(1968) contained on pages 30- 62 (Third Printing from 1976 used)
Written by Karl Fulves
Work of Karl Fulves
98 pages (Spiralbound), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
71 entries
Cover photograph
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Karl Fulves Introduction
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Also published here 2
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other color
Related to 3
Karl Fulves Chromatic Telepathy spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
Related to 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle
Also published here 4
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, fifty-two double facers (!)
Related to 6
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
Related to 8
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related to 10
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here 12
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands
Also published here 13
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups reprinted from Epilogue until p. 29
Related to 15
Karl Fulves Basic Color Control certain pair pattern when two stacked portions are shuffled into each other
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle
Karl Fulves The 3-Card Cycle properties after riffle shuffling deck in 1-2-3-1-2-3-... order
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-ups exotic principle in which sequences are duplicated in a random outjog-sorting procedure
Also published here 18
Karl Fulves Self Correcting Set Ups properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
Karl Fulves 3-Card Sets more properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack
Also published here 23
Karl Fulves Psychometry and Math pairs of envelopes are distributed, personal items inserted and then performer know which is by whom
Karl Fulves Remember and Forget with mathematical riffle shuffle method
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle method
Karl Fulves Double Up two selections from topsy-turvy deck, position and identity are predicted, riffle shuffle method
Karl Fulves Some Difference values of put-away dice are divined, based on theme in Henry Christ's "Sum & Difference"
Inspired byAlso published here 28
Karl Fulves Introduction
Karl Fulves Basic Position Control two sections in (possibly different) cyclic order are shuffled together and dealt in groups, formulas that tell whether in case of a match in a group one of the cards shows up on top or bottom of group
  • Definition of Terms
  • Rule I & II
  • Example 1 - 3
Related to 32
Karl Fulves Some Special Cases "Basic Position Control", riffle shuffle set-ups, including an unusual derivation of the basic Gilbreath principle in Example 6
  • Example 4 - 6
Karl Fulves Higher Values Of "n" further discussion of "Basic Position Control"
Karl Fulves Critical Value of (P)xy further discussion of "Basic Position Control"
Karl Fulves General Position Control similar to "Basic Position Control" without repeating cycles
  • Definition of Terms
  • Rule III & IV
  • Example 7 & 8
Karl Fulves Distribution Of Mating Pairs riffle shuffled deck dealt in groups, k-th group contains pair, how to determine its value
  • Definition of Terms
  • Rule V & VI
  • Example 9 - 11
Karl Fulves Total Value Of A Packet
  • Rule VII
  • Example 12 & 13
Karl Fulves Special Cases "straightforward results"
  • Non-Constant Values of "s"
  • Constant Value of (T)s
  • Example 15
Karl Fulves Constant Functions And Infinite Decks for the "Philosopher At The Card Table"
Karl Fulves A Footnote On Self-Centering Stacks
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Karl Fulves The Double Riffle Shuffle properties that remain after two riffle shuffles
  • The Double Riffe
  • Basic Position Control
  • General Position Control
  • Substitutes For The Double Riffle (random dealing substitute to riffle shuffle)
  • Brief Summary To A Short Chapter
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Analogs models to visualize effect of riffle shuffle on the order
  • Partitions
  • The Five-Card Partition
  • General Shuffle Analogs
  • Polyominoes
  • Pseudo-Polyominoes
  • The Matchbox Analog
  • A Note On Matchbox Analogs
  • And A Note On Ordered Polyominoes
Related to 47
Karl Fulves Double Indemnity spectator riffle shuffles and remembers card at position twenty-six, then removes cards from top and bottom, still located, repeat
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Karl Fulves The Rue Morgue Problem cards riffle shuffled by spectators and dealt in pairs to players, they remove red or black poker chips according to red-black distribution, chip values and cards added, the total is 28 and predicted
Karl Fulves Mathematical Slates two slates filled with names according to rules
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo Poker number cards used for betting game after a single riffle shuffle
Karl Fulves Future Perfect Miraskill with face-up/face-down instead of red/black, previous selection found in odd-colored pile
Related toVariations 58
Gene Finnell Gilbreath Claim claims that he discovered the principle in 1953
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile
Gene Finnell Magnetic Colors Variation starting on bottom of page
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation
Related to 66
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Inspired by 67
Edward Marlo Remember and Forget
Inspired by 69
Edward Marlo Spread Correction performer knows position of two selections despite real riffle shuffle
Inspired by 69
Edward Marlo Jordan plus Marlo selection found after three riffle shuffles, chains, stack
Related to 71
Rick Johnsson, 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
Inspired byAlso published here 72
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck
Also published here 73
Edward Marlo Impromptu Repeat Miraskill Miraskill effect with face-up/face-down cards instead of red/black cards
Related to 74
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro
Inspired by 75
Marvin Johnson Logical Odd Event two selections found and red-black separation
Inspired by 77
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cards
Inspired by 78
Karl Fulves Odds on Favorite Omega Bet, betting game in which a reversed card is part of a same-colored pair or not
Related toVariationsAlso published here 79
Karl Fulves Unmatch five red and five black cards, spectator choses five, when turned up in pairs they always are one red and one black
Also published here 80
Martin Gardner Color Thot
Inspired byAlso published here 81
Karl Fulves Reconstruction performer gives deck several honest riffle shuffles, then spectator remembers card and its position, then several more honest riffle shuffles, position named and card found (also in Ibidem)
Related toVariations 83
Charles Brush Long-Short Stacked Deck from early Sphinx
Joseph K. Schmidt Impromptu Miraskil with face-up/face-down
Inspired byRelated toVariations 87
Neal Elias, Bert Fenn, Joseph K. Schmidt A Reverse Sleight Variation deck reversed over card
Inspired by 88
Martin Gardner A Betting Swindle betting game with three suits after a riffle shuffle
Inspired by 88
Ken Krenzel Miracle Revelation
Inspired by 89
Charles Hudson Match Up
Inspired by 91
James G. Thompson Jr. ESP + Math + Thompson ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
  • Adding Another Factor
  • Phase II
  • Phase III
  • Added Notes by Thompson
Inspired by 92
Karl Fulves Concluding Remarks
Data entered by Denis Behr, December 2015.