24 entries in Cards / Principles / Kruskal Principle
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Alexander F. Kraus Sum Total Kruskal count procedure, challenge of having the face-up cards add up to 52, posed as a problem
Variations Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
Alexander F. Kraus Sum Total Kruskal count procedure, at the end all face-up cards add up to 52, solution to the problem
Inspired by Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
Tom Ransom Sum More Kruskal count procedure, at the end all face-up cards add up to 52
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
Max Katz Sum More Kruskal count procedure, at the end all face-up cards add up to 52
Inspired by Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Sum Fun more on the mathematics of the Kruskal count procedure, forcing number 52, at the end all face-up cards add to force number
  • Numeric Cycle
  • Spelling Cycle
  • Ending a Cycle
  • Inducing a Cycle
  • Backward Cycle
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
Tieneblas, El Brujo Viejo The Mazatlan Mystery deck is cut, number of bottom card used to count to a card, prediction sort of Kruskal with four duplicates
Magick (Issue 55)
Martin D. Kruskal The Kruskal Principle also with two deck, described by Martin Gardner, see p. 985 for references to Ibidem
Also published here June 1975 967
Karl Fulves Kruskal Phone Effect
June 1975 970
Martin D. Kruskal Das Kruskal-Prinzip
Also published here Jan. 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 3 & 4)
Karl Fulves K Kards works four times out of five
1996 54
Karl Fulves Snibbets
1996 55
Martin Gardner The K Diaries spectator chooses word, counts forward according to the number of letters a few times, final word predicted, Kruskal principle
Related toVariations 1998
Underworld (Issue 8)
Mel Bennett K-Plus spelling instead of counting, Kruskal Principle with words
Inspired by 1998
Underworld (Issue 9)
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 1998 226
Gordon Bean A Labyrinth in a Labyrinth cards are dealt out in a snake fashion, card is chosen based on spectator’s free choice and additional randomization, performer shows that the “snake” is in the shape of the card’s initials
Related to
  • "Koynini's Karpet" (Tony Koynini, The Magic Wand, March 1953, p. 42)
Labyrinth (Issue 11)
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, Kruskal
Related toVariations 2002 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Mystery spelling numbers to arrive at three, Kruskal
2002 14
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal
2002 14
Antonio José Arenillas Prediction à la Kruskal Kruskal principle applied to Mnemonica, prediction
Variations 2004 68
Paul Lesso The Fiend Stack power/stay stack combo
  • Numerical Forces
    • Sum of any two sequential cards
    • Kruskal Force
    • Sequence Force
  • The Fiendish Algorithm or The 1 hour memorised deck
    • How to calculate position of any card
    • How to calculate card at any position
2007 53
Paul Lesso Scipio's Fiendish Prediction using Fiend Stack
2007 58
Luis Otero Descartes two-digit number is formed and written on back of a playing card, from other deck a card is selected and value counted, this is repeated until no more move is possible, total of turned-over cards matches number and last card is the same as prediction card
El Manuscrito (Vol. 4 No. 15)
Harapan Ong Prediction à la Kruskal
Inspired by 2019 70
Patrick G. Redford Your Luck Is In The Cards Kruskal principle, spectator finds the mate to a selection
2019 70