Red/Black Stack (not simply divided)
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Unknown Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating 1896 Der moderne Kartenk√ľnstler 89
Dai Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 208
Theodore Annemann Sensitive Thoughts deck divided in red and black, number named and card thought of from different halves, performer names card and position of them 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 212
Dai Vernon Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up varied by "Super Duplex Count-Down" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1962 Early Vernon 23
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control - Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
- Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
- Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
see also p. 109 for comment,
"The Candy King" (Stewart James, 1936),
"Color Control - Mentalists Night Out" (Karl Fulves, 1967),
"Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
varied by "Incorporated Color Control with Coins" (Bob Hemple, 1967)
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 111
Roy Walton & Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated see also "Influential Pairs Variation" (Gene Finnell, 1973),
varied by "Influence" (Roy Walton, 1969),
"Influential Pairs Variation" (Gene Finnell, 1969)
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 171
Rick Johnsson & Harry Lorayne & Walter Rollins 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 see also "Red & Black Fantasy" (Harry Lorayne, 1964) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Francis J. Baker* Logic two cards chosen, one found by performer and one by spectator, red-black alternating see also "An Alternate Detection" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
varied by "Logical Odd Event" (Marvin Johnson, 1973)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 311
Edward Marlo To Keep an Alternated Red-Black Set-Up 1972 The Shank Shuffle 19
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 528
Edward Marlo Alternated Red & Black Shuffles overhand and riffle shuffle used to preserve alternating set-up (including real riffle shuffle with fine incomplete faro) 1973 Marlo's Objectives 20
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) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 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) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Roy Walton & Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated see also "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 10
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Magnetic Colors Variation starting on bottom of page 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation see also "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 66
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) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 72
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck see also "Miracle Location" (Roy Walton, 1969) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 73
Karl Fulves Odds on Favorite betting game in which a reversed card is part of a same-colored pair or not 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 79
Theodore Annemann Alternate Detection Procedure two cards chosen and replaced in opposite order 1978 Transpo Trix 46
Jeff Busby Red-Black Stay Stacks Same Color Reflection, Opposite Color Reflection 1980 Curioser 20
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-Ups 1981 Origins 33
Karl Fulves Well Stacked self-duplicating set-up intro 1981 Origins 45
Karl Fulves The Puritan Ethic self-duplicating set-up intro 1981 Origins 48
Karl Fulves A New Genetic Code self-duplicating set-up intro 1981 Origins 49
Karl Fulves Like Father self-duplicating set-up 1981 Origins 50
Karl Fulves Shuffling Off To Eden self-duplicating set-up 1981 Origins 52
Karl Fulves By Two And Two one riffle shuffle, then pairs turned up, when odd-colored, the next pair is also odd-colored, when match, then the next is match 1981 Origins 54
Harry Lorayne Ultra Location red black alternating deck 1982 Best of Friends 556
Karl Fulves The Diagonal Relationship after riffle shuffle spectator takes pairs, turns one over and guesses color of other card, performer is always right 1986 Color Capture 2
Karl Fulves Pristine after riffle shuffle pairs are dealt, all have matching colors 1986 Color Capture 6
Karl Fulves Nexto two positions in deck decided upon by spectator and performer, after riffle shuffle those positions are counted to and the prediction that one is of each color is verified 1986 Color Capture 7
Karl Fulves Memory Mix after riffle shuffle performer memorizes order, deck dealt into 2 heaps, performer announces number of matching color pairs in one heap see also "Black Magic Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1969),
"Black Magic" (Karl Fulves, 1973)
1986 Color Capture 8
Karl Fulves Chain of Events discussion of red-black pair relationship properties after riffle shuffle 1986 Color Capture 10
Karl Fulves Smart Modem twelve red and 12 black cards, cards shuffled and dealt into two heaps by spectator, paper slips with "match" and "no match" used to predict whether pairs match in color, with variations:
- Smart Alek (getting some pairs wrong on purpose)
- Which Colors? (predicting colors as well)
- Machine Dream (incorporating money machine prop)
- Read This First
1986 Color Capture 12
Karl Fulves Colorite after riffle shuffle and deal into 2 halves, performer divines color of top card of spectator's pile, repeated for all cards 1986 Color Capture 20
Karl Fulves The 5-6-9-10 System discussion of riffle shuffle of alternating set-up see also "Background" (Karl Fulves, 1998) 1986 Color Capture 28
Juan Tamariz Blown Away "Neither Blind Nor Silly" inspired by "The Alternate Detection" (Theodore Annemann, 1937),
varied by "Apocalypse Variations Or Additions" (Carlos Schoenrich, 1988),
"Blown Away Plus" (Edward Marlo, 1988),
"Apocalypse Variations Or Additions" (Paul Cowling, 1988),
"Utterly Blown Away" (Tom Daugherty, 1995)
1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 1369
Edward Marlo Blown Away Plus follow up with named card to pocket, odd/even divided inspired by "Neither Blind Nor Silly" (Juan Tamariz, 1989 / 91) 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 219
Brother John Hamman The Final Shuffle alternating set-up, spectator overhand shuffles 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 84
Juan Tamariz Neither Blind Nor Silly red black stack, two cards see also "Blown Away" (Juan Tamariz, 1987) 1989 / 91 Sonata 211
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way 1992 Deceptive Practices 26
Karl Fulves An anti-Miraskil card problem Miraskill-Gilbreath-combination posed as problem 1992 Deceptive Practices 52
Karl Fulves A Martian Chronicle 1992 Deceptive Practices 75
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murderer see also Keith Downs (Abra #2362),
"Clue" (Jack Yates, 1986),
"Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992),
varied by "Partner in Crime" (Sam Schwartz, 1992)
1992 Deceptive Practices 78
Karl Fulves Mirage riffle shuffle, after each matching pair next pair is placed aside unseen, one pile is all red the other all black 1992 Supplement To Deceptive Practices 87
Karl Fulves Red Square guessing color of next card, spectator has chance score, performer all correct 1994 Crooked Tales 51
Peter Duffie Super Duplex Count-Down Two selections made fairly, able to locate both immediately inspired by "Vernon Super Count Down" (Dai Vernon, 1962) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 92
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only 16 see also "Compression Technique" (Karl Fulves, 2005),
"Speed Reading" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
1998 Combo 38
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning inspired by "Odd Man Wins!" (Nick Trost, 1997) 2001 Try the Impossible 179
Tony Chaudhuri Feminine Side 2001 Feminine Side 1
Karl Fulves Red-Black Riffles simple riffle shuffle set-ups 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves Colorist spectator cuts packet of 12 picture cards and deals three cards face-down, performer indicates one whose color appears at least twice in the triple 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 7
Karl Fulves Rusduck's Riffle variation of "Colorist" see also "Colorist" (Karl Fulves, 2004) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 8
Karl Fulves Head Start three players get a card and hold it against forehead so that only other can see it, players bet whether the own color matches one of the other players 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 10
Robin Robertson Using the Stack red-black separation with stack 2005 Combo II 63
Karl Fulves Speed Reading memorizing 40 cards with 5 numbers see also "Formations" (Karl Fulves, 1986),
"Expansionism" (Karl Fulves, 1998)
2005 Combo II 69
Karl Fulves The Four-Fold Way variation of previous "Speed Reading" see also "Speed Reading" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 2005 Combo II 73
Karl Fulves Reflex Action spectator distributes half deck face-up on table, performer deals other half on top and all pairs match color 2005 Combo II 78
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle 2005 Combo II 80
Karl Fulves Gray Reflections about the color distribution in mirror stack after cuts 2005 Combo II 117
Pit Hartling Game of Chance color of every third card used in multiple phase gambling game inspired by "The Third Color" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 2016 In Order to Amaze 232
Roberto Giobbi & Bob Hummer Dollar Deal red-black betting game, bill is inserted in deck and pairs taken, color that comes with bill can be predicted 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Apr 16") 111
Lennart Green & Roberto Giobbi The Index Intuition inspired by "Red and Black" (John Kennedy, Genii, Vo. 52 No. 9, Mar 1989, p. 560) 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Dec 25") 368
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Alternating Deck red/black 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Dec 25") 368