Originally Posted by snrcreech
It is assumptions like this that I feel give me an advantage playing against bigger stacks, but as I said before it all depends on play style and what you;re comfortable with
What was i assuming? That a deepstack gets more respect?
If so it is generally true in my expierence.
Shortstacks only have and advantage against large stacks if the shortstacker is less skilled than his opponents. Here
is a good article on the disadvatages of short-stack play.
Basically what happens with a shortstack is they get increased fold equity and dont need to make any tough decisions post flop, as they are usually all in at this point. Once a SS is all in then if there is more than one DS(deepstack) still in the hand then the SS could have increased Fold equity because one of the deepstacks could bet the other deepstack out of the pot. When this happens the SS has an increased chance of winning the hand without increasing the amount of money they risk to win the hand.
But alternatively if you have an edge in the game you play then Deep stacking is better. Why? Beacuase deepstacking allows you to extract the most amount of value out of every situation. Some may argue that even though you win more when you do win, you also loose more when you loose but if you have an edge in the game you are playing then you are going to win more than you loose and you $ won will be greater if you have a deepstack than if you have a shortstack.
Originally Posted by dj11
Again, being rather new to the bigger game ($25NL) I found that indeed, the biggest stack at the table gets the most respect. This was good for maybe 3 steals, then that respect turned into a target.
If you have a target on you, then tightening up a little and nut peddling will win you alot more money than changing tables and playing the same as before you had the target on you.
Ultimately if players target you then they are more likely to play weaker hands for bigger pots against you. So the efectively play looser against you. There this means that by tightening your game you adjust to the surroundings and will win more money in this now LAG game albeit higher varience than if you were to change tables and not tighten up your game.