Sudoku Mahabharat 2020

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Feadoor
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Sudoku Mahabharat 2020

Post by Feadoor » Fri 10 Jan, 2020 12:13 pm

The first contest has just started today and will be open until the 14th: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/202001/. I for one am interested to try these brutal 6x6 classics that are worth 2 points instead of the usual 1 :D

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Re: Sudoku Mahabharat 2020

Post by detuned » Sun 12 Jan, 2020 3:52 pm

Thanks for the heads up Sam - this is always a good reliable contest with which to benchmark yourself against the crowd, perhaps at a slightly easier level than the GP. I wonder if they'll keep up with some of the fruitier variations in the series (1st round is standard) - if I had one complaint with the LMI competitions it's that the authors seem to feel the need to innovate for the sake of being seen to innovate, and the results aren't always that great.

On the plus side, it looks like they are half taking notice on some basic formatting issues :) It looks like they've fixed the width of minor gridlines, although it is somewhat be (a?) -musing to see two different shades of grey for the windoku puzzles :lol: it's a pity the darker shade was reserved for the 9x9 version.

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Re: Sudoku Mahabharat 2020

Post by Feadoor » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 8:05 pm

The first round ended today. Top 3 from the UK all finished the test with plenty of time to spare:

29. Tom Collyer - 133.2 (56:47)
41. Sam Cappleman-Lynes - 125.5 (64:28)
42. Mark Goodliffe - 125.3 (64:43)

Notable others include the now-disqualified Rajnesh Kumari who apparently solved all 18 puzzles in 13:37 :lol: The true first place passes to Jakub Ondrousek with a blistering time of 32:38!

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