**Scramble:** B2 D2 L D F L2 B L’ F’ L B’ D’ L D F’ D2 F D’ L F2 D’ F’ L2 D’ B’ R2 B R2

**Solution:** R2 B’ R2 B D L2 F D F2 L’ D F’ D2 F D’ L’ D B L’ F L B’ L2 F’ D’ L’ D2 B2 (28 HTM)

(the scramble is the inverse of the solution, because I didn’t bring home the original one)

**Explanation:**

*Premoves:* D2 B2

R2 B’ R2 B *//2x2x2, found premove B2 here (4/4)*

D L2 F D F2 *//2x2x3 (5/9)*

L’ D F’ D2 F D’ *//F2L-1, found premove D2 here (6/15)*

L’ D * L’ F L’ F’ D’ L’ *//All but 3 corners (8/23)*

D2 B2 *//Undo premoves (2/25)*

* = B L’ F L B’ L’ F’ L *//3 corners, 5 moves cancel (8-5/28)*

**Comment:**

This was my first sub-30 solve (my unofficial PB at the time was 32), as well as my first NR. I am very proud of this soluton, I used the most advanced techniques I knew (I didn’t know NISS back then) and got a bit lucky with the insertion.

This is a good example of how you can find premoves for adjusting pseudo blocks without using the inverse scramble nor NISS.

The “All but 3 corners” step is nice; I didn’t use an Heise-style oriente first approach, but rather I have made the second pair oriented edges and matched the blocks altogether.

This solve is probably the reason why a decided to go into FMC.