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Unknown The Queens digging for Diamonds hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentationAlso published here Tricks with Cards 82
Unknown Das Vorherbestimmen mehrerer gewählten Karten deck dealt into four piles, one chosen, all cards in this pile are predicted Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 76
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Prädestinationsgabe two decks, spectator remembers one and its position in one deck, then he counts down in second deck from position to previously predicted number, selection is thereRelated toAlso published here Der moderne Kartenkünstler 111
Unknown Das Umzählen on the reverse counting of decks and packetsVariations Der moderne Kartenkünstler 124
Unknown Die Unzertrennlichen deck shown mixed and taken under a handkerchief, performer brings out all fours-of-a-kind one after the other, two methods (stacked stripper deck, deck switch) Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 83
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Prädestinationsgabe two decks, spectator remembers one and its position in one deck, then he counts down in second deck from position to previously predicted number, selection is thereAlso published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 11) 161
Unknown Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selectionRelated toAlso published here New Era Card Tricks 192
Mr. Blak Das Ordnen der Karten deck shown mixed, down-under deal performed to sort deck in new deck orderVariations Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 133
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs, spectator holds deck as it is riffled, non-index cards used hereAlso published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 43
Hugo Schrader Neues mathematisches Kartenkunststück one of thirty-two cards thought of, eight packets of four cards each given to spectator who should remove some cards that match his value or suit, card found Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 157
Arthur Toskana Das Riesengedächtnis order of shuffled deck read to performer who can repeat it, deck switched for "memorized" deck with easy systemRelated toVariations Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 131
Emil Clauß Das Riesengedächtnis rhyme to remember value sequence of all eight valuesInspired by Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 165
Eduard W. Lufa Die Lieblingsfarbe three or four pairs of cards chosen, placed on small table, suit chosen, all cards change into that suit Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 3) 35
Unknown Die magische Einwirkung two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection, translation by John WillmannAlso published here Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 51
A. J. Ueber künstliches Mischen slow shuffling method that re-organizes the cards, working backwards, with tables for different numbers of cards that show how the cards change positions with each shuffle, see p. 166Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 164
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of ClubsRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Art of Magic 77
Sam Leo Horowitz A Psychological Discovery two-pile-stop trick with Eight/Nine alternating set-upRelated toVariationsAlso published here Greater Magic 549
Martin Gardner Never-Miss Stop Effect two-pile-stop trick with Tens/Jacks alternating set-upRelated to 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 12
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are foundVariations Cardboard Charades 24
Gene Finnell The Down/Under Exchange Surprise selection placed aside, packet cut and down/under deal performed until four cards remain, top of those is selection and previously tabled card matches other three cards Gene Finnell's Card Magic 55
Roy Walton, Charles T. Jordan Colour Me Jordan two decks, mentally selected cards appear in other halves of the deck which are in spectators pockets Card Script 35
Burling Hull The Two Fold Miracle spectator shuffles deck and cuts to any card, its value used to count down in second deck, same card found there The Amazing World of Mentalism 49
Ron Ferris, Allan Ackerman Blackjack Player's Delight four ten-values are on table, four selections turn out to be the four Aces to make four blackjacksVariations Here's My Card 94
Michael Skinner Atom Poker Mal Zwei two phases, set-up, first in TalismanRelated to Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 16
Stephen Minch The Minch Ken two cards from ESP deck, spectators think of a number and count to cardAlso published here The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 255) 1271
Gerald Kosky Picture Perfect divination of selected postcard, abc stack The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 278) 1389
Karl Fulves Even Further credit information, with shuffling strategy Secret Session — Part One 2
Jerry Sadowitz Elimination comedy location, all cards eliminated in stages with patter lines except selectionInspired by Inspirations 73
Karl Fulves Point of Conversion Ace of Diamonds put in center, it comes to top with the Two of Diamonds underneath which is tabled, repeated and Ace brings Three to Five to top as well, then Ace of Spades is on top and the tabled Diamonds change to Royal Flush cards Secret Session — Part Two 31
Karl Fulves Hidden Diamonds Diamonds, Jacks and Queens found with story presentation Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 46
Jon Racherbaumer A Case for Hofzinser Ace travels into card case at the end Cardfixes 50
Michael Powers Whether Forecast spectator deals into two piles and stops anywhere, sum of top cards predicted, each pile dealt into two piles, top cards are Aces, Aces change into Royal Flush, re-deal principle Top Secret Stuff 21
Roy Walton School Daze two cards chosen, sum and difference of those values, number of cards as predictionInspired by
  • Henry Christ's "Sum & Difference"
Variations
Profile (Issue 5) 1
Richard James A Problem Solved? deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are matesInspired by Profile (Issue 11) 11
Arturo de Ascanio ¿Juega Usted al Mus? gambling routine for the spanish game "Mus", with a deck of forty cardsAlso published here
  • "Circular Mensual del S.E.I." N° 4, 1954.
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 7
Philip T. Goldstein Some Indifference two cards chosen, sum and difference of those values, number of cards as prediction, Henry Christ's "The Difference and the Sum"Inspired byVariations Profile (Issue 8) 7
Stephen Tucker The Penultimate Truth Inspired by Profile (Issue 12) 6
Peter Duffie Card Count-Down card thought-of from twelve-card packet, suit spelled, pairs dealt, value counted down in rest of the deck to find mate Profile (Issue 16) 6
Jackie McClements Pushthru Eliminator card chosen, incomplete faro pushed through a few times to get clues about the color and suit of card, wrong card is determined, still right card shows up reversed in deckAlso published here
  • The Crimp, p. 212
Shock Treatment 4
Steven Hamilton Thinking Out Loud card built from two consecutive cards in the deck by taking suit of one and value of the other, that card turns over, then Triumph with four cards reversed at finale, the constructed card and its matesAlso published here Roger's Thesaurus 210
Chuck Smith Imaginary 21 Card Trick in effect a card is chosen under table and named by magicianVariationsAlso published here What If? 12
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Three: Retention-of-Vision Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 52
Peter Duffie The Ultimate Truth Inspired by
  • "Tarradiddle" (Peter Duffie, Quartet, 1986)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Imagine
Duffie's Card Compulsions 84
Scott Robinson Chance by Choice four cards are cut to, sum is predicted in envelope Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 89
Doug Canning Card Counters Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 153
R. Paul Wilson Blackjack Players Blight four ten-values are on table, four selections turn out to be the four Aces to make four blackjacksInspired by Chaos Theories 8
R. Paul Wilson Sticky Residue spectator deals out any number of poker hands, cut one hand and remembers top card, all assembled, performer divined number of hands and cardInspired byRelated to Chaos Theories 46
Simon Lovell Who Killed Lilly Longlegs? Simon Says! 83
Simon Lovell, Michael Austin Blind Date Bermuda spectator pockets three cards behind his back, performer takes another deck and finds the matesInspired by Simon Says! 129
Jack Avis Magical Sucuba 4x4 matrix, some number coincidences occur Vis à Vis 110
Ellis Stanyon Naming Spots on a Card at Any Number in the Pack No. 42, stack for spot cards only, calculation method to know card at any number Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 78
Unknown Margery's Arrangement for a Piquet Pack No. 3, rhyme for thirty-two card deckAlso published here
  • "Magic", 1893
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 86
Ellis Stanyon Another Arrangement for a Piquet Pack No. 4, mathematical Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 86
Ellis Stanyon Forty Cards Dealt Faces Down, to Pick Up the One Named No. 44, cards dealt in square on table, any spot card named and performer knows where it is Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 79
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Two Consecutive Cards No. 3, two consecutive cards chosen, some number of cards added to top, card found Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 100
Ellis Stanyon Fifteen Consecutive Cards Indiscriminately Drawn from One Pack and One Secretly Chosen, to Produce It from Another Pack No. 4, card from packet chosen, found in second deck, both in same order Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 101
Ellis Stanyon Special Arrangement of Whist Pack and Tricks with Same No. 6, similar to Stebbins
(a) To Discover the Top Card
(b) To Discover a Card Removed from Either of Two Portions
(c) To Discover the Bottom Card from Either Half of the Pack
(d) Reading the Whole Pack
(e) To Name Either or All of Four Cards Dealt in a Row
(f) To Discover a Card Freely Selected
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 104
Ellis Stanyon Any Card Noted in One Pack Found at a Given Number in Another No. 9, two decks in same order, number and card chosen, another number predicted, when counting to predicted number starting with named number the card is there Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 108
Ellis Stanyon The Pack Is "Cut" into Four and the Names of the Cards in Either Part Are Found in an Envelope No. 10, four piles made, one chosen, cards in that pile are predicted or divined, multiple out in envelope Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 109
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note deck riffle shuffled, top thirteen cards dealt off and four spectators take the cards of one suit each, alls cards divined, interlocking chain principleInspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 120
Doug Conn Impossible 21 Card Trick Inspired byAlso published here Tricks of my Trade 105
Ellis Stanyon Queens Digging for Diamonds No. 40, hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentationAlso published here Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 52
Ellis Stanyon Rapit Memorization (?) of Half the Pack No. 17, half the deck switched, order known or cue sheet Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 91
Steve Beam Bite Me four spectators cut cards and selections are foundRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 204
Peter Duffie A Stebbish Location two cards chosen with two dice, performer produces one and names the other, variation of Si Stebbins stack New Inspirations 13
Richard Bartram, Jr. Joker Assisted Triumph ends in new deck order, farosInspired by Card File Two 17
Ali Bongo Unfolding Future folded multi-level prediction as in Simon Aronson's "Shuffle-Bored"Inspired by
  • Ludow, from Paris
Related toVariations
Off The Books (Issue 2) 11
John Moran Discard Poker cards are shuffled face up into face down, face down cards are dealt for four players, four Royal Flushes Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 38
Steve Beam The Macho Magician Versus Wussy Gambler matching value and suit are spelled of selection, then four Aces are found as a kicker by spelling Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 46
Steve Beam The Of-Age Card Trick 21 card trick without dealing the cards multiple timesAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 56
Steve Beam Turning 21 imitating the 21 card trick
- 2-Selection Version
- Infusion
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 60
Marty Kane V.D. valentines day patter, card is found by dealing and spelling, she loves me / loves me not for down-under dealInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 73
Steve Beam Prime Location cards reveal selection and amount of cut cardsInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 77
Steve Beam Bulletproof card is cut to and divinedRelated toVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 80
Steve Beam The Birthday Card spectator deals cards for month and day of his birthday then remembers a card, performer reveals selection and birthdayRelated toVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 86
Steve Beam Mortality card found at number, number indicates how long person will liveRelated to
  • Gaeton Bloom's "Immortal"
Variations
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 115
Stewart James, Steve Beam Applause Card two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers, at total is a card with a messageInspired by
  • Stewart James' "Were You Fooled?" in "Stewart James in Print - The First Fifty Years"
Related to
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 152
Marty Kane Hallmark Inventory Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 185
Peter Duffie Found by Coincidence spectator uses some cards of sixteen-card packet to find his selection with down-under deal, then reverse faros until down to one brings mate of the top card of another packetInspired by New Inspirations 6
Steve Beam Parallelogram different presentation for Bulletproof, with two cardsInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 82
Peter Duffie K.I.A. "Kane is Able"
twenty-card packet, after some dealing a value and a suit are used to form a card, it is the card that a spectator earlier stopped dealing
Inspired by
  • Marty Kane trick
Cards By All Means 5
Peter Duffie The Universal Base Ace of Spades put on bottom of deck, it changes into the mates of three selections, other Aces show up as climax, bottom deals Cards By All Means 7
Tino Call Think of a Card Spectator looks at any card in the deck and at it's mate, card can be namedRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 97
Lewis Jones Dual control two thought-of cards divined (each one out of five)Inspired by
  • "Radar Deck" (Richard Osterlind)
Ahead of the Pack 146
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Twins collide five cards put on table and one chosen, its mate found from rest of deck Ahead of the Pack 160
Marty Kane Divide and Conjure! after several full-deck reverse faros, only three cards remain, one settled upon, it is the selection
- Full Deck Handling
- Further Notions on Divide and Conjure! (2)
- External Thoughts (Robin Robertson, Jerry K. Hartman, Peter Duffie)
- The Trouble with Seven
- Partial Deck Handlings
- Full Deck Prearranged Handling (named card)
Inspired by
  • "The Devil and His Disciple" (Robert Neale, Life Death, and Other Card Tricks)
Related toVariations
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 49
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Paranormalist spectator riffle shuffles once and turns up pairs without the performer seeing them, when a color-matching pair is found the performer names the higher valueInspired byRelated to Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 95
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 97
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Gilbreath Plays Dominoes after a riffle shuffle domino chain made with cards, end and beginning predictedInspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 66
Iain Girdwood Unicycle Stack values recycle after one shuffle
- The 16 Card Unicycle Stack
- The 30 Card Unicycle Stack
Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 68
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Domino Effect domino chain made with cards, end and beginning predictedVariations Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 64
Jackie McClements Pushthru Eliminator card chosen, incomplete faro pushed through a few times to get clues about the color and suit of card, wrong card is determined, still right card shows up reversed in deckAlso published here
  • The Crimp, p. 212
A Lecture 14
Dave Campbell Dave's Premonition card not named but built from two consecutive cards in the deck by taking suit of one and value of the otherInspired by
  • "Thinking Out Loud" (Steven Hamilton, The Crimp #10)
Variations
The Dave Campbell Legacy 47
Steve Beam Mating Season V first two cards match, then entire deck
- The Really False Count
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 212
Steve Beam GPS Stack mathematical stack, knowing amount of cut cards
- Weighing the Cards
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 229
Phil Ogden RAM Deck - Random Access Memory Deck expansion of Lewis Jones Memory Deck, with logical systemInspired by
  • Lewis Jones' "Memory Deck" in "Cardiograms"
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 230
Cushing Strout The Left-Handed Clock Cards dealt into clock formation, card is located using a spinning physics toy as the clock handInspired by On the Other Side of the Mirror 24
Jack Avis The Mystery of X (Ten) a Ten spot and cards that add up to ten show up, number ten is predicted Rara Avis 101
Jack Parker Discarded 21 7-7-7 123
Stewart James The Robot Deck Stack that allows you to do seven routines in a row

Mental Spell, Straight Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Bridge, Scrambled Spelling Bee, Prophetic Card Discovery
The Essential Stewart James 53
Stewart James The Prophet's Choice Card at a number predicted by magician, two decks used, two cardsAlso published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Oct 6, 1946
The Essential Stewart James 64
Stewart James The Clincher Spelling to thought of cards with a poker themeAlso published here
  • typewritten instructions, Aug 1947
The Essential Stewart James 71
Stewart James Ten Nights In A Cardroom Multiple phase routine with ten tricks

1. Shuffled deck, you deal and win a game of draw poker
2. Four spectators name a number each, the cards at those positions have the same value
3. You are able to name every card in a hand of poker as it is being dealt
4. Card to pocket, card is lost in the deck by spectator, then card appears in your previously empty pocket. Effect is repeated.
5. Challenge card location
6. Prediction trick
7. You deal yourself good cards for poker
8. You can predict what cards you will receive for poker
9. Blackjack deal, spectator can name any number of hands and you will always win with a blackjack
10. Shuffled deck, you blindfold yourself, you deal for poker and win once again
Also published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
The Essential Stewart James 84
Stewart James Pocket of Persistence Deck is placed in pocket unseen, magician can be blindfolded, but is able to extract winning poker hands, and even the mate to a previously selected cardAlso published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Apr 1949 and Aug 1958
The Essential Stewart James 105
Stewart James Micawber Card is freely named, deck is removed from box and to show one card is reversed in the deck. This reversed card is used to locate the named card.Also published here
  • Linking Ring Oct 1952
The Essential Stewart James 116
David Solomon Very Dicey selection in deck, two pairs of dice thrown, both numbers counted to, the cards there match the total, both numbers added, packet of that size produced with selection as last cardInspired by
  • version on "Solomon's Mind" DVD
Related to
The Wisdom of Solomon 16
Steve Beam Turning 21 - Two Selection Version
- Infusion
Also published here 7-7-7 86
Steve Beam The Of-Age Card Trick Also published here 7-7-7 95
Chuck Smith Imaginary 21 Card Trick in effect a card is chosen under table and named by magicianAlso published here 7-7-7 130
Doug Conn Impossible 21 Card Trick Also published here 7-7-7 133
Aldo Colombini Direct Aces spectator cuts off pile, next to values added, counted down, Aces found finally Prolix (Issue 4) 219
Román García Una Partida Entre Tahúres Triumph, Kings are found after each shuffle, deck ends up in new deck order, farosRelated to Nanomagias 35
Karl Fulves Triptych two cards chosen, two piles dealt and performer reads out loud all the cards, spectators name the piles with their selections, performer divines cards, they transpose into other pile and are only odd-backed onesInspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 9) 603
Karl Fulves Trap Shoot deck cut, value of top and suit of bottom card used to make up composite card, that is caught with other two cardsInspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 10) 694
Steven Hamilton Thinking Out Loud card built from two consecutive cards in the deck by taking suit of one and value of the other, that card turns over, then Triumph with four cards reversed at finale, the constructed card and its matesAlso published here The Magic of Steven Hamilton 22
Benjamin Earl Roleplayer (With a Named Four-of-a-Kind) named card located with the matching three-of-a-kind by spectator
1) Full Deck Setup
2) No Setup
Roleplayer 9
David Solomon Free-Cut Thought Kings cut into deck, Kings come together and Aces appear reversed in deck as well, faro
- A Cool Discovery (variations with Queens)
Inspired by
  • "Free Cut Marriages" (Nick Trost, Subtle Card Creations - Volume 4)
Solomon's Secrets 96
Harapan Ong That Escalated Quickly deck cut, Ace on top, cut into two piles, two Twos on top, ends with ten packets with Ace through Ten Principia 144
John Bannon, David Solomon A Christ Session four Sixes produced, starting with a Christ force Solomon's Secrets 77
David Solomon Ramón Riobóo's Inverse Compensation some cards removed, spectator choses three red cards of those and a black card, the red cards are added to count down to mate of black cardInspired by Solomon's Secrets 79
David Solomon Down the Magic Square Path game presentation, number of cut-off cards is total of one routine in 4x4 square, other twelve cards shown blankInspired by
  • "The Total Package" (Simon Aronson, Art Decko)
Solomon's Secrets 103
David Solomon Suited Double Deal two spectators cut off a pile, piles dealt into six packets each, all top cards are one suit, prediction is missing card, re-deal force Solomon's Secrets 107
David Solomon Reading the Tea Leaves sixteen-card packet riffle shuffled and dealt into four piles, top cards used to divine selection and find it by adding total Solomon's Secrets 125
Matt Baker Triple-Fried Three cards selected by three spectators through a lot of dealing, magician then divines all three selections, can be done with memorized deck or a special stackInspired by The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 204
Allan Ackerman, Jason England The Extended Merlin spectator shuffles deck, sorted into suits, suits shown mixed, they are suddenly ordered, alternate top bottom dealsInspired by Card Theater 94
Matt Baker Tilapia Two spectators each think of a card, magician slowly divines each selection without wrong statements, includes versions built into Tamariz and Aronson stackInspired by The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 51
Matt Baker Pile Driver Complicated mathematical version of the twenty one card trick, based on principle by Edmé-Gilles GuyotInspired by The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 217
Joshua Jay, Yves Doumergue The Spectator-Shuffle Control small set-up retained during spectator shuffle Triptych 7