Wetten, dass..? vom 5. November

I started with these puzzles as a kid in the early 80s and now thanks to the
internet-sparked new cubing wave I became really serious about it.

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Records Videos Blind Speed Biography Other Stuff


October 23, 2011
German beta version of my PDF page 3x3x3 beginner method uploaded. Goal is to provide minimal complete instructions without letter notation.
July 20, 2011
Short movie of me in the little TV competition Superdupermegahammerhesse (a bit about me and then a blindfolded solve, already got kicked out of the competition, though).
March 12, 2010
Repaired my stackmat (pictures and discussion).
March 11, 2010
Published cubeguide.com for searching in cubing sites.
March 2, 2010
Published the current version of my timer on ptimer.net. I'm not quite finished yet, but it's good enough to use (I hope... works fine for me).
Feb 4, 2010
My new site speedcubes.net went online. It's a database about speedcubes, showing different models, where to get them, etc. More to come.
Jan 1, 2010
Got an 11.11 seconds Rubik's Cube solve on video.
Dec 15, 2009
I'm done with the new WCA database export.
Dec 3, 2009
I'm working on a new tool to connect the stackmat to a computer.
Dec 2, 2009
After improving the code a lot, the WCA statistics are alive again. And I added a nice little analysis of 3x3x3 records at all ages.
Nov 24, 2009
Watch a demo of my new scrambler and timer for videos.
Nov 19, 2009
Wrote a simplistic scrambler and timer in Javascript.
May 2, 2008
My diploma thesis is finished and online. It's about Hume, my computer program for evaluating human solving methods for twisty puzzles.
December 30, 2007
Because of a recent case of apparent cheating (not in competition, but in a cube club meeting), I thought about better blindfolds.
November 15, 2007
Made a little page about my megaminx scrambler/notation, including a scramble generator giving you a few new scrambles each time you visit it.
June 3, 2007
I described my M2 and R2 blindsolving methods.
March 30, 2007
I'm selling some puzzles at ebay again.
February 15, 2007
Created my Tools page and added a new program to generate 3x3 scrambles for printing them.
February 11, 2007
Made a little tutorial video showing an easy to remember method for Square-1 PLL.
February 10, 2007
Geez, I forgot to mention the WCA results pages went public over a month ago. The Megaminx top 100 solves and Clock top 100 solves pages are my favourites (curse you, Ernesto!).
October 21, 2006
Won the German Championship, finally beating Michel (though by a tiny amount).
October 15, 2006
Third place in 3x3 at the Dutch Open, very happy about that. Also consistent with Megaminx, improving both single and average world record.
October 3, 2006
Described my experience of the European Rubik's Championships 2006.
August 25, 2006
Several people asked about speedsolving Megaminx so I decided to not repeat myself further and make a page about it.
August 7, 2006
With my last Magic world record gone, I retire from speedmagicing. Congrats to the guys, you're too fast for me now. At least you don't have flying ponies, either.
July 31, 2006
New Megaminx average record of 1 minute 28.69 seconds and a new megaminx video. Changed the style a bit on parts of the site, rest will follow when I have time (yeah I know, parts might be broken). Still no flying pony.
April 20, 2006
New Megaminx record of 1 minute 13.94 seconds. But no flying pony.
April 18, 2006
I want a flying pony
March 30, 2006
I finally finished the report etc about the Hungarian Championship 2005
February 21, 2006
I can't take it anymore, so I'm now hunting a girl. Gosh.
January 27, 2006
Started speedsolving Rubik's Domino and easily took the unofficial world record since nobody else is doing it. But 14.20 single (video) and 17.71 average are pretty good I think. I also wrote a few scramblers including one for the Domino. And I updated my unofficial records again.
December 16, 2005
Wrote and published my method for solving 4x4 centers.
December 4, 2005
Updated my official records list to include the results of the recent world championship. I lost the Magic world record to Quinn, but stole the Master Magic world record from Bob :-)
October 18, 2005
Updated my unofficial records list again, including my 1:18.72 Megaminx record. Also updated my official records list, I'm at six official world records now.
August 5, 2005
It's getting better and better, after some 1:34 averages I now got a 1:30.61 average-of-10 for Megaminx. Sub1:30 soon, and hopefully non-lucky sub1:20 single record as well...
August 3, 2005
Ha! Now I seriously practiced onehanded Megaminx solving and have beaten the onehanded record as well, 3:17.47 single and 3:49.39 average :-)
August 2, 2005
Today I freshly lubed my Megaminx and improved my unofficial world records: 1:23.05 single and 1:36.15 average. I just can't beat Grant one-handed yet...
July 12, 2005
My first sub19 average for 3x3: 18.90 seconds! And new best single nonlucky of 14.21 seconds. I'm feeling better with F2L. Did it with a "normal" 3x3 cause I wanted to prove to myself I don't need the tiles. It's the best rolling average in my newest average-of-100 of 20.64 seconds. Sub20 soon?
July 3, 2005
Yippie! I just got my first sub20 average for the 3x3. Achieved with my new deluxe cube (with blue/yellow not yet swapped, i.e. I'm not very used to its color scheme, and it's a bit too loose because I put too short springs into it, gotta add some washers). Updated my unofficial records page accordingly (also including my new (master) magic and one-handed 4x4/5x5 records).
June 13, 2005
New Master Magic unofficial world record of 2.91 seconds! Got it on video, too.
May 2, 2005
Updated my unofficial records page.
April 26, 2005
Updated my official achievements page to include the results of the German Open 2005.
March 18, 2005
I'm now the unofficial Megaminx world record holder for single (1:41.55) and average (1:49.68).
February 15, 2005
Today I solved the Super 5x5 blindfolded.
February 2, 2005
Finally added how I disassemble Rubik's Clock.
January 28, 2005
Created a page about my official achievements.
December 11, 2004
Added online shops to my (renamed) Puzzle Shops page.
December 8, 2004
I recently started the "2-generator"-like version of the 4x4, i.e. twisting only the UuRr slices. Watch it on my videos page.
Novemver 15, 2004
Last weekend I visited the Spanish Championship 2004.
Novemver 10, 2004
I updated my algorithms for 4x4 and 5x5 quite a bit (thanks go to Frederick, Per and Werner!). Also updated my records, I'm particularly happy with my onehanded 3x3 average.
October 23, 2004
I reformatted Lars's videos of me and put them on my videos page. Thanks again, Lars!
October 22, 2004
Completely new extensive description of my improved 3x3 Blindsolving Method is finally online! Anyone can do it! Trust me!
October 21, 2004
Thanks a lot to Lars Vandenbergh, who posted videos of my world records of Rubik's Clock and Rubik's Magic. You can also watch his great world record of Square-1!
October 6, 2004
Updated quite a few of my records. Currently I'm preparing for the upcoming Dutch Cube Day. Also, I'm working on describing my improved 3x3 blindsolving method, but it's not yet ready for publication.
July 10, 2004
New page about solving Rubik's Clock blindfolded. New layout of this main page (I like it much better now) and I used a different program to create all shrunken pictures. They looked a bit better before but the files were 2-3 times as large as they're now, so browsing my site should be much faster now.
July 7, 2004
I'm finally able to make videos. Main goal was to show my master magic method, but I got a clock solve and my fastest ever (unfortunately lucky) cube solve, too.
June 20, 2004
Long time no news, huh? Well... doesn't mean I was inactive cubing-wise. I got some new records (e.g. I'm #1 for the Magics now), attended the German Cube Day, updated my 3x3 blindsolving method a bit, uploaded my idea for a 7x7 mechanism, created a page for 4x4/5x5 algorithms and finished my Super 5x5.
March 1, 2004
Today I solved the Megaminx blindfolded.
February 23, 2004
Finally something new here... updated the Cool Stores and the Records sections and have a speedsolving picture.
November 29, 2003
I disassembled my Rainbow Cube. Getting closer to a clean structure, more content and fewer (?) dead links... ;-)
November 3, 2003
I made a page about Speedsolving Rubik's Clock.
October 31, 2003
Brought some more structure into this site. Not complete yet, though...
October 30, 2003
I just prepared my Rubik's Domino for speedsolving :-)

My Collection

This is a large part of my collection (I've got quite a few new ones recently, on the picture are mainly the ones I've had for many years).

my collection

Stefan Pochmann
Last modified: October 24 2011, 00:33:18