Thanks for your votes in the Nikoli Derby - 7th world championship. The champion horse was Ghoulish Delight starting from gate 2 with the horse owner swankgd.
The champion gate number 2 is the second lowest gate number, after the 5th world championship. Many greedy horses rushed to Gate 1 aiming to win and fell from their horses before reaching the goal. The champion's inference and strategy were superb!
We are now quite sure you know what the Nikoli Derby is all about.
We are looking forward to your turnout and the results of the 8th Nikoli Derby. Look out for announcements about that.
|Horse name||Horse owners|
|Champion||2||Ghoulish Delight||swankgd||USA||nikoli.com original T-shirt|
|2nd place||5||pinxit||aphasia||Ireland||Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol. 130|
|3rd place||7||7 Again||Curies||South Korea||Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol. 130|
|4th place||9||Rato||Ratolibre1||Chile||Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol. 130|
|5th place||14||InItToWinIt||detuned||UK||Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol. 130|
|Booby prize||43||jakk ass||Jess||USA||Nikoli Furoshiki - Japanese wrapping cloth|
68 horses entered and 65 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.
Result of the all started horses
=Winners =ran whole distance
|Horse name||Horse owners|
|2||Ghoulish Delight Champion||swankgd|
|4||Worlds Biggest Tool||jiatjiat|
|5||pinxit 2nd place||aphasia|
|7||7 Again 3rd place||Curies|
|8||Out In Front||Yvraine|
|9||Rato 4th place||Ratolibre1|
|13||Rocinante||The Quixotic Yombo|
|14||InItToWinIt 5th place||detuned|
|15||Lyrical Elisa||Rinka Serizawa|
|20||Filly del Fia||Pfire|
|43||jakk ass Booby prize||Jess|
nikoli.com staff comments
- Why didn't anyone start from Gate 6? There was your chance to win the 3rd prize.
- The 5 winning horses all came from different countries. It looks like nikoli.com has really become a world wide web site.
- A full 66% of all horses, 43 horses, came from the United States of America to enter the race at nikoli.com. There won't be any strong horses left in the US now.
- 34 horses entered even numbered gates and 6 of those ran the whole distance, 31 horses entered odd numbered gates and 7 of those horses ran whole distance. Now, we have to recommend you to enter even numbered gates to run the whole distance.
Messages from the horse owners
Thank you for your replies to our questions, "Why you had chosen such a gate number?" and "Do you have confidence in the race?" Here are the messages from the horse owners.
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 50?
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 20, then the horse starting from gate 21 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.