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(1) Posted by David [Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 23:03]

Super Solving


http://matplus.net/pub/test.php?px=1317242671&t=1597&fun=see
#1597 - Test of the Day: Sunday, September 25th, 2011
1. ichai 7 16 6 8 5 7 6 49 100%

2. miodrag radomirovic 98 256 60 218 83 181 6 896 100%
3. Mukoseev Anatoly 79 536 32 146 101 47 6 941 100%
4. Valery Kopyl 69 528 84 199 62 151 6 1093 100%
5. Marek Kolcak 72 284 88 599 121 78 6 1242 100%
 
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(2) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 00:03]

Now this is indeed mysterious. Unless it is the same person as...
http://matplus.net/pub/start.php?px=1317246835&app=forum&act=posts&fid=tod&tid=910

He should really fix his internet connection then. If we assume good faith.
 
 
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(3) Posted by Administrator [Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 02:13]

Fact 1:
Solver (id='x') from IP=89.139.25.105 solved test #1597 on 2011-09-25 04:22:16
Solver (id='y') from IP=46.116.107.69 solved test #1597 on 2011-09-28 07:05:04
Fact 2:
Only user ids 'x' and 'y' have been recorded to access the tests from these two locations
Conclusion:
x and y is the same solver!
(actual ids 'x' and 'y' are not shown ... this time)

I want to remind you that this is not a commercial site and that you are all free to join even without giving your real identity. The solving tests are there just for your entertainment and perhaps training. You should also be aware that this site has no sponsors and that I pay for it from my pocket. With tricks like this you are abusing my hospitality, but also contaminating the result tables. Although this is not a competition some (probably all!) solvers like to compare their scores to results of others. Thanks to you, dear 'ichai', the real solver of the day will not have his best score recorded in the overall 'Winners' table.
 
   
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(4) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 02:19]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [11-09-29]

I'm sorry, but I don't see any evidence that x and y would be the same solver. But if there is evidence for cheating, I would suggest hiding the result somehow or deleting it from the list.

EDIT: Milan has shown me the evidence. He forgot to add that x and y used both IPs each.
 
   
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(5) Posted by Administrator [Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 02:29]

 QUOTE 
I'm sorry, but I don't see any evidence that x and y would be the same solver.

Everything is recorded in a database but I hesitate to uncover the identity of the solver after probably an inconsiderate action. Besides, I believe I have all rights to expect from you to take my word for it.
 
   
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(6) Posted by David [Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 07:48]

Oh, we got 2 new super2moversolvers! See from test № 1744.
 
   
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(7) Posted by David [Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 06:50]

Holy cow! Eastern ladies are sow impulsive and tricky! See from test 1752.
 
   
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(8) Posted by David [Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 03:34]

And NEW heavyweight champion of the world - OLEG KAAA-SHEEE-VOY! (loud applause)
 
   
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(9) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 11:55]

I pondered about solving from the DEM computer (which of course
has a complete different IP address) and then from home just
for the lulz...but even a troll like me has standards...
at least I would cheat after inventing a time machine :-)

Hauke
 
   
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(10) Posted by David [Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 08:07]

№ 2568 - Test of the Day: Wednesday, June 4th

1. Dolf Wissmann 8 12 7 11 13 7 6 58 100%

2. Marek Kolcak 122 139 121 138 147 171 6 838 100%
3. Mukoseev Anatoly 93 390 129 99 104 114 6 929 100%
 
   
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(11) Posted by Klaus Köchli [Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 21:24]

"Super-Solving" - the mystery is unraveled

The recent astonishing, but almost impossible results of some solvers in the "Solving Test" coluld have a very simple reason - no IT tricks or similar cheating, at all!

It seems that after the re-launch of the "Solving Tests" in February the diagrams of the "Training" on the right and those of the "Solving Tests" are temporarily coincident!
So you don't need even a good memory, it's sufficient to do a "warm-up lap" with six "Training" problems first before starting the "Solving Test".
This way you can reach incredible results as I proved with test #2579 of Sunday, June 15th, 2014...

Solving this way, in my opinion, is not real cheating, but it is absolutely witless.

It would be much more unfair to know the trick, but delay the input on purpose for some dozens of seconds each time to seem to be a quick and faultless solver...

Klaus Köchli
 
   
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(12) Posted by David [Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 15:44]; edited by David [15-07-29]

Some solvers can give a handicap in 500 seconds or more. Look at the test № 2983 http://matplus.net/test.php?px=1438176671&fun=see&t=2983
 
   
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(13) Posted by David [Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 14:02]

I've received such feeling as if I've found a pot of gold. :) See tests 3122-3127.
 
 
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