Sunday, June 29, 2014

Getting reacquainted with Jeay's Working Corner Method

This summer we packed 30 or so puzzles and flew to visit Raymond and Fam in the Czech Republic. Breann, who had learned this method and no other, made some comment about bubururu or something like that, and it piqued my curiosity. What were those algorithms, and how similar are they to the EPS technique I use now when using a working corner? So I looked them up. Actually, the three algorithms were for dealing with the two last edges solved, which either needed to be swapped, or flipped, or swapped and flipped. The swapper is very similar to the one I have learned and used since, but I actually like it better in one sense, with a slight modification.

To swap UR and FR without flipping:
U' R U' R' U' R U' R' U'

To swap and flip UR and FR:
F' U' F U' F' U' F U2

To flip UR and FR:
F' U F U' R U' R' U

Will I actually learn and use these? Probably not, since I usually solve either Corners First or F2L, but I like them. :)

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