Full RingA full ring game refers to a round of poker with 7 to 10 players. It is also caleld 10max. In online poker there are also tables with 9 max. Shorthanded tables are tables with 6 or fewer players, also called 6max. Play at a fulll ring table is calmer and less frenzied than at shorthanded tables, for which reason action-oriented players prefer the shorthanded tables so that they can play more hands. It also gives rise to a higher variance.