Gap Strategy - Playing Worksheet
Recent posts regarding the Gap Strategy workout described how the generation of four data streams
provide a means whereby players can choose numbers to play in their particular Pick 3 game.
The time has come to put all that information to use.
As previously suggested, having a printout of the playing worksheet already posted will be
The worksheet has 31 line items.
As indicated, this worksheet was used to choose lottery structures and specific
numbers for the March 22, Texas Pick 3 Night drawing.
You will recall the path of worksheet procedures went from Lottery number, to Gap Number,
to Position Identifier to Alpha Identifier.
We are going to reverse the procedure, going from AID, to PID, to Gap number, to
Lines 1 & 2 are the AID sequence without the strikeover present on the worksheet.
Yes, some of the letters repeat. The AID has two components, a letter and a number.
Line 2 are the last 10 active cells in the number component.
Line 3 shows the last 10 active cells in the PID data stream.
Line 4 shows the last 10 active cells in the Gap number stream.
Although not shown, the sequence conforms to a fixed PID sequence, R F1F2F3 M1M2M3 L1L2L3.
You can use an overlay or just use your memory and do some silent mental calculations.
Line 5 shows the last 10 active cells in the Lottery number stream.
Line 6 - These are column headers.
The Initial header listed 'HA" is an error. It should read 'AI', for Alpha Identifier.
The 'O' stands for 'times out'. The number of times a piece of data has been 'out'
is shown on the tracking charts, 'PI' stands for Position Identifier;
G is for Gap number, L1 is for lottery numbers obtained by counting right-to-left
in the lottery number stream. L2 is for lottery numbers obtained by counting
left-to-right in the lottery number stream.
Lines 7 through 16 show appropriate 'times out' for each type of data.
Referring to the AID tracking chart, we find that AID 1A has been out 1 time, 2A out 5
times, 3A out 4 times, etc.
Important: The AID column serves as a standard guide that governs how data is to logged
on the worksheet.
Referring to Line 2, we find that AID 1A and PID F1 are aligned. Therefore, the F1
is placed in the PI column next 1A in the AID column; AID 2A is aligned with PID M1;
3A aligned with L1.
Continuing, AID 4B is aligned with PID R1, 5B aligned with M2, 6B aligned with M3.
The PIDs for 7C is L2, 8C is F2, 9C is F3 and OR is L3.
The PIDs guide selection of the Gap numebers.
Using the overlay, or mental calculation, F1 equates to Gap number 2, M1 to G# 8,
L1 to G#3, R1 to G# 9, M2 to G# 4, etc, as shown in the example.
Note: Don't be confused by the Hot Position Identifier sequence, Line 3. It has nothing to
do with determining the Gap numbers on the worksheet.
Perhaps I should have put in the fixed PID as a guide, but, I didn't think it was needed.
I've been using Gap Strategy for long time and make many mental calculations. LOL
The Gap numbers generate the Lottery numbers. This is accomplished using a simple 1 to 10 count.
The counting can go from right to left, starting with 9, or from left to right, starting with 6.
Which method should be used??
In my experience with Gap Strategy, I've found that counting right-to-left seems to provide
better predictions. At least, all the Pick 3 games I've won in the past were based on
the right-to-left to counting.
The user has to decide and then stick with the choice until something concrete develops
indicating that the opposite method of counting should be used.
Actually, I sometimes generate both columns, but, I only select numbers from the L1 column.
Mixing the columns is a definite NO NO.
We now have a data base from which we can choose numbers to play.
However, we need a structure to guide our choices.
A structure can be a 3-letter Alpha Group or a 4-digit Numeric Indicator, or both.
We can use one structure, or as many additional structures as our playing strategy
Playing all 64 Alpha groups could be an expensive proposition.
Line 17 shows the last Alpha Group generated by the workout. This structure is the
result of processing winning lottery number 089.
While a player could choose this group for play in the next drawing, the best choice
is to use the three letters to generate an alternative group using
the inventory totals on the 64 structure worksheet.
This is how it goes: Using the last 2 plus 1 technique:
BAC = ACB CBA BAA.
The inventory shows that ACB has come up more times than the three other structure
in it's group, ACA6, ACB8, ACC5, ACR2.
Using structures with highest totals is recommended, but a player can use a different
The final Alpha group configuration is formed by taking the last letter in the
three structures generated. In this case, the structure to play is BAA.
The Numerical Identifier for BAA is 2100
Admittedly, this method of building structures is a bit complicated for new users.
Like I said earlier, I've been using the workout for long time and I sometimes
get confused when using the "last 2 plus 1' method to select structures
from the 64-Alpha Group inventory. But, it does work.
Lines 23 through 28
The structure choosen for play is BAA.
This means that we need a lottery number from the 3 choices given for the "B" group, 4B5B6B,
and two lottery numbers from the 3 given for the 'A' group, 1A2A3A.
In the example, using the "times out" numbers and other means, I chose 6B 2A and 1A
This produced lottery combination 428, using the R-L count, and 103 for the L-R count.
The winning numbers for the March 22 Night drawing: 671
To win, I would have had to play structure 'CRC' and picked
AI numbers 7C(6), 0R(7) and 9C(1).
Lines 27 thru 31 depict choices based on tracking data for actual (random) drawings.
Remember, the Gap Strategy workout generates information that guides the number selection
process. Although a user can play any of the 64-Alpha Groups, or the 20 Numeric Indictors,
the workout is not a number generator per se.
In other words, there is no single function that will provide 'ready-made' lottery
combinations for play.
Initiating and maintaining statistics based on actual drawings is the preferred
means for deciding what to play.
However, this method has a big drawback, that is, keeping accurate and up-to-date
statistics requires the user to generate a playing workout for every drawing. There
is no way to know what data generated the winning numbers.
If playing every drawing is not possible, then the 'fall back' alternative is to
use one or more of the 20-numeric identifiers.
The examples shows Numeric Identifier 1110 (ABC) being used as the base structure, which
produced the lottery number combinations indicated.
As has been stated, Numeric Indicator 1110 comes up twice as often as any other indicator.
Other frequently seen indicators in both the workout and actual drawing inventories
are 0120, 0201, 2010 and 2100.
While I have not tried it enough times to have an opinion, I've used the 'last 2 plus 1'
method using the Alpha Group inventory based on actual drawings.
What does 'other means' mean?
Playing the lottery is basically making choices based on whatever information is available.
If you take a long look at the Gap Strategy tracking data, there may be trends that
could aid the guesswork.
Data that has been 'out' for a long time can be used to 'reject' a Gap or a Lottery number.
Data history can really be useful in determining which data should not be used in the
Picking 1 of 3 numbers is the norm.
However, as already demonstrated, there are structures where 2 of 3 numbers are selected.
The goal is decide which number should be eliminated.
Then there are structures where all 3 numbers within a AID group are chosen.
The last question on playing strategy is should the lottery numbers be played as
Straights or Any Order (Box).
There is no definitive answer. It all depends on the user and the knowledge he/she
has acquired using Gap Strategy over a long period.
Personally, I bet Straight and Any Order.
In what order??
To each his own! LOL
I really would appreciate some feedback from LP members.
There are over 100,000 registered members. Surely, a few have
taken the time read the Gap Strategy posts, and formed
some kind of opinion.