Originally Posted by andysam05
i am always a fighter coming out in the beginning, but i dont understand why i usually fall in 2nd or third place, I dont understand this because i keep the same style, but when i have a huge chip lead i tend to lose focus, do u have any advice of how to fix this problem, like would u sit out a few hands in between?
Sometimes when people have a huge chip lead they will play more hands that they usually wouldn't play. This way you'll lose your stack faster. Try to stay consistently inconsistent to your usual play (true enough to how you usually play but change it up enough so people can't get a good read on you). You should be able to hold on to your stack longer that way.
Also, bully the people that have small stacks. If you've got a stack ten times the size of theirs and they raise on a pot (assuming you and him are the only ones in the pot, maybe with one other) put him all-in. He'll either fold (most likely) or call. If he calls and loses you knocked yet another person out and made your stack even bigger. If you lose then you lost a tiny amount of your stack. He doubles up but still has much less than you.