Faro Oddities
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Unknown Perfect Shuffle Stock using faro for alternating set-ups 1940 Expert Card Technique 149
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perpetual Separation faro oddity, stack, dealt into eight hands, relation of suit and odd/even stays intact 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 15
Edward Marlo Odd Faro how to cut the deck like in an odd-numbered deck when having an even number of cards 1958 Faro Notes 9
Edward Marlo The Faro Calculator getting into stack with faros, reverse-principle 1958 Faro Notes 10
Edward Marlo Full Deck - Five Faros returning 52 cards to their original order after only five faro shuffles 1958 Faro Notes 34
Edward Marlo Faro Divider dividing a deck/packet into four piles with an equal number of cards 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 1
Edward Marlo Off Center Faro Divider method of dividing deck in 4 packets of non-equal size of known number 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 2
Edward Marlo The Un-Weave Faro shuffle that retains groups on bottom or top without weaving them 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 2
Edward Marlo The Riffle Weave alternating top ten cards during riffle shuffle 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 3
Edward Marlo Faro Fan Constraint to apparently give a free choice to think of a card, but only half the cards are visible 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 23
Edward Marlo Secret Incomplete Faro Condition very fine unsquared condition 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 34
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 53
Edward Marlo & Alex Elmsley Marlo's Faro Jogs handling possibilities for Alex Elmsley's Faro Fan idea
- Five Methods
- Side Jog to Angle Jog
- Angle Jog to Side Jog
- Table Faro Angle Jog
- Up Jogging the Reversed Card (two methods)
inspired by "Faro Fan" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 54
Edward Marlo Tabled Faro Fan Set-Up using table faro or only even riffle shuffle to get into Faro Fan configuration see also "Faro Fan" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 59
Edward Marlo Faro Ribbon Spread Hide-Out 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 59
Sam Randlett Finnell's Spell as a set-up for Gene Finnell's "Spelling the Aces" see also "Faro Divider" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 16
Bruce Cervon & Earl Keyser Faro Count determining the number of cards in an incomplete dec 1968 Epilogue (Issue 4) 31
Karl Fulves The Triple Faro - Shuffle Definitions theoretical, since no technique is given 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "The Triple Faro") 45
Karl Fulves The Partial Faro selection procedure with faros that places a key card next to selection 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "First Supplement") 53
Karl Fulves Unit Control two five-card packets with different backs are put together, three faros, one card from top five cards is now in bottom section and vice versa 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "First Supplement") 58
Edward Marlo Any Card Called Faro Control any named card controlled in shuffled deck, see page 155 for additional observations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 151
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck face-up/face-down faroed deck with secret incomplete faro condition 1971 More Faro Fantasy 46
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Transposition card peeked in upper half is secretly transferred to lower half, three methods see also "Optional Center Card Transfer" (Edward Marlo, 1978) 1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 20
Edward Marlo For the Color Blind card with binary marks chosen from one deck is shuffled to top via faros in stacked second deck, badly explained 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 49
Edward Marlo Double Faro cards in pairs, see bottom 1973 Marlo's Objectives 22
Alex Elmsley & Edward Marlo Faro Fan - 1st Discard - In the Hands
- 2nd Discard - On the Table
- 1st Technique - in the Hands
- 2nd Technique
1974 The Ten Hand Poker Stack 117
Edward Marlo Making a Straddle Faro In or Out tabled 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 197
Edward Marlo The Secret Incomplete Faro very fine unsquared condition 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 295
Edward Marlo Secret Incomplete Faro Condition "Marlo's Peek Deck" 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 297
Larry Jennings Side Rise card is shaken out of incomplete faro deck see also "Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1979),
varied by "Slide Out" (Karl Fulves, 1982)
1975 Epilogue (Issue 23) 214
Jerry Andrus Bottom to Top Transfer by correcting a faro shuffle 1976 Andrus Card Control 25
Murray Bonfeld Placement For Thirds faro shuffle that distributes a group three cards apart, e.g. the spades then lie SxxSxxSxx..., not a perfect tripe faro 1977 Faro Concepts 31
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 128
Erhard Liebenow The Card In the Center Liebenow's card peeling see also "Liebenow's Card Peeling" (Denis Behr & Erhard Liebenow, 2007) 1978 Liebenow On Cards 7
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 182
Harry Lorayne The Non-Faro Faro faro substitute 1979 Quantum Leaps 79
Karl Fulves Bibliography 1979 Faro Possibilities 36
Gene Finnell Klondike as Faro Substitute see also "Finnell's Card Magic" 1980 Curioser 13
Karl Fulves A Gray Code Problem turning blocks over followed by faro shuffles, 4-card-groups examined regarding uniqueness of face-up/down distribution 1980 Curioser 52
Unknown Faro Fan 1981 Cardworks 67
Derek Dingle Side-Cut Faro Stack stacking method varied by "Secretly Disordering the Deck" (Wesley James, 2004) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 134
Edward Marlo Casual Faro Divider creating four packets of equal size 1982 Card Finesse 155
Unknown Small Packet Fan Faro 1982 Best of Friends 260
Karl Fulves Slide Out card is slid out, no break method inspired by "Side Rise" (Larry Jennings, 1975) 1982 Wireless II 20
Karl Fulves Lock Up cards in incomplete faro condition are sprung, springing stops at selected card 1982 T.V. Card Rise 15
Harry Lorayne Non-Faro Faro 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 782
Edward Marlo Full Deck Oil and Water red black separated deck is faro shuffled and separation preserved 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 61
Edward Marlo Marlo's Riffle Shuffle Expeditor using incomplete faro for faster stacking 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 345
Unknown Faro Fan 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1232
Pascal Monmoine Brainwave 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1233
Steve Conner Triumphand Waterfall very bold in-the-hands false faro shuffle 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 1168
John Davit The Falling Faro faro flourish, method to square cards by dropping the incomplete faro to other hand 1986 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 236
John Davit Rollover faro flourish 1986 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 238
Tom Gagnon Faro Control corner short next to selection unaffected by faro shuffle 1987 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 7
Edward Marlo Incomplete Double Faro Condition 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 216
Edward Marlo Pre-Faro Preparation breaking deck in for faros 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 303
David Williamson Phony Pharo using the "Phony Pharo" 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 6) 1794
John Quine Second Keeper Shuffle keeping card at second position during shuffles varied by "My Second Keeper" (Harry Lorayne & John Quine, 1995) 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 12) 1865
Harry Lorayne Phonier Pharo 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 11) 1997
Bill Kalush Phoniest Pharo 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 11) 1998
Alex Elmsley & John Bannon False False Shuffle faro fan 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 27
Edward Marlo Tilt Faro Shuffle false faro shuffle, also applied to triumph plot 1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 1
Alex Elmsley Jog Fan brief 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 14
Stewart James Constant Stack Principle 1991 Thavant 3
Karl Fulves Rip-Apart Production faro shuffled cards ripped apart, selection remains outjogged from one half 1991 28 Card Tricks 58
John Quine Second Keeper Shuffle keeping card at second position during shuffles varied by "My Second Keeper" (Harry Lorayne & John Quine, 1995) 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2044
Bill Kalush Almost Immediately card taken from fan is known instantly 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2242
Unknown Faro Substitute dealing from both hands, non-faro faro 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 15
Alex Elmsley The Constant Stack 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 309
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan varied by "Marlo's Faro Jogs" (Edward Marlo & Alex Elmsley, 1964) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 341
Karl Fulves Red/Black Shuffles red-black order which unmixes with faro combination, posed as problem 1994 Crooked Tales 95
Harry Lorayne & John Quine My Second Keeper keeping card at second position during shuffles inspired by "Second Keeper Shuffle" (John Quine, 1990),
"Second Keeper Shuffle" (John Quine, 1992)
1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 4) 2485
Steve Bedwell Canopy Reverse reverse during faro cascade see also "FIRP" (Gary Goldberg, 1984) 1995 ca. Siamese Signatures and Other Oddities 7
Harry Lorayne Non-Faro Faro 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2743
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan 1997 Alex Is At It Again (Section "") 21
Bruce Cervon & Earl Keyser The Faro Count determining the number of cards in an incomplete deck 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 121
David Ben In-the-Hands Zarrow Shuffle tilt 2003 Tricks 91
Wesley James Secretly Disordering the Deck inspired by "Side-Cut Faro Stack" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 2004 Enchantments 127
Bruce Cervon Faro Fooler from NDO to NDO with two faros, double index cards 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 32
Harry Lorayne & John Quine My Second Keeper keeping card at second position during faro shuffles 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 455
Denis Behr & Erhard Liebenow Liebenow's Card Peeling location effect with faro flourish, applying stack
- In-the-Hands Way
- Home Match
2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 55
Jason England A Faro Trap one-by-one ace location from incomplete faro position 2009 Jammin' With the Fellas 11
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 The Permanent Deck Principle describes stacks that retain order after Faro shuffles inspired by "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 2011 A Book in English 267
Woody Aragon Gilbert's Error Code chosen card is found in an "error code" created by the spectator 2011 A Book in English 297
Woody Aragon Wait! There's still more... a) Forcing a number
b) Letters, words
c) Treasure hunt
d) Red and Black
2011 A Book in English 301
Jason Ladanye Red-Black Faro Shuffle red-black false riffle shuffle with faro 2013 Confident Deceptions 88
Edward Marlo & Joshua Jay Faro Ribbon Spread Hideout 2013 Confident Deceptions 103
Alex Elmsley Constant Stack see also "The Constant Stack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 2016 In Order to Amaze 243
Jon Racherbaumer Notes on Peek Decks 2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 52