106 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation / by Magician / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Biseauté or Tapering Cards red-black application
1889 39
Durch einen Griff die schwarzen Karten von den roten zu trennen No. 31, deck shown shuffled, colors separated with one cutting action
1895 36
Das präparierte Kartenspiel "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
making a stripper deck, applications: finding selections, Aces or separating reds and blacks
Oct. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10)
147
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again
Variations 1927/28 11
The Red and the Black colors shown separated, deck shuffled, still separated
1934 60
To Separate the Red Cards from the Black basic stripper deck application
1937 263
Charles T. Jordan Positions Unknown named cards are produced and deck separated into colors, stacked stripper deck
1937 273
Jack Vosburgh "Fifth Column" political story presentation
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 114)
675
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red
1945/27 203
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer Double Separation packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1946 11
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
  • prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
  • Out of this World (not explained)
  • Follow the Leader (not explained)
  • Slop Shuffle Color Separation
Related to Mar. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 102)
409
U. F. Grant Grant's Follow the Leader ten red and ten black cards mixed together, separate again, a bit unclear with dealing
Jan. 1949 10
Joe Stuthard Separating Blacks from Reds with ruse to reverse one color by counting through the cards to see which card is missing
1949 20
Bob Hummer Matching the Colors Deck shuffled face up and face down, magician can separate into two piles containing the same number of face up cards. Alternative is to shuffle red and black cards.
1956 17
Cliff Green General Delivery - Cards to the Pockets six cards, red black alternating, vanish and reappear color-separated from two different pockets
Variations 1961 134
Bill Hendricks Red and Black shuffling red and black packets and then two faro shuffles
Inspired by 1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
70
Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half
June 1972 528
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually
VariationsAlso published here 1972 5
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and four blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separate
Variations 1973 7
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
Also published here 1974 90
Walt Lees Cull-A-Separation a red card and a black card are reversed in the deck and attract the other cards of the same color
Dec. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4)
46
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #7 cards openly separated into suits, then shuffled together fairly with riffle shuffle, yet red-black colors remain separated
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 790
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
Oct. 1974 816
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for comment
Inspired by Nov. 1974 822
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens
Related toAlso published here 1975 214
Roy Walton Eine Unlogische Schlussfolgerung four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually
Also published here Feb. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
63
Jerry Andrus The Psychiatric Shift separating four face up cards from for face down cards
1976 37
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to 1976 15
The Red and the Blacks separating red and black cards
1976 94
Karl Fulves Quinary Colors five reds and five blacks are shuffled, one color penetrates table
1977 214
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets
1977 254
Erhard Liebenow Open Color Separation red card shuffled into black cards and eventually separate again
1978 18
Hannes Höller Trennen von Karten separating cards in a Stripper Deck
A. Trennen hinter dem Rücken
B. Kartentrennen am Tisch
1978 43
Farbentrennen Rot-Schwarz performer separates red and black cards behind back
1978 68
Uriah Fuller Psi-Con performer separates reds and black cards from a shuffled deck
1980
Magick (Issue 262)
1308
Steve Dobson "Incrediblack" odd-looking shuffle sequence separates deck in colors except selection
Nov. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 11)
558
Karl Fulves Checkers "Two Tricks"
three reds and three blacks alternated, dealing procedure to separate colors or turn every other card over
1981
The Chronicles (Issue 30)
1363
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually
Also published here 1981 111
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Red and Black behind back
1982 4
Harvey Rosenthal Another Technicolor Oddity with five red and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20)
387
Para Separar Colores application D, color separation
1983 6
Karl Fulves Separating the Colors red/black alternating aces on top, two shuffles, separated; using block transfer
1984 183
Karl Fulves Odd Color Out No. 19, cards shuffled face-up/face-down via CATO by spectator, two selections made, performer handles cards and all face-up cards are red with a black selection and vice versa
Variations 1984 27
George Sands, Karl Fulves Criss Cross No. 48, simplified, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
Inspired by 1984 62
Brother John Hamman The Disobedient Cards strange procedure and then colors are separated
1989 81
Brother John Hamman The Final Shuffle alternating set-up, spectator overhand shuffles
1989 84
Riley G. Matthews Out of Sight shuffled deck is separated by performer, blindfolded, mistakes are divined
June 1990
Magick (Issue 440)
2200
René Lavand Slip-Cut Technique red and black cards are mixed and separated again
1993 128
Karl Fulves Sandbagged blue- and red-backed deck sprung in paper bag and shaken, performer then reaches in an produces one color until all are separated
Inspired byRelated to 1994 31
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Curse of Christopher Cross cards removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, story presentation
Inspired by Dec. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 6)
1
Raimo Patronen Super Memory memory presentation, after shuffle performer is blindfolded and sorts red cards out and then divides them into suits
Mar. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 9)
14
Ken Krenzel Strip the Leader two leader card in front of two shuffled piles, they become black and red pile, follow the leader phase, they shuffle again by themselves, stripper deck
Related to 1997 195
Karl Fulves He Has Followers No. 1, spectator riffle shuffles once and then deals into two piles part of the deck, follow the leader type presentation for color separation, colors marked on backs
1997 2
Karl Fulves The Specialist performer separates colors of shuffled deck
1998 23
Karl Fulves Code For Oracle two suits named and removed, performer separates them from the back
1998 25
Karl Fulves The Lady Thinks shuffled deck, psychic from other side of room tells how cards should be dealt to separate reds from blacks
Related to 1998 27
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only sixteen
Related to 1998 38
Karl Fulves After Hummer separating reds and blacks behind back, involving a layout on a grid on the table by spectator
1998 46
Ellis Stanyon To Separate Red from Black Cards No. 4
1999 209
Michael Boden Deck Memorization Out of This World with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, g=Gilbreath
Also published here 1999 72
Fredric P. Lamazor A. Fan (Red/Black separation) Oriented
1999 16
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
  • Notes on the Gilbreath Principle
Also published here 2000 62
Paul Curry Never in a Lifetime two shuffled halves, magician does the same as spectator, both separate cards into red and black
Also published here 2001 298
Simon Aronson Color Separation Variation on UnDo Influence to leave deck color separated
Inspired by 2001 10
Bob Kohler The Deck That Can't Be Shuffled deck separates into reds and blacks repeatedly despite shuffling, using Daryl's Triumph Display
2001 1
R. Paul Wilson Antipathy red and black cards riffle shuffled together and "unshuffled" again, using Engblom's Anti-Faro
2001 7
Lee Asher The Continental Divide deck is shown mixed, instantly separates in reds and blacks
Related toVariations Sep./Oct. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 3)
2
Jerry K. Hartman Further On "The Continental Divide" additional thoughts
Inspired by Nov./Dec. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 4)
17
Karl Fulves The Rule For Red different handling than CATO, switching two cards
Inspired by 2002 262
Jerry K. Hartman Color Scheming deck is shown mixed, instantly separates in reds and blacks
Inspired byAlso published here Jan./Feb. 2003
The Penumbra (Issue 5)
15
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Uncertain Separation after some mixing the cards are eventually sorted either red/black or picture/spots, pseudo-CATO
Variations 2004 95
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Indeterminate Conclusion same with two selections ending up in opposite group, pseudo-CATO
Inspired by 2004 97
Karl Fulves The Greek's Game color of twelve cards named by magician, betting presentation, see also p. 99 for further notes
2005 13
Karl Fulves A Trick Of Memory red-black even-money swindle
2005 29
Karl Fulves Cue Cards openly removed marker cards help with memorizing Combo numbers
Related toVariations 2005 35
Karl Fulves Slick Slate color separation with performer and spectator, lines on slate help remembering Combo numbers, see also p. 102 for further notes
2005 37
Karl Fulves The Russian Test performer guaranteed to get better than average score in color sorting without seeing any faces at all, see also p. 104 for further notes
2005 55
Robin Robertson Using the Stack red-black separation with stack
2005 63
Karl Fulves Mirasequel performer separates the mixed pile at the end of Miraskill
2005 66
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle
2005 80
Iain Girdwood Total Recall red-black order of deck apparently memorized, Gilbreath combined with binary Combo system
Related to 2005 48
Iain Girdwood Total Recall red-black order of deck apparently memorized, Gilbreath combined with binary Combo system
Related to 2005 48
Giorgio Tarchini Changing of the Cards two selections lost, red and black cards magically separated into two halves which are spread, when spread again the odd-colored selections are seen
Dec. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 12)
30
Gregory Wilson, Ron Wilson The Trick That Sucks card travels from red half to black half
Inspired by 2007 497
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens
Also published here 2007 30
Hector Chadwick Reds and Blacks Performer divines red/black from spectator shuffled deck
Inspired by 2008 85
Lennart Green The Remote Control I color guessing together with spectator, performer is always right
Variations 2008 34
Lennart Green The Remote Control II version with all four suits
Inspired by 2008 35
Karl Fulves Cutting The Colors two halves, spectator cuts each, top and bottom cards taken, repeated, taken cards are separated in color
2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
398
Lewis Jones, Jerry K. Hartman Sorted apparently performer sorts deck in colors and suits to find selection
Inspired by 2010 138
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer Follow-Up Trick packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated
Also published here 2011 728
Jason Ladanye The Set-Up red-black separated cards shuffled, separate again, teaching-presentation
2013 83
Gabi Pareras Elección Subliminar packet of two piles is shuffled and separated in two piles, performer builds pairs of two without looking at the cards, pairs always consist of one red and one black card, which matches prediction
2014
El Manuscrito (Vol. 7 No. 30)
1040
John Wilson Outer This World performer divines color of top thirteen cards of shuffled deck
Inspired by 2016 19
Roy Walton Lucky Lucy spectator riffle shuffles, performer deals out a few cards face-up all over the table, then deals cards onto them face up and face down, all match in color
2016 113
Roy Walton Personality Test mixed packet separates in colors
2016 130
Frank Fogg Out Of This Spread Cards that spectator select will always be of opposite color from magician's selections
2017 55
Harapan Ong The Incomplete Strip-Out stripping cards out from a tapered deck with an unsquared deck
  • Shuffle stacking sandwich demo: shuffling selection between two Jokers
  • Full deck red-black separation
  • Oil and Water: Spectator separates the colors themselves
2017 151
Pepe Lirrojo Out of this order cards are separated in red and black by performer, except two selections
2019 2
Steve Forte Dealing The "Snake" fake demo in which high and low cards are apparently separated with snake crimp
2020 1018
Steve Forte These Cards Are Marked! high-low separation, using one-way
2020 1027
Steve Beam Full Stop performer remembers order of cards and deals them face down in multiple piles, spectator stops four times and cards are turned over, deck is separated into red black at the end with four mistakes
Inspired by 2020 69
Juan Tamariz Color Separation Finale deck ends up separated into red and black cards, starting from Mnemonica
2022 13
Juan Tamariz New Call to the Colors without false deals
  • First Phase (ten red and ten black cards are alternated, an eight-card packet is taken and they change into two reds/two blacks/... order)
  • Second Phase (remaining twelve cards change into two reds/two blacks/... order)
  • Third Phase (the twelve cards rearrange themselves into groups of three)
  • Fourth Phase (the eight and twelve cards are riffle shuffled together, then the colors separate)
  • Fifth and Final Phase (rest of deck shuffled with twenty cards, deck then ends up color-separated)
2022 17
Bertie Mac Colour Sense performer deals packet and separates colors
Oct. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 10)
1025
John Hostler An Inconsistent Fooling presentation for Walton's effect with an additional set of four red cards for a pseudo-explanation, additional set changes to black at the end
Inspired by 2023 64