Play the Rush

November 30, 2007

We don’t often see this concept talked about much, but we find it is a good tool to have in the arsenal…

To play a rush sometimes you just need to keep playing hands.  Obviously it is impossible to tell when a ‘rush’ is coming, but if you’ve ever gambled at anything else besides poker, you’ll know that sometimes you just get a ‘feeling.’  Now, this can sound a bit silly, not as clever as the technical tools we all have learned (i.e. position strength, reraising light, short stack play, etc), but it certainly can be a part of the game.  So, get in there when you start feeling good.  Play 6 hands in a row, see what happens.  You might just chip up.  You will also change your image, the table will feel you are playing recklessly.  You can and should ‘revert’ to whatever style you were playing prior to the rush, or whatever is appropriate for that table, after a reasonable amount of time as the rush has surely subsided.

If you are willing to play the rush, you are willing to gamble.  Read the rest of this entry »