65 entries in Cards / Principles / Placement Principles / Faro Placement
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Edward Marlo Exact Placement placing top card into position indicated by value of bottom card, left over bottom faro Faro Notes 61
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites simplified Elmsley idea The Cardiste (Issue 5) 14
Edward Marlo Partial Faro Check to get several packets with the same number of cards The Faro Shuffle 22
Edward Marlo Faro as a Control how to control a card at known position to top with faro shuffles, with subsections:
- Less Than 52
- With Two Cards
- For 2 Cards at Undetermined Positions
Inspired by Faro Notes 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Winner's Weave in faros, positions after three shuffles, stacking The Cardiste (Issue 6) 16
Edward Marlo The Faro Check Estimation 9
Edward Marlo Multiple Placement Glimpse glimpsing four cards, each thirteen cards apart, at once Faro Controlled Miracles 14
Karl Fulves Faro-Shuffling Machines examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y, discussed with a 6-card deck Epilogue (Issue 1) 7
Roy Walton A Faro Tree examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position yAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 1) 8
Edward Marlo Better Than fingertip peeked at card to any number with faros Advanced Fingertip Control 96
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - First of the Trio spectator finds card via size of cut-off packet, Penelope PrincipleRelated to Advanced Fingertip Control 92
Edward Marlo The Original R or B Phantom cut-off packet counted in rest, faro placement, penelopeRelated to Hierophant (Issue 4) 204
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCCRelated to More Faro Fantasy 54
Karl Fulves Non-Slip Cut blank card in center changes into later selection, faro placement The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 5
Edward Marlo "Shades of the Half and Half Principle" Faro Controlling cards in Stay Stack Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 274
Unknown Center Placement placing a key card at twenty-six from face Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Gene Finnell Methods of Getting a Card to 27th Position five methods listed Gene Finnell's Card Magic 42
Gene Finnell Klondike Shuffle discussion and properties
1. Mechanics
2. Card location after one shuffle
3. Recycling the deck
4. Klondyke properties (simulating a faro shuffle, locating center card, Penelope's principle)
5. Klondike plus Free Cut
6. The Stacked Deck
Related to Gene Finnell's Card Magic 1
Unknown Faro Control Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 94
Unknown The 9-Principle Location placement-control of selection, faroRelated to Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Karl Fulves Pharo Here incomplete faro position, stopped at card controlled
- The Placement
- The Revelation
Methods with Cards — Part 2 102
Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle Any Second Now 216
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 faroRelated to Faro Concepts 31
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The First System shuffling card from position x to the top in odd deck, modified in-faro for even deck that ignored bottom card, reverse method for Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocation No. 1Inspired byRelated to Faro Concepts 41
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The Second System bringing a card from position x to y with faro shuffling, odd deck, with even deck modified in-faro is required that ignores top card, generalization of Alex Elmsley's Binary TranslocationsRelated to Faro Concepts 42
Murray Bonfeld, Alex Elmsley Principles and Routines applicationsInspired by Faro Concepts 48
Erhard Liebenow The Card In the Center Liebenow's card peelingRelated to Liebenow On Cards 7
Edward Marlo Flexible Force using automatic placement procedure, Penelope Principle Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 369
Karl Fulves, Steve Shimm Faro Shuffle Machines examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y, discussed with a 6-card deckRelated to Faro Possibilities 9
Roy Walton A Faro Tree examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position yAlso published here Faro Possibilities 13
Karl Fulves That's Impossible! card appears at chosen number (chosen by cut-off packet), using a variation of Fulves' Exclusive Card Miracles 37
Christian Scherer Mental 26 spectator cuts packet and remembers card at position in rest, card controlled to twenty-six position in deck Seminarheft 29
Edward Marlo 27th Key Card Placement overhand shuffle and faro The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Jack Avis Place-Name-26 place and obtain the name of the twenty-sixth card, faro shuffle Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 124
Gary Goldberg FIRP Faro Invisible Reverse Placement, places bottom card reversed in centerAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 203
Edward Marlo Off-Center Control incomplete faro control without starting with a perfect cut M.I.N.T. — Volume I 117
Bob King Second Guessing Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selectionInspired byRelated to The Breather 2 2
Bob King One Too Many performer tries to cut off as many cards as spectator but it's one too many - the selection The Breather 2 3
Bob King Count-Down card thought-of according to though-of hour, clock dial layout, selection travels in card caseRelated to The Breather 2 11
Bob King Over-Kill? spectator cuts off pile and remembers card at this position, selection transposes with card in another deckRelated to The Breather 2 13
Alex Elmsley Faro Check with credit information The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 61
Alex Elmsley Binary Translocations 1) to bring top card to any position with faros
2) to bring card to top with 2^x cards
3) variation of 2)
Related toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 311
Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle bringing center card to position corresponding with number of cards in cut-off pileRelated toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 313
Alex Elmsley The Obedient Faro shuffling a card to any position up to twenty with two shuffles, for magicians The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 346
Alex Elmsley Faro Placement to control selection between two cards The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 379
Alex Elmsley Faro Placement to control selection between two cards The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 381
Alex Elmsley Fan and Weave Control to any Position extension with two cardsInspired by The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 442
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Placement Simply Simon 295
Karl Fulves Pharoh spectator removes a royal flush and puts one of its card back in deck, found again via open prediction procedure, faro placement 13 Prophets 36
Tom Craven Keeper of the Keys Inspired by The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 3) 5
Pablo Domenèch Carta Al Numero (La Pequeña Historia de un Juego) placing a card at a number using the Faro shuffleAlso published here
  • "La Pequeña Historia de un Juego" in "La Circular de la EMM" March, 1980. P. 102.
La Magia de Pablo Domènech 97
Richard Vollmer, Henry Christ, Martin Gardner Numerology three numbers lead to discovery of freely chosen card, faro placement Card College — Volume 3 700
R. Paul Wilson ConCam Rendezvous packet cut off, card at that position remembered, predicted and its position as well, faro, Penelope's Principle Omerta 5
Jason Alford A Cunning Odyssey Pseudo memory demonstration, match number of cards cut off by spectator, then able to find mates / four of a kind, PenelopeInspired by The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 31
Woody Aragon Maverick demonstration of estimating and cutting specific number of cards.Related to A Book in English 131
Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle Magical Mathematics 159
Gary Plants, Richard Vollmer, Roberto Giobbi Seven position of selection in small packet is predicted, anti faro principle Confidences 177
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham A Look Inside Perfect Shuffles Describes the mathematics of perfect faro shuffles, how to stack the deck using in and out shuffles Magical Mathematics 92
Alex Elmsley, John Born Reverse Penelope Reverse application of the Penelope PrincipleInspired by Seeking the Bridge 53
Pepe Lirrojo Tienes dos Opciones - A.C.A.A.N. impromptu Penelope Principle Panpharos 21
Alexander Hansford A Childish Spelling Trick two selections lost and shuffled in the deck, spelled to cleanly, with demonstration spell & faro placement Sprezzatura 48
Pepe Lirrojo A.C.A.A.N. Teórico Inspired by Panpharos 47
Harapan Ong Faro Pharaoh apparently Ace placed next to another card as indicated by that card's value with a faro, other Aces found
I. Basic handling
II. Advanced handling
Principia 120
Ryan Murray Properties of the faro shuffle
- Cycling Order
- Controlling a Card to any Position
Curious Weaving x
Pepe Lirrojo Entropic Spell, a new way to spell cards card is spelled to, then repeated and spectator can chose if spelled from bottom or top and even in different language, duplicate Some Different Stuff 1