It is the key to solve the cube under 20 seconds or even 10 seconds if you really master the method. This method is named after its creator, Jessica Fridrich. He said: “I am using the Fridrich method.” I asked with a surprise in my voice: ” You actually memorized ALL algorithms?” His answer was: “No. The Fridrich method or the CFOP method (cross, F2L, OLL, PLL) is a fast method for solving the Rubik’s Cube created by Jessica Fridrich. It consists of four.

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There are in total 21 PLLs which belong to the Fridrich method. It can be quite difficult certainly so if you’ve only just started doing it upside down but with practice it will become very easy to isolate only the four edge pieces you need and formulate a basic plan to get them into a cross. Policies and guidelines Contact us. Secondly, try to minimize the jfssica of times you flip the whole cube during the resolution.

So there is no need of turning the faces as fast as possible. This should be immediate. So the first algorithm orients all the last layer pieces makes them all face the right way, i. It consists of four steps: Here’s a similar example:. I am going to give you a few techniques to solve these cases. The basics are described in detail on our page which presents how to solve a Rubik’s cube. Speedcubing Guide So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time.


Every PLL formula has a name based on a letter. What’s even better is that these few algorithms are used in the full CFOP method anyway, so we’re not wasting any time! Your natural instinct may be to use your right hand, which produces the first algorithm. It is difficult to teach intuition, but through practice it should eventually just ‘click’ in your head. Just like the beginner guide, the rest of the last layer isn’t an intuitive thing you can just work out if you can, you and your fridruch should probably be working for NASA or something.


The cases for this step can all be solved intuitively if you have enough experience.

The corner pieces should then be permuted correctly in relation to each other – but you might need to turn the top layer so that they are back in the right places. Sometimes, it is easier to first build the pair and then insert it. Determining which case to use is very easy. At first you will only be capable of planning 2 edges, then 3 and then the whole cross. 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.

You just need to count how many corners are not yellow on top. Rubik signed the notebook at the Rubik’s Cube World Championship in Budapest inan event where Fridrich finished tenth.

Speedup fridrlch solving time without any effort. But you could also place the white-red piece by doing this:. You want a taste of the high-flying, rock and roll lifestyle of the speedcuber.

This is the fastest and the easiest Rubik’s cube solving method. A lot of algorithms to learn.

Speedcubing Guide

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. This will correctly permute one of the edges, allowing you to solve the rest with one more use of the jessics algorithms. Although it requires you to memorise many up to 78 different algorithms, it’s one of the fastest speedcubing methods.

If doing the cross on the bottom takes much longer than when doing it on the top, don’t be disheartened!

How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube with the Jessica Fridrich Method « Puzzles :: WonderHowTo

They will be presented with an example. Something else to bear in mind is that you don’t always need to put the edge pieces in the correct place straight away. Don’t forget to align the centers pieces of the cube! You now know how to solve a Rubik’s cube with the fastest existing method.


All the algorithms for this step are super easy and can be performed under a second. 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. There are here two different cases.

How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube/CFOP

If you perform each algorithm as quickly as humanly possible, you don’t leave yourself much time to nessica the cube and isolate the next corner-edge pair you want to solve. Lightweight and comfortable in the hand.

Take your time and try to anticipate. Instead, a simple U’ before the algorithm means that when you then pair the red-blue corner and edge piece, you avoid affecting the blue-orange pair.

If you clicked the link to the algorithm page before, you’ll have seen that the list is indeed quite long. First, the”cross” is made on the first layer, consisting of the center piece and four edges. Here is what it looks like with the animations:. This means that doing the cross on the bottom is difficult, as they have come to rely on algorithms for situations that are suddenly upside-down. 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.

So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time. You now know the basic ideas of F2L. All of that being said, I can give you some situations to hopefully make the process easier.