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WCA World Championship 2019-Melbourne Australia July 11-14

Mike Hughey

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#83
Max’s chance of being world champion in 3 are 50/50. He has really tight competition from Feliks, Patrick, and Tymon, as well as multiple other fast cubers. So to answer your above question, I agree with Erik.
Definitely competitive - none of the cubers you mentioned by name podiumed!
 
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#87

Country (Team members)

In Events

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

USA (114)

12​

10​

4​

4​

18​

China (70)

5​

2​

2​

3​

7​

Germany (17)

4​

1​

1​

3​

5​

Peru (2)

2​

1​

1​

2​

Poland (9)

1​

1​

1​

2​

Japan (37)

2​

1​

1​

2​

Argentina (7)

1​

1​

1​

Malaysia (21)

1​

1​

1​

Indonesia (12)

1​

1​

1​

Republic of Korea (14)

3​

1​

2​

3​

Ireland (1)

2​

1​

1​

2​

India (22)

2​

1​

1​

2​

Philippines (8)

1​

1​

1​

Greece (1)

1​

1​

1​

Finland (3)

1​

1​

1​

Canada (5)

1​

1​

1​

Australia (382)

1​

1​

1​

Italy (5)

1​

1​

1​

France (22)

1​

1​

1​

Sweden (6)

1​

1​

1​

Spain (3)

1​

1​

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#88
Fastest singles in the 3x3 final:

1. 5.64 Kian Mansour (Roux)
2. 5.97 Philipp Weyer (CFOP, white-cross-only)
3. 6.00 Sean Villanueva (Roux)
4. 6.10 Sean Villanueva (Roux)
5. 6.24 Philipp Weyer (CFOP, white-cross-only)
 
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#90
So. One could draw a conclusion that Roux isn't so bad after all, and colour neutrality is overrated.
Indeed, the conclusion of the announcers/commentators was that all 5 scrambles had bad cross cases, hence Philipp, doing only white cross, was not at any disadvantage, but rather an advantage, because single-color solvers have (arguably) the most conditioned color-related lookahead (not to mention Philipp would not waste time looking at the other cross cases during inspection), and in this case, neither of the 2 Roux solvers suffered from the bad-cross cases since they don't start with crosses anyway.

My personal opinion from watching the finals very carefully was the that the Roux solvers don't have ugly algorithms in their arsenal; the CFOP solvers are faced with numerous LL cases that are very hard to fingertrick, and under extreme competition nerves, almost every single CFOP solver had lockups/messups during some of the ugly LL cases.
 
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So. One could draw a conclusion that Roux isn't so bad after all, and colour neutrality is overrated.
Honestly, Color Neutrality isn’t overrated (I’m saying this because I myself am Full CN), but, Single and Double Color do have their advantages. I’ll give you that.
 
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#93
Are the scrambles and reconstructions available? Also, what makes Sean Villanueva so fast? Is it just efficient blockbuilding and fast turning, or does he use asome advanced methods, like influencing edges during CMLL and fast algs for last six edges?
 
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