305 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Poker / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jack Merlin To Name the Hole Cards in the Stud Game knowing the first dealt cards
1927/28 12
Nate Leipzig Another Poker Problem Tens to Aces removed, wanted hands dealt, then Royal Flushs
1933 41
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in General: Poker Hand Solitaire arranging poker hands from twenty-five cards
Sep. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 12)
58
Charles T. Jordan Poker Player's Deal royal flush in named suit is located underneath handkerchief
1937 368
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect
Related toVariations June 1937
The Jinx (Issue 33)
209
Dishonesty at its Apogee naming cards during the deal from time to time
1940 151
Poker Heaps performer cuts deck in five piles, good poker hand on top
1940 21
John J. Crimmins Jr. Call Poker spectator chooses five cards in various way and ends up with Royal Flush
Inspired by 1941
The Jinx (Issue 129)
742
Gerald Lynton Kaufman Poker Challenge bet/game in which performer and spectator openly draw cards, solution on page 885
Nov. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 150)
881
Val Evans Poker Memory spectator cuts deck, deals out five hands, performer names all hands
1941 6
Val Evans Pat Hand Full Houses seven-handed deal, variation without bottom deal
1941 19
Louis Zingone, Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Flying Cards also as poker deal
Inspired by 1942 19
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect
Variations 1943 58
Neal Elias Zingone Spread Poker Deal idea
Inspired by 1946 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Gambler five people build a poker hand, after the cards are apparently mixed and the deck cut, all get the same cards again in the next round
Jan. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 117)
471
Jean Hugard A Nikola Presentation starting with a shuffled deck
  • Naming the cards at any numbers called
  • Naming the position of any card called
  • Naming the number of cards cut by a spectator
  • A hand at poker
June 1948 427
John Scarne The Four Royal Flushes No. 8, Performer removes high cards (Ten, J, Q, K, A) from shuffled deck, deals out four hands of Royal Flushes (Interlocking Chain Principle)
Variations 1950 20
John Scarne, Henry Christ Wild Bill Hickock's Hand No. 153, poker hands are dealt, and spectator chooses one hand, and one card. After being lost in the deck, the magician finds the selected card by spelling procedure, and then re-deals the spectator's original hand.
1950 298
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Jinx-Ed eights and aces dealt in poker hand
Inspired by Nov. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 269)
1074
Martin Gardner Poker Problem open drawing of cards, solution on p. 1104
Related to Feb. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 275)
1101
Card Stand for Gambler's Rehearsal to perform poker deals for larger crowd
1954/27 98
P. Howard Lyons Cheating at Cheating No. 1, intro to column
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
12
P. Howard Lyons No Switch Switch fake deck switch demo with different-colored decks
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
12
P. Howard Lyons Prak-Tekel Hand Control dealing two hands from a Menetekel deck, cards chosen from one hand are divined or located by touch in pocket
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
19
Ken Beale No-Switch Switch #2 fake hole card switch
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
20
Bill Hendricks Ten Knights in a Card Room gag card with a five miniature cards on them of a full house, performer wins with this one card only
  • 2nd Presentation
1956 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Fantasies spectators get remembered hands again, poker and bridge deal
Inspired byRelated toVariations June 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 3)
14
Alex Elmsley Royal Flush Control Variation
Inspired by Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference)
Related toVariations May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Run-Up bringing deck back in order, when doing gambling (dealing) routines
June 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 9)
6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Encore! encore to Koldex, spectators chose a poker hand and after deck is shuffled and cut, they get the same again
Related to June 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 9)
8
Dai Vernon Sure Fire Showdown Ten Card Poker principle, strippers
Related toAlso published here 1959 69
Neal Elias Down & Out sixteen-card packet is sorted into four fours-of-a-kind with down-under-deal
Inspired by May 1960
Ibidem (Issue 20)
20
Karl Fulves Color Control - Mentalists Night Out after a riffle shuffle some pairs and features of the hands are foreseen, ESP deck
Related to Nov. 1967
Epilogue (Issue 1)
2
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal Flush
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Aug. 1967 113
Al Koran Double Deal dealing five people the same cards, set up, twenty-five duplicates, siamesa
Related toVariations 1968 119
Terry Guyatt, Edward Marlo Guyatt's Drunken Cut Improved deck shuffled face up face down, still good hands dealt
Related toVariations 1968 63
Karl Fulves Cyclic Poker performer knows cards in poker hands after a riffle shuffle with pinochle deck
July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
22
Karl Fulves The Cast of the Cards "Cards & Dice", poker deal, values determined by roll of dice show up in one hand
Also published here Jan. 1968 152
Karl Fulves Demon Dice "Cards & Dice", nine poker dice, three spectators combine a hand and they're dealt out
Jan. 1968 153
Karl Fulves Babel Bruce Cervon at the Castle, weird Poker Problem, James Randi and his broken back
June 1968 182
Karl Fulves Marked Improvement cards shuffled and dealt in groups of five, marks on back of cards of one pile tell what's in the next pile
Related to 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques)
31
Jon Racherbaumer Addition to Marlo's "Matching Miracle" poker hand duplication
Inspired by Fall 1969
Hierophant (Issue 1)
26
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
  • Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
  • Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
  • License Plate Poker
  • Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
  • Black And White
  • Coin Swindles
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1969 272
Jay Ose, Frank Garcia Shoot-Out Poker Royal Flush shoots out of the deck, secret rubber band
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1972 84
Roy Walton Informer four quarters on table with an unknown indicator card in front of each, spectator cuts off a pile of each quarter, the indicator cards predict how many cards have been cut off of each pile, in second phase two poker hands are constructed from two piles
Also published here Dec. 1972 575
Doc Mifflin Found - One Poker Hand chosen hand contains chosen poker hand, easy stacking
1972 87
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Riffle Quadruple Peek Poker Deal Demonstration No. 296, four cards peeked at and then are found in one hand of five-hand poker deal, peek force and dropping five cards on every peek
1972 76
Nate Leipzig Nate Leipzig Poker Deal No. 680, some cryptic deal with Aces, Kings and Queens
1972 184
Frank Garcia, George Schindler Duck Poker strange... no effect really
1973 126
Lin Searles Idiot's Shuffle cards shuffled face-up/face-down (for real), then four eights (instead of aces) are dealt
Variations Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
664
Lin Searles Problems suggesting two plots where the performer turns his back
  • spectator switches two poker hands of several and performer can identify them
  • spectator deals poker hands, one from the bottom, that hand is identified
Variations Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
670
Gene Finnell Free Cut Poker Deal three spectators and performer take out good poker hand from a quarter of the deck each, they are lost and dealt again, performer gets Royal Flush, faro
  • Variation wich allows the deck to be cut during the shuffles
  • Free Cut Poker Demonstration
Related to 1973 62
Edward Marlo, Ron Wilson Solving a Problem problem by Ron Wilson, five jokers are held by performer and exchanged one by one, still the performer hold five jokers
1974 39
Edward Marlo Posing and Solving a Problem but with different colored backs
Related to 1974 41
Roy Walton Poker Progressive Ace reversed, after faro another Ace is next to it, after more faros all Aces are found, then a full house, then a Royal Flush is dealt
Also published here 1975 43
Jerry K. Hartman Pick a Packet Spectator uses Ace of Spades to select correct packet to form Royal Flush
Inspired byVariations 1975 39
Nick Trost The Gambler and his Partner demonstrating a muck transfer of a card from one hand to another
1975 5
Karl Fulves Doomed packet trick with two poker hands
Related to
  • notes on p. 312
1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 5)
301
Karl Fulves Doomed Again packet trick with two poker hands
Inspired by 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 5)
302
Murray Bonfeld Vernon's Aces plus Kings Kings and Aces lost, found and dealt, extension
Inspired by 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3)
37
Roy Walton Chiefly Yourselves four cards are lost in the deck and their values used to find a good poker hand, the cards find themselves and one more
Inspired byAlso published here Sep. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1)
307
Fate #1 No. 40, after some counting and making two packets with two dice, two black Jacks show up
1976 61
Karl Fulves Psychik Kards spectator chooses card needed to fill Royal Flush
1977 243
Karl Fulves Concluding Notes on gambling magic
1977 177
David Bornstein Pay Up performer switches cards with spectators, yet is left with four Aces, color changing backs kicker
Inspired byRelated to 1978
The Chronicles (Issue 11)
1172
Jerry K. Hartman Top Draw-er Spectator replaces odd card in a poker hand with the correct card, forming a Royal Flush
1978 33
Martin A. Nash Any Way that you Want it named aces at named positions, false dealing
Related to 1979 418
Martin A. Nash Poker Smoker centers, not presented as centers though
1979 422
Paul Swinford Hickock Rides Again with Dead Man's Hand presentation, faro
1979 10
Jerry Mentzer, Lin Searles A Poker Plot spectator deal royal flush from bottom
1979 35
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson introduction, On presenting Gambling Material
1979 1
Karl Fulves Boxed Rounds five blue cards inserted into cased red deck, then poker hand dealt, spectator gets all blue cards which are royal flush, flap-flap
1979 40
Paul Harris A Subtle Poker Move performer's cards multiply from five to about fifteen, then the spectator's cards as well
Variations 1979 60
Royal Mind Reading No. 15, two Royal Flushes given to two spectators, they select one card and put it in the middle, hands gathered, mixed and re-dealt, spectators get their Royal Flush with chosen cards transposed
1979 21
Tom Craven Head to Head puzzle/bet, head-to-head poker game, cards are openly chosen, yet performer wins
Related to Sep. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 9)
393
Jeff Busby The Constant Straight Routine straights show up despite shuffling and mixing, seven phases, with packet
Related to 1980 21
Jeff Busby Polar Repulsion Straights "The same as Constant Straight Routine only more so!"
Related to 1980 24
Alex Elmsley Blind Stud cards are cut and dealt out, things about hands are revealed with back turned, gray code to base 4
Also published here 1980 36
Karl Fulves Applications 3. Side Steal Placement, hole card is placed
1981 39
Karl Fulves For Openers on gambling tricks
1981 1
Jerry K. Hartman Hokum Poker shuffled deck, hand removed and later mated hand is dealt, featuring impromptu stacking, Dead Man's Hand presentation
Also published here 1981 3
Karl Fulves Draw Play two royal flushes shuffled, one turns face-up and when dealt is dealt to performer, except previously value which is transposed, optional color-changing back kicker
1981 49
Father Cyprian Knockout Poker spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer wins
1981 54
Karl Fulves Notes on Knockout spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer wins
Inspired by 1981 55
Edward Marlo Of Course I can deal a good Poker Hand! combo with control, false dealing
Related toVariations 1983 206
Eddie Taytelbaum, Stephen Tucker Flash of Light collection of ideas
  • for the rising card, two cards rise aligned (Taytelbaum)
  • card changes while removing rubber band from wrist (Taytelbaum)
  • Miracle Aces, to produce a Full House (Tucker)
  • rope restoration with flash paper (Tucker)
  • rope vanish idea (Tucker)
Inspired by Apr. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24)
455
Portable Poker No. 80, poker without cards but written numbers instead
1983 101
Allan Slaight Guise Winner five hands of poker are re-dealt to same persons, spectator names missing card (Premonition)
Related toAlso published here 1984
Arcane (Issue 11)
144
Karl Fulves Replica Poker No. 40, ten cards, five are removed by spectator, remaining five cards are in same value-order, self-duplicating set-up
1984 52
Stephen Minch Blind Poker No. 5, two poker hands dealt, performer divines card in one hand and help him play, performer genuinely blindfolded
1984 15
Jerry K. Hartman Top Draw-Er spectator choses card to complete royal flush
Also published here 1985 280
William Larsen, Jack McMillen Poker Deal performer knows other player's hole cards, then gets aces (1937)
1985 25
David Britland Master of the Game "A demonstration of your gambling skills"
four Kings put on top and two hands of four cards each dealt, one hand contains all Kings, repeated with same result and Aces in other hand
VariationsAlso published here 1985 36
Murray Bonfeld Double Poker Control faro, Free-Cut Principle
Inspired by Sep. 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 9)
1256
Karl Fulves Transpoker two poker hands, each Ace through Five in red and black, spectator names one of the values, performer shuffles the hands together and deals, named value is only odd-backed card in both hands, "transposition shuffle"
Related toVariations 1986 11
Karl Fulves Transpoker II another method
Inspired by 1986 17
Karl Fulves Transpoker III reverse faro method
Inspired byRelated to 1986 18
Paul Swinford Let's Play Poker locating any type of poker hand with sorting rod
1986 17
Reinhard Müller Falsches Austeilen four Kings put on top of four Aces and two hands of four cards each dealt, one hand contains all Kings, repeated, with jumbo cards
Inspired by 1986 4
Ron Wilson To Pay the Price performer switches cards with spectators, yet is left with royal flush, uses four jokers
Related to
  • "The Talisman" No. 47, 1971.
Variations
1987 29
Edward Marlo The Matching Miracle pokerhand duplication from another deck, decks in reverse order
  • With Two Sealed Deck
  • For Stay-Stackers
  • For Memory Experts (only one deck)
  • For Card Cullers
  • Added Note
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1966
1988 246
Roy Walton Informer four quarters on table with an unknown indicator card in front of each, spectator cuts off a pile of each quarter, the indicator cards predict how many cards have been cut off of each pile, in second phase two poker hands are constructed from two piles
Also published here 1988 2
Roy Walton Progressive Poker Ace reversed, after faro another Ace is next to it, after more faros all Aces are found, then a full house, then a Royal Flush is dealt
Also published here 1988 6
Roy Walton Chiefly Yourselves four cards are lost in the deck and their values used to find a good poker hand, the cards find themselves and one more
Also published here 1988 67
Roy Walton Lucky At Cards fifteen-card packet made from three royal flushes, one card chosen, performer finds the four cards to complete the royal flush
Inspired by
  • Howard Adams routine from Genii
1988 151
Ray Grismer Gambling Expose vs. Gambling Demonstration
1988 5
Dai Vernon The David and Goliath Deal Aces shoot out of the deck, hidden rubber band
Variations 1989 111
Philip T. Goldstein Knowker performer divines high card in poker hand, then full hand
1989 8
Karl Fulves Even Handed two poker hands with face-up/face-down cards, spectator exchanges any two cards, when poker hands are examined they're the same, posed as problem
1989 56
Karl Fulves Tenvelopes ten cards in ten envelopes, performer and spectator each chose a card from those, envelopes shuffled and dealt, performer wins and the two previous selections are odd-backed
  • Tenotes (Envelopoker)
Related toVariations 1989 49
Karl Fulves Tenvelopes Two ten cards in ten envelopes, performer and spectator each chose a card from those, envelopes shuffled and dealt, performer wins and the two previous selections are odd-backed, face-up/face-down elaboration
Related to 1989 1
Karl Fulves Tenvelopes Three another method
Related to 1989 3
Karl Fulves Blue Alternate variation of "Tenvelopes"
Related to 1989 6
Rafael Benatar Mermelada Plus several changes
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 119
Bruce Cervon To Pay The Price performer switches cards with spectators, yet is left with four Aces
Inspired by 1990 26
Harry Lorayne Straight Away despite spectator's shuffling, two straights are dealt, gilbreath
Variations 1990 251
Karl Fulves Marked Improvement cards with obvious marks on back are dealt out, the marks on one hand indicate what's in the next player's hand
Related toVariations 1990
Swindle Sheet (Issue 1)
12
Karl Fulves The Office playing poker over the phone,
1990
Cheat Sheet (Issue 3)
31
Karl Fulves Marked Improvement cards with obvious marks on back are dealt out, the marks on one hand indicate what's in the next player's hand, details of stack given on this extra sheet
Related to 1990 1
Marty Kane Poke Poker kind of Royal Flush Production build around "Ginsburg Poke"
Inspired byRelated to
  • Al Smith, Card On Demand
Variations
Oct. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 10)
1984
Philip T. Goldstein Playing Cards cards in poker hand divined, "Centrifugal Poker"
1991 4
Rudolf Braunmüller Aufsitzer & Bierwetten collection of bar bets
  • Verschiedene Wetten
    • Die dreifache Gemeinheit (drinking shot glass under hat without touching)
    • Für Trinkfeste (drinking three beers faster than someone else three shot glasses)
    • Beantwortungs-Wetten
    • Münzenwetten
    • Eine Pokerwette (cards taken openly from face-up deck, yet spectator loses)
    • Die nächste Karte, die ich umdrehe, ist Ihre! (Circus Card trick)
  • Zauberer-Wetten (for magicians)
    • Der Center Tear
    • Der Münzenschnipper
    • Mental-Farbwürfel
    • Der Faro-Mischkünstler
June 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 2)
79
T. Page Wright Gambling Demonstration deck shuffled, some cards dealt, hole cards named by performer, later Aces are dealt
1991 318
Jerry K. Hartman Top Draw-er spectator choses card to complete royal flush
Also published here 1991 415
Jerry K. Hartman Hokum Poker shuffled deck, hand removed and later mated hand is dealt, featuring impromptu stacking, Dead Man's Hand presentation
Also published here 1991 435
Jerry K. Hartman Best Wishes "highest value force", forced four-of-a-kind ends up in poker hand
Related to 1991 437
Al Smith Almost Faking It "Yet Another Opinionated Discourse"
comments on gambling demos
1991 12
Al Smith Don't Get Lost in the Shuffle more comments on gambling demos and technique
1991 13
Jack Carpenter, Stephen Hobbs Thoughts on Card Cheating An Essay with Examples
1992 141
Rafael Benatar Marmalade Poker several changes
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 20
J. W. Sarles Cutback Ace of Spades shuffled in deck, spectator cuts anywhere and names small number, Ace found there, beating the cut presentation
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 4)
44
Peter Duffie Straight Shuffle Variation twenty-card packet, spectator cuts and removes five cards from top or bottom as he pleases, repeated two more times, all have royal flushes
Inspired by June 1993
Profile (Issue 14)
7
Jerry Mentzer A Poker Plot spectator deals poker hands, one from the bottom with the performer's back turned, he identified the bottom-dealt hand, also it's a royal flush
Inspired by 1993 70
Peter Duffie Handout four packets with an Ace in each, cards are placed on deck in random order, when four hands are dealt, one gets all Aces
1993 16
Mel Lambdin Royal Poker Deal restacking set-up, good poker hands
Variations Aug. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 8)
2397
Alex Elmsley Blind Stud cards are cut and dealt out, things about hands are revealed with back turned, gray code to base 4
Also published here 1994 406
Karl Fulves DU/Process thirteen-card packet distributed via down/under deal, two four-of-a-kinds and a royal flush come out
1994 7
Karl Fulves Odd Number Theory five odd-valued cards, one thought of and performer removes four cards from pocket that are missing thought-of card to complete straight flush
1994 54
Karl Fulves Unpaired Poker value matchings in 4x4 layout
1994 77
Gene Maze Inverted Poker push-through failure with aces that are then reversed in position for dealing
1994 95
Bob Farmer Sure Fire Showdown ten Card Poker Principle, strippers
Related to Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
58
Joseph K. Schmidt The Untimely Demise of "Mike" McGuff story presentation
1995 81
Karl Fulves Paradox Poker performer stacks 4 royal flush cards for 4 players, spectator distributes hole cards and completes royal flush, fake stacking
1995 16
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance No. 27, one card missing from Straight Flush, spectator finds it
Also published here 1995 49
Test Your Skill No. 30, spectator turn a card over in four-card packet, it is replaced in deck and four poker hands dealt out, the hand with the reversed card wins
1995 53
Karl Fulves The Wizard of Odds No. 31, nine cards used for "three-card poker", hand with Ace of Spades wins, includes spelling of names, inspired by the Copperfield/Steinmeyer television trick
Related to 1995 55
Jerry K. Hartman Pickpacket card is named and removed, many three-card piles are made, spectator chooses any pile and chosen pile contains other three mates of selection, "an alternate method for 'Pick a Packet' " (see reference)
Inspired by 1995 28
Jerry K. Hartman High Hopes two versions:
  • I. Spectator chooses one of five dealt-out hands and thinks of best Poker hand he can make by discarding four cards, cards are re-dealt and the thought-of hand is dealt to the same position
  • II. Similar to I., but spectator keeps original hand, cards are re-dealt and card that spectator wanted to keep in his hand vanishes leaving only four, it is found in the newly dealt hand together with the other four cards he thought of to complete it, see also p. 155 for slight variation
see p. 155 for “real time” deck setup
Related to 1995 148
Jerry K. Hartman Hand Me Down II five spectators each choose card from a five-card hand and the five they choose make a Royal Flush
Also published here 1995 156
Jerry K. Hartman Changing Hands performer and spectator have Poker hands and each keep one card and swap the other four with each other, performer’s single card together with spectator’s four are all same color, spectator’s card with performer’s four make up a Straight Flush
Inspired by 1995 185
Bob Farmer Pat On The Back arranging five pat hands from twenty-five cards
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
68
Paul Harris A Subtle Poker Move (revised) performer's cards multiply from five to about fifteen, in second round he has killer hand
Inspired byVariations 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer)
123
Karl Fulves Pat Hand Pete performer cuts at a pair in shuffled deck to complete a full house
1996 94
Karl Fulves Gambler's Den chapter intro, on gambling demonstrations
1996 174
James Swain Rules of the Game from shuffled deck the performer produces all nine possible poker hands
credit information
1996 169
Peter Duffie Draw Poker Gilbreath principle in the form that cards are taken from two piles to make up poker hands, two spectators do this and get straight flushes
Inspired byVariations 1996 9
Peter Duffie Succubi one card reversed in twenty-five cards ESP deck, word spelled, then cards dealt into five hands, hand with reversed card is all the same symbol and others mixed
Inspired byRelated to 1996 13
Bob Farmer Dirty Dealing revealing royal flush in chosen suit, Cadd Force
Inspired by
  • "Dirty Dealing" (Gary Plants, Genii August 1996)
Dec. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 4)
82
Nick Trost Tenkai Poker Deal Cards shuffled face up/down, poker hands are dealt, only magician gets face down cards (plot credited to Persi Diaconis, routine inspired by Ricky Jay's routine on Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women)
1997 108
Nick Trost Calling the Hands
Inspired by 1997 115
Karl Fulves Vampire Poker card at thought-of position in five-card packet predicted
1997 133
Peter Duffie The Fourmost Card reversed in packet of twenty-five cards, packet is "mixed" and dealt into five poker hands - hand with reversed card contains four of a kind, other hands are mixed
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 67
Chris Carter Mental Prediction shuffled deck, from thirteen cards a spectator choses best possible poker hand, performer divines it and had predicted it too
1997 51
Simon Lovell Oooops! spectator receives four Aces and a Joker, performer has six Aces
1997 109
Karl Fulves Fragments "The First Layout", poker presentation
1998 14
Aaron Goldberg Double or Nothing poker dice are thrown and hidden by spectator, matching hand dealt by performer
Related toAlso published here Apr. 1998
Onyx (Issue 3)
13
Karl Fulves Trick Tac Toe using calculator, deck of cards and die
1998 58
Karl Fulves Video Poker two poker hands chosen and entered into calculator, from total the performer divines the two hands
1998 83
Aaron Goldberg Double or Nothing poker dice are thrown and hidden by spectator, matching hand dealt by performer
Related toAlso published here 1999 20
Ashford Kneitel The Subtlest Poker Move of All in final phase performer's cards multiply from five to about fifteen
Inspired by 1999 144
Bob Farmer Con Fiscation
  • Flim-Flam
royal flush put on table in a row, four cards from shuffled deck placed on each to make a poker hand, proposition bet which hand will be the winning hand
Apr. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 8)
81
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2000 1
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2000 3
Karl Fulves Trick Play Sevens vanishes from deck and reappear, poker deal, spectator gets Sevens and performer the Aces
Inspired byRelated to 2000 100
John Moran Discard Poker cards are shuffled face up into face down, face down cards are dealt for four players, four Royal Flushes
2000 38
Joshua Jay Locating a Deal multiple selection, cards end up in a poker hand when dealing, then all spectators have their cards in their hands and performer has a Royal Flush
Inspired by 2000 49
Andrew Wimhurst Rum Punch #2 chosen cards are dealt in poker hand, fair handling due to punch deal
2001 16
Andrew Wimhurst Rum Punch #3 chosen cards are dealt in poker hand, fair handling due to punch deal and tactile one-way deck
2001 16
Karl Fulves Outguessed performer and spectator have five cards each, spectator choses another card from grid layout according to rules and can replace one of his or performer's cards with it, still performer has better poker hand
2001 52
Karl Fulves Percentage Poker performer and spectator draw hole card from face-up deck, then four cards chosen from 4x4 layout, even though spectator goes first he loses
Related to
  • "Swindle & Cheat" (1991)
2001 90
Karl Fulves Likely Suspect No. 12, four cards in case, from eleven cards, the card that completes the Royal Flush is chosen by spectator with procedure involving the values of the cards and counting
2001 25
Karl Fulves, Bob Hummer Scrambled Stud No. 27, spectator remembers card and its position in ten-card packet, two hands dealt but selection and its mate face-down
2001 56
Karl Fulves Cast of Cards No. 51, poker deal, values determined by roll of dice show up in one hand
Also published here 2001 119
Harry Lorayne Triple Take card at thought-of position remembered, faro, poker deal, card at thought-of position in one of the hands, Royal Flush kicker
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 297
Karl Fulves Draw-Black six card on table, one removed by spectator, rest is a Full House and removed card fits to matching blackjack card, simultaneous games presentation
Related to 2001 99
Philip T. Goldstein Deci-Diced poker themed version with five cards of previous effect
2002 43
Philip T. Goldstein Mull I, Will I Win? I Will, I Will! Um... a/k/a Engage Le Jeu Que Je Le Gagne
a/k/a Drawer's Reward
Dead Man's Hand presentation
Variations 2002 62
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2002 1
Karl Fulves Pokertrik "Problems"
spectator reverses five random cards in deck, performer and spectator take the cards on either side, poker hands, posed as problem
2002 257
Steve Beam Bullet-Ridden with Black Jack and Poker theme
Related to 2002 168
Pit Hartling An Impossible Bet performer finds straight flush to fit selection, then changes the card to make a Royal Flush to fit second selection, for half Tamariz stack
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 10)
52
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer one rule of Matrix poker sixteen card matrix, cards chosen, they're predicted
2003 28
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2003 1
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2003 3
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2003 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Remote Control Poker Royal Flush shows up at the end
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2003 114
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Pokerevelation card chosen, spectator deals five four-card hands, selection found and hands shown to be quartets from Tens to Aces
2003 92
Harry Lorayne Gambler's Luck top seven cards taken, after three reverse faros three cards are discarded, the Aces remain, also with Royal Flush
Also published here Dec. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12)
90
John Bannon Degrees Of Freedom CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush
Variations 2004 128
John Bannon Origami Poker CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush
2004 144
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Karl Fulves Scrambled Straights on Rusduck's trick as Gilbreath precursor
Related to 2004 4
Karl Fulves Stretching A Straight five unseen cards, spectator decides how many should be removed, banded deck dropped on table and that many cards pop out and complete an ace-high straight
Inspired by 2004 33
Karl Fulves Future Event chosen card pops out with 4 other cards to complete a full house when rubber banded deck is tossed on table
2004 36
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2004 1
James Swain K.I.S.S. Poker Deal
  • The Card Expert
four-handed game is dealt and all the cards that fall to the performer are shown, they change to Aces and the other three hands are four-of-a-kinds matching the other three cards originally shown
Related toVariations Mar. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 3)
20
Jerry K. Hartman K.I.S.S.E.S. four-handed game is dealt and all the cards that fall to the performer are shown, they change to Royal Flush and the other three hands are four-of-a-kinds matching the other three cards originally shown, eliminating the second deals
Inspired byRelated to July 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7)
89
Áriston, Juan Tamariz Flushes and Pulses four hands dealt, all contain only cards from same suit, in second phase on hand cards are dealt again on one hand to produce complete suit
  • Phase One (Áriston)
  • Phase Two (Tamariz)
  • A Kind of Reset
2004 56
David Ben Bertram, Braue And Ben combination with 2 more phases: 6 handed deal, Texas Hold'em deal, table faros
Inspired by Oct. 2005
The Penumbra (Issue 9)
12
Cushing Strout Taking Another Look at the Dead Man's Hand After spelling some words, magician deals the Dead Man's Hand to the spectator
Inspired byRelated to 2005 27
Howard A. Adams Gambleleftwo eight-card packet, betting game, winning with pair
2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
138
Howard A. Adams Gamblelefthree eight-card packet, betting game, winning with pair
2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
139
Karl Fulves Pyramid Poker twelve card layout on table, named type of poker hand build at the end
2007 24
Karl Fulves Pseudo Poker eight cards, four envelopes, two random cards placed in an envelope each, performer divines content
2007 29
Pete Biro Bongers/Biro Poker Stunt one card travels from deck to poker hand, Kato's Card Happening Flick
Aug. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 8)
74
Jerry K. Hartman Hole Makes Whole two packets of five cards, spectators choose one card from each packet and they are swapped, other four cards of each packet are shown and when the swapped cards are combined with the other four they complete Straights
Inspired by 2007 195
Nick Trost Wild Bill Revisited Dead Man story
2008 101
Nick Trost The Spectator's Straight Flush I Gilbreath, spectator locates straight flush
Inspired by 2008 111
Nick Trost The Spectator's Straight Flush II spectator locates straight flush
Inspired by 2008 113
Nick Trost The Gambler's Luck
Inspired by 2008 114
Justin Higham Digital Poker deck placed in pocket, full house pulled out with each card clipped between the fingers
Related to 2008 41
Justin Higham No-Palm Digital Poker Alternative method for Digital Poker
2008 43
Karl Fulves Poker by Mail nine envelopes with one or two cards in each, Dealflipdropcut mixing with die, three-handed game dealt, performer get's Royal Flush
Related to 2008
Prolix (Issue 5)
322
David Malek Dealing Procedure in Gambling Demonstrations how to speed up dealing for a game
Also published here Feb. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2)
21
Harry Lorayne Gambler's Luck top seven cards taken, after three reverse faros three cards are discarded, the Aces remain, also with Royal Flush or routine with two poker hands
Also published here July 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7)
28
Bob Farmer Zoots Yourself deck riffle shuffled by spectator, slop shuffle triumph, then deck shown one way four Royal Flushes dealt, rest also dealt in new deck order, slop shuffle to undo spectator's shuffle
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2008
Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 2)
20
Allan Slaight All's Fair performer switches cards (five Jokers) with spectators, yet is left with winning hand
Inspired by
  • Ron Wilson's challenge "To Pay the Price" (Talisman, Jan. 1971)
Also published here
  • Talisman, May 1971
2008 54
Allan Slaight Guise Winner five hands of poker are re-dealt to same persons, spectator names missing card (Premonition)
Also published here 2008 82
Allan Slaight Jacks Are Better finding the four Jacks by spelling, story
Inspired byAlso published here 2008 132
Jon Racherbaumer Helter-Skelter Poker poker deal with ten face-up and ten face-down cards shuffled together
Inspired by
  • "Carbon Footprint" (Paul Gordon, Gold Dust)
Also published here
2008 26
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh's Capper from 1949 letter, partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands
Related to 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
358
John Scarne Scarne's Cap Deal partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands, stand-up, from an Audley Walsh letter
Related to 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
360
Nick Trost Twenty-Card Poker I four poker hands are made from twenty-card packet with unusual procedure, Müller/Avis Dealing Procedure
Inspired by
  • "Everyone In Poker" (Paul Green, Nothing Up My (Green) Sleeves!, 1997)
Related to
2009 407
Nick Trost Twenty-Card Poker II four poker hands are made from twenty-card packet with unusual procedure, Müller/Avis Dealing Procedure
Related to 2009 409
Nick Trost Repeat Twenty-Card Poker four poker hands are made from twenty-card packet with unusual procedure, Müller/Avis Dealing Procedure
Related to 2009 412
Nick Trost Flushed with Success Müller/Avis Dealing Procedure to get a flush
2009 414
Nick Trost Exchange Poker - My Original Version spectator can switch cards around between hands
Variations 2009 419
Nick Trost Five-Card Stud Exchange spectator can switch cards around between hands
Related to 2009 422
Nick Trost Seven-Card Stud Exchange spectator can switch cards around between hands
Related to 2009 425
Woody Aragón Psychic Poker after shuffle four poker hands are divined, one predicted, full deck stack, gilbreath
Related to 2010 65
R. Paul Wilson Tupelo Paul simplified variation
Inspired by 2010 157
Steve Beam One is the Loneliest performer and spectator get cards to complete four-card pokerhand, performer wins
2010 177
David Malek Dealing Procedure in Gambling Demonstrations how to speed up dealing for a game
Also published here 2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 28)
129
Derek DelGaudio Double George card removed by spectator, poker hands dealt and missing card completes straight flush, two handlings
Related to 2010 12
Roy Walton Poker Puzzle Ace to Five of Hearts and Spades on table in two rows, arranged by spectator, four cards on each card, hands gathered and dealt, some matching with other row occurs
VariationsAlso published here 2010
Prolix (Issue 7)
429
Steve Mayhew The Bugs Bunny Dang Deal performers hand suddenly has over fifteen cards, in the next round the spectator's hand grows and performer has Royal Flush
Inspired byAlso published here 2011 3
Woody Aragón Erdnase spectator shuffles, five hands dealt. "Erdnase" gets four aces and a Joker
2011 181
Harry Lorayne Triple Take card at thought-of position remembered, faro, poker deal, card at thought-of position in one of the hands, Royal Flush kicker
Also published here 2011 147
Karl Fulves Tweedle plot is that two players always get the same type of poker hand, demonstrated with ten-card packet
Related to 2011
Prolix (Issue 9)
586
Justin Higham General Note on Presentation
2011 41
Nick Trost Producing Poker, Blackjack and Gin Hands deck riffle shuffled by spectator, performer takes deck under the table and takes out good hands
Inspired by
  • "Any Card Called For Hanky" (U. F. Grant, D. Robbins & Company's magazine Magic Is Fun, No. 7, Oct.-Dec. 1947)
Variations
2011 664
Nick Trost Four-Game Challenge two decks riffle shuffled by spectator, performer takes decks under the table and takes out good hands for different games
Inspired by 2011 667
Nick Trost The Luck of the Draw card reversed in packet of twenty-five cards, packet is "mixed" and dealt into five poker hands - hand with reversed card contains four of a kind and wins
Inspired byRelated to 2011 694
Karl Fulves Moving Hole Card apparently a hole card switch is demonstrated, but palmed card changes
2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
654
John Born, Jed B. Smith Slugged Memory demonstration for a game of poker, tracking a memorized slug
2012 91
Chuck Meyer Irish Poker deck shuffled face up face down, still good hands dealt, one hand with different backs (initials of cards)
2012 165
Allan Slaight Jacks are Better finding the four Jacks by spelling, story
Inspired byAlso published here 2012 247
Justin Higham Notes on Dealing
2013 27
Daniel Madison The Poker Lesson Storytelling stack that explains the rules and different hands of poker
2014 7
Tomas Blomberg Simplex Non-Transitiv Poker Die die with four poker cards on each side
2014 315
Steve Mayhew The Bugs Bunny Deal performers hand suddenly has over fifteen cards, in the next round the spectator's hand grows and performer has Royal Flush
Inspired byAlso published here 2014 123
Benjamin Earl Less is More Gambling Demonstration false gambling demonstration of ace location, false dealing, stacking, shuffle tracking, card mucking and four of a kind climax
2015 10
Pit Hartling Types of Gambling Tricks list
Summer 2015
Quarterly (Issue 3)
30
Steve Beam Mind Over Anti-Matter Random cards from a spectator-shuffled deck distributed to four participants. With free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with one card. When combined, the cards form a royal flush.
Inspired by 2015 51
Steve Beam Facade version of Lewis Jones effect where questions are asked and the true or false answers are spelt/dealt into piles on the table, ultimately producing a royal flush.
Related to 2015 72
Steve Beam Royal Roundup Despite the audience shuffling the deck, the magician is able to reverse their shuffles and produce a royal flush.
Inspired by 2015 59
Steve Beam Moracool A "Moracle" effect which produces the four aces on top of the packets (for poker) and four jacks on the face (for blackjack).
Inspired byRelated to 2015 64
Steve Beam More Cool Moracool Procedure for producing poker hand using the reverse faro.
Related to 2015 64
Karl Fulves Long-Distance Poker blue-backed and rainbow deck are shuffled, royal flush of chosen suit removed from blue deck, then rainbow deck dealt, all hands of mixed backs except performer who get's blue-backed royal flush of chosen suit, with effect variations
Related to 2015
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
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