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Sudoku title brings $10,000

October 25, 2009|Associated Press

Los Angeles resident Tammy McLeod solved an advanced puzzle in 7 minutes, 41 seconds to defeat former world and U.S. champion Thomas Snyder and win the third Philadelphia Inquirer Sudoku National Championship on Saturday.

McLeod, 32, won $10,000 and a spot on the U.S. World Sudoku Team that will compete in the 5th Annual World Sudoku Championship next spring.

Natan Tsyrulnik, 31, of Shelton, Conn., won the beginner division and $1,000. Davis Borucki, 15, of Columbia, S.C., claimed the intermediate division and $3,000.

The tournament, held in Philadelphia, drew 646 contestants ranging in age from 8 to 93.

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