Advanced

After you have mastered the beginner's method, you must be looking for something more advanced. Unfortunaly many of the advanced methods like Fridrich and Petrus require large amounts of algorithms to be memorized before becoming fully effective as a speedsolving method.

That's why I present here a completely new advanced method that compares well with these other methods.

Here are the steps for this advanced method

  1. Cross first layer (~8 moves)
  2. Three corners first layer (~15 moves)
  3. Three 2nd layer edges (keyhole, ~15 moves)
  4. Orient all edges (~8 moves)
  5. Solve 2x2 block on final layer and
    Final 2nd layer edge (~11 moves)
  6. Final first layer corner (~8 moves)
  7. Orient last layer corners  (~8 moves)
  8. Permute last layer corners (~12 moves)

That's 86 moves against the 56 of Fridrich. However, there will be a lot of 'lucky cases'. I have had solves of 30-40 moves and these weren't particularly lucky.

For the first 2 layers you can adapt this version to use Fridrich or Petrus to minimize the number of moves necessary.

OK, so here come the steps:

  1. Cross first layer (~8 moves)
  2. Three corners first layer (~15 moves)
  3. Three 2nd layer edges (keyhole, ~15 moves)
  4. Orient all edges (~8 moves)
  5. Solve 2x2 block on final layer and final 2nd layer edge (~11 moves)
  6. Final first layer corner (~8 moves)
  7. Orient last layer corners (~8 moves)
  8. Permute last layer corners (9 moves)
  9. Some speed tips
  10. Some more special cases

I would love to hear comments from all of you so make sure to try the method and tell me what you think.

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