Meet the new kid on top of the rank table

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“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison

No matter which field you are associated with or what you do, we all have seen, known, or at times been an embodiment of that famous quote. The May Challenge 2015 is a story of one such kid, animesh_f, who in his 9th LunchTime appearance finally triumphed our LunchTime pros meteora and rajat1603. And we are sure you are going to love it.

Set by the seasoned problem setting panel featuring the likes of Amit Pandey as problem setter, Sergey Kulik once again doubling as Russian translator and tester, Saurabh Hota as editorialist, and Gedi Zheng as Mandarin Translator, the May LunchTime 2015 had all the key ingredients of a crunchy contest. And to make sure that we get one, we had our omnipresent Praveen Dhinwa on looking the proceedings. The incessant hard work put in by these gentlemen has accounted for many wonderful contests and the May LunchTime was the latest entrant in that growing list.

The start of May LunchTime 2015 was not we have tended to take too often. The red crosses of Wrong Answers were sweeping over the green ticks of Accepted Answers. And we were not very happy about it. However, we found our solace in the presence of meteora, kaizero, fleimgruber, rajat1603, and animesh_f. And while the boys, were busy figuring out DEVUGRAP, meteora cracked it open in the 6th minute of the contest. That sent a clear message to her foes. It got even more serious when animesh_f and rajat1603 got WA in their first submissions few seconds apart from each other. However, inside the first 10 minutes of the contest they all had DEVUGRAP to their names. That laid a rather enticing plot for the May LunchTime and with every passing minute into the contest; it just got better.

The rank table was adorned by all sorts of colors and symbols displaying different results for different participants. Amid those symbols and colors some where we had our winner fighting to emerge on top. However, we had to wait till the very last minute of the contest to find who it was. It literally was the last minute of the contest. We enjoyed the battle between the dynamic trio of animesh, rajat, and meteora all thorough the contest. While the boys had a colorful submission table, meteora had very few shades of red on hers. That would have made a huge difference on any other day; however, this was not that day. It was time for animesh to paint the May LunchTime 2015 in his color. And he did that it great style, by cracking the problem NWAYS in the last minute of the contest. And by then we had no nails left on our fingers.

That is how animesh_f won his first LunchTime, after spending numerous hours on CodeChef’s contest and we presume breaking few keyboards at least. And that is how we got a new name atop the rank tables to look forward to in the upcoming contests. So, let’s give a big round of applause to animesh_f and everyone on the rank table.

We start with the ROW top 10:

  1. kaizero of Seoul Science High School
  2. na2a of Aktobe Kazakh -Turkish High School
  3. gdisastery1 of Höhere technische Bundeslehranstalt Leonding
  4. fleimgruber of Höhere technische Bundeslehranstalt Leonding
  5. programmist of Almaty Kazakh – Turkish High School
  6. ptnk131627 of VNU-HCM High School for the Gifted Vietnam
  7. meirambek of Almaty Kazakh – Turkish High School
  8. kmcode of Omori 7th Junior High School
  9. daniyar of Almaty Kazakh – Turkish High School
  10. mrho888 of SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School

And now the Indian top 10:

  1. animesh_f of La Martiniere for Boys, Calcutta
  2. meteora of Chashak Gurukul (Homeschooling)
  3. rajat1603 of Delhi Public School, Dwarka
  4. supersri_pro of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan
  5. sampritipanda of Sai International School
  6. sidhant007 of Delhi Public School, Dwarka
  7. jayaganesh of D.A.V. Public School
  8. xrisk of Delhi Public School, Ruby Park
  9. ketanhwr of Delhi Public School, Ranipur
  10. sumitzster of La Martiniere for Boys, Calcutta

And the final stats for May LunchTime 2015:

  • Total Users: 1058
  • Total Submissions: 4547
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 868
  • Total users from India: 953
  • Total users not from India: 105

The May LunchTime 2015 brought us another young genius to look forward to and we hope to see many more such performances from the Kolkata boy. With every LunchTime contest, we are seeing new names emerging on the global programming map, some of them have already established themselves in the programming world, and some of them are still geniuses in the making. But with the kind of hard work and dedication these young lads put into every contest they take part in, we are sure we will see many more new names claiming the top spot in the rank table.

And to make sure you get the necessary practice and clarification of the queries that you might have encountered during the contest, we have the mouth watering editorials up and ready for you. So, go and devour them.

That will be all from us for now. We now head over to the scorching summers of June and the heat of its contest. We are sure you will enjoy them.

If you have any query or quarrel regarding the May LunchTime 2015, do write into us at

Till next time, Bye-Bye.

Team CodeChef

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