Octet
Octet
Gambling Tricks
written by Karl Fulves
1981
Work of Various
76 pages (Stapled), Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
(45 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Karl Fulves For Openers on gambling tricks 1
Jerry K. Hartman Hokum Poker shuffled deck, hand removed and later mated hand is dealt, featuring impromptu stacking, Dead Man's Hand presentation 3
Karl Fulves Hokum Notes variations on the impromptu stacking method 7
Karl Fulves Kannibal Draw Poker Problem #1, poker hand with jacks, added cards vanish, transformation into Royal Flush, posed as a problem 8
Derek Dingle Poker Triumph with 4 named cards from poker hands 9
Derek Dingle Zarrow Culling 10
Karl Fulves Notes by Karl Fulves "Poker Triumph" variation, with color changing back kicker for four-of-a-kind 12
Karl Fulves Recursive Draw spectator repeatedly gets aces, then changes for a royal flush, funny presentation see also Phil Goldstein trick in "The New Tops" without credit,
"The Problem at Draw" (Derek Dingle & Karl Fulves, 1979)
13
Karl Fulves 5 As 5 while hiding one, as stacking see also "5 As 5" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 15
Karl Fulves Mental Stud Poker Problem #1, spectator names any card which turns out to be hole card 17
Martin Gardner Quant Quirk 4x4 square of 16 cards, some face-up some face-down randomly, with certain allowed turnover moves one has to get all cards in one direction, sucker game 18
Martin Gardner An Up/Down Bet packet of cards is shuffled face-up/face-down and then cards discarded according to rule, orientation of last card is predicted 20
Karl Fulves Quant Notes notes on preceding "Quant Quirk" 21
Karl Fulves & Martin Gardner Rubik Cube Swindles - solving cube by touch with marked colors
- divining thought-of colors with cube ("can you see your color on this side?")
- mis-colored cube as practical joke
23
Father Cyprian Rubik Con suggestions without details:
- Colorvision with mini Rubik's Cube
- Colorvision with jumbled cube, a duplicate of configuration is drawn
- mini cube is solved under dice cup, suggestion of (partial) shell
- to force a color, either with counting procedure or loaded
- pop-up cube for production
- stage size cube that twists and person is produced
- coding information
see also "Dark Vision" (Jack Kent Tillar, 1982) 24
Karl Fulves I. Q. Poker after some guessing game performer receives four-of-a-kind from shuffled deck, stacking as other cards are removed from deck 26
Unknown Palm-Spread Glimpse palm-spread glimpse, while deck is face up, buckle see also "Top Card Glimpse" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 26
Karl Fulves Elliott's Run-Ups Poker Problem #3, on the incomplete notes in "Elliott's Last Legacy" 31
Allan Slaight Fourth Down spelling to "THE KING OF HEARTS" into 4 packets, a king on each pile except one which has an indicator card to find last king, credit information, see also following "Fourth of Habit" 32
Karl Fulves & Gene Maze Basic Black Poker Problem #4, black jack handed to spectator and five cards dealt into face-down row, spectator finds Ace to make Black Jack, other four cards are deuces 34
Karl Fulves Fourth of Habit four indifferent cards put on table, one changes into selection, then 4 Kings are dealt, first tricks sets up second 35
Karl Fulves Fake Shuffles fake faro shuffle and fake false shuffle with gaffed red/blue decks 38
Roy Walton Snap Royalty five cards change into Royal Flush, using Snap-Over Change varied by "Fast Flush" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 39
Roy Walton Snap-Over Change of a sandwiched card 41
Karl Fulves Royal Flash Poker Problem #5, variation of the Card Puzzle with Poker theme, and Ace transposition with poker theme 44
Karl Fulves Fast Flush five cards change into Royal Flush inspired by "Snap Royalty" (Roy Walton, 1981) 45
Unknown Coasters betting game with Ace through 7 or seven numbered coaster 47
Karl Fulves Draw Play two royal flushes shuffled, one turns face-up and when dealt is dealt to performer, except previously value which is transposed, optional color-changing back kicker 49
Karl Fulves The Right-Hand Pass brief see also "The Right-Hand Pass" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 50
Karl Fulves Notebook Notes on the Daley/Diaconis Poker Plot and packet variations 52
Karl Fulves & Paul LePaul Small Packet Spread Pass brief 53
Father Cyprian Knockout Poker spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer wins 54
Karl Fulves Notes on Knockout spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer wins inspired by "Knockout Poker" (Father Cyprian, 1981) 55
Karl Fulves Fifty Dollar Deal Poker Problem #6, spectator constructs any hand from five face-up piles, one card from each pile, magician names this hand 56
Karl Fulves Hocus Poker four fours with face-down card in middle shown, packet turned over to show "hole card" which is also a four, then other four cards change to aces see also "Hocus Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1982),
"Hocus Poker Handling" (Karl Fulves, 1997)
57
Karl Fulves Packet Poker no-deck version of "Hocus Poker" see also "Hocus Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 59
Karl Fulves 7-as-5 Count 59
Karl Fulves Hokus Poker Jr. AC to 4C shown with fifth face-down card, spectator names one of the clubs and when packet is turned over the face-down card is the named one, it changes back color and the other cards to aces, posed as problem see also "Hocus Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 61
Jack Avis Impromptu Mexican monte/twist combo with black aces and black five, then all change to red aces and red five, then all four aces inspired by "Mexican Monte" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 62
Karl Fulves Pentacle Poker Poker Problem #7, stud poker situation and hole card changes several times and then vanishes, rest changes into Aces see also "Impromptu Universal" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 64
Derek Dingle Roll Over Aces 65
Ron Ferris Roll-Out Move 69
Karl Fulves The Hired Hand aces exchanged with other poker hand one by one, but still remain in original hand, with weird poker variation presentation 72
Karl Fulves Automatic Cheat ten shuffled cards dealt out for 2 players, performer or spectator always know whether a hand is a full house or not 73
Karl Fulves Baby Face Poker Problem #8, 5 indifferent cards change into miniature Royal Flush, or jumbo size poker hand, no method 75