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Unknown Undoing Riffle Shuffle with Stripper New Era Card Tricks 55
Charles T. Jordan The Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 34
Charles T. Jordan The Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 35
Al Baker Lost and Found divided deck, one riffle shuffle by spectator The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 114
Charles Nyquist The Solution of "Something to Work on" stacked deck, 2 chains, solutionInspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Theodore Annemann The Act longer routine of The Master Mind, several times cards are predicted on billets Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 17
Charles T. Jordan Spectator's Red Black Shuffle spectator deals divided deck in 2 heaps and riffle shuffles them Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 47
Charles T. Jordan Novel Card Discovery odd/even system for divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 197
Charles T. Jordan Improved Marvelous Prediction odd/even system for divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles, set-up in front of spectators by openly dealing into some heaps Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 197
Charles T. Jordan Premier Card Discovery odd/even Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 227
Unknown Naming Chosen Card odd/even divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 232
Charles T. Jordan Improved Chevalier deck shuffled twice, named suit removed, all values spelt out Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 56
C. O. Williams Reading the Cards stacked one-way deck is riffle shuffled, yet order called out Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 155
Charles T. Jordan Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 200
Charles T. Jordan Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 207
Charles T. Jordan The Wizard's Dream free selection in riffle shuffled deck is found, full stack Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 210
Unknown System finding card after 2 riffle shuffles, stacked deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 234
Charles T. Jordan Trailing the Dovetail Shuffle to its Lair distributing stacked suit with 2 riffle shuffles Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 42
Charles T. Jordan Interlocking Chain Principle Greater Magic 101
Charles T. Jordan, Arthur Finley Interlocking Chain Principle The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 267
Theodore Annemann The Ultra Find handling for interlocking chain location that avoids obvious studying of order The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 267
Theodore Annemann Found Out two keys and bank of one suit The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 323
Robert Parrish Name Your Favorite any card named, after riffle shuffle spectator goes through cards and performer stops him at named card Do That Again! 30
Unknown Interlocking Chains with partial stack Do That Again! 29
Unknown Interlocking Chain Principle More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 31
Theodore Annemann The Master Mind stack, billet index My Best 69
Dai Vernon 12 Outs court card is found The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 199) 794
John Scarne The Four Royal Flushes Performer removes high cards (Ten, J, Q, K, A) from shuffled deck, deals out four hands of Royal Flushes (Interlocking Chain Principle)Variations Scarne on Card Tricks 20
Jack Chanin, John McArdle, John Weiss, Al Flosso The Spelling Bee Packet of Ace to King, if spell correctly you get the card, if incorrect spelling you get indifferent cardRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 118
Jack Miller The Traveling Card Scarne on Card Tricks 135
H. A. Adams Tri-Lie three peeked cards The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 266) 1064
Bill Simon, Martin Gardner Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value Effective Card Magic 151
Hans E. Trixer (9) Card Stab any card is named, and the pack stabbed at that card Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Tony Corinda (8) Playing Cards in Pre-Arranged Order Two Person Telepathy 259
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same cardVariations Card Tricks 316
Karl Fulves Color Control - Mentalists Night Out after a riffle shuffle some pairs and features of the hands are foreseen, ESP deckRelated to Epilogue (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control - Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
- Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
- Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 9) 111
Karl Fulves Riffle-Shuffle Set-ups the whole issue is about this topic treating
- Basic Color Control
- Position Control
- Automatic Locators
Epilogue (Issue 3) 17
Karl Fulves Basic Color Control certain pair pattern when 2 stacked portions are shuffled into each other Epilogue (Issue 3) 17
Karl Fulves The Self-Correcting Set-up properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order Epilogue (Issue 3) 19
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath PrincipleRelated to Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Karl Fulves 3-Card Sets more properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order Epilogue (Issue 3) 20
Karl Fulves The 3-Card Cycle properties after riffle shuffling deck in 1-2-3-1-2-3-... orderVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stackVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 21
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle methodVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 22
Karl Fulves Higher Values Of "n" further discussion of "Basic Position Control" Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 35
Karl Fulves Critical Value of (P)xy further discussion of "Basic Position Control" Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 36
Karl Fulves General Position Control similar to "Basic Position Control" without repeating cycles
- Definition of Terms
- Rule III & IV
- Example 7 & 8
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 37
Karl Fulves Distribution Of Mating Pairs riffle shuffled deck dealt in groups, k-th group contains pair, how to determine its value
- Definition of Terms
- Rule V & VI
- Example 9 - 11
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 38
Karl Fulves Total Value Of A Packet - Rule VII
- Example 12 & 13
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 40
Karl Fulves Special Cases "straightforward results"
- Non-Constant Values of "s"
- Constant Value of (T)s
- Example 15
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 41
Karl Fulves Constant Functions And Infinite Decks for the "Philosopher At The Card Table" Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 42
Karl Fulves A Footnote On Self-Centering Stacks Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 43
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo Poker number cards used for betting game after a single riffle shuffle Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
Karl Fulves Basic Position Control two sections in (possibly different) cyclic order are shuffled together and dealt in groups, formulas that tell whether in case of a match in a group one of the cards shows up on top or bottom of group
- Definition of Terms
- Rule I & II
- Example 1 - 3
Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 32
Karl Fulves Some Special Cases "Basic Position Control", riffle shuffle set-ups, including an unusual derivation of the basic Gilbreath principle in Example 6
- Example 4 - 6
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 34
Karl Fulves The Double Riffle Shuffle properties that remain after two riffle shuffles
- The Double Riffe
- Basic Position Control
- General Position Control
- Substitutes For The Double Riffle (random dealing substitute to riffle shuffle)
- Brief Summary To A Short Chapter
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 44
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Analogs models to visualize effect of riffle shuffle on the order
- Partitions
- The Five-Card Partition
- General Shuffle Analogs
- Polyominoes
- Pseudo-Polyominoes
- The Matchbox Analog
- A Note On Matchbox Analogs
- And A Note On Ordered Polyominoes
Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 47
Karl Fulves Double Indemnity spectator riffle shuffles and remembers card at position 26, then removes cards from top and bottom, still located, repeatRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 54
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffleRelated toVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 20
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for referencesRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 194
Karl Fulves A Note On Four-Card Cycles Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 27
Karl Fulves Application To Self-Centering Stacks Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 32
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Techniques commentary on Reflected Set-Ups, Interlocking Stacks, ... in combination with riffle shuffle Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue 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 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue 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 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 26
Karl Fulves Halving The Prediction presentation idea, see also following itemInspired by Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue 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 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue 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)
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 31
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse Notes combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath PrincipleRelated to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro) 48
Edward Marlo Jordan Plus Marlo selection found after three riffle shuffles, chains, stack Epilogue (Issue 5) 39
Jon Racherbaumer Ho-Hum Humdinger set-up, applicationInspired by Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2, No. 4) 30
Karl Fulves The Automatic Key real shuffle, about half is cut off, magician knows number of cards ("self-correcting set-up") Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 79
Karl Fulves Basic Color Control certain pair pattern when two stacked portions are shuffled into each other Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 15
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 17
Karl Fulves The 3-Card Cycle properties after riffle shuffling deck in 1-2-3-1-2-3-... order Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 17
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-ups exotic principle in which sequences are duplicated in a random outjog-sorting procedure Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 18
Karl Fulves Self Correcting Set Ups properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 20
Simon Aronson Some People Think interlocking chains Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2, No. 8) 58
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2, No. 8) 59
Karl Fulves 3-Card Sets more properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 21
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other colorRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffleRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 4
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups reprinted from Epilogue until p. 29Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 15
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 23
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle method Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 25
Edward Marlo Jordan plus Marlo selection found after three riffle shuffles, chains, stackRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 71
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 21
Edward G. Brown The Use of the First Red Card, Black Card or Picture Card The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 194
Karl Fulves By Two And Two one riffle shuffle, then pairs turned up, when odd-colored, the next pair is also odd-colored, when match, then the next is match Origins 54
Karl Fulves Centering one riffle shuffle, five cards considered, center card named when seeing some of the othersRelated to Origins 55
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed cardRelated to Card Counting 46
Thomas Alan Waters Tetrance prediction in envelope in wallet Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 218
Philip T. Goldstein Purple Prose numbers from number cards divined, using "self-correcting set-up" Thequal 14
Philip T. Goldstein Brainweave word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up"Related to Thequal 15
Philip T. Goldstein Looming Thoughts combination with self-correcting set-upInspired by Thequal 15
Philip T. Goldstein Dynamix word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up", new approachInspired by Amperthand 14
Karl Fulves C-Color problem of reconstructing original stack after riffle shuffle, no solution Color Capture 30
Karl Fulves Shuffle Diagrams pen and paper method for riffle shuffleRelated to Color Capture 21
Jack McMillen, Judson S. Brown Telltale Color card of different color glimpsed during riffle shuffle, reprinted from The Sphinx (March 1934) Riffle Shuffle Methods 14
Karl Fulves Riffle Control incomplete riffle shuffle The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 87
Arthur Finley Remote Control spectator riffle shuffles after control, cards spread before pushed togetherRelated to The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 166
Philip T. Goldstein Mix Me Deadly murder, weapon and victim chosen from game cards and divined, using single riffle shuffle Thavant 30
Christoph Borer, Thomas Otto Die Wahrsagerin Related toAlso published here Magie 17
Arthur Finley Remote Control spectator riffle shuffles after controlRelated to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 327
Karl Fulves Remember This shuffled deck apparently memorized, one riffle shuffle, performer checks and then names cards at 3 different positions, "Spread Correction"Inspired by Crooked Tales 59
Jack McMillen, Judson S. Brown Telltale Color card of different color glimpsed during riffle shuffle, with referencesRelated to
  • The Sphinx (March 1934)
Blocking Off 12
Nick Trost Swindle Suits based on "The Tarot Speaks" marketed by Arthur EmersonRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 43
Oscar Weigle, Robert Parrish Picture This performer knows order of picture cards in shuffled deck, interlocking chainsAlso published here The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 13
Karl Fulves Silent Speech memorizing sixteen cards after spectator's riffle shuffle, interlocking chains Combo 49
Karl Fulves Remote Viewing spectator shuffles cards once and deals about a third, then names a number and removes card from this position, performer names it, interlocking chains Combo 51
Steve Mayhew The Principle Angel Shuffle principle, spectator's riffle shuffle does not influence the stack Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 9
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Double-Duke stacking four hands, spectator gets flush, performer full house or four of a kind, gambling demonstration Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 11
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Gardner-Marlo spectator shuffles between roundsRelated to Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 16
Steve Mayhew Ten Card Finale spectator shuffles again and still loses Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 19
Steve Mayhew Blackjack spectator can decide if dealer should draw or not, while performer looks away, he still wins Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 22
Charles T. Jordan Interlocking Chain Principle Concertos for Pasteboard 3
David Regal The World's First Card Trick top card after spectator's shuffle is predicted Constant Fooling 1 7
Karl Fulves Paper & Pencil Shuffles notation for riffle shuffle, partitions When Psychics Play Poker 19
Karl Fulves Shift Left When Psychics Play Poker 23
Karl Fulves Extend Right When Psychics Play Poker 25
Karl Fulves Shift Right When Psychics Play Poker 26
Karl Fulves Not Continuous applying mountain climbing problem (climber up and down, is there a time in which he will be at the same time at the same place) to riffle shuffle When Psychics Play Poker 26
Karl Fulves Top or Bottom? problem regarding the referenceRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 28
Wesley James Historical Note on the Jordan-Finley Shuffle Principle, chain principle Enchantments 241
Karl Fulves Red-Black Riffles simple riffle shuffle set-ups When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves In Case what to do when the riffle shuffle was bad in "ESP + Math"Related to When Psychics Play Poker 24
Karl Fulves Three Way finding three chosen cards with card counting, single riffle shuffle When Psychics Play Poker 33
Karl Fulves Secret Counting two cards removed from deck are found after riffle shuffle and clocking value predicted, no real card counting requiredRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 35
Karl Fulves Counterpoint 1 two card location after riffle shuffle and dealing packets, card clocking and stack When Psychics Play Poker 38
Karl Fulves The Apex nine card packet "riffle shuffled", dealt in row, center card turned over, spectator choses the four cards on either side and thinks of highest one which is divined, chains When Psychics Play Poker 41
Karl Fulves Apex Footnote connection to "I have as many cards as you..." and red black relationship principle, also with suits When Psychics Play Poker 43
Karl Fulves Code For Color 26th cards tells performer how many red cards are in top half after a riffle shuffle When Psychics Play Poker 47
Karl Fulves Blocking Function work week cards (monday through friday) shuffled and dealt in groups of five, performer divines which days are duplicated and where in the packet When Psychics Play Poker 49
Karl Fulves Dial-A-Die riffle shuffle, twelve cards dealt on table, number of cards according to rolled die transferred, down-under-deal done, ... eventually number on die revealedRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 56
Karl Fulves Couples match making after riffle shuffle, optionally no-touch, optionally words on cards
- Second Approach
- Third Approach
- Application Note (other objects than playing cards, poker chips)
When Psychics Play Poker 58
Karl Fulves When Psychics Play Poker psychic vs. gambler, spectator riffle shuffles, psychic gets seven cards, gambler five, psychic finds two Aces and moves around some cards and wins When Psychics Play Poker 61
Karl Fulves Kid Koin after riffle shuffle top card is pocketed, coin turned over according to color of next four cards, then performer looks again and names card When Psychics Play Poker 48
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card, expanded text from 1982 edition includes a (corner) short card that stay next to a card during riffle shufflesRelated to Card Counting (2005 edition) 58
Karl Fulves Apex Note another full deck stack method to find out which card is missing from half a deck Card Counting (2005 edition) 63
Karl Fulves Shuffle Tracking Combo memorizing riffle shuffle distribution via Combo system in face-down spread of unsquared shuffle Combo II 95
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) I. General Procedures procedures in which the spectator and/or performer shuffles but retains certain aspects of the red-black distribution of the deck
- Procedure A
- Procedure B
- Procedure C
- Procedure D: Into This Universe
- Procedure E: Into Two Universes
- Procedure F: Multiple Shuffle Procedure
Penumbra (Issue 10) 13
Eric Mead Spectator Shuffles Tangled Web 103
Eric Mead Face-Down Slop restoring order of riffle shuffled packet Tangled Web 104
Eric Mead Topsy-Turvy Slop restoring order of riffle shuffled packet Tangled Web 105
Arthur Finley Remote Control Tangled Web 139
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) I. General Procedures (continued) - Procedure GRelated to Penumbra (Issue 11) 2
Jason England The Third Shuffle three honest shuffles by spectatorInspired by Jammin' With the Fellas 4
Steve Beam Storage Capacity two missing cards are named, stack and interlocking chain principle Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 49
Steve Beam Tricycle three missing cards are named as memory demonstration, stack and interlocking chain principle Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 52
Unknown Divided Deck Shuffle riffle shuffle by spectator Making the Cut 30
Darwin Ortiz Spectator Shuffles Twice applicationInspired by Lessons in Card Mastery 44
Charles T. Jordan, Andrew Wimhurst Interlocking Chain Principle and Cull spectator shuffles set-up twice Confident Deceptions 202
Joseph Barry Undoing Riffle Shuffle removing demo cards Reverie 4
Lou Hornung Obscured Matrix Five people each think of a card within a group of five, magician divines cards The Saturday Morning Session 11
Pit Hartling Sherlock selection found in deck shuffled by spectator, returns to stack, interlocking chains In Order to Amaze 40
Pit Hartling Duplicity two poker hands dealt after spectator's riffle shuffle, exact deal duplicated with second deck by performer In Order to Amaze 80
Joseph Barry Stuart's Strip Poker spectator thinks of card, shuffles and removes it, cards dealt and missing card completes straightInspired byRelated to Operandi (Issue 2) 20