First off i,d like to say the best way to SET A BULLY STRAIGHT is the CHECK RAISE !!! It,s your best weapon, check and put up a big raise. You will see 90% of the time the bully will fold. And he will think twice about attacking your blinds for example. CHECK/RAISE
Now great post Rambor btw!!! I,m bubble boy most of the time,, lol !! If the tourney pays 9 like most AP ones do, you will notice no-one playing much until the 10th player is gone. Here is where a big stack can really pick some easy chips. Because he knows all the people close to the bubble don,t want to get involved.
I agree with you though once i hit the final table and have made money, the gloves are off. I,m getting more final table experience lately and winning some. But i have noticed another stragedy that makes me angry!! The player with the most chips won,t play !! He,s content to sit back and wait for other people to eliminate opponents. He,s BB and a player goes all in and for just a small amount more than his BB he folds. That is a CALL situation even with an 8-3 !!!! That makes me angry. Another BEEF i have is a player is ALL IN with 3 callers and instead of checking down, one caller raises you out of the pot. Only to find out he had a weak hand and the ALL IN survived !! :evil: