This is a discussion on 9 handed vs 6 handed within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Something I've noticed is a lot of people taking their tournament game to a cash table, when in fact, if it's a 6 handed game,
I don't completely understand the question, but I think I get the gist of what you're asking.
It all depends on play style. Tight players will only play premium hands, loose players will play more. In a tournament there's not always time to wait for a premium hand before the blinds catch up with you, but cash games stay the same regardless, the blinds never increase so waiting for premium hands it's easier and you expect to see stronger hands.
I think that you've seen loose players at the table who are playing a higher range of cards, and that would be regardless of number of players at the table. That said though, it is also easier to bluff against less players so 6 handed is better for playing marginal hands
Ya true, I guess a real advanced player will be looking for those 76% edges or 82% if 9 handed...
I guess things to consider are similar between tournaments and cash games, like the different style of playing early tournament with a ton of blinds vs late tournie, where stacks are shorter and every spot counts.
I am winning, and it's because I play tight-aggressive. You can say it doesn't sound like a winning strategy, but when you look at the whole strategy, like stealing blinds to keep up with the rake, and then the table plays their loose game, and they don't expect it: when you come in with a 4-bet 2.5x the 3-bet. It's a bluffy looking bet, so it's easier to get paid off if the table is loose.
It's actually understanding what a winning percentage is in terms of the actual cards. Aiming for 24% variance instead of a 65%-35% situation like draws usually have that big of a disadvantage on the flop against top set.
Yes, I agree that if you are taking your 9 hand game to a 6 handed game you will have to open your range a little more. Your Q 10 example is very general though, your range in the 6 handed game should be much wider... But thats just my game. There are many different ways to play well, I just tend to find the most aggressive and fun route.
keep in mind that your are changing 2 things:
1) MTT versus cash game
2) 9 handed versus 6 handed
Most likely you'll find that the difference bewteen the players has a larger influence on the range you play than the combination of the two aspects changed.
Until now i don't understand what exactly is 6 hands tables, i don't know what its rules are.
6 hand is 6 players at a table, 9 handed is 9 players etc...
OT: For 9 handed I would value cards with greater versatility (ability to hit straights/flushes/sets such as suited connectors) due to the fact that you will be in less heads up pots and more multi-way pots. I would value cards like Q9 less in 9 handed due to the above reasons as flopping a pair doesn't guarantee you the equity multi-way like it does heads-up.