Originally Posted by alan1983
I went from my 100$ deposit to 800$ in a month by joining with minimum buyins at 100Nl tables
Theres a lot of other advantages to it. Its not about limiting your losses.
so you went from 100 to 800 and could of gone from $100 to maybe 2k if you bought in full? depends how short you bought in for I think its $20 for $100 NL so lets do some math.
you buy in for $20 and hit a monster flop along with someone else and get paid off big time. Now I know why you buy in short its because you get more action because it is very small amount for them to call. But for sake of this argument lets say you both hit monster flops like you got AA and he has KK and you both flop sets. All money is going in middle and you make $20.
now if you are full stacked you make $100 so you lose yes lose $80.
lets say you do this over and over for 4 hours rebuying in new tables for minimum and this happens lets say 2 times a hour. So you make $40 a hour buying in short and getting paid off for a total 4 hour profit of $160 when the total should be by buying in full $800 so you lose here $640. I think you see where this is going.
Now this is a extreme example and is not likely you are going to have monster vs. monster and I know the benifits that you think buying in short gives you but the positives of buying in full way outweigh them.