Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups
"Principles of Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups" (1968) contained on pages 30- 62 (Third Printing from 1976 used)
written by Karl Fulves
Work of Karl Fulves
98 pages (Spiralbound), Selfpublished
Language: English
(71 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Karl Fulves Introduction
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer 1
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation see also "Posi-Negative Cards" (J. W. Sarles, 1967) 2
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other color see also "Incorporated Color Control" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 3
Karl Fulves Chromatic Telepathy spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red see also "Incorporated Color Control" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle see also "Incorporated Color Control" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 4
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, 52 double facers (!) see also "Black Magic" (Karl Fulves, 1967),
"Memory Mix" (Karl Fulves, 1986)
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards see also "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 8
Roy Walton & Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated see also "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 10
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle see also "Color Prophecy" (Gene Finnell, 1968) 12
Peter Alexis* Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands see also "Scarlock's Card" (Peter Alexis*, 1968) 13
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups reprinted from Epilogue until p. 29 see also "Riffle-Shuffle Set-ups" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 15
Karl Fulves Basic Color Control certain pair pattern when two stacked portions are shuffled into each other 15
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location 16
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle 17
Karl Fulves The 3-Card Cycle properties after riffle shuffling deck in 1-2-3-1-2-3-... order 17
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-ups exotic principle in which sequences are duplicated in a random outjog-sorting procedure 18
Karl Fulves Self Correcting Set Ups properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order 20
Karl Fulves 3-Card Sets more properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order 21
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle 21
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack 23
Karl Fulves Psychometry and Math pairs of envelopes are distributed, personal items inserted and then performer know which is by whom 24
Karl Fulves Remember and Forget with mathematical riffle shuffle method 25
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle method 25
Karl Fulves Double Up two selections from topsy-turvy deck, position and identity are predicted, riffle shuffle method 26
Karl Fulves Some Difference values of put-away dice are divined, based on theme in Henry Christ's "Sum & Difference" 28
Karl Fulves Introduction 31
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
see also "Top or Bottom?" (Karl Fulves, 2004) 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
Karl Fulves Higher Values Of "n" further discussion of "Basic Position Control" 35
Karl Fulves Critical Value of (P)xy further discussion of "Basic Position Control" 36
Karl Fulves General Position Control similar to "Basic Position Control" without repeating cycles
- Definition of Terms
- Rule III & IV
- Example 7 & 8
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
Karl Fulves Total Value Of A Packet - Rule VII
- Example 12 & 13
Karl Fulves Special Cases "straightforward results"
- Non-Constant Values of "s"
- Constant Value of (T)s
- Example 15
Karl Fulves Constant Functions And Infinite Decks for the "Philosopher At The Card Table" 42
Karl Fulves A Footnote On Self-Centering Stacks see also "Centering" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 43
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
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
see also "Shuffle Diagrams" (Karl Fulves, 1986) 47
Karl Fulves Double Indemnity spectator riffle shuffles and remembers card at position 26, then removes cards from top and bottom, still located, repeat see also "Spread Correction" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 54
Karl Fulves The Rue Morgue Problem cards riffle shuffled by spectators and dealt in pairs to players, they remove red or black poker chips according to red-black distribution, chip values and cards added, the total is 28 and predicted 54
Karl Fulves Mathematical Slates two slates filled with names according to rules 56
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo Poker number cards used for betting game after a single riffle shuffle 58
Karl Fulves Future Perfect Miraskill with face-up/face-down instead of red/black, previous selection found in odd-colored pile see also "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968),
varied by "Impromptu Miraskil" (Joseph K. Schmidt, 1973)
Gene Finnell Gilbreath Claim claims that he discovered the principle in 1953 63
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location 63
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile 65
Gene Finnell Magnetic Colors Variation starting on bottom of page 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation see also "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 66
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location inspired by "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 67
Edward Marlo Remember and Forget inspired by "Remember and Forget" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 69
Edward Marlo Spread Correction performer knows position of two selections despite real riffle shuffle inspired by "Spread Correction" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 69
Edward Marlo Jordan plus Marlo selection found after three riffle shuffles, chains, stack see also "Jordan Plus Marlo" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 71
Rick Johnsson & Walter Rollins & Harry Lorayne Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket inspired by "Red & Black Fantasy" (Harry Lorayne, 1964) 72
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck see also "Miracle Location" (Roy Walton, 1969) 73
Edward Marlo Impromptu Repeat Miraskill Miraskill effect with face-up/face-down cards instead of red/black cards see also "Impromptu Repeat Miraskill" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 74
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro inspired by "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 75
Marvin Johnson Logical Odd Event two selections found and red-black separation inspired by "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968),
"The Odd Event" (Edward Marlo, 1969),
"Logic" (Francis J. Baker*, 1970)
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cards inspired by "An Approach To Reading" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 78
Karl Fulves Odds on Favorite betting game in which a reversed card is part of a same-colored pair or not 79
Karl Fulves Unmatch five red and five black cards, spectator choses five, when turned up in pairs they always are one red and one black also published as "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 80
Martin Gardner Color Thot inspired by "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971),
also published as "Color Thot" (Martin Gardner, 1972)
Karl Fulves Reconstruction performer gives deck several honest riffle shuffles, then spectator remembers card and its position, then several more honest riffle shuffles, position named and card found, interesting (also in Ibidem) 83
Charles Brush Long-Short Stacked Deck from early Sphinx 83
Joseph K. Schmidt Impromptu Miraskil with face-up/face-down inspired by "Future Perfect" (Karl Fulves, 1968),
varied by "Mira-kil" (Stephen Clark, 1980)
Neal Elias & Bert Fenn & Joseph K. Schmidt A Reverse Sleight Variation deck reversed over card inspired by "A Reverse Sleight" (Neal Elias & Bert Fenn, 1946) 88
Martin Gardner A Betting Swindle betting game with three suits after a riffle shuffle inspired by "The 3-Card Cycle" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 88
Ken Krenzel Miracle Revelation inspired by "The Floating Locator" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 89
Charles Hudson Match Up inspired by "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 91
James G. Thompson Jr. ESP + Math + Thompson ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
- Adding Another Factor
- Phase II
- Phase III
- Added Notes by Thompson
inspired by "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 92
Karl Fulves Concluding Remarks 97