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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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Remember when I said ‘wasting time is bad’?

Most of the 41 cases have reasonable intuitive solutions. Even if you understand the basic ideas above, it isn’t always obvious how best to proceed. But you could also place the white-red piece by doing this: Going slowly isn’t better – going faster is better, but you’ll get faster by going slower.

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

So the first algorithm orients all the last layer pieces makes them all face the right way, i. In this class, you’ll learn: Start using 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. Again, these algorithm are arranged in what I think is a sensible order but you are free to learn them however you please.

However, there is such a list on the algorithms pagewhere you can see each F2L case and how to solve it. Mike Boyd Learner of things You want to eliminate wasted time searching for pieces.


How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube/CFOP

All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier. In part due to Fridrich’s publication of the method on her website inCFOP has been the most dominant 3×3 speedcubing method since aroundwith it and its variants used by the vast majority of the top speedcubers such as Feliks ZemdegsMax ParkSebastian WeyerMats Valketc.

Now insert the pair into its slot. First, you can just use the above algorithm anyway, which will make some headlights for you to solve as above. Retrieved from rbuik https: This differs from case 2 only by the orientation of the edge blue is up, not orange. You should do it on the bottom because then it’s easier to locate the other pieces.

CFOP method – Wiki

The algorithm page has each OLL algorithm ordered by the shape they resemble, so you can find which situation you need easily. As a result, many who learned from her website began to call this method the “Fridrich Method,” which explains the common use of the term today. Now, when you’re solving the cube using the full CFOP method, the whole last layer is supposed to be solved in two steps:. Then, once you know those few algorithms, you can begin to learn the rest of the last layer algorithms while always being able to fall back on the ones you know.

This step was proposed by Hans Dockhorn and Anneke Treep. God’s algorithm Superflip Thistlethwaite’s algorithm Rubik’s Cube group.

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 rrubik to the cross entirely in your head. Retrieved from ” https: It takes practise, and the next little section is all about how to be better at F2L.


Retrieved 15 June Don’t worry if you struggle! Hopefully you find them useful: Not having to turn the cube over after completing the cross on the top layer saves a lot of time, and it also means that you can be looking for the pieces for the next step whilst completing the cross on the bottom.

This greatly reduces the number of cases; 2-look OLL has 9 cases. In particular, it combines some steps of the said method into one by using many more algorithms. You can do this in whatever order you choose but I have arranged them in what I think is a sensible order to learn them – I have grouped similar algorithms, and put what I think are the easier ones first. I took on this cube as well, check it out below. What’s even better is that these few algorithms are used in the full CFOP method anyway, so we’re not wasting any time!

This doesn’t disturb any of the other F2L spaces, but you can see that the red-green pieces are looking rather unsolved and unhappy. This idea of finding an empty space on the cube and using it to build a corner-edge pair is crucial to F2L, as of course you want to be able to construct each of the four F2L pairs without disturbing any previously solved ones.