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 The False Faro mechanics came from a similar false weave shuffle, done from an overhand shuffle grip. The right hand would pick up the lower half of the deck and appear to "​saw"​ the packet back and forth into the left hand's cards to weave them together. In reality, the entire right-hand packet was going beneath the top card of the left-hand packet. This shuffle was described as "The Roumanian '​Fan'​ Shuffle"​ in Victor Farelli'​s //​Farelli'​s Card Magic//, 1933, p. 44. Farelli doesn'​t claim credit, instead citing the "​Roumanian [sic] conjuror"​ M. Bernardo who acquired it from Balkan cardsharps. The False Faro mechanics came from a similar false weave shuffle, done from an overhand shuffle grip. The right hand would pick up the lower half of the deck and appear to "​saw"​ the packet back and forth into the left hand's cards to weave them together. In reality, the entire right-hand packet was going beneath the top card of the left-hand packet. This shuffle was described as "The Roumanian '​Fan'​ Shuffle"​ in Victor Farelli'​s //​Farelli'​s Card Magic//, 1933, p. 44. Farelli doesn'​t claim credit, instead citing the "​Roumanian [sic] conjuror"​ M. Bernardo who acquired it from Balkan cardsharps.
  
-Max Katz published a false shuffle with the appearance of a Faro Shuffle in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38697/​Hugard+s+Magic+Monthly/​11|Hugard’s Magic Monthly]]//,​ Vol. 5 No. 2, July 1947, p. 333. Several approaches have since been published, including Steve Beam's "False Faro" in //The Trapdoor//, No. 4, 1984, p. 59Dr. Hiroshi Sawa's shuffle from "​Tilted Triumph"​ in Richard Kaufman'​s //​Sawa'​s Library of Magic, Volume One//, 1988, p. 49David Williamson'​s Phony Pharo in //​Apocalypse//,​ Vol. 13 No. 6, June 1990, p. 1794and Homer Liwag'​s shuffle in Gary Ouellet'​s column in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​37218/​Genii/​62|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 56 No. 12, Oct. 1993, p. 804. Also see some points of finesse by William Eston in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​25369/​MAGIC+MAGAZINE+VOL+13+No+1+6/​462|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 13 No. 4, Dec. 2003, p. 100. Paul Wilson also has a method that he marketed as "The Non-Faro,"​ c. 2003.+Max Katz published a false shuffle with the appearance of a Faro Shuffle in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38697/​Hugard+s+Magic+Monthly/​11|Hugard’s Magic Monthly]]//,​ Vol. 5 No. 2, July 1947, p. 333. Several approaches have since been published, including Steve Beam's "False Faro" in //The Trapdoor//, No. 4, 1984, p. 59Dr. Hiroshi Sawa's shuffle from "​Tilted Triumph"​ in Richard Kaufman'​s //​Sawa'​s Library of Magic, Volume One//, 1988, p. 49David Williamson'​s Phony Pharo in //​Apocalypse//,​ Vol. 13 No. 6, June 1990, p. 1794and Homer Liwag'​s shuffle in Gary Ouellet'​s column in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​37218/​Genii/​62|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 56 No. 12, Oct. 1993, p. 804. Also see some points of finesse by William Eston in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​25369/​MAGIC+MAGAZINE+VOL+13+No+1+6/​462|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 13 No. 4, Dec. 2003, p. 100. Paul Wilson also has a method that he marketed as "The Non-Faro,"​ c. 2003.
  
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