Originally Posted by RodneyC86
Well that explains the lack of literature on this topic. It's already so hard 100bb deep, how the f*** do people play 700+bb OOP lol
I've said before there are basically 3 edges, or advantages, you can have in poker. (1) skill, (2) card, and (3) position.
The amount that these edges come into play vary depending on the number of players and the stack size.
Lower stacks decrease the skill and positional edges. That is because your harder to bluff and are more committed with weaker hands. It's also because if you make a pot sized bet and are all in on the flop, then you have fewer decisions to make. Skill edge comes into play when people have more decisions to make (and therefore more mistakes they can make).
The deeper your stack sizes the less card edge matters and the more skill does. Because you are going to be making more decisions post flop (3 pot size bets will not get you all in so more raises can happen). As a result you have to be able to make better decisions and get better at putting your opponent on a range and reacting accordingly. Position also matters more as you get deeper stacked.
100bb poker is about the right "balance" between all three potential edges you can have. So it is a good place to improve, and it also means that if you are not as skilled you should not be playing deepstacked.