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3x3x3: The original, the classic, and the most fun puzzle to solve in the entire world. It's known as the 3x3 Rubik's Cube, and it's my favourite event.


Everything else....

    The method that I use for the 3x3, and is used my many other (and fast) cubers, is the Jessica Fridrich method (CFOP). This method consists of 4 step: Cross, First Two Layers (F2L), Orientation of the Last Layer (OLL), and Permutation of the Last Layer (PLL). This method consists of 78 last layer algorithms, 41 F2L algorithms, and zero algorithms for the cross. The cross doesn't have any algorithms because it's a completely intuitive step, thus, it doesn't require any algorithms to solve.

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How I started speedcubing....

    My speedcubing 'career', if you will, began during the spring on '09; a member of my 7th grade carpool, being an avid cube solver at the time, always solved his cube on the way into and returning from school. I remember receiving a Rubik's Cube for Christmas in the previous year, and decided to learn how to solve it. I learned from Dan Brown's Youtube tutorial, and if I had any questions, I just asked my friend. Which made it very easy to learn how to solve the cube. So when I finally mastered the cube for the first time, I decided to look more indepth into the cube and the community around it. This made me make my first 'upgrade' from a Rubik's Storebought cube to a White PuzzleProz Type A DIY. This cube, I thought at the time, was amazing. But I was only proving myself wrong as for I had a job at the time and spent most of my earnings on new puzzles from Cube4You. I then went on to buy an F-cube and many others, all better than my old white type A. Along with buying better 3x3 speedcubes, I went on to purchase other puzzles, like Megaminxes and Pyraminxes. All of these puzzles were completely alien to me at the time, and now I look back and see how the hell I could have been confused with the last layer on a Megaminx. But after I spent all the money I had on cheap, Chinese platics toys, I proceded to actually practice, rather than collect, puzzles. This was closely followed by my first competiton: Nisei Week 2009. This was, I think, a turning point for my (and every other cuber's) cubing life. It showed that you don't have to be fast to go to competitions; and that they're mostly about having fun and meeting new and exciting people, not dominating everyone. So from then on out I have been going to every competiton in the local area for the past year. My current 3x3 average is 14.82 for an average of 100 solves, with a personal best single solve time of 9.42. With all that said and done, please enjoy reading through my site and looking at the algorithms. And remember, keep cubing!
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My first official average from my first competition:


Algorithms for the 3x3 Rubik's Cube:

First Two Layer (F2L)
Orientation of the Last Layer (OLL)
Permutation of the Last Layer (PLL)
41 algorithms for solving the first two layers. 57 algorithms for orientating the last layer. 21 algorithms for permuting the last layer.