173 entries in Cards / Sleights / Controls / Single Card Controls / Cut Controls
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
S. W. Erdnase, Victor Farelli The "Strip" Cut Shuffle Substitute
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 35
Floyd G. Thayer The Visible Pass swivel cut as control, credit in Page Wright's Manuscript
Also published here 1933 Page Wright's Notebook 26
Unknown Control with Bridged Deck bottom of page
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
U. F. Grant U Bite oops control
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 168
Edward Victor The "Book" Return control, in the hands
1937 Magic of the Hands 9
Unknown The Pick-up Location End Grip Transfer
1938 Greater Magic 34
Unknown Locating a Card After the Spectator's Cut
1938 Greater Magic 336
Unknown The Riffle Location control to known position near top
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 14
Frederick Braue The Cut Pass
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 18
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Hugard-Braue Cut Control
1941 The Stripper Deck 7
Unknown The Stripper Undercut bringing reversed card in stripper deck to top via undercut
1941 The Stripper Deck 10
Unknown The Stripper Running Cut bringing reversed card in stripper deck to top via running cut
1941 The Stripper Deck 11
Unknown Double Under-Cut see step 4
1941 The Stripper Deck 27
Tom Sellers A Different Pass with palming
1941 Condensed Conjuring 7
Tony Kardyro To Bring Selected Card Second From Top thick key card
1941 The Routine Supreme 7
Tony Kardyro To Bring Selected Card Second From Bottom thick key card
1941 The Routine Supreme 7
R. M. Jamison The Turn Over Card Control half over break is turned over into the other hand, repeated with second half
July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 58
Unknown The Glide Location
1946 Card Control 42
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 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"
Mar. 1948 La Baguette Magique (Issue 20) 11
Paul LePaul A Fancy Control flip-over cuts
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 96
Bill Simon Cut Control
Variations 1949 Controlled Miracles 5
Al Leech A Simple Card Control control card at a certain position with the hindu shuffle or a double cut
1949 For Card Men Only 27
Audley Walsh Off Hand
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (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 Control Systems 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 Control Systems 48
Unknown The Triple Cut
1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 3
Edward Marlo As a Control to apparently cut top card into center yet retain it under control, using tabled Tenkai Palm
1957 The Tabled Palm 17
Dai Vernon Ginsburg Poke
Related toVariations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 36
James Steranko Cut Control breakless double cut
1960 Steranko on Cards 14
Edward Marlo Transfer Palm Sequence
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 120
Eddie Joseph Bringing Peeked Card to Bottom display strategy to motivate open cut
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 24
Edward Marlo Control from Erdnase Break seven methods to control a card marked off by Erdnase break
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 78
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #1 card returned during FFF sequence, brought to top
1970 The FFF Control System 6
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #2 different handling
1970 The FFF Control System 7
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #3 (One Break) starting from break, to bottom
1970 The FFF Control System 20
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #4 (One Break) starting from break, to bottom
1970 The FFF Control System 21
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #5 (One Break) starting from break, to top
1970 The FFF Control System 21
Edward Marlo Placement Control crimp, basically tabled version of Vernon's Placement
Inspired by 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 481
Harry Lorayne The Persistence-of-Vision Control
1973 Rim Shots 96
Jerry K. Hartman R. S. Jog Control
1973 Means & Ends 2
Jerry K. Hartman R. S. Bluff Controls Simple procedure to control a selection to either top or bottom
1973 Means & Ends 3
Philip T. Goldstein Half Deck Crimp to control selection
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Philip T. Goldstein Spot'n'Scoop Control sighting card in face-up ribbon spread and moving it to top by cut afterwards
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Dai Vernon Card Cut
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 219
Paul Harris Flip-Flop-Plop
VariationsAlso published here 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 21
Eddie Fields Half-Fast Pass Top control
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 98
Unknown 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 CardMagic 64
Unknown The Double Cut triple cut
1979 Finger on the Card 10
Frank Garcia, Paul LePaul Super Secret Control
1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 23
Charlier, Father Cyprian The One Handed Cut charlier cut to cut to reversed card as control
1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 19
Karl Fulves Buckle Buckle
1981 Side Steal 7
Karl Fulves Peek Control quick running cut
1981 Side Steal 22
Ken Simmons Running Card Plus Control card reversed and controlled during running cut sequence
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 11
Ken Simmons Running False Cut also as control
Inspired byRelated to 1981 Close-Up With Cards 20
Paul Harris Easy Control
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 5
Jon Racherbaumer Jog-Podge Control finessed, with fan
1982 Card Finesse 125
Jon Racherbaumer Running Cut Control using swing cuts
1982 Card Finesse 137
Harry Lorayne "Kick-Strip" Control in the hands cutting sequence
1982 Best of Friends 424
Harry Lorayne, Bruce Elliott The Lorayne Control to second from bottom
Inspired by 1982 Best of Friends 431
Edward Marlo Double Underpeel Cut in the hands breakless double cut
1983 Marlo without Tears 67
Edward Marlo The Real, Honest-To-God Bluff Cut cards end up on Bottom, one-cut double cut
Related to 1983 Marlo without Tears 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 Best of Friends — Volume II 32
Don Morris Card Control to x-position, double cut
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Frederick Braue FB Adaptation of Charlier Pass (1937)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 27
Frederick Braue Flipflop Control cut deeper principle to control card during displaying sequence
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 18
Frederick Braue Braue Cut Control cards are spread and taken in both hands, turned face-up
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 19
Gilles Couture The Swivel Cut Control double cut substitute
Also published here 1986 Finger on the Card 23
Dai Vernon The Shuttle-Cut Control
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 89
Doug Edwards Flourish Control flourish Z-cut as control
Feb. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1316
Gilles Couture Card to Top
Feb. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1318
John C. Wagner A Control anglejogging
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 1
Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control variation of Cut Deeper Force, "Flip-Flop Force"
VariationsAlso published here 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 185
Unknown Simple Card Control
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 35
Karl Fulves Cutting Control to top
1989 Quick Card Tricks 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
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 Trend Setters 32
Unknown Revolving Pass from Blackstone's "Modern Card Tricks" (1929)
1990 Trend Setters 32
Harry Lorayne HaLo Cut Control similar to Thompson's Bluff Pass
1990 Trend Setters 89
Harry Lorayne Quick Estimation position of selection is apparently followed and then cut to
1990 Trend Setters 179
Gary Ouellet The Small Packet Principle several piles, card controlled under crimp
1990 Close Up Illusions 139
Gilles Couture The Swivel Cut Control
Also published here 1990 Close Up Illusions 230
Randy Tanner Swing-Cut Control
May 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 5) 1924
Doug Edwards How Ambitious also usable as an Ambitous Card Sequence
Sep. 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 9) 1976
Michael Close As a Force and a Control MC Spread Double Lift application
1991 Workers Number 2 44
Paul Harris Flip Flop Plop
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 114
Steve Pressley Losing Control with spectator
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 39) 707
Floyd G. Thayer The Visible Cut-Pass swivel cut as control
Also published here 1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 84
Alain Choquette An Optical Control discrepancy control
Variations June 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 6) 2081
Bob King Basic Routine controlling a card with breather crimp
1992 The Breather 3
Doug Edwards A Four/Five Beat Control flourish cut control
Apr. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (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 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 51
Steve Pressley A Cut Below single card control, to the bottom
VariationsAlso published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 151
Steve Beam A Cut Above single card control, to the top
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 153
Eddie Fechter Crazy Cut strange card control, pass mechanics
1993 Fechter 72
Justin Higham Wrist Turn Cut Control multiple versions
Related to 1993 Expansions 10
Justin Higham Step Double Undercut with visible (sucker) step
VariationsAlso published here 1993 Expansions 20
David Avadon Charlier Pass Control one-handed
Inspired by 1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 104
Karl Fulves Transgression Pass "false-false cut", interrupted
1994 Crooked Tales 118
Unknown Drop-Cut Control just a running cut to the table starting at a break
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 9
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method C "Technical Roots"
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 54
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
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 153
Dominique Duvivier Double Drop-Cut Control Tabled extension for Double Undercut, slightly flourishy
1996 Magie Duvivier 17
Karl Fulves Zoltan
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 67
Peter Duffie An Effortless Card Control Can be done as multiple control
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 14
Bruce Cervon Charlier Cut Control
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 59
Bruce Cervon The Trap Door Control
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 61
Daryl Martinez The Logical Control patter that explains why apparently no control is possible, to a specific location in the deck
1998 Card College — Volume 3 560
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 The Koornwinder Kar & The Koornwinder Card Control 10
Guy Hollingworth The Riffle Force and Control
1999 Quartet 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 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 225
Justin Higham Step Double Undercut with visible (sucker) step
Inspired byAlso published here 1999 Collected Card Notes 22
Justin Higham Finessed Double Undercut
1999 Collected Card Notes 24
Justin Higham Double-Undercut Throw-Off
Inspired by 1999 Collected Card Notes 24
Steve Bedwell Single Card Control using thick card
2000 Thick Schtick! 5
Neal Elias Peek & Cut Control peek, then fan with step and cut
Inspired byRelated to 2000 Gambling Notes 13
Harry Lorayne Many Cuts multiple to-the-table false cut, also as a cut control
2001 Personal Collection 29
Harry Lorayne Cut Control To Palm action palm during to-table-cut sequence
2001 Personal Collection 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 Personal Collection 463
David Regal Deceptive Control cutting/spreading
2002 Constant Fooling 1 153
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 Ahead of the Pack 34
Jack Carpenter The Spider Cut in-the-hands false triple cut, also as transfer cut, control or production
2003 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 Cut Controls 19
Jerry Sadowitz Positional C.V.H.H. Control variation of previous item "Crouching Vernon, Hidden Hamman" to control to a specific position
2004 Cut Controls 21
Michel Huot, Steve Duperre The Charlier Control Insert card into Charlier position, Tilt-esque
2004 Random Acts of Magic 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 Diamonds from Coal 72
John C. Wagner Simple Control
2005 Full Metal Jacket 26
Vernon Winiecke Packet Shuffle Pass packets cut between the hands, the roll back and forth
Related to 2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 436
Bruce Cervon Cut Control after peek with charlier cut
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 7
Robin Robertson Double-Duty Balducci cut-deeper-force variation (vertical display), can be used as force and control
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 228
Unknown One Hand Card Control
2007 The Anthology of One Handed Card Cuts and Flourishes 62
Brother John Hamman Hamman Flip-Flop Force and Control variation of the Cut-Deeper Force, also "Rolling Control"
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 274
Ken Krenzel Cut Deeper Self Control spectator controls his own card
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 223
Ryan Swigert Ose Cut Control
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 200
R. Paul Wilson Break-Up Control
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 291
Yves Carbonnier Squeeze Control as Yves Cabernet, card is squeezed in the deck and break is formed
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 295
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 Al Schneider Magic 476
Bill Simon, Steve Mayhew Cut Control Variation
Inspired by 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 18
Unknown Simple card control transfer cut
2011 Special Effects 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 Special Effects 61
Steve Pressley A Cut Below single card control, to the bottom
Also published here 2011 FFFF-ing Great Card Moves 18
Steve Beam Control Center control to the top of the deck
Also published here 2011 FFFF-ing Great Card Moves 19
Charlier The Charlier Cut Control
Related to 2012 Confidences 228
Hal Zeve The Non-Invisible Pass controlling card to the top, strange double fan
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 297
Steve Beam Control Center control to the top of the deck
Inspired byAlso published here 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 234
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 Sprezzatura 13
Alexander Hansford Control B Obtain microbreak through plunger principle
2016 Sprezzatura 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
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
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 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 191
Steve Beam The Quality Control The Bicycle Cut as a control
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 233
Harry Lorayne Peel Placement simple method to control a card to a small number from top
2018 And Finally! 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 And Finally! 46
Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control
Also published here 2019 A Stack to Forget 57
Helge Thun Flip-Flop-Top
Inspired by 2019 Seminah 41
Jeremiah Zuo Excursus 4: (Non) Precision in Card Control with control as example
2019 Confessions of A Magic Fan 38
Tom Gagnon Gambler's Ploy as a control, tabled cut
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 387
Willis Kenney Willis Kenney Deceptive Control tabled cut control with crimp
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Sept. 2017
2019 Tesseract 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
Unknown The Injog Cut Control Simple control to second from bottom
2019 Second Thoughts 11
Nathan 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 17
Yves Carbonnier Stair Step Cut in the hands cut control, card to top
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 317