A New Victory for Gennadiy Korotkevich — ITMO’s Master’s Student Wins Russian Code Cup
Yesterday, on September 18th, the results for the Russian Code Cup contest in programming came in. Gennadiy Korotkevich, a Master's Student of ITMO University and two-time champion of ACM ICPC, became winner this time as well.
Gennadiy won the championship, having solved three tasks out of six. The second and the third best were research student of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod Vladislav Epifanov and Novosibirsk State University's student Nikolai Kalinin — they've also solved three tasks, but got more penalty points. The rules for penalty points were the same as for ACM ICPC: they were added for each minute passed from the start of the contest till its completion. Also, an unsuccessful attempt at a task costed 20 minutes penalty, as well.
Anyone older than 18 years can take part in the competition — so, among the finalists there were both graduates and first years of different universities. The championship is comprised of 5 rounds, and only 50 strongest contestants survive till the last one — apart from Gennadiy Korotkevich, there were other ITMO's students among them. Ivan Belonogov, fourth year, came 12th, freshman Mikhail Putilin — 23rd, Master's student Vladimir Smykalov — 32nd, and ITMO's graduate Evgeniy Kaplun took the 27th place.
The prize for the first place was 150 000 rubles, 100 000 for the secon place and 65 000 — for the third. The other participants who came into the top 10 got 30 000 each, contestants from 11th to 25th position — 15 000.
According to Lydia Perovskaya, tutor for the Computer Technology Department, the final round this year was shorter than usual: two hours instead of three. The tasks for the contest were all unique: even the first one had to be challenging and noteworthy, as Russia's top-50 programmers participated in this round. We'd like to add that the tasks and the technical details for Russian Code Cup are provided by the specialists from Mail.Ru Group and experts from ITMO University led by Computer Technology Department's Associate Professor Andrei Stankevich.
One can see the full list of the contest's winners here.