Antifaro / Reverse Faro
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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page CARC Categories
Charles T. Jordan Recycling by Dealing dealing deck in 7 piles, then 6, then 8, then 7 piles restores order 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 21
Unknown Reverse Faro 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 85
Dai Vernon Up and Down selections end up at predicted positions, anti-faro trick see also "Card School" (Roy Walton, 1979) 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 255
Dai Vernon Anti-Faro in the Hands 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 255
Dai Vernon Up and Down selections end up at predicted positions, anti-faro trick 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 8
The Brain Guys & Charles T. Jordan Brain Guys & Jordan (Double Prediction) two cards remembered from twenty, in the hands antifaro, prediction of places 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 56) 229
Warren Wiersbe Stacking the Deck poker & dealing routine to secretly get into Si Stebbins 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 22
Unknown Twenty-One Cards - A Double Prediction using in the hands antifaro 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 175
Bruce Elliott Math performer names selection of position, sort of early anti-faro 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 208) 832
Bill Simon Mind Reading spectator thinks of a number and remembers the card on it's position, after the performer fails to find it, the spectator finds his card at the number turned over 1952 Effective Card Magic 145
Edward Marlo Reverse or Backward Faro outjogging every other card 1958 The Faro Shuffle 33
Edward Marlo The Reverse or Backward Faro 1958 Faro Notes 36
Roy Walton Draw Poker Plus 25-card deck can be dealt in as many piles as often as spectators want, yet performer receives royal flush see also correction on p. 86,
varied by "Primitive Poker" (Karl Fulves & Roy Walton, 1979)
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 79
Karl Fulves Reverse Triple Faro 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "The Triple Faro") 45
Paul Swinford One Suit Mentalism ace to king and joker, thought of card is divined 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 20
Unknown The Reverse Faro 1969 The Devil's Playthings 34
Roy Walton Flip Flop simplified version with reverse faros inspired by "The Gray Liar" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Second Supplement") 64
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine "programmed" card packet, exactly wrong in coming up with desired card also published as "Infernal Machine" (Robert E. Neale, 1970) 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Second Supplement") 72
Allan Ackerman The Programmed Deck always dealing into two piles and eliminating one pile, last card is named selection, Named Tantalizer see also "Sorting the Deck" (David Solomon & Pit Hartling, 2010) 1970 Magic Mafia Effects 36
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine eight cards with different men and women, dating presentation, anti-faros to produce requested cards, binary, see bottom of p. 341 for credit information, p. 420 for envelope suggestion by Cushing Strout varied by "Computer" (Karl Fulves, 1972),
also published as "Infernal Machine" (Robert E. Neale, 1970)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 339
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted see also "Down & Out" (John Hamilton, 1970),
"Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
varied by "Another Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1971),
"Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
"Oracull" (Roy Walton & Bob Veeser, 1971),
"Oracle Jr." (George Blake, 1971),
"Immoracle" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1979),
"Euph-oracle (an Alternate Take)" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 374
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer see also "Voice Print" (Harry Lorayne & Robert E. Neale, 1982),
"Cal-Q-Lator" (Peter Duffie & Robert E. Neale, 2007),
varied by "Eight Bytes Is Enough" (Jack Avis, 1993)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
Karl Fulves Another Oracle spectator cuts off some cards, anti-faro procedure until one card remains, it's odd backed inspired by "Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1970),
see also "Another Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1971)
1971 The Book of Numbers 10
George Blake Oracle Jr. "Oracle" as location instead of prediction, packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros inspired by "Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 412
Roy Walton & Bob Veeser Oracull 16-card packet, mate found, see p. 424 for correction inspired by "Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 415
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson inspired by "Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1970),
"The Neutralizer" (Steve Beam, 2015),
see also "Binary Bypass" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Rock Bottom" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Bluff Oracle Aces II" (John Bannon, 2015),
"Bluff Oracle Aces I" (John Bannon, 2015),
"Lie-Decker" (Max Maven*, 2015),
varied by "Immoracle" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1979),
"Modern Day Moracle" (Marty Kane, 1997),
"Si-Decker" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Moracool" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Bottom Feeder" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Royal Roundup" (Steve Beam, 2015)
1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Unknown Reverse Faro 1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 19
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards inspired by "Technicolor Oddity" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1976 Close-Up Sampler - Part 1 15
Gerald Kosky Computer Discovery card remains after multiple anti-faros, see also Pit Hartling "The Core" (Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Vol. 7) 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 612
Edward Marlo Down-Jog Displacement oil and water context, secret antifaro for very small packet see also "The Spread Displacement" (Wesley James, 2004) 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 130
Karl Fulves Counting And Dealing on the order of anti-faros, generalized to dealing m cards in n heaps 1979 Faro Possibilities 4
Karl Fulves The Null Anti-Faro Restacking pack concept 1979 Faro Possibilities 4
Karl Fulves Reverse Faro dealing or upjogging, mentioned briefly 1979 Faro Possibilities 5
Philip T. Goldstein Immoracle packet cut-off, anti-faro procedure to arrive at Royal Flush, overhand shuffle set-up sequence inspired by "Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1970),
"Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
see also "Lie-Decker" (Max Maven*, 2015)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1240
Persi Diaconis Anti-Faro Generalization up-down-jog procedure with 2, 3, four cards at a time as mixing procedure 1982 Best of Friends 134
Harry Lorayne & Robert E. Neale Voice Print eight cards, programming, binary see also "More Lies" (Robert E. Neale, 1970),
varied by "Talk To Me" (Richard Vollmer, 1992)
1982 Best of Friends 256
Stewart James Reverse Forward Faro handling of the reverse faro 1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 122
Roy Walton & Charles Hudson Triple Alliance based on Hudson's “Spelled Prophecy: 2“ 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1256
Roy Walton Sum Trick 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1259
Philip T. Goldstein Rosareveal two cut to cards predict a chosen card, reverse-faro 1984 Lechter Notes 3
Unknown The Spellbinder two cards located in small packet after anti-faros and down-under deal see also "Weight" (Alex Elmsley, 1991),
"Guaranteed!" (Roberto Giobbi & Alex Elmsley & David Solomon, 2012)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 24
Karl Fulves Transpoker III reverse faro method inspired by "Transpoker" (Karl Fulves, 1986),
see also "Duo Spell" (Paul Swinford, 1968)
1986 The Return Trip 18
Edward Marlo Down-Jog Displacement oil water context 1987 Special Effects 82
Philip T. Goldstein Stax-Volt card produced with reverse faros predicted, number of cut-off cards found by adding values 1987 Doth 8
Karl Fulves Interspace nine-card packet, spectator turns a pair over anywhere, performer places card between them behind back 1989 Kaleidoscope 41
Karl Fulves Quid Pro Quota card chosen from packet, position remembered by spectator counting procedure
(A) Lockdown (11-card packet)
(B) Futures/Options (10-card packet)
(C) Go Fourth (10 cards, faro)
(D) Point of View (14 pointer cards)
(E) Cue Test
(F) First and Ten (spectator finds magicians card and vice versa)
(G) Doctor Cue
(H) HI Test
(I) Xtantra
(J) Doctor's Out
(K) Outback
varied by "Cue Sheet" (Roy Walton, 1989) 1989 Prototype 3
Roy Walton Cue Sheet "Doctor Cue" variations, location in small packet inspired by "Quid Pro Quota" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1989 Prototype 13
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
inspired by "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James),
see also "Easy As ABC" (The Magic Book, 1977)
1989 Prototype 37
Juan Tamariz The Antifaros dealing procedures for Single, Double, Triple, Quadruple and Quintuple Antifaro, later Antifaro-6 and -7 on page 96 see also "Faro Shuffles and Factorial Dealing" (Woody Aragon, 2011) 1989 / 91 Sonata 90
Juan Tamariz Justifying the Antifaros 1989 / 91 Sonata 94
Juan Tamariz Gathering up the Quadruple-Antifaro 1989 / 91 Sonata 95
Juan Tamariz General Rules for the Antifaro-3 in and out shuffle combinations 1989 / 91 Sonata 100
Persi Diaconis Anti-Faro Generalization up-down-jog procedure with 2, 3, four cards at a time, no credit, for credit information see reference see also "Anti-Faro Generalization" (Persi Diaconis, 1982) 1990 Trend Setters 58
Alex Elmsley Mathematics and Mentalism clever presentation comparing mathematical methods with real mindreading, reverse faro see also "The NoBo Lie Detector" (Justin Higham & Kevin Baker, 2008),
"Unlikely Triumvirate" (2009)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 378
Unknown The Centrifuge Principle dealing a cyclical stack, see also following applications see also "Centrifugal ESP" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1999) 1991 Thavant 3
Dan Harlan Hot Spell the word "Magic" is produced with ABC cards, randomness in handling 1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4) 11
Richard Vollmer Talk To Me eight card Packet inspired by "Voice Print" (Harry Lorayne & Robert E. Neale, 1982) 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 2) 2031
Karl Fulves A-B-C-D four piles, pile A dealt to A-B-C-D position, same with the others, problem about distribution after deal see also Nat Mendelsohn (Ibidem #18),
"Cutting The Aces" (Self-Working Card Tricks, p. 31)
1992 Deceptive Practices 47
Harry Lorayne Quick and Direct inspired by "The Best Lie Detector" (Marty Kane, 1993) 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2187
Edward Marlo & Lee Freed Lost Twenty-One Card Trick using reverse faros 1993 The Olram File (Issue 14) 1
Edward Marlo Reverse-Count Backward Faro from 16-card packet, reverse faro elimination 1993 The Olram File (Issue 16) 1
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with 8-card-packet as computer inspired by "More Lies" (Robert E. Neale, 1970) 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Alex Elmsley Card Position Formula After Dealing calculating position of any card in a packet of any size, after dealing cards out 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 404
Philip T. Goldstein Calcium calculation oddity with 9 digits, done with nine cards 1994 Thabbatical 74
Karl Fulves Cleaver performer removes red and black cards, performer forms two packets behind back with same number of reds and blacks each 1994 Crooked Tales 21
Karl Fulves Dextral Draw spectator thinks of card in 5-card-packet 1994 Crooked Tales 53
Marty Kane Complex Simplex Lie Speller 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 32
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. color, suit, value) see also "Lie Stebbins Plus!" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 51
Marty Kane Modern Day Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card is selection and four aces on top of discard piles, with two variations inspired by "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971) 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 64) 1258
Marty Kane Pound Rebound story trick with Judah Elimination Trick, last card fits story inspired by "The Spectator's Choice" (Stewart Judah, 1936) 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 64) 1261
Karl Fulves Mumbles "The Second Layout", 10 value pairs, joker put between any pair, this pair later divined, anti-faro version inspired by "The English Equivalent" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1998 Mutus Nomen 28
Lin Searles & Roberto Giobbi & Karl Fulves Moracle at the end of a sucessful prediction, the four aces appear, anti-faro 16th card principle 2000 Card College - Volume 4 921
Unknown Reverse Faro 2000 Card College - Volume 4 922
Simon Aronson Euph-oracle (an Alternate Take) Elimination procedure to locate two selections, using Reverse Faros inspired by "Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 2001 Try the Impossible 26
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Combination of UnDo Influence and Euph-oracle procedure inspired by "Divide and Conquer" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
varied by "Alternate Take with the Additional Climax" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
2001 Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson More-or-Less-acle Euphoracle to locate four of a kind 2001 Try the Impossible 28
Lin Searles Moracle anti-faro discovery 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 80
Eric Mead Implicate Order two though cards found with procedure that apparently mixes the cards 2006 Tangled Web 108
Unknown Antifaro in Pairs 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 20
Peter Duffie & Robert E. Neale Cal-Q-Lator twelve card set-up see also "More Lies" (Robert E. Neale, 1970) 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 297
Unknown Unlikely Triumvirate "Mathematician - Psychic - Magician"
sixteen-card packet, spectator choses card and its position, it's divined, in repeat it is the only odd-backed card
see also "Mathematics and Mentalism" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 30
David Solomon & Pit Hartling Sorting the Deck named card remains after multiple anti-faros, version of Pit Hartling's "The Core" (Vol. 7) see also "The Programmed Deck" (Allan Ackerman, 1970) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 282
Woody Aragon Anti-Faro spectator cuts and performer deals 2011 A Book in English 87
Woody Aragon Faro Shuffles and Factorial Dealing describes the relationship between the number of Faro shuffles needed when dealing cards into N number of piles see also "The Antifaros" (Juan Tamariz, 1989 / 91) 2011 A Book in English 253
Woody Aragon Postcards audience shuffles postcards and chooses a postcard that matches prediction. the prediction also predicts order of the remaining postcards 2011 A Book in English 281
Woody Aragon Gilbert's Error Code chosen card is found in an "error code" created by the spectator 2011 A Book in English 297
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces I Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions. inspired by "Bluff Oracle" (Simon Aronson, High Caliber, 2013),
see also "Divide and Conjure" (Marty Kane, Duffie & Robertson's Card Conspiracy, Vol. 1, 2003),
"Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 50
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces II Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions. see also "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
"Bluff Oracle Aces I" (John Bannon, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 51
Steve Beam Rock Bottom Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions. inspired by "Swindlaces" (Al Smith, LaBal, April 2011),
see also "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 52
Steve Beam Binary Bypass Move which allows one to accomplish the Moracle effect without stacking the deck. see also "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
"Moracool" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"The Neutralizer" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 56
Steve Beam The Neutralizer Audience shuffles the deck and magician reverses their shuffles, producing a great poker hand. inspired by "Binary Bypass" (Steve Beam, 2015),
varied by "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 57
Steve Beam Royal Roundup Despite the audience shuffling the deck, the magician is able to reverse their shuffles and produce a royal flush. inspired by "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 59
Steve Beam Mind-Reading Deck Magician uses a deck of cards to grade the quality of thought of a spectator. Ultimately, the deck turns blank. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 60
Steve Beam Bottom Feeder A move that allows you to accomplish the Moracle effect producing the cards on the bottom of the packets rather than the top. inspired by "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
see also "More Cool Moracool" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 63
Steve Beam Moracool A "Moracle" effect which produces the four aces on top of the packets (for poker) and four jacks on the face (for blackjack). inspired by "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
see also "Binary Bypass" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 64
Steve Beam More Cool Moracool Procedure for producing poker hand using the reverse faro. see also "Bottom Feeder" (Steve Beam, 2015) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 64
Steve Beam End Notes Summation (with additional ideas) of Bypassing the Binary chapter. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 65
Pit Hartling The Core named card remains after reverse-faro procedure until single card remains see also "Binary Translocations" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 2016 In Order to Amaze 60
Juan Tamariz Triple Antifaro 8-packet deal 2016 In Order to Amaze 213