143 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Super-Senses / Memory / Naming missing card(s)
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 92
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler card taken out, spectator reads off remaining cards, performer names missing card, clocking mod 10 but with only thirty-two cards
Variations 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 100
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Applications for Edge-Marked Deck also "Magisches Kartenspiel"
locating named card in squared deck and bringing it to top or bottom, identifying removed card
Inspired by July 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 16
Unknown Das magische Kartenspiel fully edge-marked deck, divining missing card or reversed card
Related to June 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 87
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Riesengedächtnis card removed and rest of deck read off for performer who then names the missing card, then number named and performer names card at that position, clocking for both value and suit mod 10 (for thirty-two cards), also clocking with fifty-two cards without mod
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 3) 38
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Riesengedächtnis second part of explanation, card at any position named by memorising four cards and bringing the closest one to named position by pass
Related to Apr. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 4) 55
Charles T. Jordan The Rolling-off-a-Log Detection No. 6, card removed is found out, unusual presentation with card rolled to tube, one suit together
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 28
Charles T. Jordan The Assistance Card Trick follow up to last trick, card is selected and put in pocket, performer goes through the cards once and knows the missing one, clocking mod 13
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 11
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor
Related to 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 14
Charles T. Jordan The Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 35
Victor Farelli The Marvellous Discovery card removed from pack while performer is not looking, yet he quickly finds two cards that denote the selection by value and suit without looking at the faces
  • First Method
  • Second Method ("Shades")
  • Third Method (Difference in Design)
Related to 1931 Controlled Coincidence 12
Eric F. Impey The Amazing Memory removed cards are divined, basic Stay Stack use
1931 Try This One 5
Unknown A Startling Experiment naming missing card
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 19
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Theodore Annemann Amazing Memory naming missing card, stacked deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
H. Adrian Smith A Unique Mental Problem missing cards are named, real memory
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 906
Audley Walsh Gnome Madness spectator pockets any card he likes while spreading through them, this one is found
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 394
Verne Chesbro Mentelimination naming missing card(s), three methods
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 103) 622
Al Baker A Miracle of Memory using real memory, about thirteen cards are removed
Variations 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 238
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hdden, spectator and performer remove a card each from the face up deck, when all cards are removed the missing card is named, as Rusduck
VariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 314
Paul Curry The Whispering Jokers card is removed, all card named and removed one named instead of joker, selection is named
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 131) 528
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Memory Supreme gaffed method
Inspired by 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
Charles T. Jordan The Memory Test No. 24, Spectator removes card from previously "memorized" packet of twenty-six cards, performer able to tell which card was removed
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 46
Edward Marlo It's a Dilly missing card is named
1953 The Cardician 75
Charlie Miller, Dai Vernon Variation of Stanyon's Limit Card reconstructing a trick by Vernon described by Stanyon, two cards removed are divined with other cards
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 32
Robert A. Nelson Mental Card Elimination one card is removed, 51 cards are shown once to spectator and he names missing card, method for value and suit
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 12
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 18
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test
Also published here 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Paul Swinford Inventory instantly naming missing card, stay stack
1971 More Faro Fantasy 25
Verne Chesbro Mentelimination missing card is named
1972 The Living End 28
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains
Variations 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 59
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 1
Jerry K. Hartman Mentalias Use of signed card to divine thought-of card
Inspired by 1973 Means & Ends 64
Paul Curry The Missing Thought spectator sits on a card, looks at all the other cards, magician checks all the cards he receives on a pad, except the chosen one
1974 Paul Curry Presents 71
Simon Lovell Riffle Two
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 547
Karl Fulves The Rundown spectator removes card and performer divines it, basic clocking application
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 25
Karl Fulves Expanded Sum clocking & faro
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 35
Karl Fulves Blocking With The Faro spectator removes card from shuffled deck, partial clocking, dated to 1960
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 41
Burton S. Sperber Mind Scam two thirds of the deck are shown, performer memorizes the cards and names cards in the third packet
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 231) 231
Karl Fulves Name-O-Quint spectator pockets any card, then any three cards, performer adds fourth card, those are read to medium in any order who then names pocketed card
1980 Parallel Lines 31
Nathan Stark Mem-O-Rex! shuffled deck, spectator removes a card unseen, performer goes through the cards and names missing card
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 267) 1331
John Cornelius, Frank Garcia The Memory Expert Outdone finding missing card with card counting
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part I 22
Unknown To Tell The Card Drawn from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 13
1982 Card Counting 3
Unknown To Name a Card Drawn from a Piquet Pack from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 10
1982 Card Counting 3
Karl Fulves Indexed Poker spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck
1982 Card Counting 4
Karl Fulves Digital Version spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck, optional edge-mark helps
1982 Card Counting 5
Charles Hopkins Hopkin's 220 System any number card thought-of
Related to 1982 Card Counting 8
Karl Fulves Time Sharing strategy to buy time for head work in card counting
Inspired by 1982 Card Counting 9
Karl Fulves 3-Handed Clock strategy to buy time for head work in card counting by playing a made-up three-handed game
1982 Card Counting 11
J. W. Sarles, John Scarne An Amazing Memory card removed from half a deck is divined
  • Not The Method
  • How It's Done
Inspired by
  • a trick from "Scarne on Card Tricks"
Related toVariations
1982 Card Counting 16
Karl Fulves Three Packet Memory card removed from a third of the deck is named
1982 Card Counting 22
Ken Beale Half a Headache card removed from half the deck is divined, then with other half, cards laid out on table in pattern that does card counting, also suit, parallel principle, reprinted from Ibidem
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Card Counting 27
Satya Ranjan Roy Novel Memory Trick with Cards non-mod card counting with negative numbers, for value and suit simultaneously, reprinted from Stanyon's, with "Notes by Karl Fulves"
Related to
  • "27. Another Method" (Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 13 No. 4, Jan. 1913, p. 30)
1982 Card Counting 40
Karl Fulves SRR + Stebbins missing card named by looking only through half the shuffled deck
1982 Card Counting 41
Karl Fulves Indian Poker spectator removes any card and a four-of-a-kind from shuffled deck, performer removes mate of first card, renamed "Roy-al Poker" in 2005 edition
1982 Card Counting 44
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card
Related to 1982 Card Counting 46
Edward Marlo, Stephen Tucker It just don't add up? not really by Marlo?!, on casting out tens clocking, with pre-show application
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 306
Curtis Kam Out any number card thought of is divined
1982 All the World's a Stage 21
Terry LaGerould Super Scam naming missing card with nice convincer
Feb. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 742
Karl Fulves Trackinback NDO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer, riffle shuffle connection
Inspired by 1983 After Jordan 3
Karl Fulves Psychic Card Reading No. 95, nine cards given to spectator, he does a layout, removes a card and adds up the rest, performer with his back turned names the missing card
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 127
Michael Powers Programmed Lie Detector computer program, trick performed by spectator with computer only, computer version of Aronson's Lie Sleuth
Inspired by 1983 Powerful Magic 45
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations, Palindromic Rosary Stack
1986 Amperthand 1
Bob Farmer 220 Count Location Simplified
Related toAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 16
Dai Vernon What's-the-Value Solitaire
Related to 1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 215
Brother John Hamman Three Guesses unseen card placed aside, spectator chooses three wrong cards, performer names card and three cards change to mates
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 72
Philip T. Goldstein ESPresso removed ESP card divined with other cards, binary sorting
1989 Fifth 1
Unknown The Devil's Deck edge marked deck, freely removed cards are named
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 140
Bob King Seeing is Believing performer blindfolded for full routine
Phase I: a card pocketed and another selected
Phase II: selection found at named small number
Phase III: two more cards divined, using 52-on-One and 3-1/2 gag cards
Phase IV: four Aces dealt in poker round
Phase V: pocketed card named
1993 The Breather 2 22
Meir Yedid Odd-Even Location one fair riffle shuffle, three cards removed from deck while performer's back is turned, after looking through the deck, the performer names the cards
Inspired by
  • "Scan Location" (Mark Mitton)
1994 Magical Wishes 31
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations
1995 Connotes 2
Karl Fulves Super Count No. 13, clocking with only ten cards
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 22
Karl Fulves Mind Mirror No. 15, card from a third is removed after performer memorized the pile, he names missing card, key card placement after riffle shuffle
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 25
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations
1996 Desert Seminar Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" location
1997 FISM '97 5
Frederick Braue Three Card Mindread three spectators remove cards from deck, performer divines them
Related to 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 17
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticated
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 24
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" location, in english and french
1998 Montreal Lecture Notes — Notes de Conférence 3
Jas Jakutsch Super Card Memory - With a Kick ("SCAM"- With a Kick) eight people take a card and put them in their pocket, all missing cards are named and assigned to the right person, belly strippers
1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 3 4
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Card Removed from Pack of Fifty-two No. 20, casting out thirteen
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 68
Ellis Stanyon To Discover One of Two Cards Removed from Fifty-two No. 22, two cards removed, clocked, one card named by spectator, other one then known by performer
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 70
Ellis Stanyon Naming the Card Secretly Placed in a Pocket No. 18
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 91
Ellis Stanyon Special Arrangement of Whist Pack and Tricks with Same No. 6, similar to Stebbins
(a) To Discover the Top Card
(b) To Discover a Card Removed from Either of Two Portions
(c) To Discover the Bottom Card from Either Half of the Pack
(d) Reading the Whole Pack
(e) To Name Either or All of Four Cards Dealt in a Row
(f) To Discover a Card Freely Selected
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 104
Chuck Smith, Michael Skinner Mighty Memory third of deck stacked, multiple phases
2000 Tools Of The Trade 19
Paul Curry The Truth-Telling Joker card is removed, all card named and removed one named instead of joker, selection is named
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 81
David Malek Diamonds Are A Magician's Best Friends spectator removes card, magician looks through deck and names it, clocking only one suit
2001 Rebel without a Pause 10
Harry Lorayne Epitome Location, Junior packet with value zero removed, spectator pockets one card, deck combined, performer looks through and removes three-of-a-kind that matches, handling variations
2001 Personal Collection 443
Harry Lorayne What A M-E-S! "Memory Estimation Sleight-of-hand"
shuffled deck, card removed (force), divined after dealing deck into four piles, one of each value in each pile, memory demonstrations, all four-of-a-kinds together, faro
Inspired by
  • "Mexican Solitaire" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem)
Related toVariations
2001 Personal Collection 631
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double take unknown card removed, another card chosen and placed aside, second card divined by turning over some cards in the deck of same suit, value, ... then the three mates of removed card turn over
Related to
  • "All of a Kind" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
2002 Ahead of the Pack 71
Karl Fulves How Dice Know card chosen, two dice thrown, selection found, then unknown card pocketed, dice divine it, Riffle Shuffle Control, partial clocking
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 81
Karl Fulves Missing x Two twelve court cards removed, two of them put aside unknown, performer looks at other ten, one card placed back, performer divines the missing one
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 108
Jamie Badman Mr. Memory Man missing card named by looking through the rest, then three mates found face down, they're the wrong cards but change into the right ones
Inspired byRelated to
  • "All of a Kind" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 113
Karl Fulves Still Missing spectator riffle shuffles deck, deals about twelve cards in a pile and removes one, performer divines card by looking at remainder of pile
2004 When Psychics Play Poker 29
Steven Youell The Ultimate Weapon two decks, two spectators select one from each, performer apparently memorises the decks, names position of selections in other decks, then another removed card named
Inspired by 2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 10
Karl Fulves Blockhead card removed from a secretly pre-clocked block is divined
Related to 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 16
Karl Fulves Outcast card moved from one third of deck into another is found with (apparently) memory work, clocking and partial red-black separation
Inspired by 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 28
Karl Fulves, Ken Beale Ten-Hour Day card chosen in clock-layout with mathematical method, second card removed from rest of deck, both cards are divined
Inspired by 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 40
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card, expanded text from 1982 edition includes a (corner) short card that stay next to a card during riffle shuffles
Related to 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 58
Karl Fulves Apex Note another full deck stack method to find out which card is missing from half a deck
2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 63
Karl Fulves Kid Stuff finding missing card in small packet, for practicing
Related to
  • "Count Of Cards" (Fulves, Charlatan #8)
2005 Clockwork 5
Charles T. Jordan, Karl Fulves Reckoning With Jordan commented reprint of "The Pair Detection", spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, Parallel Principle
Related to 2005 Clockwork 10
Karl Fulves Displaceable U deck cut in half, both halves shuffled, spectator removes some cards of named suit and places them in box, another one from other half under box, last one is named
Related to 2005 Clockwork 11
Karl Fulves Fractional Counts clocking used with only a known section in middle of deck
Related to 2005 Clockwork 21
Karl Fulves Third Degree two thirds are clocked, one, two or three selections can be removed or returned to different section and found
2005 Clockwork 24
Karl Fulves Suit Solution in Clocking card removed, performer removes four-of-a-kind of same value but originally removed card vanishes as it cannot be there
2005 Clockwork 25
Karl Fulves From Concentrate clocking only one color or other property
2005 Clockwork 26
Karl Fulves Thot By Proxy spectator removed queen and any card from same suit, they're divined
2005 Clockwork 35
Karl Fulves Line of Sight edge marks on twelve cards combined with card counting
2005 Clockwork 38
Karl Fulves Light Fingered two cards removed from upper and lower half of deck after riffle shuffles, performer looks through deck and names both
2005 Clockwork 40
Karl Fulves Unique Sums set-up so that two cards removed from a certain part still produce unique clocking value
2005 Clockwork 42
Karl Fulves Lettra Set two missing cards found with clocking and faro-shuffled set-up
2005 Clockwork 43
Karl Fulves Clockwork deck cut, cut in half and any card removed, performer looks through this pile and names card
  • The System
  • First case
  • Second Case
  • Third Case
2005 Clockwork 47
Karl Fulves Royal Flush Clock spectator removes any Royal Flush card, performer quickly goes through deck and removes card from same Royal Flush
2005 Clockwork 70
Karl Fulves Double Card Count two cards removed, still found with card counting
2005 Clockwork 72
Karl Fulves Counter Intelligence clocking location with partially divided deck
2005 Combo II 33
Michael Powers Punch Drunk any card pocketed by spectator under fair conditions, performer deals through deck and says he'll stop at mate, cell phone rings and person at other end names selection, 50% Punched Deck (every other card)
  • Cell Phone Finish
  • Alternate Finish (1)
  • Alternate Finish (2)
  • Alternate Finish (3)
Related to 2006 Power Plays 98
Michael Powers Code 5 five cards removed from deck, one hidden, assistant is shown other four cards and names fifth one, repeat in which a card is cased and divined
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 119
Michael Powers Tri-EASY-Thon card selected, thought of and removed, all divined
  • Impromptu Method (clocking)
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 171
Mark Aspiazu Mission IMPossible Pseudo-memory routine, name missing card
Inspired by 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 36
Karl Fulves Scales of Justice card pocketed from twelve-card straight is divined
2007 Word Play 32
Karl Fulves Not About Counting twelve court cards, one or two removed, performer divines them
2007 Word Play 47
Karl Fulves Missing Link card removed from twelve-card packet is divined
Related to 2007 Word Play 51
Steve Beam Storage Capacity two missing cards are named, stack and interlocking chain principle
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 49
Steve Beam Tricycle three missing cards are named as memory demonstration, stack and interlocking chain principle
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 52
Karl Fulves Scot's Key ca. twenty cards from shuffled deck removed, spectator exchanges one with Joker and puts unknown card aside, performer deals packet face-down into four piles into suits and names removed cards
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 5) 27
Román García Memorable deck is shuffled by spectator, one card removed, deck is memorized and every card named including missing card
2010 Nanomagias 99
Darwin Ortiz Double Tap two cards pocketed by spectator while back is turned, divined instantly, memorized or Si Stebbins type stack
Inspired by
  • "Eliminator" (Adrian Sullivan, marketed effect)
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 241
Jason Ladanye Bringing Down the House missing card named, four naturals after spectators-shuffle procedure
2013 Confident Deceptions 201
Harry Lorayne Less Of A M-E-S! "Memory Estimation Sleight-of-hand"
shuffled deck, card removed (force), divined after dealing deck into four piles, one of each value in each pile, memory demonstrations, with non-faro ending
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • Genii, December 2011
2015 JawDroppers! 64
Michael Weber The Card Problem fairly removed card named by phoned person, strict conditions, posed as problem
2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 22
Chris Rawlins Pseudo three phase memory demonstration, first red black, then suits, then naming missing card
Also published here 2016 (ca.) Pseudo 1
Pit Hartling Memory Maven card removed and peeked at in shuffled deck, performer looks through cards and names missing card as well as position of second selection
Inspired by
  • Max Maven effect
Variations
2017 Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 25
Pit Hartling, Denis Behr Memory Maven Variation method variation of Pit Hartling's effect
Inspired by 2017 Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 28
Bob Farmer 220 Count Location Simplified
Also published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 83
Chris Rawlins A Bonus (Pseudo Memory) three phase memory demonstration, first red black, then suits, then naming missing card
Also published here 2017 The Event, 2017 63
Asi Wind Stripper Ploy find out which card is missing with stripper deck
Related to 2018 Repertoire 116
Denis Behr Photographic Memory
  • First Phase - Move-a-Card
  • Second Phase - The Missing Card
  • Third Phase - Half the Deck (spectator takes phone picture of order, after shuffling the order the performer can still recite it correctly)
Inspired by 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 59
Matt Baker Card College
  • First phase: magician can accurately estimate the number of cards in a packet cut off by spectator
  • Second phase: magician can accurately estimate the number of cards in a packet cut off by spectator and hidden in pocket, after cards have been shuffled
  • Third phase: magician can name every card in a packet previously placed inside the card box, unseen
Inspired by
  • "Blind Estimation" (Luis Otero, Cartificios, DVD)
2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 21
Matt Baker S.O.L. card selected by spectator under very stringent conditions, magician is still able to divine its identity, x-ray case
2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 233
Steve Forte Total Recall Scanning shuffled deck, spectator cuts off about a quarter, rest dealt through two at a time, then all missing values named, not easy
  • TRS
  • the system
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1037
Unknown Your Moment of Zen naming value missing four-of-a-kind after riffling through the deck
2020 Magic for BLM 61