World ever best Sudoku player Vhutshilo Mudau

Advanced methods and approaches for solving Sudoku puzzles

Postby The Central Scrutinizer » Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:59 am

I can solve a 2x2 binary sudoku in less than a minute.

Sometimes I have to resort to my patented Excalibur Method, but that's only in extreme cases.
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Postby Jeff » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:26 pm


I am not unreasonable. But the fact that you did'nt post any reponse at all after your first blunt statement, have left me thinking that you are not genuine.

When you asked for a camparison, you have to campare apple to apple, but you failed to state what you apple was. You have to clarify things like:

What type of grid - 9x9
What kind of difficulty level - gentle, moderate, disbolical or extreme
What kind of technique would be needed - up to x-wing, colours etc.....

I assume you are talking about 9x9 grid.
I assume the difficulty level of your world title is moderate.
I assume you are only required to use simple techniques up to x-wing.
I also assume that you did win your world title.

But, coming to this forum and tell us how good you are, is just like a high school kid who has just won the Olympic of mathematics, goes to the university and challenge the professors on mathematics.

You see, people in this forum don't go for competitions of your sort. They develope tricks, describe new methods, define techniques and give lectures on sudoku researches. From time to time, they enjoy helping newbies to solve their puzzles. You have really come to the wrong place looking for time trials.

I am really interested to know how much you know about solving sudokus. You may like to tell us a bit more of your level. For example, what do you know about the following:

Without filtering:
xy-wing, xy-chain
xyz-wing, xyz chain
Forcing Chains

With filtering:
Turbot fish
Solving by Colours by means of conjugate relationship
Forcing colour chains

You only going for time when you are trying to solve simple puzzles. With difficult puzzles, you are really looking for techniques, simply because it will take forever if you don't know how. Got it!!

There's no need to send any more private messages. Alright!!
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Postby Karyobin » Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:14 pm

Damned tolerant stuff there Jeff, I should definitely take a leaf out of your book.

I wouldn't say I was unreasonable either per se, it's just that I see wind-ups like Dick Cheney sees oil reserves, and I go after them just as quick.

Are you getting PMs too? I thought it was just me. And the ones I got weren't entirely to do with 'Solving techniques', if you catch my drift.
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Postby snapdragon » Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:45 pm

This discussion is far more amsuing than solving puzzles, and now I'm getting interested in anagrams.

Airy knob

Or is that HAIRY knob?
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Postby Karyobin » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:00 am

Hmmm...fairynuff, though methinks 'twould be considered bad form to insert extra letters. Punctuation normally does the trick:

e.g. 'airy knob

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Postby angusj » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:31 am

Karyobin wrote:Hmmm...fairynuff, though methinks

Can't we keep this on topic?
Or better still ... perhaps it's time to close this thread.

gosh, jon's a nun!:D
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Postby george-no1 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:39 pm

angusj wrote:Can't we keep this on topic?

Well we could, but then it wouldn't be fun, Angus Johnson.

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