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The 18 year old British student wins a £ 23,000 stake by running Rubik & # 39; s Cube in just 17.6 seconds


The 18-year-old British student wins a £ 23,000 share by solving Rubik's cube puzzle BACKWARDS in just 17.6 seconds

  • Chris Mills won the event at the Red Bull Rubik & # 39; s Cube World Cup on Saturday
  • Participants receive a solved cube and have to match the pattern on an encrypted cube
  • Due to Covid restrictions, the tournament took place entirely online

An 18 year old from Sussex won gold in a global Rubik & # 39; s Cube solving event for a £ 22,800 stake.

Chris Mills won the rescramble event at the Red Bull Rubik & # 39; s Cube World Cup on Saturday, held 40 years after the multi-colored puzzle was first released.

Due to Covid restrictions, the tournament was completely online for the first time.

The event gives attendees a solved cube and asks them to match the pattern on a randomly encrypted cube.

An 18-year-old (pictured Chris Mills) from Sussex won gold in a global Rubik & # 39; s Cube Solutions event for a £ 22,800 stake

Chris Mills won the rescramble event at the Red Bull Rubik & # 39; s Cube World Cup on Saturday, held 40 years after the multi-colored puzzle was released

Chris Mills won the rescramble event at the Red Bull Rubik & # 39; s Cube World Cup on Saturday, held 40 years after the multi-colored puzzle was first released

Mr Mills did it in just 17.6 seconds in the finals to beat his German opponent Ricky Meiler.

"That was one of my best solutions, both in competition and at home," said the part-time engineering student.

The £ 22,800 prize pool was divided into four competition courses, with participants competing against each other from the safety of their own homes.

Max Park, an 18-year-old American, was named the Red Bull Rubik Cube World Cup speedcubing champion after winning the mixed final by solving a jumbled cube in just 5.9 seconds.

Due to Covid restrictions, the tournament was completely online for the first time

Due to Covid restrictions, the tournament was completely online for the first time

He defeated the 24-year-old Australian Feliks Zemdegs, a co-star of the Netflix documentary The Speed ​​Cubers.

"My motto is' Don't just think about solving," said Mr Park.

& # 39; It was amazing that in an era of social distancing, the speedcubing community could gather together and take part in such an exciting Red Bull Rubik & # 39; s Cube World Cup.

"It was also fascinating to see that the speeds could be measured to within a thousandth of a second."

The event gives attendees a solved cube and asks them to match the pattern on a randomly encrypted cube

The event gives attendees a solved cube and asks them to match the pattern on a randomly encrypted cube

Mr Mills did it in just 17.6 seconds in the finals to beat his German opponent Ricky Meiler

Mr Mills did it in just 17.6 seconds in the finals to beat his German opponent Ricky Meiler

The German Philipp Weyer took the crown at the fastest hand event, in which the participants solve a dice with just one hand and record times between 11 and 13 seconds in the final.

The quickest solution in this event was the semi-finals when Russian Andrey Che recorded 8.5 seconds.

The French Juliette Sebastien won the speedcubing women event with a time of 6.9 seconds and was also second in the mixed fastest hand event.

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