Archive for the 'Rush Poker' Category

Zoom (Rush) Poker, and tilt

Monday, February 18th, 2013

I don’t know what it is about Zoom Poker (PokerStars’ version of Rush Poker) that tilts me so. When I start new, like a new level, or switch from NLHE to PLO, or come back after not playing it for a long time, it’s fresh and I play well, monies roll in, I can’t believe […]

On demand-Muti-entry-Rush-Turbo tournaments

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Last night I discovered the “On Demand” Rush Multi-Entry tournaments on Full Tilt. On Demand meaning, I guess, the same as a Sit and Go; there’s as many as seem to be wanted. When I found them I looked at the $1.10 tournaments and there were always 3 in the process of registering/seating. Mulit-Entry being […]

Take 2, again

Monday, April 11th, 2011

So much for my project of getting hands at $50nl FR. After running badly at the start I shifted to Rush Poker to try to re-establish some discipline. I’ve even gone to using the program Always on Top to cover my stack size to get me to focus on just playing well. I used the […]


Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

This is what happens when you run good. $25nl FR, Rush Poker. One of the first hands, opponent is 16/3, 5.0/36% aggression over 36 hands. His range as a loose passive in the blind is probably wide and he has some postflop aggression. My plan is two streets of value with an overpair since he’s […]

Rush poker statistics analysis

Monday, February 28th, 2011

In the past couple of weeks I’ve been playing $25nl FR Rush poker casually. By casually I mean only one or two instances while at the same time watching videos or working on a Lexulous game. During this period I’ve logged only 1,750 hands but I was curious to see how the $25nl players actually […]

Rush to CR

Friday, February 25th, 2011

A couple more thoughts. My graph shows a pretty big up, then down, then upswing. The down is slightly more gradual than both of the ups. I was aware that I wasn’t running great during that time, but I think before I got very far into the downswing I also became aware of some tilt, […]

Rush Poker to CardRunners: End of project

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Completed 25% of the FTP requirements via TFPT, qualifying for one week of CardRunners, beginning next month, I think. I played only $10nl fr Rush Poker, mostly 4 instances at a time but maybe 1/3 of the time playing only two instances while watching old episodes of “Criminal Minds.” Some stats: 14,770 hands, though TFPT […]

Mid month “Rush to CardRunners”

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Just to update, 1,285 FTP points or something like that, so only a couple of sessions away from finishing the target of a week of CardRunners. This last week I haven’t played a lot of focused sessions. I’ve recently become interested in “Criminal Minds” and I’ve been watching old episodes while playing just two instances […]

Correcting week one

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Apparently I wasn’t that close to 1,000. After contacting TFPT they fixed the problem where my account on CR was not linked to my Stox account so my monthly points never showed up when I logged into CR the way it used to on Stox. Their total was 842 or something. I don’t think that […]

Week one of “Rush to CardRunners”

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

After one week of February I’m no longer certain where I am in my Rush to CardRunners project but I’m getting close. I have just under 1,000 FTP points but I’m not sure of the exact amount because at some point I realized that I was including Happy Hour bonus points which don’t count toward […]

Day 3 of grinding toward CardRunners

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Three days into my project of getting 1,350 FTP points in the month of February and I’ve collected 463 so far, so I’m one third of the way there. I’m still earning at about a rate of two points for every minute. One oddity: I played one session of only two instances of Rush poker […]

February goal

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

My biggest issue over the past year or so is no interest in projects or having targets. I’ll get started on something, then lose interest. Moving up in stakes clearly has little interest for me. I have the bankroll to sit at $50 or $100 tables whenever I feel like it, but not the interest […]

Things of note

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

I’m at the point again where I’m playing more, which generates more poker thoughts, which generates more blog posts, which backlogs entries in the main blog so that the events mentioned in the main blog are behind what I write about here. ~ One of the things that I’m noticing is that I seem to […]


Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Haven’t played much; not enough time. And that usually means just sitting in for some Rush Poker and maybe cheap tournaments while watching football on Sundays. Came second in another $2 – 180 seat turbo for $70, bringing the total to one first for $100 and two seconds for another $140 = $240, over 21 […]


Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

This is pretty telling. This graph is me playing Rush Poker since late May, when I started to try to grind up $10nl FR to make $100, so that I could play $25nl FR. Pretty obvious; some 9880 hands ago is when I moved from $10nl to $25nl, playing the same style that had been […]


Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Updating to update. Haven’t been playing much. Had been playing some $25nl Rush and got to a few thousand hands and down a buy-in or two. I suspect this is due to not adjusting my game from $10nl; surprise! there is a difference! I’ve given up a couple stacks to players who did have the […]


Friday, September 24th, 2010

Some more Rush Poker. First hand I’m showing his cards at the beginning because I don’t like the flat preflop, though I’m raising from early position. But the worst part is, why call the flop bet with overcards? Is he, a non-full stack player at $25nl Rush Poker, sharp enough to realize that the flop […]


Sunday, September 19th, 2010

This was funny. I open-raise all pairs from all positions and here I get two callers behind me. On the flop if I c-bet I’m only folding underpairs and lower suited connectors that don’t reach this board and don’t have two spades, so I’m ready to check/fold OOP. When the turn comes it gets worse, […]


Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I dunno what to do to get people to fold or re-raise so we can get it in while I’m ahead ….


Monday, September 6th, 2010

This almost made me cry. Two limpers, including one from early. I’m hesitant to raise early position raisers sometimes at micro levels ’cause too many of them always open limp their big hands, and TT flops a lot of overcards, so I just play. When I flop top set I bet out because of the […]


Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I have to look at this one ’cause I don’t know why he doesn’t call this. Flop pot is 0.75, he bets .50, I call. On the turn the pot is 1.75, he bets .95, I raise to 1.90, he raises to 5.00. Pot is now 8.65, to call I have to put in 2.20 […]

Rush poker; play like a bot

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

A while back I made a conscious change in my Rush Poker game. I know that I’m better than most players at $10nl Rush simply because 1) my total bankroll of winnings would allow me to play, eh, maybe $50nl Rush if I wanted to, but I don’t have a lot of the bankroll on […]


Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

This happens when you’re not paying attention. I raise KK, then look back to see “all in”. I assume that I’ve bet into a short stack who has shoved so I call. Then when I look back at this table as the flop comes I wonder why I have no chips left. My first thought […]

You can’t do that when you’re deep!

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

You can’t do that when you’re deep! Awful flop for overpairs, but still, I don’t like his 3 bet on the flop. I’ve got 48 hands on him so if he uses a tracker then he has the equivalent on me, but I’m not overly aggressive postflop other than continuation betting. This deep, I think […]


Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Always gotta post the interesting ones. Almost no hands, but he does know how to 3 bet. I flat because no matter what his style I’m way ahead of his 3 bet range. Yucky flop, but if he’s got AK I’m ahead so I just call. Yuckier turn, but it still could be a medium […]