The PCM.Daily Fantasy Betting Season 2015 has come to an end after the last open bet just got paid out. It was a very exciting season with almost 250 bets and the continuous change of the look of the top 5, led by Lachi for a long time, who then got overtaken by last year's close second Strydz, runner-up of a very long head-to-head with our 2016 season winner, Ollfardh, who's then come out on top almost 3000 PCM$ clear of him.
So let's take a look at the best 5 betters of the season:
It's therefore Ollfardh who takes the title, just like we anticipated! The former EPIC organisator and forum regular has gained the title by winning only 9 of his 40 attempted bets, but by winning big when it happened. Impressively, 6 of his 9 wins were bigger than 1000 PCM$, and 4 were over 4000 PCM$. Obviously, we wouldn't be celebrating him today wasn't it for his incredibly huge win betting on no less than the winner of GP Stad Zottegem: betting on Another Rider to win meant that he took home the incredible amount of 21000 PCM$! By then, he clearly was on a streak - he still wasn't first even after that win - as the jackpot was followed by 2 other really successful payouts, with 9250 PCM$ won thanks to his 2 World Championships bets on Tony Martin for the Men ITT and on Another Rider for the Women RR. Massive congratulations to you, Ollfardh!
It was a close battle between him and Strydz, close runner-up once again even if it wouldn't look like it. Our cycling forum regular showed his cycling knowledge by winning 29 of his 48 bets, which is an absolutely impressive number. Differently from our winner, he always bet relatively small amounts of money. His biggest payout came thanks to Ulissi's win in the 4th stage of the Giro: 5600 PCM$ by betting just 200. Worth mentioning certainly is his season-closing 7 wins streak, which equalled 14150 PCM$ won. An interesting statistic is him betting 33 times on 48 on Another Rider winning, which we can say definitely paid off in hindsight.
It's ember closing the podium. One of the longest running Management Game managers has achieved this by betting just 13 times and winning 6 of them, of which his Vuelta GC bet on Quintana is the biggest highlight, paying him 10750 PCM$. Remarkable is his potential 56000 PCM$ win had Luis Leon Sanchez won the 9th stage of the Vuelta. It was pretty close, however, since the Spaniard was 4th that day!
Wooden medal goes to glforge, who was won 50% of the bets he attempted. That is, the 2 bets he attempted! In fact, our 9 year old member got lucky with his huge attempt on Cancellara for the Olympic Games ITT, gaining him 16990 PCM$, and then lost his bet on Another Rider for the 10th stage of the Vuelta, then won by Quintana, after the break had taken the win 2 consecutive times and it looked like it was going to happen again.
Rounding off our top 5 is Lachi, early leaderboard leader with his 23380 PCM$ winnings on Nibali for Stage 4 of Oman and, most importantly Cancellara for Strade Bianche, paying him 20960 PCM$, and leading many people to think he had won the title single-handedly thanks to that. However, as we know the season is long, and he lost 9 of the 10 other races he bet on, where he always went with 1000 PCM$. Sadly enough for him, his only win of those 10 was on Sagan to win Stage 2 of the Tour, which also was on very low odds - 1.60. That meant that a lot of his potential payouts were absolutely massive, whose sum was 175500 PCM$ - yep, that's right.
You can take a look at the rest of the top 100 by going to this page. Thanks to all for taking part to the PCM.Daily Fantasy Betting Game 2016 even just once, and hopefully we will see you back in 2017 for the next, exciting season!