Written by Nick Trost

Work of Nick Trost

297 pages (Hardcover), published by H&R Magic Books
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn.
Language: English

(158 entries)


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Nick Trost Everywhere and Nowhere small packet handling, four cards all change to selection and back 1
Nick Trost Jacks are Wild with an Elevator Finish small packet transformation with poker patter, elevator finish 3
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman, Dan Block Trost on Hamman's "Multiplying Kings" five cards become eight Kings, selection travels to deck 6
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Trost on Hamman's "Magic Cards" general cards with a four-card-packet of Jokers 8
Nick Trost, Roy Walton Another "Oil and Queens" 10
Nick Trost Following Suit sorting in 4 suits 11
Reinhard Müller, Jack Avis Müller Avis Dealing Procedure group variation 13
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Ultimate "Even Money" - Improved not all cards are dealtInspired by 14
Nick Trost, Roberto Giobbi A Compatibility Test mathematical, two selected cards predict a two-digit number 16
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Two Compatibility Tests first part is Karl Fulves' "Profiling", GilbreathInspired by 18
Nick Trost Four Grand Slams despite riffle shuffle by spectator, the four suits are separated 21
Nick Trost, Reinhard Müller Do As I Do Suit Separation Gilbreath 25
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Omega Suits suit matching 28
Nick Trost A Simple Coincidence mate of selection turns over in deckVariations 33
Nick Trost, Martin Gardner The "One-Two-Three" Trick small packet matching routine 35
Nick Trost, Ned Rutledge Ned Rutledge's "Cards Concordant" three cards are mated 38
Nick Trost, Ned Rutledge ESP Card Version of Ned Rutledge's "Cards Concordant" 41
Nick Trost, Iain Girdwood The Mystic Threes 42
Nick Trost Psychic Coincidence three selections out of nine cards are predicted in value 43
Nick Trost The Telephone Number Trick spectator's telephone number is produced 45
Nick Trost, Tom Craven The Couple's Lucky Number two cards are forced via number procedures 46
Nick Trost, Jerry K. Hartman Paradoxical Pairs spectator selects the only matching pairs of 12 pairs of cards 47
Nick Trost, Jerry K. Hartman ESP Card Version of Paradoxical Pairs 49
Nick Trost Sympathetic Suits 50
Nick Trost, Charles Hudson Trost on Hudson's "Sorcerer's Sevens" some coincidences with the number seven occur 52
Nick Trost Four Times Nine some coincidences with the number 9 occur 55
Nick Trost Cards of Coincidence spectator chooses four cards that match predicitions, four aces kickerVariations 58
Nick Trost The Royal Pair Puzzler 63
Nick Trost, Daryl, Walter B. Gibson The Burglar Trick 64
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Trost on Hamman's "Twins" not using the Gemini CountRelated to 66
Nick Trost The Restless Court Cards with three quartets 69
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave 70
Nick Trost The Court Card Swindle using Curry's "Swindle Switch" 73
Nick Trost The Reunited Families 74
Nick Trost A Puzzling Assembly jacks, queens and kings 75
Nick Trost, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Married Hearts and Four Cupids story trick 77
Nick Trost The Queen of Hearts and her Suitors story trick 79
Nick Trost Optical Three-Card Monte Also published here 85
Nick Trost Pinochle, Blackjack and Poker Puzzler 88
Nick Trost Duck or Deal Blackjack at the end of a shuffling and dealing procedure, the spectator has created four blackjacks 89
Nick Trost Classic Euchre Deal using a 24-card Euchre deck 91
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck 92
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal I using a 24-card Euchre deck 93
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal II using a 24-card Euchre deck 95
Nick Trost Exchange Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck 96
Nick Trost Six-Handed Exchange Rummy two versions 98
Nick Trost Wild Bill Revisited Dead Man story 101
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Wild Bill's Poker Hand I 102
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Wild Bill's Poker Hand II 104
Nick Trost Spectator's Royal Flush spectator pushes card into the deck to form royal flush 105
Nick Trost The Lucky Royal Flush weird cutting procedure results in aces and royal flush 106
Nick Trost The Insurance Card I riffle shuffle set- up, card needed to complete a straight flush is predicted 108
Nick Trost The Insurance Card II spectator cuts to four cards, initial selection completes straight flush, two versions 109
Nick Trost The Spectator's Straight Flush I Gilbreath, spectator locates straight flush 111
Nick Trost, Al Leech The Spectator's Straight Flush II spectator locates straight flush 113
Nick Trost The Gambler's Luck 114
Nick Trost Lucky At Poker 116
Nick Trost Strictly Straight Poker 117
Bob Longe, Nick Trost Bob Longe on "A Premonition" spectator turns over card underneath table, matches prediction 121
Nick Trost The Prophetic Phone Number the spectator's phone number is revealed as the climax of a card prediction 123
Nick Trost, Peter Duffie Prophecy in Color red-black matching procedure, outcome is predicted 124
Nick Trost Numerology in Color Ten-Twenty Force 126
Nick Trost, Al Koran Trost on Al Koran's "Prediction Supreme" three cards, Ten-Twenty Force 127
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force 127
Nick Trost The 20/20 Prediction several coincidence with the number 20 occur 128
Nick Trost Color Prediction with Three Spectators Gilbreath based, Miraskill 131
Norman Gilbreath, Nick Trost Reverse Gilbreath Principle 131
Nick Trost Three-Way Miracle Prediction Reverse Gilbreath Principle, number of red and black cards predicted 133
Nick Trost, Philip T. Goldstein Predicting Red, Black and Courts 134
Nick Trost Climax Prediction 137
Nick Trost Five in a Row credit information 139
Nick Trost Ace to Five - The Easy Method 140
Nick Trost Ambitious Ace to Five 143
Nick Trost Jazz 1-2-3-4 Revisited 145
Nick Trost, Larry Pringle Ambitious Deuce Sandwich sandwich-ambitious card combo 146
Unknown Chopstick Center Double Lift using two cards to handle the double 147
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch 148
Nick Trost, Edward Marlo Fifteen-Card Mystery card jumps from one packet of five cards to the next 150
Nick Trost Trost's Open Prediction double facer 153
Nick Trost, Herb Zarrow Revolving Aces - A Clean Version double backer 154
Nick Trost, Harry Riser Double-Back Effect spectator cuts to cards and finds some matches, double backers 156
Nick Trost The Hotel Mystery - Updated two fake index cards 158
Nick Trost, Judge Frank Price Trost on "The Muleshoe Gambler" gaffedInspired by 160
Nick Trost Super Showdown double endersInspired byAlso published here 164
Nick Trost The Card Puzzle - Gaffed Version 170
Nick Trost Destiny Deck coincidences with numbers and cardsRelated to 173
Nick Trost, Tony Binarelli Matrix Miracle twenty cards in five-times-five matrix are eliminated, final cards match prediction 176
Nick Trost Incredible! deck with blue and red backs, one of each is selected, both match, rest is forcing deck of different value 179
Nick Trost Half Wild deck cut in half, one half card from each half is selected, they match, rest is blank on one side 181
Rich Bloch Rich Bloch's Presentation Inspired by 184
Nick Trost Hokey-Poker cards are first all nines, then royal flush 187
Nick Trost Mexican Monte three cards, several transformationsInspired by
  • "Phantom Monte" (Karl Fulves, marketed in 1975 by Tannen)
  • "Anything But!" (Marv Long, 1974, packet trick)
VariationsAlso published here
  • marketed in 1981
Nick Trost, Johnny Thompson A Packet of Backs small packet all backs 194
Nick Trost Twisto Blanko all blank finish, gaffed 195
Nick Trost Wacky Packet several transformations 198
Nick Trost, Arthur Carter Un-Cards prediction "you will select the only red card", faces-backs-ambiguity 200
William P. Miesel, Arthur Carter Bill Miesel's "Red Card Prediction" prediction "you will select the only red card", faces-backs-ambiguity 202
Nick Trost Australian Aces sidewalk shuffle type monte effect, gaffed 204
Nick Trost Sixth-Thot one of five is predicted, gaffed 208
Nick Trost Bigfoot footprints appear on blank cards 211
Al Thatcher, Nick Trost Al Thatcher's Version Inspired by 216
Tom Hubbard, Nick Trost Tom Hubbard's Version Inspired by 218
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Una-Minds locating chosen symbols in spread of cards 222
Nick Trost The Power of Three predicting three cards 223
Nick Trost Design by Accident coincidence 225
Nick Trost, Patrick Page ESP Do As I Do one deck, based on Patrick Page's "Continuous Do As I Do" 226
Nick Trost, Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jak's Symbol Mystery Do As I Do 227
Nick Trost Extrasensory Deception 228
Nick Trost ESP 7-Card Draw seven cards chosen and predicted, two versions 230
Nick Trost, Peter Duffie Dual ESP Test Location naming two selections, cyclic stack 231
Nick Trost, Warren Wiersbe Triple ESP Miracle three selections match predictions 233
Nick Trost, Jerry K. Hartman Pair-a-normal Perception pairs match 235
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves The Almost Perfect ESP Test pair matching 239
Nick Trost, John F. Mendoza Four-Told four predictions are matched from fifty-cards-ESP-deck 240
Nick Trost, Roy Walton The Symbol Separation Test coincidences occur with fifty-cards-ESP-deck 242
Simon Aronson Mark-A-Place Move 245
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Spread 247
Tony Kardyro, Elmer Biddle Biddle Move 249
S. W. Erdnase, Nick Trost Bottom Stock Control 250
Frederick Braue Braue Addition 251
Frederick Braue Braue Reversal 252
Unknown Breather Crimp 253
Dai Vernon, Unknown Buckle Count 254
Francis Carlyle, Douglas Dexter, Carl Herrmann Carlyle False Turnover credit information 255
Nick Trost, Francis Carlyle Carlyle False Turnover - Second Method 257
Charlier Charlier Shuffle 257
Max Holden Criss-Cross Force 259
Paul Curry Curry Swindle Switch 260
Frederick Braue, Ed Balducci Cut-Deeper Force credit information 261
Walt Maddison, Daryl, Ted Biet Diminishing Count Rising Crime Display, credit information 262
Laurie Ireland, Dai Vernon Double Undercut 264
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count 265
Charlier, Nick Trost False Charlier Shuffle 266
Unknown False Riffle Shuffle no cover cards 268
Norman Houghton, Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count credit information 269
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter Shuffle 271
Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Principle 272
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count 273
Brother John Hamman Hamman Flip-Flop Force and Control variation of the Cut-Deeper Force, also "Rolling Control" 274
Brother John Hamman Hamman Small-Packet False Shuffle 275
Charles T. Jordan Jordan Count 276
Terry LaGerould LaGerould Countdown Force countdown with number from one to ten, credit informationRelated to 276
Edward Marlo Olram Subtlety 277
Jay Ose, Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Ose Cut credit information, however the Conradi-Horster credit is probably wrong 279
Bob Haskell Reverse Double Undercut 280
Arthur Finley, Unknown Riffle Force break 280
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Rumba Count 281
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins System credit information 283
Bill Simon, Al Thatcher Simon Prophecy Move 285
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle 286
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force 287
Unknown Svengali Shuffle to false shuffle a Svengali Deck 288
Unknown Swing Cut 289
Shigeo Takagi Takagi Turnover Count 290
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force 292
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Move 292
Dai Vernon Through-the-Fist Flourish 294
Charlie Miller Up-The-Ladder Cut 295