A couple of years ago on PokerStars
I was playing one of their 3.00 + rebuy sattelites for the Sunday I think it was just 500k then.
The cards were slamming me by mid tournament I had 1.5 million in chips the closest stack to me was maybe 150k. This was one of those rare and magical poker experiances which has only happened to me only twice, like Jamie Gold in last years WSOP nothing could go wrong, I was playing 10/3 off suit and hitting 10/10/3 flops.
I would just enter a pot and everyone would fold, it got so when I decided to play a hand I would bet the whole amount of the next largest stack at the table. The players knew that if they entered a hand with me it was going to be all-in or fold.
By the late stages of the tournament I had around 4 million in chips and the closest challenger was 900k. During those days and sometimes I still do it, I'll turn chat off so I have no distractions.
On this day near the end when I had 4 million 20 seats to eliminate and everyone left gets a ticket to Sundays game. I turned the chat on.
LOL I must have missed some really good banter, these guys were non-stop talking about me both good and bad. Some of them BEGGING me to slow down saying stuff like: "Theres only 20 players left he's a shoe in he should just stop... I had to fold pocket Q's.... this guy is a killer ... no mercy.... please, please buddy just stop!"
I was laughing my butt off, I had the chat off the whole time just until the end I probably missed some real gems.
I hope you guys get to experiance a game like that, I hope to experiance one like that again .... really rare to have a lead like that and can afford to lose to the largest stacked opponent an all-in just knowing that you'll get it back ... it's just a matter of time ... no threat just gnats to be swatted.
It's happend to me twice ... if only I could learn how to get ahead like that consistantly ... heheh