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  • #10734
    superkauto10
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    could have had one of the worse days i have ever had today on betfair after having the best day i have ever had yesterday after having all 6 winners at kempton last night, lost all my methods of staking plan,should have really turned off the laptop and come back to it instead of just going out of controll lost 2 weeks worth of winnings.Has anyone else had a moment like that and have you learned from it?

    #218520
    DeadlySins
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    Countless times this has happened to me mate, but for a long time now I have stuck to level stakes win selections regardless of the price.

    For instance, if I start with a bank of £100 I will back selections in £10 win singles, if and when I treble the original bank to £300 i will double the original stakes to £20 win singles and so on, hope your luck changes mate.

    #218562
    douginho
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    I think most will have done that at least once.

    I bet in multiples (Lucky 15) and always in advance these days so that does reduce my risk…and means I have a night to sleep on my success or failure of the day (ok, my failure lol)!! By next day I usually had chance to reign back my thoughts of chasing losses or over playing winnings.

    #218678
    DeadlySins
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    I was surprised by the lack of replies for your thread, i’m always intrigued by what other punters methods are.

    #218687
    apracing
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    SK10,

    There is one way to reduce the chances of Messiah syndrome and that’s to withdraw the profits at the end of the winning day. If it’s not in the BF account, the act of having to deposit more funds when you’re already having a bad day is usually enough to make you think and regain control.

    #218692
    chalk jockey
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    I was told years ago that as a punter never to feel sorry for an alcoholic,it could take him 20 or 30 years to ruin his life,a punter can ruin his in an afternoon.
    I hope I have learned from the numerous mistakes I have made over the years.

    If you go to back a certainty always buy a return ticket.

    #218712
    Anonymous
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    I don’t really have a staking plan but I’ll back a horse whilst taking into consideration my bank size and what amount I want to achieve from the bet so if I have a bank of £388 and theres a 20-1 shot I fancy then I’ll probally have £4 e/w because im not spending much and the outcome is good

    #218714
    DeadlySins
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    I don’t really have a staking plan but I’ll back a horse whilst taking into consideration my bank size and what amount I want to achieve from the bet so if I have a bank of £388 and theres a 20-1 shot I fancy then I’ll probally have £4 e/w because im not spending much and the outcome is good

    Makes good sense, always weigh up the pros and cons and you really can’t have any excuses.

    #218717
    Himself
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    Patience allied to temperament –

    once you have mastered those two imposters,
    you’ll be a punter, my son. :wink:

    Gambling Only Pays When You're Winning

    #219049
    chloed
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    after making my selections for the day + working out how much i am prepared to lose without whingeing too much ,+ projected sps/price available i stake accordingly.
    I never ever equal stake/full cover, biggest stake singles ,reduced dbls further reduced trbs etc.
    dont back ew less than 10/1, and dont back anything less than 2/1.

    #219070
    Irish Stamp
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    Generally keep stakes at a similar level – I seldom back one shorter than about 10/1 and have a good strike rate when it comes to picking big priced winners.

    Occasionally I’ll back one at 5/2 or 3/1 for a bigger stake (Two Step Salsa being one) if I think the price is wrong then shorter (particularly on international racing)

    #219071
    strawbear
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    As a general rule for me, i try not to back anything thats less than 3/1. My downfall in the past has been when i’m at the races where i tend to find myself backing short priced favorites just because i’m "there".

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