#### asacuber

##### Member
alright, so i'm slightly stuck with domino, I get EO easily, but setting up triggers is hard. Can anyone help with this example?

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

(F') U2 L2 F/F' //EO, DR-4c2e (setup to 1 move)

#### WoowyBaby

##### Member
alright, so i'm slightly stuck with domino, I get EO easily, but setting up triggers is hard. Can anyone help with this example?

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

(F') U2 L2 F/F' //EO, DR-4c2e (setup to 1 move)
(F') U2 L2 F' //EO, DR-4c2e (setup to 1 move)
U2 R' F2 L2 U2 R' D // DR (7/11)

U2 R' F2 L2 U2 forms the two "T" bars needed and R' D completes the job

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#### Cale S

##### Member
25.00 official mean at 3x3 only Minnesota 2019
all domino again

(not the actual scramble): U D R D2 B' U2 R D2 R L' U2 D' F2 R2 U' F2 R'

R U L B // EO
U2 R D' F2 U R U' R' // Domino (12)
D' F2 U2 R2 ^ U' @ F2 U2 // solve corners

@ = U' L2 F2 L2 U F2 L2 F2 U2 // 9 - 1
^ = R2 U2 F2 U2 R2 U2 F2 U2 // 8 - 8

Solution: R U L B U2 R D' F2 U R U' R' D' U2 R2 U2 F2 L2 F2 L2 U F2 L2 F2 U2 F2 U2 (27)

This scramble looked nice and I found a different domino that seemed really promising, but it didn't end up working and my time management wasn't very good

I was expecting to go with a backup 29 until I found this with a minute or two left
R' U' F L2 B L2 B' L2 F2 U2 B2 D2 L2 D L2 D R U2 B2 R' D' R' D R' U' F

(R) B U B R' // EO
(B2 D R2 D' F') // Domino (10)
U R2 U' B2 D L2 // solve corners
L2 R2 D2 L2 R2 U2 // solve the 2e2e
U2 F' B L2 B' F // solve the 3e

B U B R' U @ R2 U' ^ B2 D % R2 D2 L2 R2 F' B L2 B' F2 D R2 D' B2 R'
@ = E
^ = E2
% = E

B U B R' U2 D' F2 U D2 @ L2 U R2 ^ D2 L2 R2 F' B L2 B' F2 D R2 D' B2 R'
@ = E2
^ = E2

Solution: B U B R' U2 D' F2 U' R2 U L2 U2 L2 R2 F' B L2 B' F2 D R2 D' B2 R' (24)
R' U' F L' B2 U2 R U2 R2 B2 U2 R2 D F D' B R' U' L U2 R' F D2 R' U' F

F R' F' R B' // EO + sq
(U) D2 B2 R' D' // Domino (10)
R B2 @ % D2 R D2 ^ R2 F2 L B2 L2 // solve corners, 20 to 5e

@ = S2 // 20 to 4e4x
^ = E2 // 20 to 3e4x
% = F2 L D2 B2 U2 R B2 D2 // 23 to 4x

F R' F' R B' D2 B2 R' D' R2 @ U2 B2 D2 L B2 ^ L D2 R2 B2 L F2 L2 & x2 U'
@ = M2
^ = M2
& = M2

Solution: F R' F' R B' D2 B2 R' D' L2 D2 F2 U2 L F2 L' R2 D2 R2 B2 L F2 R2 U' (24)

I found a 25 by doing the 5e with an 8 mover that cancelled 3, but then I tried this crazy stuff and it turned out better

#### Benjamin Warry

##### Member
I just did my first ever DR solve and got a 24!

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

(D' U2 R) // EO
(D' U' F') // DR except for one E layer edge
(B2 D F2 U R2 U2) // solving corners and stuff, 12 moves to 5e

^ U2 R2 U' F2 D' B2 F @ U D R' U2 D

^ = F B' R2 F' B U2

@ = D' F2 R2 B2 U' B2 R2 F2

Final Solution: F B' R2 F' B R2 U' F2 D' B2 F D' F2 R2 B2 U' B2 R2 F2 U D R' U2 D

DR is very much op. I probably wasted the 12 moves to 5e though.

#### Llama5

##### Member
First DR solve as well. I was expecting a lot worse but a 26 is very nice.

Scramble: R' U' F L2 D2 R2 B2 F' D2 L2 F' R2 F' L F' D' F D R' U' L2 B L F2 R' U' F
(First scramble from Brasília Winter 2019 - I didn’t go to the comp but I pulled the scramble from it)

(F L’ U’ B) //EO F/B (4/4)
(D’ R) //4c1e left (2/6)
U’ B2 U2 R’ D2 R //DR (6/12)
(L2 F2 D’ F2 U2) //AB12E (5/17)
M2 U’ S2 U E2 //AB3E (8-3/22)

Skeleton: U’ B2 U2 R’ D2 R’ L2 D’ F2 B2 U D2 $F2 D F2 L2 R’ D B’ U L F’$ = [U2, S’] //3e (6-2/26)

Solution: U’ B2 U2 R’ D2 R’ L2 D’ F2 B2 U’ D2 F B’ R2 B F D F2 L2 R’ D B’ U L F’

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#### Cubinwitdapizza

##### Guest
Can someone post a video (preferably that you have made) on domino and on how to do insertions? If so thanks! Woowy I think you would be good at explaining it

#### WoowyBaby

##### Member
Can someone post a video (preferably that you have made) on domino and on how to do insertions? If so thanks! Woowy I think you would be good at explaining it
Aw Thanks! Although I've barely made any videos at all, I'll consider doing that and post again here if I do, but for the meantime here are some very useful resources to check out:
Fokainos & Raposio 's Written Domino Reduction Guide, and Shawn Boucke's Full FMC Video Guide, and of course, Sebastiano Tronto's Legendary Written Full FMC Guide.
I know this isn't exactly what you're asking for, but I still think these will help!

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#### guysensei1

##### Member
22.9 ao12, I won't beat this in a long long time

R' U' F U' B2 L2 D' U2 L2 U' R2 F2 L R D' R' F2 R F' L2 U B2 R' U' F

24
(U' L2 U2 L')//222 (4/4)
(F2 R' F')//EO (3/7)
(R2 * D R D')//123 (4/11)
(R2 D2 R)//3e3c (3/14)

*=(R U R' D2 R U' R' ** D2) (8-2/20)
**=(R2 B2 L2 U L2 B2 R2 D) (8-4/24)

Final: R' D2 R2 D R B2 L2 U' L2 B2 R' U R' D2 R U' R F R F2 L U2 L2 U (24)

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

21
D R (D R)//EO (4/4)
U2 B2 R2//222 (3/7)
(L2 U B2)//223 (3/10)
U' B L2 B2 U' B U2//3c (7/17)

D R U2 B2 R2 U' B L2 B2 U' B U2 B2 * U' L2 R' D'

*=L2 U' R' U L2 U' R U (8-4/21)

Final: D R U2 B2 R2 U' B L2 B2 U' B U2 B2 L2 U' R' U L2 U' L2 D' (21)

R' U' F L' F' L D2 B2 D2 F2 L D2 B2 L2 F2 L' D L2 U' R2 F R' D2 R' U' F

21
L' D2 L'//EO (3/3)
(D2 F' U2 F U)//DR (5/8)
D2 F D2 * B L2 F2//corners (6/14)
F2 L2 R2 B2 L2 R2//some edges (6-4/16)

*=M2//4e4x (2/18)

L' D2 L' D2 F D2 R2 L2 F [R2 F2 R2 L2] U' F' U2 F D2

Replace [] with [L2 B2 D2 * R2 L2 U2], 2e2e in 19

*=D2 B2 D2 F2 U2 F2 (6-4/21)

Final: L' D2 L' D2 F D2 R2 L2 F L2 D2 F2 U2 F2 R2 L2 U F' U2 F D2 (21)

R' U' F D2 F2 L2 U F2 L2 D2 L2 U' R2 U' L F L B' L2 D' F L R2 D R' U' F

22
L2 F' U' R2 D//222+extra move (5/5)
B R' U2 R//blocks (4/9)
U D L' * D' U'//3e3c (5/14)

*=L' D2 L ** U L' D2 L U' (8-2/20)
**=L' U' D F U F' D' U L U' (10-8/22)

Final: L2 F' U' R2 D B R' U2 R U D L2 D' U' F U F' D U L D' U2 (22)

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

24
B R D' L//EO (4/4)
(D B D' B U B')//DR (6/10)
(U2 F2 D' R2)//123 (4/14)
(D B2 D' F2 D B2)//3e (6/20)

B R D' L B2 D' F2 * D B2 D' R2 D F2 U2 B U' B' D B' D'

*=F2 L2 B2 U' B2 L2 F2 D' (8-4/24)

Final: B R D' L B2 D' L2 B2 U' B2 L2 F2 B2 D' R2 D F2 U2 B U' B' D B' D' (24)

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

22
L (B L)//EO (3/3)
(F D)//sq (2/5)
F' R2 B2 * D' F'//223 (5/10)
B U B' R2//cross piece (4/14)
D' F' U2 F D//4c (5-4/15)

*=B2 R' D2 F2 R B2 L' U2 F2 L (10-3/22)

Final: L F' R D2 F2 R B2 L' U2 F2 L D' F' B U B' R2 D' F' U2 L' B' (22)

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

21
(B F2 L F)//EO (4/4)
(R D2) R2 B2//222 (4/8)
L2 D' L2 D//diamond (4/12)
U' R U R'//F2L-1 (4/16)
U2 L U2 L' U'//nice (5/21)

Final: R2 B2 L2 D' L2 D U' R U R' U2 L U2 L' U' D2 R' F' L' F2 B' (21)

R' U' F L2 F' D F' R2 L D' U2 F D2 B R2 D2 B L2 D2 L2 D F R' U' F

25
U2 B'//pairs (2/2)
(R F2 U' F2 U F2)//223 (6/8)
D R B' D2 * B//sq (5/13)
F' R' F D//3e3c (4/17)
D' F2 L2 B2 U' B2 L2 F2//3c (8-5/20)

*=D B D' F' D B' D' F (8-3/25)

Final: U2 B' D R B' D' B D' F' D B' D' B R' F' L2 B2 U' B2 L2 U' F2 U F2 R' (25)

R' U' F U' F U2 L' B2 L D2 B2 R B2 U2 L' R' U L U2 R B D F2 R' U' F

28
R2 F (L R2 F')//EO (5/5)
(U R2 U R2 U R2 U D2 R')//DR (9/14)
(U F2 B2 U2 B2 U')//223 (6/20)
(R2 B2 R2 B2 U' B2 U B2)//solved (8/28)

Final: R2 F B2 U' B2 U B2 R2 B2 R2 U B2 U2 B2 F2 U' R D2 U' R2 U' R2 U' R2 U' F R2 L' (28)

R' U' F R2 F' R2 F' R2 D2 F' R2 F D2 B D B' R2 D' R D' L' B2 D' B2 R' U' F

24
L (B2 D2 R)//EO (4/4)
U ** F U' * F'//sq (4/8)
B2 U' F2 U2 D//2e2e3c (5/13)

*=U2 R2 F2 R2 U2 B2 L2 B2 (8-3/18)
**=L' B2 L F L' B2 L F' (8-2/24)

Final: L U L' B2 L F L' B2 L U R2 F2 R2 U2 B2 L2 F' U' F2 U2 D R' D2 B2 (24)

R' U' F R' D2 U2 L' U2 L B2 R F2 L' U2 B' F L F' U2 B' U L2 D2 R' U' F

22
B (U' L2 B)//DR (4/4)
D2 U R F2 U' R D' R'//DR (8/12)
U L2 R2//big block (3/15)
D2 L2 U' L2 U L2 D'//end (7/22)

Final: B D2 U R F2 U' R D' R' U L2 R2 D2 L2 U' L2 U L2 D' B' L2 U (22)

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

24
(B') D L2 F//EO (4/4)
D' R' (U' B2 L2 D U2 L')//DR (8/12)
L2 U'//222 (2/14)
(B2 D' L2 D)//223 (4/18)
(L2 D' B2 D2 U' L2 U D')//solved (8-1/25)

D L2 F D' R' L2 U2 D * L2 U D2 ** B2 D *** L2 D' **** L2 D B2 L U2 D' L2 B2 U B

*=E (2-3/24)
**=E2 (2-3/23)
***=E2 (2-1/24)
****=E' (2-2/24)

Final: D L2 F D' R' L2 U' B2 U' L2 U2 D' B2 U' L2 D B2 L U2 D' L2 B2 U B (24)

#### guysensei1

##### Member
23.33 AsR mean solutions

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

23,
L' R2 B'//EO (3/3)
D2 *** L2 B2 ** U F2 D' L *//DR (7/10)
B2 L2//3c5e (2/12)

*=L R' U2 L' R B2 (6-4/14)
**=B2 R L' D2 R' L (6-3/17)
***=D L D' R' D L' D' R (8-2/23)

Final: L' R2 B' D' L D' R' D L' D' R2 L D2 R' L U F2 D' L2 R' U2 R L

R' U' F D2 B2 F2 L D2 R' B2 D2 R D2 L F L' D2 L' R' U' L2 F2 R' U' R' U' F

23
R (U F2 B' L)//EOsq (5/5)
(U F L2)//layer-1 corner (3/8)
(D F D F' D')//7e (5/13)
R D F D' F' D' L2 * F' U' L' ** B F2 U'

*=L2 U' D F2 U D' (6-4/15)
**=D R' D' L' R F L D'//yo (8/23)

Final: R D F D' F' U' F2 U D' F' U' L' D R' D' L' R F L D' B F2 U'

^this was a hard scramble and i fluked it equally hard

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

24
F' D R' B'//EO (4/4)
F2 L' R2 U F2 U'//DR (6/10)
R2 L * F2//3e3c (3/13)

*=L' F2 D2 B2 R' U2 B2 D2 ** (8-2/19)
**=D2 B' U' B D2 B' U B (8-3/24)

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

There is a really easy 22 with a 4 cancel 3c as the first insertion, but I missed it. sigh.....

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#### xyzzy

##### Member
A random 23 single in the weekly comp:

Scramble #1: R' U' F R' B2 R' B2 R' D2 B2 R2 D2 B2 R2 D R U L D U2 R2 B' F' R' D R' U' F

U D @ F' // EO (3/3)
R2 U D R' D2 R // pxxcross (6/9)
D' L2 D L' D2 // edges; ab5c (5/14)

@ = U' F' D F U F' # D' F // 4 cancel
# = F' D' B' D F D' B D // 3 cancel (9/23)

Final solution (23): D F' D F U F2 D' B' D F D' B R2 U D R' D2 R D' L2 D L' D2

Skeleton is also a 12-move DR, although I wasn't specifically looking for that. For that matter, it also seems that nobody else found this DR either!
U D F' // EO (3/3)
R2 U D R' D2 R D' L2 D // DR (9/12)
L' D2 // ab5c (2/14)

I wasn't expecting nice cancellations (the pieces were all in bad positions at the end of the skeleton, which usually also means they're in bad positions elsewhere in the skeleton), but it happened to work out.

My solutions for scrambles 2 and 3 were just bad and not really noteworthy. (I guess for #3 I initially thought the ZBLL alg would cancel 4+ moves but then I noticed that I wrote it at the wrong AUF and the correct one cancelled only 2 moves. Disappointing, but I'll still take 2 moves cancelling over none.)

(Also it looks like I'm going to fall out of top 100 officially for good, RIP. It was good while it lasted.)

#### asacuber

##### Member
23.33 AsR mean solutions

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

22,
L' R2 B'//EO (3/3)
D2 *** L2 B2 ** U F2 D' L *//DR (7/10)
B2 L2//3c5e (2/12)

*=L R' U2 L' R B2 (6-4/14)
**=B2 R L' D2 R' L (6-3/17)
***=D L D' R' D L' D' R (8-2/23)

Final: L' R2 B' D' L D' R' D L' D' R2 L D2 R' L U F2 D' L2 R' U2 R L

R' U' F D2 B2 F2 L D2 R' B2 D2 R D2 L F L' D2 L' R' U' L2 F2 R' U' R' U' F

23
R (U F2 B' L)//EOsq (5/5)
(U F L2)//layer-1 corner (3/8)
(D F D F' D')//7e (5/13)
R D F D' F' D' L2 * F' U' L' ** B F2 U'

*=L2 U' D F2 U D' (6-4/15)
**=D R' D' L' R F L D'//yo (8/23)

Final: R D F D' F' U' F2 U D' F' U' L' D R' D' L' R F L D' B F2 U'

^this was a hard scramble and i fluked it equally hard

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

24
F' D R' B'//EO (4/4)
F2 L' R2 U F2 U'//DR (6/10)
R2 L * F2//3e3c (3/13)

*=L' F2 D2 B2 R' U2 B2 D2 ** (8-2/19)
**=D2 B' U' B D2 B' U B (8-3/24)

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

There is a really easy 22 with a 4 cancel 3c as the first insertion, but I missed it. sigh.....
Yay, nice
also the first one should be 23, and do you have Firstian's 21?

#### guysensei1

##### Member
Yay, nice
also the first one should be 23, and do you have Firstian's 21?
Fixed

21:

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

D' // Reduce U/D to 2 bad edges (1/1)
F' D2 R' B // DR-2E3C (4/5)
(R' L' D' R D) // DR (5/10)
R2 B2 L' // Thistlewhistle (3/13)
F2 L2 R2 // 1x2x3 (3/16)
D2 F2 U2 // 2E2E (3/19)

Skeleton: D' F' D2 R' B R2 B2 L' F2 L2 R2 * D2 F2 U2 D' R' D L R

* = L2 D2 F2 R2 U2 R2 F2 D2 (8-6/21)

Final: D' F' D2 R' B R2 B2 L' F2 R2 D2 F2 R2 U2 R2 U2 D' R' D L R (21)

#### PugCuber

##### Member
Reconstruction of my 35 PB Single

Scramble: R’ U’ F L D F2 L’ F2 U R U B R’ B2 L2 D2 F2 L B2 R B2 R’ D2 R’ U’ F
Inverse: F' U R D2 R B2 R' B2 L' F2 D2 L2 B2 R B' U' R' U' F2 L F2 D' L' F' U R

F D2 // Pseudo 222 (2 Moves wtf)
(D2 R U R2 U2 R2 B’) // F2L-1
B U B U’ B’ U’ B U’ L U’ L’ U2 F R U R’ U’ R U’ R’ U’ R U R’ F’ U’ // Finish

Final Solution: F D2 B U B U’ B’ U’ B U’ L U’ L’ U2 F R U R’ U’ R U’ R’ U’ R U R’ F’ U’ B R2 U2 R2 U’ R’ D2 (35 Moves)
Very happy with this. After over a year I finally beat my 39.

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#### Cubinwitdapizza

##### Guest
OMG! I just got a 28 Pb single by a long shot!

Scramble: L2 D’ F2 R2 B’ U2 R2 B U B’ L F2 R U2 F2 L U2 L2 U2

B R2 U’ D’ B // EO (5/5)
D2 F2 // 2x2x2 (2/7)
D L’ D2 B2 D // 2x2x3 (5/12)
U’ L2 U L’ // All but 4c (4/16)
L U L’ R’ U2 L U2 L’ U2 R U’ L U2 L’ U2 // 4c (15/31)

Final solution: B R2 U’ D’ B D2 F2 D L’ D2 B2 D U’ L2 U2 L’ R’ U2 L U2 L’ U2 R U’ L U2 L’ U2 (28)

I don’t know if this scramble was lucky or I just found a really good EO but that was an awesome scramble! I found this in 15 minutes. It was ridiculous.

#### NykoCuber1

##### Member
With insertions:

B R2 U' D' B D2 F2 D L' D2 B2 D U' L2 U L'
R U' L2 U R' U' L2 U (8-6)

SkeletonB R2 U' D' B D2 F2 D L' D2 B2 D R U' L2 U L' R'
F L' B2 L F' L' B2 L (8-2)

Final Solution: B R2 U' D' B D2 F2 D L' D2 B2 D R U' L2 U F L' B2 L F' L' B2 R' // 24

If you don't know insertions check out the guide from Sebastiano:
https://fmcsolves.cubing.net/fmc_tutorial_ENG.pdf

#### Kit Clement

@Tommy Kiprillis GJ on 23.00 OcR mean, recons?
He posted them on Facebook. I'll copypasta for you here -- Pretty slick solutions with some nice insertions!

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1.

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

21

(F2 R) U R2 // 222

D2 L2 // nice pairs

(L' B') B2 // pF2L-1

D B D' B' L D L2 D' L // 18 to 3e

U R2 D2 L2 B2 ^ D B D' B' L D L2 D' L B L R' F2

^ - B2 L2 B2 D2 B2 L2 B2 D2 (21)

Solution: U R2 D2 B2 D2 B2 L2 B2 D' B D' B' L D L2 D' L B L R' F2 (21)

Comments: Found this promising start with about 20 mins left of the attempt, found 17 to 3tc right away but took me a while to notice this, the other skeleton I had was 16 to 5c. Lucky insertion as well, I noticed a lot of double moves when checking the first spot (noticing the almost 6 mover) so a good cancel on one of those 8 movers was bound to happen.

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2.

Scramble: R' U' F R2 F2 D2 U B2 D' F2 R2 F2 L' U2 B2 L' D' F L R2 U L' F R' U' F

23

B' R2 B' // 222

U F' // EO

R2 U' F2 // Diamond

(U' L') L' // F2L-1

R' U2 R U R' U2 R U' // 19 to 3c

B' R2 B' U F' R2 U' F2 L' R' U2 R ^ U R' U2 R U' L U

^ - R' U' L' U R U' L U (23)

Solution: B' R2 B' U F' R2 U' F2 L' R' U L' U R U' L U2 R' U2 R U' L U (23)

Comments: Very nice scramble, had many skeletons with average insertions giving 26/25s, then I finally found this.

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3.

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

25

F' U' R D' // EO square

(R2) // p222

B R D2 B // 223 w/ inserted B

L2 D2 L' D2 L B' L B D2 // 18 to 2tc

F' U' R D' B R D2 B L2 # D2 L' D2 L ^ B' L B D2 R2

^ - L' D2 L U L' D2 L U' // 20 to 3c

# - L' D' L U L' D L U' (25)

Solution: F' U' R D' B R D2 B L D' L U L' D L D2 L' D2 L U' B' L B D2 R2 (25)

Comments: At first glance, this scramble didn't look that good, relative to the first two, however, I found this halfway through the attempt, then I couldn't find anything following.

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Overall comments: Very happy I got this, being my first top 10 ranking for an average (lol 2x2 single). Lucky insertions save the day!

#### Keroma12

##### Member
(Originally posted in the FM facebook group.)

SpeedSolving Weekly Competition 2019-37 #2

My first sub-30 at home.

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

U (1) R F' U' D2 L2 // (6/ 6) 2x2x2 & 1x2x2

F2 D [R D'] // (2/ 8) F2 & finish blue cross

[D R'] U' R U R // (4/12) 3rd F2L pair

F D // (2/14) 4th F2L pair; 3E3C

Insert at (1): (2) B2 R F' R' B2 R F R' (cancel 4 of 8)

Insert at (2): L' R D2 L R' B2 (cancel 4 of 6)

Solution: U R L' D2 L F' R' B2 R U' D2 L2 F2 D U' R U R F D' (20)

Insertions were optimal.

Previous PB(&NR) was 24.

I still feel like I don't know how to do FM.

#### KAINOS

##### Member
I was doing a casual solve at home with this scramble: R’ U’ F R2 D2 F2 U2 L' B2 R U2 L2 U2 F2 U2 F U' R2 B2 D2 F' D R' R’ U’ F
Then I found this really nice F2L-1
R L2 F2 U B R (L’ D’ F’ D’) D
Can anyone find a good continuation from this? I did U L U’ L F’ L2 F to L4C and got 28(IF says 23 is optimal, now I regret not searching more thoroughly), but I wanna see what people that are way better than me can do