From 0 to 1000

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I was a zero when I started looking into betting markets forsports. Since then I have come a long way (at least I would like tothink so). This community has played a good part in that success. Iused to trade/I

From 0 to 1000
Darren Brett Tipster Competition Manager

Horse Racing, greyhounds and snooker specialist with thirty years experience of writing about sport across multiple platforms. A QPR and Snooker fan

I was at zero when I started looking into betting markets for sports. 

Since then I have come a long way (at least I would like to think so). 

This OLBG.COM community has played a good part in that success.

I used to trade/I used to bet/I used to use various staking options so on and so forth. 

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However, the first and foremost lesson that I have learned is that all those are going to be useless unless you improve the accuracy of your predictions. 

Selections are a key and sound reasoning whether it is based on the mathematics of outcomes or based on pure form reading or based on pure instincts (oh well! Arguable!) is of paramount importance.


It is quite easy to say that one need to be disciplined, one needs to keep a log of what they are doing, one needs to use the head and not the heart. 

The difficult part and the most difficult part is the fact that this is beyond normal human tendencies and has to be practiced and practiced. 

Keeping this in mind, I decided exactly a year back on this day to use OLBG selections as a record keeping tool to see how I can improve the accuracy of my predictions. 

Target was to get to a state where am able to more accurately predict value across sports. 

The first couple of months were a disaster. Results can be seen in my tips summary. 

Then I started to blend in, participated in discussions for the passion of participating, contributed for the pure joy of contributing, and kept back from posting selections deliberately rather than falling into winning competitions. 

Now if I look back at that target, am pleased to understand that I have succeeded on this to a large extend with positive LSP in the last few consecutive months. 

The journey has been done only halfway and am still working on ways to tackle different sports.

I am watching more races on tv or in betting shops than I am placing my bets on.

I am watching more replays than I would have earlier.

I am looking into statistics of most of the football leagues more than I used to earlier.

I am watching cricket with an eye of understanding how the game is behaving rather than for the pure joy of supporting my team. Worked as part of the technology team of the ATP finals in London, to generate lots of insights. 

I am keen to continue on this journey as it has been very satisfying and I would like to take an opportunity to thank all my friends in this community for helping me find the joy in doing this.

New Year Resolutions

Everyone makes new year resolutions. 

For me, a new year resolution is meaningless unless it is measurable and has a target to look forward to. For me a new year resolution will be overlooked if I don't see the joy in fulfilling this resolution. 

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My resolution for new year is to find the fastest way to achieve 1000 LSP. 

I know it is a huge task which is aspirational and I will be more than happy even if I can achieve 1/10th of this target.

But setting a high target helps you motivated and sets you up nicely for the year to come to contribute more, to learn more, and to enjoy more. 

OLBG TIPPING selections will be the only means to measure this task for me and will keep blogging on the progress and the techniques that I use. 

Wish me loads of luck!

I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year and wish you luck in all your endeavors. 

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