Message #2669

From: schuma <>
Subject: Re: New solves
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:15:23 -0000

I’m sorry for posting again, but I’m still in awe.

When I was solving BIG puzzles, for two or three times, I questioned the meaning of life. But today I’m questioning it only because I see this post.



— In, Melinda Green <melinda@…> wrote:
> Wow, these are some impressive solves! I see that Russell is a member of
> our group. Russell, how about telling us your story with the 3^6? That
> is very fast for such a large puzzle.
> I do not see Philip among our members. If he is not already a member I
> hope you can convince him to join if only so we can ask for his story of
> the 5 million twist solution!
> Andrey, would you like to tell us more about the game you plan to build
> or would you prefer to surprise us?
> Thanks for all the great news!
> -Melinda
> On 3/11/2013 10:42 PM, Andrey wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > Today I’ve got a letter from Russell Sherrill (who has already solved 3^4,4^4,5^4 and 3^5 cubes) about his solve of 3^6! He is #5 in the list. Solve took about 175000 twists and about 5 hours. Congratulations!
> > Funny thing is that last for solves of 3^6 were done exactly every 6 months - in September and March :)
> >
> > Three hours later I’ve got another letter - from Philip Strimpel (#7 in 120-cell solvers list). He solved the largest MHT633 puzzle - 52 colors! Before that he wrote about a problem with the last corner peice (there was a kind of orientation problem that may be seen in Magic Tiles sometimes) - but solved it in less than one day. Number of twists is more that 5.17 millions and total time of solve is almost 4 months (by timer)! Now Philip is Number One in the list of 52C solvers. Congratulations!
> >
> > I’m working on the design of some completely different 4D game now. May be, some day…
> > Andrey