(All together, now: "That's what SHE said!")
So this may be a little too early for any real data analysis but I've played a hand or three since my first HEM reports so I thought I'd share with you what looks like a pretty significant turnaround in my fortunes.
BEFORE MARCH 6, 2011:
ITM %: 36.8%
Avg Duration: 23.5 minutes
Summed up in one word: GRIM. Maybe two words: FUCKING GRIM.
AFTER MARCH 6, 2011:
ITM %: 40.7%
Avg. Duration: 41.1
Sure, kind of a small data pool, but it looks like a pretty decent turnaround. I'm lasting longer in tourneys, winning more often, and more money when I do. Really, it shows improvement by any indicator. BUT: $7.82 an hour? Not enough. ITM% not increased enough for my liking. Lots of work to be done.
I don't think I have enough data to glean value from a starting-hand-centric view of the data; currently the highest-yielding hand is A8o and the worst-yielding hand is A8s. So I'm sure there are some things to smooth out in the data. But as soon as I get them I will let you know.
Until next time, please remember how grateful I am to HEM, to the dude that made me aware of it, and the genuine good will of those people who help my cause with good advice and sincere encouragement. It's appreciated.