321 entries in Cards / Principles / Placement Principles
  
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Unknown New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile More Magic 25
Unknown Novel Card Discovery - First Method cards counted during spreading during selection, replaced at known position, controlled via jog shuffle The Art of Magic 40
T. Nelson Downs Fifth Method card to any number, with placement strategy to 26th The Art of Magic 154
Charles T. Jordan Placement Control cards returned to spread with known distance, brought together under key with dealing procedure The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 7
Charles T. Jordan Placement via Key Card deck dealt into piles, key which was next to selection is at same position as selection in different piles The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 25
Unknown Eliminating the Pass for Forcing setting the card in center
- The "Strip" Cut
- "Sighting"
- Shuffling to the Centre
- By means of the "In-jog"
- Pack cut by Spectator
- The "Continental" Cut
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 35
Audley Walsh The Card Phenomenon banks, automatic placement, see page 172 for improvement by Charles Larsen The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 130
Unknown Knock Out Counting Trick Automatic Placement procedure Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 177
Unknown A Card and A Number Automatic Placement procedure Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 177
Unknown Two Pile Trick Variations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 349
Donald Holmes Ne Plus Ultra five cards controlled to known positions via dealing procedure Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with eleven letters except for four exceptions, card is placed at position eleven by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Mehlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Charles T. Jordan Weirdo spectator names number, card at that position is predicted, repeated, for credit information see referenceRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 173
Charles T. Jordan Hourglass Cards time on watch gives position of card, placement via dealing selection procedure Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 181
Unknown A Mental Discovery - Second Method by spelling spectator's name Greater Magic 229
Fred Heaman The Lie Detector (A Mental Discovery - Third Method) Greater Magic 229
Unknown A Mental Discovery - First Method by dealing Greater Magic 227
Unknown Placing Selection at Spelling Position spread or thumb count Greater Magic 310
Unknown Riffle-Shuffle Positioning of Crimped Card near top Greater Magic 6
Frederick Braue A Two Pile Mystery More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 38
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature three random names are spelled, selection found, automatic placement procedureRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 450
Unknown The Riffle Location control to known position near top More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 14
Theodore Annemann Eagle Location risky location in which spectator shuffles his own card backRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 397
Unknown Two Pile Principle Expert Card Technique 382
Unknown The Two Pile Mystery two selections More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 28
Robert Tothill Secrets for Sale four locations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 500
Al Cohn Combination dealing trickInspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 568
Herb Runge Duo Locato Finale The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 812
Audley Walsh Any Name Called For mathematical placement, random names are spelled to, card found at last position Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 199
Walter B. Gibson Pick Me Up number between 1 and 30 is named, an indicator card is inserted at that position and the card card namedRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 169
The Brain Guys Weirdo Double two predictionsInspired by The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 190
Edward Marlo 2. As A Location selection to any position near top Off the Top 4
Unknown The Practical Sharpers using finger nail gauge to position cards in gambling Card Control 116
John Hamilton Placement placing a card at 26th position with milk shuffle procedure The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 450
Edward Marlo Nail Gauge Placement Marlo In Spades 29
George G. Kaplan Natural Card using numerical value on card to count to selection that fits by chance, see also page 101 The Fine Art of Magic 49
Unknown Twelve-Down Riffle as card is returned The Royal Road to Card Magic 196
John Scarne Spectator's Magic Count Performer thinks and writes down name of card, spectator deals down to any number and finds thought of card (after one failure) Scarne on Card Tricks 47
Edward Marlo Placing the Selection after peek, cutting sequence
A. Placing Selection at Position from Top
B. Placing Selection at Position from Bottom
Control Systems 75
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement with several applications following Faro Notes 47
Edward Marlo Variants on Automatic Placement Faro Notes 48
Edward Marlo Variation on Automatic Placement two variations Faro Notes 55
Edward Marlo Partial Faro Check to get several packets with the same number of cards The Faro Shuffle 22
Edward Marlo Exact Placement placing top card into position indicated by value of bottom card, left over bottom faro Faro Notes 61
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites simplified Elmsley idea The Cardiste (Issue 5) 14
Edward Marlo Faro Aids - The Rock and Reweave
- Fan Spread and Weave
- Resquaring the Packets (three methods)
- Cutting at 26
The Faro Shuffle 7
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley 26th Card Faro Check for credit information see referenceRelated to The Faro Shuffle 11
Edward Marlo Faro as a Control how to control a card at known position to top with faro shuffles, with subsections:
- Less Than 52
- With Two Cards
- For 2 Cards at Undetermined Positions
Inspired by Faro Notes 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Winner's Weave in faros, positions after three shuffles, stacking The Cardiste (Issue 6) 16
Edward Marlo The Bottom Deal Count rearranging cards while counting them in the hands via bottom deals Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 12
Edward Marlo Special Push-Off Techniques: The Second Deal Count Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 34
Edward Marlo Strike Bottom Deal Count rearranging cards while counting them in the hands via bottom deals Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 15
Edward Marlo Ladder Guide ladder formation stuck in case to place card at wanted position (up to ten) Card to Wallet 25
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
Edward Marlo The Faro Check Estimation 9
Edward Marlo Multiple Placement Glimpse glimpsing four cards, each thirteen cards apart, at once Faro Controlled Miracles 14
Edward Marlo Bluff Spacing Faro Controlled Miracles 6
Frederick Braue, Harry Lorayne Braue Reversal Placement to place the card at certain position, small packet Personal Secrets 23
Edward Marlo Marlo Placement Cull spread cull procedure to set cards at desired positions from top, e.g. aces at positions 6-15-19-25 Faro Controlled Miracles 6
Edward Marlo Marlo Simplex Placement Cull spread cull procedure to set cards at desired positions from top, e.g. aces at positions 6-15-19-25 Faro Controlled Miracles 8
Edward Marlo Pull Down Control procedure that sets two peeked-at selections at positions nine (or x) from top and bottom Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Edward Marlo In One Riffle Shuffle stacking four cards in one shuffle, also at different distances, stacking with side-jogged blocks on one side Faro Controlled Miracles 10
Edward Marlo Overhand Placement Control procedure that sets two selections at positions nine (or x) from top and bottom with overhand shuffle Faro Controlled Miracles 20
Edward Marlo Placement Process placing top card to (almost) any position with tabled riffle shuffle, rest of order retained The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 22
Edward Marlo Card Placement (Deck Shuffled) placing top card to (almost) any position with tabled riffle shuffle The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 36
Edward Marlo Flexible Placement (Deck Shuffled) placing top card to (almost) any position with tabled riffle shuffle The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 37
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 7) 33
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Free Cut Principle 1
Gene Finnell Togetherness two piles, two selected cards end up together Free Cut Principle 4
Gene Finnell Togetherness Repeat cutting to two selected cards Free Cut Principle 4
Gene Finnell Caught Between Free Cut Principle 5
Gene Finnell Caught Between Repeat behind back Free Cut Principle 7
Gene Finnell Whew! two cards selected Free Cut Principle 7
Gene Finnell Aces Respelled four aces are spelled Free Cut Principle 22
Karl Fulves Faro-Shuffling Machines examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y, discussed with a 6-card deck Epilogue (Issue 1) 7
Roy Walton A Faro Tree examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position yAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 1) 8
Gene Finnell Coincidence? two selected cards in two piles turn up at the same position Free Cut Principle 2
Gene Finnell Aces at Random four cards face up, value of each is dealt and four aces found, spectator decides in which order Free Cut Principle 10
Gene Finnell Your Number - Your Card four cards face up, value of each is dealt and four selections are found, spectators decide in which order Free Cut Principle 15
Gene Finnell Ups and Downs aces are put back at different places and cut into face up and face down piles, all cards end up the same way except the aces Free Cut Principle 19
Jack Avis Hidden Power card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moved to named numberVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 7) 177
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
Edward Marlo Emergency Transfer selection to any position from two to nine Expert Card Conjuring 43
Edward Marlo Emergency Transfer application to change position of card by scooping up packet with certain number of cards Expert Card Conjuring 89
Ben Christopher Blue Phantom two cards found blindfolded, one of them has different colored backInspired by
  • "Divination of two Mentally Selected Cards" (E. G. Brown)
Related to
  • suggestion by Greg Moore on p. 314
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 12) 287
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count using partial secret incomplete faro condition to quickly place cards at wanted positions, two methods (faro and table faro)Related to Hierophant (Issue 2) 69
Edward Marlo Better Than fingertip peeked at card to any number with faros Advanced Fingertip Control 96
Roy Walton Blue Phantom II two cards found, one of them has different colored backInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 4) 321
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 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
Marvin Johnson Blue Dice two numbers generated with dice, two spectators select cards and remove cards according to their numbers, both spectators selected the same card and it has different colored backInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 2) 387
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - First of the Trio spectator finds card via size of cut-off packet, Penelope PrincipleRelated to Advanced Fingertip Control 92
Edward Marlo The Original R or B Phantom cut-off packet counted in rest, faro placement, penelopeRelated to Hierophant (Issue 4) 204
Edward Marlo The I F Fingertip Peek incomplete faro at fingertips, controlled to 26 or 27 from top, see also page 85 for further notes Advanced Fingertip Control 75
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count second procedure "Marlo's Double Count"Inspired by Hierophant (Issue 3) 164
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCCRelated to More Faro Fantasy 54
Karl Fulves Non-Slip Cut blank card in center changes into later selection, faro placement The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 5
Edward Marlo "Shades of the Half and Half Principle" Faro Controlling cards in Stay Stack Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 274
Harry Lorayne The Lorayne Force as a placement Reputation-Makers 46
Karl Fulves Two Shuffle Controls: Riffle Placement two selection in incomplete riffle shuffle condition are selected and controlled 26 cards apart, two handlingsRelated to Epilogue (Issue 13) 103
Karl Fulves Controlled Cut controlling card 26 apart from a key, non-slip cut The Book of Numbers 26
Jon Racherbaumer Reversing the Order of the Cards the placement principle in most Clock Effects On the Clock Effect 3
Karl Fulves M2 Control Ovette Master Move as placement, see also Note 3 of referenceRelated to The Book of Numbers 24
Horace E. Bennett The Clock two selections Card Cavalcade 26
Unknown Center Placement placing a key card at 26 from face Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Ben Christopher Double Mental two selectionsRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 3) 480
Eddie Fechter Fan Positioning placing a card at certain position from top, using fan shuffle Card Cavalcade 41
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton Expansion Notes: As A Coincidence procedure to control 2 peeked cards 26 apart, effect application in which 2 selection appear at same position in 2 halves Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to 26 or known positionRelated to Epilogue (Issue 16) 148
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 3) 481
Larry Jennings Two Placement Cuts - The First Cut
- The Second Cut
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 2) 580
Derek Dingle Side-Steal Placement to known position near top or bottom of deck Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2)) 133
Charles T. Jordan Placement Principle Super Subtle Card Miracles 33
Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne, Bruce Cervon Amazing Prediction two cards, some dealing and counting Rim Shots 52
Edward G. Brown The Two Pile Trick The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 74
Ben Christopher Spello sentence spelled to arrive at selected card, featuring simple placement The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 5) 603
Karl Fulves Riffle Placement any named card placed in 26th positions in two shuffles Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part One 18
Karl Fulves Over & Out card selected from 16 card packet out of hands is controlled with over/under shuffle and klondike Notes From Underground 24
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement Double Control, Plus One The Unexpected Card Book 89
Edward Marlo Mathematical Marlo automatic placement, card and amount of cut-off cards is divined The Unexpected Card Book 75
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 5
Sam Schwartz Down & Under (Done Over) card chosen by cutting off cards, removing some of those into pocket, remembering card at position in rest, down-under deal location The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 5) 718
Edward Marlo Moveless Placement position of selection is instantly known The Unexpected Card Book 136
John Miller Riffle Ups and Downs based on Gene Finnell's "Ups and Downs" (Free Cut Principle) Card Cavalcade II 216
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning Card Cavalcade II 171
Unknown Faro Control Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 8) 94
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Ever So Sleightly 70
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Ever So Sleightly 99
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Afterthoughts 77
Stewart Judah No-Clue Locator Inspired by
  • "No Clue Card Miracle" (Gerald Kosky)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 855
Unknown Choice & Chance Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 856
Unknown The 9-Principle Location placement-control of selection, faroRelated to Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Karl Fulves Pharo Here incomplete faro position, stopped at card controlled
- The Placement
- The Revelation
Methods with Cards - Part 2 102
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to 26 or known positionRelated to Methods with Cards - Part 3 217
Jon Racherbaumer Tabled Riffle Shuffle Control applicationsInspired by Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 112
Slydini Impromptu Miracle packet counted, numbers added and card from face remembered The Best of Slydini ...and More 19
Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle Any Second Now 216
Murray Bonfeld Placement For Thirds faro shuffle that distributes a group three cards apart, e.g. the spades then lie SxxSxxSxx..., not a perfect tripe faro Faro Concepts 31
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The First System shuffling card from position x to the top in odd deck, modified in-faro for even deck that ignored bottom card, reverse method for Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocation No. 1Inspired byRelated to Faro Concepts 41
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The Second System bringing a card from position x to y with faro shuffling, odd deck, with even deck modified in-faro is required that ignores top card, generalization of Alex Elmsley's Binary TranslocationsRelated to Faro Concepts 42
Murray Bonfeld, Alex Elmsley Principles and Routines applicationsInspired by Faro Concepts 48
John C. Wagner Mentally by Two faro, automatic placement 7 Secrets 33
Erhard Liebenow The Card In the Center Liebenow's card peelingRelated to Liebenow On Cards 7
Karl Fulves Interlock Placement to small number Transpo Trix 4
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller Inspired byRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Ken Krenzel The Block-Cover Pass Immediate Spell The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 218
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control further ideas for the Riffle Shuffle Control placement
(A) building set-up for next trick
(B) following with Ten Card Poker Deal
(C) delaying use of set-up
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 26) 99
Edward Marlo Effect two cards, using double automatic placement Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 364
Edward Marlo Double Info Control automatic placement procedure Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 366
Edward Marlo Flexible Force using automatic placement procedure, Penelope Principle Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 369
Norman Houghton Thirty-Two using automatic placement principleRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 7) 225
Karl Fulves, Steve Shimm Faro Shuffle Machines examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y, discussed with a 6-card deckRelated to Faro Possibilities 9
Roy Walton A Faro Tree examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position yAlso published here Faro Possibilities 13
Karl Fulves Visible Strip-Out handling for "Riffle Placement"Related to Riffle Shuffle Control 6
Jim Lee Positioner multiple shift that sets cards together at certain place Card Cavalcade Finale 148
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle controlled to 26 from top Riffle Shuffle Control 7
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to 26 or known position, preserves divided deck Riffle Shuffle Control 11
Bruce Cervon, Karl Fulves R/S Plus P/S Riffle Shuffle Control plus Perfect Speller, placement of cardRelated to Riffle Shuffle Control 18
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
Karl Fulves That's Impossible! card appears at chosen number (chosen by cut-off packet), using a variation of Fulves' Exclusive Card Miracles 37
Tom Mullica Top to Center Reverse placing top card reversed to special position, one-handed Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 5) 345
Robert Walker Atomic Clock card from wallet climax The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 9
Jon Racherbaumer, Jack Avis Wired Hidden Power card remembered at total of cut-off packetInspired by The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 26
Larry Jennings LJ's Prophet spectator cuts off pile, remembers card at same position in rest of deck, deals pile into four piles and top values are added to find selection The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1351
Derek Dingle Side Steal Placement to known position Side Steal 34
Karl Fulves Steal to Place peeked card is placed (for example at 26) Side Steal 58
Jon Racherbaumer Reflex Spell selection by cutting off a number of cards and remembering card at that position, automatic placement Best of Friends 356
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement, impossible is spelled A Visit With Larry Jennings 5
Roy Walton Sign of Four mathematical, faro, free cut principle The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 95
Gene Finnell, Philip T. Goldstein Free Cut Procedure Variation Silentwe 6
Christian Scherer Mental 26 spectator cuts packet and remembers card at position in rest, card controlled to 26 position in deck Seminarheft 29
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan spectator controls selection to 19th position in his own hands with counting procedure 12/12 5
Derek Dingle Side Steal Placement to known position The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 103
Stephen Minch Force Feed biddle count, spectator says stopRelated to Best of Friends 528
Joe Artanis The "Artanis" Load-On Technique for simplified riffle stacking, probably standard The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 58
Edward Marlo 27th Key Card Placement overhand shuffle and faro The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Edward Marlo C-S Control to place the cards together at a known position with cuts, originally from Control Systems Marlo without Tears 273
Unknown Automatic Placement Variation The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 12
Michael Close, Stewart James Derby Downs "Waltz Time Stewart James - Three Variations by Michael Close", two selections found by 10D, using automatic placement variation, faro shuffle, based on "Place and Show" from New Tops Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 283
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 285
Jack Avis Place-Name-26 place and obtain the name of the 26th card, faro shuffle Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 124
Gene Finnell Free-Cut Principle for spelling routine The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 17
Gary Goldberg FIRP Faro Invisible Reverse Placement, places bottom card reversed in centerAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 21) 203
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan spectator controls selection to 19th position in his own hands with counting procedure Lechter Notes 1
Peter Marshall Mental Sandwich Best of Friends - Volume II 100
Bob King Mental Poker Best of Friends - Volume II 146
A. Berkeley Davis Roger And Out spectator divines card, instant stooge Best of Friends - Volume II 96
Frederick Braue Two Pile Trick two selections (1938)Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 20
Frederick Braue Braue's Think Trick packet cut off and counted, this number counted down in rest The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 1
Karl Fulves Riffle Control The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3, No. 34, 35 & 36) 363
Unknown To Set Chosen Card controlling a card to a certain number from top The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown Force One card placed with exampleAlso published here The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 7
T. Nelson Downs Location knowing position of selection after replacement The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Unknown Thirteen-Down Riffle Control card apparently replaced at same position it was taken from, really under thirteen (or known number of) cards The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 16
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 44
Larry Jennings "Can't Be Done" "IMPOSSIBLE" Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 1) 1155
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Speller card chosen by spelling any word Amperthand 5
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 62
Murray Bonfeld Double Poker Control faro, Free-Cut PrincipleInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9) 1256
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 25
Karl Fulves Square Out lost card is spelled to, "Riffle Shuffle Control"Related to Covenant 18
Edward Marlo Sophisticated 26 Card Faro Check using riffle shuffle and block transferRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 161
Larry Jennings Placement Cut cut that places top card next to selection, alternative to slip cut, in the hands The Cardwright 30
Unknown Clock Force The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 128
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James)
Related to
  • "Easy As ABC" (The Magic Book, 1977)
Prototype 37
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 203
Jerry Sadowitz Shuffle Reverse overhand shuffle action reverse, selection can appear reversed at named position Cards on the Table 77
Harry Lorayne The Detective Card two routines, second one uses Automatic Placement Trend Setters 145
Harry Lorayne, Nate Leipzig, Ron Bauer To A Primal Number to any small number from the top without preheld breakInspired by Trend Setters 23
Harry Lorayne Upward Bound card is controlled to any small number from top, passive Trend Setters 194
Alex Elmsley Returned to the Nest two decks, using automatic placement like selection procedure The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 325
Alex Elmsley The Clock Runs Down automatic placement The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 376
John Bannon Timely Departure three cards are thought-of via "packet is cut off and counted..." procedure, they disappear and reappear face upRelated to Smoke and Mirrors 160
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Miracle two small numbers and selections are divined, distant key The Olram File (Issue 6) 12
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex Related to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 40) 732
Karl Fulves Overhand Shuffle Placement card under x cards Deceptive Practices 41
Karl Fulves A-B-C-D four piles, pile A dealt to A-B-C-D position, same with the others, problem about distribution after dealRelated to
  • "Cutting The Aces" (Self-Working Card Tricks, p. 31)
  • Nat Mendelsohn (Ibidem #18)
Deceptive Practices 47
David Neighbors Who's Lying? - Second Handling lie speller Simplicity at Your Fingertips 29
Ken Simmons Who's Lying? lie spellerInspired by
  • Automatic Speller Placement Principle (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Simplicity at Your Fingertips 28
Jon Racherbaumer Dunbury Lie Speller - Eighteen-Card Version Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Simplicity at Your Fingertips 30
Alex Elmsley Spell by the Numbers automatic placement The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 349
Stephen Minch Automatic Placement - Credit Information The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 349
Philip T. Goldstein Travelogos two cities and a weekday divined or spelled to, postcards Thabbatical 8
Alex Elmsley Faro Check with credit information The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 61
Alex Elmsley Cutting at 26 multiple methods The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 60
Alex Elmsley Placing a Key at Twenty-sixth Position finessed methods with faro shuffle The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 300
Alex Elmsley Binary Translocations 1) to bring top card to any position with faros
2) to bring card to top with 2^x cards
3) variation of 2)
Related toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 311
Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle bringing center card to position corresponding with number of cards in cut-off pileRelated to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 313
Alex Elmsley The Obedient Faro shuffling a card to any position up to 20 with 2 shuffles, for magicians The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 346
Alex Elmsley Faro Placement to control selection between two cards The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 379
Alex Elmsley Faro Placement to control selection between two cards The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 381
Alex Elmsley Fan and Weave Control to any Position extension with two cardsInspired by The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 442
John Northern Hilliard Quadrating the Pack dealing procedure, here used to distribute eight selections in a certain way More Greater Magic 1219
Karl Fulves One Of Us Is Lying counting location Crooked Tales 6
Karl Fulves You, Babe after counting procedure with birthday a card with value Nine is selected, ninth item on a list matches spectator in humorous wayRelated to
  • The Chronicles #32, Rigmarole #2, Verbatim #2
Crooked Tales 5
Peter Duffie Credit Information Duffie's Card Compulsions 69
Karl Fulves Pharoh spectator removes a royal flush and puts one of its card back in deck, found again via open prediction procedure, faro placement 13 Prophets 36
Tom Craven Keeper of the Keys Inspired by The Minotaur (Vol. 8, No. 3) 5
Michael Skinner Floating the Jog getting a break under any number of cards one wishes Classic Sampler 43
Karl Fulves Pact Man Penelope's Principle, with KlondikeRelated to 13 Prophets 27
Richard Vollmer Location/Placement/Prediction faro Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 1) 2600
Karl Fulves Interzone any card named, packet cut off by performer and named card is left after under/down procedure, riffle shuffle placement Blocking Off 102
Larry Jennings Impossible Divination No. 2 automatic placement Jennings '67 20
Richard Vollmer Pretty Close To A Miracle Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20, No. 5) 2793
Peter Duffie Settling the Score Long spelling trick, impromptu and hands off Effortless Card Magic 121
Richard Vollmer Thrice Nice divided deck, see also p. 2819 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20, No. 1) 2737
Peter Duffie Divided We Lie Lie Detector with two selections in two piles, kicker where selection is different color from rest of the packetInspired by Effortless Card Magic 48
Peter Duffie Dead Certain Location Value of magician's selected card finds spectator's card, impossible location (based on Richard Vollmer effect, unnamed) Effortless Card Magic 81
Harry Lorayne, Jim Steinmeyer Spel(l)egant small packetRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20, No. 4) 2773
Jack Birnman My Spectator, The Clairvoyant fair selection (automatic placement), added value of three selections determines position of first selectionRelated to The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 133
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Down Under Deals 55
Jack Birnman, Eddie Joseph, Roy Walton My Spectator, The Clairvoyant card fount at total of four stopped at cardsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1468
Richard Vollmer, Henry Christ, Martin Gardner Numerology three numbers lead to discovery of reely chosen card, faro placement Card College - Volume 3 700
Daryl Martinez The Logical Control patter that explains why apparently no control is possible, to a specific location in the deck Card College - Volume 3 560
Jerry K. Hartman Lied and True Steinmeyer Count Principle The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 159
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle 21st Century Card Magic 23
David Regal Reverse Fan Placement reverse fan with face-up cards as pointers to insert cards Close-Up & Personal 20
Michael Skinner Placement Principle to any position 21st Century Card Magic 99
Karl Fulves, Sam Schwartz Blood Brothers spectator's birthday divined (actually only the month) with clock type layout Lost Vampire Secrets 157
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Jiggery Pokery 14
Stewart James 51 Faces North - The History
- The Discovery
- The Secret
- Conclusion
Related to Penumbra (Issue 1) 2
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Scams & Fantasies with Cards 14
Aaron Fisher Additional Handlings for the bluff pass to control a card to certain position The Paper Engine 41
David Regal Compounding A Lie nine cards from deck
- Version One - Red-handed (odd-backed)
- Version Two - Nothing but the Truth (other cards blank)
Constant Fooling 2 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck Impuzzibilities 8
Unknown Crocodile Technique replacing a card to a special position, brief Card College - Volume 5 1157
Unknown Jogshuffle Placement card placed at number in small range (see also page 71) Card Fictions 12
Jerry Sadowitz 26 Card Cut Related to Cut Controls 17
Jerry Sadowitz Cover Pass Positional Control to move top card to position x while leaving rest unchanged Cut Controls 3
Jerry Sadowitz Small Position Control variation of previous item for small x Cut Controls 4
Jerry Sadowitz 3 Card Control crimp and faro, inspired by Finnell's Free Cut PrincipleRelated to Cut Controls 25
Jerry Sadowitz Positional C.V.H.H. Control variation of previous item "Crouching Vernon, Hidden Hamman" to control to a specific position Cut Controls 21
Gary Plants A Card Control with locator card, originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
- Multiple Cards
- Selected Card to a Certain Position
- Spectator Goes Past the Break
Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 6
Wesley James Vanishing Eleven and Placement "final", eleven cards vanish, only selection remains, 9-Principle Placements (digits added)Related to Enchantments 113
Gene Finnell, John Hamilton Free Cut Principle Full Metal Jacket 9
Karl Fulves 13 O'Clock two cards chosen with cutting procedure are foundInspired by Clockwork 56
John C. Wagner, Jim Steinmeyer Packet Lie Detector #2 Inspired by Full Metal Jacket 26
Bruce Cervon odd combination automatic placement Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 40
Alex Elmsley Spell it automatic placement Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 39
Paul Gordon (Gr)eight! automatic placement Best of Friends - Volume III 362
Jason Alford A Cunning Odyssey Pseudo memory demonstration, match number of cards cut off by spectator, then able to find mates / four of a kind, PenelopeInspired by The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 31
Harry Lorayne, James Swain Simplified Swain, Plus aces lost and found with free-cut principle, colors separated, two selections found, based on Swain's "Shuffle Tracking" (Genii 5/2005) Best of Friends - Volume III 442
Edward Marlo Automatic Replacement Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 23
Roberto Giobbi A Mathematical Control automatic placement handling Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 18) 87
Tom Stone Freedom Cuts choreography of selection-replacement-procedure for Free Cut Principle Vortex 65
Roy Walton Free Cut Principle Handling choreography of selection-replacement-procedure for Free Cut Principle, see footnote Vortex 67
Troy Hooser Slip Stream under-spread transfer of bottom card to near top Reinventing the Real 60
Roberto Giobbi To Separate a Deck at a Specific Point two methods Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 1) 3
Tom Stone Memorized Deck & Free Cut Principle some ideas Vortex 67
Claude Impériale Sans Skill three cards vanish and appear again reversedInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 16
Roy Walton The Power of Two placement strategy for selected card to any positionRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 162
Steve Beam, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Maybe featuring an Under/Down Deal placement by Ron Wohl Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 179
Roberto Giobbi The Lift Shuffle - A Study in the Polyvalence of a Sleight - Control the top stock in one shuffle
- Control top and bottom stocks in one shuffle
- Force one or several cards
- Control a selected card
- Eliminate cards that lie on top of a wanted card
- Invert the order of individual cards on top of the deck
- Invert the order of two groups on top of the deck
- Bring a card from the top to a specific number
- Key Card Placement
- Cull one or several cards to the bottom of the deck in a single overhand shuffle
- False shuffle the entire deck
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 19) 24
Roberto Giobbi Controlled Control overhand shuffle control to small number from bottom Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 2) 103
Tom Stone Calculated Aces four spectators with a fourth of the deck do some dealing procedure and end up with an ace on top, based on Jim Steinmeyer's "Nine Card Problem" Vortex 32
Woody Aragon Maverick demonstration of estimating and cutting specific number of cards.Related to A Book in English 131
Denis Behr The Plop Replacement replacing multiple cards into a stacked deckRelated to Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 33
Áriston To Exchange the Positions of Two Cards Related to
  • Mnemonica, p. 339
Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 43
Michael Weber Binary Division quickly arranging a packet of a wanted number of cardsRelated to Knew & Improved 12
Gary Plants A Key Card Placement originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
- Multiple Cards
- Selected Card to a Certain Position
- Spectator Goes Past the Break
Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 10
Gary Plants, Richard Vollmer, Roberto Giobbi Seven position of selection in small packet is predicted, anti faro principle Confidences 177
Simon Aronson, Alex Elmsley Undo Influence Principle