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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Dan’s Cubing Cheat [Sheet] Site – F2L (First Two Layers) Algorithms – CFOP

It takes practise, and the next little section is all about how to be better at F2L. So instead, what we’re going to do, you and I, is cheat a little. This step of the cube should be done intuitively, even though there are algorithms for each case, algorithms should only be used for slower cases. Here’s a similar example:. Both Top Type 1 Case 3: I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this introduction to speedcubing, a hobby that I and many others enjoy very much.

Just like the beginner guide, the rest of the last layer isn’t an intuitive thing you can just work out if you can, you and your mega-brain should probably be working for NASA or something.

This leaves you with a very start-stop, stuttery solve as you rapidly perform an algorithm and then stop to find the next one.

Retrieved from ” https: There are lots of algorithms for doing this, but I like this one the best. I assure you that the rabbit hole goes even deeper than that, and every situation actually has multiple algorithms for your learning pleasure.

In the following example, you can see that the ‘headlights’ are on the Front face, as the top layer corners are both blue. For example, consider the following two algorithms:.

Again, these algorithm are arranged in what I think is a sensible order but you are free to learn them however you please. But not exactly the same, as you’ll have noticed – the cube is upside down. Using this algorithm is preferable than using the 33 algorithm twice, as it will be much faster to perform.


So the first algorithm orients all the last layer pieces makes them all face the right way, i. It’s easier to perform the quick trigger first and then add on the U’, as opposed to modifying a well-practised sequence. But what is life without a bit of a challenge every now and then. So instead of producing the cross by finding each white edge piece and solving them one by one, what you actually want to be doing is solving each piece at the same time in an efficient way.

That’s why there’s a big scary 3c3 of algorithms lurking on the algorithms pagebut because we’re using our clever 2-look shortcut, you only need to know the following seven.

The f22l 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 can be quite difficult certainly so if you’ve only just started doing it upside down but with practice it will become very easy to isolate only the four edge pieces you need and formulate a basic plan to get them into a cross. Case 4 Corner on Bottom, Edge on Top.

Don’t start by learning those algorithms. Speedsolving f2k, FMC Previous state: You aren’t satisfied with people standing around for 2 minutes while fl solve it because that guy at the office didn’t believe 3×33.

Fridrich (CFOP) Method

If one or both pieces are stuck in another slot, you can simply move them out by inserting random pieces from the top layer into that slot. You will also have noticed that the first two brackets are written in 2fl.

To do this, you need to look for ‘headlights’ – a face where both top layer f2o are the same colour presumably named due to their resemblance to the headlights of a car. Fortunately, there is a huge algorithm database for your perusal, where you can find the perfect algorithms for you.

F2L Algorithms Page

Page last modified on Jan 18, They also tend to use more double layer turns like d as opposed U y’. The first approach involves taking each edge piece, putting it above where it needs to go, and turning the appropriate face twice to place the piece on the 3xx3 layer. Not having to turn the cube over after completing the cross on the top layer saves a lot of time, and it also means that you can be looking for the pieces for the next step whilst completing the cross on the bottom.


This idea of finding 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. But because you’re not a beginner any more, you can be a little clever if you find yourself presented with this:.

You needn’t go through the steps in order – you can learn and practise each bit independently, falling back on the beginner method as and when you need it. Rather than relying on a big table of algorithms, F2L is best done intuitively.

Something else to bear in mind is that you don’t always need to put the edge pieces in the correct place 3d3 away. Compare these two algorithms:. In this situation, the first algorithm uses the empty space between the red and blue faces to move the red-blue edge piece so it can be easily paired and inserted.

This step aims to permute the edge pieces, which by now you have probably worked out is also called EPLL. Wiki tools Special pages. 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 3z3 it. I know, I know, I said that 3z3 should be solved intuitivelyand that you shouldn’t rely on a big table of algorithms.