244 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Partial Stack (DONT USE THIS)
  
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Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
VariationsAlso published here 1890 More Magic 27
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick thirteen-card packet comes out in order via down-under deal
1890 More Magic 31
Ziska The Transposed Cards done with full deck, performer divines the number of cards put form one half to another
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 49
Unknown Mind Reading with Cards spectator transfers number of cards in ten-card-packet, then card with this number is found in face-down spread, repeat with shuffled cards
1909 The Art of Magic 171
Victor Farelli Choice Foretold two cards chosen, both cards predicted by two cards each via value and suit in two envelopes
1931 Controlled Coincidence 10
Unknown The Six Piles six cards on top and bottom of a suit
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 12
Unknown Mephisto's Message number selected via card values from one half gives position of selection in other half
Related to 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 16
Unknown Thought Card to Pocket several duplicates
Related to 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 16
John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney"
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up, for credit details reference
Inspired by 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Lu Brent "We Stand Pat" stacked
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 136
Frank Lane An Indetectable Stop Trick Ace, Three, Five, Seven, Nine alternating set-up
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 146
Unknown Curious Coincidence
Related to 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 149
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo stacked, one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
Ziska The Transposed Cards number of cut off cards is divined by value of a card, set-up
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 192
Charles T. Jordan Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 201
Charles T. Jordan Mephistopheles' Touch divination with a partial stack
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 203
Charles T. Jordan The Fifteenth Card values of two selections are added and counted down, card predicted, half deck stack
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 205
Unknown Another Impossibility one of ten, "is your card one of these?"
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 218
Dai Vernon Card Divination from twenty-six-card stack, multiple out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 224
Unknown A Simple Location thirteen cards of one suit together
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 227
Unknown Williams' Card Trick card through handkerchief with fair selection and duplicate from index
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 230
Unknown Six Piles twelve card set-up
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 236
Unknown Mephisto's Message stack that will force the number twelve
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 236
William Larsen Count Down Detection partial stack and fishing
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 242
Theodore Annemann, Michael F. Zens Call Your Hand ten card set-up, see credit claim by Val Evans on page 259
Variations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 243
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy Again cards used for word selection, word can be predicted
1937 You'd be Surprised 11
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement two methods
1938 Greater Magic 333
Theodore Annemann Found Out two keys and bank of one suit
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 323
Robert Parrish Name Your Favorite any card named, after riffle shuffle spectator goes through cards and performer stops him at named card
1939 Do That Again! 30
Oscar Weigle Remote Reverso two decks, performer and spectator count down and stop and remember card, spectator's card reverses in performer's deck and vice versa
1939 Do That Again! 31
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
Related toAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 389
Jack McMillen Mind Mirror one suit on top
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 223
Unknown Prearranged Pack strategies using a twenty-six-card stack
1940 Expert Card Technique 194
Charles Hopkins Think-a-Card thought-of card to pocket, ten-card set-up
Related to 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 39
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator
Inspired byRelated to 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 40
Orville Wayne Meyer Twin Prediction partial set-up and ten-card billet index
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 530
Les Vincent Countdown Force any number up to ten, set-up with Eights and Nines
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 108) 643
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Mystic Cut card cut to by spectator is used to count down to selection
1941 The Stripper Deck 27
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Year in Your Life four digits of named year cut to
Related to 1942 Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 19
Walter B. Gibson Mickey Finn
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 140
Clyde Cairy Sympathy
Variations 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 177
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Build Up six hands, two rounds, as Rusduck
Related toVariations 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 249
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
Also published here 1945 My Best 96
Jean Hugard Solomon's Seal six cards stack, presentation with a drawn star, cards are laid on the corners of the star and spectator thinks stop
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 82) 332
Bert Allerton Name Your Number one of six cards chosen, its number used to count to selection
Related to Aug. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 3) 139
Warren Wiersbe, Martin Gardner Think-A-Card - Wiersbe Version
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 18
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layout
Variations 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Ronald B. Edwards Remainder? card is selected and the value used to calculate a result which is predicted
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 118) 475
Herb Runge Duo
Inspired by 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 491
George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 18
George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
Unknown The Great "Stop!" Trick
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 33
John Scarne Double Duty No. 39, Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (one to ten) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 71
Jack Spalding The Card That Tells No. 43, Mathematical trick, divine how many cards spectator pocketed
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 76
Gus C. Boerner New Memory Stunt
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 38
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 241) 962
Toni Koynini A.B.C. Dealer four bridge hands dealt, top card of one pile is a Ten, first spectator counts down to tenth card, remembers it, tells his value to next one and so on for three selections, cards forced and dealt into performer's hand
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 10
Toni Koynini Evens spectator removes two even cards, subtracts them, takes that many cards, remembers new top card and shuffles deck, performer divines even cards, pocketed number and selection, clocking with even cards for two removed cards
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 24
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously
Inspired byRelated to
  • Will (Unknown, 1996)
1952 Effective Card Magic 29
Bill Simon Card Affinity someone names a suit and another spectator names a value, mostly two knives, one finds correct value and the other the suit
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 51
George Pearce The Lie Detector
1955 One More Thought on Cards 28
Ronald B. Edwards An Oddity mathematical oddity
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 12
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
William P. Miesel Straight Cheating straights, then four royal flushes as climax
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 6
Dai Vernon Vernonesque two cards are found
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 12
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method IV two cards counted to are predicted, alternating set-up
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 8
Malcolm Davison You can tell Fortunes reading card trick, with kings kicker
1960 Magic of the Mind 51
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 5: Mental Eliminator one of thirteen memorized cards
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 16
Theodore Annemann Another Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932), with annotation
K to A set-up and countdown
Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 129
Martin Gardner Stock Holdout spectator shuffles deck in parts, but partial stack is retained, for credit information see reference
Related to 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Techniques commentary on Reflected Set-Ups, Interlocking Stacks, ... in combination with riffle shuffle
1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 24
Lou Borin Predicto deck dealt in two piles with two cards face-up, both divined, half forcing deck, see p. 289 & 308 for references
Related to
  • "Coincidence" (Annemann, Linking Ring, Dec. 1927)
Oct. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 285
Roy Walton Liberty
1969 The Devil's Playthings 40
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - Second of the Trio using stack and naming the stopped-at card
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 92
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - Third of the Trio fishing amongst a restricted range
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 93
Ken Beale, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Marvin Johnson 32 Deal Duplicated selection process with square layout, combination of Ken Beale's "Square Deal" (Ibidem #23) and Rusduck
Inspired by 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 126
Edward Marlo Faro's Simple Dream counting procedure after thought of card, thirteen-card set-up, simplified "Faro's Dream" (Linking Ring)
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 38
Edward Marlo The Predetermined Hour clock trick, selection divined, hour predicted as card value, including four impromptu versions
VariationsAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Sam Leo Horowitz 8's & 9's from the Daley Notebooks #602
Also published here Dec. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 471
Edward Marlo The Predetermined Hour clock trick, selection divined, hour predicted as card value, including four impromptu versions
Also published here 1971 On the Clock Effect 12
Sid Lorraine Out of Sight... Out of Mind! revelation of multiple cards, phone number as memory aid
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 15) 71
Frederick M. Shields Mind Warp mini stack, probability divination
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 15) 74
Dr. Jacob Daley Winning Aces dealing winning pair of aces for two to seven players, small stack
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 104
Roy Walton Card Number named sandwich cards turn over and sandwich selection, plot by Gene Nielsen, two handlings
1972 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 21
Karl Fulves He Lied two cards
1973 Notes From Underground 2
Robert Walker Toss-Timated card tossed in in deck, value there used to count to selection
Inspired by 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 54
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 47
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Ice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, imaginary dice
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 7
Roy Walton Future Shock card predicted by cards with same suit and value, with impromptu version
Jan. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 835
Jack Avis Focal Point II one of ten, OOSOOM
Inspired by July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Trevor Lewis A Mixed Bag various card and coin idaes
  • partial stack and zarrow shuffle
  • double Riffle Control
  • Middle Deal (false)
  • Palm Conscious (gag)
  • Transpo Plus (coin transposition)
  • Ladies In Waiting (four queens reverse in the deck)
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 205
Eddie Fields, Michael F. Zens, Theodore Annemann Calling Your Hand, Again Spectator chooses how many hands, which hand will win, what kind of hand to win, ten-card set-up
Inspired byVariations 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 20
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Card placed previously in pocket is the mate of spectator's free selection
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 6
Nick Trost Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 14
Lin Searles, Karl Fulves The Three-Jacks Deal No. 17, nine-card set-up
Related to 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 29
Philip T. Goldstein Russian Roulette one of six cards is marked on the face and shuffled among other cards, performer turns over the other five cards and divines selection, russian roulette presentation
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 168) 837
Paul Curry Out Of Sight eight kings, cards of a suit end up in order after a sequence of shuffling and switching, mind reading presentation
1977 Special Effects 7
Charles T. Jordan, Paul Curry Interlocking Chain Principle with a ruse to make the shuffle more convincing
1977 Special Effects 9
Paul Curry Out Of Mind
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 58
Enrique Partida Bush PSI-Vibes Plus X stacked suit
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 183) 913
Simon Aronson, David Solomon, Edward Marlo Stop Perfecting Triumph! first selection used to count down to second after Triumph
  • Dave Solomon Handling
Inspired byVariations 1978 Arch Triumphs 27
Don Alan Blackjacked brief, suggested as combination
1978 The Book of John 46
Unknown Der Zuschauer hebt ab card is located by cutting to a card and the value of it is counted down into the deck
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 81
Karl Fulves St. Regis Sleight II half stack used to key position of selection made from incomplete riffle shuffled deck
1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 2
Roy Walton Count Me In "Two Tricks"
between sandwich cards appear as many cards as the value of the selection, numerical set-up
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1205
Roy Walton The Ten To One Trick "Two Tricks"
one card between two Aces, ten cards between two Tens, cut into deck, number of cards corresponding to selection travels from Ten to Ace sandwich, numeric set-up, see also p. 1237 for credit information
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1206
Larry Becker PSI-Stebbins shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted, jumbo cards
Inspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's and Billy McComb's "Cabaret Card Divination"
Related to
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 7
Larry Becker Dynamation uses electric card shuffling machine, shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted
Related to 1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 62
Philip T. Goldstein Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined, partial stack
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 397
Stephen Minch Either/Or two cards from ESP deck, spectators think of a number and count to card
Also published here 1980 Mind Novas 20
Stephen Minch A Cut Above prediction of freely cut to ESP card, Svengali type arrangement
1980 Mind Novas 39
Stephen Minch Rapid-Fire spectator cuts to an ESP card, after shuffling the deck performer removes all five duplicates
1980 Mind Novas 42
Stephen Minch The Sure-Fire Shuffle Challenge number is named, performer predicts an ESP card, then spectator shuffles deck and prediction is correct
1980 Mind Novas 53
Bob Hummer Stop - Thief!!! cards with license numbers on them, deck of playing cards used to divine the number
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 37
Jon Racherbaumer, Edward Marlo Totally Telepathic two cards and their positions remembered, "is it in this group?", faro, ten memorized cards
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 73
Jon Racherbaumer Third Thot card that falls on thought-of position is chosen, later named, ten memorized cards, faro
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 25
Karl Fulves, Charles T. Jordan, Joseph Ovette, U. F. Grant The Buddha Bet "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Inspired byRelated to 1981 Fourcast 12
Roger Crosthwaite Thanks to Kaps two decks, one card is signed on the back by the performer without showing the face, from the other deck a spectator thinks of a card, they match
Inspired by 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 41
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Ice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, imaginary dice
Related toAlso published here 1982 shuffled lecture 6
Philip T. Goldstein Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined, partial stack
Also published here 1982 Thunday 3
Philip T. Goldstein Cumulative three cards chosen from ten-card packet with dealing procedure
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Thunday 5
Simon Aronson Countdown Triple Prediction two cards and number of cards in pile predicted
1982 Sessions 80
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Impossible Card Divination
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 40
Philip T. Goldstein Out of Sorts thought-of card (from eight) found and named with back turned
1984 Thequal 5
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position
1984 Thequal 6
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue No. 62, two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 91
Karl Fulves, Roy Walton The Unmatch Game No. 67, piles made, suit pairs build and remaining cards predicted
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 99
Unknown Thought Card Detection (1938)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 19
Philip T. Goldstein Raw Deal selection and chosen number revealed with down-under deal
Also published here 1987 Doth 2
Ron Wilson Memphis Marvel cards are shuffled face up into face down, spectator selects three cards and puts them in pocket, he selects one and performer divines the card, next card is predicted
Also published here
  • "Genii" July, 1969.
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 31
Stephen Minch Either/Or two cards from ESP deck, spectators think of a number and count to card
Also published here 1987 The Three Faces of Steve 15
Stephen Minch The Smaven Synthesis spectator moves hand over tabled spread of face-down ESP cards and stops where he like, card predicted, 1-0-1 stack
1987 The Three Faces of Steve 16
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Version spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, performer makes some statements and bets money, then five cards are put on table, spectator's card is among them and the other cards complete a good poker hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 2
Edward Marlo New Approach I.F. Control nine approaches, one or two selections, sometimes using twenty-six memorized cards
Related to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 154
Brother John Hamman Opposite Pockets chosen and thought-of card are named, no-touch, weird thought-of procedure, partial stack
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 75
Edward Marlo Invisible Thought Transfer card thought of from ten-card packet vanishes, reappears in odd-backed deck, partial roughing, three methods
1989 So Soon? 36
Philip T. Goldstein Encounter duplicate found in second deck when number is counted down, "Interrupted Gilbreath Principle"
1989 Fifth 2
Karl Fulves Force Card Note forcing card with coin on spread via "Overthrow", A-10 set-up
1989 Quick Card Tricks 5
Gary Plants Decoy
Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Decoy Dice"
Variations
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 553
Chris Kenner Two Card Location two card location
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Philip T. Goldstein Raw Deal selection and chosen number revealed with down-under deal
Also published here 1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 77
Bob King Direct Thought spectator thinks of any number card in cut-off pile and removes as many cards, without faro
Related toVariations 1990 More Magician Foolers 16
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons Not Only the Number, but... spectator cuts off cards, number of cards and card cut to predicted, 15 memorized cards, prediction index, for correction see Ricochet reference, three handlings
Inspired by
  • "Finally" (Ken Simmons, Lecture Notes 1990)
Related to
1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 3
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Weight While I Find It five methods, ungaffed, locator card, sticky card
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 9
Karl Fulves Dime a Dozen
1991 28 Card Tricks 54
Karl Fulves Change X Change two chosen numbers via dice are counted down and a value of the other number is found in each case, selection found as well
Inspired byRelated to 1992 Deceptive Practices 3
Frederick Braue Set-Up Thinker spectator says stop during riffle behind performer's back, secretly counting, using Braue Memorized Deck
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Unknown Stack Countdown spectator stops and then that value is counted down, A-K set-up, published in Pathfinder Magazine 30 years ago (ca. 1930?!)
Related to 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 28
Ernest Earick Lustig for Life named value is cut to, selection at that number
Variations 1993 By Forces Unseen 165
Philip T. Goldstein Drawl winning cards in selected hand, spectator can cut to position for dealing last round of cards
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 3) 6
Scott Robinson The Portable Ladder cards spread on table, named number is counted to and card turned over, value of card helps find selection, force or prediction
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 39
Steve Beam Lucky 13 spectator cuts to two indicator cards, which total the position of the selection
Related to 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 121
Steve Beam The Lost Key
Inspired by
  • Charles Jordan's "The Infallible Detection" in "Collected Tricks" and Charles Jordan's Best Card Tricks"
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 125
Sam Schwartz Innermost Thought same trick, using thirteen specific cards to optimize multiple outs, also as phone effect
Inspired by 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 22
Mel Bennett Blackjack four named years are added, total used to deal four piles, when turned over the bottom cards are two blackjacks
Related to 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 49
Karl Fulves Me Thinks one of thirteen cards thought of, dealing procedure according to thought-of card (color, value, suit), selection narrowed down by having one key card
Inspired by 1993 Verbatim (Issue 2) 12
Karl Fulves You-Me Poker two poker hands, one card moved to spectator's hand, spectator thinks of one of his cards, dealing procedure according to thought-of card (color, value, suit), selection narrowed down by having one key card
Inspired by 1993 Verbatim (Issue 2) 13
Karl Fulves Group of Seven "Contemplation" plot streamlined with seven cards
1993 Verbatim (Issue 2) 14
Alex Elmsley Auto-Prediction three cards are predicted written on another playing card
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 80
Philip T. Goldstein Half in Twice full-deck version
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 18
Philip T. Goldstein Duploma spectator removes Ace through Five in some order, performer matches the order
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 71
Steven Youell The Perfect Stopper spectator deals card on table and can stop anywhere, performer knows / names card
Variations 1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
Steven Youell The Half Stack Principle
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
Karl Fulves Shadow Play spectator remembers card at small number, two decks used to count down after some procedure, selection in both decks at same position
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 65
Larry Jennings Coincido No. 22, card remembered at total of cut-off packet, values used to find selection
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 40
Simon Aronson Multiple Card Sum Stacks
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 134
James Swain, Alex Elmsley Brainweave follow up with Play It Straight type effect
Inspired by 1996 Miracles with Cards 84
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Prediction card placed in pocket, spectator selects card by counting down to named number, card in pocket shown to be mates
Also published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 40
Nick Trost Psychic Poker similar to previous "Calling the Hands"
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 117
Marty Kane Part Three - Using 6 Target Cards
  • The Spell of Royalty
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Pellmell Spell
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Variation #3
  • Spelling and Think-King
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Parallel Spell
  • Variation
  • Clientele Under Your Spell
  • Variation
  • Monthly Spells
  • Variation
  • Blanking Out Spells
  • Variation for Two Spectators
  • Variation for Three Spectators
Related to 1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1325
Doug Edwards Know-It-All Cards Insert mystery card into face up spread, can always use the two cards adjacent to it to divine the mystery card's identity
1997 Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 173
Karl Fulves Would I Lie To You? three piles, performer selects card from center pile and makes statements, spectator take cards from lie or truth pile, values added, selection arrived at
Related to 1998 Underworld (Issue 9) 126
Mel Bennett Y2K Blackjack four years added, four piles dealt according to sum, they make out two blackjack hands
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 277
Steve Mayhew The Routine stack for two hands, both are good but performer wins, spectator can riffle shuffle
Variations 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 9
Doug Conn Brute Peace two decks, spectator names color and from one deck a card of this color is produced, repeated with suit and value, the resulting card is reversed in second deck
1999 Tricks of my Trade 162
Sam Leo Horowitz, Roberto Giobbi, Martin Gardner The Stop Trick
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 910
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2000 Northeast 1
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2000 OCMC Notes 3
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
VariationsAlso published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 83
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 200
Paul Curry Out of Mind
Inspired by 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 250
Charles T. Jordan, Paul Curry Interlocking Chain Principle with a ruse to make the shuffle more convincing
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 253
Simon Aronson Choices Card at named number
Inspired by 2001 Try the Impossible 155
Karl Fulves, Nick Trost Psychic Aura No. 22, three cards chosen from tabled layout, mates reverse in deck
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Karl Fulves The Phantom Die No. 32, card value and suit chosen by rolling invisible die and counting in six-card row, card predicted in case
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Die Version No. 37, two numbers chosen with die, their values lie at their opposite positions, selection at sum
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 54
Mel Bennett, Stewart James The Blackjack Player No. 75, four years added and piles dealt according to sum, two blackjack hands on top
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 114
Karl Fulves, Bob Hummer Scrambled Stud No. 27, spectator remembers card and its position in ten-card packet, two hands dealt but selection and its mate face-down
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 56
David Malek Mission Possible one suit in order as set-up, chain
2001 Rebel without a Pause 13
Harry Lorayne Royal HaLo four Ace cutting, count-down with indicator with final Ace, Royal Flush kicker
Inspired by 2001 Personal Collection 57
Harry Lorayne Location Divide one suit every fourth card, one card moved and located
2001 Personal Collection 587
Harry Lorayne Beyond Belief several anti-faros with about half the deck, Royal Flush and Twos produced
Inspired byVariations 2001 Personal Collection 621
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2002 Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 1
Philip T. Goldstein Chipper card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decks
Variations 2002 Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 2
Pit Hartling Unforgettable three phase memory routine, faro
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2003 Card Fictions 78
Roberto Giobbi, Juan Tamariz Secret Setup strategy for setting up small setups in front of an audience, with trick examples
Related to 2003 Card College — Volume 5 1125
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2003 Saint Louis Notes 1
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2003 Singapore Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2003 ... Land Notes 3
Karl Fulves Noah Count pectator riffle shuffles deck, deals a pile and moves two cards from rest into pile which is shuffled and handed to performer who divines both cards
2004 When Psychics Play Poker 32
Karl Fulves Kid Koin after riffle shuffle top card is pocketed, coin turned over according to color of next four cards, then performer looks again and names card
2004 When Psychics Play Poker 48
Karl Fulves Able To Match "automated version of 'Business Card Prophecy'", after riffle shuffle fifteen cards are removed, a card stabbed and cards on either side divined and those are the only ones with mates in packet
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 50
Karl Fulves Sum Card Prophet spectator choses card face-up and stabs it into face-down deck, cards on either side add up to chosen value
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 54
Wesley James The Sigma Principle force in which spectator cuts off pile, counts it and counts down that many cards in rest
2004 Enchantments 101
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2004 MINDvention Notes 1
Martin Gardner Stock Holdout spectator shuffles deck in parts, but partial stack is retained, see credit correction in Issue 11, p. 1
2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 17
Karl Fulves From Concentrate clocking only one color or other property
2005 Clockwork 26
Peter Duffie, Robert E. Neale Cal-Q-Lator twelve card set-up
Related to 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 297
Jason Alford A Cunning Odyssey Pseudo memory demonstration, match number of cards cut off by spectator, then able to find mates / four of a kind, Penelope
Inspired byVariations 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 31
Jamie Badman Friday Night Curry Spectators select two cards, turn out to be mates
Variations 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 40
Jamie Badman Bring Your Wallet to the Curry Night Variation of Friday Night Curry, but with wallet secret preparation
Inspired by 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 43
Anthony Miller Skrood Again! Spectator names a card, performer fails to cut to it, but predicts the failure accurately with prediction on back of card
2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 87
Ken Krenzel Suit Yourself packet of chosen suit arranges itself from ace to king in spectator's hands, see also Lew Brooks' "Order Out of Chaos" (Stack Attack)
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 217
Michael Weber Front End Fibonacci partial stack, easy to remember
2009 Memorease 6
Jason England The Third Shuffle three honest shuffles by spectator
Inspired by 2009 Jammin' With the Fellas 4
Caleb Wiles Armchair Mind Reading suit set-up, inspired by Boris Wild's "Pure Telepathy"
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 85
Steve Beam Hooked with fishing sequence for six to eight cards
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 89
Doug Canning Free Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predicted
Variations 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 95
Steve Beam Ace-Split Decision set-up
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 116
Steve Beam One Upsmanship performer cuts one card higher than spectator, stack, inspired by Paul Hallas' "A Cut Above" (Tricks from the Overground)
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 118
Denis Behr Chad Long's "Shuffling Lesson" into a Partial Stack to end in half stack
Inspired by 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 36
Tony Cabral The Memory Expert at the Bridge Table overhand stacking demonstration, bridge deal in which performer names all cards in one hand and saves selection for last, thirteen memorized cards set-up
Inspired by 2011 Card Tricks for the Untrustworthy 46
Patrick Page The Continuous Do As I Do spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times
Inspired by
  • Douglas Francis' "Duo Coincido" in Peter Warlock's "Pentagram" Vol. 1 No. 2, 1946
Related toVariationsAlso published here
2011 Magic Page by Page 40
Ben Train The Trinity Concept control concept for three cards with partial set-up, multiple presentations
Related to 2012 Anteater Consortium 28
Jason England A Curious Location selection lost, number up to ten named, performer cuts to this value and selection is found that many cards down
Inspired by 2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 16
Jason Ladanye Bringing Down the House missing card named, four naturals after spectators-shuffle procedure
2013 Confident Deceptions 201
Ryan Swigert Moraskill partial stack
Inspired by 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 26
Joseph Barry Beginner's Luck spectator first gets a flush in hearts, then a straight flush in spades
Inspired by 2014 Reverie 9
Joseph Barry Undoing Riffle Shuffle removing demo cards
2014 Fifty 2
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control stock is controlled even though spectator shuffles deck, cuts and reassembles
Inspired by 2015 Less is More Bonus 2
Benjamin Earl Any Card Game Control small stock handling
Variations 2015 Less is More Bonus 4
Benjamin Earl Tabled Chaos Control stock control via improvised Lennart Green style chaotic tabled cuts
2015 Less is More Bonus 6
Pit Hartling, Brother John Hamman Hot Pockets card stopped at and card thought-of in relation to the thought-of card, both removed, performer divines both
Inspired by 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 127
Max Maven Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2016 Session Notes 3
So Sato So-Lution 1
  • Phase 1: Selecting a Number
  • Phase 2: Forcing One of twelve Court Cards
  • Phase 3: Production of the Card (Climax)
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 62
So Sato The Professor Still Fools Us card "named" by spectator, Dai Vernon's named used to spell to it
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 76
So Sato Mass Destruction Stacking deck cut into piles, spectator shuffles all, yet some set-up is retained
Inspired byRelated to 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 118
Roberto Giobbi, Billy McComb, Ken De Courcy Card Call "Cabaret ard Divination" of a bunch of cards, last card predicted in letter
Related to 2016 Standup Card Magic 105
Gary Plants "This is Why I am Here" replacing glimpse after spectator's shuffle with set-up and shuffle strategy
Inspired by 2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 30
Unknown A.M. two spectators peek at a card, performer divines them, fair conditions
Inspired byRelated to 2017 Michał Kociołek Live! 1
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Version spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, performer makes some statements and bets money, then five cards are put on table, spectator's card is among them and the other cards complete a good poker hand
Also published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 67
Harry Lorayne Just In Case selection replaced, four packets made, spectator choses one, selection is on top, rest of packet is matching suit, other packets mixed, Juan Tamariz
2017 JawDroppers! Two 77
Johnny Thompson, Jeff Busby The Whispering Queen queen tossed in deck, value of card there is used to count to selection, Ace to Ten set-up
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 195