Play 100 Ranked games in February for the Western Dan Challenge!
Firstly, there’s no shame in giving up. Maybe it turned out to be harder than you expected to fit into your schedule, or unexpected affairs popped up, or you plain just lost interest. It happens. Playing in tournament-like conditions is stressful. (Have you heard about the Chess Grandmaster Diet)? It’s an actual challenging challenge to play 100 ranked games in 28 days. So it’s normal to start and give up.
That said, it’s not too late to Not Give Up and keep going! There are still three weeks left! That’s an average of about 4.762 games per day starting from nothing right now!
This thread is for giving and receiving encouragement, announcing your progress, making and taking polls, as well as throwing in the towel.
Here’s my story so far: I started strong with 10 games played on Feb 1st, and 7 games played on Feb 2nd. That was comfortably ahead of schedule. I got a little too optimistic and thought I’d be able to do 200 games by the end of the month. But my progress tapered off sharply and now I’m behind schedule for even 100! I need to play about 3.762 games per day on average to finish the Challenge, and I know I’m going to get busy the last week of February, so… oh … wow I have to get playing. Wish me luck!
How’s it going for you?