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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But you could also place the white-red piece by doing this: 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.

The definition is a little different depending on the subject or who you are talking to. Simultaniously, you have created a pair, which you can easily place. All of that being said, I can rubii you some situations to hopefully make the process easier. Remember when I said ‘wasting time is bad’?

– CFOP – First 2 Layers (F2L)

That’s why there’s a big scary table of algorithms lurking on the algorithms pagebut because we’re using our clever 2-look shortcut, you only need to know the following seven.

You can also order the table by trigger, which I think is much more conducive to memorisation. Try practising going from rubk scrambled cube to completed F2L very slowly, and making sure you have a continuous steady flow. It’s ok, no one has to know. About Me My Records. Both Top Type 1 Case 3: Now, there are two possible situations; the white cornerpiece can either be on the left or on the right.


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. Home Old Updates Contact Me. If it is on the left, the spot where that pair needs to rhbik is in FR.

First Two Layers

Then, there are three subcatagories:. Start using the algorithms page to learn each of the PLL algorithms. Not logged in Create account Log in. This idea does not mean that the previous advice of how to perform the algorithms is redundant.

Even though you can already solve this case using the beginner way, I would take the time to practise and learn this algorithm now. However, many other sites do have so-called “algorithms” for this step.

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

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. You simply repeat these steps for each of the four corners, and solve each F2L pair in turn. First, you can just use the above algorithm anyway, which will make some headlights for you to solve as above.

Once you have f2p set up like this, hold the white piece at the side at look at the colour at the front side.

Find the corresponding centerpiece, and line the two stickers up diagonally like shown in the picture and done in step 2 of the beginner method. 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 will be awkward the first few times you attempt it, but it is certainly worth practising. The moves are based solely on intuition, so algorithms are not required. 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.


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. In these cases, it is assumed that the corner and edge are rubij in their respective locations or in the top rubkk.

As above, you might now need to turn the top r2l to realign the corner pieces. But not exactly the same, as you’ll have noticed – the cube is upside down.

Speedsolvers mainly use intuitive F2L, since you do not have to learn any algorithms at rkbik.

It’s beautiful, and no horrid cube rotations. F2L can be a little difficult to get your head around. While this is also an excellent life tip, some situations rubi, just better handled on a specific side of the cube. F2L is used in the fridrich method, to solve the first two layers simultaniously.