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by Nilz
Thu 17 Jan, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Wrong Puzzles? [WSC 2011]
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Wrong Puzzles? [WSC 2011]

OK so I guess I should've foreseen that shortening the WSC so much would not be too popular amongst some groups of people (note that I didn't suggest killing the WSC altogether, my schedule still has a World Sudoku Championship in). However, I stand by my point that, in the puzzle community, there a...
by Nilz
Mon 14 Jan, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Wrong Puzzles? [WSC 2011]
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Wrong Puzzles? [WSC 2011]

:lol: Very nice Fred. :) Perhaps 'looks like a sudoku and has at least a semblence of sudoku logic' would be better. But then you'd have to define what a 'semblence of sudoku logic' is. To be fair, I did say I haven't thought out the details thoroughly. However, I am very much still in the camp that...
by Nilz
Sun 13 Jan, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Sick Kropki Sudoku [WSC 2011]
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Sick Kropki Sudoku [WSC 2011]

Very tempted to vote that kropkis aren't suitable for anything ever, but going by my 'it looks like a sudoku rule' this is clearly a yes.
by Nilz
Sun 13 Jan, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Wrong Puzzles? [WSC 2011]
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Wrong Puzzles? [WSC 2011]

As the only person to vote that this is fair game for a sudoku competition, allow me to put forward my thoughts. Clearly, it's not a sudoku puzzle, or even a variant. It's a sudoku-related puzzle. I feel that all remotely sudoku-related puzzles should be allowed in the WSC. Conversations on other th...
by Nilz
Sun 11 Nov, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!

And a short one to finish:
https://youtu.be/wOQWvCtXIXs
Great to see everyone, looking forward to next year already 😃
by Nilz
Thu 08 Nov, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!

First video update this year:
https://youtu.be/u1MD2iZm2rI
by Nilz
Sat 25 Aug, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 18084

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

The sudoku had classic (some pretty difficult), diagonal (pretty easy), irregular (not too hard) and killer (2 very difficult ones that I didn't make much progress on at all- the only 2 puzzles I didn't finish in time). Puzzles had Kenken (a bit of a challenge, included sizes up to 9*9 which was pre...
by Nilz
Fri 24 Aug, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 18084

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

I took the day off work to go; David Collison was the only other person I recognised from this parish. Results (for all events) are published here: https://msoworld.com/2018-medal-table/ Relevant bits are: Puzzle Solving- Kenken & Other Puzzles Gold:Neil Zussman-England Silver:Paul Smith-England Bro...
by Nilz
Thu 16 Aug, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 18084

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

This thread has reminded me of a very important point! Tom, did you ever receive your prize money last year? I can't remember whether I received my runner's up prize, though if you did I'll assume I did.
by Nilz
Fri 25 May, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 3411

Re: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

The competition is this weekend; so some videos might gradually appear at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 0Pc5c6WnBS
by Nilz
Sun 06 May, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Round 4 is this weekend- Czech Republic. Might be good practise for the WPC in November!
by Nilz
Fri 04 May, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 3411

Re: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

Tom and I are going on Thursday and are definitely up for a room or two. I think Gyorgy said Taro is going early as well, and that we might have a 4-man team already (including you). :-) Trouble is, I can't remember which rooms we've done before, hopefully Gyorgy can!
by Nilz
Sat 21 Apr, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 5
Views: 3165

Re: 2018 Sudoku GP

Round 4 is on now
by Nilz
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Round 2 is currently running.
by Nilz
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 6481

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

My interpretation was that a(t)=c(t)+d(t) (not t-1 on the RHS). However my maths still doesn't give me the quoted answer (I get 237).
by Nilz
Thu 19 Oct, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 4544

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

Didn't have time yesterday, but here's the first WPC update: https://youtu.be/42vS00rBAgU
by Nilz
Tue 17 Oct, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 4544

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

WSC closing ceremony just finished; here's a brief summary: Click here
by Nilz
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 4544

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

As promised, the next update is now available here.
by Nilz
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 4544

World Championships 2017- Updates

Not for the first time, I'm creating a series of vlogs from the tournament. The first one can be found here, which is from yesterday, and today's update is just uploading so I'll post the link shortly.
by Nilz
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: Hello all

PuzzleScot wrote:
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 3:42 pm
david mcneill wrote:
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 2:48 pm
I love question 12a.
Same here! :)
Yeah that was about the only one I could solve on a brief scan through, very nice.
by Nilz
Wed 09 Aug, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP round 7
Replies: 6
Views: 4011

Re: Puzzle GP round 7

Hmm, could've done with a bit more notice about this.

As a heads up, round 8 is next weekend already!
by Nilz
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Play-offs
Replies: 4
Views: 4414

Play-offs

Interesting article (in my opinion) about the use of end-of-season play-offs in Rugby League: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/40698382 Basically, Castleford have won the regular league season for the first time ever, but because there are end-of-season play-offs culminating in a Grand Final,...