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Karl Fulves Letter on publishing tricks and growth process
Nov. 1964
Ibidem (Issue 30)
14
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Necronomicron prediction paper clipped to indifferent card, see also p. 864 for comment by Fulves
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Gari Diringer
Nov. 1965 1
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Paper Clip Slide Switch paper clip slides from one card to another with paper
Nov. 1965 2
Karl Fulves Hell's Bells medium rings bell on selected card, including variation by Aaron Wainer
Nov. 1965 2
Karl Fulves The Black Room silk/tissue of chosen color travels from glass tumbler behind spectator's back to wrapped tumbler
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Sid Lorraine
Nov. 1965 4
Aaron Wainer Doubles two slates, message on one, spectator chooses right one, flap
Dec. 1965 6
Dr. Albert M. Wilson, Oliver Kendall, J. F. Rinn, Karl Fulves The Great Sex Detector Scandal reprinted from Sphinx
Dec. 1965 7
Ben Christopher Scroll bill rolled up, vanished cigarette appears inside
Dec. 1965 11
Karl Fulves The St. Nicholas Aces black Twos are pushed reversed in deck twice to locate Ace, the next time the sandwich cards become the last two Aces
Related to Dec. 1965 12
Karl Fulves Infallible Prediction Variation golf ball placed in one of three cups, prediction in form of a second ball in chosen cup
Inspired byRelated to Apr. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 395/396)
408
Peter Alexis Aces selection transforms into an Ace
Variations July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
417
Karl Fulves Fourtold Retold four selections predicted, four different suits
Inspired byVariations July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
417
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Johnny Hart, Al Flosso
July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
418
Karl Fulves Cryptic Calling two effects of a card divination / location wit Si Stebbins
Related to 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 398)
419
Ben Christopher Money Monte with business card and bill, final phase one coin is wrapped in bill
Variations 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 398)
420
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Nemo, the Connecticut mystic
Related to 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 398)
422
Karl Fulves Lock-It lock and cards are dropped in a bag, selection found on lock, see p. 428 for idea by Lu Brent
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 399)
424
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Harrison Bale, The New Jinx, Milbourne Christopher, Jay Weiler, Micky Hades
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 399)
426
Aaron Wainer Coined revelation of dates of coins in chosen pile
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 400)
429
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Eddie Clever, Dallas Duffield
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 400)
430
Karl Fulves Quartet selection in envelope, both torn, envelope restored, then card inside
Jan. 1966 16
Peter Alexis Dark Vision four cards selected, one put in envelope rest shuffle back, all divined in other room, fair conditions, secret deck switch, deck top-edgemarked with line during performance, see also p. 864 for comment by J. G. Thompson
Related toVariations Feb. 1966 17
Karl Fulves Babel Bill Kuethe, on James T. Deacy, publishing a periodical
Feb. 1966 18
Karl Fulves Static Problems with Cards - No. One
selection made by stabbing joker into deck without removing selection, how to control it
Solutions: see references
Variations Feb. 1966 19
Aaron Wainer Dactyliomancy white rings marked by spectators, shuffled in hat
Related to
  • p. 35 for thoughts by Bob Bergheim
Feb. 1966 21
Aaron Wainer Apex date on coins divined
Also published here Feb. 1966 21
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand
Related to Feb. 1966 22
Tony Cole Ah, Sew three thread spools on stick, when covered, the order changes
Mar. 1966 23
Karl Fulves Covenant Ace, Two and Three are shuffled and distributed amongst three spectators, performer divines who has which card
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 1966 23
Karl Fulves Babel exposure in Curry's "Magician's Magic", Flosso, "The Weird Influence" by Stewart Smith
Mar. 1966 24
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Remember Me to Hecuba red-backed card signed on back by spectator in red deck, blue-backed duplicate by magician, they transpose from underneath table to deck wrapped in handkerchief
Mar. 1966 26
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Card Steal with Handkerchief as lapping
Related to
  • p. 41 for comments
Mar. 1966 26
Ben Christopher Satan's Seal coins predicted, then date
Variations Apr. 1966 27
Karl Fulves Babel Harrison Beale, Johnny Hart on television, Origami stunt shown by Neal Elias, Eagle Rope Restoration, Mike Zens with linking ring idea, Tom Harris' planned memorized deck manuscript
Apr. 1966 28
Karl Fulves Seclusion Problems with Cards - No. Two
card cut to with deck under handkerchief and replaced, also multiple cards
for solutions see references
Variations Apr. 1966 29
Karl Fulves Cased Static deck in case, scotch tape, solution
Inspired by Apr. 1966 29
Ben Christopher Multiple Out Billet Slate four billets
Apr. 1966 30
Ralph Gironda A Stitch in Time small needle on black thread, big needle on white thread, change places after lights are out
Apr. 1966 32
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction
May 1966 33
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Odds Against Me by John Scarne May 1966 34
Karl Fulves Babel S.A.M. annual show with Al Flosso, Cardini, Scarne, Davenport's, Jay Weiler, exposure
May 1966 34
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match
June 1966 37
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations June 1966 39
Karl Fulves Babel Tommy Cooper, John Mulholland quote, Bill Simon tale, faro tricks
June 1966 40
Karl Fulves The Red Queen's Move spectator guesses red or black, red-black pairs formed on table, see also p. 864 for credit information
Related toVariations June 1966 42
Tony Cole Haunted Silk white silk clings to black silk, then moves up and behind black silk and vanishes, reel
July 1966 43
Tony Cole Haunted Silk II silk with knot clings to wall and unknots itself there, reel
July 1966 43
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card
Also published here July 1966 44
Karl Fulves Babel death of Stewart Judah & Stanley Collins, Flosso
July 1966 44
Karl Fulves Babel Himber's broadway production "Abracadabra", Doll House Illusion, Hedy Jo Star, Mulholland collection
Aug. 1966 50
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pull
Variations Aug. 1966 52
Peter Alexis Paradiction card cut to from cased deck is predicted, stripper, see p. 874 for credit information
Inspired by
  • "New Cut Card Location" (Edgar, Harry Leat's Magic of the Depots 1924)
Related toVariations
Sep. 1966 53
Karl Fulves Babel Dr. John Henry Grossman, Magic shops
Sep. 1966 54
Karl Fulves And Then There Were None Problems with Cards - No. Four
Ace assembly with five cards (Aces and indifferent), a bit like dumbed-down Open Travelers
Related toVariations Sep. 1966 55
Karl Fulves Four from Eight Problems with Cards - No. Six
two torn up cards mixed up in bag, performer removes four pieces which make up one card
Related toVariations Sep. 1966 55
Karl Fulves The Isolated Instance Problems with Cards - No. Seven
paper wall with half deck protruding on both sides, spectator removes and reinserts card on one side, performer same on other side
Sep. 1966 55
Karl Fulves Greeks Bearing Gifts four queens removed, one selected and found, repeated in different ways, last queen torn and initialed piece found, initials as one-way feature
Related to
  • p. 76 for alternative ending by Al Altman
Variations
Sep. 1966 58
Karl Fulves Babel Al Flosso recovering, Jay Palmer's Sword Cabinet, convention in Hastings, lay criticism
Oct. 1966 60
Jay Weiler, Karl Fulves Sword through Spectator confederate
Oct. 1966 60
Karl Fulves The Heebie Jeebies dice from middle picket up in dice stacking, no details
Oct. 1966 60
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they match
Related toVariations Nov. 1966 63
Karl Fulves Babel faro shuffle manuscript, die box
Nov. 1966 64
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Strange Command by J. Stewart Smith Nov. 1966 64
Karl Fulves Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time, time duplicated on performer's watch
Related to Nov. 1966 66
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Twas Brillig performer makes sand stream in hourglass stop
Related to Nov. 1966 66
Karl Fulves Babel Larry Weeks New York convention, Jay Weiler, critics of magazines, Magigram, coding with dog whistle (see also p. 176)
Dec. 1966 68
Karl Fulves And Then There Were None assembly with only five cards, solution
Inspired by Dec. 1966 69
Ben Christopher Foregone Conclusion six matches, spectator choses any number of matches, number predicted by die in matchbox
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1966 72
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 Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, fifty-two double facers (!)
Related to Nov. 1967
Epilogue (Issue 1)
2
Karl Fulves Faro-Shuffling Machines examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y, discussed with a 6-card deck
Nov. 1967
Epilogue (Issue 1)
7
Tony Cole Inversion inverted glass with ring inside covered with paper tube, rice poured in, rice and ring transpose
Related to
  • p. 88 for further comments
Jan. 1967 73
Karl Fulves Babel Gary Moore hour, Harrison Beale, sleight-heavy card tricks, Ali Bongo lecture, Mexican Joe Crimp
Jan. 1967 74
Karl Fulves Babel Roy Walton, Johnny Platt, Faro Possibilities, Dunninger performance with telephone trick, categorizing and indexing magic tricks
Feb. 1967 80
Karl Fulves Babel on annual S.A.M. show in Brooklyn, Ernest Lehner, Milbourne Christopher, Hofzinser's eye quote
Mar. 1967 86
Peter Alexis Epic Slate Test sum prediction
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 1967 90
Karl Fulves Babel Hooker Rising, suit against magic magazine, Gene Shelley, Bob Follmer
May 1967 96
Karl Fulves Babel impromptu levitation, Bob Still with magicians only gags, Charlie Miller, Al Flosso Cartoon
June 1967 102
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1967 103
Ben Christopher Extraction middle glass of stack of three has water, stack covered, coins are thrown in an some of them penetrate top glass, de Kolta Glass
Variations June 1967 105
Ben Christopher Utility Vanish wine in tumbler, empty glass in hat, wine poured into glass, travels back, then wine vanishes, Wonder Glass
June 1967 106
Karl Fulves Epilogue card turned over in one deck turns over in other deck, selection written on card in one deck appears on same card in other deck
Related to
  • p. 109 for reference
July 1967 107
Karl Fulves Babel the psychic Ted Serios, effects by Bob Follmer, confederate in a lecture story
July 1967 108
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 Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Related to
  • p. 122 for idea by George Blake
Variations
July 1967 112
Karl Fulves Babel Hooker Rising Cards, George McAthy's books, Bruce Posgate, Sid Lorraine Business card line
Aug. 1967 114
Karl Fulves Prelude explaining "dealing heavy" to audience, then surplus card vanishes
Aug. 1967 114
Alan Brown, Al Baker The Borgia Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 133 for suggestion by David Harrell
Sep. 1967 119
Karl Fulves Babel Burling Hull, magic & mentalism mix
Sep. 1967 120
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Between Two Minds by Ned Rutledge
Rutledge/Thompson
Sep. 1967 120
Sid Lorraine, Karl Fulves Modified Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Inspired by Sep. 1967 122
Jack Posetary The Fifty Minute Hour Q&A with answers given via spirit writing on slates
Oct. 1967 125
Karl Fulves Babel Serios, Baker/Thayer/Dunninger dispute on flap-slate concept, An Evening with Charlie Miller show
Oct. 1967 126
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Nightmare In Black freely selected and signed card, duplicate turns over in other deck, disappearing ink and "same deck" approach, see also p. 679 for reference
Related toVariations Nov. 1967 131
Karl Fulves Babel Amazing Randi vs. Ted Serios, Jules Eisenbud
Nov. 1967 132
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Top Secrets of Magic - Volume 2 by James G. Thompson Jr. Nov. 1967 132
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Visible Deck Switch two decks held together, both with three-sided double-color cases
Nov. 1967 134
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count)
Related toVariations Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
135
Peter Alexis A Friendly Game betting game with dice, proposition bet
Related to
  • p. 155 for George Henbeck comment
Variations
Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
136
Karl Fulves Twins two decks wrapped without jokers, two mates removed from underneath handkerchief, based on a Leipzig idea from Sphinx
Variations Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
137
Ben Christopher Ambulating Glass ring penetrates ribbon underneath wrapped glass, then glass penetrates table
Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
137
Tony Cole A Three Cup Routine with sponge balls, billiard ball loads
Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
138
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4 odd-backed, red-backed faces change to black as finale
Related to Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
140
Ralph Gironda Salt Go salt vanishes inside black silk and becomes white silk, then becomes sugar
Also published here Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
141
Karl Fulves Babel "Tricks You Can Count On", Eric Mason's "Legacy", Charlie Miller's lecture
Dec. 1967 144
Karl Fulves Over/Under - Monge Notes special shuffling procedure and some properties, featuring a trick in which eight cards are monge-shuffled an unknown number of times yet the performer knows the order afterwards
Related to Mar. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 2)
10
Karl Fulves Q & A a deck is given a known sequence of faro shuffles (e.g. IOIIOOOIOIIOOIO), problem: how to recycle to get original order with faro shuffling
Mar. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 2)
15
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 The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Related toVariations July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
18
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 Self-Duplicating Set-ups exotic principle in which sequences are duplicated in a random outjog-sorting procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
19
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 Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 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 Cyclic Poker performer knows cards in poker hands after a riffle shuffle with pinochle deck
July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
22
Karl Fulves Psychometry + Math pairs of envelopes are distributed, personal items inserted and then performer know which is by whom
July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
22
Karl Fulves Remember and Forget with mathematical riffle shuffle method
Variations July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
22
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle method
Variations July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
22
Karl Fulves Double Up two selections from topsy-turvy deck, position and identity are predicted, riffle shuffle method
July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
23
Karl Fulves Some Difference values of put-away dice are divined, based on theme in Henry Christ's "Sum & Difference"
Inspired byAlso published here July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
23
Karl Fulves New Mexican in the hands
Nov. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 4)
30
Karl Fulves Three Way Split transposition procedure posed as a problem, for solutions see references
Variations Nov. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 4)
32
Robert Ellenwold, Karl Fulves Blindfold Checkers checker board, prediction details how to play so chosen color wins
Related to
  • p. 166 for credit information
VariationsAlso published here
Jan. 1968 149
Karl Fulves The Cast of the Cards "Cards & Dice", poker deal, values determined by roll of dice show up in one hand
Also published here Jan. 1968 152
Karl Fulves Four Sided Triangle "Cards & Dice", three cards selected behind back according to roll of three dice, two located and one divined
Jan. 1968 152
Karl Fulves Demon Dice "Cards & Dice", nine poker dice, three spectators combine a hand and they're dealt out
Jan. 1968 153
Karl Fulves Babel Harry Lorayne's Deck-Sterity, Dai Vernon as technical director for "Mission Impossible" sequence
Jan. 1968 154
Karl Fulves Babel puzzle by Vosburgh Lyons, Sam Randlett on Robert-Houdin's actor-magician quote
Feb. 1968 158
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson)
brief
Feb. 1968 158
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Master Index to Magic in Print by Jack Potter Feb. 1968 158
Peter Alexis 4th Dimensional Silks also "A problem In Textures", two silks and two rings unlink
Related to
  • p. 165 for name conflict
Feb. 1968 162
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards, see also p. 728 for comment, p. 840 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Related toVariations Feb. 1968 162
Karl Fulves Babel television exposure, hypnotism, Bob Hummer wants to correspond
Mar. 1968 164
Bob Bergheim, Harry Lorayne, Robert Ellenwold Etcetera with Lorayne tirade
Mar. 1968 166
Ralph Gironda, Karl Fulves Notes from Underground two billets/spectators, see p. 241 for further reference
Mar. 1968 167
Karl Fulves New Approach Center Tear billet folded into second paper
Mar. 1968 168
Tony Cole One-Armed Bandit presentation for production cabinet, see also p. 213 for Ken Kany idea
Apr. 1968 169
John Agra Curious Coin spectator marks spot on map of room, coin vanishes and reappears there
Apr. 1968 169
Karl Fulves Babel Fred Lowe coin tricks
Apr. 1968 170
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1968 171
Karl Fulves Babel Willard's thumb tie presentation, coding with dog whistle over telephone (see also p. 68), ectoplasm
May 1968 176
Karl Fulves, Charles Hudson ESP + Math non ESP-version, cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here May 1968 178
Karl Fulves Babel Bruce Cervon at the Castle, weird Poker Problem, James Randi and his broken back
June 1968 182
Alan Brown Restless Spirit coin wrapped in paper, also silver amulet, hank on top, after animation sequence both items in one paper, see p. 206 for idea by Jules Lenier
June 1968 182
Ben Christopher Two Card Control two thought-of cards are found in same position in two halves
June 1968 187
Jack Posetary Silk & Ball Transposition hollow extra ball
Related to
  • suggestion by George de Ghetto on p. 230
July 1968 189
Karl Fulves Babel Galloway's Ramsey book, Eddie McGuire
July 1968 190
Ben Christopher Other Voices card and color divined by medium in other room
Related to July 1968 191
Karl Fulves An Approach To Reading using number cards
Variations July 1968 191
Alan Brown Speak of the Devil initialed blue backed card wrapped in paper, card chosen from red deck turns out to be same blue-backed card
Related toVariations Aug. 1968 199
Ben Christopher Other Voices II three spectator choose cards, medium behind screen divines them, red-black gray code, see p. 200 for further references
Related to Aug. 1968 201
Karl Fulves Babel trip to England, Crandall on Vernon in New Tops
Sep. 1968 204
Alan Brown Curses! card rises from deck in tumbler, covered with sand, Devano
Sep. 1968 205
Karl Fulves Poker Puzzle ten card packet is dealt out multiple times, at the end performer gets four aces
Sep. 1968 206
Ralph Gironda Penny Papers two borrowed rings wrapped in paper and placed in glass, covered with silk, one of the papers travels to another covered glass, then one of the rings travels to other glass
Oct. 1968 209
Karl Fulves Babel special acrobatic card with gaffed center pip
Oct. 1968 210
James Porter, Karl Fulves Little Albert Slate Variation
Inspired by Oct. 1968 213
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 1968 214
Peter Alexis Tangled Tale signed strip of paper torn & restored, then half of it travels into ball of wool
Oct. 1968 214
Karl Fulves Babel Genii, Castle Awards Dinner
Nov. 1968 216
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Time Out of Mind medium divines setting on watch in bag in dark room, then actually wears the spectator's watch
Nov. 1968 218
Karl Fulves According to Hoyle stud poker, after each card is dealt, the performer's face up card are exchanged with one of the other player's, performer still wins
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1968 218
Karl Fulves Mental Giant deck as calculator, 3D and 8D, sum or difference appears between them
Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
222
Ian Mikby Silk to Egg with fake explanation and egg becoming real
Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
224
Ben Christopher Pendragon Rings rope rings move from spectator's arm to his head in dark room
Also published here Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
226
Karl Fulves Noel Babel column, Xmas edition, brainwave history
Dec. 1968 228
Francis J. Baker Marley's Ghost behind a screen a bell rings and coins move from jar to table, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 229
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves, Roy Walton, George de Ghetto, F. I. Geohegan, George W. McKenna Etcetera
Dec. 1968 230
Karl Fulves Note
Variations Dec. 1968 230
Peter Alexis Triple Telepathy two spectators write word on face-up deuces in deck, "ghostlike piece of paper" appears in almost dark room from cased deck, performer divines words
Dec. 1968 231
Karl Fulves Introduction
1968 31
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 The Rue Morgue Problem cards riffle shuffled by spectators and dealt in pairs to players, they remove red or black poker chips according to red-black distribution, chip values and cards added, the total is 28 and predicted
1968 54
Karl Fulves Mathematical Slates two slates filled with names according to rules
1968 56
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo Poker number cards used for betting game after a single riffle shuffle
1968 58
Karl Fulves Future Perfect Miraskill with face-up/face-down instead of red/black, previous selection found in odd-colored pile
Related toVariations 1968 58
Karl Fulves Faro Transforms discussing properties of the faro to exchange two cards within the deck and to recycle the order
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
2
Karl Fulves Faro Rings notation to illustrate behavior of cards during faro shuffles, see also Addenda on page 60
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
2
Karl Fulves Position Determination following a card's position during in and out faros
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
3
Karl Fulves The Triple Faro Ring
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
4
Karl Fulves Definition of Terms for faro transforms, Example 1-6
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
5
Karl Fulves General Transform Characteristics discussing how the order is affected through faro shuffling in a 2n deck
1. Reversibility
2. The Recycling Corollary
3. Commutative Property
4. Additive Property
5. Position Equivalency
6. Substitutions
7. Non-Symmetric Transforms
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
7
Karl Fulves The Fourth-Order Deck discussing transpositions of two cards within the deck
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
12
Karl Fulves Other Forms Of The Transposition transpositions of three or more cards within the deck with some examples (2n cards in a deck), Examples 7-10
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
12
Karl Fulves Three Way Transposition note
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
15
Karl Fulves Fractional Transforms note
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
15
Karl Fulves The Recycling Problem "The general solution is somewhat more involved and will not be discussed here.", see references for more on that
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Faro Techniques)
16
Karl Fulves Gray Codes definition, see also Addenda on page 60
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
17
Karl Fulves Coding The Deck
  • Coding The Faces
  • Coding The Backs
  • Coding The Spectators
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
17
Karl Fulves Example 11 selection from packet, shuffled, value of top card used to count down to selection, gray code and faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
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Karl Fulves Example 12 selection from packet, shuffled, value of selection used to count down to selection, gray code and faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
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Karl Fulves Example 13 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
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Karl Fulves Example 14 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
20
Karl Fulves Example 15 blank card is inserted in card packet, it becomes a card according to spectator's wishes (more or less), gray code and faro
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
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Karl Fulves Example 16 32 cards, any card specified in stages (color, suit, value...) comes to top after some faro shuffling, gray code and faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
22
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 reference
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes)
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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 Displacement Techniques on the definition of "riffle shuffle"
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements)
33
Karl Fulves Joker Poker Joker is inserted in fifteen-card packet which is then dealt out, hand with joker has a pair and wins
Also published here 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements)
33
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like two cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements)
34
Karl Fulves Finders three cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements)
35
Karl Fulves Out Of Hand two cards are removed from packet, rest dealt out, suits of selections and suits in piles have some coincidences
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements)
35
Karl Fulves Torn Corner Control push-through failure with a card that has a corner openly torn off
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Controls)
37
Karl Fulves Layman's Lace-Thru crude Zarrow type shuffle, as an exposé move
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Controls)
39
Karl Fulves Center Control
Variations 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Controls)
40
Karl Fulves Double Control deck riffle shuffled, not squared, halves separated again and one selection is protruding from both halves, Freeman Display precursor
Related toAlso published here 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Controls)
42
Karl Fulves Locating The Aces tabled Ace production with riffle shuffle revelations
Variations 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Controls)
43
Karl Fulves The Triple Faro - Shuffle Definitions theoretical, since no technique is given
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro)
45
Karl Fulves Reverse Triple Faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro)
45
Karl Fulves The 3n Deck properties related to the Triple Faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro)
46
Karl Fulves Recycling The 3n Deck with the Triple Faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro)
47
Karl Fulves Inverse Shuffles properties of the Triple Faro
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro)
47
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
Karl Fulves Black Magic Notes effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, see also Addenda on page 60
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro)
49
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Two Chess Wagers
Mar. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 5)
34
Karl Fulves Stealing Diamonds selection appears between two Jokers with plunger loading method while jokers are outjogged
July 1969
Epilogue (Issue 6)
43
Karl Fulves In The Beginning blank card is inserted in deck, it becomes a card according to spectator's wishes, gray code and faro, see also reference for further references, for set-up correction see page 56
Related to July 1969
Epilogue (Issue 6)
44
Ralph Gironda Reversing Aces
Related to July 1969
Epilogue (Issue 6)
47
Robert (Bob) Hess Loser! spectators have to guess the high card in 4 card packet and are always wrong
Nov. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 7)
49
Sam Lebeoff A Canticle candle does not extinguish underneath glass, but when it is removed
Jan. 1969 233
Karl Fulves Babel Eddie Fields book, Harris Solomon's passing, Fred Lowe, Tarbell tale
Jan. 1969 234
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields by Eddie Fields (written by Jon Racherbaumer) Jan. 1969 234
Karl Fulves Impromptu Paper Tear no preparation, as problem, see p. 254 & p. 270 for references
Jan. 1969 234
Aaron Wainer Matchbox & Die chosen number from 1 to 6 predicted in matchbox
Related to Jan. 1969 235
Tony Cole Cremation Silk loose thread is given to spectator, silk changes to more thread, becomes silk again in spectator's hand
Jan. 1969 236
Lou Borin Mind vs. Money ten bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers behind back, see p. 246 for further references & p. 258 for Evan Shanahan playing card adaption
Also published here Feb. 1969 237
Mike Morhman Red Dragon five symbols, chosen one predicted (in an odd way)
Related to Feb. 1969 239
Francis J. Baker Card In Balloon houlette, card appears inside inflated (intact) balloon, see p. 264 for torn-corner application by Walter Meyer
Related to Feb. 1969 241
Karl Fulves Babel J. Stewart Smith, Faro Fantasy
Feb. 1969 242
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Faro Fantasy by Paul Swinford
brief
Feb. 1969 242
John Agra Blind Sight
Mar. 1969 243
Karl Fulves Brainwave Principle credit information
Mar. 1969 246
Ian Mikby Algol's Ad ad selected from newspaper is predicted, cutting strip of newspaper when spectator says stop
Mar. 1969 247
Ben Christopher Status Quo reds and blacks separated, they stay separated despite shuffling, then done with small packet (4 & 4)
Related to Mar. 1969 248
Karl Fulves Babel Zig-Zag illusion controversy
Mar. 1969 248
B. B. Koch VIP names written on cardboard strips, medium divines chosen strips, see also p. 264 for suggestion by Jules Conway, see p. 308 for reference
Related to Apr. 1969 250
Art Spring 11 & 1 Aces & Jacks removed and Jacks given to spectator, he suddenly holds Aces, see p. 288 for suggestions by Peter McDonald
Variations Apr. 1969 253
Alan Brown Black Widow two initialed cards change place in sandwich cards, see also p. 270 and p. 276 for ideas by John Hudak, Bill Zavis and Fulves
Related toVariations May 1969 255
Karl Fulves Babel Tom Harris passing, Bill Doe's library, Steve Shimm
May 1969 256
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, see p. 289 for reference, p. 292 for comments by George McLean & George Blake
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1969 257
Karl Fulves Countdown Problem Solution
Inspired byVariations May 1969 258
Peter Alexis 50-50 performer and spectator have card, whichever comes first when deck is dealt wins, cheating
Variations June 1969 261
Karl Fulves Babel Don Spurrier, John Pomeroy's "Basic Make-Up For Magicians", Tony Giorgio
June 1969 262
Mike Morhman Rapid Transit four aces in envelope, selected one travels from envelope to card case
June 1969 266
K. Yost Silk Monte silks and glasses travel behind two screens, as guessing game, as finale silk changes to orange
July 1969 267
Karl Fulves Babel Cliff Green passing, critique and reviews in magazines, "Betcha!" solution
July 1969 268
Ben Christopher Negative Flight prediction under hat, card signed and sandwiched, sandwich put in hat, two cards removed, prediction says that one of removed cards is the last one in hat, and so it is
July 1969 269
Arthur Hill Tri-Find three cards chosen and initialed, they are found via a procedure and with a display stand, see also p. 270 for reference
July 1969 271
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
  • Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
  • Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
  • License Plate Poker
  • Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
  • Black And White
  • Coin Swindles
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1969 272
Ralph Gironda Enough Rope ungimmicked rope cut twice and restored, see p. 276 for reference
Aug. 1969 273
Paul Sweetman, Karl Fulves Etcetera
Aug. 1969 276
Karl Fulves Babel Roy Walton, Tony Shiels, Sam Randlett, Tony Griffith
Aug. 1969 277
Art Spring Matched Cards top and bottom cards are initialed, they fuse into one after deck has been cut, see p. 308 for reference
Related toVariations Aug. 1969 278
Jack Posetary Last Aces black Aces in case, selection travels into the sandwich, double facer, see also p. 283 & 289 for reference, p. 306 for presentation by Murry Graham
Related toVariations Sep. 1969 279
Karl Fulves Babel
Sep. 1969 280
Aaron Wainer Spirit Coin coins in glass, one of them marked, they all travel into inspected empty tube behind screen, see also p. 283 for reference
Sep. 1969 281
Karl Fulves The Odd Game small board with hole, billiard ball dropped inside vanishes, repeat, posed as problem, Zone Zero
Variations Sep. 1969 283
Lou Borin Predicto deck dealt in two piles with two cards face-up, both divined, half forcing deck, see p. 289 & 308 for references
Related toVariations
  • "Predic2" (Phil Goldstein, Club 71, Winter 1990, p. 46)
Oct. 1969 285
Karl Fulves Babel astrology, Gibson, Koran, J. W. Sarles' magic shop, practical joke with colorvision (see also p. 306)
Related to Oct. 1969 286
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic by Walter B. Gibson Oct. 1969 286
Ben Christopher Blue Phantom two cards found blindfolded, one of them has different colored back
Inspired by
  • "Divination of two Mentally Selected Cards" (E. G. Brown)
Related to
  • suggestion by Greg Moore on p. 314
Variations
Oct. 1969 287
Len Gardner Mad Money One, Five and Ten dollar bills borrowed and dropped in glasses, One and Five dollar bills vanish in flame and reappear folded inside Ten dollar bill, see p. 289 for reference
Related to
  • suggestion by John Hudak on p. 314
Oct. 1969 287
Karl Fulves Thru The Mirror glove passed through penetration frame changes orientation, posed as problem, see also p. 304 for related practical joke by Robert Murray
Oct. 1969 289
Charles Brent Fate pair of mates revealed by counting down to numbers rolled with dice, in second trick spot cards indicated number on die
Variations Oct. 1969 290
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With
  • performer finds red card in black packet behind back
  • circled number on paper is divined behind back
  • set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related toVariations Nov. 1969 291
Karl Fulves Babel Marcia Seligson column on Jean Dixon in NY Times, Hofzinser Folio, Charlie Miller on Faro Tricks
Nov. 1969 292
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Beat The House humorous dealing routine in which performer plays against two players and always gets one card less, three phases, in final phase performer gets non and players blank cards
Nov. 1969 294
Karl Fulves J. N. Hofzinser on Hofzinser's life and the published sources, see also p. 411 for references
Winter 1969
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio)
295
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Karl Fulves On the Presentation of Mathematical Tricks
Winter 1969
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio)
297
Karl Fulves Concluding Notes on this Hofzinser folio
Winter 1969