Originally Posted by CheckRaiseGrandma
I've been buying in for 20 big bets, is that pretty much standard? should i be doing more?
I think i'll post a couple hands later on so i can see if my logic in certain situations is correct
A 20 big bet buyin is pretty standard for more serious players. You can buyin more if you want but be aware that you might out yourself to the rest of the table as a "serious" player since casual players usually buy in on the short side. Top up when you get down around 10 big bets or so.
I'd second BBB's recommendation for SSHE since it's written for exactly the type of game you're describing.
One addition to your preflop strategy: Consider adding implied-odds type hands (small pocket pairs, suited connectors and 1-gappers) to your range when you're in late position and there are several limpers ahead. Unlike in NL, you won't be able to stack someone when you flop a set, but getting several streets of value in multi-way pots is a big part of beating this kind of game. Think of implied odds as "wide" (bets from multiple opponents) rather than "deep" (one opponent's whole stack).