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Topic: Faromania - The Big List by Mats G. Kjellstrom
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Mar 2, 2007 02:00PM)
Faromania - The Big List by Mats G. Kjellstrom

It´s strange, but I have a strong addiction to do faros shuffles: in the hands, tabled and one handed. Below you can find my big list with faro things I have found in books, videos and on magic forums. If you find any errors, typos or "missing" effects or books, please, post your comments here.

Enjoy.

Mats G. Kjellstrom
Sweden


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"A friend of mine picked up a deck of cards and said he was going to show me a faro trick. I took out a gun and shot him."
Charlie Miller - The Pallbearers Review, Volume 5 No.1, page 292

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[b]Faro Shuffle effects[/b]

Allan Slaight: Before and After,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1508

Alex Elmsley: Aces Up, Cardiste
Alex Elmsley: Collinspell
Alex Elmsley: Color-Changing Faro Shuffle

Allan Ackerman: Impromptu Paul Fox

Bruce Cervon: My Mind Keeps Wandering,
Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 125
Bruce Cervon: Realization,
Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 140
Bruce Cervon: Trapped by the Bullets,
Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 132
Bruce Cervon: Victory,
Hard-Boiled Mysteries

Daniel McCarty: Discard and Draws,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1900

David Williamson: Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret

Darwin Ortiz: Combination Cull,
Scams & Fantasies with Cards, page 14
Darwin Ortiz: Deja Vu Poker,
Scams & Fantasies with Cards, page 11
Darwin Ortiz: Sting (tabled faro),
Card Shark
Darwin Ortiz: Si Stebben's Set Up Secret,
At the Card Table
Darwin Ortiz: The Cross,
Cardshark, page 180

Derek Dingle: Mental Triumph, page 143

Doc Dixon: Everything's Funnier with Monkeys: Unshuffled with no reset

Earl Nelson: Up Set,
The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman, page 77

Ed Marlo: Gambling Routine, Marlo in Spades
Ed Marlo: Black Jack, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: The Sucker Hand, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Miracle Routine, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Faro Aces, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Original R or B Phantom
Ed Marlo: Spade Routine
Ed Marlo: Marlos Matching Routine (Stay Stack)
Ed Marlo: Cutting the four aces
Ed Marlo: Stay Stack Miracle, Cardiste
Ed Marlo: Shuffling the Aces,Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: An out Shuffle effect,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Progressive Miracle,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: 76-76-67-67,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Fingertip Miracle,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Full Deck, Five Faro´s,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: The Wrong Hand,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: It´s Mathematical, 1-2,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Two Disclosures,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Automatic Placement,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Faro Foolers, 1-12,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Wrong to Right,
Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Faro Fantastiques,
Marlo's Magazine 3
Ed Marlo: Full Deck Oil and Water,
Marlo´s Magazine 5, page 61
Ed Marlo: Think of Any Card,
Marlo´s Magazine 6, page 217
Ed Marlo: The Mindreading Faro,
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6, page 215
Ed Marlo: Miracle Ace Cutting,
Faro Controlled Miracles

Fred Braue: Braue Poker Deal,
Expert Card Technique, page 150
Fred Braue: The Royal Flush Deal,
Expert Card Technique, page 151

Fr. Cyprian: Faro Flush,
Super Subtle Card Miracles by Frank Garcia (1973), page 25

Gary Goldberg: Firp,
The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman, page 203

Gerald Kosky: Anyone for Bridge, Cardiste

Harry Lorayne: Interlaced Location,
My Favorite Card Tricks
Harry Lorayne: The 29th card Afterthoughts
Harry Lorayne: Combination Aces, Afterthoughts
Harry Lorayne: Tag Along Aces
Harry Lorayne: Both Manipulative Aces
Harry Lorayne: Fourtitude,
The New Phoenix (1958), issue 318
Harry Lorayne: Reverse Faro Ending

James Swain: Something for Nothing,
Swain's Miracles With Cards

Jon Racherbaumer: Late-nite Sandwich, Cardfixes
Jon Racherbaumer: Red Hot Mental Mamma

John Bannon: Dawn Patrol, Dear Mr Fantasy

Juan Tamariz: Tamariz Jumble, Sonata, page 221

Ken Krenzel: The Gun, The Card Classics
Ken Krenzel - Peter Kane: Magic Bullet (The Gun)

Larry Jennings & Bruce Cervon: Face-Up Count II, Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 129

Paul LePaul's: Gymnastic Aces,
The Card Magic of Paul LePaul

Martin Nash: Ovation, Award Winning Magic, Vol 1
Martin Nash: The Eight-Card Poker Challenge, Sleight Unseen 3, page 408
Martin Nash: Faro Flam,
Sleight Unseen 3, page 404
Martin Nash: Free Cut Faro Sandwich,
Ever So Sleightly, page 99
Martin Nash: The Three to Seven Hand Poker Stack,
Ever So Sleightly, page 96
Martin Nash: Vernash's Aces,
Ever So Sleightly, page 70
Martin Nash: Mental Topper
Martin Nash: Colors on the March

Michael Close: Tut Tut,
Magical Masterpieces of Michael Close, Vol 5

Michael DeMarco: Poker Machine,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 2029
Michael DeMarco: Poker Machine II,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 2062
Michael DeMarco: Principle to an Extreme, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2264
Michael DeMarco: Roving Predaceous Mates II, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2673
Michael DeMarco: Ten Fingers, Ten Hands, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2470

Mike Skinner: A Monkey's Uncle

Paul Gertner: Unshuffled, Steel and Silver

Paul Swinford: Alpha and Omega,
Faro Fantasy, page 27
Paul Swinford: Faro Spell,
Faro Fantasy, page 59
Paul Swinford: Opus Thirteen,
Faro Fantasy, page 37

Peter Duffie: Triple Trauma, Duffie's Card Compulsions, page 81

Pit Hartling: Master of the Mess,
Card Fictions, page 18
Pit Hartling: Chaos, Little Green Lecture

Richard Goldshot: No Looking Goody Goody, Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 968
Richard Goldshot: RG Location,
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 967

Richard Wollmer: The Distrustful Mechanic, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2850
Richard Wollmer & Christian Scherer:
Jacks Down Under, Apocalypse Vol.6-10, page 910
Richard Wollmer: The Lady Vanishes,
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 1025
Richard Wollmer: Perpetual Calendar,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1604
Richard Wollmer: Right-To-It Location, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2694
Richard Vollmer: Earthly Powers, Apocalypse

Robert Gardner: Twice Nice,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1611

Roberto Giobbi: The Two Detectivesy,
Card College Vol 3
Roberto Giobbi: Numerology,
Card College Vol 3

Roy Walton: Sign of Four,
New York Magic Symposium, Collection 1 (1982), page 95

Rusduck: Faro Fantasies, Cardiste
Rusduck: Koldex Deluxe, Cardiste
Rusduck: Perpetual Separation, Cardiste

Sal Piacente: The Faro Stack,
Expert Card Magic Lecture Notes

Tom Craven: Drop-Count Revelation,
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 858

Tyler Wilson: IUD (Invisible Ungimmicked Deck), ebook, videos

*Unknown: Twenty-One Cards,
A Double Prediction, Fine Art of Magic by Georg Kaplan, page 175

[b]Books with Faro Shuffle[/b]

Allan Ackerman: Las Vegas Kardma (1994), page 175

Alex Elmsley: Collected works, vol I & II
Alex Elmsley: Pentagram,
articles about Ins and Outs

Bruce Cervon: Hard-boiled Mysteries

Charles T. Jordan: Thirty Card Mysteries, Penngrove; 1919
Charles T. Jordan: Ten New Prepared Card Tricks, Penngrove; 1920

David Williamson: Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret

Darwin Ortiz: At the Card Table:
Si Stebbins Setup
Darwin Ortiz: Scams & Fantasies with Cards
Darwin Ortiz: Card Shark

Derek Dingle: The Complete Works, Mental Triumph, page 143

Ed Marlo: Marlo in Spades (1947)
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: The Faro Shuffle, 36 p.
Ed Marlo: Faro Notes, 71 p
Ed Marlo: Faro Controlled miracles

Erhard Liebenow: Royal Flush (german)

Frank Garcia: Super Subtle Card Miracles; Fr. Cyprian: Faro Flush,

Great Scott it's Magic - The Trilogy

Harry Lorayne: Close up Card Magic
Harry Lorayne: My Favorite Card Tricks: Interlaced Location
Harry Lorayne: Afterthoughts

Harry Riser: Secrets of an Escamoteur

Hugard and Braue: Expert Card Technique:
The Faro Shuffle, The endless belts, Chart of seventeen, Perfect shuffle stock, The
eighteenth card, Braue Poker Deal, Royal Flush Deal, Dishonesty at its apogee, A bridge deal, At the top, Double less one

Irl C. Bivens: Secrets of the Faro from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Mar., 1991), page 144-147

James Swain: Miracles with Cards
James Swain: 21st Century Card Magic

John Bannon: Dear Mr. Fantasy: Dawn Patrol

John Nevil Maskelyne: Sharps and Flats (1894)

Jon Racherbaumer: Card Finesse, page 146-152
Jon Racherbaumer: Cardfixes: Late-nite Sandwich

Juan Tamariz: Mnemonica
Juan Tamariz: Sonata: Bewitched Music Vol.I

Karl Fulves: Epilogue
Karl Fulves: Faro & Riffle Technique
Karl Fulves: Faro Possibilities

Ken Krenzel: The Card Classics: The Gun

Martin Nash: Ever So Sleightly:
The Table Faro Revisited, page 41

Michael Close: Closely Guarded Secrets,
Ebook (CD-ROM)

Murray Bonfield: Faro Concepts (1977), 56 pages

Meir Yedid: Magical Wishes: A fake faro shuffle

Paul Gertner: Steel and Silver: Unshuffled

Paul Swinford: Faro Fantasy
Paul Swinford: More Faro Fantasy

Peter Duffie: Principles & Deceptions, Stay Stack

Pit Hartling: Card Fictions

Richard Kaufman: The Collected Almanac:
Earl Nelson: Up Set

Roberto Giobbi: Card College:
The 2 detectives and Numerology
Roberto Giobbi: Card College 3:
Faro Shuffle

Rusduck: The Cardiste

S. Brent Morris: Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories
of the Mathematical Association of america

S. Brent Morris: On the Faro Shuffle, Part One, The Linking Ring, Vol 77 no. 11, Nov 1997, page 77

ANONYMOUS: The Whole Art and Myster of Modern Gaming (1726), roots of the Faro Game and shuffle

[b]DVD & Videos plus ebooks[/b]

Allan Ackerman: Las Vegas Card Expert:
Impromptu Paul Fox
Allan Ackerman: Advanced Card Control, Vol 4:
On-Handed Faro Shuffle

Allan Ackerman: Advanced Card Control Series, Faro Shuffle, Vol.6:

Sleights and Moves:

In-The-Hands Faro Technique
Cutting At 26
Adjusting the Cut
In-Faros vs. Out-Faros
Fine Points of the Faro Shuffle
Re-Squaring the Packets
In Case of a Miss
Rock & Re-Weave
The Faro Shuffle as a
Real Shuffle
Further Fine Faro Points
The Fourth Finger Table
Key Cards
The Tabled Faro
The Faro Check
Stacking with the Faro Shuffle
Combining Faro & Riffle
The Ten-Card Poker Stack
The Stay Stack/Mirror Stack
Incomplete Faro Control
Incomplete Faro with a Jog
Automatic Placement Control
Si Stebbins
Any Card at Any Number
Faro Mental Displacement
Getting Packets the Same Size
The Faro Divider
The Reverse Faro
The Faro as a Cull
Eight Out Faros to Preserve Full Deck Order

Effects:

Ed Marlo's Spade Routine
Acrobatic Aces
Ace-Ta-Mation
The Gun by Ken Krenzel
Ed Marlo's Matching Routine
Faro Mental Displacement

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Alex Elmsley: The Tahoe Sessions, Vol 2: Collinspell
Alex Elmsley: The Tahoe Sessions, Vol 3:
Color-Changing Faro Shuffle

Brad Burt: Zarrow Shuffle....and more!:
Basic work on the Faro Shuffle

Brian Tudor: Three Finger Faro II from Showoff II by Brian Tudor

Ed Marlo: Legend:
Mock Faro, Tabled Faro Demonstration
Ed Marlo: It's All In The Cards:
8 perfect riffle tabled Faro Shuffles

Joe Rindfleisch: Extreme Card Magic

Darwin Ortiz: Cardshark, The Sting

Dai Vernon: Revelations, Vol 17:
Vernon Sees Faro Shuffle

David Eldridge: Gambling Act

George Joseph: Cheating At Gin: Faro Shuffle

Gerry Griffin: Complete Card Magic - The Definitive Set

Harry Lorayne: Best Ever Vol 4:
Estimation Aces: Straddle Faro, Veeser Concept
Voice Print: Reverse Faro Shuffle

Magicmakers: Show Off With Cards: One handed faro shuffle

Martin Nash: Infinity & Beyond:
Tabled Faro Shuffle
Martin Nash: Award Winning Magic, Vol 1: Ovation
Martin Nash: Award Winning Magic, Vol 4: Tabled Faro Shuffle

Michael Close: Learn the Faro Shuffle (ebook, cd)
[URL=http://www.michaelclose.com]www.michaelclose.com[/URL]

Raphael Benatar: Elegant Card Magic, Vol 1: Faro Split Subtlety

R.Paul Wilson's Non-Faro (ebook)
[URL=http://www.rpaulwilson.com]www.rpaulwilson.com[/URL]

Rich Ferguson: Shuffles & Cuts, Vol 1: Tabled Faro, In the Hands, One Handed Faro, Scissor Far and Rich's Faro

Richard Kaufman: Basic Card Technique

Richard Turner: The Cheat (tabled faro)
Richard Turner: Fans, Flourishes and False Shuffles: Cross Faro Fan

The Count's Inquisition of Shuffling and Dealing Number I (ebook)

[b]Special[/b]

One handed perf ect table faro
Joseph Schmidt: Epilogue by Karl Fulves

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Butt Tabled Faro Shuffle
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique

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Mmenmonica Memorized Stack
Juan Tamariz, getting in and out of Tamariz Memorized Stack with a faro shuffle

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The Chain Calculator
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique, Faro Notes

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Instant 26th Location
Ed Marlo: Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique

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Stay Stack or Mirror Stack
Rusduck: Cardiste

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Casual Faro Divider
Ed Marlo: Card Finesse by Jon Rachermabumer

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New Deck PM
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique, Faro Notes

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Side-Cut Faro Stack
Derek Dingle: The Complete Works of Derek Dingle (1982)

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Phony Pharo
David Williamsson: Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1794

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Elimination - Faro Ordering
Pit Hartling: Card Fictions, page 22

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Penelope Principle
Alex Elmsley: Collected Works volume 2, page 313

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Anti Faro

Dani DaOrtiz and Christian Engblom DVD:
!Que Raro! that teaches the Anti-Faro.

In the Anti-Faro you spring the cards from hand to hand from a very short distance
and every other card jogs slightly. This allows you to strip out the jogged cards, and essentially reverses the action of a Faro Shuffle.

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Gene Finnell's Free Cut Principle, Gene Finnell: Torrance; 1967

[b]Software[/b]

StackView, stacks
Message: Posted by: Paul H (Mar 2, 2007 03:31PM)
Hi Matt,

I have a powerful love/hate relationship with the Faro. You present a stunning list. The only thing I would add is Dead Reckoning by John Bannon although I prefer Dawn Patrol due to the ease of setup. Many thanks for your titanic effort.

Regards,

Paul H
Message: Posted by: Dorian Rhodell (Mar 2, 2007 03:38PM)
Hi Mats,

Aren't you forgetting one...? :)
Thanks for the helpful reference.

Best,

Dorian Rhodell
Message: Posted by: Doctor Whoston (Mar 2, 2007 03:56PM)
Wow! Great list.
Can you now give each a mark out of ten?
DW
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Mar 2, 2007 07:43PM)
Matt,

you sure have it for faros. Great list. Thanks for posting.

Andy
Message: Posted by: PaulGordon (Mar 2, 2007 09:14PM)
Most of my books have Faro tricks within, but the following two books have Faro a-plenty magic:

1) Explorations (book on Free-Cut Principle, Automatic Placement etc) by Paul Gordon
2) Second 16th Card Book, by Tom Craven & Paul Gordon

Paul Gordon
Message: Posted by: Andrew Loh (Mar 2, 2007 09:33PM)
Wow, thanks for the effort and the lists. :wow:

Oh yes, don't forget George McBride's trick in Scotland Up Close where combination of the Penelope Principle and Faro Shuffle. Really kills! ;)

Andrew Loh


Posted: Mar 2, 2007 10:37pm
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Yes, I miss out one, my friend Shannon Clark (he is quite frequent in this forum) I read his effect few months ago and yes, using Faro Shuffle and the effect I thought was awesome and killer too. I am still performing his effect today.

Andrew Loh
Message: Posted by: The Great Marok (Mar 3, 2007 12:04AM)
Hi, I also love the faro shuffle, because it's just so perfect. Thanks for compiling this list.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Mar 3, 2007 01:22AM)
Added:

Greater Magic, A Butt shuffle

Murray Bonfeld: A solution to Emsley's problem, Genii, May 1973

Micky MacDougall: Gamblers Don't Gamble, Interlacing riffle

Jeff Busby's Epoptica "magazines", May 1982,
Busby talks about the history of the faro

Downs-McGuire: The Linking Ring, April and May 1971,
letters with mention of Fred Black

Persi Diaconis: The Mathematics of Perfect Shuffles

Chris Power: The Directors Cut, Laid Back Too (1999), video
Message: Posted by: msc455magic (Mar 3, 2007 01:25AM)
Impressive!!! MORE!!!

Best,
msc455magic
Message: Posted by: Mito (Mar 3, 2007 05:11AM)
Paul Cummins' effect "Punken Droker" from 2003 makes use of the faro shuffle (it doesn't have to be perfect).
It was in Steven Youell's "Cogitations".
Message: Posted by: leondo (Mar 3, 2007 04:01PM)
Mats,
You need to get out of the house! :)
Ted L
Message: Posted by: jasons_mind (Apr 9, 2008 02:46PM)
Is there a gun around here, by any chance?

Impressive list... but wow!

Jason.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 9, 2008 03:02PM)
[quote]
On 2008-04-09 15:46, jasons_mind wrote:
Is there a gun around here, by any chance?

Impressive list... but wow!

Jason.
[/quote]

Yes, there is...

Ken Krenzel: The Gun, The Card Classics
Message: Posted by: Steve James (Mar 13, 2010 11:40AM)
Alex Elmsley"s Custodial card.
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Mar 13, 2010 02:18PM)
Truly a great list. To help toward "completeness" - just current thoughts without really checking: The title is The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel, written by me.

I believe that Paul Gertner's Unshuffled first saw the light of day in my Best of Friends, Volume 1.

Teaching the Faro Shuffle in Close-Up Card Magic.

In Trend Setters: Would It Be A Miracle?, Without A Clue, and more.

In Quantum Leaps: The Non-Faro Faro.

And good luck finding a copy - of The Linking Ring Magazine - March, 1964 - my One-Man Parade - all 4-ace routines, all utilizing the Faro Shuffle. HL.


Posted: Mar 13, 2010 3:40pm
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Oops. How could I not list my own What A M-E-S! out of Personal Collection. It's one of the best applications of a faro - for me. Then there are the "Unique Peek" effects and Absolutely Impossible Location in that same book. HL.
Message: Posted by: John Pilotzi (Mar 13, 2010 03:42PM)
How about...

Murray Bonfeld's Faro Concepts
The Keeper Card Book
The 16th Card Books
Paul Swinford's books

JP
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Mar 14, 2010 04:44AM)
Michael Close´s new - [b]Devious DVD[/b] set includes several great faro effects.

The Way of the Duck – A fresh presentation for an amazing revelation of two freely selected cards.

The Matching Miracle – An Ed Marlo routine streamlined by Harry Riser.

Harry’s Faro Trick – Harry Riser had forgotten about this amazing card discovery. It was published in M-U-M, but has never appeared on video

Here it is.
http://www.michaelclose.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=38
Message: Posted by: Steve James (Mar 14, 2010 05:12AM)
Elmsley"s, Penelope Principle.
Message: Posted by: ddeckmann (Apr 11, 2010 10:17PM)
Hi, I'm starting to practice the faro. Can someone tell of a good trick or use for the faro? I think if I knew its applicationT I would have more "motivation" and practice it more regularly.

Until now I only know "Fourtitude" by Mr. Harry Lorayne which is great. I fooled myself!

I have some books that are in this incredible list, I'll have a look.

Thanks.


Apr 11, 2010 11:24pm
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Found the faro info on The Collected Works Of Elmsley vol II chapter 6.

Now I'll sit and read :D

Still I would like recommendations.

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Apr 11, 2010 10:39PM)
DD: See my post of Marth 13th above. HL.
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Apr 12, 2010 11:38AM)
[quote]
On 2010-04-11 23:17, ddeckmann wrote:

Until now I only know "Fourtitude" by Mr. Harry Lorayne which is great. I fooled myself!

[/quote]This the very effect that prompted me to learn the faro in the first place many years ago! Of course I learned to faro as taught by Harry in the same book CUCM...

Cardamagically,
DOM :) ;)
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 12, 2010 02:18PM)
"Fourtitude" by Mr. Harry Lorayne was one of my first faro effects I could do with a well-used Bee deck when I was a young junior early 80s (now I'm a mid aged magician with 100s of faro effects in my mind)

I have a few faro effects that's un-published. I will put them in a book or dvd, some day.

A superb recommendation for any faro user: check out [b]Richard Turners[/b] Gold Seal Bicycle Cards.

http://richardturner52.com/cards-games/bicycle-cards/
(the best, sure)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hallahan (Apr 13, 2010 08:08PM)
Thanks KJellstrom, that is a great list!

And thank you to Lawrence O who has posted numerous similar posts that contained his research. Magicians have never had it so good!

In addition to the other routines Harry Lorayne listed, he has a routine named "Faro Quickie" that I like. That routine is in one of the Classic Collection volumes.

My next references are missing details. I'll try to find the routines later if I have time.

Mike Powers has some Faro routines in [i]Power Plays[/i].

Simon Aronson has Faro routines in more than one of his books. The only one I recall now is Simon-Eyes in the book [i]Simply Simon[/i].
Message: Posted by: MagiClyde (Apr 15, 2010 12:00AM)
Patrol Dawn by Paul Gordon. His take on Bannon's Dawn Patrol that does NOT require the special setup of a breather crimp card. Makes the effect totally impromptu.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 15, 2010 11:20AM)
I got a message from Larry Barnowsky

"Hi Mats,
Don't overlook the Faro effects in my book "Kingdom of the Red".

Alignment of Colors at Montauk Point (Ch. 1)
Shuffle Cut and Fold (Ch. 19)

My new book (written but in process of doing photos) has many Faro effects in it. It should be out early next year.

Best,

Larry"

http://www.barnowskymagic.com/
Message: Posted by: Mike Powers (Apr 15, 2010 03:00PM)
FARO ITEMS:

Incomplete Four Way (Top Secret Stuff p. 74, 1990)

Reverse Faro Coincidence (Power Plays p. 88, 2006)

Numerical Analysis (Power Plays p. 106, 2006) Related to Faro and can be done with a Faro.

Hide and Seek (Power Plays p. 108, 2006)

Mike
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Apr 19, 2010 09:47AM)
Great list, Mats,

I think that I'm well placed to know the amount of work that this sort of list represents

Thus congratulations and thanks
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Apr 19, 2010 02:51PM)
[quote]
On 2010-04-15 01:00, MagiClyde wrote:
Patrol Dawn by Paul Gordon. His take on Bannon's Dawn Patrol that does NOT require the special setup of a breather crimp card. Makes the effect totally impromptu.
[/quote]

Dawn Patrol doesn't use a breather crimp.
Message: Posted by: MagiClyde (Apr 20, 2010 03:03PM)
MagicFish, I suggest you check again. I have John Bannon's "Bullets After Dark" DVD and he DOES use a breather crimp.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Apr 20, 2010 04:03PM)
Perhaps he altered the method slightly for the later dvd. But in the original, which appears in Dear Mr. Fantasy, there is no breather.

Fish
Message: Posted by: MarvinWang (Apr 21, 2010 12:26AM)
Thanks for sharing, I was looking for tricks that you can do with a faro shuffle too!!
Message: Posted by: DLarkins (Apr 21, 2010 02:53PM)
Magicfish,

I think that you may be mistaken.

While he does not explicitly state a 'breather' crimp, Bannon does in fact indicate that he uses "a joker with a crimp" in the description of Dawn Patrol. And it can be assumed that that terse description alludes to his explanation of how he prepares the joker in the previous effect 'Dead Reckoning' on page 97 of DMF where he says "...I always put a reverse breather crimp in the joker and then corner crimp one corner."
Message: Posted by: MortenN (May 24, 2010 11:02PM)
I have John Bannon's "Bullets After Dark" DVD, but if Paul Gordon don't use a "crimp card", where can I find Gordon's routine?
Is "Dawn Patrol" routine possible to do without a "crimp card"....really????
Message: Posted by: John Pilotzi (May 24, 2010 11:28PM)
It's on his Card Rarities DVD. No crimp, no preparation. Genius!
Message: Posted by: SlipperyPete (May 26, 2010 12:17AM)
Instead of Dawn Patrol I actully favor doing 'Spectator makes a sandwich' trick. Same thing basically
Message: Posted by: MortenN (Jun 17, 2010 03:06PM)
I've got Paul Gordon's DVD "Card Rarities "..... and I do not regret this purchase at all.
The effect "Patrol Down" is amazing and anyone who can use perfect Faro should be curious in this routine. This is a real strong trick. It only takes 5 minutes and learn a routine that gives the audience chin drop. It bears witness to almost the impossible.
He also has a great routine "Eight Spot Locator" using a straddle faro. New Adventure This is very simple and learn, despite its great magical power. This routine is just as good because you can recover any two cards that spektators are drawn from the deck.
You also get several other great routines on this DVD, so it can be recommended also to you who are not only "Faro shufflers". If you are a Faro shuffler you will enjoy this DVD, if you are not a Faro, you will want and soon learn the Faro shuffles.
Good work Paul.
Message: Posted by: fredface (Jun 18, 2010 12:49AM)
I got Paul Gordon Card Rarities dvd and have never gotten better...the ten card poker deal is the BEST of its kind, and Hellmans Aces is tops! Highly recommended!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jan 13, 2012 06:11AM)
Darwin Ortiz - The One-Handed Poker Deal from Cardshark must be added as a faro effect. Great effect.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jan 13, 2012 09:40AM)
In my new book, [url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com]The Book of Destiny[/url] which came out in early October 2011, there are six effects using the faro shuffle:

Ch. 1 Look to the Cards
Ch. 3 Triple Psychometry
Ch. 8 The Book of Destiny
Ch. 17 The Power to Decide
Ch. 23 Chance or Choice
Ch. 27 Sum-traction

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 13, 2012 02:52PM)
Tommy Burke's Faro Finesse.
Zarrow A Lifetime of Magic by David Ben
pg.257.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 14, 2012 10:53AM)
EIDETIC- Larry Jennings, The Vernon Chronicles Vol. 2
Pg. 188
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jan 27, 2014 03:53PM)
Learn the "useful" faroshuffle here:

http://www.michaelclose.com/learn-the-faro-shuffle-download/#.UubVEiwV-Uk

Instant download directly to your computer.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Feb 19, 2014 10:51AM)
One-handed perfect faro shuffle on the table:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm7ZgJC2_cs
Message: Posted by: landmark (Feb 19, 2014 01:35PM)
:applause:
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Feb 19, 2014 09:45PM)
I love it, Mats
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Feb 19, 2014 09:50PM)
Thanks for such a great post.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 13, 2014 05:44AM)
This is a must for "faro-magicians", Anti-Faro by Christian Engblom, dvd or streaming:

http://shop.dananddave.com/anti-faro-by-christian-engblom.html

The Anti-Faro is a groundbreaking discovery and a singular leap forward into the design and construction of effects utilizing the faro.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Apr 13, 2014 07:03AM)
Four-Sites, Jack Birnman. Card Finesse II
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Apr 13, 2014 10:15AM)
Mats you are now in the same class as Etiennie ,thank you for sharing


vinny
Message: Posted by: Leo-Kim (Apr 13, 2014 05:35PM)
[quote]On Mar 3, 2007, Kjellstrom wrote:
Added:

Greater Magic, A Butt shuffle

[/quote]

Hi Mats!

Is that the one that is completely hands-off?

Mikael Johansson
Sweden
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 14, 2014 01:44AM)
[quote]On Apr 13, 2014, Leo-Kim wrote:
[quote]On Mar 3, 2007, Kjellstrom wrote:
Added:

Greater Magic, A Butt shuffle

[/quote]

Hi Mats!

Is that the one that is completely hands-off?

Mikael Johansson
Sweden [/quote]

It´s hands-off.

Greater Magic
written by John Northern Hilliard
published by Carl Waring Jones
1938 (Hardcover), 1005 pages.

Butt Shuffle - page 17.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 14, 2014 01:54AM)
In Darwin Ortiz latest book: Lessons in Card Mastery (2012) you can find several effects that uses a faroshuffle.

On top of my head, I know these effects uses a faroshuffle:

Best of the Best 2.
52 Pick-Up, page 109. (Superb effect! This ONE you will use, sure)
Limitless (Faro check).

Owe it - http://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/card-magic/lessons-in-card-mastery/
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Apr 24, 2014 03:01PM)
The 29th Card- Lorayne, Afterthoughts.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Apr 25, 2014 02:51PM)
Have I seen Woody Aragon on this list?
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 25, 2014 11:57AM)
More faro things in this book: The Peristance by Daniel Peris:

http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/the-peristance-by-daniel-peris-book-p-9180.html#.U4Ig1pWKB9A
Message: Posted by: Turk (May 31, 2014 10:54AM)
Well done, Mats. A monumental effort and an obvious labor of love.

To the Magic Café Staff, I respectfully request that they consider making this faro thread a sticky thread.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 31, 2014 11:22AM)
[quote]On May 31, 2014, Turk wrote:
Well done, Mats. A monumental effort and an obvious labor of love.
[/quote]

Thanks, I love cardmagic, I practise and perform magic everyday.
Plus, I will publish more faro-things. I have many more to share the magic World.

Mats G. Kjellstrom
www.matskjellstrom.se
Message: Posted by: Ferry Gerats (May 31, 2014 05:24PM)
Dear Mats,

Thanks very very much for the list and all the others for the additions.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jun 6, 2014 12:52AM)
Hi again.

[b]Not enough with faro things?[/b] Enjoy.


A one hand perfect Faro Shuffle (On the table) by Joe Dignam, Pentagram.

The Perfect Faro Shuffle by Fred Robinson, page 212.

Name Revelation With Faro Shuffles by Michael S. Ewer, page 465, Magicana, November,

1973.

Timely Departure (John Bannon) revisited - Ferry Gerats, Holland

Further Phony Faros by Murray Bonfeld, Linking Ring, February 1977.

Faro Box for Mind Reading, B.L. Gilbert, Chicago, Ill.

Faro Follow-Ups by Roger Crosthwaite, Taken from his 1965-1980 Note Books, Pabular.

Incomplete Faro Tabled Spread Pass by Tom Gagnon, page 332, The Magic Circular, October

2006.

Faro Fall-Out Spelling, Linking Ring.

Faro Handwriting on the Deck by Robert Wicks, Genii Magazine.

Faro Exposed by Richard Fox, 1882, The Gambler and his Prey.

The Faro Shuffle by Jacob Taub, Mum 64:6, Nov 1974.

For Faroniks Only by Murray Bonfeld, page 412, Genii Magazine.

Farococo by Phil Goldstein, Genii, June, 1997, page 55.

Accan with Faros by S. Brent Morris, Ph.D., 2010.

Faro Flipper (ChiKANEery) by Peter Kane, Goodliffe´s Abracadabra.

Faro Sorcery Trilogy Nr 1 by Roger Smith, Necromancer Press, 1975.

Binary Math Partial Faro Stack by Dee C. Saul (Harry Riser), November 25, 2003, MUM,

April 2004.

Faro Controlled Miracles by Jon Racherbaumer, 2008.

Faro Fan Force by Bill Wisch.

Three Faro Puzzle Solutions by Murray Bonfeld, Genii Magazine, page 618.

[b]And, I may find more faro manuscripts in the future...[/b]
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jun 6, 2014 01:06AM)
Watch Denis Behr, Germany, do some perfect tabled faros:

http://www.denisbehr.de/farostuff.html

Perfect Faro Shuffle Lesson - Chris Ballinger - Magic Geek:

http://www.magicgeek.com/perfect-faro-shuffle-private-lesson.html
Message: Posted by: Andrew Immerman (Jun 6, 2014 01:27AM)
Extraordinary list! Just a few adds:[list][*][i]A Book In English[/i] (Woody Aragon): [i]"My Anti Faro," "Faro Shuffle and Factorial Dealing,"[/i] etc. [Book]
[*][i]False Faro Protorial[/i] (Jonathan Kamm) [Video]
[*][i]Tabled Faro Shuffle[/i] (Jason England) [Video][/list]Andrew
Message: Posted by: Ferry Gerats (Jun 12, 2014 06:09PM)
This one can also be added:
The Way of all flesh by Mayhew and Antonio M.Cabral in the book Mayhew page. 117
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jun 14, 2014 11:58PM)
[img]http://www.nnmagic.com/magicitems/images/ms_cardpress_large.jpg[/img]

A card press is very useful if you want to do a perfect faro shuffle. Makes your cards flat/level.

1. http://www.nnmagic.com/magicitems/manipulationpage.htm

2. http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=MB5108
Message: Posted by: magicphill (Jun 17, 2014 02:00PM)
Thanks for the information so far there are a few I hadn't picked up on before

I also have my own list of many faro effects that aren't listed above which I will post in due course
Message: Posted by: jozefk (Jun 28, 2014 02:48PM)
Pinned In: Jozsef Kovacs' UK Lectur Tour 2013 Notes
Message: Posted by: tenchu (Jul 2, 2014 01:00PM)
In Between ("8 Effects and a Sleight" book by Michael Kociolek, 2012)

A card that's only in the spectator's mind appears sandwiched between two lost selections that were used to create that thought of card.
Message: Posted by: Zack_Johnston (Jul 7, 2014 10:55AM)
[quote]On Jun 6, 2014, Kjellstrom wrote:
Watch Denis Behr, Germany, do some perfect tabled faros:

http://www.denisbehr.de/farostuff.html

Perfect Faro Shuffle Lesson - Chris Ballinger - Magic Geek:

http://www.magicgeek.com/perfect-faro-shuffle-private-lesson.html [/quote]

Denis Behr is the only one I know who could manage 8 perfect table faros in under a minute. Incredible.

Anyway...the link to Denis' 8 perfect table faros did not work for me so in case this happened to anyone else, here is a direct link to YouTube for his video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8AEfRu-RSg

In case anyone is interested in learning the useful table faro: https://store.theory11.com/products/tabled-faro-shuffle-jason-england#

In my opinion, it's one of the best instructions for the move out there.
Message: Posted by: nicolasmtg (Aug 13, 2014 08:58PM)
Check this out guys :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a18RW4dCaHM
Message: Posted by: Skyker (Aug 29, 2014 09:48PM)
[quote]On Jul 7, 2014, Zack_Johnston wrote:
[quote]On Jun 6, 2014, Kjellstrom wrote:
Watch Denis Behr, Germany, do some perfect tabled faros:

http://www.denisbehr.de/farostuff.html

Perfect Faro Shuffle Lesson - Chris Ballinger - Magic Geek:

http://www.magicgeek.com/perfect-faro-shuffle-private-lesson.html [/quote]

Denis Behr is the only one I know who could manage 8 perfect table faros in under a minute. Incredible.

Anyway...the link to Denis' 8 perfect table faros did not work for me so in case this happened to anyone else, here is a direct link to YouTube for his video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8AEfRu-RSg

In case anyone is interested in learning the useful table faro: https://store.theory11.com/products/tabled-faro-shuffle-jason-england#

In my opinion, it's one of the best instructions for the move out there. [/quote]

Thanks for the links! I have other videos of Jason England and I love is way of teaching.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Aug 31, 2014 04:18AM)
Unshuffling The Faro Shuffle by Paul Gertner (Deck and DVD) - Trick.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S10708
Message: Posted by: seraph127 (Oct 4, 2014 02:24PM)
Ed Marlo, "Mental Disclosure (Two Methods)", [i]Ibidem[/i] 13.
Message: Posted by: MagicKingdom10 (Oct 14, 2014 07:11AM)
Wow a really nice long list of faros, thanks Kjellstrom! I used to avoid faro magic effects like the plague then I realized that I was using cheap decks that were just impossible to faro! After using bikes I realized that it is not so difficult after all :) now I love them and yes I also find them addictive ;)
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Nov 28, 2014 10:51PM)
Poetry in Faro by Nicolás Pierri:

http://www.nontricks.com/poetry-in-faro-14/
Message: Posted by: Ferry Gerats (Nov 29, 2014 06:31PM)
It would be nice if Nicolás Perry would give a description of the content of his book Poetry in Faro
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Dec 4, 2014 08:47PM)
Confident Deceptions.
The Extraordinary Card Magic of Jason Ladanye, 2013.

Red-Black Faro Shuffle, red-black false riffle shuffle with faro, page 88.
Precision Aces, aces reversed in deck locate 3 selections via 3 faros, page 93.
The Gathering, aces appear and trap 3 selections, using faros, inspired by Persi's Collectors, page 101.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Dec 8, 2014 01:05PM)
An updated faro-list made as an PDF file, free to download and share:

http://www.matskjellstrom.se/shop/faromania_faro_shuffle_2014.pdf (Right click link and Save...or click and read in your browser)

You can transfer the pdf to your smartphone or tablet...

Have fun.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Dec 8, 2014 01:36PM)
(Updated list 2014-12-08) same as the PDF in the above post!!

Enjoy.

Mats G. Kjellström
http://www.matskjellstrom.se
Sweden, Europé



"I had a funny nightmare the other night. Dreamed I was in hell where the burning coals were really four ace tricks and the demons were evil little men constantly in the midst of faro shuffles."

Charlie Miller: Genii December 1964

***

Allan Ackerman: The Faro Shuffle, Las Vegas Kardma (1994), book & ebook
Allan Ackerman: Impromptu Paul Fox, Las Vegas Card Expert, video
Allan Ackerman: Card Case Collectors, page 17, Here's My Card, 1978
Allan Ackerman: On-Handed Faro Shuffle, Advanced Card Control, Vol 4, video

Allan Ackerman: Advanced Card Control Series, Faro Shuffle, Vol.6, video:

Sleights and Moves:
In-The-Hands Faro Technique
Cutting At 26
Adjusting the Cut
In-Faros vs. Out-Faros
Fine Points of the Faro Shuffle
Re-Squaring the Packets
In Case of a Miss
Rock & Re-Weave
The Faro Shuffle as a
Real Shuffle
Further Fine Faro Points
The Fourth Finger Table
Key Cards
The Tabled Faro
The Faro Check
Stacking with the Faro Shuffle
Combining Faro & Riffle
The Ten-Card Poker Stack
The Stay Stack/Mirror Stack
Incomplete Faro Control
Incomplete Faro with a Jog
Automatic Placement Control
Si Stebbins
Any Card at Any Number
Faro Mental Displacement
Getting Packets the Same Size
The Faro Divider
The Reverse Faro
The Faro as a Cull
Eight Out Faros to Preserve Full Deck Order

Effects:
Ed Marlo's Spade Routine
Acrobatic Aces
Ace-Ta-Mation
The Gun by Ken Krenzel
Ed Marlo's Matching Routine
Faro Mental Displacement

***

Alex Elmsley: Collected works, vol I & II
Alex Elmsley: Pentagram, articles about Ins and Outs
Alex Elmsley: Aces Up, Cardiste
Alex Elmsley: Collinspell, The Tahoe Sessions, Vol 2
Alex Elmsley: Color-Changing Faro Shuffle, The Tahoe Sessions, Vol 3
Alex Elmsley: Aces Up, page 395, The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1, 1991
Alex Elmsley: Binary Translocations, page 311, The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley Vol. 2, 1994

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Allan Slaight: Before and After, Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1508

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805 Apocalypse Vol 6 No 8 Aug 83
812 Fair Row Faro (Allan Slaight): a freely selected card is used as a face up locator using value & suit to count and spell to two cards
815 Overhand Shuffle Mental Force (Tom Potente): Spectator thinks of a card as deck is overhand shuffled toward him. Magician finds the card

853 Apocalypse Vol 6 No 12 Nov 1983
858 Drop Count Revelation (Tom Craven): a counting revelation utilizing the faro shuffle (need not be perfect)

889 Apocalypse Vol 7 No 3 March 1984
898 Snap Aces Out Again (Paul L. Smith): simplified version of Jean-Jacques Sanvert's Snap Aces Out four Ace revelation
899 Hine Hue Control (Ron Ferris): red black shuffle card control
899 Apocalypse Variations or Additions: Non Faro Faro tip

961 Apocalypse Vol 7 No 9 Sept 1984
967 RG Location (Richard Goldshot): card location using crimps and a perfect faro

1045 Apocalypse Vol 8 No 4 April 85
1049 Enlarged Hartman (Charles M. Hudson): variation of Hartman's Order Restored; requires perfect straddle faros with a 53 card deck

1465 Apocalypse Vol 11 No 3 March 1988
1473 Blown Away Plus (Edward Marlo): variation of Tamariz' Blown Away. Requires perfect faro

1597 Apocalypse Vol 12 No 2 Feb 1989 All Card Issue
1604 Perpetual Calendar (Richard Vollmer): using the calendar to find the card (straddle faro)

1609 Apocalypse Vol 12 No 3 March 1989
1611 Twice Nice (Robert Gardner): Marlo's incomplete faro location used to locate two selections

1741 Apocalypse Vol 13 No 2 Feb 1990 Special All Card Issue
1744 A Couple of Tears (Bob King): a four Ace trick requiring one hand 2nd deal and decent faro

1789 Apocalypse Vol 13 No 6 June 1990
1794 Phony Pharo (David Williamson): in the hands false faro shuffle

1837 Apocalypse Vol 13 No 10 Oct 1990
1847 The Faro Knows (Bob King): Spectator names a card, magician makes three statements, the 3rd is to name the card

1897 Apocalypse Vol 14 No 3 March 1991
1900 Discards and Draws (Daniel McCarthy): Poker demo with perfect faros

2029 Apocalypse Vol 15 No 2 Feb 1992 Special All Card Issue
2029 Poker Machine (Michael DeMarco): deal any poker hand after 3 shuffles (requires faros)
2034 You'll Fool All (Doug Edwards): re black separation effect

2053 Apocalypse Vol 15 No 4 April 1992
2062 Poker Machine II (Michael DeMarco): Poker Demo using faros

2137 Apocalypse Vol 15 No 11 Nov 1992
2144 Roving Predaceous Mates (Michael DeMarco): two black jacks inserted in the deck can find any ace in three shuffles. Perfect faros

2197 Apocalypse Vol 16 No. 4 April 1993 Doug Edwards One Man Issue No. 2
2204 No Chances: Full deck setup and Faro shuffle required

2257 Apocalypse Vol 16 No. 9 Sept 1993
2264 Principle to an Extreme (Michael DeMarco): Faro Shuffle effect (requires 8!)

2425 Apocalypse Vol 17 No 11 Nov 1994
2430 The Faro & the Princess (Leo Boudreau): a no-memory, no gimmicks, no setup Princess effect requiring ability for perfect Faros

2629 Apocalypse Vol 19 No. 4 April 1996
2629 Perfect Match (Bob King): cards are mixed face up and down, spectator's packet order matches magicians. Uses a Non-Faro Faro and Gilbreath principle
2631 Driving a Person Mental (David Regal): a mental murder mystery to be performed as you're driving your car!

2665 Apocalypse Vol 19 No. 7 July 1996
2672 Roving Predaceous Mates II (Michael DeMarco): Two Jacks catch all four aces one at a time (set up and 9 faros)
2673 Casual Force (Barry Stevenson): forcing one of 26 duplicates, establishing that the deck is "normal"

2689 Apocalypse Vol 19 No. 9 September 1996
2689 The Ultimate Transposition (Paul Gordon): Spectator A selects Queens, Spectator B selects Twos. Magician tables the twos, and distributes the Queens in each of 4 pockets. The tabled Twos become the Queens, and the pocketed Queens are now twos. Impromptu!
2693 That Old Jumping Rubber Band (Peter W. Tappan): the old jumping rubber band but no secret get-ready needed and the hand doesn't have to open for the band to jump
2698 Keeper Finder (Tom Craven): an idea to keep the 2nd card from top in place during a faro shuffle while the top card changes

2737 Apocalypse Vol 20 No. 1 January 1997
2737 Thrice Nice (Richard Vollmer): thought of card appears in middle of all opposite color cards
2741 Super Clairvoyant (Justin Higham): magician determines value of thought of card, uses a "natural" one way deck; from Roger Crosthwaite's Roger's Thesaurus
2746 A Capital Idea (Phil Goldstein): Word cards are shown, with Countries and Capital Cities. Spectator ends up selecting a matching pair. Uses reverse faros and thebinary principle.

***

Ben Train: Detour on 51st Street, page 18, Anteater Consortium, 2012

Bill Wisch: Faro Fan Force

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B.L. Gilbert: Faro Box for Mind Reading, Chicago

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Bob Farmer: Deep Throte, page 470, Epoptica (Issue 8), 1987

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Brad Burt: Basic work on the Faro Shuffle, Zarrow Shuffle....and more!

***

Brian Tudor: Three Finger Faro II from Showoff II

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Bruce Cervon: My Mind Keeps Wandering, Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 125
Bruce Cervon: Realization, Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 140
Bruce Cervon: Trapped by the Bullets, Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 132
Bruce Cervon: Victory, Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Bruce Cervon: 18-31-35 Farrow, page 5, Expert Card Chicanery, 1971
Bruce Cervon: Dealing the Flush, page 142, Hard-Boiled Mysteries, 1998

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Charles T. Jordan: Thirty Card Mysteries, Penngrove; 1919
Charles T. Jordan: Ten New Prepared Card Tricks, Penngrove; 1920

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Chris Power: The Directors Cut, Laid Back Too (1999), video

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Christian Engblom: Anti-Faro

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Dai Vernon: Vernon Sees Faro Shuffle, Revelations, Vol 17

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Daniel McCarty: Discard and Draws, Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1900

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Daniel Peris: The Peristance

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David Eldridge: Gambling Act

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David Williamson: Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret, 44 pages

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Darwin Ortiz: Combination Cull, Scams & Fantasies with Cards, page 14
Darwin Ortiz: Deja Vu Poker, Scams & Fantasies with Cards, page 11
Darwin Ortiz: The One-Handed Poker Deal, Cardshark
Darwin Ortiz: The Cross, Cardshark, page 180
Darwin Ortiz: Sting (tabled faro), Card Shark
Darwin Ortiz: Si Stebben's Set Up Secret, At the Card Table
Darwin Ortiz: Beyond Collecting, The Ephemeral Lecture Notes, 2007
Darwin Ortiz: Passing Through, The Ephemeral Lecture Notes, 2007
Darwin Ortiz: Hard Target, The Ephemeral Lecture Notes, 2007
Darwin Ortiz: Best of the Best 2, Lessons in Card Mastery, 2012
Darwin Ortiz: 52 Pick-Up, page 109, Lessons in Card Mastery, 2012
Darwin Ortiz: Limitless (Faro check), Lessons in Card Mastery, 2012

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Dee C. Saul: Binary Math Partial Faro Stack, (Harry Riser), November 25, 2003, MUM, April 2004.

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Derek Dingle: The Complete Works, Mental Triumph, page 143

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Doc Dixon: Everything's Funnier with Monkeys: Unshuffled with no reset
Doc Dixon: Reshuffled, the no reset version of Unshuffled, was published again in Monkeyshines Volume One

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Downs-McGuire: The Linking Ring, April and May 1971, letters with mention of Fred Black

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Earl Nelson: Up Set, The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman, page 77

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Ed Marlo: The Faro Shuffle, 36 p.
Ed Marlo: Faro Notes, 71 p
Ed Marlo: Faro Controlled miracles
Ed Marlo: Gambling Routine, Marlo in Spades
Ed Marlo: Black Jack, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: The Sucker Hand, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Miracle Routine, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Faro Aces, Marlos in Spades
Ed Marlo: Original R or B Phantom
Ed Marlo: Spade Routine
Ed Marlo: Marlos Matching Routine
Ed Marlo: Cutting the four aces
Ed Marlo: Stay Stack Miracle, Cardiste
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique, Butt Tabled Faro Shuffle
Ed Marlo: Shuffling the Aces,Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: An out Shuffle effect, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Progressive Miracle, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: 76-76-67-67, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Fingertip Miracle, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Full Deck, Five Faro´s, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: The Wrong Hand, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: It´s Mathematical, 1-2, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Two Disclosures, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Automatic Placement, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Faro Foolers, 1-12, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Wrong to Right, Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique
Ed Marlo: Faro Fantastiques, Marlo's Magazine 3
Ed Marlo: Full Deck Oil and Water, Marlo´s Magazine 5, page 61
Ed Marlo: Think of Any Card, Marlo´s Magazine 6, page 217
Ed Marlo: The Mindreading Faro, Marlo's Magazine Volume 6, page 215
Ed Marlo: Miracle Ace Cutting, Faro Controlled Miracles
Ed Marlo, Mental Disclosure, Two Methods, Ibidem 13
Ed Marlo: Mock Faro, Tabled Faro Demonstration, Legend
Ed Marlo: 8 perfect riffle tabled Faro Shuffles, It's All In The Cards

***

Eddie Fechter: Control, page 52, Card Cavalcade, 1972

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Erhard Liebenow: Royal Flush (german)

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Faro Fall-Out Spelling, Linking Ring

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Father Cyprian: Faro Flush, page 25, Super Subtle Card Miracles, 1973

***

Ferry Gerats: Timely Departure by John Bannon, revisited

***

Frank Garcia: Super Subtle Card Miracles; Fr. Cyprian: Faro Flush

***

Fred Braue: Braue Poker Deal, Expert Card Technique, page 150
Fred Braue: The Royal Flush Deal, Expert Card Technique, page 151

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Fred Lessor: Brown-1, page 54, Epilogue (Issue 7), 1969

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Fred Robinson: The Perfect Faro Shuffle, page 212

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Fr. Cyprian: Faro Flush, Super Subtle Card Miracles by Frank Garcia 1973), page 25

***

Gary Goldberg: Firp, The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman, page 203

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Gene Finnell: Free Cut Principle, Gene Finnell: Torrance, 1967

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George Joseph: Cheating At Gin: Faro Shuffle

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Gerald Kosky: Anyone for Bridge, Cardiste

***

Gerry Griffin: Complete Card Magic, video

***

Great Scott it's Magic - The Trilogy

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Harry Lorayne: Close up Card Magic
Harry Lorayne: My Favorite Card Tricks
Harry Lorayne: Afterthoughts
Harry Lorayne: Interlaced Location, My Favorite Card Tricks
Harry Lorayne: The 29th card Afterthoughts
Harry Lorayne: Combination Aces, Afterthoughts
Harry Lorayne: Tag Along Aces
Harry Lorayne: Both Manipulative Aces
Harry Lorayne: Fourtitude, The New Phoenix (1958), issue 318
Harry Lorayne: Reverse Faro Ending
Harry Lorayne: One-Man Parade in Linking Ring Magazine, March, 1964
Harry Lorayne: Estimation Aces: Straddle Faro, Veeser Concept Voice Print: Reverse Faro Shuffle, Best Ever Vol 4

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Harry Riser: Secrets of an Escamoteur

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Hugard and Braue: , The Faro Shuffle, The endless belts, Chart of seventeen, Perfect shuffle stock, The eighteenth card,
Braue Poker Deal, Royal Flush Deal, Dishonesty at its apogee, A bridge deal, At the top, Double less one, Expert Card Technique

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Irl C. Bivens: Secrets of the Faro from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Mar., 1991), page 144-147

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Jack Birnman: Four-Sites, Card Finesse II

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Jacob Taub: The Faro Shuffle, Mum 64:6, Nov, 1974

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James Swain: Something for Nothing
James Swain: Miracles with Cards
James Swain: 21st Century Card Magic

***

Jason England: Tabled Faro Shuffle, Video

***

Jason Ladanye: Confident Deceptions.
The Extraordinary Card Magic, 2013.
Red-Black Faro Shuffle, red-black false riffle shuffle with faro, page 88.
Precision Aces, aces reversed in deck locate 3 selections via 3 faros, page 93.
The Gathering, aces appear and trap 3 selections, using faros, inspired by Persi's Collectors, page 101.

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Jeff Busby: Epoptica, May, 1982 - talks about the history of the faro

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Jerry K. Hartman: Collextra, page 237, Epilogue (Issue Special No 1), 1975

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Jerry Sadowitz: 26 Card Cut, page 17, Cut Controls, 2004

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Joe Dignam: A one hand perfect Faro Shuffle (at the table), Pentagram

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Joe Rindfleisch: Extreme Card Magic

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John Bannon: Dawn Patrol, page 120, Dear Mr. Fantasy, 2004

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John Nevil Maskelyne: Sharps and Flats (1894)

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Jon Racherbaumer: Late-nite Sandwich, Cardfixes
Jon Racherbaumer: Red Hot Mental Mamma

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John Bannon: Dawn Patrol, Dear Mr Fantasy

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Jon Racherbaumer: Card Finesse, page 146-152
Jon Racherbaumer: Cardfixes: Late-nite Sandwich
Jon Racherbaumer: Faro Controlled Miracles, 2008
Jon Racherbaumer: Editor's Prologue, page 75, Kabbala, (Vol. 1 No. 10), 1972

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Jonathan Kamm: False Faro Protorial, Video

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Joseph Schmidt: Epilogue by Karl Fulves, One handed perfect table faro

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Jozsef Kovacs: Pinned In, UK Lectur Tour 2013 Notes

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Juan Tamariz: Mnemonica
Juan Tamariz: Sonata: Bewitched Music Vol.I
Juan Tamariz: Tamariz Jumble, Sonata, page 221
Juan Tamariz: The Antifaros, page 90, Sonata, 1989

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Karl Fulves: Epilogue
Karl Fulves: Faro & Riffle Technique
Karl Fulves: Faro Possibilities
Karl Fulves: The Half Faro, faro applied to long-short deck, double faro, page 27, Faro Possibilities, 1979
Karl Fulves: Faro/Stebbins, page 28, Faro Possibilities, 1979
Karl Fulves & Steve Shimm: Faro Shuffle Machines, page 9, Faro Possibilities, 1979

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Ken Krenzel: The Gun, The Card Classics

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Larry Barnowsky: The Book of Destiny, October 2011:
Ch. 1 Look to the Cards
Ch. 3 Triple Psychometry
Ch. 8 The Book of Destiny
Ch. 17 The Power to Decide
Ch. 23 Chance or Choice
Ch. 27 Sum-traction

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Larry Jennings & Bruce Cervon: Face-Up Count II, Hard-Boiled Mysteries, page 129
Larry Jennings: EIDETIC, The Vernon Chronicles Vol. 2, page 188
Larry Jennings: Collectors II, page 129, The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings, 1986

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Magic Makers: Show Off With Cards: One handed faro shuffle

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Martin Gardner: Mathematical Carnivaly

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Martin Nash: Ever So Sleightly: The Table Faro Revisited, page 41
Martin Nash: The Eight-Card Poker Challenge, Sleight Unseen 3, page 408
Martin Nash: Faro Flam, Sleight Unseen 3, page 404
Martin Nash: Free Cut Faro Sandwich, Ever So Sleightly, page 99
Martin Nash: The Three to Seven Hand Poker Stack, Ever So Sleightly, page 96
Martin Nash: Vernash's Aces, Ever So Sleightly, page 70
Martin Nash: Mental Topper
Martin Nash: Colors on the March
Martin Nash: Infinity & Beyond: Tabled Faro Shuffle
Martin Nash: Award Winning Magic, Vol 1: Ovation
Martin Nash: Award Winning Magic, Vol 4: Tabled Faro Shuffle
Martin Nash: Collectors Triumphant, page 230, Any Second Now, 1977
Martin Nash: The Eight-Card Poker Challenge, page 408, Sleight Unseen, 1979

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Mats G. Kjellström: Simla Secret
Mats G. Kjellström: Quantum Mystery
Mats G. Kjellström: Templar Rose

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Meir Yedid: Magical Wishes: A fake faro shuffle

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Michael Close: Tut Tut, Magical Masterpieces of Michael Close, Vol 5
Michael Close: Closely Guarded Secrets, Ebook
Michael Close: The Way of the Duck, Devious DVD.
Michael Close: The Matching Miracle, Devious DVD
Michael Close: Harry’s Faro Trick, Devious DVD
Michael Close & Stewart James: Derby Downs, page 283, Epoptica (Issue Yearbook), 1984

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Elmsley"s, Penelope Principle.

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Michael DeMarco: Poker Machine, Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 2029
Michael DeMarco: Poker Machine II, Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 2062
Michael DeMarco: Principle to an Extreme, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2264
Michael DeMarco: Roving Predaceous Mates II, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2673
Michael DeMarco: Ten Fingers, Ten Hands, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2470

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Micky MacDougall: Gamblers Don't Gamble" by - Interlacing riffle

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Mike Skinner: A Monkey's Uncle

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Michael Kociolek: In Between, 8 Effects and a Sleight, 2012

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Michael S. Ewer: Name Revelation with Faro Shuffles, Genii, Nov, 1973 - helped inspire Paul Gertners Unshuffled
Michael S. Ewer: Name Revelation With Faro Shuffles, page 465, Magicana, November, 1973

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Murray Bonfield: Faro Concepts (1977), 56 pages
Murray Bonfield: A solution to Emsley's problem, Genii, May, 1973
Murray Bonfeld: Three Faro Puzzle Solutions, Genii Magazine, page 618.
Murray Bonfeld: For Faroniks Only, Genii Magazine, page 412,
Murray Bonfeld: Further Phony Faros by, Linking Ring, February, 1977

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Nicolás Pierri: Poetry in Faro, ebook, 2014

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Norman Gilbreath: Gilbreath Principle in combination with a faro, page 14, The Boston Trick Party, 2002

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Paul Cummins Punken Droker, 2003, from Steven Youell's: Cogitations

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Paul Gertner: Unshuffled, Steel and Silver

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Paul Gordon: Patrol Dawn
Paul Gordon: Explorations, book on Free-Cut Principle, Automatic Placement etc
Tom Craven & Paul Gordon, Second 16th Card Book
Paul Gordons books includes many faro effects.

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Paul LePaul's: Gymnastic Aces,
The Card Magic of Paul LePaul

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Paul Swinford: Alpha and Omega, Faro Fantasy, page 27
Paul Swinford: Faro Spell, Faro Fantasy, page 59
Paul Swinford: Opus Thirteen, Faro Fantasy, page 37

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Persi Diaconis: The Mathematics of Perfect Shuffles

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Peter Duffie: Triple Trauma, Duffie's Card Compulsions, page 81
Peter Duffie: Principles & Deceptions, Stay Stack

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Phil Goldstein (Max Maven): Farococo by, Genii, June, 1997, page 55

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Pit Hartling: Master of the Mess, Card Fictions, page 18
Pit Hartling: Chaos, Little Green Lecture
Pit Hartling: Elimination - Faro Ordering, page 22, Card Fictions, 2003

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Peter Kane: Faro Flipper (ChiKANEery), Goodliffe´s Abracadabra.

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Paul Swinford: Faro Fantasy
Paul Swinford: More Faro Fantasy

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Raphael Benatar: Elegant Card Magic, Vol 1: Faro Split Subtlety

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Rich Ferguson: Shuffles & Cuts, Vol 1: Tabled Faro, In the Hands, One Handed Faro, Scissor Far and Rich's Faro

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Richard Fox: Faro Exposed, 1882, The Gambler and his Prey

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Richard Goldshot: No Looking Goody Goody, Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 968
Richard Goldshot: RG Location, Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 967

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Richard Kaufman: Earl Nelson: Up Set, The Collected Almanac
Richard Kaufman: Basic Card Technique, video
Richard Kaufman: Faro Cardcase Load, page 130, CardMagic, 1979

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Richard Turner: The Cheat (tabled faro), video
Richard Turner: Cross Faro Fan Fans, Flourishes and False Shuffles, video

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Richard Wollmer: The Distrustful Mechanic, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2850
Richard Wollmer & Christian Scherer: Jacks Down Under, Apocalypse Vol.6-10, page 910
Richard Wollmer: The Lady Vanishes, Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 1025
Richard Wollmer: Perpetual Calendar, Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1604
Richard Wollmer: Right-To-It Location, Apocalypse Vol. 16-20, page 2694
Richard Vollmer: Earthly Powers, Apocalypse

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Robert Gardner: Twice Nice,
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1611

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Robert Wicks: Faro Handwriting on the Deck, Genii Magazine.

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Roberto Giobbi: The Two Detectivesy, Card College 3
Roberto Giobbi: Numerology, Card College 3
Roberto Giobbi: Faro Shuffle, Card College 3

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Roger Crosthwaite: Faro Follow-Ups, Taken from his 1965-1980 Note Books, Pabular

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Roger Smith: Faro Sorcery Trilogy Nr 1, Necromancer Press, 1975.

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Roy Walton: Sign of Four,
New York Magic Symposium, Collection 1 (1982), page 95

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R.Paul Wilson: Non-Faro, ebook

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Rusduck: The Cardiste, 158 pages
Rusduck: Faro Fantasies, Cardiste
Rusduck: Koldex Deluxe, Cardiste
Rusduck: Perpetual Separation, Cardiste

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S. Brent Morris: Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories of the Mathematical Association of america
S. Brent Morris: On the Faro Shuffle, Part One, The Linking Ring, Vol 77 no. 11, Nov 1997, page 77
S. Brent Morris: Accan with Faros, 2010.

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Sal Piacente: The Faro Stack, Expert Card Magic Lecture Notes

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Tenkai Matsuura: Unshuffled in MAGIC: it uses no Faro Shuffles

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The Downs / McGuire letters with mention of Fred Black, The Linking Ring, April and May, 1971

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Tom Craven: Drop-Count Revelation,
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10, page 858

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Tom Gagnon: Incomplete Faro Tabled Spread Pass, page 332, The Magic Circular, October, 2006

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Tommy Burke: Faro Finesse

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Tyler Wilson: IUD (Invisible Ungimmicked Deck), ebook, videos

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William Zavis: Coincidence, page 158, Epilogue (Issue 17), 1973

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Woody Aragon: My Anti Faro, Faro Shuffle and Factorial Dealing

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*Unknown: Twenty-One Cards, A Double Prediction, Fine Art of Magic by Georg Kaplan, page 175

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*Unknown: The 9-Principle Location, page 223, Epilogue (Issue 24), 1975

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*Unknown: Butting Cards, page 1124, More Greater Magic, 1994

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*Unknown: The Whole Art and Myster of Modern Gaming (1726), roots of the Faro Game and shuffle

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The Count's Inquisition of Shuffling and Dealing Number I (ebook)

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SPECIAL THINGS with faroshuffle:

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Mmenmonica Memorized Stack
Juan Tamariz, getting in and out of Tamariz Memorized Stack with a faro shuffle

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The Chain Calculator
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique, Faro Notes

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Instant 26th Location
Ed Marlo: Faro Notes, Revolutionary Card Technique

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Stay Stack or Mirror Stack
Rusduck: Cardiste

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Casual Faro Divider
Ed Marlo: Card Finesse by Jon Rachermabumer

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New Deck PM
Ed Marlo: Revolutionary Card Technique, Faro Notes

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Side-Cut Faro Stack
Derek Dingle: The Complete Works of Derek Dingle (1982)

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Phony Pharo
David Williamsson: Apocalypse Vol. 11-15, page 1794

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Elimination - Faro Ordering
Pit Hartling: Card Fictions, page 22

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Penelope Principle
Alex Elmsley: Collected Works volume 2, page 313

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Anti Faro

Dani DaOrtiz and Christian Engblom DVD:
!Que Raro! that teaches the Anti-Faro.

In the Anti-Faro you spring the cards from hand to hand from a very short distance
and every other card jogs slightly. This allows you to strip out the jogged cards, and essentially reverses the action of a Faro Shuffle.

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Free Software: StackView: http://www.stackview.com

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FARO-List made by Mats G. Kjellström, Sweden, 2014-12-08

http://www.matskjellstrom.se
Message: Posted by: nicolasmtg (Dec 19, 2014 03:21PM)
Hello :) wow I didn.t realized that here is included my POETRY IN FARO :O. THANKS :)

Well, Poetry in faro is my lecture notes ebook it,s over 70 80 pages.

Those who know me know I'm a faro crazy , I ve been most of my time as a magician studying and working on the faro, I have studied lot of names , such as Vernon, Marlo, Gertner, Swinford, Elmsley,Diaconnis, Riser, Otero, and some others some that are famous but some that arent that famous.

Poetry in faro is full of some of the best tricks I have found, work and even developed with the faro shuffle, and there are lot of combination of principles with the faro , like Finnels Free cut, Stay stack, and some more, then I have published my "Guide deck" study wich I believe is one of my best colaborations to the faro literature :).

I put tips, ideas, and a lot of information about the faro and one of the things I believe that is nice about my booklet is that I have tried to make it FUNNY and entertaining to read :)

Now the bad news for now its only available in spanish so if someone know spanish just contact me and I will tell you how you can get it :) , but its in mi plans to translate it into english. That would be awesome :)

The good news is that Poetry in faro is almost 4 years old, and I continued my journey and I have developed some tricks ideas and even principles and a study on the critic points of the faro, and how to work on them, today I can do 8 perfect faros totally blindfolded by the hands of a spectator (of course that is uselees but the ability to make the faro while you are talking and looking the spectators into the eyes that is kinda nice :) and right now I'm planning to put all my work on a big book almost 300 pages of FARO work soo my friends keep in touch! :)

cya!!!

Nicolas Pierri
Message: Posted by: IanLand (Jan 14, 2015 05:29PM)
I had a faro routine in Pabular Vol. 8 No. 10 (May 1985) called Quaternity. I expanded on the basic idea in several more interesting directions although I never published any of them.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 1, 2015 01:17PM)
You can now download the Faro-list (PDF) at Lybrary.Com for free. Enjoy.

http://www.lybrary.com/faromania-p-680843.html
Message: Posted by: sl8_of_h& (Jun 9, 2015 12:18PM)
I can't recall which volume but on one video I have, Vernon's 'A Match Made in Cinncinatti' had been routined out of a brand new deck, where the cards in two of the suits are 'shuffled' into A-K order (new decks have two suits already A-K and two suits arranged K-A) and then faro'd twice as the set-up...killer effect and it's where I started learning my in-the-hands faro...I don't always do this with a brand new deck, but the effect is very strong either way.

After many years of practice (and lots of Tally-Hos), I can do a complete 'cycle' in a little over a minute with a halfway decent deck...

:tallyred:
Message: Posted by: Antera (Aug 24, 2015 01:37PM)
[quote]! After using bikes I realized that it is not so difficult after all : [/quote]

I tried Bikes , including the R Turner hyped traditional cut decks but its hit and miss unless your just doing table Faros. So far I have found the Phoenix deck to be the most reliable when doing a standard in the hands Faro. Or maybe I just need another 20 years practice. Anyone else suggest a deck that's not hit and miss other than Bikes

Also thanks for such a nice forum and all the info on Faro , its a gold mine.. been away for to long..nice to be back
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Oct 29, 2015 12:53AM)
I think this thread could benefit from a response to the following question I'll ask:

Some have "taught" the faro. Harry Lorayne has self-promoted his teaching (as he is always wont to do) in this thread. However, Lorayne's "teaching" (if it can be called that!) while still offering some very minimal insights (which are honestly only useful for people who can already faro well, as I can) pales in comparison to Ed Marlo's discussion in _Revolutionary Card Technique_. So who offers more insight on the faro than Ed Marlo? In short, what are some of the absolute best discussions of the faro which top Ed Marlo's stellar discussion? Is there anything better than Ed Marlo on this? Or is Ed Marlo's discussion the absolute best?
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Oct 29, 2015 09:10AM)
Hey Mr. RiderBacks: Please; I've just gone over this entire thread. Would you please tell us all where I SELF-PROMOTED my teaching. Sure; effects/routines I've published in my books are mentioned - which is the POINT of this thread, isn't it? And others started the mentioning of some of my faro effects here first. So, please, explain your un-called for remark about my SELF-PROMOTION.

I'm always willing to learn, and I can see from your 63 posts that you have INVALUABLE experience - so please, show me and everyone else where I SELF-PROMOTED. Point out where I said - where I EVER said - that I teach how to do the faro better than Marlo OR ANYONE ELSE. Please; we all breathlessly await your immense fount of knowledge. It's important for all of us to realize that you KNOW WHEREOF YOU SPEAK, or that you have NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

Now, since you brought it up --- since for the last couple of decades I never carry my own deck, and because I have some arthritic fingers, I can't really use the faro very often. In my current book, JAW DROPPERS! I spend some time, and space, teaching how to ELIMINATE the faro within certain effects/routines and, believe it or not, the routines are STRONGER and easier to do. Thank you so much for the plug opportunity, which I know makes you sooooo happy!
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Oct 29, 2015 09:40AM)
Oh, and I just checked again - and there's only one mention of learning the faro from me, and that mention is by DomKabala, not by me.

But, and I know this will make you happy, Mr. RiderBacks (as it is "wont to do" - I just love your ability with language! - just love your quotes around "teaching" when discussing me) --- over the decades literally thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, have stated, written, etc., that THEY LEARNED THE FARO FROM MY FIRST MAGIC BOOK. THEY said/stated/wrote it, not me. So what is your "unbelievably knowledgeable" response to that?

Incidentally, Ed (Marlo) and I were personal friends. Did you know him personally, Mr. RudeBacks? I loved his teaching of the faro (and anything else he taught) and he loved my short teaching version of the faro in that first book of mine. Incidentally, I never said that it was the "best" way to do the faro. I never said that anything I teach/taught is the BEST. I know better than to use "best" at all, as you do above. I admit I'm stupid, but I'm not THAT stupid!
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Oct 29, 2015 11:11PM)
Harry, I love your stuff. I was, of course, referring to the sixteenth post in this thread, written on Mar. 13, 2010. Let's be honest. It is not uncommon (that's an understatement) to find a thread in which you mention your surprise that your work (which is quite stellar) isn't mentioned. I'll refrain from quoting and citing examples here, though if forced to do so, I'd unhappily oblige.

The brief description of the faro which appears in your _Close Up Card Magic_ doesn't count ask teaching it (though you did describe that description as offering a "teaching" of the faro in the aforementioned sixteenth post in this thread.) What you write in _Close Up Card Magic_ is this:

[quote]I think a book can be written about the Faro Shuffle alone, (one has). I don't want to go into it quite that deeply. You'll have to practice it until you're ready to give up—that's when you'll get it. I can only try to explain how I get prepared for it—the grip on the cards, etc.—then you're on your own.[/quote]

This is not to teach the faro. Ed Marlo does teach it, and he teaches it well. When I was learning the faro, I spent about twenty minutes studying Ed Marlo's description. Then, I hit a near perfect faro on the fifth, seventh and tenth try. Let's call that past bit of learning experience a whole half hour of "work" for hitting near perfect faros in five to ten attempts. This was made possible by the high quality of Ed Marlo's teaching of the faro. Now that's not to completely knock your description. Your handling is interesting (and different from Ed's (who, by the way, I have not met.) For those who already know how to faro, your handling is worth studying. I like it! But I stand by my claim that your description in _Close Up Card Magic_ doesn't count as teaching it. It counts as teaching a nice way to move into or present the faro. And that is, of course, quite valuable!

I never stated that you teach the faro "better than Ed Marlo or anyone else." In fact, I said quite the opposite (at least with reference to your brief discussion in _Close Up Card Magic_.) It is possible you elsewhere have a lesson on the faro which I have missed. Again, I like your discussion of the faro in _Close Up Card Magic_. But what I'm interested in is whether there is a better discussion of the faro than the insanely great discussion (and incredibly awesome teaching) which Ed Marlo provides. If there is, I don't know where it is, and I'd like to know about it if it exists. Ed Marlo's discussion of the faro is going to be hard to top.
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Oct 30, 2015 01:09AM)
[quote]On Oct 29, 2015, Harry Lorayne wrote: THEY LEARNED THE FARO FROM MY FIRST MAGIC BOOK. THEY said/stated/wrote it, not me. So what is your "unbelievably knowledgeable" response to that [/quote]

If you're referring to something other than _Close Up Card Technique_ that I don't know what your'e referring to. I will state (with utmost confidence) that nobody learned the faro from _CUCT_.
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Oct 30, 2015 07:14AM)
Good. Glad you "love my stuff." And you are, of course, entitled to your opinion, so long as you state it AS AN OPINION. And your opinion, of course, is wrong - IN MY OPINION. We can leave it at that. I never said, in CLOSE-UP CARD MAGIC (not "Technique") that I'd really go into deep teaching of the faro - the short piece was along with a short piece on the jog shuffle, Hindu Shuffle, etc. Anyway, I'll stick with this statement

"But, and I know this will make you happy, Mr. RiderBacks (as it is "wont to do" - I just love your ability with language! - just love your quotes around "teaching" when discussing me) --- over the decades literally thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, have stated, written, etc., that THEY LEARNED THE FARO FROM MY FIRST MAGIC BOOK. THEY said/stated/wrote it, not me. So what is your "unbelievably knowledgeable" response to that?" We can leave it at that. Again, glad you love my stuff!
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Oct 30, 2015 07:34AM)
Just to be clear - it was this statement of yours that "rankled" ---

"Some have "taught" the faro. Harry Lorayne has self-promoted his teaching (as he is always wont to do) in this thread. However, Lorayne's "teaching" (if it can be called that!)..."

Had you just stated your opinion about Marlo's great teaching of the faro (with which, incidentally, I'd agree) and not mentioned me, there would have been no response from me - except perhaps to agree re: Marlo's teaching. But when someone comes in with any UN-CALLED-FOR remark about me, I'm going to respond. Nature of this beast. Just wanted to be clear. You can't start something and not expect a response.
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Oct 31, 2015 01:34AM)
[quote]On Oct 30, 2015, Harry Lorayne wrote: Nature of this beast. Just wanted to be clear. You can't start something and not expect a response.[/quote]

No hard feelings. And I"m not interested in a fight. What I'm interested in is the location of a better teaching of the faro than Marlo provides. That interest isn't a knock on Marlo, who does an insanely good job of teaching the faro. What I want to know is whether some folks feel Marlo's teaching (which is stellar) has been beaten (and if so, where!)
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Oct 31, 2015 10:15AM)
Fine. That's not precisely what your original post said - like: where do I (Harry Lorayne) come into that "picture"? - but, fine, good luck finding whatever it is, that important information, that you're searching for. Wish I could help.
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Nov 1, 2015 01:29AM)
[quote]On Oct 31, 2015, Harry Lorayne wrote: Fine. That's not precisely what your original post said - like: where do I (Harry Lorayne) come into that "picture"? - but, fine, good luck finding whatever it is, that important information, that you're searching for. Wish I could help.[/quote]

Happy to explain more in a PM (but won't do it in public.). And thanks for the well-wishes! There is no question that I've benefitted greatly from some of your writing!
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Nov 1, 2015 08:32PM)
Ok, so a little more faro work, forced by memdeck interest, has resulted in a new handling which I much prefer to the Marlo-based handling I've been using. I'm not sure if this handling is in print, but I think I'm now mostly (though not completely) happy with how my faro *looks* (from the spectator's point of view.) I've now deviated from Marlo's handling by a fair degree.

Marlo runs a bottom-up faro. I prefer a top-down. Marlo's finger position (depicted in Fig. 6 of Ch. 6 of RCT) has also been abandoned. I place the right forefinger along the back of the deck and use it to help square the backs of the deck by extending the tip of it slightly over the right-hand's deck (back) so that it touches the left hand's deck. The spectator sees the backs of the cards and at no points gets a very good view of the weave. The goal here is to not make it fracking obvious that you are perfectly interlacing the cards, and this is assisted by doing the faro quickly with the spectator's view being of the backs only under some hand cover. The spring is performed not from the short ends, but from the sides, which further conceals the perfect interlacing. (Alternatively, a fast and sloppy standard spring from the short ends can work, and probably should also be used. Still thinking about this.) If the odd shuffle is questioned, I'll just say that I learned to shuffle by just jamming the cards together, and thought this was standard!

A few points about this handling. First, it won't work well if you have small hands. Fortunately, I don't. I can grip the base of the right-hand deck while still extending the right-forefinger (by about a full joint) over the tip of it so as to contact the left hand's deck. Second, if you can manage this, the right hand's forefinger speeds up the squaring process and removes the need for starting at the cards while you faro them. With more practice, I think I'll be able to out-faro blind using this method, though some visual inspection is of course recommended if you need a perfect weave. Still, the right forefinger helping with the squaring speeds up the whole process for me.
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Nov 2, 2015 11:45AM)
Interesting...after your strong, VERY strong, statement about how Marlo's teaching for doing a perfect faro was, without question, the very, VERY, BEST, as you in an un-called-for way compared it to my teaching - you're now stressing "...a new handling which I much prefer to the Marlo-based handling..." And now you've "deviated from Marlo's handling by a fair degree." And, also interesting - those changes occurred in just a few days!

Marlo taught a bottom-up faro but, after your stressing how his teaching is the VERY BEST, you now "prefer a top down" faro. And now you stress what you're intimating is YOUR idea of the right forefinger's action.

Well, what's interesting to me is - in my original short version re: the perfect faro - back in CLOSE-UP CARD MAGIC, 1962 - which, in your original post you put down severely (putting quotes around the word "teaching" when discussing me) I teach the perfect faro TOP DOWN, and I stress the right forefinger action - which, to me, as stated way back there/then, is the important part of the whole thing.

And, you state that the idea won't work well if you have small hands. WRONG! I have small hands - and I mention how to handle it if you have small hands in my original (53 years ago!!) piece about the perfect faro. Sorry, but your "teaching" just doesn't hack it. Interesting...no? You state that you've "benefitted greatly from some of my writing". Obviously!! And thanks for saying so.
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Nov 2, 2015 03:32PM)
What I said is that Marlo's teaching was the best I know of. What's the best? The *teaching*. The *teaching* is the most detailed, in-depth, and thorough of which I am aware. I did not say that the handling taught was the best handling or *anything* remotely like that. Again, when I learned how to faro, I learned it from Marlo, and I learned it almost instantly given the detail of his teaching. Again, you basically teach a handling for those who already know how to do the faro, as I've already stated. What you provide isn't an analytic discussion.

Your handling in CUCM is not the one I'm currently using. I'm doing a few things differently. First, I hold the cards so the sides of the deck face up and down, while you seem to want the backs of the deck facing up and the faces down. (This view obscures a clear view of the weave. I'd like to watch my weave. And if I start sideways for an estimation cut, I might as well finish sideways too.) Second, I do not use my right forefinger to press down on the deck, causing the bottom half to spring up. In my current handling, and to simulate this, I would need to use my right forefinger to press the cards left causing them to spring to the right. But I don't think I want to simulate this portion of your handling either.

Finally, the purpose my right forefinger is serving is to assist in the positioning of the two halves of the deck. That's the same purpose your right forefinger is serving, yes. But we're using different methods to achieve that positioning, and my method works better with longer fingers and larger hands, as I use much more than the tip of my forefinger than your method requires. You can, if you like, thing of my entire right finger as creating a sideways table upon which to faro. The first full digit of my right forefinger lies along the original bottom of the deck. And once again, as I stated, this does not work well with small hands. I get my right forefinger into position while squaring the cards well (by tapping them together, another notable absence from your handling.) It is hardly the same thing you're doing in CUCM.

In short, none of your points apply. Not one. I am not wrong, I have not made any mistakes, and I have not contradicted myself in the slightest. And yes, I have switched my handling of the faro by thinking about it a fair bit in the last few days. And that's totally fine. And still, if someone wants to learn how to faro, CUCM is not the place to point them. After they learn how to faro from Ed Marlo, it'd be a fine and dandy idea to point them to your CUCM for another handling. What handling one prefers will vary on an individual basis, and I'm quite sure many do or would prefer yours. That's also fine. I won't say that my handling is objectively better than yours, but I will say it's objectively better for me. I've already shown my handling to someone else, and they instantly said it was no good for them (because their hands were too small).
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Nov 2, 2015 04:40PM)
Okay, fine. Forgive me, but "psychobabble" comes to mind. I'll just let whoever cares read ALL the posts in this thread - yours and mine - and let them make up their own minds.

In the meantime, I'll stick to, repeat, emphasize, point out, etc., "...over the decades literally thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, have stated, written, etc., that THEY LEARNED THE FARO FROM MY FIRST MAGIC BOOK. THEY said/stated/wrote it, not me." The "first magic book" that's being referred to is CUCM - 1962. This from literally tens of thousands of people all over the world and over all the decades even though I've said that I wrote a short piece about the faro along with short pieces on the jog shuffle and Hindu Shuffle. I never claimed it was a great instruction piece, just seems that those literally tens of thousands DO. So, up to others to decide - - -
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Nov 2, 2015 04:51PM)
Oh, and Mr. Rider... you may want to "tell off" the person quoted below. He's one of the many thousands that states emphatically that he learned the faro "in the first place" from that short piece of mine in CUCM, that you put down. How dare he??


[quote]On Apr 12, 2010, DomKabala wrote:
[quote]
On 2010-04-11 23:17, ddeckmann wrote:

Until now I only know "Fourtitude" by Mr. Harry Lorayne which is great. I fooled myself!

[/quote]This the very effect that prompted me to learn the faro in the first place many years ago! Of course I learned to faro as taught by Harry in the same book CUCM...

Cardamagically,
DOM :) ;) [/quote]
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Nov 2, 2015 10:19PM)
[quote]On Nov 2, 2015, Harry Lorayne wrote: Okay, fine. Forgive me, but "psychobabble" comes to mind.[/quote]

Actually, my explanation of my method and my comparison of it with yours was perfectly clear and articulate. That it is is patently obvious.

[quote]On Nov 2, 2015, Harry Lorayne wrote: I'll just let whoever cares read ALL the posts in this thread - yours and mine - and let them make up their own minds. [/quote]

Sounds good to me.

[quote]On Nov 2, 2015, Harry Lorayne wrote: In the meantime, I'll stick to, repeat, emphasize, point out, etc., "...over the decades literally thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, have stated, written, etc., that THEY LEARNED THE FARO FROM MY FIRST MAGIC BOOK. THEY said/stated/wrote it, not me." The "first magic book" that's being referred to is CUCM - 1962. This from literally tens of thousands of people all over the world and over all the decades even though I've said that I wrote a short piece about the faro along with short pieces on the jog shuffle and Hindu Shuffle. I never claimed it was a great instruction piece, just seems that those literally tens of thousands DO.[/quote]

There is a division of labor in any student-teacher relationship. The better the teaching, the less student labor is required. The worse the teaching, the more the student has to teach themselves. I count teaching as better the more it moves beyond giving the student a slight push and then setting them on their own. A student who is given just a slight push and then told to figure it out themselves might still credit the teacher when they do... There has historically been (and still is) a great emphasis placed on this type of "slight push teaching" within a significant portion of the magic community. Part of its point is precisely to gate access to techniques.

What I find distinctive and valuable about Marlo's teaching in RCT is that it is not of the "slight push" variety. So if someone asks me where to find a source for learning the faro (it should be perfectly clear that I mean learning the faro when one doesn't have any kind of good idea how to do it), I'm going to point them to RCT, since there, the teacher does most of the work. If someone told me they didn't really want to be taught the faro, but just be given a slight push towards learning how to do it, so they'd have to fiddle around with it themselves for a longer time, then I'd happily point them to CUCM and let them fiddle around until they get it.

Another way of putting this is measuring the quality of teaching a technique like the faro in terms of "time to acquisition." If we compare two teaching sources A and B, and students who rely on A have a faster acquisition time than students who rely on B, that would be provisional evidence that source A is higher quality teaching. With the faro, I think a time to acquisition measure is itself almost decisive when it comes to measuring the quality of teaching sources. After one learns the faro, one can think about the handling themselves (as I did). Or one can look at other's versions of handling, such as yours! Perhaps at some point I'll put together a booklet on the faro. ;-) If I do, I'll send you a copy gratis.
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Nov 3, 2015 07:55AM)
Thanks anyway, but no thanks. I've had enough psychobabble to last for years.
Message: Posted by: RiderBacks (Nov 3, 2015 10:18PM)
[quote]On Nov 3, 2015, Harry Lorayne wrote: Thanks anyway, but no thanks. I've had enough psychobabble to last for years. [/quote]

I chuckled, and read this as a funny response to my offer to send you a booklet gratis. It's fine. All good. No hard feelings. =)
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Nov 4, 2015 07:25AM)
Glad I gave you a laugh.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jan 31, 2016 08:33PM)
Youtube: How to do a Faro Shuffle, oboy, I like to link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbfJ7oTh5qA


More info about Faro Shuffle:

http://www.worldlibrary.org/articles/faro_shuffle

https://magiki.wikispaces.com/Faro+Shuffle

Etymology

There are several theories to the etymology of Pharaoh in regards to the card game from which the shuffle took its name:
•Historians have suggested that the name Pharaoh comes from Louis XIV's royal gamblers who called the game pharaon because of the motif that commonly adorned one of the French-made court cards.
•Another idea traces the name to the Irish word fairadh, pronounced "fearoo", meaning "to turn". It could have been brought to England and France through the mass emigration from Ireland.
•There may have been a French brand of cards called Pharaoh popular in the 1800's. I've been unable to locate any specific information about these, however.

Alex Elmsley provided the terms "in-faro" and "out-faro."

Card Magic USA eBook.

Hold‘em Stack:
The following idea is a Hold’em stack for seven or eight hands with one Faro Shuffle. It is designed to fool a card man.

http://www.thecardplant.com/product/card-magic-usa-/

Howdy magic folks.

Watch me (Mats) do one of the greatest faro effects you can do - Unshuffled:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8ro53C68J0

I hope you liked the magic, I do like it.
Message: Posted by: tmcbls (Feb 6, 2016 06:52PM)
Excellent "Unshuffled." Smooth after silk. Thanks for sharing.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Feb 7, 2016 01:46AM)
[quote]On Feb 6, 2016, tmcbls wrote:
Excellent "Unshuffled." Smooth after silk. Thanks for sharing. [/quote]

Thanks.

Remember, this video is only for showing the faro shuffle. Its not a real live event with pattern and emotional hook.
Hope its worth watching anyway...
Message: Posted by: Ken M (Mar 21, 2016 03:09PM)
[quote]On Feb 7, 2016, Kjellstrom wrote:

Remember, this video is only for showing the faro shuffle. Its not a real live event with pattern and emotional hook.
Hope its worth watching anyway... [/quote]

Never seen it done so slow. What do you think, as faro expert, is the advantage of doing it so slowly?
Message: Posted by: nicolasmtg (Mar 22, 2016 02:30AM)
Hello faro lovers!!! I'm super super happy to anounce you that after 4,5 years of the publication of mi first book on the faro I translated it into english so I can share with all of you my work there I talk about the best effects I found on the literature of faro and mi versions, and lot of ideas and even principles I developed :) I'm a faro CRAZY if you are intrested on the material just pm me or email nicolasmtg@gmail.com I will put it on my web nontricks.com but if you cant wait I can send it to you :)

the price for mi SON is 35 dollars bafore I publish it on mi web after that its gonna raise a bit.

here is what LUIS OTERO SAYS IN THE PROLOGUE :)

Prologue

"I want to practice the faro shuffle by doing it with my hands in a container full of dangerous insects in order to get used to the pressure.” Those were the first words I heard from the author of these notes, so I realized he was crazy. However, as sanity isn’t abundant in the world of magic, we instantly became friends.
Those who know me are aware that I love the faro, but I rarely find other people who share that feeling with me. Nicolás is one of those people, and he is not ashamed of it. Between the lines of this treatise, you will find the result of many hours of trial, study and practice. And, if you take the time and look more closely, you will realize this book is really a symbolic faro of knowledge.
If you already master the faro, you will find very useful information here. If you still don’t, then you will surely get really excited when you find out the many wonders you can do with it.
It’s a pleasure to see people share everything they’ve achieved. Without a doubt, that’s one of the most beautiful things about magic, and Nicolás does so in a very generous manner. We can just encourage him to keep doing it for the sake of our art. LUIS OTERO 2010


PS:my name is nicolas pierri if you wanna add me to talk about faros that's my fb :)
Message: Posted by: Houdini Trix (May 19, 2016 11:36PM)
[quote]On Mar 2, 2007, Kjellstrom wrote:
It´s strange, but I have a strong addiction to do faros shuffles...[/quote]

This is the best thing I've read in so long.

What an amazing list, thank you for this resource. I'm sure every other comment in this thread is like this (minus a bit of drama, hey talking about Faro's can be exciting too, right?) but I just had to say it.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 30, 2016 12:52PM)
Richard Turner:

http://richardturner52.com/perfect-interlace-shuffle/
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Aug 18, 2016 02:42AM)
Paul Gertner performs UNSHUFFLED on Penn & Teller Fool Us:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fpUi89LIR4

And, he fooled them, oboy whatta great trick, sure.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Sep 24, 2016 12:49PM)
Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke by Christian Scherer.
Ebook in german: http://www.lybrary.com/eine-handvoll-kartenkunststücke-p-224154.html
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 8, 2017 04:37AM)
Tabled Faro Shuffle with Jason England:

https://store.theory11.com/products/tabled-faro-shuffle-jason-england
Message: Posted by: zachwyman (May 22, 2017 10:32AM)
Jason Ladayne does some pretty amazing things with faros.
Message: Posted by: furmanmatt (Jun 29, 2017 11:19AM)
Great list, I love the Faro shuffle. Learned it in Close up Card Magic by the Man, the Myth, the Legend, Harry Lorayne.
Message: Posted by: tenchu (Nov 20, 2017 10:02AM)
If you're a faro fanatic like me, be sure to check out a manuscript I released couple of days ago about a trick that will fool everyone who haven't bought it yet! :)

It's available here: http://inbetween.michalkociolek.pl

Here are some quotes:

"Bravo! Your original "In Between" is just marvelous, but the "supercharged" version would have, without question, thoroughly fooled the pants off me if you had simply performed it for me." [b]-- Jack Carpenter[/b]

"What Jack Carpenter said!" -- [b]Tomas Blomberg[/b]

Not only this routine (and its variations) will badly fool people, but you will also badly fool yourself the 1st time you do it. Welcome to the very clever magic of Michal Kociolek." [b]-- Jean-Jacques Sanvert[/b]

"My seething hatred for Michal's genius can be best explained by the contents within these pages. This trick is just way too clever - you will fool yourself doing it the first time, and actually every time after that as well." [b]-- Harapan Santoso Ong[/b]

"Michal Kociolek specializes in incredibly clever stacked deck effects which always possess methods of labyrinthian beauty. His manuscript, In Between, is in this line, and features several versions of a very unique effect: a card merely thought of appears sandwiched between two other cards." [b]-- Bob Farmer[/b]

-

Best,
Mike
Message: Posted by: mrjinglesusa (Jan 13, 2018 06:42PM)
Paul Gertner’s Unshufflling the Faro Shuffle DVD taught someone (me) who had never done a faro shuffle to be able to do 8 perfect faro shuffles in a row with about 1-2 hours of practice. His attention to every minute detail (hand/finger positions, separating halves, bringing the halves together, interweaving, etc.) is immaculate. What a great teacher.

I was actually able to perform “Unshuffled” for my wife tonight and she was floored. Oh, and I got the DVD/deck last night.

If you’ve struggled with learning the faro shuffle or never attempted to learn but want to, I highly recommend picking up Unshuffling the Faro Shuffle by Paul Gertner.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jan 31, 2018 07:34AM)
One Handed Anti-Faro by Jared Crespel:

https://www.ellusionist.com/one-handed-anti-faro.html
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 6, 2018 03:26AM)
This ebook describes Marlo's techniques for the Faro Shuffle:

https://www.lybrary.com/the-faro-shuffle-p-922443.html
Message: Posted by: aj7685 (Aug 30, 2018 10:57PM)
Just started reading this thread. I've just learned to do it, so I'll be busy here. Thanks for the resources.
Message: Posted by: loserdlj (Feb 21, 2019 02:40AM)
I love it, Mats
Message: Posted by: aabc (Apr 3, 2019 01:02AM)
Wow. What an incredible list. Thank you so much!

Also worth mentioning that Behr has a few great faro effects on his Magic on Tap DVDs.
Message: Posted by: holdingoutflat (Aug 21, 2019 01:13PM)
Wow. This is a treasure trove.
Message: Posted by: holdingoutflat (Aug 21, 2019 01:13PM)
Incredible.