170 Hours Contest
The 170 hours contest is a contest that runs for 170 hours (that is 1 week plus 2 hours). It gives a prize to the 30 best ranking players, the first prize of course the highest and the 30st the lowest. You can see the prize amounts on the contest itself.
All game machines of a certain game (e.g. No Devil or Spin2Pot) are connected to the contest.
It’s a cumulative contest, so it totals all your scores during the 170 hours and that is your score on the contest.
The contest is relative, your scores are divided by 10,000 and then multiplied by the amount you played. So if you play a L$500 game, your score counts 10 times heavier as a L$50 game. (Thus if you play L$500 by playing 10 times a L$50 game, it is the same as one L$500 game).
The contest pays automatically when the time period finishes. You don’t have to do anything.
You can inspect your own rank at the contest by pressing the Find in ranking button.
You should take into consideration the playing of others. On a contest that lasts a week, a lot can happen. Any good strategy also takes into consideration all other contests and rewards.
When you are determining how many games you have to play in order to pass another player (or how much another player has to play in order to pass you), you can make a good estimate using the following formula:
X = The score of the player to be passed
Y = The score of the player that wants to pass X
A = The average score per game.
M = The maximum buy in, the board divides scores by M.
GP = The buy in of the game you want to play.
Total Score Needed (TS) = X – Y
Total Buy-in Needed (TB) = (TS / A) * M
Total Games Needed = TB / GP
You most likely don’t exactly know the average score you can expect per game. A good rule of thumb, take about 90% of the score as given on the X2 multiplier. That is far from exact but remember, you are only making an estimate.
At the 170 hours contests, the value of M = 10,000.
Please note When playing a game it can happen that you still have some rounds left after you already beated the target score. It is wise to continue playing as good as you can anyways, every point you score will count for the contest.