Rush Poker* – FAQ
What is Rush Poker*?
Rush Poker* is a new poker format available only at Full Tilt Poker. When you play Rush Poker*, you’ll join a large player pool and face a different table of players every hand you play. As soon as you fold your hand, you’ll be moved to another table for your next hand.
What does the Quick Fold button do?
The Quick Fold button – located at the bottom of the Rush Poker* tables – moves you to another table for your next hand right away, even if the action hasn’t reached you yet. Players at your previous table will not see that you have folded until it’s your turn to act.
You can use the Quick Fold button at any point in a hand, unless you have committed chips to the pot and are not facing a bet (including when you are the big blind), or you are all in. Beware – once you click the Quick Fold button, there is no taking that action back.
Please note: The Quick Fold button will only appear if there are more than two full tables worth of players in the player pool.
How do posting blinds and seating position work in a Rush Poker* game?
You’ll post the big blind upon joining a Rush Poker* game. After that, the big blind is assigned to the player who has gone the most hands without posting it. If there is a tie for who has gone the longest without posting, the big blind will be chosen randomly among the tied players. All other seating positions, including the small blind, are completely random from hand to hand.
Do I have the same amount of time to act in a Rush Poker* game as I do in a standard ring game?
Your amount of time to act and your time bank in a Rush Poker* game are the same as in a standard ring game, with the following exceptions:
- During pre-flop play, if it is your turn to act and no players have raised in front of you, you will have a shortened decision time and will not have the option to activate your time bank; if there is a raise in front of you, you will have the standard decision time and the option to activate your time bank.
- Your time bank will be fully replenished at the start of each hand.
How do I play more than one table in a Rush Poker* game?
You can multi-table the same Rush Poker* game by clicking the Join Now button in the Rush Poker* lobby more than once. Each seat you take in a Rush Poker* game is considered a different entry into the game – you can have up to four entries. Rush Poker* is designed to make certain that your multiple entries will never be seated at the same table.
Are there any rules in place to ensure the integrity and fairness of a Rush Poker* game?
Yes, the following rules apply to Rush Poker*:
- A player who uses the Quick Fold option cannot be seated at his next table with any players still in the hand at the time of the Quick Fold. This prevents players who have more than one entry in a Rush Poker* game from taking advantage of other players.
- For example: Player A has one entry in a Rush Poker* game, while Player B has two. Player A is at the same table as one of Player B’s entries and Quick Folds before the action reaches Player B. At his next table, Player A cannot be seated with Player B’s other entry because Player B would gain an unfair advantage knowing that Player A folded out of turn at the previous table.
- Continuing from the example above: if Player B Quick Folds after Player A does, Player B will be allowed to sit at Player A’s next table as there is no longer any advantage to be gained.
- A player with multiple entries in a Rush Poker* game cannot have any of his entries moved to a table with another player who used the Quick Fold option at a table where one of his other entries had yet to act.
- For example: Player A has one entry in a Rush Poker* game, while Player B has two. Player A is at the same table as one of Player B’s entries and Quick Folds before the action reaches Player B. At a different table, Player B’s second entry folds his hand. Player B’s second entry cannot be seated at the same table as Player A because Player B would gain an unfair advantage knowing that Player A folded out of turn at the previous table.
Why can’t I observe a Rush Poker* game?
Every time a player in a Rush Poker* game folds or finishes a hand, they are “moved” to a new table. There are no consistent tables to observe and every player has a unique view of their own action. The best way to experience Rush Poker* is to try it out!
Do I earn Full Tilt Points by playing a Rush Poker* game?
Yes, Full Tilt Points are awarded in the same manner as a standard ring game. For each dollar raked from the pot in a real-money Rush Poker* ring game, 10 Full Tilt Points will be awarded based on each player’s proportional contribution to the rake. See the Full Tilt Points page for a detailed explanation of earning Full Tilt Points.
Please note that you will still receive Full Tilt Points for a Rush Poker* hand where you use the Quick Fold option. Provided that there is rake taken from the pot in that hand, you will receive points even if you move to another table before the hand is finished.
Happy Hour bonus Full Tilt Points are also awarded for Rush Poker* games during standard ring game Happy Hours. See the Happy Hour page for more details on earning bonus Full Tilt Points.