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Old 12-23-2005, 04:32 PM
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Has anyone here ever used the Martingale System for managing his SNG bankroll? How was it?
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:43 PM
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I think several posters have done something like that; right before they went broke.

p.s. In poker it's called "tilting up."
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:57 PM
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It's better for roulette. Never fails.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:09 PM
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Isn't it weird that there's still poverty in the world despite the Martingale system?
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:10 PM
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Whats the Martingale system
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:17 PM
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It's funny, I go to a college that specializes in math and science. Last year a group of guys came up with the brilliant idea of using the Martingale system for roulette, and they went around getting people to join them by investing money and playing. I would hear them explaining to potential investors how it worked and they actually had at least ten people interested. They were so excited and talking about what they were going to do with the money they won. Up until that point I thought about filling them in on what would really happen, but the fact that none of them took the time to do the math made me feel like they deserved to lose. Smart people can be so dumb sometimes.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:17 PM
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Google is your friend
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:18 PM
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Or "Winning the $5 SNG and wondering what to do next"
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:20 PM
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It's where you double your bet after every loss. So each time you make a bet it would put you 1 unit up overall when you win. For example, you bet $1 on red in roulette. If you lose, then you bet $2 next time. If you lose that you would bet $4. Let's say you win that time, then you've lost $3 and won $4 and are now up $1 overall. Obviously this system doesn't work because every single bet you make has a house edge so no matter how you bet you can't win.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:25 PM
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the bigger reason it fails is because there is a max bet, if there was no max bet and you had an infinite bankroll it would work in theory.
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