Originally Posted by jdeliverer
I'm guessing this is spam, since it's your first post and you immediately linked to another site. But if it's not, this is a pretty good discussion question.
One important thing to recognize is that the payout structure is different for 6 player SnGs. In 9 player sngs you play to make the top 3, then you play to win. In 6 player games once you make the money you are already heads up.
How does this affect us? Well, the rewards for 1st are less than in a 9 player tournament. We want to be playing more conservatively on the bubble in a 6 player tournament, hoping to get heads up (which already more than doubles your investment pre-rake), and then play for the win. Other than on the bubble, in my experience you just play it as you would any other tournament when shorthanded. The only real difference is that you probably are not used to playing deepstacked and 6-handed (which will happen in the first few rounds).
Adjust to playing deepstacked, 6-handed poker by staying tight. You can afford to fold a bit more than you "should", since players tend to overcompensate for the shorthandedness. You can score big when you have a good hand, and afford to lose a few big blinds in the first few rounds.
Should I take down that link? I wasn't sure if it was against the rules or not?
I was always under the impression to be aggressive in six handed games. I have since then learned that you are supposed to be tight in this format.
I constantly have chipleaders pushing people all in, when its four-handed only to be called by KK or QQ and they will have like A7.
I think its hilarious.
When it gets to bubble play, that is kind of where I get nervous. Do you have any suggestions for bubble play?