50,000 problems solved at CTS.
20,000 to go (repeating the problem window 7 times)
I'm experimenting with stress, what seems to be good to reinforce memory.
Maybe MDLM was very stressed while training hence gaining 400 points in 400 days.
Or maybe he just hacked the USCF server?
The problem window for me at CTS is about 10,000
Since I have done 50,000 problems, I have done each problem 5 times at average.
Alot of problems at CTS I have seen 20-30 times though.
Meaning: the random choice algorithm within the problem window is not linear. Possibly it is more a bell curved function.
So the rate of repetition of problems is much higher than I initially thought.
Today I did some counting.
I recognize about 85% of the positions at CTS as "hey, I have seen this one before."
That doesn't translate in an extraordinary boost of my rating at CTS.
Though I recognize the position, I don't remember the moves exactly (yet).
So I still have to think for the moves everytime.
Further I have problems to move "a tempo", because of my cautious nature.
The recognition of the problems is still somewhat vague, which triggers my caution.
Let's see if things are going to change the next 20,000 problems.
I feel like exploring Terra Incognita.
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