Hofzinser Ace Problem
101 entries in CategoriesCardsEffect ThemesTranspositionHofzinser Ace Problem
Search within these entries:
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page CARC Categories
Louis Lam The "Enormous" Four Ace Presentation chosen ace transforms into previous selection, ace from spectator's pocket 1939 Be Deceived 12
Larry Jennings Tell-Tale Aces rather complex handling 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 49
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Two Unsolved Card Problems 1. card vanishes and reappears rolled inside finger ring by spectator held behind his back
2. Hofzinser Ace Problem
see also "Hofzinser's 4-Ace Problem" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
varied by "Jack-Jack" (Ralph Gironda*, 1971)
1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 299
Roy Walton You Name It I'll Change It see also "Hop-A-Long Hofzinser" (Roy Walton, 1976) 1969 The Devil's Playthings 44
Paul Swinford Three Different Ways presentation of "Flipper" in Chesbro's Tricks You Can Count On 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 67
Jack Avis The "Lost Ace" Trick see also "Pyramid Aces" (Jerry L. Christensen, 1977) 1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 81
Ralph Gironda* Jack-Jack jacks covered with card case, card chosen, jack of same suit vanishes and is found in card case inspired by "Two Unsolved Card Problems" (Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, 1969),
varied by "Four Jacks" (Mike Rogers, 1971)
1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 399
Mike Rogers Four Jacks jacks covered with card case, card chosen, jack of same suit vanishes and is found in card case inspired by "Jack-Jack" (Ralph Gironda*, 1971) 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 437
Karl Fulves A la Hofzinser 1972 Mexican Monte 11
Karl Fulves The Red-Backed Hofzinser 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 8
Karl Fulves Single Centers 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 18
Father Cyprian Hofzinser - 70 in addition to classic effect all cards of chosen suit appear reversed and in order throughout deck, faro 1973 Epilogue (Issue 17) 159
Doug Alker Turncoat 1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 346
Roy Walton Hop-A-Long Hofzinser see also "You Name It I'll Change It" (Roy Walton, 1969) 1976 Trigger 6
Karl Fulves In Re Hofzinser Aces all transform at the end 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 294
Martin A. Nash A Hard Ace To Follow see p. 449 for additional crediting 1977 Any Second Now 271
Jerry L. Christensen Pyramid Aces see also "The "Lost Ace" Trick" (Jack Avis, 1971),
"Pyramid Variation" (Tom Craven, 1977)
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 447
Tom Craven Pyramid Variation see also "Pyramid Aces" (Jerry L. Christensen, 1977) 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 490
Jean Faré Criss Cross Triumph Selection is lost, Triumph shuffle, reveal to have three Aces face up with selection face down amongst them, then selection's value used to find final Ace varied by "Triumphant Aces" (David Solomon, 1978),
"Hofzinser Triumphs" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1978)
1977 Card Tricks, French Style 32
Karl Fulves Other Applications of sleeving
- Hofzinser Ace Problem with Aces in spectator's pocket
- Rising Card Hook-up
- Sticky Tape at outside of Sleeve
- Sleeving into Envelopes
1977 Impromptu Holdouts 47
Jon Racherbaumer Decking - Hofzinser Deluxe varied by "Misfit Queens" (Ryan Schlutz, 2011) 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 27
Karl Fulves Hofzinser Problem see note (B) 1978 Transpo Trix 8
Karl Fulves Hofzinser's 4-Ace Problem formulation of problem, in parts reprinted from reference see also "Two Unsolved Card Problems" (Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, 1969) 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 2
Father Cyprian Open Muk Aces performer doesn't know order of aces 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 3
Father Cyprian Alternate Handlings performer doesn't know order of aces 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 7
Karl Fulves Notes By Karl Fulves credit information 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 14
Karl Fulves First Method 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 14
Karl Fulves Second Method gaffed 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 15
Karl Fulves Third Method 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 16
Karl Fulves Fourflinger ace with matching suit changes into selection, other aces in matching value 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 18
Karl Fulves Hofshuffle aces reversed in deck, riffle shuffle version, posed as problem 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 20
Karl Fulves A Scanner Darkly any four cards, one is agreed upon by 3 spectators, they all note position of the card in packet one by one, then it is divined, application to Hofzinser Ace Problem see also "Scanner" (Stephen Tucker, 1984) 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 21
Jon Racherbaumer Hofzinser Triumphs selection is lost, Triumph shuffle, reveal to have three Aces face up with selection face down amongst them, then selection's value used to find final Ace inspired by "Criss Cross Triumph" (Jean Faré, 1977) 1978 Arch Triumphs 6
Jon Racherbaumer About the So-Called Hofzinser Problem 1978 Arch Triumphs 8
David Solomon Triumphant Aces selection is lost, Triumph shuffle, reveal to have three Aces face up with selection face down amongst them, then selection's value used to find final Ace
- Racherbaumer Addition
inspired by "Criss Cross Triumph" (Jean Faré, 1977) 1978 Arch Triumphs 10
Francois Ziegler Layla queens are removed, card chosen, queen of same suit vanishes, reappears when counted down the value of selection 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 413
Father Cyprian Hofzinser's Departure aces transform into selection, aces back in deck, double facer 1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 54
Martin A. Nash A Hard Ace to Follow see also "A Hard Ace To Follow" (Martin A. Nash, 1977) 1980 Jacks or Better 6
Richard Kaufman The Hofzinser Ace Problem 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 89
Richard Kaufman Variations on a Non Musical Theme 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 90
Eric Mason For Johann 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 2) 797
Karl Fulves More Notes Yet notes on the Interlock principle
(A) No-Break approach
(B) alternate procedure
(C) switch with double card
(D) paper clip addition, paper clip version of Hofzinser problem
(E) connection to Tilt
(F) allusion to Haunted Pack set-up with Interlock
see also "Wired Thot" (Karl Fulves, 1974) 1980 Interlock 59
Richard Kaufman The Amazing Ace Tunnel combined with Hofzinser Ace Plot, all aces pushed through deck 1981 Cardworks 113
Richard Kaufman & David Arthur & Ken Krenzel Ace Tunnel: Second Position combined with Hofzinser Ace Plot, all aces pushed through deck, gaffed 1981 Cardworks 119
Don England Twisted Hofzinser combo 1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Section "Spades") 9
Peter Duffie Hofzinser in My Pocket selection is pocketed, twisting sequence 1982 Alternative Card Magic 22
Richard Kaufman The Hofzinser Ace Tunnel 1982 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 71
Jean-Jaques Sanvert Another Hofzinser Twist twisting/transformation combo 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 687
Don England Twisted Hofzinser combo 1982 Best of Friends 420
Ian Land Snap Count Lost Ace 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1042
Ian Land Getting Lost in the Shuffle Hofzinser Ace Trick combined with Triumph, optional red black separation climax 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1044
Larry Jennings Hofzinser Ace Problem Solution see also "A Problem With Hofzinser" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 3
Michael Louis Apocalypse Variations Or Additions inspired by "Inside-Out" (Hippie Torrales, 1983) 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 808
David Tropeano Hofzinser Triumphs! Triumph-Kartenkunste-combo 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 6) 928
Mack Picknick What's in the Envelope signed selection in sealed envelope transposes with ace 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 51
Larry Jennings A Problem With Hofzinser see also "Hofzinser Ace Problem Solution" (Larry Jennings, 1982) 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 17
Edward Marlo The Ace Problem that Hofzinser Never Had 1987 Special Effects 60
Robert Bengel One-Shot Hofzinser 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 9) 1687
Doug Edwards Half-Shot Hofzinser 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 10) 1703
Karl Fulves Dollar Hofzinser using dollar bill in handling 1989 And a Packet of Cards 24
Alex Elmsley Hoftwister combo 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 47
Alex Elmsley Bare-Aced Hofzinser clean handling with aces in posession of spectator from the start varied by "Vicious Rumors" (John Bannon & Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 253
John Bannon Reversal of Fourtune varied by "Tuned Fortune" (Billy McDonnell, 1994) 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 82
John Bannon & Alex Elmsley Vicious Rumors inspired by "Bare-Aced Hofzinser" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 153
Meir Yedid Sandwichange for Hofzinser 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 5) 2071
David Arthur Silver Aces coin jumps from beneath wrong ace to correct ace which transforms into selection 1992 The Collected Almanac (Section "") xxi
Thomas Baxter Ascanio Meets Hofzinser 1993 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 49) 887
Aldo Colombini Mini-Maxi Hofzinser one card from miniature deck 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2345
Karl Fulves Hofzinser's Wallet odd-backed aces from wallet placed on deck, one changes into signed selection (now odd-backed) 1994 Crooked Tales 114
Peter Duffie Triggered Hofzinser 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 113
Peter Duffie No-Trigger Hofzinser 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 116
Peter Duffie A Mild Solution 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 117
Peter Duffie The Final Solution Handling Variation of "Hofzinser in My Pocket" 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 235
Darwin Ortiz Kartenkunste 1995 Cardshark 65
Jon Racherbaumer Hofzinser, Carried Away 1996 Facsimile (Issue 4) 11
Joe Rindfleisch Process of Elimination with twisting phase 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 11) 2864
Tom Daugherty Almost Hofzinser 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 12) 2877
Karl Fulves Looks Like named jack changes into previous selection 1997 The Vampire Papers 116
Karl Fulves Line Up named black ace turns over in ace packet and changes into jack of same suit 1997 The Vampire Papers 123
Paul Cummins Overtwist Transposed combo with Hofzinser Problem ending 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 124
Peter Duffie & Iain Girdwood & Max Maven* Return to Suabia Hofzinser Ace Problem + Twisting the Aces inspired by "The Suabian Twist" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle, 1994) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 129
Peter Duffie Hands Off Hofzinser Hofzinser Ace Problem, almost everything happens in spectator's hands 1997 Effortless Card Magic 134
Peter Duffie Hofzinser On The Up Hofzinser Ace Problem with sandwich plot, card appears between black Jacks is the Ace 1997 Effortless Card Magic 136
Peter Duffie Hofzinser By Stealth Hofzinser Ace Problem but super easy to do 1997 Effortless Card Magic 139
Guy Hollingworth The Hofzinser Problem outlined Routine 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 44
Udo Wächter The Charm of the Queen of Hearts long routine
-spectator cuts to the aces
-the queen of hearts appears
- the queen of hearts whispers the spectators thought
- the queen of hearts turns an ace face down
- the queen of hearts changes into the ace
- the vanished queen of hearts appears between the aces
- the queen of hearts and two aces change places in a flash
inspired by "Runaround" (Roy Walton, 1975),
"Swindle Cut Aces" (Father Cyprian, 1980)
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 166
R. Paul Wilson Simplex Hofzinser 2001 Crash Course in Brain Surgery 15
Paul Cummins Overtwist Transposed combo with Hofzinser Problem ending 2002 FASDIU II 117
David Regal Sticky Hofzinser 2002 Constant Fooling 2 151
Thomas Baxter Ascanio/Hofzinser Reunion 2002 The Action Cop 45
Roberto Giobbi The Knowledgeable Cards 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1233
Karl Fulves Band o'Notes [H] - Hof And Hof 2004 Under Tension 14
Karl Fulves Hof Springer 2004 Under Tension 54
Christoph Borer & Roy Walton Woogie four jumbo card jokers with suits, suit that matches selection is turned-over and when turned over the jumbo card became the selection and the selection became a joker. inspired by Roy Walton's "Grown Up Hofzinser" in "That Certain Something" 1979,
also published as Woogie in "ANAM CARA"
2006 Compilation 95
Max Maven* Three-Piece Suit aces are spelled out from four-ace-packet, last one transforms into selection 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 245
Max Maven* Accessorized Three-Piece Suit aces are spelled out from four-ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, ace reversed in deck 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 247
Harry Lorayne Off-the-Rack 3-piece Suit aces are spelled out from 4-ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, 2 variations inspired by "Three-Piece Suit" (Max Maven*, 2007) 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 249
Jack Parker HofCity Hofzinser Ace Problem done with two selections, intermediate prediction effect inspired by "Hofzinser King City" (David Solomon, The Wisdom of Solomon, 2007) 2007 52 Memories 101
Chris Mayhew F.D.S. "Asher Twist meets Hofzinser's Ace Problem" 2009 A Clockwork Apple 18
John Guastaferro Intuition 2010 One Degree 120
Ryan Schlutz Misfit Queens inspired by "Decking - Hofzinser Deluxe" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1978) 2011 Making the Cut 65