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By tweety, history, 3 months ago, In English,

Hello everyone,

Unlike the norm, we have no structured schedule/training for IOI-ers in my country, and I feel really lost when I come to practice — picking random Codeforces problems and trying to solve them doesn't feel like an optimal use of time.

You can guess my level by my cf rating and previous IOI performance. Do you have any resources/suggestions/practice groups that wouldn't mind me joining them? Or maybe we can create such a group?

Thanks!

 
 
 
 
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I like practicing by solving problems from contests similar to IOI: APIO, both BOIs, CEOI etc. At least for me, it's more productive to do them one year's problemset at a time because that way I am less likely to skip hard or annoying problems (which can easily happen when I have some huge list of problems).

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    Do you know of any contests other than APIO,2 BOI's and CEOI that are equally hard.

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      JOI maybe?

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      POI maybe?

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        But POI has 3 stages and around 15+ problems so It would be difficult for me to focus on 1 problem at a time.

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          Tasks from the 3rd stage are probably the best for IOI training (formula is exactly the same as IOI: 3 tasks for each day).

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            7 days ago, # ^ |
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            So do you think that doing POI stage 3 problems + the past problems of the contests mentioned above is the best way to prepare for the IOI?

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              7 days ago, # ^ |
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              No, you just asked about "any contests other than APIO,2 BOI's and CEOI that are equally hard."

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                I mean can you suggest of any better way of training for the IOI except the one I just mentioned.

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      IOI maybe?

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      IZho is great :) Don't know if is equally hard as APIO.

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main.edu.pl. The problems are good, but there are no solutions. I tried to read the codes and guess what the hints could be !

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    They are moving to szkopul.edu.com :(

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      Why sad face? Szkopuł is actually way better than Main. Also correct website is http://szkopul.edu.pl.

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        For some reason, I like main better. Do you have any idea when can we see the english versions of the 24-22 POI on szkopul?

        P.S : I forgot while writing that it is .pl not .com