154 entries in Cards / Principles / Card Counting / Clocking
  
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Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler card taken out, spectator reads off remaining cards, performer names missing card, clocking mod 10 but with only thirty-two cards Der moderne Kartenkünstler 100
Charles T. Jordan The Assistance Card Trick follow up to last trick, card is selected and put in pocket, performer goes through the cards once and knows the missing one, clocking mod 13 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 11
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursorRelated to The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 14
Victor Farelli Arithmetical Magic Magician divines selected card by going through rest of deck. Then tries again with part of the deck but fails, with a surprise four of a kind production kicker ending "Lend Me Your Pack" 22
Frank Lane Easy Card Discovery selection found via card counting Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 181
Unknown Assistance Card Trick card counting location Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 182
Charles T. Jordan The Magi's Detection card counting to divine missing selection, keeping track of values and also suitsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 183
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
George G. Kaplan Modern Long Distance Mind Reading card put from one half into the other is located, clocking Greater Magic 286
Unknown Concluding Observations Greater Magic 909
Theodore Annemann A Mental Headache card counting, two columns suit and value
Variations The Incorporated Strange Secrets 18
Charles Hopkins 43 - The "220 Count". Counting all the pips, sum up to 220 (ignore picture cards)Related to "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 60
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hdden, spectator and performer remove a card each from the face up deck, when all cards are removed the missing card is named, as RusduckVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 314
Charles T. Jordan The Memory Test Spectator removes card from previously "memorized" packet of 26 cards, performer able to tell which card was removed Scarne on Card Tricks 46
Robert A. Nelson Mental Card Elimination one card is removed, 51 cards are shown once to spectator and he names missing card, method for value and suit Still More Miracles in Mentalism 12
Harry Lorayne The Epitome Location Introduction
- Basic Principle
- Reasoning and Logic
- Calculations
- Endings
- Presentations
The Epitome Location 6
Harry Lorayne Stalemate two cards removed, magician divines both The Epitome Location 16
Harry Lorayne Poker Face finding mate of freely removed card by looking at dealt poker hands The Epitome Location 17
Harry Lorayne Twice as Fast counting only one color The Epitome Location 21
Harry Lorayne Another Way one-way deck to find out color The Epitome Location 24
Harry Lorayne Completely Impromptu Half at a Time strategy for faster deal-through, 50% of the time The Epitome Location 24
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and 2 thought-of cards foundRelated to The Epitome Location 25
Karl Fulves Part Two introduction, on clocking the deck, casting out 13 or 10 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 23
Karl Fulves Clocking The Deck simplified calculations The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 24
Karl Fulves Ambiguous Totals problem solving in deck clocking The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 27
Karl Fulves Suppressed Fives another simplification for clocking The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 28
Karl Fulves The Deuce Subtracted removing or ignoring a two so that deck totals to zeroRelated to The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 29
Karl Fulves Matchlock divining two cards via card counting The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 33
Karl Fulves The Rundown spectator removes card and performer divines it, basic clocking application The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 25
Karl Fulves The Parallel Principle clocking with deck split into two packetsRelated to The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 30
Karl Fulves The Parallel Locator two piles, spectator moves card from packet to the other, performer divines it by looking through the pile it came from The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 30
Karl Fulves Expanded Sum clocking & faro The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 35
Karl Fulves Future Key two cards found The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 36
Karl Fulves Blocking clocking used with only a known section in middle of deckRelated to The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 39
Karl Fulves Suggested Reading for card counting The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 48
Karl Fulves Blocking With The Faro spectator removes card from shuffled deck, partial clocking, dated to 1960 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 41
Karl Fulves Leverage two cards divined, confederate needed that can clockRelated to The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 43
Karl Fulves Fooling The Confederate deck shuffled face-up/face-down, two cards selected, using code and confederate & card counting The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 45
Karl Fulves Parallax fair conditions, apparently not all cards are seen to count themRelated to The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 47
Karl Fulves Not By The Book introduction and credit information on clocking the deck mod 10 Parallel Lines 1
Karl Fulves Clock Arithmetic how to clock the deck Parallel Lines 4
Karl Fulves Zero Equals Zero why the Parallel Principle always worksRelated to Parallel Lines 6
Karl Fulves Deuce Notes removing or ignoring a two so that deck totals to zero, further notesRelated to Parallel Lines 7
Karl Fulves The Packets Adjusted parallel principle in practice Parallel Lines 8
Karl Fulves The Advantage Gained packet trick as pretense to reduce the number of cards in clocking tricks Parallel Lines 16
Karl Fulves The Ad note on previous trick "Parallel Lines" Parallel Lines 17
Karl Fulves Parallel Lines "Leverage" over phone, medium is called and divines spectator's and performer's card, parallel principle, see also p. 17Related to Parallel Lines 9
Karl Fulves The King Speaks "Parallel Lines" with suit coding via a King of wanted suit Parallel Lines 19
Karl Fulves Parity Check "Parallel Lines" with color coding Parallel Lines 21
Karl Fulves The General Suit Code clocking the deck for value and suit Parallel Lines 23
Karl Fulves Kings Encoded further strategies when clocking the deck for value and suit Parallel Lines 24
Karl Fulves Real World Considerations medium uses calculator to simplify math Parallel Lines 26
Karl Fulves Quint four cards removed by spectator, fifth one by performer, any card selected, other four read over phone, medium names selection Parallel Lines 28
Roy G. Vasquez The Mid Count new clocking approach with one-way deck and looking at center pips Parallel Lines 37
Karl Fulves Name-O-Quint spectator pockets any card, then any three cards, performer adds 4th card, those are read to medium in any order who then names pocketed card Parallel Lines 31
Karl Fulves Five Card Stud four cards code fifth oneRelated to Parallel Lines 32
Karl Fulves Fill The Blank three cards removed by spectator, fourth by performer, fifth by spectator and signed, read off to medium in any order which names the fifth card Parallel Lines 33
Karl Fulves Selectrik four cards outjogged by spectator, one by performer, any card is turned over, assistant comes in the room and names selected card Parallel Lines 34
Karl Fulves Cubic Coding any five cards removed by spectator, then one chosen, other four cards read to medium over phone which names selection Parallel Lines 35
Roy G. Vasquez A Mid-Count Trick Parallel Lines 39
Karl Fulves Add To 10 Principle credit information Interlocutor (Issue 41) 164
John Cornelius, Frank Garcia The Memory Expert Outdone finding missing card with card counting The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 22
Karl Fulves Card Counting introduction and credit information Card Counting 1
Unknown To Tell The Card Drawn from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 13 Card Counting 3
Unknown To Name a Card Drawn from a Piquet Pack from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 10 Card Counting 3
Karl Fulves Indexed Poker spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck Card Counting 4
Karl Fulves Digital Version spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck, optional edge-mark helps Card Counting 5
T. Nelson Downs, Charles T. Jordan Subtraction Technique calculation help in clocking Card Counting 8
Charles Hopkins Hopkin's 220 System any number card thought-ofRelated to Card Counting 8
Karl Fulves Time Sharing strategy to buy time for head work in card countingInspired by Card Counting 9
Karl Fulves 3-Handed Clock strategy to buy time for head work in card counting by playing a made-up 3-handed game Card Counting 11
Karl Fulves Commitment cards apparently memorized, spectator exchanged two cards and those are found Card Counting 15
Karl Fulves Parallex II fair conditions, apparently not all cards are seen to count them, "Parallax II" misspelledRelated to Card Counting 12
J. W. Sarles, John Scarne An Amazing Memory card removed from half a deck is divined
- Not The Method
- How It's Done
Inspired by
  • a trick from "Scarne on Card Tricks"
Related toVariations
Card Counting 16
Karl Fulves Three Packet Memory card removed from a third of the deck is named Card Counting 22
Ken Beale Half a Headache card removed from half the deck is divined, then with other half, cards laid out on table in pattern that does card counting, also suit, parallel principle, reprinted from IbidemInspired byRelated to Card Counting 27
Karl Fulves The Parallel Principle shuffled deck split in two halves, performer and spectator remove card and put it in other half, divined in illogical way with both selections being the same Card Counting 33
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler impractical card counting over the phoneRelated to Card Counting 37
Satya Ranjan Roy Novel Memory Trick with Cards non-mod card counting with negative numbers, for value and suit simultaneously, reprinted from Stanyon's, with "Notes by Karl Fulves"Related to
  • "27. Another Method" (Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 13 No. 4, Jan. 1913, p. 30)
Card Counting 40
Karl Fulves SRR + Stebbins missing card named by looking only through half the shuffled deck Card Counting 41
Karl Fulves Indian Poker spectator removes any card and a four-of-a-kind from shuffled deck, performer removes mate of first card, renamed "Roy-al Poker" in 2005 edition Card Counting 44
Karl Fulves Chaser card that spectator removes from half a deck is apparently predicted Card Counting 47
Karl Fulves And Counting further thoughts on card counting, also with non-card items like divining date on removed coin from pile Card Counting 48
Ken Beale A Clock Trick rotating stack application, card in clock layout chosen by value of card chosen from restVariations Card Counting 31
Satya Ranjan Roy Another Method non-mod card counting with negative numbers with suitRelated to
  • "27. Another Method" (Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 13 No. 4, Jan. 1913, p. 30)
Six Impromptu Card Tricks 12
Karl Fulves Pointer Cards & Clocking Ideas Related to Card Counting 48
Karl Fulves One-Deck Card Trick two halfs, performer moves card to spectator's half and vice versa, after looking through spectator's packet performer names selection, parallel principle Six Impromptu Card Tricks 12
Edward Marlo Scratched Deck as a Reader card counting application Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 12
Greg Miller Thinking Man's Do As I Do using card counting (Parallel Principle) Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 8) 957
Thomas Alan Waters Carousell three card divination, with clocking version Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 701
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clockingRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 175
Unknown Epitome Location Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 176
Dai Vernon What's-the-Value Solitaire Related to The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 215
Karl Fulves Speed Counts clocking with stacked deck, posed as problem Crooked Tales 98
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticatedInspired by Das kleine grüne Heft 24
Harry Lorayne Epitome Location Das kleine grüne Heft 28
Karl Fulves Combo & Card Counting brief mention Combo 54
Karl Fulves High Speed Card Counting tying riffle shuffle set-ups to card counting When Psychics Play Poker 29
Karl Fulves Unsolved two cards exchanged from different decks, using card counting to finde out which, posed as problem When Psychics Play Poker 30
Karl Fulves Scatter Suit way to accelerate card counting When Psychics Play Poker 31
Karl Fulves Regarding the Presentation of Card Counting Tricks When Psychics Play Poker 33
Karl Fulves Still Missing spectator riffle shuffles deck, deals about twelve cards in a pile and removes one, performer divines card by looking at remainder of pile When Psychics Play Poker 29
Karl Fulves Quicker Count spectator riffle shuffles deck, deals two ten-card piles, moves a card from pile to pile and gives either pile to performer who divines card When Psychics Play Poker 31
Karl Fulves Noah Count pectator riffle shuffles deck, deals a pile and moves two cards from rest into pile which is shuffled and handed to performer who divines both cards When Psychics Play Poker 32
Karl Fulves Three Way finding three chosen cards with card counting, single riffle shuffle When Psychics Play Poker 33
Karl Fulves Counteract riffle shuffle, spectator deals ten cards and remembers next, repeated, second pile shuffled and performer divines both after looking through it When Psychics Play Poker 37
Karl Fulves Counterpoint 1 two card location after riffle shuffle and dealing packets, card clocking and stack When Psychics Play Poker 38
Karl Fulves And Counting further commentary on card counting ideas Card Counting (2005 edition) 61
Karl Fulves Introduction Clockwork 3
Karl Fulves Domain Theory teaser for next section Clockwork 20
Karl Fulves Mix Up adding partial false shuffles to previous trick Clockwork 22
Karl Fulves Max Moe see also p. 67 Clockwork 36
Karl Fulves Clockwork on card counting with "mechanical assistance" Clockwork 38
Karl Fulves Modulus Operandi how to practice card counting mod different bases Clockwork 59
Karl Fulves Pictorials clocking other things than the values
- Mid Count
- Corner & Curves
- Line Count (ESP)
- Lines And Curves
Clockwork 69
Karl Fulves Double Card Count two cards removed, still found with card counting Clockwork 72
Karl Fulves Blockhead card removed from a secretly pre-clocked block is divinedRelated to Card Counting (2005 edition) 16
Karl Fulves Outcast card moved from one third of deck into another is found with (apparently) memory work, clocking and partial red-black separationInspired by Card Counting (2005 edition) 28
Karl Fulves Further References list of card counting tricks in Karl Fulves's output Clockwork 74
Karl Fulves, Ken Beale Ten-Hour Day card chosen in clock-layout with mathematical method, second card removed from rest of deck, both cards are divinedInspired by Card Counting (2005 edition) 40
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler expanded text from 1982 editionRelated to Card Counting (2005 edition) 47
Karl Fulves Red-Black Relationship & Clocking red cards in one half clock to same total as black cards in other half, no application, full stack Card Counting (2005 edition) 62
Karl Fulves Apex Note another full deck stack method to find out which card is missing from half a deck Card Counting (2005 edition) 63
Karl Fulves Kid Stuff finding missing card in small packet, for practicingRelated to
  • "Count Of Cards" (Fulves, Charlatan #8)
Clockwork 5
Karl Fulves Tri-Out spectator choses large number by chosen seven or eight spot cards, it is predicted that it is divisible by three, and it is, for practicing card counting Clockwork 6
Karl Fulves Counterfeat spectator removes any card from shuffled deck, performer removes full house and bets that spectator cannot beat him with straight flush that includes his cardRelated to Clockwork 9
Charles T. Jordan, Karl Fulves Reckoning With Jordan commented reprint of "The Pair Detection", spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, Parallel PrincipleRelated to Clockwork 10
Karl Fulves Displaceable U deck cut in half, both halves shuffled, spectator removes some cards of named suit and places them in box, another one from other half under box, last one is namedRelated to Clockwork 11
Karl Fulves Yo, Adrian two spectators take a card from half the deck and place it in the other, both divined, one is a confederate Clockwork 13
Karl Fulves Calling Ms. Modulo two poker hands, performer and spectator each decide on a hole card, medium tells hole card after hearing other four cardsInspired by
  • "Telephone Stud" (Wallace Lee, Math Miracles, 1950)
Related to
Clockwork 15
Karl Fulves Fractional Counts clocking used with only a known section in middle of deckRelated to Clockwork 21
Karl Fulves Stopped Clock spectator and performer remove a card, shuffled back in, performer deals and stops at both cards, domain theory Clockwork 23
Karl Fulves Counter Intelligence clocking location with partially divided deck Combo II 33
Karl Fulves Third Degree two thirds are clocked, one, two or three selections can be removed or returned to different section and found Clockwork 24
Karl Fulves Suit Solution in Clocking card removed, performer removes four-of-a-kind of same value but originally removed card vanishes as it cannot be there Clockwork 25
Karl Fulves From Concentrate clocking only one color or other property Clockwork 26
Karl Fulves Mind's i two piles, two spectators each remove a card and put it in other pile, performer knows both after looking through one of the piles, also over phone Clockwork 27
Karl Fulves Rite Minded card moved from one half to the other, then deck assembled and card found, fast clocking Clockwork 29
Karl Fulves Pre-Existing Memory red and black card moved from one half to other, both found, partial clocking Clockwork 30
Karl Fulves Eminent Domain strategy in which red cards in bottom half are clocked, and black cards in top half, card moved from half to half can be identified, see also p. 73 Clockwork 32
Karl Fulves Strongest Suit two cards reversed are identified via "eminent domain" card counting Clockwork 33
Karl Fulves Thot By Proxy spectator removed queen and any card from same suit, they're divined Clockwork 35
Karl Fulves Line of Sight edge marks on twelve cards combined with card counting Clockwork 38
Karl Fulves Unique Sums set-up so that two cards removed from a certain part still produce unique clocking value Clockwork 42
Karl Fulves Lettra Set two missing cards found with clocking and faro-shuffled set-up Clockwork 43
Karl Fulves 13 O'Clock two cards chosen with cutting procedure are foundInspired by Clockwork 56
Karl Fulves Grudge Match Miraskill type bet with red-red, black-black and mixed pairs done with about half the shuffled deck, winner still known Clockwork 61
Karl Fulves Cold Case card removed from pile to pile and located, only clocked total of one half known in advance Clockwork 63
Karl Fulves Moe By Phone and further references for the plot Clockwork 67
Karl Fulves Royal Flush Clock spectator removes any Royal Flush card, performer quickly goes through deck and removes card from same Royal Flush Clockwork 70
Unknown Clocking the Deck Diplopia 14
Paul Vigil Diplopia one thought-of (and removed) card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versaInspired by
  • "Tap a Lack" (Paul Cummins, MAGIC, July 2005)
Related to
Diplopia 3
Pit Hartling Memory Maven card removed and peeked at in shuffled deck, performer looks through cards and names missing card as well as position of second selectionInspired by
  • Max Maven effect
Variations
Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 25
Pit Hartling, Denis Behr Memory Maven Variation method variation of Pit Hartling's effectInspired by Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 28