# FHCP Challenge Set: The First Set of Structurally Difficult Instances of the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem

The FHCP Challenge Set, comprising of 1001 instances of Hamiltonian cycle problem, is introduced. This set is the first to contain instances of Hamiltonian cycle problem for which the primary difficulty is the underlying graph structure, rather than simply size. A summary of the kinds of graphs contained in the FHCP Challenge Set is given. A discussion of the results of the FHCP Challenge, a year-long competition to solve all instances of the FHCP Challenge Set first announced at the 59th Annual Meeting for the Australian Mathematical Society, is also included.

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