I played ALOT of hands today @ rush. And I made a good amount of money! I made more money today @ 10nlRush than EVER in my poker career so far...heh. I usually just play for fun, and end up blowing my roll somehow or another playing outside of BRM or whatever. I think I was on an unbelieveable run because I was not losing any hands at all for a long time. I mean almost every hand was holding up, but eventually in the last 1/2 hour I think variance caught up to me. I am up around 20 buyins for the day maybe a lil more, and lost 3 and 1/2 buyins in the last half hour. I also made 815 ftp points. I did try PLO rush out for a lil bit also, but it was swingy I won a few at first then lost it all and some. I also tried 25nl rush, but am not really rolled for it yet, but did double up from 50bb a time or two and even got to 200bb deep stack from 50bb then I think I lost 50bb or so.
@10nl Rush :I think it is best to be a nit, and to rathole..lol. People are calling down with medium pair alot, or small Aces sometimes. I also think some people are stealing alot, as I caught a couple bluffs with top pair hands vs one time I remember AJo who had missed his inside str8 draw. I also have seen people chasing inside str8 draws lolol. Where are these people when I am sitting at the regular full ring tables? I just wait for a top hand and try to hit a decent to good flop. I think I could probably steal more from late position, I always press quik fold and almost never watch the hand complete unless I have contributed money into it and want to watch it play out(usually post flop tho). I did however have sucess restealing I think from the blinds, I know BB i think some in the SB. When late position would raise I would just 3bet and they fold most of the time, unless they had a real good hand. I have no HUD, but was able to 6 table RUSH with sucess also. I think when I only had a couple tables up I stole a lil bit, but when I added more I wasnt able to a much.
Well this is only day 1 @ Rush for me and I like it so far, but maybe I was just lucky as hell all day... who knows. I think also maybe since RUSH is new, alot of players are "trying" it for the first time. So alot of hands might be against non-cash players who might be used to playing SNG or MTT. I am sure people will develop strategies, and the competition will get harder, or variance will kick my butt after this great run today haha. I am gonna enjoy this while it lasts tho!
I also wasn't really rolled for 10nl, so I had lost my 30$ roll trying Rush for the first time the first day. Lost AA to KK preflop allin we raied and rr each other and all rag board then BAM river K and he won lol. So I deposited again, and started @ the 10nl rush buying in for 50bb and leaving when I hit 100bb, or ratholeing i guess as you can stand up and just sit right back down for anywhere from 40-100bb's. BU T I wouldnt recommend doing it that way, just be rolled for it and buy in for 100bb, which I did after I had ~8 Buyins @ 10nl. If I had enough to buy in for 100bb from the get go I imagine I could be even richer?! Heh.
Well thats my thoughts so far on how to win @ rush. GL on da felt!
PS... Rush is alot of fun imo, once i start i can't stop lol. Probably just because it's new. Like the poker version of crack or something lol