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LLCOOLSTEVE
18-10-2011, 10:10 AM
Well I'm starting with £9 as the first bet is 2/9 on Nieminen to beat copil in the tennis.

Get it up to £500 and withdraw and start again

Well I can try!

ozeagle
18-10-2011, 10:20 AM
Good chance that goes down!
Quite fancy Copil. Big serve. Jarkko about 5 years past his prime.

;)

LLCOOLSTEVE
18-10-2011, 10:22 AM
I know

Had to start somewhere

Experience will prevail though :)

NO1FAN
18-10-2011, 10:38 AM
Any sport?

Just for a laugh I'll have a go

£10 on Leeds 4/6 BETFRED

ANDY FROM BR1
18-10-2011, 10:50 AM
I'm confident you won't do it. I'll layem and payem if you want

LLCOOLSTEVE
18-10-2011, 11:01 AM
Yeah any sport

LLCOOLSTEVE
18-10-2011, 11:01 AM
I'm confident you won't do it. I'll layem and payem if you want


Ideally I dont want to put whole roll on one selection

And i know its unlikely

LLCOOLSTEVE
18-10-2011, 11:04 AM
2nd set not looking good!

SEEPEEEFFSEE
18-10-2011, 11:07 AM
The bookie always wins. Fact.

si1965
18-10-2011, 11:12 AM
Do sensible staking plans go out of the window for this sort of challenge?

90% and 100% of bank staked :eek:

I'll give it a go...

£2 - Crystal Palace @ 1.90

£2 - Leeds @ 1.61

£1 - Double

ANDY FROM BR1
18-10-2011, 11:19 AM
Ideally I dont want to put whole roll on one selection

That's what you're doing in the challenge isn't it?

LLCOOLSTEVE
18-10-2011, 11:42 AM
That's what you're doing in the challenge isn't it?


early on yes

LLCOOLSTEVE
18-10-2011, 11:43 AM
Hurrah

Win
Single: J Nieminen @ 2/9
1 line at £9.00 per line
Total stake for this bet: £9.00
Potential returns: £11.00

NO1FAN
18-10-2011, 11:05 PM
Any sport?

Just for a laugh I'll have a go

£10 on Leeds 4/6 BETFRED

Duff start :rolleyes:

si1965
19-10-2011, 07:44 AM
£2 - Crystal Palace @ 1.90

£2 - Leeds @ 1.61

£1 - Double

Late Coventry equaliser rains on my parade...

Balamce = £8.82

Louis
19-10-2011, 02:56 PM
I'm confident you won't do it. I'll layem and payem if you want
Very generous of you sir

si1965
22-10-2011, 10:51 AM
Try and get into the black -
Mansfield v Alfreton
Mansfield -1.25 @ 2.15 (Bet365)

£2 stake

ANDY FROM BR1
22-10-2011, 11:35 AM
Try and get into the black -
Mansfield v Alfreton
Mansfield -1.25 @ 2.15 (Bet365)

£2 stake

Do you not use the asian books for AHs? 2.21 available at Pinnacle and plenty of 2.20

ANDY FROM BR1
22-10-2011, 11:36 AM
Very generous of you sir

If you want to have a go then let me know. I'll trust you for £10...

si1965
22-10-2011, 12:38 PM
Do you not use the asian books for AHs? 2.21 available at Pinnacle and plenty of 2.20

Always forget about pinnacle as they are not one of the bookies on oddschecker. Was logged on to Bet365 at the time so chose the easy option.

ANDY FROM BR1
22-10-2011, 12:43 PM
Always forget about pinnacle as they are not one of the bookies on oddschecker. Was logged on to Bet365 at the time so chose the easy option.

Use http://www.beatbookies.com for football, my favourite by a long way.

Finbar
22-10-2011, 01:13 PM
Blimey, cheers Andy, very comprehensive!

si1965
22-10-2011, 05:18 PM
Try and get into the black -
Mansfield v Alfreton
Mansfield -1.25 @ 2.15 (Bet365)

£2 stake

Would have helped if they did not gift Alfreton a 2-0 lead :(

Still a 3-2 win at least gets me half my stake back.

Louis
24-10-2011, 12:56 PM
Thinking of joining in this for fun. If I do, it'll be with in-play bets.

rednblue eagle
24-10-2011, 01:05 PM
I've been giving this a go off thread, started with £10 on Tuesday, got up to £32 . I Will post up bets from now on. No doubt it will result in a long run of losers. :p

Louis
24-10-2011, 02:37 PM
Bet 1 - £1 stake
In-play
Vejle Reserves v Odense BK Reserves
Draw No Bet
Vejle Reserves
2.25
Bet 365

80 mins: 2-2

Louis
24-10-2011, 02:55 PM
Bet 1 - £1 stake
In-play
Vejle Reserves v Odense BK Reserves
Draw No Bet
Vejle Reserves
2.25
Bet 365

80 mins: 2-2
FT: 2-2
Void
Remaining stake £10

Louis
24-10-2011, 05:19 PM
Bet 1 - £1
In-play
Heracles Youth v Willem II Youth
Current Score 2-2
Willem II Youth +1.5
1.925
Bet 365

44 mins: 2-2

Louis
24-10-2011, 06:29 PM
Bet 1 - £1
In-play
Heracles Youth v Willem II Youth
Current Score 2-2
Willem II Youth +1.5
1.925
Bet 365

44 mins: 2-2
Won
FT: 3-3
Returns £1.92
Remaining stake £10.92

rednblue eagle
25-10-2011, 09:46 AM
Current total £32.

Going with £20 on Crawley @ 2/5.

Finbar
25-10-2011, 10:00 AM
Go on then :D

£5 on Palace to win in 90mins with Betfred at 2/1

si1965
25-10-2011, 10:45 AM
Like this bet - think that Aldershot will get the backlash of the weekend defeat even if it is the second string...

Aldershot v Manchester United
Manchester United to win both halves
2.4 (StanJames)

£2 stake (£5.82 Balance)

Louis
25-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Bet 2 - £1
In-play
Persepolis v Mes Rafsanjan
Draw No Bet
Mes Rafsanjan
2.7
Bet 365

85 mins: 1-1

Louis
25-10-2011, 04:27 PM
Bet 3 - £1
In-play
Qatar U19 v Bhutan U19
Bhutan U19 +3.5
2.025
Bet 365

44 mins: 0-0

(Post edited because I forgot to state £1 stake ;))

Louis
25-10-2011, 04:31 PM
Bet 2 - £1
In-play
Persepolis v Mes Rafsanjan
Draw No Bet
Mes Rafsanjan
2.7
Bet 365

85 mins: 1-1
Void :moo:
FT: 1-1

Louis
25-10-2011, 05:37 PM
Bet 3 - £1
In-play
Qatar U19 v Bhutan U19
Bhutan U19 +3.5
2.025
Bet 365

44 mins: 0-0

(Post edited because I forgot to state £1 stake ;))
Won
FT: 3-0
Returns £2.02
Remaining stake £11.94

Louis
25-10-2011, 05:39 PM
Bet 2 - £1
In-play
Otelul Galati v FC Targu Mures
Draw No Bet
FC Targu Mures
7.2
Bet 365

83 mins: 1-1

Louis
25-10-2011, 05:50 PM
Bet 2 - £1
In-play
Otelul Galati v FC Targu Mures
Draw No Bet
FC Targu Mures
7.2
Bet 365

83 mins: 1-1
Lost
FT: 2-1
Remaining stake £10.94

saul1664
25-10-2011, 05:59 PM
The idea is to turn your £10 bet into £500, not by being sensible but by betting 100% each time than withdrawing, can be done.

evvo111
25-10-2011, 06:09 PM
I shall put my £10 on Sc*nthorpe - Huddersfield. Draw no bet Huddersfield 8/15 with Paddy Power.

cantspell
25-10-2011, 06:16 PM
Like this bet - think that Aldershot will get the backlash of the weekend defeat even if it is the second string...

Aldershot v Manchester United
Manchester United to win both halves
2.4 (StanJames)

£2 stake (£5.82 Balance)

I have gone for Man Utd winning at half time and full time around 8/11

Louis
25-10-2011, 06:34 PM
Bet 4 - £1
In-play
Frederica v Viborg
Draw No Bet
Viborg
2.075
Bet 365

77 mins: 1-1

Louis
25-10-2011, 06:56 PM
The idea is to turn your £10 bet into £500, not by being sensible but by betting 100% each time than withdrawing, can be done.
I've got a different way of doing it :vader:

Louis
25-10-2011, 06:56 PM
Bet 4 - £1
In-play
Frederica v Viborg
Draw No Bet
Viborg
2.075
Bet 365

77 mins: 1-1
Void
FT: 1-1

KevTheOptimist
25-10-2011, 07:23 PM
I'm in.

£10 Arsenal in running 1.86.

Louis
25-10-2011, 07:31 PM
Bet 4 - £1
In-play
Preston v Oldham
Oldham +0.5
1.65
Bet 365

44 mins: 2-2

KevTheOptimist
25-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Ooops. Could be shortest challenge ever.

Louis
25-10-2011, 08:02 PM
Bet 5 - £1
In-play
Oxford v Plymouth
Plymouth +0.5
1.75
Bet 365

57 mins: 1-1

KevTheOptimist
25-10-2011, 08:37 PM
Layed off at 1.22 for a total return of £16.08 to roll on to next bet!

evvo111
25-10-2011, 08:47 PM
I shall put my £10 on Sc*nthorpe - Huddersfield. Draw no bet Huddersfield 8/15 with Paddy Power.

Void FT 2-2.

Louis
25-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Bet 5 - £1
In-play
Oxford v Plymouth
Plymouth +0.5
1.75
Bet 365

57 mins: 1-1
Lost
FT: 5-1

Louis
25-10-2011, 08:51 PM
Bet 4 - £1
In-play
Preston v Oldham
Oldham +0.5
1.65
Bet 365

44 mins: 2-2
Won
FT: 3-3
Returns £1.65
Remaining stake £10.59

rednblue eagle
26-10-2011, 08:14 AM
Current total £32.

Going with £20 on Crawley @ 2/5.

Wins for £28. Total now £40.

si1965
26-10-2011, 10:00 AM
Like this bet - think that Aldershot will get the backlash of the weekend defeat even if it is the second string...

Aldershot v Manchester United
Manchester United to win both halves
2.4 (StanJames)

£2 stake (£5.82 Balance)

The boys in red didn't let me down...

£10.62 in the black. :p

Louis
26-10-2011, 11:36 AM
Bet 6 - £1
In-play
Greece U19 v Slovakia U19
Draw No Bet
Slovakia U19
3.9
Bet 365

77 mins: 1-1

LLCOOLSTEVE
26-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Louis you are doing it wrong

Louis
26-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Louis you are doing it wrong
Tell me how

Louis
26-10-2011, 12:08 PM
Bet 6 - £1
In-play
Greece U19 v Slovakia U19
Draw No Bet
Slovakia U19
3.9
Bet 365

77 mins: 1-1
Void
FT: 1-1

NO1FAN
26-10-2011, 12:31 PM
You are mean't to go all in every time. :)

si1965
26-10-2011, 12:31 PM
I am guessing that in his version it is 100% bet at all times - can you get to £500 before (the inevitable) short-priced loser busts you. Assuming average odds of 1.5 you need 9 or 10 successful bets in a row.

You and I on the other hand are doing a different £10 challenge - by using a staking strategy to gradually build the total. As the bank increases the larger stakes gets us to the finish line at an increasing rate.

Louis
26-10-2011, 12:32 PM
You are mean't to go all in every time. :)
It would have been helpful if the thread starter that said that - and I'm not the only one not doing so :rolleyes:

si1965
26-10-2011, 12:34 PM
I think it will be interesting to see which approach proves the most successful

cpfc4evandeva
26-10-2011, 12:51 PM
Agree.

What Steve is suggesting is similar to this guy...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3618209/Tennis-ace-Federer-costs-Dead-Cert-his-shirt.html

Flat Noodle
26-10-2011, 01:15 PM
Actually, I think it'll be fun if we can create another comp like the monthly Betting Masters but instead of determining the winner by the highest points, the winner will be the person with the longest winning streak (minimum odds required).

I'm sure there are these sort of competitions elsewhere on other gambling forums. If there are enough interests, I'll research some more and get details to post on here later. (unless someone ready know of one and can help post here)

rednblue eagle
26-10-2011, 01:26 PM
Actually, I think it'll be fun if we can create another comp like the monthly Betting Masters but instead of determining the winner by the highest points, the winner will be the person with the longest winning streak (minimum odds required).

I'm sure there are these sort of competitions elsewhere on other gambling forums. If there are enough interests, I'll research some more and get details to post on here later. (unless someone ready know of one and can help post here)

Sounds like a good idea, this thread probably isn't going to work unless all people are betting under the same rules. (guilty of that myself)

I thought the idea was to start with £10 and try to get to £500, however looking back it was supposed to be by betting your full stake each time.

Winning streak sounds good, or simply seeing how much someone can make in a month from £10.

SharkMan
26-10-2011, 01:41 PM
I started this yesterday with a cheeky 10er on over 1.5 goals at the palace so currently on £12.50. Thinking of putting this on Man City and AC Milan tonight.

evvo111
26-10-2011, 02:01 PM
I shall put my £10 on Levante - Real Sociedad. Levante - Draw no bet 1/4 with Paddy Power.

si1965
26-10-2011, 02:14 PM
Sounds like a good idea, this thread probably isn't going to work unless all people are betting under the same rules. (guilty of that myself)

I thought the idea was to start with £10 and try to get to £500, however looking back it was supposed to be by betting your full stake each time.

Winning streak sounds good, or simply seeing how much someone can make in a month from £10.

The month time limit is probably the way to go rather than an odds limit and number of bets. If someone wants to bet on 300+ events with odds of less than 1.1 why shouldn't they if it ends up being successful. If you impose an odds limit it becomes more of a lottery.

evvo111
26-10-2011, 02:44 PM
The month time limit is probably the way to go rather than an odds limit and number of bets. If someone wants to bet on 300+ events with odds of less than 1.1 why shouldn't they if it ends up being successful. If you impose an odds limit it becomes more of a lottery.

I can't see the reasoning behind having a minimum odds limit but I do think each bet should be he whole of your 'pot'. Also the bets should be put up before the event.

KevTheOptimist
26-10-2011, 03:11 PM
Ok, £16 on Stoke v Liv Under 2.5 goals.

1.8

KevTheOptimist
26-10-2011, 03:24 PM
I can't see the reasoning behind having a minimum odds limit but I do think each bet should be he whole of your 'pot'. Also the bets should be put up before the event.

But in running is fine ?

evvo111
26-10-2011, 03:25 PM
But in running is fine ?

Personally I wouldn't have in running but I'm happy enough to go with the flow :)

foxinthebox
26-10-2011, 03:27 PM
starting today

£10 on Blackburn to beat newcastle - 3.3 betfair

Blackburn (more precisely Steve Kean) need this win. I see him sending out a strong team and playing goodwille & rochina who should be starting in the league.
Newcastle have put out decent sides in the first couple of rounds, but these players really will need a rest as the back 5 and 3 midfielders are unchanged this season. Newcastle also have devilishly hard next 5 games, Pardew must have one eye on this.
Stoke (a)
Everton (h)
Man C (a)
Man U (a)
Chelsea (h)

Id have priced blackburn at 7-4 (2.8) not 3.3 available on betfair

rednblue eagle
26-10-2011, 03:37 PM
Current total £40

£10 on Levante @ 3/4

si1965
26-10-2011, 04:25 PM
OK may as well fall in line with the majority and toe the line.

£10 on
Manchester City to win both halves
3.6 (StanJames)

si1965
26-10-2011, 08:50 PM
OK may as well fall in line with the majority and toe the line.

£10 on
Manchester City to win both halves
3.6 (StanJames)

:lux: :lux:

evvo111
26-10-2011, 08:56 PM
I shall put my £10 on Levante - Real Sociedad. Levante - Draw no bet 1/4 with Paddy Power.

:lux: £12.50 in my pot.

Super-Ste-Cious
26-10-2011, 09:02 PM
Started with £2 couple of days ago; have only managed to do a few bets but upto £17.60.

LLCOOLSTEVE
26-10-2011, 10:18 PM
^ nice one :)

Im on £11 so ill put it on Universidad de Chile @ 1.57 to return £17

rednblue eagle
27-10-2011, 07:59 AM
Current total £40

£10 on Levante @ 3/4

Wins for 17.50.

Total now 47.50 :)

rednblue eagle
27-10-2011, 08:00 AM
starting today

£10 on Blackburn to beat newcastle - 3.3 betfair

Blackburn (more precisely Steve Kean) need this win. I see him sending out a strong team and playing goodwille & rochina who should be starting in the league.
Newcastle have put out decent sides in the first couple of rounds, but these players really will need a rest as the back 5 and 3 midfielders are unchanged this season. Newcastle also have devilishly hard next 5 games, Pardew must have one eye on this.
Stoke (a)
Everton (h)
Man C (a)
Man U (a)
Chelsea (h)

Id have priced blackburn at 7-4 (2.8) not 3.3 available on betfair

Ouch. Were 2-0 up going into injury time...

cpfc4evandeva
27-10-2011, 08:05 AM
Ouch. Were 2-0 up going into injury time...
Suited me though on Newcastle Double Chance at 2/5 :lux:

foxinthebox
27-10-2011, 08:19 AM
yep, barstewards!!!
never mind, win some lose some. wish theyd gone out after that
Ouch. Were 2-0 up going into injury time...

LLCOOLSTEVE
27-10-2011, 02:31 PM
^ nice one :)

Im on £11 so ill put it on Universidad de Chile @ 1.57 to return £17

Hurrah

Surfside
27-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Tried this myself early in the year. Turned $4 into $148 in about three weeks before I lost it.

Super-Ste-Cious
27-10-2011, 03:12 PM
Bollocks!! Stupidly did a quick bet on some low ranked tennis match. Bet against Richard Bloomfield - he went set & break down and somehow won.

Back to the start for me. I had only done football before that bet.

LLCOOLSTEVE
27-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Double on

Rapid Bucharest @ 1.25

Luzern @ 1.36

returns 28

LLCOOLSTEVE
27-10-2011, 08:13 PM
5-0
2-0

hurrah

LLCOOLSTEVE
27-10-2011, 09:30 PM
It returned 29 and that has gone on 1X (Athletic Bilbao or draw) @ 1.33 (during 1st half) currentley 2-0

LLCOOLSTEVE
28-10-2011, 12:20 AM
up to £38

evvo111
28-10-2011, 08:54 AM
I shall put my £12.50 on a treble:

Crawley - Accrington Stanley. Crawley to win at 4/11
Sheff Utd - Exeter. Sheff Utd to win at 8/15
Man City - Wolves. Man City to win 1/6

All with PP.

Returns £30.49

LLCOOLSTEVE
28-10-2011, 04:58 PM
£38.9 on

Viktoria Plzen @ 1.20
Sligo Rovers @ 1.14
Porto @ 1.12

returns £60

ANDY FROM BR1
28-10-2011, 05:38 PM
£38.9 on

Viktoria Plzen @ 1.20
Sligo Rovers @ 1.14
Porto @ 1.12

returns £60

Steve are you actually having these bets? I know I bang on a bit about backing at best odds available but you have taken 1.53216 about that treble when at William Hill you could easily have had

1.3500
1.1666
1.1250

which pays 1.77186

and would return £68.93, winning 42% more than your possible return.

There is an excellent odds comparison website where you can select your teams/results and it then tells you the best combined odds book to place accas.

LLCOOLSTEVE
28-10-2011, 05:43 PM
Yes and no account with them, just sticking to one account

saul1664
28-10-2011, 05:46 PM
Would be hard to do the challenge constantly switching accounts, you'd end up needing an excel spreadsheet to keep track.

LLCOOLSTEVE
28-10-2011, 09:23 PM
5-0
4-2
3-0

hurrah

now it gets tricky

saul1664
28-10-2011, 10:42 PM
just keep going as you are, don't see it as money

LLCOOLSTEVE
29-10-2011, 01:21 AM
Bayern Munich @ 1.17
Barcelona @ 1.07
Linfield @ 1.14
Luton Town @ 1.22

£60 returns £104

LLCOOLSTEVE
29-10-2011, 08:03 PM
Hurrah

4-0
5-0
1-0
5-1

LLCOOLSTEVE
29-10-2011, 08:48 PM
Annoying

Put 24 of that on PSV and Juve in play, both winning, both 1/3, PSV conceeded with 10 mins to go, and then hit inside of post in last 2 mins! urgh

So back to £80

No more silly bets

Louis
29-10-2011, 08:59 PM
I thought you had to put the whole lot on each time?

evvo111
29-10-2011, 09:33 PM
I thought you had to put the whole lot on each time?

I thought you had to do that...which is why I failed so miserably today :sob:

LLCOOLSTEVE
29-10-2011, 09:46 PM
I thought you had to put the whole lot on each time?


In one of my first posts on here i said something about not wanting to put the whole lot of some bets, but early on i would do

LLCOOLSTEVE
29-10-2011, 09:58 PM
Anyways some research at HT of the santos game lead me to put this on

Selection Santos @ 1.25

80 returns 100

4-1 FT :)

LLCOOLSTEVE
29-10-2011, 11:14 PM
Right now im at £100 im going to keep £10 back so if it loses i can start again sometime

So £90 on

Vejle @ 1.30
Anderlecht @ 1.17
New Orleans Saints @ 1.10

returns £150 + £10

saul1664
29-10-2011, 11:57 PM
I thought you had to put the whole lot on each time?

MASSIVE FAIL

Louis
30-10-2011, 12:13 AM
Massive Twat

saul1664
30-10-2011, 03:15 PM
Let me start

£10 Tottenham vs QPR home win @ 1.42

Louis
30-10-2011, 04:24 PM
£10
In-play
Debrecen v Budapest Honved
Budapest Honved +0.5
1.75
Bet 365

64 mins: 1-1

Louis
30-10-2011, 04:56 PM
£10
In-play
Debrecen v Budapest Honved
Budapest Honved +0.5
1.75
Bet 365

64 mins: 1-1
Won
FT: 1-1
Total now £17.50

Louis
30-10-2011, 05:58 PM
£17.50
In-play
Hamburg v Kaiserslautern
Hamburg +0.5
1.3
Bet 365

68 mins: 1-1

Louis
30-10-2011, 06:29 PM
£17.50
In-play
Hamburg v Kaiserslautern
Hamburg +0.5
1.3
Bet 365

68 mins: 1-1
Won
FT: 1-1
Total now £22.75

LLCOOLSTEVE
30-10-2011, 06:34 PM
New orleans going to ruin my run :( Going to lose to a winless team so far this season at 1.10 :(

saul1664
30-10-2011, 07:55 PM
Let me start

£10 Tottenham vs QPR home win @ 1.42

Winner: Bank: 13.99

LLCOOLSTEVE
30-10-2011, 08:10 PM
Dammit have to start again after getting to 100

Sporting Lisbon
Emelec
Universidad Catolica

returns £28

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-10-2011, 12:50 AM
Up to 28

saul1664
31-10-2011, 01:31 AM
Believe the actual challenge is £10 to £1000, been looking at a few threads and also that minimum odds were Even money so you could do it in about 8 bets, but don't think if I did get to £500 that I am putting the whole lot on anything, and also think it is too hard finding even money shots that the outcome isn't going to be tight.

However this guy got to £500 in 9 bets, all odds on...

1. £10 – Argentina to win Vs Nigeria – Return £14.44 Won
2. Italy to beat Slovenia - £14.44 @ 1.36 – Returns £19.69 Won
3. Ecuador to beat Costa Rica - £19.69 @ 1.50 – Returns £29.54 Won
4. Albacete to beat Jaen - £29.54 @ 1.57 - Returns £46.42 Won
5. Sao Paulo to beat Atletico - 46.42 @ 1.57 - Returns £72.95 Won
6. Independiente to beat San Martin - £72.95 @ 1.83 - Returns £133.74 Won
7. Bayer Leverkusen to beat Ausburg - £123.74 @ 1.72 - Returns £213.73 Won
8. Arsenal/Man City double - £213.73 @ 1.55 – Returns £332.47 Won
9. Real/Man UTD double - £332.47 @ 1.54 - Returns £512

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-10-2011, 02:15 AM
£28 in play on Phili -18.5 at 1.4

returns £39

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-10-2011, 03:34 AM
So back up to £39

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-10-2011, 03:35 AM
Believe the actual challenge is £10 to £1000, been looking at a few threads and also that minimum odds were Even money so you could do it in about 8 bets, but don't think if I did get to £500 that I am putting the whole lot on anything, and also think it is too hard finding even money shots that the outcome isn't going to be tight.

However this guy got to £500 in 9 bets, all odds on...

1. £10 – Argentina to win Vs Nigeria – Return £14.44 Won
2. Italy to beat Slovenia - £14.44 @ 1.36 – Returns £19.69 Won
3. Ecuador to beat Costa Rica - £19.69 @ 1.50 – Returns £29.54 Won
4. Albacete to beat Jaen - £29.54 @ 1.57 - Returns £46.42 Won
5. Sao Paulo to beat Atletico - 46.42 @ 1.57 - Returns £72.95 Won
6. Independiente to beat San Martin - £72.95 @ 1.83 - Returns £133.74 Won
7. Bayer Leverkusen to beat Ausburg - £123.74 @ 1.72 - Returns £213.73 Won
8. Arsenal/Man City double - £213.73 @ 1.55 – Returns £332.47 Won
9. Real/Man UTD double - £332.47 @ 1.54 - Returns £512


Someone on here will do it!

GodstoneEagle
31-10-2011, 02:01 PM
So what are the rules exactly?

si1965
31-10-2011, 02:05 PM
Start with £10 - choose a series of bets (no retsriction on odds) but betting 100% of bank each time until you reach £500.

Unless you are LL in which case you keep £10 back when you reach £100 and you may or may not bet all of bank from then on. :D

GodstoneEagle
31-10-2011, 02:07 PM
Ok, but I think you shouldn't be allowed to start again. If you're out, you're out.

I'll begin with Double Chance: Racing Club or Draw 1.53

tonight vs Estudiantes.

evvo111
31-10-2011, 02:15 PM
Do you have to put the selections up before the race? I lost my tenner for October so I'll start tomorrow.

rednblue eagle
31-10-2011, 02:25 PM
Ok, but I think you shouldn't be allowed to start again. If you're out, you're out.

I'll begin with Double Chance: Racing Club or Draw 1.53

tonight vs Estudiantes.

Like the idea of not being able to start again. Maybe people can re enter at the start of every month or once everyone is out?

Given that I wasn't using my full stake I will start again from £10.

si1965
31-10-2011, 02:28 PM
Actually GE has given me an idea - we could formalise LL's action.
If you manage to reach £100 you get to keep £10 for a second attempt.

Makes some sense as by that point you have reached about halfway in terms of the number of bets required (assuming reasonably similar odds).

GodstoneEagle
31-10-2011, 02:31 PM
Actually GE has given me an idea - we could formalise LL's action.
If you manage to reach £100 you get to keep £10 for a second attempt.

Makes some sense as by that point you have reached about halfway in terms of the number of bets required (assuming reasonably similar odds).
yup. agreed.

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-10-2011, 02:36 PM
It wasn't meant as a competition, it's meant as a real challenge with real money, people can do as they wish!

NO1FAN
31-10-2011, 02:50 PM
I'm back in with my crisp £10 note

stuck it on Valerenga to beat Fredrikstad @ 1.5

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-10-2011, 03:15 PM
£39 on

Greuther Furth @ 1.61
Jablonec @ 1.50

double

Louis
31-10-2011, 03:17 PM
£22.75
In-play
Brondby Reserves v HB Koge Reserves
HB Koge Reserves or Draw
1.44
Bet 365

73 mins: 2-2

Louis
31-10-2011, 03:39 PM
£22.75
In-play
Brondby Reserves v HB Koge Reserves
HB Koge Reserves or Draw
1.44
Bet 365

73 mins: 2-2
Won
FT: 2-2
Total now £32.76

charl0n-CPFC
31-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Not playing this game .. and haven't followed the rules but this week I've managed to steer up 11 quid into £730 odd quid through some very lucky accumulators and other small sized bets. These are all over the space of 2-3 days..


1 Wins from 1 lines
Marseille (Win), GVVV (Win), Arsenal De Sarandi (Win), Cardiff (Win), Arsenal (Win), Crystal Palace (Win) £106.22

1 Wins from 1 lines
Achilles 29 (Win), FC Eindhoven (Win), Juventus (Win), Arsenal (Win), Cardiff (Win) £158.56

1 Wins from 1 lines
Tottenham (Win), Man Utd (Win), Man City (Win), Swansea (Win), Arsenal (Win) £107.21

1 Wins from 1 lines
Tottenham (Win), Man Utd (Win), Swansea (Win) £75.20

2 Wins from 2 lines
Fistral Beach (Win), Hawaafez (Win), Better Announce (Win) £304.1

Go Ahead Eagles v Feyenoord - Go Ahead Eagles @ 11/4 (Win) £56.25

charl0n-CPFC
31-10-2011, 03:44 PM
God certainly liked me last week..

GodstoneEagle
31-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Very lucky shots in there, particularly Arsenal de Sarandí and the Go Ahead Eagles!

saul1664
31-10-2011, 05:23 PM
Mine is going to take longer than others as my sporting knowledge is erm fairly limited

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-10-2011, 06:57 PM
Looking like another fail here

JamTheEagle
31-10-2011, 07:13 PM
I'll have a go and blow out, So You Think to win the BC Classic @ 5/1.

mewsend
31-10-2011, 07:36 PM
here we go then
dont know the prices but will check coupon tomorrow
millwall and reading to win 2-0
palace (yes the mighty palace) to win 3-1
westham and southampton to win 3-0
20 x 50p correct score doubles

NO1FAN
31-10-2011, 07:55 PM
I'm back in with my crisp £10 note

stuck it on Valerenga to beat Fredrikstad @ 1.5

Lost lol

David Amsalem
31-10-2011, 10:39 PM
£10 on Southampton to beat Peterborough at 1/2.

saul1664
01-11-2011, 06:03 PM
2nd bet £13.99 on West Ham to beat Bristol City @ 1.45

evvo111
01-11-2011, 07:01 PM
£10 double

Southampton - Peterborough Southampton 4/9 PP
West Ham - Bristol City West Ham 4/11 PP

Pays £19.70

David Amsalem
01-11-2011, 10:55 PM
£15 on Man Utd tomorrow, Man City away to QPR and Barca away to Bilbao, potentially returning £28.29.

Finbar
01-11-2011, 11:02 PM
My bank currently £20

Whole lot on Nigel Bond to beat Dennis Taylor 2-0 in the World Seniors snooker on Saturday night, 2.0 with Stan James

evvo111
01-11-2011, 11:23 PM
£10 double

Southampton - Peterborough Southampton 4/9 PP
West Ham - Bristol City West Ham 4/11 PP

Pays £19.70

I would like to vote myself the worst at doing this :sob:

Louis
02-11-2011, 02:30 PM
£32.76
In-play
Napoli Youth v Juventus Youth
Napoli Youth + 0.5
Bet 365
1.375

71 mins: 2-2

rednblue eagle
02-11-2011, 02:56 PM
I'll start again.

£10 on Ajax and Benfica double @ 2.02.

Louis
02-11-2011, 03:06 PM
£32.76
In-play
Napoli Youth v Juventus Youth
Napoli Youth + 0.5
Bet 365
1.375

71 mins: 2-2
Won
FT: 3-2
Total now £45.05

LLCOOLSTEVE
03-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Keep it up Louis :p

Louis
03-11-2011, 07:26 PM
£45.05
In-play
Legia Warsaw v Rapid Bucharest
Rapid Bucharest +1
1.325
Bet 365

66 mins: 1-1

Louis
03-11-2011, 07:54 PM
£45.05
In-play
Legia Warsaw v Rapid Bucharest
Rapid Bucharest +1
1.325
Bet 365

66 mins: 1-1
Lost :moo:
FT: 3-1
Total now £0

si1965
15-11-2011, 01:36 PM
OK may as well fall in line with the majority and toe the line.

£10 on
Manchester City to win both halves
3.6 (StanJames)

£36 to play with.

Have kept my powder dry waiting for the right match...

Ireland -1.5 @ 1.92 (Bet365)

Was considering HT/FT 2.1 (Ladbrokes) which I also think is a good bet.

si1965
16-11-2011, 10:38 AM
Big fat 0 :(

Flat Noodle
16-11-2011, 11:44 AM
In hindsight, that was a terrible bet, Si.

Ireland had 4 goals in the bag from the first leg, so they are less likely to push up and attack... I agree that they still should have won against a minnow like Estonia, but with the circumstance in mind, -1.5 handicap is asking for too much I reckon. :(

si1965
16-11-2011, 12:24 PM
Disagree with you Noodle (despite losing the bet).

Ireland had arguably a stronger side for the game last night with the return of Doyle and Hunt and refusing LA Galaxy's request for Keane to return early from international duty. Trappatoni said he was not taking qualification for granted and the Irish team will always put on a performance at home in front of a packed house.
The Estonia side was on paper a great deal weaker with goalkeeper and both central defenders suspended from the first game - one of whom is the club captain.
To be honest, Estonia played very well but, if it wasn't for the howler from Given that gifted them the goal, I think that their heads would have dropped and Ireland would have got at least one or two more.

Flat Noodle
16-11-2011, 12:27 PM
I see your point... Unlucky then :(

si1965
16-11-2011, 12:34 PM
No probs. It is always good to review the decisions you make when it comes to betting - so as not to repeat the same mistakes.

Louis
16-11-2011, 02:20 PM
Disagree with you Noodle (despite losing the bet).

Ireland had arguably a stronger side for the game last night with the return of Doyle and Hunt and refusing LA Galaxy's request for Keane to return early from international duty. Trappatoni said he was not taking qualification for granted and the Irish team will always put on a performance at home in front of a packed house.
The Estonia side was on paper a great deal weaker with goalkeeper and both central defenders suspended from the first game - one of whom is the club captain.
To be honest, Estonia played very well but, if it wasn't for the howler from Given that gifted them the goal, I think that their heads would have dropped and Ireland would have got at least one or two more.
I saw this bet yesterday, and took an interest, because I know you seem to specialise in Irish football Si, and also because I had some bets on the game. Several punters on the PL boards also backed Ireland -1.5. You could see Ireland beating this handicap if Estonia became demoralised and Ireland's forwards took advantage. The argument for backing Estonia was that Ireland would sit on their first leg lead and Estonia would attack. Personally, I backed Estonia to be drawing or winning at half time (Estonia +0.5 @ 2.0) which I thought was a good bet. Also backed Estonia 'most corners' @ 3.5, 'most corners first half' @ 3.5 and 'corner handicap -2' @ 2.0. Estonia had outscored Ireland by 4 corners to 1 in the first game -

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2012/matches/round=2000113/match=2008825/index.html

And they had won 56 corners to Ireland's 42 in the tournament -

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2012/matches/round=2000113/match=2008829/prematch/index.html

The tournament stats also show the two teams had about the same number of shots. So on balance, I thought Estonia would play better than they had in the first game, and Ireland might just sit back a bit and be happy to defend, and ultimately be happy to take a draw or even a narrow defeat.

I saw the last few minutes of the first half, and it didn't look that way - Ireland were winning 1-0 and were passing the ball around well and looked to be in control. They were attacking too, and it looked set up for Ireland to score a few more goals in the second half. I didn't see the second half.

I think it's important to remember that winning bet does not necessarily mean 'good bet' and losing bet does not necessarily mean 'bad bet'. Most of my bets on this game lost, but I'm not convinced they were bad bets.

I didn't see most of the game (only a few minutes before half time). Just found two reports online. The report on goal.com says

"Estonia neither looked like a side who believed they could make a comeback nor were even capable of making a go of things in order to restore pride." -

http://www.goal.com/en-gb/match/69053/republic-of-ireland-vs-estonia/report

The BBC report says "Estonia were toothless in attack" -

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15714148.stm

Although I think these quotes were from the first half, the reports give the impression that Ireland were the better side and unlucky to not to win, and perhaps could have won by a few goals - and suggest your -1.5 bet was perhaps a good one and unlucky not to win.