Rubik's Speedcubing championship kicks off in Bangkok

Competitors look to beat the current champion's time of 10.34 seconds this weekend.
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Current World Champion, Breandan Vallance from the UK, will be back to defend his title and is hoping to continue his reign as 'King of Cubing'.

Competitors will be coming from all angles, including former 3x3 record holder, Erik Akkersdijk from The Netherlands and Daniel Sheppard from England, current world record holder for solving the 4x4 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.

The World Rubik’s Cube Championship is comprised of 19 official events, including the following speedsolving events: 2x2 Rubik’s Cube, 4x4 Rubik’s Cube, 5x5 Rubik’s Cube, one-handed 3x3 Rubik’s Cube, blindfolded 3x3 Rubik’s Cube, 3x3 Rubik’s Cube (fewest moves), 3x3 Rubik’s Cube with feet, Pyraminx, Square-1, Megaminx, Rubik’s Clock, Rubik’s Magic, Master Magic, 3x3 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded, 4x4 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded, 5x5 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded, and Lucky Draw.

Each of the events has varying cash prizes for the winners and each offers individual challenges to competitors.

For those of us never to have mastered the puzzle, a free solution guide that teaches one method to solve the Cube can be downloaded at Rubiks.com.

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