116 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Stay Stack / Full Deck
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Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck "Stay-Stack" System general observations, also with two decks The Cardiste (Issue 1) 12
Tom Ransom On the Stay-Stack System cards do not have to be cut in center for the faro, handling idea The Cardiste (Issue 4) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck More on the Stay-Stack The Cardiste (Issue 4) 16
Edward Marlo New Deck P.M. version of "Progressive Miracle" described before Faro Notes 27
Edward Marlo It's Mathematical stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, two effects Faro Notes 40
Edward Marlo Alternative Procedures stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, see previous item Faro Notes 43
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Fantabulous handling, shuffle The Cardiste (Issue 5) 11
Alex Elmsley Stay-Stack Idea with two decks, face up into face downRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 5) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ambitious 52 cards come to the top in order, mates are always on the bottom The Cardiste (Issue 6) 15
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Miracle The Cardiste (Issue 12) 7
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Prediction with one and two decks, forcing a number with stay stack The Cardiste (Issue 12) 8
Edward Marlo Added Note for Matching Routine stay stack routine, alternative phases Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo Stay Stack note on stay stack The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 2
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phasesVariations Faro Controlled Miracles 31
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Peek two cards peeked at, behind back performer reverses card, it's between the two selections, Marlo's Peek Deck Faro Controlled Miracles 34
Edward Marlo Impromptu Peek Deck stay stack, secret incomplete faro condition Faro Controlled Miracles 35
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Routine deck cut into four packets, mates on top and bottom of each, rest of order retained The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 6
Paul Swinford Opus Thirteen Gilbreath Principle & Faro Shuffle, new deck order Faro Fantasy 37
Karl Fulves Gray Stak combining gray code and stay stack in a deck with eight cards, in the application a selection is divined, see also Addenda on page 60, for sixteen- and 32-Card Arrangements see referenceRelated to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 23
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Unknown" Speller three methods, stack and almost no stack, see also page 162 for note by Ackerman Hierophant (Issue 2) 58
Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Marlo on Stebbins/Stay-Stack shuffling new deck into Si Stebbins, farosRelated to Hierophant (Issue 2) 61
Edward Marlo Mental Lie thought-of card, spectator reads cards, performer catches lie, three methods HEX! 45
Karl Fulves An Odd Gray Coincidence two packets from different decks, question and faro shuffling procedure before coincidence Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 57
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates More Faro Fantasy 32
Paul Swinford The Match Game spectator looses always More Faro Fantasy 40
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck face-up/face-down faroed deck with secret incomplete faro condition More Faro Fantasy 46
Paul Swinford The Elmsley Touch Inspired by More Faro Fantasy 48
Paul Swinford When Brothers Meet More Faro Fantasy 30
Paul Swinford Inventory instantly naming missing card, stay stack More Faro Fantasy 25
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions More Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford Double Brothers Joker finds mates of two selectionsRelated to More Faro Fantasy 35
Paul Swinford Duo Chango selections change into their own mates More Faro Fantasy 38
Paul Swinford Pairs Foretold three mates removed by spectator are predicted More Faro Fantasy 42
Paul Swinford, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Stay Stack information and applications More Faro Fantasy 22
Paul Swinford Thought of Destruction about when it's worth to destroy the stay stack More Faro Fantasy 44
Paul Swinford, Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Revisited deck cut in three piles, one pile looked over, performer knows number of red and black cards in other piles, handling for Gilbreath's "Separating One Deck With One Shuffle" (Linking Ring, July 1958) More Faro Fantasy 44
Paul Swinford Presentation of Marlo's Peek Deck spectator divines card More Faro Fantasy 47
Karl Fulves Theoretical Readers edge marked stay stack to locate selection and its mateRelated to Epilogue (Issue 13) 104
Jon Racherbaumer A Few Seconds on Stay Stack On the Clock Effect 9
Edward Marlo "Shades of the Half and Half Principle" Faro Controlling cards in Stay Stack Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 274
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are foundVariations Cardboard Charades 24
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 39
Earl Keyser Faro Ideas - Reflected Gray Stack sixteen-Card Arrangement & 32-Card Arrangement, solutionInspired by Epilogue (Issue 16) 151
Gene Finnell Match Up several are cards selected, after a Klondike shuffle they end up next to pairsRelated to
  • "The Riser Repertoire" (MUM Vol 90 No. 1, June 2000)
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 7
Edward Marlo Masterful Match Up two methods, stay stack The Unexpected Card Book 83
Ted Gillam Pairs stay stack Card Cavalcade II 87
Murray Bonfeld More Power Of Thought stay stack, faro, Penelope's Principle Faro Concepts 48
Ken Krenzel Mental Matrix stay stack The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 74
Karl Fulves Reflections properties and principles with the stay stack Faro Possibilities 15
Karl Fulves The Tracking Faro stay stack type principle with two separate odd decks Faro Possibilities 17
Jeff Busby Cyclical Stack <-> Stay Stack Curioser 21
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash A Matching Routine Inspired byVariations Ovation 9
Karl Fulves Reflection stay stack & gray code Curioser 50
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined, six methodsAlso published here Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Jeff Busby A Problem And An Interesting Sidelight reflection problem: how to make stay stack with one cut and one shuffle
The Solution: pack(et) torn in half and one half reversed via Klondike Shuffle
Curioser 13
Jeff Busby Interesting Sidelight dealing stay stack into any number of piles retains stay stack, with tables how to pick up the piles for up to five piles
- General Rules For Pick Ups
- Added Notes
Related to Curioser 14
Jeff Busby Red-Black Stay Stacks Same Color Reflection, Opposite Color Reflection Curioser 20
Charles Hudson Parity Notes Inspired by Curioser 59
Randy Tanner Thinking Man's Poker using stay stack, clever Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 955
Karl Fulves The Stay Stak Constraint as stay stack features applies to problem in introduction The Return Trip 25
Edward Marlo Incomplete Miracle card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, it is found (by glimpsing key in lower portion) M.I.N.T. — Volume I 14
Edward Marlo Staggering Power of Thought mates found when dealing through two halves simultaneouslyInspired by M.I.N.T. — Volume I 16
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching Variation card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate foundInspired by M.I.N.T. — Volume I 18
Edward Marlo The Matching Miracle pokerhand duplication from another deck, decks in reverse order
- With Two Sealed Deck
- For Stay-Stackers
- For Memory Experts (only one deck)
- For Card Cullers
- Added Note
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1966
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 246
Jon Racherbaumer Beat the Clock Cardfixes 106
Nick Trost Tale of the Tell credit information (last paragraph) Cardfixes 172
Simon Aronson Mix and Match two decks riffle shuffled together and divided into two halves, one chosen from one half, performer shouts stop when the other one is dealt, the cards matchRelated to The Aronson Approach 59
Simon Aronson Memorized Math on memorized deck in combination with mathematical principles
- Stay Stacks
- Counting
- Interlocking Chains (also with one-way backs)
- Duck and Deal (with formulas)
The Aronson Approach 113
Jon Racherbaumer, Niberco Late-Night Arising freely and fairly lost selection rises, using handkerchief, stay stack with dupliatesInspired by Cardfixes 40
Jon Racherbaumer Sudden Sandwich challenge sandwich, stay stack with duplicatesInspired by Cardfixes 43
Jon Racherbaumer The Dreamy Dream Clock mate of clock-selection predicted in pocket and hour reversed in deckVariations Cardfixes 101
Jon Racherbaumer The Broken Clock faroInspired by Cardfixes 147
Richard Vollmer Geschichte short history on the stay stackAlso published here
  • Richard Vollmer "Le Jeu Mirroir", 1984
Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 5
Christian Scherer Schlusswort including stay stack and faro oddity Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 25
Richard Vollmer Das Prinzip des "Stay-Stack Systems" von Rusduck how the stay stack worksAlso published here
  • Richard Vollmer "Le Jeu Mirroir", 1984
Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 5
Richard Vollmer Das Legen eines palindromischen Spiels how to set up a stay stack, several methodsAlso published here
  • Richard Vollmer "Le Jeu Mirroir", 1984
Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 6
Richard Vollmer Die Eigenschaften des palindromischen Spiels characteristics of the stay stack, with 52 and 53 cardsAlso published here
  • Richard Vollmer "Le Jeu Mirroir", 1984
Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 8
Christian Scherer Duplizität der Ereignisse - Eine Routine mit dem palindromischen Spiel longer stay stack routine, mates are found, six phases Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 12
Paul Swinford Stay Stack Finale one card is mated after faro shuffle, then two cards Card File 12
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Trip Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 3"
- The Rusduck Stay Stack Principle
Profile (Issue 15) 6
Peter Duffie Eleven Plus, Plus Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2319
Alex Elmsley Late Night Location stay stack with duplicatesVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 372
Alex Elmsley Computer Dating removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 385
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Alex Elmsley Stay Stack credit information The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 385
Alex Elmsley Empty and Full removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 387
Alex Elmsley Wedded Ambitions free selection, mate rises to top, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 389
Alex Elmsley Topsy-Turvy Stay-Stack (A Problem) topsy-turvy stay stack with two decksRelated to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 391
Philip T. Goldstein Nexus performer's and spectator's selection are in same position in two piles Thabbatical 82
Edward Marlo Mental Lie - First Method (memorized deck)
- Second Method (stay stack)
Inspired by Facsimile (Issue 3) 45
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations Connotes 2
Doug Canning Spell Found card located by spelling This Is Not Your Card and But This IsInspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1190
Peter Duffie Mirror Power Variation of Power of Thought, four of a kind produced as they are at same position in two piles, matches spectator's thought of value (first published in Powerth, Peter Duffie, 1993)Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 41
Peter Duffie Two Way Mirror Variation of Power of Thought, two spectators think of a value each, when two piles are dealt, the only matching pairs of mates matches the two thought of valuesInspired by Effortless Card Magic 43
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase Inspired byVariations Classic Handlings 29
Paul Swinford Judah's Undue Goano Revisited three phases
- Stay Stack Version
Inspired by
  • "The S. J. Mutus Dedit Trick" (Stewart Judah, Linking Ring, Feb. 1964)
Card File Two 33
Michael DeMarco Mate Separate spectator cuts off packet, performer shuffles the same number of cards between two matesVariations Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 132
Robin Robertson Remarcoble - Phase I: A Puzzling Match
- Phase II: Matched Again
- Phase III: Gemini Twins
- Phase IV: Pairs, Pairs Wherever You Like
Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 352
Karl Fulves Gray Reflections about the color distribution in mirror stack after cuts Combo II 117
Harry Riser Countdown Matcho cut-to selection matched by counting down to a numberAlso published here
  • MUM, Dec. 2004
Secrets of an Escamoteur 145
Harry Riser Stay, Stay-Stack, Stack deck is mated in two stagesAlso published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2004
Secrets of an Escamoteur 157
Jerry K. Hartman Psi-Cycle two halves, dealt in unison face-down, spectator indicates a few pairs that are set aside, they matchInspired by
  • "Tri-Cycle" (Jim Turnpaugh, Linking Ring, Jan. 2008, p. 105)
Related to
Prolix (Issue 6) 369
Woody Aragon Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates A Book in English 97
John Born Finally Matched Revisited Multi-phase matching effectInspired by Seeking the Bridge 113
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Pit Hartling Stay Stack Faro Shuffle Handling Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 36
Denis Behr Stay Stack Finale deck mates itself without a move Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 37
Persi Diaconis Stay Stack Dealing Property Related to Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 35
Tomas Blomberg Late Key Two selected cards from a deck, one is lost and the other one is placed in spectator´s pocket. This deck and another one are dealt at the same time, magician stops at the first selected card and at the duplicate of the second selectionRelated to
  • "Staggered" (Eddie Joseph, Staggered, 1950)
Blomberg Laboratories 137
John Hostler Noeyeon Protocol - Noeyeon Prediction (Ungimmicked)
- Neo Noeyeon (Gimmicked)
card pocketed by performer, spectator deals down and stops, mate of pocketed card (ungimmicked) or odd-backed duplicate (gimmicked)
Magnum Opossum 112
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman Stay Stack: An Introduction Describing the basics of Stay Stacks A New Angle 60
Ryan Plunkett Twin Peeks Know which card spectator is peeking at during riffle peekRelated to A New Angle 64
Ryan Plunkett Ode to Rusduck card and location divined by magician A New Angle 79
Denis Behr Mating Season - Phase One - Poker-Hand Duplication
- Phase Two - Speed Mating
- Phase Three - All at Once
Inspired byRelated to Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 29
Asi Wind Noah spectator cuts to card and another one choses its mate, two spectators then count to a card in half the deck each under the table and they match, then three cards are mated in the deck at once, then whole deck Paper Work 11
Asi Wind Stay Stack Set-up Trick setting up a stay stack during a locationInspired by
  • "Impromptu Deaf Nor Stupid" (Juan Tamariz, Magic from my Heart, DVD 1)
Paper Work 12