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Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests"
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prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-21 5:32 AM (#7945 - in reply to #7939) (#7945) Top


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dreamsudoko - 2012-07-20 8:07 PM

is their any prize for the winner or it's just for practice .......


Practice, fun, thrill of competition. ;)
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Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-21 10:00 AM (#7950 - in reply to #7939) (#7950) Top




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dreamsudoko - 2012-07-20 8:07 PM

is their any prize for the winner or it's just for practice .......
That is a good question in my opinion. Why should someone participate every month?

I hope you were not expecting any monetary prize. LMI struggles to pay for running this website itself.
dreamsudoko
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-21 3:48 PM (#7954 - in reply to #7950) (#7954) Top




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no problem,i am still an LMI fan & will participate every month.
avermaful
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-22 12:21 PM (#7959 - in reply to #7911) (#7959) Top




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good initiative
anshul.mohta
Subject: RE: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-22 12:42 PM (#7961 - in reply to #7911) (#7961) Top




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Great initiative... i too was confident before the contest.. but reality is different from newspaper sudokus and Nokia's 100 sudokus!!
avermaful
Subject: RE: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-22 12:49 PM (#7963 - in reply to #7961) (#7963) Top




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agree with you
avermaful
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contest" @ 2012-07-22 1:16 PM (#7966 - in reply to #7918) (#7966) Top




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prasanna16391 - 2012-07-19 11:43 AM

Suggestion - Keep a target for everyone, including newcomers, so that everyone has something to play for.

How can you keep a target for everyone? We would have no clue about the skills of newcomers. And if a newcomer does not achieve her/his target, there is disappointment for the player which is exactly what we have to avoid.

In fact, we can keep it open for longer, so that more players can submit all sudokus. Completing all sudokus within time certainly gives pleasure and I don't see any reason why we cannot have 100 players submitting before time. The time-stamp will anyway separate them with ranks.

giving participants a decent target to achieve in general would help them to ipmrove and on achieving the target, they would be motivated to participate again
channa
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-23 10:09 AM (#7975 - in reply to #7911) (#7975) Top




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Great Initiative...Even though i used to have time to attend the contest, but sheer time that was needed to be spent in familiarising with the variants & working out the strategies prevented me from writing them. This will make things a lot easier.
Perhaps, u can also continue to have the previous monthly tests but with lesser frequency (once in three months)....
debmohanty
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-23 10:11 AM (#7976 - in reply to #7975) (#7976) Top



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channa - 2012-07-23 10:09 AM

Perhaps, u can also continue to have the previous monthly tests but with lesser frequency (once in three months)....
Just to clarify, the monthly tests will continue to exist as earlier (i.e. once a month, with no change in format). That has a different set of audience.
And we expect that "beginners" start participating in monthly tests after they feel more comfortable, in due course of time.

Edited by debmohanty 2012-07-23 10:14 AM
avermaful
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-23 8:19 PM (#7982 - in reply to #7911) (#7982) Top




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wen r the july ones starting??
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Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-23 8:21 PM (#7983 - in reply to #7982) (#7983) Top




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avermaful - 2012-07-23 8:19 PM

wen r the july ones starting??
Last week of July (25th to 31st July)
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Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-23 11:40 PM (#7987 - in reply to #7911) (#7987) Top




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Announcements - Sudoku Types for July'2012


Sudoku Types for July - http://logicmastersindia.com/BeginnersSudoku/types/B201207.asp


avermaful
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 2:12 PM (#7993 - in reply to #7911) (#7993) Top




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will round2 be immediately after round 1?? n what is the difficulty level of sudokus given in the above link i.e. http://logicmastersindia.com/BeginnersSudoku/types/201207.asp
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Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 2:25 PM (#7994 - in reply to #7993) (#7994) Top




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avermaful - 2012-07-24 2:12 PM

will round2 be immediately after round 1?? n what is the difficulty level of sudokus given in the above link i.e. http://logicmastersindia.com/BeginnersSudoku/types/201207.asp
Round2 can be taken later, even on another day. In fact you can choose to take Round2 before Round1.
The difficulty level of the examples is easy. Can someone else please confirm?

Edited by Organisers 2012-07-24 2:25 PM
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 3:43 PM (#7995 - in reply to #7994) (#7995) Top


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Organisers - 2012-07-24 2:25 PM
Can someone else please confirm?


All easy. Just solved.
avermaful
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 3:54 PM (#7996 - in reply to #7911) (#7996) Top




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thanx
dreamsudoko
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 7:05 PM (#7999 - in reply to #7911) (#7999) Top




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In most of the competitions, puzzles are not appearing on my screen. What can I do if same thing will happen in this event ???

Edited by dreamsudoko 2012-07-24 7:11 PM
sudokufan
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 8:04 PM (#8001 - in reply to #7911) (#8001) Top




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How do you register for the monthly contests?

neerajmehrotra
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 8:15 PM (#8002 - in reply to #7911) (#8002) Top




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To participate in the monthly contests no separate registration is required. Since you are already registered here in LMI, just logon and and you can participate.
neerajmehrotra
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 8:17 PM (#8003 - in reply to #7999) (#8003) Top




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dreamsudoko - 2012-07-24 7:05 PM

In most of the competitions, puzzles are not appearing on my screen. What can I do if same thing will happen in this event ???


It is advisable to play sudokus offline (i mean by taking prints of the pdf), especially if you are a beginner. Balnk screens etc are local computer problems which can be sorted out by refreshing the page or by logging in again.
rakesh_rai
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-24 8:23 PM (#8004 - in reply to #8003) (#8004) Top



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neerajmehrotra - 2012-07-24 8:17 PM

dreamsudoko - 2012-07-24 7:05 PM

In most of the competitions, puzzles are not appearing on my screen. What can I do if same thing will happen in this event ???


It is advisable to play sudokus offline (i mean by taking prints of the pdf), especially if you are a beginner. Balnk screens etc are local computer problems which can be sorted out by refreshing the page or by logging in again.

Or, it could be a software issue as well in your computer (Adobe Flash player). Only sudoku tests will have the puzzles appearing on screen and that too, not all tests.
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Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-25 1:59 AM (#8010 - in reply to #7911) (#8010) Top


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LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contest - July'2012


Submission Link - http://logicmastersindia.com/BeginnersSudoku/

(Please note, we have increased the length slightly to 40 minutes considering that players might have to take printouts and enter the answer keys)


Fred76
Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-25 5:58 PM (#8015 - in reply to #7911) (#8015) Top



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Haha ! too many mistakes for me on the 4 classic sudokus ! Must now wait till the end to play variants...

Oh I didn't see the link for the variants. I can play now

Edited by Fred76 2012-07-25 6:12 PM
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Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-25 8:29 PM (#8017 - in reply to #8015) (#8017) Top


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Fred76 - 2012-07-25 5:58 PM

Haha ! too many mistakes for me on the 4 classic sudokus ! Must now wait till the end to play variants...

Oh I didn't see the link for the variants. I can play now
Yes, the Variants have a different link. These 2 rounds are independent of each other.
I think top players like you should start both the rounds at the same time and have a maximum submission time of 40 minutes.
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Subject: Re: Announcing "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" @ 2012-07-26 10:55 AM (#8023 - in reply to #7911) (#8023) Top


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We are seeing some good participation. Thank you everyone who have participated so far.

Request to players, especially the new ones, to leave any kind of feedback here so that we can improve the future contests.
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