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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Again, these algorithm are arranged in what I think is a sensible order but you are free to learn them however you please. Mike Boyd Learner of things It is usually done starting with the white colored squares. Because it was taken already, that’s why.

The cases described below are designed to help you gain that intuition.

Don’t forget to align the centers pieces of the cube! It takes practise, and the next little section is all about how to be better at F2L. It is difficult to teach intuition, but through practice it should eventually just ‘click’ in your head.

Archived from the original on 26 September Cfo time is bad. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Make sure that the colours of the other stickers on the edges are in this order: I took on this cube as well, check it out below. That’s why there’s a big scary table of algorithms lurking on the algorithms pagebut because we’re using our clever 2-look shortcut, you only need to know the following seven.


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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 is for the same reason as the cross fcop step 1 – you need to be able to look at the cube and produce an efficient cfpo of solving each F2L pair.

Retrieved from ” https: Although it may seem complicated, Rubik’s cube solving can actually be quite simple once you get the hang of it.

This section does not cite any sources. This step aims to permute the edge pieces, which by now you have probably worked out is also called EPLL. Indeed, the whole cross is assembled on the bottom layer instead of the top.

How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube/CFOP

Your natural instinct may be to use your right hand, which produces the first algorithm. Using this algorithm is preferable than using the first algorithm twice, as it will be much faster to perform.

Several high-profile cubers have long disputed this terminology; Ron van Bruchemfamously, has publicly written that he will never call CFOP the “Fridrich Method. All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier.

How to Speedsolve the Rubik’s Cube

If you are thinking “how the dickens is anyone supposed to do this in 4. But what is life without a bit of a challenge every now and then.


You can also order cvop table by trigger, which I think is much more conducive to memorisation. The last layer steps OLL and PLL involve first orienting the last layer pieces, then permuting them into their correct positions.

Algorithm helper Toggle algorithm helper. If you perform each algorithm 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.

During the resurgence in cfopp popularity in the late ’90s and early s, there was a general lack of information on the sport. But just look at it. However, there is such a list on the algorithms pagewhere you can see each F2L case and how to solve it. Get your first month of Skillshare Premium free. This practise is called lookaheadand is vital if you want to achieve solve times under 20 seconds.

F2L can be a little difficult to get your head around. Archived from the original on It is also known as the Fridrich Method after its popularizer, Jessica Fridrich. This greatly reduces the number of cases; 2-look OLL has 9 cases. I shall now try to explain some ruik concepts that you can use to improve your F2L.