My goal was the 5 dollar bonus, which I cleared, then the 10 and a seat in the 50k freeroll...
Maybe I have this all wrong, but I kind of like the Rush play. I actually feel it improved my play. It made me a tighter, more position orientated player, and taught me where the fold button is. Sure it is full of bad beats (all in KK vs J9) and swings, but if you stick to the game plan of quality cards not quantity card, I think it can be profitable.
I realize you are playing blind, against opponents that you have no information on, but it can teach you to read bets, and observe not just your cards but the cards on the board.
A patient, relaxed, quality player can sit back and wait for the opportunity. As I typed this, this is what happened.....
I signed in and joined the Rush with the minimum table buy in of 10 dollars, and I like to play at a level outside my comfort, as I think it keeps me more focused and cautious.
anyway up to this point i had seen 200 pairs of cards but only 12% of flops (so wicked tight).
and then the Rush
Full Tilt Poker Game
#22348717921: Table Apollo - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:56:28 ET - 2010/07/15
Seat 1: squintz111 ($14.79)
Seat 2: Guenter3 ($7.17)
Seat 3: PsychoPat1337 ($40.20)
Seat 4: RainyDay77 ($29.97)
Seat 5: rossnyc ($51)
Seat 6: Johnny2rubs ($39.79)
Seat 7: Alianta ($30.16)
Seat 8: MasterAsylum ($27.04)
Seat 9: kmd1072 ($28.51)
Alianta posts the small blind of $0.10
MasterAsylum posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Johnny2rubs [Ah Ad]
squintz111 calls $0.25
Guenter3 calls $0.25
PsychoPat1337 raises to $1.35
Johnny2rubs raises to $2.45
Guenter3 calls $2.20
PsychoPat1337 calls $1.10
*** FLOP *** [As Qd Td]
Guenter3 bets $4.72, and is all in
PsychoPat1337 has 15 seconds left to act
PsychoPat1337 calls $4.72
Johnny2rubs raises to $37.34, and is all in
PsychoPat1337 calls $32.62
Johnny2rubs shows [Ah Ad]
Guenter3 shows [Ac 5c]
PsychoPat1337 shows [Qs Qc]
*** TURN *** [As Qd Td] J♦
*** RIVER *** [As Qd Td Jd] 4♥
Johnny2rubs shows three of a kind, Aces
PsychoPat1337 shows three of a kind, Queens
Johnny2rubs wins the side pot ($63.34) with three of a kind, Aces
Guenter3 shows a pair of Aces
Johnny2rubs wins the main pot ($21.01) with three of a kind, Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $87.35 Main pot $22.11. Side pot $65.24. | Rake $3
Board: [As Qd Td Jd 4h]
Seat 1: squintz111 folded before the Flop
Seat 2: Guenter3 showed [Ac 5c] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: PsychoPat1337 showed [Qs Qc] and lost with three of a kind, Queens
Seat 4: RainyDay77 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: rossnyc didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Johnny2rubs (button) showed [Ah Ad] and won ($84.35) with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 7: Alianta (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: MasterAsylum (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: kmd1072 didn't bet (folded)
A nice pot for sure!
Did I play it right?