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EP Algorithms Every Square-1 Solver Should Know

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So as my 1000th post here on speedsolving, I decided to create a video that has been quite in demand for some time...

ALGORITHMS: (Cw stands for clockwise and Ccw means counter-clockwise

Adj-Adj: -2,0/3,0/-1,-1/-2,1/ or 1,0/0,3/-1,-1/1,-2/ or 0,-1/-3,0/1,1/2,-1/

CwU-CwU: 1,0/5,-1/-3,0/1,1/-3,0/
CcwU-CcwU: 1,0/3,0/-1,-1/3,0/-5,1/

CwU: /3,0/1,0/0,-3/-1,0/-3,0/1,0/0,3/
CcwU: 1,0/0,-3/-1,0/3,0/1,0/0,3/-1,0/-3,0/

Z: M2 U' M2 U M2

H: M2 U' M2 U2 M2 U' M2

Opp-Adj: 1,0/0,-1/0,-3/5,0/-5,0/0,3/0,1/
Adj-Opp: 0,-1/1,0/3,0/6,1/5,0/-3,0/0,-1.

CwO: /3,3/1,0/-2,-2/-2,0/2,2/-1,0/-3,-3/1,0/2,2/
CcwO: /3,3/1,0/-2,-2/2,0/2,2/-1,0/-3,-3/0,2/-2,-2/

Opp: /3,3/1,0/-2,-2/2,0/2,2/0,-2/-1,-1/0,3/-3,-3/0,2/-2,-2/

CwU-Adj: /-3,-3/0,1/0,-2/0,-4/-4,0/-4,0/-2,0/5,0/-3,-3/
CcwU-Adj: /3,3/5,0/2,0/4,0/4,0/0,4/0,2/0,-1/3,3/
Adj-CcwU: /-3,-3/0,-1/0,-2/0,-4/0,-4/-4,0/-2,0/-5,0/-3,-3/
Adj-CwU: /3,3/5,0/2,0/4,0/0,4/0,4/0,2/0,1/3,3/
 
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Quick question (haven't watched the vid, but wanted your opinion): what do you do for opp-adj (and adj-opp) with solved middle layer? Do you try to insert the /6/6/ in the middle of the alg (so, for adj-opp, something like 0,-1/1,0/3,0/0,1/6,0/-1,0/-3,0/0,-1/) or just throw it at the end?

Also, minor typo with adj-opp - should have a 0,-1/ at the end :3
 
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Quick question (haven't watched the vid, but wanted your opinion): what do you do for opp-adj (and adj-opp) with solved middle layer? Do you try to insert the /6/6/ in the middle of the alg (so, for adj-opp, something like 0,-1/1,0/3,0/0,1/6,0/-1,0/-3,0/0,-1/) or just throw it at the end?

Also, minor typo with adj-opp - should have a 0,-1/ at the end :3
I've actually never thought about inserting /6/6/ in the middle, for all my algs I just cancel into it at the end.

Thanks for the typo change!
 
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Minor correction - your video's opp/solved has a "typo" - the alg you do in the video doesn't match the alg you list in the video, although both are opp/solved. The one you actually perform is the one you have in the alg list (which does a 2,0 after getting to shield-shield); the one you list solves UL-UR. I think everything else is typo-less, 'tho :)

Also, what do you think of the other "popular" (definitely not nearly as popular, 'tho) U/adj set of algs, which uses O perm with adj-adj? Example: CwU-adj is / 3,3 / 1,0 / -2,-2 / -2,0 / 2,2 / -1,0 / -3,-3 / 1,0 / 3,0 / -1,-1 / 0,3 / 0,-2 (with U perm bar on back, adj on DBR).
 
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Minor correction - your video's opp/solved has a "typo" - the alg you do in the video doesn't match the alg you list in the video, although both are opp/solved. The one you actually perform is the one you have in the alg list (which does a 2,0 after getting to shield-shield); the one you list solves UL-UR. I think everything else is typo-less, 'tho :)

Also, what do you think of the other "popular" (definitely not nearly as popular, 'tho) U/adj set of algs, which uses O perm with adj-adj? Example: CwU-adj is / 3,3 / 1,0 / -2,-2 / -2,0 / 2,2 / -1,0 / -3,-3 / 1,0 / 3,0 / -1,-1 / 0,3 / 0,-2 (with U perm bar on back, adj on DBR).
Wow, I messed up big time :p Thanks for letting me know!

Regarding the O-perm + Adj algorithms, I do think they have potential (if your O-perm is crazy fast, that is), I use the other one because it's faster than me, and I always lock up whenever i do O-perm :p
 
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