Originally Posted by retrogamer
If you got a big stack there is no reason to do anything that aggressive.. you can increase what place you cash in on simply waiting for short stacks to get knocked out of the tournament.
With respect, I do not believe that is good advice. In the environment of the final table, a stack which threatens opponents with elimination is a major pyschological advantage.
I wouldn`t advocate reckless play, and one must pick one`s spots with a degree of intelligence, but it`s a weak player who does not push his edge.
The name of the game is controlled aggression, and a player who siezes his opportunities and seeks to control the table is far more likely to succeed than one who is afraid to play. The former is a predator, and the latter is prey.