Rubik's Cube: Fewest moves (half turn metrics) |

Place | Result | Name | Quote | Date |
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1 | 19 | Tony Snyder | My focus for several years has been to discover a way to do a true direct solve. Years ago I could get one direct solve out of about 10 from a cube mixed with 13 turns (the number of turns to mix a cube in the original contests), however, not until today did I finally direct solve a fully mixed cube (with more than 25 turns to the mix). Up to this point I had several 24's and a 23, close but not close enough. Believe it or not with today's 19 turn solve I only studied for a few seconds. The key is to use what you learned from the algorithms, not the algorithms themselves, then combine and adapt as you go. | 20070806 |

1 | 19 | Per Kristen Fredlund | Hi -) I have twice achieved 19 turns in the fewest moves challenge FMC. The first time it was achieved with an advanced edges first solution leaving a 3-corner insertion. The second time i did it with a much easier scramble. Only 7 or 8 turns to turn the rest of the solution into a Domino solve (the subgroup. This solution was only 1 turn off the optimal solution for that scramble. Fewest moves id fun but very time consuming. The best way to go is probably block building and corners insertion or edges first. Both rely heavily on good insertiontechnique for the final (3 4 or 5) corners!! | 20080812 |

1 | 19 | Guus Razoux-Schultz | check out Per's site for MFC 203 at http://fmc.mustcube.net/results.php?round=203&format=official&metric=htm Scramble: D U' F2 U' R' F R2 B D' B R F B' U R' D2 L' R2 F2 B' U' B D B2 F2 U L F U' B2 My solve: L U' F2 D' U2 B R2 F' U F2 U'B U F' R U2 R' U2 R2 found in 20 minutes or so. explanation: 2x2x2: L U F2 D' pseudo F2L minus pair: U2 B R2 B. last pair + LL edges: F' U F R U2 R'U2 R2 leaving a corner 3 cycle. at dot insert B' U F2 U'B U F2 U', 5 moves cancel NB. Mirek Goljan found that same solution and claimed to find it in 16min 15sec. | 20090201 |

1 | 19 | Mirek Goljan | My personal record happened on the same scramble as Guus's in August 2008. See Per's site FMC 203 1-hour limit at http://fmc.mustcube.net/results.php? The scramble was D U' F2 U' R' F R2 B D' B R F B' U R' D2 L' R2 F2 B' U' B D B2 F2 U L F U' B2 Solution L U' F2 U2 D' B R2 F' U F2 U' B U F' R U2 R' U2 R2 obtained by block building and insertion techniques. 2X2X3: L U' F2 U2 D' B2 B' R2 B F' U F * R U2 R' U2 R2 insert 3-cycle at * F' U' B' U F2 U' B U F' I had it in 10 minutes with one missing '. Full corrected solution written down was in 16 minutes 15 sec. | 20090510 |

5 | 20 | Xavier Morin | My solution for the FMC #235. It was very lucky I average 32 HTM. [URL=http://www.francocube.com/phpBB2/topic2917.html]The French weekly FM contest is here[/url] | 20090510 |

6 | 21 | Sebastian Dumitrescu | Check the FMC 69 on Dan's Cubestation. Wow! | 20050115 |

7 | 22 | Johannes Laire | FMC 140 | 20070130 |

7 | 22 | Arnaud van Galen | Done within 1 hour for Weekly competition 2008-21. I might never beat this again because this solve only really had 1 weak spot (the 4th pair) and even that didn't take many moves if you consider how it affected the last layer. | 20080525 |

9 | 23 | Michael Swan | Saw somebody elses solve and realized that they counted M moves as one. I just did the same. Once I had it solved in 18 moves (no M moves) EXCEPT two corners were flipped counter-clockwise. I'm too impatient to get these solves very often but It's not uncommon for me to get sub 30 turns. | 20080111 |

9 | 23 | Erik Johnson | I had an LL skip. FMC number 163 I think Scramble: D' U' L' F' L2 U R2 B' U B' F' L' D2 F2 U' L2 U' L U2 D' B' L U' F' L' Solution: B2 R F' U' F L' F' R2 D R2 B2 F' R2 F R' F D' F' D' R' D2 R D' | 20081231 |

11 | 24 | Zbigniew Zborowski | About an hour of studying. Look at Dan's Fewest Moves Challenge, edition nr 9. | 20030620 |

11 | 24 | Phil Thomas | Scramble: D' U' F2 L2 R2 D' F2 L2 R2 U L' B D F' U R U' R2 U' R' F2 Solution: D F B' R2 U R U' D' R' B U' B' D2 B U2 B' D2 U2 R' U' L' U R U2 L (24) Explanation: 2x cross: D F B' R2 U R U' D' R' (9) 3rd pair: D2 B . U B' D2 (14) Finish: U * L' U' L (18) This left two unoriented corners which I used 2 3-cycles to fix. I first found the insertion B' D2 B U' B' D2 B (8) inserted at the . which cancels 5 moves! Then insert U R' U' L' U R U' L (8) at the * canceling 5 moves! WOW! Perfect insertions! 6 moves to orient two corners! I'm so happy! | 20080810 |

13 | 25 | Vincent Carrier | Method Fridich Research time 2h15 Scramble U B2 L2 F R F U L B2 L U' R2 B R2 U' B' (simplified with CubeExplorer) Solution D2 B2 U' L B U2 B' L D' L' F L D L' D' L D L' R F L' F L F2 R' [url]http://www.francocube.com/phpBB2/topic2917.html[/url] 12 years old ) | 20080710 |

14 | 26 | Ron van Bruchem | Took me about 4 hours in total of studying, moving and taking back moves. | |

14 | 26 | Ryan Heise | The last step of my solution was avoided. Total solving time was about 40 seconds. | |

14 | 26 | Cyril Castella | See Dan's FMC 107: very happy with that one, using a Petrus+insertion approach | 20060606 |

14 | 26 | Davide Macri | n/a | 20080723 |

18 | 27 | Jack Moseley | I started with an 11 move 2x2x3, then found another 9 moves for a pseudo F2L. Then I turned the top face so that the last move of the OLL would cancel out with undoing the pseudo block, had a 6 move OLL and PLL skip. | 20071016 |

18 | 27 | Brantley Mills | Scramble: D F' L R U' L2 R' D2 B2 F2 R' L B2 L2 U2 B2 D' B2 U' D L U2 B2 R F2 I got the scramble from FMC #181 Solution: B L' F2 L B2 L' F2 L D' B2 F R2 U F' U R' F R2 B R F D F' D' L' D' L Found B'.D' B2 F R2 U F' U R' F R2 B R F D F' D' L' D' L which left 1 corner 3-cycle. Then I inserted B2 L' F2 L B2 L' F2 L at the dot and canceled one move. | 20080121 |

18 | 27 | Wuqiong Fan | Scramble: R2FLU'L2DR'BD2BRU2B'L'F2B2D2RF2RL2D2B2D2B2L2 Solution: RFL2URD2FL'F2D2RU'R'U'R'U'RURB2UBR'B'R2B2R' It was an insertion of 13 moves (setup+Uperm) that cancelled 5moves so that insertion became only 8 moves. I also found another insertion that would have made it 28HTM and 25STM. I'm getting consistent low 30's when I try a scramble for hours and mid-high 30's under an hour. See my other solutions on fmc.mustcube.net. | 20080826 |

18 | 27 | Baian Liu | Scramble: F R2 B' L2 D2 L2 B2 F' L2 D F' D2 L F D R' F' D' U B F L2 R D B' L' F' U' R L B2 F U2 R B' R' F' R B R' U' F U F' U' R' U' R' (27) Explanation: One move insertion: L2 (1) 1x2x2 Block: R D B' (4) 2x2x2 Block: L' F' U' R (8) Triple-X Cross: L B2 (10) Leave 3 Corners: F U2 F' * U' F U F' U' (18) Undo Pre-moves: R' U' R' (21) Insetion at *: F R B' R' F' R B R' (29-2) (27) I tried making a 1x2x2 with the pairs already made but failed. So I made a new pair and combined it into a 1x2x2 and then combine the pairs together to make a triple-X cross. Added pre-moves for obvious reasons. The skeleton finish was long compared to the block-building in the beginning so I tried the one move insertions (technique from I don't remember who). L & L' wasn't good either but L2 already had two pairs made in a good position after the triple-X cross. So I went with the 21-move skeleton. | 20081102 |

22 | 28 | Jamie Flynn | Hot Chickens are nice with gravy. | |

22 | 28 | Andy Tsao | really easy, but didn't skip any steps. | 20051117 |

24 | 29 | Ronald Herbert Dunphy | full steps, attempt number 20. | 20070411 |

24 | 29 | Piotr Kózka | Petrus method. | 20070818 |

24 | 29 | David Woner | VERY easy 1x2x3 (4 moves) managed to build a 2x2x3 in 10 moves while making another pair which led to an easy 4th pair. f2l in 19 moves easy 8 move OLL then a 12 move z-perm R2 U' R2 U R2 B2 R2 U B2 U' R2 B2. took about 40 minutes to work my way through the F2l ll was fast. someone skilled at this could have easily broken 30 but i finally got sub-40 moves and thats good enough for me. 20080529 39 40 Cristiano Alba Petrus method fan! | 20080529 |

27 | 30 | Chris Gilsdorf | I swear this had to literally be a one-in-a million chance. I did every step of the Petrus method. My move average is around 60 moves. | |

27 | 30 | Adam Géhin | I worked on the F2L with a method closely related to Petrus', and looked for a one step LL. See my site! | 20030509 |

27 | 30 | Krishanu Roy Sankar | LL was done with U. Otherwise, not lucky at all. My average when solving for moves is 55 (counting slices as two moves each). My best move solve nonlucky is probably about 37. (Fat Lion) | 20050216 |

27 | 30 | Harris Chan | It was only a PLL skipped solve, but also my fastest lucky case Scramble: R B' R' D' R B2 L F U2 R U' L' R' F U2 F2 L' U L' B2 F2 R L' F' L Cross colour = D Double x-cross: y2 x r' F U' y r U2 r' R U' R2 U R' (11) F2L 3: U2 L U L' (4) F2L 4: R U2 R2 U' R2 U' R' (7) OLL: (R' U2 R U R' U R) U' (8) I'm sure there's a better solution. | 20070212 |

27 | 30 | Derrick Eide | I will make you proud Erno. | 20070519 |

27 | 30 | Lucas Garron | From a failed speed BLD; the correct solution would have actually had this many twists. (Not bad for doing this mentally :-) | 20070705 |

33 | 31 | Dan Harris | Fewest Moves challenge. see my weekly fewest moves challenge. | 20030905 |

33 | 31 | Jay Woo | I used the modified roux method and I acheived this in few days. I don't think I will get any better by roux though. | 20071113 |

33 | 31 | Sally Hansen | n/a | 20080626 |

36 | 33 | Joël van Noort | I did this for FMC 82 on DanH's site. My very first try at this :). | 20050503 |

36 | 33 | Kenneth Gustavsson | Using my speedcubing method. A block approach F2L + "keyhole" for LL-edges and a good bit of thinking (2-3 minutes). Then the LL was a skip in the second last stage and the easiest case in the last stage (8 moves). | 20051020 |

38 | 34 | Anssi Vanhala | I want a ukulele! | 20061208 |

38 | 34 | Alex Tarasiuk | Very lucky!! | 20071203 |

40 | 35 | Brent Morgan | This was not lucky at all, (thoroughly scrambled), and took great concentration. Hopefully I will get this kind of solve more often. I did this in my Calculus class LOL. | 20030830 |

40 | 35 | Joey Gouly | R U D' F R B R2 F L B D R2 L2 U2 R F L R2 F2 U2 L' F' B L R2 This was a normal speedsolve, in 20.54 seconds. Triple X-cross: D R2 F' R2 L2 U2 L' y2 U R' L F R L' (13) F2L 4: y' R' F' R F (4) OLL: U' M' U M U2 M' U M (8) PLL: U R' U R' D2 R U' R' D2 l2 (10) http://www.xanga.com/j_ey/591113538/2054.html | 20070520 |

40 | 35 | Andrea Santambrogio | good F2L sub20 moves OLL really fast and good PLL really lucky solution :D | 20081231 |

43 | 36 | Camden Dwelle | hello | 20070409 |

44 | 37 | John Shepard | Scramble: L' D B2 R' B' F' U R' B' U B2 F R2 B U2 B F' D' F' L R' B2 D' B2 F' I used fridrich method with 4 move cross, easy f2l, and one of the only COLL alg i know | 20070621 |

45 | 39 | Heath Litton | I solved it in around a minute. | |

46 | 40 | Cristiano Alba | Petrus method fan! | 20061201 |

47 | 41 | Casey Hurlburt | Using Lar's F2L and got two of the shortest LL algorithims I usually get about 10-15 more then that but getting better | 20080213 |

48 | 42 | Joe Ted Nguyen | n/a | 20070325 |

49 | 43 | Dylan Moore | Not incredibly lucky. I switch off between the cross, or Lars's method. For this one I used the "extended cross" as described by Chris Hardwick. Thanks Chris! The only thing that might have been constiered lucky was it only took me 5 moves for the extended cross. | |

49 | 43 | Ryan Prophet | Straightforward F2L/OLL/PLL solve, easy F2L but not lucky. Currently working on looking ahead and combining F2L moves to place multiple corners simultaneously. Using this method I should be able to get down as low as 35 moves still using OLL/PLL. | 20080701 |

51 | 46 | John Boyd | My own method, on a plane from India to USA. | 20071206 |

51 | 46 | Justin Le | Sweet. | 20071211 |

51 | 46 | Jeffrey Zhang | Hehe, easy case :) Normal solve. | 20080117 |

51 | 46 | Yi Ren | use cfop solve a cube | 20090214 |

55 | 47 | Dillon Beesley | I did this one day because I was bored and I got 47 without a lucky case and with 3 Look Last Layer. | 20081109 |

56 | 49 | Brian Loftus | I'll post this record just for fun. I've never practiced fewest moves yet and this wasn't really an attempt at it. It was a 8 turn extended cross then a regular Fridrich finish. My first sub-50 moves. | 20070603 |

56 | 49 | Ray Wang | This time I used only algorithms I have memorized. So I could probably do better if I used some that I haven't memorized. | 20071123 |

58 | 50 | Isaac Firesmith | kinda lucky i've only learned last layer algorithms so far | 20070220 |

58 | 50 | Brian Edwards | i just started to the petrus system | 20070521 |

58 | 50 | Ouyang Yunqi | scramble:L2 U' L D2 R2 F' R D U R2 U' L D2 R2 F2 D2 L' R D' F' D2 R B F' R solution: 2x2:z2 B' R' D2 L' U R D' L(8) cross and the 2nd F2L:y' x' F' U' L R U R2 F' R(8) the 3rd F2L:y' R U' L' R' U2 R U' R'(8) the last F2L:U' L U L' U2 L(6) OLL:y2 L F R' F' L' R U R U' R'(10) PLL:y' F2 U' L R' F2 L' R U' F2 U2(10) total moves:50 | 20080531 |

61 | 51 | Brian Nicole Uy | here is the scramble D' L' B2 R' L' D2 U' R2 F' R2 F' R D R F2 D R L' B' L' B2 D' F' B D Philippine Cubers Association | 20071220 |

62 | 53 | Blake O'Hare | n/a | |

62 | 53 | Bartek Klimczak | Yes, yes, yes | 20060520 |

64 | 56 | Christopher Muller | just a normal solve | 20080531 |

65 | 57 | Ralf Laue | n/a | 19830725 |

65 | 57 | Thomas Clement | Meh. | 20060606 |

65 | 57 | Brandon Sheline | i need to learn better algs.. | 20070414 |

68 | 60 | Bruno Azevedo | n/a | 20050916 |

68 | 60 | Tana Lawley | How does a 13 year old do it this good? LUCK! Took me an hour to do! Thanks to my friend ND for mixing the cube!!!!!! | 20071101 |

70 | 61 | Eric Lin | Pretty good for 2 months of practice and for a 14 year old. | |

71 | 62 | Isiah Planes | basic frid. and algorithms in cubingtechniques.com | 20080514 |

71 | 62 | Tyler Metevier | First Try. Saw this and wanted to do it. | 20081206 |

73 | 63 | Patrick Jameson | cool | 20070305 |

73 | 63 | Zach Stein | F2L | 20071201 |

75 | 65 | Tim Martinson | I had never counted moves before but it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. | 20071114 |

76 | 68 | Alfred Ferwerda | n/a | 20061113 |

77 | 70 | Wan Naszreen | 69 moves. previously my fewest moves were 82 moves. | 20081231 |