How Can a Small Stack Player Win Big?
It's an all-too-familiar problem: You're starting with a small stack, and you’re keen to play for big poker pots. A short stack player is typically defined as any poker player with less than the typical amount of chips required for a specific game. The number of chips needed to qualify somebody as a short stack player depends on the buy-in, and the blinds. If a game requires 50 big blinds (50bb), and a player has less than that available for a cash game, that player is regarded as a short stack player.