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Cold Dog
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:07:19 AM
Barack Obama


Joined: 9/20/2005
Posts: 16,519

 
In order to understand the sickness of this bet, you have to know the background.

Essentially I went into a crazed betting frenzy for a good 3 days. I barely slept and spent all of my time watching everything from tennis to cricket and finding good excuses to avoid human contact.

With good research, careful bankroll management and a dose of luck, I managed to amass a healthy £550 or so, which at the time I thought justified the depravity.

I decided that I'd withdraw the cash but then noticed Atlanta v Washington were "in play" with one inning to go. I was surprised to see the home team at $1.08 with a 3 run lead. This was value, surely? Why not sneak another 30 or so quid? A few walks and some wild pitches and the rest was history.

It was a moment of madness that I can't really explain.

Has anyone else placed some shockers, whether due to the amount or some other factor?
kidd05
#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11:28:21 AM
Tiger Woods

Joined: 12/27/2005
Posts: 6,800
Location: Sydney

 
Too many to mention.

One that I can't forget though was when I put $500 or so against Lleyton Hewitt who was down 2 sets @ 1.40ish odds. Lleyton ended up winning of course.

Then there was $500 in 2006 on the Chicago White Sox who needed to win to clinch playoffs @ 1.40. They lost badly.. to the Pirates.
Poindexter
#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 1:07:35 PM
Alain Prost



Joined: 9/22/2005
Posts: 2,023
Location: London

 
Back when I did a fair bit of spread betting on sports I sold bookings on this game:-

http://www.independent.c...neman-leeds-666562.html

I started spreadbetting with a £500 bank, built it up to £1300 or so over the course of 6 months.

The quote was very high (around 75) as their was a bit of history between the two clubs. The norm for bookings quotes are usually in the 40s so it was a very high quote which tempted me to sell for £5 a point. For those unfamiliar with the scoring system, its 10pts for a yellow card and 25 for a booking.

The match was volatile from the start with 4 yealow cards in the opening 18 minutes so I knew I was in trouble early. Midway thru the match there was a lull and the in-running quote began to fall. At one stage I could have bought back for a loss of just £15. Unfortunately I decided not to in the hope of nicking a few quid profit and the game looked to have quietened down and the players were behaving themselves- big mistake. In the final 10-15 minutes the players went mental again and started trying to kill each other. More bookings and 2 sendings off later I copped a loss of £350.

It was my biggest loss ever. It also marked the start of a bad run when my bank crashed quicker tha Lehman Brothers and all my hard work in the previous months was wiped out quickly.

Looking back now I do wonder what possessed me to sell bookings in a match with dirty bastards like Danny Mills, Lee Bowyer, Patrick Viera, Ray Parlour and Olivier Dacourt Rolling Eyes
Mite N Power
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 2:03:38 PM
Al Oerter

Joined: 1/25/2007
Posts: 3,187
Location: Perth, Western Australia

 
Very recent but still to this moment dont think it was a bad bet.

Melbourne storm at between 1.13 and 1.17 to win their semi-final at home against the warriors....never has team 8 beaten team 1 in 10 years and the storm invincible just about over the past 3 years particularly at olympic park..until last sunday week toilet the amount was big(7K),i had won about 80% of the dough only the previous wednesday at kalgoorlie races,trif,quartet and a good plonk on the winner and like you CD i intended to withdraw the money to pay for my syndicate share in a racehorse ,monies which were due around this time....but NO i wanted that extra 1000 odd bucks due to greed/stupidity or an equal combo of both Sad .....................

Sick

Winning isnt everything... ITS THE ONLY THING!!
carter_4
#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:19:06 PM
Linghui Kong



Joined: 4/16/2007
Posts: 893
Location: new zealand

 
the warriors are sick, iv learnt to never bet on or against them.. ever
gmoney
#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:51:01 PM
Arnold Palmer



Joined: 9/24/2005
Posts: 14,409
Location: Vegas Baby!

 
First Bills/Cowboys superbowl. I took a beating everyway possible you could bet the game, I did,and when all was said & done, I dropped about $3000.

It was not a fun day
Zayd
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:58:28 AM
Mike Tyson



Joined: 7/6/2006
Posts: 3,549

 
All of them Sad
backsthedog
#8 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 12:37:14 PM
Gary Kasparov



Joined: 9/20/2005
Posts: 2,266

 
I laid chicago for best picture for a shed load - I was convinced it was much too short (1/6 I think)

swept the board...!
madkeencatsfanwa
#9 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 3:24:07 PM
Mal Meninga



Joined: 6/30/2007
Posts: 1,502
Location: Gone Fishin'

 
I once backed myself to never get married, I did and am now long since divorced... does that count???

Dunno




"All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him." - Jack Dempsey
nivek48
#10 Posted : Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:22:10 PM
Alex Murphy



Joined: 11/4/2006
Posts: 4,264
Location: Dubbo NSW

 
"madkeencatsfanwa"
I once backed myself to never get married, I did and am now long since divorced... does that count???

Dunno


I was thinking same mk Laughing

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Slouch
#11 Posted : Friday, September 26, 2008 9:49:26 AM
Barack Obama



Joined: 8/30/2006
Posts: 18,367
Location: Frankston

 
i made $400 yesterday arvo. on the nags
dropped the lot in an hour on the bloody panlickers last night.
four (4) placegetters Banghead
bloody muts! Fuming
bloody greed! Fuming
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