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Attacking The Big Winner

by Ed Miller |  Published: Feb 08, 2012


You sit down in a $2-$5 no-limit hold’em game, and you look around at the stack sizes. The buy-in cap at this game is $1,000, and most of your opponents are playing $500 to $1,000 stacks. But one guy, a big burly fellow who looks to be in his 30s, is sitting with at least $4,000. How should you react? If you’re like most players, you will try to avoid playing pots with this guy. Whether it’s conscious or unconscious, once a guy has put a good run together, everyone else tends to try to stay out of the way. In my opinion, however, in most circumstances where someone has won a lot of pots, this is exactly the opposite of how you should react. More often than not when there’s been a big winner at my live no-limit game, I try to attack that player. Let’s get two things ...

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