Originally Posted by Jurn8
55bs BB is 5.50 and im in with 6 so thats about right
See, with a stack size of 6$, people start to have implied odds against you to set mine, and play stuff like suited connectors even if you open the pot with a raise.
IMO, the point of playing a shorter stack is to be able to commit on the flop, and its pretty hard to do that when you're more than 50 bb's deep. New players tend to play the turn & river very poorly, and so if you leave money behind that you have to make turn & river decisions with, you tend to lose a lot of money.
You *can* buy in for 2$, but there you're mostly just looking to play preflop poker (your M = 13.3 if this were a tourney). I think new players are at least good enough to be able to play the flop well, as well as preflop. So I'd advocate buying in for more than just 2$.
But once you get above 55-60 bb's, you should probably rat-hole & leave the table, or reload your stack to a full one. Playing an awkward stack size sucks.