Hours ago, i was passing the €40 mark…
Now, i’m back with a balance of just €21.94… i backed tiger woods in the USPGA and lost big. I had backed himself and Harrington to win pre-tournament. In the end Y E Yang won it. An outside shot.
Woods had been leading all weekend up until today, when he collapsed and dropped a 2 shot lead.
ALL the stats were stacked in his favour. 99 times out of 100, tiger woods doesn’t lose when he’s in these sort of positions… but today he did and my balance has been smashed to pieces… all my good work has been undone and Enda storms in to a lead without doing anything.
I’m furious with myself for not greening out when i had the chance, or backing yang at 3-1, when he was leading. Had i done that, i’d have lost only a few euro….
But that’s gambling for you… i took the risk, i know the stakes and all i can do is make what i think are the right decisions.
Now, i’m hurt, i’m after losing half of my balance and all of my previous 3 weeks of hard work has been undone. I’ve come back from heavy losses two or three times already and i’ll have to do it again if i’m to outmuscle Enda this month.
I’m pretty sure €40+ would have been more than enough to win August’s battle, but had tiger won, i’d be sitting on a balance of €55+ which would have cemented an early victory for me. At this stage, i’m tempted to go all out and bet big on every bet, but i know i must maintain discipline and keep *some* sort of balance tucked away.
If there is any consolation i can take from all of this is that i managed to double my money in 16 days… there’s only 14 days left in august now, but there’s still more than enough time for me to hit back and reclaim top spot. Historically, whenever i’ve lost big, i’ve come back stronger than before so although i doubt i’ll see another €40+ balance this month, i will be snapping at the heels on Enda right up until the end.
Hopefully Enda has also lost this weekend as i know he had a few bets on the football. His balance is currently €24, so with a bit of luck it may not have improved. If that is indeed the case, i’m extremely lucky as he’s only €2.06 ahead of me… If he has won, i’m facing a €10+ mini mountain to climb…