re: Poker & SNG 9 Handed - early game
depends, at higher stakes the only real place you gain an edge on the field is in the early game. but in most lower stakes games you are best just chilling. However playing like 8/8 is pretty retarded in the early game, open it up to like 15 something at a minimum. dont be an absolute nit or you won't learn anything and you will be stuck playing like a robot with no real idea of what to do in a lot of spots.