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Rush Poker Tournaments + Steps At Full Tilt!

Excellent news - after much speculation, Full Tilt today announced Rush Poker Tournaments - you can find the information here via the Full Tilt Homepage(will open a new window). Here is a quick summary of... what to expect - followed by some more great news - Full Tilt have also introduced Steps!

Full Tilt Poker - Rush Poker Tournaments, Quick Summary

I'm assuming familiarity with the Rush Poker concept here, including the quick fold button. The basic idea is the same, you get moved to a new table as soon as you fold. Key to tournament play is that who posts the blinds is decided by time and not by the number of hands... so theoretically the faster you play the more hands you get to see between blinds. Later stages include short handed tables (all the way down to 4 handed) which should make bubble play fascinating! At the final table, play reverts to a normal tournament... this makes sense, as even if you could shuffle everyone around position-wise each hand it would be difficult to balance the blinds.

Well, I'll be playing a good few of these over the weekend and will do a strategy adjustments article for the poker tournaments section of the site Monday. In the meantime this is (lets be honest - yet another) good reason to make Full Tilt your #1 destination, if you have not played there before then you can claim a 100% new player match bonus with referral code SNG600 - so click to visit Full Tilt Poker now! And not forgetting...

Steps. A moment of pride (in a small way!). I did an article on how to create your own Steps SNGs at Full Tilt Poker around 2 years ago now - it even had some shouts on blogs and forums, so some people liked it! Anyway, finally Full Tilt make their own steps - and they did an excellent job too... key for me is the large number of exit points for those wishing to take tournament tokens... quick summary of the updates is about to be added to the original Full Tilt Poker Steps SNGs article. Just to add a twist on a Friday afternoon, I was about to end the week with a newsletter featuring Stars Knockouts... looks like Full Tilt have well and truly trumped that one!

GL at the tables, Mark

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