155 entries in Cards / Principles / Riffle Shuffle Concepts / Full Stack
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Undoing Riffle Shuffle with Stripper
1897 55
Charles T. Jordan Chapter I - Trailing the Dovetail Shuffle to its Lair "(with sidelights on one or two other shuffles)"
interlocking chain principle with up to three riffle shuffles
Variations 1919/1920 7
Charles T. Jordan Allowing a Spectator to Shuffle general comments
1919/1920 16
Charles T. Jordan The Premo No. 3, card located after three riffle shuffles, interlocking chains, optional with marked deck or blindfolded
1919/1920 17
Charles T. Jordan A Novel Detection No. 4, spectator counts down cards and remembers the last one, halves riffle shuffled together, interlocking chains
1919/1920 22
Charles T. Jordan The Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains
1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects)
34
Charles T. Jordan The Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once
1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects)
35
Joe Berg Touch Reading De Luxe reading cards by touch after an honest riffle shuffle, without one-ahead, two different card finishes and interlocking chains
1930 43
Ralph W. Hull Mental Abstraction or Cards by Instinct cards shuffled once, separated with Hearts/Clubs in one pile, spectator choses cards in one pile and performer instantly removes mates from other pile behind back
1932 2
T. Page Wright Interlocking Chains two colors separated and in order, shuffled once, used for divination
1933 14
Charles Nyquist The Solution of "Something to Work on" stacked deck, two chains, solution
Inspired by Feb. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 5)
19
Theodore Annemann The Act longer routine of The Master Mind, several times cards are predicted on billets
1935 17
The Joker Trick No. 24, deck riffle shuffled once (interlocking chains), Joker put in deck and card on either side removed, performer divines them
1935 26
Charles T. Jordan Improved Chevalier deck shuffled twice, named suit removed, all values spelt out
1937 56
C. O. Williams Reading the Cards stacked one-way deck is riffle shuffled, yet order called out
1937 155
Charles T. Jordan Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains
1937 200
Charles T. Jordan Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once
1937 207
Charles T. Jordan The Wizard's Dream free selection in riffle shuffled deck is found, full stack
1937 210
System finding card after 2 riffle shuffles, stacked deck
1937 234
Charles T. Jordan Interlocking Chain Principle
1938 101
Charles T. Jordan, Arthur Finley Interlocking Chain Principle
Jan. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 40)
267
Theodore Annemann The Ultra Find handling for interlocking chain location that avoids obvious studying of order
Variations Jan. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 40)
267
Robert Parrish Name Your Favorite any card named, after riffle shuffle spectator goes through cards and performer stops him at named card
1939 30
William S. Houghton Amazing Card Prediction stack forcing ten/eleven, count down to predicted card, interlocking chain shuffle before separating colors
1943 60
Theodore Annemann The Master Mind stack, billet index
1945 69
Arthur H. Buckley Location From New Deck two cards found after two honest riffle shuffles, interlocking chains
1946 10
Arthur H. Buckley System two cards chosen and found, interlocking chain shuffles
1948 161
Howard A. Adams Tri-Lie three peeked cards
Oct. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 266)
1064
Charles T. Jordan Magic by Mail Divination of selected card by mail, deck is sent through the post, deck is shuffled and card is selected, only half the cards are sent to the magician, yet card is divined. Uses interlocking chains
Also published here 1956 27
Hans E. Trixer (9) Card Stab any card is named, and the pack stabbed at that card
1958 155
Tony Corinda (8) Playing Cards in Pre-Arranged Order
1959 259
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card
Variations 1959 316
Karl Fulves Color Control - Mentalists Night Out after a riffle shuffle some pairs and features of the hands are foreseen, ESP deck
Related to Nov. 1967
Epilogue (Issue 1)
2
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 July 1967 111
Karl Fulves Riffle-Shuffle Set-ups the whole issue is about this topic treating
  • Basic Color Control
  • Position Control
  • Automatic Locators
July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
17
Karl Fulves Basic Color Control certain pair pattern when 2 stacked portions are shuffled into each other
July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
17
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle
Related to July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
18
Karl Fulves The 3-Card Cycle properties after riffle shuffling deck in 1-2-3-1-2-3-... order
Variations July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
18
Karl Fulves The Self-Correcting Set-up properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
Variations July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
19
Karl Fulves 3-Card Sets more properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
20
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack
VariationsAlso published here July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
21
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle method
Variations July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
22
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 1968 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
1968 34
Karl Fulves Higher Values Of "n" further discussion of "Basic Position Control"
1968 35
Karl Fulves Critical Value of (P)xy further discussion of "Basic Position Control"
1968 36
Karl Fulves General Position Control similar to "Basic Position Control" without repeating cycles
  • Definition of Terms
  • Rule III & IV
  • Example 7 & 8
1968 37
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
1968 38
Karl Fulves Total Value Of A Packet
  • Rule VII
  • Example 12 & 13
1968 40
Karl Fulves Special Cases "straightforward results"
  • Non-Constant Values of "s"
  • Constant Value of (T)s
  • Example 15
1968 41
Karl Fulves Constant Functions And Infinite Decks for the "Philosopher At The Card Table"
1968 42
Karl Fulves A Footnote On Self-Centering Stacks
Related to 1968 43
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
1968 44
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 1968 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
Related to 1968 54
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo Poker number cards used for betting game after a single riffle shuffle
1968 58
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Techniques commentary on Reflected Set-Ups, Interlocking Stacks, ... in combination with riffle shuffle
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
24
Karl Fulves Interlocking Stacks in the example a pile is riffle shuffled and packets of four cards each distributed, one knows something about matching values in the packets, see also Addenda on page 60
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques)
25
Karl Fulves Interface Technique - Example 17 spectator shuffles deck and deals cards out in blocks of four, suit of face card of any packet and value of next packet's top card are combined to represent a card, this is predicted
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques)
26
Karl Fulves A Note On Four-Card Cycles
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques)
27
Karl Fulves Halving The Prediction presentation idea, see also following item
Inspired by 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques)
27
Karl Fulves Prophet's Loss cards shuffles and dealt off in groups of five, words are written on backs that combine e.g. to "The next matching cards will be jacks" and in the next pile of five cards this is verified, repeated
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques)
28
Karl Fulves Marked Improvement cards shuffled and dealt in groups of five, marks on back of cards of one pile tell what's in the next pile
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques)
31
Karl Fulves Application To Self-Centering Stacks
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques)
32
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse Notes combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro)
48
Edward Marlo Jordan Plus Marlo selection found after three riffle shuffles, chains, stack
Mar. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 5)
39
Jon Racherbaumer Ho-Hum Humdinger set-up, application
Inspired byVariations Apr. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 4)
30
Sympathetic Spell No. 512, interlocking chains, two suits removed, spelling effect not clear
1972 143
Karl Fulves The Automatic Key real shuffle, about half is cut off, magician knows number of cards ("self-correcting set-up")
1973 79
Simon Aronson Some People Think interlocking chains
Also published here Aug. 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8)
58
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8)
59
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 1973 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle
Also published here 1973 4
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups reprinted from Epilogue until p. 29
Related to 1973 15
Karl Fulves Basic Color Control certain pair pattern when two stacked portions are shuffled into each other
1973 15
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle
1973 17
Karl Fulves The 3-Card Cycle properties after riffle shuffling deck in 1-2-3-1-2-3-... order
1973 17
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-ups exotic principle in which sequences are duplicated in a random outjog-sorting procedure
Also published here 1973 18
Karl Fulves Self Correcting Set Ups properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
1973 20
Karl Fulves 3-Card Sets more properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
1973 21
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack
Also published here 1973 23
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle method
1973 25
Edward Marlo Jordan plus Marlo selection found after three riffle shuffles, chains, stack
Related to 1973 71
Larry Becker The 13th Card double prediction, prediction written of card found when spectator's card is spelled to, and duplicate of spectator's card in pocket
1978 63
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
1981 54
Karl Fulves Centering one riffle shuffle, five cards considered, center card named when seeing some of the others
Related to 1981 55
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card
Related to 1982 46
Michael Powers Programmed Lie Detector computer program, trick performed by spectator with computer only, computer version of Aronson's Lie Sleuth
Inspired by 1983 45
Philip T. Goldstein Purple Prose numbers from number cards divined, using "self-correcting set-up"
Also published here 1984 14
Philip T. Goldstein Brainweave word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up"
Related to 1984 15
Philip T. Goldstein Looming Thoughts combination with self-correcting set-up
Inspired by 1984 15
Steve Beam Impact! several spectators cut a small packet and remember a card, all cards are found, deck can be riffle shuffled once, chains, see also p. 987 for additional idea by Geoff Williams
Related toVariations 1985 105
Philip T. Goldstein Dynamix word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up", new approach
Inspired by 1986 14
Karl Fulves Shuffle Diagrams pen and paper method for riffle shuffle
Related to 1986 21
Karl Fulves C-Color problem of reconstructing original stack after riffle shuffle, no solution
1986 30
Jack McMillen, Judson S. Brown Telltale Color card of different color glimpsed during riffle shuffle, reprinted from The Sphinx (March 1934)
1987 14
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)
Related to 1990 113
Philip T. Goldstein Mix Me Deadly murder, weapon and victim chosen from game cards and divined, using single riffle shuffle
Also published here 1991 30
T. Page Wright A Quick Detection spectator counts to any card in top half, replaces, riffle shuffles one time, interlocking chains, odd-even
1991 182
Steve Beam Multiple Impact several spectators cut a small packet and remember a card, all cards are found, deck can be riffle shuffled once, chains, a bit more details than in Trapdoor
Inspired by 1993 1
Meir Yedid Odd-Even Location one fair riffle shuffle, three cards removed from deck while performer's back is turned, after looking through the deck, the performer names the cards
Inspired by
  • "Scan Location" (Mark Mitton)
1994 31
Simon Aronson Some People Think interlocking chains
Also published here 1994 3
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains
Also published here 1994 5
Simon Aronson Suit Yourself one deck mixed face-up/face-down, other deck shuffled twice and named suit removed, in first deck this suit is reversed in same order
Inspired by 1995 144
Jack McMillen, Judson S. Brown Telltale Color card of different color glimpsed during riffle shuffle, with references
Related to
  • The Sphinx (March 1934)
1996 12
Karl Fulves Silent Speech memorizing sixteen cards after spectator's riffle shuffle, interlocking chains
1998 49
Karl Fulves Remote Viewing spectator shuffles cards once and deals about a third, then names a number and removes card from this position, performer names it, interlocking chains
1998 51
Jack McMillen Astral Vision edge-marked diagonal line, card location after riffle shuffle, mechanical interlocking chain principle, with more details and corrections by Jeff Busby
Related toAlso published here
  • "Mental Mysteries with Cards" (Larsen & Wright, 1942)
1998 31
C. O. Williams Reading the Fifty-two Cards After a Genuine Shuffle No. 11, order of cards read after one riffle shuffle, interlocking chain principle and one-way backs
Variations 1999 118
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note deck riffle shuffled, top thirteen cards dealt off and four spectators take the cards of one suit each, alls cards divined, interlocking chain principle
Inspired by 1999 120
Don Voltz The World Series of Poker (¿A Dream?) location after two riffle shuffles, interlocking chains
Inspired by 1999 104
Karl Fulves Red-Black Riffles simple riffle shuffle set-ups
2004 4
Karl Fulves Paper & Pencil Shuffles notation for riffle shuffle, partitions
2004 19
Karl Fulves Shift Left
2004 23
Karl Fulves In Case what to do when the riffle shuffle was bad in "ESP + Math"
Related to 2004 24
Karl Fulves Extend Right
2004 25
Karl Fulves Shift Right
2004 26
Karl Fulves Not Continuous applying mountain climbing problem (climber up and down, is there a time in which he will be at the same time at the same place) to riffle shuffle
2004 26
Karl Fulves Top or Bottom? problem regarding the reference
Related to 2004 28
Karl Fulves Three Way finding three chosen cards with card counting, single riffle shuffle
2004 33
Karl Fulves Secret Counting two cards removed from deck are found after riffle shuffle and clocking value predicted, no real card counting required
Related to 2004 35
Karl Fulves Counterpoint 1 two card location after riffle shuffle and dealing packets, card clocking and stack
2004 38
Karl Fulves The Apex nine card packet "riffle shuffled", dealt in row, center card turned over, spectator choses the four cards on either side and thinks of highest one which is divined, chains
2004 41
Karl Fulves Apex Footnote connection to "I have as many cards as you..." and red black relationship principle, also with suits
2004 43
Karl Fulves Code For Color twenty-sixth cards tells performer how many red cards are in top half after a riffle shuffle
2004 47
Karl Fulves Blocking Function work week cards (monday through friday) shuffled and dealt in groups of five, performer divines which days are duplicated and where in the packet
2004 49
Karl Fulves Dial-A-Die riffle shuffle, twelve cards dealt on table, number of cards according to rolled die transferred, down-under-deal done, ... eventually number on die revealed
Related to 2004 56
Karl Fulves Couples match making after riffle shuffle, optionally no-touch, optionally words on cards
  • Second Approach
  • Third Approach
  • Application Note (other objects than playing cards, poker chips)
2004 58
Karl Fulves When Psychics Play Poker psychic vs. gambler, spectator riffle shuffles, psychic gets seven cards, gambler five, psychic finds two Aces and moves around some cards and wins
Also published here 2004 61
Wesley James Historical Note on the Jordan-Finley Shuffle Principle, chain principle
2004 241
Karl Fulves When Psychics Play Poker psychic vs. gambler, spectator riffle shuffles, psychic gets seven cards, gambler five, psychic finds two Aces and moves around some cards and wins
Related toAlso published here 2004 386
Juan Tamariz Carbuquillo playing a made up game with spectator, where performer always loses and while in the process of playing, divining all of spectator's cards, interlocking chains
  • Other Ideas and Variations
Variations 2004 119
Juan Tamariz Resetting the Stack
  • A. Resetting One Card
  • B. Resetting Two Cards
  • C. Resetting a Group of Cards
  • D. Resetting the Stack after a Spectator's Riffle Shuffle
  • E. Resetting the Entire Stack After a Spectator's Overhand Shuffle
  • F. Resetting the Stack after a Riffle Shuffle Followed by an Overhand shuffle
  • G. Resetting the Half Stack
  • H. Resetting the Stack After Dealing Several Hands of Poker or Another Card Game
2004 277
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card, expanded text from 1982 edition includes a (corner) short card that stay next to a card during riffle shuffles
Related to 2005 58
Karl Fulves Apex Note another full deck stack method to find out which card is missing from half a deck
2005 63
Karl Fulves Shuffle Tracking Combo memorizing riffle shuffle distribution via Combo system in face-down spread of unsquared shuffle
2005 95
Eric Mead Spectator Shuffles
2006 103
Eric Mead Face-Down Slop restoring order of riffle shuffled packet
2006 104
Eric Mead Topsy-Turvy Slop restoring order of riffle shuffled packet
2006 105
César Fernández Spectator Plays Magician selection found in deck shuffled by spectator, returns to stack, interlocking chains
Related to 2006 128
Steve Beam Storage Capacity two missing cards are named, stack and interlocking chain principle
2010 49
Steve Beam Tricycle three missing cards are named as memory demonstration, stack and interlocking chain principle
2010 52
Karl Fulves Teknicolor - Codes For Color r-r-b-b-... stack riffle shuffled, then an effect like Magnetic Colors done
Related to 2010
Prolix (Issue 8)
500
Todd Karr Web Scam deck riffle shuffled (interlocking chains), card placed from one half into the other, by looking at that half the performer names the card, can be performed over zoom
Inspired by 2010 63
Darwin Ortiz Spectator Shuffles Twice application
Inspired by 2012 44
Max Maven, Philip T. Goldstein Purple Prose
  • Lost Horizons
numbers from number cards divined, using "self-correcting set-up"
Also published here July 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 7)
17
Pit Hartling Sherlock selection found in deck shuffled by spectator, returns to stack, interlocking chains
Related toVariations 2016 40
Pit Hartling Duplicity two poker hands dealt after spectator's riffle shuffle, exact deal duplicated with second deck by performer
Variations 2016 80
John Hostler The Triskadequadra Principle related to Gilbreath, allows knowledge about consecutive groups of four cards after a riffle shuffle if the deck starts out in four-card-groups of the same order
Related to 2016 58
Max Maven Mix Me Deadly
  • Lost Horizons
murder, weapon and victim chosen from game cards and divined, using single riffle shuffle
Also published here June 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 6)
30
Allan Ackerman, Jason England The Extended Merlin spectator shuffles deck, sorted into suits, suits shown mixed, they are suddenly ordered, alternate top and bottom deals
Inspired by 2019 94
Helder Guimarães Undoing Spectator's Shuffle overhand and riffle combination, with motivation
Related to 2019 436
Steve Forte Quads Cull named four-of-a-kind produced after two honest riffle shuffles by spectator, impro
2020 923
Steve Forte Master High-Low Strip/Riffle Shuffle percentage red-black shuffle, a few mistakes can happen on top, center and bottom
2020 1018
Steve Forte Rain Man memorizing the whole deck as pseudo demo, one real shuffle, interlocking chain principle
2020 1024