Which is harder: Playing a chess master or solving a rubik's cube

ilikeflags

i thought it was a tassel.  yours makes more sense.

iksarol
ilikeflags wrote:

i'm a half-wit and i got half of it in less than an hour.

thats why you can only solve half

AndyClifton

Uh-oh, Driver's License Guy just zapped ya good, flagsy!

theoreticalboy

I'll throw in a dark horse vote for crushing 10 consecutive beer cans against your forehead.

AndyClifton

Yeah, even Meat Loaf couldn't do that!

konhidras

I think solving the rubiks cube is easier. I onced played with a stinking chess master and it was so bad. Two scenarios: He was definitely stronger than me at chess but his breath and armpit odor was much much stronger.

rooperi

Rubil's cube has more combinations than there are forum posts about the number of possible chess positions.

ilikeflags

with help. but parts i got on my own.

browni3141

Solving a Rubik's cube is easy. I can do it in less than five minutes just about every time. Playing a chess master is easier though, since you don't really have to devote any effort to play chess.

Which of these is harder:

1. Solving a Rubik's cube blindfold

2. Beating a chess master blindfold

ilikeflags

haha

AndyClifton

Then there is that perplexing problem of why you'd want to solve a Rubik's cube.

MaartenSmit

I solve cubes blindfolded regularly, it's really not that hard. It obviously takes much less training than getting good enough at chess to beat a chess master, let alone blindfolded.

makavili

Rubiks cube definately. I can do that in about a minute.

BorgQueen

You would if you try... it's not THAT hard.  It's only deceptively hard.

Kingpatzer

Rubik's cube can be solved from any position by following a simple algorithm. Once you know the algorithm, it's merely a matter of applying it. 

The same is not true of beating a chess master. 

Scottrf

Pointless thread.

As is, the rubiks cube is much harder.

If you asked the question properly, beating a chess master is much harder.

atarw

Its easier to play a chess master, than solve a cube. You said PLAY, not win!

transpo
koala8 wrote:

which do you think is harder? Facing a chess master (like Bobby Fisher, Kasparov, Karpov, etc) or facing the eight wonder of the world, the rubik's cube.

Solving the Rubik's cube is easy.  There is at least one video on youtube that shows you in 2 simple steps to solve it. First step is to turn the left hand side of the cube as you face it one turn counterclockwise.  Step 2 is to turn the top of the cube one turn clockwise.  Repeat the 2 steps in order until the blocks on the face of each side are all the same color.

If you want the website address of the video, please let me know. 

ClavierCavalier

Carlsen might see them as equals.

MoonlessNight