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Balanced?

At this time of the year I usually want to post a review of the German Puzzle Championship. There is a secondary issue I would like to discuss, though, so I will keep the first part brief. Yes, this year’s championship did take place (with the puzzles from 2020, which could not be used at the time due to the Covid pandemic). My results were acceptable, I guess – I ended up in a solid fifth place, but the distance to the top was once again enormous.

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Interlude: PULZE

On rare occasions, I find myself neither solving nor creating puzzles but contributing to someone else’s puzzle project. Such an opportunity presented itself when I was asked to write an article for a new puzzle magazine named PULZE. I agreed, and unless something comes up, I hope that I can continue to play my part there. The first issue has just been released, so I thought I might drop a couple of lines about it.

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Not so awesome

I have not taken part in any puzzle events lately; I guess it would not be far from the truth if I said that, following the online qualifier for this year’s German Puzzle Chamiponship, I took off from puzzles for a while. But the German Sudoku Championship 2022 lies ahead of us, which requires a small amount of preparation. Also, I recently began spending some time in the Portal again (mostly moderation). As you can imagine, it was quite a depressing experience once more.

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Review: German qualifier

Today I want to share some thoughts about the online qualifier for the German Puzzle Championship 2022 which took place last weekend. I will also discuss a few puzzles from the event; if you have not seen them yet and want to have an unbiased look, now would be the perfect time.

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Qualifier ahead!

The online qualifying round for this year’s German Puzzle Championship “Logic Masters 2022” will take place in two weeks (March 25-28). Please see the LMD website and the respective forum thread for details.

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Contest Announcement

The fifth Beginners Contest will take place in two weeks. Check out the Logic Masters Germany website for more details. The contest concludes the Classics Collection we have kept running for over two years. I am not sure yet what will come next on this blog, perhaps some smaller articles for light reading or a few isolated puzzles here and there.