In order to play a hundred games in March, we’ll need to play at least an average of three games / day with four games on every third day. Or, to be safe, four games / day, which would bring us to 124 games by the end of the month.
I figured that those of us (eg. me) who aren’t used to playing so many games would benefit from practising our pace over the next ten days. This thread, then, is for players who intend to try to keep a minimum hundred-game pace leading up to March.
A good solution to this might be to start so many games that finishing them in a month becomes rare
I am continuing to open games. I haven’t decided my goal yet but having so many games already started will help. And the correspondence ones paradoxically last less.
I keep thinking that the challenge would have been better without correspondence though.
One piece of advice (which I wouldn’t normally give you and which doesn’t help you, I’m telling you because you want to play more now) is to play instinctively. Play the first move that comes to mind without considering anything else. It’s less tiring and you’d probably be able to handle more games. You don’t need 30 seconds of byo yomi.
Yes, I think this could be the meta strategy for getting the 100 Games badge. I’ll have to sac some ratings points, I guess. (EDIT: i don’t mean sandbag, I mean sacrificing ratings in exchange for completing more games in March by playing quick and instinctively. I.e., I expect my rank/ratings to drop during the Event.)
EDIT2: The Challenge is not just the time crunch, but the mental endurance. A single slow, well-thought game can be exhausting and make me feel like I’m done for the day, as if to savor the win or reflect/mourn/study the loss.