121 entries in Cards / Principles / One Ahead
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Unknown The Cards having been freely shuffled, and cut into three or four heaps, to name the top card of each heap Modern Magic 108
Unknown To name any Number of Cards in succession without Seeing them cards named one by one with deck behind backs, two methods Modern Magic 70
Unknown The Cards having been freely Shuffled and Cut into three or four Heaps, to Name the Top Card of each Heap one ahead Tricks with Cards 127
Unknown Die Macht des Zauberstabes No. 44, four packets cut by performer, he names top cards of all piles Der Kartenkünstler 52
Unknown Nennen zweier Karten deck cut in two piles, performer names top two cards Der moderne Kartenkünstler 43
Unknown Das magische Trio one card palmed from the start Der moderne Kartenkünstler 107
Unknown Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen deck behind back, performer names one card after the other, two handlings Der moderne Kartenkünstler 42
David Devant, T. Nelson Downs The Magician's Will Power with one-way deck improvement by Downs The Art of Magic 176
Ralph W. Hull Hull's Marvelous Card Prediction three cards predicted, one thought of, two methods, one with Thayer's Lock Flap Card Box, predictions written on billets in clever way "Eye-Openers" 6
Theodore Annemann The Lady and the Gentleman two card prediction with billet indexRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 40
Unknown The Three Heaps spectator cuts deck in three piles, three top cards are divined, repeat Mental Magic with Cards 10
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Master Mind two decks, three cards are predicted Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 16
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker A Version of the Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 108
Unknown Cards of Chance Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 21
Unknown Reading the Cards reading cards with fingertips, two simple one-ahead methods Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 361
Charles T. Jordan Hummer Detection one-way backs that must not be set in one direction Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 159
Theodore Annemann Two Card Slate Prophecy two cards divined and written on slates, stacked deck and forcing deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 348
Purvis W. Miller Double Prediction predictions with blue and red pencil match cards selected from blue-backed and red-backed deck, one forcing deck, other one stacked or marked The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 30
Theodore Annemann Lady and Gentleman two card prediction with billet indexInspired byRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Jack Vosburgh Double Edged Sword of Might two card prediction, one-ahead, mirage deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Edward Marlo, John Scarne Marlo's Think A Card three thought-of cards are predicted on billets, one ahead, based on John Scarne's "Think a Card"Related to Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 26
Theodore Annemann Card Voice three spectators pocket cards, a snoopy card tells them to performer, based on Jordan's "The Sagacious Joker" The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 825
Edward Marlo Overhearing the Spectator use of this psychological ruse Future Reverse 4
Bruce Elliott Change! Thought! Coincidence! card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted on three different colored cardboards Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 38
Jean Hugard A Sub-Conscious Miracle performer blindfolded, deck shuffled by spectator, three cards called and any cards removed by spectator one by one Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 167
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Do As I Do Inspired byRelated toVariations Mental Cases With Cards 4
George G. Kaplan The Calcutta Mystery (First Version) two card prediction written with different colored pencils, one aheadInspired by
  • "The Bombay Mystery" (George Kaplan, marketed)
The Fine Art of Magic 148
George G. Kaplan The Calcutta Mystery (Second Version) without the colored pencils, but with spectators initials, one ahead The Fine Art of Magic 152
Frederick Braue Triple Do three cards from two deck match, removed by performer and spectator Show Stoppers with Cards 12
Roger Barkann Parallels two decks, two predictions placed in books, as well as selections of spectatorAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 151) 606
John Scarne Calling the Cards No. 1, Shuffled deck spread face down on table, performer able to divine identity of freely selected cards with X-ray vision Scarne on Card Tricks 9
Unknown Card Clairvoyance card is cut in four packets, top card buried in each packet, four top cards are named Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 27
Edward Marlo Double Thought two cards, one freely thought of, one aheadRelated to The Cardician 31
Edward Marlo Double Thoughts - Single Deck two cards, one thought of, one aheadRelated to The Cardician 126
Harlan Tarbell How to Win Three Horse Races forcing bank of a third of the deck, one ahead Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 242
Roger Barkann Parallels two decks, two predictions placed in books, as well as selections of spectatorAlso published here The Best in Magic 113
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method I two decks, two spectators make a selection each, one only thought of Marlo Meets His Match 5
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method V peeked at and thought of card found Marlo Meets His Match 9
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method VI two cards counted to predicted Marlo Meets His Match 9
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method VII two cards cut to predicted by performer Marlo Meets His Match 18
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method IX two cards cut to predicted by performer Marlo Meets His Match 21
Edward Marlo Marked Matcho two decks Marlo Meets His Match 27
Edward Marlo Unmarked Matcho two decks Marlo Meets His Match 28
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method II two cards only thought of, see also page 9 for Variation Marlo Meets His Match 6
Edward Marlo Double Thought - Single Deck two cards thought of found, one ahead
- Stooge Version
- The Exchange Version
- The Key Card Version
- Memory Version
Related to Marlo Meets His Match 12
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method VIII two cards cut to predicted/matched by performer with other deck Marlo Meets His Match 20
Edward Marlo Double Thought and Two Billets Related to Marlo Meets His Match 22
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methodsVariations Marlo Meets His Match 24
Edward Marlo Memory Matcho two decks, one stackedVariations Marlo Meets His Match 29
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Flashes triple prediction, huge cards with numbers from 1-3 predictions are written on the back of the cardsVariationsAlso published here Magic of the Mind 18
Peter Warlock The Patient Telepath prediction written on big file cards, initialed by the spectators Magic of the Mind 20
Ned Rutledge Man and Woman two card prediction on two billets, clever ploy to cover one ahead Between Two Minds 20
Alton Sharpe Double Prediction Chest freely thought of and chosen card predicted, one ahead Expert Card Conjuring 73
Karl Fulves Double Up two selections from topsy-turvy deck, position and identity are predicted, riffle shuffle method Epilogue (Issue 3) 23
Theodore Annemann The Pellet Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
(Instructions by Frank Lane), three spectators select and think of cards and write them on pellets, performer divines them all
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 161
Al Cohn Quasi-Mental you know top card of cut deck, bold Million Dollar Card Secrets 64
Edward Marlo Impromptu X-Ray Deck four selections returned to deck, performer names them, two methods, inspired by Daley's "Electronic Vision" (Linking Ring, April 1951) Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 45
E. S. Bentfrum Matching Prediction Inspired by Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 22
Karl Fulves Double Up two selections from topsy-turvy deck, position and identity are predicted, riffle shuffle method Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 26
Frederick Braue One Pack Triple Do spectator and performer have half the deck each, three cards taken out by each, they match, two handlingsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 626
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deckAlso published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 743
Karl Fulves Dynamic Duo two spectators each take a card from half the deck from performer's pocket, both written on slips of paper by performer The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 817
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oh! Calcutta! two cards predicted, with two different colored pensInspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 100) 499
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards foundRelated toVariations The Epitome Location 25
Al Mann Astral Sight deck cut in several piles, cards on bottom are named by performer The Third Ecstasy 15
Eddie Fields P-O-P Effect Dual card location using P-O-P PeekInspired by The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 52
Thomas Alan Waters Burning Questions questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowlInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 20
Larry Becker Ghost Image deck of blank cards, prediction of amount of cut cards and thought of card The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 140
Ron Ferris, Harry Lorayne Firestorm Two top cards of freely cut to packets are divined, one ahead, red black separation kicker Best of Friends 513
Edward Marlo Locus-Pocus two Cards, four methods
- Locii Two
- Locii Two II
- Loci Two III
- Prediction Variation
Inspired by Marlo without Tears 139
Thomas Alan Waters Threesum triple prediction on selected playing cards, with Bingo chart (Stover's "irrisistible Force")Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 557
Harry Houdini Houdini's Secret No. 64, from Houdini's notebooks, two cards selected by counting to numbers, both predicted, one-ahead More Self-Working Card Tricks 94
Thomas Alan Waters Circlet two cards, one with female and one with male symbol, prediction of two cards for a man and a woman, written on the fitting cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 688
Larry Jennings One Thought Behind two cards, one-ahead The Cardwright 60
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clockingInspired byRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 175
Karl Fulves The Joker Thinks Joker apparently divines the top two cards of two cut-off packets Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 31
Edward Marlo A Mental Combination - A Multiple Coincidence
- Impromptu Power of Thought
four thought-of cards matched with another deck, power-of-thought with two decks, see page 55 (Addendum) for addition
So Soon? 33
John Bannon Oh Calcutta thought of and dealt-to card are predicted, one aheadInspired by Impossibilia 11
Simon Aronson Two Minds and a Mate card chosen, another removed and a third one though-of, all foundInspired byRelated toVariations The Aronson Approach 50
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Second Effect four slips of paper with predictions, four spectators think of a card of a certain suit and transfer cards from top to bottom according to their valueVariations Cardfixes 193
Alex Elmsley A Double Prediction two cards, progressive spelling set-up, one-ahead, sixteenth card principleVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 311
Edward Marlo Logical Double Thought, Plus One two cards thought of & one unknown card removed, all found, three methodsRelated to The Olram File (Issue 4) 8
Stephen Tucker Gag Card Miracle 52 on 1 gag, then cards are selected with coins and the gag card, prediction of selected cards New Close-Up Lecture 6
Terry LaGerould Spectator guesses better one ahead Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 9) 2257
Alex Elmsley Future Stock two card prediction, stack, one-ahead The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 398
T. Nelson Downs The Pickpocket cards of one color are put in performer's pocket who removes cards which are then divined by spectator three times More Greater Magic 1083
Philip T. Goldstein Boustrophedon two cards chosen behind back divined Thabbatical 79
Harry Riser A Two Billet Test cards thought-of and written on billetsInspired by The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 238
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticatedInspired byRelated to Das kleine grüne Heft 24
Ellis Stanyon Naming a Card in One Packet by Looking at One in Another No. 25 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 46
Ellis Stanyon The Bottom Card - Simple No. 2, behind back, glimpsing one ahead in front of the body Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 116
Ellis Stanyon Naming the Card on Top of Four (or More) Packets No. 19, top cards named one by one, but only shown at the end
- Variation ("Compelling a person to draw certain cards.")
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 43
Ellis Stanyon The Bottom Card and Palming No. 3, deck behind back, card brought forward with next one palmed and glimpsed Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 116
Ellis Stanyon Subtle Reading of the Index No. 7, glimpse when pulling up sleeve, then one ahead by glimpsing second card by lifting two and dropping bottom one after glimpse Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 118
Karl Fulves Next of Kin no extra card Lost Vampire Secrets 153
Sam Schwartz Fourtell prediction of four cards chosen in different ways, one thought-of, cut-deeper handlingVariations Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 103
Karl Fulves Ahead of Time predictions written on billets, one of the billets vanishes from hat and travels to card caseInspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 104
Karl Fulves Open Invitation "Three Trix"
repeat version of Open Prediction, predictions written on backs of previously stopped-at cards, all four cards shown at end
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 110
Lee Asher Fan-see meeting both of you here instant stooge, one ahead, two cards Hand Jobs 11
Karl Fulves 3 On A Match "51 Faces North" solution in three phases, packet version of Open Prediction Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 146
Unknown Three-Way Match No. 3, two spectators think of a card and the performer, predictions written on slips, one-ahead, without cards New Self-Working Card Tricks 4
Karl Fulves Seen, Not Seen No. 41, card openly predicted, number up to ten named, repeated before both cards are shown My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 92
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double entendre one card thought-of from half the deck and one touched, both found Ahead of the Pack 59
Karl Fulves An Opening two card Open Prediction type trick, card where spectator stops determined by numbersRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 254
Al Baker Best Card Trick stacked deck, one ahead The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 683
Al Baker Second Method of the trick before that, stacked deck The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 684
Al Baker For Two Persons with a medium The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 684
Al Baker Wonderful Four Cards and Pellets Mystery Si Stebbins, Svengali The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 760
Karl Fulves Clear Channel performer and spectator both deal through half the deck and leave one card face-down, both cards divined/predictedVariations Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 373
Karl Fulves Booking Agent performer sticks card in upright standing book, chosen card next to it, repeated, both match Prolix (Issue 3) 186
Karl Fulves Cross Colors deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both matchInspired by
  • Number Four in Joe Berg's Private Card Problems
Related to
Prolix (Issue 3) 172
David Solomon Whispering Queens two Queens appear reversed in deck, they whisper names of two selections and are shown to be next to the selection The Wisdom of Solomon 33
Hector Chadwick A Card Behind Spectator divines identities of three cards in increasing accuracyVariations The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 103
Tony Bartolotta Mexican Mental two cards Prolix (Issue 8) 536
Karl Fulves Ahead Of The Game values and later suits of six randomly chosen cards divined Xtra Credit (Issue 7) 40
Tom Stone White Lies classic one-ahead trick with blank cards on which writing appears with ashes rubbed on Maelstrom 39
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Flashes triple prediction, huge cards with numbers from one to three, predictions are written on the back of the cardsAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 185
Roger Gorss, Edward Boswell, Brad Henderson Have You Got The Nerve? One ahead trick with two cards chosen The Saturday Morning Session 5
Pit Hartling Echoes three selections predicted with their mates In Order to Amaze 92
Unknown A.M. two spectators peek at a card, performer divines them, fair conditionsInspired byRelated to Michał Kociołek Live! 1
R. Paul Wilson A Beautiful Mind spectator divines identities of three cards in increasing accuracy
- First Method (Rarely Happens)
- Second Method (Happens Most of the Time)
- Variations
- Another Note on the Second Card
- Lastly
Inspired by Think Again 3