The short stackers don't have the pot odds
for things like suited connector and other speculative hands, so when they come in on a hand (if they have any idea of pot odds
), then they're pretty much going to have a premium pocket pair or AK. Most short stack strategies quickly head to their one move "all-in". Taking a look at their VPIP/PFR you can easily tell what their range is, then play range against range.
I like short stackers. Many of them found some article on the internet that really applied to 10BB buy-in. They're trying to play it with 20BB, not knowing the difference. It's a gimmick that the majority of them can't play effectively.
Back when sites had 10BB buy-ins there were some people who could play this strategy effectively, but I think nowadays most short stackers are people trying to play a gimmick instead of taking the time to actually learn and improve on their poker game