There are 41 different variations for solving the corner-edge pieces in the F2L step. Many of these cases are very similar to each other (mirrors) and therefore. F2L Algorithms (First 2 Layers). Developed by Feliks Zemdegs and Andy Klise. Images sourced from Conrad Rider’s VisualCube. The CFOP Method (Cross – F2L – OLL – PLL), sometimes known as the Fridrich method, is one of the most commonly used methods in speedsolving a 3×3×3.

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If you are thinking “how the dickens is anyone supposed to do this in 4. But not exactly the same, as you’ll have noticed – the cube is upside down. To start with, you will either have only one correct edge or none at all. For each case, there will be a “method” how to convert it to one of the basic cases and an “algorithm” in with a bullet in front of it.

They also tend to use more double layer turns like d as opposed U y’. All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier.

If you’ve just arrived at this website looking to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube and thought to yourself “Beginner my left foot, I’m starting with the speed cubing guide, that sounds fast”, then I warn you now: Don’t start by learning those algorithms. First Two Layers Variants: Make sure that the colours of the other stickers on the edges are in this order: Algorithm helper Toggle algorithm helper.

This advice applies to all of steps in this guide, but it is most important during F2L and step 1, the cross. World Cube Association Regulation A3a1 states that a competitor has up to 15 seconds of inspection time before attempting a solve, and you would want to be spending this time mentally formulating a complete solution to the cross which you could then execute very quickly at the start of your solve.


F2L Algorithms – CFOP SpeedSolving F2L #41 Cases

In the diagrams of the cases made with Lars Vandenbergh’s amazing ImageCube scriptonly three sides can be shown, so sometimes, stickers from the edge cubie will be hidden from view.

Both algorithms solve the F2L pair and use the same number of moves. Archived from the original on 26 September The second option is this algorithm:. This fridrch of f2, an empty space on the cube and using it to build a corner-edge pair is crucial to F2L, as of course you want to be able to construct each of the four F2L pairs without disturbing any previously solved ones. It can be quite difficult certainly so if you’ve only just started doing it upside down but with practice it will become fridgich easy to isolate only the four edge pieces you need and formulate a basic plan to get them into fridrcih cross.

If you do UF’U2, you can turn this case into case 2 above. The definition is a little different depending on the subject or who you are talking to. Cross cube state Next state: Now that you know the beginner method, you can begin to introduce the concepts in this guide into your solves.

Floppy Cube 1x3x3 Rubik’s Domino 2x3x3. Even though you can already solve this case using the beginner way, I would take the time to practise and learn this algorithm now. But now you’re hooked. The algorithm page has each OLL algorithm ordered by the shape they resemble, so you can find which situation you need easily. I have gone through each of these situations and chosen algorithms that I think are easy to both perform and learn, but you may feel differently.


Try to also remember that you probably have two hands. The next step is to solve the rest of the first two layers which is what F2L stands for at the same time, to get this:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Twisty Puzzles Online Stores International.

Case 5 Corner on Top, Edge in Middle. Introduction Notation Step 1: This will be awkward the first few times you attempt it, but it is certainly worth practising.

CFOP Method

The idea of F2L is to pair each of the four bottom layer corners with the corresponding edge piece and then insert them into the correct place. It’s quite an easy step, as it is essentially the same as step 4 from the beginner guidewhich is to get a cross on the top fl2.

To do this, you need to look for ‘headlights’ – a face where both top layer corners are the same colour presumably named due to their resemblance to the headlights of a car. For example, consider the following two algorithms:.

As you might fridroch imagine, this means that full CFOP has a lot of algorithms in it – one for every situation you might encounter. Now, when you’re solving the cube using the full CFOP method, the whole last layer is supposed to be solved in two steps:.

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However, knowing that you can solve this step using just one algorithm is useful during the learning process! It’s ok, no one has to know. This section does not cite any sources. You should do it on the bottom because then it’s easier to locate the other pieces.

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