The Hungarian team placed fourth at the World Logic Puzzle Championships in Canada, György István, captain of the national team, told MTI on Sunday.
El Munda: The 16th World Sudoku Championship and the 30th World Puzzle Championship were held in Toronto. In the competitions that concluded on Saturday, 175 participants from about 30 countries tested their knowledge by solving language- and culture-neutral logical puzzles. The Hungarian team was selected by the National Association of Puzzle Solvers in a multi-round selection competition.
He added: Japanese Ken Endo defended the individual world championship in the World Logic Puzzles Championship. Among the Hungarians, economist Pál Madarassi took 16th place, physicist Viktor Samo took 19th place, mathematician Nagy Kartal took 25th place, while mathematics student Peter Jemisi took 26th place.
He said that thanks to the excellent individual performances and good results achieved in the team rounds, the Hungarian national team ranked fourth behind the United States, Japan and Germany.
He reminded him: During the history of the World Logic Puzzles Championships organized since 1992, the Hungarian national team has already won bronze medals five times, while Pál Madarasy became the individual world champion in 2007.
Japan won the World Sudoku Championship, beating the Czech Republic and the United States. The Hungarian team of four – Zoltan Giemesi, György Herky, Benedek Kovacs and Pál Madarassi – finished in tenth place.
He added that next year’s competitions will be held in China, where the selection competition will be announced soon by the National Puzzle Solving Association.
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