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

Why don’t you give it a try – go to the timer pageset inspection time to 15 seconds and see if you can produce a solution to the cross entirely in your head. It’s ok, no one has to know.

Categories 3x3x3 other substeps.

Corner Bottom Case 5: It takes practise, and the next little section is all about how to be better at F2L. It simply solves each piece relative to each otherand then places them in one go. I’m going to show you a slightly different way of approaching the last layer, so that you only need to know a few algorithms instead.

They also tend to use more double layer turns like d as opposed U y’. Intuitive LL under construction. Through practice, your f2, will improve to 3d3 point where you can perform every algorithm very quickly, but without losing the ability to know what you’re doing next. As mentioned above, the sections in this method don’t have to 3d3 learned sequentially. Go on, I’ll wait right here.

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

There are lots of algorithms for doing this, but I like this one the best. Very slow indeed, about seconds per 33x turn of a face.


Being able to identify it easily will make algorithms that use it easier to learn, so whenever it is used in this guide it will be highlighted in red. Most F2L cases consist of two parts. Instead, it is much better to perform the algorithms slightly more slowly in one continuous stream.

The corner piece is paired with d2l edge piece, and the pair is inserted into the right place.

F2L Algorithms – CFOP SpeedSolving F2L #41 Cases

Then, once you know those few algorithms, you can begin to learn the rest of the last layer algorithms while always being able to fall back on the ones you know. 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:. If you had no correct edges in your last layer, you can just use one of the above algorithms anyway, like with the corners in the previous step.

But sometimes it can be advantageous to disturb unsolved spaces by choosing a space to build your corner-edge pair that also assists the creation of the next pair.

Speedcubing Guide

Top of the page. I have found that the next step F2L is a huge help for people to understand how to move cubies to where they want them, f2, skill that they can later use when returning to the cross. As above, you might now need to turn the top layer to realign the corner pieces.

The algorithm page has each OLL algorithm ordered by the shape they resemble, so you can find which situation you need easily. PLL gets the same treatment, as we’ll be permuting the corners first and then the edges. If you can intuitively solve every F2L situation you come across then jolly well done, but there are a few cases where there is just a better, faster, much less obvious algorithm to solve it.


But the second algorithm is considerably quicker to perform, as you don’t have to adjust your hand position at all.

But what is life without a bit of a challenge every now and then.

Have a go on your cube, and see if you can work out how to solve any of the f2. Instead, really try and solve each case intuitively. F2L Information Proposer s: An intuitive way of thinking about this situation might produce something like the first algorithm, as 3×33 follows the usual principles of pairing the edge and r2l piece 3×33 inserting them together.

This idea does not mean that the previous advice of how to perform the algorithms is redundant. Even though you can already solve this case using the beginner way, I would take the time to practise and learn this algorithm now. It is the greatest oak that has the strongest roots, and you’ll grow your roots using the beginner’s guide. You might think that this sounds quite challenging, and you’d be right.

Wasting time is bad. You can do this in whatever order you choose but I have arranged them in what I think is a sensible order to learn them – I have grouped similar algorithms, and put what I think are the easier ones first.