Peter Fornatale who was the one who made the comparison to P4's+P6's is not online at moment, but wanted me to post this response to itp's comments.
"The math in ITPs comment is way off for one thing, but I don't have time to walk through it. My comparison of P4s to tourneys wasn't meant to be literal anyway, it was simply based on the idea that both wagering endeavors have a game-within-a-game aspect. In tourneys, it's knowing what type of prices you need at what stage of the game, and the ability to use game theory (ie, how to play the other players in the end game). In P4s/P6s it's knowing how to correctly construct your tickets in an efficient manner, to maximize your chances of getting the outcomes you want in a way where you don't waste money on combos you find highly unlikely and/or ones that won't pay."
Flawed beyond belief? I will agree to disagree. What does 30 straight winners at 5-2 have anything to do with taking down a big horizontal pool or winning a handicapping tournament? It doesnt matter what the odds are. Picking 5-2 shots is not the name of the game for either pick 4 scores or winning handicapping contests. If your goal is to go to the track and bet to win on 5-2 shots and such then handicapping tourneys are not for you. Just like all the pools at pari-mutuel windows, tournament play is not for everyone.
I totally agree AndyScoggin. I think that it would be great though to make them much more alike by changing a few small things. More to come!
As i continue through this short series, I hope to get lots of feedback from you folks. Feel free to let us know your thoughts
Yeah that was impressive and I agree w your points about conditioners. O"Brien is the best plain and simple
plenty of chances to play short priced animals Andy : )
This is on the top of my bucket list!
Appreciate all the kind words folks. It was a cool time despite having to leave San Diego at 3AM. Wishing luck to CC. If you are on twitter give me a follow @shapperdacapper. Have a great night!
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