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By proggerkz, history, 5 days ago, In English

Hello Codeforces

Nowadays I am preparing for ACM-ICPC regional finals, I became master 2 months ago, but I think its by luck, because I have solved a lot of problems(almost 2500) and I know typical problems, therefore I solve them very fast(speedforces), because I have experience with them.

What I want to know how to go further, I think its hardest level to become red coder from master, what strategy should I use, I have seen a lot of people who stuck at orange for many years and some people who are becoming red coder from orange in 6 months.

I have set up my target as becoming International Master till Regional Finals(April 2021) and I believe in the last 2 years of my study I will go to ICPC Finals

Thank you, GL & HF

 
 
 
 
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I think its hardest level to become red coder from master, what strategy should I use

Just memorize a bunch of stuff enough to solve harder problems :p (feat. Um_nik)

[Edit:] Oh man! Jokes apart, your graph is insanely beautiful (to me, at least). All the best for whatever it is you aspire to do!

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    You didn't understand the phrase you quoted.

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      Hmm maybe. I haven't yet memorized a bunch of stuff to understand phrases I quote. I'll work on it.

      Not for Um_nik
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      To be honest I think almost all greens who read that didn't understand.

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        To be fair, you need to have a very high IQ to understand Um_nik's posts. The content is extremely subtle, and without a solid graps of theoretical CS most of the points will go over a typical reader's head.

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        Didn't he mean compiler optimisation stuff?

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    I have solved ~80 R2300 and ~80 R2400+ problems by myself without editorials. 'solve old problems and find similarity' isn't working that well for me at R2400+ problems till now, It worked fairly well till R2300 problems.

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      Bit unrelated, but I wanted to say your submission log is incredibly clean. Just a sea of Accepted.

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        Because I usually solve problems in private mashup contests, but as those solutions are private, hard to find later and they aren't showed in codeforces visualizer, I transfer them to problemset. In reality, I am very error prone and almost always need more than one submission in hard problems.

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          i think you are strong enough to reach IM. can i ask why don't you participate in every single contest?

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            Thanks for your kind words, I hope I can reach IM in 6-12 months, but I think I am still not good enough to reach IM as I am too slow, I usually need 60+ minutes to solve each problem with 2300+ difficulty.

            I don't usually participate in contests, as I enjoy solving harder problems without clock ticking (/ in long contests) more. It was also a kind of strategic decision to focus all my time on hard problems only, as it's hard for me to extract time to practise due to various other activities.

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      nice graph

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It appears that you did not solve many problems with problem rating 2100 and above.

I think you should now focus on solving more difficult problems.

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    Is there any website or plugin where one can see problems solved by rating?

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I think you need to solve problems of _ at least_ 2700-2800 difficulty.(At least it is for me)