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The first two layers (F2L) of the Rubik’s Cube are solved simultaneously rather than individually. In the Orient last layer (OLL); Permute last layer PLL 4. PLL (Permutation if Last Layer): Correctly permuting the last layer corner & edge .. the F2L, know the Full PLL and 2 look OLL, and finally go for the full OLL too. So I’m really new to all these terms. Can someone explain to me what the acronyms PLL / OLL / and F2l mean? (And any others that exist).

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

The corner piece is paired with the edge piece, and the pair is inserted into the right place. But not exactly the same, as you’ll have noticed – the cube is upside down. Speedcubing Guide So you’ve gone through the beginner’s method a few times, and maybe you can solve the cube unaided every time. The second algorithm looks the picture of perfection – short and repetitive.

This step aims to permute the edge pieces, which by now you have probably worked out is also called EPLL. They also tend to use more double layer turns like d as opposed U y’.

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I have found that the next step F2L is a huge help for people to understand how to move cubies to where they want them, a skill that f2k can later use when returning to the cross. Being able to recognise it and perform it without thinking will make the task of learning lots of algorithms much, much easier.

You aren’t satisfied with people standing around for 2 minutes while you solve it because that guy at the office didn’t believe you. But there seems to be a lot of p,l movement. 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.


They are there so you can oll an optimal way to solve each case, but try to not rely on them for every single F2L case you encounter.

How to Speedsolve the Rubik’s Cube

Something else to bear in mind is that you don’t always need to put the edge pieces in the correct place straight ill. I’m at about 1: 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.

You must log in or register to reply here. This will allow you to focus on the next step, F2L while doing the cross. Don’t worry if you struggle! Now, when you’re solving the cube using the full CFOP method, the whole last layer is supposed to be solved in two steps:.

As mentioned above, the sections in this method ppl have to be learned sequentially. Not having to turn the cube over after completing the cross on the top layer saves a lot of time, and it also means that you can be looking for the pieces for the next step whilst completing the cross on the bottom.

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If you need to swap opposite edges, you can use this algorithm:. There are, however, a few situations you might find okl in where this procedure is not quite so obvious. Plp on, I’ll wait right here. Because it was taken already, that’s why. But the second algorithm is considerably quicker to perform, as you don’t have to adjust your hand position at all.


The important part of F2L is being able to solve each of the pairs without affecting any of the other previously solved pairs.

Speedcubing Guide

You can do this in whatever order you choose but I have arranged them in what I think is a sensible order to learn them – I have grouped similar algorithms, and put what I think are the easier ones first. The cases described below are designed to help you gain that intuition. 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.

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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. However, knowing that you can solve this step using olll one algorithm is useful during the learning process! Don’t forget to align the centers pieces of the cube!

This can’t be solved as simply, but the idea is exactly the same.

Views Read Edit View history. It does take time to get used to, and it doesn’t really matter how long you take when you’re practising. However, the second algorithm is much faster to perform, as it is essentially the same few moves performed three times. AvGalen Premium Member Olo 8,