How to become a 700+ ELO Player ?

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CanadianPlayer87
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How to become a 700+ ELO Player ?

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Ive been playing for close to a year now. I have a decent rank.

Some players, I cannot follow their moves. I have no idea what they are doing. Generally you race to complete the largest spread quest, they dont do this either.

I understand how to get to 500+ Elo , but I feel 700+ plays differently. What tips / advice would you give?

Thank you !
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Komandor Tarkin
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Re: How to become a 700+ ELO Player ?

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There are few things that separate 500+ from 700+ players. After recent changes in Elo calculation i dont belong to latter, anyway, maybe my tips will be helpful for you.

1.Watch what other players do. If you play against beginner players (Elo<400), you dont have to hurry for 1st task, just dont spoil any parks/pools, prepare gap for game ending. When having more advanced opponents, it's good to set aim for one of the tasks, and dont spoil any plots until you get there. I usually use one bis at this stage so no one get the task before me. Sometimes more bises are needed.

2.Bis balance: try to be one step ahead of opponents. If other player plays aggresively with bises, consider giving up on bis race and skip one of the tasks. After 3k games you will know individually, which players play more aggresively with bises, and which are more peaceful.

3. Skip tasks with low rewards: most players skip bis task, but temp task, 3-4 task, 2-5 task are also low rewarded, especially for second place. Depending what other tasks are its rarely worth doing them.

4. Pool/park balance: Its not possible to build all parks on all streets and all pools. Prioritise parks so you are sure to finish each street started.

5. Finishing: many players that lead with bises, fail to end game because they cannot fit final number. Last 2 numbers need to have really wide gap. Sometimes its better to skip one purple or pool, but have wider gap for last number.

If you get 1st to task, dont reshuffle. You can practice simplified counting cards and it will give you small advantage. Counting numbers really rough, just try to estimate how many low 1-6, middle 7,8,9 and high 10-15 had already gone. With effects its good to be more careful: if you see you missed many parks, consider to give up parks on one of the streets. If you see you miss many fences, prioritise them in next moves
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DoctorFianchetto
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Re: How to become a 700+ ELO Player ?

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Komandor Tarkin wrote: 27 April 2024, 17:131.Watch what other players do. If you play against beginner players (Elo<400), you dont have to hurry for 1st task, just dont spoil any parks/pools, prepare gap for game ending. When having more advanced opponents, it's good to set aim for one of the tasks, and dont spoil any plots until you get there. I usually use one bis at this stage so no one get the task before me. Sometimes more bises are needed.
I would like to know more about this point. What is the benefit of watching other players? Is it possible to anticipate their plans? Do you change your strategy depending on what you see?
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SarahofBorg
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Re: How to become a 700+ ELO Player ?

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I’ve found watching what other players do to be helpful. (For context, I’ve never hit 600 ELO.)
Watching beginner players lets me know which plans they might be going for and if I have to go straight for something, or if I can grab extra parks or pools.

Watching elite players has taught me new strategies. I’ve found that beginner players avoid using round abouts. I nearly always use both. Some elite players will use both on one street. That’s not something I’ve been comfortable doing yet. But doing that can be valuable to get those high point plans first.
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Komandor Tarkin
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Re: How to become a 700+ ELO Player ?

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@DoctorFianchetto

Yes, you can see what task they are heading to, by observing where they place roundabouts and fences. Most players go for best rewarded task. They dont consider 2nd reward which is also important.

If we have 3 tasks with rewards as follows:
1. 10 pts for 1st, 6pts for 2nd
2. 8 pts for 1st, 4pts for 2nd
3. 7 pts for 1st, 3pts for 2nd

It is not important which task you pick as first one (assuming that you take 2nd rewards for rest of them, and you dont hope to take more than one 1st reward).

Sometimes it is good to give up race for most rewarded task, and focus on collecting parks and pools.
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DoctorFianchetto
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Re: How to become a 700+ ELO Player ?

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How do you see where opponents place fences and roundabouts? I had no idea this was even possible :shock:

All I see is the location they played that turn which appears for about a second.
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