A new and the most spectacular contender/contester so far:

David Eisenstat has entered the contest.

And it appears he has become the King of the Contest (Round1)

There is very little room to improve on his results/solutions.

He submitted two solutions:

1. An overlapping solution/entry

2. A non-overlapping solution/entry.

Both of them are claimed to be optimal. The optimal overlapping result is

hereby pretty much confirmed (217 boxes). The non-overlapping solution still

needs confirmation though (264 boxes).

It also appears there are different optimal solutions at least for the

overlapping variation of the contest.

Because David has supplied two optimal solutions (one for overlapping and

one for non-overlapping) he has become the new King of the Contest of Round

1.

However David's overlapping solution is considered by me to be slightly

better than that of Rob's overlapping solution. Because David's solution has

less "heat"

Perhaps that is subjective but still. So there is very little room for

improvements. A better heatmap or perhaps other better maps might still

de-crown him.

But for now he seems to be sitting firmly on the King's Throne.

Further entries are still accepted:

1. Solver confirmations.

2. Additional algorithms, these will come in handy for the next round.

I shall now start to think and contemplate on the next round. I already have

idea's for the next round. It will probably be very much fun to look it.

Will the solver crowds still be able to participate or will their solvers

break down in sweat and lag behind ?!?

Only time will tell !

The website has been updated for your enjoyment:

http://www.skybuck.org/BoxifyMe/
Bye,

Skybuck =D