154 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Poker / Miscellaneous
  
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Jack Merlin To Name the Hole Cards in the Stud Game knowing the first dealt cards Merlin at the Card Table 12
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in General: Poker Hand Solitaire arranging poker hands from 25 cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Charles T. Jordan Poker Player's Deal royal flush in named suit is located underneath handkerchief Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 368
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effectRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 209
Unknown Dishonesty at its Apogee naming cards during the deal from time to time Expert Card Technique 151
Unknown Poker Heaps performer cuts deck in five piles, good poker hand on top More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 21
John J. Crimmins Jr. Call Poker spectator chooses five cards in various way and ends up with Royal FlushInspired by The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 129) 742
Gerald Lynton Kaufman Poker Challenge bet/game in which performer and spectator openly draw cards, solution on page 885 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
Louis Zingone, Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Flying Cards also as poker dealInspired by Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 19
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 58
Neal Elias Zingone Spread Poker Deal ideaInspired by At the Table Tricks 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Gambler five people build a poker hand, after the cards are apparently mixed and the deck cut, all get the same cards again in the next round The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 471
John Scarne The Four Royal Flushes No. 8, Performer removes high cards (Ten, J, Q, K, A) from shuffled deck, deals out four hands of Royal Flushes (Interlocking Chain Principle)Variations Scarne on Card Tricks 20
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Jinx-Ed eights and aces dealt in poker handInspired by The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 269) 1074
Martin Gardner Poker Problem open drawing of cards, solution on p. 1104Related to The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 275) 1101
Unknown Card Stand for Gambler's Rehearsal to perform poker deals for larger crowd Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 98
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Fantasies spectators get remembered hands again, poker and bridge dealInspired by The Cardiste (Issue 3) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference)Related toVariations The Cardiste (Issue 8) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Run-Up bringing deck back in order, when doing gambling (dealing) routines The Cardiste (Issue 9) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Encore! encore to Koldex, spectators chose a poker hand and after deck is shuffled and cut, they get the same againRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 9) 8
Dai Vernon Sure Fire Showdown ten Card Poker Principle, strippersRelated to Inner Secrets of Card Magic 69
Al Koran Double Deal dealing five people the same cards, set up, twenty-five duplicates, siamesa Al Koran's Professional Presentations 119
Karl Fulves Color Control - Mentalists Night Out after a riffle shuffle some pairs and features of the hands are foreseen, ESP deckRelated to Epilogue (Issue 1) 2
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal FlushInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 10) 113
Terry Guyatt, Edward Marlo Guyatt's Drunken Cut Improved deck shuffled face up face down, still good hands dealtRelated to Expert Card Conjuring 63
Karl Fulves Cyclic Poker performer knows cards in poker hands after a riffle shuffle with pinochle deck Epilogue (Issue 3) 22
Karl Fulves The Cast of the Cards "Cards & Dice", poker deal, values determined by roll of dice show up in one hand The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 152
Karl Fulves Demon Dice "Cards & Dice", 9 poker dice, 3 spectators combine a hand and they're dealt out The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 153
Karl Fulves Babel Bruce Cervon at the Castle, weird Poker Problem, James Randi and his broken back The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 182
Karl Fulves Marked Improvement cards shuffled and dealt in groups of five, marks on back of cards of one pile tell what's in the next pileRelated to
  • "Swindle Sheet", Issue 1 (Fulves)
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 31
Jon Racherbaumer Addition to Marlo's "Matching Miracle" poker hand duplication, see "Matching Miracle" (The New Tops, July 1966) Hierophant (Issue 1) 26
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
- Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
- Red And Black
- License Plate Poker
- Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
- Black And White
- Coin Swindles
- 3-Card Poker
- Odds On Favorite
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 9) 272
Jay Ose, Frank Garcia Shoot-Out Poker Royal Flush shoots out of the deck, secret rubber band Million Dollar Card Secrets 84
Roy Walton Informer four quarters on table with an unknown indicator card in front of each, spectator cuts off a pile of each quarter, the indicator cards predict how many cards have been cut off of each pile, in second phase two poker hands are constructed from two piles The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 2) 575
Frank Garcia, George Schindler Duck Poker strange... no effect really Super Subtle Card Miracles 126
Lin Searles 3 Jacks Three Jacks Deal elaboration, see also p. 735 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8th Folio) 672
Lin Searles Idiot's Shuffle cards shuffled face-up/face-down (for real), then four eights (instead of aces) are dealtVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8th Folio) 664
Lin Searles Problems suggesting two plots where the performer turns his back
- spectator switches two poker hands of several and performer can identify them
- spectator deals poker hands, one from the bottom, that hand is identified
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8th Folio) 670
Edward Marlo, Ron Wilson Solving a Problem problem by Ron Wilson, 5 jokers are held by performer and exchanged one by one, still the performer hold 5 jokers The Unexpected Card Book 39
Edward Marlo Posing and Solving a Problem but with different colored backsRelated to The Unexpected Card Book 41
Roy Walton Chiefly Yourselves four cards are lost in the deck and their values used to find a good poker hand. The cards find themselves and one more. Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 1) 307
Karl Fulves Doomed packet trick with two poker handsRelated to
  • notes on p. 312
Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 301
Karl Fulves Doomed Again packet trick with two poker handsInspired by Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 302
Murray Bonfeld Vernon's Aces plus Kings Kings and Aces lost, found and dealt, extensionInspired by Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 37
Karl Fulves Psychik Kards spectator chooses card needed to fill Royal Flush Packet Switches (Part Four) 243
David Bornstein Pay Up performer switches cards with spectators, yet is left with four Aces, color changing backs kickerInspired by
  • "To Pay the Price" (Ron Wilson, Talisman, Jan 1971)
Related to
The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1172
Martin A. Nash Poker Smoker centers, not presented as centers though Sleight Unseen 422
Martin A. Nash Any Way that you Want it named aces at named positions, false dealingRelated to Sleight Unseen 418
Paul Swinford Hickock Rides Again with Dead Man's Hand presentation, faro Card Cavalcade Finale 10
Jerry Mentzer, Lin Searles A Poker Plot spectator deal royal flush from bottom Card Cavalcade Finale 35
Karl Fulves Boxed Rounds five blue cards inserted into cased red deck, then poker hand dealt, spectator gets all blue cards which are royal flush, flap-flap Inner Sanctum 40
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson introduction, On presenting Gambling Material Gambler's Third Lesson 1
Paul Harris A Subtle Poker Move performer's cards multiply from 5 to about 15, then the spectator's cards as wellVariations Close-up Entertainer 60
Tom Craven Head to Head puzzle/bet, head-to-head poker game, cards are openly chosen, yet performer winsRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 393
Jeff Busby The Constant Straight Routine straights show up despite shuffling and mixing, seven phases, with packetRelated to Curioser 21
Jeff Busby Polar Repulsion Straights "The same as Constant Straight Routine only more so!"Related to Curioser 24
Alex Elmsley Blind Stud cards are cut and dealt out, things about hands are revealed with back turned, gray code to base 4 Curioser 36
Karl Fulves Applications 3. Side Steal Placement, hole card is placed Side Steal 39
Karl Fulves For Openers on gambling tricks Octet 1
Jerry K. Hartman Hokum Poker shuffled deck, hand removed and later mated hand is dealt, featuring impromptu stacking, Dead Man's Hand presentation Octet 3
Karl Fulves Draw Play two royal flushes shuffled, one turns face-up and when dealt is dealt to performer, except previously value which is transposed, optional color-changing back kicker Octet 49
Father Cyprian Knockout Poker spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer wins Octet 54
Karl Fulves Notes on Knockout spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer winsInspired by Octet 55
Edward Marlo Of Course I can deal a good Poker Hand! combo with control, false dealingRelated to Marlo without Tears 206
Harry Lorayne Poker Challenge controlling single card in certain poker hand, it fills a Royal Flush, redealing principle The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 67
Allan Slaight Guise Winner five hands of poker are redealt to same persons, spectator names missing card (Premonition) Arcane (Issue 11) 144
Jerry K. Hartman Top Draw-Er spectator choses card to complete royal flush Best of Friends - Volume II 280
William Larsen, Jack McMillen Poker Deal performer knows other player's hole cards, then gets aces (1937) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 25
David Britland Master of the Game "A demonstration of your gambling skills"
four Kings put on top and two hands of four cards each dealt, one hand contains all Kings, repeated with same result and Aces in other hand
Equinox 36
Murray Bonfeld Double Poker Control faro, Free-Cut PrincipleInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9) 1256
Karl Fulves Transpoker II another methodInspired by The Return Trip 17
Karl Fulves Transpoker two poker hands, each Ace through Five in red and black, spectator names one of the values, performer shuffles the hands together and deals, named value is only odd-backed card in both hands, "transposition shuffle"Related toVariations The Return Trip 11
Karl Fulves Transpoker III reverse faro methodInspired byRelated to The Return Trip 18
Dai Vernon The David and Goliath Deal aces shoot out of the deck, hidden rubber band The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 111
Karl Fulves Even Handed two poker hands with face-up/face-down cards, spectator exchanges any two cards, when poker hands are examined they're the same, posed as problem And a Packet of Cards 56
Philip T. Goldstein Knowker performer divines high card in poker hand, then full hand Fifth 8
Karl Fulves Tenvelopes ten cards in ten envelopes, performer and spectator each chose a card from those, envelopes shuffled and dealt, performer wins and the two previous selections are odd-backedRelated toVariations Prototype 49
Karl Fulves Tenvelopes Two ten cards in ten envelopes, performer and spectator each chose a card from those, envelopes shuffled and dealt, performer wins and the two previous selections are odd-backed, face-up/face-down elaborationRelated to Tenvelopes Two 1
Karl Fulves Tenvelopes Three another methodRelated to Tenvelopes Two 3
Karl Fulves Blue Alternate variation of "Tenvelopes"Related to Tenvelopes Two 6
Rafael Benatar Mermelada Plus several changesInspired byAlso published here Cartas Certificadas 119
Bruce Cervon To Pay The Price performer switches cards with spectators, yet is left with four AcesInspired by
  • "To Pay the Price" (Ron Wilson, Talisman, Jan 1971)
Ultra Cervon 26
Harry Lorayne Straight Away despite spectator's shuffling, two straights are dealt, gilbreath Trend Setters 251
Marty Kane Poke Poker kind of Royal Flush Production build around "Ginsburg Poke" Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 10) 1984
Philip T. Goldstein Playing Cards cards in poker hand divined, "Centrifugal Poker" Thavant 4
Jack Carpenter, Stephen Hobbs Thoughts on Card Cheating An Essay with Examples Modus Operandi 141
Rafael Benatar Marmalade Poker several changesInspired byAlso published here Three Professional Card Routines 20
Mel Lambdin Royal Poker Deal restacking set-up, good poker handsVariations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 8) 2397
Alex Elmsley Blind Stud cards are cut and dealt out, things about hands are revealed with back turned, gray code to base 4 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 406
Karl Fulves DU/Process thirteen-card packet distributed via down/under deal, two four-of-a-kinds and a royal flush come out Crooked Tales 7
Karl Fulves Odd Number Theory five odd-valued cards, one thought of and performer removes four cards from pocket that are missing thought-of card to complete straight flush Crooked Tales 54
Karl Fulves Unpaired Poker value matchings in 4x4 layout Crooked Tales 77
Gene Maze Inverted Poker push-through failure with aces that are then reversed in position for dealing Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 95
Joseph K. Schmidt The Untimely Demise of "Mike" McGuff story presentation New Card Control Systems 81
Karl Fulves Paradox Poker performer stacks 4 royal flush cards for 4 players, spectator distributes hole cards and completes royal flush, fake stacking Setting Up Exercises 16
Paul Harris A Subtle Poker Move (revised) performer's cards multiply from 5 to about 15, in second round he has killer handInspired byVariations The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer) 123
Karl Fulves Pat Hand Pete performer cuts at a pair in shuffled deck to complete a full house Blocking Off 94
Karl Fulves Gambler's Den chapter intro, on gambling demonstrations Blocking Off 174
James Swain Rules of the Game from shuffled deck the performer produces all nine possible poker hands
credit information
Miracles with Cards 169
Karl Fulves Vampire Poker card at thought-of position in five-card packet predicted The Vampire Papers 133
Nick Trost Tenkai Poker Deal Cards shuffled face up/down, poker hands are dealt, only magician gets face down cards (plot credited to Persi Diaconis, routine inspired by Ricky Jay's routine on Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women) The Card Magic of Nick Trost 108
Nick Trost Calling the Hands Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 115
Peter Duffie The Fourmost Card reversed in packet of 25 cards. Packet is "mixed" and dealt into five poker hands - hand with reversed card contains four of a kind, other hands are mixedInspired by
  • "Draw Test" (Karl Fulves, Rigmarole)
Effortless Card Magic 67
Chris Carter Mental Prediction shuffled deck, from thirteen cards a spectator choses best possible poker hand, performer divines it and had predicted it too L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 51
Karl Fulves Fragments "The First Layout", poker presentation Mutus Nomen 14
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to Northeast 1
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to OCMC Notes 3
Andrew Wimhurst Rum Punch #2 chosen cards are dealt in poker hand, fair handling due to punch deal Jiggery Pokery 16
Andrew Wimhurst Rum Punch #3 chosen cards are dealt in poker hand, fair handling due to punch deal and tactile one-way deck Jiggery Pokery 16
Karl Fulves Outguessed performer and spectator have five cards each, spectator choses another card from grid layout according to rules and can replace one of his or performer's cards with it, still performer has better poker hand Hex Squared 52
Karl Fulves Percentage Poker performer and spectator draw hole card from face-up deck, then four cards chosen from 4x4 layout, even though spectator goes first he losesRelated to
  • "Swindle & Cheat" (1991)
Hex Squared 90
Philip T. Goldstein Deci-Diced poker themed version with five cards of previous effect Redivider 43
Philip T. Goldstein Mull I, Will I Win? I Will, I Will! Um... a/k/a Engage Le Jeu Que Je Le Gagne
a/k/a Drawer's Reward
Dead Man's Hand presentation
Redivider 62
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 1
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer one rule of Matrix poker sixteen card matrix, cards chosen, they're predicted Artificial conclusions 28
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to Saint Louis Notes 1
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to Singapore Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to ... Land Notes 3
John Bannon Degrees Of Freedom CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush Dear Mr. Fantasy 128
John Bannon Origami Poker CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush Dear Mr. Fantasy 144
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Karl Fulves Scrambled Straights on Rusduck's trick as Gilbreath precursorRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves Stretching A Straight five unseen cards, spectator decides how many should be removed, banded deck dropped on table and that many cards pop out and complete an ace-high straightInspired by Under Tension 33
Karl Fulves Future Event chosen card pops out with 4 other cards to complete a full house when rubber banded deck is tossed on table Under Tension 36
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to MINDvention Notes 1
David Ben Bertram, Braue And Ben combination with 2 more phases: 6 handed deal, Texas Hold'em deal, table farosInspired by Penumbra (Issue 9) 12
Karl Fulves Pyramid Poker twelve card layout on table, named type of poker hand build at the end Word Play 24
Karl Fulves Pseudo Poker eight cards, 4 envelopes, 2 random cards placed in an envelope each, performer divines content Word Play 29
Nick Trost Wild Bill Revisited Dead Man story Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 101
Nick Trost The Spectator's Straight Flush I Gilbreath, spectator locates straight flush Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 111
Nick Trost, Al Leech The Spectator's Straight Flush II spectator locates straight flush Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 113
Nick Trost The Gambler's Luck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 114
Justin Higham No-Palm Digital Poker Alternative method for Digital Poker Dexterity Manual 43
Justin Higham Digital Poker Deck placed in pocket, full house pulled out with each card clipped between the fingersRelated to Dexterity Manual 41
David Malek Dealing Procedure in Gambling Demonstrations how to speed up dealing for a game Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 28) 129
Woody Aragon Psychic Poker after shuffle 4 poker hands are divined, one predicted, full deck stack, gilbreath Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 65
R. Paul Wilson Tupelo Paul simplified variationInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 157
Steve Beam One is the Loneliest performer and spectator get cards to complete 4-card pokerhand, performer wins Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 177
Derek DelGaudio Double George card removed by spectator, poker hands dealt and missing card completes straight flush, two handlingsRelated to Derek DelGaudio 12
Woody Aragon Erdnase spectator shuffles, five hands dealt. "Erdnase" gets four aces and a Joker A Book in English 181
Steve Mayhew The Bugs Bunny Dang Deal performers hand suddenly has over 15 cards, in the next round the spectator's hand grows and performer has Royal FlushInspired by Full Frontal Mayhew 3
Pit Hartling Types of Gambling Tricks list Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 30
Benjamin Earl Less is More Gambling Demonstration false gambling demonstration of ace location, false dealing, stacking, shuffle tracking, card mucking and four of a kind climax Less is More Bonus 10
Steve Beam Mind Over Anti-Matter Random cards from a spectator-shuffled deck distributed to four participants. With free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with one card. When combined, the cards form a royal flush.Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 51
Steve Beam Facade Version of Lewis Jones effect where questions are asked and the true or false answers are spelt/dealt into piles on the table, ultimately producing a royal flush.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 72
Steve Beam Royal Roundup Despite the audience shuffling the deck, the magician is able to reverse their shuffles and produce a royal flush.Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 59
Steve Beam Moracool A "Moracle" effect which produces the four aces on top of the packets (for poker) and four jacks on the face (for blackjack).Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 64
Steve Beam More Cool Moracool Procedure for producing poker hand using the reverse faro.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 64
Roberto Giobbi Jinxed Cards presentational idea Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 19) 114
Max Maven Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to Session Notes 3
Pit Hartling Duplicity two poker hands dealt after spectator's riffle shuffle, exact deal duplicated with second deck by performer In Order to Amaze 80
Pit Hartling Fairy Tale Poker eight-handed poker deal in which wanted hands appear, all hands full-house or better In Order to Amaze 190
Pit Hartling Quick Change spectator finds straight flush to fit selection, then changes the card to make a Royal Flush to fit second selection, for Tamariz or Aronson stack In Order to Amaze 200
Pit Hartling Poker Night at the Improv all possible poker hands produced in increasing order, "Any Poker Hand the Magician Calls For" In Order to Amaze 210
Joseph Barry Stuart's Strip Poker spectator thinks of card, shuffles and removes it, cards dealt and missing card completes straightInspired byRelated to Operandi (Issue 2) 20