65 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
1909 The Art of Magic 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 The Art of Magic 152
T. Page Wright Simple Glimpse looking straight down
Related to 1933 Page Wright's Notebook 31
Charlie Miller The Danbury Deliver fingertip peek, four cards with edge-marks
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 307
Edward Marlo Finger-Tip Control
Related to 1956 Fingertip Control 3
Edward Marlo Basic Procedure fingertip peek
1956 Fingertip Control 3
Edward Marlo First Method forced estimation, fishing
Related toVariations
  • A.M. (Unknown, 2017)
1956 Fingertip Control 5
Edward Marlo Second Method imperfection, nailnick, edgemark
Related to 1956 Fingertip Control 6
Edward Marlo Third Method cornershort, see note on page 22
1956 Fingertip Control 7
Edward Marlo Fourth Method in-jog
1956 Fingertip Control 10
Edward Marlo Fifth Method step in advance
1956 Fingertip Control 15
Edward Marlo Sixth Method - Tilt Glimpse glimpsing card
Related toVariations 1956 Fingertip Control 16
Edward Marlo Definite Fingertip Control - D.F.C. stepping at selection
Related to 1956 Fingertip Control 19
Edward Marlo Fingertip Riffle Peek Estimation "Forced Estimation"
Related toVariations 1962 Estimation 20
Edward Marlo The Sudden Stop fingertip peek control, "Forced Estimation"
1962 Estimation 21
Edward Marlo Tenth Method real overhand shuffle after fingertip peek estimation
1962 Estimation 32
Edward Marlo Eleventh Method real riffle shuffle in lieu of a faro after estimated fingertip peek
1962 Estimation 33
Edward Marlo Fingertip Location fingertip peeked at card is located, estimation and key
1962 Estimation 42
Dai Vernon A Peek jog
1962 Early Vernon 63
Edward Marlo Definite Fingertip Control with Finger-Flesh Grip
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 2
Edward Marlo Side Flesh Break applied to Both Hands
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 3
Edward Marlo Fingertip Spectator's Peek spectator pushed deck open, yet it appears to be a fingertip peek
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 5
Edward Marlo The Crimp - D.F.C. bridge where spectator stops, two methods
Related toVariations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 6
Edward Marlo Putting in the Step five handlings
Inspired byVariations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 10
Edward Marlo Moving the Steps three methods
Inspired by 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 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 Advanced Fingertip Control 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 Advanced Fingertip Control 71
Dr. James Nuzzo The Dr. Nuzzo Peek fine secret incomplete faro condition to facilitate counting, for credit information see reference
Related toVariations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 72
Edward Marlo The Variant Fingertip Peek applying substance to peeked-at card with right second finger
- The Baisc Method
- Daub Variant
- Saliva Variant
- Adhesive Variant
Variations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 74
Edward Marlo Wet Line Vanish or Control selection vanishes or is controlled, saliva handling
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 88
Edward Marlo Fingertip Peek & Stripper Deck
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 157
Edward Marlo For the Fingertip Peek Applying Secret Incomplete Faro Condition
Variations 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 298
Edward Marlo Marlo's Variation on an Idea variation on Marlo's Peek Deck (Secret IF)
Inspired by 1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 299
Edward Marlo In Fingertip Control using an injog, also as force and multiple control
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 39
Edward Marlo The Fingertip Peek Steal fingertip peek handling, to top or Tenkai palm
Related to 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 173
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 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Dai Vernon A New Peek Control using finger nail
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 86
Edward Marlo Fingertip Controls three methods, one with a "horribly warped" deck
Related to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 263
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 Close-up Impact! 88
Edward Marlo Fingertip Side Steals four methods
1990 That's It 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 Escorial 1992 — The Marlo Year 13
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 Fechter 37
Eddie Fechter Natural Break Peek using natural breaks
1993 Fechter 39
Eddie Fechter Tiniest Peek I've Ever Seen verbal convincer for spectator's peek
1993 Fechter 177
Eddie Fechter Peek and Key Combination
1993 Fechter 178
Eddie Fechter Peek Subtlety using a step after the peek
1993 Fechter 181
Eddie Fechter Turn Around Peek Control deck is turned 180° between the hands
1993 Fechter 183
Roger Crosthwaite Daub Fingertip Peek
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 78
Roger Crosthwaite LTP Peek Steal
Variations 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 89
Roger Crosthwaite Clip Bottom Control from peek to LTP to bottom of deck
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 100
Roger Crosthwaite Clip Second-from-Bottom Control from peek to LTP to second from bottom
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 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) 32
Neal Elias The Breakless Peek with jogged card that acts as short card
Variations 2001 New Card Controls 54
Karl Fulves The Breakless Peek technical variation, side-jogged card acts as short card
Inspired by 2001 New Card Controls 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) 20
Dai Vernon The Weight Guesser Magician knows position of spectators card, estimation
Related toVariations 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 45
Edward Marlo Fingertip Control
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 27
Ryan Schlutz Peek as a Control bridge
Related to 2011 Making the Cut 10
Joseph Barry E-CAN fairly peeked-at card, at position named by spectator
2014 Reverie 11
Roy Baker Shiner, Shiner chrome tape
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 20
Jon Racherbaumer Notes on Peek Decks
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 52
Unknown Fingertip Peek Count counting as cards riffle off
2017 Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 26
R. Paul Wilson S.A.L.O.B. direct glimpse during Fingertip Peek procedure
Inspired by 2017 Think Again 12
Harry Riser, Johnny Thompson Impromptu Shiner black coffee
  • Spread Key Card Glimpse
  • Riffle Key Card Glimpse
  • Dribble Key Card Glimpse
  • Peek Control
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 113
Max Malini Malini's Location spectator peeks at a card in his own hands and it is found, estimation
Inspired by 2022 Max Malini 271