Originally posted by Sirveyor
I find on my 3 day ladder, a month or more can go by without a challenge but that may be due to my rating? I usually pick on the player that would give me the best jump regardless of rating. This gives me a chance to play higher rated players which is good. So far when I finish a game there is usually more than one player ready to pick from. I think I shall join the seven day ladder and see how quick I can catch Ed!!!
Sometimes the best" jump" may be better serves by seeing which player your potential opponent is playing.
You might find that your opponent say in 300th place could advance you 10 places but the player in 303rd, is playing someone who was initially in 297th but has recently won two challenges and is now in 278th place.
If you challenge the person in 303rd place and in the meantime they beat their opponent, they jump from 303rd to 278th. If you then beat them you jump from 303rd to 278th place.
Sometimes the biggest one game jump, is not necessarily the biggest jump you can attain.