Halfway to 1700 Blitz


Not numerically speaking, of course. But I just broke 1650, a few days after breaking 1600 for the first time in history, and a few days before defeating any 1700+ . . . and a month or so after struggling to hit 1350. Needless to say, I'm pleasantly surprised at this! I'm still losing often, but I'm winning often, too, and somehow the losses just don't hurt as much now. Oddly enough, I'm beating more of the 1700+ people I meet than the 1600 players; is it common to lose more to people close to your rating, and then win more against people 100 points above it? It's a strange feeling.

Anyway, this thread is to document my new highest blitz rating, 1652. As always, it's likely I'll drop 35 points after posting about it, but that's normal. Lol.

Here's my most recent win against a player in the 1700s:

I'm playing better than I ever have, I think. I look forward to seeing how far I can go!