word type: poker slang
- A slang term used for any poker game where the maximum number of players at the table is limited to six.
6max can refer to both a tournament or cash game as both have special "6max" tables where the maximum number of players is limited to six. Additionally the poker game can change as popular forms of 6max can be seen between Pot Limit Omaha and No Limit Hold'em cash game tables.
It's widely accepted that 6max games are looser, more aggressive and offer bigger pots. Since the game is player looser the opportunity for a wider different in skill edge is so apparent that many of the top online cash game pros only play 6max tables.