Originally Posted by truushot
Well what your basically talking about is ROI. Return on Investment. It is more accurate to speak in those terms. Some say that they average a ROI of over 50 percent. So for every dollar they wager then get 1.50 back. While at the lower/micro limits that is certainly possible, at the higher levels of 25 and higher I doubt anyone can mantain that. There is just too much short term luck involved with those type of games. I'd think that a ROI around 25 to 30 percent is good and quite profitable.
While your assessment of the ROI factor seems correct, Chuck's question was more towards poker performance. I too have wondered about how often I have to be "in the money" to have a good ROI.
After a little figuring, I have to agree with Hurricane. It seems like 33% ITM is break even and about 40-42% is where you see decent profit. I also found that differing payout percentages on different sites make the required ITM% fluctuate a little.
Late last year, I was around 45% ITM and was doing well. This year, I am around 22% with a negative ROI and losing money so I have been playing more ring games. Not sure of the reason for the dip.