115 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Bridge
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Whist Trick. To deal yourself all the Trumps all four hands contain all cards of a suit
1876 Modern Magic 51
The Whist Trick. Improved Method. "To deal yourself all the Trumps, the three other Players holding the usual mixed Hands"
1876 Modern Magic 119
The Whist Trick dealing four hands, one contains winning suit and others are either mixed or also sorted in suits
1889 Tricks with Cards 78
Louis Nikola All Trumps Produce all thirteen hearts for a perfect Bridge hand, linked to Wizard's Whist
Related toAlso published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 38
Jack Merlin The Hop off the Bottom switching hand in a game, Jinx Switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 10
Jack Merlin Bridge-West advantage play
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 21
Jack Merlin Challenge Bridge Demonstration named suit is dealt, bridge demonstration
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 22
Effect 5: To Deal Yourself Every Trump - In a Whist or 4 Hand Game Si Stebbins application
1935 Card Tricks that are Easy to Learn, Easy to Do 47
Howard Albright The Drunk Plays Bridge Effect No. 6
performer deals shuffled deck randomly into four hands, he has all Spades
Also published here 1936 The Gambler's Expose Act 3
Howard Albright The Drunk Plays Bridge you get all spades, one-way backs
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 164
Louis Nikola Whist or Bridge trick with Nikola memorized deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola All Trumps trick with Nikola memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 400
Frank Travers Gambler at Large! stack for demo with several games (Poker, Blackjack, Bridge)
Related to 1937 The Jinx (Issue 39) 257
William H. McCaffrey Unique Bridge and Poker Deal shuffled deck, card called out as memory demonstration (stacking), then bridge and poker deal demo
1938 Greater Magic 298
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
Also published here 1939 The Jinx (Issue 63) 443
A Bridge Deal players receive the identical hands
1940 Expert Card Technique 152
Frank Travers big deal? "Rapid Set-up" & "Expert Deal", two special full deck stacks for Stud Poker, Draw Poker, Black Jack, Bridge, Rhummy
1941 The Jinx (Issue 142) 799
Val Evans The Ten Game Challenge stack that can be used to win at ten different games
1941 Stacks and Stacks Of Cards 8
Val Evans The Seven Game Stack stack that can be used to win at seven different games
1941 Stacks and Stacks Of Cards 11
John Mulholland Dealing the Winning Hand spectator chooses either Bridge or Poker and magician can deal himself a winning hand (Bridge), or himself and spectator a winning hand (Poker)
1944 The Art of Illusion 56
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 304
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Bridge and Poker Demonstration memory stacking (last cards remaining in each spectators's hand after card-calling are the selections) followed by poker and bridge demo
1946 50 Tricks You Can Do, You Will Do, Easy to Do 51
Edward Marlo Marlo's Gambling Routine no set-up, faro shuffle
  • Poker-Rummy-Pinochle
  • Black Jack
  • The Sucker Hand
  • Bridge Honors
Variations 1947 Marlo In Spades 10
Edward Marlo Perfect Bridge Hand part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine"
1947 Marlo In Spades 16
Edward Marlo The Punch Deal bridge deal application
Related to 1947 Marlo In Spades 18
Howard Albright, U. F. Grant The Drunk Plays Bridge No. 114, drunken bridge deal
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 221
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins' Master Tricks No. 133, multi-phase routine using Stebbins.
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 257
Toni Koynini Gambler's Delight half deck stacked, dealing several poker hands for different combination of players, good bridge hand
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 8
Toni Koynini A.B.C. Dealer four bridge hands dealt, top card of one pile is a Ten, first spectator counts down to tenth card, remembers it, tells his value to next one and so on for three selections, cards forced and dealt into performer's hand
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 10
Eddie Joseph The Magician and the Bridge Fiend deck shuffled face-up/face-down several time with slop shuffles, sorted behind back by performer, then bridge deal of one suit
Related to 1951 More Dumbfounders with Cards 17
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Once in 635,013,559,600 with story presentation
Related to 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Unabridget bridge demonstration
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 20
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Bridge progressive bridge deal, four rounds, always winning hand
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 7
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge with faro shuffles or milk build shuffles
VariationsAlso published here 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge same concept as The Poker Deal
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge Deal four suites are dealt, follow up to Sermonette!
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Fantasies spectators get remembered hands again, poker and bridge deal
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 14
Brother John Hamman The Perfect Bridge Hand Spades stacked in preliminary dealing round
Variations 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 24
Edward Marlo Transition Poker ace stacking with new deck order climax
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects) 15
Ernie Bryan A Lesson in Bridge
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 57
Harry Lorayne Utility Uses For The Deal Jog bridge deal, all spades
1972 The Great Divide 2
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Bridge Move For Stacked Hand No. 307, deck stacked for bridge deal and honestly cut, optional correction of winning player with bottom deal
1972 Jacob Daley's Notebooks 79
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Cut Force No. 332, diagonal crimp at corners
1972 Jacob Daley's Notebooks 92
Nick Trost Bridge Deck dealing yourself all Spades, then all high cards together with partner
Related to 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 24
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge hands with NDO and faro shuffles
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 88
John Bragoli VerSadeal bridge hand finale
Dec. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 341
The Bridge Hustler No. 19, deck riffle shuffled, all Clubs removed, rest dealt out in three hands, suits separated
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 33
Martin A. Nash Master of the Bridge Table dealing thirteen Spades, see p. 449 for additional crediting
1977 Any Second Now 279
A. Berkeley Davis Seven No Trump stack, faro
1977 Card Cavalcade Four 102
Karl Fulves More Than A Game on cheating at Bridge
1977 Interlocutor (Issue 15) 58
Frank Garcia Grand Slam gilbreath, duplicate spade cards
Inspired by Mar. 1978 Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 3) 29
Ron Wilson A Hand to Remember memory presentation, card named of unseen hand
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes 6
Simon Aronson Perfect Bridge Hand e), built into the Aronson Stack, deals a perfect no-trump hand
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 10
Karl Fulves Bridge Note coding information in bridge game via bidding
1980 Parallel Lines 27
Bob Haines The Bridge Hand deck is opened and shuffled by four people, spectator deals himself a bridge hand and all cards are divined by performer
Feb. 1983 Magick (Issue 315) 1571
A. Berkeley Davis Poker/Bridge Demonstration full deck stack, automatic reset, faro
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 285
A. Berkeley Davis Non-Faro P/B Demonstration Poker/Bridge, full deck stack, automatic reset
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 290
Ron Wilson A Hand to Remember memory presentation, card named of unseen hand
Related to
  • "Genii" July, 1972 for different version by Ron Wilson
Also published here
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 92
Darwin Ortiz Grand Slam dealing all Spades
Related to 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 50
Basic Bridge Demo all Spades end up in two hands
1988 The Punch Letters 4
Ray Grismer Magician's Bridge Demo with Aces and Faces that end up in two hands
1988 The Punch Letters 6
Ray Grismer No-Punch Bridge Deal counting through the cards once before the deal
1988 The Punch Letters 7
Dai Vernon Face-Up Deal Ruse doing the deal face up in case the spectator would win instead of the performer
1988 The Punch Letters 7
Ray Grismer Bridge-Deal Follow-Up re-using the set-up, faro
1988 The Punch Letters 8
Alex Elmsley The Bridge Builder all picture cards and aces are dealt to dealer and partner, ungaffed
Related to 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 388
Karrell Fox E.Z. Bridge all cards of one suit produced in random order, shuffled deck
1991 Goodies 31
Mickey MacDougall The Bridge Cheat
Also published here
  • "Danger in the Cards" (MacDougall, 1943)
1991 Cheat Sheet (Issue 9) 83
René Lavand Swing with a Sonnet Elevator multiple phases ends with bridge deal
Inspired by
  • Dr. Daley's "Jacob's Ladder" in "The Sphinx" September 1951
Also published here
1991 Slow Motion Magic II 49
Karl Fulves Cheating at Bridge listing of sources
1992 Cheat Sheet (Issue 10) 104
Edward Marlo Building a Better Bridge dealing winning bridge hand from shuffled deck
Inspired by 1993 The Olram File (Issue 16) 10
David Britland, Marc Russell Cul-de-Stack high/low alternating deck for memory demonstration and bridge deal
Nov. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 12) 7
René Lavand Swing with a Sonnet bridge deal, four hands
Also published here 1993 Magic From The Soul 102
Bob King Bridge over Troubled Water variation on Hamman's Bridge Deal
Sep. 1994 Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 9) 2408
Simon Aronson Perfect Bridge Hand e), built into the Aronson Stack, deals a perfect no-trump hand
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 123
Nick Trost Handsome Bridge Hand Dealing perfect bridge hand from shuffled deck, with stud poker demo to set it up
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 92
Nick Trost The Perfecto Bridge Deal duplicate Spades
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 235
Nick Trost Seven-Spades Bridge Deal partner and performer get all the Spades
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 251
Nick Trost Seven-No-Trump Bridge Deal partner and performer get no-trump hands
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 253
Andrew Wimhurst The Expert at the Bridge Table almost impromptu
Variations 1998 Down Under Deals 37
Karl Fulves Mini Bridge 16-card version of bridge
1998 Combo 43
Jeff Busby In Lieu of the Punch using edge-marked cards instead of punched cards, credit information, Walter Scott
Related to 1998 The Secret of the Palmettos 98
Ellis Stanyon To Deal Yourself All the Trumps No. 10, stack
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 88
Ellis Stanyon An Improved Whist Trick No. 11, all trumps dealt
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 88
Andrew Wimhurst The Expert at The Bridge Table almost impromptu bridge deal
2001 Jiggery Pokery 7
Harry Lorayne The Bridge Divide spades deal, faro, Great Divide
2001 Personal Collection 585
Darwin Ortiz The Professional poker and bridge
Inspired by
  • "Johnny Mnemonic" (Andrew Wimhurst, The Card Artistry of Andrew Wimhurst, 2001, video)
  • "The Expert at the Bridge Table" (The Card Artistry of Andrew Wimhurst, 2001, video)
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 48
Gianfranco Preverino A Perfect Bridge Partner all cards of a bridge hand are divined
Also published here
  • "Adivinacion Sin Preguntas" in "La Circular de la Escuela Mágica de Madrid" N° 267, 2001
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 171
Roberto Giobbi, Frank Travers, Dai Vernon Fantasist at the Card Table draw poker, stud poker, blackjack, bridge
Related to 2003 Card College — Volume 5 1285
Steven Youell The Adequate Cardshark Poker and Bridge deal from Si Stebbins
Inspired by 2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 31
Juan Tamariz A Grand Bridge Deal from Stay Stack to Bridge deal
2004 Mnemonica 35
Juan Tamariz, Manuel Cuesta Deal of a Complete Suit magician tries to find selection gets all the cards from chosen suit in a three-hand deal
  • A. The Heart Suit
  • Resetting the Stack
  • B. Other Versions for Producing the Heart Suit (Cuesta & Tamariz)
  • C. The Club Suit
  • D. The Spade Suit
  • E. The Diamond Suit
2004 Mnemonica 39
Karl Fulves Contract Player deck first sorted in colors, then suits, by magician
2005 Combo II 76
Jack Avis, Bob Haines A Bridge Hand four packets made, top cards taken until bridge hand is formed, all cards divined
2006 Rara Avis 29
Denis Behr A Gambling Demonstration Aces produced, named royal flush dealt, new pack order
Variations 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 62
Karl Fulves Four Way Memory twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted into suits from back
Related to 2007 Word Play 24
Stewart James The Robot Deck Stack that allows you to do seven routines in a row

Mental Spell, Straight Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Bridge, Scrambled Spelling Bee, Prophetic Card Discovery
2007 The Essential Stewart James 53
Allan Slaight The Eclectic Deck stack for seventeen effects
  • 1. one of five cards thought of and located
  • 2. card location
  • 3. face-up deal stopped, value used to count to selection
  • 4. spelling to thought-of card
  • 5. open prediction
  • 6. card from packet to pocket
  • 7. two-card transposition
  • 8. card from hand to pocket
  • 9. Aces stacked, then Royal Flush dealt
  • 10. five good hands dealt
  • 11. blackjack demo with rubber-banded deck
  • 12. bridge demo with all Spades
  • 13. three-way transposition
  • 14. two selections reverse
  • 15. card chosen, spelled to and some matching cards found
  • 16. Ace assembly (not explained)
  • 17. Mind Mirror challenge location
  • Final Thoughts
  • Closing Credits (credits for all effects)
Also published here
  • Ibidem #32, July 1967
2008 Spins & Needles 36
Allan Slaight New Deck Progressive faros
  • 1. card counted to by adding to cut-to card values, predicted
  • 2. Ace production
  • 3. Aces lost and spelled to
  • 4. poker deal
  • 5. draw poker deal
  • 6. Rummy demo
  • 7. spelling to card from first effect
  • 8. another poker deal
  • 9. Blackjack deal
  • 10. Bridge deal
Also published here
  • Ibidem #33, Dec. 1967
2008 Spins & Needles 44
Allan Slaight The Diligent Deck memorized deck stack which offers a couple of poker and gambling deals
Inspired by
  • New Pentagram, March 1976
2008 Spins & Needles 59
Fred Robinson How to Win at Cards poker, rummy, bridge, set-up
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 182
Nick Trost The Perfect Bridge Hand - Revisited preliminary deal used to stack Spades, re-deal, group shuffle before first deal
  • Hearts Deal
  • Fan Tan Deal
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 392
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Bridge all Spades dealt in second dealing round
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 394
Nick Trost Poker and Bridge Routine
  • Phase One - Poker
  • Phase Two - Bridge
  • Alternate Handling - Poker Phase
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 432
Tony Cabral The Memory Expert at the Bridge Table overhand stacking demonstration, bridge deal in which performer names all cards in one hand and saves selection for last, thirteen memorized cards set-up
Inspired by 2011 Card Tricks for the Untrustworthy 46
Gabi Pareras 5° Escaleras de Color four Aces controlled in one poker hand, four complete bridge hands as climax
2014 Rutinas I 43
Jack Carpenter, Steve Ehlers The Legend of Silas Greene two poker hands dealt, three of a kind and Kings, former hand changes to Aces, then perfect bridge deal, rhyming patter
Inspired by 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 75
Ricky Smith Some Applications on using the punch as key card and for various poker deals, punch as pure marking system
2017 Threeve 63
Patrick G. Redford, Edward Marlo Bridge Deal or Rummy Deal suits dealt to four players
Inspired by 2017 Temporarily Out of Order 114
Denis Behr Extended Gambling Demonstration multi-phase routine, named four-of-a-kind is riffle-culled, then riffle-stacked, then a bridge deal into new deck order
Inspired by 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 19
Tony Cabral Lessons in Dishonesty
  • First Lesson: Card Memory
  • Second Lesson: Card Control (combination cull)
  • Third Lesson: Full Deck Control (bridge deal into suits)
Inspired by 2019 Things to do in Denver when you're dead 1
Steve Forte High Cards - Low Cards four-handed game dealt after honest riffle shuffle by spectator, all low cards to target, all high cards to dealer
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 933
Steve Forte Gilbreath and the Perfect Bridge Deal punch type deal with full suit and one honest shuffle before the deal, faro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 935
Steve Reynolds On Marlo's Gambling Routine with stack, faro
  • Phase One: Poker, Rummy, Pinochle
  • Phase Two: Blackjack
  • Phase Three: Sucker Hand
  • Phase Four: The Bridge Deal
Inspired by 2020 Output (Issue 6) 1
Joshua Jay Gambling Demonstration short idea using "The Trojan Box" to add a run of Spades
June 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 6) 59
Scott Baird Bigger Deal Aces cut to, then good hands for different games dealt (blackjack, bridge, poker)
Inspired by
  • "The Big Deal" (Joshua Jay, download)
Sep. 2022 The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 9) 404