Naming missing card(s)
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 92
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler card taken out, spectator reads off remaining cards, performer names missing card, clocking mod 10 but with only 32 cards 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 100
Charles T. Jordan The Assistance Card Trick follow up to last trick, card is selected and put in pocket, performer goes through the cards once and knows the missing one, clocking mod 13 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 11
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor see also "Displaceable U" (Karl Fulves, 2005),
"Reckoning With Jordan" (Charles T. Jordan & Karl Fulves, 2005)
1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 14
Charles T. Jordan The Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 35
Unknown A Startling Experiment naming missing card 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 19
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer varied by "Trackinback" (Karl Fulves, 1983) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Theodore Annemann Amazing Memory naming missing card, stacked deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 177
H. Adrian Smith A Unique Mental Problem missing cards are named, real memory varied by "R. & S. Memory Supreme" (Tan Hock Chuan, 1948) 1938 Greater Magic 906
Audley Walsh Gnome Madness spectator pockets any card he likes while spreading through them, this one is found 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 394
Verne Chesbro Mentelimination naming missing card(s), three methods 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 103) 622
Al Baker A Miracle of Memory using real memory, about thirteen cards are removed 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 238
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hdden, spectator and performer remove a card each from the face up deck, when all cards are removed the missing card is named, as Rusduck varied by "Time Sharing" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 314
Paul Curry The Whispering Jokers card is removed, all card named and removed one named instead of joker, selection is named see also "The Truth-Telling Joker" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 131) 528
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Memory Supreme gaffed method inspired by "A Unique Mental Problem" (H. Adrian Smith, 1938) 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
Charles T. Jordan The Memory Test Spectator removes card from previously "memorized" packet of 26 cards, performer able to tell which card was removed 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 46
Edward Marlo It's a Dilly missing card is named 1953 The Cardician 75
Charlie Miller & Dai Vernon Variation of Stanyon's Limit Card reconstructing a trick by Vernon described by Stanyon, two cards removed are divined with other cards 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 32
Robert A. Nelson Mental Card Elimination one card is removed, 51 cards are shown once to spectator and he names missing card, method for value and suit 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 12
Paul Swinford Inventory instantly naming missing card, stay stack 1971 More Faro Fantasy 25
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 59
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 1
Paul Curry The Missing Thought spectator sits on a card, looks at all the other cards, magician checks all the cards he receives on a pad, except the chosen one 1974 Paul Curry Presents 71
Simon Lovell Riffle Two 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 547
Karl Fulves The Rundown spectator removes card and performer divines it, basic clocking application 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 25
Karl Fulves Expanded Sum clocking & faro 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 35
Karl Fulves Blocking With The Faro spectator removes card from shuffled deck, partial clocking, dated to 1960 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 41
Karl Fulves Name-O-Quint spectator pockets any card, then any three cards, performer adds 4th card, those are read to medium in any order who then names pocketed card 1980 Parallel Lines 31
John Cornelius & Frank Garcia The Memory Expert Outdone finding missing card with card counting 1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 22
Unknown To Tell The Card Drawn from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 13 1982 Card Counting 3
Unknown To Name a Card Drawn from a Piquet Pack from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 10 1982 Card Counting 3
Karl Fulves Indexed Poker spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck 1982 Card Counting 4
Karl Fulves Digital Version spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck, optional edge-mark helps 1982 Card Counting 5
Charles Hopkins Hopkin's 220 System any number card thought-of see also "43 - The "220 Count"." (Charles Hopkins, 1940) 1982 Card Counting 8
Karl Fulves Time Sharing strategy to buy time for head work in card counting inspired by "Ribbon Spread" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1945) 1982 Card Counting 9
Karl Fulves 3-Handed Clock strategy to buy time for head work in card counting by playing a made-up 3-handed game 1982 Card Counting 11
J. W. Sarles & John Scarne An Amazing Memory card removed from half a deck is divined
- Not The Method
- How It's Done
inspired by a trick from "Scarne on Card Tricks",
see also "The Magi's Detection" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937),
varied by "Outcast" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
1982 Card Counting 16
Karl Fulves Three Packet Memory card removed from a third of the deck is named 1982 Card Counting 22
Ken Beale Half a Headache card removed from half the deck is divined, then with other half, cards laid out on table in pattern that does card counting, also suit, parallel principle, reprinted from Ibidem inspired by "A Mental Headache" (Theodore Annemann, 1939),
see also Ibidem #2,
"What's-the-Value Solitaire" (Dai Vernon, 1989)
1982 Card Counting 27
Satya Ranjan Roy Novel Memory Trick with Cards non-mod card counting with negative numbers, for value and suit simultaneously, reprinted from Stanyon's, with "Notes by Karl Fulves" see also "27. Another Method" (Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 13 No. 4, Jan. 1913, p. 30) 1982 Card Counting 40
Karl Fulves SRR + Stebbins missing card named by looking only through half the shuffled deck 1982 Card Counting 41
Karl Fulves Indian Poker spectator removes any card and a four-of-a-kind from shuffled deck, performer removes mate of first card, renamed "Roy-al Poker" in 2005 edition 1982 Card Counting 44
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card see also "Fake Counting" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 1982 Card Counting 46
Terry LaGerould Super Scam naming missing card with nice convincer 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 742
Karl Fulves Trackinback NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer, riffle shuffle connection inspired by "The Missing Pair" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 1983 After Jordan 3
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations 1986 Amperthand 1
Dai Vernon What's-the-Value Solitaire see also "Half a Headache" (Ken Beale, 1982) 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 215
Brother John Hamman Three Guesses unseen card placed aside, spectator chooses three wrong cards, performer names card and three cards change to mates 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 72
Philip T. Goldstein ESPresso removed ESP card divined with other cards, binary sorting 1989 Fifth 1
Unknown The Devil's Deck edge marked deck, freely removed cards are named 1993 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 140
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations 1995 Connotes 2
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" location 1997 FISM '97 5
Frederick Braue Three Card Mindread three spectators remove cards from deck, performer divines them see also "Three Card Mediumistic" (Frederick Braue, 1997) 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 17
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" location, in english and french 1998 Montreal Lecture Notes - Notes de Conférence 3
Jas Jakutsch* Super Card Memory - With a Kick ("SCAM"- With a Kick) eight people take a card and put them in their pocket, all missing cards are named and assigned to the right person, belly strippers 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 3 4
Chuck Smith & Michael Skinner Mighty Memory third of deck stacked, multiple phases 2000 Tools Of The Trade 19
Paul Curry The Truth-Telling Joker card is removed, all card named and removed one named instead of joker, selection is named see also "The Whispering Jokers" (Paul Curry, 1947) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 81
Karl Fulves Still Missing spectator riffle shuffles deck, deals about twelve cards in a pile and removes one, performer divines card by looking at remainder of pile 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 29
Karl Fulves Blockhead card removed from a secretly pre-clocked block is divined see also "Blocking" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 16
Karl Fulves Outcast card moved from one third of deck into another is found with (apparently) memory work, clocking and partial red-black separation inspired by "An Amazing Memory" (J. W. Sarles & John Scarne, 1982) 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 28
Karl Fulves & Ken Beale Ten-Hour Day card chosen in clock-layout with mathematical method, second card removed from rest of deck, both cards are divined inspired by "A Clock Trick" (Ken Beale, 1982) 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 40
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card, expanded text from 1982 edition includes a (corner) short card that stay next to a card during riffle shuffles see also The New Phoenix #397,
"Fake Counting" (Karl Fulves, 1982)
2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 58
Karl Fulves Apex Note another full deck stack method to find out which card is missing from half a deck 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 63
Karl Fulves Kid Stuff finding missing card in small packet, for practicing see also "Count Of Cards" (Fulves, Charlatan #8) 2005 Clockwork 5
Charles T. Jordan & Karl Fulves Reckoning With Jordan commented reprint of "The Pair Detection", spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, Parallel Principle see also "The Pair Detection" (Charles T. Jordan, 1921) 2005 Clockwork 10
Karl Fulves Displaceable U deck cut in half, both halves shuffled, spectator removes some cards of named suit and places them in box, another one from other half under box, last one is named see also "The Pair Detection" (Charles T. Jordan, 1921) 2005 Clockwork 11
Karl Fulves Fractional Counts clocking used with only a known section in middle of deck see also "Blocking" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 2005 Clockwork 21
Karl Fulves Third Degree two thirds are clocked, one, two or three selections can be removed or returned to different section and found 2005 Clockwork 24
Karl Fulves Suit Solution in Clocking card removed, performer removes four-of-a-kind of same value but originally removed card vanishes as it cannot be there 2005 Clockwork 25
Karl Fulves From Concentrate clocking only one color or other property 2005 Clockwork 26
Karl Fulves Thot By Proxy spectator removed queen and any card from same suit, they're divined 2005 Clockwork 35
Karl Fulves Line of Sight edge marks on twelve cards combined with card counting 2005 Clockwork 38
Karl Fulves Light Fingered two cards removed from upper and lower half of deck after riffle shuffles, performer looks through deck and names both 2005 Clockwork 40
Karl Fulves Unique Sums set-up so that two cards removed from a certain part still produce unique clocking value 2005 Clockwork 42
Karl Fulves Lettra Set two missing cards found with clocking and faro-shuffled set-up 2005 Clockwork 43
Karl Fulves Clockwork deck cut, cut in half and any card removed, performer looks through this pile and names card
- The System
- First case
- Second Case
- Third Case
2005 Clockwork 47
Karl Fulves Royal Flush Clock spectator removes any Royal Flush card, performer quickly goes through deck and removes card from same Royal Flush 2005 Clockwork 70
Karl Fulves Double Card Count two cards removed, still found with card counting 2005 Clockwork 72
Karl Fulves Counter Intelligence clocking location with partially divided deck 2005 Combo II 33
Mark Aspiazu Mission IMPossible Pseudo-memory routine, name missing card inspired by "The Imp Stack" (Mark Aspiazu, 2007) 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 36
Karl Fulves Scales of Justice card pocketed from twelve-card straight is divined 2007 Word Play 32
Karl Fulves Not About Counting twelve court cards, one or two removed, performer divines them 2007 Word Play 47
Karl Fulves Missing Link card removed from twelve-card packet is divined 2007 Word Play 51
Steve Beam Storage Capacity two missing cards are named, stack and interlocking chain principle 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 49
Steve Beam Tricycle three missing cards are named as memory demonstration, stack and interlocking chain principle 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 52
Darwin Ortiz Double Tap two cards pocketed by spectator while back is turned, divined instantly, memorized or Si Stebbins type stack 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 241
Jason Ladanye Bringing Down the House missing card named, four naturals after spectators-shuffle procedure 2013 Confident Deceptions 201
Michael Weber The Card Problem fairly removed card named by phoned person, strict conditions, posed as problem 2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 22
Pit Hartling Memory Maven card removed and peeked at in shuffled deck, performer looks through cards and names missing card as well as position of second selection inspired by Max Maven effect,
varied by "Memory Maven Variation" (Pit Hartling & Denis Behr, 2017)
2017 Quarterly (Section "5 (Winter 2017)") 25
Pit Hartling & Denis Behr Memory Maven Variation method variation of Pit Hartling's effect inspired by "Pseudo Memory #2" (Harry Lorayne, 1965),
"Memory Maven" (Pit Hartling, 2017)
2017 Quarterly (Section "5 (Winter 2017)") 28