Faro Controlled Miracles
Faro Controlled Miracles
written by Edward Marlo
1964
Work of Edward Marlo
71 pages (Spiralbound), Selfpublished
Language: English
(94 entries)
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Edward Marlo Foreword
Edward Marlo Faro Divider dividing a deck/packet into 4 piles with an equal number of cards 1
Edward Marlo Off Center Faro Divider method of dividing deck in 4 packets of non-equal size of known number 2
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Controls - For Two Cards
- For Three Cards
2
Edward Marlo The Un-Weave Faro shuffle that retains groups on bottom or top without weaving them 2
Edward Marlo Faro Straddle Shuffle definition of in and out for an odd deck 3
Edward Marlo The Riffle Weave alternating top ten cards during riffle shuffle 3
Edward Marlo The Clocked Faro tips to speed up consecutive faros 4
Edward Marlo The Incomplete Faro definition and basic peek procedure 5
Edward Marlo No Key - Faro Aces without key cards and counting see also "Vernon's Aces" (Dai Vernon, 1962) 5
Edward Marlo Bluff Spacing 6
Edward Marlo Marlo Placement Cull spread cull procedure to set cards at desired positions from top, e.g. aces at positions 6-15-19-25 6
Edward Marlo Key - Faro Aces setting aces as keys for a multiple control see also "Vernon's Aces" (Dai Vernon, 1962) 8
Edward Marlo Marlo Simplex Placement Cull spread cull procedure to set cards at desired positions from top, e.g. aces at positions 6-15-19-25 8
Edward Marlo Any Number of Hands shuffled deck, any number of hands named, performer looks through deck, when cards are dealt, the named value four-of-a-kind is in the named hand 10
Edward Marlo In One Riffle Shuffle stacking four cards in one shuffle, also at different distances, stacking with side-jogged blocks on one side 10
Edward Marlo Ace Spell aces placed on top, after one riffle shuffle and one faro they can all be spelled out 11
Edward Marlo Correction on Faro Fooler #12 two separated face up cards come together to sandwich selection see also "Faro Fooler #12" (Edward Marlo, 1958) 12
Neal Elias & Edward Marlo Packet Handling for Faro Fooler #12 two separated face up cards come together to sandwich selection, two more methods, see also page 13 for further handling details:
- Regarding Three Selections and Crimp Card
- On Packet Handling
- The No Key Card Triple Selection Discovery
see also "Faro Fooler #12" (Edward Marlo, 1958) 12
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 1 aces lost in deck, performer cuts deck in four piles with aces on top, kings on bottom, faro 14
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 2 aces and kings lost in deck, performer cuts deck into four piles with aces and kings on top and bottom of each, faro 14
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 3: Faro Speller after spectator's shuffle, performer spells to several cards 14
Edward Marlo Multiple Placement Glimpse glimpsing four cards, each thirteen cards apart, at once 14
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 4: Miracle Location with the chance for a miracle effect 15
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle 15
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 5: Mental Eliminator one of thirteen memorized cards 16
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Discovery two locator cards discover two chosen cards, faro 16
Edward Marlo Scoop Up Finesse eliminating transfer cut by scooping up deck with top card 16
Edward Marlo On the Re-Stacking Pack two spectators decide for numbers and remember the cards at their number four times with faros in between, each has a four of a kind inspired by "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 18
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test inspired by "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 19
Edward Marlo 1835 two selections show up at same position in two piles, faro 19
Edward Marlo Pull Down Control procedure that sets two peeked-at selections at positions nine (or x) from top and bottom 19
Unknown 18-35 Principle 19
Edward Marlo Overhand Placement Control procedure that sets two selections at positions nine (or x) from top and bottom with overhand shuffle 20
Edward Marlo Thought Determinator "Is your card in this pile?", memorized deck, faro 21
Edward Marlo Faro Fan Constraint to apparently give a free choice to think of a card, but only half the cards are visible 23
Edward Marlo Marlo Faro Control - Two Card Faro Control using a locator card 24
Edward Marlo Three Card Faro Control using a locator card 24
Edward Marlo Four Card Faro Control using a locator card see also "Marlo's Four Card Miracle" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 25
Edward Marlo Five Card Faro Control using a locator card 25
Edward Marlo Six Card Faro Control using a locator card 26
Edward Marlo Seven Card Faro Control using a locator card (doesn't work? see following version for eight cards) 27
Edward Marlo Eight Card Faro Control using a locator card 27
Edward Marlo Nine and Ten Card Faro Control using a locator card 27
Edward Marlo Opening Procedure for a ten-card-location routine 28
Edward Marlo Alternation using an eight card faro control to set-up for a Matching the Cards type routine 29
Edward Marlo Miracle Location with one suit from ace to king set-up, faro and non-faro handling 30
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phases varied by "A Matching Routine" (Edward Marlo & Martin A. Nash, 1980),
"Finally Matched" (Allan Ackerman, 1999)
31
Edward Marlo Added Note for Matching Routine stay stack routine, alternative phases 33
Edward Marlo Double Peek Matching full stack 33
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Peek two cards peeked at, behind back performer reverses card, it's between the two selections 34
Edward Marlo Secret Incomplete Faro Condition very fine unsquared condition 34
Edward Marlo All Around Square Up with deck in secret incomplete faro condition 35
Edward Marlo Impromptu Peek Deck stay stack, secret incomplete faro condition 35
Edward Marlo Faro Double Control openly controlling aces while secretly controlling other cards (e.g. kings) 36
Edward Marlo Aces and Numbers Variation inspired by "Aces and Numbers" (Edward Marlo, 1961) 37
Edward Marlo Card Stack Demo kings openly stacked, tens and aces end up also, faro and overhand stacking, for correction see Facsimile reference see also "Card Stack Demo" (Edward Marlo, 1996) 37
Edward Marlo Lessinout Stack Handling see also page 38 37
Edward Marlo Triple Faro Control openly controlling aces while secretly controlling two more sets of four-of-a-kinds 39
Edward Marlo Changing of the Cards performer cuts deck in four face up piles, spectator chooses one, face cards of the other three piles are changed to match selection, faro 39
Edward Marlo The Marlo Peek Deck marked deck, memorized deck 41
Edward Marlo Thought Togetherness performer and spectator thinks of a card, they are next to each other, memorized deck, faro 42
Edward Marlo Ace Finders values of four unknown cards locate aces 42
Unknown Gambler's Bubble Peek 42
Edward Marlo Marlo Miracle Aces classic faro ace cutting ("estimation aces"), last ace found at named number see also "Jive Aces" (Edward Marlo & Michael Close & Andrew Wimhurst & Patrick Lehnen, 2013) 44
Bob Veeser A Subtlety for the Spectator Cuts the Aces two aces are on one pile, bluff sequence 46
Edward Marlo Marlo's Four Card Miracle four selections, faro control, cut to the aces with selections 47
Bob Veeser Acetimation estimation presentation, nail nicked ace 49
Bill Simon Acetimation estimation presentation, faro setting 51
Edward Marlo Acetimation estimation presentation, faro setting, aces on bottom of packets 52
Edward Marlo Marlo Slide Count basically culling a card to bottom while counting packet, brief 52
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Ultra Mental ungaffed see also "Brainweave" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 52
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan 53
Edward Marlo Marlo's Handling Variation Brainweave see also "Elmsley's Ultra Mental" (Alex Elmsley, 1964) 53
Unknown Plunger Principle 53
Edward Marlo & Alex Elmsley Marlo's Faro Jogs handling possibilities for Alex Elmsley's Faro Fan idea
- Five Methods
- Side Jog to Angle Jog
- Angle Jog to Side Jog
- Table Faro Angle Jog
- Up Jogging the Reversed Card (two methods)
inspired by "Faro Fan" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 54
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Brainweave inspired by "Elmsley's Ultra Mental" (Alex Elmsley, 1964) 58
Edward Marlo Tabled Faro Fan Set-Up using table faro or only even riffle shuffle to get into Faro Fan configuration see also "Faro Fan" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 59
Edward Marlo Treatise of an Original four aces turn over in spread at once at different positions, faro, tabled and in-the-hands-method 59
Edward Marlo Faro Ribbon Spread Hide-Out 59
Edward Marlo Instant Reverse thought-of card (of about twelve) turns over, faro hide-out 60
Edward Marlo Premeditated Prediction card is fairly selected from shuffled deck, card is predicted in matchbook, using index of twelve matchbooks and statistical principle varied by "For Nonsmokers" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 61
Edward Marlo For Nonsmokers card is fairly selected from shuffled deck, duplicate is reversed as prediction in second deck, using statistical principle and faro hide-out inspired by "Premeditated Prediction" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 62
Edward Marlo Fixed Faro Jog beveling a deck with jogged cards and placing rubber band around it, so it can be put in pocket without disturbing jog condition 62
Edward Marlo Never Miss Prediction free selection is reversed in second pack, faro hide-out 63
Edward Marlo Marlo's Brainwave one of ten thought of, this is reversed and odd-backed, faro fan 63
Edward Marlo Odd Thought spectator thinks of only odd-backed card in deck, no rough smooth, faro fan 65
Edward Marlo Oddity Handling named card is odd-backed card, faro fan see also "Oddity!" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 66
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with 26 different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck) inspired by Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964) 67
Edward Marlo Physical and Mental performer places physical selection next to mental selection (1 of 26), two phases, half forcing deck, faro fan 68
Edward Marlo Uses for Half Forcing Deck see at bottom 68
Edward Marlo Easy Logical Procedure inspired by "Elmsley's Ultra Mental" (Alex Elmsley, 1964) 69
Edward Marlo Ultra Repeat with repeat phase and face-up/face-down challenge location as clean-up, retaining divided deck (odd/even) inspired by "Elmsley's Ultra Mental" (Alex Elmsley, 1964) 69
Edward Marlo The Ultra Equivoce Brainweave, any card can be thought of inspired by "Elmsley's Ultra Mental" (Alex Elmsley, 1964) 71