Originally Posted by A2345Razz
I buy in regularly for under 100BB online, and certainly hope you feel as though I am a "bad" player.
I do it because of the way it forces bad decisions/folds pre from certain types of opponents I like to 3 bet mercilessly. Basically it helps me deny them odds to flat in a lot of spots....so they end up folding or shoving which makes my decisions a lot easier.
this is pretty funny, for several reasons.
if you are not a regular shortstacker, you know you could achieve the same result by 3betting bigger with 100bb, for example? end result is absolutely the same in terms of odds; and then for the times they make the worse decision and shove into your AA, you have just lost value because you did not have the 100bb?
if you are a regular shortstacker, then the above still holds, but that means 2 things to me: 1) you dislike playing poker and prefer coin-flipping instead (even if it is not exactly a symmetrical coin) and 2) you try to make things simpler for yourself by increasing your variance, which means you get more bad beats and worse downswings. if that works for you, all the best. and in either case above, your "hope" would be justified on my part.