Originally Posted by Cafeman31
Thanks for your response.
Is it really such a big adjustment to move from full ring to 6max? Or even is it such a big mistake to start out at 6max?
I personally started out at full ring but I did try 6 max. At the time I was still learning lots, starting hands, position etc. When I did try 6 max, all the stuff you learnt at full ring just doesn't really apply any more in a lot of cases. Many hands you would drop in FR are monsters to play, in position.
After lots of grinding at FR I then started playing 6 max more once I learnt what ranges to open up to aggressive players as well as tight players and so on. I think you should be better playing FR to start with to get into it more and get a full understand of position and hand ranges against particular players.
I don't think I'd want to go back to FR now though as it's far more exciting, big pots, lots more action and hands to keep you no the ball at all times. It's just the swings you have to get used to in 6 max.
If you're are a more complete player than I was when I first started out and you want to play 6max, then give it a go but if you're new to it all then you will see people playing hands which you thought shouldn't be played from what you was taught, like I say I played both but coulden't hand 6max properly at first. I felt out of my depth most of the time.
As for is it proper poker, then I'm not sure what you mean by that. There is a lot more you have to think about and be open to all possible hands. Not as in FR where an early position raise would "usually" signify a good hand, A,K,Ace,Kings,High pairs etc. At 6 max, depending on what reads players have on you they might widen their range to something like 5,6suited if you're tight for example.