6-Max

A short-handed ring game or tournament format. Unlike full ring games, the maximum number of seats is limited to 6 players. At online poker sites, 6-max tables are very popular, much more so than full ring.

EXAMPLE: “I always encounter maniacs at the table when I am playing 6-max cash games online.”

Probably one of the most notable differences in how 6-max cash games will play is that there will be a lot more 3-betting that takes place.

The reason for this is that the vast majority of 6-max players are raising with a much wider range of hands which can’t continue against a three-bet.

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  2. Ring Game
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  4. MP
  5. BvB
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