206 entries in Cards / Principles / Memory
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Mnemonics Applied to Cards deck really remembered, with application in which the performer re-orders the cards face-down into numerical order
Variations 1897 177
Francis King Der Kartenkünstler als Mnemotechniker apparently thirty-two-card deck memorized, position named by spectator and performer names card, three key cards memorized throughout deck and the closest one brought to correct position with pass
Related to July 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 7)
100
Die natürliche Gedächtniskunst - das Spielkarten-Kunststück mnemonics for playing cards, thirty-two cards memorized by performer
Related to May 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9)
138
S. v. S. Memorizing a Deck mnemonic system to memorize a stack
Related to June 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 6)
92
S. v. S. Ueberraschungen mit Hülfe der Mnemotechnik part two of the mnemonic system
Related to July 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 7)
107
CHaSeD Mnemonic
1909 63
Jean Hugard Remembering Three Cards
1935 10
Ladson Butler Memorizing Four Cards tips
1937 24
Card Location Supreme one-way backs that must not be set in one direction
1937 158
Telepathic Control after shuffling and cutting, spectator deals deck in four piles, performer knows top cards
1937 240
Billy O'Connor A Memory Feat naming any card at any number
1937 365
Louis Nikola The Nikola Card System comments on the use of memorized deck and how to learn the Nikola System
1937 385
H. Adrian Smith Mnemonics with Cards
  • An Outline of the System
  • The Table of Fixed Ideas
  • The Card List
  • Association of Ideas
  • Memorizing a Shuffled Pack
1938 902
H. Adrian Smith A Unique Mental Problem missing cards are named, real memory
Variations 1938 906
H. Adrian Smith Card System DeLuxe system for memorizing a deck on the fly
  • Personal Requirements
  • An Outline of the System
  • The Table of Digits
  • The Table Of Fixed Ideas
  • The Table Of Fixed Ideas For Playing Cards
  • Association of Ideas
  • Recalling The Cards
  • A Typical Example
  • Some Variations
  • Strengthening The Association
  • Some Suggetions
1940 5
Edward Victor Memory Tips a few tips to easily memorize four cards instantly
1940 ca. 39
Al Baker A Miracle of Memory using real memory, about thirteen cards are removed
VariationsAlso published here 1941 104
Al Baker The Pairs Re-Paired - New Baker Method using memory, for credit information see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 107
Eddie Joseph My Card System on memorized decks and memorizing a deck, see p. 99 for grid as help
  • My Table of Pictures for Memorizing Cards
Also published here 1942 94
Dai Vernon Judgment spectator peeks himself and remembers a card, performer looks through cards, spectator names card and performer names position
Related toAlso published here 1949 59
Memorizing the Deck apparently whole deck memorized, card at any position is named, cards at positions ten, twenty, .. fifty are memorized
1952 40
Eddie Joseph Double Dealing deck is dealt in two piles, performer remembers both and names order of chosen pile, suit is chosen and all cards from that suit are named in second pile
1959 8
Eddie Joseph Key Code
  • My Card System
Also published here 1959 14
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 4 card chosen from and replaced in spread, fair, found via stop trick
1961 12
James Steranko Force of Evil spectator cuts the deck and remembers bottom card, performer divines it, risky, with location as out
1962 24
Harry Lorayne Pseudo Memory #1 apparently order of shuffled deck is remembered
Also published here 1965 59
Harry Lorayne Pseudo Memory #2 apparently order of shuffled deck is remembered, position of cut-to card is named
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1965 65
Dai Vernon A Mental Discovery apparently deck is remembered, then position of selection named
Related to 1970 38
Harry Lorayne Pseudo Memory #3 apparently order of shuffled deck is remembered
1971 97
Harry Lorayne Four by Four four spectators with four cards each
1971 168
Dai Vernon Daley's Estimating Peek: 2) Vernon Estimate No. 337-2, fingertip peek, performer looks through cards, spectator names card and performer names position
Also published here 1972 94
Al Baker Al Baker's Card Memory No. 640, using real memory, thirteen cards are removed
Also published here 1972 178
Charles T. Jordan The Haunted Deck card thought of while performer fans through them, card has vanished, then it visually reappears on face of deck
Also published here
  • marketed 1919
1975 52
Roger Smith Ultimate Cutting the Aces from ungaffed shuffled deck
1977 12
Karl Fulves Letters memorizing suit rotation
1979
Interlocutor (Issue 35)
138
Simon Aronson 3. Memorizing the Aronson Stack tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack
Also published here 1979 16
Philip T. Goldstein, Dai Vernon Astronomen Mutus Nomen with twelve astrological signs
Related to 1982 8
Karl Fulves Three Packet Memory card removed from a third of the deck is named
1982 22
Think of It! one out of five, travels to pocket (1937)
1985 17
Method of Cheating at Blackjack
1991
Cheat Sheet (Issue 6)
56
Frederick Braue Memorizing the Pack the Braue Memorized Deck
1992 2
Vanni Bossi Vanii Bossi's Move a Card, a la "Moe" memorizing red-black patterns
1992 18
Karl Fulves Zenmemory memorizing twelve picture cards, posed as problem
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 5)
44
Karl Fulves Zen Memory on memorizing twelve court cards
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 8)
96
Louis Nikola, Alex Elmsley Card Mnemonics
1994 101
Simon Aronson 3. Memorizing the Aronson Stack tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack
Also published here 1994 129
Karl Fulves Malefactor number of cards between all Kings and Jacks memorized
Inspired by
  • Moe's Move-a-Card
1995 24
Robert Cassidy Card Memory deck is shuffled and memorized, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1995 29
Claude Rix Chapelet et mnémotechnique learning a memorized deck with mnemotechnique
1995 23
Karl Fulves First Place first spectator cuts near center and remembers card, divined, then open prediction
1996 30
Harry Lorayne Pseudo-Gedächtnis Nr. 1 apparently order of shuffled deck is remembered
Also published here 1996
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2)
54
Harry Lorayne Pseudo-Gedächtnis Nr. 2 apparently order of shuffled deck is remembered, position of cut-to card is named
Also published here 1996
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2)
59
Ken Simmons On the Memorized Deck on not using mnemonics
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
32
Karl Fulves A Gambling Effect performer memorizes a string of cards, then deals 7 blackjack hands and knows who has a good hand
1998 2
Karl Fulves A Magical Effect think stop, then in next effect the color of all cards in top third are named
1998 2
Karl Fulves The Secret combo system introduction
1998 3
Karl Fulves One & One is Ten combo system introduction
1998 5
Karl Fulves The Value of Color combo system
Also published here 1998 6
Karl Fulves Practice practicing combo memory system
1998 11
Karl Fulves The Dealer's Game memorizing the high cards at blackjack, with practicing tips
1998 15
Karl Fulves Advantage Play
1998 17
Karl Fulves Tracking dealing out sixteen blackjack hands and memorizing the good ones
1998 19
Karl Fulves The Specialist performer separates colors of shuffled deck
1998 23
Karl Fulves Code For Oracle two suits named and removed, performer separates them from the back
1998 25
Karl Fulves The Lady Thinks shuffled deck, psychic from other side of room tells how cards should be dealt to separate reds from blacks
Related to 1998 27
Karl Fulves Psy-Key advantage for an ESP guessing game, memory
1998 31
Karl Fulves Crystal Persuasion red-black guessing game with two spectators, one gets everything right, the other according to chance
1998 36
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only sixteen
Related to 1998 38
Karl Fulves Cross Checking using one-way backs to expand combo memory system to four suits or other features, challenge location application
1998 40
Karl Fulves Mini Bridge 16-card version of bridge
1998 43
Karl Fulves After Hummer separating reds and blacks behind back, involving a layout on a grid on the table by spectator
1998 46
Karl Fulves Silent Speech memorizing sixteen cards after spectator's riffle shuffle, interlocking chains
1998 49
Karl Fulves Remote Viewing spectator shuffles cards once and deals about a third, then names a number and removes card from this position, performer names it, interlocking chains
1998 51
Karl Fulves Combo & Card Counting brief mention
1998 54
Barrie Richardson The Quasi-Memorized Deck deck is shuffled, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card after apparently memorizing
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1993
1999 93
Barrie Richardson Barrie's Move a Card memorizing every other card in one half
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 1988
1999 104
Bob Farmer Tuesday Night With Ahab, Einstein, And The Queen Of Halloween
  • Flim-Flam
mnemonic system for playing cards, with scam in which top cards are remembered before playing high-card type game
Jan. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 5)
87
Chuck Smith Card Memory a peg for all 52 cards
2000 23
Lewis Jones The Pattern Principle for remembering red-black-color sequences
  • The Pattern Principle
  • The Gapped Pattern Principle
Related to 2000 158
Bill Reid The Gin Cheat system for cheating at gin rummy
2001
Charlatan (Issue 6)
72
Al Baker A Miracle of Memory using real memory, about thirteen cards are removed
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
238
Al Baker The Pairs Re-Paired "New Baker Method"
using memory, for credit information see reference
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
240
Al Baker Another Card-Finding Stunt using memory
2003 681
Al Baker Deck and Envelopes stacked deck
2003 707
Al Baker Giant Memory Card Trick
2003 714
Al Baker To Perform with a Borrowed, Shuffled Pack naming card at any number in half pack, real memory
2003 753
Al Baker To Tell the Name of any Card in a Borrowed, Shuffled Pack card at any position named, memorizing every fifth card
2003 754
Lewis Jones Pattern Principle for remembering red-black-color sequences
Related to 2003 36
Karl Fulves Swiftie spectator and performer both cut and take a card, they are mates, memorising five cards into which spectator has to cut
2003
Off The Books (Issue 4)
56
Karl Fulves In This Issue on using real or apparent memory, references
2003
Off The Books (Issue 6)
89
Karl Fulves The Line Up apparent memory system for about twelve cards, move-a-card application for small packet
  • The System
  • A Refinement
  • Line Up - The Method
  • The Poison Method
2003
Off The Books (Issue 6)
90
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)
94
Karl Fulves Memory Poker 5x5 layout of face-up card, two cards exchanged while performer is not looking, those are divined
2003
Off The Books (Issue 6)
96
Karl Fulves Seeing Color performer deals through shuffled deck, spectator stops, selection cut into deck, performer deals some cards on the table and one to the bottom of the deck, tabled pile consists of selection and only odd-colored cards otherwise
  • No Memory
2003
Off The Books (Issue 6)
99
Karl Fulves Court Order memorizing the twelve picture cards, words, "Not Nikola"
Related toVariations 2003
Off The Books (Issue 6)
105
Grace Ann Morgan Hacker Stack Basics memorizing Si Stebbins
  • Step One - The Phonetic Alphabet
  • Step Two - Turning Numbers Into Pictures
  • Step Three - Translating Playing Cards Into Pictures
  • The Final Step - Learning The Stack
Related to 2004 36
Lewis Jones Mnemonia method to quickly memorize some cards
2004 232
Steve Beam The Memory Fogger method to quickly memorize some cards
2004 235
Robert Cassidy Card Memory deck is shuffled and memorized, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card
Inspired byAlso published here 2004 35
Karl Fulves The Link To Playing Cards binary features of playing cards, combo system for colors
Related to 2005 8
Karl Fulves Why Red Is Zero in combo system
2005 10
Karl Fulves The Greek's Game color of twelve cards named by magician, betting presentation, see also p. 99 for further notes
2005 13
Karl Fulves Kinship system for remembering suit order of packet (twelve cards), court cards dealt out in four piles to separate suits
Related to 2005 21
Karl Fulves Switched By Thot court cards separated into suits by performer from back (memory) except two named jacks which are transposed, see also p. 100 for further notes
2005 24
Karl Fulves Suit Codes another system for memorizing suits
Related to 2005 25
Karl Fulves Trinary Codes remembering e.g. order of different court cards (jack, queen, king)
2005 27
Karl Fulves A Trick Of Memory red-black even-money swindle
2005 29
Karl Fulves Small Minded variation of Combo system in which unwanted cards are removed to keep numbers small, see also p. 100 for further notes
2005 31
Karl Fulves One-Way Combo memorizing from the back
2005 34
Karl Fulves Cue Cards openly removed marker cards help with memorizing Combo numbers
Related toVariations 2005 35
Karl Fulves Slick Slate color separation with performer and spectator, lines on slate help remembering Combo numbers, see also p. 102 for further notes
2005 37
Karl Fulves Noble Cause twelve court cards memorized by performer who then produces jacks, then queens, then kings from packet, see also p. 102 for further notes
Related to 2005 39
Karl Fulves Made To Order performer sort face-up/face-down mix below table
2005 43
Karl Fulves Pseudo Hummer fooling magicians who know the Hummer CATO trick
2005 46
Karl Fulves Meet By Chance twenty cards mixed face-up/face-down, spectator remembers one and turns it over, behind back all are sorted except selections
2005 47
Karl Fulves Dual Thinking twenty cards mixed face-up/face-down, two spectators remember one each and turn it over, behind back all are sorted except selections, alternatively one card travels to sealed envelope
Variations 2005 50
Karl Fulves A Game Of Touch suit removed, spectator deals it from top or bottom into pile and retains last card, performer sort suit below table top and divines selection
2005 52
Karl Fulves The Russian Test performer guaranteed to get better than average score in color sorting without seeing any faces at all, see also p. 104 for further notes
2005 55
Karl Fulves K Thru 12 kings and queens removed, challenge location from this packet, see also p. 105 for further notes
Related to 2005 57
Robin Robertson 8 Kings Combo random looking stack making use of Combo system, starting with cyclical stack
2005 62
Karl Fulves Mirasequel performer separates the mixed pile at the end of Miraskill
2005 66
Karl Fulves Speed Reading memorizing forty cards with five numbers
Related to 2005 69
Karl Fulves The Four-Fold Way variation of previous "Speed Reading"
Related to 2005 73
Karl Fulves Compression Technique Gilbreath & Combo
Related to 2005 74
Karl Fulves Contract Player deck first sorted in colors, then suits, by magician
2005 76
Karl Fulves Impromptu Compression
2005 77
Karl Fulves Reflex Action spectator distributes half deck face-up on table, performer deals other half on top and all pairs match color
2005 78
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle
2005 80
Karl Fulves Latent Ability Miraskill prediction correct even though only part of deck sorted by spectator
2005 84
Karl Fulves After Moe
2005 86
Karl Fulves Mixology spectator memorizes card and its position, gives riffle shuffle, performer names new position, shuffle tracking presentation
2005 94
Karl Fulves Shuffle Tracking Combo memorizing riffle shuffle distribution via Combo system in face-down spread of unsquared shuffle
2005 95
Karl Fulves Cue Con another cue card idea for Combo system
Inspired by 2005 101
Karl Fulves Dual Thoughts using Brown-McMillen glimpse idea for only reversed card in deck
Inspired by 2005 103
Karl Fulves Alpha Numeric further notes on Combo system and number systems
  • The Octal System
  • The Hexadecimal System
  • Binary To Hex
2005 112
Barrie Richardson Synergistic Memory Demonstration first phase is "HIP ESP" (color sequence called off), then a number is named and performer names card at that position (faced deck)
Inspired by 2005 308
Iain Girdwood Total Recall red-black order of deck apparently memorized, Gilbreath combined with binary Combo system
Related to 2005 48
Iain Girdwood Total Recall red-black order of deck apparently memorized, Gilbreath combined with binary Combo system
Related to 2005 48
Mark Aspiazu The Imp Stack way to memorise fourteen cards quickly for pseudo-memory routines
2007 35
Mark Aspiazu Mission IMPossible Pseudo-memory routine, name missing card, using "The Imp Stack"
2007 36
Mark Aspiazu It's Mark's Prediction! two selections predicted by two mates, using "The Imp Stack"
2007 37
Karl Fulves Introduction on memory work with cards
2007 3
Karl Fulves The Expert Memorizes Cards on memorizing a string of cards
2007 7
Karl Fulves Erdnase Cheats memorizing short sequence of cards
2007 10
Karl Fulves Word Play system for memorizing twelve cards
  • The Suit System
  • Coding For Value
  • Naming The Jacks
  • Verbs For Jacks
  • Objects For Jacks
  • The system thus far
  • The System For Kings
  • The System For Queens
  • How To Practice
Inspired byRelated to 2007 13
Karl Fulves All In A Row exercise for memorizing twelve cards
2007 22
Karl Fulves Kings Over Here twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted from back
Related to 2007 22
Karl Fulves Royal Wedding all court cards named from back, chosen card found
2007 23
Karl Fulves Four Way Memory twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted into suits from back
Related to 2007 24
Karl Fulves Pyramid Poker twelve card layout on table, named type of poker hand build at the end
2007 24
Karl Fulves You Must Remember This commentary on the memory system
2007 25
Karl Fulves Memory Tricks chapter intro
2007 27
Karl Fulves Match Game twelve cards laid out face-down in matrix, match game played (turning up two cards and finding matches), performer wins
Related to 2007 27
Karl Fulves Three-Card Blackjack all Sixes, Sevens, Eights used for blackjack type game, performer gives everyone twenty-one
2007 29
Karl Fulves Pseudo Poker eight cards, four envelopes, two random cards placed in an envelope each, performer divines content
2007 29
Karl Fulves Scales of Justice card pocketed from twelve-card straight is divined
2007 32
Karl Fulves Nu Two Deck picture cards from two decks mated
2007 34
Karl Fulves When It Started twelve picture cards laid out face-down to symbolize months, spectator exchanges one with the joker, performer divines month and card
2007 35
Karl Fulves Dice and Dates three named four-of-a-kinds laid out, spectator choses one with two dice, card and rolled number divined
2007 36
Karl Fulves Blind Key card chosen from 12-card layout predicted
2007 37
Karl Fulves The Rank And File chosen red card ends up in black packet and vice versa
  • Memory 101
2007 38
Karl Fulves Shifty two cards selected by performer and spectator match
2007 41
Karl Fulves Time Of Day mates in clock layout
2007 44
Karl Fulves Mutus Mnemonic
2007 44
Karl Fulves Not About Counting twelve court cards, one or two removed, performer divines them
2007 47
Karl Fulves Ace - Deuce - Blackjack with twelve card packet
2007 50
Karl Fulves Missing Link card removed from twelve-card packet is divined
Related to 2007 51
Karl Fulves Moe-mentous two cards exchanged in twelve-card packet
Related to 2007 53
Karl Fulves No-Touch Card Location spectator cuts near center and remembers card
2007 57
Karl Fulves Moment's Notice
2007 60
Karl Fulves Practitioner practice tips
2007 67
Karl Fulves Suit Pictures practice tips
2007 68
Karl Fulves Learn While You Sleep practice tips
2007 68
Karl Fulves The Even Couple match game problem
Related to 2007 69
Karl Fulves Final Thoughts
2007 70
Lewis Jones Ding Dong system for memorizing cards
2010 130
Robin Robertson Robin Robertson's Memorized Deck intro with simplified version
  • Junior Memory
2010
Prolix (Issue 8)
551
Karl Fulves Pre-Existing Conditions "Order From Disorder"
memorizing a string of suits
  • The System
  • The Classic Code
  • After Eight Kings
  • The Suit System
  • The System in Brief
  • No Memory Required (removing cards in required order)
  • Real Memory
  • The Cipher for Value
Related to 2010
Xtra Credit (Issue 5)
24
Karl Fulves Ahead Of The Game values and later suits of six randomly chosen cards divined
2010
Xtra Credit (Issue 7)
40
Memorizing Cards at Intervals every tenth card, while dealing
2014 40
Karl Fulves Club Double with Ace through Ten of Clubs in a row, performer writes both cards on billet upside down in reverse order
2015
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
19
Karl Fulves One Is For Gun rhyming memory system
  • Note 1
  • Note 2
  • Note 3
  • Note 4 (further reference)
  • Note 5 (on-the-fly memory versus memorized deck)
2015
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
21
Karl Fulves Note 2 one of nine cards removed, performer names it
2015
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
22
Lewis Jones Pattern Principle for remembering red-black-color sequences, brief
2016 20
John Wilson Multiple High Riffle Peek remembering color of top thirteen cards during riffle shuffles
2016 21
Chris Rawlins Pseudo three phase memory demonstration, first red black, then suits, then naming missing card
Also published here 2016 (ca.) 1
Chris Rawlins A Bonus (Pseudo Memory) three phase memory demonstration, first red black, then suits, then naming missing card
Also published here 2017 63
Patrick G. Redford Rapid Memorization Major Memory System
  • Applying this System to Playing Cards
2017 66
Joshua Jay Memorizing Cards
2019 69
Joshua Jay More Thoughts on Remembering Cards
Also published here 2019 83
Lewis Jones Pattern Principle for remembering red-black-color sequences
Related to 2019 300
Steve Forte Scarne Aces Ace apparently glimpsed during riffle shuffle, cards on top counted and total announced before cutting to it
2020 834
Steve Forte casino slug scam memorizing a short sequence and carrying it
2020 892
Steve Forte Short-Term Memory memory system for instantly memorizing ten cards in order, combined with half a memorized deck to pseudo demo, Sal Piacente story
2020 1021
Larry Jennings LJ on Vernon’s Weight Guesser performer knows position of spectators's fingertip peeked card, estimation
Inspired byRelated to 2020 380
Joshua Jay Total Recall
  • The River
in-the-hands impromptu handling for Shuffle-Bored
  • Impromptu Total Recall
  • No Memory Version
Also published here Aug. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 8)
54
Joshua Jay More Thoughts on Remembering Cards
Also published here Aug. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 8)
59
Max Malini Peek and Glimpse card chosen, spectator hits it, performer announces position from top, another card chosen, performer names it instantly
2022 268
Cyrille Savelief Impossible With a Twist spectator cuts off and remembers bottom card, cards shuffled, performer memorizes order and names position of card once named, marked deck or impromptu
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Feb. 2012
2022 1097
Pete McCabe Connecting Columns thoughts on the routine, spectator cuts off and remembers bottom card, cards shuffled, performer memorizes order and names position of card once named, marked deck or impromptu
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Sep. 2012
2022 1145
Karl Fulves Combo System memorizing red/back order
Also published here 2022 30
Joshua Jay Elements of The Particle Stack
  • Particle Stack Elements
  • Memorizing Particle Stack
  • Memory Aids
  • Getting into Particle Stack
  • Particle Stack Subtleties
  • Putting in "The Work"
    • Marked Cards
    • One Short Card
    • Breather Cards
2022 23
Rafael Benatar Thoughts on... Getting Stack Sharp
  • Memorizing a Stack
  • The No-Escape Memorizing System
  • Exercises to Associate the Card Names to the Stack Numbers
  • Any Card to Any Position
  • A Stacked Game
  • Monitor Your Progress
Jan. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 1)
48
Matt Baker Mnemonics
  • The phonetic alphabet
  • Card key words
2023 34
Matt Baker Memorizing a Stack
  • Numerical key words
  • Linking numerical key words and card key words
2023 37
Karl Fulves Combo System memorizing red/back order
Also published here 2023 68