Thistlethwaite's algorithm

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Thistlethwaite method
Information about the method
Proposer(s): Morwen Thistlethwaite
Proposed: 1981
Alt Names: none
Variants: Human Thistlethwaite
No. Steps: 4
No. Algs: unknown
Avg Moves: 31.3

A computer cube solving algorithm, based on reducing the cube to subgroups.


  1. Reduction to G₁ = <U,D,L,R,F2,B2>
  2. Reduction to G₂ = <U,D,L2,R2,F2,B2> (also known as Domino Reduction)
  3. Reduction to G₃ = <U2,D2,L2,R2,F2,B2> (also known as Half Turn Reduction)
    • Corners
    • Edges
  4. Final Solve
    Permutation of all pieces using only 180 degree faces turns

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