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Unknown The Pack being divided into two Heaps on the Table and a Card taken from each Heap and placed in the other: to discover such Cards two methods (odd/even or bridge) 1889 Tricks with Cards 81
Unknown Das Wiederfinden der Karten two cards are lost and found, divided deck, either red-black or odd-even 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 103
Charles T. Jordan The Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck (clubs/diamonds and hearts/spades) 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 14
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 Dead Easy Location 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 15
Charles T. Jordan The Take a Peek Card Trick four groups shuffled, card chosen and by looking at the section it came from it is divined 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 22
Jack Merlin Another Red and Black Effect a red card and a black card are selected, after the shuffle the deck is separated and in one hand are all red cards and the black selection and in the other hand vice versa 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Al Baker Lost and Found divided deck, one riffle shuffle by spectator 1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Second Book") 114
Unknown The Deck That Isn't for insiders, one-way backs with red in one way and black the other 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 145
Wimborough Ne Plus Ultra Location divided one-way backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 156
Harry Vosburgh A Principle in Disguise divided one-way backs inspired by "A Principle in Disguise" (Jack Vosburgh, 1935) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 160
Charles T. Jordan Stop and Think odd/even system for divided deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 196
Charles T. Jordan Novel Card Discovery odd/even system for divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 197
Charles T. Jordan Improved Marvelous Prediction odd/even system for divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles, set-up in front of spectators by openly dealing into some heaps 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 197
Charles T. Jordan Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
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 Dead Easy Location divided deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 199
Charles T. Jordan Premier Card Discovery odd/even 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 227
Unknown Naming Chosen Card odd/even divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 232
Charles T. Jordan New Pack Detection divided deck principle with new deck order 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 239
Orville Wayne Meyer The New "Miracle" Effect five cards selected, mixed with 20 more cards, then located 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 188
Unknown The Divided Pack: The Red and Black Location with note of mixed-suit separation 1938 Greater Magic 85
Unknown The Odd and Even Location 1938 Greater Magic 88
Charles T. Jordan The Improved Odd and Even Location 1938 Greater Magic 88
Unknown The "Reversible" Location using one-way feature of faces 1938 Greater Magic 88
Unknown 7. Red and black location featuring Jordan's false shuffle 1938 Greater Magic 174
Unknown Ivory and Air Cushion Finish halves from different decks with different finishes, divided deck location see also "Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 1938 Greater Magic 448
Martin Gardner Card Minded spectator divines card from other spectator 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1937/38") 274
Theodore Annemann Sensitive Thoughts deck divided in red and black, number named and card thought of from different halves, performer names card and position of them 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
Don Medley & Harry Jordan Circum-Location three cards, odd-even, identities and positions named 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 619
Clayton Rawson Mass Production long short divided deck 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 655
Martin Gardner Card Minded spectator divines card from other spectator 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 69
James G. Thompson Jr. Fantasy in Red and Black slop shuffle red black separation, card location, lead in for a red black riffle shuffle set-up 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 60) 245
Professor El-Tab Silent Stob think stop with two cards 1945 My Best 82
Martin Gardner Spread, Shuffle, Spread 1 to ten cards are removed from a spread and replaced in the other half, after a shuffle all cards are found 1945 My Best 89
John Hamilton Super Slop Shuffle two phases, separating into odd and even, all odd in one direction and evens in the other after real face-up/face-down shuffle, then triumph effect, see Back Room #90 for Ed Marlo ideas see also "The Back Room" (Bruce Elliott, 1945),
"Divided Deck Subtlety" (John Hamilton, 1969)
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 87) 354
J. B. Bobo "Out of this World" Followup - Effect Number 1 spectator finds card that was selected at other end of room 1947 Watch This One! 52
George G. Kaplan Using the Corner-Short to Retain a Prearranged Deck in Order using corner-short as divider 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
Paul LePaul Color Segregation 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 169
Fred Fletcher ABC three cards, falsely credited to Rusduck, see p. 687 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 677
Franklin V. Taylor Double Stop two cards, see p. 793 for additional ideas by Al Forsythe also published as "Double Stop" (Franklin V. Taylor, 1956) 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 197) 786
Franklin V. Taylor Double Stop two cards also published as "Double Stop" (Franklin V. Taylor, 1950) 1956 The Best in Magic 106
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Las Vegas Deck ivory and air cushion finish deck in conjunction with Rusduck's 4-Way Deal, see No. 8 for history of the principle see also "Ivory and Air Cushion Finish" (1938),
"Rusduck Four-Way Deal" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Research Division" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Stewart James, 1958),
"Re: Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958)
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Las Vegas Deck comments by Stewart James and Dai Vernon see also "Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 9
Harry Lorayne Location Supreme three card location, then another two cards, divided deck (pictures and aces on top) 1962 Close-up Card Magic 24
Edward Marlo Ultra Repeat with repeat phase and face-up/face-down challenge location as clean-up, retaining divided deck (odd/even) inspired by "Elmsley's Ultra Mental" (Alex Elmsley, 1964) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 69
Edward Marlo All Fair Location red black divided & faro 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 139
Karl Fulves Double Indemnity spectator riffle shuffles and remembers card at position 26, then removes cards from top and bottom, still located, repeat see also "Spread Correction" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 54
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
John Hamilton Divided Deck Subtlety inspired by "Super Slop Shuffle" (John Hamilton, 1945) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 46
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, 2 stacked decks, faro inspired by "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 7) 51
Charlie Miller Color Switch two decks, color of backs change places 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 11
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards see also "Trilemma" (Paul Swinford, 1971) 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 21
Edward Marlo Divided Deck Selection Finesse spreading in opposite direction for replacement 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Milbourne Christopher Riffle Glimpse glimpsing odd-colored card in divided deck, credit information, divided deck 1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 76
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards see also "Trilemma" (Paul Swinford, 1969) 1971 More Faro Fantasy 16
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought divided deck location, then set-up for "No Mirror" see also "No Mirror" (Jack Posetary*, 1970),
"Technicolor Thought" (Karl Fulves, 1971)
1971 The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 16
Jon Racherbaumer Racherbaumer Variation Christ Force as key card placement, red black setup 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 285
Karl Fulves Unmatch five reds and five blacks mixed, spectator points to any five, removed as block, cards from both piles simultaneously turned over, always one red and one black, see also p. 460 varied by "Color Thot" (Martin Gardner, 1972),
"Match Up" (Charles Hudson, 1973),
"Yada" (Philip T. Goldstein & Karl Fulves, 1994),
also published as "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1973)
1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 11) 443
Harry Lorayne Red-Black Location divided deck, riffle glimpse 1972 The Great Divide 2
Martin Gardner Color Thot spectator pushes out 26 cards from tabled spread inspired by "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971),
varied by "Yada" (Philip T. Goldstein & Karl Fulves, 1994),
also published as "Color Thot" (Martin Gardner, 1973)
1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 488
Edward Marlo Fourth Objective - Four Card Location four card location with divided deck 1973 Marlo's Objectives 9
Edward Marlo Loose Ends handling tips for divided deck 1973 Marlo's Objectives 20
Roy Walton Isolator card selected, cards dealt in two piles by spectator, colors separated except selection, faro 1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 175
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 Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro inspired by "Influential Pairs" (Roy Walton & Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 75
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
Martin Gardner Color Thot inspired by "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971),
also published as "Color Thot" (Martin Gardner, 1972)
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 81
Edward Marlo Red and Black Thoughts 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 142
Edward Marlo Double Trouble two cards, odd-even divided deck 1976 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 97
Jerry K. Hartman Goody Two Choose two selections, divided deck see also "Goody Goody" (Tom Craven, 1979),
varied by "Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1980)
1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Karl Fulves The St. Regis Sleight card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle, color forced 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control
Karl Fulves The St. Regis Sleight Variation card selected from tabled incomplete faro, color forced 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 1
Karl Fulves The Double Selection divided deck and cards selected from incomplete riffle shuffle position, one-way suggestion 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 3
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to 26 or known position, preserves divided deck 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 11
Edward Marlo & Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, misreads joker as selection, six methods 1980 Hierophant (Section "The Last Hierophant") 5
Stephen Minch Secret Chauvinists two spectators select an ESP card from a deck, performer divines both 1980 Mind Novas 16
Daryl Martinez Magician Fooler 1982 Something for Everyone 1
Daryl Martinez A Few More Ideas ideas for previous "Magician Fooler" 1982 Something for Everyone 2
Jon Racherbaumer & Philip T. Goldstein Never on Thunday three selections, divided deck inspired by "Cumulative" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1982) 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 136
Faucett Ross A Questionable Miracle 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 243
Edward Marlo (C) Ever Ready Black Routine with Mexican Joe applying mexican joe crimp 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 215
Ron Ferris Hind-Hue Control as a red-black false shuffle, divided deck location application 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 899
Unknown Card Location odd-even divided deck 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 2
Philip T. Goldstein & Toni Koynini Throw Rug card revealed via red-black pattern in layout of 7x7 cards on table, inspired by Toni Koynini's "Karpet" (Magic Wand, March 1953) 1986 Amperthand 8
Karl Fulves Separation Shuffles faro shuffle sequences that mix each half within itself, keeping them separated see also "Carbon Copy" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1986 The Return Trip 14
Jack McMillen & Judson S. Brown Telltale Color card of different color glimpsed during riffle shuffle, reprinted from The Sphinx (March 1934) 1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 14
Karl Fulves Red Rider with reversed and color-separated halves 1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 15
Karl Fulves Riffle Red Riffle Shuffle Control used to divide colors, as set-up for Judson/Brown's Telltale Color 1987 Covenant 23
Bruce Cervon The Peek that isn't red black divided deck, with riffle-by glimpse of odd colored selection 1988 The Cervon File 230
Dai Vernon By any Other Name divided deck 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 18
Karl Fulves Psykick inspired by "Packet Prediction" (Warren Wiersbe, 1946),
varied by "Psykick II" (Karl Fulves, 1989)
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1404
Karl Fulves Psykick II inspired by "Packet Prediction" (Warren Wiersbe, 1946),
"Psykick" (Karl Fulves, 1988),
see also "Makeshift" (Karl Fulves, 1989)
1989 Prototype 38
Unknown Spectator's Red-Black Shuffle 1991 Carneycopia 235
Edward Marlo Magnetic Ace & Color Separation aces stay on top even though faro shuffled into deck, deck is shuffled into red-black separation 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 15
Alexander de Cova Total Recall two selections, odd/even, with variations:
1. Aus dem Stegreif (impromptu)
2. Mit zwei Kartenspielen (with two decks)
3. Für den Table-Hopper
inspired by "Magician Fooler" (Daryl Martinez, 1982) 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 19
John Riggs The Optical Location cards shuffled face up into face down, two cards selected and performer finds them 1992 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 43) 770
Edward Marlo Out There approaches for "Out of this World", stripper and ungaffed divided deck 1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 4
Scott Robinson Riding the Wave mentally selected card is found reversed in the deck, three different handlings see also "Gaffless Brainwave" (Karl Fulves, 1981),
"The Invisible Deck" (Michael Close & Allan Ackerman, 1996)
1993 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 47) 842
Steve Beam & Scott Robinson Color Wave with different colored back 1993 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 47) 845
Alex Elmsley A Delicate Balance freely removed selection's color is named repeatedly, edge-mark in center 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 45
Unknown A Great Glimpse - Red and Black Series divided deck 1994 More Greater Magic 1125
Unknown The Giant Fan Detection selection process for divided deck 1994 More Greater Magic 1125
Karl Fulves Color Double riffle glimpse exercise, Telltale Color with two cards
- Conditions (additional exercises)
inspired by "Telltale Color" (Jack McMillen & Judson S. Brown, 1996) 1996 Blocking Off 16
Karl Fulves Edge Wise first location trick (cut deeper force procedure), then open prediction 1996 13 Prophets 16
Tom Craven King Butt (As in "butt shuffle") 1996 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 62) 1215
Pit Hartling Feurio red black antifaro method 1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 12
Al Baker Red-Black Detection getting in divided deck impromptu 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Contributions") 517
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 Mind's i two piles, two spectators each remove a card and put it in other pile, performer knows both after looking through one of the piles, also over phone 2005 Clockwork 27
Karl Fulves 13 O'Clock two cards chosen with cutting procedure are found inspired by "Eyes of the Gods" (John Hamilton, 1970) 2005 Clockwork 56
Richard Vollmer Double Entendre two cards, divided deck 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 269
Michael Weber Memorease Deck Memory demonstration, performer knows in which half a named card is 2009 Memorease 8
Michael Weber Round / Non-Round Divided Deck 2009 Memorease 8
Jason England Fever Nails sucker element inspired by "Never Fails" (Gary Plants, 2004) 2009 Jammin' With the Fellas 6
Steve Beam The Last Cut is the Deepest three or four cards, divided deck 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 53
Ramón Riobóo The Hole Theory principle, card is taken from divided deck 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 233
Gordon Bruce Double Divination two cards glimpsed in odd-colored half while riffling, divided deck 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "July 8") 203
Michael Weber Bicycles Built for 0.5 divided deck from back with different brands 2011 Knew & Improved 13
Ryan Schlutz Sense-sational three selections (1 thought of, 2 chosen) found 2011 Making the Cut 29
Darwin Ortiz Divided-Deck Up-the-Ladder Cut 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 166
Michael Weber Bicycles Built for 0.5 divided deck from back with different brands 2012 Blackpool Twenty Twelve 12
John Guastaferro Stock Exchange cuts to mix face-up/face-down by spectator, red-black-separation as finale 2013 Discoveries & Deceptions 31
Joseph Barry A Narrowed Thought card thought of and after small dealing procedure it is named, hands-off inspired by "Mind Reader's Lucid Dream" (Justin Higham, Clairvoyant, Mental Topper and The Mind-Reader's Dream, 2011) 2014 Reverie 22
Vic Trabucco Perfect location Magician finds a card selected while the cards were out of his hands. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 35