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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Rather than relying on a big table of algorithms, F2L is best done intuitively. First, you can just use the above algorithm anyway, which will make some headlights for you to solve as above. Rubki slowly isn’t better – going faster is better, but you’ll get faster by going slower. In the images to the right, you can see what happens. The definition is a little different depending on the subject or who you are talking to.

Wasting time is bad. In this case, it doesn’t matter which one you hide, but it the previous case, it did matter. Then, turn the down face, either clockwize or counter-clockwize to save the cornerpiece.

But what is life without a bit of a challenge every now and then. I’m not even kidding.

To make things clear, I’ll first tell you what you eventually want to have. All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier.

I know that f2k F2L is very difficult. Case 1 Basic Cases. The moves are based solely on intuition, so algorithms are not required. Not having to turn the cube over after completing the cross on the top layer saves a lot gubik time, and it also runik that you can be looking for the pieces for the next step whilst completing the cross on the bottom.

Note that only the first method there will work. You now know the basic ideas of F2L. In this step, a first-layer corner henceforth referred to as “the corner” and the middle-layer edge above it “the edge” are inserted ff2l the same time into their designated locations “the slot”. If you had no correct edges in your last layer, you can just use one of the above algorithms rbuik, like with the corners in the previous step. 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.


When you have only one piece in the upper layer, the best thing you can usually do is doing the same as explained above to deal with the white on top rbik. So for OLL, instead of orienting every piece in the last layer at once, we’ll do the edges first and then the corners. So instead, what we’re going to do, you and I, is cheat a little.

Wiki tools Special pages. You have two options here.

The edgepiece must be rubuk UB. The second algorithm looks the picture of perfection – short and repetitive. Instead, it is much better to perform the algorithms slightly more slowly in one continuous stream. 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: You want to eliminate wasted time searching for pieces.

A total of four corner edge or ‘CE’ pairs are made and inserted to solve the first two layers. But the second algorithm is considerably quicker to perform, as you don’t have to adjust your hand position at all. Intuitive is solving the first two layers by intuition instead of algorithms.

Or you can check the advanced F2L section.

Speedcubing Guide | SolveTheCube

Categories 3x3x3 other substeps. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this introduction to speedcubing, a hobby that I and many others enjoy very much. Maybe you’re even getting pretty good, and can consistently do it in under 2 minutes.


Ignore the algorithm if you are just learning F2L. So instead of producing the cross by finding each white edge piece and solving them one f22l one, what you actually want to be doing is rhbik each piece at the same time in an efficient way.

Try to also remember that you probably have two hands. If the cornerpiece is in UFL, turn:. In these cases, it is assumed that the corner and edge are either in their respective locations or in the top layer. Try practising going from a scrambled cube to completed F2L very slowly, and making sure you have a continuous dubik flow. Find the corresponding centerpiece, and line the two stickers up diagonally like shown in the picture and done in step 2 of the beginner method.

The first approach involves taking each edge piece, putting it above where ff2l needs to go, and turning the appropriate face twice to place the piece on the bottom layer. The first algorithm either requires you to shift your hand position to twist the F face or start using some peculiar thumb movements.

Fridrich (CFOP) Method

There are two ways to execute F2L, intuitive and algorithmic. Using this algorithm is preferable than using the first algorithm twice, as it will be much faster to perform. It simply solves each piece relative to each otherand then places them in one go. This will be awkward the first few times you attempt it, but it is certainly worth practising. This idea does not mean that the previous advice of how to perform the algorithms is redundant.

Otherwise, they will only confuse you! Speedcubing Guide So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time. U2 R U2 R’.