Rubik's Cube World Record: SeungBeom Cho 4.59

The Korean SeungBeom Cho (조승범) set a new Rubik's Cube World Record in the first round of the ChicaGhosts 2017 competition on October 28, 2017 Chicago, Illinois USA. With a 4.59 seconds solution he shaved off one tenth of a second from the record of Patrick Ponce which lasted only two months. This result brings the title back to Asia after 9 years. He used a magnetic MoYu WeiLong GTS2M cube on this competition.

seungbeom sho rubiks cube record 4.59 seconds

SeungBeom Cho inspecting the cube

SeungBeom Cho who goes by the name Steve (WCA ID 2012CHOS01) is a Korean speedcuber who competed 12 times but this was only his second competition since 2015. He holds the National Record for the 2x2x2 Cube. He has a YouTube channel (stevecuber1) with cube reviews, solves and other puzzle related topics.

rubik record celebration reconstruction
Seconds after the record: cheering crowd and an awkward high five fail

Reconstruction

Steve averages 8 seconds on the 3x3 and his FMC record is 33 moves but this time he managed to solve the cube with only 29 rotations, having a PLL skip.

Scramble: U2 L' D2 L D2 R F2 D2 R' D2 U2 B U L U L' R D L2 F2 U2 R'

x2 // inspection
D' R' L2' U' F U' F' (D' U') U' R' // xxcross
y' R' U' R // 3rd pair
y' R U' R' U' R U R' // 4th pair
U' R' U' F' U F R // OLL(CP)
U' // AUF

Watch the video below.

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