Bigger stack = more power/authority at the table. And bigger wins.
Like you, I also play the micros at Stars and went through the same deliberations regarding how deep to buy in. I started buying in for 100bb, but then I figured, why win only 100bb with my premium hands if I can instead win 150-250bb with same hands against deep opponents if I buy in for max?
So I started buying in for max and I never regretted it. Yes it increases variance, but it also increases the payoff of your big hands. Of course if you tilt or lack fundamental postflop skills and/or ability to lay down your AA or KK when action tells
you you clearly should, it will also cost you that much more.
So in the end,
Originally Posted by engman
All depends on what you are most comfortable playing at.
...and your awareness of the implications of playing deep stacked.