This is a discussion on Zoom poker within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Hey,
Would you guys suggest zoom poker for players who are pretty new to the game? Is it a good way to learn because you play
Would you guys suggest zoom poker for players who are pretty new to the game? Is it a good way to learn because you play a lot of hands per hour?
7th November 2012, 10:16 PM
itll teach you to play very tight. KK vs AA happens alot
just play the 1c/2c and play fundamental ABC. Patience will be the hardest lesson GL
7th November 2012, 11:11 PM
No I would not just play normal tables until you learn more about the game also depends on your definition of "New to the game" is
8th November 2012, 3:40 AM
Six Hurdles 
Poker at: ACR
Game: hold 'em
Zoom will teach you bad habits. It will teach you to play tight, I guess, but playing tight is a lesson you can learn without the bad habits that Rush will teach you. Once you have a solid grasp of the game you can move over and probably do alright there. When you are learning you should concentrate on decision making and situational awareness. That is not what happens in Rush.
8th November 2012, 3:57 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
re: Poker & Zoom poker
Rush is the full tilt equivalent of Zoom btw.
Yeah dont play zoom, its full of nits and regs. Just open a normal ring game and play away.
10th November 2012, 4:13 PM
Playing zoom is the way to learn to play zoom. The degree to which you can generalize to learning to play poker, even excluding tournaments, is player-dependent since some people are simply better or worse at making the appropriate adjustments.