Introduction

These pages describe a speed-cubing technique for experienced cubers. Other cubers may use a similar approach, because there's nothing very special about it. When I found it, I decided to give it a chance because you can make it very efficient using a limited set of formulae.

The algorithm: Four main steps

Build a 1x2x3 block on a side
                             Build an opposite 1x2x3 block
                                                           Solve the 4 remaining corners
                                                                                         Solve the 6 remaining edges and 4 centers

Notation and color scheme

In the move sequences given later, the usual letters will be used: U, D, L, R, F, B.
R = look at the right side and turn it clockwise
R2 = RR
R' = RRR
Of course, inner slices are slices like others and can be moved using a single move: E, M, S.
Lower-case letters mean you have to turn two layers instead of one.
r  = RM'
This notation is not perfect, but it's the most widely used.


My cubes follow Rubik's standard color scheme. Similar colors on opposite sides help a lot: White/Yellow, Orange/Red and... hum... Green/Blue. They look like on the pictures below.

   

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