A second 0-0 in a row for correct score trades. Doesn’t happen very often, but a pain when it does. I traded one correct score match: Elfsborg v Gefle – 0-...
Friday, 25 May 2012
IPL - The End
After what seems like an eternity, today's IPL game between Chennai and Delhi signalled the end of a challenging 2 months and the beginning of my holiday. It's been a long tournament and tough at times but has it all been worth it?
To make things straightforward, I'll use some graphs :-) First up, my completed IPL comparison (click to enlarge images):
You'll notice I didn't hit my target but I'm delighted to even get close to it after drifting off the pace in the mid-stages.Some serious lapses of concentration in the final games (which I'm blaming on thinking the job was already done) caused the blip but a nice win in the last match helped me finish on a high.
That's the overall picture but what about my key stats - what went right for me to improve so much in 12 months? How about my win %?
Not sure how I did it but from the 73 matches I played, I managed to win 65 and only lost on 8. That means my win % rose from 78.87% to 89.04%. That's quite a jump and the only answer I can give is that I knew when 'not' to get involved this year. After doing my homework before the tournament, I'd highlighted scenarios when I'd stay out of the market and fortunately it seems to have paid off. This shows that by sometimes being inactive, you can really have a positive effect on your results.
How did my average win (dark purple) and average loss (light purple) compare this year?
Well, my average win increased by 46.97% whilst my average loss went up by 43.34%. At this point, some of you maybe thinking how I could improve my results if I lost 'more' when I lost? Simply put, with my win % rising and my average wins also going up I could afford bigger losses when I did lose. In this case, the net result is that the average value that each event was worth to me went through the roof:
In total, each match was worth 97.49% more to me than 2011. The devil is in the detail and I honestly believe that if I hadn't changed my approach for this years competition then my results would have continued to decline. The moral of the story? If somethings not working, make sure you highlight what it is and don't be afraid to change things.
You'll remember from this post in March that the IPL was proving to be a thorn in my side, I'm hoping now that I've turned things around.
Right, time for a break....pass me that sangria!
Adios for now amigos!
Posted by Mark Iverson at 21:00