Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019
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@ 2018-12-13 12:19 AM (#26292 - in reply to #26287) (#26292) Top

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The tests will start at 1200 hrs on Friday and end at 1159 hrs on Tuesday (All times in IST)
@ 2019-03-31 8:03 PM (#26820 - in reply to #26287) (#26820) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-03-31 8:03 PM

Standings after episode 4:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/101IBFpOMv35fZzrtXZ0TdlwrGFX1...

India Top 3: 1. Rohan Rao 2. Shaheer Rahman 3. Kishore Kumar
International Top 3: 1. Jakub Ondrousek 2. Tantan Dai 3. Tiit Vunk
@ 2019-04-27 12:24 PM (#26942 - in reply to #26287) (#26942) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-04-27 12:24 PM

SM2019 standings are now updated after Episode 5.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/101IBFpOMv35fZzrtXZ0TdlwrGFX1...

India Rankings: Rohan, Kishore and Pranav occupy the top three slots currently. The 1st place is already taken by Rohan, irrespective of his SM6 performance. A total of 6 other players have a chance to finish in the Top 3. A total of 15 players are in the running for a Top 10 finish.

International Rankings: Jakub, Tiit and Tantan occupy the top three slots currently. Jakub and Tantan have a chance to finish in the 1st position after SM6. A total of 16 players are in the running for a Top 10 finish.
@ 2019-05-20 12:09 AM (#27014 - in reply to #26287) (#27014) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-05-20 12:09 AM

Date and Venue for offline finals

IPC and Puzzle Ramayan - 20th July, Saturday
ISC and Sudoku Mahabharat - 21st July, Sunday
Venue - Hotel Niharika, Kolkata

Details here: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2019pr-sm-finals.asp

Invitations will be sent out via email after PR Round 6 is done, but please feel free to book your travel ahead of time if you are confident of a spot in the top 60 of the online rankings.

@ 2019-05-22 1:28 PM (#27022 - in reply to #27014) (#27022) Top

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purifire posted @ 2019-05-22 1:28 PM

Anyone taking part only in SM and not?
@ 2019-05-22 3:14 PM (#27023 - in reply to #27014) (#27023) Top

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purifire posted @ 2019-05-22 3:14 PM

Administrator - 2019-05-20 12:09 AM

Date and Venue for offline finals

IPC and Puzzle Ramayan - 20th July, Saturday
ISC and Sudoku Mahabharat - 21st July, Sunday
Venue - Hotel Niharika, Kolkata




What would be the start time? Will book tickets accordingly
@ 2019-05-24 9:46 AM (#27029 - in reply to #26287) (#27029) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-05-24 9:46 AM

Final Leaderboard is now available: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2019-ranks.asp

Congratulations to Rohan Rao, Rishi Puri and Kishore Kumar for taking the Top 3 places (India / official).

Congratulations to Jakub Ondrousek, Tiit Vunk and Tantan Dai for taking the Top 3 places (International / unofficial)

Thanks to the 10 authors: R Kumaresan, Amit Sowani, Hemant Malani, Ashish Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Rakesh Rai, Pranav Kamesh, Akash Doulani, Gaurav Jain and Harmeet Singh.
@ 2019-06-06 8:14 AM (#27071 - in reply to #26287) (#27071) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-06-06 8:14 AM

Invitations for Offline finals have been sent out via email to the Top 60.
@ 2019-06-27 11:20 AM (#27101 - in reply to #26287) (#27101) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-06-27 11:20 AM

Change in Venue for offline finals


There is a change in the venue, and the new venue is The Bigboss Hotel, which is five minutes walk away from the original venue.

Details here: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2019pr-sm-finals.asp

There is also the option of booking rooms in this hotel (at preferential rates), if not already done.


@ 2019-07-02 8:13 PM (#27107 - in reply to #27071) (#27107) Top

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Administrator - 2019-06-06 8:14 AM

Invitations for Offline finals have been sent out via email to the Top 60.


Some more emails were sent now updating participants list and extending invitations to more players. Please let us know if you finished in the SM top 100 and/or PR top 60 and haven't received any emails so far.
@ 2019-07-04 1:50 PM (#27108 - in reply to #26287) (#27108) Top

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khuski posted @ 2019-07-04 1:50 PM

when is the IB being released
@ 2019-07-08 11:20 AM (#27116 - in reply to #27108) (#27116) Top

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khuski - 2019-07-04 1:50 PM

when is the IB being released

July 14th for SM/ISC
@ 2019-07-08 5:53 PM (#27118 - in reply to #27116) (#27118) Top

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khuski posted @ 2019-07-08 5:53 PM

Thanks
@ 2019-07-13 8:31 PM (#27131 - in reply to #26287) (#27131) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-07-13 8:31 PM

Instruction Booklet


The Instruction Booklet for ISC/SM 2019 and IPC/PR 2019 finals shall be mailed to the participants on 14th July.


@ 2019-07-14 4:14 PM (#27133 - in reply to #27131) (#27133) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2019-07-14 4:14 PM

Two doubts/clarifications:
- In charge Sudoku it says 'sequence cannot be longer'. Can it be shorter?

- In round 5, I want a clarification : can two dotted cages or three have the exact same arrangement of digits, and in this case the 'transferring' may be non unique so is that ok?
@ 2019-07-14 10:43 PM (#27135 - in reply to #27133) (#27135) Top

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rakesh_rai posted @ 2019-07-14 10:43 PM

prasanna16391 - 2019-07-14 4:14 PM

Two doubts/clarifications:
- In charge Sudoku it says 'sequence cannot be longer'. Can it be shorter?
The length of the increasing sequence should be exactly equal to the digit in the cell with the arrow. This will be made clearer in the next version of IB.

- In round 5, I want a clarification : can two dotted cages or three have the exact same arrangement of digits, and in this case the 'transferring' may be non unique so is that ok?
The transferring will be unique. However it is possible that the non-transferred cages may have the same arrangement. This clarification shall also be added to the next version of IB.
@ 2019-07-15 8:18 AM (#27137 - in reply to #27135) (#27137) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2019-07-15 8:18 AM

Thanks for putting together a great IB !
In Round 5, Linked triplets : Will the contest grid sizes by 9×9 or 6x6 ?
The example set in IB gives a full 6x6 grid set .However, the individual examples of the respective genre show a 9x9 grid and I don't see mention of the grid sizes anywhere else.
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rakesh_rai posted @ 2019-07-15 12:42 PM

kishy72 - 2019-07-15 8:18 AM

Thanks for putting together a great IB !
In Round 5, Linked triplets : Will the contest grid sizes by 9×9 or 6x6 ?
The example set in IB gives a full 6x6 grid set .However, the individual examples of the respective genre show a 9x9 grid and I don't see mention of the grid sizes anywhere else.

The contest will have 9x9 grids. This will be updated in the next version of IB.
@ 2019-07-15 6:02 PM (#27140 - in reply to #26287) (#27140) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-07-15 6:02 PM

The latest IB for ISC+SM 2019 is available here

It includes the clarifications discussed in this thread so far.
@ 2019-07-17 9:52 AM (#27148 - in reply to #26287) (#27148) Top

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aashay posted @ 2019-07-17 9:52 AM

In Odd Labyrinth Sudoku, is it necessary that the top left and bottom right numbers (the shaded cells) are odd as well? Or just that the path needs to consist of odd digits?
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rakesh_rai posted @ 2019-07-17 12:28 PM

aashay - 2019-07-17 9:52 AM

In Odd Labyrinth Sudoku, is it necessary that the top left and bottom right numbers (the shaded cells) are odd as well? Or just that the path needs to consist of odd digits?

It is necessary (that R1C1 and R9C9 are odd) as the path includes both these cells as well.
@ 2019-07-18 12:34 PM (#27157 - in reply to #27149) (#27157) Top

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Players are expected to carry a copy of the Instruction booklet. It will not be provided at the finals.
@ 2019-07-21 2:27 PM (#27170 - in reply to #27157) (#27170) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-07-21 2:27 PM

Results after Round 3

Results after round 3
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Final results after Round 5

Final Results after round 5
@ 2019-07-22 8:19 AM (#27172 - in reply to #27170) (#27172) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2019-07-22 8:19 AM

Congratulations to the ISC Top 4 - Rohan, Kishore, Prasanna and Rishi !

Congratulations to Pooja for winning Sudoku Mahabharat 2019 !

Congratulations to Kishore for being crowned Classic Sudoku Master 2019! - for the 4th time in a row.

Congratulations to Akash Doulani for winning Best Author award.
@ 2019-07-22 9:13 AM (#27173 - in reply to #26287) (#27173) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2019-07-22 9:13 AM

Heartfelt thanks to organisers, authors, testers and all those responsible for putting together a brilliant event.I really enjoyed the 2 day event.Right after seeing the IB for both ISC and IPC, I realized that this year is much more rich, varied and diverse in content.The content of all rounds were meticulously designed and just seeing the IB was a pleasure ! In fact, both events looked like miniature versions of WSC and WPC respectively to me !

It's unfortunate that a round had to be scrapped again like previous year due to a printing error.This was the only blemish in an otherwise flawless event.The sudokus and puzzles in the contest were a treat due to a blend of quality foreign authors like Bram, Tawan, Nikola, Jan Novotny for sudokus and Walker coming together for puzzles with Indian authors like Rakesh, Akash and Ashish decide to piece together the contest rounds.They were an absolute treat to solve and I only wish the next year turns out to be even better.I had a fantastic experience at the ISC/IPC Kolkata.Thanks once again !!
@ 2019-07-24 10:39 AM (#27174 - in reply to #26287) (#27174) Top

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pranavmanu posted @ 2019-07-24 10:39 AM

Thanks to the Organisers,Authors and all the Puzzle Testers for a well conducted event.As Kishore has said,The IB itself felt quite rich and looked to be challenging.And as expected,the Puzzles were of great quality,markedly higher than last year's events.But the printing error in Round 4 was a bad mistake to make,considering the fact that there was an error even last year which led to the round being discarded.Rounds getting discarded 2 years in a row is just unacceptable,and quite irritating to take in,this one being more so because I had done quite well in it,and also because of it being the round with most points up for grabs.This,and my subsequent ousting from the top 4, put a dampener on my experience,but regardless,the rest of the event went very well and was enjoyable.Also,My congratulations to the Top 4 of both ISC and IPC.

Thanks,and See you again next year.

Edited by pranavmanu 2019-07-24 10:40 AM
@ 2019-07-28 12:31 PM (#27181 - in reply to #26287) (#27181) Top

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vopani posted @ 2019-07-28 12:31 PM

- Some of us left in a hurry, and didn’t get a chance to thank the organisers, myself included. Kudos to Akash, Ashish, Rakesh, Sumit (and all other authors, testers, organisers and volunteers) for donning the organisers’ hat and making the event successful. I particularly enjoyed the IPC, one of the best in the last 10 years. And as always it was wonderful to meet the puzzle community in India and hope this grows in the coming years.

- I discussed with some people that we could have the Saturday evening plan as part of the event schedule, where the organisers can arrange some space for board games and casual socialising. We anyway end up doing it every year and if it is arranged, it will be very convenient and can also encourage more people to be part of it. It is also one of the best times to interact with some of the new participants.

- This year we didn’t have a round of introductions before starting the event. I know 80-90% are common, but I think it’s a good simple and short 15-min session where we all get to say something about ourselves and get to know each person by name.

- It’s unfortunate that a round had to be cancelled last two years (for very different reasons). In case it helps, Deb followed a strict rule that AFTER the final PB is prepared, it would be printed and test solved by a tester and only after that do the final printing. That helps in formatting issues (like last page puzzles) and printing errors. Of course, only if time permits.

- I think the SM/PR playoffs and CSM/PZ events are wonderful and should continue. The size of the flex puzzles were very appropriate this time but maybe using thinner markers would be better. The large grids on flex in some of the previous years is inconvenient.
This is feedback from the folks who solved on flex since I didn’t.

- The venue hall was good, especially considering the change. Better than last year.

- Lastly (and this is personal, can be ignored) I vote for ISPC and not IPSC for no particular reason except that it mimics the WSPC order :-)
@ 2019-08-08 1:01 PM (#27211 - in reply to #26287) (#27211) Top

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rajeshk posted @ 2019-08-08 1:01 PM

Classic Sudoku Master 2019 Video can be seen at
https://youtu.be/FzkNTLi58Dw