97 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Coincidence / Mates
  
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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
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in referenceRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 26
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Karl Fulves Mathematical Twins Variation mate found after klondike shuffleInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 4) 487
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methodsInspired by
  • "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8)
Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match Afterthoughts 109
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
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
Allan Ackerman Quick Coincidence Variations Here's My Card 62
Jerry Sadowitz MHAIRI Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 6) 529
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
Jack Avis Optical Notes variationsInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
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
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
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
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination, see addendum for presentation patter, see also p. 543 for additional ideasRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 114
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Brother John Hamman Mixed-Up Mates A-4 of hearts and spades match multiple times The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 240
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Forehand four matching pairs generated, based on Fulves's "Hand Out" (And a Packet of Cards) Fifth 7
Karl Fulves Hand to Hand Ace to Three face-up and face-down, spectator matches them, posed as problem And a Packet of Cards 56
Bruce Cervon Black & White Attraction four black and four white cardboard pieces, two black and two whites are put in four envelopes, spectator manages to match remaining black and white cards with correct envelopes, two methods The Black & White Trick 123
Alex Elmsley Arith-Mate-Ic some cards are cut, rest is cut in 2 pile, number of cut off cards determines coincidence in 2 tabled packetsVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 328
Steve Beam Mating Season III spectator calls three numbers between 1 and 26, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suitRelated to
  • Steve Beam's "Card Tricks from Mount Olympus", 1979
The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 38) 683
Steve Beam Mating Season IV spectator calls three numbers between 1 and 26, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit, face up method The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 38) 684
Christian Scherer Duplizität der Ereignisse - Eine Routine mit dem palindromischen Spiel longer stay stack routine, mates are found, six phases Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 12
Allan Ackerman A Self-Working Quick Coincidence Las Vegas Kardma 127
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 7) 2380
Lewis Jones Happenstance mathematical thingVariations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 5) 2355
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 11) 2431
Lee Snyder Quick Match four of a kind Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 2) 2323
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Yada pack with ten arrow cardsInspired by Thabbatical 59
Basil Horwitz Challenge Aura Card spectator finds mate The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 65
Gene Maze Sympathetic Thoughts Passing Through two selection from 2 decks match, then are exchanged via push-through failure Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 118
Unknown Hat Trick Magician cuts to three mates of three previoulsly tabled random cards Card College - Volume 1 62
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange three cards from two decks - they matchInspired by Card College - Volume 1 99
Lou Gallo Slam Dunk The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 57) 1094
Nick Trost Reversed Coincidence with one deck Magician and spectator each has half a deck, they exchange one card and place reversed in each half, revealed to be mates The Card Magic of Nick Trost 38
Nick Trost Ten-In-A-Row Double Coincidence Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 41
Nick Trost Double Turnover Coincidence Two spectators cut to black Queens, which is previously predicted by written prediction The Card Magic of Nick Trost 37
Nick Trost Miracle Match Up similar to Gemini Mates in plot, two methodsInspired by
  • "Prospero" (Peter Warlock, The Magigram, February 1980)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 177
Nick Trost A Clean-Cut Coincidence Spectator coincidentally selects mates, which is predicted by performerInspired by
  • "Double Back Card Force" (Unknown, Hugard's Magic Monthly, July 1944)
Variations
  • "Double Influence" (Tom Mosier, The Linking Ring, May 1995)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 193
Peter Duffie The Unknown Entity Convoluted coincidence effect with two packets, one packet counted down to find mate in other packet (two cards, two piles, but not same position) Effortless Card Magic 38
Peter Duffie Matchical Mix Two Cards, Two Piles, Same position - selection and mate Effortless Card Magic 40
Milton Kort The Courtright Connection Spectator selects two cards, revealed to be black Jacks, which are then used to sandwich red Jacks Kort 87
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card Card College - Volume 4 831
Aaron Fisher Simpatico magician and spectator choose mate The Paper Engine 62
Philip T. Goldstein O, Decide Dice, Do version of "Roll, or..." with two die Redivider 44
Philip T. Goldstein Tie It Redivider 46
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Want no Die? I Don't; Naw. Redivider 47
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack Redivider 11
Karl Fulves Able To Match "automated version of 'Business Card Prophecy'", after riffle shuffle 15 cards are removed, a card stabbed and cards on either side divined and those are the only ones with mates in packetRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 50
Karl Fulves Shifty two cards selected by performer and spectator match Word Play 41
Karl Fulves Time Of Day mates in clock layout Word Play 44
Jamie Badman Friday Night Curry Spectators select two cards, turn out to be matesVariations The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 40
Jamie Badman Bring Your Wallet to the Curry Night Variation of Friday Night Curry, but with wallet secret preparationInspired by The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 43
Jack Parker Remote Control Spectator reverses two cards, reveals to be the two black TwosVariations 52 Memories 125
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-up Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 246
Woody Aragon Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates A Book in English 97
Steve Beam Mating Season VII multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards matchAlso published here
  • "Mating Season VII" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume VI"
The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue Addendum) xx
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Roger Crosthwaite IRF Open Prediction (semi improvised effect) Card is placed next to its mate The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 25
Michael Weber Living Parallel Lies Behind the back Do As I Do, multiple cards match Old Dog 14
Benjamin Earl Four-Card Impossible performer gives prediction to spectator who then selects a card and two more to make four-of-a-kind F for Fiction 1
Steve Beam The PC Card Trick Compatibility test with a couple where two mates are found. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 103
Ron Cartlidge Queen Elizabeth Two red Queens placed into the deck by spectators are found next to black Queens The Saturday Morning Session 1
Denis Behr, Alex Elmsley Mathe-Mate-Ics In a progressively more impressive demonstration, the participant cuts a number of cards from the deck. The magician cuts the remainder in two. Dealing down in both the magician's packets to the participant's number, two mates are found. This is repeated two times.Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 124
Terrill Fischer Gemini Squared black Ten placed next to other black Ten, then black Tens magically sandwich red Tens The Saturday Morning Session 21
Pit Hartling Close Encounters three cards inserted by spectator from another deck lie next to their duplicates In Order to Amaze 48