After a very interesting 7 online rounds of Sudoku Mahabharat, the offline final will be on 10th May in Bangalore. The instruction Booklet of Sudoku Mahabharat Finals is released and it contains a very interesting set of puzzles. Final is divided into 5 rounds. One interesting thing is that these five rounds are named after the 5 main characters of Mahabharata. These rounds are named as Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva. Each of these rounds contains well-known variations of Sudoku. Most of the Sudoku types which are appearing in this championship are published on this blog. There are a few Sudoku types that are missing and I will try to publish these Sudoku types soon on my blog.

Below I am giving links to the practice Sudoku puzzle types that are going to appear in Sudoku Mahabharat 2015 Finals.

This round contains 10 Classic Sudoku puzzles.

This round contains the following puzzles

Odd Sudoku

Inequality Sudoku

Killer Sudoku

Arrow Sudoku

Outside Sudoku

Extra Region Sudoku

Toroidal Sudoku

Consecutive Sudoku

This round will have 18 6X6 Sudoku puzzles, split into 6 relays with 3 Sudoku puzzles in each. In each Sudoku relay, the top grid is a Classic Sudoku. The other two grids are either Classic Sudoku or well-known Sudoku Variations as mentioned below.

These relay Sudoku have to be solved in sequence i.e. first solve the first puzzle and then copy the marked digits into the second Sudoku. After solving the second Sudoku copy the marked digits into the third Sudoku and solve the third Sudoku.

This Round of Sudoku contains the following puzzles

2 x Classic + Classic + Classic

Classic + Diagonal + Diagonal

Classic + Irregular + Irregular

Classic + Either Or + Either Or

Classic + Skyscraper + Skyscraper

This round contains Classic Sudoku variations as mentioned below

Expanded Sudoku

Overlapping Sudoku

Compressed Sudoku

Linked Classics

This round is a Surprise round. I am guessing that it may contain mechanical Sudoku puzzles and the rules of this Sudoku will be explained at the venue before the round starts.

I am qualified for finals after standing in the 6th position after the consolidated score of 7 rounds. Looking forward to meeting all my puzzle friends at the Sudoku Mahabharat finals.

Below I am giving links to the practice Sudoku puzzle types that are going to appear in Sudoku Mahabharat 2015 Finals.

**Round 1 45 minutes**

YudhisthiraYudhisthira

This round contains 10 Classic Sudoku puzzles.

**Round 2 65 minutes**

BhimaBhima

This round contains the following puzzles

Odd Sudoku

Inequality Sudoku

Killer Sudoku

Arrow Sudoku

Outside Sudoku

Extra Region Sudoku

Toroidal Sudoku

Consecutive Sudoku

**Round 3 35 minutes**

ArjunaArjuna

This round will have 18 6X6 Sudoku puzzles, split into 6 relays with 3 Sudoku puzzles in each. In each Sudoku relay, the top grid is a Classic Sudoku. The other two grids are either Classic Sudoku or well-known Sudoku Variations as mentioned below.

These relay Sudoku have to be solved in sequence i.e. first solve the first puzzle and then copy the marked digits into the second Sudoku. After solving the second Sudoku copy the marked digits into the third Sudoku and solve the third Sudoku.

This Round of Sudoku contains the following puzzles

2 x Classic + Classic + Classic

Classic + Diagonal + Diagonal

Classic + Irregular + Irregular

Classic + Either Or + Either Or

Classic + Skyscraper + Skyscraper

**Round 4 35 minutes**

NakulaNakula

This round contains Classic Sudoku variations as mentioned below

Expanded Sudoku

Overlapping Sudoku

Compressed Sudoku

Linked Classics

**Round 5 20 minutes**

SahadevaSahadeva

This round is a Surprise round. I am guessing that it may contain mechanical Sudoku puzzles and the rules of this Sudoku will be explained at the venue before the round starts.

I am qualified for finals after standing in the 6th position after the consolidated score of 7 rounds. Looking forward to meeting all my puzzle friends at the Sudoku Mahabharat finals.

**Please read about My Experience @ Sudoku Mahabharat 2015 Final**
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