Why Playing Sudoku Requires Skill and Never Luck

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Sudoku is one of the world’s most popular puzzle games, but it is often misunderstood. Many people think that Sudoku is a game of luck – they think that you should have to guess which numbers belong in each empty place.

But the truth is, Sudoku is a game of logic and skill, not luck. The best Sudoku players develop an ability to intuitively “know” which number to place next, and they build upon their momentum as they move throughout the grid – but this is not a matter of luck; it’s a matter of hard-earned experience that makes it possible for Sudoku players to recognize patterns and spot opportunities almost before they arise. Continue reading

3 Sudoku Mistakes that Beginning Players Make

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Sudoku is one of the most fun and popular online puzzle games, enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. Because Sudoku is a seemingly simple game of numbers 1-9, arrayed on a grid of empty spaces, it’s an easy game for beginners to play. But if you’re a Sudoku beginner, there are some frequently encountered difficulties that might make the game seem hopelessly challenging! Continue reading

4 Personality Traits of Amazing Sudoku Players

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Sudoku is a seemingly simple game that is actually built upon many levels of seemingly infinite complexity. Although Sudoku is played by millions of people throughout the world, only a tiny percentage of the most skilled Sudoku players ever rise to the level of playing in a Sudoku championship.

We wrote an article a while ago about Sudoku tips from World Champion Thomas Snyder, where we discussed some of the thought processes and habits of mind that American Sudoku master Thomas Snyder uses for solving Sudoku puzzles. Continue reading

How to Improve Your Sudoku Skills in 5 Minutes or Less

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Are you looking for a fast way to get better at solving Sudoku puzzles? Many people would like to get better at playing Sudoku but they feel like they don’t have time. They might assume that they have to buy Sudoku books or play Sudoku everyday for hours. But the truth is, you can improve your Sudoku skills just by doing a few simple things in 5 minutes or less. If you use some of these tips, you can improve your Sudoku skills in 5 minutes or less everyday: Continue reading

Intermediate Sudoku Solving Techniques – Part 4: More Multi-Direction Solutions

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Solving Sudoku puzzles is an exercise in patience, vision, pattern recognition, and a bit of luck. The more time you spend solving Sudoku puzzles, the better you will get at spotting opportunities within the grid, and finding ways to uncover clues from unexpected places. Playing Sudoku gives you a sense of vision and anticipation that is uniquely satisfying – the best Sudoku players can build momentum and think a few steps ahead, just like chess players. Continue reading

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