Originally Posted by RodneyC86
Unless I'm missing something why should I play 6max any different than just pretending the first 3 seats folded in a FR hand? Card distribution ought to be similar. No scratch that, it's the same random.
I need some examples why really. Cause of late my 6maxing pretending every time the first 3 seats fold I get fairly good looking preflop stats for 6 max. Sure, I understand postflop play is far more given the widening of ranges but my argument that it ought to play similar to any FR hand when first 3 folded should stand?
On needing to play looser to not let blinds eat you alive...aren't we also on the button 50% more often in 6max than in FR? So I think that evens things out.
Then though, there's the argument that 6 maxxers are more comfy mixing it up bvb and fight back more vs steals.
Card distribution isn't the same, but it's similar. Sure there's more to 6 max than pretending the first 3 players folded in a FR game, but that analogy is pretty good for newish players trying to make the switch. The replies you got to that comment are a little harsh.
6 max is tougher overall. You have to play more actual poker since you can't nit it up as easily as you could among a larger table. Imagine playing 2 or 3 handed and folding pre 87-93% of the time... heh. Same idea. This point's been made here a couple times already though I think. It'll make you a better poker player, in any case.
And yes, fee's 6 max guide is ancient and yet still decent in spite of that (if you're fresh out of the box this is). Easy Game (3rd edition), great also. There's quite a lot of solid material out there for beginner to intermediate 6 max players. Check out The Poker Blueprint or Small Stakes No Limit Holdem.
To kworm, there is more fish in FR play. They're also harder to exploit as you'll be playing fewer hands. Cross your fingers that someone else doesn't happen to stack them first.
Let's see if I can find any other comments in this topic that should get a response. Not much else to say I guess. OP's flop and turn bet frequencies are too far apart, even for 5NL or 10NL.