re: Poker & When playing 1/2, when do you reload (to not be short stacked)?
here, so take my 2 satoshis with a grain of salt
I think that it can be profitable to consider the opposite of every mainstream tactic in skillful Poker play.
For example, in this thread so far players are saying to stay topped up. This has the apparent benefits of maintaining both intimidation power and high possible earnings from killer hands. That makes sense to me.
Now let's consider the opposite. What if you have plenty of funds in your bankroll, and have a choice of large or small buy in. How could you benefit from a small buy in? I'm not yet experienced enough to have a tight perspective on how to leverage this, but I can speculate.
With a minimal buy in, you create a smoke screen of weakness. You will draw less attention and warrant less fear. So waiting patiently for a sweet hand might not evoke much resistance. More players will call your raises, and especially if you connect before they have time to notice your patience. The max payout is lower, but the fold rate cold be lower as well.
In a small community, this could also add variance to your image. In a large community this could be plied across many tables, sustaining low fold rates to your raises on monster hands.
Anyone with more experience care to critique?