149 entries in Cards / Sleights / Shuffles (non-riffle) / Faro Shuffle / Faro Oddities
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Perfect Shuffle Stock using faro for alternating set-ups
1940 149
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perpetual Separation faro oddity, stack, dealt into eight hands, relation of suit and odd/even stays intact
Sep. 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 4)
Edward Marlo Odd Faro how to cut the deck like in an odd-numbered deck when having an even number of cards
1958 9
Edward Marlo The Faro Calculator getting into stack with faros, reverse-principle
1958 10
Edward Marlo Full Deck - Five Faros returning 52 cards to their original order after only five faro shuffles
1958 34
Edward Marlo Faro Divider dividing a deck/packet into four piles with an equal number of cards
1964 1
Edward Marlo Off Center Faro Divider method of dividing deck in four packets of non-equal size of known number
1964 2
Edward Marlo The Un-Weave Faro shuffle that retains groups on bottom or top without weaving them
1964 2
Edward Marlo The Riffle Weave alternating top ten cards during riffle shuffle
1964 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 23
Edward Marlo Secret Incomplete Faro Condition very fine unsquared condition
1964 34
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
1964 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 byRelated to 1964 54
Edward Marlo Tabled Faro Fan Set-Up using table faro or only even riffle shuffle to get into Faro Fan configuration
Related to 1964 59
Edward Marlo Faro Ribbon Spread Hide-Out
1964 59
Sam Randlett Finnell's Spell as a set-up for Gene Finnell's "Spelling the Aces"
Related to Mar. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 2)
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser Faro Count determining the number of cards in an incomplete dec
Nov. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 4)
Tom Batchelor The Vee-Drop Flourish incomplete Faro flourish
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
Tom Batchelor The Double Backed Fan all backs faro fan
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
Karl Fulves The Triple Faro - Shuffle Definitions theoretical, since no technique is given
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro)
Karl Fulves The Partial Faro selection procedure with faros that places a key card next to selection
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement)
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
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement)
Edward Marlo Any Card Called Faro Control any named card controlled in shuffled deck, see page 155 for additional observations
1970 151
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck face-up/face-down faroed deck with secret incomplete faro condition
1971 46
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Transposition card peeked in upper half is secretly transferred to lower half, three methods
Related to Mar. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Roger Smith The One Handed Faro Miracle gag, deck in order is placed inside case and is found shuffled, one handed Faro shuffle
Variations Jan. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Tom Batchelor The Unfinished Shuffle Control selection tossed into incomplete faro shuffle with cards standing on their side, cards pushed together and jog established
1971 5
Tom Batchelor The Shakedown deck held in incomplete faro position, it is shaken, all cards on one side slip out except selection
1971 31
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
June 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Edward Marlo Double Faro cards in pairs, see bottom
1973 22
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 1973 1
Jerry Andrus The "S" Shuffle heavily bent deck faro shuffled and bent into S shape, cards fly out one by one
1973 48
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Faro Fan
  • 1st Discard - In the Hands
  • 2nd Discard - On the Table
  • 1st Technique - in the Hands
  • 2nd Technique
1974 117
Roger Smith The Fabulous Faro Finder incomplete Faro Shuffle and half stripped out again, one card sticks out which is an Ace, repeated to produce all Aces
Variations 1974
Necromancer (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Roger Smith The Amazing Dribbling Faro Location incomplete faro with eleven-card packet, held by left and right hand, cards fall until selection remains (Liebenow's card peeling)
Related to 1974
Necromancer (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Roger Smith Faro Flip Out incomplete Faro, deck is shaken and only selection falls from deck
Variations 1974
Necromancer (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Roger Smith Faro Flip Pit Effect #1 incomplete Faro, deck is shaken and only selection falls from deck, routine
Necromancer (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Roger Smith Faro Flip Out Index Card Steal chosen card is stolen behind index card, from Incomplete Faro position
Necromancer (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Larry Jennings Side Rise card is shaken out of incomplete faro deck
Related toVariations Mar. 1975
Epilogue (Issue 23)
Roger Smith Faro Shuffling With a Short Card
1975 13
Edward Marlo Making a Straddle Faro In or Out tabled
1976 197
Edward Marlo The Secret Incomplete Faro very fine unsquared condition
1976 295
Edward Marlo Secret Incomplete Faro Condition "Marlo's Peek Deck"
1976 297
Jerry Andrus Bottom to Top Transfer by correcting a faro shuffle
1976 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
Related to 1977 31
Roger Smith The Smith No-Skill Spectator Helps Faro Shuffle spectator and performer have half the deck each and deal one by one into pile
1977 21
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck
1978 128
Erhard Liebenow The Card In the Center Liebenow's card peeling
Related to 1978 7
Christian Scherer Hier ist meine Karte faro principle 18/35, card spelled to
1978 76
Christian Scherer Die Glückszahl faro under the table, card at total of two added cards
1978 79
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Apr. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Harry Lorayne The Non-Faro Faro faro substitute
Also published here 1979 79
Karl Fulves Bibliography
1979 36
Gene Finnell Klondike as Faro Substitute
Related to 1980 13
Karl Fulves A Gray Code Problem turning blocks over followed by faro shuffles, four-card-groups examined regarding uniqueness of face-up/down distribution
1980 52
Faro Fan
1981 67
Howard A. Adams Alternating Push Over Deal anti-faro deal in other hand, reversing order of one half
OICUFESP (Issue 8 - 21 Cidentaquin Variations)
Derek Dingle Side-Cut Faro Stack stacking method
Variations 1982 134
Edward Marlo Casual Faro Divider creating four packets of equal size
Also published here 1982 155
Small Packet Fan Faro
1982 260
Karl Fulves Slide Out card is slid out, no break method
Inspired by 1982 20
Karl Fulves Lock Up cards in incomplete faro condition are sprung, springing stops at selected card
1982 15
Harry Lorayne Non-Faro Faro
June 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 6)
Edward Marlo Full Deck Oil and Water red black separated deck is faro shuffled and separation preserved
1984 61
Edward Marlo Marlo's Riffle Shuffle Expeditor using incomplete faro for faster stacking
1984 345
Faro Fan
May 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Pascal Monmoine Brainwave
May 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6)
John Davit The Falling Faro faro flourish, method to square cards by dropping the incomplete faro to other hand
1986 236
John Davit Rollover faro flourish
1986 238
John Bannon The Cleaved Deck intro on faro fan ideas
1986 22
Alex Elmsley, John Bannon False False Shuffle faro fan
  • False False Shuffle Notes
Also published here 1986 23
John Bannon IV. The Cleaved Deck Discovery combination of previous routines, openly red-black separated deck, card location, instant mixing finale, faro fan
1986 25
John Bannon V. Other Applications faro fan applications
  • a. Svengali throw-off
  • b. credits
1986 26
Tom Gagnon Faro Control corner short next to selection unaffected by faro shuffle
1987 7
Edward Marlo Incomplete Double Faro Condition
1988 216
Edward Marlo Pre-Faro Preparation breaking deck in for faros
1988 303
John Quine Second Keeper Shuffle keeping card at second position during shuffles
Variations Dec. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 12)
Alex Elmsley, John Bannon False False Shuffle faro fan
Also published here 1991 27
Alex Elmsley Jog Fan brief
Oct. 1991
The Olram File (Issue 10)
Stewart James Constant Stack Principle
1991 3
Karl Fulves Rip-Apart Production faro shuffled cards ripped apart, selection remains outjogged from one half
1991 58
John Quine Second Keeper Shuffle keeping card at second position during shuffles
Variations Mar. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 3)
Vanni Bossi A Faro Subtlety faro with corner-shorted cards, stacking application with fewer shuffles
1992 10
Bill Kalush Almost Immediately card taken from fan is known instantly, faro fan
July 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 7)
Faro Substitute dealing from both hands, non-faro faro
Nov. 1993
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Eddie Fechter Faro Pairs magician's gag, Faro with alternate pairs
1993 71
Alex Elmsley The Constant Stack
Related to 1994 309
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Variations 1994 341
Karl Fulves Red/Black Shuffles red-black order which unmixes with faro combination, posed as problem
1994 95
Meir Yedid The Faro Flourish double cascade
Related to 1994 26
Harry Lorayne, John Quine My Second Keeper keeping card at second position during shuffles
Inspired byVariations Apr. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 4)
John Riggs Follow the Oil & Water halves behind a red and a black card, change color when riffled through, impromptu svengali
Related to 1995 68
Steve Bedwell Canopy Reverse reverse during faro cascade
Related to 1995 ca. 7
Harry Lorayne Non-Faro Faro
Jan. 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 1)
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
1997 21
Ken Simmons Dealing With the Aces Aces on top, two faro shuffles given, Aces are still on top, using Tilt Faro Shuffle
  • Second Method
Variations Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
Edward Marlo, Don May Dealing With the Aces II Aces on top, two faro shuffles given, Aces are still on top, deck ends red-black separated
  • Second Method (Edward Marlo - Don May)
  • Third Method (Edward Marlo - Don May)
  • Fourth Method (Edward Marlo)
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser The Faro Count determining the number of cards in an incomplete deck
1998 121
Roger Klause Discrepancy Control step after peek, then faro shuffle, two cards will faro at step
Dec. 1999
Onyx (Issue 9)
Harry Lorayne My Second Keeper, Cont'd keeping card at second position during shuffles
  • card changes into selection
  • Reverse Faro Ending
  • counting down to selection
Inspired by 2001 199
Jason Comeaux Strip Out Half Pass out-jogged faroed packet is openly stripped out of the deck and secretly turned over, described by Mark Aspiazu
Nov./Dec. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Doug Peters Alien Stack out-faro-invariant red/black stack, OOTW application
Related to Dec. 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 7)
David Ben In-the-Hands Zarrow Shuffle tilt
2003 91
Luis Garcia Rito de Iniciación deck is shuffled several times and ends up in new deck order
2003 295
Wesley James Secretly Disordering the Deck
Inspired by 2004 127
Edward Marlo Faro Jog setting up for Alex Elmsley's faro fan
Related to 2006 161
Edward Marlo Casual Faro Divider creating four packets of equal size
Also published here Aug. 2006
Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Bruce Cervon Faro Fooler from NDO to NDO with two faros, double index cards
2007 32
Harry Lorayne, John Quine My Second Keeper keeping card at second position during faro shuffles
2007 455
Denis Behr, Erhard Liebenow Liebenow's Card Peeling location effect with faro flourish, applying stack
  • In-the-Hands Way
  • Home Match
Related to 2007 55
Jason England A Faro Trap one-by-one ace location from incomplete faro position
2009 11
Steven Youell Straddle Faro Glimpse
Related to 2009 55
Román García Aplicaciones de la Mezcla Lateral ideas and handling for the faro fan
  • La mezcla lateral
  • La extirpación
2010 133
Román García Triunfo idea with the faro fan for Triumph
2010 144
Román García Todo Dorso idea with the faro fan for All Backs
2010 144
Woody Aragón Faro Shuffles and Factorial Dealing describes the relationship between the number of Faro shuffles needed when dealing cards into N number of piles
Related to 2011 253
Woody Aragón The Permanent Deck Principle describes stacks that retain order after Faro shuffles
Inspired by 2011 267
Woody Aragón Gilbert's Error Code chosen card is found in an "error code" created by the spectator
2011 297
Woody Aragón Wait! There's still more... a) Forcing a number
b) Letters, words
c) Treasure hunt
d) Red and Black
2011 301
Harry Lorayne Even Better Red/Black Shuffles
  • Faro Based Method (center pulled out)
  • Hindu-Shuffle Based Method (also as running cut)
2011 49
Faro Fan
2011 61
Jason Ladanye Red-Black Faro Shuffle red-black false riffle shuffle with faro
2013 88
Edward Marlo, Joshua Jay Faro Ribbon Spread Hideout
2013 103
Abanico de Dorsos faro fan for All Backs
2014 107
Harry Lorayne Non-Faro Faro faro substitute by dealing
2015 78
Alex Elmsley Constant Stack
Related to 2016 243
Jon Racherbaumer Notes on Peek Decks
Facsimile (Issue 5)
John Hostler Shhh Bonus: Variation 9000 4&4, mixing sequence that retains a red-black-order
2018 62
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
2018 104
Johnny Thompson Brainweave Force Deck faro fan
2018 105
Paul Vigil, Forcing from a Bank
  • faro fan, one of twenty cards thought of
  • secret incomplete faro peek
2018 177
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
2018 65
Ryan Murray The Lopsided Weave about weaving unequal halves, introduction
2018 1
Ryan Murray Weave in Thirds shuffling one third into the rest in an AABAAB pattern
  • In the Hands
  • On the Table
Related to 2018 2
Ryan Murray Weave in Fourth shuffling one fourth into the rest in an AAABAAAB pattern
2018 5
Ryan Murray Bizarre Weave shuffling one part into the rest in an ABABBABABB pattern
2018 6
Ryan Murray The Double Weave introduction to faro shuffling twice with secret fine incomplete faro condition
2018 7
Ryan Murray Double Faro faro shuffling in pairs with deck in fine incomplete faro condition
  • In-Hands Double Faro
  • Tabled Double Faro
  • Direction of Weaving
  • One-Handed Tabled Double Faro
  • One-Handed In-Hands Double Faro
2018 8
Ryan Murray Triple Faro and Beyond theoretical extension of Double Faro
2018 16
Ryan Murray Facilitated Weave in Thirds another method for shuffling one third into the rest in an AABAAB pattern
Related to 2018 16
Ryan Murray Double Weave in Thirds using the Double Faro idea after a Weave in Thirds
2018 17
Ryan Murray The K-Shuffle technique for getting ABCABC... pattern, also for four or five groups
Related to 2018 20
Ryan Murray The Perfect Riffle Shuffle
  • Perfect Riffle Shuffle in Thirds (AABAAB pattern)
  • Facilitated Perfect Riffle Shuffle in Thirds
  • Perfect Riffle Shuffle in Pairs (double faro)
2018 22
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
2019 22
Harry Lorayne Non-Faro Faro Faro substitute
Also published here 2019 106
Patrick G. Redford Faro Techniques 52-Card Straddle Faro Technique
Slip Cut Combo
Redfish Shuffle
2019 164
Steve Forte Distribution Faro bottom cards of one half aired to space them out more in a single faro
2020 1029
Greg Chapman The Morphing Stack on using the different faro states of a stack for different routines
Related to
  • Greg Chapman, The Devil's Staircase, 2014
2020 39
William Goodwin Secret Cased Faro Shuffle quick faro shuffle as deck is cased
Also published here
  • MAGIC, June 2002
2022 90