The Zborowski-Bruchem method
This page is has information to get started learning the Zborowski-Bruchem (ZB) method. As a subgoal to the entire method I recommend learning ZBF2L (ZB first two layers), to use as a basis for the Vandenbergh-Harris (VH) method. This method orients the last layer edges while finishing the first two layers, then uses a COLL alg to solve the corners, then a PLL alg to solve the edge permutation.

This page is meant as a resource for those interested in ZB. On this page you will find the algorithms for the ZBF2L and ZBLL. I will also try to include notes and tips for learning so many algs. Feel free to read my journal for any help or ideas on learning all the algs based on my experience.

As other resources for this method I also recommend looking at the pages of Zbigniew Zborowski, Lars Vandenbergh, and Dan Harris.

I personally am no longer focusing on the Zborowski Bruchem method, as my goals have changed to focus on blindfolded solving. For any help or questions about the ZB method, please consult Doug Li as he currently knows the most algs for the ZB method and is the principle learner of it.

 ZBF2LZborowski-Bruchem First Two LayersA collection of the algs I use for ZBF2L ZBLLZborowski-Bruchem Last LayerDoug Li's ZBLL page
• My Progress See the journal of my progress in learning ZB from January until October of 2005.
• My personal best average using ZBF2L / (COLL / PLL) and (29.22% ZBLL) : 16.34 seconds 10/13/04
(11.63), 18.24, 13.81, 16.48, 15.21, (20.05), 18.97, 16.62, 17.77, 15.84, 14.89, 15.55 = 16.34

• My fastest full ZB solve is 11.46 seconds, with an OLL skip after ZBF2L. The PLL cases are by far the easiest ZBLL cases, and I think my personal best times with ZB will be when the ZBLL case is a PLL case. 9/20/05

• My advice for learning to use ZBF2L Some tips and strategies that have helped me

• 4x4x4 notes My notes for trying to adapt ZBF2L to my 4x4x4 solving.

• Statistics On this page you'll find some statistics about the average number of moves required for ZBF2L, ZBLL, and ZBF2L / COLL / PLL combination.

Milestones:
• October 11, 2005: Surpassed my fastest ZB average (16.48 seconds) with a new record Fridrich average of 15.92 seconds
• October 1, 2005: Surpassed my fastest Fridrich average (16.73 seconds) with a new record ZB average of 16.53 seconds
• September 23, 2005: Begin learning 3rd of 8 orientations for ZBLL (U-orientation)
• September 22, 2005: Finished learning the 2nd of 8 orientations for ZBLL (T-orientation)
• August 13, 2005:First time using ZB techniques in an official WCA competition (Caltech Dallas Summer competition 2005)
• August 5, 2005: First sub-17 average using all of ZBF2L and 23.05% ZBLL (16.98 seconds)
• April 19, 2005: Begin to train ZB techniques for use in competitions
• April 13, 2005: First sub-18 average using ZBF2L (17.87 seconds)
• April 6, 2005: Begin learning 2nd of 8 orientations for ZBLL (T-orientation)
• April 6, 2005: Begin learning ZBLL algs
• March 31, 2005: Finished learning ZBF2L
• January 27, 2005: Begin learning ZBF2L algs
• January 27, 2005: Begin learning ZB method

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