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The name CFOP comes from the steps involved (Cross, F2L, OLL, PLL), and you may also see it referred to as the Fridrich method (after Jessica Fridrich, who. CFOP (Cross, F2L, OLL, PLL, pronounced C-F-O-P or C-fop) is a It is also known as the Fridrich Method after its popularizer, Jessica Fridrich. 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.

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The constituent techniques and their original proposers are as follows:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This method was first developed in the early s combining innovations by a number of speed cubers. While this is also an excellent life tip, some situations are just better handled on a specific side of the cube.

It takes practise, and the next little section is all about how to be better at F2L. The term “CFOP” has since seen increasing usage compared to back then, also in part motivated by efforts to standardize terminology in method classification, and is now seen, commonly, as “Fridrich Method.

Wasting time is bad. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Mirror of the Sune algorithm. But the second algorithm is considerably quicker to perform, as you don’t have to adjust your hand position at all. If you need to swap opposite edges, you can use this algorithm:. Easy to recognize after placing the oriented corner at the back.

However, note that this is a few seconds slower. Well here is where your journey begins. Retrieved 15 June To do this, you need to look for friidrich – a face where both top layer corners are the same colour presumably named due to their resemblance to the headlights of a car.


Speedcubing Guide

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. Have a go on your cube, and see if you can work out how to solve any of the pairs.

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

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.

CFOP method – Wiki

Her main contribution to the method was developing the OLL and PLL algorithms, which together allowed any last layer position to be solved with two algorithms and was significantly faster than previous last layer systems. To do this, search around your top layer for a pair of any-colored headlights and face those away from you on the back face and do the algorithm: Fill in the four slots between the cross pieces, one slot at a time.

To friddrich with, you will either have only one correct edge or none at all. This works, and is an intuitive way to solve the problem, but the second solution is much simpler. 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. Headlights facing to the right when L shape is correctly positioned.


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. Maybe you’re even getting pretty good, and can consistently do it in under 2 minutes. You want to eliminate wasted time searching for pieces. They also tend to fridricg more double layer turns like d as opposed U y’.

However, it is NOT required. The most recognized OLL algorithm.

2-Look OLLs & PLLs – SubTwentyCubing

When positioned correctly stickers block is on the front face. Don’t worry if you struggle!

At this pace, you remove the temptation to 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 to find the next F2L pair. This frkdrich takes you through every step of the CFOP speedcubing method. Also, the cube is commonly solved with the white side on top for the cross, yellow on the bottom for the cross, and opposite for the other steps.

I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this introduction to speedcubing, a hobby that I and many others enjoy very much.

It simply solves each piece relative to each otherand then places them in one go.