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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First Two Layers Variants: This practise is called lookaheadand is vital if you want to achieve solve times under 20 seconds. This works, and is an intuitive way to solve the problem, but the second solution is much simpler.

There are, of course, many more cases than this, but most can be solved with frixrich strategies above or can be reduced to one of the above cases. Not logged in Create account Log in. There are many ways to solve the ‘F2L’ on a cube. Start using the algorithms page to learn each of the PLL algorithms.

Fridrich (CFOP) Method

You aren’t satisfied with people standing around for 2 minutes while you solve it because that guy at the office didn’t believe you.

Both Top Type 1 Case 3: Case 1 Basic Cases. OLL consists of 57 different algorithms. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Frirdich have two options here.


This leaves you with a very start-stop, stuttery solve as you rapidly perform an algorithm and then stop to find the next one. One – the pairing of the corner and edge aka “F2L pair” – and two – the insertion of the F2L pair. It is the greatest oak that has the strongest roots, and you’ll grow frisrich roots using the beginner’s guide.

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This idea does not mean that the previous advice of how to perform the algorithms is redundant. Even if you understand the basic ideas above, it isn’t always obvious how best to proceed.

Don’t start by learning those algorithms. In these cases, it is assumed that the corner and edge are either in their respective locations or in the top layer. In the following example, you can see that the ‘headlights’ are on the Front face, as the top layer corners are both blue.

F2L Algorithms – CFOP SpeedSolving F2L #41 Cases

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, a skill that fridgich can later use when returning to the cross. PLL gets the same treatment, as we’ll be permuting the corners first and then the edges.


There are five such cases that you should learn the algorithmic solution for, and they’re all in this nice little table:. 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 frodrich piece at the same time in an efficient way.

If you do RU2R’, you can turn this into case 3. Retrieved 15 June When done at full speed, Rfidrich can be completed in less than 10 seconds! Try to also frdrich that you probably have two hands. At this pace, you remove the temptation to focus only on the pieces that you are currently applying an algorithm to, and you can easily be looking at the rest of the cube to find the next F2L pair.

F2L can be a little difficult to get your head around. Wasting time is bad. Views Read Edit View history.