Gennady Korotkevich Named Yandex.Algorithm 2017 Champion

On July 18, the final round of Yandex.Algorithm, a sport programming championship, took place in Moscow, Russia. Gennady Korotkevich, a Belarusian sport programmer who has won major international competitions since age 11, was announced the winner of the contest.

Gennady solved four of six problems in 2 hours and 26 minutes. He also scored the lowest number of penalty points, which allowed him to become the winner.This is the fourth Yandex.Algorithm title for Korotkevich – he won the event in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He received the prize of 300,000 Russian rubles (~5,000 USD).

Korotkevich is the highest–rated programmer at CodeForces, a Russian website dedicated to competitive programming. He is a student of the ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and a winner of major programming contests, including VK Cup, Russian Code Cup, and Facebook Hacker Cup. Last year, Gennady claimed the title of 2016 Code Jam World Champion and broke a record as the first champion to win three Code Jam Finals in a row.

In 2017, Yandex.Algorithm started on April 22 and was held in seven rounds, including the final one. The participants, who showed the best results in the qualifying rounds, met in the final.

Yandex.Algorithm has been held since 2011. Having emerged as a part of Yandex summer school of distributed computing, the event has become an independent contest in 2013.

Gennady Korotkevich Named Yandex.Algorithm 2017 Champion