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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Speedcubing Guide So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time. You want a taste of the high-flying, rock and roll lifestyle of the speedcuber. Bar is facing to the left. Even though you can already solve this case using the beginner way, I would take the time to practise and learn this algorithm now. Floppy Cube 1x3x3 Rubik’s Domino gridrich.

These steps are solved using only one algorithm each. P shape is upside-down on the right. This is for the same reason as the cross in step 1 – you need to be able to look ffridrich the cube and produce an efficient way of solving each F2L pair. Recognized by having a stickers block.

CFOP Method – Wikipedia

olk This greatly reduces the number of cases; 2-look OLL has 9 cases. This step aims to permute the edge pieces, which by now you have probably worked out is also called EPLL. Wasting time is bad. This might seem like a trivial difference to you, but each little pause adds up, and when you’re trying to really push down your solve time every second counts.


2-Look OLL & PLL Tutorial

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Why don’t you give it a try – go to the timer pageset inspection time to 15 seconds and see if you can produce a solution to the cross entirely in your head.

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 fgidrich at the rest of the cube to find the next F2L pair. But sometimes it can be advantageous to disturb unsolved spaces by choosing a space to build your corner-edge pair that also assists the creation of the next pair.

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.

After getting the top cross, there are seven unique cases to complete the OLL. Megaminx Pyraminx Crystal Skewb Ultimate. 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. Try practising going from a scrambled cube to completed F2L very slowly, and making sure you have a continuous steady flow. However, there is such a list on the algorithms pagewhere you can see each F2L case and how to solve it.

This practise is rridrich lookaheadand is vital if you want to achieve solve times under 20 seconds.

If doing the cross on the bottom takes much longer than when doing it on the top, don’t be disheartened! 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. Turning the whole cube in your hands is a slow waste of time.


Speedcubing Guide

CFOP is heavily used and relied upon by many speedcubersincluding Rowe HesslerMats Valkand Feliks Zemdegs for its heavy reliance on frdirichpattern recognition and muscle memory ; as opposed to more intuitive methods such as the Roux or Petrus method. Mirror of the Sune algorithm. All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier.

Learning and practising this method can take you all the way to the top fridrlch the game – it is used by a lot of the top speedcubers to set world records, including the current staggeringly low time of 4.

You want to be fririch of those people, who can just look at a cube, and ten seconds later boom, it’s done. So the first algorithm orients all the last layer pieces makes them all face the right way, i. 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. Well here is where your journey begins. COLL and CLL both mean different things to other cubers, and sticking to convention makes things a lot easier for everyone involved.

Much like the Sexy Move highlighted in red before, the sequence R’ F R F’ is a trigger called the Sledgehammer, and you’ll spot it lurking about in other places and algorithms. That’s called 2-look PLL. But just look at it.

Archived from the original on 26 September Your cube should now look similar to the image on the right and your first look PLL is complete. They also tend frdrich use more double layer turns like d as opposed U y’.