A word about alpha - its progressing nicely, mostly thanks to third party efforts I must say - the guy i am working with on it is ruthlessly efficient.
Beta got pretty slammed yesterday (I am not surprised) - its down to italy and spain's last games, the odds were ridiculous - because there are so many external factors, financial incentives, the "favour" system in italy - in real life none of those bets would have been placed. However for the testing period I'm keeping them in.
The optimized stakes are still in front despite betting big on some of the non-triers. I'm hopeful for profit after 200 bets still.