WR Fewest Moves

gijmy

Member
Done at Barcelona on the 24 of April by me (Jimmy Coll)
Scramble : U L2 U' R2 B2 U L2 D2 R2 F2 R2 F L F' D2 L' U B' D R2 F'
Solution :
U L U R2 U2 (bloc 222)
B D' R2 D' B R' (cross + second F2L)
B2 U' B U (3rd F2L)
D B2 D2 B' D2 B' D' (4th F2L + LL skip)
22 moves

I'm so happy

soccerking813

Member
Wow. Amazing! Congrats!
5 moves fewer than the previous record. I didn't really think sub-25 would come for a long time....

jcuber

Member
WOW! I barely get sub-70 moves for 3x3 speed if I am lucky!

Chuberchuckee

Member
Whoa 22 moves!

Wasn't it calculated that it takes an average of 23 moves to optimally solve the cube?

jcuber

Member
I think it is 21 now, chuber. I can't be sure but I heard that somewhere.

cuBerBruce

Member
Whoa 22 moves!

Wasn't it calculated that it takes an average of 23 moves to optimally solve the cube?

I think it is 21 now, chuber. I can't be sure but I heard that somewhere.

No, the average optimal solution length for Rubik's cube positions is estimated to be about 17.7 face turns.

There isn't any position yet known to require more than 20 face turns, and it's been proven that none require more than 22 face turns.

And congratulations, Jimmy!

4 moves more than optimal... U D L' F2 R' F2 R U F U' D F2 U2 L' U2 B' L' B (18f*)

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Gparker

Member
did you plan the LL skip? and how long did it take to find the solution? LL skip in fewest moves is unbelievable. congrats!

DavidWoner

The Punchmaster
Well it was only a matter of time before someone got an LL skip. At least its someone cool like Jimmy Congrats!

Siraj A.

Member
That's amazing! Nice job.

Nukoca

Member
I will beat you one day! *evil laugh*

ConnorCuber

Member
Wow! Congratulations! I bet this record won't be broken for awhile.

Mike Hughey

Staff member
Wow - that's totally awesome. I agree with ConnorCuber - I think that record will stand for a very long time.

And it was not an obvious easy solution at all (at least not to me) - very pretty. Well done!

Lord Voldemort

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named
Wow...
Was the LL skip forced, or lucky?

Very nice one

Lucas Garron

Well, that's just crazy.

As far as we know, it's now possible that someone may attempt an official event without any chance of breaking the WR on that attempt.
(Upper bound on God's number is 22.)

Anyhow, Jimmy, do you mind if I keep it up at http://archive.garron.us/solves/2009/coll_22_moves.htm?

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qqwref

Member
As far as we know, it's now possible that someone may attempt an official event without any chance of breaking the WR on that attempt.
(Upper bound on God's number is 22.)

Careful, Lucas. The *proven* upper bound on God's number is 22, but almost every cube theorist agrees that God's number is 20, even though it hasn't been proven yet. So it will still always be technically possible to break the WR.

I'm not convinced that the 2x2 single WR is always possible to break, incidentally.