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What is the Roux method?

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The Roux method is a technique for quickly solving a Rubik's Cube. It involves first building a 1x2x3 block of matched colors on one side of the cube, then building a similar block on the opposite side. After this, the corners, edges and centers can be solved.

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What is the Roux method?
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The Roux method is intended for competitive "speed solving" of cubes. The technique relies heavily on "M-slice" moves, or rotating the middle layers while keeping the outside layers stable. The technique is named after its creator, Gilles Roux, a competitive French speedcuber who won the 3x3 Fewest Moves event at the European Rubik's Cube Competition in 2006.

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