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Anthony Brooks is a consultant, entertainer, teacher, and Rubik’s cube master. One of the world’s fastest speedcubers since 2008, he is a three-time US national champion dubbed “the Michael Jordan of Rubik’s Cubes” by Huffington Post. A consultant on the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition, Brooks joined LSC as Speedcuber-in-Residence in 2014. At LSC, he solved five cubes underwater in a single breath to break the official Guinness World Record.
Within the global community of speedcubers, Brooks is known as the top algorithm developer. His most recent project, ZB-AB, is an extensive system of 1,209 speed-optimal algorithms—the most advanced cube solving method ever created, if you don’t count robots. In the semi-finals of the 2019 US national championship, he solved the cube in 5.44 seconds using his handcrafted ZB-AB system.
Brooks studied economics, business administration and Spanish at the University of Texas while developing his business as the first professional speedcuber. Since graduating in 2017, he has been performing and teaching at events throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.