158 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Red/Black Stack (not simply divided)
  
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Unknown Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 89
Dai Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 208
Theodore Annemann Sensitive Thoughts deck divided in red and black, number named and card thought of from different halves, performer names card and position of them
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 212
Dai Vernon Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up
Variations Early Vernon 23
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Related to
  • p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
  • "You Did It" (T.S. Ransom, Ibidem #16, p. 11)
  • Follow Me (Karl Fulves, 1997)
Also published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control
  • Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
  • Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
  • Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 111
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 171
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 189
Rick Johnsson, Harry Lorayne, Walter Rollins Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket
Related toAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck
Also published here Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Francis J. Baker Logic two cards chosen, one found by performer and one by spectator, red-black alternating
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 311
Edward Marlo To Keep an Alternated Red-Black Set-Up
The Shank Shuffle 19
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 528
Edward Marlo Alternated Red & Black Shuffles overhand and riffle shuffle used to preserve alternating set-up (including real riffle shuffle with fine incomplete faro)
Marlo's Objectives 20
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Also published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 2
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other color
Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Chromatic Telepathy spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle
Also published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 4
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 10
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 12
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Magnetic Colors Variation starting on bottom of page
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation
Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 66
Rick Johnsson, Walter Rollins, Harry Lorayne Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket
Inspired byAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 72
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck
Also published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 73
Karl Fulves Odds on Favorite betting game in which a reversed card is part of a same-colored pair or not
Related toVariations Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 79
Gene Finnell Strictly to Enhance Your Imagination Aces lost and found, then two selections found and deck separated into reds and blacks, faro
Related to Gene Finnell's Card Magic 36
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
Also published here Card Cavalcade II 90
Karl Fulves Two-Person Telepathy a medium finds both cards
Inspired by The Magic Book 134
Theodore Annemann Alternate Detection Procedure two cards chosen and replaced in opposite order
Related to Transpo Trix 46
Karl Fulves Even-Money Proposition No. 57, spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly
Also published here Self-Working Mental Magic 94
Jeff Busby Red-Black Stay Stacks Same Color Reflection, Opposite Color Reflection
Curioser 20
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-Ups
Origins 33
Karl Fulves Well Stacked self-duplicating set-up intro
Origins 45
Karl Fulves The Puritan Ethic self-duplicating set-up intro
Origins 48
Karl Fulves A New Genetic Code self-duplicating set-up intro
Origins 49
Karl Fulves Like Father self-duplicating set-up
Origins 50
Karl Fulves Shuffling Off To Eden self-duplicating set-up
Origins 52
Karl Fulves By Two And Two one riffle shuffle, then pairs turned up, when odd-colored, the next pair is also odd-colored, when match, then the next is match
Origins 54
Harry Lorayne Ultra Location red black alternating deck
Best of Friends 556
Eoin Taylor Out of Town intro for Out of this world
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10) 190
Karl Fulves Impromptu Faro Box red black betting game
A History of the Brainwave Principle 29
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs No. 17, two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated, see Pallbearer's Review for references
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 24
Norman Gilbreath Magnetic Colors No. 34, "This routine was independently devised by Gene Finnell, Norman Gilbreath and others"
More Self-Working Card Tricks 46
Unknown Self-Matching Colors No. 35, alternated red-black stack shuffled, when a pair matches, the performer knows the color, kind of opposite Gilbreath
More Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Unknown A Devilish Secret No. 36, deck riffle shuffled once, pairs turned up, when a color match occurs, the next pair is a match of opposite colors
More Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy No. 38, performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 49
Roy Walton Blind Choice No. 39, first publication, spectator and performer successfully guess colors of four-card packets that are handed out after one riffle shuffle
More Self-Working Card Tricks 50
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards No. 41, Magnetic Colors variation
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 53
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control No. 42, number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 54
Karl Fulves Why You Can't Win No. 43, deck riffle shuffled and dealt into four piles, top cards turned over by player simultaneously and red-black outcome used for betting game
More Self-Working Card Tricks 55
Karl Fulves The Omega Bet No. 73, card pushed face-up in center and deck dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches or not, multiple phases
Related toVariations More Self-Working Card Tricks 107
Karl Fulves The Diagonal Relationship after riffle shuffle spectator takes pairs, turns one over and guesses color of other card, performer is always right
Color Capture 2
Karl Fulves Pristine after riffle shuffle pairs are dealt, all have matching colors
Color Capture 6
Karl Fulves Nexto two positions in deck decided upon by spectator and performer, after riffle shuffle those positions are counted to and the prediction that one is of each color is verified
Color Capture 7
Karl Fulves Memory Mix after riffle shuffle performer memorizes order, deck dealt into two heaps, performer announces number of matching color pairs in one heap
Related to Color Capture 8
Karl Fulves Chain of Events discussion of red-black pair relationship properties after riffle shuffle
Color Capture 10
Karl Fulves Smart Modem twelve red and twelve black cards, cards shuffled and dealt into two heaps by spectator, paper slips with "match" and "no match" used to predict whether pairs match in color, with variations:
  • Smart Alek (getting some pairs wrong on purpose)
  • Which Colors? (predicting colors as well)
  • Machine Dream (incorporating money machine prop)
  • Read This First
Color Capture 12
Karl Fulves Colorite after riffle shuffle and deal into two halves, performer divines color of top card of spectator's pile, repeated for all cards
Color Capture 20
Karl Fulves The 5-6-9-10 System discussion of riffle shuffle of alternating set-up
Related to Color Capture 28
Juan Tamariz Blown Away "Neither Blind Nor Silly"
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 1369
Peter Duffie Worlds Apart one riffle shuffle, pairs laid out
Variations Inspirations 17
Dai Vernon The Third Color spectator looses, double deal
Related to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 180
Edward Marlo Blown Away Plus follow up with named card to pocket, odd/even divided
Inspired byAlso published here Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 219
Ben Harris, David Faulkner Invertz pairs are deal after one riffle shuffle, top cards turned over, two chosen and exchanged, later located
Inspired by Off the Wall 24
Brother John Hamman The Final Shuffle alternating set-up, spectator overhand shuffles
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 84
Edward Marlo Overhand Shuffle Sequence to get twenty-card packet from red-red-black-black-red-red... to separated, added to later printing than 1989 (no year given)
Out of this Hemisphere 9
Karl Fulves Crazy Colors partial color separation shown after one riffle shuffle
Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 32
Juan Tamariz Neither Blind Nor Silly red black stack, two cards
VariationsAlso published here Sonata 211
Edward Marlo Are You Psychic color of top card guessed by spectator
Related to That's It 18
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way
Deceptive Practices 26
Karl Fulves An anti-Miraskil card problem Miraskill-Gilbreath-combination posed as problem
Deceptive Practices 52
Karl Fulves A Martian Chronicle
Deceptive Practices 75
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murderer
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Deceptive Practices 78
Karl Fulves Mirage riffle shuffle, after each matching pair next pair is placed aside unseen, one pile is all red the other all black
Supplement To Deceptive Practices 87
Aldo Colombini Crazy Horse two cards chosen from twenty-card packet, two packets eventually formed, one all red with black selection and vice versa
Inspired by
  • Ron Ferris
Also published here
  • Spaghetti Magic lecture notes
Profile (Issue 11) 1
Steve Beam Gentleman's Bet bet, red / black or pairs, performer wins always, gilbreath
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 7
John Riggs Unbeatable red / black or pairs, performer wins bet all the time, is able to let spectator win on his demand, gilbreath
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 9
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctly
Related toVariationsAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 11
Charles T. Jordan, Ron Rennick Count Down Force counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile
Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Karl Fulves Guess Again eight cards are placed outjogged into tabled spread, cards dealt in pairs, color matches with outjogged cards
Related toAlso published here Rigmarole (Issue 5) 55
Karl Fulves Guess Again explanation of the principle at work, with variation in which five cards are put into five packets, packets dealt in pairs and color matches are found
Related to Verbatim (Issue 5) 43
Peter Duffie Fault Finding
Card Selection 28
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctly
Also published here Magic with No Entertainment Value II 14
Karl Fulves Red Square guessing color of next card, spectator has chance score, performer all correct
Crooked Tales 51
Karl Fulves Even Money Extra
Inspired byRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 10) 116
Roy Walton Suitcase four-card groups made after shuffling procedure, they all contain one of each suit
Inspired by Profile (Issue 18) 10
Jack Avis Another Call, Another Place bottom deals instead of second deals
Related toVariations Roger's Thesaurus 186
Simon Aronson Point Spread red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shuffle-bored finale
Simply Simon 3
Aldo Colombini Friends similar to "Neither Blind Nor Silly", with twenty cards, spectator has more decisions to randomize order
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 72
Bob King Subway
Inspired by Opening Night Magic 8
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher The Omega Bet - Updated Multiple prediction of whether selected cards matched color, last phase uses Gilbreath
Inspired byRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 96
Peter Duffie Super Duplex Count-Down Two selections made fairly, able to locate both immediately
Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 92
Karl Fulves He Has Followers No. 1, spectator riffle shuffles once and then deals into two piles part of the deck, follow the leader type presentation for color separation, colors marked on backs
Command Colors 2
Karl Fulves Follow Me No. 3, spectator follows dealing pattern of performer, backs marked for color
Related to Command Colors 7
Karl Fulves Color on Contact No. 11, after some dealing and calculation, the number of red cards in two packets match
Command Colors 19
Karl Fulves Color By Number No. 12, spectator deals deck into four piles according to a dealing pattern that he made up of numbers written in red or black, all color separated
Command Colors 20
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctly
Also published here Sound Effects 18
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only sixteen
Related to Combo 38
Peter Duffie Odditied two cards chosen from packet, dealt in two piles, selection only odd card in red-black separated pile, with second deal
Related toVariations Covert Concepts 7
Peter Duffie Seconds Away! wo cards chosen from packet, dealt in two piles, selection only odd card in red-black separated pile, without second deal
Inspired by Covert Concepts 8
Ellis Stanyon A Card of Either Colour Found at Any Number No. 48
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 83
Ellis Stanyon To "Cut" an Odd or Even Number No. 9, divined whether a cut-off packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating set-up
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 88
Michael Boden Deck Memorization Out of This World with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, g=Gilbreath
Also published here Cunning Card Miracles 72
Steve Beam Cheap Suits four cards selected from a spread
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 195
Peter Duffie Colorosity two cards selected from packet, packet dealt into two piles and each has one odd-colored card, the selections
Variations New Inspirations 8
Roy Walton Roy Walton Presentation after two cards are selected from a packet, performer separates the colors and gets two wrong - the selections
Inspired by New Inspirations 9
Peter Duffie Matching Gilbreath after one riffle shuffle, pairs are turned up and shown with one card of each color, pairs tabled, later shown to be red-red and black-black pairs
New Inspirations 18
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
  • Notes on the Gilbreath Principle
Also published here Card File Two 62
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning
Inspired by Try the Impossible 179
Tony Chaudhuri Feminine Side see "Informant" reference for credit claim
Related to Feminine Side 1
Karl Fulves Center Vision No. 21, spectator remembers twenty-sixth card in shuffled deck and gives center portion to performer who finds selection, follow-up with another location
Related to My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 42
Karl Fulves Backwards Bet No. 22, RBBR-RBBR-... set-up, performer guesses color composition of certain pairs after seeing other pairs
Related to My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 45
Karl Fulves Red Control an Ace and a Two on the table, single cards dealt on Ace, pairs on Two, performer and spectator take one of the dealt piles each under the table, performer is able to match spectator's colors
Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 160
Steve Beam The Omega Particle multi-phase betting game
Related toVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 186
Bob King Matching Wits spectator pushes card face-up in deck, performer knows whether paired card matches in color when cards are dealt off in pairs, repeats, then several spectators push in cards, only performer's matches, alternating set-up, "very old gambling scam"
Related to New Magician Foolers 9
Karl Fulves Overthrow cut deeper force applied to red/black alternating set-up
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 329
Karl Fulves The Book On Color red and black cards alternating, Ace of Spades and Hearts pushed in deck, pairs dealt off deck, performer predicts whether the pair with the Aces has same colors or not, discussion of principle, "shuffling" (inserting) single cards or few cards into deck
Related to Off The Books (Issue 3) 26
Karl Fulves Cards That See spectator places four Aces in spread while performer is not looking, pairs dealt off, performer predicts whether Aces come out in matching color pairs or not
Related to Off The Books (Issue 4) 43
Karl Fulves Rules of Engagement basic rules to predict color matches when cards are dealt off in pairs and a few cards have been inserted reversed
Off The Books (Issue 4) 49
Karl Fulves Red-Black Riffles simple riffle shuffle set-ups
When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves Colorist spectator cuts packet of 12 picture cards and deals three cards face-down, performer indicates one whose color appears at least twice in the triple
When Psychics Play Poker 7
Karl Fulves Rusduck's Riffle variation of "Colorist"
Related to When Psychics Play Poker 8
Karl Fulves Head Start three players get a card and hold it against forehead so that only other can see it, players bet whether the own color matches one of the other players
When Psychics Play Poker 10
Robin Robertson Using the Stack red-black separation with stack
Combo II 63
Karl Fulves Speed Reading memorizing 40 cards with 5 numbers
Related to Combo II 69
Karl Fulves The Four-Fold Way variation of previous "Speed Reading"
Related to Combo II 73
Karl Fulves Reflex Action spectator distributes half deck face-up on table, performer deals other half on top and all pairs match color
Combo II 78
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle
Combo II 80
Karl Fulves Gray Reflections about the color distribution in mirror stack after cuts
Combo II 117
Bernard Weller Color Injection card is turned over in packet, matching pairs win
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 213
Pit Hartling Chaos "Chaos (Mandelbrod's Revenge)", red black antifaro method
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 63
Marty Kane Suit Per Suit Pursuit spelling and down-under deal, pile with different suit as kicker
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 90
Asi Wind Red & Black after one riffle shuffle, some cards are dealt and the colors divined by performer
Also published here Chapter One 9
Karl Fulves Altered Mates 203rd/cut deeper force application with counting, two cards at two positions transpose
Prolix (Issue 4) 271
Karl Fulves Singularities "kind of anti-Miraskil"
Prolix (Issue 4) 272
Lennart Green Index Intuition spectator shuffles, first separation with small packet, then Kennedy's with rest
Inspired by
  • "Red and Black" (John Kennedy, Genii, Vol. 52 No. 9, Mar. 1989)
The Green Northern Lights Magic 13
Lennart Green Undoing Alternating Riffle Shuffle spectator riffle shuffles deck in red-black alternating order, then up-jogging and taking out some card resets that pattern.
The Green Northern Lights Magic 13
Lennart Green The $26.000 Bet bet with matching or un-matching pairs
The Green Northern Lights Magic 32
Lennart Green The Remote Control I color guessing together with spectator, performer is always right
Variations The Green Northern Lights Magic 34
Karl Fulves Cutting The Colors two halves, spectator cuts each, top and bottom cards taken, repeated, taken cards are separated in color
Prolix (Issue 6) 398
Stephen Jones, Jerry K. Hartman, Robin Robertson Dubai Roulette card(s) pushed face-up in center and deck that is openly red-black alternating, dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches or not, five phases
Variations Prolix (Issue 7) 425
Jerry K. Hartman Ladies First two Kings and Queens pushed face-up in center and deck dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches color or not
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 7) 427
Karl Fulves Teknicolor - Codes For Color r-r-b-b-... stack riffle shuffled, then an effect like Magnetic Colors done
Related to Prolix (Issue 8) 500
Karl Fulves Know-It-All spectator riffle shuffles deck, pair shown and spectator only tells if the colors match or not, performer knows color if they match
Prolix (Issue 8) 501
Karl Fulves Red-Letter Day a card ends up at 25th position after some dealing and open color separation
Prolix (Issue 8) 501
Michał Kociołek Colors "Miraskill" as a game, with prediction
Inspired by 8 Effects and a Sleight 49
Harry Lorayne Blown Further Away from shuffled deck, done with about half the deck (in red/black alternating order)
Inspired by JawDroppers! 95
Harry Lorayne Impromptu Alternating Deck strategy of using only half the deck and upjogging necessary arrangement
Related to JawDroppers! 95
Pit Hartling Game of Chance color of every third card used in multiple phase gambling game
Inspired byRelated to In Order to Amaze 232
Roberto Giobbi, Bob Hummer Dollar Deal red-black betting game, bill is inserted in deck and pairs taken, color that comes with bill can be predicted
Related toAlso published here
  • Genii, Oct. 2007
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 16) 111
Lennart Green, Roberto Giobbi The Index Intuition
Inspired by
  • "Red and Black" (John Kennedy, Genii, Vo. 52 No. 9, Mar 1989, p. 560)
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 25) 368
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Alternating Deck red/black
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 25) 368
Michał Kociołek Out of This Solar System spectator shuffles the deck, deals it into two piles, shuffles again, the deck is separated into red and black cards
Inspired by Michał Kociołek Live! 6
Jim Steinmeyer The Poker Face No. 3, two of six cards chosen and found
Inspired by
  • "Which One Do You Like?" (Toro Suzuki, Tenyo trick)
Unexpected Impuzzibilities 8
Asi Wind True Colors after one riffle shuffle, some cards are dealt and the colors divined by performer
Related toAlso published here Repertoire 37
Asi Wind Anti-Faro Handling of True Colors employing Christian Engblom's Anti-Faro
Related to Repertoire 41
Asi Wind Half-Stack Gilbreath getting into half deck red-black alternated stack from shuffled deck for Gilbreath application
Repertoire 42