This is a discussion on What size of table do you prefer? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; I prefer tables of 9 and 8 players because when you get good cards I have a better chance of winning :)
I also prefer to play tables with 6 players. It's easier to build your preflop game and not a lot of players usually joining to see the flop, so you have more chances to have the best hand. But, tables with 9 players are also good in some situations.
I absolutely love heads up poker! I am a very competitive guy and there's no better way to find out if you are better than someone than playing them heads up. However, I know the question is more geared towards 6 max or full ring preferences, so I am going to have to go with 6 max. It's much easier to exploit opponents; less notes to take; and much more likely to get heads up with someone that in a full ring game. However, if you are a really solid player there may be more profit at a full ring table than a 6 max
For SNGs I prefer definitely the 6-max turbo format, but for MTTs I like more the full ring tables. I often multi-table more in MTTs than in SNGs and therefore the longer rounds are easier to play. Less stress.
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Actually it is more the opposite, the more the players, better odds of being beat. This is why you raise with a monster, to narrow the field. I liked 8 before because my blinds lasted longer. Now that I have improved, I find 6 max makes for a better game.