Results for: Peg Solitaire

Yi Cao wins the prize 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Yi Cao wins the prize The contest is over, the queue is clear, and the results are in. Our heartiest congratulations go to contest veteran Yi Cao for his winning entry Buy a ticket. We’ll be sending him his Solitaire game board and some other assorted MATLAB goodies. Yi has a highly decorated career as a... read more >>

Peg Solitaire: Queue and Top 20 Entries

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Peg Solitaire: Queue and Top 20 Entries Queue and Top 20 Entries This page was generated on May 16 at 5:24PM EDT. It is updated once a minute.   Entries waiting in queue   Date Title Author Length Diff Top 20 Ranked Entries   Rank Date Title Author Results CPU Time Score Length Diff 1 2007-05-16 11:56:20 Buy a ticket Yi Cao 39072.48 (cyc: 10) 45.4997 3926.7034 31499 2 2007-05-16 11:57:04 buy two tickets Yi Cao 38976.72 (cyc: 21) 50.0899 3933.1468 31784 diff 3 2007-05-16 11:59:52 buy four tickets Yi Cao 38976.72 (cyc: 21) 50.5814 3933.7558 31748 diff 4 2007-05-16 11:59:12 Tweking to the MAX v2 Jacob 39125.26 (cyc: 10) 47.5729 3934.1062 29252 diff 5 2007-05-16 11:58:27 tweaking to... read more >>

Peg Solitaire: Final Analysis

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Peg Solitaire: Final Analysis Peg Solitaire, Final Analysis by Yi Cao Introduction Initial code development Tweaking and improvement Final sprint Post contest discussion Conclusion 1. Introduction Peg Solitaire is an interesting contest. The problem is simple and easy to be understood. Anyone with reasonable MATLAB knowledge should be able to develop a valid solver. However, the problem is also so hard that after 7... read more >>

Peg Solitaire: Entry Listing

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Peg Solitaire: Entry Listing Entry Listing For the first stage of the contest, the entries and their scores are hidden. Here is a listing of all the submissions we’ve received so far. This page was generated on May 16 at 5:24PM EDT. It is updated once a minute. Date Author Entry 2007-05-08 19:08:57 MATLAB Contest Team Sample Entry 2007-05-09 12:11:29 Jan Langer First 2007-05-09 13:17:03 petey torrione silly... read more >>

Near the End

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Near the End srach won the Best Result. This challenge proved to be very popular and, by its nature, attracted entries with long run times leaving the queue backed up for most of Tuesday night. BirdBrain, nathan q, and Yi Cao also had top entries approaching the 4PM deadline. Sergey Yurgenson took... read more >>

Best Result by 4 PM Challenge 3

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Best Result by 4 PM Challenge Yi Cao currently has the best result, having nudged his entry wakingup to push down to around 38664. Unfortunately, getting this result uses up nearly three full minutes, so the resulting time penalty keeps the final score from being competitive in the main contest. That’s why we’re going to run... read more >>

Midcontest analysis by Lucio 1

Posted by Helen Chen,

Midcontest analysis by Lucio Lucio Cetto has written the midcontest analysis. In his analysis, Lucio reviews 3 different winning entries, comparing the different approaches to the game’s goals. He also offers his own solutions created using a graph created by Sidney and additional graph theory algorithms and also a package and purge %... read more >>

Peg Solitaire: mid-contest Analysis

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Peg Solitaire: mid-contest Analysis Peg Solitaire, mid-contest Analysis by Lucio Cetto For this mid-contest analysis I will be referring to three different entries. First, the Darkness phase winner, “Spyder_20K” (entry number 38783) by Nick Howe. Nick just out edged other contest superstars such as Alan Chalker, Jan Langer and Yi Cao to claim the Darkness phase. Our second... read more >>

1000 character challenge and the Tuesday leap 1

Posted by Helen Chen,

1000 character challenge and the Tuesday leap Congratulations to Sergey Yurgenson for his winning entry Cat54. Both this entry and second place’s Last Remains …. by David Jones credit Remains of the Day by the cyclist as their common ancestor. In a couple of short hours our final challenge begins – our Tuesday Leap. The goal... read more >>

Big Push Winner, 1000 Character Challenge 4

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Big Push Winner, 1000 Character Challenge Markus Buehren won the Big Sunday Push with two entries that made big improvements, one of which dropped the score more than any other player’s combined efforts for the day. Markus first made a showing in the Blockbuster contest, scoring two midcontest wins. Jan Langer, nathan q, Jin,... read more >>

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