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Unknown To Name all the Cards in the Pack in Succession full stack, Eight Kings explained Modern Magic 50
Unknown To Name all the Cards of the Pack in Succession full stack, 32-version and Eight Kings explained Tricks with Cards 76
Unknown Four-of-a-kinds deck is dealt in thirteen piles, value named, one pile is removed that consists of all those cards Tricks with Cards 78
Unknown Kunststück à la Cumberland three cards removed by spectators and placed in handkerchief, predicted on three billets in goblet, they travel back into deck, billet index Der moderne Kartenkünstler 61
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards Der moderne Kartenkünstler 92
Unknown The Prearranged Pack Eight Kings stack New Era Card Tricks 41
S. W. Erdnase Tricks with the Prearranged Deck Eight Kings - set up explained with methods to calculate cards and their positions (applicable for any cyclic stack)Related to The Expert at the Card Table 179
Adrian Plate The Great Poker Trick "a particular favorite of Mr. Adrian Plate", new deck opened and shuffled, seven hands dealt and performer wins The Art of Magic 128
Charles T. Jordan A Novel Detection No. 4, spectator counts down cards and remembers the last one, halves riffle shuffled together, interlocking chains Thirty Card Mysteries 22
Charles T. Jordan The New Pack Detection No. 7, deck is split in two and two cards selected and exchanged, both cards are divinedAlso published here Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 15
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver No. 8, single card location, from new deck orderAlso published here Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Charles T. Jordan The Impromptu Arranged Pack No. 9, from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins, dealingRelated to Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 20
Charles T. Jordan, T. Nelson Downs The Spelling Fool! No. 9, spelling to suits and through values Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 19
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 21
Louis Nikola Argument - History of memorized/stacked decks in magic
- Basic description of some features of the Nikola system
The Nikola Card System 9
Louis Nikola Curriculum Detailed mnemonic system to help memorize the Nikola Stack, plus some basic analysis of the arrangement:
- WHIST OR BRIDGE
- SPELLING BEE
- POKER
- NAP
Related to The Nikola Card System 13
Louis Nikola Spelling Spell to three different cards consecutively (named by magician)Also published here The Nikola Card System 29
Louis Nikola All Trumps Produce all thirteen hearts for a perfect Bridge hand, linked to Wizard's WhistRelated toAlso published here The Nikola Card System 38
Louis Nikola The Spelling Bee Ace to King spelled out from the top (Jack miscalled as King)Related to The Nikola Card System 39
Louis Nikola The Game of Poker Everyone gets good hands, you get Royal Flush in HeartsRelated to The Nikola Card System 39
Louis Nikola The Game of "NAP" Related to The Nikola Card System 39
Jack Merlin The Shooting of Pete McGuff story, two times seven hands, from new pack order Merlin at the Card Table 16
Jack Merlin Master Poker Dealing royal flush from named suit, four hands Merlin at the Card Table 17
Jack Merlin Challenge Bridge Demonstration named suit is dealt, bridge demonstration Merlin at the Card Table 22
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Theodore Annemann An Original Set-Up Discovery way to easily set-up the eight kings stack The Book Without A Name 11
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Stack Ireland Writes a Book 16
Laurie Ireland Stacking the Deck for Ireland's Card Tricks Including Two Poker Deals - The First Poker Deal
- The Second Poker Deal
with Ireland's memorized deck
Ireland Writes a Book 15
Al Baker 4. Al Baker's Pack The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 480
Ralph W. Hull, Unknown Any Deck Read From the Card Backs cards named by looking at the back
- First Method with a "Set-Up" Deck
- With Borrowed Deck (secretly faced deck)
Related to
  • "Seeing with Fingertips" (Howard Albright)
More "Eye-Openers" 9
Tom Sellers A Trick with the Si Stebbins Pack selection divined by two cards (suit and value) Card Tricks That Work 6
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si StebbinsRelated toVariations SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si StebbinsRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 30
Theodore Annemann The Solitaire King winning canfield solitaire with Eight Kings stackRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 59
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Order Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 155
Theodore Annemann One in Fourteen selection from cyclic set-up (Eight Kings, Si Stebbins, ...) Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 204
Si Stebbins Mediumistic Stunt No. 1 stacked deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 233
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performerVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver pointer one way from faceAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 352
Tom Bowyer Klondyke Poker poker deal from new pack order Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 373
Louis Nikola The Nikola Card System comments on the use of memorized deck and how to learn the Nikola System Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 385
Louis Nikola Whist or Bridge trick with Nikola memorized deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola Spelling Bee trick with Nikola memorized deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola Poker trick with Nikola memorized deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola "Nap" trick with Nikola memorized deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola Spelling spelling out some cards with the Nikola memorized deckAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Louis Nikola All Trumps trick with Nikola memorized deckAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 400
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si StebbinsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 204
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 219
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page numberAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si StebbinsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Unknown A Prearranged Pack of Cards that can be Shuffled long-short deck with pairs that fit together via Si Stebbins system Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selectionVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Unknown Prearrangement of Packs Eight Kings Greater Magic 283
Unknown A Si Stebbins System Wrinkle dealing Royal Flush from Si Stebbins Greater Magic 307
Louis Lam Impossible deck distributed in thirteen envelopes, cards in chosen envelope divined Be Deceived 21
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Louis Nikola The Nikola Card System The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 242
Gerald Lynton Kaufman The Canfield Set-Up set-up to win solitaire or canfield My Best 141
Warren Wiersbe Pasteboard Affinity longer routine with Si Stebbins stack Mental Cases With Cards 21
Warren Wiersbe Tattle-Tale Cards card whispers chosen selection, Si Stebbins Mental Cases With Cards 22
Warren Wiersbe Up to Nine card whispers chosen selection, Si Stebbins Mental Cases With Cards 23
Warren Wiersbe Stacking the Deck poker & dealing routine to secretly get into Si Stebbins Mental Cases With Cards 22
Warren Wiersbe Super Spread Effect any four cards in spread turned over, then any other card in spread named Mental Cases With Cards 24
Warren Wiersbe Dual Decisions spectator's card is divined with 2 other cards (suit & value) Mental Cases With Cards 24
Warren Wiersbe Wiersbe Super Countdown top card is used to count down to peeked selection Mental Cases With Cards 25
Warren Wiersbe Remote Control spectator makes some piles, face cards of all are divined by performer Mental Cases With Cards 26
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Peek spectator cuts anywhere and remembers card, estimation, fishing, stack Mental Cases With Cards 27
Clayton Rawson Everyone Take A Card six or more people select a card The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 519
Paul Curry New View deck in new deck order, spectator has the deck behind the back and puts one card reversed in the middle of the deck, exactly in orderVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 481
Joseph Dongu Do as I Do Trick Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 14
Unknown Appendix B Si Stebbins set-up Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methodsRelated toVariations The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 682
L. Vosburgh Lyons, James A. Fowler Howdy Knowit! with 27 cards, three piles, performer knows selection and position The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 210) 840
Bruce Elliott Math performer names selection of position, sort of early anti-faro The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 208) 832
Unknown Si Stebbins Formula knowing position of card Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 6
Tom Ransom New(er) View impromptu version of the Curry effectInspired by The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 233) 931
Harry Banderob The Cards and Slates with medium on stage, coding card by flashing bottom card Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 28
Toni Koynini Any Number spectator cuts deck and deals to any number in deck, adds digits and deals again, that card predictedInspired by
  • Al Koran trick from Magic Wand mental magic competition
Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 22
Theodore Annemann Improvement 8,000 Annemann's Buried Treasures 14
Hen Fetsch, Cy Keller Mind Your Future! two decks, selection is divined and predicted The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 261) 1044
Theodore Annemann A Mediumistic Stunt sealed and thought of cards are divined Annemann's Buried Treasures 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Spades Hearts Clubs Diamonds variation on the Si Stebbins / Galasso Stack The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Nudeck Speller any named card is spelled to, see credits in No. 8Related to The Cardiste (Issue 2) 7
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge with faro shuffles or milk build shufflesVariations The Cardiste (Issue 2) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Si Stebbins Stack Related to The Cardiste (Issue 3) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Tony Corinda (1) The Stacked Deck eight kings, simple card divination Mnemonics and Mental Systems 73
Tony Corinda Some More Tricks Using the Eight Kings Stack (a) Blackjack (Pontoon), winning deal for two people
(b) behind back top card is reversed in the deck, card divined
(c) three cards in pocket one is selected, fishing
Variations Mnemonics and Mental Systems 75
Tony Corinda (2) Si Stebbins Stack Mnemonics and Mental Systems 76
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tri-Quad different set-up The Cardiste (Issue 8) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did' Ja Know si stebbins observation The Cardiste (Issue 8) 15
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Stack The Close-Up Magician 37
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select thirteen cards, everybody has one card of each valueRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Terry Guyatt Two of a Kind Card Tricks 319
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Alaska three cards are located, dealing seven hands twice The Cardiste (Issue 12) 4
Corvello Teleprognos card is remembered and put in an envelope, other cards are put in envelopes and performer finds selection, then he makes a prediction on a slate which is the card in a chosen envelope Card Tricks 327
James Steranko Fantasy Card Routine Chapter Thirteen
- Oneway Faces (not pointer cards, but uneven printing)
- The Division (spectator cuts to a card behind the performer's back and replaces)
- The Afterthought (selection from in-the-hands spread)
- The Bisection (two selections by cutting of small packets and remembering bottom cards)
- The Retention (fake memory demonstration, move-a-card)
- The Abstraction (one of three cards thought of, OOSOOM)
- Fantasy Notes
Steranko on Cards 93
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Unheimliche Kartenpartie deck is shuffled and dealt into four hands, suit is named and one remembers a card in his his hand, performer names the suit, then several rounds are played and performer is always able to name cards in other handsInspired by
  • Dr. J. Scott Inglis "The Mathematician's Poker Game" in Max Andrews' "Magic Magazine", February 1955
  • Dr. J. Scott Inglis "Dealing with a Bridge Deal" in Max Andrews' "Magic Magazine", April 1955
Ravelli's unheimliche Kartenpartie 1
Edward Marlo Any Four - Repeat any value called, four of this kind is produced, riffle cull from new pack order stack The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 25
Edward Marlo Call and Stock any called value is stacked into named number of hands, from new pack order stack The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 26
Karl Fulves Cryptic Calling two effects of a card divination / location wit Si StebbinsRelated to The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 398) 419
E. Leslie May Revelation cards on table are turned over, one is covered and card is divinedInspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 423
J. W. Sarles PRISM with two decks and two cards each, under table The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 400) 427
Si Stebbins The Si Stebbins Set-Up Al Koran's Professional Presentations 64
Alan Keith Your Card Sir! two methods, memorized deck and new pack order Expert Card Conjuring 74
Karl Fulves Note Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 2) 230
Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Marlo on Stebbins/Stay-Stack Related to Hierophant (Issue 2) 61
Gene Nielsen S S Open Prediction Inspired by Hierophant (Issue 2) 93
Karl Fulves Countdown Problem Solution Inspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 7) 258
Simon Aronson The Lead-In Routine two card location Hierophant (Issue 4) 175
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si StebbinsRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 379
Jon Racherbaumer Liars Fortune Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 298
Jon Racherbaumer Racherbaumer Variation Christ Force as key card placement, red black setup Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 285
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins Sorcery Incomplete Faro Selection, then selection named or four-of-a-kind found, four effectsVariations Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 292
Edward Marlo The Chicago Miracle packet cut off and counted down, three methods (memorized deck, impromptu, Si Stebbins) Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 294
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins on the Road packet cut off and counted down to selection, faro Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 297
Gene Nielsen More Than Coincidence spectator deals through Si Stebbins, counting, if count matches value, he stops, this card named by performer The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 3) 394
Edward Marlo Time For Si Stebbins On the Clock Effect 16
Edward Marlo Time Zones two selections On the Clock Effect 16
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Set-Up Million Dollar Card Secrets 68
Edward Marlo Think - Named Triumph new pack order, including six methods for "Restoring the Order of the Deck" The Shank Shuffle 29
Nathan Stark Dyna-Mental card selected and placed in envelope, placed among other envelopes is found and divined The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 61) 301
Karl Fulves Opposite Conjunction two decks, using "basic riffle shuffle stack" (NPO variant)
- Second Method - Reverse Zarrow
Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 69
Karl Fulves The Unit Cull using "basic riffle shuffle stack" (NPO variant), culling card while looking for its mate Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 85
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 1
Ken Krenzel Miracle Revelation Inspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 89
Gene Finnell Base 4 System "Card Sorting and Set Ups"
sorting shuffled deck into new deck order, four possible positions during run-through
- New Deck Order ("New Deck Order in 3 Sorts")
- Numerical Order Stack
- Random Number - Ordered Suit
- Numerical Order - Random Suit
- Si Stebbins
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 20
Karl Fulves Face-Up Thot card removed from face up face down deck is removed by spectator, mate found, faro, si stebbins Notes From Underground 14
Cicardi Set-Up! charter card to quickly stack Eight Kings The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 98) 488
Paul Curry Think Of Twenty-Five mindreading presentation, magician matches the put down cards with the mates. Paul Curry Presents 62
Paul Curry The Missing Thought spectator sits on a card, looks at all the other cards, magician checks all the cards he receives on a pad, except the chosen one Paul Curry Presents 71
Stephen Minch Traveling the Ethers ten cut to cards are divined, the a reading with selcted cards, eight kings stach with Minor Arcana The Book of Thoth 16
Edward Marlo The Schmaltzy Showman's Prediction fair selection from new and sealed deck is predicted, Penelope's PrincipleAlso published here The Unexpected Card Book 73
David Douglas Take '2' pick-up stack for Si Stebbins The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 100) 498
Stephen Minch The Justice of the Gypsies face down cards are named, then a reading, Si Stebbins adopted to Major Arcana The Book of Thoth 18
Stephen Minch The Lonely One card from the Major Arcana is predicted The Book of Thoth 20
James G. Thompson Jr. No Way two spectators decide on a number up to 25, first spectator counts down to that card in half the deck, performer writes down two cards, second spectator counts down, both cards match prediction The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 11) 787
Karl Fulves Blank Intruder deck in new deck order, blank card between jokers cut into deck, face of chosen card transposes with blank faceVariations Methods with Cards - Part 2 88
John A. Novak Sven Stebbins svengali deck meets Si Stebbins, paired deckRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 134) 669
North Bigbee Astro-lepathy! zodiac cards, stack The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 135) 673
David Calhoun Vegas Fling! dice, roulette and cards, triple prediction The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 136) 679
Patrick Page The Si Stebbins The Big Book of Magic 81
Unknown The Reversed Card card reversed in center behind back is revealed The Big Book of Magic 82
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verificationAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 12
Robert Schwarz Coincidence two decks, presentation for the brainwave deck The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 157) 783
Patrick Page Stabatwin stabbing pocket knife next to twin of chosen cardAlso published here The Big Book of Magic 83
Patrick Page Calling the Cards bunch of card is distributed to the audience and one card is placed in a spectator's pocket, all cards are divined The Big Book of Magic 83
Philip T. Goldstein Alphabet Stebbins Stebbins with ABC cardsRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 189) 942
Gerald Kosky PSI-Stebbins three spectator select a ABC card and seal it in an envelope, Alphabet Stebbins The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 189) 943
Philip T. Goldstein Count Stebbins calculating letters and positions for the Alphabet StebbinsRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 191) 953
Unknown Eight Kings & Furry Kitten two cyclical mnemonics The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1137
Ron Wilson A Hand to Remember memory presentation, card named of unseen handAlso published here Lecture Notes 6
Unknown Erraten mehrerer Karten some cards are noted on a piece of paper, cards are removed from deck by performer Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 118
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stack Introduces the Aronson stack A Stack To Remember 4
Simon Aronson Draw Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Stud Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Ten Card Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack A Stack To Remember 7
Simon Aronson Perfect Bridge Hand built into the Aronson Stack, deals a perfect no-trump hand A Stack To Remember 10
Simon Aronson Spelling built into the Aronson Stack, spelling bank A Stack To Remember 11
Simon Aronson, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Michael F. Zens Any Poker Hand Called For built into the Aronson Stack, based on the Zensational stack A Stack To Remember 12
Simon Aronson Memorizing the Aronson Stack Tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack A Stack To Remember 16
Unknown Time Will Tell No. 37, medium divines the time set on spectator's watch and the card he stopped at Self-Working Mental Magic 59
Karl Fulves (4) Faro/Stebbins bringing a thirteen-cards deck into Si Stebbins order with faros Faro Possibilities 28
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si StebbinsRelated to Faro Possibilities 32
John F. Mendoza An Old Card Trick Made New spectator cuts off packet, remembers bottom card, shuffles and deal packet in three piles, card immediately namedRelated to Close-up Presentations 94
Larry Becker PSI-Stebbins shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted, jumbo cardsInspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's and Billy McComb's "Cabaret Card Divination"
Related to
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 7
Andrew Galloway A Regular Brainwave Diverting Card Magic 41
Al Smith, Peter Kane Seconds Out mates of selected card are at the same position in three packets, based on Peter Kane's "Son Of Tetradism" Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 2) 803
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Deck spectator pockets unknown card, pendulum finds card which indicate suit and value The Magic Pendulum 20
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Magic Shop Deck two cards are reversed in the deck and found with pendulum, first by performer, second by spectator The Magic Pendulum 21
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
#1: The Ashes Reveal
#2: Ghost Force
#3: Transference of Thought
#4: A Magic Business Card
#5: Ghost Envelope
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 38
John Cornelius The John Cornelius Card System Also published here Cornelius Card System 1
John Cornelius Threefold three spectators cut the deck, remember the bottom card of the pile and put the cards in their pockets, three thought of cards are divined, trick not named in these notes, name taken from "The Award-Winning Magic Of John Cornelius"Also published here Cornelius Card System 1
Karl Fulves Pass Key named card is produced with a keyInspired by Milennium Aces 47
Jack McMillen, Judson S. Brown From Another Deck with two decks, one packet is cut and turned over, value of card on the face is used to count to a card, performer finds the card in second deck or in a pocket Sleights & Swindles 6
Unknown Eight Kings Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 31
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principleRelated to The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Unknown Si Stebbins Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 31
Stephen Tucker Double Decker seated deck switch, deck accidentally falls on the floor, with effect where performer is able to name position of any card Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 12) 221
Richard Osterlind The Richard Osterlind Breakthrough Card System looks shuffled
- The Stack
- Learning the System
- Shortcuts
- Determining the Suit
- Chart of Cards to Values
Breakthrough Card System 1
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Matcho two cards selected, then another two, they match Marlo's Plus Package 60
Karl Fulves Trackinback NDO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer, riffle shuffle connectionInspired by After Jordan 3
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Sam Schwartz Demon's Effect using Si Stebbins stack to force a word in the Astrology bookInspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 32
Sam Schwartz A Fathomed Thought Si Stebbins cut anywhere, top three cards added to select page and highest value gives position of word, possible words are made for anagram fishing in Astrology bookInspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 33
Roy Johnson Roy Johnson on the Breakthrough Card System Inspired by Epoptica (Issue 6) 387
Roy Johnson Breakthrough Clock selection pocketed and divined Epoptica (Issue 6) 388
Joseph Dunninger Publicity Effects card is divined and medium finds chosen card in the other room Publicity Secrets 9
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 282
Theodore Annemann A Si Stebbins Kink blindfolded medium removes a card with same suit and one with same value as selection, first published 1924 Magic from the Parade #1 22
Frederick Braue 2) Mental Speller The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 13
Steve Beam Impact! several spectators cut a small packet and remember a card, all cards are found, deck can be riffle shuffled once, chains, see also p. 987 for additional idea by Geoff WilliamsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 105
Steve Beam Blank Impact gag idea for Impact, blank cardRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 136
Frederick Braue Tens at 10, 20, 37, 47 cutting to Tens in Nikola stack with Thumbnail Gauge (1941)Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Ron Wilson A Hand to Remember memory presentation, card named of unseen handRelated to
  • "Genii" July, 1972 for different version by Ron Wilson
Also published here
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 92
Darwin Ortiz, Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Si Stebbins Secret from New Pack Order to Si StebbinsRelated toVariations Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 137
Brother John Hamman Chinese Shuffle to Si Stebbins Stack getting into Si Stebbins via six binary culls, here up-downjog The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 71
Roger Crosthwaite Faro Follow-Ups one out of four, kicker four-of-a-kind production, Si Stebbins & faros Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 12) 1999
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)Also published here That's It 52
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)Also published here Finally! 61
Edward Marlo Repeatable Card Location simple location with stack, eg NPO or memorized deck The Olram File (Issue 4) 15
Edward Marlo For the Ace-to-King Boys approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, NPO stackInspired by The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Alexander de Cova, James Lewis Karte in Brieftasche selection to wallet, deck in new pack orderInspired by
  • "Ordered Surprise" (James Lewis, Thinking about Magic)
Variations
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1, No. 3) 13
Steve Beam May I Take Your Order? deck in new pack order, one card is moved and ends up sorted again The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 726
Steve Beam Have It Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequenceVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 727
Steve Beam Opening Stab A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope.Related toVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 728
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax methodAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Steve Beam Signed Prophecy selection is signed and put in deck, prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be at the position of the selected card, deck is in new pack order, selection is found in envelope The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Karl Fulves High Stebbins (A) spectator cuts packet and takes top card, performer next, high card wins
(B) high card wins with 12 card packet, three cards each, performer has better odds
(C) high card wins variation with better odds for performer
(D) high card wins combined with faro shuffle to shift odds to 1st or 2nd player
Swindle & Cheat 10
Frederick Braue Prearranged Deck on stacked deck work, historical comments
- Eight Kings
- Si Stebbins
- Nikola
- Braue Memorized Stack (?)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 1
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck orderRelated to Don't Blink 7
Alexander de Cova, James Lewis Ordered Card to Wallet selection to wallet, deck in new pack orderInspired by
  • "Ordered Surprise" (James Lewis, Thinking about Magic)
Ein Profi packt aus... 99
Paul Curry, Frederick Braue For Nikola Routine could be done with any stack The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 6
Bob King Under Your Spell spectator cuts to any card and loses it, performer spells to it underneath handkerchief and it shows up at last letter The Breather 19
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins from New Pack Order brief The Olram File (Issue 15) 6
Karl Fulves Tic Stax Toe using cards to indicate which square has to be used next, Eight Kings or Si Stebbins stackRelated to Verbatim (Issue 7) 68
Edward Marlo The Schmaltzy Showmans Prediction fair selection from new and sealed deck is predicted, Penelope's Principle, with notes by Ken SimmonsAlso published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 1
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)Also published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 6
Doug Edwards No Chances using cyclical stack Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16, No. 4) 2204
Bob King Seeing is Believing performer blindfolded for full routine
Phase I: a card pocketed and another selected
Phase II: selection found at named small number
Phase III: two more cards divined, using 52-on-One and 3-1/2 gag cards
Phase IV: four Aces dealt in poker round
Phase V: pocketed card named
The Breather 2 22
Steve Beam Impaired named card between two face up jokers Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 136
Alexander de Cova Magician's Fooler packet is cut from deck and the rest put in card case, one card of the packet is placed reversed in the center of the rest, all cards are divined, peek case Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 15
Karl Fulves Speed Counts clocking with stacked deck, posed as problem Crooked Tales 98
Doug Canning Backstack formula to calculate position of cards in Si Stebbins The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 941
Alex Elmsley Future Stock two card prediction, stack, one-ahead The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 398
Steven Youell The $ 1,000,000 Test three cards are divinedInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 939
Doug Canning Down for the Count two decks, card is named and put in a deck, cards next to it form a number and same card in other deck found at this position The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 941
Marvin Leventhal Return to Sender presentation for Opening Stab Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 105
Darwin Ortiz Against all Odds spectator puts card in correct position in new pack order, actually Steve Beam's "Opening Stab"Related to Cardshark 20
Edward Marlo Two Memory Bits - Bit Two spectator names card, performer names number, with new pack order and straddle faros Facsimile (Issue 3) 44
Steve Beam Have it Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequenceAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 93
Steve Beam Opening Stab A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope.Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 94
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax methodAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 95
John Riggs In-Decks tactile aid to locate any card Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 111
Simon Lovell Three Ways presentation for single card location Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 116
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selectionVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 46
Michael Close Two For Simon - Tut Tut four aces come together in deck reversed and trap selection, for memorized deck, Aronson Stack only Workers Number 5 131
Michael Close Flushed With Success Royal Flush is found in deck via stack and faros, for memorized deck, Aronson Stack onlyRelated to Workers Number 5 132
Doug Edwards Si's Place any Royal Flush is dealt, Stebbins Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 1) 2597
Alex Elmsley Inexplicable with computer program, programmed version of Vernon's "Trick that cannot be explained"Inspired by Mouse Magic 33
Unknown Impossible! a card is found under extremely fair conditions Card College - Volume 2 363
Conrad C. Bush Impromptu Card Rise with new deck order version by Karl Fulves New Card Rises 16
James Swain Perfect Triumph ambitious card with joker, joker put in breast pocket, Triumph with all cards face-down, when spread face-up the deck is in new deck order with joker reversed and selection in breast pocketRelated to
  • "Ordered Surprise" (James Lewis, Thinking about Magic)
Miracles with Cards 41
James Swain My Opener aces produced, triumph with aces reversed at end, aces lost again, cut to and new deck order finale Miracles with Cards 112
James Swain The Stand In deck in new deck order, put in case, joker outside case changes into named card, joker is at its position in cased deck Miracles with Cards 143
James Swain Something for Nothing new deck order show, shuffled a few times, poker hands dealt, straight flushs and royal flush for performerInspired by Miracles with Cards 167
Karl Fulves You're Getting Sleepy new deck order shown, Jokers put in pocket, a card named, deck shuffled, deck still in new deck order but named card missing, it's one of the Jokers in the pocket, then it changes back to Joker and is reversed in deck The Fine Print (Issue 3) 50
Slydini Slydini's Dream Deck new deck order, spectator thinks a card, performer exchanges the Ace of Spades with a card and places it on table, card named, cards dealt through face up one by one, Ace of Spades is where named card should be and named card is on table, double facer deck with all alike on one sideRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 4) 62
Karl Fulves Interrogative double ender deck, new deck order on one end, Walsh's Dream Deck on other side, Mind Power DeckInspired byRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 4) 64
Karl Fulves Simple Stebbins using Side Effects Deck with Si Stebbins set-upRelated to Blocking Off 44
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted Blocking Off 47
Karl Fulves Improv Aces four kings lost in deck reversed one by one, spread on table, kings are next to the matching aces, with stack handling Blocking Off 139
Karl Fulves Benefactor with two cards that turn out to be mates, Riffle Shuffle Control 13 Prophets 25
Karl Fulves Department of Corrections red-backed card in blue-backed deck, spectator deals face-up and turns one card face-dwon, it's blue, rest changes to redInspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Annemann)
13 Prophets 42
Karl Fulves Snibbets 13 Prophets 55
James Swain Annemann's Miracle three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with holeInspired byAlso published here Miracles with Cards 164
Floyd Beatlebaum Soul Mates spectator selects a card, deals two hands and top card of one pile matches value and the other suit The Minotaur (Vol. 8, No. 1) 6
Tom Gagnon Si of Relief calculating position of cards in Si Stebbins The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 65) 1313
Karl Fulves Night Life unknown face-down card placed in new pack order, when spread the card at that position is missing, repeated with other position, unknown card is this second missing cardRelated to The Vampire Chronicles 4
Frederick Braue, Dai Vernon Vernon Plus Braue only introduction for trick in referenceRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 15
Frederick Braue Braue Nikola Fish estimation and fishing The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verificationRelated to
  • "Gardner's Card Speller" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937)
Also published here
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 155
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Setup Syrian card manipulator Selim Cid taught Si Stebbins a version of the setup in 1895. Popularised by Howard Thurston in Howard Thurston's Card Tricks, 1901. The Card Magic of Nick Trost 321
Karl Fulves Cast A Card Day For Any Date 10
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. color, suit, value)Related to Effortless Card Magic 51
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Plus! Lie Detector effect with two selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit), but has double revelationRelated to Effortless Card Magic 54
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Up -spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selectionInspired byAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1332
Karl Fulves Stolen Numbers "The First Layout", telephone number presentation, ten cards (Ace through Ten) are laid out in which spectator's indicate their rowsInspired by Mutus Nomen 7
Karl Fulves Count Without Words "The Second Layout", blackjack memory demonstration Mutus Nomen 23
Karl Fulves V-Real spectator cuts, card made up from suit of top and value of bottom card, spelling "virtual reality", card shown, it changes into made-up card (allusion to lie speller "Lie, Si")Related to Underworld (Issue 8) 112
Karl Fulves Stebbins Clock clock layout, one card turned over and put in center, counting procedure with the value and last card on count always turned over, remaining card forcedInspired byRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 176
Simon Aronson The Simon Aronson Stack with two Queens switched Arempi II 19
Tony Griffith The Bilton Diary Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 110
Steve Beam Demolition partial Si Stebbins Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 199
Steve Beam Underhand Location using the Underhand Shuffle Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 208
Karl Fulves Among Us card in new pack order, a card is removed and after some spectator cuts replaced, no card is out of order afterwardsRelated to Lost Vampire Secrets 187
Tony Corinda Paradox card from new pack order removed, spectator cuts exactly where the card came from, without method Lost Vampire Secrets 189
Karl Fulves Inter Alia new pack order, isolated card placed in deck where spectator cut, it's in its numerical positionRelated to Lost Vampire Secrets 189