Originally Posted by zachvac
Care to elaborate on this? Remember that your stack is the effective stacks opponents have to play you with, so if they think it's awkward it's going to give them trouble as well. If you're used to the play and can use stack size to make better decisions than them why is it bad to do? I've seen comments like this many times here and I don't understand it.
Now personally I'd want a full stack here because opponents are making BIG mistakes and I want the big mistakes to be for the most amount of money. But if you're going to advocate playing shortstacked as a valid alternative why is playing with this stack size a problem?
I think its more of an accepted thing. Most people dont advocate midstacking so its not commonly done. With short stacks you push with premiums either preflop or on the flop. With deep stacks theirs alot of postflop movements. But with midstacks you neither give your opponents way to good of odds
to call nor do you have enough fold equity much later than flop.
Im not saying it cant be profitable, but shortstacking or buying in full would seem much more profitable. If he is used to the stack size then so be it, but on average its not something to advocate I think, because most people wont be able to adapt to it as readily as something that has been defined for them and shown to be profitable.