Human Thistlethwaite method


Information about the method

Proposer(s):

Morwen Thistlethwaite Ryan Heise

Proposed:

2002

Alt Names:

HTA

Variants:

Thistlethwaite Algorithm

No. Steps:

4

No. Algs:

Advanced method: Hundreds, Basic method: 3

Avg Moves:

Advanced method: 45.7, Basic method: ~100

Purpose(s):

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The Human Thistlethwaite Algorithm (abbreviated to HTA) is a humanusable version, proposed by Ryan Heise, of the Thistlethwaite's algorithm. The solution is broken down into exactly the same basic steps of the computer Thistlethwaite algorithm, but each step in the human version is broken down into further substeps to make it managable for a human solver. The system proceeds as follows:
 Reduction to <U,D,L,R,F2,B2>
 Reduction to <U,D,L2,R2,F2,B2>
 Reduction to <U2,D2,L2,R2,F2,B2>
 Final Solve
Permutation of all pieces using only 180 degree faces turns
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