So, I basically just started learning how to solve a basic 3x3 today and finally have all the steps down pat and memorized, except the last algorithm seemed slightly long for me to memorize, but I found that if you do the algorithm in the first section of step 6 ( http://www.rubiks.com/solving-center/3x ... stage6.php
) 3 times, it solves the cube and does NOT require the last algorithm, I thought it was just a fluke (LOL), So i did this several times and found each time it was solved. so basically, you do the step, backtrap the step, then do it again and it solves. Not sure if anyone ever noticed this. but its quite interesting to me lol.