Written by Steve Beam
Work of Steve Beam
239 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam
Language: English
127 entries
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Steve Beam Introduction
Steve Beam Gambling Tricks chapter intro
Steve Beam Done Deal deck is shuffled twice, second time face up into face down, spectator deals face up cards to himself and face down to performer, performer has a straight flush
Variations 16
Steve Beam House Rules two decks are shuffled together face up and face down, performer gets a Royal Flush
Inspired by 19
Allan Slaight Strout Fellow
Inspired byAlso published here 20
Lewis Jones Give Me Five spectator can always chose from two cards, decisions made for him and for performer
Variations 22
Lewis Jones Invisible Cull while placing some cards on the table
Steve Beam Beat It ending up with better hand than in the version by Lewis Jones
Inspired by 24
Lewis Jones You Bet prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cards
Variations 25
Steve Beam Culinary Bet different handling for You Bet, prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cards
Inspired by 26
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Five Card Stud chosen card is located by the use of a down-under deal and by spelling the locator card
Inspired by
  • Gene Castillon's " Computer Telephone Mystery" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1999.
Steve Beam Marketing Your Magic humorous article
Steve Beam Seven Card Stud spectator deals two poker hands, thinks of a secret number, remembers a card and with by the use of the down under deal a locator card is found
Optical False Cut
Steve Beam The Creativity Safe-Haven mail to Doug Canning
Steve Beam Up & Over the Down & Under two ways
  • Up & Over
  • Lucky Card
Tom Gagnon Automatic Ace Cutting by dribbling, good poker hand is found
Inspired byVariations 35
Steve Beam Competition Cutting by dribbling, good poker hand is found
Inspired by 37
John Moran Discard Poker cards are shuffled face up into face down, face down cards are dealt for four players, four Royal Flushes
Joel Givens Monte 101 four phases, in the hands
Optical Monte Move
Edward Marlo Quick 3-Way
Trevor Lewis Monte Plus Move
Gary Plants The Deck Will Tell
Inspired by 44
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
Steve Beam Tabled Cut one handed cut, bottom card apparently from the center
Joshua Jay Locating a Deal multiple selection, cards end up in a poker hand when dealing, then all spectators have their cards in their hands and performer has a Royal Flush
Inspired by 49
Rajneesh Madhok Reactionary Patter
Doreen Knott The Show poem
Steve Beam Impossible Locations chapter intro
Steve Beam The Of-Age Card Trick 21 card trick without dealing the cards multiple times
Also published here 56
Steve Beam Bi-Cycle "fishing expedition", fishing among eight cards
Steve Beam Pile Driver card is found by spelling
Also published here 58
Steve Beam Turning 21 imitating the 21 card trick
  • 2-Selection Version
  • Infusion
Also published here 60
Frederick Braue Braue Reversal
Steve Beam Count Forward Force packet is cut and value of card indicates how many more cards are added
Steve Beam The New Math reversed card appears at certain position
Steve Beam A Book by Any Other Name humorous article
Steve Beam The Peewee Card Trick three endings
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Wesley James' routine in "The Second Deal"
Steve Beam Charlier Cut as a Card Location
Steve Beam Double Down spectator spells suit and deals value of thought of card, card is divined
Steve Beam The Memory ADE for fishing suit
Related toVariations 70
Steve Beam Doubling Up on the Double Down spectator spells suit and deals value of thought of card, card is divined
Marty Kane V.D. valentines day patter, card is found by dealing and spelling, she loves me / loves me not for down-under deal
Inspired by 73
Cut Deeper Force
Jerry Mentzer Revisiting the Dream
Inspired by 75
Steve Beam Prime Location cards reveal selection and amount of cut cards
Inspired by 77
Steve Beam Bulletproof card is cut to and divined
Related toVariations 80
Steve Beam Parallelogram different presentation for Bulletproof, with two cards
Inspired by 82
Steve Beam Impossible Revelations chapter intro
Steve Beam The Birthday Card spectator deals cards for month and day of his birthday then remembers a card, performer reveals selection and birthday
Related toVariationsAlso published here 86
Lewis Jones Birthday Shuffle birthday and selection are divined
Inspired by 88
Steve Beam The Mind-Testing Deck method to calculate position in any number of cards, so card ends up in hand after Down Under Deal, different trick ideas (The Mind Testing Deck, Double-Up, Blanket Test, Boob Job)
Inspired by 90
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Clearing the Deck thought card is divined, spectator deals and cuts a blank deck, instructions by performer, with two variations (The Eraser, Synaptic Selection)
Marty Kane Symmetrick two suits in order, two cards are spelled, two spectators end up on same value
Steve Beam "Do you like card tricks?" he asked. I said no. He did 5" W. Somerset Maugham humorous article, other lines starting as line in title
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spelling
Inspired by 99
Steve Beam Signature Card to Wallet card in wallet is the same as selection but has no signature, then signature appears on card
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here 104
Steve Beam Singularities chapter intro
Steve Beam The Unselected card found at sum, using three dice
Inspired byRelated to 108
Tony Griffith The Bilton Diary
Marc Paul, Andy Stone, Anthony Owen Killer Kombustion one card in envelope, approach to Kenton Knepper's "Kolossal Killer"
Inspired by 113
Steve Beam Mortality card found at number, number indicates how long person will live
Related toVariationsAlso published here 115
Gary Plants Palindrome divination of one of the four Aces
Steve Beam Killing Time without Card Tricks humorous article, anagrams of magicians
Marty Kane The Christmas Tree Trick based on a pun, spectator selects two threes, rest of the cards are blank
Marty Kane Why 2K? with story presentation, Twos and Kings appear as a kicker
Inspired by 123
Steve Beam Face Up / Face Down Shuffles chapter intro
Steve Beam Simply Shuffled in the hands
Also published here 128
William Goodwin, Larry Jennings Goodwin/Jennings Display
Paul Swinford Flip Over Undercut
Also published here 129
Joel Givens Handy Triumph Display in the hands triumph, false faro
Inspired by 130
Jack Avis Reverso seven cards triumph without selection
Steve Beam The Fantasy presentation for Slop-Shuffle triumph
Steve Beam The Match Game chapter intro
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Out spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here 140
Lewis Jones Matchmaker card is constructed, prediction in form of a playing card is on the table
Inspired by
  • Stephen Tucker's "Doubly Impossible"
Marty Kane Card Craps two sets of Ace through Six are shuffled and dealt into pairs, all equal 7
Steve Beam Deal Stopper two cards selected from shuffled deck, deck split into two, when dealt down, both cards turn up at the same time
Inspired by 148
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 message
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "Were You Fooled?" in "Stewart James in Print - The First Fifty Years"
Related to
Steve Beam Magic in Hell humorous article
Steve Beam Cards of Color chapter intro
Lewis Jones The Pattern Principle for remembering red-black-color sequences
  • The Pattern Principle
  • The Gapped Pattern Principle
Related to 158
Lewis Jones Red Alert One deck is dealt in four hands, colors of one hand can be divined
Lewis Jones Red Alert Two deck is cut in halves, performer turns over card of his pile and guesses if color in other pile matches
Lewis Jones Red Alert Three performer guesses if colors are red or black
Lewis Jones Red Alert Four selection is placed in other half, spectator names colors of cards and lies at selection, performer knows knows exactly when
Joe Mogar Missed! two sandwiched selection between to Kings change into other Kings
Marty Kane Cardman's Best Friend story presentation, red Jacks selected among Spades cards
Steve Beam Topological Effects chapter intro
Lee Asher Joking Around card is torn, index is made out of torn pieces
VariationsAlso published here 170
Mark Horowitz Joking in Three Dimensions card is torn, index is made out of torn pieces, in the hands version
Inspired by 172
Steve Beam Reconstruction with torn cards
Inspired byRelated to
  • Nick Trost's "Red or Black - Which?" in "The New Tops" 8/9 1972.
Optical Monte Move
Steve Beam Multiple Locations chapter intro
Steve Beam Face Off four cards are selected and found, cut deeper to select all cards
Also published here 181
Marty Kane The Hallmark multiple spectators locate their own card in a packet, spelling to determine amount of cards for each spectator
Inspired byRelated toVariations 183
Steve Beam Semi-Automatic Versus Sleight of Hand humorous article
Marty Kane Hallmark Inventory
Related to 185
Steve Beam Marilyn, Carolyn, Timothy, & Sue routine and presentation for The Hallmark
Inspired by 186
Marty Kane Think-King Out Loud
Inspired by 188
Gary Plants Going Down multiple people doing down under deals
Steve Beam Future Foretold
Turnover Glimpse
Steve Beam What to Say When You're Busted humorous article
Steve Beam Cheap Suits four cards selected from a spread
Steve Beam Hmmm... three cards, three people deal cards from a packet and stop at their wish, with variations (Testosterone Reduction, Key Cult)
Steve Beam Demolition partial stack
Also published here 199
Al Smith Three Names in the Counting presentation for Multiplocation, with variation (Food for Thought)
Inspired by 201
Steve Beam Bite Me four spectators cut cards and selections are found
Related to 204
Steve Beam Strike Three mates are found
Inspired by 206
Steve Beam Underhand Location using the Underhand Shuffle
Steve Beam, Mike Beam Pricing Your Show humorous article
Tom Craven, Steve Beam Plugging the Keyhole presentation for Bounce Control
Inspired by 210
Steve Beam Six Shooter six selections
Steve Beam Five Spot five selections
Related toVariationsAlso published here 213
Steve Beam Moves chapter intro
Steve Beam The Underhand Shuffle
  • Double Undercut Alternative
  • Top-Stock Only
  • Cutting the Pack
  • Face-Up Option
  • Face-Up / Face-Down Option
Steve Beam One Way Budget Cut cards appear to be pushed from hand to hand
Related to 221
Steve Beam Forked Fan Force ending with two cards, one eliminated verbally
Related toAlso published here 223
Joel Givens The Dribbler angle jog handling
Related toAlso published here 224
Steve Beam King of the Hill Control controlling a card above a partial stack
  • Alternative Bottom Control
Also published here 225
Steve Beam Glossary
Double Undercut
Steve Beam Setup humorous article
Steve Beam Thanksgiven
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, November 2018.