This is a discussion on What is your Big Stack Strategy within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I was wondering what everyone strategy is when you are the big stack in a tournament.
I play tight when I have the big stack.
I pretty much play the same but will attack the very small stacks with anything half ass. I do however think it is a mistake to call an all in from a shortstack with any two cards just cause you have a chance at knocking them out.
I have seen many a large stack get dwindled down to nothing by Pros and fish alike by constantly trying to knock out the small stacks.
4th August 2006, 2:08 PM
Poker at: royal vegas
re: Poker & What is your Big Stack Strategy
The hardest thing for me when im big stack is to control the amount of flops i see. i always used to end up playing way to many hands and slowly get driven down, then in a desperate attempt to make it back i lose lol
now i dont play as many hands and dont just call for the hell of it and it seems to be working out much better
5th August 2006, 3:55 AM
Online Poker at: Absolute
I actually tighten up when I get the big stack. Otherwise it seems to go fast. You tend to call the shortstacks all in because you "have to" when you have 2 high cards, and it doesn't take long to lose a couple and see a portion of your stack gone and feel the need to gain it back. A lot of aggressive players will play back at the big stack because they figure you're trying to use your stack to push others around. Although I admit it takes fortitude to play back at the big stack.