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**Welcome to 4x4x4 FMC round 2!**

Time: May 15 to June 30 2015

April 15 to May 15: Prep time. I thought people might want to tune their solvers using a scramble that will actually count. (see scramble 1 below)

**Scoring:**

Notation for solutions: SiGN

Please use only the subset of moves that turn a single slice. If your solutions requires moves like Rw or M, please write it using single slices. You may also use rotations x, y, and z.

*Single slice turn metric*will be used for this contest. Any single slice turned any amount will count as 1 move. Rotations count as 0 moves.

Your score will be the sum of your middle three solutions (after dropping the best and worst). In the case of ties, I will consider all 5 solutions, and then I will go by time submitted (earlier is better). You do not need to attempt all 5 scrambles, however, for those you do not attempt, I will score them as 1000 for scoring purposes.

**Rules:**

You may not use the inverse of the scramble or the inverse of part of the scramble in your solution. You must use the scramble in its entirety; you may not break up the scramble into smaller parts to make use of "mini-scrambles".

Computer FMC: no restrictions, no time limits. You may use code, ideas, programs that you are not the author of. Anything and everything is allowed.

Human FMC: No time limits. Virtual cubes/simulators such as alg.cubing.net are allowed, provided they do not have any solving capabilities. Insertion finder (or similar) is not allowed.

Judge's decisions are final. I may change the rules at any time, I may end the contest early. By participating, you agree to abide by the above rules.

**Submitting your solutions:**

Please submit all your computer solutions together and all your human solutions together. After you have submitted your solutions, you may continue to revise your solutions. However, please resubmit your other solutions also, and I will ignore your previous entry. If you only revise your human solutions, you do not need to resubmit your computer solutions, and vice versa. (Links are below)

**Prizes**

Two divisions: computer and human. One prize will be awarded to the winner in the computer division, one prize will be awarded to the winner in the human division.

U.S. winner: 3x3x3 speedcube of your choice (up to $19) or $15 Amazon gift card

International winner: $15 Amazon gift card

**Computer Scrambles:**

1. R2 F2 Rw' R D' Uw' L B' L' Rw2 R2 F Uw2 Fw F2 Rw2 B D B2 Rw' F2 Uw2 B' Rw R U Fw' Rw' U' Rw' B' D F2 U Fw' R2 B L2 Uw L2 U D R U2 Uw2

2. B' Fw' L' D F B2 Uw2 D2 R2 L Fw2 F R' Uw' Fw2 B2 Uw Rw2 F L R D U Rw B Fw' R2 Rw2 L' D' B D' F' L2 Uw2 Rw F2 Rw2 F Fw2 U F' Rw' R U

3. Rw F' Rw2 L' Fw2 F2 B2 U' R' L Uw B' R' Rw2 B Fw L2 Rw' Uw2 B' L B2 Fw2 Rw' U Fw Rw2 B R' Uw2 R' B Uw2 B2 Fw2 F2 D' R' B2 U Rw F' R2 Rw2 L

4. B R F' D U' R' B2 D2 B' R B' D2 F' B L2 F' D2 F' U2 R2 Uw2 Rw2 L' B U2 L' B2 Uw2 B' R' D2 B2 Uw Rw2 R2 D2 B2 U' Fw' Rw' B' F2 Uw U' R B2 U' R F2 U

5. F2 L2 B' U2 D2 R2 U2 F U F2 R B R2 D2 B D L' U Fw2 D Rw2 R Fw2 R Uw2 F2 R2 D Rw2 D2 U' Fw F L' Fw2 Rw' Uw F' D2 Rw' B Uw2 B L B U' F2

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**Human Scrambles:**

1. R2 F2 Rw' R D' Uw' L B' L' Rw2 R2 F Uw2 Fw F2 Rw2 B D B2 Rw' F2 Uw2 B' Rw R U Fw' Rw' U' Rw' B' D F2 U Fw' R2 B L2 Uw L2 U D R U2 Uw2

2. B2 R Uw Rw2 Uw' Rw' R' Fw U2 Fw2 B U2 Uw B' F L' D' F2 Uw' B Uw2 F' Uw2 U F' D Uw Fw2 B U' F' Uw L' Uw2 U' Fw' F' B' U2 F' Fw L U' B2 Fw2

3. U2 D2 F' D F' Uw2 F L' Rw' U2 F' L Uw2 L' R' Rw' D Uw2 L Uw U' R' Uw2 D B D' L' Rw' Fw' Uw' Rw F' Fw2 Rw2 B2 Rw' U' B' R' Fw Rw F' B U' Uw

4. L' F' U' L2 U' B L D' R' B' R2 L2 D2 F L2 F' L2 U2 R2 F2 Rw2 B' Uw2 F R Fw2 L' Uw2 Rw2 U2 Fw2 F Uw' R2 D B' R' L D2 Fw L2 Fw' Rw' Uw' Rw' R' F R' B2 R2

5. U2 B2 R' U2 R2 B2 U2 F2 R D L' D2 F U2 L' B2 D R' B R2 Fw2 D F2 Rw2 L2 Uw2 D' L' D' L B2 Uw2 R' Fw R2 B' Rw2 U' B' Rw' B Uw' Fw2 B2 L D2 B' U B U D2

Submit here

Last edited: May 15, 2015