re: Poker & BIG STACK PLAY BULLY OR CONSERVATIVE
When I get lucky and get a big stack of chips, the last thing I want to do is start giving them away by being a bully. You can be a little more aggressive if the opportunity presents itself, but I've seen guys and gals start throwing their stack around (i.e. shoving every time they play a hand) who quickly cycle through their chips.
This happened in a tourney I played in last week. One guy had the biggest stack on the table (about 100K chips in a tourney with a 20k starting size; there were 8 left with about 25 runners in the tourney), and after one player in early position raised, he shoved with 44 to get everybody else out so it would be 1 on 1. The other guy had AK and flopped a K to take about 40 percent of the guy's stack. Two hands later, I got 88 and gave it a preflop raise and he did the same thing. It folded to him in the cutoff, so he went all-in to get the SB and BB out of the way and I flipped over 88 to his 55 and took more than half of his remaining chips. He wound up busting out a few hands later. I just didn't understand why he would risk so many of his chips in hands where his best-case scenario is a coin flip (opponent with two overs) or him being way behind, as was the case against me. But he had been playing like that for most of the night.