This is a discussion on Hand up, 6 or 9 players. Which table do you prefer? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I don't like a table with 9 players. Unfortunately they are the majority and we have them. I really like the raised hand for quick
re: Poker & Hand up, 6 or 9 players. Which table do you prefer?
I prefer the 9-max tables, on such tables the game is smooth, calm, more tight, just for me )).
On the 6-max tables, you need to play your hands more often, but good cards do not come often, so you have to play with what you have, not my style.
When it comes to MTTs, I dont care to much. Most MTTs are in the 9-max or sometimes 8-max format, so this is, what I end up playing most. But I dont mind mixing in a 6-max now and then. PokerStars even have a few very short handed ones like a 2,2$ 4-max PKO turbo. That can be kind of fun, and it allow you to play way more hands per hour than a 9-max or 8-max table. So if you have a skill edge on your opponents, in theory this format should give you a very high ROI.
I prefer 9 max at the table.In this structure, the range of opening cards is clear.At 6 max, we are forced to expand the range, but I do not always understand the opponent's move.Although I play 6 max sometimes.
I prefer 6 handed with 5 minute blinds because I am forced to play a much more focused game. In 9 handed games, often with 8-10 minute blinds I can find myself getting distracted as the play moves slowly around the table.