First Two Layers, or F2L are normally the first two bottom layers of the 3x3x3 Youtube: How to get faster at the 3×3 Rubik’s cube – F2L – by Feliks Zemdegs. We have to learn two algorithms which are symmetric to each other. We call them Left and Right algorithms. Learn how to solve the Rubik’s Cube with this simple and easy to follow F2L ( First 2 Layers) is a way of continuing after solving the cross.

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Speedcubing Guide

Now, when you’re solving the cube using the full CFOP method, the whole last layer is supposed to be solved in two steps:. Once you have both of them in the top layer, you can continue solving it as you normally would. But sometimes it can be advantageous to disturb unsolved spaces by choosing a space to build your corner-edge pair that also assists the creation of the next pair. Something else to bear in ruvik is that you don’t always need to put the edge pieces in the correct place straight away.

However, knowing that you can solve this step using just one algorithm is useful during the learning process! There are five such cases that you should learn the algorithmic solution for, r2l they’re all in this nice little table:. The first algorithm either requires you to shift your hand position to twist the F face or start using some peculiar thumb movements. You needn’t go through the steps in order – you can learn and practise each bit independently, falling back on the beginner method as and when you need it.


Again, these algorithm are arranged in what I think is a sensible order but you are free to learn them however you please. For example, here are two ways of pairing the corner and edge pieces:.

Try to also remember that you probably rybik two hands. Of course, when you’re just sat at home on 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.

Fridrich (CFOP) Method

Urbik doesn’t disturb any of the other F2L spaces, but you can see that the red-green pieces are looking rather unsolved and unhappy. The intuitive way will be taught here.

Fortunately, there is a huge algorithm database for your perusal, where you can find the perfect algorithms for you.

If they need to move clockwise, then use this algorithm:. To this end, the vast majority of the d2l on this page are comprised of many Rs and Us, as they are easy to perform sorry lefties. Rather than relying on a big table of algorithms, F2L is best done intuitively. The way it works is to split up the steps into two smaller steps each. The second algorithm looks the picture of perfection – short and repetitive.

If doing the cross on the bottom takes much longer than when doing it on the top, don’t be disheartened!

Speedcubing Guide | SolveTheCube

Why not see how well you can do with the timerand please do get in touch if you have anything you’d like to say, or leave a comment below!

Try practising going from a scrambled cube to completed F2L very slowly, and making sure you have a continuous steady flow. At this pace, you remove the temptation rublk 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 rubi, find the next F2L pair.


It’s ok, no rubuk has to know. In the following example, you can see that the ‘headlights’ are on the Front face, as the top layer corners are both blue.

PLL gets the same treatment, as we’ll be permuting the corners first and then the edges. Corner Bottom, Edge Middle Adv: It’s all very well and good being able to perform algorithms quickly, but perhaps ff2l most important thing with F2L is to perform the algorithms continuously.

This completes the cube, which you probably know looks like this:. Sign In Don’t have an account? Instead, really try and solve each case intuitively. Not logged in Create account Log in. You will have to rely on them in practically every solve until you learn every other OLL and PLL algorithm, which will take you some time and effort. Turning the whole cube in your hands is a slow waste of time. For example, if the edge only shows a blue sticker, the unseen sticker would be red. All those situations are devided in three main groups: 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.