Math - 3rd to 8th Apr - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020
@ 2020-03-25 9:19 PM (#27806) (#27806) Top

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Link for rules and other details about Sudoku Mahabharat : http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2020sm.asp
Instructions for Math - http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/202004/

@ 2020-03-27 12:50 PM (#27817 - in reply to #27806) (#27817) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-03-27 12:50 PM

Instruction Booklet


Instruction Booklet is now available here: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/202004/

The contest shall be open till Wednesday (8th April). - EXTENDED TILL THURSDAY 12 PM

@ 2020-04-03 8:08 AM (#27823 - in reply to #27806) (#27823) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2020-04-03 8:08 AM

Good luck to all for Math Round !
@ 2020-04-03 10:46 AM (#27825 - in reply to #27806) (#27825) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-03 10:46 AM

Sudoku Booklet


The encrypted PB (Puzzle Booklet) is available for download now: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/202004/

@ 2020-04-03 11:10 AM (#27826 - in reply to #27825) (#27826) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-03 11:10 AM

The test has started.
@ 2020-04-03 11:53 AM (#27827 - in reply to #27806) (#27827) Top

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akash.doulani posted @ 2020-04-03 11:53 AM

All the best for the test
@ 2020-04-03 12:48 PM (#27828 - in reply to #27806) (#27828) Top

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An LMI player posted @ 2020-04-03 12:48 PM

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


Easier than last year's Maths SM but harder than earlier SM tests this year. But Maths SM tests are generally hard. All 9x9 variant grids were very nice solves.
@ 2020-04-03 3:07 PM (#27829 - in reply to #27806) (#27829) Top

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vopani posted @ 2020-04-03 3:07 PM

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


Too hard to notice some of the really nice themes while solving. Overall a very neat and enjoyable set of sudokus.
A slight bit on the harder side but that's been the trend of Math rounds in SM (including my 2016 set), though this is one of the better Math sets among the years.

Favourites: 9x9 Serbian Frame, 6x6 X-Sums, 9x9 Division
In fact, the Serbian Frames were the standouts of the set for me.

Thanks Akash and Kishore!
@ 2020-04-03 7:00 PM (#27830 - in reply to #27806) (#27830) Top

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An LMI player posted @ 2020-04-03 7:00 PM

 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


@ 2020-04-03 10:32 PM (#27831 - in reply to #27806) (#27831) Top

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Puzzle_Maestro posted @ 2020-04-03 10:32 PM

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


@ 2020-04-04 1:39 AM (#27832 - in reply to #27806) (#27832) Top

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rob posted @ 2020-04-04 1:39 AM

Enjoyed this test a lot, thank you! Not quite sure how to put it, but I liked how the puzzles all felt clearly "constructed".

The 9x9 Killer was probably my favourite of the set, while the Little Killer was more of a "are you really forcing me to do this???" :). (And then I missed that R7C5 couldn't be 1 which cost a bunch of time.)
@ 2020-04-04 2:42 AM (#27833 - in reply to #27806) (#27833) Top

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MrLiang posted @ 2020-04-04 2:42 AM

 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? Serbian Frame 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


@ 2020-04-04 3:53 AM (#27834 - in reply to #27806) (#27834) Top

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ByronosaurusRex posted @ 2020-04-04 3:53 AM

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


I was coasting along fairly comfortably through much of the test, with the end seemingly in sight -- the 9x9 versions of most variants had seemed a little over-pointed if anything -- and then thwap, down came the big Little Killer like a California redwood blocking my path.

Even as I felt I was making reasonable forward progress for most of my solve, it still featured a number of delayed 'aha' moments that added up to a brutal solve spanning nearly 24 minutes.

I don't think it was too hard for its point value, so much as I was too easily intimidated by the clues' seeming impenetrability (which appears to be the intended effect -- each individual clue becoming practical only once the previous steps were taken was actually a quite charming solution path in its own right).

So after getting a big head from my relative mastery of the other variants, Little Killer ultimately taught me a valuable lesson in humility (as it so often does).
@ 2020-04-04 4:10 AM (#27835 - in reply to #27806) (#27835) Top

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cyberx60 posted @ 2020-04-04 4:10 AM

Didn't get the Little Killer done until after time expired, but wow, what a puzzle. I feel like there was only 1 solution path until the very end.
@ 2020-04-04 4:11 AM (#27836 - in reply to #27806) (#27836) Top

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cyberx60 posted @ 2020-04-04 4:11 AM

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


@ 2020-04-04 3:04 PM (#27837 - in reply to #27806) (#27837) Top

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Sedho posted @ 2020-04-04 3:04 PM

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


My favorite of the set was the Killer, as I am used to pencilling in only when there is 1 possible pair. It took me a while before I noticed that there were unusually many cages with 2 possible pairs of numbers, and only when I started pencilling those in did I begin to make more progress.

Overall, a very fun set, even if I found the Little Killer to be quite monstrous. :D
@ 2020-04-04 4:20 PM (#27838 - in reply to #27806) (#27838) Top

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pranavmanu posted @ 2020-04-04 4:20 PM

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


Thank you to Kishore and Akash for a nice test.
Little killer burned too much time for me, but the rest were quite smooth.Favourites were Little Killer 1,Little Killer 2 and X sums 2
Enjoyed!
@ 2020-04-04 6:24 PM (#27839 - in reply to #27806) (#27839) Top

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margareta456 posted @ 2020-04-04 6:24 PM

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


@ 2020-04-04 9:32 PM (#27844 - in reply to #27806) (#27844) Top

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bob posted @ 2020-04-04 9:32 PM

 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? Killer Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little


Very frustrating set for me. Many "easy" puzzles need a couple of attempts. For me the the 12-point killer was the most fun (and the only harder puzzle I even had time to try). As always, I shall enjoy these quality puzzles on my own time; I've never quite understood the obsession with speed.
@ 2020-04-04 10:50 PM (#27845 - in reply to #27806) (#27845) Top

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Schachus posted @ 2020-04-04 10:50 PM

rules for serbian frame 1 seem off in the instruction booklet. Am I right supposing that it should be 2nd and 3rd digit just as in the serbian frame 2 sudoku? Thanks
@ 2020-04-05 2:50 AM (#27846 - in reply to #27806) (#27846) Top

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Feadoor posted @ 2020-04-05 2:50 AM

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


The Little Killer took almost 30 minutes of solving time - but what a great puzzle!

Edited by Feadoor 2020-04-05 2:52 AM
@ 2020-04-05 10:01 AM (#27847 - in reply to #27806) (#27847) Top

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An LMI player posted @ 2020-04-05 10:01 AM

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


@ 2020-04-05 11:19 AM (#27848 - in reply to #27845) (#27848) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2020-04-05 11:19 AM

Schachus - 2020-04-04 10:50 PM

rules for serbian frame 1 seem off in the instruction booklet. Am I right supposing that it should be 2nd and 3rd digit just as in the serbian frame 2 sudoku? Thanks


The instructions given in the IB are correct.

i.e., for 6X6 : Row clues are sum of 1st and 2nd digits.Column clues are sum of 2nd & 3rd digits while for 9X9, Row clues are sum of 2nd and 3rd digits and Column clues are sum of 3rd and 4th digits.Hope it's clear now.Good luck !
@ 2020-04-05 12:48 PM (#27849 - in reply to #27806) (#27849) Top

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aashay posted @ 2020-04-05 12:48 PM

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


Excellent set of Sudokus, with clear, logical solving paths. Really enjoyed solving this round. I would have finished the set, but kept on inserting the wrong asnwer key for X-Sums, for no apparent reason. Thanks Akash and Kishore for the wonderful sudokus.
@ 2020-04-05 12:48 PM (#27850 - in reply to #27806) (#27850) Top

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aashay posted @ 2020-04-05 12:48 PM

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


Excellent set of Sudokus, with clear, logical solving paths. Really enjoyed solving this round. I would have finished the set, but kept on inserting the wrong asnwer key for X-Sums, for no apparent reason. Thanks Akash and Kishore for the wonderful sudokus.
@ 2020-04-05 2:01 PM (#27851 - in reply to #27806) (#27851) Top

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harmeet posted @ 2020-04-05 2:01 PM

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


Awesome set. Loved all 9x9 variants. Little Killer was daunting. Attempted it after the test. Thanks Aakash and Kishore!
@ 2020-04-05 2:24 PM (#27852 - in reply to #27806) (#27852) Top

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An LMI player posted @ 2020-04-05 2:24 PM

 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? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Serbian Frame 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


Before doing the round, I saw a forum fost that started with "frust...". I can see where he is coming from.
I broke almost all the 9x9 I attempted multiple times (In fact I only solved one (Serbian sums) I also took very long on that, but that was on me, I had solved an 8 clue as a 7 clue, and unfortunately after that the puzzle didnt break, but just didnt lead anywhere...).
The 9x9 seemed much harder than all the 6x6 also by point value (there were two 4 point 6x6, that seeemed very quuick anyway and I was stuck for ages on all 9x9 puzzles.)
@ 2020-04-05 2:25 PM (#27854 - in reply to #27848) (#27854) Top

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Schachus posted @ 2020-04-05 2:25 PM

kishy72 - 2020-04-05 7:19 AM

Schachus - 2020-04-04 10:50 PM

rules for serbian frame 1 seem off in the instruction booklet. Am I right supposing that it should be 2nd and 3rd digit just as in the serbian frame 2 sudoku? Thanks


The instructions given in the IB are correct.

i.e., for 6X6 : Row clues are sum of 1st and 2nd digits.Column clues are sum of 2nd & 3rd digits while for 9X9, Row clues are sum of 2nd and 3rd digits and Column clues are sum of 3rd and 4th digits.Hope it's clear now.Good luck !


Ay yeah, I misread it, thanks
@ 2020-04-05 3:28 PM (#27855 - in reply to #27854) (#27855) Top

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neerajmehrotra posted @ 2020-04-05 3:28 PM

And I did a blunder....by not reading the rules carefully.
Followed 2nd and 3rd cell for rows

Edited by neerajmehrotra 2020-04-05 3:28 PM
@ 2020-04-06 12:03 PM (#27856 - in reply to #27806) (#27856) Top

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tamz29 posted @ 2020-04-06 12:03 PM

The 9x9's would be great as stand-alones. Anything harder than the 9x9 Killer (a beautiful construction by the way) might be better off not in the test.
The Little Killer took me 20+ minutes which is nearly 1/3 of the test's duration. I see the points being appropriately adjusted but perhaps too hard for SM?
Very nice grids that didn't feel too math-y. Thanks!
@ 2020-04-06 12:56 PM (#27857 - in reply to #27806) (#27857) Top

Ronaldo



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Ronaldo posted @ 2020-04-06 12:56 PM

what is the password for instruction sudoku booklet?
@ 2020-04-06 1:08 PM (#27859 - in reply to #27806) (#27859) Top

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priyambhushan posted @ 2020-04-06 1:08 PM

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


Absolutely wonderful set of puzzles.. thank you for that, Akash and Kishore!

My first time attempting online solving and I was hit with a ton of technical last minute issues and ended up doing horribly on this round, but I couldn't help but notice the puzzles themselves were really enjoyable, and just the right amount of difficulty in my opinion!

Thanks!
@ 2020-04-06 4:11 PM (#27860 - in reply to #27806) (#27860) Top

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An LMI player posted @ 2020-04-06 4:11 PM

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


@ 2020-04-06 7:15 PM (#27862 - in reply to #27806) (#27862) Top

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Kumaresan R posted @ 2020-04-06 7:15 PM

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


silly mistake in killer cost me 12=14 x sum unable to finish in time..i expect 70 but finish with 55...thanks to Akash & Kishore for good quality puzzles..Little killer is very hard puzzle which i took 25min after competition..
@ 2020-04-06 11:15 PM (#27864 - in reply to #27806) (#27864) Top

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jsarwade posted @ 2020-04-06 11:15 PM

i am not able to see sudoku puzzles my adobe flash player is not working what should i do
@ 2020-04-06 11:21 PM (#27865 - in reply to #27864) (#27865) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-06 11:21 PM

jsarwade - 2020-04-06 11:15 PM

i am not able to see sudoku puzzles my adobe flash player is not working what should i do

You need to install adobe flash player and take the test.
@ 2020-04-07 2:03 AM (#27866 - in reply to #27806) (#27866) Top

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avinash175 posted @ 2020-04-07 2:03 AM

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


@ 2020-04-07 3:43 PM (#27867 - in reply to #27806) (#27867) Top

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AnjaliPathak posted @ 2020-04-07 3:43 PM

Hello Admin
Can beginners also participate in these tests.. or there is some elimination test for them ? How should we start
@ 2020-04-07 5:38 PM (#27870 - in reply to #27806) (#27870) Top

Ramu



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Ramu posted @ 2020-04-07 5:38 PM

How can I start online test for sudoku mahabharat
@ 2020-04-07 10:07 PM (#27871 - in reply to #27806) (#27871) Top

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An LMI player posted @ 2020-04-07 10:07 PM

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


@ 2020-04-07 11:58 PM (#27872 - in reply to #27806) (#27872) Top

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udoroh posted @ 2020-04-07 11:58 PM

 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


@ 2020-04-08 3:59 AM (#27873 - in reply to #27806) (#27873) Top

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mstang posted @ 2020-04-08 3:59 AM

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


@ 2020-04-08 7:01 AM (#27874 - in reply to #27806) (#27874) Top

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gaurav.kjain posted @ 2020-04-08 7:01 AM

The quality of puzzles was exceptional. It was not my day for sure. After solving Little killer in ~20 mins... I did blunder in XSums by putting 17 pair instead of 15 in 9 sum repeatedly in 1st box and somehow never erased that portion in repeated solving. I will keep that solve as a souvenir now. I was just laughing to see it today also.
This just killed my time and when I saw timer some 34-35 mins was remaining, did whatever I could.
Serbian Frame also I broken after losing this much time. I really seriously need to work on these blunders which I make at crucial junctures.
My feeling is I could have finished this in quite good time.

I felt for SM it is slightly on harder side as quality is similar to GP puzzles.
Excellent sudokus I would say and I admire Akash and Kishore as a author and rate them very high. Thanks Akash and Kishore. Lastly thanks Rakesh who would have put his effort in background.


Edited by gaurav.kjain 2020-04-08 7:24 AM
@ 2020-04-08 9:00 AM (#27875 - in reply to #27870) (#27875) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-08 9:00 AM

Ramu - 2020-04-07 5:38 PM

How can I start online test for sudoku mahabharat

- 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 Math" 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 at the top of the contest page).

In online solving, you can use pencilmarks and keep solving. Once the cells in the answer keys are filled, you can submit.


You can also find details here: http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?start=1&t...
@ 2020-04-08 9:02 AM (#27876 - in reply to #27867) (#27876) Top

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AnjaliPathak - 2020-04-07 3:43 PM

Hello Admin
Can beginners also participate in these tests.. or there is some elimination test for them ? How should we start

Yes. Beginners can participate, although you may find some grids tough.
Currently we do not have any Beginners /elimination Contests on LMI.

- 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 Math" 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 at the top of the contest page).

You can also find details here: http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?start=1&t...
@ 2020-04-08 9:03 AM (#27877 - in reply to #27806) (#27877) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-08 9:03 AM

The test ends at 23:59 on 8th April. So, if you want to participate, please start the test before that time.
@ 2020-04-08 9:04 AM (#27878 - in reply to #27857) (#27878) Top

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Ronaldo - 2020-04-06 12:56 PM

what is the password for instruction sudoku booklet?


Please refer to earlier replies regarding how to participate.
@ 2020-04-08 1:31 PM (#27879 - in reply to #27806) (#27879) Top

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peluri posted @ 2020-04-08 1:31 PM

 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


@ 2020-04-08 9:18 PM (#27887 - in reply to #27806) (#27887) Top

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An LMI player posted @ 2020-04-08 9:18 PM

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


@ 2020-04-08 10:36 PM (#27888 - in reply to #27806) (#27888) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-08 10:36 PM

Contest Extension


The contest is extended by 12 hours and shall be open till Thursday 12 PM IST (9th April) - based on a couple of genuine requests from regular participants.
(Participants must start the test before 12 PM on 9th April.)

@ 2020-04-09 4:46 AM (#27893 - in reply to #27806) (#27893) Top

Ziti



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Ziti posted @ 2020-04-09 4:46 AM

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


@ 2020-04-09 2:06 PM (#27895 - in reply to #27893) (#27895) Top

kishy72



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kishy72 posted @ 2020-04-09 2:06 PM

Math round of Sudoku Mahabharat has ended.A total of 41 completed the set and many had come close to finishing the set.Congrats !

As most of you had noted, Little Killer (9X9) is a hard sudoku and is without doubt the toughest of the set.I hope the points allotted justified the same.The solve path is very narrow.Rakesh liked it very much after test solving and in the end preferred it over Mathrax which was also in the pool of sudokus but did not make the final cut. The decision to include LK seems to be correct as most of the other sudokus were of a manageable difficulty level and solvers had to really overcome this tough sudoku to finish the set.

I hope everyone had fun solving the sudokus and thank you to all who had given their feedback ! Thanks to Akash for contributing the bulk of sudokus and to Rakesh for running things smoothly behind the screen without any hiccups !!
@ 2020-04-09 2:18 PM (#27897 - in reply to #27893) (#27897) Top

Administrator



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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-09 2:18 PM

Congratulations to Jakub Ondrousek, Tantan Dai and Kota Morinishi for taking the top three places. Fourth successive SM win for Jakub in 2020!

Thanks to the 377 participants from 41 countries. Sinchai Rungsangrattanakul (Thailand) was the first to start the test and Stephanie D' Souza (India) was the last person to start the test. As noted by Kishore, 41 participants completed the set within the allotted time, and 359 participants (95.23%) scored non-zero points. The median score of the test was 45.

Also noticed that Para edged Pranavmanu for 18th place by (approximately) 0.0000009 seconds.

Top 3 for countries with 10+ participants:

India(138): Prasanna Seshadri, Rohan Rao and Rishi Puri
Japan(27): Endo Ken, Hideaki Jo and Takuya Sugimoto (2nd-4th)
USA (21): Jason Zuffranieri, Jenna Rivet and Todd Geldon
Italy(19): Giulia Cossutti, Stefano Forcolin and Chiara Nuzio
Poland(17): Jan Mrozowski, Tomasz Strozak and Krystian Swiderski
France(16): Timothy Doyle, Yannick MEYAPIN and Denis Auroux
Germany(15): Michael Ley, Robert Vollmert and Silke Berendes
Slovakia (11): Natalia Chanova, Katarina Simonovicova and Veronika Kolvekova
Korea (10): Seungjae Kwak, Hwangrae Lee and Eo Heong Mat

Thanks Akash Doulani and Kishore Kumar for the sudokus!

Participants may share feedback on the results page and rate the puzzles on the contest page.
@ 2020-04-09 3:06 PM (#27901 - in reply to #27806) (#27901) Top

akash.doulani



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akash.doulani posted @ 2020-04-09 3:06 PM

Congratulations to Jakub , Tantan & Kota for finishing in top 3 and also Prasanna , Rohan & RIshi for taking the top 3 spots among the Indians.

Coming back to the sudokus , I had created 6 variants and Kishore created 2. Out of this 4 of mine were selected and 1 of Kishore's was selected. My little killer lost out to Kishore's little killer ( for obvious reason - although very difficult , it was a beautiful puzzle ). Kishore had also made a Mathrax but that was too difficult to be included . Two of my sudokus that did not make it were Little killer and Group sum ( you can find them on my blog ).

You must have noticed that all the grids were numberless. I wanted the theme of the test to be Numberless and asked Kishore to create keeping this in mind. I hope we succeeded in creating a good set. As an author , my personal favourite was 9x9 Killer. Kindly share your feedback on the forum.

@ 2020-04-10 6:32 PM (#27921 - in reply to #27806) (#27921) Top

Administrator



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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-10 6:32 PM

The Solution Booklet is now available here.