Learn to Play Small Pots Better to Improve Your Win-rate
Alright so I doubt I'll get much response to this because it actually involves discussing poker and it's not just some thread sayin "Pokerstars is Rigged" but what the hell.
So, I've had people ask me before, "What's the secret to improving your win-rate?" And I usually respond, analyze your game after and look for leaks. (post hands for analysis etc.) The problem with this is that when people analyze their session, human nature predominantly tells
them to look at the big pots they played and analyze this. (Most hands posted in HA are usually like this) Now one might ask, "Well isn't this what I should be doing since big pots are most important?" The simple answer to this is "NOOOOO!"
The thing about big pots is that usually they play themselves out, at least for mediocre breakeven players which this thread is intended for. It's really hard to make a huge mistake in a big pot b/c the decisions are usually straightforward and if they are not then both decisions are usually relatively close in terms of EV. This is why, imo, you should be analyzing you small to mid size pots of the session.
These are the pots where say you Cbet a flop of 10 9 3 rainbow with 10 4, check back the turn, and say are faced with a decision to value bet river or not. (Just a quick example to get my point) You are faced with decisions like this every hand. These seemingly "small" decisions are the ones that separate the players barely beating or breaking even from the ones that are crushing the level.
By analyzing your play in these smaller pots, you can really help boost your win-rate.