hol' up, 500+ days of game time and still at 1200, how does that work? That's way past 10,000 hours

Because blitz and bullet don't actually improve you. I learned it the hard way too.

Don't get caught up in that myth blitz and bullet do not actually help you improve. Just they help you get better at bullet not at classical. I know when I started I gained 700 points in a year only playing 3+0 or less.

The 10000 hour rule only applies to users that are actively trying to improve, you need 10000 hours of dedicated practice. The way german11 plays is without the intent to improve, he just enjoys moving pieces.

I think german11 is on some sort of mission to find a forced win or something.

You can't post in the forums yet. Play some games!