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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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 they can later use when returning to the cross. 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. OLL consists of 57 different algorithms. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.

Dcuber Member Feb 8, If you only have one, then which algorithm you use depends on the direction that the other edges need to be plll.

As above, you might now need to turn the top layer to realign the corner pieces. If you are already a member, simply login to hide this message and begin participating in the community!

But what is life without a bit of a challenge every now and then. This can’t be solved as simply, but the idea is exactly the same.

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The algorithm page has each OLL algorithm ill by the shape they resemble, so you can find which situation you need fl2. There are, of course, many more cases than this, but most can be solved with the strategies above or can be reduced to one of the above cases. 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.


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. As you practise incorporating the techniques on this page into your solves, you will learn to recognise pll various other OLL and PLL situations, which will help immensely in their memorisation. To this end, the vast majority of the algorithms on this page are comprised of many Rs and Us, as they are easy to perform sorry lefties.

This is for the same reason as the cross in step 1 – you need to be able to look plo the cube and produce an efficient way of solving each F2L pair.

COLL and CLL both mean different things to other cubers, and sticking to convention makes things a lot easier for everyone involved. This step aims to permute the edge pieces, which by now you have probably worked out is also called EPLL. But I do enjoy it. There are 21 PLL cases in the Fridrich method. Joined Apr 29, Messages 1, Likes 2.

Why not see how well you can do with the timerand please do get in touch if you have anything you’d like to say, or leave a comment below!


Step 1 – The Cross This step is the same as the beginner method – forming a cross on the first layer to get this: Now, when you’re solving the cube using the full CFOP method, the whole last layer is supposed to be solved in two steps:. Both algorithms solve the F2L pair and use the same number of moves.

It consists of four steps: What’s even better is that these few algorithms are used in the full CFOP method anyway, so we’re not wasting any time!

What’s PLL / OLL / F2l ?

I assure you that the rabbit hole goes even deeper than that, and every situation actually has multiple algorithms for your learning pleasure. Retrieved from ” https: Now that you know the beginner method, you can begin to introduce the concepts in this guide into your solves.

You will also have noticed that the first two brackets are written in red. Well here is where your journey begins.

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This practise is called lookaheadand is vital if you want to achieve solve times under 20 seconds. If you used the second algorithm instead, then the same thing happens to red-blue corner and edge pieces, but now the red-green pieces are much happier and are in a position to be solved much more easily.

I have gone through each of these situations and chosen algorithms that I think are easy to both perform and learn, but you may feel differently.