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  • Results of contest #328 (Sep 9, 2022)

    Scramble

    • R' U' F D L2 R2 F2 D F2 U F2 L2 U' L D' L2 B' U F' L D R' F2 L2 R' U' F
    1 Korakot Inkaew (กรกฎ อิ่นแก้ว) 23 1. R' U' F D L2 R2 F2 D F2 U F2 L2 U' L D' L2 B' U F' L D R' F2 L2 R' U' F
    U' R2 B' D L2 F B2 U2 F2 R' F2 D' U' F2 D U L' B2 R2 F R' B2 U2 (23)
    U' R2 B' D // EO (4/4)
    L2 F (U2 B2 R F') // DR (6/10)
    (R2 B2 L U2 R2 * B2 L') // 5e (7/17)
    (L B2 U2 F2 R F2 U2 B2) // 3e (8-4/21)
    * = (R2 U D' F2 U' D) // (6-4/23)
    1 Modest Podzolkin 23 1. R' U' F D L2 R2 F2 D F2 U F2 L2 U' L D' L2 B' U F' L D R' F2 L2 R' U' F
    F2 U D R2 D2 B2 F' D2 F' D' R2 B2 U2 R2 B2 R2 D B2 D2 L B' R L' (23)
    (R' L B L') //4/4 EO
    F2 U D R2 D2 //5/9
    B2 F' D2 F' //4/13 DR+blocks+lines
    D' * B2 U2 D B2 D2 //6/13 2E2E
    * R2 B2 U2 R2 B2 R2 U2 B2 //8-4=23
    3 Épicier 24 1. R' U' F D L2 R2 F2 D F2 U F2 L2 U' L D' L2 B' U F' L D R' F2 L2 R' U' F
    F' R B D2 L' F' R2 F' U2 B2 U2 F D B2 D' F D2 B' D R2 D' U2 R2 U' (24)
    F' R B D2 L' // EO
    B' // ppp223 (You can see the 123 bar connected to an opposite edge-center-edge block)
    (U R2 U2) // 223 (9)

    I virtually spent the entire attempt on this 223. Originally I tried to insert from this:

    (D R2 D) // 3e4c (12)

    but I couldn't get anywhere with it (2t in 19, 2c2c in 18, LL in 19 for a finish in 31 so meh). I'm pretty sure there is a smart way to make it a block comm and finish it but I still have to compute optimals and check IF to see what I missed.

    Instead what I got:

    F' R B D2 L' // EO (5)
    B' // ppp223
    (U R2 U2) // 223 (9)
    (D R2 D' B D2 F' D B2 D') // DR (18)
    (F' U2 B2 U2 F R2 B' F) // Finish (26-2) yeah
    4 David Roche 28 1. R' U' F D L2 R2 F2 D F2 U F2 L2 U' L D' L2 B' U F' L D R' F2 L2 R' U' F
    F' R D2 B' U B D2 B' U' B2 D2 L' B' D' R2 D' U2 R2 U' D' B' D2 F D B D' F' D' (28)
    F' R B D2 L' // EO +211 x lots (5/5)
    B' D' R2 D' U2 R2 U' D' B' D' B D2 // 5c (12/17)

    S: F' R * B D2 L' B' D' R2 D' U2 R2 U' D' B' D' B ^ D2
    ^: [B', D' F D] // (8-4/21)
    *: [D2, B' U B] // (8-1/28)
    5 Matheus Silva Carvalho de Oliveira 33 1. R' U' F D L2 R2 F2 D F2 U F2 L2 U' L D' L2 B' U F' L D R' F2 L2 R' U' F
    F' U D F D' R' F' R2 F' U' L2 U R2 U' L2 U D2 R2 B2 R2 B R2 B2 F R' B R F' R F2 U2 F' U2 (33)
    F' U D F D' // EO
    R (U2 F U2 F2 R2 B' R) // DR
    R2 F' R2 F' // 222
    R2 D2 // 322
    R2 B2 R2 B R2 B2 // 2C2C

    F' U D F D' R' F' R2 F' [1] R2 D2 R2 B2 R2 B R2 B2 [2] R' B R2 F2 U2 F' U2
    [1] = U' L2 U R2 U' L2 U R2 (8-2)
    [2] = F R' B R F' R' B' R (8-5)
    5 Nuno Ricardo Cordeiro Serafim 33 1. R' U' F D L2 R2 F2 D F2 U F2 L2 U' L D' L2 B' U F' L D R' F2 L2 R' U' F
    L2 R2 F D L2 D R' L B2 U B U B2 U2 B L2 B' U L B' R' F R' F D' F' D F' R2 B U' L' U2 (33)
    (l): L2 R2 F // 1x1x2 (3/3)
    (m): D L2 D R' // 2x2x2 + 3 pairs (4/7)
    (u): L B2 U B U B2 // 2x2x3 (6/13)
    (v): U2 B L2 B' // f2l-1 (4/17)
    (w): U L // set pair for inverse (2/19)
    (x)': U2 L // f2l (2/21)
    (A): B' R' F R' F D' F' D F' R2 B U' // OLL with PLL skip + AUF (12/33)

    Here's the "move loop": (x) N (l) (m) (u) (v) (w) (A)
    The solution is therefore S4: (l) (m) (u) (v) (w) (A) (x)

    S4: (L2 R2 F) (D L2 D R') (L B2 U B U B2) (U2 B L2 B') (U L) (B' R' F R' F D' F' D F' R2 B U') (L' U2) // 33 moves

    This was my 4th solution for this scramble. The skip is nice and I liked the way how the inverse allowed to finish the f2l efficiently. I've still got a long way to go, though. Without using EO or DR, I feel way out of my league. Also, learning a few alg sets, like ZBLL would definitely improve my average move count, but I don't have much time for cubing, much less for FMC. The only reason why I attempted this scramble is because it was a way to pass time while traveling.
    If you get bored when traveling, FMC is a great way to spend time.
    7 Marius Rombout Ferreira van Riemsdijk 35 1. R' U' F D L2 R2 F2 D F2 U F2 L2 U' L D' L2 B' U F' L D R' F2 L2 R' U' F
    R B' R' F' U F U' F U2 F2 U' F D' F U2 F' D F2 B2 D' B2 U B' L D L' U2 L D' L' B' L2 B2 D R (35)
    (R') R B' R' // EO [4/4] 7'
    (D' B2 L2) // 1X2X2 [3/7] 12'
    (B * U2) // 1X2X3 [2/9] 16'
    (B U' B2 D B2) // 2X2X3 [5/14] 26'
    (F' @ U2 F2 U F2 U2) // F2L-1 [6/20] 34'
    (F' U F' U' F) // AB4C [5/25] 35'
    @ U2 F' D' F U2 F' D F // solves a corner [8-4/29] 45'
    * U2 L D L' U2 L D' L' // solves all remaining corners [8-2/35] 50'