Written by Karl Fulves

1969/1970
Work of Karl Fulves

90 pages (Spiralbound), published by Selfpublished

Language: English

(86 entries)

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Karl Fulves Faro Transforms discussing properties of the faro to exchange two cards within the deck and to recycle the order Faro Techniques 2
Karl Fulves Faro Rings notation to illustrate behavior of cards during faro shuffles, see also Addenda on page 60 Faro Techniques 2
Karl Fulves Position Determination following a card's position during in and out faros Faro Techniques 3
Karl Fulves The Triple Faro Ring Faro Techniques 4
Karl Fulves Definition of Terms for faro transforms, Example 1-6 Faro Techniques 5
Karl Fulves General Transform Characteristics discussing how the order is affected through faro shuffling in a 2n deck
1. Reversibility
2. The Recycling Corollary
3. Commutative Property
4. Additive Property
5. Position Equivalency
6. Substitutions
7. Non-Symmetric Transforms
Faro Techniques 7
Karl Fulves The Fourth-Order Deck discussing transpositions of two cards within the deck Faro Techniques 12
Karl Fulves Other Forms Of The Transposition transpositions of three or more cards within the deck with some examples (2n cards in a deck), Examples 7-10Related to Faro Techniques 12
Karl Fulves Three Way Transposition note Faro Techniques 15
Karl Fulves Fractional Transforms note Faro Techniques 15
Karl Fulves The Recycling Problem "The general solution is somewhat more involved and will not be discussed here.", see references for more on thatRelated to Faro Techniques 16
Karl Fulves Gray Codes definition, see also Addenda on page 60 Gray Codes 17
Karl Fulves Coding The Deck - Coding The Faces
- Coding The Backs
- Coding The Spectators
Gray Codes 17
Karl Fulves Example 11 selection from packet, shuffled, value of top card used to count down to selection, gray code and faro Gray Codes 18
Karl Fulves Example 12 selection from packet, shuffled, value of selection used to count down to selection, gray code and faro Gray Codes 18
Karl Fulves Example 13 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro Gray Codes 19
Karl Fulves Example 14 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro Gray Codes 20
Karl Fulves Example 15 blank card is inserted in card packet, it becomes a card according to spectator's wishes (more or less), gray code and faroRelated to Gray Codes 21
Karl Fulves Example 16 32 cards, any card specified in stages (color, suit, value...) comes to top after some faro shuffling, gray code and faro Gray Codes 22
Karl Fulves Gray Stak combining gray code and stay stack in a deck with eight cards, in the application a selection is divined, see also Addenda on page 60, for sixteen- and 32-Card Arrangements see referenceRelated to Gray Codes 23
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Techniques commentary on Reflected Set-Ups, Interlocking Stacks, ... in combination with riffle shuffle Gray Codes 24
Karl Fulves Interlocking Stacks in the example a pile is riffle shuffled and packets of four cards each distributed, one knows something about matching values in the packets, see also Addenda on page 60 Riffle Shuffle Techniques 25
Karl Fulves Interface Technique - Example 17 spectator shuffles deck and deals cards out in blocks of 4, suit of face card of any packet and value of next packet's top card are combined to represent a card, this is predictedRelated to Riffle Shuffle Techniques 26
Karl Fulves A Note On Four-Card Cycles Riffle Shuffle Techniques 27
Karl Fulves Halving The Prediction presentation idea, see also following itemInspired by Riffle Shuffle Techniques 27
Karl Fulves Prophet's Loss cards shuffles and dealt off in groups of five, words are written on backs that combine e.g. to "The next matching cards will be jacks" and in the next pile of five cards this is verified, repeated Riffle Shuffle Techniques 28
Karl Fulves Marked Improvement cards shuffled and dealt in groups of five, marks on back of cards of one pile tell what's in the next pileRelated to
  • "Swindle Sheet", Issue 1 (Fulves)
Riffle Shuffle Techniques 31
Karl Fulves Application To Self-Centering Stacks Riffle Shuffle Techniques 32
Karl Fulves Displacement Techniques on the definition of "riffle shuffle" Displacements 33
Karl Fulves Joker Poker joker is inserted in 15-card packet which is then dealt out, hand with joker has a pair and wins Displacements 33
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like two cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value Displacements 34
Karl Fulves Finders three cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value Displacements 35
Karl Fulves Out Of Hand two cards are removed from packet, rest dealt out, suits of selections and suits in piles have some coincidences Displacements 35
Karl Fulves Torn Corner Control push-through failure with a card that has a corner openly torn off Riffle Shuffle Controls 37
Karl Fulves Layman's Lace-Thru crude Zarrow type shuffle, as an exposé move Riffle Shuffle Controls 39
Karl Fulves Center Control Variations Riffle Shuffle Controls 40
Karl Fulves Double Control deck riffle shuffled, not squared, halves separated again and one selection is protruding from both halves, see also Freeman Display versionsRelated toAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Controls 42
Karl Fulves Locating The Aces tabled ace production with riffle shuffle revelationsVariations Riffle Shuffle Controls 43
Karl Fulves The Triple Faro - Shuffle Definitions theoretical, since no technique is given The Triple Faro 45
Karl Fulves Reverse Triple Faro The Triple Faro 45
Karl Fulves The 3n Deck properties related to the Triple Faro The Triple Faro 46
Karl Fulves Recycling The 3n Deck with the Triple Faro The Triple Faro 47
Karl Fulves Inverse Shuffles properties of the Triple Faro The Triple Faro 47
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse Notes combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath PrincipleRelated to The Triple Faro 48
Karl Fulves Black Magic Notes effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, see also Addenda on page 60Related to The Triple Faro 49
Karl Fulves New Light on Black Magic face-up/face-down shuffled deck, effect with matching pairs of face-down and face-up cards with several phases First Supplement 50
Karl Fulves Mechanical Card Controls simplification with stripper cards or cards with corner torn offInspired by First Supplement 52
Karl Fulves Adjacencies problem of bringing two cards at random position together with faro shuffles First Supplement 53
Karl Fulves The Partial Faro selection procedure with faros that places a key card next to selection First Supplement 53
Karl Fulves As A Vanish placing sticky card next to selection with faro, also rough-smooth method First Supplement 53
Karl Fulves As A Force card is selected and shuffled in deck, spectator should now also remember card next to his selection which is forced and can have different back First Supplement 54
Karl Fulves As A Stop Trick comedy presentation, on a card is written when spectator should stop First Supplement 55
Karl Fulves The Gray Liar questions about selection are asked, at the end top card has text written on it that says when spectator lied and where the selection is, faro, see also Addenda on page 60Related to First Supplement 56
Karl Fulves An Odd Gray Coincidence two packets from different decks, question and faro shuffling procedure before coincidence First Supplement 57
Karl Fulves Unit Control two five-card packets with different backs are put together, three faros, one card from top five cards is now in bottom section and vice versa First Supplement 58
Karl Fulves Unit Transpo two five-card packets with different backs are put together after a selection is made from each, three faros, selections are in odd-backed piles nowRelated to First Supplement 58
Karl Fulves Trans-Script two signatures change position on odd-backed cards, with odd-backed duplicates, faro, see also Addenda on page 60Related to First Supplement 58
Karl Fulves Block Transfer credit information Second Supplement 61
William Zavis Beginning Again odd-backed blank card is inserted in deck, it becomes a card according to spectator's wishes, gray code and faro, full-deck versionRelated to Second Supplement 62
Karl Fulves At The 17th in small packet two selections are located with an odd-backed joker that transforms in a three-spot, then four-spot, faro Second Supplement 63
Roy Walton Flip Flop simplified version with reverse farosInspired by Second Supplement 64
Karl Fulves The Interrogation Technique packet of blank cards is faro shuffled, one printed card is then seen which matches what the spectator wanted (color, odd/even,...)Related to Second Supplement 66
Karl Fulves Triumff Second Supplement 67
Roy Walton The Abacus Card Trick four cards chosen, gray code on one way backsRelated toVariations Second Supplement 69
Karl Fulves Accountable some mathematics of the riffle shuffle Second Supplement 71
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine "programmed" card packet, exactly wrong in coming up with desired cardAlso published here Second Supplement 72
Karl Fulves The Block Transfer general comments Second Supplement 74
Karl Fulves Setting Up The Move with block transferRelated to Second Supplement 74
Karl Fulves The Negative Transfer to get rid of top cards Second Supplement 75
Karl Fulves A Note On The Proceedings comment on block transfer described before Second Supplement 76
Karl Fulves Top Card Cover block transfer variation Second Supplement 76
Karl Fulves The Double Transfer shifting blocks in both directions simultaneously Second Supplement 77
Karl Fulves The Stripper Deck commentaryRelated to Third Supplement 78
Karl Fulves General Considerations handling the stripper deck to control cards with tabled riffle shuffles
- Control To The Top
- Control To The Bottom
Third Supplement 78
Karl Fulves, Theodore Annemann The Annotated Annemann reversing a selection in one-way or stripper deckInspired by Third Supplement 79
Karl Fulves Combination Control controlling two selections in stripper deck with tabled riffle shuffles Third Supplement 80
Karl Fulves Auto-Stack stripper deck application for stacking Third Supplement 82
Karl Fulves Octogonal Aces aces shuffled reversed in deck, cut to again, stripper deck Third Supplement 82
Unknown Tabled Slip Cut Third Supplement 83
Karl Fulves What - No Reversal? stripper deck throw offs Third Supplement 84
Karl Fulves Sidebars stripper deck throw off, faro Third Supplement 85
Karl Fulves Stripper-Teckel selection and mate are found, fair procedure, stripper deck Third Supplement 86
Karl Fulves Small World stripper deck Third Supplement 87
Karl Fulves Theoretical Strippers special cut, negative transfer (block transfer) as application Third Supplement 88
Karl Fulves Pure Theory thoughts on generalized stripper principle Third Supplement 89
Karl Fulves A Note On Handling handling a stripper deck Third Supplement 90