If you have been puzzled about how to solve Sudoku very hard puzzle #2, read this article. I will take you step by step so you can arrive at the starting position to solve the Swordfish pattern that is in this puzzle.

## Solve Sudoku Swordfish Steps

 Cell Action Reason or Pattern R2C4 Enter an 8 Hidden Single R3C4 Enter a 7 Hidden Single R1C9 Enter a 4 Hidden Single R3C8 Enter a 5 Hidden Single R6C6 Enter a 2 Hidden Single R6C3 Enter a 5 Naked Single R5C3 Enter a 1 Naked Single R4C3 Enter a 2 Naked Single R5C6 Enter a 7 Hidden Single R8C2 Enter a 2 Hidden Single R9C1 Enter a 5 Hidden Single R1C2 Enter a 5 Hidden Single R9C8 Enter a 2 Hidden Single R4C1, R6C1 Remove 4s & 6s Naked Pair 4,6 in R5C2 & R6C2 R7C1 Enter a 4 Hidden Single R5C4, R5C5 Remove 4s & 6s Naked Pair 4,6 in R5C2 & R5C8 R5C4 Enter a 9 Naked Single R6C5, R6C9 Remove 7s & 8s Naked Pair 7,8 in R6C1 & R6C7 R4C5 Remove 4 & 3 Naked Pair 4,3 in R4C4, R6C5 R2C2 Remove a 6 Naked Pair 4,6 in R5C2 & R6C2 R2C1 Enter a 6 Hidden Single R2C7, R2C9 Remove 1s & 3s Naked Pair 1,3 in R2C2 & R2C8 R3C9 Remove a 9 Naked Pair 7,9 in R2C7 & R2C9 R7C5 Remove an 8 Naked Pair 5,8 in R4C5 & R5C5 R8C6, R8C9 Remove all 9s Locked Candidates (9) in R8C1 & R8C3 R9C9 Remove a 6 Locked Candidates (6) in R9C4, & R9C5 R9C5 Remove 1 & 9 Naked Pair 1,9 in R9C6 & R9C9 R3C5 Remove a 3 Locked Candidates (3) in R1C4, R1C5, & R1C6 R8C8 Remove a 1 Colors R8C8 Enter a 6 Naked Single R5C8 Enter a 4 Naked Single R5C2 Enter a 6 Naked Single R6C2 Enter a 4 Naked Single R6C5 Enter a 3 Naked Single R4C4 Enter a 4 Naked Single R6C9 Enter a 6 Naked Single R9C4 Enter a 6 Naked Single R1C4 Enter a 3 Naked Single R9C5 Enter a 4 Naked Single R1C5 Enter a 6 Hidden Single R7C6 & R8C6 Remove 1s & 9s Naked Pair 1,9 in R7C5, & R9C6

We have now arrived at the place where you can solve the Sudoku pattern shown.

From this point forward, you can solve the remaining steps as described in my article “Solve Sudoku Swordfish And Become A Pro”