355 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Mates
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Unknown Die unzertrennlichen Könige und Damen Kings and Queen in pile cut, dealt into two piles, they come out in pairs Der moderne Kartenkünstler 93
Hugo Schrader Die getrennten und wieder vereinten Paare four King-Queen pairs on table, put together and cut by spectator, Kings and Queen separated under table by performer, cut again, then performer brings out pairs from under table Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 148
Theodore Annemann The Red-and-Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs The Book Without A Name 20
Ralph W. Hull Mental Abstraction or Cards by Instinct cards shuffled once, separated with Hearts/Clubs in one pile, spectator choses cards in one pile and performer instantly removes mates from other pile behind back "Eye-Openers" 2
Unknown Royal Marriages Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 104
Dr. Jacob Daley Paradox of Pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 80
Theodore Annemann Red and Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 212
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in referenceRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
a. The Fairy Tale
b. Matching Cards
c. Automatic Spelling
d. Super-Spelling
Greater Magic 320
Laurie Ireland Mating the Cards with Jumbo Cards spot while running through the cards Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 5
Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black jacks are located via counting, see also Charles Jordan's "The Keystone Card Discovery"Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 485
Orville Wayne Meyer Finding the Pairs twelve mate pairs distributed, spectator turns up a card and performer instantly the mate, repeated The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 26
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 26
Dai Vernon The Royal Marriages Variations Select Secrets 11
Clayton Rawson A Sucker Bet performed as a betRelated to
  • page 211 for a variation
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 207
Unknown Black Jack, Detective two cards come together in the pack The Royal Road to Card Magic 139
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unkown card incorrectly, correct after change (Ireland Year Book 1952) A Last Look at Leech 19
Bill Simon Two Up two prediction cards removed by performer, spectators insert them next to mates Sleightly Sensational 24
Bill Simon The London Illusion spectator and performer each chose card from half deck, they match Sleightly Sensational 30
Unknown The Royal Pairs Packet of Kings and Queens are cut many times and held behind back, magician can take out the matching King/Queen pairs of the same suit Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 15
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl Also published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 218
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl Also published here A Last Look at Leech 41
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decksVariations Marlo Meets His Match 15
Harry Lorayne Mated! spectator finds two matesVariations Close-up Card Magic 175
Bob Ostin, Hubert Lambert Twisting Twins mate of selection is found face up in the deck The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 380) 347
Edward Marlo Added Note for Matching Routine stay stack routine, alternative phases Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phasesVariations Faro Controlled Miracles 31
Edward Marlo Double Peek Matching full stack Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Routine deck cut into four packets, mates on top and bottom of each, rest of order retained The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 6
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates Super Card Man Stuff 30
Al Leech Triple Coincidence Super Card Man Stuff 32
Al Leech Paint Brush card is changed into mate Super Card Man Stuff 41
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brother Spectator pushes three Cards next to their Mates Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 183
Roy Walton Down & Under from a packet a spectator choses two cards, they are mates Epilogue (Issue 1) 1
Edward Marlo Unfaro Match selection is matched, edgemarked deck Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 5
J. Stewart Smith Never Grow Old lengthy procedure after which two mates are reversed in two halves The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 117
Karl Fulves Twins two decks wrapped without jokers, two mates removed from underneath handkerchief, based on a Leipzig idea from Sphinx The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 137
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matchesInspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 73
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matchesInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Kings And Queens Kings and Queens separated on table, then both piles consist of two Kings-Queen pairs The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 301
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like two cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements) 34
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kindVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Roy Walton The Old Fashioned Way matching mates, eight pairs, after random mixing procedure The Devil's Playthings 34
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kindAlso published here The Devil's Playthings 14
Roy Walton Almost Impromptu one of four cards selected, other three cards added together and number counted in deck finds mateVariations The Devil's Playthings 42
Karl Fulves Stripper-Teckel selection and mate are found, fair procedure, stripper deck Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 86
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from sixteen-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate Epilogue (Issue 8) 63
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 315
Edward Marlo Notes on a Miracle Kings are inserted next to Queens by spectator, ten methods (ungaffed, double facers, double backers, roughed)Related to Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 265
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Royal Marriage six phases, miniature card finale, see also p. 476Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 453
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates More Faro Fantasy 32
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions More Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford When Brothers Meet More Faro Fantasy 30
Paul Swinford Double Brothers Joker finds mates of two selectionsRelated to More Faro Fantasy 35
Paul Swinford Duo Chango selections change into their own mates More Faro Fantasy 38
Paul Swinford, Roy Walton Thoughts on "Money Power" ten cards eventually match, faros instead of reverse faros, see Roy Walton's "Money Power" Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 278
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 428
Roy Walton, Bob Veeser Oracull sixteen-card packet, mate found, see p. 424 for correctionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 415
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are foundVariations Cardboard Charades 24
Roy Walton Drop Outs Epilogue (Issue 16) 144
Edward Marlo Blind Date kings and queens place on table alternating by performer and spectator, all suits matchRelated to Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 95
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
- Impromptu Method
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops) Card Cavalcade 57
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 39
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the wayRelated to Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 37
Roy Walton Match-a-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 88
Roy Walton Match-A-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces Tale Twisters 4
Gene Finnell Mathematical Twins spectator cuts to a card and places it aside, then cuts another packet off and mate is found with Milk Build procedure and down-under deal, see also p. 508Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 483
Roy Walton Royal Marriages Epilogue (Issue 17) 155
Karl Fulves Face-Up Thot card removed from face up face down deck is removed by spectator, mate found, faro, si stebbins Notes From Underground 14
Sam Schwartz Noah's Friends three cards find their mates The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 617
Karl Fulves Some Deal - Double Coincidence from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 686
Karl Fulves Fourcast from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated and form a four-of-a-kind The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 686
Gene Finnell Coincidence Gene Finnell's Card Magic 15
Gene Finnell Coincidence packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match Gene Finnell's Card Magic 53
Gene Finnell Match Up several are cards selected, after a Klondike shuffle they end up next to pairsRelated to
  • "The Riser Repertoire" (MUM Vol 90 No. 1, June 2000)
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 7
Gene Finnell Twins 32-card packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match Gene Finnell's Card Magic 56
Edward Marlo Success Story kings find queens, rough-smooth The Unexpected Card Book 37
David Luenberger Royalty Epilogue (Issue 22) 204
Dave Ossip Royal Marriages matching with the four Queens and Kings, down-under dealInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 751
Edward Marlo Masterful Match Up two methods, stay stack The Unexpected Card Book 83
Edward Marlo, Roy Walton From Scratch mathematical procedure The Unexpected Card Book 99
Edward Marlo Let's Recapitulate or Criss Cross two decks, several "Variations of Criss Cross"Inspired by The Unexpected Card Book 164
James G. Thompson Jr. Highly Improbable matching cards with two decks under strict conditions, stacked and window case Card Cavalcade II 83
Ted Gillam Pairs stay stack Card Cavalcade II 87
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methodsInspired by
  • "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8)
Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Paul Curry Think Of Twenty-Five mindreading presentation, magician matches the put down cards with the mates. Paul Curry Presents 62
Arthur Hill Mental Mate deck shuffled face-up/face-down, spectator counts to number (ignoring face-up cards), then performer, the cards matchAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 759
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 408
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match Afterthoughts 109
Peter Kane The Unkind Cut performer cuts deck in four piles, top and bottom cards are mates A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 18
Roy Walton Future Shock card predicted by cards with same suit and value, with impromptu version The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 835
Roy Walton A Martian Wedding story trick, black kings backs change color, they find their mates and the color of the back changes back Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 304
Unknown Opposites Attract No. 58, Kings and Queens are paired by spectatorRelated toVariations Self-Working Card Tricks 89
Peter Duffie Twin Key-Boards mates, traveling and piano trickVariations Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 344
Peter Duffie, Roy Walton Play It Again Sam pairs are back in orderInspired byRelated to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 254
Roy Walton, Peter Duffie, Bob Driebeek Play It Again Sam follow-upInspired by Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 293
Slydini Card Mates card selected from spread matches prediction cardRelated to The Best of Slydini ...and More 93
Slydini Card Mates - The Repeat card selected from spread matches prediction cardRelated to The Best of Slydini ...and More 94
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Group of picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by matesAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 3
Rufus Steele, Karl Fulves Pocket Prediction No. 38, two cards chosen, one used to count down to the other, they are matesRelated to Self-Working Card Tricks 58
Unknown Out of Sight No. 46, card chosen, deck shuffle, performer puts deck in pocket and removes mate Self-Working Card Tricks 70
Unknown Twins No. 68, two decks under handkerchiefs, Joker is slid under handkerchief in deck and "changes" into Four of Spades, same with other deck Self-Working Card Tricks 104
Karl Fulves Retention Mates Joker changes in box into mate of selection Packet Switches (Part Four) 220
Karl Fulves Better Late mate of selection rises to top Packet Switches (Part Four) 260
Mark Weston Club Night Twins elevator cards and mates mix Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 378
Paul Curry Joining The Ladies three cards are torn in halves and the pieces shuffled, then mixed (with help of a chart), finally all pieces are next to their equivalentRelated toVariations Special Effects 35
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matchesInspired by Special Effects 38
Ken Krenzel Force-Eps Royal Marriages with four aces back change kicker The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 174
Mark Weston Double Exposure combinationInspired by Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 541
Doug Edwards Check Mate mates of two cards are found Cardmania 17
Larry Becker "Duck-Too" mate production with presenation as a strange card game Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 157
Harry Lorayne Double HaLo spectator finds mates Quantum Leaps 228
Philip T. Goldstein Twink spectator and performer select two cards, which happen to be mates, several versions with one and two decks and with four aces instead of random mates Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 754
Karrell Fox Duazidu spectator and performer have half the deck, they both select cards and they match, repeated two more times Another Book 97
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Meant for Each Other duplicates The Gene Maze Card Book 82
John F. Mendoza, Barry Nelson Marlo-Nelson-Mendoza Hunters Kings and Queens shuffled into deck, one of the Kings put in case, deck cut into packets, Queen and King on top of each, one Queen with King in caseInspired by John: Verse Two 15
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash A Matching Routine Inspired byVariations Ovation 9
Danny Korem, Tom Bowyer A Way Out three cards chosen from spectator match three cards chosen from performer, risky Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 18
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Five and Ten spectator finds two mates, appearing coins climax The Gene Maze Card Book 80
Karl Fulves Not Reflected Ace-Five of hearts and diamonds shuffled and dealt, pairs removed, all other cards match, elaboration of red-black-relationship principleRelated to Curioser 53
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated! spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deckInspired byRelated toAlso published here Lecture Notes 23
Roy Walton The Arrangement Fourcast 34
Joe Dignam ESTImateOn spectator thinks of a card and performer removes mate Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 40
Harry Lorayne Kings Find Queens inserted in table spread by magician next to them Best of Friends 142
R. Sid Spocane II Fascinating Pair mini stay stack used to produce a mate Best of Friends 133
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 Card Counting 44
David Britland Mate two mates are found from a shuffled deck, hindu shuffleInspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 199
Derek Robbins Pri-Mate mate is found reversed in the deck Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 462
Terry LaGerould Looker turning the head of a lady used for mating effect Close-up Seductions 85
Unknown Computer Dating No. 2, four cards, spectator turns one over, packet is cased, when removed again the mate is face-up instead, self-adjusting set-up More Self-Working Card Tricks 3
Karl Fulves The Dating Game No. 3, spectator turns cards over, at the end only a King-Queen pair is face-upInspired by More Self-Working Card Tricks 4
Unknown Moving Parts No. 51, four cards torn and then laid out face-up and face-down, halves that do not match suddenly match, cards interlocked with slits before tearing More Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Richard Vollmer Together At Last Variations Best of Friends - Volume II 540
Jeff Czerbinski Match Made In Heaven match with transformation kicker and turnover change Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1123
Richard Goldshot Deck Patrol sandwich location with some matching cards, distant key, faro Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 1148
Harry Lorayne Force Feed Again selection and mate are found Best of Friends - Volume II 468
Harry Lorayne Dangling Participle spectator cuts deck in four piles, value of top card of piles are counted down to find their mates Best of Friends - Volume II 410
Philip T. Goldstein Tag Team ten cards with 5 famous couples / teams Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1272
Frederick Braue Untitled two cards chosen by counting to a number, they're mates, rest is blank The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
David Britland Voo-Duo "Two cards linked by uncanny forces"
card in one half is touched and turned over, mate turns over in other half
Equinox 28
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Doug Edwards Ultra Surprise card changes to mate of another card, original card face-up in deck Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1319
Piet Forton Tossed Free Choice Match matching routine with Impeccable Double Epoptica (Issue 10) 514
Jerry Sadowitz Matching Pairs three selections, the three mates are found, then they transpose to follow the exchanged selections, Eight shown as Seven Inspirations 70
Gene Maze Gamblin' Man prediction type mate with sucker presentation Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 2) 1453
Bruce Cervon Dual Affinity Spectator pushes two Cards next to their Mates The Cervon File 81
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found, further mating phase with every card matchedVariations M.I.N.T. — Volume I 15
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching Variation card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate foundInspired by M.I.N.T. — Volume I 18
Jerry Sadowitz Split Marriages Royal Marriages theme, instant reverse oil and water with kings and queens Cards on the Table 46
A. Berkeley Davis Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1654
Edward Marlo A Logical Miracle spectator finds three mates, stay stackInspired byVariations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 1) 1585
Brother John Hamman Four-Pocket Mirror performer removes mates of four thought of cards (verbally restricted) after they are removed by spectators The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 79
Karl Fulves Hand to Hand Ace to Three face-up and face-down, spectator matches them, posed as problem And a Packet of Cards 56
Roy Walton Strathclyde Solution three mate pairs are matched And a Packet of Cards 57
Sam Schwartz Order Restored two rows of three cards each (mates), after some exchanges one of each is each row And a Packet of Cards 58
Karl Fulves Concentrate! three mismatched pairs become matches Kaleidoscope 3
Karl Fulves Outnumbered packet, counting procedure, two mates found, no-touchRelated to Kaleidoscope 12
Karl Fulves Triple Mystery three cards mated via re-dealing packet Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 43
Harry Lorayne Two-Time Mate two mates are found with help of spectator, two methods Trend Setters 121
Harry Lorayne Matching Effect spectator finds a set of mates Trend Setters 223
David Williamson Brain Probe spectator finds four mates The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Alex Elmsley Mixed Marriages two royal flushes from two decks, they magically arrange in same order and one selected value transposes The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 58
Jerry K. Hartman Striking Matches Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 1) 1873
Richard Vollmer Will the Couples Match? Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 6) 1937
Karl Fulves S and L "Satan and Lucifer", spectator choses mate of card in box 28 Card Tricks 4
Karl Fulves DIY Double Drop Effect two cards from different decks match The Collected Almanac (Issue ) xxxiv
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck orderRelated to Don't Blink 7
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack orderInspired by Don't Blink 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also matchInspired by Don't Blink 11
Steven Hamilton A Card Problem deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, posed as problemVariations Profile (Issue 7) 9
Gene Lawton Cheaters Solution to "A Card Problem" deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, mate SBSInspired by Profile (Issue 8) 12
Peter Duffie Problematic Offshoot one card chosen from face-up half and one from face-down half, they matchInspired by Profile (Issue 9) 3
Harry Lorayne Matchmaker's Chart, Cont'd Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2223
Richard Vollmer Matchmaker's Chart as a prediction effectVariations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 5) 2209
Gerald Deutsch Jinx Mate Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2224
Edward Marlo No Drawing Required four cards are placed in deck during dealing, four matchesInspired by The Olram File (Issue 15) 4
Paul Swinford Stay Stack Finale one card is mated after faro shuffle, then two cards Card File 12
Karl Fulves Parity Prophet cards dealt in pairs, one turned over, again dealt in pairs, cards on both side of reversed card are mates or predicted, Gemini Twins relation Rigmarole (Issue 4) 45
Tony Bartolotta Named Gemini two cards freely chosen, mates found with Gemini Twins procedureInspired byRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 4) 48
Peter Duffie Card Count-Down card thought-of from twelve-card packet, suit spelled, pairs dealt, value counted down in rest of the deck to find mate Profile (Issue 16) 6
Allan Ackerman My Favorite Gemini Related toVariations Las Vegas Kardma 12
Joel Brash, Allan Ackerman The Tell-All Gemini for finding mates Las Vegas Kardma 15
Allan Ackerman Aronson's Gemini Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Las Vegas Kardma 20
Alex Elmsley Fool's Mate joker as cupid and methodVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 149
Alex Elmsley Jubilee The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 153
Philip T. Goldstein Autonomix pairs are exchanged via chart but still pairedInspired by Thabbatical 118
Karl Fulves Mixed Marriages 4&4, reverse mixing phase Rigmarole (Issue 8) 93
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2380
Alex Elmsley Wedded Ambitions free selection, mate rises to top, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 389
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brothers three selections are placed face-up in deck, face to face with matesVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 39
Alex Elmsley Prediction by Proxy spectator removes any card, mate is found by penelope-procedure (pile cut off, counted, card at that position is selection), twenty-six-apart-stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 317
Alex Elmsley Computer Dating removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 385
Alex Elmsley Empty and Full removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 387
Alex Elmsley, Charles Sanders Peirce Through Darkest Peirce cards are dealt out multiple times to mix them, yet they are mated, relation to Sympathetic Cards The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 401
Gene Maze Center Deal Mated: Nos. 1 & 2 two methods, using center deal Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 130
Philip T. Goldstein, Paul Curry Automix working methodInspired by Thabbatical 113
Karl Fulves Power Eject packet moves out of banded deck, mate foundRelated to Crooked Tales 18
Gene Maze Miss-Matched two cards stopped at, they're not mates, but mates are found when dealing twice to their added value Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 70
Gene Maze Match-Missed two cards stopped at, they're not mates, then first card changes into mate of second card Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 74
Gene Maze Passing Through push-through failure with two odd-backed halves, three mate pairs in other half Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 82
Gene Maze Return Trip one deck dealt through and two cards are reversed when spectator calls stop, push-through failure with second deck, mates next to reversed cards Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 86
Gene Maze Magnetic Attraction spectator stops twice during deal and those two cards are reversed, on either side of them are the mates of opposite color Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 92
Gene Maze Mated cards dealt from both hands simultaneously, stopped several times, mates each time Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 106
Gene Maze "5 & 10, Not the Store" two cards find mates, then a coin appears under each pair Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 109
Gene Maze Mirror Image indicator card is counted down to from both sides of faced deck, mates, center deal Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 128
Jackie McClements Coincidence My *@*! two cards put aside, two cards touched by spectator are mates of them Shock Treatment 3
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Premonition unknown and freely chosen card put aside, card peeked at, they match Roger's Thesaurus 77
Roger Crosthwaite Mindreading Experiment 2 card put in case, performer does not know it, mate forced on spectator, glimpse via hole in case, belly stripper suggestion Roger's Thesaurus 64
Peter Duffie City Slickers Kings find Queens Duffie's Card Compulsions 26
Peter Duffie Marriage on the Rocks Variations Duffie's Card Compulsions 30
Peter Duffie Sherlock Never Married Ace Change kickerInspired by
  • "Sherloct" (Phil Goldstein, Abracadabra #2410)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 36
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave twelve court cards pair themselvesAlso published here
  • in "3 Pet Secrets" (Nick Trost)
Card College - Volume 1 63
Mike Maxwell Birds & Bees & Bikes mate is found, humorous routine The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2) 6
Richard Sanders, David Acer Four on the Floor card selected, indifferent card changes into mate and other cards of same value are on either sideInspired by Natural Selections 18
Karl Fulves Improv Aces four kings lost in deck reversed one by one, spread on table, kings are next to the matching aces, with stack handling Blocking Off 139
Karl Fulves Everyone Has A Twin two mates found, then two Kings find Queens The Fine Print (Issue 3) 40
Bob King Perfect Match Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2629
Jerry K. Hartman Pair Faced relying on Henry Christ Force Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2655
Karl Fulves Not Gemini spectator pushes two selections reversed in deck, next to mates The Fine Print (Issue 3) 39
Nick Trost Courtship Kings placed on top of Queens and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairsVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 47
Peter Duffie Loyal Marriages Four Kings and Queens incorrectly matched, two Jokers used to match them magicallyInspired by Effortless Card Magic 126
John Graham Mates Plus Mates Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2768
Gene Maze Show and Steal three cards Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 7) 2809
Jack Carpenter A Potent Presage three predictions, Gemini Twin type procedure, four-of-a-kind kickerInspired byRelated to The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 26
Peter Duffie A Popular Misconception Elevator effect + Gemini Mates plot Effortless Card Magic 150
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Related toVariationsAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 49
Al Smith Al Smith's Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" without deckInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 50
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deckInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck tooInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 53
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Visual variation of "Matched Picture Cards"Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 54
Paul Swinford Paul Swinford's Routine Combination of original and Tom Hubbard's "Matched Picture Cards"Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 56
Peter Duffie Aces Are Ace Selection placed sandwiched between red Aces. Black Aces placed face up in deck, sandwiches other three mates Effortless Card Magic 59
Richard Bartram, Jr. Brainstorm Mates reversed card in the deck turns out to be mate of cut to card Trephine 146
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck Das kleine grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck The Book 84
Karl Fulves Twixtwin after a confusing cutting, selection and shuffling procedure, a card that matches an initialed prediction card shows up Underworld (Issue 8) 108
Karl Fulves Notes on Brainchild two rows of five cards each, one face down and one face up, some cards exchanges, only one matching backs (rainbow)Related to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 199
Gavin Ross Auto-Plunge Aces four Aces produced by mating a selection and push-through plunger
- Phase One: "Simple Minds"
- Phase Two: "The Auto-Plunger"
Also published here
  • booklet "Auto Plunger" (Gavin Ross, 1994)
Five Times Five — Scotland 91
Roy Walton Ghostly Spells sixteen-card packet mated via spelling famous magicians Five Times Five — Scotland 125
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase Inspired byVariations Classic Handlings 29
Joshua Jay That's the Hard Part All three mates of selected card found, along with four Kings. Deck ends up separated by color.Also published here Magic Atlas 76
Karl Fulves Game of Life Kings and Queens are mated with two dice and counting procedure, Ramasee principle Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 43
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card Card College - Volume 4 831
Peter Duffie Cloning sixteen-card packet, two mates found New Inspirations 7
Harry Lorayne The Family Unit all court cards, marriage effect with the packetInspired by Personal Collection 333
Mel Bennett The Honeymooners Queens mates by spelling names from deck Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 135
Harry Lorayne Alternative Blackjack Jacks placed on top of Aces and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairsInspired by Personal Collection 479
Peter Duffie Here We Go Again... Cards By All Means 10
Karl Fulves Two by Two No. 11, packet shown in pairs, no matches, when shown again they matchRelated to
  • "Court Card Conclave" (3 Pet Secrets, Nick Trost)
New Self-Working Card Tricks 18
Herb Runge Impulse No. 49, spectator finds mates of two cards, dealing New Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Karl Fulves Cult Poker No. 14, spectator choses mate of performer's card from small packet My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 29
Karl Fulves Magnetic Force No. 30, mates of two selections found on either side of another card My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 63
Karl Fulves Opposite Twins No. 34, Ace through Five of Hearts and Spades used, matching routine, Klondike My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 73
Karl Fulves Poker with Dice No. 52, pair of Jacks located with dice and counting procedure My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 120
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deckAlso published here Personal Collection 451
Harry Lorayne Quick Mate cut production, showing that card is not on top or bottom before
- HaLo Thumb Drag
Personal Collection 455
Karl Fulves Brainchild No. 16, two sets from Ace to Six are cut by spectator and one replaced by a signed Four, when cards are dealt in two rows, the Fours are the only ones that matchRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 26
Karl Fulves, Nick Trost Psychic Aura No. 22, three cards chosen from tabled layout, mates reverse in deck New Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Karl Fulves, Bob Hummer Scrambled Stud No. 27, spectator remembers card and its position in ten-card packet, two hands dealt but selection and its mate face-down My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Karl Fulves Mental Mate No. 35, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, spectator counts to number (ignoring face-up cards), then performer, the cards matchAlso published here My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 74
Karl Fulves, Howard A. Adams The Odds Against No. 55, five cards torn in half, halves matched, using two diceInspired by My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 125
Harry Lorayne Unique Peek #5 naming card selected from incomplete faro peek, or finding it or its mate Personal Collection 179
Harry Lorayne Mate Finger Via Take Five five cards removed from spread, two reversed, they are matesInspired by Personal Collection 259
Harry Lorayne Platinum Discrepancy two halves, spectator and performer select a card from each which goes reversed in other half, matesAlso published here Personal Collection 417
Scott Coffey Synchron-2 half deck distributed among two spectators, five-pile layout, matches occur, only half the deck stacked and usedInspired by
  • Peter Duffie effect
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 184
Peter Duffie The Universal Base Ace of Spades put on bottom of deck, it changes into the mates of three selections, other Aces show up as climax, bottom deals Cards By All Means 7
Peter Duffie Piano Biddle six mate pairs separated, they reunite, previously removed Aces travel back to the packetsInspired by Cards By All Means 15
Philip T. Goldstein Revolt, Lover two four-of-a-kinds are paired, ramasee principle Redivider 57
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Queen Of Hearts four Kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then four cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the Queens Hofzinser's Card Tricks 109
David Regal A Match Made in Heaven Constant Fooling 1 67
Lewis Jones Dater base marriage with gemini twins placement, counting to personal numbersInspired byRelated to Ahead of the Pack 202
Gordon Bean, David Regal The Hot Spot spectator finds two mates Constant Fooling 1 122
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocket (where the deck is)Inspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 120
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack Redivider 11
Philip T. Goldstein Pseudo D/U ESP double match with small packet stay stack Redivider 12
Jack Avis Stop thief card mated, crime story Ahead of the Pack 77
Karl Fulves Unknown Numbers card named, performer upjogs three cards and loses them again, card chosen by counting to two named numbers, named card and its mate foundInspired by
  • "Coincidence Or What" (Stuart Judah)
Related to
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 241
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Twins collide five cards put on table and one chosen, its mate found from rest of deck Ahead of the Pack 160
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie Matsuyama's Mates color, suit and picture/spot are used for down under deal, finding selection and mateInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 88
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 97
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Rags to Riches Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 14
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson CATO Gets Married Kings and Queens, in the end a matching pair ends up reversedInspired byVariations Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 111
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Cato Gets Married - Again Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 112
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Over Couples Kings show up reversed one by one during cutting, and locate Queens Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 139
Richard Vollmer, Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson The Cards of Destiny Card College - Volume 5 1192
Karl Fulves Swiftie spectator and performer both cut and take a card, they are mates, memorising five cards into which spectator has to cut Off The Books (Issue 4) 56
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Twins two cards stopped at by spectator, they match Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Double Twins two cards stopped at, they are next to their mates Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Diminishing Matches two cards cut to, they're mates Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 18
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Ahoy Matey! three mate pairs found by spectator Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 144
Ramón Riobóo The Royals Go Courting Queens and Kings and selection finds mateInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 206
John Bannon, Jack Carpenter Trait Secrets Gemini Twins with four Ace kickerInspired by Dear Mr. Fantasy 182
Davide Costi, Jacques Tandeau No Force Prediction Related to Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 97
Karl Fulves Able To Match "automated version of 'Business Card Prophecy'", after riffle shuffle fifteen cards are removed, a card stabbed and cards on either side divined and those are the only ones with mates in packetRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 50
Karl Fulves Couples match making after riffle shuffle, optionally no-touch, optionally words on cards
- Second Approach
- Third Approach
- Application Note (other objects than playing cards, poker chips)
When Psychics Play Poker 58
Ron Frost Two by Two Four cards selected and lost face up in deck, their mates are found beside them After The Force 59
Robin Robertson Remarcoble - Phase I: A Puzzling Match
- Phase II: Matched Again
- Phase III: Gemini Twins
- Phase IV: Pairs, Pairs Wherever You Like
Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 352
Justin Higham Side-Faro Double Coincidence Tricks with the Side-Faro False Shuffle 3
Jack Avis A Multiple Matching four mates are found by spectator via stabbing a card in deck Rara Avis 100
Harry Riser Really Shuffled Matcho three cards matched, faro and three double backersAlso published here
  • MUM, Feb. 2000
Secrets of an Escamoteur 141