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Feliks Zemdegs

Who Is Feliks Zemdegs?

Feliks Aleksanders Zemdegs (born December 20, 1995 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian speedcubing champion. The Rubik’s Cube community considers him to be the best speedcuber in history. Feliks is the first to have achieved both single and average statistics for 3×3 through 7×7. He has achieved the World Cube Association Championship twice, in 2013 and 2015. He already holds several world records at the age of 21 years, including the 3x3x3, solved in 4.73 seconds, and medium, 4×4.5×5.

Currently, he is the second Rubik’s Cube world record holder, a record that he just shattered by 0.37 seconds in only 4.22 seconds. He thus dethroned SeungBeom Cho (South Korea), who held the previous record of 4.59 seconds. With more than 100 Rubik’s Cube records to his credit, Feliks Zemdegs is driven by winning a big tournament and breaking a world record.

Since 2007, Feliks Zemdegs’ English Official website has generated more than 539,503 page views. His biography is published on Wikipedia in various languages. Feliks Zemdegs is the 3rd most successful gamer in 2019 and the most famous Australian professional player. He is officially supported by GAN.

Feliks Zemdegs

Biography

Feliks Zemdegs comes from a Latvian family. He purchased his first “speed cube” (Rubik’s Cube dedicated to speed cubing) after being motivated by speed cubing instructional videos on YouTube. His first unofficial filmed resolution was an average of 19.73 seconds on June 14, 2008. He has been using the CFOP way for solving the 3x3x3 since he was 12 years old, the Yau approach to handle 4x4x4, the CLL way for the 2x2x2, and the reduction technique for cubes ranging from 5x5x5 to 7x7x7.  He came 1st in more than 610 international and national Rubik’s Cube competitions, ranked 2nd in 105 games, and 3rd in 60 appearances in many Rubik’s cube contests.

On July 18, 2009, Feliks Zemdegs achieved 3x3x3 at his first game, with a total time of 13.74 in the final competition. He is the only gamer who, blindfolded, gained the 2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 3x3x3 games.

 

At his second competition, the Melbourne Summer Open 2010, he set his first world records, the average 3x3x3 with 9.21 and the 4x4x4 with 42.01 seconds. He continuously held the 3x3x3 average world record until April 2017, developing it eight times and finally reaching 6.45 seconds.

Zemdegs gained the 2 × 2 × 2, 4 × 4 × 4, 5 × 5 × 5, and 6 × 6 × 6 at the 2011 world championships in Bangkok. However, he also finished third in 3 × 3 × 3 after winning the first three rounds and came third in 7 × 7 × 7. At the next world championship, the 2013 World Championship in Las Vegas, Zemdegs came first in the following contests 3 × 3 × 3, 4 × 4 × 4, and 3 × 3 × 3 one-handed.

 

History

Feliks Aleksanders Zemdegs set the world record for the 3×3 average 13 times and has accumulated 121 world records in all competitions. Did you know that he has gained 14 world championship trophies?

On top of that, this World Champion has a website named CubeSkills, which contains tutorials on solving the Rubik’s Cube and other difficulties. There are free algorithm tips and free video lessons, and useful instructions for speed resolution. The platform also features a premium membership that gives access to specialized video speed solutions. Members may also send their own video resolution for evaluation and review.

 

Speed cubing

Speed cubing, the competitive sport of solving a Rubik’s Cube in just a few seconds, has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years. For almost a decade in the game, Australian Feliks Zemdegs has dominated as the undisputed master of the sport. He is internationally recognized as the most talented and gifted speed-cuber in history.

The cubing world flourished when Max Park, a hitherto unknown California competitor, broke through at the highest level by winning the gold medal in 2017. Since then, Max’s ascension has been fast and steady, except for one hurdle: Feliks. The two opponents continue to share victories and world records without ever really distancing themselves from each other. But instead of falling into a vicious competition, Feliks and Max built a wonderful friendship, undoubtedly challenging, but still characterized by tenderness.

Max’s parents, who saw speed cubing as a therapeutic way to encourage the social skills and emotional development of their severely autistic son, never imagined that his main rival would become his greatest ally in the game.

 

World’s Fastest

Yusheng Du has broken the world’s record for the fastest solve of the Rubik’s Cube with only 3.47 seconds. He defeated the Feliks Zemdegs record by 0.75 seconds. This year, A robot has done the Rubik’s Cube in an unbelievable 0.38 seconds! With an impressive 6,88 seconds, Feliks is the World Champion for the fastest one-handed resolution.

 

Conclusion

 By all accounts, Feliks Aleksanders Zemdegs is widely recognized as the most successful player of all. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University, specializing in economics, with a major in mechanical engineering. In 2020, Zemdegs was one of the core themes in Netflix’s Speed Cubers documentary.

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