85 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Topological Effects / Splitting Cards
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Brother John Hamman The Magician's Reprieve two card transposition in which one of the cards (Ten of Hearts) splits into two (SIx and Four of Hearts)
1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 16
Dr. James Nuzzo The Magic Split single card splits into two selections when turned face up
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 68
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 49
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split Red Twos and black Twos split into four Aces
Variations 1977 SuperMagic 122
Paul Harris Splits Unlimited splitting variations
  • Lickity Split
  • Gaffed Split
  • Curry Split
Inspired by
  • "Las Vegas Split" (Super Magic)
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 129
Paul Harris Curry Split exchanging one against two
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 134
Karl Fulves Splitting Double with sound effect
1978 Transpo Trix 7
Richard Kaufman Split Rise risen card (a four) is split in 2 twos
1978 On the Up and Up 20
Richard Kaufman S.P.L.I.T. Four into Twos into Aces, with double facer
1979 CardMagic 92
Roger Crosthwaite Doing the Splits gambler vs. magician theme, splitting twos into aces and one hand changes backs
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 918
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 920
Gordon Bruce Split Second Twos into Aces
Variations 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 889
Richard Kaufman The Splittin' Image Four into Twos into Aces, with double facer
1981 Cardworks 79
Richard Kaufman, David Arthur, Gene Maze Fusion two jokers become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again they are two selections
Variations 1981 Cardworks 47
Richard Kaufman The Inside Out Deck all back deck, then two of the double facers are split into the four Aces, deck is normal again
1981 Cardworks 51
Richard Kaufman Layer by Layer two mates become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again it splits into mates and a selection
1981 Cardworks 55
Slydini The Slydini Touch finesse for splitting an apparent double backer into two cards
1981 Cardworks 57
James Swain Torn Asunder Four into Twos into Aces, with double facer
1981 Cardworks 74
Ben Harris Dimensional Relativity signed cards turns inside-out so that it has blistered rough surfaces on the outside and when peeled apart the signed surfaces show up again, deck also changes color for some reason
VariationsAlso published here 1981 Dimensional Relativity 3
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Mono) open double backer is "unfused" into two selections
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 68
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Stereo) open double backer, four of a kind production
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 70
Richard Kaufman Fusion two blank cards become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again they are two selections, then blank again
Inspired by 1984 Abstract 20
Jeff White The White Stuff three selection, first found and split in other two selections, cards are lost and found again
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 89
Paul Gertner Two for One Split split on table, two selections
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 17
Tom Craven Spin Change wrong card is tossed and splits into two selections in the air
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 527
Richard Bartram, Jr. Atlantic City Split with signed card sandwiched as climax
Inspired by 1985 Close-Up of the Damned 35
Richard Kaufman, Eric DeCamps The Radical Change as Split
1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 2
Eric DeCamps The Inverted Card short ambitious card sequence, card turned inside out and split, using blank-faced and blank-backed card
Inspired by 1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 22
Steve Beam The Great Divide two selections, card with total of values is removed and split into selection, card with value total appears sandwiched between selections
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 111
Ben Harris Split Personality Move one card is changed into its full four-of-a-kind on top of deck
1985 Out Of His Mind! 11
Steve Beam Making Faces fusion and split of two cards
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 115
Meir Yedid Born Again double backer is split into two cards which produce another card (baby)
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 293
Eric DeCamps Splitting the Twos
Inspired byVariations 1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 1
Ben Harris Melt Down Wrong card splits into two selections
Inspired byRelated to 1986 Killer Klose-Up 23
Ben Harris Blendex Odd backed card stabbed into deck by spectator to find selection. Odd backed card vanishes, appears fused onto the back of the selection. Magician then peels the fused card apart.
1986 Killer Klose-Up 31
Eric DeCamps Relativity's Relative signed selection (after ambitious card phases) is split into blank-faced and blank-backed card
Apr. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 1338
Karl Fulves Non-Adjustable 10 Ace, Four and Five, then cards are removed, always add up to ten
Related to 1987 Secret Session — Part Three 60
Steve Beam Card Cleavage four split in two deuces, deuces split into aces
Related toVariations 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 22) 373
Steve Beam The Snapper using the snap change for splitting a four into two deuces
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 22) 377
Steve Beam Shattered four splits into a three and an ace, then three splits into other three aces
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 24) 415
Jerry Sadowitz Broken Hearts four of hearts splits into 4 ace of hearts, pips disappear and reappear on back of selection
1989 Cards on the Table 52
Simon Lovell Squiddle Karate Coin done with cards, but finger is thrust into cards that are thrown in the air, and finger splits a card (selection)
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 93
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 64
Rafael Benatar Karate Six is chopped into two Threes and an Eight into Fours
Also published here 1989 Cartas Certificadas 71
Karl Fulves Standard Test four Jacks change into two Jacks and a double backer which is split into two Aces
1989 Quick Card Tricks 32
Karl Fulves, Don Stewart on Splitting and Fusion for magicians, dated to 1950s
1989 Quick Card Tricks 33
Harry Levine The Real Las Vegas Split two deuces are split into aces , a card is dealt on each ace forming a blackjack
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 556
Ken Krenzel The Condensed Aces Four spot is produced and splits in Twos, then in Aces, two methods, one with two double facers
Variations 1990 Close-up Impact! 43
Edward Marlo Applications of the Snap Change one card splits in two or even four cards
1990 That's It 26
Ben Harris Dimensional Relativity reprint of effect, card reversed on both sides is placed reversed in deck, rest of deck changes back color, then selection turns "inside out" and becomes kind of a double blank card with both signed sides inside
Also published here 1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 76
Jon Racherbaumer Fixing the Vegas Split
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 29
Karl Fulves Split Image III two Twos stick perpendicular in a half of the deck each, halves pushed together so Twos are out of sight, the two Twos then change into four Aces
Inspired byRelated to 1991 Pull Apart Notes 5
Stephen Tucker Impromptu Aces from the Fore splitting aces from card, four then a three etc.
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 2
Karl Fulves Pull Apart card perpendicular in middle of one half, part that sticks out in other half, when halves are pulled apart the card splits in two
Related to 1991 28 Card Tricks 60
Karl Fulves Truncate queen transposes with two deuces in deck, queen splits in two, substitution trunk presentation
1991 28 Card Tricks 62
Karl Fulves Split Image I face-up version of "Pull Apart"
Related to 1991 Pull Apart Notes 1
Karl Fulves Split Image II face-up version of "Pull Apart"
Related to 1991 Pull Apart Notes 4
Rafael Benatar Karate six spot is split in two 3s, repeat
Also published here 1993 Double-Card Technique 13
Paul Gertner The Flick with Cards card secretly flicked across table with thumb
  • The Flick Switch
  • The Flick Split
  • Card in Wallet
Related to 1994 Steel and Silver 91
Aldo Colombini Apache two cards stuck together and are peeled apart again
Apr. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2348
Rafael Benatar Karate Cards Six is chopped into two Threes and an Eight into Fours
Also published here 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 56) 1063
Steve Beam Card Cleavage four split in two deuces, deuces split into aces
Inspired by 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 122
Paul Harris The Split card split in two
1995 Natural Selections 15
Dominique Duvivier New-Wave All Backs Red and blue double-backed cards shuffled together and magically separate. One of the double backers is split into two Jokers, then the faces on the rest of the deck appear
1996 Magie Duvivier 175
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 147
Ken Krenzel Cloning Queens queen is split in two, split again, miniature queen appears, they all melt back into one
1997 Ingenuities 145
Lee Asher The Ripper visual, "double backed card transformes in 4 of a kind"
1998 Thinking Out Loud 1
Steve Bedwell Binary Fission featuring "The Krenzel Split"
Inspired by 1998 ca. Flexing and Twisting 10
David Regal The Half Deal Doing a half deal - only deal off the face layer of a card as a transparent card, leaving a blank card, then print it back
1999 Close-Up & Personal 97
David Acer Changes pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
Inspired byAlso published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 21
David Acer Splittant Aces Magician visually splits a red Two and black Two into four Aces
2004 Random Acts of Magic 36
David Acer Splittant Jr. Split Six of Clubs into Four of Clubs and mini Two of Clubs
2004 Random Acts of Magic 39
Arturo de Ascanio The Pathology of Cards
Inspired by 2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 280
Nick Pudar Split Boomerang card represents two selections, then splits and becomes those selections
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 115
Jack Parker Done Burying Joker splits into two cards - a Ten and a Seven - seventeen cards down is selected card
2007 52 Memories 92
Kevin Ho Long Division Card is "stretched" into long card, split into two, each being a selection
2008 Smooth Operations 14
Dani DaOrtiz Las cartas de Hofzinser - La carta transparente (o la falsa carta transparente) on Hofzinser's transparent cards and how to make them
  • Creación de las cartas transparentes
  • A tener en cuenta
2009 El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 7) 137
David Acer Changes pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 129
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split Move
2011 More Power to You 144
Ben Train Training Wheels four-at-once production or splitting Four spot into four Aces
2012 Anteater Consortium 11
Steven Hamilton Breakdown a Four chosen, an Ace pulled off and a Three remains, repeated until four Aces are produced
Inspired by
  • "Aces from the Fore" (Stephen Tucker, marketed)
Related to
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 68
Giancarlo Scalia 1 Punto in + Five split to Four and Ace and fused back
2016 Semplici Immagini 10
Yves Carbonnier Transmutation Royale three Aces interlaced between Kings change into selections, with repetition
2016 Transmutatione Royale 1
John Hostler Royally Wild Joker changes into mates of three cut-to cards, then Joker splits into two cards to complete Royal Flush with the three cards
Inspired by 2016 Magnum Opossum 78
Unknown The Alton Split
2016 Magnum Opossum 83