There is many version of the Emperor and the Chinese man, the story goes that the Emperor was so pleased that the craftsman invented the chessboard that he offered him a huge chest of gold coins and jewels, the craftsman was not only good at his job but a keen mathematician.
“I don’t want jewels or gold coins all I want is a little rice to feed my family,” said the craftsman, “so all I need is for you to put a single grain of rice on the first square, two grains on the second, four on the third, eight on the fourth, and so on and so on and so on, for the full 64 squares.”
“I can do that,” said the Emperor, not thinking. And he ordered his granary to pay the man for the chessboard.
Well, that turned out to be more than a little difficult. The first few squares on the board cost the Emperor one grain, then two, then four … by the end of the first row, he was up to 128 grains.
In the second row, things got out of hand. By the 21st square he owed over a million grains; by the 41st, it was over a trillion grains of rice — more rice than he, his subjects or any Emperor anywhere could afford.
He’d been had.
On the entire chessboard there would be 18,446,744,073,709,551,615 grains of rice, weighing 461,168,602,000 metric tons, which would be a heap of rice larger than Mount Everest. This is around 1,000 times the global production of rice in 2010 (464,000,000 metric tons).
The racing tipster being aware of the power of compounding small priced winners decided this is a good way to win consistently.
All I want you to do is bet £2 on each evens favourite, if that wins roll the winnings and the initial £2 stake onto the next horse. If that wins roll the £4 stake and the winnings onto the next evens favourite and so on.
£2 x 2 =£4 x£2 =£8 x2=£16 x2=£32 and so on.
After just 10 evens priced winners in a row your £2 stake has reaches £1024
After 20 evens priced winners in a row your £2 stake reaches well over £1 Million at £1,048,576.00
After 30 even priced winners in a row your £2 stake reaches well over £1 Billion £1,073,741,824.00
What I’m trying to show, is there is absolutely nothing wrong with betting on and tipping an evens priced horse.
After all if you dropped in a 5-1 winner and a 3-1 winners between two evens priced winners and you have a 4 horse win accumulator, if you put a £10 stake down you would have £960 in winning.
Obviously achieving 10 or 20 winners in a row is a little tricky but 3, 4, 5, 6 winners in a row, is quite achievable, why not check out are winning streaks by clicking the link.
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