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|IMAGEYEAR=2008
 
|ALIASES=masterofthebass, dankoen
 
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|COUNTRY=USA
 
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'''Dan Cohen''' is an American cuber. Since 2007, he has been one of the top big cube solvers in the world. He held the world record holder in 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7 in 2008 and 2009.
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'''Dan Cohen''' is an [[USA|American]] speedcuber. Since 2007, he has consistently ranked among the top big cube solvers in the world. He has held the world record in 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7 at multiples times between 2008 and 2011. In particular, this used to make him one of the few viable rivals to [[Feliks Zemdegs]] in those categories. However, more recently, he has declined in the rankings and is currently not even in the top 100 for 4x4, 6x6, and 7x7.
  
Dan is a moderator on the [[Speedsolving Forums]]. He attends Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Dan studied Music Technology as an undergraduate at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He currently studies acoustics at the Peabody Institute, a renowned conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University.
  
Dan has appeared twice on the [[CubeCast Podcast]], in Episodes 13 and 20.
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== Speedcubing ==
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=== Rise and World Domination (2007-2009) ===
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Dan started cubing in 2007 as a result of influence by Jon Choi.[http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?5347-Interview-with-Dan-Cohen]
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=== Struggle for Top (2009-current) ===
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Once labeled the uncontested king of big cubes, Dan's times, while still very fast, are no longer world dominating. Americans [[Kevin Hays]] and [[Kevin Costello III]] have successfully stripped Cohen of all national records.
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== Fame, Influence, and Perception by the Community ==
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Dan is a former moderator on the [[Speedsolving Forums]]. Dan has appeared twice on the [[CubeCast Podcast]], in episodes 13 and 20.
  
 
== Achievements ==
 
== Achievements ==
  
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=== Notable Competition Appearances ===
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* [[WC2011#5x5 Speedsolve|WC2011 5x5 Final]]: Second place behind [[Feliks Zemdegs]] after world-record singles by both.
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=== Titles ===
 
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{{S-title| title=6x6 Speedsolve World Champion | year=2009}}
 
{{S-title| title=6x6 Speedsolve World Champion | year=2009}}
 
{{S-title-aft| after=[[Feliks Zemdegs]] | year=2011}}
 
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{{S-title-bef| before=[[Piotr Michał Padlewski]] | year=2009 }}
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{{S-title| title=Square-1 World Champion | year=2011}}
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{{S-title| title=3x3 Speedsolve US Champion | year=2011 }}
 
{{S-title| title=3x3 Speedsolve US Champion | year=2011 }}
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{{S-title-aft| after=[[Andrew Ricci]] | year=2012 }}
  
 
{{S-title-bef| before=[[Rowe Hessler]] | year=2009 }}
 
{{S-title-bef| before=[[Rowe Hessler]] | year=2009 }}
 
{{S-title| title=4x4 Speedsolve US Champion | year=2010, 2011 }}
 
{{S-title| title=4x4 Speedsolve US Champion | year=2010, 2011 }}
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{{S-title-aft| after=[[Kevin Hays]] | year=2012 }}
  
 
{{S-title-bef| before=[[Jonathan Choi]] | year=2007 }}
 
{{S-title-bef| before=[[Jonathan Choi]] | year=2007 }}
 
{{S-title| title=5x5 Speedsolve US Champion | year=2008-2011 }}
 
{{S-title| title=5x5 Speedsolve US Champion | year=2008-2011 }}
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{{S-title-aft| after=[[Kevin Hays]] | year=2012 }}
  
 
{{S-title-bef| before=[[Sam Boyles]] | year=2009 }}
 
{{S-title-bef| before=[[Sam Boyles]] | year=2009 }}
 
{{S-title| title=Master Magic US Champion | year=2010 }}
 
{{S-title| title=Master Magic US Champion | year=2010 }}
 
{{S-title-aft| after=[[Ernie Pulchny]] | year=2011 }}
 
{{S-title-aft| after=[[Ernie Pulchny]] | year=2011 }}
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== External Links ==
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== External links ==
 
* Speedsolving.com: [http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?5347-Interview-with-Dan-Cohen Interview with Dan Cohen]
 
* Speedsolving.com: [http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?5347-Interview-with-Dan-Cohen Interview with Dan Cohen]
 
* [http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/member.php?373-masterofthebass Dan Cohen's profile on the Speedsolving Forums]
 
* [http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/member.php?373-masterofthebass Dan Cohen's profile on the Speedsolving Forums]
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* [[Andrew Nelson]]
 
* [[Andrew Nelson]]
  
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Latest revision as of 21:37, 24 January 2018

Dan Cohen
Dan Cohen.jpg
Dan Cohen in 2008
Background Information
Alias(es): masterofthebass, dankoen
Country: USA
Born: 25 October 1989 (age 30)
Occupation(s): Student
Years Active: 2007-present
WCA ID: 2007COHE01
Claim to Fame: Big cube WRs, Co-Inventor of the famed 'samwhich'

Dan Cohen is an American speedcuber. Since 2007, he has consistently ranked among the top big cube solvers in the world. He has held the world record in 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7 at multiples times between 2008 and 2011. In particular, this used to make him one of the few viable rivals to Feliks Zemdegs in those categories. However, more recently, he has declined in the rankings and is currently not even in the top 100 for 4x4, 6x6, and 7x7.

Dan studied Music Technology as an undergraduate at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He currently studies acoustics at the Peabody Institute, a renowned conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University.

Speedcubing

Rise and World Domination (2007-2009)

Dan started cubing in 2007 as a result of influence by Jon Choi.[1]


Struggle for Top (2009-current)

Once labeled the uncontested king of big cubes, Dan's times, while still very fast, are no longer world dominating. Americans Kevin Hays and Kevin Costello III have successfully stripped Cohen of all national records.

Fame, Influence, and Perception by the Community

Dan is a former moderator on the Speedsolving Forums. Dan has appeared twice on the CubeCast Podcast, in episodes 13 and 20.

Achievements

Notable Competition Appearances

Titles

World Titles
Preceded by
Mátyás Kuti
2007
5x5 Speedsolve World Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Feliks Zemdegs
2011
Preceded by
None
6x6 Speedsolve World Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Feliks Zemdegs
2011
Preceded by
Piotr Michał Padlewski
2009
Square-1 World Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Ruzhen Ye
2013
National Titles
Preceded by
Rowe Hessler
2009, 2010
3x3 Speedsolve US Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Andrew Ricci
2012
Preceded by
Rowe Hessler
2009
4x4 Speedsolve US Champion
2010, 2011
Succeeded by
Kevin Hays
2012
Preceded by
Jonathan Choi
2007
5x5 Speedsolve US Champion
2008-2011
Succeeded by
Kevin Hays
2012
Preceded by
Sam Boyles
2009
Master Magic US Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Ernie Pulchny
2011

External links