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Competition to celebrate new ao5 World Record. 500 USD prize pool

kubesolver

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I would like to post another 25$ cubicle voucher riddle. This one will be tougher than the last one. I will post the full rules Tomorrow (28.11 at 16:00 Central Europe Time) to give equal chance to those willing to participate.
The beginning of the riddle will be:

"
Scramble 1 of this challenge is this:
R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'

Do a x' so the green is on the bottom and blue at the top.
cross) Find the move optimal green cross (there is only one) using only RLUDFB (no wide moves, slice moves or rotations).
(...)"
And then some clues about finding F2L and OLL solutions. The full reconstruction will lead to a voucher code.
Using some software might be helpful.
 
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OK Here are the times I have so far, I will probably beat them and when I do I will edit this post with the new info!
I used scrambles 1, 2, and 4

Solve 1 (scramble 1)
Scramble 1: R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'

Solution:
z2
D B U R U2 R F2 D2 U2 L' U R U R' D2 F Rw2

optimal solution with some modifications to make it more ergonomic
Time:
2.552
Video:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1E0vEngg-F9hhNI20HCDgxjwOstNEooXD

Extra stats:
Framecount (aka solve - timer start and stop)
70 frames at 30 fps so 2.333 seconds
Tps: 17 moves over 2.552 seconds = 6.661 tps

sub 2.5 soon (;

Solve 2 (scramble 2)
Scramble 2: D' L D' U2 R2 U' B L U2 B2 R U R2 F2 D' U2 B'

Solution:
z x’
U R2 L D2 B2 R' B' U2 R2 F' U' R B2 R2’ Rw U' Rw

optimal solution with some modifications to make it more ergonomic
Time:
2.717
Video:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1U7SDKxderLtC20ldz7pamrkwSqJQv04-

Extra stats:
Framecount (aka solve - timer start and stop)
73 frames at 30 fps so 2.4333 seconds
Tps: 17 moves over 2.717 seconds = 6.234 tps

Solve 3 (scramble 4)
Scramble 4: L B2 U2 B' R' D2 R' B L B F' U2 L D R2 B R

Solution:
x’
R' U' R2 B' L' F2 D U' L' U' R B2 R U F2 U2 Rw’

optimal solution with some modifications to make it more ergonomic
Time: 2.742
Video:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vRiJIYEK9iaX5dBAFoSJ6wjQphGuDNz5

Extra Stats:
Framecount (aka solve- timer start and stop)
74 frames at 30 fps so 2.46667 seconds
TPS: 17 moves over 2.742 seconds = 6.20 tps

Mo3
2.552, 2.717, 2.742 = 2.670

Edit log:
11/27/19 at 7:27 pm est, edited solves 2 and 3 (3.46 to 2.717 and 3.33 to 2.949)
11/28/19 at 12:45 am ets edited solve 1 (2.902 to 2.552)
11/28/19 at 1:27 am ets edited solve 3 (2.94 to 2.742)
 
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kubesolver

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Here is another 25$ cubicle voucher riddle.
If I screwed something up I will try to make up for it for those who wasted their time ;)

Scramble 1 of this challenge is this:
R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'

Do a x' so the green is on the bottom and blue at the top.

cross) Find the move optimal green cross (there is only one) using only RLUDFB (no wide moves, slice moves or rotations).

slot 1) Find the shortest insert into BR (yellow / red) slot using only RUF moves
slot 2) Find the shortest insert into BL (yellow / orange) slot using only LU moves
slot 3) Find the shortest way to insert FR slot using RUF moves

slot 4) Solve the last slot doing y' and then the shortest RU sequence

OLL) Solve the OLL using the most popular algorithm for this case.
see what PLL you got.

<CROSS> = number of different faces used in a cross. So e.g. in a sequence B' U B2 F U D' 4 faces are used (BUFD)
<F2L_1_COUNT> = number of moves in the 1st F2l Pair
<F2L_2_TURN_COUNT> = number of single turns in the 2nd F2L pair (R F U2 would be 4)
<F2L_3_COUNT> = number of moves in the 3rd F2L pair
<F2L_4_COUNT> = number of moves in the 4th F2L pair

<OLL> = number of letters in a common name of this OLL case
<PLL> = the name of the PLL

The code for the first person to claim it is:
<F2L_3_COUNT>D39 DE3<F2L_1_COUNT> <F2L_4_COUNT><F2L_2_TURN_COUNT><PLL>B D<OLL><CROSS>C
 

kubesolver

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Maybe you can PM me your solution to the cross and first 3 pairs and I will check if I or you have made a mistake.
 
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I found It!!
edit: I kinda feel bad for the people trying to do it by hand, they where pretty unintuitive solutions and I found them with cube explorer

also because there is only 56 cents left on the gift card here is my solution
Riddle #2

R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'

Cross = F' R' L' B U' L2

F2L1 = R' F' U2 F U' R

F2L2 = U' L2 U L U' L2

F2L3 = R F U2 F' R'

F2L4 = R U' R' U' R U R'

OLL = SUNE

Pll = A
5D39 DE36 78AB D45C
 
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Sorry for the double post but I have a few questions that I don't think would fit with being edited into the last post.

Here you said that we only have to solve 3 out of the 5 scrambles
To enter competition please post in this thread a video of you solving 3 out of 5 solves from the world record attempt.
but here you said that our score is the sum of all 5 attempts (not 3)
Score = total time of 5 attemps.
and here you said that if you post 5 attempts you are entered
anyone who posts a video of solving 5 scrambles can win.
So do we have to do 3 or 5? If 3 is our score the sum of our 3 times?

Also I haven't said this yet, but thanks so much for doing this, I have had a lot of fun with this competition so far, and hopefully some other people join in and try to beat my times!
 

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I found It!!
edit: I kinda feel bad for the people trying to do it by hand, they where pretty unintuitive solutions and I found them with cube explorer

also because there is only 56 cents left on the gift card here is my solution
Riddle #2

R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'

Cross = F' R' L' B U' L2

F2L1 = R' F' U2 F U' R

F2L2 = U' L2 U L U' L2

F2L3 = R F U2 F' R'

F2L4 = R U' R' U' R U R'

OLL = SUNE

Pll = A
5D39 DE36 78AB D45C
Dang it! I found it too slowly! Well done. I literally finished finding everything, went to the Cubicle to put it in, waited in suspense as it loaded, then saw that there was only 56 cents left on the gift card :(
 

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I was stuck on cross for long time, first I found the 8 moves solution, but I thought it wasn't the most optimal, so after a while trying, I found the 7 moves, but I couldn't make the pairs the right way, so I spent a long time trying to find the solution of 6 moves, when I found it now, I saw that you posted hahahah, good job dude!!

BTW it was a simples Cross, but i’m not CN, so i found hard
 

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I was stuck on cross for long time, first I found the 8 moves solution, but I thought it wasn't the most optimal, so after a while trying, I found the 7 moves, but I couldn't make the pairs the right way, so I spent a long time trying to find the solution of 6 moves, when I found it now, I saw that you posted hahahah, good job dude!!
Yeah this solution was basically impossible to find by hand; I also used cube explorer for every step.
 

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If anyone is interested, I made a leaderboard and will update it as people get better times and more people enter.
Thanks for doing that. I am running a similar spreadsheet for myself. I wonder if you will still have the motivation to update it when you lose your first place ;)
 

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No videos for me. Additionally I did all 5 solves (with the average below), but if you are only accepting people with a mean of 3, I have added the 3 solves that I picked out of the 5.

R x' F' U L2 R' U R B' R'//Cross
Scramble 1: R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'
Time - 6.46
L U2 L' B U2 B'// First pair
U2 L U L' U L U' L'//Second pair
R U R' U2 L' U' L//Third pair
R U' R' U y L' U L//Forth Pair
R' U' R U' R' U2 R// OLL
M2 U M U2 M' U M2//PLL
U// AUF
Scramble: D' L D' U2 R2 U' B L U2 B2 R U R2 F2 D' U2 B'
Time - 7.92
x D L D2 B2//Blue cross
L' U L y' L' U' L//First pair
U2 R' U' R U2 L U L'//Second pair
U2 R U' R2 F R F'//Third pair
R' U2 R2 B' R' B//Fourth pair
U2 F U l F' U R' D' R U' l'//OLL
U' F' U' F R2 u R' U R U' R u' R2'//PLL ]
Scramble: U' R2 B U' L' F' R D2 U L' F2 D2 R' F' D B' D' U'
Time - 6.12
z2 D' U B L U' B F' U F' L F//X-Cross
U' R' U R2 U B' R' B//Second pair
U' F R' F' R//Third pair
y' L' U' L U F U F'//Fourth pair
U F R U' R' U' R U R' F'//OLL
U' R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U//PLL
Scramble: L B2 U2 B' R' D2 R' B L B F' U2 L D R2 B R
Time - 5.36
F2 B U R' L' B//Cross
F R' U2 R U R U R' U2 F' U' R U' R'// First and Second pair
F U' F' L U2 L2 U L//Third pair
U' F U F'//Fourth pair
r' R2 U R' U R U2 R' U M' //OLL
U2 R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R'//PLL
Scramble: U' R F U2 F' U2 F2 D' R D' L2 R' F D B2 L' B R' U2
Time - 6.24
y U2 R' F U2 R' U2 R2//X-Cross
U L U R U2 R' U R U' R'//Second pair
L U2 L2 U' L U' F U F'//Third pair
L U2 L' U' L U L'//Fourth pair
U' R' F' R L' U' L U R' F R//OLL
U' R' U2 R U2 R' F R U R' U' R' F' R2//PLL

For mean of 3 if that is what you are only accepting.
z2 D' U B L U' B F' U F' L F//X-Cross
U' R' U R2 U B' R' B//Second pair
U' F R' F' R//Third pair
y' L' U' L U F U F'//Fourth pair
U F R U' R' U' R U R' F'//OLL
U' R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U//PLL
Scramble: L B2 U2 B' R' D2 R' B L B F' U2 L D R2 B R
Time - 5.36
F2 B U R' L' B//Cross
F R' U2 R U R U R' U2 F' U' R U' R'// First and Second pair
F U' F' L U2 L2 U L//Third pair
U' F U F'//Fourth pair
r' R2 U R' U R U2 R' U M' //OLL
U2 R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R'//PLL
Scramble: U' R F U2 F' U2 F2 D' R D' L2 R' F D B2 L' B R' U2
Time - 6.24
y U2 R' F U2 R' U2 R2//X-Cross
U L U R U2 R' U R U' R'//Second pair
L U2 L2 U' L U' F U F'//Third pair
L U2 L' U' L U L'//Fourth pair
U' R' F' R L' U' L U R' F R//OLL
U' R' U2 R U2 R' F R U R' U' R' F' R2//PLL

Thank you very much @kubesolver for doing this. It is very nice of you and we all sincerely appreciate it.
 

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okay time to step up my game,
Scramble1: R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'
Time: 3.17
Solution: F2 R' U' B' D' R F U2 F' U' L D L2 R2 U L2 B2
Scramble2: D' L D' U2 R2 U' B L U2 B2 R U R2 F2 D' U2 B'
Time: 3.01
Solution: F B L2 D' B' U' F B D2 F' U' F2 U' L2 U2 B2 R2 F2
Scramble3: U' R2 B U' L' F' R D2 U L' F2 D2 R' F' D B' D' U'
Time: 3.89
Solution: B2 R L2 F L U2 R2 F U R U' B2 D' R2 U' R2 D2 F2
Mean of 3: 3.36
I will probably beat these soon but this is all i'm doing for now.
I really hope I win a gift card so I can get a decent 3x3 and 4x4 and some lube.
 
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Finally got all 3 sub 2.5!!

Solve 1 (2.49)
Scramble 1: R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'
Solution:
z2
D B U R U2 R F2 D2 U2 L' U R U R' D2 F Rw2
Time: 2.49
Video:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YAm8SHjZiXLJpusDNwELi2CfkyWPb7si
(included the solve before, you'll see why)
Solve 2 (2.48)
Scramble 2: D' L D' U2 R2 U' B L U2 B2 R U R2 F2 D' U2 B'

Solution:
z x’
U R2 L D2 B2 R' B' U2 R2 F' U' R B2 R2’ Rw U' Rw

Time 2.48
Video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1drOmlFd4wSasp1qt9pGAYkRmDFr_sYCf
Solve 3 (2.49)
Scramble 4: L B2 U2 B' R' D2 R' B L B F' U2 L D R2 B R
Solution:
x’
R' U' R2 B' L' F2 D U' L' U' R B2 R U F2 U2 Rw’

Time: 2.49
Video:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tdVk053NR8xfCtwLWjtgOCOgpJ0ZgO_5

Mean: 2.49, 2.48, 2.49 = 2.4867
Score: 7.46
 

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Scramble1: R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'
Time: 2.82
Solution: F2 R' U' B' D' R F U2 F' U' L D L2 R2 U L2 B2
Scramble2: D' L D' U2 R2 U' B L U2 B2 R U R2 F2 D' U2 B'
Time: 2.59
Solution: F B L2 D' B' U' F B D2 F' U' F2 U' L2 U2 B2 R2 F2
Scramble3: U' R2 B U' L' F' R D2 U L' F2 D2 R' F' D B' D' U'
Time: 2.57
Solution: B2 R L2 F L U2 R2 F U R U' B2 D' R2 U' R2 D2 F2
Mean of 3: 2.66
Well, I got sub 3 so I guess I am happy about that and finally Tipster has some competition.
Oof I don't really understand how to calculate my points
 

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My 3 reconstruction (I haven't timed myself yet):

R2 F' U2 L D' L' D' R D2 U2 F2 L' D2 L' D' B' U'
x'
Uw E' F M' B //FB
R2 M' U2 Rw' U' R M U' M' Rw U Rw' //SB
U' R U2 R' U' R U R' U' R U R' U' R U' R' //CMLL 1
F R U' R' U' R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R F' //CMLL 2
M' U M U M2 U' M2 U2 //LSE

U' R2 B U' L' F' R D2 U L' F2 D2 R' F' D B' D' U'
y2 x' //inspection
F' D' U2 M2 F //FB
R U R U2 R' U R2 U' M' R' U2 Rw U Rw' //SB
U2 F R U R' U' F' //CMLL1
R U R' U' R' F R R U' R' U' R U R' F' //CMLL2
M U M U2 M' U M' U' M2 U //LSE

U' R F U2 F' U2 F2 D' R D' L2 R' F D B2 L' B R' U2
M' U R' U2 M B F R' Rw' F //FB
M2 U2 Rw U Rw' U Rw2 U' M U' M' Rw U Rw' //SB
F R U R' U' F' //CMLL1
U2 R' U L' U2 R U' R' U2 Rw L //CMLL2
M U M' U2 M U M' U2 M' U2 M U' M2 U2 M2 //LSE
 
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