Ladder Interface - PIQ
Understanding PIQ (Position in Queue)
PIQ is visible in a column on the ladder interface.
PIQ works for all orders, so long as the market is open anywhere in Cymatic (or has been chosen to be a 'managed' market). So it can even work for orders placed on the Betfair website or via another software application!
If you have turned off the full depth of market (File | Settings menu, then untick 'complete prices' in the API Refresh tab), then PIQ will not operate.
If there is £100 available to back at a price of 5.00, you then add an order to lay £10 at 5.00 (so the market now shows £110 instead available). Now you will see 101 as your PIQ, meaning that your money starts at position 101 in the queue.
If other people are trading and match £50 at 5.00 then you will see your PIQ number reduce from 101 to 51, as you get nearer to the front of the queue and your chances of getting matched increase. If that price continues to trade then eventually your order will get to nearer to queue position 1 and then hopefully get matched!
Show PIQ in Price Column
Select this option in the ladder menu to display the PIQ in the price column on the price row corresponding to the bet.
If you are also displaying your bets in the price column, then both items will be visible in one cell. The font will be smaller ensuring that they both fit. The PIQ number is the one that appears closest to the front of the market and will be coloured differently so that you recognise it.
Here are two ladders showing the same information but in the two different formats: