Spectator shuffles - Subtleties
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Unknown Shuffling Deck with Key Card 1876 Modern Magic 65
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card "very small risk of the two cards being parted" 1889 Tricks with Cards 41
Unknown Holding Out Partial Stack palming thirteen cards while spectator shuffles 1890 More Magic 29
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck 1890 More Magic 81
Unknown Undoing Riffle Shuffle with Stripper 1897 New Era Card Tricks 55
Unknown Deck Crimp Location 1897 New Era Card Tricks 72
S. W. Erdnase The Blind Shuffle For Securing Selected Card with palm off for a spectator shuffle 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 141
Unknown The Stabbed Card using sticky card to control selection 1909 The Art of Magic 127
Oswald Rae Stock Addition after Spectator's Shuffle palmed cards added when completing spectator's cut 1928 Sub Rosa 3
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle see also "A Couple of Cards Get Together" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Theodore Annemann The $ 1,000 Test Card Location stacked, risky see also "$1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1937),
varied by "The $ 1,000,000 Test" (Steven Youell, 1994),
"Annemann's Miracle" (James Swain, 1996),
"Shush" (James Swain, 2009)
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 43
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Stacked Deck credit information, short overhand shuffle 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 19
Unknown Shuffling a Stacked Deck short shuffle, credit to Stanyon's Magic 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 108
Unknown Shuffling Despite Key Card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Unknown New Card Discovery two key cards, spectator shuffles briefly 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 32
Charles T. Jordan Trailing the Dovetail Shuffle to its Lair distributing stacked suit with 2 riffle shuffles 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 42
Charles T. Jordan Spectator's Red Black Shuffle spectator deals divided deck in 2 heaps and riffle shuffles them 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 47
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card see also "A Couple of Cards Get Together" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Unknown Spectator Riffle Shuffles and key remains on top or near top 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 89
Unknown Location Plus slick key card, spectator (overhand) shuffles 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Theodore Annemann $1,000 Test Card Location stacked, risky see also "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 215
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown Shuffling with a Key Card 1938 Greater Magic 94
Unknown Shuffling despite Key Cards - The Overhand Shuffle
- The Dovetail Shuffle
1938 Greater Magic 96
Unknown The Master Card Location two key cards, spectator riffle shuffles 1938 Greater Magic 97
Charles T. Jordan Interlocking Chain Principle 1938 Greater Magic 101
Theodore Annemann Eagle Location risky location in which spectator shuffles his own card back see also "Eagle Eye" (Brad Hodgins & Ross Taylor, 2017) 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 397
Unknown Key Card Shuffle Subtlety 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 533
Crocker Xkwizit! two hinged cards in deck to keep cards together while shuffled freely 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 689
Henry Hardin Hindu Dream cards in hat, shaken and top card removed four times 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 701
Unknown Short Card & Riffle Shuffle two cards stay together 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
Charles Nyquist The Principle of Alternative Terminations - And Its Applications When the Spectator Shuffles stratagem for controlling a card while spectator shuffles the deck, several outs 1945 My Best 27
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card 1947 Watch This One! 37
Ronald B. Edwards Group Shuffle Transfer deck is shuffled first half, then second half, cards are transferred 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 13
Charlie Miller You Do as I Do tip 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 60
Unknown & Edward Marlo Fifth Method spectator's shuffle likely retains top/bottom cards, key card 1962 Estimation 29
Edward Marlo Eleventh Method real riffle shuffle in lieu of a faro after estimated fingertip peek 1962 Estimation 33
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle 1962 Estimation 33
Harry Lorayne This is Mind-Reading? two key cards, spectator shuffles, out of hands selection see also "New Card Discovery" (1937) 1962 Close-up Card Magic 86
Harry Lorayne Three Again Three-spot as multiple out indicator card, with real shuffles 1962 Close-up Card Magic 108
John S. Frazee The Shuffle Force spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle, see Linking Ring, Vol. 26 No. 2, April 1946, page 56 1962 Estimation 33
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 15
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
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Stack briefly 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 161
Ellis Stanyon Basic Move 3 shuffling a stacked deck, credit information see also Stanyon's "Magic", Vol. 13 No. 10, July 1912 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Unknown Clear Voyant stacked, spectator shuffles, "queen removal"-glimpse 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 67
Father Cyprian Faro Flush spectator shuffle bluff, two faros, deal 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 25
Gerald Kosky Yore Finder two key cards and optional fishing, credit correction on page 65 see also "This is Mind-Reading?" (Harry Lorayne, 1962) 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Jon Racherbaumer Challenge Location see "Publisher's Note", extremely risky 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Charles Nyquist & Jack McMillen The Drop Shuffle spectator pushes messy halves together, rosetta shuffle 1981 Sleights & Swindles 11
Unknown Use for Short Card count-down placement, spectator shuffles 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown Hand Out Crimp corner as selection is returned 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 15
Unknown The Floating Key "This is a control which without question is the best of all methods of controlling a chosen card.", key card which is both narrow and short and punched 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 21
Arthur Finley Remote Control spectator riffle shuffles after control, cards spread before pushed together see also "The Finley Strategem" (Arthur Finley, 2015) 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 166
Jerry Sadowitz A Million to One spectator shuffles deck and cuts it into two equal piles - one is red one black 1989 Cards on the Table 11
Brother John Hamman Red-Black Correction correcting alternating set-up after real overhand shuffle 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 85
Juan Tamariz Spectator Completes Riffle Shuffle 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 19
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force spectator shuffles top card to bottom 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 130
Unknown Letting the Spectator Shuffle with a Key Card 1994 Card College - Volume 1 144
Arthur Finley Remote Control spectator riffle shuffles after control see also "Remote Control" (Arthur Finley, 1989) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 327
Steve Bedwell Case Holdout during Spectator Shuffle 1995 ca. Parked Card and Other Manoeuvres 5
Unknown Applications for the Crimp 1996 Card College - Volume 2 349
Kosy Phibulphanuvat & Allan Ackerman Spectators Shuffle Deck deck is shuffled in pieces by spectators, yet stock retained 1997 I Can't Believe it's Not All Cards 49
Unknown The Spread Crimp clever method 1998 Card College - Volume 3 561
Unknown The Spectator Shuffles Refinements and Thoughts 1998 Card College - Volume 3 563
David Regal The World's First Card Trick top card after spectator's shuffle is predicted 2002 Constant Fooling 1 7
Arthur Finley & David Regal Spectator Shuffles Subtlety with control back to top see also "Remote Control" (Arthur Finley, 1989) 2002 Constant Fooling 1 8
David Regal Hands-Off Force & Shuffle spectator shuffles piles, yet top card of deck is force card 2002 Constant Fooling 2 109
Arthur Finley & Juan Tamariz Riffle Shuffle Finesse spectator pushes cards together 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1362
Andrew Galloway The Card Of Fortune card is placed reversed in deck 4 times, four of a kind is located 2004 Penumbra (Issue 8) 8
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 Shuffle Tracking Combo memorizing riffle shuffle distribution via Combo system in face-down spread of unsquared shuffle 2005 Combo II 95
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) I. General Procedures procedures in which the spectator and/or performer shuffles but retains certain aspects of the red-black distribution of the deck
- Procedure A
- Procedure B
- Procedure C
- Procedure D: Into This Universe
- Procedure E: Into Two Universes
- Procedure F: Multiple Shuffle Procedure
2006 Penumbra (Issue 10) 13
Eric Mead Spectator Shuffles 2006 Tangled Web 103
Arthur Finley Remote Control 2006 Tangled Web 139
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) I. General Procedures (continued) - Procedure G see also "I. General Procedures" (Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), 2006) 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 2
Jay Ose & Paul Harris Spectator's Ose Cut spectator does Ose's cut 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 229
Benjamin Earl Case as Holdout spectator shuffles, then deck put in case 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 9
Benjamin Earl Spectator's Holdout Shuffle spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained see also "Mass Destruction Stacking" (So Sato, 2016),
varied by "Spectator's Shuffle Holdout Variation" (Benjamin Earl & John Guastaferro, 2017),
also published as "Spectator Shuffle Holdout" (Benjamin Earl, 2017)
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 15
Unknown Divided Deck Shuffle riffle shuffle by spectator 2011 Making the Cut 30
Darwin Ortiz The Spectator's False Shuffle spectator shuffles, performer squares 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 39
Darwin Ortiz Spectator Shuffles Twice application inspired by "The Spectator's False Shuffle" (Darwin Ortiz, 2012) 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 44
Paul Curry Spread Shuffle for people who cannot riffle shuffle properly 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 169
Darwin Ortiz Daley's Delight Variation with half deck, spectator apparently shuffles whole deck 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 190
Arthur Finley Spectator Shuffles Subtlety see also "Remote Control" (Arthur Finley, 1989) 2013 Confident Deceptions 65
Charles T. Jordan & Andrew Wimhurst Interlocking Chain Principle and Cull spectator shuffles set-up twice 2013 Confident Deceptions 202
Jerry Sadowitz Spectator Shuffles Red/Black Deck see also "A Million to One" (Jerry Sadowitz, 1989) 2013 Red Black 3
Roberto Giobbi Anchor a Shuffle "Remember, You Shuffled" 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 19
Joseph Barry Undoing Riffle Shuffle removing demo cards 2014 Reverie 4
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
Joseph Barry Another Ruse for Magicians... spectator shuffles, card is on top or at least under control 2014 Reverie 17
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
Arthur Finley The Finley Strategem Concept of using a telescoped ribbon spread to secretly note the number of cards shuffled onto a particular card, along with tips for dealing with blocks of cards too large to secretly count. varied by "Remote Control" (Arthur Finley, 1989) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 90
Steve Beam The Bold and the Beautiful Impossible location. see also "Misdirection Middle Deal" (Steve Beam, 2015) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 99
Steve Beam Misdirection Middle Deal Subtlety for having a card or cards selected which are known by the magician in the course of an impossible location effect. varied by "The Bold and the Beautiful" (Steve Beam, 2015) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 101
Pit Hartling Sherlock selection found in deck shuffled by spectator, returns to stack, interlocking chains 2016 In Order to Amaze 40
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
So Sato Quartet Shuffle four piles, spectator shuffles in various ways, four of a kind with down-under-deal found, Mass Destruction Stacking inspired by "Time Cumbersome Down-Under" (Hideo Kato, PALM Vol. 19, 2001) 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 126
So Sato Destroy and Search "If you ask, 'Is this practical for laymen?' I must answer, 'No.'"
Mass Destruction Stacking
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 128
Unknown Key Card Shuffle by Spectatore 2016 Sprezzatura 20
Roberto Giobbi Shuffle, yes? Shuffle, no! getting the spectator to shuffle only briefly or not at all 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Jan 18") 22
Roberto Giobbi Oh, Well Control joke sequence so the spectator doesn't want to shuffle 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Jan 19") 23
Roberto Giobbi Expert Key Card Placement 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "July 3") 191
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Alternating Deck red/black 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Dec 25") 368
Unknown The Job-Sharing Shuffle several spectators shuffle, distinct groups kept separated 2016 Standup Card Magic 109
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained see also "Half & Half Control" (Benjamin Earl, 2017),
also published as "Spectator's Holdout Shuffle" (Benjamin Earl, 2010)
2017 Less is More 56
Benjamin Earl Half & Half Control spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained see also "Spectator Shuffle Holdout" (Benjamin Earl, 2017) 2017 Less is More 59
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control spectator cuts and partially shuffles deck, small stock inspired by "Spectator's Ose False Cut" (Paul Harris & Jay Ose, 1996) 2017 Less is More 60
Benjamin Earl Deep Slug Control spectator shuffles deck in parts, set up retained near top below break 2017 Less is More 63
Theodore Annemann Spectator Shuffles and Cuts see also "Eagle Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1939) 2017 Operandi (Issue 2) 10
Benjamin Earl & John Guastaferro Spectator's Shuffle Holdout Variation two spectators shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained inspired by "Spectator's Holdout Shuffle" (Benjamin Earl, 2010) 2017 En Route 60