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Tapa Variations Contest 5

The 2011 Tapa Variations Contest series has begun. This year Logic Masters India will be hosting the competitions. Tapa Variations Contest 5 was held on 5th-6th February, 2011.
The author of the puzzles are Gulce Ozkutuk and Serkan Yurekli.

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1. Thomas Snyder (USA) - 841 (49:01)
2. Andrey Bogdanov (Russia) - 841 (71:27)
3. Florian Kirch (Germany) - 841 (72:32)
4. Philipp Weiß (Germany) - 812
5. Psyho (Poland) - 777
6. Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia) - 756
7. Michael Ley (Germany) - 741
8. Ulrich Voigt (Germany) - 691
9. Hideaki Jo (Japan) - 689
10. Steven Barge (UK) - 657

Best Indians

28. Rohan Rao - 435
42. Rakesh Rai - 332
62. Anurag Sahay - 242
75. Harmeet Singh - 181
103. Prasanna Seshadri - 61

Complete Results

Beautiful set of puzzles. I wasn't comfortable with Tapa Chess before the test, but I managed to solve it without much trouble. I made some silly error in Tapa Filler. I happily left Math Tapa till the end, one of my least favourite variations. Word Tapa was amazing. It took me a while to figure out the actual usage of the rules, but after that, they solved very nicely. Tapa Rotator was very simple and so was Tapa with Borders. I have never solved Double Tapa in my life (not even the example in the IB) and I surprised myself to the core by solving the Double Tapa puzzle. It was beautiful! And it felt beautiful! Tapa Connection was solvable with a little guesswork, and I just couldn't get through Tapa Possible. Maybe I missed something.
Overall, a superb Tapa variations set and a great start to this year's contests. Looking forward to some more exciting and fun-filled Tapa puzzles in the next few weeks :-)

Tapa Variations Contest 6 will be held on 19th-20th February, 2011.

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