# TCLL - 2x2 Method

#### Rubiks560

##### Nub
So, if you visited my website anytime with in the last month or so you've probably noticed that there was a "Secret page" on there that you couldn't access without a password. Today I'm going to be announcing what is on that page.

Me and Rob Yau decided to develop this method after seeing Stefan's post about RoFL (Rotten First Layer)
So we can't take the credit for it. Me and Rob just made the algorithms for it. (Walker Welch and Jay McNeil also helped find a few algorithms)
What does TCLL stand for?

TCLL stands for Twisty CLL

How does the method work?
The method is just like CLL except your last corner can be twisted in any orientation and then you solve the cube in one algorithm.
Note: The two orientations are named + and -. The + set is when the corner is facing you and the - set is when the corner is facing the right.

How many algs is it?
It has 86 algorithms total. 43 for the + set and 43 for the - set.

TCLL example solves
R' F' R2 F R' U' F2 R' U'

x2 y (Canceling moves instead of doing U2 R U2 R) U2 F R F' R U

F' R U' R' U F2 R' U2 R2

y' L' U' L' F' L F U2 L' U2 L

U R' F R' U2 R F' R U'

z2 U' (Canceling moves instead of doing R U' R') R U2 R' U2 R U2 R' U

This method can give you some ridiculously easy solves.
I've been using it for the past month or so and it has proved to be very useful. TCLL is really more of an addon method than a method to be used on it's own. I still think you would be better off learning CLL/EG-1 before this. I think this method will be targeted for the fastest 2x2 solves who want to take things to the next level.

https://cyotheking.squarespace.com/secret-page/

EDIT: I forgot to mention I haven't made algs for the - set yet. But you can just inverse algs in the meantime.

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#### kcl

##### Member
Cool stuff. I should learn the rest of CLL

#### Tim Major

##### Platinum Member
So would you recommend a new solver learn CLL->EG1->EG2->TCLL?

And is TEG1 and TEG2 coming next?

Seems with about 200 total algorithms you could easily one look with one or two premoves max.

You already one look a lot, but with this it would be even easier to one look.

#### Rubiks560

##### Nub
So would you recommend a new solver learn CLL->EG1->EG2->TCLL?

And is TEG1 and TEG2 coming next?

Seems with about 200 total algorithms you could easily one look with one or two premoves max.

You already one look a lot, but with this it would be even easier to one look.
Yeah, that's the order I would recommend.

We thought about TEG-1 and TEG-2 but it seems better to just do F R U' R' and then EG-1.

#### bronycuber1013

##### Member
pretty awesome. iim gonna look foward to this. can this be applied to 3x3?

#### cuboy63

##### Member
Hmm... This seems very useful. Thanks!

#### TheNextFeliks

##### Member
pretty awesome. iim gonna look foward to this. can this be applied to 3x3?
So kinda like CLS plus CP? I think it is BBF2L.

I'm learning all of these. Especially the one corner cases. I hate those.

#### Coolster01

##### Member
Forget EG-2, I'm learning this! These cases are way easier to get.

EDIT: are only the cases for corners that have to go counterclockwise on the website? I know we could just mirror algs, but lefty moves can be annoying. :/

EDIT2: Just saw that you don't recommend this before eg-2, I'll finish that I guess and come back in a month or two.

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#### Bunyanderman

##### Member
Would building a side of just 4 oriented corners not caring about which (yellow,white) (Red,orange) (Blue,green.) and then using one alg to solve the rest? Ex. Scramble: R' U' R2 U2 R' F2 U2 R' , if you just do R then you have a side of oriented white/yellow. I have no idea how to calculate # of algs, would this be something to look into?

#### kunparekh18

##### Member
The idea is excellent, and the names for the various cases are awesome

#### TheNextFeliks

##### Member
Would building a side of just 4 oriented corners not caring about which (yellow,white) (Red,orange) (Blue,green.) and then using one alg to solve the rest? Ex. Scramble: R' U' R2 U2 R' F2 U2 R' , if you just do R then you have a side of oriented white/yellow. I have no idea how to calculate # of algs, would this be something to look into?
It's called OFOTA. And it takes ~90 algs + PBL

#### Bunyanderman

##### Member
It's called OFOTA. And it takes ~90 algs + PBL
How many Algorithms for solving the whole cube at once?

#### TheOneOnTheLeft

##### tOOtl
90+ algs x 6 PBL cases = 540+ algs I believe, and that's if you rotate to make the opposite/adjacent PBL just one set, not 2.

#### strakerak

##### Member
This sounds interesting.

Chris, were you using this at Cubetcha?

#### Rubiks560

##### Nub
This sounds interesting.

Chris, were you using this at Cubetcha?
I knew it, but didn't use any. Didn't see any great chances for it.

#### tx789

##### Member
I feel like I should learn this some time. Maybe this time next year.

#### strakerak

##### Member
I knew it, but didn't use any. Didn't see any great chances for it.
Alright.

Wait. State Record Holder? xD

#### sneaklyfox

##### Member
He holds the 2x2 Average State Record for the state of Minnesota

Even look on CubingUSA
Yeah, but I think he means why put "State" when you can put "World"? It's like I can say, "I can solve a 3x3 in less than 10 minutes!" I mean, it's impressive enough to people who can't solve it at all but...