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#1 2007-10-29 12:58:15

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5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

The subject will be held online 01.12.2007. More information coming up soon.

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#2 2007-11-05 10:38:52

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

The registration for the Forsmarts 5th anniversary online-contest has started.

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#3 2007-11-26 11:13:20

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

The file with the examples is not ready yet. So here is the list of the featured puzzles:

Classics (or I just don't know the inventor):
- Fences
- Penta cutting

Forsmarts:
- Topology
- Chess battleships
- Binary areas
- Fortress Sudoku
- Easy as skyscrapers
- The longest line (new)
- Arrows Sudoku (new)
- Turn me on (new)

New puzzle-types from fellow puzzlemakers:
- Lawnmower man (by Anurag Sahay, India)
- Letterqueens (by Maxim Rutkovsky, Belarus)

+ Two optimize puzzles

The file with the examples is gonna be ready in a couple of days. Sorry for the delay.

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#4 2007-11-28 10:39:24

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

So, the instruction booklet is posted. Sorry for some mistypes, I was in a hurry.
Your questions are welcome in this topic.

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#5 2007-11-28 11:32:39

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

For the "Math Trade" optimization puzzle the answer key is:
first write your total, followed by your expression. The answer would look something like: 5;1*2+3/(4-5)*6/7-8+9*0.

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#6 2007-11-29 01:22:24

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

in the puzzle TURN ME ON. Should ALL cells be used like in the example or or there might be an empty cell?
Stefano

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#7 2007-11-29 11:19:31

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

sf2l wrote:

in the puzzle TURN ME ON. Should ALL cells be used like in the example or or there might be an empty cell?
Stefano

The rules don't restict to leave the empty cells, but the simple math proves that there's the only case to fill all the cells, in the example as well as in the actual contest puzzles.

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#8 2007-11-29 11:47:57

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

In "Chess Battleships" figures do not attack through another ships and/or figures.

In "Penta scrabble" the "marked cells" are the cells, in which the letter is placed (in the area where all elements are shown and marked by the letter). Note that in "Penta cutting" this area contains these elements are marked DIFFERENTLY, so you should use here the marking from "Penta scrabble" exclusively.

As always, there will be the time penalty for a delay. You can post your answers after 18:00 GMT during 10 more minutes, each minute will cost you 3 penalty points.

Last edited by forsmarts (2007-11-30 12:29:17)

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#9 2007-11-30 20:40:24

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

Sorry if I keep asking silly questions but it's the first time I take part to this contest
1) How do I submit my answers? simply by email (in this case to which address) or there will be an answer page?
2) Is there a penalty for submitting a wrong solution?
stefano

Last edited by sf2l (2007-12-01 00:30:40)

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#10 2007-12-01 16:41:00

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

1) Right after the start you have to reload the page. It will show the password for the file with the puzzles. Also there will be the form with the list of all puzzles.
2) No. Wrong answers just don't bring the points.


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#11 2007-12-01 20:29:07

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

Just wanted to extend my thanks for organizing this competition which was excellent, with many innovative and fun puzzles.  Thanks also to all the puzzle designers.

- Thomas Snyder

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#12 2007-12-01 21:37:10

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

Thanks for a lot of innovative puzzles! I enjoyed them very much.
But, since I have just run out of the ink of my printer,
I was forced to copy them to my notebook
and could not concentrate on the competition (T_T).

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#13 2007-12-01 21:52:25

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

Vladimir ask to inform: you can send questions and reclamations to forsmarts@forsmarts.com. They will be considered at Monday.

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#14 2007-12-02 11:36:20

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

By the way, here is the results page:
http://diogen.h1.ru/cgi-bin/contest/result.pl?id=19


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#15 2007-12-03 12:25:05

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

Thanks to everyone who participated in my contest. Special thanks to Thomas and Hideaki smile
Remember that you can file an appeal during today. All answers were checked by the program. If you misread the answer key and entered clues in different order or entered it into the wrong line it will certainly be taken into consideration.

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#16 2007-12-04 11:51:00

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

After a couple of satisfied appeals the final Top10 is:

1. Thomas Snyder (USA, Palo Alto) - 688
2. Rick Uppelschoten (Netherlands, Utrecht) - 670
3. Andrey Bogdanov (Russia, Zheleznodorozhny) - 656
4. Vlad Klyachin (Moscow, Russia) - 655   
5. Umit Abacioglu (Turkey, Istanbul) - 636
6. Yuhei Kusui (Japan, Toyama) - 584
7. Yuka Sugimura (Japan, Tokyo) - 550
8. Hideaki Jo (Japan, Tokyo) - 546
9. Alan Fetters (United States, Maynard) - 483
10. Taro Arimatsu (Japan, Yamanashi) - 464

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#17 2007-12-11 12:01:53

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

When will start the next round of Diogen online competiton?

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#18 2007-12-11 13:11:27

Andrey Bogdanov
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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

Vasilis wrote:

When will start the next round of Diogen online competiton?

Do you mean ipst-contest? It will start at this Friday, the 14 of December.

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#19 2007-12-11 13:55:52

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

Yes, thank you...I want to take part in ipst contest because it's a big challenge for my brain smile...Last time I solved only five puzzles and this time I have ambition to solve  least ten...We will see is it a big number for me..smile

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#20 2010-09-09 00:40:03

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Re: 5th anniversary Forsmarts competition

This is a really old post, was there one for 2010 if so where can I find the link thanks

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