Gap Strategy - Review, Part 4
Gap strategy uses the variations in several interrelated data streams to aid the generation of numbers to play.
The lottery number, gap number, Fixed Position Identifier, Hot Position Identifier, Fixed Alpha Identifier and Hot
Alpha Identifier streams have already been reviewed.
The procedures for producing the individual data cells have also been reviewed.
This review will cover the Before and After Triples, how they are generated and how they are used
to aid players in picking numbers to play.
Remember - Gap strategy is NOT a prediction system, per se.
In practice, the player evaluates the various data streams and makes a "best guess."
The B&a triples are the product of the Hot Position Identifier, as previous discussed.
A short review:
Given: These are actual streams for the nine 'A' numbers (1 to 9) in the Powerball game.
Fixed PID Configuration: F1F2F3M2M2M3L1L2L3
Fixed AID Configuration: 1A2A3A4B5B6B7C8C9C
G#: 4 5 2 8 3 7 6 1 9
AIDL: C C C A B B B B A
AID#: 7 7 8 2 6 5 6 4 2
If the next Gap # is an 8, the Hot PID would be M1.
(Using the Fixed PID configuration as a guide and starting with G#9, use a silent count, right to left. L3-L2-L1-M3-M3-M1) The
count is at 'M1' when G# 8 is reached.
Note: the FPID stream given above is a non-entity. Please recall that it's a Historical stream that has to be maintained
for the PID inventory.
Add the HPID 'M1' to the HPID stream. Going from right to left, count the number of active cells between 'F3'
and the 'M1' already in the stream. The count is 9. Therefore, the Hot AID is '9C'.
G#: 4 5 2 X 3 7 6 1 9 8
AIDL: C C C A B B B B A C
AID#: 7 7 8 2 6 5 6 4 2 9
Note: The 8 already in the G# stream is crossed off. The M1 already in the HPID stream is crossed out.
Note: The data in the AIDL(letter) and AID#(number)streams are NOT crossed off.
BEFORE AND AFTER TRIPLES:
The B&A triples consist of 3 consecutive letters in the AIDL stream.
Using the update AIDL stream given above, the BATs (Before and After Triples) are: CCC, CCA, CAB, ABB, BBB, BBB, and BAC.
If the next AIDL is an 'A', the next BAT is 'ACA.'
How many BATs are there?
The total BATs are determined by the Fixed AID configuration.
In the above example, there are nine "A" digits (1-9) in the Gap # stream. Therefore, the Fixed AID is as given above.
The total number of BATS for this configuration is 27.
The BAT emphasis and configuration is based on the middle letter. In other words, given AAA, the BEFORE is the first A, and the AFTER is the third A.
Therefore, if the BAT is CBA, the Before is C and After is the A. The middle letter is the AND part of Before and After.
Note: I don't know how else to say it. (LOL)
There are two main BAT charts These are of FIXED construction, as demonstrated below:
BATS for Fixed AID configuration '1A2A3A4B5B6B7C8C9C' (total - 27)
AAA ABA ACA
AAB ABB ACB
AAC ABC ACC
BAA BBA BCA
BAB BBB BCB
BAC BBC BCC
CAA CBA CCA
CAB CBB CCB
CAC CBC CCC
BATs for Fixed AID configuration '1A2A3A4B5B6B7C8C9C10R' (total - 64)
AAA ABA ACA ARA
AAB ABB ACB ARB
AAC ABC ACC ARC
AAR ABR ACR ARR
BAA BBA BCA BRA
BAB BBB BCB BRB
BAC BBC BCC BRC
BAR BBR BCR BRR
CAA CBA CCA CRA
CAB CBB CCB CRB
CAC CBC CCC CRC
CAR CBR CCR CRR
RAA RBA RCA RRA
RAB RBB RCB RRB
RAC RBC RCC RRC
RAR RBR RCR RRR
If you are a serious Gap Strategy player and have developed the AIDL and AID# streams, you need to start your B&A inventory and work
You will need 4 sheets of graph paper.
Identify sheet 1 as follows: Game, date started, AIDL stream, Number group "A"
Transfer the letters from your gap worksheets in the order of occurrence. This may take several lines.
Identify sheet 2 as follows: Game, Date started, "A" triples.
At the intersection of Row 4 and Column 4, Enter a large A, in color if possible
Enter another 'A' Row 4 and Column 8. ETC across the page.
Starting with first letter in the AIDL stream, locate the first 'A'. Determine what the Before and After letters are.
Add the triple under the First A on the chart.
Locate the second A in the stream. Identify the Before and After letters and move the triple to the chart, as the
In the example above, the first 'A' triple is 'CAB', the second is 'BAC"
These are logged on the graph paper in the order that they occur.
This is a double purpose log, therefore the individual triples are numbered.
Repeat triples are crossed off. They need to be readable.
Continue this process until all of the 'A' triples (a triple where the middle letter is an A) are logged.
Note: When I created the triples, I should have used other letter designations for the AIDs. Just remember that the 'A' in an AID
triple, AAA, is NOT the same as the 'A' lottery and gap numbers, 1,2,3,4.5 etc.
Here the current 'A' triples, minus the crossouts, for the Powerball game:
Note that all 9 of the triples have come up at least once. The most frequent is BAC6.
Initiate logs for the B and C triples. on sheets 3 and 4.
Depending upon the game you are tracking, you may notice that some triples have 'followers.'
In one Pick 5 lottery I track, AAA is frequently followed by AAB. This fact is considered during the number generation process.
If this seems true for the game you are tracking, you might want to initiate and keep a 'Triples Followers' chart. You would have
to keep charts for all nine of the individual triples, but, it could be worthwhile.
As you will find out later, the more 'hints' you have to work with, the more successful the number generating guesswork will be.
There are other charts that are necessary for Gap Strategy. I plan on defining all of the charts in
the Part 5.
Thanks for your interest.
If you have questions, post them!!!