# SecondThread vs. galen_colin Lockout Duel (ft. neal, stevenkplus)

Good morning everyone!

There are three great unsolved questions on Codeforces that every pupil dreams to one day know the answer to:

• What's the best opening move when playing the Epsilon Guessing Game against a geometry problem?
• How many cyans is Um_nik worth, modulo $10^9+7$?
• Who is really the 229th best programmer on Codeforces: SecondThread or galen_colin?

While we may never know the answer to the first two, Colin and I will settle the third question once and for all this Sunday in a 1v1 duel! Don't miss it!

Join us at this time on Sunday where we will compete head-to-head in a 1v1 lockout at https://www.twitch.tv/nealwu, with live commentary from neal!

Update: stevenkplus, the initiator of the first Lockout grudge match, will be co-commentating as well! Woohoo!

Update: YouTube video of the duel is posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCqs6hbTMJY. Now includes Twitch chat!

Exciting clip of the last minute of the duel -- spoiler alert: https://www.twitch.tv/nealwu/clip/ConfidentGenerousTarsierDoubleRainbow

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 » 2 months ago, # |   +185 Breaking news: codeforces's prediction is already out!
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +46 Looks like it didn't think much and just used ASCII values to compare.
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +324 Word on the street is that I have a pretty good character...
•  » » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   -11 looks like you came taller
 » 2 months ago, # |   -48 The answer to the second question is easy-> Um_nik is worth 6969 cyans. https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/83948
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +76 I thought it was well known by now that your worth is exponential in rating, doubling every 200 points. For example I am worth roughly 32 cyans and Um_nik is worth roughly 32 me-s.
 » 2 months ago, # |   +59 I cant resist my urge to comment that this blog is 10/10. There is nothing to criticize here. Can't wait to see the blogs after the match.
 » 2 months ago, # |   +177 If galen wins, to celebrate he will do a face reveal. If galen loses, as a punishment he has to do a face reveal.
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +6 Brilliant.
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +53 And SecondThread will do a face unreveal to celebrate if he wins. If he loses, as a punshiment, he has to do a face unreveal.
 » 2 months ago, # |   +19 Sounds interesting. Can't wait to see my most favorite CP YouTubers compete. In a dilemma whom to support lol :)
 » 2 months ago, # |   0 lockout banner is mega OP
 » 2 months ago, # |   0 3 rounds should be interesting.
 » 2 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +4 .
 » 2 months ago, # |   0 If galen_colin loses, he is sending 50 donuts to SecondThread.
 » 2 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +11 LGM vs LGM, 2622 vs 2622, Java vs C++, David Harmeyer from University of Central Florida vs Colin Galen from Montgomery Blair High School. This duel will be legendary! UPD: Congrats to @galen_colin for the victory!
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +43 Acha lavde
 » 2 months ago, # |   +7 hmm...i wonder how they will duel, do they hold a contest and see who gets more points or do they do something else? trivia? sorry if i didn't read something...also, will the loser change their int main to the winner's name like in the first match? that'll be interesting.
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +7 I think we can talk steaks before we start, thanks for the reminder! The duel will be lockout style, so 6 problems with point values 100-600 and whoever hits over half first (or whoever has more points when time runs out) wins. The commentators will explain the rules so don’t worry too much about that if you’re not familiar :)
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +46 mmm... steaks are delicious!
•  » » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 also. yum, steaks!
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 thanks!
 » 2 months ago, # |   +29 Live now! https://www.twitch.tv/nealwu
 » 2 months ago, # |   +10 GG!
 » 2 months ago, # |   +33 Damn, such a close match. David lost by a mere 20s in the 500 problem.
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +29
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 gg wp ! I already did :))
 » 2 months ago, # |   +23 The match was intense .I feel sorry for Second Thread :(
 » 2 months ago, # |   +39 Perhaps the closest lockout match till now.
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +52 Nope. I lost with -is-this-fft- because my submission was 5 seconds after the match ended. I actually thought that I won for a minute or two. I think there were some other cases when it was necessary to see submission id.(comment edited because I was on phone earlier)
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +3 OMG!! Which one is it that I missed?
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +26 Nope. Me and LNB had a lockout match in the lockout champonship where he solved a 200 pointer 2 secs before the time ended and won 500-400. The lockout bot didn't even register and declared me the winner, but geothermal later clarified that I'd lost.
•  » » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +27 Nice. So it's only matter of time before we'll get a match with two submissions in the same second.
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +15 It should be noted there were several very close calls in that match: We both submitted 300 at the same minute. Since the score at that point was 500-400, Errichto would have won immediately. Stream viewers don't know this, but I submitted 200 3 minutes earlier than Errichto and got a WA due to overflow that I was not able to debug. And of course, the final moments with the 5 seconds late submission on 100.
 » 2 months ago, # |   +64 Congrats SecondThread!! on hitting 200 contribution.
 » 2 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +19 YouTube video of the duel is posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCqs6hbTMJY. Now includes Twitch chat!Exciting clip of the last minute of the duel -- spoiler alert: https://www.twitch.tv/nealwu/clip/ConfidentGenerousTarsierDoubleRainbow
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +8 Highlights with my commentary after the fact: https://youtu.be/Vc-S11pJLOg
 » 2 months ago, # |   +24 The challenger has lost both times. :(Third time's the charm I guess?
 » 2 months ago, # |   -36 LoOooOoOLoOOooOoLoOOoOoOOooOooOOLoOooOOoOOoOOL. ROFL. LMAO.galen_colin I challenge you, bet you can't beat me.
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 xD Lance_The_Dragon_Trainer orz
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +9 I agree because he will not compete.
 » 2 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -22 galen_colin FACE REVEALED !!!!! Spoilergalen_colin Should i reveal ur face ? offer me something so that i dont do it!! (PS help me train for 2 months maybe)
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +18 I can't tell if this is a shitpost or not, but either way it's hilarious.
•  » » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 I hate shitposts Spoilerhttps://mbit.mbhs.edu/about
•  » » » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +1
•  » » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 stanley bro, please train me