Playing one minute online: My 1000th win
Hello everybody! As you may imagine, this blog post is to commemorate my 1000th bullet victory on chess.com!
The route to 1000
Way back on January 1st, 2012, I played my first bullet games, collecting wins here and there. 8 months later and 1800+ games later, I find myself on the verge of a milestone. However, as i reached 992, I suffered a major setback with a stretch where I only won 7 games and lost 15. August 26 was not the day.
After a good night's rest, I tackled the task again, succeeding on the first try. My current reccord is 1000 W 762 L and 83 D.
This win was much more easier than the previous ones. For starters, I didn't even need to beat the clock. Also, when he resigned, he did so in an equal position (according to rykba).
I am nearing my 100th win in standard -- compare that with bullet
I just past my 200th win in blitz
I played just over 100 turn-based games total, winning 60% of the time.
Did you know...
I played 1845 bullet games. If one game takes about 1.5 minutes, I would have spent 2767.5 minutes on bullet -- roughly 46 hours. That is enough for 23 2-hour lessons, which could thoroughly improve my -1800 something otb ratings.
In retrospect, with the cost of an hour being 20$ on average, I would've saved almost 1000 dollars on chess lessons not taken. Hopefully I can improve without them.