Results of the Nikoli Derby - 6th world championship

Thanks for your votes in the Nikoli Derby - 6th world championship. The champion horse was opakapaka starting from gate 7 with the horse owner akasyo. Congratulations! But please let us know could you guess to get a win with only one digit? If so, akasyo, you know well what the Nikoli Derby is all about.

We are looking forward to your turnout and the results of the 7th Nikoli Derby. Look out for announcements about that.

We will send the prizes to the winners. Please email us your true name (not nickname) and address.

Winners

RankingGate
number
Horse nameHorse owners
nickname
Present
Champion5opakapakaakasyonikoli.com original T-shirt and Puzzle Communication Nikoli 128
2nd place30aikobukuromune-kNikoli tote bag
3rd place54ALEXyoukipapaNikoli tote bag
6th place55alchemist55alchemistNikoli original card game: Camissimo
5th place66robbynorikoNikoli original card game: Camissimo
6th place81heppokobu-bi-toborinNikoli original card game: Camissimo
7th place94horsetarosaNikoli bandana
8th place98CatCatCatCatCatMaskNikoli bandana
9th place100sakusaku-sunfishManbouNikoli bandana
10th place102SilverBoygin-no-sukeNikoli bandana
Booby prize191TrotDancerNOSBook cover (Pencil puzzle book size)

558 horses entered and 539 horses started.

Duplicate entries from one email or IP address are invalid. Only the last entry from one address is considered the valid entry for that person.

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Result of the all started horses

   =Winners    =ran whole distance

Gate
number
Horse nameHorse owners
nickname
1NiceToDrinkADraftBeerbenjamin
1hirokanoumahiroka
1A Horse With No NameSenor Dingdong
1nalkaponatkosarbahtkazanir
1QuinasAna_Bea
1echoespolake
1Busted Flushdementia1988
2WidgetNoPunyNerd
2rakudakoubouHOEHOE
2Runs like a Wookietiger
2polinkisankaku
2mayayamkomieda
3LuckyAlan
3SpeedyThatGuy
3smittyclsmither
3Sunday Sciencejyokun
3RassilonSixRassilon6
3puresuyuko
3GoGoKaikeiSir. Kaikei
3skippy-mcflyherrbug
4Asteroid the slowasteroid
4nikoliedamame
4Rolling Thundertaco1991
4hinbeemoko
4OozAralna
5opakapakaChampionakasyo
6InTheEndThereCanBeOnly1Malthus
6Christopher GO GOSally
7Charliefbob
7Hatatitlithreecats
7numnumlinlinPOTS
7b-ma777b-ma
7oozorautyuupapa
8Fantasiakeiharu-no-mama
8Over the MoonM0rkeleb
8curl-spurtcurl-kun
85x5x5kodama
8ThreeYouStarsAYA
8Michutakamocchi
9winkazusutabei
9DogfoodDrSteve
9Iron Horsedonimo
9myonnobi
9wasuramochiwasuredori
9Can I do it teach-father
10yukosukeyhiromi24
10Jumpin JehosaphatwildTurkey
10Fukutyanmomotokira
10KAISHOSTARXEL
11Riemanndvs
11Out In FrontYvraine
11Ratolibre1Arturo
11Mal Pocinomiyabin
11hiroyasufighthiromisa
11Runtatta No.1kedukedu
11NotGonnaMakeItmotris
11kouji23kilimajaro
11Nanako-ImpactNANAKO-chan
1111111
11ticoticochika-chan
12XantippeMischa
12MelonMellowMelon
12Meeplefilou
12Rocinanterdunlap1125
12Ghoulish Delightswankgd
12OuttaHereAaron
12GO GO tenchanhachimaki
12Cyclonecoasterbear
13KappaKappaKappaKappa
13Thesongremainsthesamedetuned
13GGGareth
13anemoscopenikoensis
13GlenAlbynHelloween
13ouma33tmk
13pakapakarinrinemikan
13dustyabby
13katanaisa
13VIC VIPERnamisphinx
14magicmagicmagicmagic
14itainotonndekekusaboo
14Saddles of Firempsprs
14NoboriJyousiHaru-kun
14let it ripoutta here
15ClopathonFrancis Heaney
15Honerokuo-sudokuHonerokuo
15DemosthenesWervyn
15Gluestickdavidb
16Mine That NerdZiti
16x_xo_o
16NewtTigupine
16PimanNo.2uparuparuparuparuparupar
16Nickolitenickoli
17jamattackjamattack1974
17tomatoanemonefishpuppu
17SuperHorsieyeoz
17ShadowfaxMearas
17Nikola TeslaNikola
17Flash Bangvalvino
172.71828182845904mizuike
17Dynamo FateCarolyn
17tweethuy
17Kappa-chanhenokappa
17kurichan-ohkurichan
18susDodkaleh
18kamokamokamosen
18Cherry-brandysumisumi
18Hart of GoldZedbee
18astrotrainyoshidzu
18uchiy king of grassuchiy
18IWANIGHT MIST
18hirokematokema
19supernovaYusuke-EuEx
19NAOMIMIGOMAOMIMI
20decodekorindeco
20achan1058_horseachan1058
21mimiforeverkiko
21pilogain21
21muni-muni-muni-yon2go-
22Roly-poly Fish HeadBob
22pakarungakix
222littleducksLegowyn
22Aplysiaame-furashi
22SEVENSTAR11mgYON-YON
22No ChanceABBA forever
22pakarinburi
23Weak Fupeep590
23heedlimpid
23DysonsSpherestigant
23susan703snoopy
23dead cowflyingalphorn
23RunLikeTheWindKAB
23shirotyu
23cantdancemucha
24attachecasePe
24Kazubis-presentKazubi
24Papparafojiwo
24aigamo-puripuripuriaigamo-jump
24RubisCOMacky
24Shaggy the Wonder MooseBohemianCoast
24TIMIKANAtimikana
24mathmathfightmath-fan-No1
24ThunderBoltDrachan
25PandaHorseGiantPanda
25hasetti_fighterhasetti
25gakigakiken
25Shio-Mi rollingthunder 2joe0057
25kijitsugirigiriTachibana Setsuyoku
26oashiiccg
26ToriyoseBagDora-chan
26InfinityTachi
26RenKamisimantogawaHayase
27Glue Sticktlhinman
27KeSeraSeraMikiMiki
27dasimakikimasida
27TricubicJanix
27SHIRUOATAROU
27kansousiteiohtaffy
27yanyanbigriri
27WILDHANDSTEKETEKE
28kiduitasonohigahatsubaibi
28noribuubuunoribuu
28Super Duper Trooperokosut
28multiply perfect numberBaobab
29kirkirimperial
29mogmogmuttyan
29StophelesSpelvin
29nikunikuMIKIMAMA
29old haijidigree rider
29Northern-InvestigatorM.Pen
29mamamapapapa
30aikobukuro2nd placemune-k
31nikolittiniko
31WakaMisao
31always-smiletu-taro
32re2ikoinomori
32Gettone-TelefonicoBARBARESCO
32kyurutto No.1fpkei
32lovebigchiichan
32BokubokubobokuBokutyann
32PacaPocoRunRunVioFe
33LucianoLorelei
33LuckerSimon
33Mistaken identityslugworth
33NikolinmolinMOE
34alal_algae_2009Undaria_pinnatifida
34agunestakionsyunsyun
34ShusseAtamaManMarui
34SASASANOSAMIWASA
34oumachannaomama
3410pointstamtam
34falchionkamilia
34aloeALOE
340930desuyo930
35momochihiroteru2
35Total Eclipsetamkatsu
35ShizumaruShino
35taku-chanmotchee
36higashiyamatobugbug
36spicachantamapi
36KENKUMIKENTOKU
36ossobucodurian
36CittadinaContessa
37gontamikeyan
37liverwurstcaribou
37MUUDr.Akahige
37Koban-SharkBouillon-v4
37cherry-cherrysahoche
37Nanyang YankeeMarc in Singapore
37Tap Dance CitiesTetsuji Sato
37Whatbattazz
37araokinodokusunpin
37BinkiRebel
37TryAndErrorgomaf
37Old NagEric
38gonmiyamiyamiyako
38NSE3100expressari
38here we aremaok
38HiHoHiHotamjebea
39Guambare-PenkoPenko-mama
39oobanburumaioobanburumaii
39morning diveGURI
39LuckyTakomi
39backy39backy
39finguccik-gucci
39REDDOLPHINkimomo
40bomberYama-nantoka-akihiro
40ppkn1202gingin
40Monkey Puzzlemonkeyfish
40NAMAHARUMAKIruru-
40innocento starterFumitaka.Mise
40gold-brownshigekon
40OBAMANRindo
41GO_RINTYEGYOUKO
41SliderLoosePiece
41harujionhibuchi
41MAEYAKUKUNI
41TriAnglechef-t
42sunougurasuui
42SilverwispMarioman64
43IceStoryTMZ
43kaachanpunyu100
43KINGaoi
43paradoxDominion
43WyvernSwords
43Stupertaaarizpe
43YuckeyPiyopon
44azukirikki
44mybestcellistchelloshun
44soregadoushitadoracat
44sayonarasayonaraa-bara
44oumasanBari
44Running Picklewankojj
44Kazupiepiebokesuzume
44Neighing Nellykarenann000
44Denim WonderLiveJapan
44LuluMasakorisu
44tottiitottii01
445772156charmychachacha
45rohansolaris
45KAERU-PURIKAERU-CHAN
45KaKsKaK
45cherry-yo-yo4053yopin
45Piitan DXPiitan
46mishukjr
46MoriCarol
46Hinokichi-marriageUmadon
46T.MicanD-Low
47HAL7HAL
47mukashibijinmarple
47tettetTetsu-Shio
47spinacch7yam
47humannaturelittlewing
47BirthdayPresentTooi Tetumei
47arafifki-sama
47pakapakahasireoumasanfederico_lovers
47cosmic horsefearade
47eponapippi
47kittokatuzo-atennposu
47damselchromis
47walking_puzzlerMelvy
48PakarattaPrince
48SEIRENSENSUSIE
48Nantoka-KansouRandar
48SIVA-DREAMSIVA
49RyuchumbouKopon-nyu
49typhooncosmos
49minyamochaminapu
49TENEnergy
50nittyokobochi
50TUBURINTERtubusachiyo
51SecretariatCaltan
51YUIOTOGOGOYUIOTO
51ko-shosohtouch
51Ten_TenKishiko
51TheWellDressedGuiterWillow
52narrow riverUcancallmemrlucky
52DOBEHOMAREkurotonyaoo
52buriBURI
53sakatantansakatan
53FukunokamiBuntyan
53Hattari-555Hattari-kun
53keita53kaitarou
53shyuukatsu-fightpunyachi
53Sus-mahiruriuda
53juijuyhytrede
53super_papasuper_mama
54ALEX3rd placeyoukipapa
55alchemist554th placealchemist
56DoremicchiHarryPappy
56hisweetcornsusan
56Manic MerlinMeggo
56troy-no-mokubamercian
56zzz...ToPo
56La TraviataLISALISA
57origami55pipipi163
57yuta-rumamathin
5719TRIPLEBORIRIN
57umaouupako
57amino_kin-sanKin-san
58KITANOBANZAItobe
58Shes the fastestStandup
58CasiopeaOcasional Train
58GoGoKentarouTakamiYou
59Ahren Brownlambdahren
59drkvolxa
60RondonBellnonoji
60harumone9harumone
61AmayakuZAnirakko
61TomoTakaHirogutthan
61Altair-Veganikonikonikkoli
61timodaina
62MECHATRONMechatron
62koiajiujitya
62ChunlaiGuan4jun1
63BruticusZUME-SAN
63nontanneko
63kumalionlionshoko
63blacknekowhiteneko
64mister_edmlc
64TENSINHAAAAANkurobutakamenn
65tomumutomm
65XXNA0
65miss brand-new daymatildababe
65CelfyKinglime0221
65moriokajajamenmilky
65night horseyumichin
66robby5th placenoriko
67upsidedownRIT
67hekelepoheke
67harper.s bazaarpragon
67yokobakosan
671010E-SIL
68GOGO7188IKKI
68QuasiquasiQuasi
68forestkarin
69LoveryYukkyiRIMI
69Uma.masatic
69memory_of_a_colorCRANKY
70GenkiNYakijunny
70Nantoka_narimasenkaWatoson_kun
71StillvaporLouie
71booby-getterskyblue-strawhat
71hicaringminori
71Shallow_ImpactKJJK
72T-shirts_wantranperu2
72Natsukonatsuko
72pittonhebehebetanchan
73Natural Born Clopperhrimhari
73PuzzlefanGamesmaster1965
73shin-shinhunter
73ROYAL-JELLY-FISFmagurit
73hirokunHIROKUN
73zimutym1101
73sayusayusayu
73pinxitaphasia
73arinko-speedneconeko
74hogeMS-06J
74naokazunikonikopingunaopingu
74dekirebakannso-nyana
74neko-tsukawareporuporu
74nawate-streetSky-P
74yukibuu721yukibu721
74terubonlittonn
74Chalksuzu
74WAKAKI-HAYABUSASAKURA
74SALLYshean
75tableclothTACTICS
75GoodRunnerGoodJockey
75Ephemeral LightCain
75cafe-ole_50-50milk
76kotoyahiroyui
76SAKEWASUMIYOSHImintomcat
76Shreddermgceo
76hilihili-hohhozucca
77rakubahisshiyajirobe
77kangengakudanjurineko
78agricaptakidon
78tasuke-metabont-sarutobi
78yotsubapopo
79uma-NATSN
79Daxtanukirider
80Imadatadanorispitzbergen21
80dyateamDYA_Team
80pakarotpencilrocket
80tsaerbstar
80win-place-showharness
80copyrightKEITA
81heppokobu-bi-6th placetoborin
82ponyhophopstmav3
82EastboundanddownMrBook
82PoohPoohPoohgluten
82birthdayussy1105
83hottoppeppapipupeppappiakabihsasam
83HARUNAandTAKUMAHARUNAtoTAKUMAnoTITI
83yu-yuyuuka
83nasia-chan
83taremimi-gotaremimi
83kakerayoumu
83HANABItadayann
83hibonahibonattch
84pppuppooh...no...suke
84NidgelooCoastProjectnidgeloo
85azazhirobou
85surikamigawagaton
85mitton85mitton
86loveonearthOgland
86lsabtako3
87hanahib
87Yamaneko-turbochieckers
88katakorijimanhinketsu
88hashitakapado105
88AkariSatomi SHINDO
88mansyutigermansyuya
89modsmania---nyaomi---
89tantanmonkichi
89bluezeferradon
90KUMA3thkuma3th
90AdventurerSk.
91bigpongponzu
91hideyukiyori
91Tearawaycaw
91Ludwig Sylowosmie
92nakky-okan-dassefurufuru
92poniotama
92Birthdayta-kkun
93golden-melodysapporo
93Lyrical RomanovRinka Serizawa
93YOUKI-NA-AKOCHANRED-FALCON
93anmitsushigepon
94horse7th placetarosa
96mochamochamochapudding
96nikonikonikkoriyori
97Fluffychustedde
97pinkrosemaysea
98CatCatCat8th placeCatCatMask
100sakusaku-sunfish9th placeManbou
102SilverBoy10th placegin-no-suke
103kousukeomedakiyokat
103AllegoryNadia
103Dr.Spencer Riedu-tan
106siriusgogosirius
106nagimisa
107bagnacaudanearco
108popopochipochi
109hallelujahchorusroherohe58
110umejichiffon
112Bucker-WindBaka-Bomb
113nokonokochii
113kamekichikorokoroosumu
114MultiVitaminNamiyoshi
115KamisimoGetterRaderman
1151048576Clove-hammer
117ri-chanringo
117Dianthus shinanensisMonami
118ochanokosaisaipurin
120momomomo-mama
122flat-taisyo34yutatann
122I am an eelmonoshiri-oyaji
123multipletietampergorish
123NaturalKujirakaijyuuu
123MISSA-SOLEMNISJF1FYL
123shinzan-ni-musen-no-dabaudejiman
124MKstarmayumi
126Stands a Chancelexprod
126saba-tara-ebinorikoro
127Bright honeymitsu
127Curies HorseCuries
127Occult Hammerpakkun
128NIKOLI128GOGONIKOLI128
128eponaMs.Marble
129kofukiimomackey28
129alc.313masakam
130umataco
134Greaseball Lightningnewmark
134The Flying Polar BuffaloSemax
135The Sun Also RisesBears
141ERKANSASA
144KONATSUmiya
147akkunakitoshi
147NatsumeArashiA-RA-SHI
149sabatomasuperstardj
150JuliusJulia
151koremasamasayo
152CamissimoAYA
154satuminouma-yuuki
160lapis lazuliRui
1623shokuhirune2kimardi
163IQ84uo
164HirotoramanHirotora-haha
165haishidodoizayuke
165Alto singerAlto no Utautai
165snowleopardeurydice
167Donald Duck DunnKenjik09
168hero_q-_-phero_d-_-b
168MayayaAne
171DONNIE MESPLEbodykarada
172SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPYLucy Brown
173seiryuuinukiti
173HenleyTerence
174gannbare-redskuppangy
175ApachePUYOMATSU
175AstracASTRAC
176oita-no-umaOita-no-Osaka-jin
176NARMADAMADAMANARMADA
180unagiinuI_am_an_eel
181rakuba-kakuteisatitarou
183phosphorchoco-chan
186apple treelog
187SummerJumboYotty
188funtimeamenohinotsurisi
188babecocoa154yonkori
190hinntabogouhinntabo
191TrotDancerBooby prizeNOS
195ChakoShohka
195armigieriephperson
195hasirukitunekitune
196shinchan_rudolfshinchan
196STARtamasa
198yukinkokaorimama

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nikoli.com staff comments

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Messages from the horse owners

In this Derby, we asked for request messages for a new puzzle 'Numberlink' as to become number eleven on nikoli.com. Thank you for all the many many messages.

Gate: 1 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Busted Flush

Horse owner dementia1988

I love them. These are my favorite Nikoli puzzles.

Gate: 3 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name smitty

Horse owner clsmither

Need more help with strategy... can't see where to start!

Gate: 3 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name skippy-mcfly

Horse owner herrbug

i want to be able to use pure logic to solve a puzzle, and i haven't found a way to do these yet without giving in to a little guessing.

Gate: 10 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Jumpin Jehosaphat

Horse owner wildTurkey

I'd never tried them before the sample problems were put up, but I'm excited they're coming. Solving them seems like it will require a long delay at the start to think about the paths, followed by furious action to draw the lines where ever they appear to fit.

Gate: 11 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name NotGonnaMakeIt

Horse owner motris

I enjoy the puzzle on paper a lot. It is harder for me to solve on the computer (probably because I cannot put in "sure" lines and "guess" lines and erase just the guesses) and I enjoy it less on nikoli.com.

Gate: 13 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Thesongremainsthesame

Horse owner detuned

Sometimes it is very hard to get a good logical intuition into a Numberlink puzzle, but on the whole they seem to be a fun creative recreational puzzle.

Gate: 13 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name GG

Horse owner Gareth

Numberlink is a great change from other puzzles because it is much harder to solve in small logical steps, but it feels great when you finally find the solution!

Gate: 15 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Clopathon

Horse owner Francis Heaney

Number Link is fine, but not that exciting to me. I'm still waiting for Fillomino.

Gate: 15 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Demosthenes

Horse owner Wervyn

Numberlink is an excellent addition to the lineup. It's interesting to have a puzzle that is much better attacked through intuition than through rule application, but that makes it a lot of fun.

Gate: 16 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Mine That Nerd

Horse owner Ziti

So far I am happy with Numberlink. I still feel like I am guessing a lot, and it is very different from other Nikoli puzzles. I look forward to watching some of the best solvers' puzzle histories, which I hope will show me the insight I need to find the solutions quickly.

Gate: 16 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Newt

Horse owner Tigupine

I have no good algorithm for solving them. They seem to involve a huge amount of trial and error. They can be extremely fun if I see what to do, but they're frustrating otherwise.

Gate: 16 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Nickolite

Horse owner nickoli

Numberlink is great, but not as good as Masyu!

Gate: 17 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Flash Bang

Horse owner valvino

Numberlink is so cool, please start doing LITS!!!!

Gate: 18 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Hart of Gold

Horse owner Zedbee

Got to be a winner this time!

Gate: 22 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Roly-poly Fish Head

Horse owner Bob

They are OK, not my favorite. Seem more an exercise in intuition rather than logic. I would have much preferred yajilin or ripple effect.

Gate: 22 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name 2littleducks

Horse owner Legowyn

Looking forward to numberlink, bravo, Nikoli!! <3

Gate: 23 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name DysonsSphere

Horse owner stigant

I don't like them. They don't seem to have an incremental process to solve them. You have to sort of see the whole solution at once.

Gate: 23 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name cantdance

Horse owner mucha

I love these puzzles. Still have a lot of trouble with them, they rely much more on intuition and guessing than others.

Gate: 24 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Shaggy the Wonder Moose

Horse owner BohemianCoast

I am still getting the hang of it. I can do the easy ones and some of the medium but I have no idea how to tackle the hard ones.

Gate: 27 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Glue Stick

Horse owner tlhinman

I love Numberlinks! It's a different puzzle for me because I usually just kind of feel my way through it instead of using pure logic. I'm glad it's been added to the site.

Gate: 28 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Super Duper Trooper

Horse owner okosut

I like Numberlink so far. I don't seem to be too good at it yet, but I'm still trying to figure it out, and it feels different from every other nikoli puzzle, which is good.

Gate: 29 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Stopheles

Horse owner Spelvin

I love Numberlink! Very excited to see it on the site. Feel free to eliminate Hitori to make room for them.

Gate: 36 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name ossobuco

Horse owner durian

No clear strategies evident, thus it is difficult to get interested in it.

Gate: 37 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name liverwurst

Horse owner caribou

Numberlink is okay. This puzzle has been around so long that I'm not too excited about it, but well-designed puzzles are always fun.I would like Fillomino please.

Gate: 37 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Old Nag

Horse owner Eric

I like the Numberlink puzzles. One fact about them that I had to discover on my own, as I don't recall reading this in the instructions, is that every square in the grid will be filled with either an end-point or a line segment. My favorite puzzles are Slitherlink, Nurikabe, and Numberlink. I think they're the most elegant and interesting.

Gate: 42 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Silverwisp

Horse owner Marioman64

to tell the truth, I find it to be the hardest of nikoli's puzzles. On other puzzles you can make a logical assumption on each step, but numberlink seems like a guess-and-test puzzle. if you could possibly make a page showing tips and tricks i would much appreciate that

Gate: 43 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Wyvern

Horse owner Swords

I think there is too much guesswork and not enough logic in the Numberlink puzzle

Gate: 53 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Sus-mahir

Horse owner uriuda

I like your Numberlink puzzles. They require more than just following the rules. They need a bit of intuition and vision which is very refreshing. In fact, I bought your Numberlink puzzlebook No. 1 some time ago and was hoping that you will add it to your on-line puzzles. You also have some other very enjoyable puzzles like Yajilin, for instance, which would also be very welcome on your online offering for members.

Gate: 56 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Manic Merlin

Horse owner Meggo

I love these sorts of games and puzzles, I only wish they were more available from the US! Ah well, at least you ship there :)

Gate: 56 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name La Traviata

Horse owner LISALISA

I thought was like, odd numbers are preferable to even numbers, but i am not so sure...

Gate: 71 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Stillvapor

Horse owner Louie

Love the site. Having played enough Numberlink puzzles to determine whether or not I really like them but definitely appreciate the new games.

Gate: 73 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Natural Born Clopper

Horse owner hrimhari

It does seem to be a bit hard to solve with logical steps. However, I'm still learning it, so I'm sure there are tricks I haven't picked up yet!

Gate: 91 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Tearaway

Horse owner caw

Difficult but I am getting better at them.

Gate: 91 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Ludwig Sylow

Horse owner osmie

Still haven't figured out a reliable algorithm short of guessing ... they're challenging; I enjoy them.

Gate: 97 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Fluffy

Horse owner chustedde

I like the Numberlink puzzles online. In fact, I find the flash version more enjoyable than the pencil-and-paper version as I can try different paths with much less erasing! However, my favorite puzzle is Heyawake. I hope we will see more of Heyawake and your other puzzles here in the US!

Gate: 134 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Greaseball Lightning

Horse owner newmark

Numberlink seems fun so far. I haven't really figured it out yet, but I like a challenge!

Gate: 176 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name NARMADAMADAMA

Horse owner NARMADA

I was really surprised because I didn’t know that the NIKOLI Derby was held as the world championship. Judging from the name of horses and owners, I would assume that NIKOLI readers have the same taste of the humor in all countries.

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How the winners are ranked

The gate number is the key to winning the Nikoli Derby. The smallest gate number chosen by only one person is the winner. If two or more persons choose the same gate number they will lose the race. This means that you have to choose the smallest number that nobody else has chosen to win the race. What is the smallest number from 1 to 100?

Right, of course gate number 1 has the greatest advantage, but other horse owners know that too. If say, two or more horses are entered for each of gates 1 to 50, then the horse starting from gate 51 will win. Now, you have to guess the "smaller number" of those where you will be the only starting horse. The final ranking is ordered from smaller to larger numbers.

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