134 entries in Cards / Sleights / Estimation
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Unknown The Lost Found estimation procedure New Era Card Tricks 71
T. Nelson Downs Fourth Method spectator peeks at a card in his own hands and it is found, estimation and stack, "the bungling and unobserving performer will meet his Waterloo in this experiment" The Art of Magic 152
Laurie Ireland Thought Reading Extraordinary spectator cuts to any card, performer reads mind from distance, estimation & memorized deck Ireland Writes a Book 18
Theodore Annemann Another Sympathetic Mystery two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck, stacked, estimation, fishingRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 26
Laurie Ireland A Most Unusual Experiment in Which a Chosen Card Appears Instantly at Any Number in the Deck from 10 to 45 Related to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 10
Stuart P. Cramer Les Cartes par Hasard card thought of from the middle while riffled, multiple out after dealing into four pilesInspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 182
Unknown You Selected the - estimation Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Easy Card Divination Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 180
Tommy Tucker The Card Miracle - Certain: 1. Tucker's Version spectator cuts anywhere and remembers bottom card, estimation, card is on top or in pocket in this handlingRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 37
Percy Abbott 2. Abbott's version. "The Certain Card Trick." spectator cuts anywhere and remembers bottom card, estimation, dealing out in packets and asking in which one it isVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 37
T. Nelson Downs 3. The Nelson Downs Original. spectator cuts anywhere and remembers bottom card, estimation, card is on top or in pocket in this handlingRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 38
William Larsen Cut in Detection estimated floating key card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 39
Ben Erens Superlative Speller estimation to follow position, maneuvering selection to approximately 12 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Theodore Annemann Another Sympathetic Mystery two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck, stacked, estimation, fishingRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
Theodore Annemann Eagle Location risky location in which spectator shuffles his own card backRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 397
Louis Zingone The Zingone Thumbnail Gauge cutting off packet of known numberRelated to Expert Card Technique 114
Percy Abbott The Certain Card Trick Expert Card Technique 403
Unknown 40 - Estimating the cut. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 56
Stuart P. Cramer Les Cartes Par Hasard card thought of from the middle while riffled, multiple out after dealing into four piles Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Unknown The Practical Sharpers using finger nail gauge to position cards in gambling Card Control 116
Arthur H. Buckley Four Chances - A Novel Card Location Experiment No. 13 - position where spectator cuts to is estimated Card Control 163
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Peek spectator cuts anywhere and remembers card, estimation, fishing, stack Mental Cases With Cards 27
Edward Marlo Nail Gauge Placement Marlo In Spades 29
Frederick Braue Nail Cutting Inspired by Show Stoppers with Cards 8
Bert Allerton, Frederick Braue Casual Nail Cutting Show Stoppers with Cards 9
Edward Marlo The Nail Gauge Spell The Cardician 77
Edward Marlo Throw in Location thumb riffle estimation to 19/20th position , two methods The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 329) 125
Edward Marlo First Method forced estimation, fishingRelated toVariations
  • A.M. (Unknown, 2017)
Fingertip Control 5
Bert Allerton Nail Count using length of nail to cut off certain amount of cards The Close-Up Magician 37
Edward Marlo Automatic Cut Principle left thumb pulls down on left side Faro Notes 57
Edward Marlo Estimation Placement left thumb breaks deck at estimated place The Multiple Shift 34
Edward Marlo Estimation Faro bringing cards together with faro shuffle, not 100% The Multiple Shift 30
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 4 card chosen from and replaced in spread, fair, found via stop trick The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 12
Edward Marlo Estimation credit information and definitions Estimation 1
Edward Marlo Natural Estimation comments Estimation 15
Edward Marlo The Automatic Gauge Method on hard surface Estimation 3
Edward Marlo Variation of Automatic Gauge deck in longitudinal configuration Estimation 4
Louis Zingone, Edward Marlo The Nail Gauge Estimation 6
Edward Marlo Nail Gauge Variation Estimation 7
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite finding out how many cards a spectator cut off by cutting remainder in half and counting those Estimation 8
Edward Marlo Side Riffle Estimation left thumb riffles down to same spotRelated to Estimation 16
Edward Marlo Pull Down Estimation left thumb pulls down to same spot Estimation 17
Edward Marlo Back End Riffle Estimation also on the table, tossed-next-to-selection effectRelated to Estimation 18
Edward Marlo The Cut Estimate cutting off the same number of card, tabled or in-the-hands, ace cutting application Estimation 19
Edward Marlo Visual Retention Estimate estimating visual size instead of number Estimation 20
Edward Marlo The Sudden Stop fingertip peek control, "Forced Estimation" Estimation 21
Edward Marlo The Fan Spread Estimate spread count estimation between the hands Estimation 22
Edward Marlo Fingertip Riffle Peek Estimation "Forced Estimation"Related toVariations Estimation 20
Edward Marlo The Comparison Method comparing two packets, cited as Mechanical Estimation, but it's rather visual Estimation 2
Edward Marlo Estimation Demonstration or Practice several packets, number of cards is estimated Estimation 23
Harry Lorayne Stab-Two between two selections, estimation Close-up Card Magic 39
Harry Lorayne Stop! estimation of place spectator cuts to Close-up Card Magic 64
Harry Lorayne Three for the Money Three-spot as multiple out indicator cardVariations Close-up Card Magic 106
Edward Marlo No Key - Faro Aces without key cards and countingRelated to Faro Controlled Miracles 5
Edward Marlo Marlo Miracle Aces classic faro ace cutting ("estimation aces"), last ace found at named numberRelated toVariationsAlso published here Faro Controlled Miracles 44
Harry Lorayne Pseudo Memory #2 apparently order of shuffled deck is rememberedRelated toVariations My Favorite Card Tricks 65
Dai Vernon A Mental Discovery apparently deck is remembered, then position of selection namedRelated to Expanded Lecture Notes 38
Unknown Thumbnail Measuring Related to The Living End 144
James G. Thompson Jr. Tangible Intangible presented as thought-of card The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 493
Robert Walker Toss-Timated card tossed in in deck, value there used to count to selectionInspired by Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 54
Robert (Bob) Hess Focal Point one of ten cards, OOSOOMInspired by
  • Hull's "Mental Discernment"
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 625
Gene Finnell Centering placing a selection so that it is half the deck away from a key card
1. By Estimation
2. By an "over and under" shuffle
3. variation
4. variation of 2.
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 40
Eddie Fechter, Edward Marlo The Estimation Peek Related to Card Cavalcade II 169
Edward Marlo A Three Packet Estimation multiple card control via estimation, spelling application mentioned The Unexpected Card Book 238
Joseph K. Schmidt Actually Cutting the Aces Card Cavalcade 3 82
Louis Zingone Zingone Thumbnail Gauge Card Cavalcade 3 83
Karl Fulves Spellblind using Stevens Control, estimation speller Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 107
Lenny Greenfader Think of Any Card spectator removes five cards, one of which is selection Afterthoughts 84
Harry Lorayne Straight On spectator cuts anywhere, magician names card, some cards set in center, estimation as out, Vernon's?! Quantum Leaps 162
Unknown Another way to do the same, having yourself indeed never seen the card. Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card sectionRelated to CardMagic 64
André Robert Tele "Vision" using estimationVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 335
Bob Hummer The Whispering Spirit packet is cut and substracted from a unknown calculation (age x nine), amount of cards in packet is divined when result is named (1941) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 28
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash Marlo Miracle Aces classic faro ace cutting ("estimation aces"), last ace found at named numberInspired by Colors on the March 4
Harry Riser Almost Legitimate Cutting the Aces center blocks cut out one-handedInspired byAlso published here Arcane (Issue 6) 59
John Henderson Three Plus estimated stab and multiple out Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 563
Joe Dignam ESTImateOn spectator thinks of a card and performer removes mate Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 40
Karl Fulves 4-Ever spectator cuts, remembers card and replaces, faroRelated to Fourcast 16
Frederick Braue Tens at 10, 20, 37, 47 cutting to Tens in Nikola stack with Thumbnail Gauge (1941)Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Frederick Braue Prearranged Pack Idea placing card at required numberInspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Unknown Out of Possession Location visual estimation and stack with multiple outInspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 23
John C. Wagner Estimation #1 spectator thinks of card in ribbon spread deck The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 97
Harry Riser Estimation Help jogged corner short The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 7
John C. Wagner The Wagnerian Miracle spectator cuts anywhere and remembers bottom card, performer names position, estimation The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 109
Jerry Sadowitz Pre-determined Estimation using five-card-packet, the spectator cuts only in two possible places, following three routines are using itRelated to Cards on the Table 84
Unknown Finger Nail Estimation Trend Setters 27
Edward Marlo The Olram Poke three methods inspired by Ginsburg Poke
- First Method
- Second Method
- Third Method - "Estimation Poke" (spelling)
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 9) 5
Edward Marlo How's That? Related to The Olram File (Issue 12) 16
Stephen Minch Mechanical Estimation some credit information The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 440
Richard Himber Knife Stab Estimation The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 440
Unknown Heart Beats estimating position of selection More Greater Magic 1215
John Northern Hilliard, Unknown Card Locations and Detection three methods, estimation More Greater Magic 1244
Mike Schwartz Stab Stab Stab deck rests on edge on table, performer stabs joker quickly into side a few times, last time next to selection Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
Roger Crosthwaite The Kilburn Cut estimation cut to locate a card à la Marlo Roger's Thesaurus 13
Karl Fulves Riffle Stab stabbing a card in deck while riffling it on table with other hand, real estimation, see page 97 for more commentsInspired by Setting Up Exercises 43
Michael Close On the Memorized Deck - Which Stack?
- Learning the Stack
- The Open Index
- Estimation
- False Shuffles
- Deck Switches
Workers Number 5 122
Michael Close First Finger Estimation finger of left hand estimates thickness of packet it holds Workers Number 5 135
Dai Vernon The Cutting Edge estimation principle for estimating difference of two piles Classic Sampler 80
Harry Riser The Instant Speller spelling to a selection from shuffled deck The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 30
Karl Fulves No Contact Location spectator cuts and remembers face card, dealt into four pilesRelated to Blocking Off 79
Larry Jennings The Cut Ruse two handlings, same as Sadowitz item from referenceRelated to Jennings '67 82
Unknown The Spread cards spread face-up on table, spectator thinks of one, performer estimates The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
Frederick Braue Braue Nikola Fish estimation and fishing The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
Al Koran Miracle Card Stab exact center Vis à Vis 123
Roger Crosthwaite Focused Television card thought of, spectator removes five cards one of which must be selection, it is foundInspired byRelated to Arcardia 75
Roberto Giobbi Estimation Introduction Card College - Volume 4 877
Roberto Giobbi Visual Estimation advice on practicing Card College - Volume 4 879
Dai Vernon Fingernail Estimation magician cuts to the four Aces, previously buried by a spectator, credit informationRelated to Card College - Volume 4 883
Unknown An Application Card College - Volume 4 879
Unknown Location Using Outs with a technical solution to replace fishing Card College - Volume 4 880
Roberto Giobbi Impossibility estimationRelated to Card College - Volume 4 889
Tom Gagnon Automatic Ace Cutting by dribbling, good poker hand is foundInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 35
Karl Fulves, Charles T. Jordan Conceal and Reveal No. 28, three spectators cut off a pile and look at the bottom card, three piles made and spectators remove cards from each packet, selection must be one, performer reveals all My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 58
Karl Fulves Repeat After Me two decks, spectator cuts and remembers face card, then replaces, cuts behind back, both decks spread face-up, performer and spectator each push out three cards, one must be selection, performer's cards are added and counted down to in his deck, it matches spectator's selectionInspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
Off The Books (Issue 3) 21
Steven Youell The Off Center Shuffle getting a glimpsed selection to the top Weapons of Mass Destruction 58
Harry Riser Almost Legitimate Cutting the Aces center blocks cut out one-handedInspired byAlso published here Secrets of an Escamoteur 45
Harry Riser S.W.Estimation "Self-Working Estimation", restricted estimation, managed estimation
spectator cuts to a card and remembers it in half the deck, Three value used to locate selection
Also published here
  • MUM, July 1996
Secrets of an Escamoteur 83
Harry Riser Shuffle Estimation estimated seventeenth placement during overhand shuffle, a Three used to locate selectionAlso published here
  • MUM, May 1990
Secrets of an Escamoteur 81
Harry Riser Orafitse "Esti-Faro", Three value finds selectionAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1996
Secrets of an Escamoteur 110
Joe Berg Estimate behind the back estimate thickness of packet behind back Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 55
Roberto Giobbi To Practice Estimation Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 2) 326
Tom Stone Quick Memo edge marked cards in memorized stack, spectator peeks at card which is divined Maelstrom 148
Harry Lorayne 3-4-1 three piles, spectator moves his selected card from pile to pile, performer divines piles and names card Special Effects 95
Patrick Page Guesstimation spectator cuts a packet and remembers card, card is found, three variations Magic Page by Page 112
Darwin Ortiz Pinky Estimation Lessons in Card Mastery 180
John Born The Perfect Pick Spectator picks random card, names three cards (one of them is the card), magician divines which is the card selected Seeking the Bridge 15
John Born Seeking the Bridge (The Bridging Principle) Divine three cards selected via riffle peek, provides different methods

Technique 1: with peek
Technique 2: with force
Technique 3: no peek, no force
Technique 4: estimation
Variations Seeking the Bridge 23
John Born, Jed B. Smith Slugged Memory demonstration for a game of poker, tracking a memorized slug Seeking the Bridge 91
Edward Marlo, Michael Close, Andrew Wimhurst, Patrick Lehnen Jive Aces with whole deck under box kickerInspired by Lecture Notes 11
Joseph Barry E-CAN fairly peeked-at card, at position named by spectator Reverie 11
Tomas Blomberg Estimated Sunken Key two selected cards by spectator and magician, spectator deals the deck in six piles, two possible endings:
first ending: both cards are next to each other in the same pile
second ending: both cards are in the same position in different piles
Inspired by Blomberg Laboratories 134
Unknown A.M. two spectators peek at a card, performer divines them, fair conditionsInspired byRelated to Michał Kociołek Live! 1
Pit Hartling, Denis Behr Memory Maven Variation method variation of Pit Hartling's effectInspired by Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 28
Harry Lorayne Three Does It Three-spot as multiple out indicator card JawDroppers! Two 239
Johnny Thompson Expert Estimating the Aces Inspired by The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 141