62 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Poker / Prediction
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Marlo Poker Prediction outcome after shuffled deck predicted, punch deal
Variations 1947 20
Lin Searles The Cross Shuffle Slow-Motion Deal thirds of deck shuffled according to spectator's wishes, yet predicted Full House received in seven-handed game, faro
Related to 1959 1
Jack Avis Poker Dice Coincidence poker dice match dealt hand, posed as a problem
Related to Sep. 1966 57
Steve Skomp Sure Bet! two phases, last outcome is predicted
Magick (Issue 110)
Karl Fulves Automatic Poker No. 15, spectator selects five cards from ten-card packet, hand predicted, performer is left with winning hand
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1976 26
Philip T. Goldstein Second Hand prediction of hand
Related to 1980
Magick (Issue 269)
Karl Fulves Mental Stud
  • Poker Problem #2
spectator names any card which turns out to be hole card
1981 17
Thomas Alan Waters Decideal outcome is predicted
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue)
Philip T. Goldstein Pretense one phase
Also published here Feb. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 2)
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Prediction spectator shuffles and deals a bit and ends up with five cards: Ten-high straigt, predicted
Apr. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Roy Walton Duck Soup spectator chooses some card via some process, resutling pokerhand is predicted
Summer 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30)
Philip T. Goldstein Calvinist Poker spectator chooses five cards after shuffle, prediction about cards made
Variations 1987 14
Carl Herron Insider spectator selects a card which with prediction cards completes a straight, half forcing deck
Sep. 1987
Magick (Issue 395)
David Britland, Joe Dignam Master of the Game poker hand that the performer receives with cutting procedure from shuffled deck is predicted, Serendipity Poker Principle
  • Routine Number One
  • Routine Number Two (with possible exchange of cards)
Inspired byVariations 1988 3
Larry Becker Hypnotic! with prediction
Also published here 1992 115
Peter Duffie Pokericulous
Inspired by
  • "Pokericulum" (Stewart James)
Related to
1995 100
Karl Fulves Prediction Deal
1995 80
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher, Tom Hubbard Automatic Poker - A Different Handling Uses packet of eleven cards masquerading as ten
Inspired by 1997 106
Nick Trost Double Poker Hand Prediction Comes from Bill Miesel's notes, performed in 1968
1997 124
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
Peter Duffie The Duffie Ten Card Deal with prediction
Also published here Sep. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 1)
Harry Lorayne Stud Poker Prediction outcome predicted
1998 107
Roy Walton Punch Drunk performer stacks a suit while dealing through the cards face up (secret second deals), if some don't come out correctly they change into the suit
Inspired by Mar. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 7)
Steve Beam Beating the Cut prediction of poker hand
2002 174
Steve Beam Gambler's School prediction of poker hand
2002 175
Peter Kougasian Headline Prediction (Or Card Trick) envelope mailed to host in advance, later switched in pre-show, as an out it contains a poker deal prediction in case the switch is not possible
2007 428
Stewart James Ten Nights In A Cardroom Multiple phase routine with ten tricks

  • 1. Shuffled deck, you deal and win a game of draw poker
  • 2. Four spectators name a number each, the cards at those positions have the same value
  • 3. You are able to name every card in a hand of poker as it is being dealt
  • 4. Card to pocket, card is lost in the deck by spectator, then card appears in your previously empty pocket. Effect is repeated.
  • 5. Challenge card location
  • 6. Prediction trick
  • 7. You deal yourself good cards for poker
  • 8. You can predict what cards you will receive for poker
  • 9. Blackjack deal, spectator can name any number of hands and you will always win with a blackjack
  • 10. Shuffled deck, you blindfold yourself, you deal for poker and win once again
VariationsAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
2007 84
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 The Insurance Card I riffle shuffle set-up, card needed to complete a straight flush is predicted
2008 108
Karl Fulves Near-Perfect Poker spectator takes a card, it is the one that completes a Royal Flush
Variations 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie His/Her Poker spectator takes a card, it is the one that completes a Royal Flush, man-woman presentation
Inspired by 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
Jonas Ljung Kismet Poker five poker hands dealt, performer wins and hand is predicted
Also published here 2009 24
Woody Aragón Psychic Poker after shuffle four poker hands are divined, one predicted, full deck stack, gilbreath
Related to 2010 65
Ramón Riobóo Control Freak after some dealing process the hands in a poker hand are predicted, see also reference for version with fewer cards
Variations 2010 231
Ramón Riobóo Control Tweak abridged version
Inspired by 2010 233
Benjamin Earl Student of the Game brief variation
Inspired by Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
Woody Aragón Psychic Poker spectator shuffles and deals four hands. magician guesses winning player and predicts winning hand.
Inspired by 2011 167
Ben Harris PSI Poker spectator cuts, Hold 'Em hands dealt, outcome predicted
  • Basic Handling
  • Advanced Handling (prediction more specific, index)
2011 6
Jonas Ljung Kismet Poker five poker hands dealt, performer wins and hand is predicted
Inspired byAlso published here Sep. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 9)
Justin Higham The 15-Card Poker Climax featuring a phase with fifteen cards in which performer still gets a Royal Flush, other hand and discard predicted
  • Introduction
  • Cards & Set-Up
  • The Prediction
  • Patter
  • The Routine
    • Part One - The 10-Card Poker Deal
    • Part Two - The 15-Card Poker Climax
  • End Notes
Variations 2013 1
Joseph Barry Dream Poker three-handed game, hands and draws are predicted
Also published here 2014 4
Joseph Barry Dream Poker draw poker, performer gets royal flush, spectator can shuffle and cut
Also published here 2014 2
Gabi Pareras Predicción Póker prediction of poker hand
2014 22
Justin Higham Spread-Count Poker 3 drop stacking after royal flush has been palmed onto top
  • Prediction Versions
  • Full-House Version
  • Face-Down Version
Related to 2014 1
Michael Weber Good Fortune performer's five cards chosen according to a prediction
2015 26
Jack Carpenter Ultimate Hold 'Em Demonstration spectator shuffles and deals, yet straight flush is received
  • Audience
  • Texas Hold 'Em Basics
  • Performance Overview
  • Background
  • Set-up
  • The Wager
  • The First Shuffle and Deal
  • The Second Shuffle & Deal
  • The Elimination Procedure
  • The Burn & Turn Sequence
  • The Revelation
  • Notes on Jack's Presentation
  • A Swindle
  • Hard Prediction
  • Big Chops
Inspired by
  • "The Best Hand Ever" (Jay Jayaraman, Hold 'Em Magic, Frame, 2011)
2015 2
Steve Beam Pokerdiction Using a factory second deck of cards, spectator shuffles and cuts and a poker hand is dealt. Five other cards, predictions, turn out not to match the poker and. Then suddenly, all cards match on both sides of both hands.
2015 222
Steve Beam Mix and Match Poker Using a factory second deck of cards which is printed on both sides, a spectator cuts and shuffles, and then deals a poker hand. The magician predicted the poker hands formed on both sides.
2015 225
Peter Duffie Gambler's Forecast with prediction
Also published here 2015 50
Max Maven Pretense with prediction
Also published here 2015 50
Larry Becker Ten Card Poker Stand-Up with prediction
Also published here 2015 52
Leo Boudreau Predicting The Winning Hand
2015 52
Thomas Alan Waters Decideal with prediction, two Jonahs
Related toAlso published here 2015 113
Jonas Ljung Kismet Poker five poker hands dealt, performer wins and hand is predicted
Also published here 2015 239
So Sato Lucky Number Poker two spectators with poker hands exchange cards to given rules, their resulting poker hand is predicted
2016 46
John Hostler Rogue Heart Triskadequadra Application #2
spectator selects card that completes a poker hand, duplicates
2016 65
Colm Mulcahy Flushed with Embarrassment Triskadequadra Application #4
seven poker hands dealt, five people pass their best card to a beginner and worst card to the spectator, beginner ends up with four Aces and a King, performer with straight flush
Also published here
  • Mathematical Card Magic, 2013
2016 71
Ricky Smith Some Applications on using the punch as key card and for various poker deals, punch as pure marking system
2017 63
Nobuyuki Nojima The Reason Why I Can't Win At Poker prediction of spectator's hand
2018 151
Scott Robinson Repackaged Prediction spectator inserts envelope into deck and builds Poker hand by selecting any five cards next to it, envelope is inserted again and another hand is created, both hands consist of same values, inside envelope is prediction of the total of the cards’ values
Inspired by
  • "Package Deal" (Stewart James, The James File Vol. 1, 2000)
2018 164
Hideo Kato Ten Card Poker Prediction
2019 13
Jean-Marie Beckers Little Erdnase stack which can be cut and dealt out for five players, then any hand is selected, two cards drawn for two previously removed cards, they fill a straight
Jan. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 1)