Originally Posted by SmigginsPoker
3.) I made a bad bet when we both had pocket pairs and he had the better one early so thats what made me go down to short stack.
5.) And since its a ring game(not a tourny), should i still be shoving preflop?
3) Auto-reload is your friend. There's a lot of strategy difference between playing a shorter stack, and when you're playing a big one. So since you're playing against the same opponents (and you're using the same strategy to beat them) you should be playing with the same stack size every hand. So if you lose what you initially bought in for, rebuy in for that amount.
5) Sure. If you were playing a short stack, part of the advantage is that you can punish people for playing hands that don't have good all-in equity preflop (like, QJ for example). If you shoved, you're likely to pick up 13c in free money, or get your stack in as a favorite.
We could talk all day about stack size (20bb vs. 50bb vs. 100bb's) but, that's a whole 'nother thread. Plus, WV would probably ban me if I told you how to play a short stack correctly.