I had a comment left on here that I really had a hard time telling if it was a spam blog or not. I dug around the site and decided not, and while doing that found an article I liked. It is the negatively titled but nonetheless accurate 7 Reasons Why You Suck at Poker. I definitely have a few of these problems. I limp in as small blind too much, I check the flop too much, I fold the big blind too much, and especially late in tournaments I lay down the best hand too often. I know the way to play is to only play hands I’m willing to pursue aggressively but that’s easier said than done. I’m working harder at putting my opponents on a range of hands and trying to discern from betting patterns whether I’m ahead or behind. I do find that just putting out the continuation bet on the flop, especially late and near the bubble, gets everyone to fold to me shockingly often. I never think that will work and am always pleasantly surprised when it does.
Good advice here. If you are interested, check it out.