As for a full ring house, this refers to a session of poker with seven to ten players. This is also referred to as the 10 max. When it comes to online poker, you will realize that there are tables with 9 max. When it comes to shorthanded tables, these are the tables with six or fewer players and are also known as 6 max. When you are playing at a full ring table, things tend to be more calm compared to shorthanded tables and action oriented players will prefer to go for the shorthanded tables for them to wager on more hands.