I had this suggestion for a topic and posted it in the suggestions forum, but wanted to open the subject up for comment in the strat forum as well; Short handed play. I find myself sometimes playing shorthanded 5-5 and 5-10, and feeling pretty good about it because I used to play 6 max on line and can make the standard adjustments; open a little wider, call a little lighter, can push people off hands more because there is less chance someone has something since less people are playing. However, I'd like to hear any thoughts you all have on the live game, especially inadvertently or temporarily shorthanded games. For example, when 4 people are off the table eating dinner or something, and we are left playing 5-6 handed. What can we do to capitalize?
For example, I always thought a good nugget was the concept that at 6 max, you are essentially lopping off early position preflop play, and adjusting your preflop opening range in that UTG+1 is now really the Hi-Jack, since you are 3 off the button.