WPF Puzzle GP 2020

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Puzzle_Maestro
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WPF Puzzle GP 2020

Post by Puzzle_Maestro » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 6:18 pm

The first round of the 2020 Puzzle GP starts this weekend. The instructions booklet can be found here: https://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/inst ... -booklet-2.

Overall, this seems to be a pretty good mix of puzzles. A bit disappointed however to see a 97-point hideout fences: I disliked the genre and did terribly on it at the WPC.

Happy puzzling!

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Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2020

Post by Puzzle_Maestro » Tue 21 Jan, 2020 7:04 am

Preliminary results for round 1:

11. Neil Zussman 619
27. James McGowan 493
76. Tom Collyer 327

This felt like a really tough round to me (loads of difficult high point puzzles) and indeed, nobody was able to finish the round, not even Ken Endo, who sent in submissions for all puzzles but made two mistakes.

Good to see Neil putting his ‘start-from-the-back-where-the-points-are’ strategy to effective use!

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Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2020

Post by detuned » Tue 21 Jan, 2020 8:25 am

There were lots of points for this round wich kind of meant puzzle selection was key. I'm a bit annoyed I missed the fillomino variant, and the tera XX as they were both relatively easy points compared to what I did do.

Bad luck with answer keys Freddie, I assume 10/14 isn't all wild speculation and/or mistakes on your part.

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Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2020

Post by Feadoor » Tue 21 Jan, 2020 1:02 pm

Similar story to Tom for me - I ignored some puzzles during the round which it turned out afterwards would have been easy points in the bank (looking at Fillomino and Nanro). My two mistakes were both me entering the row above the keyed row, but luckily on low-pointers so I only lost ~40 points overall.

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