The final of the 3 days… here’s how it went.
After a stressful second day, feeling a little disappointed with the result I went at it relatively hard. It took me a little while to settle in but on the whole things were smooth. As you might expect, Sandown took most of the media focus and produced some fluid markets. I slogged away for the afternoon, and in truth, started to get a little bored with the challenge. It was good to have a fair run at the day though without the distractions of dentists and web problems!
We’ll get on to the days results in a moment, but I’m relatively happy with this little challenges achievements. The feedback has been positive and it’s highlighted a few important things. As per the first post, it’s fair to say it’s shown the answers to those 3 basic questions. Also it highlights that you don’t need a monstrous balance to do it! With a little discipline, repetition and focus it’s possible to build a half decent return.
One thing this experience did highlight more than anything; is that targets and pressure aren’t helpful. So next time you’re thinking about setting that lofty goal, or pushing for that little more. Remember; you could be setting yourself up for a fall. In fact, this little project made me think about the pressure I sometimes put on myself, even now.
Change of Scene
While it was nice to do something a little different. I did start to get a little bored in places, having a smaller bank is an advantage in some ways, but not in others. As one reader pointed out – you can get stakes matched and be in the market for a little longer on smaller stakes, turning them over repetitively. But on the other side of the coin, it becomes harder when you can’t leave so many unmatched bets sat around in opportune places.
Now day 3, the results…
On the whole the challenge wasn’t too bad, with a bank increase of 48.74% overall.
Day 1 – £86.61
Day 2 – £31.01
Day 3 – £77.35
And just for the conspiracy theorists that say I had a bigger bank; a clip showing no other deposits since the original post here.