- Oct 1, 2010
For corners there are 7 orientations.Is there a name for an LL method that orients the corners and separates opposite edges (not necessarily placing the two edge bars correct relative to each other)? Then PLL for the second step. It looks like it would be 23 cases - 14 for Orient+Separate, 9 for PLL.
For edges there are 3 possibilities: edge-3-cycle, other-3-cycle, no-3-cycle
For corner oriented case, just the two 3-cycles are necessary.
3*7 + 2 = 23 - this way of couting does not use any kind of L/R - color placement (I didn't understand your plan, or how just 7 more algs are enough to make a differece)
All this cases can be solved by 9 PLLs (the PLLs not doing an edge-3-cycle A T H E N F Z),
It's like doing phasing during OLL instead of during F2L.