Russo method

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Russo method
Information about the method
Proposer(s): Anthony Russo
Proposed: 2019
Alt Names: none
Variants: L5EOP
No. Steps: 3
No. Algs: 25-58
Avg Moves: Unknown, but lower than 50

Russo is a method proposed by Anthony Russo in 2019. Russo is similar to Roux in the fact it is a blockbuilding method, but not similar in the way it solves BD edge, resulting in the final step only solving the last 5 edges instead of the last six.


1. Build the First 2 Layers without the FD cross edge.

2. Orient and Permute the Last Layer corners.

3a. Orient the remaining 5 edges. This step is done intuitively.

3b. Solve the last 5 edges is one algorithm.


  • Like the Roux and Petrus methods, it is a blockbuilding method, has a lower move count than the CFOP method.
  • CLLs are the fast OLLCPs from CFOP


  • Blockbuilding can be hard for a beginner to understand
  • If a M move is left out, it could result in a DNF
  • Depending on how blockbuilding is done, and the final step, M-slices are used a lot, which makes it harder for higher layer puzzles and OH solving.

Possible Improvements

  • Arrow - Instead of blockbuilding the first 2 layers, solve an arrow on the bottom layer without the DF edge, then do F2L. This could increase TPS and better lookahead


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