thought id add a little insight from a the pure psychology of playing short stacked. i am by no means one of those little
rabbits who u only need to catch once to own. i play small level mtts at a good success, 1 in 2 final table live and online.
however short stacking is just as valid a strategy as any other. the fundamentals are pretty simple heres how it runs:
1) get a hand, hi pp (not 99-) bet and raise (3bet) with ur pp and shove flop regardless. preferably if its over pair. or get ax or kx and shove ur hit if its top pr or above
2) get in the bb hit a random 2pr + hand or a flush draw and batter the flop
in "most" situations u if u choose ur preflop situation carefully u are in with the best. if ur not ur screwed anyway and limiting ur risk by going in small is pretty sweet.
"and heres the science bit..." the short stacker if playing correctly is exploiting one of the most fundamental emotions of the "regular" its this, and i can see it running thro peoples heads everytime they call my 10x bb flop shove,
"ur not getting me off this hand and i want u off my table ur screwing with "my table""
well woop de do im screwing with ur ego, ur damn right i am.... and that is EXACTLY what the short stack exploits.
get over it.
i refer to this webpage on how to play a "game" properly....