Autistic savant to take part in Oman Sudoku competition

MUSCAT - Daniel Tammet, regarded as one the world’s 100 living geniuses and a high functioning autistic savant, will visit Oman next month. He will take part in ‘Sudoku for a cause: Autism’ organised by the Black & White magazine on May 12.

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Published: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 10:17 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:11 AM

Tammet, known as the man with the ‘incredible brain’, and holds the European record for reciting Pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.

The preliminaries of the Sudoku contest will be held at the Indian School Al Ghubra (ISG) on May 5 or 6. “This year, in its second edition, the B&W Sudoku for a cause event is set to be a major draw, not only bringing more attention to the game, but more importantly to the cause, which needs more awareness,” the organisers said.

There are some 4,000 registered autistic children and only a small portion of them — 200 — have been diagnosed so far. There is only one child psychiatrist to serve them.

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