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Unknown Die beiden Unzertrennlichen two selections appear next to each other, two methods 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 67
Unknown Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Unknown Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection see also "Die Prädestinationsgabe" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 192
Al Baker Two Souls with but a single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cards see also "Lady and Gentleman" (Theodore Annemann, 1940) 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript") 476
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeated see also "Synthetic Sympathy" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
varied by "Card of Coincidence" (Dai Vernon, 1961)
1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 27
Jack Merlin Three Card Force and Floor Change card is forced several times, then put under foot of spectator who thinks all cards are the same, then card under foot changes and deck is normal 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 11
Al Baker Al Baker's Famous Two Souls Trick coincidence & prediction, two cards see also "Al Baker's "Twin Soul" Card Prediction" (Al Baker, 1941 / 27) 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Pack") 485
Al Baker The Matchmakers two cards torn, spectator sort out the pieces face down, props... 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Book") 89
Tom Sellers The Paired Card card from odd-backed deck matches prediction in glass see also "A Curious Coincidence" (Glenn G. Gravatt, 1938) 1934 Card Tricks That Work 14
Theodore Annemann Triplets by Chance three decks, three spectator select the same card 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 27
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection see also "A Quaint Happening" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 36
Theodore Annemann Just the Same Alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1935") 41
Stewart Judah The Spectator's Choice see page 172 for improvement see also "Down & Out" (John Hamilton, 1970),
varied by "Pound Rebound" (Marty Kane, 1997)
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 92
Julian J. Proskauer The Origion and History of the Torn Deck Trick deck is sawn or torn in half, 2 half card selected, they match and are previous selection 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 96
Orville Wayne Meyer The Guidance of Fate two decks, two cards match, chosen with handkerchief force 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 26) 159
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence Magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value 1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 40
Unknown Loyd's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde two cards are exchanged from two packs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 70
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeated see also "Card of Coincidence" (Dai Vernon, 1961) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 74
Unknown Synthetic Sympathy two selections from different decks match 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 75
Unknown Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Another Marvelous Coincidence two selections from 2 packs match 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Everybody's Card several spectators all select the same card, slick card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face inspired by "Remote Control" (Theodore Annemann, 1937),
see also "Once in a Life Time" (Jack Vosburgh, 1941)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 112
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 1 two named cards end up next to each other, sticky card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 115
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 2 two selected cards end up next to each other, sticky cards, duplicates 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 116
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 3 two selected cards end up next to each other, sticky substance on finger 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 116
William Larsen Two Card Location two selections come together in deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Unknown Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematical see also "Necromantic Calculation" (Rolland Hamblen, 1937),
"Royal Card Discovery" (1941 / 27),
"Affinities" (Dai Vernon, 1988)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Rolland Hamblen Necromantic Calculation inspired by "Coincidence Extraordinary" (1937) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection see also "A Quaint Happening" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
Charles T. Jordan Double Divino coincidences and mates with stacked 100-card-deck, see also single deck version in reference varied by "Divino" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Unknown Four-Fold Sympathy multiple coincidences, 2 packs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 239
Unknown Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Glenn G. Gravatt Coincidence Mene Tekel two cards chosen from different decks match, Menetekel Deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 260
Charles T. Jordan Coincidentally with 2 decks with same back, secret exchange of deck provides duplicates of chosen cards varied by "Late Arrival" (Karl Fulves, 1983) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 286
Newton Hall Controlled Luck 52 numbered cardboards & cards are shuffled and read one by one until performer tells to stop, card and number combination is predicted 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 191
Robert Parrish The Real Coincidence Trick two decks in performer's and spectator's pocket, cards removed - they're the same 1937 You'd be Surprised 9
Unknown Trick with Two Packs forcing two cards previously reversed in second pack 1938 Greater Magic 239
Unknown "Tearing the Pack" Trick pack torn in half, card selected from both half, match and are previous selection 1938 Greater Magic 290
Unknown b. With Two Packs stacked decks, card cut to and turned over by spectator matches performer's card 1938 Greater Magic 340
Glenn G. Gravatt A Curious Coincidence two selections from two decks are put in a glass and match, menetekel deck & normal deck see also "The Paired Card" (Tom Sellers, 1934) 1938 Greater Magic 440
Unknown Torn Deck Discovery deck is torn in half, 2 half selected match and are previous selection, short card 1938 Greater Magic 471
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 346
Robert Parrish Synchronism performer removes a card openly from blue deck, despite free choice spectator selects same from red deck, forcing deck and interesting deck switches varied by "Synchroincidence" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1979) 1939 Do That Again! 32
Theodore Annemann The Torn Card deck torn in half, stop trick from both half piles, credits see p. 461 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 460
Theodore Annemann & Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face see also "Remote Control Improved" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1937) 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 7
Unknown Digging For Diamonds performer and then spectator always cut at diamonds 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 21
T. Nelson Downs Money Sense cards divined and 4 selected cards represent year of coin 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 87) 551
Theodore Annemann Coincidence spectator and performer cut their decks, bottom cards are the same, "Instanto" deck 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Jack Vosburgh Ten and One ten and one put on table, spectator puts two coins on top, coincidence, nail punch 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 721
Jack Vosburgh Once in a Life Time odd-backed unknown card is chosen from face see also "Remote Control Improved" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1937),
"Remote Control" (Theodore Annemann, 1937)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 727
Del Cartier Weird Coin coin borrowed, half deck dealt in four piles, top card correspond with year of coin, sum counted down, card predicted 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 757
Tom Sellers Matching the Colours two packets of five colored cards, matching with the spectator 1941 Condensed Conjuring 10
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Card of Destiny card "divined" via personal information from spectator end up next to selection 1943 Tricks and Sleights 8
Gerber Thrice Right thought of number is counted from the deck and cross sum as well, another spectator does the same without looking at the card, prediction matches the card from first spectator and when the card by the second spectator is turned over ist is the same as well inspired by a routine by Stewart James in "The Jinx" 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Clyde Cairy Sympathy varied by "Duo" (Herb Runge, 1947) 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 177
Walter B. Gibson Deferred Coincidence three cards are selected from a red and from a blue deck, they match 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 206
Julian J. Proskauer The Torn Deck Trick deck is sawn or torn in half, 2 half card selected, they match and are previous selection 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 24
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions 1945 My Best 78
U. F. Grant Zella Prediction Trick one card selected, one thought of, prediction written on one card, it's the selection with the thought of card written on it see also "The Twenty-First Stunner" (Robert A. Nelson & Dr. H. Walter Grote, 1945) 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 19
Robert A. Nelson & Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffed inspired by "Zella Prediction Trick" (U. F. Grant, 1945) 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
Walter B. Gibson Sextuple Stranger Than Hallucination three people look at the bottom card and remove it, all think of the same card inspired by "Hallucination" (Eddie Clever, 1934) 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 325
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchanged varied by "Kings Royale" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
Ronald B. Edwards Side by Side two spectator's cards are found next to each other 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 116) 466
Paul Curry New View deck in new deck order, spectator has the deck behind the back and puts one card reversed in the middle of the deck, exactly in order varied by "New(er) View" (Tom Ransom, 1951) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 581
Herb Runge Duo inspired by "Sympathy" (Clyde Cairy, 1943) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 491
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same time see also "Two Together" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 560
Unknown Intuition with Cards two card initialed, spectator and magician each chose them 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 78
Paul LePaul A Paradox Of Pairs 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 151
George Starke Quadruple Coincidence Do As I Do with four climaxes 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 97
Stewart James James's Miracle two numbers from 1 to 10, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers see also "Pure Mathematics" (Dai Vernon, 1967),
varied by "Change X Change" (Karl Fulves, 1992)
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 132
George Blake Your Deal 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 197) 788
Tom Ransom New(er) View impromptu version of the Curry effect inspired by "New View" (Paul Curry, 1947) 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 233) 931
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 934
Martin Gardner & Bill Simon Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 241) 962
Bill Simon & Martin Gardner Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value 1952 Effective Card Magic 151
Al Leech A Double Coincidence cards chosen from two decks 1953 Card Man Stuff 23
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue card see also "Kort's Color-changing Deck" (Milton Kort, 1999) 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Edward Marlo Opening Phase after spectator shuffles, a Seven is at seventh position, three methods 1958 The Magic Seven 21
Tony Corinda No. 7. A Card Trick unknown card is marked with initials of the spectator, who finds that card by coincidence 1958 The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda (13) Stooges comments, trick where two spectator's select the same card 1958 Predictions 99
Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select 13 cards, everybody has one card of each value see also "Re: Outer Space" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Al Leech The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suit see also "A Divination" (Al Leech, 1965),
"Spectator's Card Trick" (Nick Trost, 1997)
1959 Cardmanship 6
Al Leech The Double Count 1959 Cardmanship 10
Tony Corinda & Maurice Fogel A Card and Billet Routine cards are noted on billets, cards on board, spectator selects a billet and throws a dart into the noted card 1959 Billets 195
Jack Avis The Birthday Card Trick card is found a position of a wished month 1959 Card Tricks 312
Sidney Lawrence The Trio Routine with three effects:
- Two Minds - a Single Thought (two spectator's think of the same card)
- Before Your Very Eyes (finding selection)
- Gamma Location (challenge card location)
varied by "Blue Dice" (Marvin Johnson, 1970) 1959 Card Tricks 314
Tony Corinda Bird of a Feather a lot of cut card pieces, four are selected and form one card, with variations varied by "A Bruce Bernstein Pendulum Routine" (Bruce Bernstein, 1980) 1959 Card Tricks 320
U. F. Grant A Date with a Coin coin is selected, when top four cards are dealt, numbers match the date of the coin 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 30
Dai Vernon Card of Coincidence two cards from two decks put in envelope match, three phases inspired by "Sympathetic Sympathy" (Charles T. Jordan, 1921),
see also "Synthetic Sympathy" (Theodore Annemann, 1934)
1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 11
Edward Marlo Pull Down Estimation Effect magician's card is placed next to selection 1962 Estimation 17
Max Malini Card Magic six spectators select the same card from six decks 1962 Malini and His Magic 24
Edward Marlo & Peter Warlock Sympathetic Coincidence performer places blue-backed card in case, spectator removes same from red deck 1964 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 94
Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann Impromptu Remote Control unknown odd-backed card is marked on back, a card selected via stop procedure with deck in glass is marked on face, turns out to be the same inspired by "Remote Control" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1964 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 95
Edward Marlo Thought Togetherness performer and spectator thinks of a card, they are next to each other, memorized deck, faro 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 42
Al Leech A Chameleon Pair similar to "Right, Wrong, Right" 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 27
Al Leech Triple Coincidence 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 32
Aaron Wainer* Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 37
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
varied by "The Proposition" (Bruce Cervon, 1966),
"The Bet without Odds" (Roy Johnson, 1966),
"The Bet without Odds - Solutions" (Edward Marlo, 1966)
1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 39
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47 and "Technicolor Prediction" (Ireland Year Book 1962) inspired by "The Bet without Odds" (Karl Fulves, 1966) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 45
J. W. Sarles Coercion Problems with Cards - No. Five
card reversed behind back by performer, then spectator, same card
varied by "Coercion" (Francis Haxton, 1966),
"Taking Turns" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1975)
1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 55
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solution inspired by "The Bet without Odds" (Karl Fulves, 1966) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Francis Haxton Coercion solution inspired by "Coercion" (J. W. Sarles, 1966) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Chan Canasta Oops 15: Four Kings into exile Reader chooses any two values of cards (no suits), go through deck of cards and find them side by side 1966 Book of Oopses 32
Arthur Setterington Royal Quartet shuffled deck, kings are put next to aces 1967 Stranger Mysteries 4
Arthur Setterington Death Card six blank cards and an ace of spades, spectator selects the ace 1967 Stranger Mysteries 12
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal Flush inspired by "Smart Alexis" (Stewart James, 1967) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 113
Gene Finnell Togetherness two piles, two selected cards end up together 1967 Free Cut Principle 4
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark 1967 Between Two Minds 47
William P. Miesel Cards & Dice ace-4 and four dice match up, aces appear, see also Bill Simon's Cards & Dice (Controlled Miracles) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with 2 card location see also "Future Perfect" (Karl Fulves, 1968),
varied by "The Odd Event" (Edward Marlo, 1969),
"Logical Odd Event" (Marvin Johnson, 1973)
1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like two cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Displacements") 34
Karl Fulves Finders three cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Displacements") 35
Karl Fulves Out Of Hand two cards are removed from packet, rest dealt out, suits of selections and suits in piles have some coincidences 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Displacements") 35
Gene Finnell Face-up Face-down Duplication face up/face down order of two piles match, gilbreath 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreath inspired by "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card location inspired by "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, 2 stacked decks, faro inspired by "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 7) 51
Aldini Cardincidence Card freely chosen from packet of blue cards matches card chosen from red packet 1969 Roughingly Yours 16
Aldini & Glenn G. Gravatt More Thoughts Anticipated Spectator removes card from red deck, matches card taken out by magician from blue deck inspired by "Final Selection" (Glenn. G. Gravatt) 1969 Roughingly Yours 19
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named) 1969 Roughingly Yours 22
Edward Marlo Simplex or Complex three selections turn out to be the same card, two methods 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Dai Vernon Gemini Cards see also "Card of Coincidence" (Dai Vernon, 1961) 1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 25
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 "Mini-Miracle" (John Hamilton, Linking Ring, April 1967),
"Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4),
"Sam-Ultaneous" (Sam Schwartz, 1962),
varied by "Speaking of Spells" (Cushing Strout, 1974)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 334
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins see also "Mathematical Twins Variation" (Karl Fulves, 1972),
"Mathematical Twins" (Gene Finnell, 1972),
"No Commercial Potential" (Jeff Busby, 1980),
"Penny Plain" (Alex Elmsley, 1991),
"Pact Man" (Karl Fulves, 1996)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 379
Paul Swinford The Double Brotherly Whammy two selections are together, CCCC inspired by "The Double Whammy" (Paul Swinford, 1968),
"Double Brothers" (Paul Swinford, 1971)
1971 More Faro Fantasy 45
Karl Fulves Another Oracle as a 2-deck Do As I Do coincidence inspired by "Another Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1971 The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 3
Ron Ferris Dynamite with red black separation climax 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 23
Peter Kane Swindle Coincidence two decks shuffled by 2 spectators, they each chose a number card and count down to arrive at the same card 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 10
Frank Garcia Three in a Million two decks, spec and perf select same card and cut off same amount of cards see also "Perfect Harmony" (Manfred Bacia, 2000) 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 32
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops) 1972 Card Cavalcade 57
Roy Walton Long Shot four spectators select the only red cards from about half the deck 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 560
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 16
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location inspired by "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 67
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro inspired by "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 75
Karl Fulves Unmatch five red and five black cards, spectator choses five, when turned up in pairs they always are one red and one black also published as "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 80
Charles Hudson Match Up inspired by "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 91
Francis J. Baker* Alpha Card Act - First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
- Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
- Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 629
Edward Marlo & Karl Fulves Pointed Up Wager proposition plot (problem by Fulves): 1 black card in a packet of red cards, spectator cuts to single black card, 6 methods 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 102
Edward Marlo The Cam Myth Smith Myth Coincidence Effect, but with really different selections 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 146
Edward Marlo Olram's Coincidence two cards are chosen from different decks, they match 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 202
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch 1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Edward Marlo Dribble Coincidence two decks, three phases see also "Dribble Concept Continued" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Edward Marlo Dribble Concept Continued two decks are dribbled and spectator calls stop, eight aces, double back thick card see also "Dribble Coincidence" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3) 29
Stephen Minch The Temperance of the Elements four tarot cards matching the elements are selected, four pieces of paper where a writing appears, with the elements theme too 1974 The Book of Thoth 28
Stephen Minch The Judgement of Twin Souls two spectators think of the same tarot card 1974 The Book of Thoth 39
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekel see also "Complete Mental Secret" (Edward Marlo, 1991) 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Harry Lorayne Ultra General Card (and Impossible Location) three spectator choose the same card, used as effect and also as method 1975 Afterthoughts 29
Jerry K. Hartman Taking Turns spectator turns over card behind back, apparently exactly the same as performer a moment before inspired by "Coercion" (J. W. Sarles, 1966),
see also notes by Fulves on p. 243
1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 1") 240
Roy Walton Some Again Please coincidence trick where cards change to match others 1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 16
Martin D. Kruskal The Kruskal Principle also with two deck, described by Martin Gardner, see p. 985 for references to Ibidem 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 967
Philip T. Goldstein Double Undercurrent card written down and selected card match 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 20
Nick Trost The Odd-colored Back Six face-up cards shown, spectator always picks the card with an odd colored back also published as "Eight-Card Brainwave" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1976 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 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 4
Nick Trost The Odd Couple Six pairs of cards on table, spectator always picks the "odd couple" 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 9
Nick Trost Color Match-up Spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 10
Gene Maze Triple Coincidence three cards match to prediction cards 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 336
Karl Fulves Psychik Kards spectator chooses card needed to fill Royal Flush 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 243
Karl Fulves Second Method inspired by "Twin Transpo" (Gene Maze, 1977) 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 338
Gene Maze Spectator's Choice magician ends up with Royal Flush 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 259
Gene Maze Twin Transpo two decks are shuffled by spectator, top cards match and transpose (backs) varied by "Second Method" (Karl Fulves, 1977) 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 337
Paul Curry Past, Present And Future two decks, three cards match, (apparently original) version of Paul Curry's "Touch" see also "Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1977 Special Effects 68
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator varied by "Pyratarot" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1987),
"4 Sided Triangle - Weber Notes" (Michael Weber, 2015)
1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Philip T. Goldstein & Arthur Carter Destiny spectator and magician think of a card, after the spectator shuffles the card are found next to each other, based on Carter's "A Universal Out" from Magigram 3/75 1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 5
Allan Ackerman Double Ultra Mental two decks, spectator and performer each think of a card 1978 Here's My Card 50
Gene Maze Gene Maze Predicts random pairs from two decks are formed, selected pair matches 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 45
Al Mann Panoramas of Thought six cards are written on a pad by different spectators, three spectator select a card, three of the written cards are chosen, they correspond with the selections 1978 The Tesseract 5
Frederick Braue Simpatico spectator removes card from one deck, duplicate found from other deck via stop trick also published as "Simpatico" (Frederick Braue, 1985) 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 30
Karl Fulves Flim Flam chosen red card is only red card in black poker hand and vice versa 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1117
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins see also "Klondike Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1979 Faro Possibilities 32
Gordon Bruce Matching Pairs matching of five cards dealt in a row, seconds, centers and bottoms 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 5) 676
Thomas Alan Waters Synchroincidence two decks, same card is selected, red/blue inspired by "Synchronism" (Robert Parrish, 1939),
see also "Contrasting Prediction" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1978),
varied by "Synchrowave" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1985)
1979 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "New Thoughts For Old") 31
Roy Walton End Game Plus spectator puts four different sized groups of cards on the corresponding cards 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 872
Rovi Three Pack Coincidence three decks are cut and position marked, all three cards are the same 1980 Rovi Reveals 22
André Robert Titan some coincidences with two packets of ten cards 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 553
Al Mann The Mounds of Ashtoreth two decks, spectator selects five cards and signs two, performer duplicates everything with the other deck, Al Koran Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 23
Gene Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 43
Jack McMillen The Barbary Coast Scam two red aces are separated in the deck and end up together, two versions, with a stooge seemingly heckling the performer 1981 Sleights & Swindles 1
Walt Lees Computer Dating four queens and four kings,performer and spectator put always two together, they are the cards with the same suit inspired by a routine in J. K. Hartman's "Super Dupes" 1981 Four Professional Card Tricks 15
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Deckalogue") 216
Thomas Alan Waters Insight Straight performer takes one card out and puts a poker chip on it, then sixteen cards are laid out in a matrix and a spectator can put four chips on cards, those four cards added to the card put away earlier form a straight 10-Ace inspired by Larry Becker's "The Little Black Book" in "Mentalism for Magicians" 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Deckalogue") 222
Edward Marlo Self-Locating Prediction indicator stabbed in deck, indicator card transforms/is into selection and cards on either side predicted 1983 Marlo without Tears 176
Gene Maze Sympathetic Fans two cards chosen in 2 decks match and transpose 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 73
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction 1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout... 1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Roy Walton & Charles Hudson Triple Alliance based on Hudson's “Spelled Prophecy: 2“ 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1256
Stephen Tucker Face eight card packet of Aces and Kings, spectator and magician able to separate Aces from Kings via freely selecting four cards each inspired by "31 Plus" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1982) 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 39
Basil Horwitz Spectator's Clairvoyance & Spirit Test two spectators select same card, name of card appears on blank card, which is signed on both sides 1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 12
Martin Lewis The Stampede Second Random card is chosen and placed aside as prediction. A stamp is placed on the top of another deck. As cards are dealt, stamp stays in place (second deal), until stamp suddenly sticks to one card. Both cards match. 1985 Martin's Miracles 45
Frederick Braue Simpatico spectator removes card from one deck, duplicate found from other deck via stop trick also published as "Simpatico" (Frederick Braue, 1978) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 13
Karl Fulves Pristine after riffle shuffle pairs are dealt, all have matching colors 1986 Color Capture 6
David Regal Impulse at the end two cards from two decks match 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 191
David Regal Simple Sympathy about twelve cards from two decks are same in the end 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 248
David Regal Wavelength two deck coincidence 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 110
Bruce Cervon Forethought Spectator & Magician choose same Card in two decks 1988 The Cervon File 175
Edward Marlo Treasure Chest Mentalism two reversed cards in 2 decks match, stack and marked cards, two methods 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 164
Edward Marlo Behind Your Back fair 2 deck matching effect using memorized deck, three methods 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 166
Edward Marlo Anybodies Deck odd backed card is reversed by spectator behind back 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 269
Edward Marlo A Mental Combination - A Multiple Coincidence
- Impromptu Power of Thought
4 thought-of cards matched with another deck, power-of-thought with 2 decks, see page 55 (Addendum) for addition
1989 So Soon? 33
Karl Fulves Hands Down coincidence effect when cards from 2 hands are exchanged 1989 And a Packet of Cards 55
Karl Fulves Red Handed three reds and blacks, one exchanged, spectator also exchanges cards and they're separated again, posed as problem 1989 And a Packet of Cards 55
Karl Fulves Dream Detective card chosen from four red and four black cards, they're odd backed, some cards outjogged and injogged from deck 1989 Kaleidoscope 4
Karl Fulves Read No Evil two old pieces of paper, deck cut in three piles, coincidences occur 1989 Quick Card Tricks 42
Juan Tamariz Total Coincidence first single cards from 2 decks match, then both decks are in exactly the same order 1989 / 91 Sonata 224
Edward Marlo The One-Cent Trick spectator sticks stamp to back of card, names one from face, same card see also "The Twenty-Six Cent Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1991) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 1
Edward Marlo The Twenty-Six Cent Trick card with stamp on back is shuffled into deck, any card selected from face is the one, gaffed deck version inspired by "The One-Cent Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1991) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 8
Edward Marlo Out of Sorts strange coincidence in which the position of selection in packet is determined with value sequence in another packet, based on Andre Robert's "Titan" (Magigram March 81) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 10
Edward Marlo Complete Mental Secret odd-backed card is touched and tabled, any named card removed from other deck, they match, roughed red/blue menetekel, roughed red-blue double-back deck, see also Ibidem #19 see also "The Mental Secret" (Edward Marlo, 1975) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 4
Steve Beam Have It Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence varied by "Reopening Stab" (Steve Beam, 2015) 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 727
Richard Vollmer Ten/Four at the end some coincidences occur 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 12) 2156
Edward Marlo Smith-Myth Effect Subtlety 1992 Card Finesse II 229
Karl Fulves Balancing Act spectator places some blacks in pocket, performer places some more there, number of pocketed blacks equals number of reds in a packet, varied repeat 1992 Deceptive Practices 50
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Two edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), Triumph with End Strippers, two selections (one only thought of) from two piles end up next to each other 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 12
Allan Ackerman TwoGetherness two named cards lie next to each other, memorized deck 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 133
Roger A. Golde The Favorites two mates and six cards are mixed around by spectator, mates are face up in the end 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2323
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence card chosen, spectator stabs to two cards that indicate suit and value, with three variations in which the deck is shuffled 1994 More Greater Magic 1070
Philip T. Goldstein & Karl Fulves Yada pack with ten arrow cards inspired by "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971),
"Color Thot" (Martin Gardner, 1972)
1994 Thabbatical 59
Karl Fulves Unpaired Poker value matchings in 4x4 layout 1994 Crooked Tales 77
Karl Fulves Passe Partout after seemingly fair cut & shuffle procedure spectator ends up with some face-up cards, this number is used to count down in second odd-backed deck, there is a card from first deck and its duplicate is found in original deck see also "Passe Part Two" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 1994 Crooked Tales 127
Darwin Ortiz Against all Odds spectator puts card in correct position in new pack order see also "Opening Stab" (Steve Beam, 1991),
"Night Life" (Karl Fulves, 1997),
"Inter Alia" (Karl Fulves, 2000)
1995 Cardshark 20
Joseph K. Schmidt The Big "Ripp-Off" five torn cards are matched inspired by "The Five Torn Cards" (Martin Gardner Presents, p. 183) 1995 New Card Control Systems 92
Tom Gagnon Off Color Prediction two decks, spectator and performer select the same card, then they change places in decks 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1033
Karl Fulves Thoughts Of Others card written down by a spectator is though of during riffling by other spectator, O'Connor's Instanto Pack see also "Instanto" (Billy O'Connor, 1940) 1996 Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Marks The Spot two phase routine, first spectator and performer select same card from 10-card-packet, then open prediction 1996 13 Prophets 22
Karl Fulves Under the Table performer and spectator chose cards under table, they're next to each other inspired by "Under the Table" (Clayton Rawson, 1949) 1996 13 Prophets 52
Unknown The Three Decker three decks 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 25
Nick Trost Swindle Suits based on "The Tarot Speaks" marketed by Arthur Emerson see also "A Swindle Of Sorts" (Paul Curry, 1974) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 43
Nick Trost X Marks the Spot Selection turns up the same time as a marked card see also "Apocalypse Variations or Additions" (Leslie A. LeViness, 1986),
varied by ""X To See"" (Ron Ferris, 1985)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 135
Nick Trost Duo Brainwave no rough/smooth inspired by "Ultra Brainwave Deck" (Patrick Page, Abracadabra, May 1982) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 180
Nick Trost The Tic-Tac-Toe Divination Deck of 'X's and 'O's, match order of 'X's and 'O's. 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 185
Nick Trost & U. F. Grant Jumbo Two-Way Split Stewart James's trick with jumbo cards. Prediction idea by U. F. Grant inspired by "Split Second" (Stewart James, The New Tops, December 1962) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 206
Karl Fulves Night Life unknown face-down card placed in new pack order, when spread the card at that position is missing, repeated with other position, unknown card is this second missing card see also "Against all Odds" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995),
"O. Henry Predicts" (Karl Fulves, 1996),
"Dr. J" (Karl Fulves, 1997),
"Lady Is A Vamp" (Karl Fulves, 1997)
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 4
Karl Fulves Lady Is A Vamp "Nigh Life" spin-off where unknown card changes into queen when put with other queens see also "Night Life" (Karl Fulves, 1997) 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 14
Karl Fulves Dr. J unknown face-down card is placed in face-up deck where spectator cuts, the card he cuts to is then the face-down card, SBS deck see also "Night Life" (Karl Fulves, 1997) 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 20
Peter Duffie Different Class Joker stabbed into pack to select a card from two halves of a deck each, reveal that card selected is the odd colour out (e.g. all cards are red except black selection), first published in David Britland's Equinox 1997 Effortless Card Magic 28
Marty Kane Pound Rebound story trick with Judah Elimination Trick, last card fits story inspired by "The Spectator's Choice" (Stewart Judah, 1936) 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 64) 1261
Basil Horwitz £100 Challenge Mind Control Test cards from red and blue deck match, red/blue double backer 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 54
Bruce Cervon Quadruple Coincidence 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 27
Karl Fulves A Coincidence two cards in mutus nomen layout have odd backs, posed as problem 1998 Mutus Nomen 82
Marty Kane Cigar Club eight picture cards and eight number card are shuffled and cut in half, always one picture and one number card, then spectator removes some cards and does a down under deal with the rest, last card tells amount of removed cards inspired by Gene Finnell's"Down/Under Counter" in "Gene Finnell's Card Magic",
Ramon Rioboo's "6 Murders and 6 Cops" in "Magic" 7/97
1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1451
Milton Kort Kort's Color-changing Deck Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread) (first published in The New Phoenix, No. 288, Aug 1953) see also "Color Change & Follow Up" (Milton Kort, 1953) 1999 Kort 65
Milton Kort & Jack Avis Matcho Spectator freely selects one of four blue cards, magician deals out four previously placed red cards below the blue ones, the chosen blue card matches the corresponding red (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 8, Oct 1969) varied by "Fourthright" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2002) 1999 Kort 79
Harry Lorayne & Roberto Giobbi A Question of Sex unknown card marked on back is found by spectator 2000 Card College - Volume 4 805
Karl Fulves Among Us card in new pack order, a card is removed and after some spectator cuts replaced, no card is out of order afterwards 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 187
Tony Corinda Paradox card from new pack order removed, spectator cuts exactly where the card came from, without method 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 189
Karl Fulves Inter Alia new pack order, isolated card placed in deck where spectator cut, it's in its numerical position see also "Against all Odds" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995) 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 189
Manfred Bacia Perfect Harmony two decks, three time spectators find same card then pairs end up at same position in the deck see also "Three in a Million" (Frank Garcia, 1972) 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 4
Lee Asher Cheek-to-Cheek Asher Style 26 double backers inspired by "Wishuffle" (Wesley James, 2004) 2001 Hand Jobs 18
Paul Curry & John Scarne & Myles Lyons & Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine - Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
- Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
- Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
- Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
- Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
- Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
- Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
- Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
- Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
Paul Curry Stamp-It stamp on back of a card, chosen card has the stamp on it 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 277
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same time see also "Two Together" (Paul Curry, 1947) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 304
Simon Aronson Random Tandem Uses UnDo Influence, but with mental stop procedure, selections turn up simultaneously varied by "Built for Two (using the UnDo Influence Control)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 31
Simon Aronson Two Deck Canasta Two cards chosen by two spectators from two decks match, even which pocket the cards are placed in inspired by Chan Canasta's performance on the Jack Paar show on TV 2001 Try the Impossible 149
Simon Aronson Two Beginnings Spectator freely names card, another spectator freely chooses card, it matches (first published in Memories are Made of This, 1999) 2001 Try the Impossible 171
Simon Aronson Built for Two (using the UnDo Influence Control) Random Tandem done with Aronson stack inspired by "Random Tandem" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 258
Philip T. Goldstein Retinue Reuniter five cards torn (to build stack) and magically paired, Ramasee principle 2002 Redivider 35
Philip T. Goldstein Or Torn Rotor inspired by "Retinue Reuniter" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2002) 2002 Redivider 39
Philip T. Goldstein Yo! Bet no Monte, Boy. a/k/a Roll, or...
matching effect with three cards torn in half and a die
2002 Redivider 40
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Sympathetic Numbers cards dealt until spectator calls stop, then four cards chosen, ten cards dealt, all selections are 10s and prediction is 10 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 15
Theodore DeLand Educated Die / Spotter Die Ace through 6 of clubs in row, spectator finds the 6 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 24
David Berglas Matchmaker balloons with folded blue backed cards, three spectator select one and the other balloons are distributed among the audience, the three partners of the spectators select a card each from a red backed deck, the cards match with the cards in their balloons 2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 437
Karl Fulves In Case what to do when the riffle shuffle was bad in "ESP + Math" see also "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 24
Karl Fulves Two To One spectator and performer cut to same card with handkerchief covered deck, hidden rubber band 2004 Under Tension 71
Jay Sankey & David Acer Child's Play Spectator uses two crayons to select two cards - black crayon select black card, red crayon select red card. Names of cards are found printed on crayon sleeve 2004 Random Acts of Magic 71
Paul Swinford Bits and Pieces card torn up in pieces and they're laid out, number from 1 to 8 named, and counted to, index corners found, Koran's binary newspaper 2004 Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 25
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 4. The Basic Color Coincidence spectator shuffles and cuts off some cards, performer cuts off another packet, number of red cards in both packets coincides 2006 Penumbra (Issue 10) 16
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 10. The Mirror Prediction! !noitciderP rorriM ehT .01 two spectators shuffle and cut off some cards in 2 decks, number of red cards in one pile is the same as black cards in other pile 2006 Penumbra (Issue 10) 18
Eric Mead Jazz Chart & Favorite Licks strategies
- Opening Gambits
- Cheating
- A Favorite Lick
- Formula Lick
- Superior Lick
- Quick Lick
- Last Dance
- Tips and Tools
inspired by "The Trick that cannot be explained" (Dai Vernon, 1960) 2006 Tangled Web 123
Erik Nordvall Named Do As I Do Spectator names a card and removes a card from the deck, revealed to be named card. Magician then does the same 2006 Erik Nordvall Lecture Notes Asia 2006 12
Edward Marlo 18 - 35 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 56
Jack Parker The Thomas Crown Affair Coincidence trick using fifteen stooges 2007 52 Memories 197
Nick Trost & Karl Fulves Omega Suits suit matching 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 28
Nick Trost & Tom Craven The Couple's Lucky Number two cards are forced via number procedures 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 46
Nick Trost & Jerry K. Hartman Paradoxical Pairs spectator selects the only matching pairs of 12 pairs of cards 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 47
Nick Trost & Charles Hudson Trost on Hudson's "Sorcerer's Sevens" some coincidences with the number seven occur 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 52
Nick Trost Four Times Nine some coincidences with the number 9 occur 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 55
Nick Trost Incredible! deck with blue and red backs, one of each is selected, both match, rest is forcing deck of different value 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 179
Nick Trost Half Wild deck cut in half, one half card from each half is selected, they match, rest is blank on one side 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 181
Rich Bloch Rich Bloch's Presentation inspired by "Half Wild" (Nick Trost, 2008) 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 184
Roy Walton Influential Counts six 4-card-packets are paired by spectator and have same color sequence 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 154
Roberto Giobbi The Amazing Coincidence three packets are dealt, matching values on top, re-counting 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Mar 3") 71
Gary Plants What Are The Chances? cards chosen from two decks match 2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 18
Jeff Pierce & Ryan Schlutz The Untouchables - number of reds in one pile equals blacks in other pile
- small packet OOTW with two spectators
- 2 card location with red black separation of packet
inspired by "Blown Away" (Juan Tamariz, 1987) 2011 Making the Cut 119
Woody Aragon Before You Read Any Further...How To Find Your Other Half! spectator progressively discards small pack of torn cards, left with matching halves. also known as 'Love Ritual'. 2011 A Book in English 25
Woody Aragon The Slot Machine spectators make three piles with a deck with slot machine symbols on them. all three piles match 2011 A Book in English 277
Steve Beam Mating Season VII multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards match also published as "Mating Season VII" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume VI" 2011 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Section "Addendum") xx
Darwin Ortiz Grifter's Game predicted card lies next to named card, proposition bet presentation 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 19
Darwin Ortiz Fast and Furious spectator and performer mix cards face-up/face-down and straighten them up except one, match 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 135
Unknown The Cowboy Secret number of cards left after long dealing procedure is the same as value of a card on table 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 14
Max Maven* 4 Sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator see also "Four-sided Triangle" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1977) 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 12
Helder Guimarães The Practical Opener odd-backed card placed in position in new deck order decided by spectator, it fits right into the spot inspired by Opening Stab (Steve Beam, Vienna Notes) 2015 Nephelococcygia 47
Steve Beam Final Exam In a eye-hand coordination test, the magician deals a shuffled/cut deck as he counts down from ten to one, and ultimately produces the ace through ten. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 43
Steve Beam Mind Over Anti-Matter Random cards from a spectator-shuffled deck distributed to four participants. With free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with one card. When combined, the cards form a royal flush. inspired by "ESP-Bingo" (Mat Roelof, New Pentagram, Dec. 1985),
"A Star is Born" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 51
Steve Beam Die-Nasty Using a random number from a die, the spectator locates one of the suicide kings with the "merry-go-round of death" (down-under deal). More of a coincidence than a miracle. see also "Australian Crawl" (Steve Beam, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 1, 1993) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 64
Ramón Riobóo Liberty, Fraternity, Equality Matching effect where two spectators end up with the same number of cards, despite numerous choices and opportunities to impact the outcome. see also "Miraskill" (Stewart James, 1936) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 78
Pepe Lirrojo The Strange Coincidence Using a mixed deck of cards (red and blue backs), one spectator freely cuts off a number of cards from the top of the deck. Two cards are freely selected from the remainder which ultimately reveal the number of cards cut, the number of reds and blacks, and the colors of the backs of the cards that were cut. see also 8th Unsolved Card Problem (Hofzinser, Kartenkunste, 1910) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 102
Pit Hartling The Core named card remains after reverse-faro procedure until single card remains see also "Binary Translocations" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 2016 In Order to Amaze 60
Pit Hartling Murphy's Law last four cards in deck consist of named four-of-a-kind 2016 In Order to Amaze 132
So Sato Mote-Monte performer cuts four piles, spectator choses one, top card is queen, other top cards kings, or vice versa
- Shawn P. Tenhoff/Yuki Kadoya Variation
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 56