Hello, dear participants and spectators!
Let me remind you that the elimination phase of the open programming competition "Yandex.Algorithm" comes to an end. With it this means that the time for the most important event of the phase has come: the elimination round for the finals (finals will be held at the Yandex Summer School)! This means that today two hundred best participants of the tournament (based on the results of the previous qualification rounds) will compete to get into the top-15 of the world olympiad programming community.
We hope that the round will be appreciated not only by the participants but also by the spectators, who will have the opportinity to watch the events developing for at least two hours.
Please, pay attention to the problems' costs: 500, 1000, 2000, 2500, 2500. I also advise you to read all the statements, as the choice of the costs and the order is certainly subjective.
Round will be rated for all the participants (including those competing hors concours).
Good luck to the participants. The problems are going to be rather hard, so you'll have to do your best!
I also wish a spectacular round to the rest!
Round is over. According to the results, 20 participants solved at least three problems, and just one (the winner) was able to solve the fourth. The first three places were taken by Petr Mitrichev, Gennady Korotkevich and Sergey Kopeliovich. Congratulations!
Problems proved to be rather tough. Here's the full analysis.