Originally Posted by Aleksei
Small ball is basically a shallow-stack cash strategy transposed to tournament format. I think you need something like 40-50BB to execute it properly.
What you mean is the short or mid stack strategy :-)
I think, for small ball you need a deep stack (like in the beginning of a tourney, small blinds with big stacks) you are in a lot of pots and streets, make pot control, collect infos, minimize the risk of busting your whole stack, take a stab here and there, go for uncontested pots, and so on...