Heya there, I just want to ask a couple of things to anyone reading this blog regarding contests strategy (mainly revolving around normal CF round).

So, most Codeforces round are hold in a very interesting way of scoring, where each problem is initially given a fixed score from the score distribution, and as time goes by, each problem's score will drop until it reaches the minimum (e.g. if the score for a problem is $$$500$$$, then at some point it will not decrease below $$$250$$$ or something, correct me if i'm wrong pls .w.). Now, here are the questions for you guys, as i'm little bit a fan for data and statistics :p.

- What is your strategy for these type of Codeforces contests? Is it the classic strategy (from first to last), modified rainboy strategy (choose the hardest problem you think you can solve (e.g. problem E maybe), then solve from that problem to first, before returning back to classic strategy), or other strategy you crafted yourself?
- Does your strategy involves skipping problems? If so, how does it work? If not, have you ever skipped a problem in CF contest before?