Quick solution to Rubik's cube by Foz

A quicksolution to Rubiks' cube

Written by Peter Foster

peterfosterfca@aol.com

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1 MAKE A (GREEN) CROSS

 

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                 /          /          /          / |

                /__________/__________/__________/  |

               /          /          /          /|  |

              /          / GREEN    /          / |  |

             /__________/__________/__________/  | /|

            /          /          /          /|  |/ |

           /          /   TO     /          / |  /  |

          /__________/__________/__________/  | /|  |

         |          |          |          |   |/ |  |

         |          |          |          |   /  |  |

         |          |   GREEN  |          |  /|  | /|

         |          |   FROM   |          | / |  |/ |

         |__________|__________|__________ /  | /|  |

         |          |          |          |   |/ |  |

         |          |          |          |   /  | /

         |          |          |          |  /|  |/

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         |__________|__________|__________|/  | /

         |          |          |          |   |/

         |          |          |          |   |

         |          |          |          |  /

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         |__________|__________|__________|/

 

 

F-   T+   L-   T-

 

 

FINISH WITH

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             /XXXXXXXXXX/XXXXXXXXXX/XXXXXXXXXX/  | /|

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         |          |YYYYYYYYYY|          |   |/ |  |

         |          |YYYYYYYYYY|          |   /  | /|

         |          |YYYYYYYYYY|          |  /|  |/ |

         |          |YYYYYYYYYY|          |/  |  /  |

         |__________|YYYYYYYYYY|__________/   | /|  |

         |          |YYYYYYYYYY|          |   |/ |  |

         |          |YYYYYYYYYY|          |   /  | /

         |          |YYYYYYYYYY|          |  /|  |/

         |          |YYYYYYYYYY|          | / |  /

         |__________|YYYYYYYYYY|_________ |/  | /

         |          |          |          |   |/

         |          |          |          |   /

         |          |          |          |  /

         |          |          |          | /

         |__________|__________|__________|/

 

 

2 POSITION AND ORIENT (GREEN) CORNERS

 

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                 /          /          /          / |

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               /          /          /          /|  |

              /          /          /          / |  |

             /__________/__________/__________/  | /|

            /          /          /XXXXXXXXXX/|  |/ |

           /          /          /XXXXXXXXXX/ |  /  |       <TO

          /__________/__________/XXXXXXXXXX/  | /|  |

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         |          |          |          |  /  | /|

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         |          |          |          | /|  |/

         |          |          |          |/X|  /

         |__________|__________|__________/XX| /            <FROM

         |          |          |          |XX|/

         |          |          |          |XX/

         |          |          |          |X/

         |          |          |          |/

         |__________|__________|_________/

 

 

B+   F+   B-   F- 

  

 

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                  /          /          /          /|

                 /          /          /          / |

                /__________/__________/__________/  |

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         |          |          |XXXXXXXXXX|  |/

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         |          |          |XXXXXXXXXX| /               <FROM

         |          |          |XXXXXXXXXX|/

         |__________|__________|XXXXXXXXXX/

 

 

B-   R-   B+   R+

 

 

3 POSITION AND ORIENT MIDDLE CORNERS

 

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               /          /          /          /|  |

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         |          |          |  TO      |  /|  |/

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         |          |  FROM    |          |  /

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         |__________|__________|__________|/

 

 

 

B-  R-  B+  R+

B+  F+  B-  F-  

 

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B+  L+  B-  L-

B-  F-  B+  F+

 

 

WITH THE TOP TWO ROWS COMPLETED TURN THE CUBE UPSIDE DOWN SO THAT GREEN IS ON THE BOTTOM AND BLUE ON THE TOP

 

4 MAKE A BLUE CROSS ON TOP

 

FROM THIS BLUE PATTERN ON TOP(PATTERN 1)

 

 

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         |__________|__________|__________|/

 

 

F+

T+  R+

T-  R-

F-

 

 (For The Right Technique Repeat Fanatically)

 

 

ALTERNATIVELY

FROM THIS BLUE PATTERN ON TOP(PATTERN 2) 

 

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         |__________|__________|__________|/

 

 

F+

R+  T+

R-  T-

F-

 

 

 (For Real Tips Rehearse Thoroughly and eFFiciently)

 

NOTE ALTERNATIVELY PERFORM THE PATTERN 1 MOVE TWICE

 

F+

T+  R+

T-  R-

F-

(ONCE AND THEN REPEAT AGAIN) (For The Right Technique Repeat Fanatically)

 

 

5 POSITION THE BLUE MIDDLE EDGES

 

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         |          |  CORRECT |          |   /  |  |

         |          |  CORRECT |          |  /|  | /|

         |          |  CORRECT |          | / |  |/ |

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         |__________|__________|__________|/

 

 

R+  T+  R-  T+

 

R+  T+  T+  R-

 

(Run To Roberta Tom 

 Run To Tom Roberta)

 

6 POSITION THE BLUE TOP CORNER PIECES

 

 

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            /          /XXXXXXXXXX/ CORRECT  /|  |/ |

           /          /XXXXXXXXXX/ CORRECT  / |  /  |

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T+   R+   T-   L-

T+   R-   T-   L+

 

(To Run Towards London

 Try Running Towards Leeds) 

 

7 ROTATE (ORIENT) THE BLUE TOP CORNER PIECES

 

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         |  BLUE    |          |  BLUE    |   /  |  |

         |  BLUE    |          |  BLUE    |  /|  | /|

         |  BLUE    |          |  BLUE    | / |  |/ |

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         |          |          |          |   |

         |          |          |          |  /

         |          |          |          | /

         |__________|__________|__________|/

 

 

F+  B+  F-  B-

F+  B+  F-  B-

T-

B+  F+  B-  F-

B+  F+  B-  F-

T+

 

(NOTE IF THE BLUE IS AT THE SIDE, PERFORM THE ABOVE MOVES TWICE)

 

ALL DONE!

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