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Orville Wayne Meyer Card Box Sympathy performer and spectator choose the same card, using the prop "P&L Metal Card box" 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 14
Louis Lam Do As I Do "An Experiment in Coincidence", 2x4 piles are made by counting some cards with both both decks, bottom cards match 1935 Would You Believe It? 6
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also 100-cards-deck version in reference see also "Double Divino" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 26
Orville Wayne Meyer Card Box Sympathy performer and spectator choose the same card, using the prop "P&L Metal Card box" 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 72
George G. Kaplan Coincidence? No. Prevision? Yes three decks, two shuffled and dealt face up, at one point same card appears at same position, this card is reversed in the third deck varied by "The "My Best" Coincidence" (Peter Kane, 1971) 1945 My Best 94
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match'em! spectator pushes middle of the center out with a knife / pencil, two times it's the mate of a previously tabled mate 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 89) 360
Arthur H. Buckley Matching Pairs Experiment No. 4 - spectator and magician select card from a half, same value, repeated a couple of times 1946 Card Control 154
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously inspired by "The Power of Thought" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1952 Effective Card Magic 29
Bill Simon Four-Way Coincidence four mates found by spectator 1952 Effective Card Magic 169
Charles Hudson Major-Minor Do-As-I-Do one deck, spectator choses amount of cards he and performer get, down under deal until one card, mates 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 10
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decks varied by "Let's Recapitulate or Criss Cross" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 15
Edward Marlo Double Coincidence two cards chosen by performer and spectator turn out to be aces 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 16
Michael Mence Blind Coincidence two spectators find mates behind their baks 1959 Card Tricks 318
Sid Solomon Undue Influence card is removed face up, second card is choses face down it's the same with different back 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 34
Al Leech A Chameleon Pair similar to "Right, Wrong, Right" 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 27
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 30
Al Leech Right, Wrong, Right two cards match 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 25
E. Leslie May Thank You, Ted two people select mates in fair manner 1969 HEX! 51
Roy Walton Countdown Problem four cards tabled, one pocketed by spectator, sum of other three counted down to arrive at match to pocketed card see also "High Stakes" (Karl Fulves, 2000) 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 258
Charles Brent* Fate pair of mates revealed by counting down to numbers rolled with dice, in second trick spot cards indicated number on die 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 290
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates 1971 More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates 1971 More Faro Fantasy 32
Karl Fulves Mathematical Twins Variation mate found after klondike shuffle inspired by "Mathematical Twins" (Gene Finnell, 1972),
see also "Second Law" (Karl Fulves, 1970)
1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 487
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methods inspired by "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8) 1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match 1975 Afterthoughts 109
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Card placed previously in pocket is the mate of spectator's free selection also published as "Card in Pocket Coincidence" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 6
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Gene Maze Triple Coincidence three cards match to prediction cards 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 336
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches inspired by "A Swindle Of Sorts" (Paul Curry, 1974) 1977 Special Effects 38
Mark Weston Splitz double backer is put in the center of the deck, the cards next to it are removed and the double backer split in two normal cards, the cards match the other two cards see also "Stabbed Coincidence" (Larry Jennings, 1976),
"Double Exposure" (Mark Weston, 1978),
"Siamese Stab" (Steve Beam, 1985)
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 11) 433
Allan Ackerman Quick Coincidence varied by "Jack Coincidence (Producing the Jacks)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 1978 Here's My Card 62
Jerry Sadowitz MHAIRI 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 529
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from 16-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate 1979 Faro Possibilities 29
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins" 1979 Impromptu Opener 2
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations inspired by "The Optical Force" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Thomas Alan Waters Coincideck two decks, three cards from one deck are put face up at random places into other deck, next to the same cards 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Deckalogue") 220
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Matcho two cards selected, then another two, they match 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 60
Karl Fulves Linear A two halves, a card in one half reversed, when counted down a mate is in same position in other half, multiple methods
- L-A #1 to L-A #8
- Linear B
- Linear C
see also "Ace in Hole" (Gordon R. McKenney, 1939) 1983 Hardcore Aces 5
Gay Ljungberg Sympathy two decks, coincidence of a card, rainbow deck finish 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1190
Thomas Alan Waters Synsign two couples, according to their star signs, they select a king and a queen of the same suit each 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Thynk") 612
Thomas Alan Waters Courtship four women chose a queen each, four envelopes with four kings, husbands select the matching king see also Basil Horwitz's "No Chance At All!" in "New Pentagram" Vol.3, No.3, 1971. P. 22. 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Thynk") 614
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination, see addendum for presentation patter, see also p. 543 for additional ideas see also "Splitz" (Mark Weston, 1977),
"The Trapdoor Issue #7" (Steve Beam, 2011)
1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 114
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Brother John Hamman Mixed-Up Mates A-4 of hearts and spades match multiple times 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 240
Philip T. Goldstein & Karl Fulves Forehand four matching pairs generated, based on Fulves's "Hand Out" (And a Packet of Cards) 1989 Fifth 7
Karl Fulves Hand to Hand Ace to Three face-up and face-down, spectator matches them, posed as problem 1989 And a Packet of Cards 56
Alex Elmsley Arith-Mate-Ic some cards are cut, rest is cut in 2 pile, number of cut off cards determines coincidence in 2 tabled packets varied by "Mathe-Mate-Ics" (Denis Behr & Alex Elmsley, 2015) 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 328
Steve Beam Mating Season III spectator calls three numbers between 1 and 26, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit see also Steve Beam's "Card Tricks from Mount Olympus", 1979 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 38) 683
Steve Beam Mating Season IV spectator calls three numbers between 1 and 26, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit, face up method 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 38) 684
Christian Scherer Duplizität der Ereignisse - Eine Routine mit dem palindromischen Spiel longer stay stack routine, mates are found, six phases 1992 Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 12
Allan Ackerman A Self-Working Quick Coincidence 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 127
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2380
Lewis Jones Happenstance mathematical thing varied by "Apocalypse Variations Or Additions" (Harry Lorayne, 1994) 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 5) 2355
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions inspired by "Happenstance" (Lewis Jones, 1994) 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2431
Lee Snyder Quick Match four of a kind 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2323
Philip T. Goldstein & Karl Fulves Yada pack with ten arrow cards inspired by "Unmatch" (Karl Fulves, 1971),
"Color Thot" (Martin Gardner, 1972)
1994 Thabbatical 59
Gene Maze Sympathetic Thoughts Passing Through two selection from 2 decks match, then are exchanged via push-through failure 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 118
Basil Horwitz Challenge Aura Card spectator finds mate 1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 65
Unknown Hat Trick Magician cuts to three mates of three previoulsly tabled random cards 1995 Card College - Volume 1 62
John Scarne & Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange three cards from two decks - they match inspired by "Triple Coincidence" (John Scarne, 1946) 1995 Card College - Volume 1 99
Lou Gallo Slam Dunk 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 57) 1094
Nick Trost Double Turnover Coincidence Two spectators cut to black Queens, which is previously predicted by written prediction 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 37
Nick Trost Reversed Coincidence with one deck Magician and spectator each has half a deck, they exchange one card and place reversed in each half, revealed to be mates 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 38
Nick Trost Ten-In-A-Row Double Coincidence inspired by "Money Power" (Roy Walton, 1969) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 41
Nick Trost Miracle Match Up similar to Gemini Mates in plot, two methods inspired by "Prospero" (Peter Warlock, The Magigram, February 1980) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 177
Nick Trost A Clean-Cut Coincidence Spectator coincidentally selects mates, which is predicted by performer inspired by "Double Back Card Force" (Unknown, Hugard's Magic Monthly, July 1944),
varied by "Double Influence" (Tom Mosier, The Linking Ring, May 1995)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 193
Peter Duffie The Unknown Entity Convoluted coincidence effect with two packets, one packet counted down to find mate in other packet (two cards, two piles, but not same position) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 38
Peter Duffie Matchical Mix Two Cards, Two Piles, Same position - selection and mate 1997 Effortless Card Magic 40
Milton Kort The Courtright Connection Spectator selects two cards, revealed to be black Jacks, which are then used to sandwich red Jacks 1999 Kort 87
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card 2000 Card College - Volume 4 831
Aaron Fisher Simpatico magician and spectator choose mate 2002 The Paper Engine 62
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
2002 Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack 2002 Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack 2002 Redivider 11
Philip T. Goldstein O, Decide Dice, Do version of "Roll, or..." with two die 2002 Redivider 44
Philip T. Goldstein Tie It 2002 Redivider 46
Philip T. Goldstein Want no Die? I Don't; Naw. 2002 Redivider 47
Karl Fulves Able To Match "automated version of 'Business Card Prophecy'", after riffle shuffle 15 cards are removed, a card stabbed and cards on either side divined and those are the only ones with mates in packet see also "Business Card Prophesy" (Bill Simon, 1952) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 50
Jamie Badman Friday Night Curry Spectators select two cards, turn out to be mates varied by "Bring Your Wallet to the Curry Night" (Jamie Badman, 2007) 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 40
Jamie Badman Bring Your Wallet to the Curry Night Variation of Friday Night Curry, but with wallet secret preparation inspired by "Friday Night Curry" (Jamie Badman, 2007) 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 43
Karl Fulves Shifty two cards selected by performer and spectator match 2007 Word Play 41
Karl Fulves Time Of Day mates in clock layout 2007 Word Play 44
Jack Parker Remote Control Spectator reverses two cards, reveals to be the two black Twos varied by "Manual Operation" (Jack Parker, 2007) 2007 52 Memories 125
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-up 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 246
Woody Aragon Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates 2011 A Book in English 97
Steve Beam Mating Season VII multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards match also published as "Mating Season VII" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume VI" 2011 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Section "Addendum") xx
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Roger Crosthwaite IRF Open Prediction (semi improvised effect) Card is placed next to its mate 2014 The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 25
Michael Weber Living Parallel Lies Behind the back Do As I Do, multiple cards match 2014 Old Dog 14
Benjamin Earl Four-Card Impossible performer gives prediction to spectator who then selects a card and two more to make four-of-a-kind 2015 F for Fiction 1
Denis Behr & Alex Elmsley Mathe-Mate-Ics In a progressively more impressive demonstration, the participant cuts a number of cards from the deck. The magician cuts the remainder in two. Dealing down in both the magician's packets to the participant's number, two mates are found. This is repeated two times. inspired by "Arith-Mate-Ic" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 124
Steve Beam The PC Card Trick Compatibility test with a couple where two mates are found. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 103
Ron Cartlidge Queen Elizabeth Two red Queens placed into the deck by spectators are found next to black Queens 2015 The Saturday Morning Session 1
Terrill Fischer Gemini Squared Black 10 placed next to other black 10, then black 10s magically sandwich red 10s 2015 The Saturday Morning Session 21
Pit Hartling Close Encounters three cards inserted by spectator from another deck lie next to their duplicates 2016 In Order to Amaze 48