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. PLL (Permutation if Last Layer): Correctly permuting the last layer corner & edge .. the F2L, know the Full PLL and 2 look OLL, and finally go for the full OLL too. So I’m really new to all these terms. Can someone explain to me what the acronyms PLL / OLL / and F2l mean? (And any others that exist).

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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. So the first algorithm orients all the ool layer pieces makes them all face the right way, i. Here’s a simple example:. Joined Apr 29, Messages 1, Likes 2.

You want to be one of those people, who can just look at a cube, and ten seconds later boom, it’s done. Being able to identify it easily will make algorithms that use it easier to learn, so pl, it is used in this guide it will be highlighted in red. Czech speedcuber Jessica Fridrich is generally credited for popularizing it by publishing it online in COLL and CLL both mean different things to other cubers, and sticking to convention makes things a lot easier for everyone involved.

Olo page was last edited on 17 Decemberat To start with, you will either have only one correct edge or none at all.

How to Speedsolve the Rubik’s Cube

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. How to Solve 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. Now that you r2l the beginner method, you can begin to introduce the concepts in this guide into your solves.

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I’m pretty sure that’s how I’ve been solving it. It is recommended that you should start learning using the beginner method first, then f22l the Fridrich method once you have become proficient at that. It is usually done starting with the white colored squares.


But the second algorithm is considerably quicker to perform, as you don’t have to adjust your hand position at all. According to Singmaster’s report on the world championship, Fridrich was then using a basic layer method, while Dutch competitor Guus Razoux Schultz had a primitive F2L system.

For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The cases for this step can all be solved intuitively if you have enough experience. 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. I assure you that the rabbit hole goes even deeper than that, and every situation actually has multiple algorithms for your learning pleasure.

Plll advice applies to all of steps in this guide, but it is most important during F2L and step 1, the cross. For example, here are two ways of pairing the corner pll edge pieces:.

If you do UF’U2, you can turn this case into case 2 above. Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references All articles with lll verification Articles with failed verification from November All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links.

You simply repeat these steps for each of the four corners, and solve each F2L pair in turn. Instead, really try and solve each case intuitively. Very slow indeed, about seconds per quarter turn of a face. If you only have one, then which algorithm you use depends on the direction that the other edges need to be cycled. The method works on a layer-by-layer system, first solving a cross typically on the bottom, continuing to solve the first two layers F2Lorienting the last layer OLLand finally permuting the last layer PLL.

There are five such cases that you should learn the algorithmic solution for, and they’re all in this plll little table:. If you do Ol, you can turn this into case 3. You will also have noticed that the first two brackets are g2l in red.


CFOP Method

The algorithm page has each OLL algorithm ordered by the shape they resemble, so you can find which situation you need easily. Both algorithms solve the F2L olll and use the same number of moves.

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. I’m at about 1: Have a go on your cube, and see if you can work out how to solve any of the pairs. Maintain your Rubik’s Cube in six easy steps How To: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I would recommend that you keep using the 2-look algorithms until you feel confident with most of this speedcubing guide. You can also order the table by trigger, which I think is much more conducive to memorisation. Therefore, rotate the cube as little as possible. Got a 3x3x3 just before Christmas, learned how to solve it and am addicted. So instead, what we’re going to do, you and I, is cheat a little.

You want a taste of the high-flying, rock and roll lifestyle of the speedcuber. It does take time to get used to, and it doesn’t really matter how long you take when you’re practising.

This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Basic layer-by-layer methods were among the first to arise during the early s cube craze. Instead, a simple U’ before the algorithm means that when you then pair the red-blue corner and edge piece, you avoid affecting the blue-orange pair.

Try to also remember that you probably have two hands.