178 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Short Cards / Corner Short
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann The Last of the Think Stop Tricks two cards, think stop by selecting number between one and ten, duplicates
1934 28
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
Softened Corner corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute
1937 395
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
May 1937
The Jinx (Issue 32)
Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
1938 333
The Short Card discussing Types of Short Cards, Cutting a Short Card
1938 364
Impromptu Short Card broken corners
1938 464
Ralph W. Hull The Tuned Deck six phases, two corner shorts
Related to 1938 517
Dr. Jacob Daley Short Card Anecdote
Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 79)
Eddie Joseph "I Get The Aces" Aces shuffled into deck by spectators, red or black Aces produced as chosen
1941 4
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Tricks Using A "Short" Card general remarks
A. Trimmed End
B. Broken Corner
C. Corner Short
1943 40
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1943 44
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card
1943 45
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
1943 48
Corner Short Peek Force
1945 12
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference
1947 32
George G. Kaplan The Corner-Short
1948 4
George G. Kaplan The Secret Gadget using nail-clip to short corners
1948 5
George G. Kaplan Advantages of the Corner-Short Procedure general comments on the use of corner shorts
1948 5
George G. Kaplan Locating the Corner-Short, and the Delayed-Action Control using the corner-short
1948 6
George G. Kaplan The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short
1948 6
George G. Kaplan Avoiding Contrasts how to address the problem of white edges after cutting corners short
1948 8
To Bring the Corner-Short to the Top of the Pack
1948 8
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
1948 9
George G. Kaplan To Bring the Corner-Short to the Bottom of the Pack two methods
1948 11
George G. Kaplan To Control a Selected Card by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu shuffle
1948 12
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Control of a Glimpsed Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 12
George G. Kaplan Retaining Control of several Glimpsed Cards by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 14
George G. Kaplan Controlling Three Selected Cards by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu Shuffle handling
1948 16
George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 18
George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 19
George G. Kaplan Using the Corner-Short to Retain a Prearranged Deck in Order using corner-short as divider
1948 19
George G. Kaplan Out-of-the-Room Selection using the corner-short
1948 42
George G. Kaplan The X-Ray Location newspaper over scattered cards using the corner-short
1948 43
George G. Kaplan Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection
Related to 1948 44
George G. Kaplan Mind-Reading with Two Subjects two card location using the corner-short
1948 46
George G. Kaplan The "Impossible" Discovery odd/even separation with corner-short as divider
1948 46
George G. Kaplan The Twenty-Sixth Card Location - Using a Corner-Short
1948 47
George G. Kaplan Au Naturelle magician says "stop" at a card whose value is used to count to selection, "Natural Card" (see next item)
1948 48
George G. Kaplan The Topsy-Turvy Fan using odd/even separation and corner-short
1948 51
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) card lost, spectator deals through cards and performer stops him at a card whose value indicates position of selection, Natural Key
1948 101
George G. Kaplan The Lie Detector
Variations 1948 110
The Deck Switch selection found in pocketed deck
1948 184
George G. Kaplan The Medium´s Card Test 14/15 forced from one deck, card at that position in second deck has been predicted
1948 185
George G. Kaplan Yogi Spelling Test four groups of six progressive spelling sequences
1948 186
George G. Kaplan The Eighteen-Cards Spelling Trick one of eighteen cards thought of and then revealed with spelling procedure
1948 188
George G. Kaplan The Triple Spelling Trick with the corner-short
1948 191
George G. Kaplan The Three-Billet Test No. 1 card chosen and two thought of, all written on billets, performer divines them
1948 193
Don Greenwood Opener for a Mental Routine chosen card placed inside pocket, behind back
Oct. 1948 474
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 1951 6
Don Alan Card in the Egg card is selected and miniature version found in plastic egg, all cards in deck are the same as climax
Variations 1951 9
Audley Walsh Audley's Best edge-marked deck, featuring Audley Walsh's memorized deck order with mnemonics
Dec. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 270)
Edward Marlo Broken Corner corner short substitute, Note 1
1956 22
Salwaro Leitkarten various locator cards, key cards
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 3)
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to Sep. 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 4)
Peter Warlock No Guesswork card inside envelope finale
Inspired by
  • Edward G. Brown's "Three Guesses" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 42. 1943. P. 59.
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
George Blake Devil Divination one of six cards, spectator looks for his card in two halves
  • The Added Revelation
  • A Synopsis
Inspired by
  • Hull's "Mental Discernment"
1959 1
Sam Randlett Name-O-Card Revisited set-up to produce any named card, jukebox magic, card reversed, or cut short, or found in envelope, ..., incorporating statistics of often-named cards
  • Special Breaks
Inspired by
  • Name-O-Card by Hull
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
Norman Osborn Double Choice two cards chosen from tabled packets, one put back, performer can name which one spectator holds and optionally which one he put back
Variations 1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
Edward Marlo Tapping on Table to locate a type of short card
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards)
Dai Vernon The Corner Short tapping on table for locating corner short
Related to 1967 150
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Forcieren einer Karte riffle force to corner-shorted card
1967 (ca.) 6
Ed Balducci Cut Deeper Force with a short card to set-up
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge marked
Related to
  • Genii, Aug. 1947, p. 368
July 1968 194
Rolf Andra Ein kartenmagisches Rätsel after some dealing card ends up at known position
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 2)
Edward Marlo Reverse Fingertip Control forcing thick or short card, riffled from the back to the front, two methods
1970 64
Edward Marlo Tapping on Table to locate corner short, see also references where Vernon credits a San Francisco gambler
Related to 1970 64
Edward Marlo Incredible Fingertip Location two fingertip peeked at cards are located with lots of shuffling by spectator, corner short (Marlo Key Card)
1970 65
Edward Marlo Triple Fingertip Control corner short card (Marlo Key Card)
1970 66
Edward Marlo Marlo Key Card two corner shorts, punch, crimp, edge mark, see page 156 for additional observations
Related to 1970 69
Edward Marlo Corner Short Control multiple cards one by one using Marlo Key Card, tabled shuffles
1970 104
Edward Marlo Pre-Determined Four - Fourth Effect A Fingertip Peeked card vanishes, waxed corner short
1970 107
Rolf Andra Der Zauberkreis selection is located using a card to count to it, cards are placed in a circle configuration
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 32 No. 3)
Roger "Hervey" Vuille Le Coin Coupe on the corner short
  • Confection d'un coin coupé
  • Repérage du coin coupé
  • Remarques
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 1)
Roger "Hervey" Vuille Tour avec le Coin Coupé card at number from bottom of the deck, glide
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 2)
Victor Farelli, Rolf Andra Ein verblüffender "Reverso"-Trick three selections end up reversed in the deck
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 3)
Roger "Hervey" Vuille Encore le Coin Coupé wrong card changes into selection
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 3)
Roger "Hervey" Vuille Toujours Le Coin Coupé performer selects same card as spectator, stripping packet from center to select a card
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 4)
Jochen Zmeck Ein Super-Kartenfinden three packets made, spectator looks at bottom card of one packet and shuffles everything together with performer's back turned, three different short cards
1972 10
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge marked
Oct. 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Philip T. Goldstein On the Corner Short advantages, finding it, controlling a selection with it
1974 2
Theodore Annemann Snapped Corner corner broken but attached
1974 3
Karl Fulves Technicolor Cards performer cuts to four Aces, but they have different back color, then he cuts to correct Aces but then deck changes color
  • The Magician Cuts to the Aces
  • The Gambler Cuts to the Aces
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1974
New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Roger Smith IF Cover Up Control #3 same with corner short key
1975 5
Roger Smith Faro Shuffling With a Short Card
1975 13
Roger Smith The Short Card Faro Force peek force in IF condition, faking IF control
1975 13
Bernard Bilis Everywhere Everywhere and Nowhere variation, five cards shown to be the same card before changing into five selections
1976 11
Rolf Andra Übereinstimmung
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 37 No. 2)
Hannes Höller Kurze Karte several methods of short cards, corner shorts
1978 130
Jack Yates, Ken De Courcy Notes by the Editor
  • Keep the Sequence
  • False Shuffles and Cuts
  • With Two People
  • Short Corner
1978 5
Ken De Courcy As a Location System using the stack as an open index, with optional corner shorts at regular intervals
1978 7
Rolf Andra Kartenzauber card at number
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 39 No. 1)
Short Corner
1978 37
Wayne Wall Signed, Sealed, Stabbed and Delivered card is selected and name written on an envelope. Envelope is placed inside spiral-bound deck, deck in order, missing card is selection
1979 3
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given
Related to
  • T. A. Waters in "Genii" Vol. 28, No. 1, 1963
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy II question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given, different handling
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Roger Crosthwaite The Crosthwaite Key Card with ink dot
1981 22
Roger Crosthwaite Multiple Card Control with the Crosthwaite Key Card
1981 23
Peek Force corner short
1981 3
Stephen Tucker Cover Blown Christ Force without cover card, starting with top card secretly reversed above eye-level, also as key placement
1984 5
Stephen Minch Divination No. 4, spectator stops during riffle, the card is divined by performer, performer genuinely blindfolded
1984 14
Riffle Force to break or to corner short card
1984 15
Dai Vernon On the Corner-Short locating a corner short card and other things
Variations 1987 2
Tapping on Table by some San Francisco Gambler, locating corner short
Related to 1987 2
Bruce Cervon Two Corner Short Controls overhand and riffle shuffle, using corner short
1987 5
Harry Riser Estimation Help jogged corner short
1987 7
Tom Gagnon Faro Control corner short next to selection unaffected by faro shuffle
1987 7
Norman Osborn The Magic Step Ladder card selected and found with four packets between fingers
Related to Apr. 1988
Inside Out (Issue 4)
Edward Marlo Memo-Deck Index memorized deck with corner short key cards as pocket index
Apr. 1992
The Olram File (Issue 11)
Frederick Braue Card to Wallet duplicate
1992 18
Vanni Bossi A Faro Subtlety faro with corner-shorted cards, stacking application with fewer shuffles
1992 10
Vanni Bossi Three Original Key Cards different types of thinned-out corners
  • First Type
  • Second Type
  • Third Type
1992 15
Doug Canning UNCANNY deck in pocket and one card after the other is removed, spectator mentally spells his card and last letter matches selection
1993 132
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 37
Vicente Canuto La Carta con la Esquina Cortada on the corner short
  • La preparación
  • El manejo de la esquina cortada
  • Aplicaciones
1993 335
Vicente Canuto La Esquina Doblada corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute
1993 337
Juan Tamariz En el Bolsillo
1993 344
The Little-finger Count plus many applications
1995 201
John Riggs In-Decks tactile aid to locate any card
1995 111
Thomas Fraps Pips Desease cards are removed from case and are shown blank while pips fall from case, pips are replaced and blank cards turn into to normal deck
Inspired by 1995 1
Corner Short Riffle Force corner short
1996 48
Karl Fulves Lifting at Corner Short without riffling
1996 27
Karl Fulves Side Effects gaffed deck with various shortened cards, cutting to any card of tabled deck
Related to 1996 32
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted
1996 47
Karl Fulves Short End short card as key
1996 118
Karl Fulves No-Break Cull using thick or short card
1996 119
Karl Fulves Notes On The Date Deck
  • The Last Ten Years
  • Short Cuts
  • Open Dates
1997 30
Doug Edwards Estimation Proof Cut to number of cards chosen by spectator multiple times, also able to cut to Ace
Related to 1997 163
René Lavand Remembering My Credentials (Resolution) selection ends up at named position
1998 109
The "Ae-Di-Tse-Tal" Forcing Pack No. 10, "Latest Idea" backwards, every other card corner short
(a) Mind Reading
(b) To Cut an Odd or Even Number
1999 196
David Avadon Catching Hell card tossed and caught in deck, it lands next to selection and number of cards above match named number
Inspired by June 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 10)
Roberto Giobbi Everywhere and Nowhere three indifferent cards and the deck change into spetator's selection and then back to normal, two duplicates
2000 827
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 2000 201
Norman Osborn Double Choice two cards chosen with Charlier Cut procedure, one put back, performer can name which one spectator holds and optionally which one he put back
Inspired by 2000
Discoverie (Issue 2)
Barry Price ASAP! - Any Selection, Any Position two cards peeked at, first performer names and number, performer counts to it and selection is found face up, repeat with second selection and spectator counts to it
2000 20
Philip T. Goldstein O a word deck and ABC cards are used, chosen word is divined
2003 6
Doug Canning Midnight Speller counting and spelling, to find selection
Variations 2004 168
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card, expanded text from 1982 edition includes a (corner) short card that stay next to a card during riffle shuffles
Related to 2005 58
Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller Vernon and Miller on the Corner Short
Also published here
  • MUM, Dec. 2001
2006 27
Harry Riser Second to None
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, June 2005
2006 33
Harry Riser The Dictionary Definition
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, March 2002
2006 71
Harry Riser The Spectator-Management Control
Also published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
2006 74
Harry Riser The Impossible Faro Shuffle Card Control
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
2006 95
Miguel Gómez La carta apuñalada two phase routine, knife stabbed in wrapped deck piercing selection
2007 108
Bill Abbott Corner Short Control
2008 16
Allan Slaight, Max Maven Speechless Stratagem calculation method for a divination using Eight Kings stack
Inspired by
  • "Silent Subterfuge" (Stewart James, The James File, 2000)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
2008 142
Edward Marlo Christ Almighty double location, corner-short edge-marked double backer
Also published here Oct. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10 (The Jinx - 75 Years))
Patrick Dessi Quid de la carte clé? on various key cards
  • Les cartes redimensionnées
    • La carte courte
    • La carte étroite
    • La carte épaisse
  • Les cartes amputées
    • La carte au pouce
  • Les cartes déformées
    • La carte doublement cornée
2009 91
Edward Marlo Christ Almighty double location, corner-short edge-marked double backer
Also published here 2009 16
Alberto de Figueiredo El Vínculo spectator cuts and remembers a card, other spectator remembers a card he sees while deck is dribbled from hand to hand, same card
2013 19
Key Card Placement with corner short
2013 21
Dribble Force with corner short, think of a seen card
2013 24
Axel Hecklau Karte unter Schachtel
Inspired by 2013 22
Paul Vigil The More the Merrier multiple selection routine with eight cards, ends with Triumph
2014 5
The SCaM Card on the "Shortened, Crimped and Marked Card"
Related to 2014 15
The Short on the corner short
2014 16
Gabi Pareras Triunfo Blanco all cards but selection turn into blank cards as kicker
2014 21
Bob Farmer, Steve Mayhew Bolo Jonah methods for marking the Jonah card
  • Marked Cards
  • Short and Long Cards
  • Snap Crimp (Mayhew)
Related to 2015 30
Karl Fulves Short Takes notes on short card applications
  • card is removed and substituted with Joker, missing card named after shuffling
  • cutting to a crimp or short card (see also p. 15)
  • shuffling with short cards
Related to 2015
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Short shaved corners designed for riffle shuffle work
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Shorty intro to short card applications
Errata (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves U-Thrust spectator stabs odd-backed Joker in deck between two previously chosen cards
Errata (Issue 1)
Vanni Bossi Cornered three locator cards
  • The Incised Corner
  • The Thin Corner
  • The Jointed Corner
2016 65
Luis Piedrahita Cortando Cartas al Peso weighing the cards, three phases, first phase amount of cards is named, second phase named number is cut and as climax spectator cuts named number of cards
El Manuscrito (Vol. 8 No. 31)
Edward Marlo Corner Short Peek Force
Related to 2017 21
Alberto de Figueiredo La bola de cristal crystal ball drawn on a business card and signed by spectator, name of chosen card appears inside ball
2018 145
Alberto de Figueiredo, Cristian Ramil Doble sándwich Todoterreno progressive sandwich, then sandwiched card transforms into card which was named by second spectator
2018 225
Tom Gagnon Clipped Exchange card from pocket transposes with paper clipped in hand, duplicate
2019 122
Steve Forte Center Deal Any Card Called card in center named by spectator which is then dealt out
2020 944
Steve Forte First-Finger Corner Short Location first finger riffles upward in dealing grip
2020 944
Alexandra Duvivier Four Ace Production in-the-hands production sequence
July 2021
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Special Duvivier Issue)
Jimmy Ichihana Short Cut Thumb Stab cards dribbled into left hand, left thumb reaches into cascade and drags out a card that is flipped onto top face up
June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part One)
Jimmy Ichihana Short Cut To Winning Go Fish mates to the cards from a six-card poker hand are found by performer, first two single cards, then rest via Biological Shuffle by Paul Harris
Inspired by June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part One)
Bob Farmer Corner Rounding on corner rounders
2022 8
Francisco Mousinho Doctor's Recipe "An A.C.A.A.N. in Dr. Hofzinser's Memory"
card thought of, spectator removes it, shows it and it is lost, cards shuffled in groups with counting of packets to generate a number, card ends up at that number
2022 101
Francisco Mousinho Riffle Shuffle Peek card over corner-short card during in-the-hands riffle shuffle split
2022 107
Tom Gagnon Veeser-Gagnon Bluff Multiple Shift #3 Aces corner shorted
Inspired by 2022 164
Tap Jog tapping deck onto table on a corner to jog out corner-shorted cards
2022 166