You are here


Dear WPF GP directors,
The official website of World Puzzle Federation says that this year's WSC and WPC will be postponed. So there will not be GP playoffs like the previous year, will there?

That is my understanding. There will be no GP playoffs.

Thank you for your answer.

(do competitors like playoffs?)

In fact, a player's solving skill is mainly tested by preliminary rounds. Usually there are many preliminary rounds and they have different kinds of puzzles in varied difficulties. When there are playoffs, some player's ranking can be affected by their performance in playoffs. Some players whose ranking is higher in the preliminary rounds may be nervous in playoffs and solve very slowly. On the other hand, some players whose ranking is lower in the preliminary rounds may break out and solve very fast. Determining the player's skill by only one round is not that fair.