Originally Posted by marginal
what i was trying to say (and i dont really say anything most of the time) was that 2$ shortstacking and 2$ full stacking is not the same. More swings shortstacking.
If they had 1/2 Rush I would play it full stack, but I only have $70 on Full Tilt right now so that's only 14 buy-ins at $5 compared to 35 at $2. So far, I'm seeing fewer, smaller swings while playing short stacked. But even if I go on a run of bad beats, I can handle 2 1/2 times more of them if I play short stacked instead of full stacked.
Also, when I'm short stacked, I can't afford to play marginal hands. And since people are so aggressive in rush, I can rarely see a flop cheaply and I'm usually forced to fold unless I hit the flop perfectly, but premium hands seem to get paid off better than in a regular cash game.