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Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Sun 16 Dec, 2018 1:00 pm
by rakesh_rai
LMI invites you to participate in Sudoku Mahabharat 2019 - a series of six online sudoku contests.

The first contest has already started on 14th December and will be open till 18th December 06.29 AM GMT.

Name: Standard Variations
URL: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201812/
Duration: 90 minutes
Author: R Kumaresan

The complete details of SM 2019 are available at http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2019sm.asp

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 11:19 am
by detuned
Round 2 is happening this weekend:

http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201901/

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 11:24 am
by detuned
Top 3 from Round 1. Scores are always out of 100.

44. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 86
99. Matthew White 57.6
162. David Collison 36

No finishers this time round, but Sam was just 1 puzzle away

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Sat 19 Jan, 2019 10:39 am
by detuned
Top 3 from round 2:

23. Tom Collyer 111.3
38. Heather Golding 94
69. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 79

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Sat 19 Jan, 2019 11:02 am
by Feadoor
I had a bit of a nightmare for this one. Despite getting the tricky start on Unordered Pairs I somehow missed the existence of one of the other clues and had to make a guess after being stuck for a long time. Coded Pairs felt arduous and I managed to break the Fortress twice before eventually solving it.

I solved the puzzles again on my commute home about a week later, after the dust had settled, and they all solved smoothly, all 10 variants done in 45 minutes. So probably just a bad day at the office.

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Wed 06 Feb, 2019 4:12 pm
by Feadoor

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Thu 14 Feb, 2019 10:39 pm
by detuned
Top 3 from Round 3 - again no finishers this time:

27. Tom Collyer 95
42. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 81
76. Matthew White 62

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Sat 09 Mar, 2019 4:32 pm
by rakesh_rai
Round 4 (Math variations) has started this weekend: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201903/
It is open till Wednesday 1830 GMT.
Variants: X sums, Little Killer, Product Frame, Remainder, Difference N + Classics.

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Thu 14 Mar, 2019 9:08 pm
by detuned
Top 3 UK - very good result from David here, finishing ahead of the world champion no less!

12. David McNeill 100.5
19. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 84
63. Tom Collyer 59

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Thu 14 Mar, 2019 10:55 pm
by david mcneill
Thanks Tom.

I was interrupted for approximately 10 minutes by a work colleague! The enforced break may have helped me crack that final remainder puzzle.

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Fri 15 Mar, 2019 9:36 am
by Feadoor
I enjoyed the final remainder puzzle after time.

During the contest I started with it, and thought I'd shown it had no solutions after 5 minutes, so moved onto the other puzzles, taking a few minutes between each one to see if I could spot my mistake with the remainders. Only realised after the contest was over that I'd forgotten to consider that the chain of numbers in the centre box could go either clockwise or anticlockwise!

I had to guess judiciously for the Difference-N puzzle, on the other hand.

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Thu 25 Apr, 2019 9:32 pm
by detuned
Top 3 from round 5:

63. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 80.4
78. Tom Collyer 72
121. Matthew White 51

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Posted: Wed 29 May, 2019 6:13 pm
by detuned
For completeness, top 3 from round 6:

39 Tom Collyer 84.5
58 Sam Cappleman-Lynes 73
68 Matthew White 67

A final leaderboard is available here. Scores have been normalised using a rather basic linear scaling (not optimal with such a highly varying series of rounds) - so that the top score =100. The worst two rounds are discarded, giving a max score of 400.

40 Tom Collyer 248.8
50 Sam Cappleman-Lynes 235.6
90 Matthew White 178.9