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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They are there so you can see an optimal way to solve each case, but try to not rely on them for every single F2L case you encounter. 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 fridrixh look at the cube and produce an efficient way of solving each F2L pair.

Here’s a similar example:. Then, once you pll those few algorithms, you can begin to learn the rest of the last layer algorithms while always being able to fall back on the ones you know. Your cube should now look similar to the image on the right and your first look PLL is complete.

You’re ready to take your first look. 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. In the following example, you can see that the ‘headlights’ are on the Front face, as the top layer corners are both blue. Fridricy section fridricj not cite any sources.


If you are thinking “how the dickens is anyone supposed to do this in 4. Using this algorithm is preferable fridricj using the first algorithm twice, as it will be much faster to perform.

It is difficult to teach intuition, but through practice it should eventually just ‘click’ in your head. That’s called frjdrich PLL. God’s algorithm Superflip Thistlethwaite’s algorithm Rubik’s Cube group. Move on to the next sections, but keep starting with the cross on the bottom. Recognized by 2 pairs fridrlch headlights, to be faced to the sides.

You want fridrichh taste of the high-flying, rock and roll lifestyle of the speedcuber. 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.

The last B turn is done by the right hand index finger. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. In part due to Fridrich’s publication of the method on her website inCFOP has been the most dominant 3×3 speedcubing olll since aroundwith it and its variants used by the vast majority of the top speedcubers such as Feliks ZemdegsMax ParkSebastian WeyerMats Valketc.

Headlights facing to the right on main algorithm. For M’ I use my right hand ring finger. Even if you understand the basic ideas above, it isn’t always obvious how best to proceed. Wasting time is bad.

I would recommend that you keep using the 2-look algorithms until you feel confident with most of this speedcubing guide. So the first algorithm orients all the last layer pieces makes them all face the right way, i.


OLL Algorithms – CFOP SpeedSolving OLL #57 Cases

Compare these two algorithms:. There are five such cases that you should learn the algorithmic solution for, and they’re all in this nice little table:.

Floppy Cube 1x3x3 Rubik’s Domino 2x3x3. Fill in the four slots between the cross pieces, one slot at a time. Distinguished from the Sune by the side the non-oriented corners are facing. CFOP is heavily used and relied upon by many speedcubersincluding Rowe HesslerMats Valkand Feliks Zemdegs for its heavy reliance on algorithmspattern recognition and muscle memory ; as opposed to more intuitive methods such as the Roux or Petrus method.

Turning the whole cube in your hands is a slow waste of time. At this stage, a lot of people still find it quite difficult to intuitively manipulate the cube. 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: Watch my super fast 7.

Full CFOP takes some dedication. So instead, what we’re going to do, you and I, is cheat a little.

Speedcubing Guide

However, it is NOT required. Both algorithms solve the F2L pair and use the same number of moves. If they need to move clockwise, then use this algorithm:.

This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Recognized by having headlights.