2021 Humblefool Cup w/ Prizes

198 posts Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 08:49 AM in SRMs

2021 Humblefool Cup Prelims

The fifth edition of the much-coveted Humblefool Cup is here. While we couldn’t host the finals of the 2020 event because of the pandemic and lockdowns during this time last year, we hope to bring you an exciting tournament this year.

Topcoder and the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Allahabad are excited to bring back the Humblefool Cup Algorithm Match in fond memory of Harsha Suryanarayana @humblefool

Harsha is considered to be the best coder India has ever produced. A Topcoder member since 2005, humblefool – as he is known within the coding community –  was a TCO Finalist twice. Up until his tragic death in an accident in 2014, humblefool was at the top of his game in SRMs and personally trained and motivated many other members.

The Humblefool Cup is organized every year to preserve his legacy and contribution to the Community.

2021 Humblefool Cup Prelims is scheduled to start at 12:00 UTC-4 on March 17, 2021. Registration is now open for the SRM in the Arena or Applet and closes at 11:55 UTC-5. The coding phase will start at 12:05 UTC-5, so make sure that you are all ready to go. Click here to what time it starts in your area


Qualifying Round

The top thirty(30) students located in India will be invited to compete onsite or online at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.
The best-ranked student in the qualifying round (not located in India) will be awarded $100 prize money.

Onsite Finals

The top thirty students from the qualifying round will compete onsite or online (to be announced later) to win the Humblefool Cup Medal and $600 in cash and goodies. The finalists will also receive Topcoder Humblefool Cup t-shirts.

Choose Your Competition Arena

There are two ways to compete in Algorithm Competitions or Single Round Matches (SRMs). Read here to find which works best for you.

Some Important Links

Match Results (match results, rating changes, challenges, individual test case results), Problem Archive, Problem Writing, Algorithm Rankings, Editorials and Older Editorials(SRM 710 and before),

Learn more about problem writing and testing opportunities.

Best of luck!
- the Topcoder Team

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  • 198 posts Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 11:06 AM

    Note: As the primary goal of this round is to select the top 30 Indian students for the Humblefool Cup finals, the difficulty of the round will be significantly easier than a usual Division 1 SRM. The round is open for everyone, but top contestants will probably find the problems too easy.

  • 2 posts Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 06:43 AM


  • 2 posts Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 06:43 AM edited Aug 4, 2021 at 06:45 AM

    test 32

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