Highlight matches of the Sentdex Competition

Hey all,

I’m back from a bit of a break (life got crazy the last 6 weeks of 2018, so I decided to stop my participation for a time). But now I’ve returned as a Rust developer :smile:

I dusted off my competition scripts and will be compiling some highlight matches from Sentdex. There ended up being 91 players (once those who never submitted an algo were removed). I’ll follow the path of the top 8 as seeded in the competition (which is a by entered algo rating) along with any interesting global top 20 matches.

Top 8 Seeding:
#1 - Ryan D’s Comanche
#2 - IWannaWin’s twas_3.6
#3 - arnby’s Free_Oracle3.0SA
#4 - TambourineMan42’s PalsOfPratyushV8
#5 - CEWL’s Newton5.1.5
#6 - n-sanders 〒ⴽߎⵢᚾƴ ᵗʰᵉ :steam_locomotive::railway_car:
#7 - kkroep’s skinnerbox_1
#8 - KauffK’s Voice_of_Cthaeh_3.1

I expect they’ll roll out rounds throughout the afternoon, so I’ll keep an eye out for when the hit and try to add to this in real time.



What is the format of this competition? is there a way to watch all of it/all of my own games if I’ve entered?

I believe this is going to be another single-elimination competition. When the rounds get posted, you can see by clicking “matches” tab at https://terminal.c1games.com/competitions/43.

The round # along the left of each row is a link to the match. So you can watch all of your own games that way.

They save the final rounds with the remaining top 8 for their live stream tomorrow.


OMG ryan draves…
Thats a suprise… geeeez

Round 1 was a smaller set of algo’s to reach an even number for future rounds. There were 24 matches played with each one being won by the higher rated algo, so no highlights from that round!

Round 2 saw a top 8 upset!!

Round 2 Top 8 Matches

#1 - LOSS - ??? (Highest rating: 1546)'s dk beat Ryan D Comanche in 47 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703864

#2 - IWannaWin twas_3.6 beat lucas-csl(Highest rating:1579)'s jaeger_V.1.0.2 in 20 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703849

#3 - arnby Free_Oracle3.0SA beat PlsDontRoastMe(Highest rating:1571)'s Tank MK1 in 11 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703859

#4 TambourineMan42 PalsOfPratyushV8 beat Adam P(Highest rating:1617)'s ‘1_basic’ in 12 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703852

#5 CEWL Newton5.1.5 beat Andres G(Highest rating:1613)'s rust-algo 6 alpha1 in 39 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703847

#6 - n-sanders 〒ⴽߎⵢᚾƴ ᵗʰᵉ :steam_locomotive::railway_car: beat MasterSplinter(Highest rating:1676)'s super-test in 14 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703843

#7 - kkroep skinnerbox_1 beat matowuut(Highest rating:1650)'s v0.12 in 13 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703848

#8 - KauffK Voice_of_Cthaeh_3.1 beat Eric L(Highest rating:1637)'s Team20_alpha(6) in 12 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703857

Round 2 Other Highlights

No Top 20 -vs- Top 20 matches this round

Top 20 Loss
Tilman - 16daystocode(Highest rating: 1707)'s HASH_SLINGING_SLASHER beat Tilman(Highest rating:2327)'s botted in 28 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703844

You’ve got to be kidding me…

It’s the same issue I have in my 1 loss with Comanche against your algo. I know how to fix it but I didn’t think it’d be an issue if you submitted a different one I beat…

Yes, I just realized…
He’s using my algo…!
(I made it to beat demux algos)
He must of seen that one replay where I beat you or something.

Another top 8 upset in round 3!

Round 3 Top 8 Matches

#2 - IWannaWin’s twas_3.6 beat Hoang P(Highest rating:1897)'s python-algo-2 in 24 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703870

#3 - arnby’s Free_Oracle3.0SA beat LuckyR(Highest rating:1950)'s v0.62 in 14 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703882

#4 - TambourineMan42’s PalsOfPratyushV8 beat stagajda(Highest rating:2005)'s gajdul1.6.1 in 14 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703866

#5 - CEWL’s Newton5.1.5 beat richard11235(Highest rating:1998)'s CashOrCredit2 in 22 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703861

#6 - n-sanders’s 〒ⴽߎⵢᚾƴ ᵗʰᵉ :steam_locomotive::railway_car: beat Timmit(Highest rating:2014)'s Not_A_Line_6.2 in 8 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703854

#7 - LOSS - Fangyu(Highest rating: 1909)'s test35 beat kkroep’s skinnerbox_1 in 44 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2704052

#8 - KauffK’s Voice_of_Cthaeh_3.1 beat xXMaelstromXx(Highest rating:2034)'s starfish-inspired-2-DEBUG in 10 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703865

Round 3 Other Highlights

Cinderella algo
???(Highest rating: 1536)'s dk beat Reallybadcoder(Highest rating:1935)'s emp_thing_v1.2.2 in 100 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703880

Top 20 -vs- Top 20
Griffin K - Griffin K(Highest rating: 2367)'s team6_gtr beat Luc-luchtloper(Highest rating:2270)'s Fiftheon1.9 in 23 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703895

RuberCuber - RuberCuber(Highest rating: 2322)'s Track-X.6 beat quincyc3(Highest rating:2282)'s rushv5_45e in 19 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703853

Top 20 Loss
Colin D(Highest rating: 2163)'s 17-gooderstart beat Ruslan N(Highest rating:2367)'s beat-blackbear in 39 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703863

Round 4 sets the top 8 that will stream tomorrow night, so lots of action in this one.

Round 4 Top 8 Matches

#2 - IWannaWin’s twas_3.6 beat leo_physics(Highest rating:2309)'s actorv6.03e in 28 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703919

#3 - arnby’s Free_Oracle3.0SA beat Griffin K(Highest rating:2367)'s team6_gtr in 26 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703933

#4 - LOSS - janis-s(Highest rating: 2329)'s oh-no_en_v4.51 beat TambourineMan42’s PalsOfPratyushV8 in 18 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703877

#5 - CEWL’s Newton5.1.5 beat 16daystocode(Highest rating:1707)'s HASH_SLINGING_SLASHER in 23 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703869

#6 - LOSS - Aeldrexan(Highest rating: 2356)'s Aelgoo_82b beat n-sanders’s 〒ⴽߎⵢᚾƴ ᵗʰᵉ :steam_locomotive::railway_car: in 18 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703860

#7 - LOSS -Colin D(Highest rating: 2163)'s 17-gooderstart beat KauffK’s Voice_of_Cthaeh_3.1 in 33 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703872

Round 4 Other Highlights

Cinderella algo
dk, the aglo that beat Ryan’s #1 seeded algo lost in this round:
RuberCuber(Highest rating: 2322)'s Track-X.6 beat ???(Highest rating:1536)'s dk in 15 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2703887

Top 20 win
This match was for the a top 8 spot:
mmhuman(Highest rating: 2384)'s mhuman_top_24 beat Fangyu(Highest rating:1909)'s test35 in 29 turns - https://terminal.c1games.com/watch/2704060

Final Top 8 Spots with competition seeding

IWannaWin twas_3.6 - #2 seed
arnby Free_Oracle3.0SA - #3 seed
CEWL Newton5.1.5 - #5 seed
mmhuman mhuman_top_24 - #9 seed
Aeldrexan Aelgoo_82b - #11 seed
janis-s oh-no_en_v4.51 - #13 seed
RuberCuber Track-X.6 - #17 seed
Colin D 17-gooderstart - #24 seed


Brutal loss for me.

Exciting games. Best of luck to everyone in the top 8 tomorrow.

Thanks man, to you too.
Its not looking to good for me though, a lot of people I lose to in that top 8. Including you @C3WL :joy:

Haha tbh I don’t have a lot of great matchups either. Oh well, all depends on how it plays out tomorrow.

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Btw, does anyone know if the $500 is split among top players or if all of it goes to the winner?

I think this is winner-take-all. That seems to be their standard for these sorts of competitions unless they announce special rules (like the $100 bounties on the C1 competitions last season).

No, i dont think so, theres often a split between top 4.

Sorry about not announcing this, recently, we have been doing top 4 splits as we felt the ‘winner take all’ system left a bad taste in the mouth of some of the top players. I also like the top 4 split because it makes every game a ‘money game’.

We will be doing-
1st: 250$
2nd: 100$
3rd and 4th: 75$