click the Play Full Ring Now or Play 6-Max Now button to join a Rush Poker game.

How to Play Rush Poker

Joining a Rush Poker Game

From the Rush Poker lobby, get started by clicking the Join Now button at the top right corner:

Rush Poker Join Now

This will open your Rush Poker table, where you'll be able to choose your buy-in amount:

Rush Poker buy-in Amount

When you've chosen your buy-in amount, a three-second countdown will take place before you join the game:

Rush Poker Countdown

Playing a Rush Poker Game

When you join a Rush Poker game, you'll enter a large player pool and be seated at the first available table.

You'll post the big blind when you first join a Rush Poker game. After that, the player who has gone the longest without posting will be the big blind for that hand. Posting of the small blind and other seating positions are randomized for each hand. See the Rush Poker FAQ for more information on posting blinds in Rush Poker.

While playing a Rush Poker game, standard ring game rules apply. When you fold your hand, you'll be moved to another table for your next hand:

Rush Poker New Hand

When the table is full, a new hand will begin.

In order to allow Rush Poker ring games to move faster when there is a small number of players, hands are dealt short-handed once the player pool falls below a certain number.

Quick Fold

To play even faster, use the Quick Fold button at the bottom of the Rush Poker tables:

Rush Poker Quick Fold

When you Quick Fold, you'll be taken to the next table immediately – even if the action hasn't reached you yet. Players at your previous table will not see that you've folded until it's your turn to act. Please note that when you press the Quick Fold button, the action cannot be undone. See the Rush Poker FAQ for more information about the Quick Fold button.

Rush Poker Animation

In Rush Poker, a "slide" transition is the default animation used when you change tables. You can change this setting to a more subtle "fade" transition animation by clicking the Options button at the top right corner of the table and selecting the Sound & Animation tab:

Rush Poker Animation Options

Alternatively, when you're sitting out at a Rush Poker table, you can change the animation setting at the bottom right corner:

Rush Poker Animation Checkbox

Playing Multiple Rush Poker Tables

To play more hands even faster, you can join the same Rush Poker game more than once.

If you're up to the challenge of multi-tabling the world's fastest poker game, return to the Rush Poker lobby and click the Join Now button again. This will open a new Rush Poker table, where you can select your buy-in amount and join the game. Each seat you take is considered a separate entry into the game, as indicated at the top of the Rush Poker table:

Rush Poker Table

If you do multi-table a Rush Poker game, you will never be seated at the same table with yourself. See the Rush Poker FAQ for more information on multi-tabling a Rush Poker game.

Sitting Out

If you want to take a break from Rush Poker, check the Sit Out Next Hand or the Sit Out Next BB checkbox at the bottom left corner of the table:

Rush Poker Sit Out

You will watch the rest of the current hand play out before you are removed from the game. When you're ready to rejoin the action, click the Play Now button at the bottom of the table:

Rush Poker Play Now

For more information on Rush Poker, see the Rush Poker FAQ.

For more information about Adrenaline Rush, click here.