117 entries in Cards / Principles / Key Card Principles / Distant Key Card
  
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Unknown Third Method spectators remember cards and their positions Modern Magic 44
Charles T. Jordan The Nifty Key The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 15
Jack Merlin The Spread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually foundVariations Merlin's Master Miracles 20
Tom Sellers A Deceptive Card Trick Sellers' Secrets 9
Theodore Annemann Whichever You Please The Book Without A Name 16
Unknown The Card and Number Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 88
Charles T. Jordan The Nifty Key Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 91
William Larsen Cut in Detection estimated floating key card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 39
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Detection two key cards, out of hand selection procedure Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 94
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon Subtlety distant crimped key card Greater Magic 52
Theodore Annemann Sixth Method. (Crimp and table spread) crimped distant key Greater Magic 55
Unknown The Bottom Card Location featuring several key card placements and strategies:
Joker Discard to Locate Key
Face-Dwon Ribbon-Spread Key Placement
Face-Up Ribbon Spread Key Placement
Deal-Down Key Placement
Distant Key Card
Cardcase Load of Key Card
Greater Magic 90
Unknown The Top Card Location key card starts on top Greater Magic 95
Paul Rosini A Great Location Trick subtle key card locationRelated to Greater Magic 570
Martin Gardner Three Piles Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 277
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location remote key Expert Card Technique 398
Allan Howell Foretold selection with numbers and dealing procedure predicted The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 559
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count forceVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 531
Charlie Miller, Jack McMillen The Triple Discovery three cards, 26th keyVariations More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 29
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Phenomenal touched card found, distant key card The Stripper Deck 18
Bruce Elliott Middle Maze two card location, center key cardInspired by The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 143) 804
Henry Christ, Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Perfect Card Location - Impromptu Method see footnote Prepared Cards and Accessories 9
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card Tricks with Daub 5
Capt. Jones Screwey Card Location Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 35
Warren Wiersbe Packet Prediction cards cut off top and bottom to show no key cards are in useRelated toVariations Mental Cases With Cards 3
Warren Wiersbe In My Estimation ... performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectatorRelated to Mental Cases With Cards 6
Warren Wiersbe Superstitious Mentalism four key cards thirteen apart Mental Cases With Cards 14
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference Watch This One! 32
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Card remote key The Royal Road to Card Magic 73
Unknown A Meeting of the Minds remote key, alomst challenge The Royal Road to Card Magic 74
Unknown Remote Key The Royal Road to Card Magic 73
George G. Kaplan New Card Affinity using distant key card to count to spectator's card The Fine Art of Magic 65
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) using a distant key card and a "natural" The Fine Art of Magic 101
Roy Walton ABC The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 752
Unknown Hit The Deck Weird card location with key card Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 35
Unknown The Mahatma Marvel Card Trick Location with spectator dealing and distant key card Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 35
Max Holden Mind Control Locate with key card Scarne on Card Tricks 77
Dr. Ben B. Braude Braude's Mental Card Trick Scarne on Card Tricks 91
Edward Marlo "Half Plus One" bringing a key card next to a certain card with faro shuffle The Faro Shuffle 30
Edward Marlo It's Mathematical stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, two effects Faro Notes 40
Edward Marlo Alternative Procedures stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, see previous item Faro Notes 43
Charlie Miller Behind Back Location The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 59
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 14 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 24
Charlie Miller, Dai Vernon Variation of Vernon's Spread Trick The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 35
Edward Marlo Key Card Plus Estimation:
First Method
Second Method
Third Method
combining estimation with a distant key Estimation 24
Harry Lorayne Impossibility distant key card in spread Close-up Card Magic 67
Roy Walton Dead Easy Location four key cardsInspired by
  • Larry Jennings problem
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 4) 79
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffleRelated toVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 20
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stackVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 21
Jack Avis An Ace Locator aces distributed as key cardsRelated to
  • p. 179 for further references
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 7) 180
Alan Keith Prelude "Circus Card Trick" to set up key cardsInspired by Expert Card Mysteries 136
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 A Telephone Mystery medium is called and names selection when order of deck is read out, distant key The Book of Numbers 5
Karl Fulves The Non-Slip Cut - Basic Technique spectator removes block from center, a card is held back there The Book of Numbers 25
Karl Fulves Controlled Cut controlling card 26 apart from a key, non-slip cut The Book of Numbers 26
Karl Fulves Ace-Dice-Ace position of selection is found via mathematical procedure involving dice, non-slip cut The Book of Numbers 27
Karl Fulves Chance? Fate? two card location, key card The Book of Numbers 31
George Blake Oracle Jr. "Oracle" as location instead of prediction, packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse farosInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5) 412
Audley Walsh, Jon Racherbaumer The Mystic Twelve Recall cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count forceInspired by On the Clock Effect 5
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Triple Card Revelation Expansion Notes, faro and 26 key Epilogue (Issue 14) 114
Gene Finnell The 26th Card two selections are in same position in 2 halves Epilogue (Issue 14) 115
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
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Single Card Discovery Expansion Notes, faro and 26 key Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
David Solomon, Steve Draun S-D Location two phase locationVariations Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 65
Henry Christ Card Clairvoyant improvementInspired by Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 10) 78
Harry Lorayne The Mind Boggler any card thought of, then a dealing procedure, scratched distant key card Rim Shots 13
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 21
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 23
Ken Krenzel Miracle Revelation Inspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 89
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
Edward Marlo System Controls up to 4 peeked cards, cutting procedure combined with distant key card and a faro The Unexpected Card Book 128
Edward Marlo Camouflage Control - The No Slip Cut "Basic Technique" and "Controlled Cut", procedures with center cuts and distant key cards The Unexpected Card Book 144
Edward Marlo Cam-Incidence reversed card coincides in position with freely selected card, distant reversed key card The Unexpected Card Book 145
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
Unknown Distant Key Card Basics Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card section CardMagic 60
Harry Lorayne Out Of Hand distant key, faro Best of Friends 337
Edward Marlo Faro Location three packets, 27th key The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Richard Goldshot RG Location using two crimps and a faro shuffle, twenty-six key card, see also page 1075 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 9) 967
Richard Goldshot No Looking Goody Goody two crimps, faro shuffle two selections, twenty-six key card, see further credits, see also page 1075 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 9) 968
Richard Goldshot Deck Patrol sandwich location with some matching cards, distant key, faro Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 12) 1148
Charlie Miller Additional Miller Notes - holding break while tapping on table
- nailnick and estimate distance from key
- "Vernon's 7 card, 7 piles trick."
(1940)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Frederick Braue The Ribbonspread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found, spread with jogged key cardInspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 7
Edward Marlo Infallible Packet Estimation spectator cuts 3 packets Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 159
Harry Lorayne "Keyn" Location key card location Trend Setters 71
Alex Elmsley Shadowed sunken key is used for selection The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 337
Alex Elmsley Buried Treasure I 1 deck, distant key, fair selection process The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 340
Alex Elmsley Buried Treasure II distant keys, performer stops at selection The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 355
Alex Elmsley Calcolate X 2 two selections made out of performer's hands, 3 keys The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 361
Edward Marlo Setting Key Card at 26 spectator shuffles deck The Olram File (Issue 3) 9
Edward Marlo Put A Shine On Your Mind "Ways to Ascertain the Value of a Thought-Card"
five methods with procedures in which spectator needs to remove as many cards as the thought-of value, partial set-up, memorized deck, distant key card
The Olram File (Issue 3) 7
Edward Marlo, Oscar Weigle Cure for a Late Night Location edge marked card, faro The Olram File (Issue 5) 5
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Miracle two small numbers and selections are divined, distant key The Olram File (Issue 6) 12
Karl Fulves Zodiac Sell card chosen in spectator's hands, another card turns face-up, ZODIAC is spelled to find selection Deceptive Practices 70
Alex Elmsley Placing a Key at Twenty-sixth Position finessed methods with faro shuffle The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 300
Karl Fulves Blue Moon blackjacks chosen despite random cuts and then counting to 26th card, spectator's blackjack changes back color Crooked Tales 25
Paul Rosini Your Number - Your Card Related to Card College - Volume 1 147
Nick Trost Weight Guess Spectator pockets cards, magician divines how many, breather at 26Related toVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 32
Mike Rogers Mike Roger's Version Variation of "Weight Guess" with cards face upInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 33
Nick Trost M-U-M Miracle Inspired by
  • "Thought-O-Card" (G. P. Appaduri, M-U-M, March 1971)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 132
Ron Bauer Key to the Draw three cards, 26th keyInspired by L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 20
Unknown One-Twenty Six cut-deeper procedure for two selections The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 9
Doug Canning Marked Up Masterpiece faro and 26 key The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 63) 1245
John Bannon Dawn Patrol floating key and faro Dear Mr. Fantasy 120
John Bannon Dead Reckoning floating key Dear Mr. Fantasy 88
David Solomon, Steve Draun S-D Location floating key Dear Mr. Fantasy 92
Jack Parker Sunken 21 21 Card Trick VariationInspired by 52 Memories 185
Asi Wind Somebody Stop Me spectator cuts to card and loses it, then deals the cards, performer stops him at selection, no-touch Chapter One 2
Joseph Barry A Two Card Location card cut to and card thought of small pile, one's position named and other card produced from pocket Reverie 6
Steve Beam Simple Loser Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 91
Steve Beam Good Loser Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 92
Steve Beam Double Loser Choreographed process for selecting two cards that provide the magician with the keys to locating both. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 94
Steve Beam Threesome Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 96
Steve Beam Bad Winner Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 93
Steve Beam The Lock with Two Keys Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 94
Steve Beam Finders Keepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 97
Joseph Barry Echoed three progressively fairer locations of a cardInspired by Operandi (Issue 1) 5