227 entries in Cards / Principles / Card Counting & Clocking
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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 100
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)
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)
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 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
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
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)
Victor Farelli Arithmetical Magic Magician divines selected card by going through rest of deck. Then tries again with part of the deck but fails, with a surprise four of a kind production kicker ending
1936 22
Frank Lane Easy Card Discovery selection found via card counting
1937 181
Assistance Card Trick card counting location
1937 182
Charles T. Jordan The Magi's Detection card counting to divine missing selection, keeping track of values and also suits
Related to 1937 183
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor
1937 198
Joe Berg Coincidental Location spectator and performer both think of a card, spectator removes two cards, they turn later out to be the two selections
1937 10
George G. Kaplan Modern Long Distance Mind Reading card put from one half into the other is located, clocking
1938 286
Concluding Observations
1938 909
Theodore Annemann A Mental Headache card counting, two columns suit and value

Related toVariations 1939 18
Charles Hopkins 43 - The "220 Count". Counting all the pips, sum up to 220 (ignore picture cards)
Related toAlso published here 1940 60
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hidden, 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 Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 77)
Cherchez le 7 method to glimpse 7th card, phrase with six words to eliminate counting
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 7 No. 1&2)
Martin Gardner Simplified Mnemonics spectator removes various cards with different values, performer going through the deck once and names missing values
  • Variation
Related to Nov. 1948 485
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
Related toVariations 1950 46
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Chester "Dr. DeMille" Miller Ribbon Spread No. 126, card divination using clocking in an unorthodox manner
1950 243
Toni Koynini Evens spectator removes two even cards, subtracts them, takes that many cards, remembers new top card and shuffles deck, performer divines even cards, pocketed number and selection, clocking with even cards for two removed cards
1951 24
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
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
The Missing Card method to clock the deck to find missing card
Variations 1956 10
Charles T. Jordan, Martin Gardner Jordan's Method Charles Jordan's method for clocking a deck (can be used to clock for four removed cards), with a tip from Martin Gardner to use the feet or fingers to help keep track of the suits
Inspired byRelated to 1956 11
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 12
James Steranko Dimensia featuring partial clocking of a block of consecutive cards (The Dimensia Group)
  • Part One (free selection placed into that Dimensia Group is found)
  • Part Two (card selected from Dimensia Group and displaced is found)
  • Part Three (more elaborate selection procedure, a few cards end up tabled and deck shuffled face-up/face-down)
Related to 1962 113
Verne Chesbro Mentelimination missing card is named
1972 28
Charles T. Jordan Clocking brief
1972 29
Harry Lorayne The Epitome Location Introduction
  • Basic Principle
  • Reasoning and Logic
  • Calculations
  • Endings
  • Presentations
1976 6
Harry Lorayne Stalemate two cards removed, magician divines both
1976 16
Harry Lorayne Poker Face finding mate of freely removed card by looking at dealt poker hands
1976 17
Harry Lorayne Twice as Fast counting only one color
1976 21
Harry Lorayne Another Way one-way deck to find out color
1976 24
Harry Lorayne Completely Impromptu Half at a Time strategy for faster deal-through, 50% of the time
1976 24
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards found
Related toVariations 1976 25
David Britland 'simpossible deck shuffled, two spectators each get half a deck and exchange any card, performer takes only one half and names both cards after looking through it
1978 13
Karl Fulves Part Two introduction, on clocking the deck, casting out 13 or 10
1979 23
Karl Fulves Clocking The Deck simplified calculations
1979 24
Karl Fulves The Rundown spectator removes card and performer divines it, basic clocking application
1979 25
Karl Fulves Ambiguous Totals problem solving in deck clocking
1979 27
Karl Fulves Suppressed Fives another simplification for clocking
1979 28
Karl Fulves The Deuce Subtracted removing or ignoring a two so that deck totals to zero
Related to 1979 29
Karl Fulves The Parallel Principle clocking with deck split into two packets
Related to 1979 30
Karl Fulves The Parallel Locator two piles, spectator moves card from packet to the other, performer divines it by looking through the pile it came from
1979 30
Karl Fulves Matchlock divining two cards via card counting
1979 33
Karl Fulves Expanded Sum clocking & faro
1979 35
Karl Fulves Future Key two cards found
1979 36
Karl Fulves Blocking clocking used with only a known section in middle of deck
Related to 1979 39
Karl Fulves Blocking With The Faro spectator removes card from shuffled deck, partial clocking, dated to 1960
1979 41
Karl Fulves Leverage two cards divined, confederate needed that can clock
Related to 1979 43
Karl Fulves Fooling The Confederate deck shuffled face-up/face-down, two cards selected, using code and confederate & card counting
1979 45
Karl Fulves Parallax fair conditions, apparently not all cards are seen to count them
Related to 1979 47
Karl Fulves Suggested Reading for card counting
1979 48
Philip T. Goldstein Beam groups selects a card verbally, and one card is selected and pocketed, medium divines both cards and finds spectator who pocketed the one card
Magick (Issue 238)
Charles Hopkins The 220 Count counting all the pips, sum up to 220 (ignore picture cards), with variations (Rusduck)
Also published here 1979 14
Karl Fulves Not By The Book introduction and credit information on clocking the deck mod 10
1980 1
Karl Fulves Clock Arithmetic how to clock the deck
1980 4
Karl Fulves Zero Equals Zero why the Parallel Principle always works
Related to 1980 6
Karl Fulves Deuce Notes removing or ignoring a two so that deck totals to zero, further notes
Related to 1980 7
Karl Fulves The Packets Adjusted parallel principle in practice
1980 8
Karl Fulves Parallel Lines "Leverage" over phone, medium is called and divines spectator's and performer's card, parallel principle, see also p. 17
Related to 1980 9
Karl Fulves The Advantage Gained packet trick as pretense to reduce the number of cards in clocking tricks
1980 16
Karl Fulves The Ad note on previous trick "Parallel Lines"
1980 17
Karl Fulves The King Speaks "Parallel Lines" with suit coding via a King of wanted suit
1980 19
Karl Fulves Parity Check "Parallel Lines" with color coding
1980 21
Karl Fulves The General Suit Code clocking the deck for value and suit
1980 23
Karl Fulves Kings Encoded further strategies when clocking the deck for value and suit
1980 24
Karl Fulves Real World Considerations medium uses calculator to simplify math
1980 26
Karl Fulves Quint four cards removed by spectator, fifth one by performer, any card selected, other four read over phone, medium names selection
1980 28
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 31
Karl Fulves Five Card Stud four cards code fifth one
Related to 1980 32
Karl Fulves Fill The Blank three cards removed by spectator, fourth by performer, fifth by spectator and signed, read off to medium in any order which names the fifth card
1980 33
Karl Fulves Selectrik four cards outjogged by spectator, one by performer, any card is turned over, assistant comes in the room and names selected card
Related to 1980 34
Karl Fulves Cubic Coding any five cards removed by spectator, then one chosen, other four cards read to medium over phone which names selection
1980 35
Roy G. Vasquez The Mid Count new clocking approach with one-way deck and looking at center pips
1980 37
Roy G. Vasquez A Mid-Count Trick
1980 39
Karl Fulves Add To 10 Principle credit information
Interlocutor (Issue 41)
John Cornelius A Quick Method of Counting the Cards
1980 5
David Britland Duet two cards
Sep. 1981
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Howard A. Adams Matheight principle, Ace to Eight of a suit are used, mentally chosen card is found after three deals, then both piles have same total, removed card can be named
Inspired by 1981
OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles)
John Cornelius, Frank Garcia The Memory Expert Outdone finding missing card with card counting
1982 22
Karl Fulves Card Counting introduction and credit information
1982 1
To Tell The Card Drawn from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 13
1982 3
To Name a Card Drawn from a Piquet Pack from Kunard's "Book of Card Tricks" (1888), mod 10
1982 3
Karl Fulves Indexed Poker spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck
1982 4
Karl Fulves Digital Version spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck, optional edge-mark helps
1982 5
T. Nelson Downs, Charles T. Jordan Subtraction Technique calculation help in clocking
1982 8
Charles Hopkins Hopkin's 220 System any number card thought-of
Related to 1982 8
Karl Fulves Time Sharing strategy to buy time for head work in card counting
Inspired by 1982 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 11
Karl Fulves Parallex II fair conditions, apparently not all cards are seen to count them, "Parallax II" misspelled
Related to 1982 12
Karl Fulves Commitment cards apparently memorized, spectator exchanged two cards and those are found
1982 15
J. W. Sarles, John Scarne An Amazing Memory card removed from half a deck is divined
  • Not The Method
  • How It's Done
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1982 16
Karl Fulves Three Packet Memory card removed from a third of the deck is named
1982 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
Also published here 1982 27
Ken Beale A Clock Trick rotating stack application, card in clock layout chosen by value of card chosen from rest
Variations 1982 31
Karl Fulves The Parallel Principle shuffled deck split in two halves, performer and spectator remove card and put it in other half, divined in illogical way with both selections being the same
1982 33
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler impractical card counting over the phone
Related to 1982 37
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 40
Karl Fulves SRR + Stebbins missing card named by looking only through half the shuffled deck
1982 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 44
Karl Fulves Chaser card that spectator removes from half a deck is apparently predicted
Related to 1982 47
Karl Fulves And Counting further thoughts on card counting, also with non-card items like divining date on removed coin from pile
1982 48
Karl Fulves Pointer Cards & Clocking Ideas
Related to 1982 48
Karl Fulves One-Deck Card Trick two halves, performer moves card to spectator's half and vice versa, after looking through spectator's packet performer names selection, parallel principle
1982 12
Satya Ranjan Roy Another Method non-mod card counting with negative numbers with suit
Related to
  • "27. Another Method" (Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 13 No. 4, Jan. 1913, p. 30)
1982 12
Edward Marlo, Stephen Tucker It just don't add up? not really by Marlo?!, on casting out tens clocking, with pre-show application
Aug. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16)
Curtis Kam Out any number card thought of is divined
1982 21
Edward Marlo Scratched Deck as a Reader card counting application
1984 12
Greg Miller Thinking Man's Do As I Do using card counting (Parallel Principle)
Aug. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 8)
Thomas Alan Waters Carousell three card divination, with clocking version, see Max Maven reference for credit information
Related to
  • "Roundabout" (Max Maven, Kayfabe DVD Set, 2017)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
Bob Farmer 220 Count Location Simplified
Related toAlso published here 1987/1988 16
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clocking
Inspired byRelated to 1988 175
Epitome Location
1988 176
Dai Vernon What's-the-Value Solitaire
Related to 1989 215
Simon Aronson Two Minds and a Mate card chosen, another removed and a third one thought-of, all found
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1990 50
Simon Aronson Oh Pity Me Location clocking with half deck of cyclical stack
  • The Half Deck Principle
  • The Basic Procedure
  • Handling Tips
  • Combinations
1990 75
David Britland Less Than Total Recall on clocking and memory demonstrations
Nov. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 12)
Karl Fulves Speed Counts clocking with stacked deck, posed as problem
1994 98
Karl Fulves Jumble number up to twelve chosen, letters that spell the number taken from letter deck, second number as well, performer looks at all letters shuffled together and announced both numbers, with two more uses of Sallows Square
  • Crosswords
  • Si Minus (card counting analog)
Verbatim (Issue 10)
Jon Racherbaumer Playing the Light on using a shiner, Eddie Fay, with red-black location effect with hidden clocking
1994 14
Karl Fulves Super Count No. 13, clocking with only ten cards
1995 22
Karl Fulves One is for Circle three ESP cards selected, then one of those removed, other two cards given to medium who reveals chosen card, card counting and positional code on table
Related to 1997
Underworld (Issue 6)
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticated
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1998 24
Harry Lorayne Epitome Location
1998 28
Karl Fulves Combo & Card Counting brief mention
1998 54
Alex Elmsley Card Counting Rhyme rhyme for counting 52 cards
Variations 1998 52
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Card Removed from Pack of Fifty-two No. 20, casting out thirteen
1999 68
Karl Fulves, Satya Ranjan Roy Supplementary Note on Ranjan Roy's method that involved adding and subtracting, suit and value
1999 68
Satya Ranjan Roy Another Method for No. 20 No. 21, suit and value with one count, adding and subtracting
1999 69
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 70
Lewis Jones Red Alert Four selection is placed in other half, spectator names colors of cards and lies at selection, performer knows knows exactly when
2000 163
Karl Fulves More Moe card counting in one half and fishing
Related to 2000
Discoverie (Issue 3)
David Malek Diamonds Are A Magician's Best Friends spectator removes card, magician looks through deck and names it, clocking only one suit
2001 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 443
Karl Fulves An Opening two card Open Prediction type trick, card where spectator stops determined by numbers
Related to 2002 254
Karl Fulves Fragments two cards selected via dealing procedure, performer divines the suit of one and value of the other card, partial suit clocking
Off The Books (Issue 4)
Karl Fulves How Dice Know card chosen, two dice thrown, selection found, then unknown card pocketed, dice divine it, Riffle Shuffle Control, partial clocking
Off The Books (Issue 5)
Karl Fulves Recollection two packets of about a quarter of the deck, one card moved from pile to pile, it is located by performer, also when two cards are exchanged, alphabetic sorting of one pile and clocking for second card
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 6)
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)
Hideo Kato Kato Count method to track the suits with thumb on face of deck
Also published here Jan. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 5)
Karl Fulves High Speed Card Counting tying riffle shuffle set-ups to card counting
2004 29
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 29
Karl Fulves Unsolved two cards exchanged from different decks, using card counting to finde out which, posed as problem
2004 30
Karl Fulves Quicker Count spectator riffle shuffles deck, deals two ten-card piles, moves a card from pile to pile and gives either pile to performer who divines card
2004 31
Karl Fulves Scatter Suit way to accelerate card counting
2004 31
Karl Fulves Noah Count pectator riffle shuffles deck, deals a pile and moves two cards from rest into pile which is shuffled and handed to performer who divines both cards
2004 32
Karl Fulves Three Way finding three chosen cards with card counting, single riffle shuffle
2004 33
Karl Fulves Regarding the Presentation of Card Counting Tricks
2004 33
Karl Fulves Counteract riffle shuffle, spectator deals ten cards and remembers next, repeated, second pile shuffled and performer divines both after looking through it
2004 37
Karl Fulves Counterpoint 1 two card location after riffle shuffle and dealing packets, card clocking and stack
2004 38
Mick Ayres Card Counting for Poets rhyme for counting 52 cards
Inspired by 2004 239
Karl Fulves The Count Of Cards two cards are pocketed from packet, performer names them, presentation about simple card counting system for blackjack
Related to 2004
Charlatan (Issue 8)
Karl Fulves High-Low Count blackjack system
Charlatan (Issue 8)
Karl Fulves Blockhead card removed from a secretly pre-clocked block is divined
Related to 2005 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 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 40
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler expanded text from 1982 edition
Related to 2005 47
Karl Fulves And Counting further commentary on card counting ideas
2005 61
Karl Fulves Red-Black Relationship & Clocking red cards in one half clock to same total as black cards in other half, no application, full stack
2005 62
Karl Fulves Apex Note another full deck stack method to find out which card is missing from half a deck
2005 63
Karl Fulves Introduction
2005 3
Karl Fulves Kid Stuff finding missing card in small packet, for practicing
Related to 2005 5
Karl Fulves Tri-Out spectator choses large number by chosen seven or eight spot cards, it is predicted that it is divisible by three, and it is, for practicing card counting
Related to 2005 6
Karl Fulves Counterfeat spectator removes any card from shuffled deck, performer removes full house and bets that spectator cannot beat him with straight flush that includes his card
Related to 2005 9
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 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 11
Karl Fulves Yo, Adrian two spectators take a card from half the deck and place it in the other, both divined, one is a confederate
2005 13
Karl Fulves Calling Ms. Modulo two poker hands, performer and spectator each decide on a hole card, medium tells hole card after hearing other four cards
Inspired by
  • "Telephone Stud" (Wallace Lee, Math Miracles, 1950)
Related to
2005 15
Karl Fulves Domain Theory teaser for next section
2005 20
Karl Fulves Fractional Counts clocking used with only a known section in middle of deck
Related to 2005 21
Karl Fulves Mix Up adding partial false shuffles to previous trick
2005 22
Karl Fulves Stopped Clock spectator and performer remove a card, shuffled back in, performer deals and stops at both cards, domain theory
2005 23
Karl Fulves Third Degree two thirds are clocked, one, two or three selections can be removed or returned to different section and found
2005 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 25
Karl Fulves From Concentrate clocking only one color or other property
2005 26
Karl Fulves Mind's i two piles, two spectators each remove a card and put it in other pile, performer knows both after looking through one of the piles, also over phone
2005 27
Karl Fulves Rite Minded card moved from one half to the other, then deck assembled and card found, fast clocking
2005 29
Karl Fulves Pre-Existing Memory red and black card moved from one half to other, both found, partial clocking
2005 30
Karl Fulves Eminent Domain strategy in which red cards in bottom half are clocked, and black cards in top half, card moved from half to half can be identified, see also p. 73
2005 32
Karl Fulves Strongest Suit two cards reversed are identified via "eminent domain" card counting
2005 33
Karl Fulves Thot By Proxy spectator removed queen and any card from same suit, they're divined
2005 35
Karl Fulves Max Moe two cards are moved, see also p. 67
VariationsAlso published here 2005 36
Karl Fulves Clockwork on card counting with "mechanical assistance"
2005 38
Karl Fulves Line of Sight edge marks on twelve cards combined with card counting
2005 38
Karl Fulves Unique Sums set-up so that two cards removed from a certain part still produce unique clocking value
2005 42
Karl Fulves Lettra Set two missing cards found with clocking and faro-shuffled set-up
2005 43
Karl Fulves 13 O'Clock two cards chosen with cutting procedure are found
Inspired by 2005 56
Karl Fulves Modulus Operandi how to practice card counting mod different bases
2005 59
Karl Fulves Grudge Match Miraskill type bet with red-red, black-black and mixed pairs done with about half the shuffled deck, winner still known
2005 61
Karl Fulves Cold Case card removed from pile to pile and located, only clocked total of one half known in advance
2005 63
Karl Fulves Moe By Phone and further references for the plot
2005 67
Karl Fulves Pictorials clocking other things than the values
  • Mid Count
  • Corner & Curves
  • Line Count (ESP)
  • Lines And Curves
2005 69
Karl Fulves Royal Flush Clock spectator removes any Royal Flush card, performer quickly goes through deck and removes card from same Royal Flush
2005 70
Karl Fulves Double Card Count two cards removed, still found with card counting
2005 72
Karl Fulves Further References list of card counting tricks in Karl Fulves's output
2005 74
Karl Fulves Counter Intelligence clocking location with partially divided deck
2005 33
Karl Fulves Moe's Memory two cards are moved
Also published here Oct. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 10)
Karl Fulves After Moe any red and black cards are exchanged
Discoverie (Issue 10)
Paul Cummins Tap a Lack one thought-of card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Also published here 2005 36
Paul Cummins Clocking a Deck
2005 37
Stephen Minch, Jerry K. Hartman Clocking Credit Information
2005 47
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 119
Clocking Mod 13
2006 120
Michael Powers Tri-EASY-Thon card selected, thought of and removed, all divined
  • Impromptu Method (clocking)
Inspired by 2006 171
Paul Vigil Diplopia one thought-of (and removed) card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2007 3
Clocking the Deck
2007 14
Karl Fulves Maximo
Inspired by 2007
Prolix (Issue 3)
Karl Fulves Cross Colors deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both match
Inspired by
  • Number Four in Joe Berg's Private Card Problems
Related to
Prolix (Issue 3)
Karl Fulves Jump Count
Inspired by 2011
Prolix (Issue 9)
Patrick G. Redford Card Counter performer divines card, then spectator does so with multiple cards
Also published here
  • “Card Counter” (Patrick G. Redford, Square 2010, n. p.)
2014 99
Mentally Clocking The Deck determine value of single card missing, “casting out” 13’s, with clocking suit with feet from Martin Gardner
Related to 2014 102
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
Winter 2017
Quarterly (Issue 5)
Pit Hartling, Denis Behr Memory Maven Variation method variation of Pit Hartling's effect
Inspired by Winter 2017
Quarterly (Issue 5)
Bob Farmer 220 Count Location Simplified
Also published here 2017 83
Matt Baker Pile Driver Complicated mathematical version of the twenty one card trick, based on principle by Edmé-Gilles Guyot
Inspired by 2019 217
Doug Canning Zip Count method for clocking the deck
2020 318
Steve Beam Speed Counter ways of counting cards, while spreading, different ways
2020 321
Eugene Burger Clocking the Deck and an Unnamed Effect spectator removes any number card, performer finds mate
2021 125
Scott Baird The Gambler, The Magician, and The Psychic two cards chosen, one removed, all found, using One and a Half Way Deck
Inspired byRelated to May 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Card Clocking mod 10
May 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Hideo Kato Kato Count method to track the suits with thumb on face of deck
Also published here 2022 157
Paul Cummins Tap A Lack one thought-of card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2022 415
Clocking a Deck
Also published here
  • MAGIC, July 2005
2022 415
Paul Vigil Diplopia one thought-of (and removed) card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired byAlso published here 2022 1076
Clocking the Deck
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Nov. 2011
2022 1078