The first thing that becomes apparent when looking at my results is that I need to play as much 40 as possible and start treating 20/40 games as merely something to do while waiting to get into larger ones. It was a pretty big surprise to me, but I actually played more hours below 40/80 than I did at or above it for the year (counting some 15/30 and 25/50 from the Bike and Hustler, and the 30 game at HG). If I were to have guessed, I'd have said 65% of my hours were 40/80 (or higher, although that's a very small number), and to be frank I'd have been WAY off. I kind of forgot that I didn't really play much 40 the first 3 months of the year, and even up through Halloween I was routinely logging 4 hours of OT 20/40, opting out of the tougher prop filled 40 games I had access to. So there is that, which is a little surprising. Then there are the total numbers, which are striking; I won more bets per hour in the 40 (and above) than I did in smaller games. And it wasn't particularly close. What are the reasons for that? Well, some of it could be run good/run bad. Some of it could be game selection (a lot of my 20 hours weren't played because I was in an amazing game, but rather because the 40 games I had access to simply weren't that great). And some of it could, sadly, be tending to play 40/80 earlier in the day (when I'm fresh) and grinding out longer 20 sessions at night (when I'm tired and likely making mistakes). The net effect is that while I spent over half my time playing "smaller" games, bigger games produced over 3/4ths of my profit for the year. So what does this mean? No more 20/40.
For the total year I won .65 bets per hour across all LHE games. The number creeps up to .72 if you remove "very small" games (anything below 20/40, which basically includes some horrendous results in the bike 15/30 that no longer exists, and also dusting off a rack or so in various 8/16 games for almost no reason at all). Given the volume I put in and the utter lack of table selection that most of my life entails, I am thrilled with this result. On top of all that, I was able to take home wages and rewards cards dollars averaging over $2500/month. So in short, the year was a raging success, despite finishing December with the worst down swing of my entire life.
If you have any questions about my results, please feel free to post a comment here or contact me via some other messaging format. I'm always happy to share. But for now, it's time to watch the first ever nationally televised Jesus-Ectomy.