One of the biggest myths going around the texas hold’em wants big stacks are able to intimidate small ones, and that a new player who comes to the table with lots of chips can ‘dominate’ the opponents’ play. Clearly the principle is valid, under certain conditions, for tournaments, but it is completely meaningless in cash. If a table 0.5 / 1, where everyone plays by 100 sits a player with 1 million, each dish that he will play with any of the opponents will be great, as a multiple of 100 (for each opponent in the game).
The enormous amount in excess will not serve any good (if not prove that you have a high availability of liquid funds!), So long as any of the other players at the table will have also an incremental amount of chips in play. Often the intuition behind this principle wrong that makes the big stack to bully the table is in fact attempting to play a strategy game very open and aggressive (which would remain so even if the big stack had the same chip of the other) that can be exploited by other rationally adjusting their game – in a cash game the impact of the mountain of chips is only optical.
Imagine you have only one chip remaining, and having to call a bet to win a huge pot (tending to infinity). In this case the decision is trivial – just even a infinitesimal probability of winning the pot to justify the call. At the other extreme, imagine that we have huge stack (tending to infinity) with respect to the plate, and having to call an all-in opponent. In this case, clearly we need to have a strong conviction to be ahead of him because the call is rational. The greater the size of the stack, therefore, the greater the amount of money that can be done, but all the more difficult and has articulated the strategy.