But we can always do some crude calculations.
The table below is derived from a bellcurve at CTS giving the rating distribution of the problemset.
The first column is your rating.
The second column tells you how much problems you have to commit to your long term memory to gain another 50 ratingpoints.
The third column indicates the amount of problems you have to commit for 1 ratingpoint increase at CTS.
|#probs to commit||#probs per rtg.point|
|1850 ||800 ||16 |
|1900 ||700 ||14 |
|1950 ||500 ||10 |
|2000 ||500 ||10 |
|2050 ||300 ||6 |
|2100 ||300 ||6 |
|rest ||200 ||4 |
|total ||10,200 |
As you see the #problems per rtg.point diminishes. That means that the effort to grow diminishes. On the other hand the reliability of the rating will diminish at the edge of the bell curve. Measurements in the past have lead to the hypothetical conclusion that there are 30-33 problems needed per rating point OTB.
Boy, I wished I had a reason for a big mouth.