Full Ring

Definition of full ring

A full ring table is a poker table with 9 or full ring players. There are 2 player head-to-head tables, "shorthanded" (SH) tables with 4-5 or 6 players and there are full ring (FR) tables which are usually 9 player tables (between 8 and full ring depending on the room). There are usually shorthanded and full ring player tables. Each table will have its own style of play. In general, tournaments are more popular in full ring and games of cash games are more popular in shorthanded.

Are you more shorthanded or full ring style?

Each table has its own particularity. On SH tables, there is more action, players are more aggressive, 13s come back more often, there is more variance. In full ring, the 13's come back less often, the players are more conservative and the winning hand will always be a little stronger than in SH. There is also probably less bluffing in full ring than in SH. The variance is also a little lower in full ring. On the other hand, the profit per hour is greater on an HS table since you will play more hands per hour.

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