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@ 2012-08-12 11:17 PM (#8200 - in reply to #7911) (#8200) Top

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adityasaraf007 posted @ 2012-08-12 11:17 PM

Just an idea.... Can "LMI Beginners' Puzzle Contests" be also organized along similar lines...
@ 2012-08-12 11:38 PM (#8201 - in reply to #8200) (#8201) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-12 11:38 PM

adityasaraf007 - 2012-08-12 11:17 PM

Just an idea.... Can "LMI Beginners' Puzzle Contests" be also organized along similar lines...


We started this first on the back of Times Sudoku Championship and decided to see how it goes. Now with the World Championship coming up soon and all that, the schedule is packed. We may think of something like that later on if this continues to be a success.
@ 2012-08-13 12:39 PM (#8205 - in reply to #8181) (#8205) Top

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pooja.seksaria posted @ 2012-08-13 12:39 PM

i lost time over re-solving Classic Sudoku - 1 3 times. The puzzle seems to be wrong. i couldnt complete it. however i did complete the Classic Sudoku - 2 successfully
@ 2012-08-13 1:01 PM (#8206 - in reply to #8205) (#8206) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-13 1:01 PM

pooja.seksaria - 2012-08-13 12:39 PM

i lost time over re-solving Classic Sudoku - 1 3 times. The puzzle seems to be wrong. i couldnt complete it. however i did complete the Classic Sudoku - 2 successfully


100 + participants seem to have solved it, so I doubt the problem is with the puzzle. It is possible(and quite common, even among top solvers) that you are just making a wrong assumption somewhere repeatedly. Keep trying, and once the deadline is over, feel free to post where you are getting stuck. Another option is to send me a private message of where you are getting a contradiction.
@ 2012-08-15 2:57 PM (#8208 - in reply to #7911) (#8208) Top

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purzelbaumfan posted @ 2012-08-15 2:57 PM

I have to agree with gramar: most of the other contests are very hard to solve and in the end the fun factor just blows away. Thank you for this easy and solvable contest :)
@ 2012-08-16 12:44 AM (#8210 - in reply to #7911) (#8210) Top

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sreejith posted @ 2012-08-16 12:44 AM

i interchanged 2 digits by mistake..but i hav solved d entire sudoku correct !...how come i get 0 points???
@ 2012-08-16 1:02 AM (#8211 - in reply to #8210) (#8211) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-16 1:02 AM

sreejith - 2012-08-16 12:44 AM

i interchanged 2 digits by mistake..but i hav solved d entire sudoku correct !...how come i get 0 points???


Awarding of partial points has to be done manually, please give one of the organizers time to look into it, and if your case is similar to other cases where partial points were awarded, you will surely be awarded it too. That is why we have the "claim points" button, to alert us to such things, even though we try our best to monitor everyone.

Anyway, you have been awarded partial points. You can check now.
@ 2012-08-16 2:28 PM (#8213 - in reply to #7911) (#8213) Top

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abhishekgoenka89 posted @ 2012-08-16 2:28 PM

Can anyone post what is the final time by which beginners contest for the month aug (10th - 16th) will end ??
@ 2012-08-16 3:10 PM (#8214 - in reply to #8213) (#8214) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-16 3:10 PM

abhishekgoenka89 - 2012-08-16 2:28 PM

Can anyone post what is the final time by which beginners contest for the month aug (10th - 16th) will end ??
Check the beginners' contest page - if still unclear, let us know.
@ 2012-08-16 4:43 PM (#8215 - in reply to #7911) (#8215) Top

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abhishekgoenka89 posted @ 2012-08-16 4:43 PM

i have gone through the above link. However it is showing that this contest if for the period from 9thaug to 15th aug.
I just want to know is this sudoku contest still going on or has it over and if it has not got over then what is the final time by which i can participate today.
@ 2012-08-16 5:16 PM (#8216 - in reply to #8215) (#8216) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-16 5:16 PM

It should have been 10th to 16th.

In any case, it ends at 5:30AM IST tomorrow morning. See attachment





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@ 2012-08-17 6:14 PM (#8221 - in reply to #7911) (#8221) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-17 6:14 PM

Beginners' Contest August is now over. With the new categorization, it looks like more people wanted to submit the answers and be competitive among fellow Beginners. Whether that be the reason or not, this month's contest saw a high ratio of people who solved at least one sudoku (293/332 Compared to 204/314). This is quite a pleasing stat as the main aim of these contests is that everyone should be able to solve something within the given competitive time.

As this test was categorized, here are the stats on each side -

Beginners - 164 participants and 136 of them solved at least one sudoku. 16 of them solved all 8 correctly.
Seasoners - 167 participants and 157 of them solved at least one sudoku. 96 of them solved all 8 correctly.

Now to the winners,

Congratulations to zyx (Thailand), Manuj (India) and PMarlin (USA) for being the top 3 Beginners.

Among the Seasoners, f4han (Malaysia), jaku111 (Czech Republic) and janoslaw (Poland) were the top 3.

Some of the winners from the Beginners Contest will get shifted to the Seasoner category after this as posted before. They can now try the LMI monthly tests and use the future Beginners' Contests as practice to continue their move towards the top, as they have excelled at the Beginner level. This means some of the other Beginners have a chance of winning the next edition.

Thank you all for participating!
@ 2012-08-29 11:25 PM (#8453 - in reply to #7911) (#8453) Top

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felezeu 1 posted @ 2012-08-29 11:25 PM

When exact starts the LMI Seasoners`Sudoku Contest in September?
@ 2012-08-29 11:37 PM (#8454 - in reply to #8453) (#8454) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-29 11:37 PM

felezeu 1 - 2012-08-29 11:25 PM

When exact starts the LMI Seasoners`Sudoku Contest in September?


This is yet to be decided. It'll mostly be later on in the month, 3rd or 4th week. Watch this topic for announcements.

Edited by debmohanty 2012-09-04 9:53 PM
@ 2012-09-02 6:31 PM (#8483 - in reply to #7911) (#8483) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-02 6:31 PM

Types for September


Here are the types for the September Edition of LMI Beginners' Contest - http://logicmastersindia.com/BeginnersSudoku/Types/B201209.asp

We are continuing with 2 variants from last time (Irregular and NonConsecutive)
We are introducing 2 variants (Odd Sudoku and Extra Region Sudoku)

@ 2012-09-03 9:07 AM (#8486 - in reply to #7911) (#8486) Top

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dp_94 posted @ 2012-09-03 9:07 AM

Does there will be 2 rounds, each of 100 minutes for September Sudoku Contest
@ 2012-09-03 9:21 AM (#8487 - in reply to #8486) (#8487) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-03 9:21 AM

dp_94 - 2012-09-03 9:07 AM

Does there will be 2 rounds, each of 100 minutes for September Sudoku Contest

Not really.The length was set to 100 minutes for our testing purpose. Sorry about the confusion.
@ 2012-09-04 9:32 PM (#8497 - in reply to #8487) (#8497) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-04 9:32 PM

Dates for September Beginners Sudoku Contest


Dates : 7th — 13th September



@ 2012-09-06 3:45 PM (#8501 - in reply to #7911) (#8501) Top

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abhi5670 posted @ 2012-09-06 3:45 PM

can the soduku puzzles be solved offline
@ 2012-09-06 3:46 PM (#8502 - in reply to #7911) (#8502) Top

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abhi5670 posted @ 2012-09-06 3:46 PM

If I solve the sudoku puzzles within time for the beginners contest, do I get a rank or somethign?
@ 2012-09-06 4:15 PM (#8503 - in reply to #8501) (#8503) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-06 4:15 PM

abhi5670 - 2012-09-06 3:45 PM

can the soduku puzzles be solved offline
I'm not exactly sure what 'offline' means.
You can either solve online using the flash interface
OR
you can print (the same set of sudokus) on paper and solve on paper, and then enter the rows marked by arrows.

abhi5670 - 2012-09-06 3:46 PM

If I solve the sudoku puzzles within time for the beginners contest, do I get a rank or somethign?
Again, not sure what your question is about. What exactly are you expecting if you solve the sudokus within time?
@ 2012-09-07 5:46 AM (#8504 - in reply to #7911) (#8504) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-07 5:46 AM

September Beginners Sudoku Contest has started

Here is the link, if you still haven't figured it out.

Points Distribution

Classic 1 - 4 points
Classic 2 - 7 points
Classic 3 - 8 points
Classic 4 - 11 points


Variant 1 (Irregular) - 4 points
Variant 2 (Odd) - 11 points
Variant 3 (Non Consecutive) - 7 points
Variant 4 (Extra Region) - 8 points

@ 2012-09-07 7:15 AM (#8505 - in reply to #8502) (#8505) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-09-07 7:15 AM

abhi5670 - 2012-09-06 3:46 PM

If I solve the sudoku puzzles within time for the beginners contest, do I get a rank or somethign?


See the previous scoring pages. You'll get "a rank" no matter how many you solve, as long as you participate. You'll get "a better rank" if you finish more sudokus/finish the same number faster. But on a side note, if you forget about the ranks, you invariably end up enjoying the test and giving a good performance too ;)
@ 2012-09-07 9:10 AM (#8506 - in reply to #8127) (#8506) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-07 9:10 AM

prasanna16391 - 2012-08-06 4:59 PM


The following are Seasoners by default -
1. Those who have attained, at any point, an LMI Sudoku rating of 500+.
2. Those who have achieved a rank of 25 or better in an LMI monthly Sudoku test.
3. Those who get 2 75+ total scores in the Beginners' Contests(This can obviously take effect only from the September edition).
4. Those who score 100+ on the Beginners' Contest shall be bumped to Seasoner level on the spot.
Following players are moved to Seasoners because of 3, even if they chose to play as beginner in August
B. Thananon
godisdead
jzverina
manuj
ZYX
@ 2012-09-07 1:36 PM (#8507 - in reply to #7911) (#8507) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-09-07 1:36 PM

This is a restricted thread. As you might have seen during other LMI tests :

Comments posted in the thread after the test started can only be viewed by players who have finished the test. If you are not logged in to forum or if you have not finished the test, you will see first few characters of the post.

The purpose is to encourage players to freely post comments while the test is running.
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