For starters, I'm making a pun with the topic tilte : Hit & Run mixed up with Rush poker.
Anyway, I was thinking about the change in approach I've adopted since I started playing Rush poker. Prior to this, when I sat down at a table, I'd buy-in full and start playing with 8 other players. During the course of a session, things could go from bad (ie lose my buy-in) to good (winning money / doubling up or more). When I felt I had an edge or have played enough with the people to have some reads, I'd stay up until I was satisfied with the profits, or at least, I wouldn't leave as soon as I get some profits (less than a half buy-in). Well, it's pretty basic that if you have enough time, you'd try to use your advantage for the most time you have at your disposal (or whenever the guys go broke). Plus, having a bigger stack at the table should be an additional advantage in NLHE, shouldn't it ?
As I've started playing Rush poker, I've tried to apply the same approach but found myself confronted with more SS trying to get at me (can't blame them) when I have more than a full buy-in in my stack. Sometimes, I managed to use my bigger stack to profit from them, but sometimes, they just doubled up on me. I have a feeling (not too sure, haven't checked the figures) that it's affecting my winnings. So, I've decided to leave my seat whenever I'm showing profits over 10% of my a full buy-in, and keep on coming back with a full buy-in (e.g. Buy-in $10, stand up as soon as you have over $11, come back with $10), hence going for some kind of "Hit & Run" strategy.
The "Hit & Run" strategy should work fairly well if you were buy-in low or SSed in a regular cash game if you knew how to play SSed, which I never felt like trying. I've always bought-in full and would think to get out and wait for another spot at another table again and again. With Rush poker mixing you into a large pool of player, this is like an automated table shift every hand.
This really looks like I'm just "saving the profits" and playing scared. The reasoning behind this goes as follow : with a bigger stack, you can loosen up a bit and see more flops but for this to be profitable people at the table must have given use some table image. Since the whole "table image" concept gets more blurred (or even tends to completely disappear) in Rush poker, the big stack strategy seems a little bit clamped down.
What do you think ?