Let me first apologize for the delay in this post and some unexpected issues that we faced after the end of the contest that might have prevented you from checking your updated ratings and the editorials. The issue also made the site unusable for a while. We have identified the issue and corrected it.
The Valentine month February Cook-Off has come to an end. Our 5 dishes were feasted upon in style and I bet our coders today were very hungry, as all the five problems were devoured within the very first hour of the contest!
Thanks to Gennady Korotkevitch and Aleksey Tolstikov for accepting the role of Sous-Chefs. They painstakingly worked out in the kitchen for over a fortnight, to prepare this delightful feast for you. Lets give them a big round of applause.
Now let us take a look at the winners before we dwell in the happenings of the contest.
We had 3 contestants solving all 5 problems and we had to break the tie considering the time of submissions. The winner clearly is EgorK who solved all the 5 problems within the best time of 06:15:56. mikhailOK (whose showed up on the ranking chart about an hour into the contest) follows him followed by raveman (interestingly with 10 penalties!). Congratulations coders! Well done. The best of the lot from the Indian sub-continent, balakrishnan_v stands at 21.
Digging into the details, the contest started without any hiccups that CodeChef has seen off late. 🙂 We saw the first submission of the contest from laycurse for the problem DAILY. More submissions followed for DAILY which, eventually ended with a tally of 445 AC submissions! The veterans started attacking other problems in the set as soon as they finished with DAILY. It didn’t take them long and were successful in solving with BEARS, CAREFUL and EQUATIO in succession. Thirty-five minutes had passed into the contest and problem AUTHEN was the only one left to get an AC submission. Eventually niyaznigmatul was the first to get an AC in AUTHEN. By the time EgorK had solved four problems and took the top spot in the rankings, pretty much everything was settled. There was no doubt in our problem setting panel mind that he was going to win this one.
Here are the top 10 winners of the contest. Congratulations to each and everyone of them :):
And finally here are the stats:
|Length of Contest||Unique Participants||Total Number of Submissions||User who have solved at least one problem|
|Rest of World||166|
With this victory, and a short contest rating of 3891.50 EgorK cements his second position in the short contest rankings! He has still some way to go before he can dis-mantle Gennady 🙂 You can take a look at the short contest rankings in here.
Before wrapping up this post let me remind you that we have our regular long contest coming as usual on the 1st of March. Make sure you don’t miss out this contest as we have something more in store. 🙂 Keep watching the space for our announcements.
Before I take a bow, do not forget to have a look at the editorials and ask all your doubts directly to our problem setters. And keep sending your feedback/suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.