The May CookOff has ended!

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Hi Guys,

The May 2010 Cook-off has ended. A well balanced problem set, in which we saw some of the big names participate just a day before the ACM ICPC world finals.

This contest was made possible by our new problem setter and tester Anil Kishore and Harsha S respectively. And they did an awesome job at it. Thank you guys so much for the fantastic job in putting together this problem set!

There was an issue with judging Java submissions for one of the problems, which was reported by Mikhail during the contest, and after identifying the issue we decided to rejudge them. The rank-list changed after the contest was over, which was unfortunate. We sincerely apologize to vitar and laycurse, as they have been the most affected due to this lapse from our side.

We also had an issue with our commenting system during the contest which was caused due to a bug in our system. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. This has been fixed now and we request you to get back to the editorials and start commenting your doubts to our problem setter and tester. Your queries will be definitely answered there.

And we are also facing another issue with viewing solutions for the COOK10 problems. We are yet to figure out why this happened. We are investigating this and this may take us some time. We will keep you posted, please bear with us until then.

Finally, here are the  top 10 best performers of the May 2011 Cook-Off:

01. mikhailOK
02. vitar
03. laycurse
04. EgorK
05. gennady.korotkevich
06. allin
07. niyaznigmatul
08. Milanin
09. dzhulgakov
10. emppu

Take a look at the contest rankings here.

Contest Statistics:

Length of Contest Unique Participants Total Number of Submissions User who have solved at least one problem
2.5 hours 442 2255 315
Country Total Participants
IN 276
Rest of World 166

Congratulations guys! We look forward to seeing all of you participating in the June 2011 Challenge that begins on 1st June, 2011.

Check out the contest problem editorials here.

If there is anything you would like to let us know regarding this contest then do let us know by either commenting below this blog post or by sending in an email to,
Harsh Munshaw
(Team CodeChef)

P.S. Winners of the contest will be contacted this week.

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