Results of the Nikoli Derby - 8th world championship

Thanks for your votes in the Nikoli Derby - 8th world championship. The champion horse was koto starting from gate 39 with the horse owner hiroyui. Congratulations!

We are looking forward to your turnout and the results of the 8th 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
CountryPresent
Champion39kotohiroyuiJapannikoli.com original T-shirt
2nd place43amenouzuramardiJapanMuffler Towel (Orange)
3rd place56FoxfbobUSAMuffler Towel (Orange)
8th place60tnedutsstarJapanNikoli original card game: Camissimo
5th place61AmaykuZanirakkoJapanNikoli original card game: Camissimo
8th place68RaisinBosuonparedoUnited StatesNikoli original card game: Camissimo
7th place69ouma-pakapakaRIMIJapanNikoli Note
8th place78atonomatsuritakechiyoJapanNikoli Note
9th place80dominion-nowSk.JapanNikoli Note
10th place84NOCTURNESFYLJapanNikoli Note
Booby prize294harujionhibuchiJapanNikoli Furoshiki - Japanese wrapping cloth

453 horses entered and 439 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
1mocomocotsukai
1SayonaraHeavenpolake
1SpeedyThatGuy
1tuusinnbosatitarou
1umaTarosa
1umaumakonobikyako
2IWA424M
2M-HANAJIMAFAMATY
2nalkaponatkosarbahtkazanir
2nanasshia-chan
2ryota-gokazuhiro
2takeuchiuketa-komieda
3fukutyanmomotokira
3Glue Sticktlhinman
3LuckyAlan
3mamathin5mamathin
3miorintophiropin
3north_nikoridada
3RubieraPatrickov
3Sunday Sciencejyokun
3tottiigoumami
3Whatbattazz
3Worlds Biggest Tooljiatjiat
4775impactnanako-chan
4decodecodecorindeco
4GatebangerZyntax
4HenriIVmammarui
4HMNM15KARATSOUL
4Jumping JackJack Flash
4Know HopeGarethM
4naasanLANCER
4nikoliedamame
4sofistikemanyaksofistikemanyaksahibi
4uchino_makibaouchiy
4usausayotubaYOTUBA
5Mohe-2ndKezukezu
5moukohanmoko
5pocchupots
5silverBob
5Thatswhatimean_jpn_1NorihiroYokoyama_2nd
6cantdancemucha
6Ghoulish Delightswankgd
6I am a rockOmisuke
6LegowynnerLegowyn
6nightcrowyokarasu
6Out In FrontYvraine
6perfect numberbaobabu
6Puzzlers Braintzik
6tetotaustetora
7atsuwanatsuiyochikachan
7Supreme Giftbenjamin
7sylphsylph144
8888cherry888sahoche
8alchemyalchemist
8AntwelmMrMeyham
8donadonagya
8great number eightmath lover
8kuuga3778sentatyan
8kyabikyabia
8magicblackmagic
8Niboshikotsz
8nxksphinx
8Octopusutyuupapa
8ponpocousagi
8POTOOOOOOOOjoshuazucker
8Prickly Peteaaarizpe
8QueezyJacquiO
8rakuba-sinaidetooi-tetumei
8Recent DevelopmentsLandslide
8SOON-TO-BE-GLUEAlien
8umaumamoyumama
8yoshijiiumayoshijii
9AIchanbigriri
9damselchromis
9Jingle BellyCarolyn
9Kentucky Thundereridius
9KonatsuGin-no-Suke
9MelonMellowMelon
9nokonokochii
9Old FaithfulTwilightTrinity
9RatolibrinRatolibre
9Xiu Xiuaphasia
10Caseylynniey
10Esseffgudpal
10Gin RicketywildTurkey
10Kummerairobo
10SHINBORISTARKATSUO
10ShunsukeGanbahreJinjin
10The GallifreyanRassilon6
10zariganiikuradon
1111thURABEE
11blue-samuraipenko-mama
11dabonemasahita
11HIROYASUganbareHIROYASUmother
11KKBkukube
11ko-hi-milkmilk
11MackerelTabbyCat Cat Mask
11narri_horsenarri
11oumanokeikoprijus
11typhoontakeojisan
12Leapin Lizardsjackie
12LondonPridetitch
12Lucky 12Gabe
13blue skygeru-c
13Kanzakigawa3rd Girl
13masagorogoromasagoroo
13Mint@UMAMint@
13Natsu wiiiiiiiiiHelloween
14criftarnpochi
14Double LuckyZotmeister
14JohanMischa
14kaita14keitarou
14MACHpetittomato
14McJunkinscartridge
14Retuned Daddiodetuned
14yukitsu-modoritsugomaf
15_MishoMISHO
15And Now for Something...yunyun
15Aplysiaame-furashi
15Apple PearMolly
15Carles Puyolburton00
15darumasanta-kkun
15DOROMPADora-chan
15majestic30teachfather
15MIYUKIfalcon
15SDLchama
15YUIOTOFEVERYUIOTO
1623.kiloinchunekdoud
16dyateamDyaTeam
16Go RintyeGYOUKO
16MORICarol
16My son says FloppyJesterJ
16noirhibona
16Redneck RoninSaphon
16sayusayusayu
16Uma.masatic
16yajirinlovetomotinmother
17gonta-sanmikeyan
17Holly-CatKamonyan
17jamattackjamattack1974
17ri-chanringo
17SHUNTAKUGURA
17SlightlyImpactKohken
17Speedy Wonder920deChevalier
17tasukemarimot-sarutobi
18Frankietcurwick
18TRiAnglechef-t
18Wonderboyslotek
19Bright honeymitsu 8850
19Gambling Fooltorch32
19GhostRiderInTheSkyCalm
19Hatatitlathreecats
19Karakuri-Yattoko-Gounopp
19Kiduitasonohigahatubaibi
19minyamochaminyapu
19yamakij75buntyanyorosikune
20KaKKaKs
20kippyDodkaleh
20Kitasan HomareKitasan
20magic_numberMelvy
20Squeamish Ossifrageandersonw
21gogooriorioriori
21natshubate-sunzentu-taro
21rikky-rikipapa
22StophelesSpelvin
22tenbozkilimanjaro
23aamasama
23hibikanaimorinekoko
23oberiberi23oberi
23OpalBeetleopalbeetle
23Shirotyu
23Super PickleJeff
23ThoroughbredQdo
24origami55pipipi163
24PAJULEPENKI
24Pe24Pe
24RubisCOChloroplast
24shinchan rudlphshinchan
24TIMIKANAHANTIMIKANA
25Duke of Marlboroughgillianam
25Ferday Ferday FerdayFerday
25SAKIGAKEraisuke
26hashitakapado105
26House WifeDarko
26JYG-RHYTHM-KANBIOfe
26MagrollingDreaming Tuna
26snowrapeui
26u-tan-and-roseu-tan
27FussbalJungemikimama
27kazupapa7kazupapa
27kimasidaikamisad
27Natsukonatsuko
27Norbert ColonHumpty
27ShantronColinMacLeod
27WaytooluckyFlieg
27yu-me-sohta
28kaachanpunyu
28kaerunrunkaeru-chan
28namimamakyouryoupapa
28okinawadokuritumaimai
28toonkigou28toonkigou
29536870912deu
29aloe+aloe
29Breakawaymonami
29T.MicanD-Low
29The DoctorShiv
30goma_miso_itamewatoson_kun
30hihohihojurineko
30Nikolitenickoli
31handypenguintenoripengin
31p-gehreima
31plus11mackey28
31Sus-mahiru-and-u
31TERUteruBoydoraCatRYO
32cookiejunbow
32KappaBlack777Haruka
32nenenenoneneneko
33Piitan DXS-Koduck
33sammyNO3gon
33Scheherazadezzz
33SeraSeraMickey--
34Greased Lightningtaco1991
34MECHATRONMechatron
34mishukjr
34pizzicatoYuka-P
34shishizaoukogera
35blackandwhiteflyfly
35RIKURYOU20101031FURUFURU
35surikamigawagaton
35The Ephemeral LightCain
36LaylaMiLayKaiJ
36LuckyLorelei
36muumuusachoo
36omanukekunmodizuri
36tuitoucapHIMA24
37Banzai-TronZUME-SAN
37HARUNAandTAKUMAHARUNAandTAKUMAsFather
37LulupleKuluple
37oitanoumaho
37SL230tanukirider
38GIVEMESOMETHINGNORIZO
38Gladstone DimeNewmark
38Koban-SharkBouillon-v4
38SpamSpamSpamShow_ichi
38teketekedushpoyoyon
38USHIsanfukucho
39kotoChampionhiroyui
40gorosanshibunuki
40ROU-ICHIBANROU
40SNOOOOOOOOOPYPuppy
40TANUKIRindo
40YOUKI-NA-AKOCHANRED-FALCON
41HoochBabe-Cocoa
41KAMINARI-boyaki-sama
41MADOWARZTaffy
41meinesShunsukeshunvc
41NAMAHARUMAKIruru-
41norikororonorikoro
41orange-spirits2sapporo
42Hakkunkoju
42Horse@42BryanC
42NepaZedBee
42ROROkurobutakamen
42touyokohakuraku
43amenouzura2nd placemardi
44619mysterioOgland
44kazupiepiebokesuzume
44KenDoddywalker44
44long long agozucca
45finguccik-gucci
45hekerepo-hekerepo
45RohanSolaris
46443yoshi3
46Hinokichi05102010Umadon
46MYMYTUMURIMY
46rebornREDHOT
47babanbabanbanbanchanpintanpon
47masakihanaomi
47SALLYshean
48no3bFumitaka.Mise
48Querelletnakama
48tenzarusobalittlewing
49Between2and24LettersLongZiti
49GoodLuckCatherinekusapoo
49TENEnergy
50agricaptakidon
50deep-blueyoukipapa
50funplaceyajirobe
50GENAICasty
50geshiTACTICS
50Nantoka-KansouRandar
50TAMASAMARUTAMASA
50The-dog-days-of-summereel-dog
51LuckerSimon
51Monkey Puzzlemonkeyfish
52gogogogoogoo
52kakerawarabi
53gomigomi-gosyunsyun
53red shooting starP and Q
53Weak Fupeep590
54Alice SpringsNap Rabbit
54CROSSEYEDandPAINLESSBarbaresco
54Draupnirdafnedegroof
54EightKingKidquell573
54heat_reglurseeClove-hammer
55Cure MarinePakkun
55o_oo_oj
56Fox3rd placefbob
58addie2010Conta-sensei
58cow-after-cowchichie
58kitannobanzaitobe
58M-Faradeymagurit
58uenomaumauenoma
5959volxa
59t.rawarosuroot7
60tneduts4th placestar
61AmaykuZ5th placeanirakko
62basutaimukujiranranran
62Fumio the GreatTacoyaking
62morandi61mercredimatin
62SPJJPS
63goldenkonbeLouletaso
63mississaugachang
64aterzexis000
64Carolinapuzzler821
64haisidoudouchichipappa
64lenageha
64pinkrosemaysea
64Spirit of Penzancejrodman
65Rocket RiderStanley
65SuperSuperHorsieyeoz
65xxNA0
66sikotsunonijiamenohinotsurishi
66Sixermlc
678no634chan.bunn
67Mickey Mouseagabum
68Raisin6th placeBosuonparedo
69ouma-pakapaka7th placeRIMI
70su3SNOOMY
70win-place-showharness
70Yokoiwabakosann
71Euclidjmendelson
71michelle5656awabi55
71naomimigonaomimi
72Elisalittonn
72munimuniyon-2-go-.
72ZepherRyu
73calcium carbonaraRIT
73MineNadia
73Northern Runnercaw
73yukoskyhiromi24
74merry-go-roundMerrilin
74SASASANOSAMIWASA
74YZrunmiya
75anmitsushigepon
75Go Go Sagakeiba Tachi Curry
77night horseyumichin
77wishes on tanzakuShinzo Inoue
78atonomatsuri8th placetakechiyo
79IceStoryTMZ
79Paste Pot PeteLumchan
80dominion-now9th placeSk.
81dreamertadayann
81SHINHunter
82Hinakoro82Hinakoro_Papa
82nikonikonikkoliyori
82PoohPoohPoohgluten
83divenisin
83Mr PuzzlerSteve Dill
84NOCTURNES10th placeFYL
85Hotari-no-HikaruHotaru_Tsukiyono
86akitoshiakkun
86c-chacovacharlie
86Yaamaneko-turboChieckers
90puppu-no-homarepuppunosuke
91Ultyuwonome
92Bobaxc97c
92minorimiityan
94nikolittiniko
94NIPAKO de luxeNIPAKO
94Sakusaku-SunfishManbou
95DirtMasterTurf-Turf
96POKOPEN-PEKOPONPOKOPEN
98pifRECO
99sakatantansakatan
100kaizokutomonokaitoragara
100Mr. Ephotosurrealism
100no_music_no_lifeakasyo
101eponaMs.Marble
101pakarinburi
101ringokepo
102ikuzou-yoshimezzopiano
102kamekamekamekichiosumu
111tantanbatantan
115takarasagashipurin
118keiharugogofantasia
122yutatannyucchi
125Dinner-ha-Sukiyakiwatashi-ha-hinketsu
127freesiaaquamarine
127starboogieYusuke-EuEx
127YAJILINthankyouGOU-------finrin--------
135treasure-of-KazubiKazubi
141BOMBERAKIHIRO
144superkanbeCaltan
150fujifujiyu_chan
151Max TokoroSueh
153Katzfacekatzml
154degreeriderharusion
161kumalionlionshoko
165snow leopardeurydice
177margwanchi
18456yuhimihiromina
192higashiyamatobugbug
194UMA10NATSN
196Ten-TenKishiko
200ferraritamkatsu
202TurquoiseRui-chan
212payapamorik
213KappaKing1kappappa
214Genesisbarko
214umaHisa
222Marupocinomiyabin
222short-circuitHouden-Yasai
272JJpoi
288organizationCereal
290yafukufukkyuu-san
293KENKOUDAI1Ranperu2
293KotaroFastPaPa
293TAROJIROBM
294harujionBooby prizehibuchi
295hasirukitunekitune
295mkstarmayumi
297boobeebahbowsuu3
297BoobyPrizeToruNeko
297RocinanteThe Quixotic Yombo
298ko-taro-KAORImama
299Dead cowflyingalphorn
299momoponta2323momoponta
299The SecondCuries

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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 'Yajilin' as to become number eleven on nikoli.com. Thank you for all the many many messages.

Gate: 1Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Speedy

Horse owners nickname ThatGuy

Yajilin is a great addition. Keep the puzzles coming.

Gate: 3Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Glue Stick

Horse owners nickname tlhinman

I like the puzzle, although I wish there were an easier way to mark squares I know are white but don't have path information yet. Oh, and I still think the Derby is luck.

Gate: 3Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Rubiera

Horse owners nickname Patrickov

The newly released Yajilin is quite good, though slightly less challenging than Masyu overall, and yet to see harder puzzles.

Gate: 4Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Gatebanger

Horse owners nickname Zyntax

Love them!

Gate: 4Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Know Hope

Horse owners nickname GarethM

I absolutely love Yajilin - it's easily my favourite puzzle! I have all your books with it in too. However it would be fantastic if you could have much harder Yajilin puzzles on Nikoli.com! :) Nikoli.com continues to go from strength to strength.

Gate: 5Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name silver

Horse owners nickname Bob

These are my current favorites, especially the larger ones. Nice combination of loop forming and exclusion themes. I appreciate the lack of symmetry requirement which allows more creative designs.

Gate: 6Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name cantdance

Horse owners nickname mucha

Like the puzzle genre and the puzzles themselves, but could use puzzles that are a bit harder, take a look at motris's blog to see what I mean :)

Gate: 6Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Ghoulish Delight

Horse owners nickname swankgd

I'm banking on people expecting the result to be higher than the previous true World championship.

Gate: 6Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Legowynner

Horse owners nickname Legowyn

Love love love Yajilin, more please!! :)

Gate: 8Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name POTOOOOOOOO

Horse owners nickname joshuazucker

It's pretty good but not my favorite. I really love a good Hashi.

Gate: 8Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Prickly Pete

Horse owners nickname aaarizpe

Yajilin is great!

Gate: 8Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Queezy

Horse owners nickname JacquiO

It took me awhile to understand how to do these but now they're one of my favorite puzzles (after Slitherlink and Masyu). Lots of fun!

Gate: 8Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Recent Developments

Horse owners nickname Landslide

I like it. I prefer the puzzles with the simplest rules, like Slitherlink and Numberlink. But it's an interesting puzzle.

Gate: 9Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Kentucky Thunder

Horse owners nickname eridius

One of my favorite puzzle types.

Gate: 9Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Melon

Horse owners nickname MellowMelon

It's difficult to pull of something creative, but it's still pretty fun.

Gate: 9Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Old Faithful

Horse owners nickname TwilightTrinity

Love them!

Gate: 9Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Ratolibrin

Horse owners nickname Ratolibre

I like it :)

Gate: 9Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Xiu Xiu

Horse owners nickname aphasia

I like Yajilin a lot. I dislike Shikaku and Numberlink.

Gate: 10Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Casey

Horse owners nickname lynniey

I love Yajilin!

Gate: 10Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Esseff

Horse owners nickname gudpal

I like Yajilin puzzles very much. But I'm not very good...yet.

Gate: 10Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Gin Rickety

Horse owners nickname wildTurkey

Love 'em!

Gate: 14Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Johan

Horse owners nickname Mischa

Fun to do slowly, but I don't think it is a nice puzzle to do as quickly as possible.

Gate: 14Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Retuned Daddio

Horse owners nickname detuned

After a successful run in the Philly Derby, this horse is back for more! Yajilin is fun, but seems to be either really easy or really hard.

Gate: 15Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Carles Puyol

Horse owners nickname burton00

Great addition to nikoli.com

Gate: 16Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name 23.kiloinch

Horse owners nickname unekdoud

Currently, the difficulty of the puzzles I've seen is not very high. I would like to see more interesting patterns and I believe there is great potential in this puzzle to be both fun and challenging for all players.

Gate: 16Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name My son says Floppy

Horse owners nickname JesterJ

I enjoy them, they are quite fun (but fairly easy).

Gate: 16Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Redneck Ronin

Horse owners nickname Saphon

I adore Yaijilin. Originally, it was only Akari where if I saw one published, I absolutely HAD to do it. Now, both Akari and Yaijilin are on my 'must do' list. Thank you for introducing it.

Gate: 17Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name jamattack

Horse owners nickname jamattack1974

I love the Yajilin puzzles.

Gate: 22Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Stopheles

Horse owners nickname Spelvin

I like the puzzles, but I don't like the fact that, unlike many other puzzles, you can't click a square twice to put a dot there. I don't like to keep a finger on the Shift button, so it would be nice if I could mark a square with a dot without my keyboard. Thanks!

Gate: 23Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name OpalBeetle

Horse owners nickname opalbeetle

Awesome! i am addicted to Yajilin straight away! more big, tough puzzles please!!

Gate: 25Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Duke of Marlborough

Horse owners nickname gillianam

I love Yajilin. It is my favourite puzzle so far.

Gate: 25Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Ferday Ferday Ferday

Horse owners nickname Ferday

I love Yajilin, it's one of my favorites

Gate: 26Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name House Wife

Horse owners nickname Darko

I like it in general but, for the harder ones, more guesswork is required (or it is just me not seeing things, I don't know). I do not like guessing when solving puzzles.

Gate: 27Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Norbert Colon

Horse owners nickname Humpty

More please.

Gate: 30Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Nikolite

Horse owners nickname nickoli

Love it! I think solution should be accepted with correct path, but not all the black squares.

Gate: 31Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Sus-mahir

Horse owners nickname u-and-u

Yajilin is a good puzzle and the online implementation is very easy to use. I would like to see some Extra hard Yajilins in the future.

Gate: 38Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Gladstone Dime

Horse owners nickname Newmark

Yajilin puzzles are great fun! I'd like to see more of those!

Gate: 49Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Between2and24LettersLong

Horse owners nickname Ziti

I like Yajilin puzzle but would like it if the small puzzles were sometimes harder. There are many tricks that are not part of the Nikoli.com Yajilin puzzles and I hope someday they will be.

Gate: 51Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Lucker

Horse owners nickname Simon

There's missing a way to mark that a spot shouldn't be painted black (when you know there should be a line, but you don't know which ways the line should go) Many of the puzzles has the same way of solving: First you can place some black cells because of the numbers, and then you can use them to draw the lines in corners or between 2 black cells (or 1 black cell and the edge)

Gate: 54Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Draupnir

Horse owners nickname dafnedegroof

Great puzzle !!! Just waiting for some really challenging puzzles, most of them are still quite easy to solve

Gate: 563rd place

Horse name Fox

Horse owners nickname fbob

More hard Yajilin please.

Gate: 64Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Carolina

Horse owners nickname puzzler821

Love them. Want more Yajilin puzzles!

Gate: 65Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name SuperSuperHorsie

Horse owners nickname yeoz

Yajilin is a good puzzle.

Gate: 686th place

Horse name Raisin

Horse owners nickname Bosuonparedo

It is difficult, choosing a number.

Gate: 73Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Northern Runner

Horse owners nickname caw

VERY much enjoy them

Gate: 83Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Mr Puzzler

Horse owners nickname Steve Dill

The Yajilin puzzle is good, interesting, and rather different from many of the other puzzles. Easy to get into, yet a worthwhile challenge in the harder levels.

Gate: 100Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Mr. E

Horse owners nickname photosurrealism

I'm still fascinated when the answer appears. It seems like there may be other possibilites and then it shrinks down to one.

Gate: 153Ran whole distance.

Horse name Katzface

Horse owners nickname katzml

I greatly enjoy the Yajilin puzzle. I learned how to solve it before nikoli.com began to promote them, so I was very happy when nikoli.com gave me an easier way to solve the puzzles online. Thank you!

Gate: 214Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Genesis

Horse owners nickname barko

I really enjoy the Yajilin puzzles....keep them up!

Gate: 297Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Rocinante

Horse owners nickname The Quixotic Yombo

See that your grooms care for my fleet-footed Rocinante, a horse of courage, sobriety, and chastity; the flower and glory of horseflesh. As for Yajilin... ""Can one desire too much of a good thing?""

Gate: 299Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Dead cow

Horse owners nickname flyingalphorn

Yajilin is great!

Gate: 299Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name The Second

Horse owners nickname Curies

I love Yajilin puzzle! I solved all of them so far. I want more hard Yajilin puzzles.

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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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