Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020
Administrator
Subject: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-05 2:00 PM (#27382) (#27382) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India




Link for rules and other details about Sudoku Mahabharat : http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2020sm.asp
Instructions for Standard - http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/202001/



Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-05 4:46 PM (#27383 - in reply to #27382) (#27383) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India

Instruction Booklet


Instruction Booklet is now available here: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/202001/

Points Table shall be updated before contest starts.

Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-10 1:46 PM (#27387 - in reply to #27382) (#27387) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India

Puzzle Booklet


The encrypted PB is available for download now: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/202001/

Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-10 2:50 PM (#27388 - in reply to #27387) (#27388) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India

The test has started

Ashut0sh
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-10 2:54 PM (#27389 - in reply to #27382) (#27389) Top




Posts: 2

Location: INDIA
Sir, everyday we need to take the test from 10-14th Jan or any one day in either of them ?
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-10 4:52 PM (#27392 - in reply to #27389) (#27392) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India
Ashut0sh - 2020-01-10 2:54 PM

Sir, everyday we need to take the test from 10-14th Jan or any one day in either of them ?

You can take the test once during 10-14 Jan. Duration of the test is 90 minutes from your start.

FAQs here: : http://logicmastersindia.com/t/?tid=381
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-10 4:55 PM (#27393 - in reply to #27382) (#27393) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India

Updated Instruction Booklet


Updated Instruction Booklet is also available at contest page, and includes point distribution.

Mini Classic: 1, 2, 2, 1
Classic: 5, 5, 5, 12
Windoku: 2, 7
Diagonal: 5,14
Arrow: 5, 13
Palindrome: 1,8
Thermo: 2,10

An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-10 7:08 PM (#27395 - in reply to #27382) (#27395) 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? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-10 9:16 PM (#27396 - in reply to #27382) (#27396) 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? 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


MrLiang
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-10 11:17 PM (#27397 - in reply to #27382) (#27397) Top





Posts: 39
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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


priyambhushan
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-11 3:57 AM (#27398 - in reply to #27382) (#27398) Top




Posts: 11

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? Windoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


sunderramanv
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-11 7:26 AM (#27399 - in reply to #27382) (#27399) Top




Posts: 14

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


puzzler05
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-11 10:59 AM (#27400 - in reply to #27382) (#27400) Top




Posts: 4

Location: korea rep
 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? Palindrome 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 - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-11 1:58 PM (#27401 - in reply to #27382) (#27401) Top




Posts: 172
100202020
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? Diagonal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Kumaresan R
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-11 3:25 PM (#27403 - in reply to #27382) (#27403) Top




Posts: 13

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


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-11 3:33 PM (#27404 - in reply to #27382) (#27404) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Diagonal 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 - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-11 4:22 PM (#27405 - in reply to #27382) (#27405) 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? 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 - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 3:08 AM (#27407 - in reply to #27382) (#27407) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy 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


Sedho
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 12:49 PM (#27408 - in reply to #27382) (#27408) Top




Posts: 7

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


peluri
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 1:13 PM (#27409 - in reply to #27382) (#27409) Top




Posts: 20
20
Location: Finland
 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? Windoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


akash.doulani
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 2:38 PM (#27410 - in reply to #27382) (#27410) Top


Converse & Twisted Classics (SM 18) Author

Posts: 143
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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? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


It was my first online test after two years and I really enjoyed the test. Very nice set of sudokus. My favourites were Arrow ( 9x9 and 6x6 ) , Diagonal ( 9x9 ) , Thermo ( 9x9 ) and the 12 pointer classic.
kishy72
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 4:32 PM (#27411 - in reply to #27382) (#27411) Top




Posts: 367
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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? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Thanks Prasanna for a nice test. I faced no hiccups and could solve all the sudokus smoothly.Most of the sudokus had an enjoyable solve.I felt that the round was a tad easier for an SM ?! Maybe it's just my opinion and it could also be that I am used to the style of author as all rounds in ISKL just previously were authored by Prasanna.

My favourites are Classic (12 pointer) which had a lot of pairs and triplets , Diagonal (14 points) loved the split dragon style eliminations.Very clean construction !
JonaS2010
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 5:02 PM (#27412 - in reply to #27382) (#27412) Top




Posts: 19

Location: Germany
 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


prathameshb
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 6:54 PM (#27413 - in reply to #27382) (#27413) Top




Posts: 1

Location: India
Hi, This is my first SM. I have scored a paltry 26 which is basically from solving the low hanging fruits of the 6x6 and then moving to the classic 9x9. This being my first contest, my strategy was to solve simple, score and then move to variants. It worked a bit for me but I basically realized a few things. My question pertains to the most prominent one. How do I improve my speed? How do I get faster on the classic sudokus 9x9 and what are good timings to wrap up the 6x6? (I get practise might be one answer I would get, but apart from that? Should there be a focus on learning more advanced sudoku techniques like wings/kites etc? And/Or just more practise? Is there a forum apart from this to discuss these things? Any groups (telegram/whatsapp) etc?
TiiT
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 9:11 PM (#27414 - in reply to #27382) (#27414) Top




Posts: 112
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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


Puzzle_Maestro
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-12 11:39 PM (#27415 - in reply to #27382) (#27415) Top




Posts: 2

Location: UK
 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


tamz29
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-13 2:14 AM (#27416 - in reply to #27413) (#27416) Top




Posts: 172
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Location: Thailand
Welcome to sudoku solving!
I'm afraid the harsh truth to improving your speed is practise and lots of it.
Speed-solving is about recognising the easy deductions quickly for easy-medium puzzles.
The best solvers should be able to finish SM's 6x6 in about a minute(!) each.
Learning advanced techniques can help you solve harder puzzles but using it during speed-solving is another matter.
With practise, fast solvers would quickly see harder techniques (and employ them quickly) which improves their solving time.
You learn these skills by solving hard puzzles (without guessing) to add patterns to your repertoire.

In a competition, there is a threshold of difficulty where guessing would be quicker than logical solving.
Though, top solvers would only use guessing as a last resort, since they would've nailed the basics and make most of their deductions early on.

Hope this helps!
GaS
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-13 4:02 AM (#27417 - in reply to #27382) (#27417) Top




Posts: 18

Location: Italy
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy 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? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


EctoPlasma
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-13 8:51 AM (#27418 - in reply to #27382) (#27418) Top




Posts: 2

Location: Japan
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy 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


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-13 9:29 AM (#27419 - in reply to #27382) (#27419) 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? 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


vopani
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-13 3:05 PM (#27422 - in reply to #27382) (#27422) Top


WSPC Organizer

Posts: 702
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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? Arrow Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Enjoyable set of sudokus, well balanced and suitable for SM.

Favourites: Arrow 9x9, Thermo 6x6, Arrow 6x6

Thanks Prasanna!
aashay
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-13 3:43 PM (#27424 - in reply to #27382) (#27424) Top




Posts: 32
20
Location: India
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy 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? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


A good set to start the 2020 SM season. I found the Diagonal Sudoku a bit too difficult, while the rest of the set a bit too easy. It was an enjoyable round.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 12:19 AM (#27425 - in reply to #27382) (#27425) 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


A Carton Mutant
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 2:08 AM (#27426 - in reply to #27382) (#27426) Top




Posts: 17

Location: Turkey
 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


udoroh
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 2:55 AM (#27427 - in reply to #27382) (#27427) Top




Posts: 11

Location: Poland
 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? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


bob
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 4:00 AM (#27428 - in reply to #27382) (#27428) Top




Posts: 46
2020
Location: USA
 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? 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


I am way too slow to ever be a competitive solver. That being said, I enjoyed the few puzzles I had time to solve and will try the rest later.
fal_94
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 14th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 10:33 AM (#27429 - in reply to #27382) (#27429) Top




Posts: 3

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


Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 10:50 AM (#27430 - in reply to #27382) (#27430) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India

24 hours extension


Considering the holiday on January 15th (Makar Sankranti, Pongal) and some requests, the test is extended by 24 hours and will now be open till 23:59 on 15th January.

goelnidhi
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 1:12 PM (#27432 - in reply to #27382) (#27432) Top




Posts: 2

Location: india
Can i take part in this competition now only?and how?plz help
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 3:55 PM (#27433 - in reply to #27432) (#27433) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India
goelnidhi - 2020-01-14 1:12 PM

Can i take part in this competition now only?and how?plz help

Yes. You can take part now.

Details here: http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?start=1&t...

- You need to go to the contest page.
- Download the Instructions Booklet and Sudoku Booklet.
- Go through the Instructions Booklet and get familiar with sudoku types.
- Once you are ready, click on "Start" button on the test page.
- You will get the password on the screen.
- Copy the password and use it to open the Sudoku booklet pdf.
- Print the booklet, solve and enter the answer key(s).
- Solve and submit as many as possible till the timer on the screen is running (It will run for 90 minutes).
- Check the score on the Results link.
- You can also solve online (There is a link on the top of the contest page).
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 4:21 PM (#27434 - in reply to #27382) (#27434) 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? Diagonal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Krubi
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-14 9:58 PM (#27435 - in reply to #27382) (#27435) Top




Posts: 3

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? 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


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-15 1:49 AM (#27436 - in reply to #27382) (#27436) 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? 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


mstang
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-15 4:11 AM (#27437 - in reply to #27382) (#27437) Top





Posts: 50
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? Diagonal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Magoo
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-15 7:13 PM (#27438 - in reply to #27382) (#27438) Top




Posts: 1

Location: UK
I thought this was a nice set of puzzles, and well graded relative to each other. I always like a set I can finish within the time limit! Would LMI be interested in our mentioning the Mahabharat and perhaps showing a video about one of the puzzles on the Cracking the Cryptic Youtube channel? Mark Goodliffe
ABcDexter
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-15 10:17 PM (#27439 - in reply to #27382) (#27439) Top




Posts: 13

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


Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-15 10:18 PM (#27440 - in reply to #27382) (#27440) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India

Test end time


The test can be started till 23:59 IST today. Answers can be submitted within 90 minutes as long as the test is started in time.

The test cannot be started after 23:59 pm on 15th January.

Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-16 11:34 AM (#27442 - in reply to #27382) (#27442) Top


20005001001002020
Location: India
Congratulations to Jakub Ondrousek, Jan Mrozowski and Seung Jae Kwak for taking the top three places.

Thanks to the 467 participants from 39 countries. Anukul (India) was the first to start the test while Daniel Victor (India) was the last person to start the test. 99 participants completed the set within the allotted time. The median score of the test was 55.

Top 3 for countries with 10+ participants:

India(203): Rohan Rao, Kishore Kumar and Ashish Kumar
Japan(27): Endo Ken, Kota Morinishi and Hideaki Jo
USA(23): William Blatt, Jason Zuffranieri and Jenna Rivet
Italy(21): Vittorio Schiavone, Matteo Testa and Laura Tarchetti
Germany(19): Michael Ley, Robert Vollmert and Martin Merker
France(19): Timothy Doyle, Yannick Meyapin and Philippe Meyer
Poland(15): Jan Mrozowski, Jakub Majewski and Kristian Swiderski
Czech Republic(11): Jakub Ondrousek, Jakub Hrazdira and Pavel Kadlecik
Korea(11): Seungjae Kwak, Hwangrae Lee and Choi Yong Seok
Slovakia(11): Natália Chanová, Marek Kasar and Veronika Kolvekova
UK(11): Tom Collyer, Sam Cappleman-Lynes and Mark Goodlife

Thanks Prasanna Seshadri for the sudokus!

Participants may share feedback on the results page and rate the puzzles on the contest page.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-16 12:13 PM (#27443 - in reply to #27382) (#27443) 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? 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


malikasikka
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-16 5:29 PM (#27445 - in reply to #27382) (#27445) Top




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can someone help me with the password for standard (SM 18)? i want to practice
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Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-16 6:56 PM (#27446 - in reply to #27445) (#27446) Top



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malikasikka - 2020-01-16 5:29 PM

can someone help me with the password for standard (SM 18)? i want to practice
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Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-16 8:44 PM (#27447 - in reply to #27382) (#27447) Top


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Thank you to everyone who participated. I am especially encouraged by 203 Indian participants, 8 of whom were from the offline SM round which we hope will grow in popularity as the year progresses. My only request to all the participants now is to continue through the six rounds to get the full SM experience. To some of the beginners and newcomers, don't get discouraged by a low score, we all started from somewhere similar :)

Congratulations to Jakub, Jan and Seungjae, and Rohan, Kishore and Ashish for securing the top 3 International and Indian spots respectively. Also congratulations to the participants who finished all 18 Sudokus of an SM round within 90 minutes for the first time!

I hope everyone enjoyed the set! Now we can look forward to the Substitution and Neighbours variants the youthful duo of Hemant and Pranav come up with for Round 2.
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Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-16 11:54 PM (#27450 - in reply to #27438) (#27450) Top


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Magoo - 2020-01-15 7:13 PM

I thought this was a nice set of puzzles, and well graded relative to each other. I always like a set I can finish within the time limit! Would LMI be interested in our mentioning the Mahabharat and perhaps showing a video about one of the puzzles on the Cracking the Cryptic Youtube channel? Mark Goodliffe

Thanks Mark!
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Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-17 12:27 AM (#27451 - in reply to #27382) (#27451) Top


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In the scoreboard, rank "D" means the participant has been disqualified for using unfair means in the contest.
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Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-17 1:31 PM (#27452 - in reply to #27447) (#27452) Top




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Can I get some samples for Substitution & Neighbours to pratice? Or if they are available on the website, where can I access it from?
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Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-18 12:28 AM (#27453 - in reply to #27452) (#27453) Top



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v.goyal - 2020-01-17 1:31 PM

Can I get some samples for Substitution & Neighbours to pratice? Or if they are available on the website, where can I access it from?

https://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests/?test=SM201901

https://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests/?test=SM201902

https://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201803/

https://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2018032/
vjain9
Subject: Re: Standard - 10th to 15th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-21 10:04 PM (#27456 - in reply to #27382) (#27456) Top




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Link to the solution booklet please !