Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
Could you expand upon the hands you would play at 6 max.
Is there still a early middle and late in 6 max or is it just played as early and late.
Do you play hands in late in 6 max which you dont play in FR?
Sorry Stu, I haven't been back to this thread under the assumption that some people who play 6 max on a more regular basis would jump in.
As I said, it's as if UTG, UTG+1 and MP1 seats are gone. Like 9 max tables where the first three seats have folded, you only have 5 hands behind you when you're in first position. If you have a good starting hands idea in your head for 9 max tables, use the middle position and on for your opening cards.
Name-wise, first is still UTG, then one MP, then cutoff, then button. Just an abbreviated version of the naming for 9 or 10 max, but the starting card requirements shouldn't follow along.
KQ I open raise from mid at a 9 max table, so I'd open raise UTG in 6 max as well.
But 6 max, even at low levels, can become a game of aggression more so than bigger tables, so playing individual player ranges and styles becomes more important, imo. Because everyone's opening range gets wider, your 3bet range should get wider as well.
Depending on the players in the blinds, I'll open pretty wide in late position in 9 max as well as 6 max, so it's not necessarily wider at 6. At that point it's similar as you only have 2 or 3 more players after you and you'll have position on the blinds. The fact that the blinds come around more often does make it somewhat more usefull to steal more often.
I think also that players in the blinds are more likely to 3bet late position raisers than in 9 max. As much as anything I think this has something to do with the higher aggression level at the table as anything else.