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  • by rk (6314) *

    I've missed Levi Ramsey handicapping. IIRC, you used to do that over on K5, but I gave up on K5 years ago.

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    • RE: your sig

      That was a truly amazing internet discussion, and I thank you for reminding me of it. :^)
      • by rk (6314) *

        Iamthefallen does have a way of boiling it down, doesn't he?

        The sad thing is, I can't recall where this conversation took place now.

  • by Com2Kid (142006)
    I have heard of % odds, and handicapping in golf, but what in the world is this stuff?
    • I'll assume that you're referring to the +/- prices...

      Fundamentally odds are expressions of risk versus reward. In different contexts, different expressions tend to predominate.

      I'll use three terms in this discussion. Ri is the risk amount, Re is the total return, and Pr is the net return (i.e. Re - Ri).

      Among UK bookmakers, a fractional representation prevails of the form "Pr/Ri", e.g. "4/1" (i.e. 1 unit risked has a profit of 4 units, for a total return of 5 units).

      In Continental Europe, the odds

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