BTW thanks for catching the fishes with Sputnik march.
To whom are you talking to?
What sputnik march has to do with my method?
The penultimate or avant dernier or same as before last selection aims for streaks of series and changes but it wins from the second in a row, the firsts from both sides are the half of everything therefore misses half of the total streaks.
The same as last wins all streaks of series (including first), but misses the streaks of intermittences (changes), thus it misses half of the total streaks because series and intermittences are equally possible.
These two options differ only in the distribution of wins to losses ratio but not in their totals, theoretically you should expect same level of success after 6 to 9 cycles when events start to average out even in extreme situations.