Trading Horse racing : The fat fingers thread

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ShaunWhite
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:43 pm

Derek27 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:08 pm
I suspect though, for whatever reason, that somebody is taking their own bets because it happens very early when the market opens.
I wouldn't be suprised to hear that Liam snags a few of them.

Or maybe it's you....
Derek27 wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:46 am
On the odd occasion though, my few quid would get matched at crazy prices, as you often see in the Betfair graph.

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Trading96 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Tinfoil hat theory is that someone is protesting about how **** the graphs are and is trying to force them to change
That's not a bad theory as clearly, and frustratingly, it destroys the graphs.

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ShaunWhite wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:08 pm
I suspect though, for whatever reason, that somebody is taking their own bets because it happens very early when the market opens.
I wouldn't be suprised to hear that Liam snags a few of them.

Or maybe it's you....
Derek27 wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:46 am
On the odd occasion though, my few quid would get matched at crazy prices, as you often see in the Betfair graph.
If only they were mine!

I manage to get some crazy prices on illiquid markets, but never that crazy.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:08 pm

How many times per month would you expect a fat fingers bot to fire? Or maybe I should be asking how many times per year ?

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brunty122 wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:08 pm
How many times per month would you expect a fat fingers bot to fire? Or maybe I should be asking how many times per year ?

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I think you should be asking how many times a day!!

They happen often enough, so I'm sure if you looked at every runner, every race every day you would see quite a few of them.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:00 pm

Really that many? Was expecting it to be somewhat of a rareity, maybe just when a bot misfires

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:17 pm

I'm not so sure they are all bots as people still make manual mistakes. I was trading on a race a while ago when suddenly, every graph bar the favourites hit 1000. Clearly somebody tried to back the field at 1000 - and pressed the lay button. :lol:

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:33 pm

Ouch!! :lol:

What a nightmare

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:45 am

I made a massive schoolboy error last night. Not a fat finger as such, but still worth mentioning - thankfully it only cost me £15 though

It was my own fault though, and I know others who have fallen foul of this - I was trading Frankfurt v Liepzig and was looking to lay under 4.5 goals. I placed a trade at 1.14 for £250, but forgot that my previous trade hadn't been for 'fixed stake', it had been for 'liability (lay only)'

Instead of placing a trade of £250 stakes, it placed a liability trade of £250 stakes - £1785!

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LeTiss wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:45 am
I made a massive schoolboy error last night. Not a fat finger as such, but still worth mentioning - thankfully it only cost me £15 though

It was my own fault though, and I know others who have fallen foul of this - I was trading Frankfurt v Liepzig and was looking to lay under 4.5 goals. I placed a trade at 1.14 for £250, but forgot that my previous trade hadn't been for 'fixed stake', it had been for 'liability (lay only)'

Instead of placing a trade of £250 stakes, it placed a liability trade of £250 stakes - £1785!
Lucky escape - but yes I've cetrainly been there too :) ,

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