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## 1000! Challenge

The 1000! Challenge contest has ended. Congratulations to our winners:

Position Winner Prize
1st Jarek Wroblewski Wroclaw, Poland Twenty-Five Australian Dollars
2nd Wes Sampson La Jolla, California, United States Bragging Rights

These are the contestants who submitted the best solution for each problem. (Problems for which the best solution was found during the first 48 hours of the contest are omitted.)

Problem Score Solver Date Achieved
1000! 218 Jarek Wroblewski Wroclaw, Poland 12 May 2013 18:00

These are the best solutions received for each problem in the contest:

Problem Score Solution
1000! 218 0+0, 1+1, 2*2, 3-1, 3+4, 5+1, 5+4, 7+3, 8+6, 9+2, 4*4, 11+5, 8*4, 13+0, 14-12, 15+5, 8*5, 17-3, 10*9, 13*10, 15*15, 21-2, 22-19, 23-4, 21+16, 25+3, 16*16, 27-11, 28-2, 27-7, 30+2, 29+11, 32-19, 13*13, 34-2, 35-19, 27+29, 17*17, 38-2, 39-19, 39-10, 41-7, 38+2, 20*7, 44-27, 44+11, 44+35, 20*10, 48-47, 48+30, 50-40, 51-3, 50+27, 44*2, 54-35, 55-37, 55-13, 57-48, 55+9, 59-35, 60+11, 61-44, 62-53, 61+15, 60+13, 59+19, 66-62, 67-21, 52-68, 68+5, 54-24, 71-46, 59+24, 73+19, 74-26, 61+45, 66+61, 77-41, 78-63, 77-22, 80+28, 80+50, 82-13, 83+35, 84-60, 85-64, 81-86, 85+43, 88+39, 77+64, 35*36, 91+54, 92-44, 92+37, 93*91, 95*92, 93+48, 96*97, 39*40, 99-93, 99+54, 101-44, 102*99, 103*101, 102+48, 104*105, 22*23, 106*107, 107+54, 109-44, 108*110, 111*109, 110+48, 113-1, 112*113, 32*33, 115*116, 116+54, 118-114, 118-44, 117*120, 121*118, 120+48, 122*123, 124*94, 125*119, 126*30, 127*28, 98*46, 128*100, 57*31, 131*56, 130*60, 132*58, 129*61, 133*64, 134*62, 53*41, 136*51, 137*63, 135*52, 138*24, 139*71, 141*73, 144*72, 143*67, 146*68, 65*70, 147*80, 78*59, 145*90, 140*82, 142*83, 149*84, 86*37, 154*88, 148*89, 153*25, 151*26, 156*76, 75*42, 160*49, 162*87, 152*69, 163*79, 157*18, 81-52, 167+6, 164*15, 165*5, 30-15, 171-3, 150*172, 43+31, 66+59, 175+14, 176*174, 30-25, 166*178, 35-23, 180-17, 181*20, 82-33, 183*12, 60-30, 184*185, 71-40, 187*39, 188*7, 33-18, 44*190, 186*182, 192*168, 179*182, 193*177, 194*155, 169*168, 196*161, 195*173, 197*155, 198*158, 159*177, 202*161, 203*200, 170*173, 205*158, 206*200, 191*34, 208*208, 209*189, 210*210, 211*199, 212*212, 213*201, 214*214, 215*204, 216*216, 217*207

The following noteworthy solutions were received after the contest ended.

Problem Solver / Score / Date
(Solution)
1000! Helge Keller 217 14 Jul 2017 21:15
0+0, 1+1, 2*2, 3-1, 3+4, 1*3, 4+5, 1*5, 6+8, 2+9, 4*4, 5+11, 4*8, 0+13, 14-12, 5+15, 5*8, 17-3, 9*10, 10*13, 15*15, 21-2, 22-19, 23-4, 16+21, 3+25, 16*16, 27-11, 27-7, 2+29, 27-2, 31-19, 13*13, 33-2, 34-19, 28+31, 17*17, 37-2, 38-19, 38-10, 40-7, 2+37, 7*20, 43-27, 11+43, 34+43, 10*20, 47-46, 29+47, 49-39, 50-3, 27+49, 2*43, 53-34, 54-36, 54-13, 56-47, 9+54, 58-34, 11+59, 60-43, 61-52, 15+60, 13+59, 19+58, 65-61, 66-21, 51-67, 5+67, 53-24, 70-45, 24+58, 19+72, 73-26, 44+60, 60+65, 76-40, 77-62, 76-22, 28+79, 49+79, 81-13, 34+82, 83-59, 84-63, 80-85, 42+84, 38+87, 63+76, 34*35, 53+90, 91-43, 36+91, 90*92, 91*94, 47+92, 95*96, 38*39, 98-92, 53+98, 100-43, 98*101, 100*102, 47+101, 103*104, 22*23, 105*106, 53+106, 108-43, 107*109, 108*110, 47+109, 112-1, 111*112, 31*32, 114*115, 53+115, 117-113, 117-43, 116*119, 117*120, 47+119, 121*122, 93*123, 118*124, 29*125, 28*126, 45*97, 99*127, 30*56, 55*130, 59*129, 57*131, 60*128, 63*132, 61*133, 40*52, 50*135, 62*136, 51*134, 24*137, 70*138, 72*140, 71*143, 66*142, 67*145, 64*69, 79*146, 58*77, 89*144, 81*139, 82*141, 83*148, 36*85, 87*153, 88*147, 25*152, 26*150, 75*155, 41*74, 48*159, 86*161, 68*151, 78*162, 18*156, 80-51, 6+166, 15*163, 5*164, 29-15, 170-3, 149*171, 30+42, 58+65, 14+174, 173*175, 29-25, 165*177, 34-23, 179-17, 20*180, 81-32, 12*182, 59-29, 183*184, 70-39, 38*186, 7*187, 32-18, 43*189, 181*185, 167*191, 178*181, 176*192, 154*193, 167*168, 160*195, 172*194, 154*196, 157*197, 158*176, 160*201, 199*202, 169*172, 157*204, 199*205, 33*190, 207*207, 188*208, 209*209, 198*210, 211*211, 200*212, 213*213, 203*214, 215*215, 206*216