[quote="Lucas":1zk31bqu][quote="TMOY":1zk31bqu]Seriously, magic and master magic got removed for two main reasons:
- once you know the standard solution, it's not puzzle solving anymore, only a dexterity contest;
- they regularly ended up in weird positions which were really a pain in the *** to judge, especially by inexperienced judges.[/quote:1zk31bqu]
They were removed for two official reasons, but not those two reasons. The reasons are in [url=https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1013&p=5765:1zk31bqu]the relevant announcement in this forum[/url:1zk31bqu].
I think the reasons are the same in essence, just worded differently.