# Rubik's cube: rotate 2 opposite corners

Is there an faster algorithm to rotate 2 opposite corners? I can't find anything else but doing the sexy move multiple times.

• "The sexy move"? Is that an actual cube-solving move? – F1Krazy Jul 13 '17 at 13:23
• What do you mean by opposite - diagonally opposite in the same face, or on opposite sides of the cube (not sharing a face)? – Jaap Scherphuis Jul 13 '17 at 13:53
• @F1Krazy R U R' U' or some rotation/symmetry of that move. Surprisingly useful and really quick to perform. – James Coyle Jul 15 '17 at 18:43
• @F1Krazy Yes. – Rand al'Thor Jul 16 '17 at 12:17
• I mean on a diagonal, so not sharing any faces. – Cristiano Marchettini Jul 19 '17 at 15:51

This algorithm can be adapted to do what you need.

F D' F' D F D' F' U' F D F' D' F D F' U


To deal with non adjacent corners where one corner is on the right hand side of F (corners in a diagonal), rotate U twice instead of once in the algorithm, i.e.

F D' F' D F D' F' U2 F D F' D' F D F' U2


If both corners are far opposites (do not share any faces), make sure one corner is on the right hand side of F (as before), rotate L2 and then apply the original algorithm, and rotate L2 to finish.

• What is T? I haven't seen that notation before. – Kruga Jul 14 '17 at 7:30
• This would rotate 2 corners sharing the same face, I'm looking for something where the 2 corners are on a diagonal – Cristiano Marchettini Jul 19 '17 at 15:52

Twist two diagonally opposite corners. One is twisted clockwise while the other anti-clockwise.

U L U' R2 U L' U' R2 D L2 D' R2 D L2 D' R2

This rotates front right clockwise and back left counterclockwise:

(R'D2R B'U2B)X2
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You can rotate the cube to avoid having to turn the back side but this orientation has the handy "hardy har, bub" mnemonic.