Kunal Oak


NxN Expert (3x3-7x7)

CFOP expert (3x3)

Reduction Expert (6x6 and 7x7)

Yau Expert (4x4 and 5x5)


WCA ID : 2015OAKK01


Kunal Oak is an Indian Professional Speedcuber who specialises in Big Cubes and 3x3. He is a three time National Record Holder and defending 7x7 National Champion. He has won a total of 23 events in WCA competitions, and several online competitions and leagues (including being undefeated in 5x5, 6x6 and 7x7 in Indian online competitions).


On top of his success in Big Cubes, Kunal is widely known for his exceptional performances in 3x3 and 4x4, his immense algorithm knowledge and efficiency, and in particular for his methodical and regimented approach to practice. He is a firm believer in efficient, deliberate practice to optimise progress, and has helped over 40 clients with his methods.


His official best times include solving the 3x3 in 6.84 seconds, solving 7x7 in 2 minutes 28 seconds, solving 6x6 in 1 minute 38 seconds and solving 5x5 in 55.42 seconds. Outside of cubing, Kunal loves music and is an aspiring professional guitarist. He has also picked up a keen interest in bodybuilding, cooking and marketing (particularly social media marketing) in lockdown, and is going to start his MBA at the Management Development Institute in Gurgaon. He also has a very keen interest and aptitude in mathematics and code breaking.


He has over 6 years of competitive experience, and over 3 years of experience in teaching the Rubik's Cube and other official puzzles that are part of Cube Competitions recognized and administered by the World Cube Association (WCA).

 

Specialisations / Expertise:

3x3

4x4

5x5

6x6

7x7

3x3 One Handed

Megaminx

Square-1

Algorithms

Finger Tricks

Efficiency

Turning fluidity

Controlling nerves for competitions

 

Main Cubes:

3x3 and 3x3 OH: Moyu Weilong WR M

4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7: YJ MGC Series

Megaminx - YJ Yuhu V2 M

Square 1 - YJ MGC


 

Pre-requisites

A Rubik's Cube.

You should know how to solve 3x3

The determination to self-challenge.

Patience and commitment

The motivation to not just be as fast as me, but significantly faster



What you'll learn

Anything you want

Tips and Tricks to solve a Cube with minimum time.

How to turn faster and more fluidly

Understand basic concepts of the events and get the algorithms list.

How to learn hundreds of algorithms fast and with maximum retention, and how to implement these in real solves

How to handle competition nerves, as well as creating your own pre-competition regime to maximise competition performance

How to pinpoint and rectify your own weaknesses, for long term sustainable improvement

Committed to practice, you will be able to solve as fast as Kunal