76 entries in Cards / Sleights / Controls / Single Card Controls / Fingertip Peek Controls
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
T. Nelson Downs Third Method spectator peeks in his own hands, risky bridge, also with rubber banded deck
Related to 1909 150
T. Nelson Downs Fourth Method spectator peeks at a card in his own hands and it is found, estimation and stack (for practice only), "the bungling and unobserving performer will meet his Waterloo in this experiment"
Variations 1909 152
T. Page Wright Simple Glimpse looking straight down
Related to 1933 31
Charlie Miller The Danbury Deliver fingertip peek, four cards with edge-marks
Related to 1940 307
Edward Marlo Finger-Tip Control
Related to 1956 3
Edward Marlo Basic Procedure fingertip peek
1956 3
Edward Marlo First Method forced estimation, fishing
Related toVariations 1956 5
Edward Marlo Second Method imperfection, nailnick, edgemark
Related to 1956 6
Edward Marlo Third Method corner-short, see note on page 22
1956 7
Edward Marlo Fourth Method in-jog
1956 10
Edward Marlo Fifth Method step in advance
1956 15
Edward Marlo Sixth Method - Tilt Glimpse glimpsing card
Related toVariations 1956 16
Edward Marlo Definite Fingertip Control - D.F.C. stepping at selection
Related to 1956 19
Edward Marlo Fingertip Riffle Peek Estimation "Forced Estimation", Pinch Check
Related toVariations 1962 20
Edward Marlo The Sudden Stop fingertip peek control, "Forced Estimation"
Related to 1962 21
Edward Marlo Key Card Plus Estimation: Tenth Method real overhand shuffle after fingertip peek estimation, estimated red/black key shuffle
1962 32
Edward Marlo Key Card Plus Estimation: Eleventh Method real riffle shuffle in lieu of a faro after estimated fingertip peek
Related to 1962 33
Edward Marlo Estimation and the Glimpse card fingertip peeked at estimated position, glimpsed and break dropped, can be controlled by knowing its approximate position
Variations 1962 34
Edward Marlo Fingertip Location fingertip peeked at card is located, estimation and key
1962 42
Dai Vernon A Peek jog
1962 63
James Steranko E=MC2 fingertip peek control with bridge
Related to 1962 28
James Steranko Kinetic Energy fingertip peek, method to make the selection move to an in-jogged position, then nail nick
1962 31
James Steranko Impact fingertip peek, left third fingernail enters break briefly, nicks card and break is lost
1962 32
James Steranko Impulse fingertip peek, left third fingernail holds break
Related to 1962 34
Edward Marlo Definite Fingertip Control with Finger-Flesh Grip
1970 2
Edward Marlo Side Flesh Break applied to Both Hands
1970 3
Edward Marlo Fingertip Spectator's Peek spectator pushed deck open, yet it appears to be a fingertip peek
1970 5
Edward Marlo The Crimp - D.F.C. bridge where spectator stops, two methods
Related toVariations 1970 6
Edward Marlo Putting in the Step five handlings
Inspired byVariations 1970 10
Edward Marlo Moving the Steps three methods
Inspired by 1970 13
Edward Marlo Fantastic Fingertip Controls with step fan, and one hand closing of fan, see also page 85 for "Added Notes on the One Hand Closing of the Fan"
1970 60
Edward Marlo The Marked Deck "how to control it, without obviously running through the pack to find it, is our concern"
- For One Card
- For Two Cards
- For Three Cards
1970 71
Dr. James Nuzzo The Dr. Nuzzo Peek fine secret incomplete faro condition to facilitate counting, for credit information see reference
Related toVariations 1970 72
Edward Marlo The Variant Fingertip Peek applying substance to peeked-at card with right second finger
  • The Basic Method
  • Daub Variant
  • Saliva Variant
  • Adhesive Variant
Related toVariations 1970 74
Edward Marlo Wet Line Vanish or Control selection vanishes or is controlled, saliva handling
1970 88
Edward Marlo Fingertip Peek & Stripper Deck
1970 157
Dai Vernon Vernon's Peek Location At Finger Tips No. 103, bridge crimp in deck
Related to 1972 30
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Index Finger Peek No. 321, left first finger holds break at left upper corner, immediate overhand shuffle control
1972 84
Gerald Kosky Kosky's Control handling after spectator peek
1975 77
Edward Marlo For the Fingertip Peek Applying Secret Incomplete Faro Condition
Variations 1976 298
Edward Marlo Marlo's Variation on an Idea variation on Marlo's Peek Deck (Secret IF)
Inspired by 1977 299
Edward Marlo In Fingertip Control using an injog, also as force and multiple control
1979 39
Edward Marlo The Fingertip Peek Steal fingertip peek handling, to top or Tenkai palm
Related to 1984 173
Charlie Miller Additional Miller Notes
  • holding break while tapping on table
  • nailnick and estimate distance from key
  • "Vernon's 7 card, 7 piles trick."
1985 1
Roger Crosthwaite LTP Peek Steal
1985 28
Dai Vernon A New Peek Control using finger nail
Related to 1987 86
Edward Marlo Fingertip Controls three methods, one with a "horribly warped" deck
Related to 1988 263
Ken Krenzel Thought Bridge banded deck is tossed out, one spectator peeks a card which is divined and might travel to pocket from banded deck, ungaffed
Related to 1990 88
Edward Marlo Fingertip Side Steals four methods
1990 1
Vanni Bossi Delayed Control after the Peek bridging top part after fingertip peek, method to obtain break at bridge after table spread delay
Inspired by 1992 13
Justin Higham Step Peek brief
Inspired by June 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 4)
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 37
Eddie Fechter Natural Break Peek using natural breaks
1993 39
Eddie Fechter Tiniest Peek I've Ever Seen verbal convincer for spectator's peek
1993 177
Eddie Fechter Peek and Key Combination
1993 178
Eddie Fechter Peek Subtlety using a step after the peek
1993 181
Eddie Fechter Turn Around Peek Control deck is turned 180° between the hands
1993 183
Roger Crosthwaite Daub Fingertip Peek
Inspired by 1994 78
Roger Crosthwaite LTP Peek Steal
Variations 1994 89
Roger Crosthwaite Clip Bottom Control from peek to LTP to bottom of deck
1994 100
Roger Crosthwaite Clip Second-from-Bottom Control from peek to LTP to second from bottom
1994 101
Max Malini Malini's "Peep" Location "From a notebook of Vernon material"
spectator peeks at card, distance from step estimated
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
Max Cerchietti Bandaround Locator card peeked at in cased deck, card glimpsed, position marked with elastic loop
Oct. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 2)
Neal Elias The Breakless Peek with jogged card that acts as short card
Variations 2001 54
Karl Fulves The Breakless Peek technical variation, side-jogged card acts as short card
Inspired by 2001 103
Kostya Kimlat Breaking Glances "Work with the Marlo Fingertip Flesh Break"
  • The Basic Technique
  • Touches
    • The Closed-Deck Convincer
    • Creating a Step
    • The Fan Peek
    • Outer Peeks
  • Continuations
    • Riffle Force
    • Overhand Shuffle
    • Riffle Shuffle
    • Hindu Shuffle
    • Pulp Friction
    • Marlo's Ruse
Related to May 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Dai Vernon The Weight Guesser Magician knows position of spectators card, estimation
Related toVariations 2007 45
Edward Marlo Fingertip Control
2007 27
Ryan Schlutz Peek as a Control bridge
Related to 2011 10
Joseph Barry E-CAN fairly peeked-at card, at position named by spectator
2014 11
Roy Baker Shiner, Shiner chrome tape
Facsimile (Issue 5)
Jon Racherbaumer Notes on Peek Decks
Facsimile (Issue 5)
Fingertip Peek Count counting as cards riffle off
Winter 2017
Quarterly (Issue 5)
R. Paul Wilson S.A.L.O.B. direct glimpse during Fingertip Peek procedure
Inspired by 2017 12
Harry Riser, Johnny Thompson Impromptu Shiner black coffee
  • Spread Key Card Glimpse
  • Riffle Key Card Glimpse
  • Dribble Key Card Glimpse
  • Peek Control
2018 113
Max Malini Malini's Location spectator peeks at a card in his own hands and it is found, estimation
Inspired by 2022 271