CFOP stands for Cross, F2L, OLL, PLL (Cross, First 2 Layers, Orientation of Last Layer, Permutation of Last Back to 3×3 Videos 0% COMPLETE 9 LESSONS. Collection of F2L (First Two Layers) CFOP method algorithms. Digital cheat sheet tutorial on how to solve 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube. Solution for 3×3 magic cube and. We have to learn two algorithms which are symmetric to each other. We call them Left and Right algorithms.

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So instead of producing the cross by finding each white edge piece and solving them one by one, what you actually 3×33 to be doing is solving each piece at the same time in an efficient way. Instead, the pieces that do get affected are ones you don’t care about, as they were occupying the space that you want to put the red-blue pair into. This practise is called lookaheadand is vital if you want to achieve solve times under 20 seconds.

The second option is this algorithm:. If doing the cross on the bottom takes much longer than when doing it on the top, don’t be disheartened! Don’t worry if f2, struggle! For example, consider the following two algorithms:.

Try practising going from a scrambled cube to completed F2L very slowly, and making sure you have a continuous steady flow. This completes the cube, which you probably know looks like this:. Step 1 – The Cross This step is the same as the beginner method – forming a cross on the first layer to get v2l Even if you understand the basic ideas above, it isn’t always obvious how best to proceed.

How To Solve The Second Layer Of The Rubik’s Cube (F2L)

They don’t look scary at all, and there’s even some triggers in there that you’ve already seen! About Me My Records. If you are thinking “how the dickens is 3×33 supposed to do this in 4. This advice applies to all of steps in this guide, but it is most important during F2L and step 1, the cross. 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 are for after you get the basics down so don’t read these until after you do.

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All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier.

First Two Layers (F2L) of Fridrich Speedcubing Method – Wiki

Don’t start by learning those algorithms. The two sections of the algorithm show the two steps in the same procedure as before – the first bracketed section shows the pairing of d2l two cubies, and the second section shows the pair being inserted correctly.

Although the idea of slowing down in order to speed up may be counter-intuitive, a useful exercise is to practise F2L at an exaggeratedly slow speed. Fortunately, there is a huge algorithm database for your perusal, where you can find the perfect algorithms for you. That’s why there’s a big scary table of algorithms lurking on the algorithms pagebut because we’re fl2 our clever 2-look shortcut, you only need to know the following seven.

SpeedsolvingFMC Previous state: Case 5 Corner on Top, Edge in Middle. So the first algorithm orients all the last layer pieces makes them all face the right way, i.

If you used the second algorithm instead, then the same thing happens to red-blue corner and edge pieces, but x33 the red-green pieces are much happier and are in a position to be solved much more easily. So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time. You can do 3×33 in whatever order you choose but I have arranged them in what I think is a sensible order to 3x them – I have grouped similar algorithms, and put what I think are the easier c2l first.

Twisty Puzzles Online Stores International. Both have the same effect, but a double layer turn is quicker. A common system is using the Fridrich method first two layer approach. Now, when you’re solving the cube using the full CFOP method, the whole last layer is supposed to be solved in two steps:. F2L can be a little difficult to get your head around. Instead, a simple U’ before the algorithm means that when you then pair the red-blue corner and edge piece, you avoid affecting the blue-orange pair.


The next step is to solve the rest of the first two layers which is what X33 stands for at the same time, to get this:. This will correctly permute one of the edges, allowing you to solve the rest with one more use of the above algorithms.

First Two Layers

Instead, really try and solve each case intuitively. As mentioned above, the sections in this method don’t have to be learned sequentially.

If it is the R colour you can solve the pair using only RU and if it is the F colour you can turn the cube y’ and sovle the pair to the back slot using only RU.

A total of four corner edge or ‘CE’ pairs are made and inserted to solve 3s3 first two layers. A trigger is simply a sequence of moves that is easy to perform 33×3 quickly, and the Sexy Move trigger comes up a lot.

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.

It’s beautiful, and no horrid cube rotations. For example, if the edge only shows a blue sticker, the unseen sticker would be ff2l. If you spot an error, please contact me.

That’s called 2-look PLL. Last Layer Edge Control coming soon! If you perform each algorithm as quickly as humanly possible, you don’t leave yourself much time to analyse the cube and isolate the next corner-edge pair you want to solve. 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 face. But what is life without a bit of a challenge every now and then. It is the greatest oak that has the strongest roots, and you’ll grow your roots using the beginner’s guide.