# F2L: 2 looks per pair

#### Phantom777

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When I was a new cuber, I thought that F2L was very difficult. There were 42 algs to learn. That's a lot of algs for a beginner. In february of this year, I began the F2L, but learned only 8 algs. With 8 algs, I could do every F2L case.

If you have the edge and separate corner , you can join and see if it will always be a case in which the corner and edge binding , but joined in a wrong way , and sometimes bind well . This system reduces the F2L from 42 to 8 cases.

I am sub-30 with that method. And I prefer the algs.

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#### RomFrta33

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You shouldn't do that, just learn the 3 basic F2L case and try to find good solutions for every case by your own. Very often if two pieces are connected you'll need to separate them!

#### Animorpher13

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huh. I guess it is good to know the f2l cases where the pieces are joined together, but a lot of the times it is easier to just do f2l intuitively.

#### PenguinsDontFly

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eww! when I read the title, I thought you had come up with a way to solve all of F2L in 2 looks by some insane recognition method...dont set up cases to algs. the point of learning a couple of f2l algs is to get the basic idea of how to solve pairs efficiently so you can figure out the rest of them intuitively.

#### xchippy

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when I was starting out, I never learned any algorithms. I watched someone on YouTube give examples of stuff very slowly so I could learn intuitively. I think that intuitive f2l is much better than algorithmic.

#### rubikmaster

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eww! when I read the title, I thought you had come up with a way to solve all of F2L in 2 looks by some insane recognition method...dont set up cases to algs. the point of learning a couple of f2l algs is to get the basic idea of how to solve pairs efficiently so you can figure out the rest of them intuitively.
LOL, I thought the exact same thing.

Anyway dude, just watch some tutorials on intuitive F2L and learn from that, you shouldn't find it too hard. You shouldn't be learning algorithms anyway if you don't have a basic understanding of how F2L pairing works.

#### Phantom777

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No, I know every F2L case, but I used this method.