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Faro Concepts

by Murray Bonfeld
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Faro Concepts by Murray Bonfeld

This is primarily a mathematical treatment of the faro shuffle. It explores the principles and properties underlying the faro shuffle for decks with different numbers of cards. You will find some effects and routines as well. Foreword by Karl Fulves.

  1. Novel Faro Relationships
    • Basic Terminology and Operations
    • For A 52 Card Deck Only
    • For A 51 Card Deck Only
  2. Faro Functions
    • Even Numbers Of Cards
    • Up And Down Faro System
    • Unit Shuffles
    • Multiples Of Four
    • Odd Numbers Of Cards
    • Unit Restorations
  3. The 32-Card Deck: An Analysis
  4. The Principle of Internal Shuffling
    • Controlling 16 Cards Among 52
    • Controlling 10 Cards Among 52
    • Controlling 8 Cards Among 52
    • Placement of Thirds
    • Sympathetic Perception
    • Thirteen Reverse
    • Shuffled Interchange
  5. Any Card, Any Number
    • The First System
    • The Second System
    • Special Cases
  6. Principles And Routines
    • Cut Coincidence
    • More Power Of Thought
    • Column Correspondence
    • Caught Card #1001
    • Double Coincidence
  7. More Theorems
    • Cuts And Faros Combined
    • Shuffle Theorems

1st edition 1977, 1st digital edition 2013, 56 pages.
word count: 17188 which is equivalent to 68 standard pages of text


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