Non-fiction - Books and manuals - Sudoku Explained

by Giulio Zambon

ISBN: 978-1481829298

Publisher: Self-published with CreateSpace
on 2013-01-09. Pages: 98.

Available on Amazon for USD 9.49
in print

ISBN: 978-1-4477-3693-6

Publisher: Self-published with Lulu
on 2011-05-29. Pages: 94.

Available on Lulu for USD 4.99
in PDF format

ISBN: 978-1-4661-7061-2

Publisher: Self-published with Smashwords
on 2011-11-08.

Available on Smashwords for USD 0.99
in several formats

After reading this book, you will be able to solve most Sudokus, including those classified as diabolical, as long as they can be solved analytically.

What follows is the Introduction section from the book.

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**Back-cover blurb**

This book tells you in a very practical way how to solve Sudoku puzzles.

First, it describes in detail and with examples fourteen solving strategies, from the very simple to the very complex.

Then, it explains how to apply the strategies you have learned to forty puzzles of increasing levels of difficulty.

No other book will teach you how to solve Sudoku puzzles as effectively as this one, but be warned: after reading it, you will discover that the puzzles in your local paper are not so challenging after all!

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**History**

To write my first book on Sudoku, Sudoku Programming, I developed programs to generate and solve a practically unlimited number of Sudokus.

The beauty of having a Generator and a Solver is that you can pick and choose
Sudoku puzzles on the basis of the complexity of their solutions. This gave
me the idea of writing a booklet with *guided* solutions. It is something
that you seldom find on the Web or in print. At best, you only find an
example or two. I thought: wouldn't it be useful to collect in a single
booklet several examples of how to apply the more difficult strategies?

*Sudoku Explained* is the result of that effort.