Playing one minute online: My 1000th win

Playing one minute online: My 1000th win

NM whogeeyao

Hello everybody! As you may imagine, this blog post is to commemorate my 1000th bullet victory on!

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.

Looking back

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).

Other milestones

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. Cool Hopefully I can improve without them.