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The 2017 SpaceChem Tournament was announced on May 22, 2017 by Steam user gggol. There are ten levels in the contest and two weeks is given for solving each of them. The puzzles must be loaded into the game by using the ResearchNet.

Schedule and levelsEdit

# Start date End date Level Difficulty Image
0 May 31 Jun 4 Live Fast easy
Live Fast

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1 Jun 01 Jun 18 Antimony Mining easy
Antimony Mining

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2 Jun 09 Jun 25 7 or 8 easy
Seven or Eight

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3 Jun 16 Jul 02 Doping easy
Doping

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4 Jun 23 Jul 09 What a Waste medium
What a Waste

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5 Jun 30 Jul 16 Long Slog medium
Long Slog

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6 Jul 07 Jul 23 A/C without AGW medium
ACwithoutAGW

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7 Jul 14 Jul 30 Masochism hard
Masochism

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8 Jul 21 Aug 06 Noble Fission variable
Noble Fission

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9 Jul 28 Aug 13 Big Hex Grid variable
Big Hex Grid

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10 Aug 04 Aug 20 Hilbert Curve hard
Hilbert Curve

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ResultsEdit

Puzzle 0: Live FastEdit

Live Fast

Puzzle 0: Live Fast

The 0th puzzle was for the players and the host to test their setup and to get a feeling of the tournament. Its scores do not count towards the total score of the tournament.

# Player(s) cycles symbols cycle score symbol score total score
1 Counterpoint, DariusOne, etammate, Serbaldrig, ToughThought, Zig 1687 8 0.667 0.875 1.542
2 whoever314 1562 10 0.721 0.700 1.421
3 Twistya 1253 21 0.899 0.333 1.232
4 Rexkix and Zaakiel 1314 19 0.857 0.368 1.225
5 Leylite 5999 7 0.188 1.000 1.188
6 Blueeyedrat 1250 27 0.901 0.259 1.160
7 EpicCreeper9001 1126 93 1.000 0.075 1.075
8 Aperture 1746 50 0.645 0.140 0.785
9 CursedFlames 2000 42 0.563 0.167 0.730
10 rezoons 3333 33 0.338 0.212 0.550
2017SpaceChemTournament round00 LiveFast14:55

2017SpaceChemTournament round00 LiveFast

Commentary by the tournament host. Being the video of the test round it's unfortunately very quiet and noisy and apparently the voice slowly drifts out of sync with the video.

Puzzle 1: Antimony MiningEdit

Antimony Mining

Puzzle 1: Antimony Mining

Exploiting bugs is allowed in the tournament rules. Here, the "smash?" column indicates whether the Particle Smashing bug was used in the solution.

# Player(s) cycles symbols smash? cycle score symbol score total score
1 ceegers 139 29 y 0.799 0.759 1.557
2 Astronelson 131 32 0.847 0.688 1.535
3 DariusOne 112 41 y 0.991 0.537 1.528
4 Zig 111 43 y 1.000 0.512 1.512
5 ToughThought 169 26 0.657 0.846 1.503
6 Serbaldrig 175 27 0.634 0.815 1.449
7 Leylite 276 22 y 0.402 1.000 1.402
8 etammate 204 28 0.544 0.786 1.330
9 Blueeyedrat 199 29 0.558 0.759 1.316
10 Aperture 185 33 0.600 0.667 1.267
11 ContentContext 124 62 y 0.895 0.355 1.250
12 Gwen 224 30 0.496 0.733 1.229
13 MrBlarney 186 35 0.597 0.629 1.225
14 Pseudodude 236 30 0.470 0.733 1.204
15 rezoons 208 33 0.534 0.667 1.200
16 12345ieee 219 33 0.507 0.667 1.174
17 Rexkix & Zaakiel 215 38 0.516 0.579 1.095
18 Krackor 294 31 0.378 0.710 1.087
19 whoever314 217 40 0.512 0.550 1.062
20 Counterpoint 344 30 0.323 0.733 1.056
21 SpareWizard 212 43 0.524 0.512 1.035
22 csaboka 291 35 0.381 0.629 1.010
23 Twistya 322 42 0.345 0.524 0.869
24 CursedFlames 301 45 0.369 0.489 0.858
25 SL7205 396 45 0.280 0.489 0.769
26 ZeroOne 377 50 0.294 0.440 0.734
27 Catalectic 519 43 0.214 0.512 0.726
28 YellowBunny 617 42 0.180 0.524 0.704
29 jfb1337 392 56 0.283 0.393 0.676
30 DustMan 784 45 0.142 0.489 0.630
31 cactus 605 57 0.183 0.386 0.569
Non-scoring solutions of interest
# Player(s) cycles symbols smash? cycle score symbol score total score
gggol 165 25 0.673 0.880 1.553
Counterpoint 718 20 0.155 1.100 1.255
SpaceChemTournament2017 AntimonyMining silent11:13

SpaceChemTournament2017 AntimonyMining silent

Silent video presenting the solutions.

Puzzle 2: 7 or 8Edit

Seven or Eight

Puzzle 2: 7 or 8

"Loop" is how many cycles the loop takes if it is not a state machine solution, or 's' for state machine (i.e. precognition exploit).

# Player(s) cycles symbols loop cycle score symbol score total score
1 Serbaldrig 166 26 s 0.392 1.000 1.392
2 ToughThought 69 64 s 0.942 0.406 1.348
3 Leylite 65 79 s 1.000 0.329 1.329
4 SpareWizard 86 52 s 0.756 0.500 1.256
5 Zig 90 50 s 0.722 0.520 1.242
6 etammate 103 47 s 0.631 0.553 1.184
7 Blueeyedrat 303 32 12 0.215 0.813 1.027
8 DariusOne 348 31 14 0.187 0.839 1.025
9 Astronelson 396 31 16 0.164 0.839 1.003
10 Twistya 177 41 s 0.367 0.634 1.001
11 csaboka 159 44 s 0.409 0.591 1.000
12 12345ieee 438 31 18 0.148 0.839 0.987
13 Pseudodude 100 83 s 0.650 0.313 0.963
14 Aperture 216 42 s 0.301 0.619 0.920
15 Counterpoint 371 35 14 0.175 0.743 0.918
16 ceegers 176 49 s 0.369 0.531 0.900
17 ContentContext 424 36 17 0.153 0.722 0.876
18 MrBlarney 427 38 18 0.152 0.684 0.836
19 Rexkix 220 52 s 0.295 0.500 0.795
20 YellowBunny 145 77 s 0.448 0.338 0.786
21 jfb1337 439 41 18 0.148 0.634 0.782
22 whoever314 339 47 14 0.192 0.553 0.745
23 cactus 411 46 17 0.158 0.565 0.723
24 CursedFlames 511 48 20 0.127 0.542 0.669
25 rezoons 596 47 25 0.109 0.553 0.662
26 Catalectic 846 48 34 0.077 0.542 0.618
27 DustMan 855 49 34 0.076 0.531 0.607
28 SL7205 950 59 38 0.068 0.441 0.509
29 ZeroOne 649 67 26 0.100 0.388 0.488
2017SpaceChemTournament round02 SevenOrEight37:23

2017SpaceChemTournament round02 SevenOrEight

Video commentary on Seven or Eight

Puzzle 3: DopingEdit

Doping

Puzzle 3: Doping

# Player(s) cycles symbols bonus cycle score symbol score total score
1 etammate 735 74 1.5 0.203 0.176 1.878
2 Leylite 858 86 1.5 0.174 0.151 1.825
3 Pseudodude 828 105 1.5 0.180 0.124 1.804
4 Zig 874 99 1.5 0.170 0.131 1.802
5 ToughThought 890 101 1.5 0.167 0.129 1.796
6 Counterpoint 164 15 0.909 0.867 1.775
7 Blueeyedrat 1284 113 1.5 0.116 0.115 1.731
8 SpareWizard 1357 109 1.5 0.110 0.119 1.729
9 jfb1337 1723 112 1.5 0.086 0.116 1.703
10 DariusOne 149 19 1.000 0.684 1.684
11 Aperture 163 18 0.914 0.722 1.636
12 Serbaldrig 163 21 0.914 0.619 1.533
13 Catalectic 194 17 0.768 0.765 1.533
14 Rexkix 159 22 0.937 0.591 1.528
15 12345ieee 313 13 0.476 1.000 1.476
16 Twistya 314 13 0.475 1.000 1.475
17 ceegers 195 19 0.764 0.684 1.448
18 ContentContext 195 19 0.764 0.684 1.448
19 rezoons 199 21 0.749 0.619 1.368
20 MrBlarney 226 19 0.659 0.684 1.344
21 csaboka 314 15 0.475 0.867 1.341
22 DustMan 314 15 0.475 0.867 1.341
23 ZeroOne 319 17 0.467 0.765 1.232
24 CursedFlames 316 19 0.472 0.684 1.156
25 cactus 322 37 0.463 0.351 0.814
26 Astronelson 802 75 * 0.186 0.173 0.359
Non-scoring solutions of interest
Player(s) cycles symbols bonus cycle score symbol score total score
gggol 880 103 1.5 0.169 0.126 1.796
ceegers 6887 88 1.5 0.022 0.148 1.669
etammate 653 67 * 0.228 0.194 0.422

* Did not use particle smashing, nor collect the bonus points. etammate's 653-1-67 solution produces 17 outputs from 16 inputs, then 16 from 15 ever after.

2017 SpaceChem Tournament - Week 3 "Doping" Results01:32:05

2017 SpaceChem Tournament - Week 3 "Doping" Results

Leylite's 92-minute commentary on the Doping puzzle

Puzzle 4: What a WasteEdit

What a Waste

Puzzle 4: What a Waste

# Player(s) cycles symbols smash? cycle score symbol score total score
1 ToughThought 507 40 0.680 1.000 1.680
2 Serbaldrig 345 71 1.000 0.563 1.563
3 Leylite 636 43 0.542 0.930 1.473
4 DariusOne 495 59 0.697 0.678 1.375
5 Counterpoint 442 72 0.781 0.556 1.336
6 Pseudodude 475 73 0.726 0.548 1.274
7 Aperture 594 62 0.581 0.645 1.226
8 Zig 536 74 0.644 0.541 1.184
9 rezoons 544 75 0.634 0.533 1.168
10 ceegers 552 75 0.625 0.533 1.158
11 etammate 571 76 0.604 0.526 1.131
12 Rexkix 730 65 0.473 0.615 1.088
13 Astronelson 623 79 0.554 0.506 1.060
14 Twistya 660 77 0.523 0.519 1.042
15 ContentContext 634 83 0.544 0.482 1.026
16 Blueeyedrat 739 72 0.467 0.556 1.022
17 SpareWizard 751 89 0.459 0.449 0.909
18 MrBlarney 704 97 0.490 0.412 0.902
19 jfb1337 939 98 0.367 0.408 0.776
20 cactus 1182 118 0.292 0.339 0.631

Note that the data on whether a solution used particle smashing or not is not yet available.

SpaceChem2017Tourney r4r5-001:59:24

SpaceChem2017Tourney r4r5-0

A video commentary on both What a Waste and the next round, Long Slog. What a Waste takes the first 36 minutes.

Puzzle 5: Long SlogEdit

Long Slog

Puzzle 5: Long Slog

# Player(s) cycles symbols cycles to make 1 Mt cycle score symbol score total score
1 ToughThought 424929 59 1315 0.873 1.000 1.873
2 Serbaldrig 438539 64 1358 0.845 0.922 1.767
3 etammate 370778 79 1144 1.000 0.747 1.747
4 rezoons 433705 70 1324 0.855 0.843 1.698
5 Counterpoint 429207 79 1326 0.864 0.747 1.611
6 Pseudodude 519807 66 1624 0.713 0.894 1.607
7 DariusOne 520366 67 1617 0.713 0.881 1.593
8 Blueeyedrat 451719 77 1421 0.821 0.766 1.587
9 MrBlarney 466756 80 1451 0.794 0.738 1.532
10 SpareWizard 466259 81 1449 0.795 0.728 1.524
11 Leylite 499267 76 1548 0.743 0.776 1.519
12 CursedFlames 427300 92 1320 0.868 0.641 1.509
13 ceegers 439721 98 1356 0.843 0.602 1.445
14 Aperture 508246 83 1576 0.730 0.711 1.440
15 Rexkix 578035 75 1798 0.641 0.787 1.428
16 Zig 499661 94 1537 0.742 0.628 1.370
17 Twistya 588240 82 1828 0.630 0.720 1.350
18 ContentContext 558628 119 1738 0.664 0.496 1.160
19 jfb1337 839891 92 2612 0.441 0.641 1.083
20 cactus 880716 102 2746 0.421 0.578 0.999
Non-scoring solutions
Player(s) cycles symbols cycles to make 1 Mt cycle score symbol score total score
gggol 337771 84 1026 1.098 0.702 1.800
gggol* 333259 74 1026 1.113 0.797 1.910
gggol* 335660 72 1033 1.105 0.819 1.924
Pseudodude 1744118 67 5450 0.213 0.881 1.093
Leylite 3139273 96 9810 0.118 0.615 0.733
ToughThought 340852 92 1051 1.088 0.641 1.729
SpaceChem2017Tourney r4r5-001:59:24

SpaceChem2017Tourney r4r5-0

A video commentary on both Long Slog and the previous round, What a Waste. The Long Slog part starts at 36 minutes.

Puzzle 6: A/C without AGWEdit

ACwithoutAGW

Puzzle 6: A/C without AGW

# Player(s) cycles symbols waldopath cycle score symbol score waldopath score total score
1 DariusOne 736 84 39 0.712 0.821 1.000 2.533
2 Serbaldrig 524 110 56 1.000 0.627 0.696 2.324
3 rezoons 604 100 52 0.868 0.690 0.750 2.308
4 Blueeyedrat 1312 69 49 0.399 1.000 0.796 2.195
5 Leylite 657 113 60 0.798 0.611 0.650 2.058
6 ToughThought 1168 92 52 0.449 0.750 0.750 1.949
7 Aperture 1449 106 52 0.362 0.651 0.750 1.763
8 Zig 1070 107 65 0.490 0.645 0.600 1.735
9 Counterpoint 1585 100 62 0.331 0.690 0.629 1.650
10 etammate 1108 120 66 0.473 0.575 0.591 1.639
11 cactus 1855 139 79 0.282 0.496 0.494 1.273
12 Twistya 2064 144 78 0.254 0.479 0.500 1.233
13 jfb1337 1913 150 79 0.274 0.460 0.494 1.228
Non-scoring solutions
Player(s) cycles symbols waldopath cycle score symbol score waldopath score total score
gggol 651 89 59 0.805 0.775 0.661 2.241
Pseudodude x 105 68 0.657 0.574
SpaceChemTournament2017 ACwithoutAGW47:39

SpaceChemTournament2017 ACwithoutAGW

A/C without AGW video commentary

Puzzle 7: MasochismEdit

Masochism

Puzzle 7: Masochism

# Player(s) cycles symbols outputs cycle score symbol score total score
1 Zig 2156 105 20 1.000 0.381 2.381
2 Pseudodude 2452 80 20 0.879 0.500 2.379
3 ToughThought 2754 98 20 0.783 0.408 2.191
4 Serbaldrig 3196 98 20 0.675 0.408 2.083
5 Leylite 3300 103 20 0.653 0.388 2.042
6 rezoons * 2204 40 10 0.489 1.000 1.989
7 Blueeyedrat 4866 78 20 0.443 0.513 1.956
8 DariusOne 3649 119 20 0.591 0.336 1.927
9 Counterpoint 4550 91 20 0.474 0.440 1.913
10 etammate 5508 90 20 0.391 0.444 1.836
11 cactus 4707 125 20 0.458 0.320 1.778
12 Aperture 6030 118 20 0.358 0.339 1.697
13 jfb1337 7103 125 20 0.304 0.320 1.624
14 Twistya 8729 134 20 0.247 0.299 1.546
15 Rexkix * 3314 74 10 0.325 0.541 1.366
Non-scoring solutions
Player(s) cycles symbols outputs cycle score symbol score total score
gggol 2990 126 20 0.721 0.317 2.039
rezoons 4680 74 20 0.461 0.541 2.001
cactus 4590 123 20 0.470 0.325 1.795

* Scored as if its cycle count is double.

SpaceChem2017Tourney r7r10part101:21:03

SpaceChem2017Tourney r7r10part1

Masochism video commentary

Puzzle 8: Noble FissionEdit

Noble Fission

Puzzle 8: Noble Fission

# Player(s) cycles symbols bonders reactors cycle score symbol score bonder score total score
1 ToughThought 12032 63 0 3 0.026 0.810 1.000 1.835
2 Aperture 14751 78 0 3 0.021 0.654 1.000 1.675
3 Pseudodude 312 92 8 5 1.000 0.554 0.111 1.665
4 Leylite 1463 51 2 3 0.213 1.000 0.333 1.547
5 Serbaldrig 994 57 2 3 0.314 0.895 0.333 1.542
6 Blueeyedrat 2722 122 0 5 0.115 0.418 1.000 1.533
7 Counterpoint 3469 121 0 5 0.090 0.421 1.000 1.511
8 Rexkix 997 61 2 3 0.313 0.836 0.333 1.482
9 cactus 3308 136 0 5 0.094 0.375 1.000 1.469
10 DariusOne 1000 64 2 4 0.312 0.797 0.333 1.442
11 etammate 600 71 6 3 0.520 0.718 0.143 1.381
12 rezoons 3840 181 0 5 0.081 0.282 1.000 1.363
13 Zig 1128 58 4 2 0.277 0.879 0.200 1.356
14 MrBlarney 599 86 4 4 0.521 0.593 0.200 1.314
15 Twistya 1237 90 2 3 0.252 0.567 0.333 1.152
16 jfb1337 1871 81 2 4 0.167 0.630 0.333 1.130
17 NightFox 793 86 8 4 0.393 0.593 0.111 1.098
18 ZeroOne 1661 84 4 3 0.188 0.607 0.200 0.995
2017 SpaceChem Tournament - Round 8 "Noble Fission" Results01:28:15

2017 SpaceChem Tournament - Round 8 "Noble Fission" Results

Round 8, Noble Fission, video commentary

Puzzle 9: Big Hex GridEdit

Big Hex Grid

Puzzle 9: Big Hex Grid

# Player(s) cycles symbols atoms cycle score symbol score atom score total score
1 ToughThought 83 41 59 0.964 0.463 1.788 3.215
2 rezoons 80 37 55 1.000 0.514 1.667 3.180
3 Serbaldrig 156 19 54 0.513 1.000 1.636 3.149
4 Leylite 90 43 59 0.889 0.442 1.788 3.119
5 Counterpoint 155 20 54 0.516 0.950 1.636 3.102
6 Pseudodude 155 20 54 0.516 0.950 1.636 3.102
7 Blueeyedrat 165 21 54 0.485 0.905 1.636 3.026
8 Zig 132 20 48 0.606 0.950 1.455 3.011
9 jfb1337 166 21 53 0.482 0.905 1.606 2.993
10 DariusOne 163 22 53 0.491 0.864 1.606 2.960
11 Aperture 167 24 54 0.479 0.792 1.636 2.907
12 cactus 150 33 59 0.533 0.576 1.788 2.897
13 NightFox 114 39 49 0.702 0.487 1.485 2.674
14 etammate 413 50 66 0.194 0.380 2.000 2.574
15 MrBlarney 391 33 58 0.205 0.576 1.758 2.538
16 Rexkix 185 48 54 0.432 0.396 1.636 2.465
17 Twistya 139 39 40 0.576 0.487 1.212 2.275
Non-scoring solutions
Player(s) cycles symbols atoms cycle score symbol score atom score total score
rezoons 150 52 66 0.533 0.365 2.000 2.899

Puzzle 10: Hilbert CurveEdit

Hilbert Curve

Puzzle 10: Hilbert Curve

# Player(s) cycles symbols path min bonders cycle score symbol score path score min score bonder score total score
1 rezoons 3576 60 53 0 8 0.420 1.000 0.774 1.000 0.500 3.694
2 ToughThought 10626 70 68 0 4 0.141 0.857 0.603 1.000 1.000 3.601
3 Brookie 1502 78 41 33 5 1.000 0.769 1.000 0.029 0.800 3.599
4 DariusOne 1975 60 54 1 7 0.761 1.000 0.759 0.500 0.571 3.591
5 Leylite 4584 72 62 0 7 0.328 0.833 0.661 1.000 0.571 3.394
6 Zig 2231 74 60 17 4 0.673 0.811 0.683 0.056 1.000 3.223
7 Blueeyedrat 3202 68 50 20 4 0.469 0.882 0.820 0.048 1.000 3.219
8 Counterpoint 2560 70 41 35 6 0.587 0.857 1.000 0.028 0.667 3.138
9 NightFox 2212 63 59 13 6 0.679 0.952 0.695 0.071 0.667 3.064
10 Pseudodude 1841 71 61 32 7 0.816 0.845 0.672 0.030 0.571 2.935
11 cactus 2301 87 54 34 6 0.653 0.690 0.759 0.029 0.667 2.797
12 Aperture 2884 80 61 30 6 0.521 0.750 0.672 0.032 0.667 2.642
13 etammate 4060 79 53 33 6 0.370 0.759 0.774 0.029 0.667 2.599
14 Twistya 6166 89 80 28 4 0.244 0.674 0.512 0.034 1.000 2.465
15 jfb1337 4615 100 61 36 6 0.325 0.600 0.672 0.027 0.667 2.291
Non-scoring solutions
Player(s) cycles symbols path min bonders cycle score symbol score path score min score bonder score total score
gggol 8235 90 40 42 2 0.182 0.667 1.000 0.023 1.000 2.872*
SpaceChem2017Tourney r7r10part101:21:03

SpaceChem2017Tourney r7r10part1

First part of the Hilbert Curve video commentary, starting from 1:09:13

SpaceChemTournament2017 r10part201:09:02

SpaceChemTournament2017 r10part2

The rest of the Hilbert Curve video commentary

Final standingsEdit

2017 SpaceChem Tournament cumulative scores

Cumulative scores of all participants

# Player Score
1 ToughThought 20.992
2 Leylite 19.707
3 DariusOne 19.660
4 Zig 18.815
5 rezoons 18.629
6 Blueeyedrat 18.613
7 Counterpoint 18.011
8 etammate 17.299
9 Aperture 17.172
10 Pseudodude 16.934
11 Serbaldrig 16.802
12 Twistya 14.407
13 jfb1337 14.285
14 cactus 13.879
15 Rexkix 11.248
16 MrBlarney 9.691
17 NightFox 6.836
18 ceegers 6.509
19 SpareWizard 6.453
20 ContentContext 5.759
21 CursedFlames 4.191
22 Astronelson 3.957
23 12345ieee 3.637
24 Brookie 3.599
25 ZeroOne 3.449
26 csaboka 3.351
27 Catalectic 2.877
28 DustMan 2.578
29 whoever314 1.806
30 YellowBunny 1.490
31 SL7205 1.278
32 GWen 1.229
33 Krackor 1.087

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