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Saturday, September 10
The Geek made it again !

 It was a total surprise when TG announced a new version of The Toy with some great improvements. It's still beta but working quite nicely for me and I really enjoy what I got. I am not a big fan of using tools like stop loss and this feature (Geek Style stop loss) may be different to what you are used to. Trailing stop loss is included :) Be very careful when using stop loss, be sure you understand how it works !

I recommend using small stakes or training mode to work out some of the new tools.

What I am using almost every day is Multibet Tool. You may ask....what is it ? My answer will be have to see and try this one....:) I will make a movie when/if I have some spare time but for now please just check my images

From my screen shots you see how it looks. It allows you to place bets on one or more runners with one click. Dutching/bookmaking.....

Lay or Back the field (or any number of selections)...stop entry...drip feed...all those tools are included now !!!
If not enough you can also place your bets at a specified time :)

Do you need any more tools ? LOL
For non english speaking traders there is also Multi Language support (select language at login).

I am really happy with The Toy now. It's still a beta and some bugs may be found but The Geek is working and killing all the bugs every day.........

 Version 1.2 beta 3 is the latest at the moment and it may be downloaded here......

For a full list of new tools and features please look here .....

Remember, The Toy is still you have any valid reasons to stay away from the best trading application on the market ?.....:)

As always.....good luck and keep it green !
Sunday, August 21
After moving most of manual trading to BetdaQ this summer I really missed The Toy :( 

We need your TOY on BetdaQ, Mr The Geek ! :)
As already said before I have currently 2 Betfair accounts. One of them is stil very active and is used for horse racing using my trading bot. Another one is dedicated to manual trading but wasn't very active last weeks. Trading bank for this account is at this moment about £300. I am happy with my trading on BetdaQ markets so far but not very happy with trading tools available there so I decided to give Betfair & TheToy another chance this weekend LOL

To be more serious, I decided to check and compare, one more time, how markets are moving and liquidity on these markets on both exchanges. I am an In-play trader and liquidity is very important for me. I found it may be an issue (talking about BetdaQ) while there are plenty of matches played at the same time. With US Open starting in about 1 week it will be very interesting to watch BetdaQ markets. I found The Toy is just perfect tool when trading multiple tennis markets and it's just another reason I may be back to Betfair when US Open tennis is on..........

So if you want to check and compare Betfair/BetdaQ please have a look at my screenshots from Friday and Saturday nights.

And finally last screenshot to show you how busy my Betfair account was during this month LOL

Good luck all traders and followers.....:)
Sunday, July 24
Decided to make a blog post about my trading yesterday just because it is something to remember.

If you followed me for some time maybe you remember there is one player on the ATP I called money making machine :) Why ? Well, it's just because I am lucky to make very nice profits with this man on courts ;)
Yes, I am talking about Mikhail Youzhny. It happens I have a plan before match start at some occasions and yesterday my plan was very simple....Lay the winner of 1st set (=back loser) in match Simon-Youzhny. Mikhail did not make me disappointed LOL. Youzhny wins 1st set...ok. Time to put some money on Simon now and just wait. This time I decided to let it go, no scalping, no trading during games, just try to relax and watch the game. Simon playing OK and with 1st serve about 70% it's looking very nice for me ;) I expected better odds when putting my money on Simon after first set but maybe market was scared by head2head between these players. (7-1 to Youzhny before this match) Well, I don't care about H2H at this occasion.

I have no idea what happened to Youzhny or if it was Simon playing amazing tennis. To me it looks like something strange was going on in Youzhny's head LOL

Some stats from this match says alot, in 3rd final set Simon's 1st serve goes down from 73 (2nd set) to very low 47%. Youzhny's 1st serve 76% and still he lost 6-1 in final set !!! LOL

Look at break points won, Simon 6/6, Youzhny 3/13, it makes a difference :) It was a great trading match ....I don't like to see red numbers on my ladder and it's why I decided to hedge while Simon was still in total control in final set. It's never over before the match point is won in tennis (or with Azarenka on court there may be retirement at any time LOL)  ;)
I am going to enjoy my Sunday now.

Good luck everyone !
Friday, July 8
It wasn't me !!! LOL

I believe it must be a very special phone number, so special that Alize Cornet must have her mobile phone on during her tennis match against Caroline Wozniacki :)
Watch what happened at match point in her match this week in Bastad-Sweden.....talking about courtsiders trading tennis using mobile devices ? LOL

Trading on BetdaQ is more and more interesting and I truly hope some of my followers will join me and give BetdaQ another chance. It's still no serious trading on there, it's only days after Wimbledon and most of my money still invested on Betfair :)
The future will be very interesting and full of opportunities I hope so...

Would you like to trade Betdaq markets using The Geek's Toy ? Please let The Geek know you want Betdaq Toy now....! :)

I found interesting post on Peter Webb's (BetAngel) blog, "Lack of liquidity"

and here are some of his words....

So when you look at a any market, look for the opportunity, not the problem. That’s how I started over 11 years ago. Liquidity on Betdaq is bound to rise in the near future, so for me that’s an opportunity. Even if you are not a premium charge payer over on Betfair I suggest that a new opportunity has been created on Betdaq with its introduction. I suggest you gear up to take advantage of that.

I agree with what Peter says in his post.....who knows...maybe it's time to Enjoy BetdaQ trading ? :)

Monday, July 4
I already posted so many times, on my blog and different trading forums, what I really think about Betfair. The time has come to say...


Transaction charges, data request charges, premium charges etc...add to this some of the issues like API not available, Betfairs website not available.

While trading I keep saying to myself and advising other traders...NO NEED TO BE GREEDY !!!  Betfair seems to forget about this rule. I tried to move my trading to BetdaQ a few times but unfortunately found there was no liquidity enough to make me happy. I'm talking about tennis markets on Betdaq, not sure how it looks on horse racing markets. It's time to do something ! Betdaq, please take your chance and show you are really serious and ready for a BIG change in your business. I am sure all serious traders need some alternatives to UNFAIR Betfair.
I am happy there are some people/traders already trying to do something. Time to stop talking and let's see some action !

Join and see what's going on here....

I am a part-timer on Betfair markets, I am really very small fish among big sharks but Betfair's arrogance and their greed makes me feel sick.
We already have free API trading software available for Betdaq. I believe the reason vendors like Bet Angel, Gruss, Binteko (DaqBot) make their applications available for free to us is they also want some more action on Betdaq markets.....

I really hope it's going to happen in a very near future.

We must stop Betfair's unfair actions NOW !!! Join the revolution now.................
Friday, June 24
IBM is providing Grand Slam tournaments with live scoring. I was so far very happy with IBM's SlamTracker. First day I started trading Wimbledon matches I was looking after SlamTracker but it wasn't there !!! What happened, am I blind or what's going on ? I found something called PointStream, it useful for me as a trader ? All I need is fast scoreboard when trading games played on courts without live coverage. Yes, PointStream is nice...showing some stats in a nice way but still I want to see all matches played at the moment. Well, the only way is web page showing all games currently in play.
Today it looks like this:

And here is my trading desktop how it used to be with old SlamTracker and trading 4 tennis games at the same time using The Toy.

It makes a BIG difference to me, really...and I found other traders also don't like new PointStream as a replacement. I send a feedback to IBM just to let them know. I am sure they don't care but anyway. If you are like me, please let them know :)

Here is a link to contact IBM......

Here is an answer from IBM to my feedback....

Thanks for your feedback it's very helpful to know what people want on the Web site.

This year we responded to much previous  feedback that Slamtracker had become bloated and for many people a simple, fast delivery of live scores was all that they needed. We were also conscious of the continuing explosion of mobile devices, and wanted to better cater for these,  the majority of which do not support flash which Slamtracker was written in.     Finally, our statistics show that the use of Slamtracker has been reducing from Slam to Slam over the past few years and people are increasingly migrating to the Matches in Progress page.

For 2011 we have created a simple light scoreboard that goes back to basics and  as quick as Slamtracker was.  As a complimentary tool,  PointStream provides a deeper, more analytical  view of  the data, combining historical analysis and  real time statistics. This device is a little slower to update, but  contains a lot of information, including "keys to the match" derived from the predictive analysis of 39 million points across 5 years of slams. This is generating very positive feedback  here in the grounds,  on twitter and through contact forms.. . .

We do understand  and have noted your desire to see the return of an all courts display with  integrated stats. Along with any other feedback we receive, we will  consider this  as we define the development road map.

Thank you again  for taking the time to send us your views

Simple scoreboard they talking about must be this one I guess

Yes, very simple scoreboard showing one match only :(

There is something I do NOT understand. They say:

We were also conscious of the continuing explosion of mobile devices, and wanted to better cater for these,  the majority of which do not support flash which Slamtracker was written in.

Did I missed something ? To me it looks like PointStream is build using Flash !!! Eh...whatever, IBM stuff know what they talking about....My new mobile device has no problem at all with Flash LOL

Good luck traders !
Sunday, June 19
Here is another Petkorazzi video.

In this YouTube video you can watch players have fun while it's raining and no practice on grass is possible...

If you watch carefully you see {injured ???} Victoria Azarenka. Looks like she may be ready to play some tennis again after her last retirement a few day's ago, right ?

No trading at all for me today. I just found out there is a new beta version of Bet Angel, this time with training mode available. Looks like at the moment Gruss Betting Assistant is the only one still with no training mode included. I am not a big fan of training mode but it could be a nice and cheap way to test your Excel bot without risking your money. Hmm....I started to build and test my bot using minimum stakes and no surprise I lost money while testing. What could you expect ? LOL

Maybe Bet Angel is the way to go....:)

Good luck all traders !
Friday, June 17
It's about Bethanie Mattek-Sands again. Maybe you know from my earlier posts she has been called Lady Gaga of tennis before. This time at Wimbledon she did it again !:) And as it should be her dress is designed by one of Lady Gaga's designers.

Some people may love it and some may hate it. I think it adds a little of fun into tennis.

She is definitely a very special lady.

I really wish her all the best on courts of Wimbledon next 2 weeks....:)
Me and my smartphone
There were no updates to my blog for some time now but to be honest I don't have so much to say about my trading last weeks.

I was focusing on my horse bot which is not very easy task for someone with limited knowledge about Excel, VBA, macros know what I mean, right ? :) Anyway, I test my bot every day but still using very low stakes. Day's of testing are not over yet. There is a lot of new things for me these days. Another one is VPS. I ordered a VPS, installed Gruss & Excel and now can have my bot running every day with no need to turn my home PC on. I really like it so far, it makes it possible to setup and control my bot every morning using a smartphone. I use an Android phone with Team Viever installed. I am still not confident enough about my strategy and my bot so I really want to control what's going on through the day ;)

I decided to use my second Betfair account for automated trading. This account is for horse trading only :)

My last 7 days of automated trading looks like this....

76 markets traded....average profit £ 4.3 / race .....As you see nothing very impressive....

Maybe you ask....what about tennis trading ? :) well, I really look forward to Wimbledon starting next week. I have my daytime job to think about but there will be some day's off and lots of trading opportunities. To be honest I was getting very tired watching and trading tennis so many hours every day. Focusing on horse racing and tennis trading at the same time wasn't possible so I got some weeks free from tennis.

I hope you didn't missed "our friend" Vicky Azarenka and her retirement....I know it's getting boring posting about Azarenka and her retirements.

Remember her last match before Roland Garros ? It was retirement against Sharapova in second set. Last match now before Wimbledon and yet again another injury/retirement against maybe we should put some money on Azarenka to retire in her last tournament before US Open later this year ? :)

Am I a very bad guy when talking about it this way...?

Look what I found after some "googling"

wow...!!! she is a very tough young lady...:)

Do you want to find more about Azarenka and my posts about her ? It's here

And finally an image showing Victoria....we have seen it many times before, I know it !...

Very sad story, Azarenka was one of my favorite players to watch but NOT anymore.

Enough about it...wish you good luck with your trading and try to keep it green as grass on Wimbledon courts :)
Friday, June 3
I believe most of you already know about some of the rumours about The Geek's Toy {AGT}. Last week has been full of all kinds of rumours. Don't ask me what is true, what is false...we have to wait and see when all the secrets will be revealed by The Geek.

Sports Punter just made this post on his blog. Have a look and you are welcome to make any comments ;)

Some more info { rumours } in this thread on The Geek's Toy Forum.

For now let us enjoy The Toy and make some profits. With so many rumours all of them can NOT be true as image says ;)

Let's just wait and see what's gonna happen with our great TOY in the near future ;)

Post updated with an image, link taken from one of comments made by The Geek...

How does it look in your eyes ?

I hate this image....;)
Friday, May 27
Zvonareva winner against Lisicki
Some of the BIG guns are already out from Roland Garros but some other are doing great. Image on the left showing Sabine Lisicki (loser) after the match against Zvonareva (winner). It was one of matches where I decided to start trading with lay bet on favorite. As so many times before it was a profitable strategy.

By the way, Lisicki is a player from my older post "Jackpot time" .) Don't you agree she (Lisicki) looks like Azarenka on the image, if you know what I mean ? ;)

Another favorite lost today and I missed it :(
I am talking about Stosur - Dulko.

I had a nightmare last night and  it's one of the reasons why I missed first match on Centre court today. With nightmare I mean "Windows 7 Recovery". Something strange happened to my PC and it took me some time to find what's going on. I have an antivirus software running on my PC and was amazed how could I get such sh|t into my system. I still have no idea but hopefully everything is just fine now. YOU are happy/lucky if you are using Windows system and still don't know about "Windows 7 Recovery" malware :)

It looks like this:

I had to manually remove it from PC and if you want to know more about it I found a great site with info and instructions. Better to be prepared LOL

Such day's I hate windows and even more like my Linux PC ;) Wish there was trading software for Linux, already tried many times to setup and run The Toy on my Linux system with no luck....well, let's hope, maybe one day :)

Back to trading. I hope you doing great. Yesterday was one of those BIG green day's thanx to Maria Sharapova !!! :)

Maria lost first set to 17 year old Caroline Garcia, she was also down 4-1 in second set....After about 15-20 matched bets in 1st set I had a small profit on both players. Decided to play with my green and started laying Garcia at some very low odds and was hoping for a miracle. Said to myself...wait and see how this young girl manages to play under pressure. Maybe you already know what happened ?!

Sharapova came back from 1-4 to 6-4 !!! and 3rd set was 6-0 to Maria...LOL easy ? no, it's never easy but it's also never over before match point is won....

Azarenka is still going strong ;)

There was some of tennis matches this week where 1.01 was matched and a player lost. I am not saying you should lay every player at 1.01, it could also be a warning if you believe there is free money to be taken and keep backing low odds favorites. It's NOT the way I trade tennis...;)

As you see I decided to not post more of my screenshots showing my profits. I make this decision after some of comments I received.

Good luck !
Friday, May 13
If you are one of followers you should remember some of my posts about Victoria Azarenka. To refresh your memory you could read posts tagged "Azarenka" {find it under labels and click Azarenka}.

Image on the left is from US Open 2010. I feel sorry for this still young tennis player. How amazing it is...she retires with a shoulder injury 2011-04-20, is back to play BOTH singles and doubles 10 days later in Madrid. She won doubles final in Madrid and lost singles final to Kvitova. Before tournament in Madrid I said:

I am looking forward to see how she will be doing and waiting for any signs of next retirement, would you bet there will be retirement before Roland Garros ?

If Betfair had market open for this kind of bets I would be a winner today.
I am NOT happy she retired today but as you see I am NOT very surprised either...Sad story indeed.

Just checked my post about Azarenka from 5th May 2010, same tournament as today Rome, Italy ;) Here is another Azarenka image I posted before on my blog...

Have we seen it before ?

I didn't made a fortune trading this match but happy with my green ;)

And here an image showing how she looks outside the courts ;)

You have been warned before about placing money on Azarenka !

Wish you good luck and to Victoria ... happy recovery ! ;)
Wednesday, May 11
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Woman on the right side is called Lady Gaga of women's tennis by some people. Whether it's right or not I don't care but she is definitely very special ;)

Bethanie Mattek-Sands was a great shot for us if you layed Pennettta (1.66) from the start. In my previous post I was looking forward to watch & trade Petkovic-Kirilenko and Mattek-Pennetta. Bethanie did a great job for me taking first set and finally win match in 3rd set, exactly as needed on my side.

The second one, Petkovic (1.45) was another lay from the start. This time Petkovic was broken early and Kirilenko had a great chance to win first set. Unfortunately Petkovic was back to 5-5 and won 7-5. Anyway with 7 breaks of serve during 1st set we had plenty of trading opportunities. A very nice profit on both matches but could be huge green for me if only Kirilenko could control her nerves and win first set. Maybe better luck next time ;)

Some screen shots from yesterday below....

And if you like "Lady Gaga" here is more....LOL

What about today's trading ? I still not decided what to follow. I like Starace-Troicki and again, Bethanie against Gajdosova (Groth). In both games there is no clear favorite, odds about 2.00 ...With a few breaks of serve we should be in profit, the problem is what to do from start...LOL
Mattek is an extremely offensive player and I may back her from the start. A god idea is wait and see who is going to start serving in both matches.

Ohhh, what a shame !
They decided to change courts and now is Wickmayer-Ivanovic on the center court, Bethanie-Gajdosova on court 1 :(
Wish you good luck !

Here comes an update...

Mattek-Sands has lost her match, 2-6, 4-6 and I was completely wrong about this one.

A very good advice from me is:  never follow my advices LOL

I must admit it was my lucky day, I lost backing Bethanie from the start but just before start of this match I found there was a change of courts which means NO LIVE stream from this match so I put only small stake just for fun....another advice here..

Never place any bets just for fun !!! ;)

What happened in this match ? How could I be so wrong ? I have no idea, maybe she was out of gasoline already after playing very late 3 sets match against Pennetta yesterday ? She only won 4 points when Gajdosova serving in first set !! Amazing, and I don't know if it was Jarmila playing very good or our Lady Gaga not in the best form....

No big damage done here on my side...look here, I am watching on my red and hoping for a miracle LOL

Wish you better luck !
Tuesday, May 10
This will be a very short post from me as I really don't have much time at the moment. I am happy I decided to work on my bot last few days.

Tennis is at the moment a very BIG joke with players retiring from matches one after another.  After 3 hours of tennis today we have already seen 3 retirements. Players are also doing their best to complete first set, nice...

I am only using small stakes these days, with Roland Garros coming very soon we must be very careful. The biggest joke was Petrova against Ivanovic last night. Very early in the match it was obvious Nadia is NOT doing her best, not trying, not interested at all. The audience started to show what they think about her performance after 6-0 in first set. 2nd set started as first and at 3-0 to Ivanovic, Petrova start talking to a trainer, I think injury time-out is coming. I was surprised she decided to retire without taking an injury time-out ! Very strange, very short conversation and Nadia decided not to do her job anymore ;)


I see Nadia Petrova and Rodionova are playing doubles at the moment ...LOL

Maybe some of you start thinking I am too suspicious, well...maybe I am but I am a tennis trader so many years and I know what I am talking about....Azarenka retired due to a shoulder injury 20th April and was back playing both singles and doubles 10 days later. She also WON doubles final and played singles final {lost to Kvitova} !

Yeah, doctors actually can do some miracles...Below are games still to be played today. Petkovic against Kirilenko is one I look forward, another one is Mattek-Sands against Pennetta. Anything can happen in those games. Petkovic was VERY poor last time she played, it was awful tennis with big number of unforced errors from Petkovic.

Be careful and wish you good luck !

Sunday, May 8
Story continues as finally Stefan Belopotocan decided to put an article and link to my blog on his web site. Well done !

It was quite funny when I said he could find my link on and his answer was he had not much time to browse other sites ;) Later admin of chrtba said he {Stefan Belopotocan} was there almost every day.
Stefan B may be a very good coder and doing great job developing his software. My posts are NOT about software, I am only posting about customer service, about a man called Stefan Belopotocan. There may be other people involved in Bfexplorer customer service. I have nothing against any other people working with Bfexplorer ! Anyway, from what he is doing it looks to me as it's one man show .

I afraid some of you don't have a clue what's going on ;) Here is a short summary what happened so far:

I received email from BFexplorer HQ:

Dear bfexplorer user

I have just released for pre-release testing Bfexplorer PRO 2 offering more than 36 new features. If you want to test this new version, please use this link to install Bfexplorer PRO 2:

link to his web site is here......

Kind regards


Look at text marked with red color...I already used 5 days trial some time ago but this time it's about pre-release version. Ok, I thought, ok..let's try. I click download link, install software, trying to log in...what ??? Software says trial is over. The only option is to SUBSCRIBE. I can NOT log in to test his PRE-RELEASE version as he asked me to do in his email. Ok, no problem. So I send an email to Stefan asking for a new 5 days trial, is it possible ? No, it wasn't says Stefan.

I did not notice anything from you on bfexplorer forum, so why should I give you more trial? 

Keep in mind we are talking about a version for PRE-RELEASE TESTING. I was involved in beta programs many times, from very small developers to giants as MS or Adobe but never met such arrogant human as Stefan Belopotocan.
And now please have a look at this image. Day after I posted on my blog about Bfexplorer customer service Stefan start spamming users on his mail list...

How does it look ?

And now more....
Following text is taken from his web site 5 minutes ago...

I receive emails asking for extended trial period and because my time is limited I am not able to support all users asking for extended trial, replying on their questions to explain how to use bfexplorer with their betting or trading strategies, explaining bfexplorer features and so on. Therefore I gave extended trail for some users and not to others. Here there are two examples when I refused extended trail.

Those 2 examples are my blog and another user trying to make a deal with Belopotocan {more about it later}

How does it look now ? I have no words. This guy must have some issues or he has no control at all what he is doing ??!!!

Look here what he says:

Bfexplorer PRO 2 is pre-release version and I published it for public allowing more betfair users test this new version for bfexplorer and get some feedback from them.

And now:

If your trial expired you can ask for additional days, but it is required to post some feedback on bfexplorer forum.

Give him some feedback and he let you trial his about what, feedback before you even had a chance to test ?!! If you need feedback from me I tell you it's great weather here in Sweden at the moment !

Thought he needs feedback about his latest pre-release version but he must be talking about something very different LOL

If you want to have a new trial just answer to his email as on image above but I recommend you still remember what he said...

I receive quite a lot of emails similar to your one, and from my experiences it is just wasting of my time to reply on 99% of them. So you will help me to get rid of such betfair users.

 So you never know what his answer will be....ohh...maybe this man don't like Mondays ? I shouldn't send my request to him on Monday LOL

A very good advice to you, Stefan Belopotocan:
STOP spamming users on your mail list and I promise number of emails in your mailbox should decrease. Or stop complaining !

On the first day he told me he receives so many emails like my, requesting free trials etc...and he send me emails from another was same user he is referencing to in his article...I was shocked. Why would he unnecessarily share personal correspondence ?

I had NOTHING to do with the other user and I don't want to read other peoples private mail !!!

It's what I mean, would you really like to do business with this man ?! Try to make a deal and if there will be no deal he is going to share details with us ? ;)

It's not the way I am doing my business....

A few more wise words from Stefan Belopotocan:

Those who knows what they are doing at betfair, or what they want to do mostly end up on my web site, mainly when they want to build custom software or automate their trading.

If you still not ended up on his website you know why...LOL

Who do YOU think you are and who do you think WE are ???!!!

Part 1 is here                                                                Part 2 is here

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Trying to make some extra money trading sport markets on Betfair since 2005. Using now The Geek's Toy-The BEST Trading application because it's the best and fastest trading application right now. 14 days FREE TRIAL is available. You should try it. As english is not my mother language please forgive me any spelling and grammar errors;)