Play Rush Poker – the World’s Fastest Online Poker Game!

This revolutionary poker format is designed to minimize your wait time between hands and keep you in the action at all times. Whether you’re playing a Rush Poker ring game or a Rush Poker Tournament, you’ll join a large player pool and face a different table of opponents every hand you play. When you fold your hand, you’ll be rushed to a new table for the next hand immediately.

Rush Ring Games

This section shows you how to find and play a Rush Poker game.

Unlike a standard ring game, when you play Rush Poker you'll join a large player pool and face a different table of opponents every hand you play. When you fold your hand, you'll immediately be moved to a new table for your next hand.

Here's what you need to know about Rush Poker to get started:

How to Find a Rush Poker Game

Rush Poker can be found in both the All Games View and the Quick Seat View of the game lobby.

Quick Seat View

In the Quick Seat lobby you will need to select your game type, buy-in, stakes and max players per table. Once you ‘tick’ the Rush radio button you will be taken to your game of choice after you hit ‘Play Now’.

All Games View

In the All Games lobby, Rush Poker is located under the ‘Rush’ tab at the top of the lobby.

Your game list will be populated with the Rush Poker games you can choose from. You can refine the game list by categories such as game type, stakes and max players per table .

When you've found the Rush Poker game you want to play, double click on that game or click the ‘Join Game’ button to get started.

How to Play Rush Poker

Joining a Rush Poker Game

From the Rush Poker lobby, get started by clicking the ‘Join Game’ button in the bottom right corner.

This will open your Rush Poker table, where you'll be able to choose your buy-in amount.

When you've chosen your buy-in amount, a three-second countdown will take place before you join the game.

Playing a Rush Poker Game

When you join a Rush Poker game, you'll enter a large player pool and be seated at the first available table.

You'll post the big blind when you first join a Rush Poker game. Posting of the small blind and other seating positions are randomized for each hand.

While playing a Rush Poker game, standard ring game rules apply. When you fold your hand, you'll be moved to another table for your next hand. When the table is full, a new hand will begin.

In order to allow Rush Poker ring games to move faster when there is a small number of players, hands are dealt short-handed once the player pool falls below a certain number.

Quick Fold

To play even faster, use the Quick Fold button at the bottom of the Rush Poker tables.

Rush Poker Quick Fold

When you Quick Fold, you'll be taken to the next table immediately – even if the action hasn't reached you yet. Players at your previous table will not see that you've folded until it's your turn to act. Please note that when you press the Quick Fold button, the action cannot be undone.

Rush Poker Animation

In Rush Poker, a "fade" transition is the default animation used when you change tables. You can change this setting to another transition animation in ‘Settings’ > ‘Table Appearance’ > ‘Animation’.

Playing Multiple Rush Poker Tables

To play more hands even faster, you can join the same Rush Poker game more than once.

If you're up to the challenge of multi-tabling the world's fastest poker game, return to the Rush Poker lobby and click the ‘Join Game’ button again. This will open a new Rush Poker table, where you can select your buy-in amount and join the game. Each seat you take is considered a separate entry into the game.

If you do multi-table a Rush Poker game, you will never be seated at the same table with yourself.

Sitting Out

If you want to take a break from Rush Poker, check the ‘Sit Out Next Hand’ or the ‘Sit Out Next BB’ checkbox at the bottom left corner of the table.

You will watch the rest of the current hand play out before you are removed from the game. When you're ready to re-join the action, click the ‘Play Now’ button at the bottom of the table.

Rush Poker Tournaments

When you play a Rush Poker Tournament, you'll be part of a large player pool and face a different table of opponents every hand you play. When you fold your hand, you'll immediately be moved to a new table for your next hand.

When there are less than 30 players left in the tournament, tables will become short-handed to ensure that the pace of game remains as fast as possible. When the final table of the tournament is reached, the tournament will switch to the "standard" tournament mode and hands will be played one at a time until the tournament is complete.

How to Find a Rush Poker Tournament

This section details how to find and play a Rush Poker Tournament.

Rush Poker Tournaments can be found in both the ‘All Games’ View and ‘Quick Seat’ View of the game lobby.

In the ‘All Games’ View, select ‘Tournament’ and ‘Rush’ in the browse area at the top of the lobby.

A list of upcoming tournaments will appear in the game list below the browse area. Rush Poker Tournaments are denoted with the Rush symbol.

You can use the Advanced Filters in ‘All Games’ View to refine your search and only list Rush Poker Tournaments.

You can also use the ‘Quick Seat’ function  in the Full Tilt Poker game lobby to find a Rush Poker Tournament. Start by selecting ‘Scheduled Tournaments’, then choose ‘Rush’ as your tournament Type

Choose your Rush Poker Tournament and click the ‘Register’ button to join the action.

How to Play a Rush Poker Tournament

Registering for a Rush Poker Tournament

Registration for a Rush Poker Tournament works the same as a standard tournament. Once you're in a Rush Poker Tournament lobby, click the Register button:

This will open the buy-in screen, where you will confirm your registration.

Playing a Rush Poker Tournament

When the tournament begins, game play will be in "Rush Mode", with the same style of play found in a Rush Poker ring game. You'll be part of a large player pool and face a different table of opponents every hand you play. Once you fold your hand, you'll be rushed off to the next table for a new hand.

To speed up play even more, use the Quick Fold button at the bottom of the Rush Poker Tournament table.

Posting Blinds

As with standard tournaments, posting of the blinds is completely random on the first hand of play. After that, the big blind and small blind are assigned to the players who have gone the longest without posting.

If there is a tie for who has gone the longest without posting, the blind will be randomly assigned to one of the tied players. All other seating positions are completely random from hand to hand.

Short-Handed Play

As players are eliminated from the tournament, tables will become short-handed to keep the tournament in "Rush Mode" and ensure that game play does not slow down. When there are fewer than 30 players left in a Rush Poker Tournament, tables will start to play short-handed.

For example, when there are 28 players left in a standard nine-handed Rush Poker Tournament, tables will become eight-handed. As the final table approaches, tables will become more short-handed.

While the tournament is in "Rush Mode", there is no hand-for-hand play at the money bubble or any pay jumps.

The Final Table

Once the final table of a Rush Poker Tournament is reached, game play will switch from "Rush Mode" to "Standard Mode" and play will continue as it would in any standard tournament. Hands will be played one at a time until the tournament has ended.

Please note that while player observation is not available when a tournament is in "Rush Mode", it is available when the final table is reached and the tournament is in "Standard Mode".