# Russo method

 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 Purpose(s): Speedsolving

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.

## Steps

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.

## Pros

• 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

## Cons

• 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

• 3/4 cross - Instead of blockbuilding the first 2 layers, solve a 3/4 cross on the bottom layer without the DF edge, then do F2L. This could increase TPS and better lookahead