Belarusian programmer wins for second year in a row

Berlin hosts the final of the Yandex. Algorithm Programming Championship, which was won by Gomel’s Gennady Korotkevich

By Vladimir Svetlov

Berlin hosts the final of the Yandex. Algorithm Programming Championship, which was won by Gomel’s Gennady Korotkevich

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Gennady Korotkevich was the only Belarusian representative in the competition’s final. In the decisive round, the programmer correctly solved four tasks out of six within 100 minutes and finished with just 66 minutes of penalty time. Second was Hosaka Kazuhiro from Japan, who also managed to solve four tasks, yet with 90 minutes of penalty time. Bronze went to Chinese, Wang Quinshi, who finished his performance with four correctly solved tasks and 125 minutes of penalty time. The Yandex. Algorithm winner, Gennady Korotkevich, received prize money of 300,000 Russian Roubles.

Last year, Gennady also brought the major prize, outstripping Russia’s Yevgeny Kapun and Taiwan’s Shi Bi Sun.

This year, 3,890 entrants from 72 countries were competing in the championship. Belarus was represented by over 160 programmers at the event. After the results of the selection round, the 25 strongest programmers from Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Russia, the USA, Ukraine and Japan qualified for the finals.

The competitions were held on the Yandex. Contest platform which is a service for the training and competition of programmers. The tasks were prepared by an international team, which comprised specialists from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Poland and the USA.
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