212 entries in Cards / Sleights / Controls / Single Card Controls / Cut Controls
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
C. H. Wilson The Monte Pass No. 3, hype as shift into other hand with some distance
Related to 1877 12
S. W. Erdnase C. By the Cut "Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of"
spectator cuts while performer holds deck, remembers card, and replaces, performer picks up break
Variations 1902 167
S. W. Erdnase, Victor Farelli The "Strip" Cut Shuffle Substitute
1933 35
Floyd G. Thayer The Visible Pass swivel cut as control, credit in Page Wright's Manuscript
Also published here 1933 26
Control with Bridged Deck bottom of page
1937 51
U. F. Grant U Bite oops control
1937 168
Edward Victor The "Book" Return control, in the hands
1937 9
The Pick-up Location End Grip Transfer
Variations 1938 34
Locating a Card After the Spectator's Cut
1938 336
The Riffle Location control to known position near top
1939 14
Frederick Braue The Cut Pass
1941 18
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Hugard-Braue Cut Control
1941 7
The Stripper Undercut bringing reversed card in stripper deck to top via undercut
1941 10
The Stripper Running Cut bringing reversed card in stripper deck to top via running cut
1941 11
Double Under-Cut see step 4
1941 27
Tom Sellers A Different Pass with palming
1941 7
Tony Kardyro To Bring Selected Card Second From Top thick key card
1941 7
Tony Kardyro To Bring Selected Card Second From Bottom thick key card
1941 7
R. M. Jamison The Turn Over Card Control half over break is turned over into the other hand, repeated with second half, Blackstone Pass
July 1944 58
The Glide Location
1946 42
Bridge Control
Aug. 1946 241
Frederick Braue A New Control card control, showing indifferent cards in process
Nov. 1947 366
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
1948 9
Dr. William Weyeneth Sauter la coupe card ends up on top, showing card in center and on bottom in process, followed by german translation "Eine freche Volte"
Also published here Mar. 1948 11
Paul LePaul A Fancy Control flip-over cuts
Related toVariations 1949 96
Bill Simon Cut Control
Variations 1949 5
Al Leech A Simple Card Control control card at a certain position with the hindu shuffle or a double cut
1949 27
Audley Walsh Off Hand
Oct. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 187)
749
Edward Marlo Marlo's Step Control multiple cuts to table sequences to control peeked-at cards
  • A. To Control One Or More Cards To The Top
  • B. To Control One Or More Cards To Bottom
  • C. Double Peek Control - Top and Bottom
  • D. Double Peek to Bottom
  • E. Double Peek To Top
  • F. Triple Peek to Bottom
  • G. Triple Peek To The Top
1952 12
Edward Marlo Cut Control sequences to control peeked at cards with in the hands cuts
  • A. Cut Control to the Top
  • B. Bottom or Top Cut Control
  • C. Double Peek Cut Control to Top
  • D. Double Peek Cut Control to Bottom
  • E. Alternate Cut Control
  • F. Triple Peek Cut Control
  • G. Triple Peek Cut Control No. 2
1952 48
The Triple Cut
1954 3
Edward Marlo As a Control to apparently cut top card into center yet retain it under control, using tabled Tenkai Palm
1957 17
Dai Vernon Ginsburg Poke
Related toVariations 1959 36
James Steranko Cut Control breakless double cut
1960 14
James Steranko Pile of Trouble deck with in-jogged card dribbled on table, then Checkerino to apparently square cards and control selection
Related to
  • "Checkerino" (James Steranko, Genii, June 1961, p. 411)
1962 27
Edward Marlo Transfer Palm Sequence
1968 120
Eddie Fields, Frank Thompson Half-Fast Pass control to top, for corrected description see 1997 reference
VariationsAlso published here 1968 98
Eddie Joseph Bringing Peeked Card to Bottom display strategy to motivate open cut
1969 24
Bill Spooner Spooner's Deceptive Roll Cut packets roll back and forth between both hands, control of card
Inspired by
  • "The Revolving Pass" (Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks)
Related to
1969 39
Edward Marlo Control from Erdnase Break seven methods to control a card marked off by Erdnase break
1970 78
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #1 card returned during FFF sequence, brought to top
1970 6
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #2 different handling
1970 7
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #3 (One Break) starting from break, to bottom
1970 20
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #4 (One Break) starting from break, to bottom
1970 21
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #5 (One Break) starting from break, to top
1970 21
Edward Marlo Placement Control crimp, basically tabled version of Vernon's Placement
Inspired by Feb. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2)
13
Roger Smith The Very Obvious Reversal Pass
  • Notes of Jan. 18, 1971
turning top half face up and then reversing bottom half, openly
Mar. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 8)
9
Roger Smith FFF Break Control Addition to top, with Swing cut and Charlier Pass
June 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 11)
7
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486
Related toVariations Jan. 1972 481
Dr. William Weyeneth Sauter la coupe card ends up on top, showing card in center and on bottom in process, followed by german translation "Eine freche Volte"
Also published here 1972
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 5)
83
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Peek "Open and Shut" Reverse Fan Location No. 122, peek, then step fan as delay, then cut
Related to 1972 36
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Bottom Push and Triple False Cut To Bring Bottom Card On Top No. 145, transfer cut as control, no details
1972 38
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Push Over Multiple Cut Location No. 271, might be double cut to peeked-at card
1972 67
Harry Lorayne The Persistence-of-Vision Control
1973 96
Jerry K. Hartman R. S. Jog Control
Also published here 1973 2
Jerry K. Hartman R. S. Bluff Controls Simple procedure to control a selection to either top or bottom
VariationsAlso published here 1973 3
Philip T. Goldstein Half Deck Crimp to control selection
1974 3
Philip T. Goldstein Spot'n'Scoop Control sighting card in face-up ribbon spread and moving it to top by cut afterwards
1974 3
Dai Vernon Card Cut
1975 219
Paul Harris Flip-Flop-Plop monte throw with halves
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 21
Pass Flourish packets roll back and forth between both hands, control of card
Related to 1976 28
Triple Cut to Break triple cut to table that is actually only a straight cut at a break, also as control, see p. 115
Related to 1977 112
Another way to do the same, having yourself indeed never seen the card. Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card section
Related to 1979 64
The Double Cut triple cut
1979 10
Frank Garcia Super Secret Control
Inspired by 1980 23
Charlier, Father Cyprian The One Handed Cut charlier cut to cut to reversed card as control
1980 19
Karl Fulves Buckle Buckle
1981 7
Karl Fulves Peek Control quick running cut
1981 22
Ken Simmons Running Card Plus Control card reversed and controlled during running cut sequence
Inspired by 1981 11
Ken Simmons Running False Cut also as control
Inspired byRelated to 1981 20
Paul Harris Easy Control
1981 5
Jon Racherbaumer Jog-Podge Control finessed, with fan
1982 125
Jon Racherbaumer Running Cut Control using swing cuts
1982 137
Harry Lorayne "Kick-Strip" Control in the hands cutting sequence
1982 424
Harry Lorayne, Bruce Elliott The Lorayne Control to second from bottom
Inspired by 1982 431
Edward Marlo Double Underpeel Cut in the hands breakless double cut
1983 67
Edward Marlo The Real, Honest-To-God Bluff Cut cards end up on Bottom, one-cut double cut
Related to 1983 129
Deane Moore Hocus Pocus Volte two halves turned over one by one openly, as indifferent cards are shown
Nov. 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
70
Mike Gallo Simple Control
1985 32
Don Morris Card Control to x-position, double cut
1985 132
Frederick Braue FB Adaptation of Charlier Pass (1937)
1985 27
Frederick Braue Flipflop Control cut deeper principle to control card during displaying sequence
Related to 1985 18
Frederick Braue Braue Cut Control cards are spread and taken in both hands, turned face-up
1985 19
Gilles Couture The Swivel Cut Control double cut substitute
Also published here 1986 23
Dai Vernon The Shuttle-Cut Control
1987 89
Doug Edwards Flourish Control flourish Z-cut as control
Feb. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 2)
1316
Gilles Couture Card to Top
Feb. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 2)
1318
John C. Wagner A Control anglejogging
1987 1
Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control variation of Cut Deeper Force, "Flip-Flop Force"
VariationsAlso published here 1989 185
Simple Card Control
1989 35
Karl Fulves Cutting Control to top
1989 36
Darryl Rose The Rose Control one-handed crimp of bottom card of packet in right-hand end grip
Feb. 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 6)
17
Father Cyprian A Couple of Breaks using a hidden plunger rise set-up to establish breaks
  • a) To cut the selected card to second from the top
  • b) To cut the selected card to second from the bottom
  • c) To cut the selected card to the top
  • d) To cut the selection to the face of the deck
1989 19
Harry Lorayne Revolving Pass Extensions in-the-hands cuts
  • Original
  • 4-2-1
  • 4-2-1-1
  • 4-3
  • 4-No Break
  • 4-4
1990 32
Revolving Pass from Blackstone's "Modern Card Tricks" (1929)
1990 32
Harry Lorayne HaLo Cut Control similar to Thompson's Bluff Pass
1990 89
Harry Lorayne Quick Estimation position of selection is apparently followed and then cut to
1990 179
Gary Ouellet The Small Packet Principle several piles, card controlled under crimp
1990 139
Gilles Couture The Swivel Cut Control
Also published here 1990 230
Ton Onosaka Cut Control triple cut to break, in the hands
1990 35
Randy Tanner Swing-Cut Control
May 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 5)
1924
Doug Edwards How Ambitious also usable as an Ambitous Card Sequence
Also published here Sep. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 9)
1976
Michael Close As a Force and a Control MC Spread Double Lift application
1991 44
Paul Harris Flip Flop Plop
1991 114
Steve Pressley Losing Control with spectator
1991 707
Floyd G. Thayer The Visible Cut-Pass swivel cut as control
Also published here 1991 84
Jerry K. Hartman R. S. Jog Control
Also published here 1991 118
Jerry K. Hartman R. S. Bluff Controls Simple procedure to control a selection to either top or bottom
Also published here 1991 120
Alain Choquette An Optical Control discrepancy control
Variations June 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 6)
2081
Bob King Basic Routine controlling a card with breather crimp
1992 3
Justin Higham Underground Revolving Control packets roll back and forth between both hands, control of card
Inspired by
  • "Revolving Pass" (Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, 1932, p. 19)
1992
Technomagic (Issue 13)
102
Justin Higham Delayed Double Cut Control
1992
Technomagic (Issue 13)
102
Justin Higham Simple Control selection via dribble-stop, then cut and shuffle to control card to top
Mar. 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 1)
3
Justin Higham Basic Control selection via dribble-stop, then cut and shuffle to control card to top
Mar. 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 1)
4
Justin Higham Tabled Control selection placed on top of tabled deck and cut into deck
Mar. 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 1)
4
Harry Blackstone, Jr. Revolving Pass
1992 53
Doug Edwards A Four/Five Beat Control flourish cut control
Apr. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 4)
2207
Dai Vernon リプレイスメントコントロール (Replacement Control) Keep card on top of deck after cutting the deck onto the table
1993 51
Steve Pressley A Cut Below single card control, to the bottom
VariationsAlso published here 1993 151
Steve Beam A Cut Above single card control, to the top
1993 153
Eddie Fechter Crazy Cut strange card control, pass mechanics
1993 72
Justin Higham Wrist Turn Cut Control multiple versions
Related to 1993 10
Justin Higham Step Double Undercut with visible (sucker) step
VariationsAlso published here 1993 20
David Avadon Charlier Pass Control one-handed
Inspired by 1993 104
Vicente Canuto 2.- Control por Múltiples Cortes Sobre la Mesa cutting to break, hands to table, multiple packets
1993 107
Vicente Canuto 5.- Control por Doble Volteo de Paquetes card is controlled to the top, top half turned over and out jogged face-up then all cards are turned over to show bottom card, credited to Ken de Courcy
Related to
  • "Cutting Middle To Top" (Ken de Courcy, Magigram, Sep. 1983)
1993 109
Karl Fulves Transgression Pass "false-false cut", interrupted
1994 118
Drop-Cut Control just a running cut to the table starting at a break
1994 9
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method C "Technical Roots"
Inspired by 1994 54
Gary Ward Ward's Control
Inspired by 1994 96
Aldo Colombini Odla Control jog, insertion from the side with deck in end grip
Related to 1995 8
Jerry K. Hartman Cut Deeper Control Cut Deeper procedure done by performer to bring selection from middle to top, see p. 120 for additional applications:
  • selection in middle, three cards are randomly cut to (“your card could be any of these…”) and selection controlled to top
  • selection controlled to determined number from bottom
1995 119
Paul Harris Flip Flop Plop
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris)
59
Paul Harris Flash Control flashy, using self-cutting deck, one-handed fan, Charlier cut
Also published here 1996 153
Dominique Duvivier Double Drop-Cut Control Tabled extension for Double Undercut, slightly flourishy
1996 17
Karl Fulves Zoltan
1997 67
Peter Duffie An Effortless Card Control Can be done as multiple control
Inspired by 1997 14
Frank Thompson Half-Fast Pass control to top
Also published here 1997 56
Bruce Cervon Charlier Cut Control
1998 59
Bruce Cervon The Trap Door Control
1998 61
Daryl Martinez The Logical Control patter that explains why apparently no control is possible, to a specific location in the deck
1998 560
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Card Control key card with glue dots, reprinted from 1972, how to cut to it and how to control a selection with it
Also published here 1998 10
Guy Hollingworth The Riffle Force and Control
1999 9
Ellis Stanyon The "Stanyon" Cut Pass No. 5, doing an open cut after holding the break during riffling with some delay
Related to 1999 225
Justin Higham Step Double Undercut with visible (sucker) step
Inspired byAlso published here 1999 22
Justin Higham Finessed Double Undercut
1999 24
Justin Higham Double-Undercut Throw-Off
Inspired by 1999 24
Michel Huot, Steve Duperré The Huot/Duperre Control Insert card into Charlier position, Tilt-esque
Also published here Sep./Oct. 1999
The Magic Menu (Vol. 10 No. 55)
646
Steve Bedwell Single Card Control using thick card
2000 5
Neal Elias Peek & Cut Control peek, then fan with step and cut
Inspired byRelated to 2000 13
Harry Lorayne Many Cuts multiple to-the-table false cut, also as a cut control
2001 29
Harry Lorayne Cut Control To Palm action palm during to-table-cut sequence
2001 41
Harry Lorayne Optically Controlled illogical cut control, showing that card is not on top and bottom, with Convincing Control addition and pocket finale
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 463
David Regal Deceptive Control cutting/spreading
2002 153
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Rollovers "a theme and twelve variations", on the bold rollover force
  • Theme
  • Variation 1: Avoiding the flash
  • Variation 2: Doing without the preliminary peek
  • Variation 3: The multiple rollover
  • Variation 4: Rollback
  • Variation 5: The slipped rollover
  • Variation 6: With a face-up marker
  • Variation 7: With the face-up deck
  • Variation 8: The two-spectator force
  • Variation 9: The two-in-one force
  • Variation 10: The locator
  • Variation 11: The transverse locator
  • Variation 12: The rollover control
2002 34
Brother John Hamman Flip-Flop Force variation of Cut Deeper Force
Also published here May 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 11)
15
Jack Carpenter The Spider Cut in-the-hands false triple cut, also as transfer cut, control or production
Mar./Apr. 2003
The Penumbra (Issue 6)
15
Jerry Sadowitz Crouching Vernon, Hidden Hamman selection and control are in one sequence, looks fair, with variations "Notes on C.V.H.H. Control" and "With Card F.U.", see also next item
2004 19
Jerry Sadowitz Positional C.V.H.H. Control variation of previous item "Crouching Vernon, Hidden Hamman" to control to a specific position
2004 21
Michel Huot, Steve Duperré The Charlier Control Insert card into Charlier position, Tilt-esque
Also published here 2004 65
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Re-Calculated Cut Chapter 10, to place selection at desired position
  • Triple Cut
  • In the Hands Triple Cut
  • Quad Cut
  • Quad Cut #2
  • Quad Cut #3
Inspired by 2004 72
John C. Wagner Simple Control
2005 26
Vernon Winiecke Packet Shuffle Pass packets cut between the hands, the roll back and forth
Related to 2005 436
Doug Edwards Top Control one half is placed in other half, break is formed
2006 57
Doug Edwards How Ambitious also usable as an Ambitous Card Sequence
Also published here 2006 74
Bruce Cervon Cut Control after peek with charlier cut
2007 7
Robin Robertson Double-Duty Balducci cut-deeper-force variation (vertical display), can be used as force and control
2007 228
One Hand Card Control
2007 62
Brother John Hamman Hamman Flip-Flop Force and Control variation of the Cut-Deeper Force, also "Rolling Control"
2008 274
Ken Krenzel Cut Deeper Self Control spectator controls his own card
2009 223
Caleb Wiles Crystal Cut double undercut substitute
  • To control a selection to the top
  • To control a selection to the bottom
  • To control a selection to a specified number from the top
  • To control a selection to a specified number from the bottom
  • To transfer cards from the bottom to the top
  • To transfer cards from the top to the bottom
  • As a Triumph display
Related to
  • Nathan Kranzo, Outside the Box DVD
2009 35
Ryan Swigert Ose Cut Control
2010 200
R. Paul Wilson Break-Up Control
2010 291
Yves Carbonnier Squeeze Control as Yves Cabernet, card is squeezed in the deck and break is formed
2010 295
Roberto Giobbi Bridge Control
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 29)
36
Roberto Giobbi Control with a Swing Cut at a Break
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 24)
63
Roberto Giobbi Double Undercut Control
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 26)
95
Dai Vernon Card Control to the bottom, credited to Vernon in "The Dai Vernon Book of Magic" (?)
2011 476
Bill Simon, Steve Mayhew Cut Control Variation
Inspired by 2011 18
Simple card control transfer cut
2011 3
Harry Lorayne The Hopless Hop top card shown and side-jogged, cut into center, secret slip cut, incorporating side-jog idea by Jack Carpenter, two methods
Inspired by 2011 61
Steve Pressley A Cut Below single card control, to the bottom
Also published here 2011 18
Steve Beam Control Center control to the top of the deck
Also published here 2011 19
Charlier The Charlier Cut Control
Related to 2012 228
Hal Zeve The Non-Invisible Pass controlling card to the top, strange double fan
2012 297
Anders Mollen Not Yet Named Control control handling using breather crimp, as "Andy Moller"
Also published here 2012 39
Bill Simon, Steve Mayhew Cut Control Variation Swivel Cut
Inspired by 2014 240
Steve Beam Control Center control to the top of the deck
Inspired byAlso published here 2015 234
Bill Simon, Will Houstoun, Alexander Hansford Control A Sidejogging a card during square up to obtain microbreak, sidejog finesse provided by Will Houstoun, cut card to the top of the deck
Inspired by 2016 13
Alexander Hansford Control B Obtain microbreak through plunger principle
2016 16
Roberto Giobbi Bluff Cut Control
Related to 2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 21)
85
Justin Higham Self-Working Turnover Pass
  • Tabled Handling
  • Swing-Cut Handling
  • Stand-up Handling
Dec. 2017
Operandi (Issue 2)
6
Joseph Barry A Lie Detector Routine featuring a fair control sequence where the spectator cuts to a card and buries his pile
Sep. 2017
Operandi (Issue 3)
19
Stephen Hobbs False Swing Cut Double Lift Control Top control
Inspired by Dec. 2017
Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1))
29
Johnny Thompson Pass Substitute naming random card and cutting to it while secretly controlling selection
2018 191
Steve Beam The Quality Control The Bicycle Cut as a control
2018 233
Harry Lorayne Peel Placement simple method to control a card to a small number from top
2018 18
Harry Lorayne Optically Controlled llogical cut control, showing that card is not on top and bottom, with Convincing Control addition and pocket finale
Also published here 2018 46
Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control
Also published here 2019 57
Helge Thun Flip-Flop-Top
Inspired by 2019 41
Jeremiah Zuo Excursus 4: (Non) Precision in Card Control with control as example
2019 38
Tom Gagnon Gambler's Ploy as a control, tabled cut
Inspired by 2019 387
Willis Kenney Willis Kenney Deceptive Control tabled cut control with crimp
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Sept. 2017
2019 199
Jason "Jafo" Fields The Siesta Control selection cut into center but stays on top, Mexican Turnover elaboration
Mar. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 3)
62
The Injog Cut Control Simple control to second from bottom
2019 11
Nancy Colwell Last Minute Card Control spectator cuts off a pile, shuffles, remembers a card and loses it, hopefully step is retained
Inspired by May 2020
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2))
223
Steve Beam The S-B Whoops Control card control to certain position
Inspired by 2020 17
Yves Carbonnier Stair Step Cut in the hands cut control, card to top
Inspired by 2020 317
Luis Carreon Daisy Cutter swing false cut combination involving a tabled packet
  • Card Control Variant
July 2021
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Special Chicago Issue #1)
21
Anders Mollen Breathless Control control handling using breather crimp
  • To Control a Card to Other Positions
  • To Control a Card Without a Breather
Also published here 2022 1143
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Ping Pong top card (or cards) are retained on top of deck after a straight tabled cut
Inspired by 2022 10
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Revolutionary Control card is inserted and seen to be completely squared into deck, deck is cut onto table, card is on top, slight variation without table (p. 16), see also Staircase Multiple Shift (p. 18) for related technique with multiple cards
2022 15