Originally Posted by thefwa
Also, with big stack, I'm starting to bully the table more. And at one point or another I run into somebody who has 3/4 or so of my stack and beats my straight or my flush (something in that range), rendering my stack to average/below average, then going all in on the first pair over 8's and I get a big stack caller that hits a hand like AQo and beats me. Something in that nature.
Story of my life. Was in 1st of about 20 people (out of 654) the other night, picked up pocket jacks. Short stacked person shoves with AQ off suit, I call. I flop a set but they hit 4 cards to a flush on the river putting me slightly above average .. and on tilt. It always seems to be the river for me.
But to get more direct with the topic, I personally tend to fold until the money bubble breaks if I have enough to cover the blinds, which seems accurate for a lot of other people as well. People get knocked out every 5ish hands up until there's like 3 to the bubble, and then it's one every 15 hands. A lot of times I end up short stacked and shove with something like Q9 off suit. And losing.
Not a great strategy, and I'd consider that a "leak" in my personal game, but eh. For me, blinding away with guaranteed money is a better option than getting sucked out on and not making anything.