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Brother John Hamman The Magician's Reprieve two card transposition in which one of the cards (10H) splits into two (6H, 4H) 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 16
Dr. James Nuzzo The Magic Split single card splits into two selections when turned face up 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 68
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 49
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split Red Twos and black Twos split into four Aces varied by "Atlantic City Split" (Richard Bartram, 1985) 1977 SuperMagic 122
Richard Kaufman Split Rise risen card (a four) is split in 2 twos 1978 On the Up and Up 20
Karl Fulves Splitting Double with sound effect 1978 Transpo Trix 7
Paul Harris Splits Unlimited splitting variations
- Lickity Split
- Gaffed Split
- Curry Split
inspired by "Las Vegas Split" (Super Magic) 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 129
Paul Harris Curry Split exchanging one against two 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 134
Richard Kaufman S.P.L.I.T. four into 2s into Aces, with double facer 1979 CardMagic 92
Gordon Bruce Split Second 2s into Aces 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 889
Roger Crosthwaite Doing the Splits gambler vs. magician theme, splitting twos into aces and one hand changes backs 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 918
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 920
Richard Kaufman & David Arthur & Gene Maze Fusion two jokers become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again they are two selections 1981 Cardworks 47
Richard Kaufman The Inside Out Deck all back deck, then 2 of the double facers are split into the 4 aces, deck is normal again 1981 Cardworks 51
Richard Kaufman Layer by Layer two mates become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again it splits into mates and a selection 1981 Cardworks 55
Slydini The Slydini Touch finesse for splitting an apparent double backer into two cards 1981 Cardworks 57
James Swain Torn Asunder four into 2s into Aces, with double facer 1981 Cardworks 74
Richard Kaufman The Splittin' Image four into 2s into Aces, with double facer 1981 Cardworks 79
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Mono) open double backer is "unfused" into two selections 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 68
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Stereo) open double backer, four of a kind production 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 70
Jeff White The White Stuff three selection, first found and split in other two selections, cards are lost and found again 1984 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 89
Paul Gertner Two for One Split split on table, two selections 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 17
Meir Yedid Born Again double backer is split into two cards which produce another card (baby) 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 293
Tom Craven Spin Change wrong card is tossed and splits into two selections in the air 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 527
Steve Beam The Great Divide two selections, card with total of values is removed and split into selection, card with value total appears sandwiched between selections see also "The Trapdoor Issue #7" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 111
Steve Beam Making Faces fusion and split of two cards 1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 115
Richard Bartram Atlantic City Split with signed card sandwiched as climax inspired by "Las Vegas Split" (Paul Harris, 1977) 1985 Close-Up of the Damned 35
Ben Harris Melt Down Wrong card splits into two selections inspired by "A Radical Change" (Richard Kaufman, 1979),
see also "Natural Grip Radical Change" (Richard Kaufman, 1981)
1986 Killer Klose-Up 23
Ben Harris Blendex Odd backed card stabbed into deck by spectator to find selection. Odd backed card vanishes, appears fused onto the back of the selection. Magician then peels the fused card apart. 1986 Killer Klose-Up 31
Eric DeCamps Relativity's Relative signed selection (after ambitious card phases) is split into blank-faced and blank-backed card 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 1338
Steve Beam Card Cleavage four split in two deuces, deuces split into aces see also "The Trapdoor Issue #22" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1988 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 22) 373
Steve Beam The Snapper using the snap change for splitting a four into two deuces 1988 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 22) 377
Steve Beam Shattered four splits into a three and an ace, then three splits into other three aces 1988 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 415
Jerry Sadowitz Broken Hearts four of hearts splits into 4 ace of hearts, pips disappear and reappear on back of selection 1989 Cards on the Table 52
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 64
Simon Lovell Squiddle Karate Coin done with cards, but finger is thrust into cards that are thrown in the air, and finger splits a card (selection) 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 93
Karl Fulves Standard Test four jacks change into 2 jacks and a double backer which is split into two aces 1989 Quick Card Tricks 32
Karl Fulves & Don Stewart on Splitting and Fusion for magicians, dated to 1950s 1989 Quick Card Tricks 33
Harry Levine The Real Las Vegas Split two deuces are split into aces , a card is dealt on each ace forming a blackjack 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 31) 556
Ken Krenzel The Condensed Aces Four spot is produced and splits in Twos, then in Aces, two methods, one with two double facers varied by "Binary Fission" (Steve Bedwell, 1998 ca.) 1990 Close-up Impact! 43
Edward Marlo Applications of the Snap Change one card splits in two or even four cards 1990 That's It 26
Karl Fulves Pull Apart card perpendicular in middle of one half, part that sticks out in other half, when halves are pulled apart the card splits in two see also "Split Image I" (Karl Fulves, 1991) 1991 28 Card Tricks 60
Karl Fulves Truncate queen transposes with two deuces in deck, queen splits in two, substitution trunk presentation 1991 28 Card Tricks 62
Karl Fulves Split Image I face-up version of "Pull Apart" see also "Pull Apart" (Karl Fulves, 1991) 1991 Pull Apart Notes 1
Karl Fulves Split Image II face-up version of "Pull Apart" see also "Pull Apart" (Karl Fulves, 1991) 1991 Pull Apart Notes 4
Karl Fulves Split Image III two Twos stick perpendicular in a half of the deck each, halves pushed together so Twos are out of sight, the 2 Twos then change into 4 Aces inspired by "Locating The Aces" (Karl Fulves, 1969),
see also "Pull Apart" (Karl Fulves, 1991)
1991 Pull Apart Notes 5
Rafael Benatar Karate six spot is split in two 3s, repeat 1993 Double-Card Technique 13
Aldo Colombini Apache two cards stuck together and are peeled appart again 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2348
Paul Gertner The Flick with Cards card secretly flicked across table with thumb
- The Flick Switch
- The Flick Split
- Card in Wallet
see also "The Flick" (Paul Gertner & T. Nelson Downs, 1994) 1994 Steel and Silver 91
Rafael Benatar Karate Cards Six is chopped into two Threes and an Eight into Fours 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1063
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Super Magic") 147
Dominique Duvivier New-Wave All Backs Red and blue double-backed cards shuffled together and magically separate. One of the double backers is split into two Jokers, then the faces on the rest of the deck appear 1996 Magie Duvivier 175
Ken Krenzel Cloning Queens queen is split in two, split again, miniature queen appears, they all melt back into one 1997 Ingenuities 145
Lee Asher The Ripper visual, "double backed card transformes in 4 of a kind" 1998 Thinking Out Loud 1
Steve Bedwell Binary Fission featuring "The Krenzel Split" inspired by "The Condensed Aces" (Ken Krenzel, 1990) 1998 ca. Flexing and Twisting 10
David Acer Changes Pips move around on 5/2 Clubs to 4/3 Clubs, then fuse to 7 Clubs, then split back to 5/2 Clubs 2004 Random Acts of Magic 21
David Acer Splittant Aces Magician visually splits a red Two and black Two into four Aces 2004 Random Acts of Magic 36
David Acer Splittant Jr. Split Six of Clubs into Four of Clubs and mini Two of Clubs 2004 Random Acts of Magic 39
Nick Pudar Split Boomerang card represents two selections, then splits and becomes those selections 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 115
Jack Parker Done Burying Joker splits into two cards - a 10 and a 7 - seventeen cards down is selected card 2007 52 Memories 92
Kevin Ho Long Division Card is "stretched" into long card, split into two, each being a selection 2008 Smooth Operations 14
Ben Train Training Wheels 4-at-once production or splitting 4 spot into 4 Aces 2012 Anteater Consortium 11