"Speed methods don’t really have anything to do with math," he said. "The methodology behind solving the cube doesn’t really involve math unless you’re looking at it from a level of theory."
According to Ricci, the most important attributes when "speed-solving" are time and patience.
"There’s a lot to learn in order to solve the cube fast," he said. "It really comes down to having a lot of time to practice and being really motivated to practice."
Ricci said he would perform up to 400 solves a day "back when I was really into it," before his record-setting competition.
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