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Unknown To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure deck dealt in four piles and suits separated, taught to audience and the fail or succeed see also "The Congress of Court Cards" (1876),
"Criss Cross" (George Sands, 1974)
1876 Modern Magic 66
Unknown Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for that 1896 Der moderne Kartenk√ľnstler 90
Laurie Ireland Deuces and Trays sucker ambitious twice, deuces shown as threes and transform in threes when spectator protests 1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1940") 15
Unknown The Circus Trick 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 267
Unknown Circus Card Trick "the next card I turn over..." 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 138
Unknown The Trey transforming card into "tray" 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 146
Russell "Rusduck" Duck No Misdirection trick to play on people who want to show performer a trick, heckler gag 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 619
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 75
Al Leech A Subtle Sucker Effect 1959 Cardmanship 15
Paul Swinford The Match Game spectator looses always 1971 More Faro Fantasy 40
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually 1972 Tale Twisters 5
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
see also "To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure" (1876),
varied by "Color Blind" (Karl Fulves, 1974),
also published as "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 816
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for comment inspired by "Criss Cross" (George Sands, 1974) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 822
Stephen Tucker Ambassador Card seen by spectator to be on top, random card removed from center of deck shown to be selection instead (sucker type effect) 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 44
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
Dai Vernon The Third Color spectator looses, double deal see also "Game of Chance" (Pit Hartling, 2016) 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 180
Gazzo A Gentlemen's Game routine about the game High Card, Aces end up in performer's pocket 1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 3) 5
Pit Hartling High Noon with card under watch climax inspired by "Whack Your Pack (aka Reflex)" (Paul Harris, 1996) 2003 Card Fictions 44
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 9. "The Next Card That I Will Turn Over Will Be Your Card!" "The Circus Trick" with no-touch force see also "The Circus Trick" (1941 / 27) 2006 Penumbra (Issue 10) 17
Tom Stone The Tutorial sucker explanation with card from lefty deck 2011 Maelstrom 203
Woody Aragon Cheeky Oil And Water sucker oil and water: small packet doesn't separate but whole deck does 2011 A Book in English 55
Darwin Ortiz Grifter's Game predicted card lies next to named card, proposition bet presentation 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 19