Belarusian Programmers Win VK Cup 2016
On July 4, VK Cup, a competitive programming tournament held by VKontakte and Codeforces, announced the winners of the 2016 competition. Belarusian programmers Gennady Korotkevich and Adam Bardashevich won the first place.
In the final stage of the competition, the Belarusian programmers solved six of seven problems and scored 7,151 points, leaving their rival team behind by 1,500 points. As a reward, Gennady and Adam received a cup and a check for 1,048,576 Russian rubles (~16,300 US dollars at current exchange rates).
VK Cup is a competitive programming championship organized and held by VKontakte and Codeforces. This year, more than two thousand teams from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, the USA, Bulgaria, Switzerland, and Great Britain competed for the total prize money of two and a half million Russian rubles. At the time of registration, each participant was between the age of 14 and 23.
Gennady Korotkevich also won VK Cup in 2015 and took the bronze in 2012. He is a winner of a number of prestigious programming competitions, including Google Code Jam, Facebook Hacker Cup, and Russian Code Cup. Gennady is a student of the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO).
Adam Bardashevich is also a student of the ITMO University. This year, he won the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest as a part of the ITMO team.
At the 2015 VK Cup, Korotkevich and Bardashevich competed for different teams and took the first and the second place, respectively.
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