World Record For Doing A Rubik's Cube While Blindfolded

How To Solve A Rubik's Cube Blindfolded?

Angela Hayden has an interesting web page about the theory behind blindfold cubing.

The Rules

(If you want to break a record that is published in a record book or governed by an international authorithy, there may be other or additional rules. See here for more information. At officiel Rubik's Cube contests, there are different rules for the most cubes solved which include a time restriction.)
  1. Regular Rubik's Cubes should be "mixed up" by the referee and / or the audience. At least two persons should make some moves on each cube. The contestor is not allowed to see their moves.
  2. The contestor has as many time as he / she wishes to study the cubes. When he / she is ready, he / she will be blindfolded by the referee.
  3. From now, no look on the cubes is permitted. The contestants must bring each cube in the original position. He / she can solve the cubes in any order. The audience should not give any information about whether a cube is in the correct position or not.
  4. For a record, all cubes must be fixed, i.e. it would not count to study six cubes, to solve five of them (even if it is done in a row) and to claim a new record for five cubes.

The Records: Most Cubes

1	John White (Great Britain)  1981    
2 Geir Ugelstad (Norway) 18 July 1998
3 Geir Ugelstad (Norway) 14 Dec 1998
Ralf Laue (Germany) 3 Feb 2001 VIDEO
4 Stefan Pochmann (Germany) 1 Oct 2005
5 Stefan Pochmann (Germany) Sept 2006
Constantin Ceausu (Romania) Oct 2006
Clément Gallet (France) 26 May 2007
6 Rafal Guzewicz (Poland) Oct 2007
Olivér Perge (Hungary) 15 Dec 2007
10 Dennis Strehlau (Germany) Feb 2008
24 Tim Habermaas (Germany) 20 April 2008 VIDEO
32 Marcin Kowalczyk (Poland) 14 Sept 2013 VIDEO
35 Marcin Kowalczyk (Poland) 28 Sept 2013 VIDEO
41 Marcin Kowalczyk (Poland) 16 Nov 2013 VIDEO

Ralf
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Ralf Laue, solved 3 cubes blindfolded



The Records: Fastest Time

5:42 min (*) Ralf Laue (Germany)       11 March 2001
3:56 min Dror Vomberg (Israel) 23 Aug 2003
3:36.85 min Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) 10 July 2004
3:10.54 min Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) 2004
2:57.97 min Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) 15 January 2005
2:41.54 min Leyan Lo (USA) 16 April 2005
2:18.58 min Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) 13 August 2005
1:58.32 min Tyson Mao (USA) 17 Sept 2005
1:46.47 min Leyan Lo (USA) Nov 2005
1:28.82 min Leyan Lo (USA) 11 March 2006
1:15.60 min Chris Krueger (USA) 19 May 2007
1:10:23 min Danyang Chen (China) 15 December 2007
1:00.62 min Alexander Yu (USA) 22 March 2008
0:54.22 min Rafal Guzewicz (Poland) 7 June 2008
0:54.06 min Ville Seppänen (Finnland) 25 Oct 2008
0:52.27 min Rowe Hessler (USA) 22 Nov 2008
0:48.05 min Ville Seppänen (Finland) 6 Dec 2008
0:47.22 min Haiyan Zhuang (China) 2 May 2009
0:45.55 min Haiyan Zhuang (China) 19 July 2009
0:35.96 min Haiyan Zhuang (China) 16 Aug 2009 0:35.91 min Haiyan Zhuang (China) 7 Feb 2010
0:32.27 min Haiyan Zhuang (China) 7 Feb 2010
0:30.94 min Haiyan Zhuang (China) 4 April 2010 VIDEO
0:30.90 min Gabriel Alejandro Orozco
 Casillas (Mexico) 11 Dec 2010 VIDEO
0:30.58 min Yuhui Xu (China) Oct 2011 VIDEO
0:28.80 min Marcell Endrey (Hungary) Feb 2012 VIDEO
0:27.65 min Marcell Endrey (Hungary) 29 May 2012 VIDEO
0:26.36 min Marcell Endrey (Hungary) 13 Oct 2012
0:23.80 min Marcin Zalewski (Poland) 29 June 2013 VIDEO
0:23.19 min Marcin Kowalczyk (Poland) 24 August 2014 VIDEO
0:21.17 min Marcin Kowalczyk (Poland) 30 Nov 2014 VIDEO
0:21.05 min Kaijun Lin (China) 4 Oct 2015
0:18.50 min Kaijun Lin (China) 6 Nov 2016 VIDEO

(*) time for memorising the cube not included.

Dror Vomberg and Ralf Laue
The first record holders: Dror Vomberg / Ralf Laue


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