Gilbreath Principle
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Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursor inspired by Lynn Searles's "The Straight Gambler",
see also "Poko-Combo" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1959),
"Lesson In Larceny" (Roy Walton, 1966)
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference) see also "Scrambled Straights" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Karl Fulves, 2004),
varied by "Crooked Straight" (Karl Fulves, 2004),
"Stretching A Straight" (Karl Fulves, 2004)
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 8
Dai Vernon New Super Countdown red-black alternating set-up, gilbreath 1962 Early Vernon 55
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces see also "Strictly Straight" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Babel" (Karl Fulves, 1966)
1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 47
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, 52 double facers (!) see also "Black Magic Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1969) 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 2
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation see also Ibidem #16 (p. 11),
p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control - Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
- Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
- Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
see also p. 109 for comment,
"The Candy King" (Stewart James, 1936),
"Color Control - Mentalists Night Out" (Karl Fulves, 1967),
"Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
varied by "Incorporated Color Control with Coins" (Bob Hemple, 1967)
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 111
Paul Swinford Fantasia number of red/black cards drawn by spectator are predicted, new deck order 1968 Faro Fantasy 40
Paul Swinford Opus Thirteen Gilbreath Principle & Faro Shuffle, new deck order 1968 Faro Fantasy 37
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with 2 card location see also "Future Perfect" (Karl Fulves, 1968),
varied by "The Odd Event" (Edward Marlo, 1969),
"Logical Odd Event" (Marvin Johnson, 1973)
1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle see also "Riffle/Reverse Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1969) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards, see also p. 728 for comment, p. 840 for comment by Jerry Fulton see also "In Case" (Karl Fulves, 2004),
"Shift Left" (Karl Fulves, 2004),
varied by "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves & Charles Hudson, 1968),
"ESP + Math + Thompson" (James G. Thompson Jr., 1973),
"Calling the Hands" (Nick Trost, 1997)
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 162
Karl Fulves & Charles Hudson ESP + Math non ESP-version, cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards inspired by "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 189
Peter Alexis* Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands inspired by "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 214
Karl Fulves Some Special Cases "Basic Position Control", riffle shuffle set-ups, including an unusual derivation of the basic Gilbreath principle in Example 6
- Example 4 - 6
1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 34
Karl Fulves The Rue Morgue Problem cards riffle shuffled by spectators and dealt in pairs to players, they remove red or black poker chips according to red-black distribution, chip values and cards added, the total is 28 and predicted 1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 54
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse Notes combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle see also "Riffle/Reverse" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "The Triple Faro") 48
Karl Fulves Black Magic Notes effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, see also Addenda on page 60 see also "Black Magic" (Karl Fulves, 1967),
"Memory Mix" (Karl Fulves, 1986)
1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "The Triple Faro") 49
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge red-black separation after riffle shuffle with location combo, gilbreath 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Gene Finnell Face-up Face-down Duplication face up/face down order of two piles match, gilbreath 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Gene Finnell Riffle-Shuffle Set-ups some Gilbreath Principle applications and handling 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 36
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreath inspired by "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card location inspired by "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Karl Fulves New Light on Black Magic face-up/face-down shuffled deck, effect with matching pairs of face-down and face-up cards with several phases 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "First Supplement") 50
Paul Swinford Pairs Foretold three mates removed by spectator are predicted 1971 More Faro Fantasy 42
Paul Swinford & Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Revisited deck cut in three piles, one pile looked over, performer knows number of red and black cards in other piles, handling for Gilbreath's "Separating One Deck With One Shuffle" (Linking Ring, July 1958) 1971 More Faro Fantasy 44
Nick Trost High Card Poker Deal stacked poker deal, spectator shuffles, gilbreath 1972 Card Cavalcade 157
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation see also "Posi-Negative Cards" (J. W. Sarles, 1967) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 2
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other color see also "Incorporated Color Control" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle see also "Incorporated Color Control" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 4
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, 52 double facers (!) see also "Black Magic" (Karl Fulves, 1967),
"Memory Mix" (Karl Fulves, 1986)
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 6
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards see also "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 8
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle see also "Color Prophecy" (Gene Finnell, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 12
Peter Alexis* Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands see also "Scarlock's Card" (Peter Alexis*, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 13
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 16
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 17
Gene Finnell Gilbreath Claim claims that he discovered the principle in 1953 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation see also "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 66
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location inspired by "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 67
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck see also "Miracle Location" (Roy Walton, 1969) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 73
Marvin Johnson Logical Odd Event two selections found and red-black separation inspired by "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968),
"The Odd Event" (Edward Marlo, 1969),
"Logic" (Francis J. Baker*, 1970)
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 77
James G. Thompson Jr. ESP + Math + Thompson ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
- Adding Another Factor
- Phase II
- Phase III
- Added Notes by Thompson
inspired by "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 92
Mike Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath 1974 Card Cavalcade II 90
Jerry Mentzer Notes on the Gilbreath Principle credit information 1974 Card Cavalcade II 93
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies also published as "Don't Lie to Me" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1974 Paul Curry Presents 47
Paul Curry The Red And The Black spectator arrange the deck, cards are in red/black pairs except the aces. 1974 Paul Curry Presents 53
Paul Curry Odds And Evens spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they have an odd or even total 1974 Paul Curry Presents 106
Peter Kane & Gus Southall Gil's Game spectator cannot win in red-black game in which he has to select groups of one color see also New Pentagram, June 1970 1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 4
Nick Trost The Lone Stranger Spectator locates own card by unknowingly placing it with a group of cards of a different color also published as "The Lone Stranger" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 5
Frank Garcia Grand Slam gilbreath, duplicate spade cards inspired by "The Perfecto Bridge Deal" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 29
Paul Swinford Magnetic Coincidence selection by spectator and performer are found next to each other by stop procedure, marked and half forcing deck, gilbreath 1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Jeff Busby The Constant Straight Routine straights show up despite shuffling and mixing, seven phases, with packet see also "Polar Repulsion Straights" (Jeff Busby, 1980) 1980 Curioser 21
Jeff Busby Polar Repulsion Straights "The same as Constant Straight Routine only more so!" see also "The Constant Straight Routine" (Jeff Busby, 1980) 1980 Curioser 24
Karl Fulves By Two And Two one riffle shuffle, then pairs turned up, when odd-colored, the next pair is also odd-colored, when match, then the next is match 1981 Origins 54
Karl Fulves Centering one riffle shuffle, five cards considered, center card named when seeing some of the others see also "A Footnote On Self-Centering Stacks" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1981 Origins 55
Bob King All-Fair Poker real shuffle, yet straights for all and royal flush for performer, gilbreath 1982 Best of Friends 267
Reinhard Müller & Justin Branch "Mish Mosh" gilbreath and dealing procedure to separate suits, non-faro method of a Justin Branch effect varied by "Mish Mosh Tell-A-Vision" (Marty Kane, 1997) 1982 Best of Friends 314
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
Doug Canning & Tom Craven Straight Slam spectator shuffles, yet top 13 cards are straight from ace to king, gilbreath 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 908
Doug Canning & Tom Craven Straight Prediction spectator shuffles and deals a bit and ends up with five cards: 10-high straigt, predicted 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 908
Reinhard Müller Gilbreath in the Escorial sorting in four suits 1984 Arcane (Issue 11) 150
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position 1984 Thequal 6
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations 1986 Amperthand 1
Karl Fulves The Diagonal Relationship after riffle shuffle spectator takes pairs, turns one over and guesses color of other card, performer is always right 1986 Color Capture 2
Karl Fulves Pristine after riffle shuffle pairs are dealt, all have matching colors 1986 Color Capture 6
Karl Fulves Nexto two positions in deck decided upon by spectator and performer, after riffle shuffle those positions are counted to and the prediction that one is of each color is verified 1986 Color Capture 7
Karl Fulves Memory Mix after riffle shuffle performer memorizes order, deck dealt into 2 heaps, performer announces number of matching color pairs in one heap see also "Black Magic Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1969),
"Black Magic" (Karl Fulves, 1973)
1986 Color Capture 8
Karl Fulves Chain of Events discussion of red-black pair relationship properties after riffle shuffle 1986 Color Capture 10
Karl Fulves Smart Modem twelve red and 12 black cards, cards shuffled and dealt into two heaps by spectator, paper slips with "match" and "no match" used to predict whether pairs match in color, with variations:
- Smart Alek (getting some pairs wrong on purpose)
- Which Colors? (predicting colors as well)
- Machine Dream (incorporating money machine prop)
- Read This First
1986 Color Capture 12
Karl Fulves Colorite after riffle shuffle and deal into 2 halves, performer divines color of top card of spectator's pile, repeated for all cards 1986 Color Capture 20
Karl Fulves The 5-6-9-10 System discussion of riffle shuffle of alternating set-up see also "Background" (Karl Fulves, 1998) 1986 Color Capture 28
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible 1986 Mix '86 2
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted 1987 Doth 1
Philip T. Goldstein ESPrit property about order in ESP deck predicted after shuffle 1987 Doth 9
Philip T. Goldstein Calvinist Poker spectator chooses five cards after shuffle, prediction about cards made 1987 Doth 14
Dai Vernon Vernon On Gilbreath 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 212
Philip T. Goldstein Mocha removed ESP card divined with other cards 1989 Fifth 1
Philip T. Goldstein Interrupted Gilbreath Principle 1989 Fifth 2
Philip T. Goldstein Encounter duplicate found in second deck when number is counted down, "Interrupted Gilbreath Principle" 1989 Fifth 2
Philip T. Goldstein Knowker performer divines high card in poker hand, then full hand 1989 Fifth 8
Harry Lorayne Straight Away despite spectator's shuffling, 2 straights are dealt, gilbreath 1990 Trend Setters 251
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible 1990 NYCANOTES 5
Philip T. Goldstein Janushuffle double sided ESP cards, "polyhedronal approach to the Gilbreath Principle" 1991 Thavant 37
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1998),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1999),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2000),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2000),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2000),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2002),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2003),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2003),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Max Maven*, 2016)
1991 Thavant 41
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 4
Philip T. Goldstein Zenvelopes ten ESP cards in envelopes are sorted in pairs by spectator inspired by "Tenvelopes" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 8
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way 1992 Deceptive Practices 26
Karl Fulves An anti-Miraskil card problem Miraskill-Gilbreath-combination posed as problem 1992 Deceptive Practices 52
Karl Fulves A Martian Chronicle 1992 Deceptive Practices 75
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murderer see also Keith Downs (Abra #2362),
"Clue" (Jack Yates, 1986),
"Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992),
varied by "Partner in Crime" (Sam Schwartz, 1992)
1992 Deceptive Practices 78
Philip T. Goldstein & Stewart James Shufflegram inspired by Stewart James "Webster Had A Word For It" (Linking Ring)
- First Avenue
- Second Avenue
1994 Thabbatical 38
Philip T. Goldstein Chromagnon memory demonstration of red/black order 1994 Thabbatical 121
Karl Fulves Red Square guessing color of next card, spectator has chance score, performer all correct 1994 Crooked Tales 51
Peter Duffie The Vegas Connection Gilbreath thing 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 190
Peter Duffie Mixed Reaction Miraskill & Gilbreath 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 182
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations 1995 Connotes 2
Bob King Perfect Match inspired by "Lineup" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2629
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Zenvelopes ten ESP cards in envelopes are sorted in pairs by spectator inspired by "Tenvelopes" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 6
Richard Vollmer Last (Gil)Breath gilbreath, face up face down mess 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 12) 2869
Nick Trost Odd Man Wins! Presentation by Mack Picknick varied by "Oddly Enough" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 93
Nick Trost & Al Thatcher The Omega Bet - Updated Multiple prediction of whether selected cards matched color, last phase uses Gilbreath inspired by "The Omega Bet" (Karl Fulves, More Self-Working Card Tricks, 1984),
"The Compleat Gamester" (Karl Fulves, 1969)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 96
Nick Trost High-Card Poker Deal Poker deal from packet of high cards, spectators receive Ace-high straights, performer gets winning four of a kind, uses Gilbreath principle 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 113
Nick Trost Calling the Hands inspired by "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 115
Nick Trost Psychic Poker similar to previous "Calling the Hands" 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 117
Nick Trost Seven Card Draw Prediction Predict number of red/black cards selected 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 123
Nick Trost Double Poker Hand Prediction Comes from Bill Miesel's notes, performed in 1968 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 124
Nick Trost Subtle Location with the Gilbreath Principle 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 137
Nick Trost The Lone Stranger Card located by being in bank of opposite colors also published as "The Lone Stranger" (Nick Trost, 1976) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 138
Nick Trost Lineup Gilbreath Principle, arrange face up/down cards in same order (Bob King variation first published as "Order Please" in manuscript Magician Foolers, p. 5, 1989) varied by "Perfect Match" (Bob King, 1996) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 149
Nick Trost Blind-Sight Gilbreath principle, shuffle two decks together 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 162
Nick Trost & U. F. Grant Three Chances in 26 Updated handling of "One Chance in 26" (Nick Trost, The New Tops, May 1965) with Gilbreath and two more selections inspired by "Diabolical Transposition" (Charles T. Jordan, 1921) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 175
Nick Trost Second Method Alternative method for "Horse Race" using Gilbreath Principle, first appeared in "Gambling Tricks with Cards, Part Two" (1975) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 102
Nick Trost The Tic-Tac-Toe Divination Deck of 'X's and 'O's, match order of 'X's and 'O's. 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 185
Nick Trost Gilbreath Aces Four Aces lost in deck, spectator deals through deck and locates Aces inspired by an Ace opener described by Oscar Weigle Jr. (The Dragon, June 1939), credited to Steve Belchou 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 225
Nick Trost & Al Thatcher Crooked Dealing Pseudo gambling demo for seconds, bottoms and centers inspired by "A Straight Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1989) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 228
Nick Trost & Al Thatcher & Michael F. Zens Zens-Gilbreath Poker Deal Any poker hand called for inspired by "Super-Duper Poker Deal" (Al Thatcher, Jerry Mentzer's Card File, 1993),
"The Zens Quadruple Poker Trick" (M. F. Zens, 1931),
see also "Any Hand Called For" (Karl Fulves, More Self-Working Card Tricks, 1984)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 232
Nick Trost The Perfecto Bridge Deal varied by "Two Grand Slams" (Charles Hudson, The Linking Ring, May 1980),
"Grand Slam" (Frank Garcia, 1978)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 235
Nick Trost Straight Poker Deal Deal from shuffled deck, spectators get straight, performer get full house. varied by "Sucker Punch" (Friedrich Roitzsch, 2015) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 236
Nick Trost Pinochle Deal Uses Pinochle deck 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 239
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 265
Nick Trost Canasta Deal see also "Uruguay Canasta Deal" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal see also "Canasta Deal" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 274
Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Principle see also "Magnetic Colors" (Norman Gilbreath, The Linking Ring, July 1958) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 316
Wesley James SympathOrder half deck face-up and face-down, spectator shuffles, dealt in two piles, they have same face-up/face-down orientation 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 65
Peter Duffie The Short Deck Baffler Challenge location, card freely selected and shuffled, magician finds it 1997 Effortless Card Magic 82
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" location 1997 FISM '97 5
Marty Kane Mish Mosh Tell-A-Vision suits of cards are divined, with fingers, then separation by spectator inspired by Marty Kane's "Color Vision" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume 1",
""Mish Mosh"" (Reinhard Müller & Justin Branch, 1982)
1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 64) 1262
Roy Walton Company of Four pack is divided in four packets which are shown to be the suits, Gilbreath principle 1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 147
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only 16 see also "Compression Technique" (Karl Fulves, 2005),
"Speed Reading" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
1998 Combo 38
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
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle", in english and french also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 1998 Montreal Lecture Notes - Notes de Conférence 6
Marty Kane Cigar Club eight picture cards and eight number card are shuffled and cut in half, always one picture and one number card, then spectator removes some cards and does a down under deal with the rest, last card tells amount of removed cards inspired by Gene Finnell's"Down/Under Counter" in "Gene Finnell's Card Magic",
Ramon Rioboo's "6 Murders and 6 Cops" in "Magic" 7/97
1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1451
Richard Osterlind Viewed ESP Prediction cards taken from two packets, matches prediction 1999 Dynamic Mysteries 47
Steve Mayhew The Routine stack for two hands, both are good but performer wins, spectator can riffle shuffle varied by "Bad Beat" (Jason England, 2012),
"The World's Greatest Card Cheat" (Jason England & Allan Ackerman & Steve Mayhew, 2012)
1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 9
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Double-Duke stacking four hands, spectator gets flush, performer full house or four of a kind, gambling demonstration 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 11
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Gardner-Marlo spectator shuffles between rounds see also "Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine" (Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo, 1942),
"Lorayne's Poker Deal" (Edward Marlo & Harry Lorayne & Martin Gardner, 1962)
1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 16
Steve Mayhew Ten Card Finale spectator shuffles again and still loses 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 19
Steve Mayhew Blackjack spectator can decide if dealer should draw or not, while performer looks away, he still wins 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 22
Steve Mayhew The Principle Angel Shuffle principle, spectator's riffle shuffle does not influence the stack 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 9
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952) 1999 Rocky Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible 1999 Baltimore Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 1999 Baltimore Notes 7
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2000 Northeast 6
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952) 2000 Missouri Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2000 Missouri Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952) 2000 OCMC Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2000 OCMC Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins inspired by "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952) 2000 Texas Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" 2000 Texas Notes 6
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies varied by "Reds and Blacks" (Hector Chadwick, 2008),
also published as "Don't Lie To Me" (Paul Curry, 1974)
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 83
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning inspired by "Odd Man Wins!" (Nick Trost, 1997) 2001 Try the Impossible 179
Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Principle in combination with a faro 2002 The Boston Trick Party 14
Philip T. Goldstein Toll a Total, a Total Lot a/k/a Must Sum
taking cards from two piles
2002 Redivider 21
Philip T. Goldstein Word Row forcing a word with alphabet cards 2002 Redivider 23
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2002 Mawny Notes 6
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible 2003 Saint Louis Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2003 Singapore Notes 7
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2003 ... Land Notes 7
Allan Slaight Magnetic Miraskill 2004 Penumbra (Issue 7) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Karl Fulves Scrambled Straights on Rusduck's trick as Gilbreath precursor see also "Scrambled Straights" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves Rusduck's Riffle variation of "Colorist" see also "Colorist" (Karl Fulves, 2004) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 8
Karl Fulves A Rusduckian Shuffle Rusduck's top-bottom-removal as analog to riffle shuffle see also "Strictly Straight" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 9
Karl Fulves Suit Secrets what happens when a suit stack is riffle shuffled and groups of different size dealt 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 12
Karl Fulves In Case what to do when the riffle shuffle was bad in "ESP + Math" see also "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 24
Karl Fulves Quicker Count spectator riffle shuffles deck, deals two 10-card piles, moves a card from pile to pile and gives either pile to performer who divines card 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 31
Karl Fulves Noah Count pectator riffle shuffles deck, deals a pile and moves two cards from rest into pile which is shuffled and handed to performer who divines both cards 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 32
Karl Fulves Crooked Straight two straights for performer and spectator, but performer has higher one, performer's hand pops out of banded deck inspired by "Scrambled Straights" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 2004 Under Tension 34
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible 2004 Applecture 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" 2004 MINDvention Notes 7
Michael Weber & Dean Dill Here are some things to think about with this deck. various suggestions, applied to Miraskill, separating suits (Out of Escorial) 2005 A New World 12
Karl Fulves Speed Reading memorizing 40 cards with 5 numbers see also "Formations" (Karl Fulves, 1986),
"Expansionism" (Karl Fulves, 1998)
2005 Combo II 69
Karl Fulves Compression Technique Gilbreath & Combo see also "Expansionism" (Karl Fulves, 1998) 2005 Combo II 74
Karl Fulves Contract Player deck first sorted in colors, then suits, by magician 2005 Combo II 76
Karl Fulves Reflex Action spectator distributes half deck face-up on table, performer deals other half on top and all pairs match color 2005 Combo II 78
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle 2005 Combo II 80
Jack Parker & Tomas Blomberg Rump Shaker Performer deals four Aces to himself twice, then gives everyone great hands in the third round, leaving the best hand (straight flush) for himself inspired by "An Effective Poker Deal" (1935),
"Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine" (Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo, 1942)
2007 52 Memories 81
Nick Trost & Karl Fulves Two Compatibility Tests first part is Karl Fulves' "Profiling", Gilbreath 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 18
Nick Trost & Reinhard Müller Do As I Do Suit Separation Gilbreath 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 25
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 92
Nick Trost The Spectator's Straight Flush I Gilbreath, spectator locates straight flush 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 111
Nick Trost The Gambler's Luck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 114
Nick Trost Color Prediction with Three Spectators Gilbreath based, Miraskill 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 131
Norman Gilbreath & Nick Trost Reverse Gilbreath Principle 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 131
Nick Trost Three-Way Miracle Prediction Reverse Gilbreath Principle, number of red and black cards predicted 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 133
Nick Trost & Philip T. Goldstein Predicting Red, Black and Courts 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 134
Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Principle 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 272
Hector Chadwick Reds and Blacks Performer divines red/black from spectator shuffled deck inspired by "Don't Lie to Me" (Paul Curry, 2001),
"Colour Sense" (Pit Hartling, 2003)
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 85
Howard Hamburg Hidden Prediction cards chosen via shuffling-dealing-procedure, total of values predicted, gilbreath 2009 The "D" Notes 17
Howard Hamburg & Jon Armstrong & Nick Trost Perfect Poker Deal poker hand is shuffled into deck and still dealt right from the top, gilbreath 2009 The "D" Notes 21
Howard Hamburg Gilbreath Principal credit information on a conjecture by Gilbreath, probably misunderstanding 2009 The "D" Notes 35
Michael Weber Bipolar Magnetic Miraskill first Miraskill, then Slaight's Magnetic Miraskill (Ibidem) with face-up/face-down mixed deck 2009 505 12
Woody Aragon Psychic Poker after shuffle 4 poker hands are divined, one predicted, full deck stack, gilbreath 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 65
Joe Anderson Color Match gilbreath, idea for Steve Beam's "Gentleman's Bet" (Vol. 1) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 287
Woody Aragon Bored of Shuffling cards are shuffled face-up face-down by spectator. the number of face up cards and the nature of the face of cards are predicted on a sheet of paper. inspired by "Shuffle-bored" (Simon Aronson, Shuffle-bored, 1980) 2011 A Book in English 153
Woody Aragon Gilbreath Detective two card selection, spectator shuffles pack 2011 A Book in English 161
Woody Aragon Psychic Poker spectator shuffles and deals four hands. magician guesses winning player and predicts winning hand. inspired by "ESP + Math" (Karl Fulves & Charles Hudson, 1968) 2011 A Book in English 167
Woody Aragon Grandpa's Poker spectators shuffle, perofmer names hands before revealed, and performer gets straight flush 2011 A Book in English 175
Woody Aragon Erdnase spectator shuffles, five hands dealt. "Erdnase" gets four aces and a Joker 2011 A Book in English 181
Woody Aragon The Psychic Deck spectator-shuffled deck answers questions about thought of person inspired by "Color Sense" (Norman Gilbreath),
see also "Answering Computer" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica, 2004)
2011 A Book in English 241
Woody Aragon On the Gilbreath Principle generalizes Gilbreath principle with non-repeated groups of cards 2011 A Book in English 259
Jason England & Allan Ackerman & Steve Mayhew The World's Greatest Card Cheat "Topsy Turvey Poker" is played, spectator riffle shuffles, his straight flush is completed with previously openly sleeved card inspired by "The Routine" (Steve Mayhew, 1999) 2012 The Cardjurer 109
Denis Behr & Friedrich Roitzsch Lie Detector red/black lie detected by phone app inspired by "Don't Lie To Me" (Paul Curry, 1974) 2013 Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 12
Friedrich Roitzsch Sucker Punch two good hands after a spectator's shuffle, gilbreath & punch deal inspired by Woody Aragon (A Book in English, p. 175),
"Straight Poker Deal" (Nick Trost, 1997)
2015 FFFF Lecture Notes 2015 5
Jack Carpenter Ultimate Hold 'Em Demonstration spectator shuffles and deals, yet straight flush is received
- Audience
- Texas Hold 'Em Basics
- Performance Overview
- Background
- Set-up
- The Wager
- The First Shuffle and Deal
- The Second Shuffle & Deal
- The Elimination Procedure
- The Burn & Turn Sequence
- The Revelation
- Notes on Jack's Presentation
- A Swindle
- Hard Prediction
- Big Chops
inspired by "The Best Hand Ever" (Jay Jayaraman, Hold 'Em Magic, Frame, 2011) 2015 Ultimate Hold 'Em 2
Jack Carpenter A Completely Self-Working Method of the "Ultimate Hold 'Em Demonstration" 2015 Ultimate Hold 'Em 27
Pit Hartling Two-Deck Gilbreath Idea no application see also "Topsy-Turvy Stay-Stack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 2015 Quarterly (Section "3 (Summer 2015)") 34
Max Maven* A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2016 Session Notes 9
Joseph Barry OOMW - Out of My World see also "Red/Black" (John Kennedy, Genii, Vol. 52 No. 9, 1989),
"Splitting the Difference" (Gordon Bean, Genii, May 2005)
2016 Charlotte's Notes 3
Joseph Barry Stuart's Strip Poker spectator thinks of card, shuffles and removes it, cards dealt and missing card completes straight inspired by "Package Deal" (Stewart James, James File I, p. 1089),
"The Four Royal Flushes" (John Scarne, 1950),
see also "Double George" (Derek DelGaudio, 2010)
2017 Operandi (Issue 2) 20