## 123456 Essay

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Arranged by Andy Klise of kungfoomanchu.com

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You must solve the cross first. It can be done in 6 moves or less ~82% of the time and ≤7 moves 99.95% of the time These are just optimal example solves; F2L should be solved intuitively.

Easy Cases

(1-4)

U (R U' R')

Use (F R' F' R) if no U face edges are
oriented properly on final slot

y' (R' U' R)

Note – this image is green and red
because no cube rotation is required

d' (L' U L) d (R U' R')

U (R U' R') d' (L' U L)

y U' (L' U' L) U (F U F')

U (R U' R') U' (F' U F)

U' (F' U F) U (R U' R')

y' (R' U R U')(R' U R)

(R U' R' U)(R U' R')

(R U' R') U2 (F' U F)

(R U R')

Note – this image is blue and red
because a cube rotation is required

(25-30)

y' U' (R' U R)

Use (R' F R F') if no U face edges are
oriented properly on final slot

Corner in Place, Edge in U Face

Reposition Edge

y' (R' U' R U)(R' U' R)

(R U R' U')(R U R')

Edge in Place, Corner in U face

(31-36)

(R U' R') d (R' U R)

(5-8)

(R U R' U')(R U R' U')(R U R')

(R U' R' U)(F' U F)

d (R' U' R) U2' (R' U R)

(U' R U R') U2 (R U' R')

d (R' U2 R) U2' (R' U R)

U' (R U2' R') U2 (R U' R')

Reposition Edge and Flip Corner

y' U (R' U2 R) U2 (R' U R)

(9-14)

d (R' U' R U')(R' U' R)

U' (R U R' U)(R U R')

y2 U' (L U') d' (L' U' L)

U' (R U2' R') d (R' U' R)

d (R' U2 R) d' (R U R')

(U' R U' R') U2 (R U' R')

U' (R U2' R') U (R U R')

y U' (L U' L') U2 (L U' L)

y' (U R' U' R) U2 (R' U R)

U (R U R') U2 (R U R')
d (R' U R) U2 (R' U R)

(U' R U R') d (R' U' R)

d (R' U' R) d' (R U R')

U2 (R U' R') U' (F' U' F)

Edge and Corner in Place

y U2 (L' U L) U (F U F')

(37-42)

(R U' R') d (R' U2 R) U2' (R' U R)

Solved Pair

(R U R') U2 (R U2 R') d (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') d (R' U' R U')(R' U' R)

(R U' R') d2 y (R' U' R U')(R' U R)

y (L' U' L) U2 (L' U L U')(L' U' L)

d (R' U R U')(R' U' R)

U' (R U' R' U)(R U R')

y' U (R' U R U')(R' U' R)

2

y (L' U' L U)(L' U L) U (F U F')

Split Pair by Going Over
y (L' U L) U2 y (R U R')

(R U2 R') U' (R U R')

(R U' R' U) d (R' U' R)
(R U' R') U2 (F' U' F)

y' (R' U2...