ILS students Karina Ermakova and Dmitry Salakhov, two young experts in high-speed Rubik cubing, took part in the 3rd Far Eastern speedcubing championship “Vladivostok Spring 2020.”
Professionals can solve the cube in 20 moves, despite its total of over 43 quintillion combinations.
This time, 50 participants gathered at the regional Youth House – children from the Russian Far East, Siberia and Japan to participate in 13 official competition categories and two unofficial.
“Speedcubing in Russia officially appeared in 2009,” says ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “Over the past decade, this form of competition has gained immense popularity among schoolchildren. We hold speedcubing tournaments at ILS, which the students greatly enjoy. Speedcubing, besides being entertaining, trains memory, logic and critical thinking.”