Dear Sudoku Fan,
Like many of you, I was hooked to Sudoku Puzzles.
In 2000, a friend of mine from Japan sends me a strange puzzle. In a box of 9 X 9 grids, there were few numbers listed randomly.
"Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9" That's all she said.
“It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive!” My friend warned me!
For the next few days, I was totally stuck with the puzzle trying to solve the mystery. I was helpless without any guide or help…but I was excited. There were a few moments I feel like giving up, but I came back eventually.
She told me that the puzzle is called Sudoku. No Sudoku Tips were offer to me. I was totally overwhelmed, I was addicted.
Here’s the Sudoku Puzzle she sends me…..
For the experienced player, it may look ridiculous to take 3 – 4 days to solve this puzzle as some may even solve it within minutes.
But if you are absolutely new to Sudoku, have a busy job and only able to spent a few minutes in your lunch hours to do it…..I am sure this will be a real challenge if you are in a hurry to have it solved.
The immense surge in popularity of Sudoku internationally has led to it being dubbed in the world media in 2005 variously as "the Rubik's cube of the 21st century" or the "fastest growing puzzle in the world".
Playing Sudoku is like playing Golf. You play against yourself and also challenge others in the Solving time. No cheating is necessary. Your skill can only be better and better through regular playing.
Before you proceed to solve your Sudoku puzzle:
Do you know the best way to start the game?
Do you know all the Basic Solving Strategies and the secret when
to use Advance Techniques?
Do you know which technique is least likely to succeed?
Do you know what to do when you make a series of wrong steps?
Do you want to learn some best-kept Tips used by Sudoku
Masters that can help to solve your puzzle within minutes?
If you are not sure, you will soon learn...
HISTORY OF SUDOKU
Sudoku is said to have 18th – century roots and Japanese connection.
The name Sudoku may sound like the hideous Sadako from the hit Japanese horror movie – The Ring. But Sudoku can be more terrifying than the female ghost who crawl out from the TV. It sucks up your brain cell and time.
If you are keen to trace the roots and development of Sudoku, check it out here!
In a classic Sudoku Puzzle, it consist a grid of 9 squares wide and 9 squares deep. The lines of squares running horizontally are called rows, and the lines running vertically are called columns. The grid is further divided by the darker lines into nine 3 X 3 square 'boxes'. Some of the squares already have numbers in them. The task is to fill in the blank squares.
Here's the rule of the classic Sudoku Puzzle. In fact, there's only one rule:
- Each row, column and box must end up containing all of the numbers from 1 to 9, and each number can only appear once in a row, column or box.
This rule has an important side-effect, which is the basis of all Sudoku Solving Techniques.
There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but nothing has to add up to anything else.
You solve Sudoku Puzzle with reasoning and logic.
Simple? Till you try your hands on it!
But make sure you stay COOL....
“Sudoku is just a game, it can be solved with plain logic and reasoning. Why need a Sudoku Guide?”…You may ask.
You may be right, but let’s look at some facts and figures…
If you allow testing for a hypothesis as a logical step then here is a logical method which will solve any SudokuPuzzle.
Based on the calculation done by Bertram Felgenhauer in 2005, the total number of possible solution for a 9 X 9 Sudoku grids is known to be 6,670,903,752,021,072,936,960, which is roughly the number of micrometers to the nearest star.
Make a list of all these grids. You go through these grids one by one until you find one that fits your puzzle. At each stage you are hypothesising that "I found the right solution". This is completely logical and the method will always work. (Of course nobody would actually try this but it illustrates the point)
Now, depending on how you ordered the grids, you might finish in 1 second or in millions of years.
With hundreds of billion numbers combination to the grids, there is only one solution to each unique Sudoku Puzzle.
You see my point?
That’s why some fiendish Sudoku Puzzles drive you going crazy.
That’s the reason why you need a strategic Sudoku Guide to work on your puzzle.
Solving Sudoku is an Art. And you need some logical steps and strategies to tackle different types of puzzles…..from the basic one, to the fiendish.
Before you proceed, you may want to know some basic Sudoku Terminology, just to name a few:
- Naked single
- Hidden single
- Nishio....and many more!
To the newbie, this may sounds alien. I can assure you, once you get a hang of it, this is nothing.
I have to admit that I am a Sudoku fanatic. Over the years I was addicted to the Sudoku Puzzles and have solved many. Some are using my own method; some learned from other players.
With the growing passion, I have done extensive research and accompanied with my own experience, put together a practical step-by-step coaching course, called “The Ultimate Sudoku Guide.”
This eBook is extremely user-friendly. Written in plain, easy-to-understand language-with lots of graphical guides. There is no complicated instructions! This powerful and informative Guide laid out in clear and concise lessons shows you everything you need to know about Sudoku and all its Solving Techniques.
If you are as excited about Sudoku as I am and you want to discover the best-kept secrets and solving tips of Sudoku Masters, and their techniques to solve them... then this is going to be the Best Sudoku Guide you ever read.
A Powerful One-Stop Guide
For the Sudoku Fan....
The #1 Ranking Sudoku Guide
In “The Ultimate Sudoku Guide”, here are just a few of the many secrets you’ll uncover:
For the Beginner:
Learn the Sudoku Terminology, Rules and Solving Techniques to speak the same lingo in the Sudoku community, just like what you did in a golf club!
Watch the graphical step-by-step lessons on Sudoku Solving Techniques and see how puzzles are easily solved before your eyes.
Progressive coaching on various levels of Sudoku Solving Techniques - from the Basic, Intermediate, to the Advance.
Master the Solving Techniques and play like a Pro within days!
A one-stop practical Guide saving you time and effort to research on other incomplete resources.
For the Experienced Player :
Master the advance strategies i.e. X-Wing, XY-Wing, Swordfish and other Sudoku Solving Techniques through proper and systematic coaching.
Discover the quickest way to identify the “Hidden Pairs”, “Triplets” and other complicated patterns of your puzzles.
Learn the proper strategies when to apply the correct solving techniques.
Upgrade your solving skills and advance yourself to the level of Sudoku Pro within days like many others.
For the Advanced Sudoku Players:
Discover little known strategies, tips and techniques used by Master Sudoku Players.
Take up the Sudoku Challenge and see how much time you clocked to solve our challenging puzzles – from easy to fiendish.
Participate in the Speed Challenge and be known in the Sudoku community.
Last but not least….
“The Ultimate Sudoku Success Resource Guide” – In this special report, you will discover:
- Where to get your hands on good Sudoku Puzzles – both online and printable version – for FREE!
- Free Sudoku Solver
- Invaluable Sudoku links to Online Downloads -Tutorials, Tips, Samples, Forums, Specific Online Research and much more!