Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier
Administrator
Subject: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-09 11:20 PM (#26290) (#26290) Top


2000500
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Link for rules and other details about Sudoku Mahabharat : http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2019sm.asp
Instructions for Standard - http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201812



Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-11 8:03 PM (#26291 - in reply to #26290) (#26291) Top


2000500
Location: India

Instruction Booklet


The IB (with points) is available: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201812/

shijumuzhangil
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-13 6:05 PM (#26293 - in reply to #26290) (#26293) Top




Posts: 4

Location: India
How can I register this through online
swaroop2011
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-13 11:13 PM (#26294 - in reply to #26293) (#26294) Top


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shijumuzhangil - 2018-12-13 6:05 PM

How can I register this through online


http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/register.asp
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-14 11:04 AM (#26295 - in reply to #26290) (#26295) Top


2000500
Location: India

Puzzle Booklet


The encrypted PB is available for download now: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201812/

Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-14 11:05 AM (#26296 - in reply to #26290) (#26296) Top


2000500
Location: India
Good luck to all participants!
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-14 12:38 PM (#26297 - in reply to #26290) (#26297) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


aditi2302
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-14 3:38 PM (#26299 - in reply to #26290) (#26299) Top


Neighbours Variations (SM 15/16) Author

Posts: 18

Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Sedho
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-15 9:29 AM (#26300 - in reply to #26290) (#26300) Top




Posts: 2

Location: Philippines
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermo Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-15 11:13 AM (#26301 - in reply to #26290) (#26301) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


DWIDHI
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-15 11:25 AM (#26302 - in reply to #26290) (#26302) Top




Posts: 1

Location: INDIA
which is the submission page
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-15 1:49 PM (#26303 - in reply to #26302) (#26303) Top


2000500
Location: India
DWIDHI - 2018-12-15 11:25 AM

which is the submission page


submission is on the contest page : http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201812/
swaroop2011
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-15 2:27 PM (#26304 - in reply to #26290) (#26304) Top


WSPC Organizer

Posts: 539
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Location: india
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


As I didn't participate in most of the SM rounds for 2018, I was worried if my skills were completely rubbed off. But fortunately it went well and is a good start for me.
Great round start for the new edition of SM.
Classics 9x9 were very nice. Arrow 9x9 was also cool, although I solved it after the time got over.
Palindrome and Thermo were real grind out for me. Struggled a lot and guessed it eventually to complete it.
Thanks to the Author and LMI, for Wonderful set of Sudokus.
Kumaresan R
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-15 2:43 PM (#26307 - in reply to #26290) (#26307) Top




Posts: 7

Location: india
Thanks swaroop for your valuable feedback
purifire
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-15 4:02 PM (#26308 - in reply to #26290) (#26308) Top



Odd Even & Twisted Classics (SM 16/17) Author

Posts: 449
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Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


pranavmanu
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-15 4:23 PM (#26310 - in reply to #26290) (#26310) Top




Posts: 27
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Location: india
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


A very nice test,with a good level of difficulty.
Really enjoyed the Palindrome,Arrow and Diagonal 9*9s,they were all challenging.Breaking the arrow twice was disappointing,but glad i managed to get it all done well within time.Thank you Kumaresan sir,for these great sudokus.
:)
priyambhushan
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-16 3:06 AM (#26313 - in reply to #26290) (#26313) Top




Posts: 3

Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermo Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


kishy72
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-16 11:21 AM (#26314 - in reply to #26290) (#26314) Top




Posts: 337
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Location: india
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


A great set of sudokus to start SM 2019.I had a very smooth solve in almost all sudokus which in turn makes me happy with my start in SM.Favourites are Palindrome followed by Diagonal, Thermo and Arrow.Even the classics had a very pleasant solving path.Great showcasing of creation skills Kumaresan ! Well done.Superb and fun round !
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-16 2:57 PM (#26315 - in reply to #26290) (#26315) Top


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Location: India
Those who have completed the test can share feedback from the score page.
TiiT
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-16 3:49 PM (#26316 - in reply to #26290) (#26316) Top




Posts: 98
20202020
Location: Estonia
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermo Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-16 5:44 PM (#26317 - in reply to #26290) (#26317) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


fal_94
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-16 6:31 PM (#26318 - in reply to #26290) (#26318) Top




Posts: 2

Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Windoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-16 6:31 PM (#26320 - in reply to #26290) (#26320) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Windoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Kithyane
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-16 6:44 PM (#26321 - in reply to #26290) (#26321) Top




Posts: 24
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Location: France
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


mstang
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 1:52 AM (#26322 - in reply to #26290) (#26322) Top




Posts: 25
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Location: USA
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Despite breaking it a lot, 9x9 Arrow was great (though maybe it's because of how much Kakuro I've been doing...)

Edited by mstang 2018-12-17 1:53 AM
harmeet
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 2:14 AM (#26323 - in reply to #26290) (#26323) Top


Converse Variations (SM 15/16) Author

Posts: 47
2020
Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 2:22 AM (#26324 - in reply to #26290) (#26324) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


shera90
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 6:22 AM (#26325 - in reply to #26290) (#26325) Top





Posts: 68
202020
Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


really nice classics especially the 4th 9x9 one. For most of the 9x9 variants it was breaking spree for me except the thermo. And hence didn't get the time to attempt any of the 6x6 and 9x9 arrow sudokus. Great solving path of the palindrome and nice placings. It was my favourite variant. The diagonal 9x9 was a tough one. Windoku was nice.

It was a rough start for me which is ok considering my absence from solving for about 2 months.

Will surely try to better my performance in the remaining rounds.

A big thanks to Kumaresan for creating these amazing set of sudokus
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 10:26 AM (#26326 - in reply to #26290) (#26326) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 10:26 AM (#26327 - in reply to #26290) (#26327) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


poonamgandhi
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 11:33 AM (#26328 - in reply to #26290) (#26328) Top




Posts: 1

Location: india
I Poonam Gandhi tried for Sudoku Mahabharat for the first time. i entered for all classic puzzles but after that I don't know where I lost the option table so missed the chance.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 7:18 PM (#26329 - in reply to #26290) (#26329) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little


rvarun
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 11:00 PM (#26330 - in reply to #26290) (#26330) Top




Posts: 256
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Location: India
Is it possible to extend the test till midnight 18/12 IST.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 11:07 PM (#26331 - in reply to #26290) (#26331) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 11:44 PM (#26332 - in reply to #26290) (#26332) Top


2000500
Location: India

12 hour extension


The test is extended by 12 hours and will now be open till midnight on 18th.

MrLiang
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-17 11:50 PM (#26333 - in reply to #26290) (#26333) Top





Posts: 35
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Location: Thailand
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermo Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 2:34 AM (#26334 - in reply to #26290) (#26334) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


forcolin
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 4:27 AM (#26335 - in reply to #26290) (#26335) Top





Posts: 155
1002020
Location: Italy
is it normal that somebody just registered to the site can't play because her registration is waiting for the authorization by the Admin?

Edited by forcolin 2018-12-18 4:30 AM
L00ping007
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 4:55 AM (#26336 - in reply to #26290) (#26336) Top




Posts: 1

Location: France
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


tamz29
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 5:42 AM (#26337 - in reply to #26290) (#26337) Top




Posts: 161
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Location: Thailand
Arrow 2 took me 24 minutes, what I did miss? :/
amitsowani
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 8:57 AM (#26339 - in reply to #26290) (#26339) Top



Irregular Variations (SM 15/16) Author

Posts: 307
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Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermo Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Very nice set of puzzles, all of them had very nice logical steps. It was difficult to choose a favorite from Diagonal, Thermo and Arrow. Thanks for the test Kumaresan.
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 9:02 AM (#26340 - in reply to #26335) (#26340) Top


2000500
Location: India
forcolin - 2018-12-18 4:27 AM

is it normal that somebody just registered to the site can't play because her registration is waiting for the authorization by the Admin?

Thanks for asking this question.

Yes. The waiting time will not be long normally, but it is not going to be instant approval either - at this point of time. We are reviewing the registration process and decide if this step can be done away with in future. This step was introduced recently as there were too many spams from bot accounts during 2017-2018.
rakesh_rai
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 9:18 AM (#26341 - in reply to #26337) (#26341) Top



Support Administrator, Converse Variations (SM 15/16) Author

Posts: 692
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Location: India
Arrow 2 took me 24 minutes, what I did miss? :/


Did you miss the start where adding the maximum possibilities for all the arrow cells for the three arrows at the top, and those at the bottom gives a nice start.
Ziti
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 10:17 AM (#26342 - in reply to #26290) (#26342) Top




Posts: 40
2020
Location: USA
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermo Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


There were some very interesting new ideas for otherwise familiar puzzle types. I have not seen this author before and I commend the author for doing such nice work!
Usma
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 12:14 PM (#26343 - in reply to #26342) (#26343) Top




Posts: 1

Location: india
there is no contest link on the top

ashwinparadkar
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 12:58 PM (#26346 - in reply to #26290) (#26346) Top




Posts: 9

Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


avinash175
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 1:22 PM (#26347 - in reply to #26290) (#26347) Top




Posts: 4

Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermo Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


utkaarsh
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 1:52 PM (#26348 - in reply to #26290) (#26348) Top




Posts: 87
20202020
Location: india
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermo Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


forcolin
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 2:02 PM (#26349 - in reply to #26341) (#26349) Top





Posts: 155
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rakesh_rai - 2018-12-18 9:18 AM

Arrow 2 took me 24 minutes, what I did miss? :/


Did you miss the start where adding the maximum possibilities for all the arrow cells for the three arrows at the top, and those at the bottom gives a nice start.


Yes That was a clever idea
forcolin
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 2:03 PM (#26350 - in reply to #26340) (#26350) Top





Posts: 155
1002020
Location: Italy
Administrator - 2018-12-18 9:02 AM

forcolin - 2018-12-18 4:27 AM

is it normal that somebody just registered to the site can't play because her registration is waiting for the authorization by the Admin?

Thanks for asking this question.

Yes. The waiting time will not be long normally, but it is not going to be instant approval either - at this point of time. We are reviewing the registration process and decide if this step can be done away with in future. This step was introduced recently as there were too many spams from bot accounts during 2017-2018.


has it been approved now?

Edited by forcolin 2018-12-18 2:04 PM
forcolin
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 2:19 PM (#26351 - in reply to #26332) (#26351) Top





Posts: 155
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Administrator - 2018-12-17 11:44 PM

12 hour extension


The test is extended by 12 hours and will now be open till midnight on 18th.



Indian or GMT time?
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 3:39 PM (#26352 - in reply to #26290) (#26352) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


rvarun
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-18 9:41 PM (#26353 - in reply to #26351) (#26353) Top




Posts: 256
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Location: India
forcolin - 2018-12-18 2:19 PM

Administrator - 2018-12-17 11:44 PM

12 hour extension


The test is extended by 12 hours and will now be open till midnight on 18th.



Indian or GMT time?

The test will be till midnight IST
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-19 12:46 AM (#26354 - in reply to #26350) (#26354) Top


2000500
Location: India
forcolin - 2018-12-18 2:03 PM

Administrator - 2018-12-18 9:02 AM

forcolin - 2018-12-18 4:27 AM

is it normal that somebody just registered to the site can't play because her registration is waiting for the authorization by the Admin?

Thanks for asking this question.

Yes. The waiting time will not be long normally, but it is not going to be instant approval either - at this point of time. We are reviewing the registration process and decide if this step can be done away with in future. This step was introduced recently as there were too many spams from bot accounts during 2017-2018.


has it been approved now?

All new registration requests are approved within few hours normally. There are no pending requests.
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-19 7:24 AM (#26355 - in reply to #26290) (#26355) Top


2000500
Location: India
Congratulations to Tiit Vunk, Seung Jae Kwak and Tantan Dai for taking the top three places. They were separated by less than 2 minutes overall.

Amongst Indian participants, Congratulations to Rohan Rao, Kishore Kumar and Rishi Puri for taking the top 3 places.

Of the 261 participants, 98 were from India, 26 from Japan and 17 from Italy and France. Aditi Seshadri (India) was the first to start the test while Mamta (India) was the last person to start the test. 38 participants completed the set within the allotted time. The median score of the test was 50.

Thanks R Kumaresan for the puzzles!

Participants may share feedback on the results page and rate the puzzles on the contest page.
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-19 2:10 PM (#26356 - in reply to #26290) (#26356) Top


2000500
Location: India
7 out of the Top 8 in SM1 finished in Top 8 at the recent WSC as well.
Kumaresan R
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-19 8:38 PM (#26357 - in reply to #26290) (#26357) Top




Posts: 7

Location: india
At the outset I thank one and all who participated in this SM1 round. I am really very happy to see good feedback from around 30 participants. Frankly speaking whatever I constructed for this round started three months back. Most of them were rejected due to high difficulty level and not suitable for competition. Within a week time most of the puzzles were constructed and those puzzles were rated higher than others in the feedback. So I learnt a lesson that high difficulty level is not the criteria for good puzzle. In this round I have seen some interesting things..

a) Top 3 places were separated by a minute or two.
b) Tantan Dai missed the second spot due to penalty even though she completed before Seung Jae Kwak.
c) Tantan took 22 min for classic and 21 min for variants which is surprising for me.
d) Tawan (tamz29) took 24 min for Arrow 9*9 by missing 'universal Logic' set for starting this puzzle.
e) Seung Jae took only 2.31 min to finish the Diagonal 9*9 (highest pointer of this round) which is unimaginable to me.
f) Endo Ken (EKBM) took 22.26 min for Palindrome 9*9 which is so costly for him otherwise he would have been in Top 10.
g) Among Indian participants, Rohan beating Kishore by 45 seconds and reaching the top spot is really amazing one.
h) Jason (Ziti) commented that he hasn't seen me so far and appreciated my creativity skills. Frankly speaking Jason, I am not a good solver so you haven't seen me any where in the competitions so far.

I am really very happy to see 38 participants finished in time out of 261 with average score of 50 and all the puzzles were attempted by most of the participants. So I am satisfied that
we gave right level of difficulty puzzles for this round even though some of them feel slightly higher level of difficulty. For them I am so sorry.

In fine I am thankful to Rakesh Rai who patiently tested all my puzzles. Last but not the least to say thankful to LMI for giving me an opportunity to author this episode.
Thanks to all.

Kumaresan.R
Author SM1, 2018-19
rvarun
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-19 10:46 PM (#26358 - in reply to #26290) (#26358) Top




Posts: 256
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Location: India
Thanks Kumaresan for the wonderful set of puzzles for the curtain raiser for this year's SM rounds. I found the puzzle construction was of great quality and all puzzles gave good work to our skills. Though I felt that some were tough, it is better to have some tough puzzles than a sprint round as it will make us improve overall on solving strategies as personally sprint is not my favourite. Palindrome sudoku was my favourite and Arrows looked nice though I am yet to solve it.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-20 7:58 AM (#26361 - in reply to #26290) (#26361) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


vopani
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-20 10:03 AM (#26362 - in reply to #26290) (#26362) Top


WSPC Organizer

Posts: 689
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Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Very well-balanced set of sudokus. The Arrows 9x9 logic was very neat. I struggled a bit on the Classics and Thermo, but thats just my rustiness.

Overall, a great start to SM 2018-19 and looking forward to the rest of the season.

Thanks a lot Kumaresan! Wonderful and high-quality sudokus!
ingmanc
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-22 7:49 PM (#26363 - in reply to #26290) (#26363) Top




Posts: 41
2020
Location: Italy
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little


jagdish
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-25 10:16 PM (#26364 - in reply to #26351) (#26364) Top




Posts: 1

I haven't given the test between 14th to 17th Dec. I came to know about this competition late. Can I still compete in this competition by giving remaining tests?
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-31 12:02 AM (#26366 - in reply to #26364) (#26366) Top


2000500
Location: India
jagdish - 2018-12-25 10:16 PM

I haven't given the test between 14th to 17th Dec. I came to know about this competition late. Can I still compete in this competition by giving remaining tests?

Yes. You can participate in the remaining tests. The best 4 will be considered for rankings.
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-12-31 12:02 AM (#26367 - in reply to #26290) (#26367) Top


2000500
Location: India
Solution Booklet: http://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests/dl.asp?attachmentid=749
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 14th to 17th Dec - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2019-01-08 3:45 PM (#26414 - in reply to #26290) (#26414) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little