Written by Bob Farmer

2017
Work of Bob Farmer

138 pages (Spiralbound), published by Every Trick in the Book Inc.
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(61 entries)

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Bob Farmer Part One: The System Explained - Introduction
- Thank Yous
1
Bob Farmer A Simple Demonstration sorting through dealing, concept explained with six cards and three piles 5
Bob Farmer Marked Cards three-way marking system
- The System
- Materials for Marking
7
Bob Farmer Triharder fifteen-card-packets shuffled and dealt into three piles by both performer and spectator, performer gets them in order, spectator doesn't
- Mini-me Version (thirteen cards)
Variations 9
Bob Farmer Macau Casino Shuffle #1 Ace to King of Hearts and Spades are each shuffled, performer deal-mixes them, one is sorted, then both are in same mixed order, then spectator cuts one of the suits and the order matches predictionRelated to 12
Bob Farmer Macau Casino Shuffle #2 version with thirteen duplicatesRelated to 18
Unknown Faced-Deck Switch 19
Bob Farmer Dr. Rhine, I Presume two sets of fifteen ESP cards are shuffled, the orders match after a deal-mix, and the order is predicted 20
Bob Farmer Tarodiction 1 two sets of fourteen Tarot cards are shuffled, the orders match after a deal-mix, and the order is predictedRelated toVariations 28
Bob Farmer Tarodiction 2 version with duplicatesRelated to 35
Bob Farmer 4-Way Outs - Envelope
- Wallets
36
Bob Farmer Part Two: The Math Explained intro 38
Bob Farmer The Trinary Number System "Don't be afraid of the math - it is your friend." 40
Bob Farmer Coding - How to Determine the Coding
- The Trinary Deal
Related to 41
Bob Farmer Maximizing Coding - Maximizing the Trinary Deal 46
Bob Farmer The Inverted Maximized Shuffle - The Trinary Shuffle (building three separate piles in an in-the-hands mix)
- Maximizing the Trinary Shuffle
50
Bob Farmer 1 to 53 in Standard Ternary table 56
Bob Farmer Ternary Coding for Mnemonica, the Aronson Stack & Si Stebbins 58
Bob Farmer Notes on Stacks and Sorting 63
Bob Farmer Part Three: Tsunami - A Tidal Wave of Deception Drowning a World of Truth - Introduction 64
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Version spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, performer makes some statements and bets money, then five cards are put on table, spectator's card is among them and the other cards complete a good poker handAlso published here 67
Bob Farmer Special Deck Version same effect, duplicates in deckAlso published here 71
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of cardAlso published here 72
Bob Farmer Pentacle Force forcing a Ten to Ace value on spectator, see also p. 89Also published here 74
Bob Farmer You Can Lead a Gift Horse to Water But You Can't Look in its Mouth different way to end the previous tricks, with only the selectionAlso published here 77
Bob Farmer, Howard Lyons Five Card Versions "One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough"
spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no)
Also published here 79
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version "One One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough Is Not Enough"
one of five cards
Also published here 81
Bob Farmer 220 Count Location Simplified Also published here 83
Bob Farmer High Card Force five spectators remove cards from portions of the deck, then another spectator the highest one of those, card is forcedAlso published here 84
Bob Farmer Finesse further ideas
1. Banked Deck Strategy
2. Character of Questions
3. Five Piles
4. Overcon (ten-card stack for majority fishing with two nos)
5. Credits (for one-no fishing)
Also published here 85
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestionsAlso published here 87
Bob Farmer The very First Flim-Flam Consumer Alert!!! introAlso published here
  • Genii, February 2004
88
Bob Farmer Sue? Not Me! highest one of five random cards thought of, divinedInspired by 89
Bob Farmer Majority Fishing credit informationRelated to 91
Bob Farmer A Card that Lies, a Deck that Tells the Truth OOSOOM typeVariations 92
Bob Farmer Narrowing the Choice to Five Cards restricting the spectator's choice
- Another Method
- Yet Another Method
- Still Another Pretty Cool Method (As in Vernon's Cutting the Aces)
- Yet Another Method
94
Michael Weber The Cards Don't Lie "Mike Weber Variation"Inspired by 98
Various (reviewer) Original Reviews by Bob Farmer
quotes from reviews
99
Bob Farmer The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox Addendum #1 intro, pen for marking cards Addendum #1 1
Bob Farmer Pentadiction using quinary system instead of ternaryInspired by Addendum #1 1
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Coding quinary system Addendum #1 6
Bob Farmer The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox Addendum #2 intro Addendum #2 1
Bob Farmer Octadiction octal system, dealing in eight piles Addendum #2 1
Bob Farmer The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox Addendum #3 intro Addendum #3 1
Bob Farmer Casinodiction spectator shuffles twenty cards from four different decks and deals them out according to their back designs, ends up with good poker handsInspired byVariations Addendum #3 1
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bushwhack packet ends up in magic square configuration for 21Inspired by Addendum #4 1
Bob Farmer Messcalero Redux deck shuffled, dealt into eight piles randomly, Triumph done, new deck order finale, octal sorting Addendum #5 1
Bob Farmer Messcal deck shuffled, dealt into eight piles randomly, Triumph, new deck order finale, octal sortingVariations Addendum #5 4
Bob Farmer Touch Force Handling Inspired byAlso published here Addendum #5 4
Bob Farmer Ouija Board for Base 8 Sorting Addendum #5 8
Bob Farmer Pentagram for Base 5 Sorting Addendum #5 8
Bob Farmer Phoenix Marking System Addendum #5 9
Bob Farmer Messcal Lite Triumph with new deck order finaleInspired byVariations Addendum #6 1
Bob Farmer Open Bammo Invertolator "sort of Turnover Pass, but done openly" Addendum #6 2
Bob Farmer Phoenix Marking System #2 Addendum #6 4
Hans-Christian Solka Reverse Stacking changing the deal to end up in the reverse stack for ternary dealsRelated to Addendum #6 5
Bob Farmer Messcal Lite with a Better Lie Triumph with new deck order finaleInspired by Addendum #7 1
Hans-Christian Solka Reverse Stacking Redux hanging the deal to end up in the reverse stack for any base dealsRelated to Addendum #7 4
Bob Farmer Advisory note on the tables on p. 45Related to Addendum #7 4
Bob Farmer Tarodiction Tantalizer shuffled deck ends up in new deck order after some face-down dealing during a card locationRelated to Addendum #8 1
Pete McCabe Pete's Casinodiction spectator shuffles twenty cards from four different decks and deals them out according to their back designs, ends up with good poker handsInspired by Addendum #8 3