Crooked Tales
Crooked Tales
A New Collection of Card Tricks
written by Karl Fulves
Work of Karl Fulves
130 pages (Spiralbound), Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
(87 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Karl Fulves Psychology 101 on spectators who wouldn't suspend disbelieve 4
Karl Fulves You, Babe after counting procedure with birthday a card with value Nine is selected, ninth item on a list matches spectator in humorous way see also The Chronicles #32, Rigmarole #2, Verbatim #2 5
Karl Fulves One Of Us Is Lying counting location 6
Karl Fulves DU/Process 13-card packet distributed via down/under deal, 2 four-of-a-kinds and a royal flush come out 7
Karl Fulves Sacked deck sprung into paper bag and cards removed singly unter stopped, that card matches prediction see also "Sacked Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 8
Karl Fulves Sacked Notes multiple cards variation of "Sacked", problem of having named card in paper back with odd back see also "Sacked" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 12
Karl Fulves Centralism black aces put on piles, AS is on pile it is not expected and AC between red aces 13
Karl Fulves Center Pull-Out see also "Center Pull-Out" (Karl Fulves, 1974) 13
Karl Fulves Practicing Push-Off Count see box 14
Karl Fulves Strip Search paper strip folded and cut into deck and used to locate selection when pulled see also "No Fault" (Karl Fulves, 1991) 15
Karl Fulves Power Eject packet moves out of banded deck, mate found see also "Transpo of Power" (Karl Fulves, 1992) 18
Karl Fulves Cleaver performer removes red and black cards, performer forms two packets behind back with same number of reds and blacks each 21
Bob Hummer The Magic Separation face-up/face-down mixed packet behind performer's back, two piles formed with same number of up and down cards, brief 21
Karl Fulves No Fidget Add handling of the Vernon Strip-Out Addition 22
Karl Fulves Bug Holdout Load bug holdout below table 23
Karl Fulves X's Are Aces four random cards are openly stacked for 2 and then become aces when dealt 24
Karl Fulves Blue Moon blackjacks chosen despite random cuts and then counting to 26th card, spectator's blackjack changes back color 25
Karl Fulves Double Time riffle shuffle control, shuffled and two piles formed and top cards named 28
Karl Fulves Sandbagged blue- and red-backed deck sprung in paper bag and shaken, performer then reaches in an produces one color until all are separated inspired by "The Sands of the Desert" (Eugene Laurant, 1938),
see also "The Hunt For Diamonds" (Karl Fulves, 2004)
Karl Fulves Psychic Self 33
Karl Fulves Psychic Triumph weird procedure, 2-step revelation, first all face-down, then selection 34
Karl Fulves Day One date chosen by choosing some face-up and face-down cards from grid layout, looked up in diary, card noted there predicted, tapestry 35
Karl Fulves Triumph With Math tapestry layout and foldover 39
Karl Fulves Foldover Notes see also "Paradox Papers" (Martin Gardner, 1971) 40
Karl Fulves Techni-Trap duplicate sandwich card, also with odd-backed sandwich cards 41
Karl Fulves Trapped By Strangers odd-backed sandwich cards 43
Karl Fulves Strangers Call odd-backed sandwich cards, two selections 45
Karl Fulves Rome and Juliet Theme making drawing over two cards, presentation idea 46
Karl Fulves In Captivity signed card trapped by odd-backed sandwich cards, then the sandwich cards have regular back and selection an odd back 47
Unknown Alignment Move 47
Karl Fulves Red Square guessing color of next card, spectator has chance score, performer all correct 51
Karl Fulves Dextral Draw spectator thinks of card in 5-card-packet 53
Karl Fulves Odd Number Theory five odd-valued cards, one thought of and performer removes four cards from pocket that are missing thought-of card to complete straight flush 54
Karl Fulves Isolation Add packet a bit isolated during add on 56
Karl Fulves Isolationist Poker five random card change into 5 (!) kings 58
Karl Fulves Remember This shuffled deck apparently memorized, one riffle shuffle, performer checks and then names cards at 3 different positions, "Spread Correction" inspired by "Spread Correction" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 59
Karl Fulves Cutting Corners two decks, pocketed by performer and spectator, each removes a card, corners torn off, rest exchanged in decks, cards and corners match inspired by "The Dream of a Hermit" (Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1941) 64
Dr. Stanley Jaks & Karl Fulves Jaks Two Deck Trick commentary by Fulves see also "The Dream of a Hermit" (Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1941) 65
Karl Fulves Escapist king and queen packets, a card travels over 66
Karl Fulves Astral Aces four odd-backed aces cut into deck, suddenly they're together in deck, they change into 5-card royal flush 68
Karl Fulves Sub Text dealing procedure with cut-off part of envelope resulting in a card transposing with a card inside envelope part à la sub trunk, posed as problem 70
Karl Fulves No Pre-set four random cards, one turns over, it changes into selection 71
Karl Fulves Add-On Reverse strip-out addition in which added cards are reversed see also "Reversal Strip-Out Addition" (Larry Jennings, 1987) 71
Karl Fulves Up & About two cards selected and lost, then 4 random cards indicated, 2 of them change into selections 72
Karl Fulves Add-On Move very short bibliography for Vernon's move 72
Karl Fulves Alpha Matrix 6x5 grid of cards, rows and columns selected via values from other deck until 1 card remains, it's odd-backed 73
Karl Fulves Matrix Notes 74
Karl Fulves Unthought cards chosen by spectator in 4x4 layout find color-matches, other cards don't 76
Karl Fulves Unpaired Poker value matchings in 4x4 layout 77
Karl Fulves Erdnase's Envelope signed cards, in nested envelope is odd-backed prediction which then has signature 78
Karl Fulves Bottom Deal Load loading card under envelope see also "Bottom Deal Load" (Sam Schwartz, 1975),
"Bottom Deal Loading Move" (Edward Marlo, 1977),
"Bottom Deal Load" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995)
Karl Fulves Thelma Thelma & Louise story trick with QC and QS and "stolen" diamonds 82
Karl Fulves Jury Rigged card to cereal box, "cereal killer" patter see also "Gambler's Switch Method" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 84
Karl Fulves Covered Top Palm second from top, "Nottop Palm" see also "The Covered Top Palm" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 84
Karl Fulves Gambler's Switch Method simplified "Jury Rigged", card to cereal box see also "Gambler's Switch" (Karl Fulves, 1973),
"Jury Rigged" (Karl Fulves, 1994)
Karl Fulves Pendax one of five cards selected is divined, marks for long distance reading, 3 marking methods 87
Karl Fulves Top Secret aces lost via tabled shuffles without crimps, then back on top 90
Frank Thompson Frank Thompson's Method top stock riffle control, "Thompson Ace Cutting" 94
Karl Fulves Red/Black Shuffles red-black order which unmixes with faro combination, posed as problem 95
Karl Fulves Trapper Keeper two cards reversed at end that sandwich selection 96
Karl Fulves Speed Counts clocking with stacked deck, posed as problem 98
Karl Fulves Sub Plot card in case transposes with sandwich card in deck, "Sub Trunk Info", two methods inspired by "Substitution Trunk" (Stewart Judah, 1974) 99
Karl Fulves Transpo Info credit information on "double cut used in conjunction with a transposition effect" 101
Karl Fulves Vertical Addition deck held vertically inspired by "The Unpublished Add-On Move" (Dai Vernon, 1977) 102
Karl Fulves Mitts card to glove 102
Karl Fulves Who Calls? face-up/face-down mixed cards called to medium over phone who then names selection 105
Karl Fulves Jonah & Jaws card placed in rubber banded deck vanishes and is brought in from waiter, card shoots away secretly 106
Karl Fulves Auto Predict application of "Self Cutting Deck" problem to business card prophecy prediction see also "Self Cutting Deck" (Karl Fulves, 1992) 108
Karl Fulves Repossessed inspired by "Black Widow" (Alan Brown*, 1969) 110
Karl Fulves Black Widow background notes on effect see also "Black Widow" (Alan Brown*, 1969) 111
Karl Fulves Transport Palm from deck to wallet 112
Tony Bartolotta Tony's Wallet temporary placement of card on sticky tape on shirt before later wallet load 113
Karl Fulves Hofzinser's Wallet odd-backed aces from wallet placed on deck, one changes into signed selection (now odd-backed) 114
Karl Fulves Count & Aces false count when removing from wallet one by one inspired by "Short Count" (S-C Contemporary Money Magic, 1985, p. 43) 115
Karl Fulves Logical Links starting and ending position is logical and what comes in between falls under the radar see also "Non-Working Trix #4" (Karl Fulves, 1988) 116
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight 116
Karl Fulves Interior Logic explanation of term 117
Karl Fulves Transgression Pass "false-false cut", interrupted 118
Karl Fulves Open Ended with transposition angle inspired by "Chicago Opener" (Frank Everhardt, 1972) 119
Karl Fulves Double Lift from Center see also "Smear Center Double Lift" (Karl Fulves, 1991) 120
Karl Fulves & Dai Vernon Devious inspired by "Why am I Here?" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 121
Karl Fulves Top and Bottom Keys getting known cards to top and bottom 121
Karl Fulves Parallel Offset automatic rear jog claim 123
Karl Fulves Pile-Up 6-card pyramid layout, top card switch consecutively downwards to base, total of bottom row predicted "with reasonable accuracy", inspired by Drop Case carnival con game 124
Karl Fulves Passe Partout after seemingly fair cut & shuffle procedure spectator ends up with some face-up cards, this number is used to count down in second odd-backed deck, there is a card from first deck and its duplicate is found in original deck see also "Passe Part Two" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 127
Karl Fulves Passe Part Two notes on Passe Partout, like retaining a stack see also "Passe Partout" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 128
Karl Fulves Overload variation of Vernon Strip-Out Addition 129