Originally Posted by flatcaller
If you get more chips Play more aggressive. If you flop middle pair dont check it, if you flop any draw gut shot or nut flush don't check it, keep pressure on everyone else. Majority of table will know not to try and bluff the chip leader especially if you have 8x as many chips. I would raise a lot more in late postion putting pressure on blinds and limpers as well( i would raise more in all positions actually). You don't have to change the amount of hands you play, i know i would play more but you just need to check less and bet/raise more(this does not mean make bluffs, but semi bluffing should work well for you). It is just natural that ppl will fold to you knowing you can afford to get your chips more than anyone else at the table. end note: keep pressure on everyone, Do not tighten up!
This is sound advice. Very much. Biggest thing, play more position. You can afford to pressure the blinds more. Most of the time, the blinds will think 2 ways
1 dont mess with the big stack
2 He is FULL IT NOW! ( and play back )
But many players do #1 so you can keep stealing even the small pots of small blinds and all the small things... blah lbah lbah it adds up
Position is Super KEY as a big stack. And as a decent player you should be able to know when to muck them. But a C-bet from the HUGE stack, always looks scary. IT is all in the mindddd i love big stacks, more fun!
GL next time hope this helps