79 entries in Cards / Principles / Elimination Procedures / Tantalizer Deal
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
A Coincidence No. 15, piles made on table to select two cards, after they have been assembled the are found again with Tantalizer deal
1935 18
Stewart Judah The Spectator's Choice Tantalizer deal with thirty-two cards, two selections by both spectator and performer, spectator choses which one remain after dealing procedure, see page 172 for correction
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 17)
Victor Farelli Loo Lung or The Chinese Coin magician locates two cards by a lot of dealing and equivoque to eliminate piles, with a bit of gambling theme (Euchre and Loo Lung)
1936 44
Stewart Judah Spectator's Choice Tantalizer deal with thirty-two cards, two selections by both spectator and performer, spectator choses which one remain after dealing procedure
Related toAlso published here 1937 176
R. M. Jamison Elimination two card found via multiple dealing procedure, "Thirty Card Elimination", reprinted from Sphinx, May 1935
Related to 1937 334
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 54)
Herb Runge A Thought Ahead Tantalizer
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 102)
Hans "Severus" Ernst 5 Minuten Sylvesterzauber Seven of Hearts changes to Six of Hearts, Five of Hearts and eventually to the Four, then selection is found by dealing into two piles, last two cards are selection and card with drawn figure, using a double facer with fake indices on both sides
  • Die fliegenden Herzen
Dec. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 12)
Eddie Joseph The Elimination Trick tantalizer type elimination in which the spectator has to eliminate the pile each time without his thought-of card, so no real effect, "The above should be worked rapidly and no time given to them to think."
Related to 1942 21
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Heaps as Rusduck, spectator finds his own card, a lot of dealing, Tantalizer
Variations Jan. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 98)
Stewart Judah Cards and Pellets eight cards written on billets, one card put in envelope, elimination deal done with billets, first side a free choice thanks to miswriting one billet, last billet matches card in envelope
Related toAlso published here
  • "A Curious Coincidence with Cards and Pellets" (Judah, Subtle Problems You Will Do)
1946 25
J. B. Bobo Name Your Cards here spelled "Bo Bo", piles made on table to select two cards, after they have been assembled the are found again with Tantalizer deal
1946 42
John Hamilton Heaps again spectator finds his own card, with just eight cards, sort of Tantalizer
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 140)
The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealing
Related toVariations 1948 112
Paul Dienst Aus meiner Zauberkiste with 32 or 52 cards, version with 32 cards over phone
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 4)
The Reluctant Card same as Last Chance
Related to 1949 17
Harry Houdini, Stewart Judah The Last Two Cards No. 112, two-card version of the Tantalizer
Related to 1950 216
Jack Yeager Your Card! deck is always dealt into two piles, spectator has to guess if his card is in the pile, three cards at the end and spectator locates his card, description unclear
Related toAlso published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Ken Beale Pseudo Seconds fake second dealing and stacking demonstration, Tantalizer deal with red Aces, black Aces show up as well, then stacking with the Aces, four duplicate Aces
  • Let's Get Fancy (half-deck gambling stack preserved during deals and Tantalizer deal for finale)
Related to Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
Milton Kort Gambling Expose long routine, including memory, poker face, false dealing demo, stacking demo, in the end cards vanish under a handkerchief except four aces
Related to May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
Allan Ackerman The Programmed Deck always dealing into two piles and eliminating one pile, last card is named selection, Named Tantalizer
Related toVariations 1970 36
John Hamilton Down & Out Tantalizer type routine with cut-off packet, card predicted and one of same value is on top of discard pile, see also p. 373
Inspired byRelated to Aug. 1970 354
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Related toVariationsAlso published here Winter 1970
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio)
Roger Smith Faro Illuminator Setup
  • Faro Shuffler's Column #4
control with incomplete faro peek
Nov. 1970
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 4)
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance Tantalizer
Also published here 1972 138
Edward G. Brown The Card Chosen by Elimination
1973 190
Stewart Judah Elimination Discovery Some weird dealing trick to locate two cards mixed into six piles of five cards
1975 218
Gerald Kosky "I Predict" names of horses are named and written on ten blank cards, chosen one is predicted
Inspired by
  • Gerald Kosky's "Pieces of Ten" in "Genii", 1947.
1975 148
Barry Wiley Druid Image six cards with problems written on it, elimination deal to end up with one, gist of of it is predicted
Mar. 1982
Magick (Issue 304)
Stewart Judah Wenn zwei das Gleiche tun Tantalizer deal with thirty-two cards, two selections by both spectator and performer
Also published here July 1985
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3 & 4)
Robert E. Neale Der Lügendetektor thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Also published here 1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Karl Fulves The Message Deck message in deck on piece of paper, dealing procedure to locate card, tantalizer type but one pile always dealt face-up
Related to 1989 24
Temple Patton Tantalizer Force starts with a free cut, duplicate force cards on sixth and eighth position
Also published here
  • "Cardiograph" (Temple C. Patton, Card Tricks Anybody Can Do, 1968)
1991 2
Jerry K. Hartman Psychic Stopgag different outs for Psychic Stop depending on how many cards the spectator ends up dealing
Inspired byRelated to 1991 335
Jerry K. Hartman Eight-Card Solution two versions:
  • two spectators each note a card from a small packet, each one follows an elimination procedure until down to one card, each spectator finds his card
  • single-spectator version
Also published here Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Karl Fulves Sub Text dealing procedure with cut-off part of envelope resulting in a card transposing with a card inside envelope part à la sub trunk, posed as problem, Tantalizer
1994 70
Marty Kane Magician Acquisition with Judah's elimination Deal
Inspired by 1995 1115
Jerry K. Hartman Eight Card Solution two versions:
  • two spectators each note a card from a small packet, each one follows an elimination procedure until down to one card, each spectator finds his card
  • single-spectator version (p. 249)
see also final notes in Card Craft reference for "an extended analysis of this procedure"
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1995 248
Marty Kane Pound Rebound story trick with Judah Elimination Trick, last card fits story
Inspired by 1997 1261
Marty Kane Magic Day small packet spelling location with Tantalizer elimination deal
Mar. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 7)
Marty Kane Spectator's Simplex Lie Speller using the Judah Elimination Deal
Inspired by 1998 1416
Rudolf Braunmüller Die Zufallsvorhersage cards with designs, spectator cuts off a packet and does the Tantalizer deal, final card predicted
Variations 1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2)
Erhard Liebenow Alternative Voraussage spectator cuts off pile and does tantalizer deal, last card predicted
Inspired by 2000
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4 & 5)
Simon Aronson Divide and Conquer Cards get dealt through, eliminating half the deck each time until two selections remain
Inspired by
  • "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic vol. 3, DVD, 2000)
2001 20
Simon Aronson Controlling the Aces Way to maintain control over four Aces during Divide and Conquer, can be used for Mark-a-Place Aces
Inspired byRelated to 2001 24
Darwin Ortiz Maximum Risk Tantalizer, memorized deck
Inspired by
  • "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic Vol. 3, video)
2002 80
Jason England Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version Tantalizer
Inspired byRelated to 2002 84
Marty Kane Halve It Your Way deck is split in two groups and always one half eliminated, selection remains, several versions
Inspired byVariations 2002 67
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Noah's Ark (Two By Two) two piles of fifteen cards, two selection are found by using an elimination deal
Related to 2006 64
Woody Aragón Omega Equals Alpha number of cut of packet is used to remember a card, tantalizer deal
2006 206
Claude Impériale White Christmas Tantalizer, all other cards are blank
  • Christmas Cards
2006 125
Claude Impériale The Tarantulizer third position and packet dealing
Inspired byVariations 2006 158
Claude Impériale Grab It Before They Do remaining card is not the selection, it is in the wallet instead, bet theme
Inspired by 2006 159
Steve Beam The Flasher spectator apparently sees card dealt into wrong pile near the end, sucker
Inspired by 2006 160
Denis Behr "The Tantalizer" to Stack using "The Tantalizer" in conjunction with a stack, see also page 47:
  • Way into "The Tantalizer"
Related toVariations 2007 43
Jerry K. Hartman He Whose Half Lasts magician deals deck face down haphazardly into two piles numerous times, each time eliminating one of the piles based on what the spectator answers regarding his card’s identity, down to single card which is his card
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2007 346
Lennart Green The Bloodhound tantalizer deal with thirty-two cards, a face-up card and a selection remain in last pile
2008 29
Lennart Green E-Force & E-Deals on elimination-forces and elimination-deals
  • 1. E-Deal / 2 (tantalizer deal)
    • Turbo-Versions (tantalizer deal with multiple cards at a time)
  • 2. E-Deals / Heap Elimination
  • 3. E-Deal / Anti-Faro
    • Applied on Different Amounts of Card e.g. "Spectator Hands You a Packet"
2008 46
Chris "Doc" Dixon Tantalizer Lives! spectator's pile is reduced to one via elimination deal, he wins money every time, but loses all on last card
2009 23
Lewis Jones, Marty Kane Long Division after elimination process by spectator card is located
Inspired by 2010 143
Ramón Riobóo Creating a Rift Tantalizer-type elimination deal with a third of the deck, mate of prediction is final card
2010 243
Ramón Riobóo Separation Anxiety open prediction made, elimination deal with half the deck and discard pile dealt face up
2010 245
Benjamin Earl How to Fool a Physicist card starts on top, sucker element as performer's pile is shown not to contain selection near the end
2010 4
Harry Lorayne What Are The Odds? (A Tantalizer Treatise) with full deck or half deck, Aces or Royal Flush on dealt packets as kicker, faro
Inspired by 2011 4
Jerry K. Hartman The One and Only spectator cuts to any card, remembers it and replaces, deck dealt into two piles irregularly by spectator, performer's section is eliminated, repeated until one card remains, it's the selection
Mar. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 3)
Darwin Ortiz Calculated Risk Tantalizer with named card
Inspired by 2012 179
Jason England Risky Business
Inspired byRelated to 2012 14
R. Paul Wilson The Tantalizer Too last three cards flashed and selection is not among them, but still ends up as remaining card after final deal
2013 124
Michael Lam 草泥马机率 (WTF Possibility) Tantalizer with deck in new deck order as finale
Inspired by 2014 21
Helder Guimarães Tantalizer Card to Wallet card named, Tantalizer performed with another selection, in a repeat phase the named card appears in a wallet
Oct. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 10)
Roy Walton The Awakening one card chosen from packet with tantalizer deal elimination procedure, it completes a poker hand
Inspired by
  • "The Dream" (Alex Elmsley, see VanishingInc's video "Alex Elmsley Lecture")
Also published here
  • website "Darro's Den"
2016 78
Roy Walton Straight Maker
Inspired by
  • "The Dream" (Alex Elmsley, Alex Is At It Again, 2003)
2016 144
Bob Farmer Tarodiction Tantalizer shuffled deck ends up in new deck order after some face-down dealing during a card location
Related to 2017 1
Allan Ackerman The Thought Algorithm "a.k.a. The Programmed Deck"
named tantalizer (or card written down), with written instructions for the spectator to follow, card positioned during Joker removal, credit information
Inspired by 2019 34
Helder Guimarães Synchronicity "An Act of Pure Luck"
  • First and Second Phase: spectator and performer each select a card from half the deck and find each other's cards, spectator via Tantalizer
  • Third Phase: cards at chosen position in both halves match, then whole deck is mated
Inspired by 2019 432
Michael Powers Two Way Split
  • Effect 1 - The Tantalizer
  • Effect 2 - Another Invisible Card
Inspired by
  • "The Sunken Key Again" (Scalbert's Selected Secrets)
2019 223
Marty Kane Chemistery tantalizer deal from cut packet to find card, prediction
Related to
  • Temple C. Patton's "Cardiograph" in "Card Tricks Anyone Can Do" 1968
2020 209
Sylvain Juzan Tantalean Punishments four cards chosen and lost, first found with Tantalizer deal, other three cards spelled to
2021 37
Matt Baker Fried and Seek spectator selects a pile and executes a dealing procedure into three piles until only one card remains (kind of Tantalizer Deal into three piles), performer divines the card, Sierpiński Principle
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Dream Trick" (Alex Elmsley 1997 Lecture, published 2016 by VanishingInc)
2023 4