123 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Red/Black Stack (not simply divided)
  
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Unknown Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating Der moderne Kartenkünstler 89
Dai Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 208
Theodore Annemann Sensitive Thoughts deck divided in red and black, number named and card thought of from different halves, performer names card and position of them Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 212
Dai Vernon Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-upVariations Early Vernon 23
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variationRelated to
  • p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
  • Ibidem #16 (p. 11)
Also published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 7) 99
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control - Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
- Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
- Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 9) 111
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separatedRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 6) 171
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffleAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 189
Rick Johnsson, Harry Lorayne, 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 pocketRelated toAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Francis J. Baker Logic two cards chosen, one found by performer and one by spectator, red-black alternatingRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3) 311
Edward Marlo To Keep an Alternated Red-Black Set-Up The Shank Shuffle 19
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 8) 528
Edward Marlo Alternated Red & Black Shuffles overhand and riffle shuffle used to preserve alternating set-up (including real riffle shuffle with fine incomplete faro) Marlo's Objectives 20
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variationAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 2
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other colorRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Chromatic Telepathy spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which redRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffleAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 4
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separatedRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 10
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffleAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 12
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Magnetic Colors Variation starting on bottom of page Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 66
Rick Johnsson, Walter Rollins, Harry Lorayne 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 pocketInspired byAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 72
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deckRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 73
Karl Fulves Odds on Favorite betting game in which a reversed card is part of a same-colored pair or not Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 79
Gene Finnell Strictly to Enhance Your Imagination Aces lost and found, then two selections found and deck separated into reds and blacks, faroRelated to Gene Finnell's Card Magic 36
Theodore Annemann Alternate Detection Procedure two cards chosen and replaced in opposite orderRelated to Transpo Trix 46
Karl Fulves Even-Money Proposition No. 57, spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctlyAlso published here Self-Working Mental Magic 94
Jeff Busby Red-Black Stay Stacks Same Color Reflection, Opposite Color Reflection Curioser 20
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-Ups Origins 33
Karl Fulves Well Stacked self-duplicating set-up intro Origins 45
Karl Fulves The Puritan Ethic self-duplicating set-up intro Origins 48
Karl Fulves A New Genetic Code self-duplicating set-up intro Origins 49
Karl Fulves Like Father self-duplicating set-up Origins 50
Karl Fulves Shuffling Off To Eden self-duplicating set-up Origins 52
Karl Fulves By Two And Two one riffle shuffle, then pairs turned up, when odd-colored, the next pair is also odd-colored, when match, then the next is match Origins 54
Harry Lorayne Ultra Location red black alternating deck Best of Friends 556
Eoin Taylor Out of Town intro for Out of this world Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 10) 190
Karl Fulves Impromptu Faro Box red black betting game A History of the Brainwave Principle 29
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs No. 17, two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated, see Pallbearer's Review for referencesAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 24
Norman Gilbreath Magnetic Colors No. 34, "This routine was independently devised by Gene Finnell, Norman Gilbreath and others" More Self-Working Card Tricks 46
Unknown Self-Matching Colors No. 35, alternated red-black stack shuffled, when a pair matches, the performer knows the color, kind of opposite Gilbreath More Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Unknown A Devilish Secret No. 36, deck riffle shuffled once, pairs turned up, when a color match occurs, the next pair is a match of opposite colors More Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy No. 38, performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffleAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 49
Roy Walton Blind Choice No. 39, first publication, spectator and performer successfully guess colors of four-card packets that are handed out after one riffle shuffle More Self-Working Card Tricks 50
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards No. 41, Magnetic Colors variationAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 53
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control No. 42, number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffleAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 54
Karl Fulves Why You Can't Win No. 43, deck riffle shuffled and dealt into four piles, top cards turned over by player simultaneously and red-black outcome used for betting game More Self-Working Card Tricks 55
Karl Fulves The Omega Bet No. 73, card pushed face-up in center and deck dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches or not, multiple phasesRelated toVariations More Self-Working Card Tricks 107
Karl Fulves Chain of Events discussion of red-black pair relationship properties after riffle shuffle Color Capture 10
Karl Fulves The Diagonal Relationship after riffle shuffle spectator takes pairs, turns one over and guesses color of other card, performer is always right Color Capture 2
Karl Fulves Pristine after riffle shuffle pairs are dealt, all have matching colors Color Capture 6
Karl Fulves Nexto two positions in deck decided upon by spectator and performer, after riffle shuffle those positions are counted to and the prediction that one is of each color is verified Color Capture 7
Karl Fulves Memory Mix after riffle shuffle performer memorizes order, deck dealt into two heaps, performer announces number of matching color pairs in one heapRelated to Color Capture 8
Karl Fulves Smart Modem twelve red and twelve black cards, cards shuffled and dealt into two heaps by spectator, paper slips with "match" and "no match" used to predict whether pairs match in color, with variations:
- Smart Alek (getting some pairs wrong on purpose)
- Which Colors? (predicting colors as well)
- Machine Dream (incorporating money machine prop)
- Read This First
Color Capture 12
Karl Fulves Colorite after riffle shuffle and deal into two halves, performer divines color of top card of spectator's pile, repeated for all cards Color Capture 20
Karl Fulves The 5-6-9-10 System discussion of riffle shuffle of alternating set-upRelated to Color Capture 28
Juan Tamariz Blown Away "Neither Blind Nor Silly"Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 1369
Dai Vernon The Third Color spectator looses, double dealRelated to The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 180
Edward Marlo Blown Away Plus follow up with named card to pocket, odd/even dividedInspired byAlso published here Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 219
Brother John Hamman The Final Shuffle alternating set-up, spectator overhand shuffles The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 84
Edward Marlo Overhand Shuffle Sequence to get twenty-card packet from red-red-black-black-red-red... to separated, added to later printing than 1989 (no year given) Out of this Hemisphere 9
Karl Fulves Crazy Colors partial color separation shown after one riffle shuffle Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 32
Juan Tamariz Neither Blind Nor Silly red black stack, two cardsAlso published here Sonata 211
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way Deceptive Practices 26
Karl Fulves An anti-Miraskil card problem Miraskill-Gilbreath-combination posed as problem Deceptive Practices 52
Karl Fulves A Martian Chronicle Deceptive Practices 75
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murdererInspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Deceptive Practices 78
Karl Fulves Mirage riffle shuffle, after each matching pair next pair is placed aside unseen, one pile is all red the other all black Supplement To Deceptive Practices 87
Steve Beam Gentleman's Bet bet, red / black or pairs, performer wins always, gilbreathVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 7
John Riggs Unbeatable red / black or pairs, performer wins bet all the time, is able to let spectator win on his demand, gilbreath Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 9
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctlyVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 11
Charles T. Jordan, Ron Rennick Count Down Force counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Karl Fulves Guess Again eight cards are placed outjogged into tabled spread, cards dealt in pairs, color matches with outjogged cardsRelated toAlso published here Rigmarole (Issue 5) 55
Karl Fulves Guess Again explanation of the principle at work, with variation in which five cards are put into five packets, packets dealt in pairs and color matches are foundRelated to Verbatim (Issue 5) 43
Karl Fulves Red Square guessing color of next card, spectator has chance score, performer all correct Crooked Tales 51
Karl Fulves Even Money Extra Inspired byRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 10) 116
Simon Aronson Point Spread red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shuffle-bored finale Simply Simon 3
Aldo Colombini Friends similar to "Neither Blind Nor Silly", with twenty cards, spectator has more decisions to randomize orderRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 72
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher The Omega Bet - Updated Multiple prediction of whether selected cards matched color, last phase uses GilbreathInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 96
Peter Duffie Super Duplex Count-Down Two selections made fairly, able to locate both immediatelyInspired by Effortless Card Magic 92
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only sixteenRelated to Combo 38
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winningInspired by Try the Impossible 179
Tony Chaudhuri Feminine Side see "Informant" reference for credit claimRelated to Feminine Side 1
Karl Fulves Center Vision No. 21, spectator remembers twenty-sixth card in shuffled deck and gives center portion to performer who finds selection, follow-up with another locationRelated to My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 42
Karl Fulves Backwards Bet No. 22, RBBR-RBBR-... set-up, performer guesses color composition of certain pairs after seeing other pairsRelated to My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 45
Karl Fulves Red Control an Ace and a Two on the table, single cards dealt on Ace, pairs on Two, performer and spectator take one of the dealt piles each under the table, performer is able to match spectator's colorsInspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 160
Bob King Matching Wits spectator pushes card face-up in deck, performer knows whether paired card matches in color when cards are dealt off in pairs, repeats, then several spectators push in cards, only performer's matches, alternating set-up, "very old gambling scam"Related to New Magician Foolers 9
Karl Fulves Overthrow cut deeper force applied to red/black alternating set-upRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 329
Karl Fulves The Book On Color red and black cards alternating, Ace of Spades and Hearts pushed in deck, pairs dealt off deck, performer predicts whether the pair with the Aces has same colors or not, discussion of principle, "shuffling" (inserting) single cards or few cards into deckRelated to Off The Books (Issue 3) 26
Karl Fulves Cards That See spectator places four Aces in spread while performer is not looking, pairs dealt off, performer predicts whether Aces come out in matching color pairs or notRelated to Off The Books (Issue 4) 43
Karl Fulves Rules of Engagement basic rules to predict color matches when cards are dealt off in pairs and a few cards have been inserted reversed Off The Books (Issue 4) 49
Karl Fulves Red-Black Riffles simple riffle shuffle set-ups When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves Colorist spectator cuts packet of 12 picture cards and deals three cards face-down, performer indicates one whose color appears at least twice in the triple When Psychics Play Poker 7
Karl Fulves Rusduck's Riffle variation of "Colorist"Related to When Psychics Play Poker 8
Karl Fulves Head Start three players get a card and hold it against forehead so that only other can see it, players bet whether the own color matches one of the other players When Psychics Play Poker 10
Robin Robertson Using the Stack red-black separation with stack Combo II 63
Karl Fulves Speed Reading memorizing 40 cards with 5 numbersRelated to Combo II 69
Karl Fulves The Four-Fold Way variation of previous "Speed Reading"Related to Combo II 73
Karl Fulves Reflex Action spectator distributes half deck face-up on table, performer deals other half on top and all pairs match color Combo II 78
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle Combo II 80
Karl Fulves Gray Reflections about the color distribution in mirror stack after cuts Combo II 117
Asi Wind Red & Black after one riffle shuffle, some cards are dealt and the colors divined by performerAlso published here Chapter One 9
Karl Fulves Singularities "kind of anti-Miraskil" Prolix (Issue 4) 272
Karl Fulves Altered Mates 203rd/cut deeper force application with counting, two cards at two positions transpose Prolix (Issue 4) 271
Karl Fulves Cutting The Colors two halves, spectator cuts each, top and bottom cards taken, repeated, taken cards are separated in color Prolix (Issue 6) 398
Stephen Jones, Jerry K. Hartman, Robin Robertson Dubai Roulette card(s) pushed face-up in center and deck that is openly red-black alternating, dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches or not, five phasesVariations Prolix (Issue 7) 425
Jerry K. Hartman Ladies First two Kings and Queens pushed face-up in center and deck dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches color or notInspired by Prolix (Issue 7) 427
Karl Fulves Teknicolor - Codes For Color r-r-b-b-... stack riffle shuffled, then an effect like Magnetic Colors doneRelated to Prolix (Issue 8) 500
Karl Fulves Know-It-All spectator riffle shuffles deck, pair shown and spectator only tells if the colors match or not, performer knows color if they match Prolix (Issue 8) 501
Karl Fulves Red-Letter Day a card ends up at 25th position after some dealing and open color separation Prolix (Issue 8) 501
Michał Kociołek Colors "Miraskill" as a game, with predictionInspired by 8 Effects and a Sleight 49
Harry Lorayne Blown Further Away from shuffled deck, done with about half the deck (in red/black alternating order)Inspired by JawDroppers! 95
Harry Lorayne Impromptu Alternating Deck strategy of using only half the deck and upjogging necessary arrangementRelated to JawDroppers! 95
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Alternating Deck red/black Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 25) 368
Pit Hartling Game of Chance color of every third card used in multiple phase gambling gameInspired byRelated to In Order to Amaze 232
Roberto Giobbi, Bob Hummer Dollar Deal red-black betting game, bill is inserted in deck and pairs taken, color that comes with bill can be predictedRelated toAlso published here
  • Genii, Oct. 2007
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 16) 111
Lennart Green, Roberto Giobbi The Index Intuition Inspired by
  • "Red and Black" (John Kennedy, Genii, Vo. 52 No. 9, Mar 1989, p. 560)
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 25) 368
Michał Kociołek Out of This Solar System spectator shuffles the deck, deals it into two piles, shuffles again, the deck is separated into red and black cardsInspired by Michał Kociołek Live! 6
Asi Wind True Colors after one riffle shuffle, some cards are dealt and the colors divined by performerRelated toAlso published here Repertoire 37
Asi Wind Anti-Faro Handling of True Colors employing Christian Engblom's Anti-FaroRelated to Repertoire 41
Asi Wind Half-Stack Gilbreath getting into half deck red-black alternated stack from shuffled deck for Gilbreath application Repertoire 42