Card Counting
Card Counting
(see also additional material of the 2005 edition)
written by Karl Fulves
1982
Work of Karl Fulves
48 pages (Stapled), Selfpublished
Language: English
(26 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Karl Fulves Card Counting introduction and credit information 1
Unknown To Tell The Card Drawn from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 13 3
Unknown To Name a Card Drawn from a Piquet Pack from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 10 3
Karl Fulves Indexed Poker spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck 4
Karl Fulves Digital Version spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck, optional edge-mark helps 5
T. Nelson Downs & Charles T. Jordan Subtraction Technique calculation help in clocking 8
Charles Hopkins Hopkin's 220 System any number card thought-of see also "43 - The "220 Count"." (Charles Hopkins, 1940) 8
Karl Fulves Time Sharing strategy to buy time for head work in card counting inspired by "Ribbon Spread" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1945) 9
Karl Fulves 3-Handed Clock strategy to buy time for head work in card counting by playing a made-up 3-handed game 11
Karl Fulves Parallex II fair conditions, apparently not all cards are seen to count them, "Parallax II" misspelled see also "Parallax" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 12
Unknown Suit Fishing 13
Karl Fulves Commitment cards apparently memorized, spectator exchanged two cards and those are found 15
J. W. Sarles & John Scarne An Amazing Memory card removed from half a deck is divined
- Not The Method
- How It's Done
inspired by a trick from "Scarne on Card Tricks",
see also "The Magi's Detection" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937),
varied by "Outcast" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
16
Karl Fulves Three Packet Memory card removed from a third of the deck is named 22
Karl Fulves Pointed Reminder small packet is cut in half with scissors, two matching halves are exchanged, performer divines which halves 25
Ken Beale Half a Headache card removed from half the deck is divined, then with other half, cards laid out on table in pattern that does card counting, also suit, parallel principle, reprinted from Ibidem inspired by "A Mental Headache" (Theodore Annemann, 1939),
see also Ibidem #2,
"What's-the-Value Solitaire" (Dai Vernon, 1989)
27
Ken Beale A Clock Trick rotating stack application, card in clock layout chosen by value of card chosen from rest varied by "Ten-Hour Day" (Karl Fulves & Ken Beale, 2005) 31
Karl Fulves The Parallel Principle shuffled deck split in two halves, performer and spectator remove card and put it in other half, divined in illogical way with both selections being the same 33
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler impractical card counting over the phone see also "Telephone Puzzler" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 37
Satya Ranjan Roy Novel Memory Trick with Cards non-mod card counting with negative numbers, for value and suit simultaneously, reprinted from Stanyon's, with "Notes by Karl Fulves" see also "27. Another Method" (Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 13 No. 4, Jan. 1913, p. 30) 40
Karl Fulves SRR + Stebbins missing card named by looking only through half the shuffled deck 41
Karl Fulves Indian Poker spectator removes any card and a four-of-a-kind from shuffled deck, performer removes mate of first card, renamed "Roy-al Poker" in 2005 edition 44
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card see also "Fake Counting" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 46
Karl Fulves Chaser card that spectator removes from half a deck is apparently predicted 47
Karl Fulves And Counting further thoughts on card counting, also with non-card items like divining date on removed coin from pile 48
Karl Fulves Pointer Cards & Clocking Ideas see also "Future Ghost" (Alan Brown*, 1970) 48