The Fridrich method or the CFOP method (cross, F2L, OLL, PLL) is a fast method for solving the Rubik’s Cube created by Jessica Fridrich. It consists of four. (what looks like a cross shape); F2L: Solving the first two layers completely (not hard as it sound:)); OLL (Orientation of Last Layer): Correctly orienting the last. This two-part video tutorial will teach you how to solve the Rubik’s Cube F2L, OLL and PLL. Make sure you have your Rubiks Cube notation.

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Although the idea of slowing down in order g2l speed up may be counter-intuitive, a useful exercise is to practise F2L at an exaggeratedly slow speed. Again, these algorithm are arranged in what I think is a ol order but you are free to learn them however you please. It consists of four steps: In other languages Add links. Of course, when you’re just sat at home on a lazy Sunday idling the afternoon away with a Rubik’s Cube you likely won’t be paying much attention to official WCA competition rules, but it does give you something to aim for.

Have a go on your cube, and see if you can work out how to solve any of the pairs. Both algorithms solve the F2L pair and use the same number of moves. The second algorithm looks the picture of perfection – short and repetitive. Solve the wooden ball puzzle How To: Now, when you’re solving the cube using the full CFOP method, the whole last layer is supposed to be solved in two steps:.

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. Views Read Edit View history. Megaminx Pyraminx Crystal Skewb Ultimate. Here’s a similar example:.


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I would recommend that you keep using the 2-look algorithms until you feel confident with most of this speedcubing guide. Archived from the original on 26 September You will have to rely on them in practically every solve until you learn every other OLL and PLL algorithm, which will take you some time and effort.

Now insert the pair into its slot. Maybe you’re even getting pretty good, and can consistently do ool in under 2 minutes. Through practice, your lookahead will improve to a point where you can perform every algorithm very quickly, but without losing the ability to know what you’re doing next.

You might think that this sounds quite challenging, and you’d be right. Retrieved 15 June You can also order the table by trigger, which I think is much more conducive to memorisation. Move on to the next sections, but keep starting with the cross on the bottom. At this stage, a lot of people still find it quite difficult to intuitively manipulate the cube. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Although it requires you to memorise many up to 78 different algorithms, it’s one of the fastest speedcubing methods.

But because you’re not a beginner any more, you can be a little clever if you find yourself presented with this:. If you clicked the link to the algorithm page before, you’ll have seen that the list is indeed quite long. As you might well imagine, this means that full CFOP has a lot of algorithms in it – one for every situation you might encounter. But just look at it.

How to Speedsolve the Rubik’s Cube

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. As above, you might now need to turn the top layer to realign the corner pieces. Why not see how well you can do with the timerand please do get in touch if you have anything you’d like to say, or leave a comment below!


A trigger is simply a sequence of moves that is easy to perform very quickly, and the Sexy Move trigger comes up a lot. You want to eliminate wasted time searching for pieces. It does take time to get used to, and it doesn’t opl matter how long you take when you’re practising.

This might seem like a trivial difference to you, but each little pause adds up, and when you’re trying to really push down your solve time every second counts. If you do UF’U2, you can turn this case into f2k 2 above.

Speedcubing Guide

Algorithm helper Toggle algorithm helper. Share Your Thoughts Click to share your thoughts. I shall now try to explain some further concepts that you can use to improve your F2L. 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. Full CFOP takes some dedication. Well here is where your journey begins. The corner piece is paired with the edge piece, and the pair is inserted into the right place.

But sometimes it can be advantageous to disturb unsolved spaces by choosing a space to build your corner-edge f2p that also assists the creation of the next pair. You have two options here. All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier.