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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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Don’t start by learning those algorithms. Both algorithms solve the F2L pair and use the same number of moves. At this stage, a lot of people still find it quite difficult to intuitively manipulate dubik cube.

F2L First 2 Layers is a way of continuing after solving the cross. There are two ways to execute F2L, intuitive and algorithmic. This means that doing the cross on the bottom is difficult, as they have come to rely on algorithms for situations ruibk are suddenly upside-down.

How To Solve The Second Layer Of The Rubik’s Cube – F2L

So instead of producing the cross by finding each white edge piece and solving them one by one, what you actually want to be doing is solving each piece at the same time in an efficient way. Speedsolvers mainly use intuitive F2L, since you do not have to learn any algorithms at all. D to save the cornerpiece R to bring up the eventual place of the edgepiece U’ to get the edgepiece in that place R’ to bring the edgepiece down D’ to get the cornerpiece back.

Sign In Don’t have an account? Very slow indeed, about seconds per quarter turn of a face. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this introduction to speedcubing, a hobby that I and many others enjoy very much. These steps are solved using only one algorithm each.

If they need to move clockwise, then use this algorithm:. Most F2L cases consist of two parts.


First Two Layers

So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time. If you are thinking “how the dickens is anyone supposed to do this in 4. 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.

This completes the cube, which you probably know looks like this:.

Another way to solve the ‘F2L’ is by building blocks, common during the first two layers of the Petrus method. All these categories have subcatogories, shown below. 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.

Through practice, your lookahead will improve to a point where you can perform every algorithm very quickly, but without losing the ability to know what you’re doing next.

If it is the R colour you can solve the pair using only RU and if it is the F colour you can turn the cube y’ and sovle the pair to the back slot using only RU. While this is also an excellent life tip, some situations are just better handled on a specific side of the cube.

For example, consider the following two algorithms:. This step of the cube should be done intuitively, even though there are algorithms for each case, algorithms should only be used for slower cases. Start using the algorithms page to learn each of the PLL algorithms.

Fortunately, there is a huge algorithm database for your perusal, where you can find the perfect algorithms for you. F2L combines steps 2 and 3 of my beginner solution, but it requires approximately the same number of moves as step 3 alone.

You aren’t satisfied with people standing around for 2 minutes while you solve it because that guy at the office didn’t believe you. When none of the pieces is in the top layer, I would advice you to first look for another pair. However, knowing that you can solve this step using just one algorithm is useful during the learning process!


This can’t be solved as simply, but the idea is exactly the same.

Just like with the happy red-green pieces before, sometimes you will come to an F2L situation that you’ve solved many times, but solve it in a different way because you want to set up the next F2L pair for easy solving. 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.

You might think that this sounds quite challenging, and you’d be right. They don’t look scary at all, and there’s even some triggers in there that you’ve already seen!

Your natural instinct may be to use your right hand, which produces the first algorithm. Case 6 Corner on Bottom, Edge in Middle.

How To Solve The Second Layer Of The Rubik’s Cube (F2L)

When you have this pair whether it was by pairing up or notlook at the colour on top. Now, there are two possible situations; the white cornerpiece can either be on the left or on the right. I assure you that the rabbit hole goes even deeper than that, and every situation actually has multiple algorithms for your learning pleasure. As mentioned above, the sections in this method don’t have to be learned sequentially. Next, turn the edgepiece into that position and turn the edgepiece back down.

For example, here are two ways of pairing the corner and edge pieces:. If you need to swap opposite edges, you can use this algorithm:. U2 R U2 R’.