Weekly Sudoku Puzzle
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Gopisetti Parvathesam is a software profession with 22+ years of experience; He is author of Sudoku puzzle book. He develop puzzles (Ex: -Sudoku) and supply to newspapers, magazines, e-magazine and book publishers. He lives in Hyderabad, India.
The popular Japanese puzzle game Sudoku is based on the logical placement of numbers. It is a game of logic. Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.
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How to play Sudoku
The goal of Sudoku is to fill a 9×9 grid with numbers so that each row, column and 3×3 section contain all of the digits between 1 and 9. As a logic puzzle, Sudoku is also an excellent brain game. If you play Sudoku daily, you will soon start to see improvements in your concentration and overall brain power.
Here are a few Sudoku tips that you can use to improve your Sudoku skills:
Tip 1: Look for rows, columns of 3×3 sections that contain 5 or more numbers. Work through the remaining empty cells, trying the numbers that have not been used. In many cases, you will find numbers that can only be placed in one position considering the other numbers that are already in its row, column, and 3×3 grid.
Tip 2: Break the grid up visually into 3 columns and 3 rows. Each large column will have 3, 3×3 grids and each row will have 3, 3×3 grids. Now, look for columns or grids that have 2 of the same number. Logically, there must be a 3rd copy of the same number in the only remaining 9-cell section. Look at each of the remaining 9 positions and see if you can find the location of the missing number.