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Pros with staking to a smaller pool
The reason for staking to a pool is to receive rewards in the form of ADA. The goal is to mint a block, which in turn is worth a certain amount of ADA. If a pool mints blocks or not per epoch is purely based on luck. The more ADA that is staked to the pool, the higher the chances to mint a block.
However, when a block is minted, it is distributed amongst the delegators of the pool. This means that if you haven't staked a very high percentage of the amount of ADA staked in the pool, your reward will be very small.
When delegated to a smaller pool, your rewards will be higher. It is only a matter of time until a small pool mints a block, and when it does, your reward will be great.
Example; You pledge 10,000ADA to a pool with 1500ADA already pledged in it. You have 87% of the total ADA in the pool. A block is minted worth 1600 ADA. The pool receive the standard fee of 340ADA. 1260ADA remains. The pool margin is 2%(ours is 0%). The pool receive 2% of the 1260 ADA. 1234,8 ADA is distributed among the delegators. 87% of this is yours. You are given 1074,3ADA.
NOTE! The standard pool fee(340ADA) is NOT deducted from the delegators if a block is not minted. Your pledge can NOT decrease in size. It can only grow.