Originally Posted by schnozzinkobenstein
One of two things:
They actually are better because they care more about their money, thus leading them to practice good BRM and keeping them in $4 games. So they could just be better players in those lower stakes.
Or it's merely that your style works well up against the typical style of a $10 player, whose tendencies are contrary to those of a $4 player. It's not that uncommon. I've heard of people having to skip a step in stakes in order to remain successful. For example, going from $3 tournaments to $13 tournaments, skipping $6 ones because they just can't seem to beat them.
i like this idea of skipping a step in stakes, im going through something similar myself, but my sample size has a long way to go before i make judgments..
as far as being better in $10 than $4, i presume you have played more hands in $10, because of your winrate, ie because you have been able to consistantly stay there due to a quick buck here and there thus increasing your bankroll exponetially. this also sounds like you are unable to change. ie you have a pattern per hand, per bet, per re raise, and sounds like your either not applying your usual pattern to different games, or you simply need to change your pattern.
hope any of this gibberish helps