Fridrich (CFOP) – Stage 1. July 4th by Chris Durnford. If you have already read our beginner’s solution guide, you will already know how to do this step. 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 Rubik’s Cube. CFOP is the most frequently used speedsolving method for the 3x3x3 for the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube since have been set with CFOP, with the.

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Learn Quick with Mike Boyd. Here’s a YouTube video I made of my progress in learning how to solve the 3x3x3 cube in under 2 rhbik plus some extra fun rubk about Rubik’s cubes: It should be obvious to you that you can simply do F2 to correctly place the white-blue edge piece on the bottom layer. 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.

Learn to Solve the Rubik’s Cube the Easiest Way (CFOP Tutorial) | Mike Boyd | Skillshare

Don’t forget to align the centers pieces of the cube! In other languages Add links. Although it requires you to memorise many up to 78 different algorithms, it’s one of the fastest speedcubing methods. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 15 June By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. COLL and CLL both mean different things to other cubers, and sticking to convention makes things a lot easier for everyone involved.

Although the idea of slowing down in order to speed up may be counter-intuitive, a useful exercise is to practise F2L at an exaggeratedly slow speed.

Start ruibk the algorithms page to learn each of the PLL algorithms. The important part of F2L is being able to solve each of the pairs without affecting any of the other previously solved pairs.

In this class, Mike Boyd walks you through every stage of solving the Rubik’s cube. Much like the Sexy Move highlighted in red before, the sequence R’ F R F’ is a trigger called the Sledgehammer, and you’ll spot it lurking about in other places and algorithms.


It rubikk recommended that you solve the cross on the bottom, left, right or back face and that you become familiar doing the cross with all colors; not just one. I shall now try to explain some further concepts that you can use to improve your F2L.

Don’t worry if you struggle! Class Projects See All Use the videos and these algorithms to solve the cube. It ffop also known as the Fridrich Method after its popularizer, Jessica Fridrich.

This works, and is an intuitive way to solve the problem, but rubii second solution is much simpler. There are, however, some more optimal algorithms. But not exactly the same, as you’ll have noticed – the cube is upside down. While some cubers still insist on the term “CFOP,” Fridrich’s contribution to the popularization of the method is undeniable, rubii many others accept the term “Fridrich Method” as established terminology and a perfectly valid synonym for “CFOP. In reality, many developments were made in the early ’80s by other cubers who have contributed to the method in its current form.

Here, we outline pure CFOP without any additional trick. If you can rkbik 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.

As you might well imagine, this means that full CFOP has a lot of cfo; in it – one for every situation you might encounter. Like a true Rubik’s cube solver, we’ll do this by intuition and leave the algorithms for later.

Rubik created the cube as a teaching tool so that his students could understand how to move parts of a 3D object independently without fundamentally altering cvop destroying it. Floppy Cube 1x3x3 Rubik’s Domino 2x3x3.

The completion of this step leaves one with just the last layer, typically placed on top.

Turning the whole cube in your hands is a slow waste of time. 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. It can be quite difficult certainly so if you’ve only just started doing it upside down but with practice it will become very easy to isolate only the four edge pieces you need and formulate a basic plan to get them into a cross.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Step 1 – The Cross This step is the same as the beginner method – forming a cross on the first layer to get this: You want to be one of those people, who can just look at a cube, and ten seconds later boom, it’s done.

To do this, you need to look for ‘headlights’ – a face where both top layer corners are the same colour presumably named due to their resemblance to the headlights of a car. The algorithm page has each OLL algorithm ordered by the shape they resemble, so you can find which situation you need easily.

Go on, I’ll wait right here. Starting with the basics and leading all the way up to a completed solve, you’ll be speed solving cffop in no time. But the second algorithm is considerably quicker to perform, as you don’t have to adjust your hand position at all.

Just like with the happy red-green pieces before, sometimes you will come to an F2L situation that you’ve solved many times, but solve it in a different way because you want to set up the next F2L pair for easy solving. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. This advice applies to all of steps in this guide, but it is most important during F2L and step 1, the cross.

How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube/CFOP

Your natural instinct may be to use your right hand, which produces the first algorithm. There are, of course, many more cases than this, but most can be solved with the strategies above or can be reduced to one of the above cases.

If you perform each rubok as quickly as humanly possible, you don’t leave yourself much time to analyse the cube and isolate the next corner-edge pair you want to solve.