Does start location affect number of boards completed per hour?

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mikesmith123
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Does start location affect number of boards completed per hour?

Post by mikesmith123 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:05 pm

edit: i should clarify i'm asking about expert level

It seems to me that starting in the corner results in a higher amount of boards completed per hour

-Corners have a higher rate of forced guessing than anywhere else on the board
-Starting in a corner reduces corners that may force a guess from 4 to 3
-Although starting in the center results in larger and less guess-required openings than corner, you waste less time dying in a corner if you start there
-So while board completion rate (% of boards solved) while starting in a corner may be less than starting in an edge or a center, most of the deaths starting in the corner occur within the first few seconds of the game, rather than later on in the game
-Therefore starting in a corner results in more boards completed per hour

Is my thinking correct?
Mike Smith, USA
Records: time(1.63+14.34+55.51= 71.48) 3bv/s(4.98+3.74+2.97=11.78)

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