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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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Sign In Don’t have an account? Before you begin ruvik F2L, you should have created the white cross already. This leaves you with a very start-stop, stuttery solve as you rapidly perform an algorithm and then stop to find the next one.

You want to eliminate wasted time searching for pieces. Fortunately, there is a huge algorithm database for your perusal, where you can find the perfect algorithms for you. They don’t look scary at all, and there’s even some triggers in there that you’ve already seen! Therefore, rotate the cube as little as possible. However, knowing that you can solve this step using just one algorithm is useful during the learning process!

To this end, the vast majority of the algorithms on this page are comprised of many Rs and Us, as they are easy to perform sorry lefties. There are, however, a few rubk you might find yourself in where this procedure is not quite so obvious. Page last modified on Jan 18, Don’t worry if you struggle! 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.

First Two Layers

This database is part of the speedsolving. As you practise incorporating the techniques on this page into your solves, you will learn to recognise the various other OLL and PLL situations, which will help immensely in their memorisation. Simultaniously, you have created a pair, which you can easily place.


If you still have problems with F2L, which I can imagine, please leave a comment d2l. Because it was taken already, that’s why. You want a taste of the high-flying, rock and roll lifestyle of the speedcuber.

Retrieved from ” http: But now you’re hooked. In the images to the right, you can see what happens. I sincerely hope that you ff2l enjoyed this introduction to speedcubing, a hobby that I and many others enjoy very much.

Then, you turn the cornerpiece on top, by turning U, as shown in picture 2. First, you can just use the above algorithm anyway, which will make some headlights for you to solve as above. If it is on the left, the spot where that pair needs to go is in FR.

You will also have noticed that the first two brackets are written in red. I assure you that the rabbit hole goes even deeper than that, and every situation actually has multiple algorithms for your learning pleasure. This is for the same reason as the cross in step 1 – you need to be able to look at the cube and produce an efficient way of solving each F2L pair.

In the image, you would have to do the following: An intuitive way of thinking about this situation might produce something like the first algorithm, as it follows the usual principles of pairing the edge and corner piece and inserting them together.

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.

Well here is where your journey begins. Wiki tools Special pages. But what is life without a bit of a challenge every now and then. It will greatly reduce the amount of memorization needed. Learn the intuitive steps first and fully understand how the moves work. Look at the top colour of the edgepiece, and get the edgepiece above the corresponding centerpiece, as shown in the picture.


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Ignore the algorithm if you are just learning F2L. I have gone through each of these situations and chosen algorithms that I think are easy to both perform and learn, but you may feel differently.

Or you can check the advanced F2L section. So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time. You want to be one of those people, who can just look at a cube, and ten seconds later boom, it’s done.

Consider this situation, and the two approaches to solving it:. Something else to bear in mind is that you don’t tubik need to put the edge pieces in the correct place straight away. And, of course, you want to have two different colours on top. I have not had time to make sure all these moves are correct.

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

Instead, the pieces that do get affected are ones you don’t rubjk about, as they were occupying the space that you want to put the red-blue pair into. Then, turn the down face, either clockwize or counter-clockwize to save the cornerpiece. All those situations are devided in three main groups: