Step 1

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The cross, actually a plus sign, can be made completely intuitively. Nevertheless, it is very important to do it fast in order to get a good solving time. After a week practice, you should be able to get to at most 10 seconds. A solution to the cross can always be found in 8 moves or less. I recommend starting with the same color every time. Most people prefer white, because it stands out. Now the real speedcubers make that cross on the bottom, which seems a little weird, but it helps in looking ahead to the second layer.

You actually only need four simple algoritms:

  1. put the front-bottom sticker on top-front
    moves will appear here
  2. put the front-top sticker on top-front
    moves will appear here
  3. put the front-right sticker on top-front
    moves will appear here
  4. put the front-left sticker on top-front
    moves will appear here

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10 thoughts on “Step 1

  1. This looks like one of the best tutorials. Thank you, I’m being trying to learn to complete this thing seriously for a week and haven’t had much luck finding a tutorial where it is explained intelligently.

  2. HI:

    Thank you very much for your tutorial. I am going to get my first Rubik’s cube tomorrow. I think your teaching is by far the best. I am glad that I found your website. Thank you again for your excellent work.

    Sophie

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