Labouchere Staking Plan

The Labouchere staking plan is sometimes also known as the 'Cancellation System'. You start the Labouchere Staking plan by beginning with any series of numbers the series chosen will tally up to the number of units that you are trying to win in each sequence. Looking at your Labouchere plan, you begin by betting the sum of the first and last number in Labouchere series. If you win, cross out both of these numbers from the Labouchere sequence, if you lose, add the last bet made to the end of the series of Labouchere numbers. Let's say, for example that the Labouchere series used is 1-2-3-4-5-6. If you are successful in cancelling out the entire Labouchere sequence, you will win exactly 21 units, or 1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6.

To illustrate, here is a Labouchere sequence that we will play out (the "x" denotes numbers that are cancelled out after a winning bet): commencing our Labouchere sequence = 1-2-3-4-5-6+0 units.

1. bet 1 +6, or 7 units and win: x-2-3-4-5-x +7 units

2. bet 2 +5, or 7 units and lose: x-2-3-4-5-x-7 +0 units

3. bet 2 +7, or 9 units and lose: x-2-3-4-5-x-7-9 -9 units

4. bet 2 +9, or 11 units and win: x-x-3-4-5-x-7-x +2 units

5. bet 3 +7, or 10 units and win: x-x-x-4-5-x-x-x +12 units

6. bet 4 +5, or 9 units and lose: x-x-x-4-5-x-x-x-9 +3 units

7. bet 4 +9, or 13 units and win: x-x-x-x-5-x-x-x-x +16 units

8. bet 5 units and win: x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x +21 units

The following image uses TSM to show these Labouchere results.

Labouchere 1

A longer series of larger Labouchere numbers has less likelihood of success thus, the shorter the series and smaller the values, the better the chance of completing the Labouchere series. There is also the possibility in TSM of using a Reverse Labouchere. You can see the result of doing this below.

Labouchere 1

The Reverse Labouchere Staking Plan uses a sequence of numbers in the same way the normal labouchere staking plan does.

Reverse Labouchere

The normal Labouchere Staking Plan works in the following way - You begin by betting the sum of the first and last number in the series. If you win, cross out both of these numbers, if you lose, add the last bet made to the end of the series. The Reverse Labouchere Staking Plan works in the following way - Begin by betting the sum of the first and last number in the series. If you win, add the last bet made to the end of the series. If you lose, cross out both of these numbers. To use the Reverse Labouchere Staking Plan simply tick the ' Use Reverse Labouchere ' check box available in the Back Staking Plan Settings. The series ends when the series is deleted or when your chosen stop loss is reached in the reverse Labouchere series. The Reverse Labouchere Staking Plan can also be used when playing Roulette, a recent book documents the success of the Reverse Labouchere methods while doing this. The reverse Labouchere staking plan is easy to deploy hence the popularity of the Reverse Labouchere system.

Labouchere Settings