(New) How to Solve the Rubik's Cube Blindfolded Tutorial [Pochmann Method]: Make sure you watch the full video so you don’t miss anything (people always forget about parity). Common questions answered below.
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Method name ► Old Pochmann
Lettering scheme ► https://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/index.php/Speffz
Newer Example Solve ► https://youtu.be/BnCHARaCoi4
Older Example Solve ► https://youtu.be/daxgDkxaXZA
Advanced Method (M2) ► https://youtu.be/JTkSQxWk_u8
Example Scramble: F2 B R2 U’ L2 U2 B’ L’ F2 U’ B2 U L2 U R2 F2 L2 U’ L2 F
Edges: VP QD CK ER SG HT N
Corners: UN HV TM C
Edge Buffer: UR
Setup Edges to: UL
Edge swap: R U R’ U’ R’ F R2 U’ R’ U’ R U R’ F’
Corner Buffer: LBU
Setup Corners to: DFR
Corner swap: R U’ R’ U’ R U R’ F’ R U R’ U’ R’ F R
Parity Algorithm: R U R’ F’ R U2 R’ U2 R’ F R U R U2 R’ U’
Q: Do I always hold the cube with white top + green front?
A: Yes. You can actually pick any orientation you like, but use the same one for every solve.
Q: When do I use the parity algorithm?
A: After solving edges, but before solving corners; and ONLY IF you have parity.
Q: How do I know if there is parity?
A: If you need to memorize an odd number of corners and an odd number of edges.
Q: Would I ever have to memorize an even number of edges, but odd number of corners? Or vice versa?
A: No, they should always be both even or both odd, otherwise you made a mistake.
Q: How do I remember how to undo a setup move?
A: When you do setup moves, imagine the piece moving along a path towards the swapping spot. After the swap, try to move the piece back along the same path towards its home location.
Q: What do I do for flipped pieces?
Add 2 letters to the end of your memorization for each flip/twist: (1) any letter on that piece, and (2) where sticker 1 belongs.
Q: How do I remember which pieces I have already visited in memorization?
A: You can start with placing your fingers on the ones you have been to, and as your memorization gets faster it will become easier and you won’t need your fingers.
Q: How do new cycles work?
A: Any new cycle happens when you reach the buffer piece during memorization, which does not tell you where to memorize next. Pick any unsolved sticker (memorize that sticker), then follow through the pieces (memorizing each one) until you reach the same PIECE you started with (memorize that piece again). 6:08
Q: What if my buffer piece is solved/flipped?
A: Start a new cycle with an unsolved piece. 3:37
Q: I did a swap using the setup moves below. Why did the piece end up in the correct spot and flipped?
A: Each piece has multiple letters for it. For example, the top front edge has the letters C and I. Make sure you choose the right one.
Q: When I thought I finished, why were there still flipped pieces?
A: Either (1) you made a mistake during memorization and chose the wrong letter or (2) in the beginning the piece was already in the right spot and flipped, but you didn’t notice and didn’t solve it.
Q: After solving edges, why are my corners different from before?
A: Make sure that (1) you do the parity algorithm if there were an odd number of edge letters, (2) you only used L/Lw/D/Dw moves during edge setups, and (3) you reversed all your edge setup moves correctly.
► Edge setup moves
A: Lw2 D’ L2
B: buffer (you can’t swap with B)
C: Lw2 D L2
D: no setup moves
E: L Dw’ L
F: Dw’ L
G: L’ Dw’ L
H: Dw L’
I: Lw D’ L2
J: Dw2 L
K: Lw D L2
M: buffer (you can’t swap with M)
N: Dw L
O: D2 L’ Dw’ L
P: Dw’ L’
Q: Lw’ D L2
S: Lw’ D’ L2
T: Dw2 L’
U: D’ L2
V: D2 L2
W: D L2
► Corner setup moves
A: buffer piece (you can’t swap with A)
C: F2 D
E: buffer piece (you can’t swap with E)
F: F’ D
H: D’ R
I: F R’
K: F’ R’
L: F2 R’
N: R’ F
O: R2 F
P: R F
Q: R D’
R: buffer piece (you can’t swap with R)
S: D F’
V: no setup moves
2×2 Tutorial ► https://youtu.be/GANnG5a19kg
3×3 Tutorial ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ron6MN45LY
4×4 Tutorial ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWOZHbDdOeo
5×5 Tutorial ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1I-jJlVwB4
3×3 One Handed ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUF3aPDTO-4
3×3 Blindfolded ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A64Sy4WKiWY
2×2 ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI24ciRbl8BX6l1lmnY2wpWOpgRXRkE3w
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