Pinoy Rubik's cube whiz kid back in RP


Posted at Oct 22 2009 07:04 PM | Updated as of Oct 23 2009 03:04 AM

MANILA – A 12-year-old Filipino who won in an international tournament on speed cubing in Germany is back in the Philippines.

Durben Virtucio, 12, represented the Philippines in the recently concluded 5th World Rubik’s Cube Championship held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The tournament in Germany was Virtucio’s first international competition.

Although he was the youngest in the contest, Virtucio showed his skills and emerged as the first runner up in the 4x4 category. He completed the cube in just about 11 seconds.

It was in 2008 when the boy first started playing the Rubik’s Cube. Since then, he quickly improved his skills by continuous practice and research with the help of the internet.
Aside from the world championship, Virtucio also participated in the Cebu Open and Philippines Open.

Virtucio plans to further improve his record in the hopes of being the world champion in the future. Report from TJ Manatoc, ABS-CBN News