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The 3x3x3 Example Solve Thread

WoowyBaby

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L2 F //EO (2/2)
D U2 L U2 R L U' L U' //DR (9/11)
R' D2 L' B2 D2 //Blocks (5/16)
R' B2 R' //Setup for pair 3-cylce (3/19)
B2 R' Fw2 R B2 R' Fw2 //Pair 3-cycle -1 move (7/26)
R2 B2 R B2 //Finish (4/30)

see on alg.cubing.net

Next scramble: R2 D2 L2 R2 F2 L2 U' F2 U' R2 U B' D' L' D' F L' D B2 R F2
Nice 30 move linear solution, although that pair 3-cycle looks like an insertion to me? Good domino solve nonetheless.

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L' D2 B R B' // Two Squares (5)
U' F // Edge Orientation (2)
R2 D2 R' D2 R D' F2 // Combine Blocks (7)
L' U L' U' L2 U L2 U // Finish (8)
22 HTM

What is going on!? This is the craziest solve I have ever done. Ever. Wow.

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Edit-
I found a different ending to that that gives a 20 move solution.

L' D2 B R B' // Two Squares (5)
U' F // Edge Orientation (2)
R2 D2 R' D2 R D' // Blocks (6)
First thirteen moves are same as above.
U F2 D'
L' U L' D // Done
20 HTM

I'm lost for words....

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Next Scramble: B R2 B2 R' L2 B' L' U' L' D2 R2 B U2 L2 F D2 L2 B2 D2 B2
 
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Scramble: B R2 B2 R' L2 B' L' U' L' D2 R2 B U2 L2 F D2 L2 B2 D2 B2

R' M' U M B' //Cross
U' F' U F U' F' U F //Pair 1
L' U' L D L' U L u' //Pair 2
U' R U2 R' L U2 L2 B L B' //Pair 3
U F' U2 F2 R' F' R //Pair 4
r' F' U F r U' r' U' r //OLL
U' R U2 R' U' R U2 L' U R' U' r //PLL

Definitely need to get better with this.

Next: L2 F' D2 F L2 U2 F2 R2 F' D2 F L U2 F' U2 B U L' F' L'
 

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Nice 30 move linear solution, although that pair 3-cycle looks like an insertion to me? Good domino solve nonetheless.
Not really linear, but also not quite an insertion: after "blocks" I did B2 immediately; then I saw I had 3 edges and 3 corners remaining and I could set them up to a pair 3-cycle, and that the first setup move convenientely cancelled with the last move.

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No way. I found a different ending to that that gives a linear 20.

L' D2 B R B' // Two Squares (5)
U' F // Edge Orientation (2)
R2 D2 R' D2 R D' // Blocks (6)
First thirteen moves are same as above.
U F2 D'
L' U L' D // Done
20 HTM
Crazy stuff, these short endings are always hard to find (unless unless your name is Reto Bubendorf :) )
 

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L’ D2 F D L D’ // Cross
U’ L’ U’ L U2 R U R’ // Pair 1
U L’ U’ L2 U L’ // Pair 2
U R’ U R L’ U L // Pair 3
y R U’ R’ U y’ R’ U’ R // Pair 4
R' F R U R' U' F' U R // OLL
U’ R' U' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U' R U R' U R U // PLL
63 HTM

Next Scramble: U F' D B' L' D B' U' B' U B2 D2 B2 U' L2 D F2 R2 B2 U2
 

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Next Scramble: U F' D B' L' D B' U' B' U B2 D2 B2 U' L2 D F2 R2 B2 U2
R2 D R' D2 B' D' // Reduction to <R, U, F>
F R' F' U' F // Reduction to <R, U, F2>
U2 F2 R U' F2 R2 U R' // Reduction to <R2, U F2>
U' F2 R2 U F2 U' R2 U' F2 U' // Reduction to <R2, U2, F2>
F2 R2 F2 U2 R2 U2 R2 // Reduction to Solved
36 HTM

Next: B' D R2 U2 F L2 D2 B' D2 B2 L2 B2 R2 L' D2 R' F' L B2 U'
 

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Scramble: B' D R2 U2 F L2 D2 B' D2 B2 L2 B2 R2 L' D2 R' F' L B2 U'

z' y
U M' U' B2 U' M' U2 M2 // Cross
R U2 R' L U' L' // First pair
B U2 B' F U' F' // Second pair
U' R U2 R2 U' R // Third pair
U R U R' U' R U R' // Fourth pair
U R U B' U' R' U R B R' // OLL
y' M2 U M U2 M' U M2 // PLL

51 htm

Next: B2 D' B R' F2 U' R' D2 F' R L2 F2 D R2 F2 U' F2 U2 L2 B2 U
 

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D’ U’ L F’ D’ U’ R2 // Cross
R U R’ // Pair 1
L U2 L’ d’ R U’ R’ // Pair 2
d L’ U L y’ U’ L’ U L // Pair 3
y’ R’ U R U’ y R U R’ // Pair 4
U’ M’ U M U2 M’ U M // OLL
R2 u R' U R' U' R u' R2 y' R' U R U’ // PLL

53 STM

Next Scramble- D2 F' D2 L2 B2 L2 U' L' F2 R2 U2 L2 B2 D' F2 B2 L2 D L
 

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Next Scramble- D2 F' D2 L2 B2 L2 U' L' F2 R2 U2 L2 B2 D' F2 B2 L2 D L

L D R //EO (3/3)
F2 U F //Setup for DR: 4 corners and 1 edge (3/6)
D R2 L2 U2 B L2 B' //DR (7/13)
U R2 D B2 //Two squares (4/17)
D' R2 B2 //Solve corners -1 move (3/20)
U L2 U2 L2 U2 L2 //Solve 3 edges (6/26)
U F2 Lw2 F2 U F2 Lw2 F2 //Last 3 edges (8/34)

see on alg.cubing.net

Next scramble: U2 R2 F' D2 F' U2 B' R2 F2 R2 F2 D U' B' U' L2 F2 U R' D2 L
 

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L D R //EO (3/3)
F2 U F //Setup for DR: 4 corners and 1 edge (3/6)
D R2 L2 U2 B L2 B' //DR (7/13)
U R2 D B2 //Two squares (4/17)
D' R2 B2 //Solve corners -1 move (3/20)
U L2 U2 L2 U2 L2 //Solve 3 edges (6/26)
U F2 Lw2 F2 U F2 Lw2 F2 //Last 3 edges (8/34)

see on alg.cubing.net

Next scramble: U2 R2 F' D2 F' U2 B' R2 F2 R2 F2 D U' B' U' L2 F2 U R' D2 L
R' U2 D2 F2 R // EO (5/5)
F' // Setup for DR (1/6)
L2 U R2 F2 U D2 F // DR (7/13)
L2 B2 L2 R2 // Two Squares (4/17)
U2 R2 U2 D' F2 // F2L-1 (5/22)
D L2 D L2 D' L2 U' // Corners (7/29)
D L2 D2 L2 D2 L2 // Last 4 Edges (6/35)

Next: L B' U2 F' D2 B2 L' F R2 B2 U L2 F2 D' R2 U R2 B2 L2 U' F
 
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Next: R' U' D' F' B L F' U2 R2 D' L2 U B2 L2 F2 B2 U B2 R' D' R
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U D B R' F' // EO (5/5)
L D2 R' // EO (3/8)
D' M2 U2 R2 D // Edges (5/13)
l U R' D R U' R' D' // 1st Comm (8/21)
r' U L D2 L U' L' D2 // 2nd Comm (8/29)
l R U R' D R U' R' D' // 3rd Comm (8/37)
x' z D2 R U' R' D2 R U R' // 4th Comm (8/45)

That is my edges-first method

Next: B' U F2 R' B' L' U' F R2 D' R2 U R2 L2 U' B2 L2 D' R2 F
 
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L F B2 U2 R2 D' bad cross but i dont know notation for cube rotations so
L U2 L' U2 y' R U' R' - F2L1 wrongly inserted free pair so i just took it out
U2 L' U' L y' L' U L - F2L2
R U' R' U R' F R F' R U' R' - F2L3 hmm i dont know how to do this better
y R' U2 R U2 R' U' R - F2L4
R U2 R2 F R F' R U2 R' - OLL gotta kinda admit i dont know the oll for this so i had to look it up, but its easy enough, i learnt it already
R' U L' U2 R U' L R' U L' U2 R U' L - PLL
U2 - AUF

Guys i need advice!! I would probably get a 19 on this solve... my cross and f2l is pretty bad, i would have done yellow cross tho

Next scramble : F' U R2 B2 U2 L' B2 D2 R D2 L' F2 L' B2 F' R2 F D' R' U2 B
 

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L F B2 U2 R2 D' bad cross but i dont know notation for cube rotations so
L U2 L' U2 y' R U' R' - F2L1 wrongly inserted free pair so i just took it out
U2 L' U' L y' L' U L - F2L2
R U' R' U R' F R F' R U' R' - F2L3 hmm i dont know how to do this better
y R' U2 R U2 R' U' R - F2L4
R U2 R2 F R F' R U2 R' - OLL gotta kinda admit i dont know the oll for this so i had to look it up, but its easy enough, i learnt it already
R' U L' U2 R U' L R' U L' U2 R U' L - PLL
U2 - AUF

Guys i need advice!! I would probably get a 19 on this solve... my cross and f2l is pretty bad, i would have done yellow cross tho

Next scramble : F' U R2 B2 U2 L' B2 D2 R D2 L' F2 L' B2 F' R2 F D' R' U2 B
For anyone trying to get faster I always tell them to plan the whole cross in inspection so you could do it blindfolded with no problem.
This is pretty hard to do right away if you're not used to it like I was, but when I did some cross blind practice I improved a LOT. Like that is the #1 reason I'm sub-20 today.

And if you need notation for cube rotations I found this: J Perm Notation Guide @ 1:25 Hope that helps:)

"Next scramble : F' U R2 B2 U2 L' B2 D2 R D2 L' F2 L' B2 F' R2 F D' R' U2 B"

(x2)
R U2 L2 F D' L // Cross
R U2 R2 U' R // 1st Pair
d R' U' R // 2nd Pair
U' L' U2 L2 F' L' F // 3rd Pair
d R' U' R // Last Pair
B' R' U' R U R' U' R U B // OLL
R' U R' F R F' R U' R' F' U F R U R' U' R U2 // PLL

Next: B' D2 L U2 L F2 U' L R2 F2 D2 R2 L2 U' R2 D F2 U2 F2
 
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z' x'//inspection
U2 L U2 F' L F U' B' D2// 2x2x2 block
U F U2 F2 U F2 U2 F// 2x2x3 block
d U' L F' L'// EO
d R2 U2 R' U' R' d2 U2 L' U L U2 L' U L// F2L
U' R U R' U R U2 R'// OCLL
U2 R' U L' U2 R U' R' U2 L+R// PLL
Nice solve for me! 57 moves.

Next scramble... R2 B2 R L D' U2 F L F' U2 B2 D R B' U2 F2 R D2 L B'
 

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x2 y' //inspection
R F' D2 U R' //cross
U' L' U L //P1
R' U R U L U L' //P2
U' R' U R U R U R' //P3
y R U' R' U R U' R' //P4
U R' U' R U' R' U R U x' R U' R' U x //OLL
U R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U' R U R' F' U //PLL
63 etm

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B' U' F U L B' L2 B R F2 D2 F U2 D2 R2 F' U2 D2 R2 B2
 
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x' z //inspection
R' U D L x' D L U' L Uw //xcross (9/9)
U' R' U R L' U2 L //2nd pair (7/16)
R' U' R //3rd pair (3/19)
U2 R U' R2 F R F' //4th pair (7/26)
R U2 R2 F R F' R U2 R' //OLL (9/35)
x' R U' R' D R U R' D' R U R' D R U' R' D' F //PLL (17/52)

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U2 F2 R2 D B2 D' B2 L2 D2 B2 U B' L F2 U' F R2 F U2 R2 U'
 

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z2 R U' F R' F' R D' // xc
y' U R U' R' U' R U' R' U R U' R' // f1
y' U R U R' U' R U R' U' R U R' // f2
y' R U R' U2 R U' R' U R U R' // f3
U' r U R' U R U' R' U R U2 r' // o
U2 R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U2 //p

next D2 R' L2 F U2 B' U' L2 U' R' L2 D R2 D F2 D' L2 U' L2
 

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next D2 R' L2 F U2 B' U' L2 U' R' L2 D R2 D F2 D' L2 U' L2
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R' F2 R2 F // Edge Orientation (4/4)
R' B2 D R2 B2 U2 B2 U L' // Half-Turn Reduction minus 2 edges (9/13)
D2 R2 D2 B2 U2 L2 // Everything solved except 3 edges (6/19)
U' M U2 M' U' // Last 3 edges, Finished. (5/24)

WHAT I got 24 moves without even trying. Like at all. This is crazy!

Next: L B U2 R2 U L' F R' U F' D2 B2 D2 B' R2 F' D2 R2 U2 B2
 
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F' R2 F' D2 F2 U2 F' D2 B' L2 D2 U' L' D R2 B' F' L B D2 L

z' y2

R u' R B2 U' R' F R (Cross & 1 corner solved)
U R' U' R (PSF2L#1)
D U2 L' U L (PSF2L#2)
D L U2 L' (PSF2L#3)
D U2 R' F R F' R U' R' D (PSF2L#4+OLL)
R2' F2 R U2 R U2' R' F R U R' U' R' F R2 U' (PLL)

3 "free" pairs with PSF2L :D

Next - D2 F2 B R F B' R' D' F' L2 U2 R2 F R2 L2 B' D2 F2 U2 D2
 

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