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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 1890 More Magic 25
Unknown Novel Card Discovery - First Method cards counted during spreading during selection, replaced at known position, controlled via jog shuffle 1909 The Art of Magic 40
T. Nelson Downs Fifth Method card to any number, with placement strategy to 26th 1909 The Art of Magic 154
Charles T. Jordan Placement Control cards returned to spread with known distance, brought together under key with dealing procedure 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "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 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "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
1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 35
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with 11 letters except for 4 exceptions, card is placed at position 11 by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Mehlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Charles T. Jordan Weirdo spectator names number, card at that position is predicted, repeated, for credit information see reference see also "Weirdo Double" (The Brain Guys , 1943) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 173
Donald Holmes Ne Plus Ultra five cards controlled to known positions via dealing procedure 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Charles T. Jordan Hourglass Cards time on watch gives position of card, placement via dealing selection procedure 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 181
Unknown Placing Selection at Spelling Position spread or thumb count 1938 Greater Magic 310
Unknown The Riffle Location control to known position near top 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 14
Theodore Annemann Eagle Location risky location in which spectator shuffles his own card back see also "Eagle Eye" (Brad Hodgins & Ross Taylor, 2017) 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 397
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 named see also "The Power of Two" (Roy Walton, 2010),
"Binary Division" (Michael Weber, 2011)
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 169
The Brain Guys Weirdo Double two predictions inspired by "Weirdo" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 190
Edward Marlo 2. As A Location selection to any position near top 1945 Off the Top 4
Unknown The Practical Sharpers using finger nail gauge to position cards in gambling 1946 Card Control 116
Edward Marlo Nail Gauge Placement 1947 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 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 49
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) 1950 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
1952 Control Systems 75
Edward Marlo The Bottom Deal Count rearranging cards while counting them in the hands via bottom deals 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 12
Edward Marlo Strike Bottom Deal Count rearranging cards while counting them in the hands via bottom deals 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 15
Edward Marlo Special Push-Off Techniques: The Second Deal Count 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 34
Edward Marlo Ladder Guide ladder formation stuck in case to place card at wanted position (up to 10) 1961 Card to Wallet 25
Frederick Braue & Harry Lorayne Braue Reversal Placement to place the card at certain position, small packet 1964 Personal Secrets 23
Edward Marlo Bluff Spacing 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 6
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 1964 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 1964 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 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Edward Marlo Emergency Transfer selection to any position from 2 to 9 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 43
Edward Marlo Emergency Transfer application to change position of card by scooping up packet with certain number of cards 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 89
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) see also "Marlo's Double Count" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 69
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 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 75
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count second procedure "Marlo's Double Count" inspired by "Marlo's Double Count" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 164
Harry Lorayne The Lorayne Force as a placement 1971 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 handlings see also "Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 1971 Epilogue (Issue 13) 103
Karl Fulves Controlled Cut controlling card 26 apart from a key, non-slip cut 1971 The Book of Numbers 26
Jon Racherbaumer Reversing the Order of the Cards the placement principle in most Clock Effects 1971 On the Clock Effect 3
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 1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to 26 or known position see also "Two Shuffle Controls: Riffle Placement" (Karl Fulves, 1971),
"Tabled Riffle Shuffle Control" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1976)
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 148
Ben Christopher* Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486 see also "Block Slip Cut" (Bill Simon, 1970),
"Two Placement Cuts" (Larry Jennings, 1972)
1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 481
Larry Jennings Two Placement Cuts - The First Cut
- The Second Cut
see also "Calculated Cut" (Ben Christopher*, 1972) 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 580
Ben Christopher* Spello sentence spelled to arrive at selected card, featuring simple placement 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Edward Marlo Moveless Placement position of selection is instantly known 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 136
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to 26 or known position see also "Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 217
Jon Racherbaumer Tabled Riffle Shuffle Control applications inspired by "Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 112
Slydini Impromptu Miracle packet counted, numbers added and card from face remembered 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 19
Karl Fulves Interlock Placement to small number 1978 Transpo Trix 4
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller inspired by "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968),
see also "Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
"R/S Plus P/S" (Bruce Cervon & Karl Fulves, 1979)
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle controlled to 26 from top 1979 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 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 11
Bruce Cervon & Karl Fulves R/S Plus P/S Riffle Shuffle Control plus Perfect Speller, placement of card see also "Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller" (Karl Fulves, 1978) 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 18
Stephen Minch Force Feed biddle count, spectator says stop see also "Who's Hockley" (Edward Marlo, 1970),
"Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions" (Peter Marshall, 1982)
1982 Best of Friends 528
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan spectator controls selection to 19th position in his own hands with counting procedure 1982 12/12 5
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan spectator controls selection to 19th position in his own hands with counting procedure 1984 Lechter Notes 1
Karl Fulves Riffle Control 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34,35&36) 363
Unknown To Set Chosen Card controlling a card to a certain number from top 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown Force One card placed with example also published as "Countdown Force" (1985) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 7
T. Nelson Downs Location knowing position of selection after replacement 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Unknown Thirteen-Down Riffle Control card apparently replaced at same position it was taken from, really under 13 (or known number of) cards 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 16
Karl Fulves Square Out lost card is spelled to, "Riffle Shuffle Control" see also "Outjogged Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1987 Covenant 18
Larry Jennings Placement Cut cut that places top card next to selection, alternative to slip cut, in the hands 1988 The Cardwright 30
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 deal see also Nat Mendelsohn (Ibidem #18),
"Cutting The Aces" (Self-Working Card Tricks, p. 31)
1992 Deceptive Practices 47
John Northern Hilliard Quadrating the Pack dealing procedure, here used to distribute eight selections in a certain way 1994 More Greater Magic 1219
Karl Fulves Pact Man Penelope's Principle, with Klondike see also "Second Law" (Karl Fulves, 1970),
"The Rendezvous Force" (Dai Vernon & Alex Elmsley, 1988)
1996 13 Prophets 27
Daryl Martinez The Logical Control patter that explains why apparently no control is possible, to a specific location in the deck 1998 Card College - Volume 3 560
Jerry Sadowitz Cover Pass Positional Control to move top card to position x while leaving rest unchanged 2004 Cut Controls 3
Jerry Sadowitz Small Position Control variation of previous item for small x 2004 Cut Controls 4
Jerry Sadowitz Positional C.V.H.H. Control variation of previous item "Crouching Vernon, Hidden Hamman" to control to a specific position 2004 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
2004 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) see also "The 9-Principle Location" (1975) 2004 Enchantments 113
Edward Marlo Automatic Replacement 2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 23
Troy Hooser Slip Stream under-spread transfer of bottom card to near top 2010 Reinventing the Real 60
Roy Walton The Power of Two placement strategy for selected card to any position see also "Pick Me Up" (Walter B. Gibson, 1943) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 162
Steve Beam & Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Maybe featuring an Under/Down Deal placement by Ron Wohl 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 179
Roberto Giobbi To Separate a Deck at a Specific Point two methods 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Jan 1") 3
Denis Behr The Plop Replacement replacing multiple cards into a stacked deck see also "Plop" (Denis Behr, 2007) 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 33
Áriston To Exchange the Positions of Two Cards see also Mnemonica, p. 339 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 43
Michael Weber Binary Division quickly arranging a packet of a wanted number of cards see also "Pick Me Up" (Walter B. Gibson, 1943) 2011 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
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 10
Simon Aronson & Alex Elmsley Undo Influence Principle 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 56
Denis Behr Plop Replacement replacing multiple cards into a stacked deck see also "The Plop Replacement" (Denis Behr, 2011) 2016 In Order to Amaze 136
Áriston To exchange the position of two cards see also Mnemonica, p. 339 2016 In Order to Amaze 197