Last night i gambled big again and lost. Or so i thought I had backed a loser. I backed Lleyton Hewitt to win against Juan Martin Del Potro and once it became clear he was going to lose, i cut my losses and shaved a couple of cents off my loss by backing favourite Del Porto. So at this stage, i’d lose €1.60+ no matter who won.
I moved on to Maria Sharapova’s match and put €3 on her to win. At times, it looked like i’d lose that too…
Not a good night… i was not looking forward to posting here explaining my losses… it could have been €5 down the drain.
But then i noticed (when looking at other bets) on the betfair forum, the Hewitt match was still active… (i’d switched off when del porto was 1.01 to win!).
I’d already lost at least €1.50 on this match but it was now back in play and so i was faced with a tough decision… do i risk more to win back my money or do i accept my loss and move on?
I waited until it went to a tie break and then backed Del Potro to win (remember earlier in the match i’d backed him to lose so this was a big decision as Hewitt was now the favourite). He ended up crushing hewitt in the tie break 7-2!
So i called it good and managed not only to win back my losses, but come out with a profit! Sharapova also came good so i finished the night with a balance of €28.10.
It might appear to people reading this that i’m incredibly reckless with my bets, especially when i appear to be in a losing position…
But twice now i’ve managed to bet my way out of big losses. I took a €7.36 hit on the Celtic match a couple of nights ago yet i find myself sitting on an all time high balance of €28.10 today – less than 48 hours after i lost that €7.36.
Could this current total be enough to seal victory for August? Looking at Enda’s progress over the past week, you’d have to say yes.
p.s. cheers for the post on your tennis betting yesterday Enda – that’s what prompted me to have a look at the matches myself