re: Poker & 9 handed sit n goes
1) My strategy is to play to place, then play for 1st.
2) In the early stages, you play tight. Don't call PF raises with marginal or speculative hands. If you enter a pot with a marginal or speculative hand, then limp and fold to any raise (unless pot odds
are too great to fold). Approach with caution post flop to any aggressive raises to your bets. Avoid trying to exploit positional advantages in regular blind stealing spots in early stages, it's simply not worth it for the minimal gain.
3) In the middle stages, open up your starting hand RAISING range. Generally speaking, you should open the pot with a raise against the blinds. You should also re-raise a raise if you opt to enter the pot. This is largely read dependent, and should be done against 1 opponent (2 at the most). You don't want to make more advanced plays against multiple opponents, the payoff is never good enough for the risk.
4) In the late stages, get it all in when you think you have the best of it.