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By PR_0202, history, 4 weeks ago, In English

Hi,

From the previous 5 months I gave about 40+ contest and I am still stucked at Expert everytime I hit 1800+ rating it falls down again and again....

Please suggest me some startegy to become a Candidate Master on CF.

Thanks in advance...

Ps: I dont know why are you disliking my post.. Its a geniune question.. pls dont do that.

 
 
 
 
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How would you answer "How to become Expert?"?

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    For becoming Expert on CF I would suggest do 10 random 1600+ questions per day ans see the result in a month :)

    And never miss any contest..(must)

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      Why don't you apply the same with little change(solve 1900+).

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        Solving random topics won't help much in my case ig.

        You must have sufficient practice in each topics..

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          Not really, that works for CM as well in my experience. There aren't really many "topics" that appear below 1900 (or 2100 for that matter). There might be a few such ideas but you'll mostly likely come across them while solving problems.

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            In fact, That's work till GM

            I never learn any particular "topics". Just randomly solve problems with 2100-2800 difficulty

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              Is there any LGM who will also say this?

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            Probably its supposed to work but combined rounds interferes everytime.

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      if you never mind, please tell me how you managed time to solve 10 1600 rated problems in a day. what is your approach to solve a problem? how many time do you give per problem? I am asking because I can't manage to solve 3 problems(1500 rated) a day. I spend about 2-2.50 hours per problem. what will be more efficient as your opinion ?

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        Don't jump directly to 1600 just solve problems with your rating+200 then you will see the result. Every day make sure that you are doing better than the day before.

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You should try:

  1. Upsolving(Atleast problems till 2000 rating).

  2. Try finding weak areas and start solving those problems.(Like for me its generally implementation.)

  3. Try to make friends who are having rating +(100-200) of your current rating and who gives contests frequently.

  4. You can give older(unattempted) virtual contests.

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Just become master and lose 200-300 rating.

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    I would prefer becoming LGM and then loosing a bunch of rating xD

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      Be patient! Try to solve more problems according to your rating.

      And try to solve every problem within a short time as you're in competing.

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Practise and rethink after a contest. I believe you will bw a CandidateMaster soon. It not so difficult. Believe in yourself. Go ahead!You can do it!

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Guide me how to become a master lol. Seriously

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Ps: I dont know why are you disliking my post.. Its a geniune question.. pls dont do that.

I have not downvoted your blog, but are you really surprised about downvotes? Just google 'how to become Candidate Master codeforces' and you will get at least 5 similar blogs. I don't see the point of making a new blog on a googleable question.

About your question: solving Div2D consistently should be enough to cross 1900.

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    I went through some of them but I found my case little bit different I rarely missed any contest from the previous 5 months and also did up-solving but found no major change thats why I thought of asking help from more experienced guys :)

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And... How to become Master??

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See I will tell you what I did, or to say what changes I made in my practice strategy to become a candidate master.
You can see my graph, initially after giving 80+(which is double than yours) contest, I was not able to cross even 1800, but then in the last 3 — 4 months I changed the way I used to practice, and you can clearly see the result.
1) First of all, always solve the problems which are always at least 100 or 200 higher in rating you are aiming for. In your case practice problems in the range of (1900 — 2100).
2) Try to learn new techniques, Like in the past 3 months I read about treaps, hld(heavy light decomposition) in trees, centroid decomposition, game theory, etc. This will give you confidence and will keep you motivated (At least it helped me).
3) Whenever giving a contest, don't care about falling of your rating, your aim should be to solve as many problems as possible, it really helped me to improve my performance in the contest.
4) Enjoy solving problems.
Try this practicing strategy, and Hope to see you become a candidate master very soon :).
Sorry for my poor English.

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    you don't need anything mention in number (2)

    problems involving HLD, treaps, centroid is easily 2500++ which is not required to reach CM (i never solve those kind problems in live contest)

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    Thanks for your comment . I have 2 fake accounts with more than 80 contests (48 + 25 + 29) and the 3 are in cm. I've been following those tips for a few months now and I don't feel much progress. I learn slightly more advanced topics, I train with 1 or 2 daily problems from 2000 — 2200 to stay in shape, but I have become even slower to solve problems A, B, C div2 (the goal is to solve all 3 in less than 25 minutes) try D in half an hour and E in one hour. but I do not meet the times. What would you recommend me?

    Sorry for my poor English. xd

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    To this, I would like to add something.

    I try to solve problems on my own, and If I fail to do so and read the editorial, I write it down the whole editorial on a paper as my punishment (No matter how small part I missed initially). Doing this forces me to think a little more before giving up :P

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I'm in your same boat rn. Became expert in May like you, Gave almost every contest in these 5 months and still expert. But I do feel I'm making progress and am very close to reaching CM.

Lets have a race to see who reaches CM first :D

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Jeez this question is asked two times a day

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but why do you want to become Candidate master?
your graph is already so good imo

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this is an advice by a japanese red coder on how to become a red coder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmJEULb5Tq0

this is advice by errichto on becoming red coder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7169jEvb-Y

though these videos might be aimed at beginners..

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In practice dont waste time on problem with rating below certain lvl (like ur maybe 1900... I prefer try to push that lvl to 2000, 2100 ... some topics like game theory can be exception but for rest u have to follow that strict lvl)... U cant be CM with practicing below 1900 only, as general ur rating = Lvl of questions u practice — 200.