How to play the Big Stack

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Inevitably you will be in a tournament winding down to the end & you’re sitting next to someone with 100,000 chips & you have 10,000 chips. How do you play the Big Stack?
Very carefully. Don’t try to suck out on Suck Out King. Realize he’s bluffing by over betting, but he’s not stupid. Play your blinds carefully & try to flop nuts, not a draw.
Might have to be willing to be patient. If you get your cards Big Stack is easy mark..
 
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Big stack tournaments requires lots of time in front of the computer.
You must be patient and have a litle bit of luck too.
 
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I prefer to play a big stack loose and aggressive. Put your stack to work for you.
 
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Exploit strategy is good for big stack in mtt
 
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When i have a big stack, i always play the bully... [emoji23].
But dont be careless coz you might fall into a setup.
 
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You have to be patient, and play each hand with intelligence, usually when you attack someone with more chips, you are usually a dead man, but it is not always like that.
 
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Inevitably you will be in a tournament winding down to the end & you’re sitting next to someone with 100,000 chips & you have 10,000 chips. How do you play the Big Stack?
Very carefully. Don’t try to suck out on Suck Out King. Realize he’s bluffing by over betting, but he’s not stupid. Play your blinds carefully & try to flop nuts, not a draw.
Might have to be willing to be patient. If you get your cards Big Stack is easy mark..


I don't think only about the villain stack, if i'm under 20BB with ante, I use shove fold strategy.
 
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You are waiting, as much as you can, for the good chances to grab them!
 
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With deep stacks, there are a lot of nuances, for example, some hands change in value, suited ace is better than shallow suited connectors, connected cards matter more than suited, and playing more loose or tighter - I think it depends a lot on your opponent.
 
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The big stack is nice because you cover everyone (so one bad hand alone can't bust you) and also because you aren't in danger of being blinded out. Personally, I like the the bigger stack gives you more freedom and maneuverability.

Sometimes this means loosening up and being a "bully" and other times that means sitting tight and waiting for good cards without concern for being blinded out in the process. I think it depends more on table dynamics and tournament structure (or game format for cash games etc.).

What I DON'T do is just loosen up preflop and change little else while bullying others. 3-betting wildly and splashing chips and junk hands preflop is a good way to lose your own stack quickly. Don't forget that you are just as susceptible to variance and bad beats - regardless of stack size.
 
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The way you play a Big Stack can differ greatly depending on your table image and previous hand history with the specific players involved.
 
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In my cases, as a rule, with such stacks, cards are dealt to me, which contribute to my early loss. Probably so that the game does not drag on for a long time.
 
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Play in position and agressive put the presure on the table.
 
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Inevitably you will be in a tournament winding down to the end & you’re sitting next to someone with 100,000 chips & you have 10,000 chips. How do you play the Big Stack?
Very carefully. Don’t try to suck out on Suck Out King. Realize he’s bluffing by over betting, but he’s not stupid. Play your blinds carefully & try to flop nuts, not a draw.
Might have to be willing to be patient. If you get your cards Big Stack is easy mark..



Hi.
I think the main thing is to be patient. In my opinion, you just need to wait for a good opportunity to have a real chance to double the stack.
 
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Naturally, against a big stack, you need to play more aggressively than usual. But don't forget about reducing your normal opening range.
 
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