GO FAST, HOLD-UP edition

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GO FAST is an ultra-quick cash game which allows you to change table instantly after folding any hand you don’t like. Poker in fifth gear!

HOLD-UP – When you see the money, hit the gas!!

Get ready to rob the GO FAST tables with our brand new “Hold-Up” promotion. Win Hold-Up hands in your Go Fast cash games and grab the jackpot!

How does it work?

Should you see the table changing colours and chips raining down at the beginning of the hand, it’s time for a Hold-Up:

  • A Hold-Up will drop randomly at the start of a hand.
  • A Hold-Up will inflate the pot and create more action.
  • The size of a Hold-Up can vary from 5 to 500 BB.

The player who wins the Hold-Up hand will take the inflated pot!

How Hold-Up is financed

Go Fast Hold-Up tables rake 10% of the pot, which is dissected below:

  • 5.75% of standard rake
  • 4.25% of additional rake which is entirely returned to the players in Hold-Up hands

Rake cap details

Hold-Up hands frequency

At the start of every hand, a value will randomly be selected by RNG, then compared to a chart of probabilities.

According to the result of the chart of probabilities, a Hold-Up pot can be selected and added to the total pot for the hand, without it being considered as a wager.

Chart of probabilities

The distribution chart determines the frequency at which the different jackpot types will be selected.

Hold-Up in BB (D) Share of prizepool given out (P) Probability of selection
 500  3.00%  P*C/D
 100  5.00%  P*C/D
 25  12.00%  P*C/D
 10  30.00%  P*C/D
 5  50.00%  P*C/D
 0  0.00%  1 – Σ Probabilities
 Total  100.00%  100.00%

P = Amount of a given Hold-Up / Amount of total hold-up pots
For example, the 5BB hold-up equates to 50% of the total amount of Hold-Ups given out.

The value of C is variable. It depends on the average rake of the players at the table over their last 10 hands (all tables in the GO FAST pool).

C = 42.5% x Average Rake of players in the hand over their last 10 hands.

Probability examples

Let’s take a table of 5 players in "€10 No Limit". The Big Blind is €0.10.
Here is the calculation of the average rake of the 5 players at the table over the last 10 hands.

  Hand N-5 Hand N-4 Hand N-3 Hand N-2 Hand N-1 Average rake
Player 1 €0.13 €0.12 €0.05 €0.00 €0.00 €0.06
Player 2 €0.13 €0.12 €0.18 €0.00 €0.00 €0.09
Player 3 €0.00 €0.00 €0.00 €0.00 €0.00 €0.00
Player 4 €0.07 €0.00 €0.00 €0.00 €0.16 €0.05
Player 5 €0.00 €0.06 €0.18 €0.00 €0.16 €0.08
TOTAL in € €0.27
TOTAL in BB 2.72

C is therefore equal to: 42.5% * 2.72 = 1.16 big blinds.
The probability of drawing the 500 BB Hold-Up is (3%*(2.72*42.5%))/500 = 0.00006936
The table of probabilities will therefore be as follows:

Hold up (D) Share of prizepool given out (P) Probability of selection
 500 BB = €50  3.00%  0.007%
 100 BB = €10  5.00%  0.058%
 25 BB = €2.5  12.00%  0.555%
 10 BB = €1  30.00%  3.468%
 5 BB = €0.5  50.00%  11.560%
 0 BB = €0  0.00%  84.352%
 Total  100.00%  100.00%

The expected payout is therefore 1.16 big blinds (€0.116)

How it works


Once logged into the game client, click on the GO FAST button in the left column.

Select your buy-in, the number of simultaneous games you wish to play (4 maximum).

Hit PLAY and it’s pedal to the metal!

Upon arriving at the table you will see a button Instafold.

This button allows you to change tables immediately even if it’s not yet your turn to act. You can use this option at absolutely any time unless you are not required to call a bet to remain in the hand (for example, in the big blind or when all-in).

What's more, the other players at the table will not know that you have folded and left the table until it is your turn to act.


Your new table position


GO FAST automatically balances your position at the table (big blind, small blind, button etc.) during your session. This guarantees that each player will not be required to pay the blinds more often than their opponents.


Seeing the end of a hand


If a particularly interesting hand is being played you can remain at the table by holding CTRL when you press the FOLD or Instafold button.

The CTRL hotkey can be changed in the keyboard shortcuts section of the client settings.


Formats and variants


GO FAST can be played at the following stakes:

  • NL2 (€0.01 / €0.02)
  • NL5 (€0.02 / €0.05)
  • NL10 (€0.05 / €0.10)
  • NL20 (€0.10/€0.20)
  • NL50 (€0.25 / €0.50)
  • NL100 (€0.50/€1)
  • NL200 (€1/€2)
  • NL400 (€2/€4)
  • PLO2 (€0.01/€0.02)
  • PLO10 (€0.05/€0.1)

The games are played as 6-max No Limit Hold’em or PLO tables.

Additional information

Responsible gaming

Go Fast games allow you to play a quick and friendly game of poker where fun remains the key word. If you feel as though you are unable to control how much you play these games and want to take a little break, we offer responsible gaming tools exclusive to this format.