Below are solutions to all the various F2L cases that may arise. Before learning advanced F2L, we strongly recommend that you learn intuitive F2L. You can do so by clicking the link here. Once you’ve learned the basics, you can continue on this page. Note that we still recommend that you actually look at and follow the pieces that are paired, rather than memorizing these cases as algorithms. It has many advantages, for example, you can apply the same method to solve the cases on the left side or the reverse without having to learn new algorithms. That will also help you greatly in the future to improve your flow and “look ahead”.

Each row is a separate solution for the case. The top one is standard, usually the easiest to learn. Then follows other options that you can try, some of which are better for specific cases.

To use this guide you need to know the notations, see here.

Basic cases

U (R U’ R’)

y U’ (L’ U L)
y’ U’ (R’ U R)

(R U R’)

y (L’ U’ L)
y’ (R’ U’ R)

Separated pieces (Top)

y’ U (R’ U2 R) U2′ (R’ U R)

U’ (R U2′ R’) U2 (R U’ R’)

y’ (U R’ U’ R) U2 (R’ U R)

(U’ R U R’) U2 (R U’ R’)

y U2 (L’ U’ L) U’ (L’ U L)
y’ U2 (R’ U’ R) U’ (R’ U R)
F’ L’ U2 L F

U2 (R U R’ U) (R U’ R’)
(R U’ R’) U2 (R U R’)

y U’ (L’ U2 L) U’ (L’ U L)
y’ U’ (R’ U2 R) U’ (R’ U R)

U (R U2 R’) U (R U’ R’)

U’ (R U R’ U) (R U R’)

U’ (R U’ R’ U) y’ (R’ U’ R)
y’ U (R’ U’ R U’) (R’ U’ R)

Adjacent pieces (Top)

(R U’ R’ U) (R U’ R’) U2 (R U’ R’)
R’ U2′ R2 U R2′ U R

U’ (R U2′ R’ U) y’ (R’ U’ R)
y’ (R’ U R U’) (R’ U R) U2 (R’ U R)

y’ U (R’ U R U’) (R’ U’ R)

U’ (R U’ R’ U) (R U R’)

U (R U’ R’ U’) (R U’ R’ U) (R U’ R’)
(R U R’ U2′) (R U R’ U’) (R U R’)

y (U’ L’ U L U) (L’ U L U’) (L’ U L)
y’ U’ (R’ U R U) (R’ U R U’) (R’ U R)
F (U R U’ R’) F’ (R U’ R’)

(R U R’) U2 (R U’ R’ U) (R U’ R’)
y’ (R’ U R) U2′ y (R U R’)

(R U’ R’ U2) y’ (R’ U’ R)
(LW R) (U’ R’ U LW’) U2 (R U’ R’)

y’ (R’ U2 R) U (R’ U’ R)

(R U2 R’) U’ (R U R’)

Corner in slot, edge on top

y (L’ U L U’) (L’ U L)
y’ (R’ U R U’) (R’ U R)

(R U’ R’ U) (R U’ R’)

(R U R’ U’) (R U R’)

y’ (R’ U’ R U) (R’ U’ R)
(R’ F R F’) U (R U’ R’)

U (R U’ R’) U’ (F’ U F)
U (R U’ R’) y’ U (R’ U R)
U (R U’ R’) (F R’ F’ R)

U’ F’ (R U R’ U’) R’ F R
R’ F’ R U (R U’ R’) F
R U’ R’ U’ (R U’ R’ U) (R U R’)

Edge in slot, corner on top

U (R U R’) U2 (R U R’)

(U’ R U’ R’) U2 (R U’ R’)

U (F’ U’ F) U’ (R U R’)

(U’ R U R’) U y’ (R’ U’ R)
U M’ (U R U’ Rw’) (R U R’)

(R U’ R’ U) y’ (R’ U R)
U’ (R’ F R F’) (R U’ R’)

(U R U’ R’) (U R U’ R’) (U R U’ R’)

Both in slot

(R U’ R’ U) (R U2′ R’) U (R U’ R’)
(R U R’) U2′ (R U’ R’ U) (R U R’)

(R U’ R’ U’) R U R’ U2 (R U’ R’)
(R U R’ U’) R U2 R’ U’ (R U R’)

(R U R’ U’) (R U’ R’) U2 y’ (R’ U’ R)
(R U’ R’) (Rw U’ Rw’) U2 (Rw U Rw’)

(F’ U F) U2 (R U R’ U) (R U’ R’)
(R U’ R’) F (R U R’ U’) F’ (R U’ R’)
(Rw U’ Rw’) U2 (Rw U Rw’) (R U R’)

(R U’ R’ U) y’ (R’ U2 R) U2′ (R’ U R)
(R’ F R F’) R’ U2′ R2 U R2′ U R
(R’ F R F’) (R U’ R’ U) (R U’ R’) U2 (R U’ R’)

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