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Unknown The Whist Trick. Improved Method. "To deal yourself all the Trumps, the three other Players holding the usual mixed Hands" 1876 Modern Magic 119
Unknown The Whist Trick dealing four hands, one contains winning suit and others are either mixed or also sorted in suits 1889 Tricks with Cards 78
Jack Merlin Pinochle routine for winning in Pinochle 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin A Simple Run Up For Pinochle with haymow shuffle 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 20
Theodore Annemann Proposition Bet "Thoughts in General", 2 named values together 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Theodore Annemann Proposition Bet 2 "Thoughts in General" 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Victor Farelli Loo Lung or The Chinese Coin Magician locates two cards by a lot of dealing and equivoque to eliminate piles, with a bit of gambling theme (Euchre and Loo Lung) 1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 44
U. F. Grant No Dice removing cards from packet with certain values wins game, one-way backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 151
Louis Nikola "Nap" trick with Nikola memorized deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Unknown The Rhummy Master winning at rummy 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 180
Frank Travers The Rhummy Cheat using jinx switch 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 247
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Gin! as Rusduck, strategy and subterfuge to win at Gin Rummy 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 370
Edward Marlo The Rummy Game part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine" 1947 Marlo In Spades 16
Unknown The Tantalizer 22nd position and packet dealing see also "Last Chance" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, 1939) 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Edward Marlo Gin Rummy Stack - 1st Combination
- 2nd Combination (In Two Shuffles)
- 3rd Combination (In Two Shuffles)
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "4 Transfers") 45
Dai Vernon Order in the Court pseudo gambling game with five cards of Royal Flush see also p. 77 for credit information 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 67
Al Koran Nap Hand Deal cards played with three spectators, performer is away (blindfolded) and gives correct playing decisions 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 81
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decks inspired by "Blindfold Checkers" (Robert Ellenwold* & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Karl Fulves The Rue Morgue Problem cards riffle shuffled by spectators and dealt in pairs to players, they remove red or black poker chips according to red-black distribution, chip values and cards added, the total is 28 and predicted 1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 54
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo Poker number cards used for betting game after a single riffle shuffle 1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
Peter Alexis* 50-50 performer and spectator have card, whichever comes first when deck is dealt wins, cheating 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 261
Martin Gardner The Compleat Gamester Addition red-black betting game with eight cards inspired by "The Compleat Gamester" (Karl Fulves, 1969) 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 324
Val Andrews Snap! No. 11, word gag 1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Gene Finnell A Card Game Paradox see also "Toronto Dice" (Howard Lyons, 1971) 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 91
Howard Lyons Toronto Dice note inspired by "A Card Game Paradox" (Gene Finnell, 1971) 1971 Epilogue (Issue 13) 99
Bradley Efron Las Vegas Dice non-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by Stewart Olney 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 393
Karl Fulves Odds on Favorite betting game in which a reversed card is part of a same-colored pair or not 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 79
Martin Gardner A Betting Swindle betting game with three suits after a riffle shuffle inspired by "The 3-Card Cycle" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 88
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 637
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
Peter Kane & Gus Southall Gil's Game spectator cannot win in red-black game in which he has to select groups of one color see also New Pentagram, June 1970 1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 4
Allan Slaight Unkindest Cut Of All rummy and blackjack deal featuring a winning blackjack stack varied by "Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions" (Melvin Anderson, 1980),
"Continued" (Allan Slaight, 1982)
1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 186
Melvin Anderson Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions blackjack stack, Gin Rummy inspired by "Unkindest Cut Of All" (Allan Slaight, 1979) 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 304
Walt Lees Even Break one of two,gambling presentation inspired by "The Fifty-Fifty Mental Selection" (Tony Kardyro, 1968) 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 873
Karl Fulves Scoring card game is played, score is predicted printed on a card 1981 Milennium Aces 47
Martin Gardner Quant Quirk 4x4 square of 16 cards, some face-up some face-down randomly, with certain allowed turnover moves one has to get all cards in one direction, sucker game 1981 Octet 18
Karl Fulves Quant Notes notes on preceding "Quant Quirk" 1981 Octet 21
Unknown Coasters betting game with Ace through 7 or seven numbered coaster 1981 Octet 47
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-Speller inspired by "Unkindest Cut Of All" (Allan Slaight, 1979) 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
Roy Walton & Karl Fulves 31 Plus ace through 6 used, spectator choses 3 and performer takes other 3, they call their numbers and whoever adds to 31 wins varied by "Face" (Stephen Tucker, 1984) 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Jean Hugard Do It and Fail with 28/32 card deck a layout and dealing game is explained, the spectator always fails at it 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 29
Lennart Green The Last Duel full deck stack 1989 1-2 Separation 10
Alex Elmsley & Charles Sanders Peirce Pierce Arrow unusual game in which one deals through twelve cards and tries to predict position of reversed card, actually "Peirce Arrow" 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 397
Karl Fulves High Stebbins (A) spectator cuts packet and takes top card, performer next, high card wins
(B) high card wins with 12 card packet, three cards each, performer has better odds
(C) high card wins variation with better odds for performer
(D) high card wins combined with faro shuffle to shift odds to 1st or 2nd player
1991 Swindle & Cheat 10
Karl Fulves Digit Detective two spectators play "high card wins" with a packet, performer divines card value that was added previously 1991 Swindle & Cheat 15
Karl Fulves Markers ideas related to nontransitive games
- Simple Sets (Dualities, Royal Family)
- Unequal Sets
- A Nontransitive Pyramid
- Flat Dice
- Parity Dice (4 Thru 9 Dice, 2 Thru 10 Dice, 1 Thru 12 Dice, 36 Number Dice)
- House Dice
- High Percentage Games
- 3 Blind Dice
- Little Bingo
- Odds On
1991 Swindle & Cheat 52
Edward Marlo Solution to Gin Rummy! faro 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 10
Karl Fulves Bar Room Bingo cards distributed in six glasses, two glasses selected, aim is to get near 14 but not over 1992 Deceptive Practices 22
Karl Fulves The Dome con game in which Aces are dealt and if first two are of different color, player wins 1996 Blocking Off 114
Nick Trost Double Pinochle with an Elevator Finish inspired by "Knock-Out Aces" (Ted Biet, Genii, June 1982) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 22
Nick Trost & Stewart Judah Horse Race Ace as horses, run a miniature racetrack, uses matches inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952),
see also "Horse Race" (John Scarne, Scarne on Cards, 1949)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 99
Nick Trost Second Method Alternative method for "Horse Race" using Gilbreath Principle, first appeared in "Gambling Tricks with Cards, Part Two" (1975) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 102
Nick Trost Pinochle Deal Uses Pinochle deck 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 239
Nick Trost Pitch Deal Game called "Pitch" 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 242
Nick Trost In-Between Deal Game called In-Between, uses poker chips 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 254
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Canasta Deal see also "Uruguay Canasta Deal" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal see also "Canasta Deal" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 274
Karl Fulves Psy-Key advantage for an ESP guessing game, memory 1998 Combo 31
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952) 1999 Rocky Notes 3
Chuck Smith & Roger Klause & Steve Freeman Game of 31 eight phases 2000 Tools Of The Trade 31
Karl Fulves High Stakes square layout with 4 jokers and 4 jacks, values are spelt and object moved from card to card, spectator always ends on a jack see also "Countdown Problem" (Roy Walton, 1969) 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 206
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952) 2000 Missouri Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952) 2000 OCMC Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952) 2000 Texas Notes 2
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning inspired by "Odd Man Wins!" (Nick Trost, 1997) 2001 Try the Impossible 179
Karl Fulves Gamble Ramble spectator choses cards in layout according to rules, black cards added and red subtracted, total predicted, 4-way approach 2001 Hex Squared 87
Darwin Ortiz Maximum Risk catch 22, memorized deck varied by "Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version" (Jason England, 2002),
"Risky Business" (Jason England, 2012)
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 80
Jason England Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version catch 22 inspired by "Maximum Risk" (Darwin Ortiz, 2002),
see also "Risky Business" (Jason England, 2012)
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 84
Karl Fulves Head Start three players get a card and hold it against forehead so that only other can see it, players bet whether the own color matches one of the other players 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 10
Harry Lorayne & Bob Mason Guess Quotient four four of a kinds are removed, spectator guesses if various pairs match in value or not, everything correct 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 19
Karl Fulves Match Game twelve cards laid out face-down in matrix, match game played (turning up two cards and finding matches), performer wins see also "The Even Couple" (Karl Fulves, 2007) 2007 Word Play 27
Nick Trost Classic Euchre Deal using a 24-card Euchre deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 91
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 92
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal I using a 24-card Euchre deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 93
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal II using a 24-card Euchre deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 95
Nick Trost Exchange Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 96
Nick Trost Six-Handed Exchange Rummy two versions 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 98
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts a Run of Seven Spectator cuts seven piles, top cards are Ace to Seven of Hearts (strong rummy hand) inspired by "The Spectator Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces" (Randy Wakeman, 1985) 2008 Dexterity Manual 38
Fred Robinson How to Win at Cards poker, rummy, bridge, set-up 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 182
Lewis Jones Color Fast spectator chooses all losing color, performer winning color, kind of small packet OOTW 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 135
R. Paul Wilson & Chad Long Luck Versus Skill multiple phase gambling themed routine with cutting the high card culminating in a variation of "Shuffling Lesson" inspired by "The Shuffling Lesson" (Chad Long, 1996) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 155
Joe Anderson Color Match gilbreath, idea for Steve Beam's "Gentleman's Bet" (Vol. 1) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 287
Jason England Risky Business catch 22 inspired by "Maximum Risk" (Darwin Ortiz, 2002),
see also "Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version" (Jason England, 2002)
2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 14
So Sato Zen Derby horse race plot, Mass Destruction Stacking 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 137
Roberto Giobbi & Bob Hummer Dollar Deal red-black betting game, bill is inserted in deck and pairs taken, color that comes with bill can be predicted 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Apr 16") 111
Roberto Giobbi Napoleon's Game "Nap Hand Deal", three spectators play cards, performer divines cards in hands and makes weakest hand win 2016 Standup Card Magic 225