Originally Posted by Zorba
It sounds like all you want to do is win in the short term, in the long run you will lose playing like that and your game wont get better.
^^^^^ Very true
I've done both in the past. Being a sng player while also living in California
where lot of casinos
have 20bb buy-ins, I used to short-stack and see how horrible it is. With help from cc, I see lot of cc regulars play full stack and maximize their winnings through good post-flop skills.
Short-stacking = playing your hands, not the game. Short-stacking = scared money.
If a big stack raises to 5bb from utg and you're on a button with pocket 2s, you can afford to call if you're full stack since you can take rest of his chips if you flop it, assuming he overplays his high pocket pair and have high post-flop aggression, whereas if you're short-stacked, you can't afford to call because you are only getting 4.3:1 implied odds to flop a set.
Being short-stacked, you can rarely win the pot through non-showdown(meaning you can't or rarely bluff at all) and your only way to win is through showdown.