Combo II
Combo II
written by Karl Fulves
Work of Karl Fulves
125 pages (Spiralbound), Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
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Karl Fulves Introduction 3
Karl Fulves Binary Basics explaining binary numbers 5
Karl Fulves Age Related 4 cards chosen, additional card placed in box, medium names hidden card after some of the others are called, inspired by Age Cards trick 6
Karl Fulves Either-Or how binary principles are used in fishing and coding see also "Penny Machines" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 8
Karl Fulves The Link To Playing Cards binary features of playing cards, combo system for colors see also "The Secret" (Karl Fulves, 1998) 8
Karl Fulves Why Red Is Zero in combo system 10
Karl Fulves Method Acting "to create false methods or false impressions by acting" 10
Karl Fulves Simple Memory Tricks chapter intro 12
Karl Fulves Dunkin' Digits remembering a row of donuts and spoons as memory stung 12
Karl Fulves The Greek's Game color of 12 cards named by magician, betting presentation, see also p. 99 for further notes 13
Karl Fulves Sight Deprived distinguishing 1 and 5 dollar bills by touch, memory, presentational idea from Jinx #148, p. 826 (4 remaining senses sharpen when one is missing) 14
Karl Fulves Hoops Knows B-Ball string of 2s and 3s (on cardboard) remembered 15
Karl Fulves Fractions And Cents heads and tails sequence remembered as memory stunt 17
Karl Fulves You're A Five spectator choses one of many photos, performer describes it correctly 17
Karl Fulves Inca Sticks sticks with numbers arranged by spectator, performer predicts total 19
Karl Fulves Small-Packet Combo chapter intro 21
Karl Fulves Kinship system for remembering suit order of packet (twelve cards), court cards dealt out in four piles to separate suits see also "Noble Cause" (Karl Fulves, 2005),
"Suit Codes" (Karl Fulves, 2005),
"Kings Over Here" (Karl Fulves, 2007)
Karl Fulves Switched By Thot court cards separated into suits by performer from back (memory) except 2 named jacks which are transposed, see also p. 100 for further notes 24
Karl Fulves Suit Codes another system for memorizing suits see also "Kinship" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 25
Karl Fulves Trinary Codes remembering e.g. order of different court cards (jack, queen, king) 27
Karl Fulves A Trick Of Memory red-black even-money swindle 29
Karl Fulves Secrets Out chapter intro 31
Karl Fulves Small Minded variation of Combo system in which unwanted cards are removed to keep numbers small, see also p. 100 for further notes 31
Karl Fulves Counter Intelligence clocking location with partially divided deck 33
Karl Fulves One-Way Combo memorizing from the back 34
Karl Fulves Cue Cards openly removed marker cards help with memorizing Combo numbers see also "The Lady Thinks" (Karl Fulves, 1998),
varied by "Cue Con" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
Karl Fulves Slick Slate color separation with performer and spectator, lines on slate help remembering Combo numbers, see also p. 102 for further notes 37
Karl Fulves Noble Cause 12 court cards memorized by performer who then produces jacks, then queens, then kings from packet, see also p. 102 for further notes see also "Kinship" (Karl Fulves, 2005),
"Kings Over Here" (Karl Fulves, 2007)
Karl Fulves Faced Card Mysteries chapter intro, face-up/face-down mix applied to Combo system 43
Karl Fulves Made To Order performer sort face-up/face-down mix below table 43
Karl Fulves Pseudo Hummer fooling magicians who know the Hummer CATO trick 46
Karl Fulves Meet By Chance 20 cards mixed face-up/face-down, spectator remembers one and turns it over, behind back all are sorted except selections 47
Karl Fulves Dual Thinking 20 cards mixed face-up/face-down, 2 spectators remember one each and turn it over, behind back all are sorted except selections, alternatively one card travels to sealed envelope varied by "Dual Thoughts" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 50
Karl Fulves & Don Nielsen Wallet/Envelop Load from behind back, reaching up under jacket see also Chap's Scrapbook (Frank Chapman, 1939) 51
Karl Fulves A Game Of Touch suit removed, spectator deals it from top or bottom into pile and retains last card, performer sort suit below table top and divines selection 52
Karl Fulves Thought Control chapter intro 55
Karl Fulves The Russian Test performer guaranteed to get better than average score in color sorting without seeing any faces at all, see also p. 104 for further notes 55
Karl Fulves K Thru 12 kings and queens removed, challenge location from this packet, see also p. 105 for further notes 57
Unknown Nail Nicking a Card 58
Robin Robertson 8 Kings Combo random looking stack making use of Combo system, starting with cyclical stack 62
Peter Duffie Butt Shuffle Variation 63
Robin Robertson Using the Stack red-black separation with stack 63
Karl Fulves Mirasequel performer separates the mixed pile at the end of Miraskill 66
Karl Fulves Speed Reading memorizing 40 cards with 5 numbers see also "Formations" (Karl Fulves, 1986),
"Expansionism" (Karl Fulves, 1998)
Karl Fulves The Four-Fold Way variation of previous "Speed Reading" see also "Speed Reading" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 73
Karl Fulves Compression Technique Gilbreath & Combo see also "Expansionism" (Karl Fulves, 1998) 74
Karl Fulves Contract Player deck first sorted in colors, then suits, by magician 76
Karl Fulves Impromptu Compression 77
Karl Fulves Reflex Action spectator distributes half deck face-up on table, performer deals other half on top and all pairs match color 78
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle 80
Karl Fulves Protractors about the length of trick descriptions 83
Karl Fulves Latent Ability Miraskill prediction correct even though only part of deck sorted by spectator 84
Moe Seidenstein Moe's Move A Card advertisement reprinted from Linking Ring, July 1937 86
Karl Fulves After Moe 86
Karl Fulves Jinx Extra 8 spectators receive envelope and hide an object 91
Karl Fulves Transliterate medium is called and described spectator and names chosen card 93
Karl Fulves Mixology spectator memorizes card and its position, gives riffle shuffle, performer names new position, shuffle tracking presentation 94
Karl Fulves Shuffle Tracking Combo memorizing riffle shuffle distribution via Combo system in face-down spread of unsquared shuffle 95
Karl Fulves Points After chapter intro 99
Karl Fulves Penny Machines illustration of "Either-Or" article see also "Either-Or" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 99
Karl Fulves Cue Con another cue card idea for Combo system inspired by "Cue Cards" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 101
Karl Fulves Dual Thoughts using Brown-McMillen glimpse idea for only reversed card in deck inspired by "Dual Thinking" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 103
Karl Fulves Gray's Anatomy connection between gray code and binary numbers, application with 24-cards stack, 3 consecutive cards tell position in stack 105
Karl Fulves & Robert E. Neale Distant Marker spectator cuts deck, performer names number and a card of that value is at its numerical position from top 110
Karl Fulves Alpha Numeric further notes on Combo system and number systems
- The Octal System
- The Hexadecimal System
- Binary To Hex
Karl Fulves Gray Reflections about the color distribution in mirror stack after cuts 117
Karl Fulves Odd Bits self-similar sequence oddity 118
Karl Fulves Against The Machine longer article on methods, pre-show, multiple outs, magic on television, David Blaine, announcing Combo III on p. 123 119
John Scarne Self Force performer announces a card that he'll pick from borrowed deck and does so, John Scarne anecdote in restaurant 119
Karl Fulves On Q&A 123