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Unknown The "Spelling" Trick spelling every value in a thirteen-card packet 1889 Tricks with Cards 75
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack 1889 Tricks with Cards 95
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack 1890 More Magic 27
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick thirteen-card packet comes out in order via down-under deal 1890 More Magic 31
Unknown The "Spelling" Trick from thirteen-card packet every value from Ace to King is spelled out 1890 More Magic 31
Unknown Das Umzählen on the reverse counting of decks and packets 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 124
Ziska The Transposed Cards done with full deck, performer divines the number of cards put form one half to another varied by "Ziska Improved" (Gerald Kosky, 1940) 1909 The Art of Magic 49
Unknown Mind Reading with Cards spectator transfers number of cards in 10-card-packet, then card with this number is found in face-down spread, repeat with shuffled cards 1909 The Art of Magic 171
Charles T. Jordan Cremo! Card Restoration Extraordinary card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 33
Unknown The Six Piles six cards on top and bottom of a suit 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 12
Unknown Mephisto's Message number selected via card values from one half gives position of selection in other half see also "Curious Coincidence" (1936) 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 16
Unknown Thought Card to Pocket several duplicates see also "Think-a-Card" (Charles Hopkins, 1940) 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 16
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 17
John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney" see also "Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1996) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up, for credit details reference inspired by "Another Stop!" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Lu Brent "We Stand Pat" stacked 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1936") 136
Frank Lane An Indetectable Stop Trick Ace, Three, Five, Seven, Nine alternating set-up 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 146
Unknown Curious Coincidence see also "Mephisto's Message" (1935),
"A Psychological Discovery" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1938)
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 149
Theodore Annemann Think of a Card one of 18, card spelled out, short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo stacked, one-way backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
Ziska The Transposed Cards number of cut off cards is divined by value of a card, set-up see also "Ziska Improved" (Gerald Kosky, 1940) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 192
Charles T. Jordan Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 201
Charles T. Jordan Mephistopheles' Touch divination with a partial stack varied by "Among Friends" (Herb Runge, 1947) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 203
Charles T. Jordan The Fifteenth Card values of two selections are added and counted down, card predicted, half deck stack 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 205
Unknown Another Impossibility one of 10, "is your card one of these?" 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 218
Charles T. Jordan Cremo Card Restoration card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Dai Vernon Card Divination from 26-card stack, multiple out 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 224
Unknown A Simple Location thirteen cards of one suit together 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 227
Unknown Williams' Card Trick card through handkerchief with fair selection and duplicate from index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 230
Unknown Six Piles twelve card set-up 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 236
Unknown Mephisto's Message stack that will force the number 12 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 236
William Larsen Count Down Detection partial stack and fishing 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 242
Dai Vernon Poker Demonstration 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 368
Theodore Annemann & Michael F. Zens Call Your Hand ten card set-up, see credit claim by Val Evans on page 259 varied by "Calling Your Hand, Again" (Eddie Fields & Michael F. Zens & Theodore Annemann, 1976),
"Call your Hand II" (Joseph K. Schmidt, 1995)
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 243
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy Again cards used for word selection, word can be predicted 1937 You'd be Surprised 11
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement two methods 1938 Greater Magic 333
Sam Leo Horowitz A Psychological Discovery two-pile-stop trick with 8/9 alternating set-up see also "Curious Coincidence" (1936),
"N-E-T Profit" (Richard Vollmer, 1985),
"The Stop Trick" (Sam Leo Horowitz & Roberto Giobbi & Martin Gardner, 2000),
also published as "8's & 9's" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1971)
1938 Greater Magic 549
Theodore Annemann Found Out two keys and bank of one suit 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1938") 323
Robert Parrish Name Your Favorite any card named, after riffle shuffle spectator goes through cards and performer stops him at named card 1939 Do That Again! 30
Oscar Weigle Remote Reverso two decks, performer and spectator count down and stop and remember card, spectator's card reverses in performer's deck and vice versa 1939 Do That Again! 31
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 389
Jack McMillen Mind Mirror one suit on top see also "The Mind Mirror" (Jack McMillen & Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue, 1941),
varied by "The Third Shuffle" (Jason England, 2009)
1940 Expert Card Technique 223
Unknown Prearranged Pack stradegies using a 26-card stack 1940 Expert Card Technique 194
Charles Hopkins Think-a-Card thought-of card to pocket, 10 card set-up see also "Thought Card to Pocket" (1935) 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 39
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator inspired by "The Transposed Cards" ( Ziska, 1909),
see also "The Transposed Cards" ( Ziska, 1937)
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 40
Orville Wayne Meyer Twin Prediction partial set-up and 10-card billet index 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 530
Les Vincent Countdown Force any number up to 10, set-up with 8s and 9s 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 108) 643
Frederick Braue Card Instinct Ace to King of one suit on top 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 31
Jack McMillen & Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Mind Mirror with stripper deck see also "Mind Mirror" (Jack McMillen, 1940) 1941 The Stripper Deck 16
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Mystic Cut card cut to by spectator is used to count down to selection 1941 The Stripper Deck 27
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue A Year in Your Life four digits of named year cut to see also "A Poker Player's Picnic" (1948) 1942 Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 19
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Silent Speller ten 12-letter card set-up 1943 Tricks and Sleights 15
Walter B. Gibson Mickey Finn 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 140
Clyde Cairy Sympathy varied by "Duo" (Herb Runge, 1947) 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 177
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Build Up six hands, two rounds, as Rusduck see also "Build Up (Streamlined)" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1949),
varied by "Hocus Pocus" (Charles Hudson, 1957)
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 249
Jean Hugard Solomon's Seal six cards stack, presentation with a drawn star, cards are laid on the corners of the star and spectator thinks stop 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 82) 332
Warren Wiersbe & Martin Gardner Think-A-Card - Wiersbe Version 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 18
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layout varied by "32 Deal Duplicated" (Ken Beale & Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Marvin Johnson, 1970) 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Routine: Cards By Weight multiple phases, ace-king set-up, faro 1947 Marlo In Spades 13
Ronald B. Edwards Remainder? card is selected and the value used to calculate a result which is predicted 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 118) 475
Herb Runge Duo inspired by "Sympathy" (Clyde Cairy, 1943) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 491
George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 18
George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
Vern Schoneck Spellbound two variations of a speller, spectator thinks of a card in the deck, performer puts cards on by one on spectator's hand, who spells his card in his mind, the last letter is his card 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 142) 570
Ronald B. Edwards X-Spell-I-Mental mental speller 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 161) 648
Unknown The Great "Stop!" Trick 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 33
John Scarne Double Duty Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (1-10) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 71
Jack Spalding The Card That Tells Mathematical trick, divine how many cards spectator pocketed 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 76
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Poker Deal Poker hands dealt from deck shuffled face up/down, final poker hand transformation (drunk man presentation) varied by "Poker Dream" (George Schindler, 1973) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 124
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
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
Edward Marlo The Stabber stabbing into run of spades, value then is used to count to selection 1952 Control Systems 109
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously inspired by "The Power of Thought" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1952 Effective Card Magic 29
Bill Simon Card Affinity someone names a suit and another spectator names a value, mostly two knives, one finds correct value and the other the suit see also "Card Stabbing Trick" (Bert Allerton, 1958) 1952 Effective Card Magic 51
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursor inspired by Lynn Searles's "The Straight Gambler",
see also "Poko-Combo" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1959),
"Lesson In Larceny" (Roy Walton, 1966)
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 3
Ronald B. Edwards An Oddity mathematical oddity 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 12
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8 see also "Research Division" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Stewart James, 1958) 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Tom Ransom Suicide Build progressive poker deal, from five to two hands varied by "Build Down" (Allan Slaight, 1970) 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 7
William P. Miesel Straight Cheating straights, then 4 royal flushes as climax see also "Poko-Combo" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1959) 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 8
Dai Vernon Vernonesque two cards are found 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 12
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method IV two cards counted to are predicted, alternating set-up 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 8
Malcolm Davison You can tell Fortunes reading card trick, with kings kicker 1960 Magic of the Mind 51
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 5: Mental Eliminator one of thirteen memorized cards 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 16
Edward Marlo Miracle Location with one suit from ace to king set-up, faro and non-faro handling 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 30
Al Leech Spell and Count simplified handling (Clue trick originally from Sept. 1966 MUM) inspired by "A Trick Without a Clue" (Rolland Hamblen, 1937) 1966 / 2004 A Last Look at Leech 28
Dai Vernon Pure Mathematics two numbers from 1 to 10, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers see also "James's Miracle" (Stewart James, 1950),
"Ice Dice" (Philip T. Goldstein & Stewart James, 1974)
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 99
Dai Vernon Mental Spell one of ten, multiple out, setup?? 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 41
Theodore Annemann Another Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932), with annotation
K to A set-up and countdown
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 129
Martin Gardner Stock Holdout spectator shuffles deck in parts, but partial stack is retained, for credit information see reference see also "Stock Holdout" (Martin Gardner, 2005) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for references see also suggestion by Roy Walton on p. 230,
"Transpoker III" (Karl Fulves, 1986)
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Karl Fulves According to Hoyle stud poker, after each card is dealt, the performer's face up card are exchanged with one of the other player's, performer still wins see also "Pay Up" (David Bornstein, 1978) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 218
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of 24 duplicates (page 182) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 179
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Techniques commentary on Reflected Set-Ups, Interlocking Stacks, ... in combination with riffle shuffle 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Gray Codes") 24
Lou Borin* Predicto deck dealt in two piles with two cards face-up, both divined, half forcing deck, see p. 289 & 308 for references see also "Coincidence" (Annemann, Linking Ring, Dec. 1927) 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 285
Roy Walton Liberty 1969 The Devil's Playthings 40
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - Second of the Trio using stack and naming the stopped-at card see also "The Dr. Nuzzo Peek" (Dr. James Nuzzo, 1970) 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 92
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - Third of the Trio fishing amongst a restricted range see also "The Dr. Nuzzo Peek" (Dr. James Nuzzo, 1970) 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 93
Ken Beale & Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Marvin Johnson 32 Deal Duplicated selection process with square layout, combination of Ken Beale's "Square Deal" (Ibidem #23) and Rusduck inspired by "32" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1946) 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 126
Edward Marlo Faro's Simple Dream counting procedure after thought of card, 13-card set-up, simplified "Faro's Dream" (Linking Ring) 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 38
Edward Marlo The Predetermined Hour clock trick, selection divined, hour predicted as card value, including four impromptu versions varied by "Easy-Determined Hour" (William Zavis, 1971),
also published as "The Predetermined Hour" (Edward Marlo, 1971)
1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Sam Leo Horowitz 8's & 9's from the Daley Notebooks #602 also published as "A Psychological Discovery" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1938) 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 471
Edward Marlo The Predetermined Hour clock trick, selection divined, hour predicted as card value, including four impromptu versions also published as "The Predetermined Hour" (Edward Marlo, 1971) 1971 On the Clock Effect 12
Dr. Jacob Daley Winning Aces dealing winning pair of aces for 2-7 players, small stack 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 104
Roy Walton Card Number named sandwich cards turn over and sandwich selection, plot by Gene Nielsen, two handlings 1972 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 21
Karl Fulves He Lied two cards 1973 Notes From Underground 2
Robert Walker Toss-Timated card tossed in in deck, value there used to count to selection inspired by "Back End Riffle Estimation" (Edward Marlo, 1962) 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 54
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 637
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies also published as "Don't Lie to Me" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1974 Paul Curry Presents 47
Philip T. Goldstein & Stewart James Ice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, imaginary dice see also "Pure Mathematics" (Dai Vernon, 1967),
"Change X Change" (Karl Fulves, 1992)
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 7
Sam Schwartz Thot Echo two card location, straight set-up, see also p. 758 for comment by Marvin Johnson also published as "Thot Echo" (Sam Schwartz, 1994) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 715
Roy Walton Future Shock card predicted by cards with same suit and value, with impromptu version 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 835
Jack Avis Focal Point II one of ten, OOSOOM inspired by "Focal Point" (Robert (Bob) Hess*, 1973) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Roger Smith Think-Spell - And the Great Invisible Pass thought-of card spelled to, then put in center and comes back to top, progressive set-up 1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 5
Simon Aronson Super Stoned Poker Deal multiple phases 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 101
Trevor Lewis A Mixed Bag various card and coin idaes
- partial stack and zarrow shuffle
- double Riffle Control
- Middle Deal (false)
- Palm Conscious (gag)
- Transpo Plus (coin transposition)
- Ladies In Waiting (four queens reverse in the deck)
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 205
Eddie Fields & Michael F. Zens & Theodore Annemann Calling Your Hand, Again Spectator chooses how many hands, which hand will win, what kind of hand to win. 10 card set-up. inspired by "Call Your Hand" (Theodore Annemann & Michael F. Zens, 1937),
varied by "Marlo's Faro Variation" (Edward Marlo, 1976)
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 20
Edward Marlo Marlo's Faro Variation Pokerhand called for, but using faro inspired by "Calling Your Hand, Again" (Eddie Fields & Michael F. Zens & Theodore Annemann, 1976) 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 24
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Card placed previously in pocket is the mate of spectator's free selection also published as "Card in Pocket Coincidence" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 6
Nick Trost Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 14
Paul Curry Out Of Sight eight kings, cards of a suit end up in order after a sequence of shuffling and switching, mind reading presentation 1977 Special Effects 7
Charles T. Jordan & Paul Curry Interlocking Chain Principle with a ruse to make the shuffle more convincing 1977 Special Effects 9
Paul Curry Out Of Mind inspired by "Out Of Sight" (Paul Curry, 1977) 1977 Special Effects 58
Simon Aronson & David Solomon & Edward Marlo Stop Perfecting Triumph! first selection used to count down to second after Triumph
- Dave Solomon Handling
inspired by "The Perfect Stop Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1945),
"Count-Down Triumph" (Frederick Braue, 1976)
1978 Arch Triumphs 27
Karl Fulves St. Regis Sleight II half stack used to key position of selection made from incomplete riffle shuffled deck 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 2
Roy Walton Count Me In "Two Tricks"
between sandwich cards appear as many cards as the value of the selection, numerical set-up
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1205
Roy Walton The Ten To One Trick "Two Tricks"
one card between two Aces, ten cards between two Tens, cut into deck, number of cards corresponding to selection travels from Ten to Ace sandwich, numeric set-up, see also p. 1237 for credit information
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1206
Philip T. Goldstein Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined, partial stack varied by "Impromptu Abacus" (Jean-Jaques Sanvert, 1981),
"Abacus III" (Charles Hudson, 1983)
1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 397
Ken Beale Drop Out Stud Poker Stacks set-ups for stud poker:
For Three Hands
For Four Hands
For Five Hands
For Six Hands
1980 Arcane (Issue 1) 6
Stephen Minch Either/Or two cards from ESP deck, spectators think of a number and count to card 1980 Mind Novas 20
Stephen Minch A Cut Above prediction of freely cut to ESP card, Svengali type arrangement 1980 Mind Novas 39
Stephen Minch Rapid-Fire spectator cuts to an ESP card, after shuffling the deck performer removes all five duplicates 1980 Mind Novas 42
Stephen Minch The Sure-Fire Shuffle Challenge number is named, performer predicts an ESP card, then spectator shuffles deck and prediction is correct 1980 Mind Novas 53
Peter Marshall Bicycle! with Bicycle cards, words on case are spelled to and royal flush comes out inspired by "Tally-Ho!" (Henry Christ, 1971),
varied by "Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions" (Charles Hudson, 1982)
1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 437
Jon Racherbaumer & Edward Marlo Totally Telepathic two cards and their positions remembered, "is it in this group?", faro, 10 memorized cards 1981 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 73
Jon Racherbaumer Third Thot card that falls on thought-of position is chosen, later named, 10 memorized cards, faro, inspired by Hummer's "Thot-ography" 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 25
Karl Fulves & Charles T. Jordan & Joseph Ovette & U. F. Grant The Buddha Bet "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up inspired by "The Buddha Whispers" (Joseph Ovette, 1937),
"Demon's Divination" (Charles T. Jordan, 1938)
1981 Fourcast 12
Roger Crosthwaite Thanks to Kaps two decks, one card is signed on the back by the performer without showing the face, from the other deck a spectator thinks of a card, they match inspired by "An Effect" (Allan Ackerman, 1978) 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 41
Father Cyprian Knockout Poker spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer wins 1981 Octet 54
Philip T. Goldstein & Stewart James Ice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, imaginary dice see also "Pure Mathematics" (Dai Vernon, 1967),
"Change X Change" (Karl Fulves, 1992)
1982 shuffled lecture 6
Philip T. Goldstein Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined, partial stack 1982 Thunday 3
Philip T. Goldstein Cumulative three cards chosen from ten-card packet with dealing procedure inspired by "Auto-Prediction" (Alex Elmsley, 1994),
see also "Never on Thunday" (Jon Racherbaumer & Philip T. Goldstein, 1983)
1982 Thunday 5
Simon Aronson Countdown Triple Prediction two cards and number of cards in pile predicted 1982 Sessions 80
Eric Mason & Barrie Richardson Impossible Card Divination 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 40
Philip T. Goldstein Out of Sorts thought-of card (from 8) found and named with back turned 1984 Thequal 5
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position 1984 Thequal 6
Steve Beam Middle-Guage Spread card spread on the table two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selection see also "Divining Deck" (1937),
"The Trapdoor Issue #8" (Steve Beam, 2011)
1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 126
Unknown Thought Card Detection (1938) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 19
Charlie Miller Poker Deal dealing cards out so that the order is retained when they are gathered up again (1941) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Philip T. Goldstein Raw Deal selection and chosen card revealed with down-under deal 1987 Doth 2
Edward Marlo New Approach I.F. Control nine approaches, one or two selections, sometimes using 26 memorized cards see also "Without A Clue" (Harry Lorayne & Edward Marlo, 1990) 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 154
Brother John Hamman Peek Look Think three cards chosen by different means, spectators each find each others cards 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 66
Brother John Hamman Opposite Pockets chosen and thought-of card are named, no-touch, weird thought-of procedure, partial stack varied by "Hot Pockets" (Pit Hartling, 2015) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 75
Edward Marlo Invisible Thought Transfer card thought of from 10 card packet vanishes, reappears in odd-backed deck, partial roughing, three methods 1989 So Soon? 36
Philip T. Goldstein Encounter duplicate found in second deck when number is counted down, "Interrupted Gilbreath Principle" 1989 Fifth 2
Karl Fulves Force Card Note forcing card with coin on spread via "Overthrow", A-10 set-up 1989 Quick Card Tricks 5
Gary Plants Decoy inspired by Stewart Judah's "Decoy Dice" 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 31) 553
Chris Kenner Two Card Location two card location 1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Edward Marlo Put A Shine On Your Mind "Ways to Ascertain the Value of a Thought-Card"
5 methods with procedures in which spectator needs to remove as many cards as the thought-of value, partial set-up, memorized deck, distant key card
1991 The Olram File (Issue 3) 7
Edward Marlo & Ken Simmons Not Only the Number, but... spectator cuts off cards, number of cards and card cut to predicted, 15 memorized cards, prediction index, for correction see Ricochet reference, three handlings inspired by "Finally" (Ken Simmons, Lecture Notes 1990),
see also "Ricochet" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1991)
1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 3
Edward Marlo & Alex Elmsley Weight While I Find It five methods, ungaffed, locator card, sticky card inspired by "Weight" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 9
Philip T. Goldstein Playing Cards cards in poker hand divined, "Centrifugal Poker" 1991 Thavant 4
Karl Fulves Auto Gambler spectator gets four-of-a-kind after weird matching selection procedure, self-working 1991 28 Card Tricks 20
Karl Fulves Autopilot inspired by "Auto Gambler" (Karl Fulves, 1991) 1991 28 Card Tricks 21
Karl Fulves Dime a Dozen 1991 28 Card Tricks 54
James Swain & Michael Skinner Dream Poker magician deals himself winning poker hand from spectator shuffled deck. Uses partial stack 1992 Don't Blink 19
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four aces transforms into royal flush. All other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker 1992 Don't Blink 23
Karl Fulves Change X Change two chosen numbers via dice are counted down and a value of the other number is found in each case, selection found as well inspired by "James's Miracle" (Stewart James, 1950),
see also "Ice Dice" (Philip T. Goldstein & Stewart James, 1974)
1992 Deceptive Practices 3
Karl Fulves Don't Ask repeat poker deal for two players, spectator wins and loses in final round 1992 Deceptive Practices 5
Frederick Braue The Thought Stealer one of six cards, progressive spelling, using Braue Memorized Deck 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Frederick Braue Set-Up Thinker spectator says stop during riffle behind performer's back, secretly counting, using Braue Memorized Deck 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Frederick Braue & Dai Vernon Vernon Plus Braue thought-of cards from eight-card packet found via a spelling and down-under procedure see also "Vernon Plus Braue" (Frederick Braue & Dai Vernon, 1997) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Unknown Stack Countdown spectator stops and then that value is counted down, A-K set-up, published in Pathfinder Magazine 30 years ago (ca. 1930?!) see also "The Perfect Stop Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1945) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 28
Emil Jarrow Jarrow's Indicator indicator card leads to selection, Ace through Ten set-up, Kruskal-type counting see also "The Perfect Stop Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1945) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 30
Ernest Earick Lustig for Life named value is cut to, selection at that number varied by "A Curious Location" (Jason England, 2012) 1993 By Forces Unseen 165
Edward Marlo Predicted Mental Spell spelling effect with predictions on billets 1993 The Olram File (Issue 16) 3
Philip T. Goldstein Drawl winning cards in selected hand, spectator can cut to position for dealing last round of cards 1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 3) 6
Sam Schwartz Thot Echo two card location, straight set-up see also "The Trinity Concept" (Ben Train, 2012),
varied by "Echoed" (Joseph Barry, 2016),
also published as "Thot Echo" (Sam Schwartz, 1974)
1994 Card College - Volume 1 149
Alex Elmsley Auto-Prediction three cards are predicted written on another playing card varied by "Controlled Fate" (Roy Walton, 1970),
"Cumulative" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1982)
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 80
Philip T. Goldstein Twice in Half two cards removed from half deck and spelled down, card there predicted see also "Half in Twice" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1994) 1994 Thabbatical 15
Philip T. Goldstein Half in Twice full-deck version inspired by "Twice in Half" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1994) 1994 Thabbatical 18
Philip T. Goldstein Duploma spectator removes Ace through Five in some order, performer matches the order inspired by "Self-Duplicating Set-ups" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1994 Thabbatical 71
Philip T. Goldstein Van John triggered by Tom Seller's "The Name Speller" (Immediate Magic) 1994 Thabbatical 99
Steven Youell The Perfect Stopper spectator deals card on table and can stop anywhere, performer knows / names card varied by "Blind Side" (Tom Craven, 1994) 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
Steven Youell The Half Stack Principle 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
James Swain & Alex Elmsley Brainweave follow up with Play It Straight type effect inspired by "Brainweave" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1996 Miracles with Cards 84
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 mates also published as "Card in Pocket Coincidence" (Nick Trost, 1976) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 40
Nick Trost & Stewart Judah Eighteen-Card Poker Uses concept of a morphing Jonah card that changes every phase (presentation by Stewart Judah) see also "The Cincinnati Kid Poker Game" (Tony Binarelli, Gary Ouellet's The Magic of Tony Binarelli, 1991),
"Psych-Out" (Bruce Bernstein, 1985)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 111
Nick Trost Psychic Poker similar to previous "Calling the Hands" 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 117
Marty Kane Part Three - Using 6 Target Cards - The Spell of Royalty
- Variation #1
- Variation #2
- Pellmell Spell
- Variation #1
- Variation #2
- Variation #3
- Spelling and Think-King
- Variation #1
- Variation #2
- Parallel Spell
- Variation
- Clientele Under Your Spell
- Variation
- Monthly Spells
- Variation
- Blanking Out Spells
- Variation for Two Spectators
- Variation for Three Spectators
see also "Under your Spell" (Tom Daugherty, 1994),
"The Diary of Delusion" (Peter Duffie, 1997)
1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1325
Steve Mayhew The Routine stack for two hands, both are good but performer wins, spectator can riffle shuffle varied by "Bad Beat" (Jason England, 2012),
"The World's Greatest Card Cheat" (Jason England & Allan Ackerman & Steve Mayhew, 2012)
1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 9
Sam Leo Horowitz & Roberto Giobbi & Martin Gardner The Stop Trick see also "A Psychological Discovery" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1938) 2000 Card College - Volume 4 910
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle" see also "Playing Cards" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2000 Northeast 1
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle" see also "Playing Cards" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2000 OCMC Notes 3
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies varied by "Reds and Blacks" (Hector Chadwick, 2008),
also published as "Don't Lie To Me" (Paul Curry, 1974)
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 83
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up see also "Another Stop!" (Paul Curry, 1936) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 200
Paul Curry Out of Mind inspired by "Out Of Sight" (Paul Curry, 1977) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 250
Charles T. Jordan & Paul Curry Interlocking Chain Principle with a ruse to make the shuffle more convincing 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 253
Simon Aronson Choices Card at named number inspired by "Chipper" (Phil Goldstein, Chicago Lecture Notes, 1998),
"Chipper" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2002)
2001 Try the Impossible 155
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle" see also "Playing Cards" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2002 Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 1
Philip T. Goldstein Chipper card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decks varied by "Choices" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2002 Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 2
Christoph Borer Die Intuition des Spielers also published as "Die Wahrsagerin" (Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto, 1991),
"Die Intuition des Spielers" (Christoph Borer, 2003),
"Gambler - Die Intuition des Spielers" (Christoph Borer, 2006)
2002 Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 19
Pit Hartling Unforgettable three phase memory routine, faro 2003 Card Fictions 78
Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz Secret Setup strategy for setting up small setups in front of an audience, with trick examples 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1125
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle" see also "Playing Cards" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2003 Saint Louis Notes 1
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle" see also "Playing Cards" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2003 Singapore Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle" see also "Playing Cards" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2003 ... Land Notes 3
Karl Fulves Noah Count pectator riffle shuffles deck, deals a pile and moves two cards from rest into pile which is shuffled and handed to performer who divines both cards 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 32
Karl Fulves Kid Koin after riffle shuffle top card is pocketed, coin turned over according to color of next four cards, then performer looks again and names card 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 48
Karl Fulves Able To Match "automated version of 'Business Card Prophecy'", after riffle shuffle 15 cards are removed, a card stabbed and cards on either side divined and those are the only ones with mates in packet see also "Business Card Prophesy" (Bill Simon, 1952) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 50
Karl Fulves Sum Card Prophet spectator choses card face-up and stabs it into face-down deck, cards on either side add up to chosen value see also "Business Card Prophesy" (Bill Simon, 1952) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 54
Wesley James The Sigma Principle force in which spectator cuts off pile, counts it and counts down that many cards in rest 2004 Enchantments 101
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle" see also "Playing Cards" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2004 MINDvention Notes 1
Martin Gardner Stock Holdout spectator shuffles deck in parts, but partial stack is retained, see credit correction in Issue 11, p. 1 2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 17
Karl Fulves From Concentrate clocking only one color or other property 2005 Clockwork 26
Peter Duffie & Robert E. Neale Cal-Q-Lator twelve card set-up see also "More Lies" (Robert E. Neale, 1970) 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 297
Jason Alford A Cunning Odyssey Pseudo memory demonstration, match number of cards cut off by spectator, then able to find mates / four of a kind, Penelope inspired by "Weight Your Turn" (Troy Hooser, DesTROYers, 2001),
"Penelope's Principle" (Alex Elmsley, 1994)
2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 31
Jamie Badman Friday Night Curry Spectators select two cards, turn out to be mates varied by "Bring Your Wallet to the Curry Night" (Jamie Badman, 2007) 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 40
Jamie Badman Bring Your Wallet to the Curry Night Variation of Friday Night Curry, but with wallet secret preparation inspired by "Friday Night Curry" (Jamie Badman, 2007) 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 43
Anthony Miller Skrood Again! Spectator names a card, performer fails to cut to it, but predicts the failure accurately with prediction on back of card 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 87
Ken Krenzel Suit Yourself packet of chosen suit arranges itself from ace to king in spectator's hands, see also Lew Brooks' "Order Out of Chaos" (Stack Attack) 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 217
Michael Weber Front End Fibonacci partial stack, easy to remember 2009 Memorease 6
Jason England The Third Shuffle three honest shuffles by spectator inspired by "Mind Mirror" (Jack McMillen, 1940) 2009 Jammin' With the Fellas 4
Caleb Wiles Armchair Mind Reading suit set-up, inspired by Boris Wild's "Pure Telepathy" 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 85
Steve Beam Hooked with fishing sequence for 6-8 cards see also "Outer Limits" (John Bannon, 1991) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 89
Doug Canning Free Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predicted varied by "Big Willy" (Steve Beam, 2010) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 95
Steve Beam Ace-Split Decision set-up 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 116
Steve Beam One Upsmanship performer cuts one card higher than spectator, stack, inspired by Paul Hallas' "A Cut Above" (Tricks from the Overground) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 118
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-up 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 246
Jim Steinmeyer Deal Three spectator "mixes" ten card packet inspired by "Automatic Poker" (Jim Steinmeyer, 2002) 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 25
Jim Steinmeyer Enigmatic Poker spectator "mixes" 15 card packet face-up/face-down 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 26
Denis Behr Chad Long's "Shuffling Lesson" into a Partial Stack to end in half stack inspired by "The Shuffling Lesson" (Chad Long, 1996) 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 36
Denis Behr Stop It spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice more 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 48
Denis Behr & Christian Scherer Cemented ACAAN Scherer's glued stack principle applied to "Shuffled ACAAN" 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 63
Ben Train The Trinity Concept control concept for three cards with partial set-up, multiple presentations see also "Thot Echo" (Sam Schwartz, 1994) 2012 Anteater Consortium 28
Jason England & Allan Ackerman & Steve Mayhew The World's Greatest Card Cheat "Topsy Turvey Poker" is played, spectator riffle shuffles, his straight flush is completed with previously openly sleeved card inspired by "The Routine" (Steve Mayhew, 1999) 2012 The Cardjurer 109
Jason England A Curious Location selection lost, number up to 10 named, performer cuts to this value and selection is found that many cards down inspired by "Lustig for Life" (Ernest Earick, 1993) 2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 16
Jason Ladanye Bringing Down the House missing card named, four naturals after spectators-shuffle procedure 2013 Confident Deceptions 201
Ryan Swigert Moraskill partial stack inspired by "Miraskill" (Stewart James, 1936) 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 26
Joseph Barry Beginner's Luck spectator first gets a flush in hearts, then a straight flush in spades inspired by "Red Black" (Michael Weber, 2013) 2014 Reverie 9
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control stock is controlled even though spectator shuffles deck, cuts and reassembles inspired by "Ose's Cut" (Jay Ose, 1962) 2015 Less is More Bonus 2
Benjamin Earl Any Card Game Control small stock handling varied by "The Any Card Game Control" (Benjamin Earl, 2012) 2015 Less is More Bonus 4
Benjamin Earl Tabled Chaos Control stock control via improvised Lennart Green style chaotic tabled cuts 2015 Less is More Bonus 6
Pit Hartling Hot Pockets The participant freely selects and pockets two cards from the deck. The magician explains that the trick only works when the two selections are the 4♦ and the Q♣. The cards are checked and they are the 4♦ and the Q♣. inspired by "Opposite Pockets" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 127
Steve Beam Losers Weepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that quickly provides the magician with the key to the selected card. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 102
Max Maven* Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle" see also "Playing Cards" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2016 Session Notes 3
So Sato So-Lution 1 Phase 1: Selecting a Number
Phase 2: Forcing One of 12 Court Cards
Phase 3: Production of the Card (Climax)
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 62
So Sato The Professor Still Fools Us card "named" by spectator, Dai Vernon's named used to spell to it 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 76
So Sato Mass Destruction Stacking deck cut into piles, spectator shuffles all, yet some set-up is retained inspired by "Thoughtful Words" (David Regal, 2002),
see also "Spectator's Holdout Shuffle" (Benjamin Earl, 2010)
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 118
Jon Racherbaumer New-and-Clear Force Ace-through-King set-up, card chosen by first chosen value then suit, card not really forced but under control inspired by "Variation: Beam’s Artificial Nuclear Force" (David Solomon, Solomon's Bulletin #81, Jan. 2016,
see also "Nuclear Force" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 37
Roberto Giobbi & Billy McComb & Ken De Courcy Card Call "Cabaret ard Divination" of a bunch of cards, last card predicted in letter 2016 Standup Card Magic 105