Is it possible to make a siyum masechet when learning the chapters in an arbitrary order? For example if i learn the last chapter before the first?
In B'Tzel Ha'Chochmo (2/28) Rav Stern writes [and brings a proof] that one can make a siyum for a mesechta they completed, regardless of the the order it was learnt in. [However, he suggests leaving over the end to make the siyum.] Rav Chaim Kinyevsky quoted in יומא טבא לרבנן (pg. קז) says that people are lenient with this. The Minchas Yitzchok (2/93/5) also concludes that it is a Seudas Mitzvah.