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Is this scramble lucky or easy/ or both?

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In an upcoming minor WCA competion, the 2x2x2 scramble ends up having a 4-move solution that nobody else spotted. A guy who normally averages around 9 seconds/solve pulls off a .77 for a new world record!!! I nicely mention that he was rather "lucky" to have that scramble show up in a comp, but he immediately begins attacking me, saying that in no way was that scramble "lucky", and that by convention, it could only be described as "easy". What do you think?
 
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well it depends on the situation, if it was a case where he skipped a couple of steps then it's lucky. If he saw how it could be solved without using a method then it was easy. That's my run on it.

Yeah, he told me that he skillfully used the first 4 moves so that he could skip all the rest of the other steps.
 

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You really felt the need to make another thread so you could lose the same debate again?
I actually won the 1st one, but you don't know that yet.
Where's the option on the poll that says "i'm an idiot for making this thread?"
I could put one in for you next time.
You're such an ignorant little troll. Be careful, you may awaken the powerful banhammer.
 

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well it depends on the situation, if it was a case where he skipped a couple of steps then it's lucky. If he saw how it could be solved without using a method then it was easy. That's my run on it.

Yeah, he told me that he skillfully used the first 4 moves so that he could skip all the rest of the other steps.
Luck is not skill though. You can't be good at being lucky.
 
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