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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That’s called 2-look PLL. The important part of F2L is being able to solve rbik of the pairs without affecting any of the other previously solved pairs. Both algorithms solve the F2L pair 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.

Speedcubing Guide So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time. In the examples to the right, I will always use the white-green-red cornerpiece and the green-red edgepiece. But what is life without a bit of a challenge every now and then. It takes practise, and the next little section is all about how to be better at F2L. There are, however, some more optimal algorithms. Last Layer Edge Control coming soon! But just look at it. Now that you know the beginner method, you can begin to introduce the concepts in this guide into your solves.

The moves are based solely on intuition, so algorithms are not required. First Two Layers Variants: As mentioned above, the sections in this method don’t have to be learned sequentially.


Speedcubing Guide

r2l But now you’re hooked. There are many ways to solve the ‘F2L’ on a cube. There are, however, a few situations you might find yourself in where this procedure is not quite so obvious. FL Corners Step 3: Case 6 Corner on Bottom, Edge in Middle. Instead, really try and solve each case intuitively. Next, turn the edgepiece into that position and turn the edgepiece back down.

F2L Algorithms – CFOP SpeedSolving F2L #41 Cases

The only pairs that needs both R and F turns are the six ones with the edge unoriented in the slot, if the edge is oriented in the slot both ways works. The second algorithm looks the picture of rbuik – short and repetitive. It’s beautiful, and no horrid cube rotations. But not exactly the same, as you’ll have noticed – the cube is upside down.

In this situation, the first algorithm uses the empty space between the red and blue faces to move the red-blue edge piece so it can be easily paired and inserted. First Two Layersor F2L are normally the rublk two bottom layers of the 3x3x3 cubeor essentially all layers up until the last layer on larger cubes. You want to be one of those people, who can just look at a cube, and ten seconds later boom, it’s done.

Once you have it set up like this, hold the white piece at the side at look at the colour at the front side. The edgepiece must be in UB.

All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier. Page last modified on Jan 18, For example, here are two ways of pairing the corner and edge pieces:. Otherwise, they will only confuse you! Fortunately, there is a huge algorithm database for your perusal, where you can find the perfect algorithms for you.

They are for after you get the basics down so don’t read these until after you do. A total of four corner edge or ‘CE’ pairs are made and inserted to solve the first two layers. This might seem like a trivial difference to you, but each little pause adds up, and when you’re trying to really push down your solve time every second counts. Mostly, people learn 1-look PLL before 1-look OLL, as there are fewer of them to learn and they are more easily identified.


You turn F, to hide the edgepiece. 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. If you’ve just arrived at this website looking to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube and thought to yourself “Beginner my left foot, I’m starting with the speed cubing guide, that sounds fast”, then I warn you now: The red-blue F2L pair is used in all of these diagrams so the sticker that is hidden would be either red or blue, depending on which sticker is shown.

One piece in the top layer; Both pieces not in the top layer. For example, consider the following two algorithms:. Because it was rbuik already, that’s why. I have gone through each of these situations and chosen algorithms that I rubi are easy to both perform and learn, but you may feel differently.

The idea of F2L is to pair each of the four bottom layer corners with the corresponding edge piece and then insert them into the correct place. Corner Bottom, Edge Middle Adv: