198 entries in Cards / Sleights / Crimps / Bridge (multiple Cards)
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Bridge
1876 39
The Bridge two methods to put it in
1889 30
Fourth Method deck bridge as control
1889 69
The Pack being divided into two Heaps on the Table and a Card taken from each Heap and placed in the other: to discover such Cards two methods (odd/even or bridge)
1889 81
The Bridge: Additional Methods
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
  • Fourth Method
1890 20
Methods of Identifying a Chosen Card - Fourth Method concave bridge in rest of deck
1890 22
Rouge et noir No. 19, bridge crimp to tell whether a card is red or black
1895 24
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die verschwundene Karte card selected and returned out of hands, yet it disappears from deck
1896 83
Die geheimnisvollen Würfel
  • two dice thrown and sum counted to repeatedly until deck is divided in two halves, they're separated in red and black
  • red and black separation by performer without dice but crimp or punch instead
1896 110
Italienische Methode crimp along center, single card or full deck
1896 131
The Bridge
1897 40
Deck Crimp Location
1897 72
Die Abhebe-Karten bridging both halves in opposite direction
Dec. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 12)
To Indicate the Location for the Cut - I. This is located by the Crimp bridge crimp, for use after overhand shuffle
Related toVariations 1902 48
III. This is located by the crimp bridge crimp, for use after riffle shuffle
Related to 1902 51
S. W. Erdnase Crimping for the Cut using crimp in a game, player cuts to crimp
Related to 1902 113
Full Deck Bridge
1909 53
T. Nelson Downs Second Method deck crimp/bridge at peeked at card
1909 150
T. Nelson Downs Third Method spectator peeks in his own hands, risky bridge, also with rubber banded deck
Related to 1909 150
Bridge half the deck by squeezing left hand
1919/1920 38
Graham Adams The Inverted Crimp cards bridged in other direction, see also photographs starting on p. 51
Inspired by 1931 16
Victor Farelli Deck Bridge
1933 34
Crimp and Riffle Location deck is crimped
1933 70
How to "Bridge"
1933 73
Victor Farelli For the Table "Spread" Force. setting up
Related to 1933 74
Louis Lam Tower Bridge "A New Bridge Effect", number of cut of cards is divined by value of another selection
1935 11
Audley Walsh Two Card Control bridged deck
1935 109
Control with Bridged Deck bottom of page
1937 51
Nine in Ten Detection dotted key and bridge, hoping that spectator cuts at bridge
Related to 1937 307
Setting a Bridge
1937 360
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon Subtlety distant crimped key card, bridge during tabled cut
1938 52
Fifth Method. (Card control by means of the crimp) crimping bottom section
1938 53
End Crimp
1938 233
Blois Houghton Sensitive Soul deck separates at selection when kicked on floor, crimp instead of salt
Also published here May 1938
The Jinx (Issue 44)
Establishing a Break from a Bridge
Related to 1940 124
1940 124
Bridge whole deck
1940 127
Edward Marlo Two Pets - A. First Pet bridged deck
Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto)
Edward Marlo B. Second Pet bridged deck
Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto)
Bridge of bottom few cards
1940 41
18 - The quarter-bridge. Way to bridge the deck so spectator will cut within bank of cards.
1940 31
19 - Gambler's Bridge. Bridging the deck in the context of a cut
1940 32
Wilbur T. Kattner Ry for Mystery preparing OOTW while performing
Aug. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 16)
Eddie Joseph The Corner Riffling Location deck riffled and card replaced, gap seen
1942 16
Paul Morris Are You Sure? - A Quick Trick with a Novel Finish four Jacks are cut to, then one Jack transforms into selection
Also published here Dec. 1943 26
Riffle Shuffle Control with bridge
Dec. 1943 26
Edward Marlo Setting Bridge during riffle and overhand shuffle combination
Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles)
Edward Marlo Sense of Touch crimp
Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 78)
Arthur H. Buckley Buckley´s Method of Secretly Placing a Bridge springing the cards two times from hand to hand
1946 28
The Cut and use of the Bridge gaming context
1946 106
Arthur H. Buckley Restoring the Cut (My Pet Method) includes setting bridge during riffle shuffle, reads like a classic pass
1946 110
Joe Berg The Convexed Aces Experiment No. 6 - cards are lost and found, Aces are bridged
Variations 1946 156
Bridge Control
Aug. 1946 241
Deck Crimp
1947 28
The Bridge
1948 154
Audley Walsh Off Hand
Oct. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 187)
Gustave Southall, Bert Allerton Aces Up - Aces Down red Aces placed in middle jump to top and bottom, several phases then they change to black Aces as a climax
Inspired by Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Bert Fenn Jokerneurosis rainbow deck of jokers, four cards transform into aces, then the faces into a normal deck
May 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 202)
Charles Hudson Switch Back way to find the bridged card
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 204)
Paul LePaul, Louis Zingone, Edward Marlo, Albert Cohn, James F. Herpick Buckle Up No. 105, performer finds face-up selection among face-down cards sight unseen
Variations 1950 200
Clayton Rawson Saltless Sorcery deck kicked with foot, and several methods seated to break deck at bridge to reveal selection
June 1950 670
Paul Rosini Impossible daring out-of-hand selection in another room
1950 21
Springing the Cards Control
1951 25
Deck Corner Crimp crimping all corners
1952 8
Edward Marlo Sense of Touch crimp
1953 4
Gene "Phantini" Grant Psychia
1955 6
Jack Merlin Merlin Shuffle without credit, to bridge the deck
Related to 1955 6
Norman Houghton Baffling the Brethren card control, springing the cards, bridge
Oct. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 331)
Deck Bridge
1958 16
Pull Down Bridge
1959 10
Matt Schulien Cut the Cards spectator cuts the deck right to his card which is face-up on bottom half
1959 23
Dai Vernon Cut Crimp "roof crimp"
1960 58
Dai Vernon Whole Pack Crimp Squeeze crimp in Dealing position
1960 58
Dai Vernon Spring Crimp waterfall crimp
1960 59
James Steranko The Riffle Bridge bottom third bridged, for placement of card in center at brigde
1960 17
Edward Marlo Sure Throw #1 bridge crimp
1962 74
Edward Marlo The Dribbling Spectator spectator dribbles cards, performer tosses card in next to selection
1962 79
James Steranko E=MC2 fingertip peek control with bridge
Related to 1962 28
Joseph K. Schmidt The Fan-atic Card Control fan bent open for selection, bridging
1968 18
Edward Marlo The Crimp - D.F.C. bridge where spectator stops, two methods
Related toVariations 1970 6
Full Deck Crimp
1972 67
Blois Houghton Sensitive Soul deck separates at selection when kicked on floor, crimp instead of salt
Also published here 1972 110
Dai Vernon Vernon's Peek Location At Finger Tips No. 103, bridge crimp in deck
Related to 1972 30
Dr. Jacob Daley Wave Crimp Force Cut No. 569, cut force by crimping two halves in opposite directions
1972 159
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz's Fan Peek No. 599, spectator lifts up so he can see a card in fan, leaves behind crimp in upper half, with note by Daley
Related to 1972 167
Edward Marlo Card Cheats Two Card Stack includes setting of bridge
1974 34
Philip T. Goldstein Half Deck Crimp to control selection
1974 3
Gerald Kosky Kosky's Control handling after spectator peek
1975 77
Philip T. Goldstein Charlier Cut Production
1976 5
Philip T. Goldstein The Spin Location cards thrown on the table, right card is removed
1976 6
Dai Vernon Cut Crimp "roof crimp"
1977 15
Harry Lorayne The Acrobatic Deck deck divides at chosen card when thrown, crimp
Also published here 1977 97
Ken Krenzel Bridge crimping half the pack
1978 137
Ted Karmilovich Red & Black performer separates red and black cards
Variations 1978
Magick (Issue 221)
1978 44
Steve Beam, Don Morris Houdini's Out when spectator wants to replace card himself and shuffle, Out
1979 13
Harry Lorayne Double Saltless crimps/bridges, two selections
Related to May 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Daryl Martinez A Few More Ideas ideas for previous "Magician Fooler"
1982 2
Justin Higham, Stephen Tucker, Pascal Monmoine Pandemonium
  • growing Deck gag (Higham)
  • trouser pocket as servante (Higham)
  • card revelation gag with two spectators selecting the same card (Tucker)
  • five coins travel from hand to hand and then change into one coin (Tucker)
  • Cutting the Aces, Bilis/ Marlo variation idea (Monmoine)
Feb. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22)
Edward Marlo Crimp Control seven methods to control selection with crimped deck, also key card handlings
1984 223
Edward Marlo Dribble Control full deck crimp
1984 312
Edward Marlo Combination Control full deck crimp
1984 313
Steve Draun Getting On With This World two-pile deal, seated or stand-up
Also published here 1984 62
John Riggs Thumb Print
1985 156
Gamblers' Move top stock control with crimped deck (1937)
Related to 1985 10
Victor Farelli Farelli Control bridge
Related to 1985 20
The Fan Bridge stop on fan, cards bent up
1985 24
Gamblers' Stock Control with bridge
Related to 1985 4
Bridge Force spectator cuts to bridge
1985 7
Frederick Braue Side Crimp getting bridge in deck
  • To Take Out Bridge
1985 13
Bridge Force spectator cuts into bridge
1985 30
John Riggs Aces for Airheads off-beat cutting the aces, four random cards on top, when position of packets are changed, aces appear on top of the packets
1986 258
Steve Draun Overhand Shuffle Crimp
1987 33
Dad Stevens Setting a Bridge during tabled cut
1988 2
Edward Marlo No Jogs False Cut using deck crimp
1988 121
Packet Bridge
1988 1
Karrell Fox The "World's Fairest" Card Revelation ungaffed banded deck tossed out, a card peeked at, found
1988 92
Dai Vernon Setting the Bridge
1989 118
Karl Fulves Unbeknownst bridged deck
Related to 1989 10
Edward Marlo Dribble Control full deck crimp
Related to 1990 38
T. Page Wright The Fan Break fan bent open for spectator to see a card, bridge break used for riffle shuffle split
1991 87
Gambler's False Riffle Shuffle with bridge
Related to 1992 10
Gamblers' Riffle Control with bridge
Related to 1992 10
Paul Rosini The Quick Spell
1992 21
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
タテのブリッジ (Length-wise Bridge)
1993 103
ヨコのブリッジ (Sideways Bridge)
1993 104
Vicente Canuto 1.- Control por Acordeón bridging cards while springing the deck
1993 201
Vicente Canuto 2.- Control en el Abanico bridging cards while doing a pressure fan
1993 202
John Scarne, J. W. Sarles One Hand Ace Cutting using bridge (spring and riffle shuffle)
Variations 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
Gambler's Crimp multiple cards as a group, at inner end
Labyrinth (Issue 1)
John Scarne Setting the Bridge with strong riffle shuffle
1995 7
1996 71
Karl Fulves Shuffle Crimp riffle cull with crimp
Related to 1996 110
James Swain Out of this World separated into suits
Inspired by 1996 12
Al Mann The Cut spectator cuts to bridge
1997 25
Michael Weber cradled bank bridged halves, no details given
1997 3
Edward Marlo Pearce Percept spectator removes any card in spread and replaces it reversed, performer takes deck under the table and his fingertips divine the two cards next to the reversed card
1997 139
The Bridge Control
1998 562
Ellis Stanyon The Bridge at the End of the Pack No. 9, bridging deck while spectator remembers card
Variations 1999 5
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note routine and riffle shuffle suggestion by Charles Jordan
Inspired by 1999 5
Ellis Stanyon To Distinguish the Colour of the Cards Under a Handkerchief No. 18, bridge
1999 43
Ellis Stanyon How to "Bridge" the Cards No. 23, one or multiple cards
1999 45
Ted Lindsay The "Bridge" Pass (First Method) No. 21, delaying pass with bridged deck
1999 235
Ted Lindsay The "Bridge" Pass (Second Method) No. 22, delaying pass with bridged deck
1999 235
Ted Lindsay The "Bridge" Pass (Third Method) No. 22, delaying pass with bridged deck
1999 236
Neal Elias Bridges & Crimps short notes
2000 5
Neal Elias "Slop" Cut From A Bridge cutting at bridge from unsquared deck
2000 8
Neal Elias The Shuffle Bridge bridging two halves in opposite direction during overhand shuffle
2000 8
Neal Elias The After Bridge bridging a section during overhand shuffle
2000 13
Neal Elias Riffle Bridge #1 setting bridge during in-the-hands riffle shuffle
2000 16
Neal Elias Riffle Bridge #2 setting lengthwise bridge during tabled riffle shuffle
2000 17
Neal Elias Cut Crimp setting bridge during tabled cut
2000 17
Bob Taylor The "S" Shuffle setting bridge during riffle shuffle with one half bridged opposite to other half, red-black divination application
2000 18
Joseph K. Schmidt Crook's Crimp setting a crimp or bridge, riffle shuffle
Charlatan (Issue 4)
J. W. Sarles Crimp Cut Aces setting bridge during tabled riffle shuffle
Inspired byVariations 2000
Charlatan (Issue 4)
Karl Fulves Nu Way Crimp setting bridge during tabled riffle shuffle
Inspired by 2000
Charlatan (Issue 4)
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Outer Space Cards ungaffed deck of cards, in houlette or case with cut-out windows on front and back and glass sheets or marked cards at back and front
Also published here
  • marketed previously as "Crystal Houlette"
2001 1
David Berglas The Berglas Effect
  • Any Card at Any Number
  • Jazz Magic
  • A Foundation For Miracles
  • The Bridge
  • Expect the Unexpected
  • The Psychology of Numbers
  • On Stage
  • Pointing the Effect
  • A Different Presentation
  • Sheer Devilment
  • An Interlude
  • In Conclusion
2002 527
Al Baker Crimp establishing bridge
2003 701
Barrie Richardson The Blind Voice Detector
  • From My Thoughts
spectator cuts shuffled deck in five piles, one secretly bridged
Also published here Sep. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9)
R. Paul Wilson Absolute Zero Evolution spectator cuts shuffled deck into three piles, shuffles all, selects a card and assembles deck which the performer locates, impromptu version with bridge
Inspired by 2003 ca. 1
Barrie Richardson The Blind Voice-detector spectator cuts shuffled deck in five piles, one secretly bridged
Also published here 2005 346
Paolo Cavalli C. K. C. Planet Earth dated 2003, with prediction of amount of wrong cards, performed as mind control spectators get cards offered and they can take them or refuse them
Inspired by 2005 14
Peter Duffie Lead-in using additional twelve cards in the handling for later Ace Assembly, no lapping
Inspired by
  • Ed Marlo method with lapping
2005 20
Gordon Bruce The Hands of a Surgeon
2005 5
Karl Fulves Pass Notes after cut, bottom half is apparently replaced to top but really slid to bottom, in-the-hands, lengthwise crimp
Prolix (Issue 4)
Roberto Giobbi Bridge Control
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 29)
Roberto Giobbi Bridge Over Hindu doing a bridge and setting it over selection
Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 19)
Ryan Schlutz Peek as a Control bridge
Related to 2011 10
Ryan Schlutz Sense-sational three selections (one thought of, two chosen) found
2011 29
Woody Aragón Convex Control control four aces to the bottom by pushing four piles of cards together on table.
Inspired by 2011 65
Ted Karmilovich My Red / Black Test performer separates red from black cards
2011 3
Howard Albright Inner-End Crimp bridge
Also published here
  • "Albright's Advanced Card Magic", p. 5
2012 62
Roberto Giobbi The Fan Control
  • The basic idea
  • The Fan Control with Step
  • The Fan Control with Key Card
  • The Fan Control with Bridge
  • The Fan Control with Daub
2012 99
Cyril Enfield Magician's Magician one-way crimp of whole deck
Also published here
  • Genii, Apr. 1946
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Kiko Pastur Sin-Este Mundo just two piles, without changing color
2014 168
Roberto Giobbi Cutting Into a Bridge spectator cuts to bridge
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 13)
Joseph Barry Preparing a borrowed deck bridging one color
2016 4
Ryan Schlutz Strange Gift spectator gives twelve cards to performer, he knows number of red cards and sorts them under table
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 14
Howard Albright Howard Albright Crimp bridging deck one-handed
2018 315
Steve Forte overhand-shuffle bridge
2020 338
Steve Forte off-the-table strip-brief in-the-hands
2020 339
Steve Forte full-deck crimp
2020 340
Steve Forte Other Variants
  • open square-up bevel-brief
  • one-handed square-up brief
  • pinky bevel-brief
  • bounce-brief
  • up-the-ladder
  • Rod the Hop brief
  • corner crimp
  • double-strip
  • casino riffle-brief
  • cut-card briefs
  • cascade-brief
  • Ron Conley - moving brief
  • natural riffle-brief
2020 341
Ryan Schlutz Strange Gift spectator gives twelve cards to performer, he knows number of red cards and sorts them under table
Also published here 2020 14
Bridging Bottom Cards with fourth finger, under deck
2020 129
Bridging the Deck two-handed
2020 442
Dai Vernon On Using a Bridge from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 86
Setting a Bridge at inner end in packet above break
2022 2
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Vallarino’s Strip-Out strip-out addition without a break
2022 45
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Crimp putting crimp in inner end of card(s) “in real time”, see also p. 93
2022 46
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Vallarino’s Strip-Up deck is held vertically with out-jogged cards facing audience, card(s) are added to back of out-jogged cards as they are stripped out
2022 47
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Crimp add-on bridge crimp of top cards allows them to be instantly added to a packet that is momentarily touched to them, also applied on p. 94 with deck in hand
2022 69
Jean-Pierre Vallarino “Behind the Wall” add-on packet is displayed in front of tabled deck and top cards of deck are added on top of it
2022 76
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Spectator Cuts to the Aces 1
2022 115
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Flying Production Aces produced one at a time in flashy manner
2022 148
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Trio signed selection lost in deck, spectator names number, performer cuts off that exact number of cards and card arrived at is selection, values of four prediction cards are shown to total that amount as well, finally selection’s back is shown to have changed color
2022 215