F2L Algorithms (First 2 Layers). Developed by Feliks Zemdegs and Andy Klise. Images sourced from Conrad Rider’s VisualCube. This algorithm sheet has some more algorithms for F2L. These algorithms/cases are picked because they are rotationless, short and easy to learn, but also. F2L Algorithms – All Four Slot Angles. Developed by Feliks Zemdegs and Andy Klise. Images sourced from Conrad Rider’s VisualCube.

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A great read for someone wanting to get into it. For example, consider the alforithms two algorithms:. This includes “X store is now selling this cube! Antoine is one of the best one handed solvers in the world and has a website with lots one handed resources.

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Corner Bottom Case 5: Cale Schoon’s WV in back doc: A speedsolving thread fully dedicated to FMC. First Two Layersor F2L are normally the first two bottom layers of the 3x3x3 cubeor essentially all layers up until the last layer on larger cubes. How To Solve a 3x3x3? This advice applies to all of steps in this guide, but it is most important during F2L and step 1, the algorihms. While many things on this site are out of date, the cube shape is a very nice resource.

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The First 2 Layers These are the 41 distinct cases plus one solved for the placement of a corner alforithms its matching edge from the F2L and the algorithms I use for them. A great resource for learning more about FMC. OLL consists of 57 different algorithms. 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, do 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 ignoring all last layer permutation?

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If you do UF’U2, you can turn this case into case 2 above. You might think that this sounds quite challenging, and you’d be right.

After solving the cross, a corner-edge pair is paired up form pairand then inserted into the correct slot pair insertion. Cube explorer has been around for ages algoriyhms creating algorithms. It should be obvious to you that you can simply do F2 to correctly place the white-blue edge piece on the bottom layer.

This practise is called lookaheadand is vital if you want to achieve solve times under 20 seconds.

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Remember when I said aglorithms time is bad’? This step aims to permute the edge pieces, which by now you have probably worked out is also called Algorifhms. Scroll down before posting For people who love any sort of geometric puzzles, including but not limited to: Only link to websites etc directly. However, the second algorithm is much faster to perform, as it is essentially the same few moves performed three times. F2L can be a little difficult to algorihms your head around.

This will allow you to focus g2l the next step, F2L while doing the cross. I hope you understand LOL This can be confusing. However, it shows algorithms only for solving into the front-right slot.

Edge Middle Case 6: It makes sense, thank you: This is just the mirror of Case 30, with a right-handed optimization at the FL slot. If you used the second algorithm instead, then the same thing happens to red-blue corner and edge pieces, but now the red-green pieces are much happier and are in a position to be solved much more easily.

These miscellaneous techniques can help you improve your speed in the step.

For each case, there will be a “method” how f2k convert it to one of the basic cases and an “algorithm” in with a bullet f2o front of it. Rather than relying on a big table of algorithms, F2L is best done intuitively. There are, of course, many more cases than this, but most algorighms be solved with the strategies above or can be reduced to one of the above cases. Don’t forget to align the centers pieces of the cube! Porkynator created a fantastic guide to lots of the key FMC techniques.


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.

I shall now try to explain some further concepts that you can use to improve your F2L. Exactly as it sounds. There are, however, a few situations you might find yourself in where this procedure is not quite so obvious.

The moves are based solely on intuition, so algorithms are not required. It’s beautiful, and no horrid cube rotations.

There algortihms five such cases that you should learn the algorithmic solution for, and they’re all in this nice little table:. 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.

Nathan Dwyer’s 4×4 parity: You simply repeat these steps for each of the four corners, and solve each F2L pair in turn.

First Two Layers

Of course, when you’re just sat at home alborithms 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. This is a more basic page, just for OCLL cases. A tip for training is to do the cross blindfolded.

This leaves you with a very start-stop, stuttery solve as you rapidly perform an algorithm and then stop to find the next one. Page last modified on Jan 18,