Faromania - The Big List by Mats G. Kjellstrom

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Faromania - The Big List by Mats G. Kjellstrom

Its strange, but I have a strong addiction to do faros shuffles: in the hands, tabled and one handed. Below you can find my big list with faro things I have found in books, videos and on magic forums. If you find any errors, typos or "missing" effects or books, please, post your comments here.

Enjoy.

Mats G. Kjellstrom
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www.kjellstrom.info

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"A friend of mine picked up a deck of cards and said he was going to show me a faro trick. I took out a gun and shot him."
Charlie Miller - The Pallbearers Review, Volume 5 No.1, page 292

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Faro Shuffle effects

Allan Slaight: Before and After,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1508

Alex Elmsley: Aces Up, Cardiste
Alex Elmsley: Collinspell
Alex Elmsley: Color-Changing Faro Shuffle

Allan Ackerman: Impromptu Paul Fox

Bruce Cervon: My Mind Keeps Wandering,
Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 125
Bruce Cervon: Realization,
Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 140
Bruce Cervon: Trapped by the Bullets,
Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 132
Bruce Cervon: Victory,
Hard-Boiled Mysteries

Chris Power: The Directors Cut, Laid Back Too (1999), video

Daniel McCarty: Discard and Draws,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1900

David Williamson: Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret

Darwin Ortiz: Combination Cull,
Scams & Fantasies with Cards, page 14
Darwin Ortiz: Deja Vu Poker,
Scams & Fantasies with Cards, page 11
Darwin Ortiz: Sting (tabled faro),
Card Shark
Darwin Ortiz: Si Stebben's Set Up Secret,
At the Card Table
Darwin Ortiz: The Cross,
Cardshark, page 180

Derek Dingle: Mental Triumph, page 143

Doc Dixon: Everything's Funnier with Monkeys: Unshuffled with no reset

Earl Nelson: Up Set,
The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman, page 77

Ed Marlo: Gambling Routine, Marlo in Spades
Ed Marlo: Black Jack, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: The Sucker Hand, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Miracle Routine, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Faro Aces, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Original R or B Phantom
Ed Marlo: Spade Routine
Ed Marlo: Marlos Matching Routine (Stay Stack)
Ed Marlo: Cutting the four aces
Ed Marlo: Stay Stack Miracle, Cardiste
Ed Marlo: Shuffling the Aces,Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: An out Shuffle effect,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Progressive Miracle,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: 76-76-67-67,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Fingertip Miracle,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Full Deck, Five Faros,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: The Wrong Hand,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Its Mathematical, 1-2,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Two Disclosures,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Automatic Placement,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Faro Foolers, 1-12,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Wrong to Right,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Faro Fantastiques,
Marlo's Magazine 3
Ed Marlo: Full Deck Oil and Water,
Marlos Magazine 5, page 61
Ed Marlo: Think of Any Card,
Marlos Magazine 6, page 217
Ed Marlo: The Mindreading Faro,
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6, page 215
Ed Marlo: Miracle Ace Cutting,
Faro Controlled Miracles

Fred Braue: Braue Poker Deal,
Expert Card Technique, page 150
Fred Braue: The Royal Flush Deal,
Expert Card Technique, page 151

Fr. Cyprian: Faro Flush,
Super Subtle Card Miracles by Frank Garcia (1973), page 25

Gary Goldberg: Firp,
The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman, page 203

George McBride: A trick in Scotland Up Close [ebook]

Gerald Kosky: Anyone for Bridge, Cardiste

Harry Lorayne: Interlaced Location,
My Favorite Card Tricks
Harry Lorayne: The 29th card Afterthoughts
Harry Lorayne: Combination Aces, Afterthoughts
Harry Lorayne: Tag Along Aces
Harry Lorayne: Both Manipulative Aces
Harry Lorayne: Fourtitude,
The New Phoenix (1958), issue 318
Harry Lorayne: Reverse Faro Ending

James Swain: Something for Nothing,
Swain's Miracles With Cards

Jon Racherbaumer: Late-nite Sandwich, Cardfixes
Jon Racherbaumer: Red Hot Mental Mamma

John Bannon: Dawn Patrol, Dear Mr Fantasy
John Bannon: Dead Reckoning, Dear Mr Fantasy

Juan Tamariz: Tamariz Jumble, Sonata, page 221

Ken Krenzel: The Gun, The Card Classics
Ken Krenzel - Peter Kane: Magic Bullet (The Gun)

Larry Jennings & Bruce Cervon: Face-Up Count II, Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 129

Paul LePaul's: Gymnastic Aces,
The Card Magic of Paul LePaul

Martin Nash: Ovation, Award Winning Magic, Vol 1
Martin Nash: The Eight-Card Poker Challenge, Sleight Unseen 3, page 408
Martin Nash: Faro Flam,
Sleight Unseen 3, page 404
Martin Nash: Free Cut Faro Sandwich,
Ever So Sleightly, page 99
Martin Nash: The Three to Seven Hand Poker Stack,
Ever So Sleightly, page 96
Martin Nash: Vernash's Aces,
Ever So Sleightly, page 70
Martin Nash: Mental Topper
Martin Nash: Colors on the March

Michael Close: Tut Tut,
Magical Masterpieces of Michael Close, Vol 5

Michael DeMarco: Poker Machine,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 2029
Michael DeMarco: Poker Machine II,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 2062
Michael DeMarco: Principle to an Extreme, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2264
Michael DeMarco: Roving Predaceous Mates II, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2673
Michael DeMarco: Ten Fingers, Ten Hands, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2470

Michael S. Ewer: A name revelation with faro shuffles,
Genii Nov 1973, helped inspire Paul Gertners "Unshuffled"

Mike Skinner: A Monkey's Uncle

Paul Gertner: Unshuffled, Steel and Silver

Paul Swinford: Alpha and Omega,
Faro Fantasy, page 27
Paul Swinford: Faro Spell,
Faro Fantasy, page 59
Paul Swinford: Opus Thirteen,
Faro Fantasy, page 37

Peter Duffie: Triple Trauma, Duffie's Card Compulsions, page 81

Pit Hartling: Master of the Mess,
Card Fictions, page 18
Pit Hartling: Chaos, Little Green Lecture

Richard Goldshot: No Looking Goody Goody, Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 968
Richard Goldshot: RG Location,
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 967

Richard Wollmer: The Distrustful Mechanic, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2850
Richard Wollmer & Christian Scherer:
Jacks Down Under, Apocalypse Vol.6-10, page 910
Richard Wollmer: The Lady Vanishes,
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 1025
Richard Wollmer: Perpetual Calendar,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1604
Richard Wollmer: Right-To-It Location, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2694
Richard Vollmer: Earthly Powers, Apocalypse

Robert Gardner: Twice Nice,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1611

Roberto Giobbi: The Two Detectivesy,
Card College Vol 3
Roberto Giobbi: Numerology,
Card College Vol 3

Roy Walton: Sign of Four,
New York Magic Symposium, Collection 1 (1982), page 95

Rusduck: Faro Fantasies, Cardiste
Rusduck: Koldex Deluxe, Cardiste
Rusduck: Perpetual Separation, Cardiste

Sal Piacente: The Faro Stack,
Expert Card Magic Lecture Notes

Tom Craven: Drop-Count Revelation,
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 858

Tyler Wilson: IUD (Invisible Ungimmicked Deck), ebook, videos

*Unknown: Twenty-One Cards,
A Double Prediction, Fine Art of Magic by Georg Kaplan, page 175

Books & Magazines with Faro Shuffle

Allan Ackerman: Las Vegas Kardma (1994), page 175

Alex Elmsley: Collected works, vol I & II
Alex Elmsley: Pentagram,
articles about Ins and Outs

Bruce Cervon: Hard-boiled Mysteries

Charles T. Jordan: Thirty Card Mysteries, Penngrove; 1919
Charles T. Jordan: Ten New Prepared Card Tricks, Penngrove; 1920

David Williamson: Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret

Darwin Ortiz: At the Card Table:
Si Stebbins Setup
Darwin Ortiz: Scams & Fantasies with Cards
Darwin Ortiz: Card Shark

Derek Dingle: The Complete Works, Mental Triumph, page 143

Downs-McGuire: The Linking Ring, April and May 1971, letters with mention of Fred Black

Ed Marlo: Marlo in Spades (1947)
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: The Faro Shuffle, 36 p.
Ed Marlo: Faro Notes, 71 p
Ed Marlo: Faro Controlled miracles

Erhard Liebenow: Royal Flush (german)

Frank Garcia: Super Subtle Card Miracles; Fr. Cyprian: Faro Flush,

Greater Magic, A Butt shuffle

Great Scott it's Magic - The Trilogy

Harry Lorayne: Close up Card Magic
Harry Lorayne: My Favorite Card Tricks: Interlaced Location
Harry Lorayne: Afterthoughts

Harry Riser: Secrets of an Escamoteur

Hugard and Braue: Expert Card Technique:
The Faro Shuffle, The endless belts, Chart of seventeen, Perfect shuffle stock, The
eighteenth card, Braue Poker Deal, Royal Flush Deal, Dishonesty at its apogee, A bridge deal, At the top, Double less one

Irl C. Bivens: Secrets of the Faro from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Mar., 1991), page 144-147

James Swain: Miracles with Cards
James Swain: 21st Century Card Magic

Jeff Busby's Epoptica "magazines", May 1982, Busby talks about the history of the faro

John Bannon: Dear Mr. Fantasy: Dawn Patrol

John Nevil Maskelyne: Sharps and Flats (1894)

Jon Racherbaumer: Card Finesse, page 146-152
Jon Racherbaumer: Cardfixes: Late-nite Sandwich

Juan Tamariz: Mnemonica
Juan Tamariz: Sonata: Bewitched Music Vol.I

Karl Fulves: Epilogue
Karl FUlves: Faro & Riffle Technique
Karl Fulves: Faro Possibilities

Ken Krenzel: The Card Classics: The Gun

Martin Gardner: Mathematical Carnival, Card shuffles chapter

Martin Nash: Ever So Sleightly:
The Table Faro Revisited, page 41

Michael Close: Closely Guarded Secrets,
Ebook (CD-ROM)

Micky MacDougall: Gamblers Don't Gamble, Interlacing riffle

Murray Bonfeld: A solution to Emsley's problem, Genii, May 1973

Murray Bonfield: Faro Concepts (1977), 56 pages

Meir Yedid: Magical Wishes: A fake faro shuffle

Paul Gertner: Steel and Silver: Unshuffled

Paul Gordon: Explorations, book on Free-Cut Principle, Automatic Placement etc)

Tom Craven & Paul Gordon: Second 16th Card Book
[Most of Pauls books have a few Faro effects within]

Paul Swinford: Faro Fantasy
Paul Swinford: More Faro Fantasy


Persi Diaconis: The Mathematics of Perfect Shuffles


Peter Duffie: Principles & Deceptions, Stay Stack

Pit Hartling: Card Fictions

Richard Kaufman: The Collected Almanac:
Earl Nelson: Up Set

Roberto Giobbi: Card College:
The 2 detectives and Numerology
Roberto Giobbi: Card College 3:
Faro Shuffle

Rusduck: The Cardiste

S. Brent Morris: Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories
of the Mathematical Association of america

S. Brent Morris: On the Faro Shuffle, Part One, The Linking Ring, Vol 77 no. 11, Nov 1997, page 77

ANONYMOUS: The Whole Art and Myster of Modern Gaming (1726), roots of the Faro Game and shuffle

DVD & Videos plus ebooks

Allan Ackerman: Las Vegas Card Expert:
Impromptu Paul Fox
Allan Ackerman: Advanced Card Control, Vol 4:
On-Handed Faro Shuffle

Allan Ackerman: Advanced Card Control Series, Faro Shuffle, Vol.6:

Sleights and Moves:

In-The-Hands Faro Technique
Cutting At 26
Adjusting the Cut
In-Faros vs. Out-Faros
Fine Points of the Faro Shuffle
Re-Squaring the Packets
In Case of a Miss
Rock & Re-Weave
The Faro Shuffle as a
Real Shuffle
Further Fine Faro Points
The Fourth Finger Table
Key Cards
The Tabled Faro
The Faro Check
Stacking with the Faro Shuffle
Combining Faro & Riffle
The Ten-Card Poker Stack
The Stay Stack/Mirror Stack
Incomplete Faro Control
Incomplete Faro with a Jog
Automatic Placement Control
Si Stebbins
Any Card at Any Number
Faro Mental Displacement
Getting Packets the Same Size
The Faro Divider
The Reverse Faro
The Faro as a Cull
Eight Out Faros to Preserve Full Deck Order

Effects:

Ed Marlo's Spade Routine
Acrobatic Aces
Ace-Ta-Mation
The Gun by Ken Krenzel
Ed Marlo's Matching Routine
Faro Mental Displacement

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Alex Elmsley: The Tahoe Sessions, Vol 2: Collinspell
Alex Elmsley: The Tahoe Sessions, Vol 3: Color-Changing Faro Shuffle

Brad Burt: Zarrow Shuffle....and more!: Basic work on the Faro Shuffle

Brian Tudor: Three Finger Faro II from Showoff II by Brian Tudor

Ed Marlo: Legend: Mock Faro, Tabled Faro Demonstration
Ed Marlo: It's All In The Cards: 8 perfect riffle tabled Faro Shuffles

Joe Rindfleisch: Extreme Card Magic

Darwin Ortiz: Cardshark, The Sting

Dai Vernon: Revelations, Vol 17: Vernon Sees Faro Shuffle

David Eldridge: Gambling Act

George Joseph: Cheating At Gin: Faro Shuffle

Gerry Griffin: Complete Card Magic - The Definitive Set

Harry Lorayne: Best Ever Vol 4: Estimation Aces: Straddle Faro, Veeser Concept
Voice Print: Reverse Faro Shuffle

Ian Kendall: Bastard Hard Moves made Easy [CD]

Magicmakers: Show Off With Cards: One handed faro shuffle

Martin Nash: Infinity & Beyond: Tabled Faro Shuffle
Martin Nash: Award Winning Magic, Vol 1: Ovation
Martin Nash: Award Winning Magic, Vol 4: Tabled Faro Shuffle

Michael Close: Learn the Faro Shuffle (ebook, cd)
www.michaelclose.com

Raphael Benatar: Elegant Card Magic, Vol 1: Faro Split Subtlety

R.Paul Wilson's Non-Faro (ebook)
www.rpaulwilson.com

Rich Ferguson: Shuffles & Cuts, Vol 1: Tabled Faro, In the Hands, One Handed Faro,

Scissor Far and Rich's Faro

Richard Kaufman: Basic Card Technique

Richard Turner: The Cheat (tabled faro)
Richard Turner: Fans, Flourishes and False Shuffles: Cross Faro Fan

The Count's Inquisition of Shuffling and Dealing Number I (ebook)


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One handed perf ect table faro
Joseph Schmidt: Epilogue by Karl Fulves

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Butt Tabled Faro Shuffle
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique

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Mmenmonica Memorized Stack
Juan Tamariz, getting in and out of Tamariz Memorized Stack with a faro shuffle

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The Chain Calculator
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique, Faro Notes

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Instant 26th Location
Ed Marlo: Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique

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Stay Stack or Mirror Stack
Rusduck: Cardiste

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Casual Faro Divider
Ed Marlo: Card Finesse by Jon Rachermabumer

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New Deck PM
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique, Faro Notes

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Side-Cut Faro Stack
Derek Dingle: The Complete Works of Derek Dingle (1982)

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Phony Pharo
David Williamsson: Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1794

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Elimination - Faro Ordering
Pit Hartling: Card Fictions, page 22

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Penelope Principle
Alex Elmsley: Collected Works volume 2, page 313

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Anti Faro

Dani DaOrtiz and Christian Engblom have just relased a DVD !Que Raro! that teaches

the Anti-Faro.

In the Anti-Faro you spring the cards from hand to hand from a very short distance

and every other card jogs slightly. This allows you to strip out the jogged cards,

and essentially reverses the action of a Faro Shuffle.
It requires an odd knack.

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Gene Finnell's Free Cut Principle, Gene Finnell: Torrance; 1967


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Postby Guest » 03/02/07 02:07 PM

I USE the Faro (professionally) ALL the time! Most of my books have a few Faro effects within. NEW BOOK with Tom Craven (Second 16th Card Book) especially... Straddle Faro stuff etc...

BIG Faro fan!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Ian Kendall » 03/02/07 02:41 PM

Hi Mats,

Purely in the interests of completeness I feel I should bring your attention to Bastard Hard Moves made Easy, which teached the two handed, one handed and tabled faro shuffles.

Also, Chris Power's gambling dem (Opus Laid Back Too, the Director's Cut) uses a faro in one phase.

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Postby Guest » 03/02/07 05:29 PM

"I had a funny nightmare the other night. Dreamed I was in hell where the burning coals were really four ace tricks and the demons were evil little men constantly in the midst of faro shuffles."

Charlie Miller: Genii December 1964


Mats, welcome to hell!!!
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Postby Guest » 03/02/07 07:29 PM

Here are a few more :

"Mathematical Carnival" by Martin Gardner-Card shuffles chapter.

"A name revelation with faro shuffles" by Michael S. Ewer Genii Nov 1973- helped inspire Gertners "Unshuffled"

"A solution to Emsley's problem" by Murray Bonfeld Genii May 1973

"Greater Magic"- A Butt shuffle

"Gamblers Don't Gamble" by Micky MacDougall-Interlacing riffle

"Epoptica" May 1982 Busby talks about the history of the faro

"The Linking Ring" April and May 1971 The Downs / McGuire letters with mention of Fred Black


"The Mathematics of Perfect Shuffles" by Persi Diaconis

Origin of the name Faro? -It's Irish!

Eoin
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Postby Guest » 03/03/07 09:35 AM

I like lists and love the faro shuffle so thanks for that. But it would be great to give the list a more meaningful design. What about ordering it by the last name of the creator instead of using multiple lists that are partially ordered?

Denis
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Postby Guest » 03/03/07 10:55 AM

Hi Denis.

Yes, when the list is getting full with stuff I will do a more detailed and logic list.
The point was to get help with my faro list.
First collect the fact, then do the database.

If yo have time Denis, just do a perfect list.
Its up to you or anyone else.

Remember, I must also practising all these faro effects to make them work out..that takes lot of time.
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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 01/02/09 11:29 PM

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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 03/21/09 06:49 AM

I got a list from Ferry Gerats ( http://www.goochelaarcumfraude.nl/ ), Holland w. some fine faro effects, enjoy:

805 Apocalypse Vol 6 No 8 Aug 83
812 Fair Row Faro (Allan Slaight): a freely selected card is used as a face up locator using value & suit to count and spell to two cards
815 Overhand Shuffle Mental Force (Tom Potente): Spectator thinks of a card as deck is overhand shuffled toward him. Magician finds the card

853 Apocalypse Vol 6 No 12 Nov 1983
858 Drop Count Revelation (Tom Craven): a counting revelation utilizing the faro shuffle (need not be perfect)

889 Apocalypse Vol 7 No 3 March 1984
898 Snap Aces Out Again (Paul L. Smith): simplified version of Jean-Jacques Sanvert's Snap Aces Out four Ace revelation
899 Hine Hue Control (Ron Ferris): red black shuffle card control
899 Apocalypse Variations or Additions: Non Faro Faro tip

961 Apocalypse Vol 7 No 9 Sept 1984
967 RG Location (Richard Goldshot): card location using crimps and a perfect faro

1045 Apocalypse Vol 8 No 4 April 85
1049 Enlarged Hartman (Charles M. Hudson): variation of Hartman's Order Restored; requires perfect straddle faros with a 53 card deck

1465 Apocalypse Vol 11 No 3 March 1988
1473 Blown Away Plus (Edward Marlo): variation of Tamariz' Blown Away. Requires perfect faro

1597 Apocalypse Vol 12 No 2 Feb 1989 All Card Issue
1604 Perpetual Calendar (Richard Vollmer): using the calendar to find the card (straddle faro)

1609 Apocalypse Vol 12 No 3 March 1989
1611 Twice Nice (Robert Gardner): Marlo's incomplete faro location used to locate two selections

1741 Apocalypse Vol 13 No 2 Feb 1990 Special All Card Issue
1744 A Couple of Tears (Bob King): a four Ace trick requiring one hand 2nd deal and decent faro

1789 Apocalypse Vol 13 No 6 June 1990
1794 Phony Pharo (David Williamson): in the hands false faro shuffle

1837 Apocalypse Vol 13 No 10 Oct 1990
1847 The Faro Knows (Bob King): Spectator names a card, magician makes three statements, the 3rd is to name the card

1897 Apocalypse Vol 14 No 3 March 1991
1900 Discards and Draws (Daniel McCarthy): Poker demo with perfect faros

2029 Apocalypse Vol 15 No 2 Feb 1992 Special All Card Issue
2029 Poker Machine (Michael DeMarco): deal any poker hand after 3 shuffles (requires faros)
2034 You'll Fool All (Doug Edwards): re black separation effect

2053 Apocalypse Vol 15 No 4 April 1992
2062 Poker Machine II (Michael DeMarco): Poker Demo using faros

2137 Apocalypse Vol 15 No 11 Nov 1992
2144 Roving Predaceous Mates (Michael DeMarco): two black jacks inserted in the deck can find any ace in three shuffles. Perfect faros

2197 Apocalypse Vol 16 No. 4 April 1993 Doug Edwards One Man Issue No. 2
2204 No Chances: Full deck setup and Faro shuffle required

2257 Apocalypse Vol 16 No. 9 Sept 1993
2264 Principle to an Extreme (Michael DeMarco): Faro Shuffle effect (requires 8!)

2425 Apocalypse Vol 17 No 11 Nov 1994
2430 The Faro & the Princess (Leo Boudreau): a no-memory, no gimmicks, no setup Princess effect requiring ability for perfect Faros

2629 Apocalypse Vol 19 No. 4 April 1996
2629 Perfect Match (Bob King): cards are mixed face up and down, spectator's packet order matches magicians. Uses a Non-Faro Faro and Gilbreath principle
2631 Driving a Person Mental (David Regal): a mental murder mystery to be performed as you're driving your car!

2665 Apocalypse Vol 19 No. 7 July 1996
2672 Roving Predaceous Mates II (Michael DeMarco): Two Jacks catch all four aces one at a time (set up and 9 faros)
2673 Casual Force (Barry Stevenson): forcing one of 26 duplicates, establishing that the deck is "normal"

2689 Apocalypse Vol 19 No. 9 September 1996
2689 The Ultimate Transposition (Paul Gordon): Spectator A selects Queens, Spectator B selects Twos. Magician tables the twos, and distributes the Queens in each of 4 pockets. The tabled Twos become the Queens, and the pocketed Queens are now twos. Impromptu!
2693 That Old Jumping Rubber Band (Peter W. Tappan): the old jumping rubber band but no secret get-ready needed and the hand doesn't have to open for the band to jump
2698 Keeper Finder (Tom Craven): an idea to keep the 2nd card from top in place during a faro shuffle while the top card changes

2737 Apocalypse Vol 20 No. 1 January 1997
2737 Thrice Nice (Richard Vollmer): thought of card appears in middle of all opposite color cards
2741 Super Clairvoyant (Justin Higham): magician determines value of thought of card, uses a "natural" one way deck; from Roger Crosthwaite's Roger's Thesaurus
2746 A Capital Idea (Phil Goldstein): Word cards are shown, with Countries and Capital Cities. Spectator ends up selecting a matching pair. Uses reverse faros and thebinary principle.
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Postby Harry Lorayne » 03/21/09 01:09 PM

I use perfect faros in a lot of ace/king spelling routines. Nineteen of them in my One-Man Parade in Linking Ring Magazine, March, 1964(!) issue. (Good luck finding a copy.) I've published a few of them in my books over the years. I don't see any of them listed in the excellent list above. Many others of my faro effects are not listed. But it's an excellent list anyway. HL.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/21/09 02:02 PM

Harry, you should collect all of your Faro tricks and publish them in a separate small book.
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Postby Harry Lorayne » 03/21/09 02:25 PM

Hey, RK, not a bad idea. Right now, the search for all the items is a bit off-putting, but still - not a bad idea. Wonder how many would be interested. HL.
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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 03/21/09 02:31 PM

You can find some excellent faro card effects on Darwin Ortiz DVD: The Darwin Ortiz Lecture, International Magic, London.
Same effects in Darwin Ortiz - The Ephemeral Lecture Notes 2007.

Beyond Collecting - Three cards are selected and lost in the deck. The four aces then magically appear face up in the deck. A moment later, the selections materialize between the aces.

Passing Through - For of a kind are lost in one half of the deck which is shuffled by a spectator. The performer turns the other half face up. He then shuffles the two halves together, pushing on half through the other. the four of a kind are now found together, face down in the middle of the face up half, having been caught in the process.

Hard Target - Two spectators select cards and return them to the deck. (Both the process of selecting the cards and losing them in the deck is exceptionally fair.) The performer shuffles the two red jacks into the deck and traps the selection between them. He then tosses the jacks into the deck and catches the second selection between them.

TIP.
This card press is my secret tool to make my decks very easy to shuffle perfect faros!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/21/09 02:58 PM

I've been using the new Richard Turner Bike decks while posing for the photos my wife is taking for this new magic book for the public I've written. Between the photos, I have lots of time to practice and I have to say that Turner's cards Faro so well it's like the halves suck themselves together with the slightest pressure.
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Postby Doc Dixon » 03/21/09 04:15 PM

In the interest of a complete list (and cheesy self-promotion) Reshuffled, the no reset version of Unshuffled, was published again in Monkeyshines Volume One, available at www.dixonmagic.com

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/21/09 04:57 PM

I published the best version of Unshuffled in MAGIC: it used no Faro Shuffles, by the late Tenkai Matsuura.
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Postby Doc Dixon » 03/21/09 07:00 PM

Richard,

Because my magazines are less than organized, do you recall what issue that was and, easier yet, who was on the cover?

Thanks.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/21/09 07:24 PM

Sorry, not a clue!
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Postby Joe Pecore » 03/21/09 10:19 PM

See if "Perfect Order" by Tenkai Matsuura is in March 1994 Magic Magazine.
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Postby Doc Dixon » 03/22/09 09:37 AM

Richard and Joe,

Thank you both.

BTW, on a completely unrelated note but I just happened to be thinking of it -- the subscribe 3 years and get The Vernon Touch has to be one of magic's best deals. Love the book.

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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 03/22/09 11:48 AM

Richard Kaufman wrote:I've been using the new Richard Turner Bike decks while posing for the photos my wife is taking for this new magic book for the public I've written. Between the photos, I have lots of time to practice and I have to say that Turner's cards Faro so well it's like the halves suck themselves together with the slightest pressure.


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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/22/09 12:11 PM

Turner's got a great sale, too: buy a dozen and get a dozen free. He's essentially giving you 50% off. Considering that these cards seem to last longer than a regular deck of Bikes, that seems like a good purchase.
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Postby Paul Gordon » 03/22/09 03:05 PM

Hi Mats,

Thanks for listing ULTIMATE TRANSPOSITION from Apocalypse, but - it doesn't use Faros!? But, most of my books do contain a LOT of Faro work; especially see The Second 16th Card Books Vols. 1 & 2. (Vol 1 authored with Tom Craven.)

I use the Straddle Faro a lot, too!!

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Postby Rob UK » 01/11/10 12:35 PM

Dead Reckoning by John Bannon doesn't require a faro, but Dawn Patrol does.

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