re: Poker & Buy in amount
Originally Posted by feitr
Do you mean like it is less profitable to play low pp's/suited connecters or something coz missing it will hurt you since you get somewhat involved in a pot that costs you a decent amount of your stack and even if you do hit a set 1/8 times it can't really pay off that much?
Basically yes. Your stack is smaller in relation to the blinds, and thus if you hit a hand that will normally stack your opponent (set vs. TPTK sometimes or set vs. 2 pair) you will not get as much. If you can win 100 BBs you can call a 4x raise easily for set value, if you can only win 30 BBs if you hit it's not profitable any more. Of course that means you don't have to worry as much about reverse implied odds, which is the direct opposite. You can afford to stack with TPTK 99% of the time because most opponents didn't call preflop with implied odds against you. Playing shortstack is actually an advantage strategy-wise, but if you are significantly better than most opponents and can be expecting to win a lot of big pots and not losing as many, playing as a big stack is probably more profitable.