## Saturday, July 15, 2017

### Victory!

Finally! I put a scramble on it, analyzed it, memorized it, and solved it. And got it right on my first try. The bad thing about it though was that during most of the solve I had a sense of impending doom worrying that I had messed up and would have another fail.

 D L B' L' U B U R F D' L' F2 R D F2 L F' U' L D2 L' B U' L B2 D L' B' L F' (Red F Blue D) R U2 D; Pc Ra; E G H all anti Flip edges E and G Vic got x-lemons Ivan passed 2 Alex knows salad Fred

Several scrambles in a row have lent themselves to solving the corners without the one by one swapper.

### So Close! But Not Quite.

I still have not succeeded in solving a cube from start to finish on the first try of a scramble with my eyes closed. This time I ended up with all pieces in place, all edges solved, but 4 twisted corners. Here is the scramble and my initial analysis.

 U' R2 B L' F' D B R U R F R2 F' R' D B2 L' F U' L D' L' F U' L2 O down W front L U' D2 FL setup; double swap R; Twist A (c) and B (a); L'F'; Twist D (c) and C (a) Twist S (c) and R (a) Flip I and K edges Vic baked 2 Lenny passed salad Everything 4 1

So since I messed up on the initial try I may as well see what I can learn. Let's try again with eyes open. OK, here is something I missed in my initial analysis. D needs to go anti and C clock. And both A and B need to go anti.

Here is the solution revised.

 U' R2 B L' F' D B R U R F R2 F' R' D B2 L' F U' L D' L' F U' L2 O down W front L U' D2 FL setup; double swap R; Twist A (c) and B (a); Twist J (a) and K (c); LiFi Twist W (c) and X (a) Flip I and K edges Vic baked 2 Lenny passed salad Everything 4 1

Victory! Solved it on my second try. I think that is the best I have done so far. But now I need to put the scramble back on and make sense of it.