127 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Stay Stack
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Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck "Stay-Stack" System general observations, also with two decks The Cardiste (Issue 1) 12
Tom Ransom On the Stay-Stack System cards do not have to be cut in center for the faro, handling idea The Cardiste (Issue 4) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck More on the Stay-Stack The Cardiste (Issue 4) 16
Edward Marlo It's Mathematical stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, two effects Faro Notes 40
Edward Marlo Alternative Procedures stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, see previous item Faro Notes 43
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Fantabulous handling, shuffle The Cardiste (Issue 5) 11
Alex Elmsley Stay-Stack Idea with two decks, face up into face downRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 5) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ambitious 52 cards come to the top in order, mates are always on the bottom The Cardiste (Issue 6) 15
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Miracle The Cardiste (Issue 12) 7
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Prediction with one and two decks, forcing a number with stay stack The Cardiste (Issue 12) 8
Edward Marlo Added Note for Matching Routine stay stack routine, alternative phases Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo Impromptu Peek Deck stay stack, secret incomplete faro condition Faro Controlled Miracles 35
Edward Marlo Stay Stack note on stay stack The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 2
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phasesVariations Faro Controlled Miracles 31
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Peek two cards peeked at, behind back performer reverses card, it's between the two selections, Marlo's Peek Deck Faro Controlled Miracles 34
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Routine deck cut into four packets, mates on top and bottom of each, rest of order retained The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 6
Paul Swinford Opus Thirteen Gilbreath Principle & Faro Shuffle, new deck order Faro Fantasy 37
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 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 23
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Unknown" Speller three methods, stack and almost no stack, see also page 162 for note by Ackerman Hierophant (Issue 2) 58
Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Marlo on Stebbins/Stay-Stack Related to Hierophant (Issue 2) 61
Edward Marlo Mental Lie thought-of card, spectator reads cards, performer catches lie, three methods HEX! 45
Karl Fulves An Odd Gray Coincidence two packets from different decks, question and faro shuffling procedure before coincidence Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 57
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates More Faro Fantasy 32
Paul Swinford The Match Game spectator looses always More Faro Fantasy 40
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck face-up/face-down faroed deck with secret incomplete faro condition More Faro Fantasy 46
Paul Swinford The Elmsley Touch Inspired by More Faro Fantasy 48
Paul Swinford When Brothers Meet More Faro Fantasy 30
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions More Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford Double Brothers Joker finds mates of two selectionsRelated to More Faro Fantasy 35
Paul Swinford Duo Chango selections change into their own mates More Faro Fantasy 38
Paul Swinford Pairs Foretold three mates removed by spectator are predicted More Faro Fantasy 42
Paul Swinford Inventory instantly naming missing card, stay stack More Faro Fantasy 25
Paul Swinford, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Stay Stack information and applications More Faro Fantasy 22
Paul Swinford Thought of Destruction about when it's worth to destroy the stay stack More Faro Fantasy 44
Paul Swinford, Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Revisited deck cut in three piles, one pile looked over, performer knows number of red and black cards in other piles, handling for Gilbreath's "Separating One Deck With One Shuffle" (Linking Ring, July 1958) More Faro Fantasy 44
Paul Swinford Presentation of Marlo's Peek Deck spectator divines card More Faro Fantasy 47
Karl Fulves Theoretical Readers edge marked stay stack to locate selection and its mate Epilogue (Issue 13) 104
Edward Marlo "Shades of the Half and Half Principle" Faro Controlling cards in Stay Stack Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 274
Jon Racherbaumer A Few Seconds on Stay Stack On the Clock Effect 9
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 5) 39
Earl Keyser Faro Ideas - Reflected Gray Stack sixteen-Card Arrangement & 32-Card Arrangement, solutionInspired by Epilogue (Issue 16) 151
Edward Marlo Masterful Match Up two methods, stay stack The Unexpected Card Book 83
Ted Gillam Pairs stay stack Card Cavalcade II 87
Murray Bonfeld More Power Of Thought stay stack, faro, Penelope's Principle Faro Concepts 48
Ken Krenzel Mental Matrix stay stack The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 74
Karl Fulves Reflections properties and principles with the stay stack Faro Possibilities 15
Karl Fulves The Tracking Faro stay stack type principle with two separate odd decks Faro Possibilities 17
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash A Matching Routine Inspired byVariations Ovation 9
Jeff Busby Cyclical Stack <-> Stay Stack Curioser 21
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, misreads joker as selection, six methods Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Karl Fulves Reflection stay stack & gray code Curioser 50
Jeff Busby A Problem And An Interesting Sidelight reflection problem: how to make stay stack with one cut and one shuffle
The Solution: pack(et) torn in half and one half reversed via Klondike Shuffle
Curioser 13
Jeff Busby Interesting Sidelight dealing stay stack into any number of piles retains stay stack, with tables how to pick up the piles for up to five piles
- General Rules For Pick Ups
- Added Notes
Related to Curioser 14
Jeff Busby Red-Black Stay Stacks Same Color Reflection, Opposite Color Reflection Curioser 20
Charles Hudson Parity Notes Inspired by Curioser 59
Jeff Busby Double Reflection Stack stay stack in which each half is mirrored in itself, no application Curioser 26
Jeff Busby The Constant Straight Routine straights show up despite shuffling and mixing, seven phases, with packetRelated to Curioser 21
Jeff Busby Polar Repulsion Straights "The same as Constant Straight Routine only more so!"Related to Curioser 24
R. Sid Spocane II Fascinating Pair mini stay stack used to produce a mate Best of Friends 133
Randy Tanner Thinking Man's Poker using stay stack, clever Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 8) 955
Karl Fulves The Stay Stak Constraint as stay stack features applies to problem in introduction The Return Trip 25
Roy Walton Cue Sheet "Doctor Cue" variations, location in small packetInspired by Prototype 13
Richard Vollmer Geschichte short history on the stay stackAlso published here
  • Richard Vollmer "Le Jeu Mirroir", 1984
Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 5
Richard Vollmer Das Prinzip des "Stay-Stack Systems" von Rusduck how the stay stack worksAlso published here
  • Richard Vollmer "Le Jeu Mirroir", 1984
Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 5
Christian Scherer Schlusswort including stay stack and faro oddity Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 25
Richard Vollmer Das Legen eines palindromischen Spiels how to set up a stay stack, several methodsAlso published here
  • Richard Vollmer "Le Jeu Mirroir", 1984
Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 6
Richard Vollmer Die Eigenschaften des palindromischen Spiels characteristics of the stay stack, with 52 and 53 cardsAlso published here
  • Richard Vollmer "Le Jeu Mirroir", 1984
Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 8
Christian Scherer Duplizität der Ereignisse - Eine Routine mit dem palindromischen Spiel longer stay stack routine, mates are found, six phases Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 12
Harry Lorayne Nine All Mine using mini stay stack Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16, No. 8) 2248
Peter Duffie Eleven Plus, Plus Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 2) 2319
Alex Elmsley Late Night Location stay stack with duplicatesVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 372
Alex Elmsley Computer Dating removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 385
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Alex Elmsley Stay Stack credit information The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 385
Alex Elmsley Wedded Ambitions free selection, mate rises to top, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 389
Alex Elmsley Empty and Full removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 387
Alex Elmsley Topsy-Turvy Stay-Stack (A Problem) topsy-turvy stay stack with 2 decksRelated to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 391
Philip T. Goldstein Nexus performer's and spectator's selection are in same position in two piles Thabbatical 82
Philip T. Goldstein Duprediction arrangement of symbol cards predictedInspired by Thabbatical 62
Philip T. Goldstein Duplex alphabet cardsInspired by Thabbatical 67
Peter Duffie Eleven Plus Plus stay stack principle Duffie's Card Compulsions 173
Peter Duffie Eleven Plus stay stack principle, number prediction Duffie's Card Compulsions 170
Edward Marlo Mental Lie - First Method (memorized deck)
- Second Method (stay stack)
Inspired by Facsimile (Issue 3) 45
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations Connotes 2
Doug Canning Spell Found card located by spelling This Is Not Your Card and But This IsInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1190
Peter Duffie Mirror Power Variation of Power of Thought, four of a kind produced as they are at same position in two piles, matches spectator's thought of value (first published in Powerth, Peter Duffie, 1993)Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 41
Peter Duffie Two Way Mirror Variation of Power of Thought, two spectators think of a value each, when two piles are dealt, the only matching pairs of mates matches the two thought of valuesInspired by Effortless Card Magic 43
Peter Duffie The Unknown Entity Convoluted coincidence effect with two packets, one packet counted down to find mate in other packet (two cards, two piles, but not same position) Effortless Card Magic 38
Peter Duffie Matchical Mix Two Cards, Two Piles, Same position - selection and mate Effortless Card Magic 40
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase Inspired by Classic Handlings 29
Karl Fulves Igor two packets, card chosen in one matches up with vampire in other packet when counted simultaneouslyInspired by
  • "Staggered" (Eddie Joseph)
Lost Vampire Secrets 173
Philip T. Goldstein, Peter Duffie On Add-a-No Redivider 17
Philip T. Goldstein Cutting a small Stay Stack Redivider 17
Philip T. Goldstein Senile Felines repeat version of previous trick Redivider 29
Philip T. Goldstein Swap Paws Redivider 31
Philip T. Goldstein Test Set card removed from ten-card-ESP-packet divined by spelling, outgrowth of "Symbulation" (Linking Ring, April 1996) Redivider 32
Philip T. Goldstein O, Decide Dice, Do version of "Roll, or..." with two die Redivider 44
Philip T. Goldstein Tie It Redivider 46
Philip T. Goldstein Want no Die? I Don't; Naw. Redivider 47
Philip T. Goldstein Revolt, Lover two four-of-a-kinds are paired, ramasee principle Redivider 57
Philip T. Goldstein Cutting and Mixing a small Stay Stack Redivider 8
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack Redivider 11
Philip T. Goldstein Pseudo D/U ESP double match with small packet stay stack Redivider 12
Philip T. Goldstein Never Odd or Even a/k/a I Prefer Pi
Rotator as number force
Related to Redivider 14
Philip T. Goldstein Toll a Total, a Total Lot a/k/a Must Sum
taking cards from two piles
Redivider 21
Philip T. Goldstein Word Row forcing a word with alphabet cards Redivider 23
Philip T. Goldstein 力ルイ千ビンナコネコナンビ千イル力? a/k/a Stack CatsRelated to Redivider 26
Philip T. Goldstein Retinue Reuniter five cards torn (to build stack) and magically paired, Ramasee principle Redivider 35
Philip T. Goldstein Or Torn Rotor Inspired by Redivider 39
Philip T. Goldstein Yo! Bet no Monte, Boy. a/k/a Roll, or...
matching effect with three cards torn in half and a die
Redivider 40
Philip T. Goldstein Deci-Diced poker themed version with five cards of previous effect Redivider 43
Philip T. Goldstein Wondered? No, Psi is Pondered Now. two sets of ESP cards mixed by spectator who then choses (via procedure) five cards, exactly one of each Redivider 48
Philip T. Goldstein Evil Duo, Loud & Live a/k/a Satire = Veritas
story presentation
Redivider 52
Philip T. Goldstein Mull I, Will I Win? I Will, I Will! Um... a/k/a Engage Le Jeu Que Je Le Gagne
a/k/a Drawer's Reward
Dead Man's Hand presentation
Redivider 62
Philip T. Goldstein No Casino Con is a Con a/k/a Of Nil Info
psychic poker
Redivider 69
Wesley James The Sigma Principle force in which spectator cuts off pile, counts it and counts down that many cards in rest Enchantments 101
Karl Fulves Gray Reflections about the color distribution in mirror stack after cuts Combo II 117
Woody Aragon Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates A Book in English 97
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Persi Diaconis Stay Stack Dealing Property Related to Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 35
Pit Hartling Stay Stack Faro Shuffle Handling Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 36
Denis Behr Stay Stack Finale deck mates itself without a move Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 37
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman Stay Stack: An Introduction Describing the basics of Stay Stacks A New Angle 60
Ryan Plunkett Twin Peeks Know which card spectator is peeking at during riffle peekRelated to A New Angle 64
Ryan Plunkett Ode to Rusduck card and location divined by magician A New Angle 79