Faro & Riffle Technique
Faro & Riffle Technique
with the 3 Supplements
written by Karl Fulves
1969/1970
Work of Karl Fulves
90 pages (Spiralbound), Selfpublished
Language: English
(86 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page CARC Categories
Karl Fulves Faro Transforms discussing properties of the faro to exchange two cards within the deck and to recycle the order Faro Techniques 1969 2
Karl Fulves Faro Rings notation to illustrate behavior of cards during faro shuffles, see also Addenda on page 60 Faro Techniques 1969 2
Karl Fulves Position Determination following a card's position during in and out faros Faro Techniques 1969 3
Karl Fulves The Triple Faro Ring Faro Techniques 1969 4
Karl Fulves Definition of Terms for faro transforms, Example 1-6 Faro Techniques 1969 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 1969 7
Karl Fulves The Fourth-Order Deck discussing transpositions of 2 cards within the deck Faro Techniques 1969 12
Karl Fulves Other Forms Of The Transposition transpositions of 3 or more cards within the deck with some examples (2n cards in a deck), Examples 7-10 see also "The Principle of Internal Shuffling" (Murray Bonfeld, 1977),
"(2) Primitive Cycles" (Karl Fulves, 1979)
Faro Techniques 1969 12
Karl Fulves Three Way Transposition note Faro Techniques 1969 15
Karl Fulves Fractional Transforms note Faro Techniques 1969 15
Karl Fulves The Recycling Problem "The general solution is somewhat more involved and will not be discussed here." see also "The Return Trip" (Fulves, 1986) Faro Techniques 1969 16
Karl Fulves Gray Codes definition, see also Addenda on page 60 Gray Codes 1969 17
Karl Fulves Coding The Deck - Coding The Faces
- Coding The Backs
- Coding The Spectators
Gray Codes 1969 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 1969 18
Karl Fulves Example 12 selection from packet, shuffled, value of selection used to count down to selection, gray code and faro Gray Codes 1969 18
Karl Fulves Example 13 2 spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro Gray Codes 1969 19
Karl Fulves Example 14 2 spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro Gray Codes 1969 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 faro see also "Beginning Again" (William Zavis, 1970) Gray Codes 1969 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 1969 22
Karl Fulves Gray Stak combining gray code and stay stack in a deck with 8 cards, in the application a selection is divined, see also Addenda on page 60, for 16- and 32-Card Arrangements see reference see also "Faro Ideas - Reflected Gray Stack" (Earl Keyser, 1972) Gray Codes 1969 23
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Techniques commentary on Reflected Set-Ups, Interlocking Stacks, ... in combination with riffle shuffle Gray Codes 1969 24
Karl Fulves Interlocking Stacks in the example a pile is riffle shuffled and packets of 4 cards each distributed, one knows something about matching values in the packets, see also Addenda on page 60 Riffle Shuffle Techniques 1969 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 predicted see also "Secret Counting" (Karl Fulves, 2004) Riffle Shuffle Techniques 1969 26
Karl Fulves A Note On Four-Card Cycles Riffle Shuffle Techniques 1969 27
Karl Fulves Halving The Prediction presentation idea, see also following item inspired by "Interlocking Stacks" (Karl Fulves, 1969) Riffle Shuffle Techniques 1969 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 1969 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 pile see also "Swindle Sheet", Issue 1 (Fulves) Riffle Shuffle Techniques 1969 31
Karl Fulves Application To Self-Centering Stacks Riffle Shuffle Techniques 1969 32
Karl Fulves Displacement Techniques on the definition of "riffle shuffle" Displacements 1969 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 1969 33
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like 2 cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value Displacements 1969 34
Karl Fulves Finders 3 cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value Displacements 1969 35
Karl Fulves Out Of Hand 2 cards are removed from packet, rest dealt out, suits of selections and suits in piles have some coincidences Displacements 1969 35
Karl Fulves Torn Corner Control push-through failure with a card that has a corner openly torn off Riffle Shuffle Controls 1969 37
Karl Fulves Layman's Lace-Thru crude Zarrow type shuffle, as an exposé move Riffle Shuffle Controls 1969 39
Karl Fulves Center Control varied by "Mechanical Card Controls" (Karl Fulves, 1970),
"Pivot Principle - Pivot Revelation Method #1" (Bruce Cervon & Karl Fulves, 1976)
Riffle Shuffle Controls 1969 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 versions see also "Riffle Shuffle Production" (Carmen D'Amico, 1967),
"Four at Once" (Jack Carpenter, 1992)
Riffle Shuffle Controls 1969 42
Karl Fulves Locating The Aces tabled ace production with riffle shuffle revelations varied by "Split Image III" (Karl Fulves, 1991) Riffle Shuffle Controls 1969 43
Karl Fulves The Triple Faro - Shuffle Definitions theoretical, since no technique is given The Triple Faro 1969 45
Karl Fulves Reverse Triple Faro The Triple Faro 1969 45
Karl Fulves The 3n Deck properties related to the Triple Faro The Triple Faro 1969 46
Karl Fulves Recycling The 3n Deck with the Triple Faro The Triple Faro 1969 47
Karl Fulves Inverse Shuffles properties of the Triple Faro The Triple Faro 1969 47
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse Notes combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle see also "Riffle/Reverse" (Karl Fulves, 1968) The Triple Faro 1969 48
Karl Fulves Black Magic Notes effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, see also Addenda on page 60 see also "Black Magic" (Karl Fulves, 1967),
"Memory Mix" (Karl Fulves, 1986)
The Triple Faro 1969 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 1970 50
Karl Fulves Mechanical Card Controls simplification with stripper cards or cards with corner torn off inspired by "Center Control" (Karl Fulves, 1969) First Supplement 1970 52
Karl Fulves Adjacencies problem of bringing 2 cards at random position together with faro shuffles First Supplement 1970 53
Karl Fulves The Partial Faro selection procedure with faros that places a key card next to selection First Supplement 1970 53
Karl Fulves As A Vanish placing sticky card next to selection with faro, also rough-smooth method First Supplement 1970 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 1970 54
Karl Fulves As A Stop Trick comedy presentation, on a card is written when spectator should stop First Supplement 1970 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 60 see also "Flip Flop" (Roy Walton, 1970) First Supplement 1970 56
Karl Fulves An Odd Gray Coincidence 2 packets from different decks, question and faro shuffling procedure before coincidence First Supplement 1970 57
Karl Fulves Unit Control 2 5-card packets with different backs are put together, 3 faros, one card from top 5 cards is now in bottom section and vice versa First Supplement 1970 58
Karl Fulves Unit Transpo 2 5-card packets with different backs are put together after a selection is made from each, 3 faros, selections are in odd-backed piles now First Supplement 1970 58
Karl Fulves Trans-Script two signatures change position on odd-backed cards, with odd-backed duplicates, faro, see also Addenda on page 60 see also "Insto-Transpo Slates" (Peter Warlock, The Magic Circular, Sept. 1954),
"Signature Transpo Credit Information" (Karl Fulves, 1987)
First Supplement 1970 58
Karl Fulves Block Transfer credit information Second Supplement 1970 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 version see also "Example 15" (Karl Fulves, 1969),
"In The Beginning" (Karl Fulves, 1969),
"Faro Again" (Earl Keyser, 1973),
"Any Card, Any Number - The First System" (Murray Bonfeld, 1977)
Second Supplement 1970 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 1970 63
Roy Walton Flip Flop simplified version with reverse faros inspired by "The Gray Liar" (Karl Fulves, 1970) Second Supplement 1970 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,...) see also "Interrogating the Deck" (Karl Fulves, 1979) Second Supplement 1970 66
Karl Fulves Triumff Second Supplement 1970 67
Roy Walton The Abacus Card Trick four cards chosen, gray code on one way backs see also "Mental Boxer" (Alex Elmsley, 1981),
"Gray Matters" (Denis Behr, 2007),
varied by "The Auto Abacus Trick" (Karl Fulves, 1980),
"Auto Abacus" (Karl Fulves, 1980)
Second Supplement 1970 69
Karl Fulves Accountable some mathematics of the riffle shuffle Second Supplement 1970 71
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine "programmed" card packet, exactly wrong in coming up with desired card also published as "Infernal Machine" (Robert E. Neale, 1970) Second Supplement 1970 72
Karl Fulves The Block Transfer general comments Second Supplement 1970 74
Karl Fulves Setting Up The Move with block transfer see also "Retaining Top Stock" (1940) Second Supplement 1970 74
Karl Fulves The Negative Transfer to get rid of top cards Second Supplement 1970 75
Karl Fulves A Note On The Proceedings comment on block transfer described before Second Supplement 1970 76
Karl Fulves Top Card Cover block transfer variation Second Supplement 1970 76
Karl Fulves The Double Transfer shifting blocks in both directions simultaneously Second Supplement 1970 77
Karl Fulves The Stripper Deck commentary see also "Stripper Controls" (Karl Fulves, 1995) Third Supplement 1970 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 1970 78
Karl Fulves & Theodore Annemann The Annotated Annemann reversing a selection in one-way or stripper deck inspired by "A Card is Found Once More" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) Third Supplement 1970 79
Karl Fulves Combination Control controlling 2 selections in stripper deck with tabled riffle shuffles Third Supplement 1970 80
Karl Fulves Auto-Stack stripper deck application for stacking Third Supplement 1970 82
Karl Fulves Octogonal Aces aces shuffled reversed in deck, cut to again, stripper deck Third Supplement 1970 82
Unknown Tabled Slip Cut Third Supplement 1970 83
Karl Fulves What - No Reversal? stripper deck throw offs Third Supplement 1970 84
Karl Fulves Sidebars stripper deck throw off, faro Third Supplement 1970 85
Karl Fulves Stripper-Teckel selection and mate are found, fair procedure, stripper deck Third Supplement 1970 86
Karl Fulves Small World stripper deck Third Supplement 1970 87
Karl Fulves Theoretical Strippers special cut, negative transfer (block transfer) as application Third Supplement 1970 88
Karl Fulves Pure Theory thoughts on generalized stripper principle Third Supplement 1970 89
Karl Fulves A Note On Handling handling a stripper deck Third Supplement 1970 90