|The Markets window is the main window of the program from where you can get a full breakdown of Markets, Runners, and Bets.
It is shown after the start of the program and you can close it and reopen in any moment with a left click on the golden horseshoe icon in the system tray.
|Balance is the balance available for betting in your
Betfair account. This value is refreshed from Betfair every 10 seconds and it includes
bets placed outside Ipposnif. You can
change the refresh interval from the options.
Liability is the total exposure of your Betfair account. This value is taken from Betfair and it includes bets placed outside Ipposnif. It is refreshed with the Balance.
Today Net P&L is the sum of profit and loss of all today markets. It includes only bets placed by Ipposnif. It includes also markets still not settled.
Today Fees is the sum of fees paid by you to Betfair in all today markets. It includes only bets placed by Ipposnif. Click it to visit the Betfair Charges web page.
|This button opens the Strategy Window, where you can manage the Ipposnif strategies.|
|This button opens the Trades Window, where you can get the full log of your betting..|
|This button opens the Statistic Window, where you can get the results for all your strategies by date.|
|This button opens the System Monitor Window, where you can monitor the Ipposnif service.|
|This button opens the Options, where you can configure the markets to download or change the other options.|
|With the Calendar you can filter by date the markets shown in the markets grid.|
The buttons of this toolbar are filters to hide/show the downloaded
markets and they reflect the Markets Download configuration that you can change from the options.
These buttons affect only the visualization of the markets in the market grid, they don’t affect the bet placement of the strategies and they don't change the Market Download configuration.
Aband(oned) are markets that have been manually abandoned by the user. Regardless of the real status of the Betfair market, the odds of an abandoned market will never be refreshed and the bets will never be placed on it. To abandon a race right-click the market (from the market grid) and select ‘Abandon’ from the menu. To abandon the whole meeting, right-click one of the markets of the meeting and select ‘Abandon the whole meeting’ from the menu.
Using ‘Search’ you can find markets containing the keyword in runners, jockeys, owners, trainers names, and market type and description.
|This is the markets grid and each line represents a
The color of the text indicates the status of the market: green=open red=suspended orange=inplay gray=closed
The IP icon means that the market will go in-play.
The column Timer time remaining at the start of the event. If the event is in play, the timer shows the time elapsed since the start.
The column Liability liability you have on that market with all your strategies.
The column P&L, when the market is open shows the current hedge profit and loss for all the strategies. When the market is closed it shows the settled net profit and loss for all the strategies.
The column Fees total fees paid in the market for all the strategies.
TAM is the total amount of money matched by all the Betfair players.
To exclude a market from betting for all the strategies, right click on it and select “Exclude from betting’ from the context menu.
||The Hedge button performs the hedge of
all the bets placed in this market by all the strategies.
When the market is open, P&L current hedge profit and loss for all the strategies. When the market is closed it shows the settled net profit and loss of all the strategies summed together.
Liability is the liability you have on this market with all your strategies.
When BF Order is ON the runners are ordered by Betfair order, when it is OFF runners are ordered by number.
1 2 3 4 5 is the depth of the prices shown for each runner.
Retired show/hide retired runners. Canceled show/hide canceled trades.
The Strategy Selector is used to switch between strategies. In the default Ipposnif configuration, the selector is used to have a distinct user input for each strategy (that uses manual input). The P&L, the Liability, and the Hedge buttons will be always related to “All Strategies” together. You can change this configuration from the options (Strategy Distinct P&L).
||The Hot Buttons are the quickest way to switch between strategies. The first button ‘Manual’ is linked to the strategy ‘Manual Bet’ and cannot be changed. To link a strategy to a button, first you have to import the strategy (see the strategy slide) and then you can right click on the button. Choose the strategy you want to link and insert a short text that will appear on the button. To change the color, right-click the button and select ‘Back Color’.|
||Depending on the selected strategy, the grid of the
runner can have one or more cells designated to receive input from the
user. One simple type of input can be the check of the horse. A more
complex input can be the insert of a pair of values (for example in the
strategy ‘Manual Trade’). The strategy ‘Manual
Bet’ requires a click on the column Back/Lay to open a frame
with which the user can configure all the elements of a bet (see next
You can stick a red/black flag to a horse that will maintain it for all its next races until you remove it (right click the runner > Flag runner’). Strategies can refer to this flag to place bets on the runner.
Double click on the name of a runner to open the related Betfair Chart. Here you can insert a note that the runner will maintain for all its next races. Strategies can refer to the runner note to place bets.
The Hedge P&L column allows you to hedge with a single left click all the position you have on the runner.
Instead with a right-click you will open a frame with which you can decide the price of the hedge (see bottom pic).
Bet Size total amount of money, back and lay, that has been matched by all the strategies on the runner. LP is the last price matched for that runner. P&L potential profit and loss for the runner.
Expression watcher (right-click context menu) opens a window that will show all the conditions needed to place the bet of each strategy for this runner.
||This is the betting frame opened by the strategy
‘Manual bet’. When a cell of the columns
‘Back’ or ‘Lay’ is left clicked, a frame
for Back or Lay betting will show. The top label shows the number and
the name of the runner, the second label shows the name of the strategy
that will contain this bet.
VD SP KP is the type of persistence of an unmatched bet: if VD the bet will be voided when the event starts, if SP the bet will be placed at the best price available at the event start, if KP the bet will be kept in-play at the original price. Not every market has all the types available.
Price is the price at which we want to place the bet. You can insert it manually or use – and + buttons or the drop down to select the wanted price.
Trail, if active, will keep updated the price with the latest one from the market.
Size can be specified manually or by clicking one of the Price Hot Buttons, in this second case the bet will be placed immediately. To edit the size of a Hot Button, right click on it and insert the new size.
Auto Calculate Size give the option to specify the wanted net win for this bet, the size will bet the result of NetWin/(Price-1).
Dutching ratio for Dutching on multiple horses.
Invert B/L switches the frame with the equivalent used for the opposite bid type (back/lay).
||With the Hedge Frame, you can hedge an existing trade at the desired price. VD SP KP has the same scope described in the above paragraph. If the trade we want to hedge is fully unmatched, it will be canceled.|
|The bottom frame of
the page shows the trades created in the selected market.
This frame shows together all the trades of all the strategies, but you can have a distinct view per strategy, activating "Strategy Distinct P&L" from the options.
This grid has the following columns:
Silk, Num, Trade, Strategy: show information on the runner in the trade.
Hedge P&L: hedge P&L of the trade. You can hedge the position with a single left click. With a right-click you will open a Hedge Frame to hedge this trade at the desired price and with the desired persistence.
Back Price: the average price of all the Back bets of the trade. The icon in front of the price shows the persistence of the last Back bet of this trade.
Back Size: the sum of the sizes of all Back bets of the trade. Between brackets the percentage on the total size of the matched part.
Potential Win: is the potential net win with this trade.
Lay Price: the average price of all the Lay bets of the trade. The icon in front of the price shows the persistence of the last Lay bet of this trade.
Lay Size: sum of the sizes of all Lay bets of the trade. Between brackets the percentage on the total size of the matched part.
Liability: is the potential maximum loss with this trade.
Delete: cancel all the unmatched bets of the trade. The Delete icon in the header cancel all the unmatched bets of the market.
A right-click on the trade opens the context menu.
Hedge: hedge the trade at the best price.
Cancel: cancel all unmatched part of the trade.
Close: close the trade (and release one slot for a new trade).
Recheck: check with Betfair all the bets in the trade.
Edit P&L: edit profit and loss of the trade (to correct potential errors).
Expression Watcher: opens a window that will show all the conditions needed to place the bet of each strategy for this runner.
Details: shows all the details of the trade.