Made by Carolyn Chan. 2×2 Ortega Method Algorithms. 2×2 Ortega Method Algorithms. OLL. 1. R2 U2 R U2 R2. 2. F (R U R’ U’) (R U R’ U’) F’. 3. (R U R’ U) (R . The method described on this page is called the Ortega method, which is slightly more advanced than the normal LBL (layer-by-layer) method you might have. ADVANCED 2×2 Ortega Method: This tutorial is for cubers who already know the basic 2×2 tutorial. There will be many algorithms to remember! Think Cubes.

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Which sort of 2×2 should you use? You do not need to solve a layer–just the face.

Ortega Method

There are two main brands: Here’s how it works: Using Ortega as a 3x3x3 method involves first solving the corners completely, followed by insertion of the D layer edgesand 3 of the U-layer edges. Permute all the pieces at once! This step should only take about 4 moves on average, so it’s easy to start planning the OLL during inspection.

The Ortega Method is an intermediate 2×2 method. He found an original 3×3 method in a book by Jeffrey Varasanothe US record holder algofithms the Rubik’s cube, explaining how he solved a Rubik’s cube in under 45 seconds.

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While it is true that Victor popularized the method, he cannot be said to have created qlgorithms, similar to the naming dispute with the CFOP method. Special thank you to Lance for his pictures and some of his info. The case shown in the picture in the method information box is known as Suneone of the OLL cases.

Because your first layer is much easier, and your “PLL” is much faster than normal as well. This year replica handbags the main push of the new Rolex “Day” watch, platinum, 18ct gold, white gold and rose replica handbags gold eternity four louis vuitton replica styles, with ice-blue checkered decorative dial and platinum models most dazzling, so color in Rolex rare, summer hermes replica wear is also exceptionally cool. If you can already orient corners in one step on the 3×3, you will already have an alg for this step, but since you can ignore edges and centers there are nonewe can use some shorter algs than usual.


His was a Corners-first method similar to the method used by Minh Thai to win the World Championship The method described on this page is called the Ortega method, which is slightly more advanced than the normal LBL layer-by-layer method you might have taught yourself.

Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. For two of them, you can use PLLs that work on the 3×3. A third case is only three moves long.

The popularity of the method dates from December when Josef Jelinek added Ortega’s Corners First method as a solution for 3x3x3 cubes to his website. In terms of the overall level of breitling replica sophistication, compared with movement chronometer certification COSC precision timepieces than altorithms. PBL In the third and final step, you’ll permute both layers. Rubik’s 2x2s bear the Japanese color scheme yellow next to white which can make recognition more difficult.

This step is very easy and only requires a few moves. In total, there are 12 algorithms to learn 11 without reflections. But the method for solving the corners turned out to have the same steps as the “Ortega” method. This leaves only two cases to learn.

For the first face, without colour neutralitythe average move count in HTM is a surprisingly low 3. The Ortega method is actually a “corners algorithm 3×3 method, but it adapts so well to the 2×2 that most people just know it as a 2×2 method.

It is pretty easy to do and makes this step even more efficient.

It is a great method if you’re looking to improve your 2×2 times. Not logged in Create account Log in. Make a white side, but not a white layer. However, the naming change did not stick and the majority still call it “Ortega”, although “Varasano-Ortega” is sometimes used.


Firstly, the Rubik’s 2×2 is far too small to be speedsolved and the mechanism doesn’t allow for corner cutting. This is the same step as on the 3×3 except there are only 8 cases. The mid-layer edges are then oriented during placement of the final U-layer edge, and finally the mid-layer edges are permuted. Learning to solve the 2×2 using the Ortega method requires very few algorithms and you probably already know most of them. If you have to permute pieces in just one layer, you can use a normal PLL algorithm, but if you have to permute pieces in both layers, you get to use a much faster Ortega algorithm!

This led to Chris creating a video to rename the Ortega method to the Varasano method. The method is broken into three steps. Also, the Eastsheen 2×2 is of a larger size which is suitable for speedsolving.

I tried it out and they looked pretty nice, but it’s easy to mistake fuchsia for red, so I changed them to the more conventional orange. If you are not color neutral for solving the 2×2, you should make it a priority. One last difference is color scheme. Eastsheen doesn’t really allow for corner cutting either, but the difference is that the Eastsheen 2×2 doesn’t jam when you try to cut a corner. Retrieved from ” https: All you care about is that the 4 white stickers are together, it doesn’t matter if the pieces are in the right spots relative to one another In fact, it’s better if they aren’t!

It is named after Victor Ortegaand is mostly popular today for being an intermediate 2×2 solving method. Neither one is fantastic, but Eastsheen is much better than Rubik’s for a couple of reasons.