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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The algorithm page has each OLL algorithm ordered by the shape they resemble, so you can find which situation you need easily. Fridrich switched to F2L later in Retrieved from ” https: I shall now try to explain some further concepts that you can use to improve your F2L. But just look at it.

How to Speedsolve the Rubik’s Cube – CFOP Method Explained

If you are thinking “how the dickens is anyone supposed to do this in 4. Included are all the algorithms and methods required rubk learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube. But the second algorithm is considerably quicker to perform, rubii you don’t have to adjust your hand position at all.

It is usually done starting with the white colored squares. In other languages Add links. At this stage, a lot of people still find it quite difficult to intuitively manipulate the cube. So the first algorithm cfkp all the last layer pieces makes them all face the right way, i.

Well go ahead, but don’t blame me when you’re trying to make friends with other speedcubers and you have to listen to “Wait, do you mean COLL as in orienting and permuting last layer corners while preserving edge orientation, or just orienting the corners and preserving edge orientation but ignoring all last layer permutation?


Archived from the original on The cross is done intuitively. These steps are solved using only one algorithm each.

How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube/CFOP

Mike Boyd Learner of fcop The first approach involves taking each edge piece, putting it above where it needs to go, and turning the appropriate face twice to place the piece on the bottom layer.

Being able to identify it easily will make algorithms that use it easier to learn, so whenever it is used in this guide it will be highlighted in red.

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.

Using this algorithm is preferable than using the first algorithm twice, as it will be much faster to perform. They also tend to use more double layer turns like d as opposed U y’. You want to eliminate wasted time searching for pieces. Indeed, the whole cross is assembled on the bottom layer instead of the top. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. COLL and CLL both mean different things to other cubers, and sticking to convention makes things a lot easier for everyone involved.

This database is part of the speedsolving.

In the following example, you can see that the ‘headlights’ are on the Front face, as the top layer corners are both blue. The first algorithm does successfully pair the red-blue corner and edge pieces, but it also lifts out the blue-orange pair from its proper place, thereby undoing any hard work it took to put it there. Most of the 41 cases have reasonable intuitive solutions. I have found that the next step F2L is a huge help for people to understand how to move cubies to where they want them, a skill that they can later use when returning to the cross.

Retrieved from ” https: I know, I know, I said that F2L should be solved intuitivelyand that you shouldn’t rely on a big table of algorithms. Both have the same effect, but a double layer turn is quicker.


Starting with the basics and leading all the way up to a completed solve, you’ll be speed solving cubes in no time. This guide takes you through every step of the CFOP speedcubing method. No projects have been added yet. Make a cross on one side by solving all edges of a given face.

If you used the second algorithm instead, then the same thing happens to red-blue corner and edge pieces, but now the red-green pieces are much happier and are in a position to be solved much more easily.

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

Each slot is filled by inserting a corner and its corresponding edge simultaneously. Take a moment to tell us what you think of this class. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this introduction to speedcubing, a hobby that I and many others ruubik very much. I’m going to show you a slightly different way of approaching the last layer, so that you only need to know a few algorithms instead. This step was not invented by Jessica Fridrich.

Even though cgop can already solve this case using the beginner way, I would take the time to practise and learn this algorithm now.

They don’t cgop scary at all, and there’s even some triggers in there that you’ve already seen! The completion of this step leaves one with just the last layer, typically placed on top.

Czech speedcuber Jessica Fridrich is generally credited for popularizing it by publishing it online in For example, consider the following two algorithms:.

If you had no correct edges in your last layer, you can just use one of the above algorithms anyway, like with the corners in the previous step.