532 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Coincidence
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Unknown Die beiden Unzertrennlichen two selections appear next to each other, two methods Der moderne Kartenkünstler 67
Unknown Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Unknown The Mysteries of the Zodiac elaborate, mathematical selection procedure New Era Card Tricks 116
Unknown Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selectionRelated to New Era Card Tricks 192
Al Baker Two Souls with but a single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cardsRelated to The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 476
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeatedRelated toVariations The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 27
Jack Merlin Three Card Force and Floor Change card is forced several times, then put under foot of spectator who thinks all cards are the same, then card under foot changes and deck is normal Merlin's Master Miracles 11
Al Baker Al Baker's Famous Two Souls Trick coincidence & prediction, two cardsRelated to The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 485
Al Baker The Matchmakers two cards torn, spectator sort out the pieces face down, props... The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 89
Tom Sellers The Paired Card card from odd-backed deck matches prediction in glassRelated to Card Tricks That Work 14
Theodore Annemann Triplets by Chance three decks, three spectator select the same card SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 27
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selectionRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 36
Orville Wayne Meyer Card Box Sympathy performer and spectator choose the same card, using the prop "P&L Metal Card box" The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 14
Louis Lam Do As I Do "An Experiment in Coincidence", two four-card piles are made by counting some cards with both both decks, bottom cards match Would You Believe It? 6
Theodore Annemann Just the Same Alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 41
Orville Wayne Meyer The Guidance of Fate two decks, two cards match, chosen with handkerchief force The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 26) 159
Stewart Judah The Spectator's Choice see page 172 for improvementRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 92
Julian J. Proskauer The Origion and History of the Torn Deck Trick deck is sawn or torn in half, 2 half card selected, they match and are previous selection The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 96
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence Magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value "Lend Me Your Pack" 40
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in referenceRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Unknown Loyd's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde two cards are exchanged from two packs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 70
Unknown Synthetic Sympathy two selections from different decks match Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 75
Unknown Another Marvelous Coincidence two selections from 2 packs match Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeatedRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 74
Unknown Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 1 two named cards end up next to each other, sticky card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 115
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 2 two selected cards end up next to each other, sticky cards, duplicates Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 116
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 3 two selected cards end up next to each other, sticky substance on finger Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 116
Unknown Everybody's Card several spectators all select the same card, slick card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from faceInspired byRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 112
William Larsen Two Card Location two selections come together in deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Unknown Four-Fold Sympathy multiple coincidences, 2 packs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 239
Unknown Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematicalRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Rolland Hamblen Necromantic Calculation Inspired by Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selectionRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
Charles T. Jordan Double Divino coincidences and mates with stacked hundred-card-deck, see also single deck version in referenceVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Glenn G. Gravatt Coincidence Mene Tekel two cards chosen from different decks match, Menetekel Deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 260
Unknown Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Charles T. Jordan Coincidentally with 2 decks with same back, secret exchange of deck provides duplicates of chosen cardsVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 286
Newton Hall Controlled Luck 52 numbered cardboards & cards are shuffled and read one by one until performer tells to stop, card and number combination is predicted The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 191
Robert Parrish The Real Coincidence Trick two decks in performer's and spectator's pocket, cards removed - they're the same You'd be Surprised 9
Unknown Trick with Two Packs forcing two cards previously reversed in second pack Greater Magic 239
Unknown "Tearing the Pack" Trick pack torn in half, card selected from both half, match and are previous selection Greater Magic 290
Unknown b. With Two Packs stacked decks, card cut to and turned over by spectator matches performer's card Greater Magic 340
Glenn G. Gravatt A Curious Coincidence two selections from two decks are put in a glass and match, menetekel deck & normal deckRelated to Greater Magic 440
Unknown Torn Deck Discovery deck is torn in half, 2 half selected match and are previous selection, short card Greater Magic 471
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 346
Robert Parrish Synchronism performer removes a card openly from blue deck, despite free choice spectator selects same from red deck, forcing deck and interesting deck switchesVariations Do That Again! 32
Theodore Annemann The Torn Card deck torn in half, stop trick from both half piles, credits see p. 461 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 460
Theodore Annemann, Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from faceRelated to The Incorporated Strange Secrets 7
Gordon R. McKenney Ace in Hole two selections in 2 halves appear at same position, out for lost cardRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 373
Theodore Annemann Coincidence spectator and performer cut their decks, bottom cards are the same, "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Unknown Digging For Diamonds performer and then spectator always cut at diamonds More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 21
T. Nelson Downs Money Sense cards divined and four selected cards represent year of coin The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 87) 551
Stephen Simpson Universal Card-Incidence two decks, card thought of, performer and spectator each shuffle and deal cards out in certain patters, then the thought-of card is in same position in both deck The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 94) 581
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 26
Tom Sellers Matching the Colours two packets of five colored cards, matching with the spectator Condensed Conjuring 10
Jack Vosburgh Ten and One ten and one put on table, spectator puts two coins on top, coincidence, nail punch The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 721
Jack Vosburgh Once in a Life Time odd-backed unknown card is chosen from faceRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 727
Del Cartier Weird Coin coin borrowed, half deck dealt in four piles, top card correspond with year of coin, sum counted down, card predicted The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 757
George W. Lord, M. D. Overholser A Peculiar Happenstance two cards in two piles appear at the same position, stacked & marked The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 777
Orville Wayne Meyer Card Box Sympathy performer and spectator choose the same card, using the prop "P&L Metal Card box" Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 72
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Card of Destiny card "divined" via personal information from spectator end up next to selection Tricks and Sleights 8
Walter B. Gibson Deferred Coincidence three cards are selected from a red and from a blue deck, they match The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 206
Gerber Thrice Right thought of number is counted from the deck and cross sum as well, another spectator does the same without looking at the card, prediction matches the card from first spectator and when the card by the second spectator is turned over ist is the same as wellInspired by
  • a routine by Stewart James in "The Jinx"
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Clyde Cairy Sympathy Variations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 177
Julian J. Proskauer The Torn Deck Trick deck is sawn or torn in half, 2 half card selected, they match and are previous selection Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 24
Charles Terraneau Card-Incidence deck is cut in two, spectator and performer's selection are found at the same position Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 124
Orville Wayne Meyer Magno Touch performer writes name on face of card, spectator selects card and signs it's back, it is the same card Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 8) 36
George G. Kaplan Numerology??? two decks, three cards are counted to in both decks and they match Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 12) 49
George G. Kaplan Coincidence? No. Prevision? Yes three decks, two shuffled and dealt face up, at one point same card appears at same position, this card is reversed in the third deckVariations My Best 94
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match'em! spectator pushes middle of the center out with a knife / pencil, two times it's the mate of a previously tabled mate The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 89) 360
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions My Best 78
U. F. Grant Zella Prediction Trick one card selected, one thought of, prediction written on one card, it's the selection with the thought of card written on itRelated to Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 19
Robert A. Nelson, Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffedInspired by Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
Walter B. Gibson Sextuple Stranger Than Hallucination three people look at the bottom card and remove it, all think of the same cardInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 325
Arthur H. Buckley Matching Pairs Experiment No. 4 - spectator and magician select card from a half, same value, repeated a couple of times Card Control 154
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Do As I Do Inspired byRelated toVariations Mental Cases With Cards 4
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchangedVariations Stars of Magic (Vol. 1, No. 2) 15
H. Levenson Amazing Coincidence two rows of eight cards, selection is found in the named column Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 4
Ronald B. Edwards Side by Side two spectator's cards are found next to each other The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 116) 466
Paul Curry New View deck in new deck order, spectator has the deck behind the back and puts one card reversed in the middle of the deck, exactly in orderVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 481
Herb Runge Duo Inspired by The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 491
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same timeRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 560
Unknown Intuition with Cards two card initialed, spectator and magician each chose them The Royal Road to Card Magic 78
Paul LePaul A Paradox Of Pairs The Card Magic of Le Paul 151
Dr. William T. Palchinas Skill-Nil! combination of several routines, here as Palchanis
-Pay Off (Walter Gibson)
- One Good Trick (Walter Gibson)
- A Total Mystery (Tony Kardyro)
- Total Mystery / Sensational Sensitive Finger Tips (Tony Kardyro)
- Card-Incidence (Charles Terraneau)
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 183) 731
George Starke Quadruple Coincidence No. 55, Do As I Do with four climaxes Scarne on Card Tricks 97
George Blake Your Deal The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 197) 788
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersRelated toVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 132
Dr. Jacob Daley The Mathematical Card Trick No. 33, Two cards selected from shuffled deck, deck split into two, when dealt down, both cards turn up at the same time Scarne on Card Tricks 59
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 934
Tom Ransom New(er) View impromptu version of the Curry effectInspired by The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 233) 931
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 241) 962
Cy Keller You Do As Cy Do both cards at same positionVariations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 935
Bill Simon Four-Way Coincidence four mates found by spectator Effective Card Magic 169
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneouslyInspired by Effective Card Magic 29
Al Leech Double Count selection and performer's card show up at the same position in two piles Manipulating with Leech 18
Bill Simon, Martin Gardner Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value Effective Card Magic 151
Al Leech A Double Coincidence cards chosen from two decks Card Man Stuff 23
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue cardRelated to The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Aage Darling Numero card is selected and returned, book tells which cards match which numbers, when card is named and the playing cards a second deck with numbers are dealt, number and selection are at the same place I'll Read Your Mind 39
Walter Essman Sealed card is marked with a seal turns out to be selection The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 309) 33
Charles Hudson Major-Minor Do-As-I-Do one deck, spectator choses amount of cards he and performer get, down under deal until one card, mates The Cardiste (Issue 6) 10
Brother John Hamman The Million-to-One Chance ten cards by performer and spectator are put down in pairs, ten value matches The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 7
Edward Marlo Opening Phase after spectator shuffles, a Seven is at seventh position, three methods The Magic Seven 21
Tony Corinda No. 7. A Card Trick unknown card is marked with initials of the spectator, who finds that card by coincidence The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda (13) Stooges comments, trick where two spectator's select the same card Predictions 99
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select thirteen cards, everybody has one card of each valueRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Edward Marlo Second Fooler with two selections in two halfs of one deck, automatic placement Faro Notes 50
Edward Marlo Faro Fooler #11 Exact Placement, two selections are found at thought of number, with three variations Faro Notes 62
Edward Marlo Double Coincidence two cards chosen by performer and spectator turn out to be aces Marlo Meets His Match 16
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decksVariations Marlo Meets His Match 15
Michael Mence Blind Coincidence two spectators find mates behind their baks Card Tricks 318
Al Leech The Double Count Cardmanship 10
Al Leech The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suitRelated to Cardmanship 6
Jack Avis The Birthday Card Trick card is found a position of a wished month Card Tricks 312
Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel A Card and Billet Routine cards are noted on billets, cards on board, spectator selects a billet and throws a dart into the noted card Billets 195
Sidney Lawrence The Trio Routine with three effects:
- Two Minds - a Single Thought (two spectator's think of the same card)
- Before Your Very Eyes (finding selection)
- Gamma Location (challenge card location)
Variations Card Tricks 314
Tony Corinda Bird of a Feather a lot of cut card pieces, four are selected and form one card, with variationsVariations Card Tricks 320
U. F. Grant A Date with a Coin coin is selected, when top four cards are dealt, numbers match the date of the coin More Miracles in Mentalism 30
Edward Marlo Impromptu Power two selections, performer makes two piles and selections are at same position in each pile Riffle Shuffle Systems 37
Sid Solomon Undue Influence card is removed face up, second card is choses face down it's the same with different back Still More Miracles in Mentalism 34
Dai Vernon Card of Coincidence two cards from two decks put in envelope match, three phasesInspired byRelated to Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 11
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein entzückender Karteneffekt spectator marks one card behind back, it is the only card with a different back colorAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 101
Edward Marlo Pull Down Estimation Effect magician's card is placed next to selection Estimation 17
Max Malini Card Magic six spectators select the same card from six decks Malini and His Magic 24
Sam Schwartz Sam-Ultaneous two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, appear at same position in two pilesVariations Close-up Card Magic 114
Howard Schwarzman Two-Gether two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, appear at same position in two piles Close-up Card Magic 116
Erwin Sloan Mated two decks, thought of number The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 377) 337
Edward Marlo, Peter Warlock Sympathetic Coincidence performer places blue-backed card in case, spectator removes same from red deck Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 94
Edward Marlo, Theodore Annemann Impromptu Remote Control unknown odd-backed card is marked on back, a card selected via stop procedure with deck in glass is marked on face, turns out to be the sameInspired by Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 95
Edward Marlo Thought Togetherness performer and spectator thinks of a card, they are next to each other, memorized deck, faro Faro Controlled Miracles 42
Edward Marlo 1835 two selections show up at same position in two piles, faro Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Al Leech A Chameleon Pair similar to "Right, Wrong, Right" Super Card Man Stuff 27
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates Super Card Man Stuff 30
Al Leech Right, Wrong, Right two cards match Super Card Man Stuff 25
Al Leech Triple Coincidence Super Card Man Stuff 32
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideasInspired byRelated toVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 416
Francis Haxton Coercion solutionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 2) 69
Chan Canasta Oops 15: Four Kings into exile Reader chooses any two values of cards (no suits), go through deck of cards and find them side by side Book of Oopses 32
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 37
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 39
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47 and "Technicolor Prediction" (Ireland Year Book 1962)Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 9) 45
J. W. Sarles Coercion Problems with Cards - No. Five
card reversed behind back by performer, then spectator, same card
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 55
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solutionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 56
Arthur Setterington Royal Quartet shuffled deck, kings are put next to aces Stranger Mysteries 4
Arthur Setterington Death Card six blank cards and an ace of spades, spectator selects the ace Stranger Mysteries 12
Gene Finnell Togetherness two piles, two selected cards end up together Free Cut Principle 4
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
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark Between Two Minds 47
Gene Finnell Coincidence? two selected cards in two piles turn up at the same position Free Cut Principle 2
William P. Miesel Cards & Dice Ace-Four and four dice match up, aces appearRelated to Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with 2 card locationRelated toVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Paul Swinford Improbable Coincidence... Faro Fantasy 11
Ben Christopher Two Card Control two thought-of cards are found in same position in two halves The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 187
E. Leslie May Thank You, Ted two people select mates in fair manner HEX! 51
Charles Brent Fate pair of mates revealed by counting down to numbers rolled with dice, in second trick spot cards indicated number on die The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 12) 290
Roy Walton Countdown Problem four cards tabled, one pocketed by spectator, sum of other three counted down to arrive at match to pocketed cardRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 7) 258
Karl Fulves Finders three cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements) 35
Karl Fulves Out Of Hand two cards are removed from packet, rest dealt out, suits of selections and suits in piles have some coincidences Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements) 35
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like two cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements) 34
Gene Finnell Face-up Face-down Duplication face up/face down order of two piles match, gilbreath Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreathInspired by Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card locationInspired by Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faroInspired by Epilogue (Issue 7) 51
Aldini Cardincidence Card freely chosen from packet of blue cards matches card chosen from red packet Roughingly Yours 16
Aldini, Glenn G. Gravatt More Thoughts Anticipated Spectator removes card from red deck, matches card taken out by magician from blue deckInspired by
  • "Final Selection" (Glenn. G. Gravatt)
Roughingly Yours 19
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named) Roughingly Yours 22
Fred Lessor Brown-1 two cards show up at the same time during deal of two halves simultaneously, faro Epilogue (Issue 7) 54
Glen Kehler Telepath based on Hen Fetch's "Symbologic" Epilogue (Issue 9) 65
Edward Marlo Simplex or Complex three selections turn out to be the same card, two methods Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Dai Vernon Gemini Cards Related to Expanded Lecture Notes 25
Sam Schwartz Tri-Multaneous - Part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
- Part 2: Sam-Ultaneous
- Part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two odd-numbered piles
see also p. 348
Inspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
  • "Mini-Miracle" (John Hamilton, Linking Ring, April 1967)
  • Sam-Ultaneous (Sam Schwartz, 1962)
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 6) 334
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si StebbinsRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 379
Karl Fulves Child's Play Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 11) 364
Francis J. Baker Stop Trick blank card with "STOP!" appears at same number in one heap as selection in other heap The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 378
Karl Fulves An Odd Gray Coincidence two packets from different decks, question and faro shuffling procedure before coincidence Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 57
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates More Faro Fantasy 32
Paul Swinford The Double Brotherly Whammy two selections are together, CCCCInspired by More Faro Fantasy 45
Karl Fulves Another Oracle as a 2-deck Do As I Do coincidenceInspired by The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 3
Ron Ferris Dynamite with red black separation climax Expert Card Chicanery 23
Peter Kane Swindle Coincidence two decks shuffled by two spectators, they each chose a number card and count down to arrive at the same card Another Card Session with Peter Kane 10
Karl Fulves Faroincidence reversed card is at same position as selection when dealt from two packets in unison, faro, non-slip cut, "The shuffled deck is handed to you behind your back. With the cards out of sight, reverse the 25th and 26th cards from the top." Good luck! The Book of Numbers 27
Paul Swinford Swinford's Myth 14-15 force, faro, new deck order More Faro Fantasy 17
Peter Kane The "My Best" Coincidence two decks shuffled and counted down until match occurs, this card is predictedInspired by Another Card Session with Peter Kane 11
Karl Fulves Mathematical Twins Variation mate found after klondike shuffleInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 4) 487
Edward Marlo Blind Date kings and queens place on table alternating by performer and spectator, all suits matchRelated to Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 12) 95
Frank Garcia Three in a Million two decks, spec and perf select same card and cut off same amount of cardsRelated to Million Dollar Card Secrets 32
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops) Card Cavalcade 57
Roy Walton Long Shot four spectators select the only red cards from about half the deck The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 11) 560
Gene Finnell The 26th Card two selections are in same position in two halves Epilogue (Issue 14) 115
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton Expansion Notes: As A Coincidence procedure to control two peeked cards twenty-six apart, effect application in which two selection appear at same position in two halves Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Frederick Braue One Pack Triple Do spectator and performer have half the deck each, three cards taken out by each, they match, two handlingsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 7) 626
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 16
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card locationInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 67
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faroInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 75
Karl Fulves Unmatch five red and five black cards, spectator choses five, when turned up in pairs they always are one red and one blackAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 80
Charles Hudson Match Up Inspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 91
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act - First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
- Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
- Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 629
William Zavis Coincidence two selections are in same position in 2 halves and divined, faro Epilogue (Issue 17) 158
Edward G. Brown The Detective Card Trick selection is at same position as face up card in other half The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 96
Lin Searles Impromptu Miracle Inspired by
  • "Staggered" (Eddie Joseph)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8th Folio) 673
Karl Fulves Opposite Conjunction two decks, using "basic riffle shuffle stack" (NPO variant)
- Second Method - Reverse Zarrow
Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 69
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methodsInspired by
  • "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8)
Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Pointed Up Wager proposition plot (problem by Fulves): 1 black card in a packet of red cards, spectator cuts to single black card, 6 methods The Unexpected Card Book 102
Edward Marlo The Cam Myth Smith Myth Coincidence Effect, but with really different selections The Unexpected Card Book 146
Edward Marlo Olram's Coincidence two cards are chosen from different decks, they match The Unexpected Card Book 202
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Stephen Minch The Judgement of Twin Souls two spectators think of the same tarot card The Book of Thoth 39
Edward Marlo Dribble Coincidence two decks, three phasesRelated to Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 2) 13
Edward Marlo Dribble Concept Continued two decks are dribbled and spectator calls stop, eight aces, double back thick cardRelated to Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 3) 29
Paul Curry More Power To The Thought one deck Paul Curry Presents 67
Stephen Minch The Temperance of the Elements four tarot cards matching the elements are selected, four pieces of paper where a writing appears, with the elements theme too The Book of Thoth 28
Des Colgan Diary Dice-Card card chosen by throwing a pair of dice, card in diary at that date matches prediction Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 9) 105
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match Afterthoughts 109
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekelRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Harry Lorayne Ultra General Card (and Impossible Location) three spectator choose the same card, used as effect and also as method Afterthoughts 29
Jerry K. Hartman Taking Turns spectator turns over card behind back, apparently exactly the same as performer a moment beforeInspired byRelated to
  • notes by Fulves on p. 243
Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 240
Roy Walton Some Again Please coincidence trick where cards change to match others Some Late Extra Card Tricks 16
Karl Fulves Diff Dice "Math Trix"
with two dice
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 12) 1059
Unknown Tom Haw - Becker Triple Prediction two decks named cards end up at same position, unclear description The Magic of Francis Carlyle 145
Martin D. Kruskal The Kruskal Principle also with two deck, described by Martin Gardner, see p. 985 for references to Ibidem The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 8) 967
Ken Krenzel Two-Gether Again two selections at same position in two piles, duplicate Afterthoughts 93
Francis Haxton Paired Choice in two piles of cards, two selected cards are found at the same position Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 5) 60
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Card placed previously in pocket is the mate of spectator's free selectionAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 6
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Philip T. Goldstein Double Undercurrent card written down and selected card match The Blue Book of Mentalism 20
Nick Trost The Odd Couple Six pairs of cards on table, spectator always picks the "odd couple" Subtle Card Magic: Part One 9
Nick Trost The Odd-colored Back Six face-up cards shown, spectator always picks the card with an odd colored backAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 3
Nick Trost The "One-Two-Three" Trick Coincidence effect - spectator places a row of Ace, Two, Three on table, matches order of performer's row of Ace, Two and Three Subtle Card Magic: Part One 4
Nick Trost Color Match-up Spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards Subtle Card Magic: Part One 10
Nick Trost Intuition Card reversed by spectator in red pack matches card reversed in blue pack by magician, same position in deck as wellAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 7
Paul Curry Multiple Thought Power two decks, with three selections simultaneously Multiple Thought Power 1
Gene Maze Triple Coincidence three cards match to prediction cards Packet Switches (Part Five) 336
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matchesInspired by Special Effects 38
Mark Weston Splitz double backer is put in the center of the deck, the cards next to it are removed and the double backer split in two normal cards, the cards match the other two cardsRelated to Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 11) 433
Karl Fulves Psychik Kards spectator chooses card needed to fill Royal Flush Packet Switches (Part Four) 243
Karl Fulves Second Method Inspired by Packet Switches (Part Five) 338
Gene Maze Spectator's Choice magician ends up with Royal Flush Packet Switches (Part Four) 259
Gene Maze Twin Transpo two decks are shuffled by spectator, top cards match and transpose (backs)Variations Packet Switches (Part Five) 337
Paul Curry Past, Present And Future two decks, three cards match, (apparently original) version of Paul Curry's "Touch"Related to Special Effects 68
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectatorVariations The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Philip T. Goldstein, Arthur Carter Destiny spectator and magician think of a card, after the spectator shuffles the card are found next to each other, based on Carter's "A Universal Out" from Magigram 3/75 The Green Book of Mentalism 5
Murray Bonfeld Column Correspondence faro, Penelope's Principle Faro Concepts 49
Murray Bonfeld More Power Of Thought stay stack, faro, Penelope's Principle Faro Concepts 48
Murray Bonfeld Double Coincidence finding mates ala Power of Thought, then the other two mates as well, faro, Penelope's Principle, full deck stack Faro Concepts 50
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted A Transatlantic Lecture 4
Allan Ackerman Quick Coincidence Variations Here's My Card 62
Jerry Sadowitz MHAIRI Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 6) 529
Father Cyprian The Spectrum Effect two card prediction from half the deck, all other cards redInspired by
  • "Colorincidentally" (Tony Chaudhuri, "Bedazzled!", 1977, p. 31)
The Chronicles (Issue 3) 1085
Allan Ackerman Double Ultra Mental two decks, spectator and performer each think of a card Here's My Card 50
Gene Maze Gene Maze Predicts random pairs from two decks are formed, selected pair matches Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 4) 45
Karl Fulves Flim Flam chosen red card is only red card in black poker hand and vice versa The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1117
Al Mann Panoramas of Thought six cards are written on a pad by different spectators, three spectator select a card, three of the written cards are chosen, they correspond with the selections The Tesseract 5
Frederick Braue Simpatico spectator removes card from one deck, duplicate found from other deck via stop trickAlso published here Fred Braue on False Deals 30
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from 16-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate Faro Possibilities 29
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins" Impromptu Opener 2
Magic Ronnay Perfect Match five pairs are matching
- Notes By Karl Fulves
The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1242
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si StebbinsRelated to Faro Possibilities 32
Gordon Bruce Matching Pairs matching of five cards dealt in a row, seconds, centers and bottoms Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 5) 676
Thomas Alan Waters Synchroincidence two decks, same card is selected, red/blueInspired byRelated toVariations Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 31
Karl Fulves Riffle Placement key at 26, two selections made from incomplete riffle shuffle position, end up 26 apart, coincidence when dealt from two piles simultaneously - both selections at same position Riffle Shuffle Control 4
Robin Robertson Robin's Riffle two cards chosen from incomplete Riffle Shuffle position with smaller packets, in the end cards dealt from two piles and selections turn up at same position Riffle Shuffle Control 22
Roy Walton End Game Plus spectator puts four different sized groups of cards on the corresponding cards Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 7) 872
Rovi Three Pack Coincidence three decks are cut and position marked, all three cards are the same Rovi Reveals 22
Al Smith, Peter Kane Seconds Out mates of selected card are at the same position in three packets, based on Peter Kane's "Son Of Tetradism" Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 2) 803
Roy Walton The Arrangement Fourcast 34
Jack Avis Optical Notes variationsInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
André Robert Titan some coincidences with two packets of ten cards Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 11) 553
Jack McMillen The Barbary Coast Scam two red aces are separated in the deck and end up together, two versions, with a stooge seemingly heckling the performer Sleights & Swindles 1
Al Mann The Mounds of Ashtoreth two decks, spectator selects five cards and signs two, performer duplicates everything with the other deck, Al Koran Wallet The "H" Factor 23
Tom Bowyer Probabilistic Power of Thought two shuffled decks, a match is likely Origins 16
Gene Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 43
Walt Lees Computer Dating four queens and four kings,performer and spectator put always two together, they are the cards with the same suitInspired by
  • a routine in J. K. Hartman's "Super Dupes"
Four Professional Card Tricks 15
Karl Fulves Twogether two eleven-card packets with Ace through Jack from two decks are dealt, predicted value matches in position and backs transpose The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1352
Karl Fulves Linear A Power of Thought variations, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 46) 183
Thomas Alan Waters Coincideck two decks, three cards from one deck are put face up at random places into other deck, next to the same cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 220
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 216
Thomas Alan Waters Insight Straight performer takes one card out and puts a poker chip on it, then sixteen cards are laid out in a matrix and a spectator can put four chips on cards, those four cards added to the card put away earlier form a straight Ten-AceInspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Little Black Book" in "Mentalism for Magicians"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 222
Simon Aronson, David Solomon Doublestop two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pileInspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
Sessions 5
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Matcho two cards selected, then another two, they match Marlo's Plus Package 60
Karl Fulves Linear A two halves, a card in one half reversed, when counted down a mate is in same position in other half, multiple methods
- L-A #1 to L-A #8
- Linear B
- Linear C
Related to Hardcore Aces 5
Edward Marlo Self-Locating Prediction indicator stabbed in deck, indicator card transforms/is into selection and cards on either side predicted Marlo without Tears 176
Gene Maze Sympathetic Fans two cards chosen in 2 decks match and transpose The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 73
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout... Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Peter Plotkin No Hands Smyth's Myth two selections in two piles appear at same position despite shuffling Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 2) 735
Gay Ljungberg Sympathy two decks, coincidence of a card, rainbow deck finish Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 3) 1190
Thomas Alan Waters Synsign two couples, according to their star signs, they select a king and a queen of the same suit each Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 612
Thomas Alan Waters Courtship four women chose a queen each, four envelopes with four kings, husbands select the matching kingRelated to
  • Basil Horwitz's "No Chance At All!" in "New Pentagram" Vol.3, No.3, 1971. P. 22.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 614
Roy Walton, Charles Hudson Triple Alliance based on Hudson's “Spelled Prophecy: 2“ Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1256
Stephen Tucker Face eight card packet of Aces and Kings, spectator and magician able to separate Aces from Kings via freely selecting four cards eachInspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 39
Basil Horwitz Spectator's Clairvoyance & Spirit Test two spectators select same card, name of card appears on blank card, which is signed on both sides