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Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, siamesaVariations The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 22
Charles T. Jordan, De Forrest The Diabolical Reversed Card (Improved) card reverses visibly à la tunnel effectVariations The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 32
Unknown Prediction confusing cut to force two cards, possibly by Ralph W. Hull (see Trost reference)Variations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 23
U. F. Grant Spellino spectator's name is speltRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 50
U. F. Grant Giant Acrobatic Cards some jumbo cards are dealt face up face down alternating, they turn over again while a second packet is now mixed alternately, double backersVariationsAlso published here
  • "Stage Magic" (Burling Hull, 1932)
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 127
Dai Vernon Do As I Do packs not exchanged, no key cardVariations Greater Magic 576
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Dream of a Hermit three decksRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 719
Richard Himber Double Detection magician determines facing cards in a by a spectator faced deckVariations Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 205
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Do As I Do Inspired byRelated toVariations Mental Cases With Cards 4
Warren Wiersbe In My Estimation ... performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectatorRelated to Mental Cases With Cards 6
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchangedVariations Stars of Magic (Vol. 1, No. 2) 15
Edward Marlo Marlo's Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers, see also p. 837Variations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 206) 822
Al Leech The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suitRelated to Cardmanship 6
Nick Trost Nick's Push-Thru Card Tunnel (tunnel change plot) without gaffsAlso published here The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 364) 285
Herb Zarrow Revolving Aces four times Christ ForceRelated to Close-up Card Magic 98
Nick Trost Band-It The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 368) 301
Dai Vernon Vernon Five Card Mental Force Variations Early Vernon 20
Don Tanner The Back Room on Dino Mazza, U.F. Grant, Nick Trost, Lou Zgoda, Chet Roth The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 384) 366
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards, see also p. 728 for comment, p. 840 for comment by Jerry FultonRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 162
Mike Morhman Red Dragon five symbols, chosen one predicted (in an odd way)Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 4) 239
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, see p. 289 for reference, p. 292 for comments by George McLean & George BlakeRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 7) 257
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
- Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
- Red And Black
- License Plate Poker
- Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
- Black And White
- Coin Swindles
- 3-Card Poker
- Odds On Favorite
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 9) 272
Jon Racherbaumer Estimations - Albert Goshman: Boob on the Tube?
- Last Word on the Fields' Book
- 13 Ways of Looking at Criticism
- An Open Letter to Nick Trost
- Vernon, Gibson, and Sharpe
Hierophant (Issue 2) 84
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kindVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley NotebooksVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 2) 474
Derek Dingle Visual Reverse and Color Change inspired by Trost's version (originally from his lecture notes)Inspired by Dingle's Deceptions 4
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops) Card Cavalcade 57
Nick Trost High Card Poker Deal stacked poker deal, spectator shuffles, gilbreath Card Cavalcade 157
Karl Fulves (reviewer) ESP Session by Nick Trost
brief
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 9) 546
Jerry Mentzer Four and One Revisited basically Hamman's Mystic Nine with five cards, inspired by Nick Trost's "Four and One Trick" Card Cavalcade II 132
Jerry Mentzer Odd Color Four and One basically Hamman's Mystic Nine with five cards, inspired by Nick Trost's "Four and One Trick", color changing back kicker of selection Card Cavalcade II 136
Walt Lees My Blue Ac-es with red and blue cards, inspired by Nick Trost's "Four Red Backed Aces"Related to Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 6) 70
George Sands Lucky 13 prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remainsRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10) 1035
Nick Trost Color Match-up Spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards Subtle Card Magic: Part One 10
Nick Trost Believe It or Not! Half the deck shuffled face up/down, is magically straightened out but the messy order is transferred to the other half sitting on the table (mixed half transposes with unmixed half)Also published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 14
Nick Trost Push-through Reversed Card Card Tunnel effect, card turns over as it is pushed perpendicularly through the deckVariationsAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 15
Nick Trost Four Ace Opener Four Aces found one by one via flipping packets over on top of the deck, like a Cut Deeper Force Subtle Card Magic: Part One 17
Nick Trost Four Ace Disclosure Simple four Ace productionAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 18
Nick Trost Aces in Reverse Triumph with Aces Subtle Card Magic: Part One 18
Nick Trost Topsy-turvy Ace Location Triumph with Aces Subtle Card Magic: Part One 19
Nick Trost The Elevator Effect Four Jacks travel up, down in deck, also end with Jack face up in deck Subtle Card Magic: Part One 20
Nick Trost Transposed Aces with Repeat Four blue backed Aces and four red backed Aces on table, named Aced transposes between the two packets, twice Subtle Card Magic: Part One 21
Walter Rollins, Brother John Hamman, Nick Trost Six Cards - Three Black and Three Red Six Card Repeat type of routineAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 24
Nick Trost Optical Three Card Monte Also published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 24
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Nick Trost ESP Double-thot Pack Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Nick Trost Color-Changing Pack Subtle Card Magic: Part One 34
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Group of picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by matesAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 3
Nick Trost The Gathering of the Court Cards Three packets of J-Q-K, assemble to three J, three Q and three KAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 4
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 5
Nick Trost What's in a Name? Spell spectator's name to locate cardAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 7
Nick Trost Time Will Tell Clock TrickAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 8
Nick Trost An Out for the Vernon Force Using odd backInspired by Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 10
Nick Trost Dice and Card Revelation Card found at number rolled on dice, then performer pulls out pair of cards that match the numbers on the dice Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 10
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verificationAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 12
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Matchbook moved from card to card on row of six Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 13
Nick Trost Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 14
Nick Trost Prediction and Location of Four Matching Cards Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 15
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a cardVariations Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 16
Nick Trost The Ultra Date Trick Extension to year 2000 for A Prediction and a DateInspired by Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 17
Nick Trost Divining the Total of Three Bottom Cards Performer divines total number of bottom cards of three piles Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 18
Nick Trost Weighing the Cards Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Nick Trost Kings and Queens Royale Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Nick Trost Weighing the Colors Tell how many red/black cards there are in each pile Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 20
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Card Elimination Card vanishes from deck, then appears face up in the deck laterAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 22
Nick Trost U-Find-It Spectator locates card by stabbing face up card into the deck Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 24
Nick Trost Ace, Deuce or Trey Either Ace, Two or Three will change to selection, spectator's choice Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 24
Nick Trost Russian Roulette "You will select the red card" Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 27
Nick Trost No-sleight Wild Card Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 28
Nick Trost Expanding Cards Fan of mini cards grow into large cardsAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 29
Nick Trost The Hotel Mystery Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 30
Nick Trost ESP Sixth-thot Divine thought-of ESP symbol Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 31
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 33
Nick Trost Kings and Blanks Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 34
Nick Trost Predicting the Total Spectator chooses and adds three numbers chosen from number cards, performer predicts total Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 35
Fred Kaps, Nick Trost Inversion Follow-Up Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 42
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selectionRelated toVariationsAlso published here Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 11) 143
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 The Lone Stranger Spectator locates own card by unknowingly placing it with a group of cards of a different colorAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 5
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 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
Nick Trost The Odd Couple Six pairs of cards on table, spectator always picks the "odd couple" Subtle Card Magic: Part One 9
Frank Garcia Grand Slam gilbreath, duplicate spade cardsInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 3) 29
Stephen Minch Megaphysics performer finds matching ESP card of two spectators, by stopping spectator deal cards, impromptu Mene-TekelInspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Metaphysics" in "ESP Card Session", 1965.
Mind Novas 50
Jon Racherbaumer, Nick Trost Flip-Flop Triumph featuring eight-packet display by TrostInspired by The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 13
Howard Schwarzman, Ken Krenzel The Original Card Tunnel Related to Cardworks 99
Derek Dingle Royal Triumph "Progressive Triumph" with color changing back kickerVariationsAlso published here The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 147
Ron Ferris "X To See" Inspired byVariations Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 12) 1151
Leslie A. LeViness Apocalypse Variations or Additions Inspired byRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9) 1259
Tetsuyoshi Hoshino Not By Sight one of four aces chosen, found, one-way faces, garden-path-presentationRelated toVariations Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10, No. 3) 1329
Brother John Hamman The Twins Related toVariations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 93
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Gimmicked Cards) queens visibly shrink to miniature cards, mini deck grows to full size except selectionInspired by The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 141
Dai Vernon A Straight Deal pseudo fifth,... dealVariations The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 108
Judge Frank Price The Muleshoe Gambler Related to Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12, No. 9) 1681
John Bannon Shock Treatment thought-of-card placed in pocket as prediction, another selection is foundRelated toVariations Impossibilia 42
Bob King I'll Guess Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selectionInspired byVariations More Magician Foolers 5
Ron Ferris Sweetheart Stack spectator can change cardsInspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Challenge Poker Deal"
The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 39) 716
Harvey Cohen Aces by Mistake Variations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 7) 1954
Jon Racherbaumer, Nick Trost Elevating the Aces Card Finesse II 250
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave twelve court cards pair themselvesAlso published here
  • in "3 Pet Secrets" (Nick Trost)
Card College - Volume 1 63
Bob King Perfect Match Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 4) 2629
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher Flim-Flam Blank cards print, to three Tens, then change to three Aces to match previously tabled AceInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 213
Nick Trost Showdown three phase Ten Card Poker Deal routine, last phase is stud poker. Includes Tom Hubbard's handling at the end.Variations
  • "Mahtub" (Rene Lavand, Magic from the Soul, 1993)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 216
Nick Trost Nick's Expanding Cards Mini poker hand grows in size to poker-size, gimmick could have inspired Micro MacroInspired by
  • "Lohrey's Enlarging Cards" (Carl Lohrey, marketed in The Linking Ring, 1950s)
VariationsAlso published here
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 220
Nick Trost Maxi-Twisto Twisting the Aces with Royal Flush endingInspired by
  • "A Twist on Maxi" (Mike Gallo, Genii, August 1986)
Related to
  • "Maxi-Twist" (Roger Smith, 1976)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 222
Nick Trost Gilbreath Aces Four Aces lost in deck, spectator deals through deck and locates AcesInspired by
  • an Ace opener described by Oscar Weigle Jr. (The Dragon, June 1939), credited to Steve Belchou
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 225
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher Crooked Dealing Pseudo gambling demo for seconds, bottoms and centersInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 228
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher, Michael F. Zens Zens-Gilbreath Poker Deal Any poker hand called forInspired by
  • "The Zens Quadruple Poker Trick" (M. F. Zens, 1931)
  • "Super-Duper Poker Deal" (Al Thatcher, Jerry Mentzer's Card File, 1993)
Related to
  • "Any Hand Called For" (Karl Fulves, More Self-Working Card Tricks, 1984)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 232
Nick Trost The Perfecto Bridge Deal Variations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 235
Nick Trost Straight Poker Deal Deal from shuffled deck, spectators get straight, performer get full house.Variations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 236
Nick Trost Pinochle Deal Uses Pinochle deck The Card Magic of Nick Trost 239
Nick Trost Pitch Deal Game called "Pitch" The Card Magic of Nick Trost 242
Nick Trost Twenty-Deck Poker Deal Poker with twenty cardsRelated to
  • "The Hokey-Poker Deck" (Jim Lucier, The New Tops, March 1978)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 245
Nick Trost Seven-Spades Bridge Deal Partner and performer get all the spadesRelated to
  • "To Deal Yourself All the Trumps" (Ellis Stanyon, Magic, 1913)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 251
Nick Trost Seven-No-Trump Bridge Deal Partner and performer get no-trump hands The Card Magic of Nick Trost 253
Nick Trost In-Between Deal Game called In-Between, uses poker chips The Card Magic of Nick Trost 254
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo The Card Magic of Nick Trost 265
Nick Trost Canasta Deal Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal The Card Magic of Nick Trost 274
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah The Odd Set Performer mentally influences spectator to select "odd" pile of ESP cards The Card Magic of Nick Trost 278
Nick Trost The Third Dimension Performer predicts three chosen ESP symbolsInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 281
Nick Trost ES-Pair-ity Selected pair of ESP cards to be matching, other pairs don't matchInspired by
  • "Transcendental Mate-I-tation" (J. K. Hartman, Card Craft, 1991)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 282
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Metaphysics Performer divines two thought of ESP symbols by producing it from pocketed deck The Card Magic of Nick Trost 284
Nick Trost Sym-sational Divine three peeked symbols The Card Magic of Nick Trost 285
Nick Trost Million to One ESP Five ESP cards freely selected, found to consist of unique symbols (no repeat) The Card Magic of Nick Trost 286
Nick Trost Geo-Metrick Spectator attempts to match performer's tabled ESP cards, all matchInspired by
  • "Reds and Blacks" (Jerry Mentzer, Card Routines Number Two, 1962)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 288
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher Symbol Discernment Detect ESP symbols by sense of touchInspired by
  • "Suit Discernment" (Paul J. Flory, The Linking Ring, Jan 1979)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 290
Nick Trost ESP Sixth-Thot Predict thought of symbolRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 292
Nick Trost Foreword The Card Magic of Nick Trost 15
Nick Trost ESP Janus Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 294
Nick Trost The Observation Test Related to
  • "Red and Blue (Improved)" (Bob Lotz, in Rufus Steele's The Last Word on Cards, 1952)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 17
Nick Trost Telespo Performer matches symbols, spectator fails, and then performer divines symbols from different room The Card Magic of Nick Trost 297
Nick Trost Seven Card Count Variation of Six Card Repeat (credit information, first appeared in The Linking Ring, February 1955)Related toVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 19
Nick Trost Dream of the Hermit Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 302
Walter Rollins, Brother John Hamman, Bob Longe Rollins-Hamman-Longe Routine Inspired byRelated to
  • "One Too Many" (Bob Longe, 101 Amazing Card Tricks, 1993)
Also published here
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 21
Nick Trost Double Pinochle with an Elevator Finish Inspired by
  • "Knock-Out Aces" (Ted Biet, Genii, June 1982)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 22
Nick Trost The Five-Ace Poker Hand Variations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 25
Nick Trost Generic Deck Version Variation on "The Five-Ace Poker Hand" with blank cardsInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 27
Nick Trost Red or Black - Which? small packetInspired byRelated toVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 28
Nick Trost, Tom Hubbard The Ultimate Version Variation on "Red or Black - Which?"Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 30
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
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Variation of "Weight Guess", also with cards face up, but no initial countingInspired byVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 34
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 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 Do as I Do with Two Cards Magician and spectator freely exchange two cards each, turn out to be four QueensInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 39
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Prediction card placed in pocket, spectator selects card by counting down to named number, card in pocket shown to be matesAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 40
Nick Trost Ten-In-A-Row Double Coincidence Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 41
Nick Trost Swindle Suits based on "The Tarot Speaks" marketed by Arthur EmersonRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 43
Nick Trost Courtship Kings placed on top of Queens and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs The Card Magic of Nick Trost 47
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Related toVariationsAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 49
Al Smith Al Smith's Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" without deckInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 50
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deckInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck tooInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 53
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Visual variation of "Matched Picture Cards"Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 54
Nick Trost Sources List of trick sources The Card Magic of Nick Trost 327
Paul Swinford Paul Swinford's Routine Combination of original and Tom Hubbard's "Matched Picture Cards"Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 56
Nick Trost The Gathering of the Court Cards Three packets of J-Q-K, assemble to three J, three Q and three KRelated toAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 57
Nick Trost Like with Like Version "The Gathering of the Court Cards" with hotel storyRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 58
Nick Trost J-Q-K Climax Version Reverse effect of "The Gathering of the Court Cards"Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 60
Charles Hudson Charles Hudson's Version Variation of "The Gathering of the Court Cards"Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 61
Nick Trost Royal Rendevouz Follow the Leader type of routine, with Ambitious Ending The Card Magic of Nick Trost 63
Nick Trost A Cardman's Puzzle Four packets of J-Q-K, assemble to four J, four Q and four KVariations
  • "Meeting" (Aldo Colombini, What's Up Deck?, 1995)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 64
Nick Trost Four-Ace Vanish and Recovery Four Aces vanish from deck, and appear back face up in the middle of the deckInspired by
  • "Record" (Andre Robert, The Magigram, April 1979)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 67
Nick Trost Spectator Finds the Aces Spectator selects two cards from spread, the two cards adjacent to each selection shown to be AcesInspired by
  • "Mark-a-Place Mates" (Simon Aronson, The Aronson Approach, 1990)
  • "Tony Hassini's Version of Spectator Finds the Aces" (Tony Hassini, Party Magic for Fun and Profit, 1988)
  • Aces by Mistake (Harvey Cohen, 1991)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 68
Nick Trost Aces From Nowhere two methods The Card Magic of Nick Trost 70
Nick Trost Triumph Ace Opener Four Ace TriumphRelated to
  • "Flip-Flop Triumph" (Jon Racherbaumer, Lecture Notes, 1982)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 72
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Second Method Different method for "Triumph Ace Opener", first appeared in The New Tops, May 1981 (First part of method credited to Stewart Judah)Inspired by
  • "Ace Opener for Experts" (Stewart Judah, The Magic World of Stewart Judah, 1966)
Related to
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 74
Nick Trost Four Ace Disclosure Also published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 75
Nick Trost Ace Stop Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 76
Nick Trost Double Discovery Spectator finds four Kings and four Aces (Principle originator unknown in, but possibly from "A Prediction", Ralph W. Hull, 1932)Inspired by
  • "Fair Cuts - Double Force" (Unknown, Rufus Steele's 52 Amazing Card Tricks, 1949)
  • Prediction (Unknown, 1937)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 77
Nick Trost Peek-A-Boo Aces Pointer Principle to tell which Ace was selectedRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 79
Nick Trost Flapjack Aces Three Aces turn over at once The Card Magic of Nick Trost 80
Nick Trost, Shigeo Takagi Topsy Turvy Aces Handling by Shigeo Takagi, performed on Card and Coin Magic (1989) The Card Magic of Nick Trost 81
Nick Trost Observation Test with Aces Black Aces change to red Aces, black Aces shown to have vanished and then reappears on faced halves The Card Magic of Nick Trost 83
Nick Trost False Deal Deluxe Pseudo false dealing demo The Card Magic of Nick Trost 87
Nick Trost Bottoms, Seconds and Centers Demo Pseudo demo (with duplicate card) The Card Magic of Nick Trost 88
Nick Trost The Penney Paradox sucker betRelated to
  • "Penney-Ante" (Walter Penney, The Journal of Recreational Mathematics, Oct 1969)
  • "On the Paradoxical Situations that Arise from Nontransitive Relations" (Martin Gardner, Scientific American, Oct 1974)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 89
Nick Trost Handsome Bridge Hand Dealing perfect bridge hand from shuffled deck, with stud poker demo to set it up The Card Magic of Nick Trost 92
Nick Trost Odd Man Wins! Presentation by Mack PicknickVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 93
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher The Omega Bet - Updated Multiple prediction of whether selected cards matched color, last phase uses GilbreathInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 96
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Horse Race Ace as horses, run a miniature racetrack, uses matchesInspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
Related to
  • "Horse Race" (John Scarne, Scarne on Cards, 1949)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 99
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher, Tom Hubbard Automatic Poker - A Different Handling Uses packet of eleven cards masquerading as tenInspired by
  • "Automatic Poker" (Karl Fulves, Self Working Card Tricks, 1976)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 106
Nick Trost Tenkai Poker Deal Cards shuffled face up/down, poker hands are dealt, only magician gets face down cards (plot credited to Persi Diaconis, routine inspired by Ricky Jay's routine on Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women) The Card Magic of Nick Trost 108
Nick Trost, Ken Beale Ten-Card Poker Deal - Trost Routine Three phases, second phase is Ken Beale's idea The Card Magic of Nick Trost 109
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Eighteen-Card Poker Uses concept of a morphing Jonah card that changes every phase (presentation by Stewart Judah)Related to
  • "Psych-Out" (Bruce Bernstein, 1985)
  • "The Cincinnati Kid Poker Game" (Tony Binarelli, Gary Ouellet's The Magic of Tony Binarelli, 1991)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 111
Nick Trost High-Card Poker Deal Poker deal from packet of high cards, spectators receive Ace-high straights, performer gets winning four of a kind, uses Gilbreath principle The Card Magic of Nick Trost 113
Nick Trost Calling the Hands Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 115
Nick Trost Psychic Poker similar to previous "Calling the Hands" The Card Magic of Nick Trost 117
Nick Trost Spectator's Card Trick Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 119
Nick Trost Kissed and Divined (Improved) Two card prediction using faced halves (original idea by Richard Himber)Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 120
Nick Trost A Premonition two prediction cards match selection by value and suit separatelyVariations
  • "Blind Chance" (Bob Longe, World's Greatest Card Tricks, 1996)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 121
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Moving counter on row of cardsInspired by
  • "See No Evil - Hear No Evil" (Clyde Cairy & Peter Tappan, The New Tops, 1967)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 122
Nick Trost Seven Card Draw Prediction Predict number of red/black cards selected The Card Magic of Nick Trost 123
Nick Trost Double Poker Hand Prediction Comes from Bill Miesel's notes, performed in 1968 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 124
Nick Trost Cards and Dice Prediction Pair of dice used, includes presentation idea by Mack Picknick The Card Magic of Nick Trost 125
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah O-Aces Red backed and blue backed Aces, predict selected Ace/color of back (presentation by Stewart Judah), includes ideas by Stewart Judah (double envelopes) and Tom Hubbard (Himber wallet)Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 127
Nick Trost Time Will Tell Clock trickAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 131
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
Nick Trost Significator Five-Spot Face up Five, five cards down is selection, produce four Aces The Card Magic of Nick Trost 134
Nick Trost X Marks the Spot Selection turns up the same time as a marked cardRelated toVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 135
Nick Trost Lost and Found The Card Magic of Nick Trost 136
Nick Trost Subtle Location with the Gilbreath Principle The Card Magic of Nick Trost 137
Nick Trost The Lone Stranger Card located by being in bank of opposite colorsAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 138
Nick Trost Double Revelation with Cards and Dice Pair of dice to locate card, and prediction of numbers on diceInspired by
  • "Dice Will Tell" (Oscar Weigle Jr., The Dragon, December 1940)
  • "Dice Will Tell" (Oscar Weigle Jr., Scarne on Card Tricks, 1950)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 139
Nick Trost Double Shock! Two spectators find each other's cardInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 141
Nick Trost The Eliminator Uses gaffed dice (mispotted) to locate card in one of six piles, credit info for plot given to publication in Nouvelles Recreations, Physiques et Mathematiques (Gilles-Edme Guyot, 1740)Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 142
Nick Trost Nick's Push-Thru Card Tunnel (tunnel change plot) without gaffs, includes history information for tunnel change plotInspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 145
Johnny Thompson, Stewart Judah Thompson-Judah Version Variation on "Nick's Push-Thru"Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 147
Nick Trost Lineup Gilbreath Principle, arrange face up/down cards in same order (Bob King variation first published as "Order Please" in manuscript Magician Foolers, p. 5, 1989)Variations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 149
Nick Trost Believe It or Not! mixed cards become ordered and ordered cards become mixed (improved method from original, published in The Linking Ring, February 1955)Inspired byAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 150
Nick Trost What's In A Name? Spell spectator's name to locate card (credit info for plot origin)Related toAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 153
Nick Trost This Is Your Card - With a Punch Spelling location with five cards, produce four AcesInspired by
  • "This Is Your Card" (George Coon, Rufus Steele's 50 Tricks, 1946)
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Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verificationRelated to
  • "Gardner's Card Speller" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937)
Also published here
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Nick Trost Kings Royale Two decks, four cards selected from each, all turn out to be KingsInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 159
Nick Trost Intuition Two reversed selections match / same position in decksInspired by
  • "The Invisible Influence Principle" (Eddie Joseph, The Invisible Influence, 1951)
Also published here
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Nick Trost Blind-Sight Gilbreath principle, shuffle two decks together The Card Magic of Nick Trost 162
Nick Trost Ambitious Ace, Deuce, Trey Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 167
Nick Trost Elevator Cards - Trost Version Four Jumping Jacks with storyInspired by
  • "Penetration" (Ed Marlo, The Sphinx, June 1948)
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Nick Trost The Olram Elevator Variations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 170
Nick Trost Trost on Reset Easy handling with clean finishInspired by
  • "Re-Set" (Paul Harris, Supermagic, 1977)
  • "A/K/A Reset" (John Bannon, Mirage, 1986)
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Nick Trost, U. F. Grant Three Chances in 26 Updated handling of "One Chance in 26" (Nick Trost, The New Tops, May 1965) with Gilbreath and two more selectionsInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 175
Nick Trost Miracle Match Up similar to Gemini Mates in plot, two methodsInspired by
  • "Prospero" (Peter Warlock, The Magigram, February 1980)
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Nick Trost Duo Brainwave no rough/smoothInspired by
  • "Ultra Brainwave Deck" (Patrick Page, Abracadabra, May 1982)
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Nick Trost Dingle's "Royal Triumph" - Trost Version Four kings with odd backs will change into four selectionsInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 182
Nick Trost Trost on "Matching the Cards" Four jacks change to Aces, with blank deck endingInspired by
  • "Herbert Milton's Rendition of Matching the Cards" (Lewis Ganson, Matching the Cards, 1977)
Related to
  • "Correcting a Mistake" (Hatton & Plate, Magician's Tricks: How They Are Done, 1910)
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Nick Trost Rising Crime Display The Card Magic of Nick Trost 23
Nick Trost Second Method Alternative method for "Horse Race" using Gilbreath Principle, first appeared in "Gambling Tricks with Cards, Part Two" (1975) The Card Magic of Nick Trost 102
Jack Watson Jack Watson's variations Two variations in handling of Nick Trost's The Olram Elevator, first appeared in The New Tops, December 1979Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 171
Nick Trost The Tic-Tac-Toe Divination Deck of 'X's and 'O's, match order of 'X's and 'O's. The Card Magic of Nick Trost 185
Nick Trost, Earle Oakes Technicolor Change First appeared in Precursor X by Bill Miesel, 1986.Inspired by
  • trick performed by Father Paul Zipfel for 1966 IBM Convention Close Up Competition in Indianapolis
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Nick Trost Nick's Stranger in Paradise Spectator thinks of any card and is removed from blue back deck, previously pocketed red deck is found to be missing the thought of card, tabled card is revealed to be it, first published in The New Tops, November 1968Related to
  • "Thought Anticipated" (Dave Campbell, The Gen, April 1959)
  • "Premonition Outdone" (Stan Lobenstern, 1968)
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Nick Trost Mini Match two chosen mini cards match paper clipped predictions of normal sized cards The Card Magic of Nick Trost 190
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)
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Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Elimination Selection appears reversed in deck after it has vanishedRelated toAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 194
Nick Trost Second Version Removes double backer in "Elimination"Inspired by
  • "The Disappearing Card" (Bob Longe, 101 Amazing Card Tricks, 1993)
Related to
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Nick Trost Eight-Card Brainwave First published as "The Odd-Colored Back" (The New Tops)Related toAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 199
Peter Duffie Trost-worthy Six pairs of cards, spectator selects one pair and adds the values of the cards, count down the deck to find selected card (based on Nick Trost ESP Trick) Effortless Card Magic 83
Nick Trost Abra-Card-Abra Performer and spectator's selections match, rest of cards are JokersInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 201
Nick Trost, Frank Garcia, Dr. Stanley Jaks Kopy Kat Performer and spectator exchange cards from packets, shown to match, other cards are completely differentInspired by
  • "The Four Deuces" (Frank Garcia & Dr. Stanley Jaks, Scarne on Card Tricks, 1950)
Related to
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Nick Trost Klip Joint Two chosen mini cards match two paper clipped prediction cards The Card Magic of Nick Trost 203
Nick Trost, U. F. Grant Jumbo Two-Way Split Stewart James's trick with jumbo cards. Prediction idea by U. F. GrantInspired by
  • "Split Second" (Stewart James, The New Tops, December 1962)
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Nick Trost Trick-Kards Four of a kind turns face down one by one, then change backs, then change suits, follow by appearance of 'X' on backsInspired by
  • "Flipped Out" (Ed Hollins, marketed by Emerson & West)
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Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winningInspired by Try the Impossible 179
Philip T. Goldstein 力ルイ千ビンナコネコナンビ千イル力? a/k/a Stack CatsRelated to Redivider 26
Nick Trost Everywhere and Nowhere small packet handling, four cards all change to selection and back Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 1
Nick Trost Jacks are Wild with an Elevator Finish small packet transformation with poker patter, elevator finish Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 3
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman, Dan Block Trost on Hamman's "Multiplying Kings" five cards become eight Kings, selection travels to deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 6
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Trost on Hamman's "Magic Cards" general cards with a four-card-packet of Jokers Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 8
Nick Trost, Roy Walton Another "Oil and Queens" Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 10
Nick Trost Following Suit sorting in 4 suits Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 11
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Ultimate "Even Money" - Improved not all cards are dealtInspired by Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 14
Nick Trost, Roberto Giobbi A Compatibility Test mathematical, two selected cards predict a two-digit number Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 16
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Two Compatibility Tests first part is Karl Fulves' "Profiling", Gilbreath Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 18
Nick Trost Four Grand Slams despite riffle shuffle by spectator, the four suits are separated Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 21
Nick Trost, Reinhard Müller Do As I Do Suit Separation Gilbreath Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 25
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Omega Suits suit matching Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 28
Nick Trost A Simple Coincidence mate of selection turns over in deckVariations Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 33
Nick Trost, Martin Gardner The "One-Two-Three" Trick small packet matching routine Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 35
Nick Trost, Ned Rutledge Ned Rutledge's "Cards Concordant" three cards are mated Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 38
Nick Trost, Iain Girdwood The Mystic Threes Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 42
Nick Trost, Ned Rutledge ESP Card Version of Ned Rutledge's "Cards Concordant" Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 41
Nick Trost Psychic Coincidence three selections out of nine cards are predicted in value Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 43
Nick Trost The Telephone Number Trick spectator's telephone number is produced Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 45
Nick Trost, Tom Craven The Couple's Lucky Number two cards are forced via number procedures Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 46
Nick Trost, Jerry K. Hartman Paradoxical Pairs spectator selects the only matching pairs of 12 pairs of cards Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 47
Nick Trost, Jerry K. Hartman ESP Card Version of Paradoxical Pairs Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 49
Nick Trost Sympathetic Suits Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 50
Nick Trost, Charles Hudson Trost on Hudson's "Sorcerer's Sevens" some coincidences with the number seven occur Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 52
Nick Trost Four Times Nine some coincidences with the number 9 occur Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 55
Nick Trost Cards of Coincidence spectator chooses four cards that match predicitions, four aces kicker Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 58
Nick Trost The Royal Pair Puzzler Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 63
Nick Trost, Daryl, Walter B. Gibson The Burglar Trick Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 64
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Trost on Hamman's "Twins" not using the Gemini CountRelated to Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 66
Nick Trost The Restless Court Cards with three quartets Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 69
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 70
Nick Trost The Court Card Swindle using Curry's "Swindle Switch" Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 73
Nick Trost The Reunited Families Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 74
Nick Trost A Puzzling Assembly jacks, queens and kings Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 75
Nick Trost, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Married Hearts and Four Cupids story trick Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 77
Nick Trost The Queen of Hearts and her Suitors story trick Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 79
Nick Trost Optical Three-Card Monte Also published here Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 85
Nick Trost Pinochle, Blackjack and Poker Puzzler Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 88
Nick Trost Duck or Deal Blackjack at the end of a shuffling and dealing procedure, the spectator has created four blackjacks Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 89
Nick Trost Classic Euchre Deal using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 91
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 92
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal I using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 93
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal II using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 95
Nick Trost Exchange Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 96
Nick Trost Six-Handed Exchange Rummy two versions Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 98
Nick Trost Wild Bill Revisited Dead Man story Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 101
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Wild Bill's Poker Hand I Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 102
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Wild Bill's Poker Hand II Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 104
Nick Trost Spectator's Royal Flush spectator pushes card into the deck to form royal flush Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 105
Nick Trost The Lucky Royal Flush weird cutting procedure results in aces and royal flush Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 106
Nick Trost The Insurance Card I riffle shuffle set- up, card needed to complete a straight flush is predicted Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 108