It is the key to solve the cube under 20 seconds or even 10 seconds if you really master the method. This method is named after its creator, Jessica Fridrich. He said: “I am using the Fridrich method.” I asked with a surprise in my voice: ” You actually memorized ALL algorithms?” His answer was: “No. 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.

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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.

The strategy here is to join a corner of the first layer with the edge that goes above it, then insert that pair. It is recommended that you should start learning using algoriyhms beginner method first, then use the Fridrich method once you have become proficient at that.

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:. 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.

That is a great first goal and will help you to solve the Rubik’s cube under 20 seconds. Then then ones with two corners to orient and finished with the last two. Fridrich first saw a Rubik’s Cube at the age of frkdrich in March There are many websites presenting solving formulas for the first two layers.

Now that you know the beginner method, you can begin to introduce the concepts in this guide into your solves. It is the first step to the full Fridrich method, used by speedcubers. Well go ahead, but don’t blame me when you’re trying to make friends with other speedcubers and you have to listen to “Wait, alvorithms you mean COLL as in orienting and permuting last layer corners while preserving edge orientation, or just orienting the corners and preserving edge orientation but fridrichh all last layer permutation?


They don’t algorithmss scary at all, and there’s even some triggers in there that you’ve already seen! I would recommend that you keep using the 2-look algorithms until you feel confident with most of this speedcubing guide. Both have the same effect, but a double layer turn is quicker. This case occurs when the white corner has the white on top.

Jessica Fridrich

You now know the basic ideas of F2L. Therefore, rotate the cube as little as possible.

Retrieved April 19, Megaminx Pyraminx Crystal Skewb Ultimate. It has to be maximum once per pair, ideally just once or twice during the whole solve of the Aglorithms. It’s all very well and good being able to perform algorithms quickly, but perhaps the most important thing with F2L is to perform the algorithms continuously. Much like the Sexy Move highlighted in red before, the jeseica R’ F R F’ is a trigger called the Sledgehammer, and you’ll spot it lurking about in other places and algorithms.

This corner and edge are called a pair.

First, we will see how to orient the edges and then the corners. This advice applies to all of steps in this guide, but it is most important during F2L and step 1, the cross. At this stage, a lot of people still find it quite difficult to intuitively manipulate the cube. The last layer is solved by first orienting and then permuting the last layer cubies using a large number of algorithms.

Jessica Fridrich

The important part of F2L is being able to solve each of the pairs without affecting any of the alogrithms previously solved pairs. Or the two corners are next to each other and the yellow is on the side. As above, you might now need to turn the top layer to realign the corner pieces. If it is too difficult for you, maybe you can try it later on I found all these cases intuitively, just with practice.


The OLL skip is the position where all the last layer is already oriented without performing any algorithm. I would recommend you to start learning all of them only when you already know all the PLLs.

They will be presented with an example. It helps you to focus on unsolved faces, instead of focusing on the white face.

Fridrich method : The fastest Rubik’s cube solution for 3x3x3

To start with, you will either have only one correct edge or none at all. They also can be performed very quickly. The CFOP method she popularised describes solving the cube in a layer-by-layer fashion. As you might well imagine, this means that full CFOP has a lot of algorithms in it – one for frldrich situation you might encounter.

Move on to the next sections, but keep starting with the cross on algotithms bottom. Advanced solution for Rubik’s cube 3×3. Jessica FridrichBinghamton University.

The first algorithm either requires you to shift your fridrlch position to twist the F face or start using some peculiar thumb movements. I have gone through each of these situations and chosen algorithms that I think are easy to both perform and learn, but you may feel differently. To find the pattern on the corners, just focus on the side colors of the corners. Floppy Cube 1x3x3 Rubik’s Domino 2x3x3.