Friday, February 19, 2010

I Think Thou Dost Protest Too Much

ON_THG had a comment about Hoyazo saying Rush Poker was crap. Hoyazo then commented -"It just makes me a little sad I guess to see so many people writing about how awesome Rush Poker is when I know it's really benefitting only the poker site and not the players who know how to play the game."

My opinion in under ten thousand words.

First - Spell Benefiting correctly. ;).

Second - Honestly there is only one bottom line to poker. Win. Make money. If every table on Full Tilt was turned to Rush poker you would still play Hoyazo because you think you could win.

Third - If your too stupid to adapt to the strategies necessary to make Rush Poker extremely profitable then you suck. You suck anyways. This suck is at poker. You suck anyways at poker. You get the point.

Fourth - Let me tell you all a story. Once upon a time there was poker. It was good. All the cheats and card sharks played and some got shot. It kind of matured a bit and regular people started playing. It then started trailing off a little. People did not want to play NLHE. The people thought it was slow and boring and had no action. So the good players lamented and cried and tried to figure out how to make the game fun. Thus was born Omatard. Nobody thinks that is a corruption of poker.

Poker is constantly adapting and changing. NLHE is a fairly new corruption as well as tourneys and SNGs. These have however become part of the landscape and are now "Traditional" poker. The diaper men at the poker rooms playing stud probably think that these things are a corruption of poker also. RUSH will either find it's place in the repertoire of the poker universe or will be kicked to the curb as a flash in the pan. Either way it is not for some punk like you to decide what is traditional and fine.

*** I neither claim to be a poker historian or to be particularly accurate in anything factual but I stand by the point that Omatard was a "new" outgrowth of poker just like RUSH is.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fucking love RUSH poker. A way to play cash games without being bored to tears.

This is the greatest invention ever in poker. 275 hands per table an hour of real poker.

I'm not sure if I could play regular full ring or live poker again.

11:47 AM

Blogger lightning36 said...

Just an unqualified opinion, but it seems to me that Rush Poker plays to exactly that -- the rush of gambling. Although there are many emerging strategies (you and others postulate interesting versions of successful play), it has nowhere near the depth of strategy of other forms of poker. That doesn't make it bad, just very different from regular poker.

Frankly, if I were to want the gambling rush aspect I would rather play slots in a casino -- flashing lights, loud sounds, moolah!

2:45 PM

Blogger Bayne_S said...

Clearly lightning is a an old man if gambling rush = slots.

Craps is where it is at if chasing the live gambling rush of a casino

3:09 PM

Blogger Hellblood said...

All these rushpoker moaners should go to hell! :)
I commented on your post in my own blog as well:

2:58 AM

Blogger Loretta8 said...

has Hoyazo ever been right about anything ever?

6:11 AM


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