6 Handed Sit n Go Basic Strategy
In a 6 handed sit n go players have to widen their starting hand range and be more aggressive than they would at a 9 handed sit n go. The play in a 6 handed sit n go is overall looser than in a 9 handed sit n go. This is because the blinds come around more quickly and there are less players to act after you so players can play a wider range of hands from early position.
It is less important to play aggressive early in the tournament, because the blinds are low compared to your chip stack. However, you can play looser during this stage of the tournament to see cheap flops and take advantage of overaggressive players. The early stage of the tournament is a good time to observe your opponents to get a feel for how they play.
As players are eliminated and the blinds are getting bigger and coming around faster and you need to become more aggressive. You should attempt to steal the blinds more often at this point in the tournament. It is also more important to defend your blinds against players who are trying to steal your blinds. If a player is constantly raising your blind from the button or cutoff position you should have a wider re-steal range to defend your blinds.
While 9 handed sit n go's pay the top 3, the 6 handed sit n go's pay the top 2. So the bubble in a 6 handed sit n go comes when there are 3 players remaining. By now you should have a pretty good feel for how your opponents are playing, but keep in mind that some players may switch gears from being very tight to being very aggressive when you get to the bubble. While now is the time to be more aggressive, the blinds are becoming a higher percentage of your chip stack. When the blinds are high like this, often it can be just as affective to min raise from the button, rather than making a standard raise of 3 times the big blind. You shouldn't do this against a short stack if you aren't willing to call if they go all-in. If you are the short stack you should go all-in if you decide to play the hand rather than making a raise that is less than all-in. As a general rule, if at any point in the tournament you have less than 10 big blinds and you have a hand you want to raise with, it is usually best to go all-in rather than make a smaller raise.
Hopefully, you are lucky enough to get to heads-up and make the money. When you get heads-up you need to play loose and aggressive. Raise often from the small blind because you will have position on your opponent post flop.