Gap Strategy - Alpha stream before and after triples.
Those following this thread and setting up a gap strategy system
know how important the Alpha Predictor is.
This is where the player, using all of the tools, inventories and
other indicators, decides which of the lottery numbers he/she will
use in the wheel pool being created.
The Predictor has 4 levels - A, B, C and R.
Each level in turn has 3 position indicators. These are
taken from the Hot Position Indicator stream.
To review, the A level, reading from left to right, is the first 3 spaces in the Hot PID stream.
The next 3 spaces are the B level indicators.
Spaces 7, 8, and 9 are the C level indicators. The
R (repeat) is the last (far right) space.
The immediate question at this point is which of HPIDs are to be used to
generate a lottery number - using the procedures previously described.
Should 3 As be used, 3 Bs or a mix?
The Hot PID inventory can provide some hints. Sometimes,
one or two indicators seem to come up more often than the
the other 8.
Another aid is the Alpha Identification stream. Specifically,
'before and after' triples in the order that they occur in the
I have a page set up for each of the 'middle' letters. For
example, I have an A page on which I list the triples as
they occur. Additionally, I have an inventory of the before and after
letters on the same page.
Since there are 4 Alpha IDs, 4 charts are needed, one each for
A, B, C and R.
The triples are derived by taking each letter in the Alpha ID stream
in turn and logging it with the before and after letters.
For example: Given the following Alpha ID stream
The first triple is AAB at the beginning of the stream. This would
logged as the first entry on the 'A' page as A A B.
The next triple, in order of occurrence, is A B C. This would be logged as
the first entry on the B page.
The next triple is B C C. It would be logged as the first triple
on the C page.
The next triple is C C R. This would be the second entry on the C page.
The next is C R A. This is the first entry on the R page.
After all of the triples are logged, an inventory group is established
on each of the 4 pages. A count of the before and after letters is maintained
and updated each time new Alpha Ids are added to the stream.
The list of triples will expand and will eventually have repeats, which
are helpful in deciding which Alpha ID could be next in the stream.
An example. In the above, the stream ends with CRA. The question then
becomes which of the 4 possible Alpha Ids could be next.
The possibilities are RAA, RAB, RAC and RAR.
If RAB is chosen, then next triple will begin with AB. There
are 4 choices for AB - ABA, ABB, ABC, ABR.
This continues until the desired number of letters (Alpha IDs) are chosen.
A review of the before and after inventory totals along with the list of triples
will provide additional suggestions.
I've found that looking for lengthy repeats in the Alpha stream is a waste
of time. However, some triples do come up more often than others.
In one lottery that I track, the inventory for triples where the middle letter
is an A, clearly shows that choosing the triple CAC for the Alpha Predictor
wouldn't be a bad choice.
In fact, Alpha C shows up more often in all of the charts.
The R has a tendency to lag behind the others.
There are two prediction schemes - GNR (gaps no repeats) and #NR (numbers no repeats).
Therefore, Alpha ID sequence before and after charts need to be kept for each scheme.
I'm always available if there are questions.
Thanks for your interest.