169 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Skill Demonstration / Card Control
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Unknown Das künstliche Abheben No. 48, performer cuts deck and announces in advance whether he cut to a number or picture card Der Kartenkünstler 57
Unknown Das Mädchen für Alles in Gestalt eines Kartenspieles combination of effects from book
1. Die magische Sehkraft
2. Die Kartenwage
3. performer repeatedly names card where spectator cuts to
4. Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen
5. Das Sortier-Etui (removing named cards from pocket)
6. Das unsichtbare, geheimnisvolle Uhrwerk
7. performer can always cut at a King (four Kings crimped)
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 85
Unknown Das mathematische Mischen - 3. third application, position of top card named after three "shuffles" Der moderne Kartenkünstler 120
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Applications for Edge-Marked Deck also "Magisches Kartenspiel"
locating named card in squared deck and bringing it to top or bottom, identifying removed card
Inspired by Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 16
S. W. Erdnase Producing Any Card Called For The Expert at the Card Table 181
Unknown The Acme of Control old effect with pair of pseudo duplicates The Expert at the Card Table 197
Unknown Der magnetische Künstler two cards put in center and reproduced at once (from top), Seven/Eight of Clubs and Spades Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 4) 52
Unknown Another Poker Trick three Aces are controlled then riffle stacked for four playersRelated to The Art of Magic 130
Laurie Ireland Instant Card Location getting a named card to top in memorized deck
- The Top 15 cards
- Method of Locating Cards from Number 15 Down to Bottom of Deck
Ireland Writes a Book 16
Unknown The Court Cards finding all court cards, stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 267
Unknown Naming the Cards cutting to named cards (named by performer), stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 267
Unknown Winning the Cut cutting the high card with spectator, stacked Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Arthur H. Buckley Cards and Pockets number of cut off cards is divined, deck in pocket, any named card instantly produced Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 241
Unknown Cutting at a Chosen Card stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 266
Charles T. Jordan Positions Unknown named cards are produced and deck separated into colors, stacked stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 273
Charles T. Jordan Poker Player's Deal royal flush in named suit is located underneath handkerchief Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 368
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effectsRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
Cardini The Cardini Ace Trick Aces shuffled into pack (by performer) end up on bottom, featuring Cardini's Overhand Shuffle Multiple ShiftRelated toVariations Greater Magic 545
Laurie Ireland A Gambling Expose aces controlled while shuffling, then fake center deal Lessons in Dishonesty 9
Unknown Gambler's Sense of Touch performer cuts at selection More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 20
Unknown Digging For Diamonds performer and then spectator always cut at diamonds More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 21
Billy O'Connor Instanto cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 677
Crocker The Four Aces cards shuffled in fairly, duplicates produced from Xkwizit gimmick The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 690
Unknown To Control Two or More Cards as four-Ace Control The Stripper Deck 8
Don Diavolo Magic Shuffle two halves shuffled face-up into face-down bring two selection next to each other The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 133) 764
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Fantastic Fan four Aces keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase, then to shoulderRelated to Tricks and Sleights 23
Edward Marlo Faro Aces aces placed thirteen cards apart, brought back together via faro shuffle Marlo In Spades 16
Bruce Elliott Cut Up method to cut bottom card to top, cards on the table, small trick, where several cards come back to the top as a gambling demo The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 621
Bill Simon The Middle Deal mock center dealRelated to Effective Card Magic 86
Edward Marlo In One Shuffle aces lost in deck, still on top The Cardician 83
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Charlie Miller The Homing Deuces four Twos keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phaseRelated to An Evening with Charlie Miller 60
Charlie Miller Two Dollars and Aces aces appear in two envelopes that contained a dollar bill before, P&L Phantastic Card Reel for long spread in airInspired by The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 58
Harry Lorayne The Inseparable Four four Kings shuffled in four packets, then together, then all Kings together in middle, optional faroRelated toVariations Close-up Card Magic 148
Dai Vernon Vernon's Aces aces separated in four piles, brought together to top via faroVariations Close-up Card Magic 162
Gerald Kosky Double-Cut Poker Run-Up The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 339
Edward Marlo No Key - Faro Aces without key cards and countingRelated to Faro Controlled Miracles 5
Edward Marlo Faro Double Control openly controlling aces while secretly controlling other cards (e.g. kings) Faro Controlled Miracles 36
Edward Marlo Triple Packet Disclosure cutting three packets, distributing three selections on top, with variations The Patented Shuffle (Issue 2 Slip Cut) 7
Edward Marlo Four Ace Location (Stacked Deck Retained) four Aces shuffled into deck and cut on top of four piles, order retainedRelated toVariations The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers)
Edward Marlo Multiple Stripper Control aces are stripper cards in normal deck The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards) 12
Al Koran Double Deal dealing five people the same cards, set up, twenty-five duplicates, siamesaVariations Al Koran's Professional Presentations 119
Edward Marlo The Named Four cutting to any four of a kind called for, edgemarked Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 9
Karl Fulves Example 16 32 cards, any card specified in stages (color, suit, value...) comes to top after some faro shuffling, gray code and faro Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 22
Karl Fulves Essential Erdnase demonstrating card control by controlling and producing 4s, aces as kickerRelated to The Book of Numbers 13
Karl Fulves Technicolor Shuffle cutting to red cards, secret strip out condition The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 19
Frank Garcia Culling the Aces pseudo riffle culling Million Dollar Card Secrets 102
Karl Fulves Notes On The Handling - 5. cutting to random named cards Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 53
Joseph K. Schmidt Subconscious Poker II one card is controlled during the repeat-dealing of five poker-hand and appears in a Royal Flush, see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing StroutInspired by
  • "Subconscious Poker" (Bob Fisher, The Sphinx, April 1939, or Daley's Notebooks #407)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 687
Jerry K. Hartman Poker III slightly elaborated handling, re-dealingInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 754
Roy Walton Subconscious Poker Handling re-dealingInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 830
Martin A. Nash Vernash's Aces faros and Free Cut Principle, see p. 443 for additional creditingVariations Ever So Sleightly 70
Darwin Ortiz Combination Aces free cut principle, farosInspired byVariations Afterthoughts 77
Unknown Marked Cards Plus cutting named card to top, stacked and marked New and Novel Knowledge 27
Edward Marlo Which one was Brighter? tips on Bottom Deal Demo Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 322
Unknown Aces Up No. 20, Aces distributed in deck, several deals, they end up on top again Self-Working Card Tricks 34
Murray Bonfeld Vernon's Aces plus Kings Kings and Aces lost, found and dealt, extensionInspired by Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 37
Trevor Lewis A Mixed Bag various card and coin idaes
- partial stack and zarrow shuffle
- double Riffle Control
- Middle Deal (false)
- Palm Conscious (gag)
- Transpo Plus (coin transposition)
- Ladies In Waiting (four queens reverse in the deck)
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 205
Murray Bonfeld Thirteen Reverse spades are ordered but distributed in deck, their order is reversed with faro shuffles Faro Concepts 33
Murray Bonfeld Shuffled Interchange two spade cards are named, their position in the deck is transposed with faros Faro Concepts 34
George H. Pittman Four Ace Fooler ace production with red-black transposition surprise Fred Braue on False Deals 28
Dai Vernon, Christian Scherer Vernon's Aces Variation Inspired by Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 42
Martin A. Nash Slippery Strippers pseudo Stripper Deck demo with normal cards Sleight Unseen 401
Martin A. Nash Approximately Steven cutting to any card named after one riffle shuffle Sleight Unseen 424
Richard Kaufman Fantasy Cull ace-4 are lost and found, the fours appear CardMagic 30
Frank Garcia Ubiquitous Aces aces found by fake riffle cull, aces vanish one by one on deck, produced again Exclusive Card Miracles 41
Martin A. Nash The Side-Pocket Swindle card located in pocket, shuffle tracking presentation, deck switchRelated to Ovation 7
Martin Lewis, Paul Harris Stamped Second demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card Close-up Fantasies — Book II 111
Karl Fulves Fake Shuffles fake faro shuffle and fake false shuffle with gaffed red/blue decks Octet 38
Daryl Martinez, Paul Curry, Bill Simon Sleightly Touched unknown card reversed, magician locates card of same suit and valueVariations For Your Entertainment Pleasure 42
Terry LaGerould Calling Card magicians names a card and cuts to it, repeated Best of Friends 144
David Solomon Spectator Loses the Aces spectator cuts aces in deck, then they gather on topInspired byRelated to Sessions 16
Edward Marlo Kings to Aces four kings are riffle culled that turn out to be aces, "inverse" belly strippers Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 83
Karl Fulves Sharper's Demo ace is lost and controlled again, block transfer Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 186
Karl Fulves Advanced Course in Cheating center card of four poker hands is an ace, they are shuffled together using block transfers Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 187
Karl Fulves Three-Shuffle Cull in center of four poker hands are aces, are shuffled together in center of deck, block transfers Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 189
Martin A. Nash Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas three selections are produced skillfully from shuffled deck The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 47
Harry Lorayne Poker Challenge controlling single card in certain poker hand, it fills a Royal Flush, redealing principle The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 67
Terry LaGerould Calling Card magicians names a card and cuts to it Best of Friends - Volume II 112
Edward Marlo Removing Any Named Card from Fan edge-marked cards, memorized deck Formula One Close-Up 52
Frederick Braue Slidearound Aces Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 24
Dai Vernon A Match Made in Cincinnati performing Matching the Cards with a new deck, includes cutting to any named value The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 139
Karl Fulves Uncut Version Aces on four piles, assembled, one riffle shuffle, Aces on top
- Other Schemes
Inspired byRelated to
  • "You're the Gambler" (Precursor XV)
Covenant 7
Karl Fulves Cross Cut Routine false cuts demonstrated, black Aces put on top and bottom, false cut done, now red Aces are on top and bottom and black Aces are found ten cards down from face Secret Session — Part One 27
Darwin Ortiz The Vegas Shuffle Red/Black Shuffle Demonstration Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 52
Edward Marlo Culling Two Sets of Fours demonstration cull Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 81
Karrell Fox "Easy-Aces" Aces cut in deck reappear on top My Latest Book 51
Harry Lorayne Quick Estimation position of selection is apparently followed and then cut to Trend Setters 179
Bob King Supreme Control Aces shuffled into deck, back on top, top stock control with a crimpAlso published here More Magician Foolers 8
Bob King A Cut Above Aces are cut into deck with spectatorInspired byAlso published here More Magician Foolers 9
Simon Aronson Bait and Switch spectator names number and selects card, performer apparently brings the card to that number one-handed behind his backInspired by The Aronson Approach 85
Karl Fulves X-pert aces lost, then dealt off the top againInspired by
  • "X Marks the Plot" (Fulves, Cheat Sheet #2)
28 Card Tricks 11
Frederick Braue Four Ace Location aces placed on top and shuffled in deck, actually two shuffled to bottom and then produced via friction toss The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 13
Bob King A Cut Above (I) Aces are cut into deck with spectatorAlso published here The Breather 8
Ernest Earick Lustig for Life named value is cut to, selection at that numberVariations By Forces Unseen 165
Bob King Supreme Control Aces shuffled into deck, back on top, top stock control with a crimpAlso published here The Breather 2 14
Bob King Supreme Control Aces shuffled into deck, back on top, top stock control with a breather crimpAlso published here Card File 180
Karl Fulves Double Time riffle shuffle control, shuffled and two piles formed and top cards named Crooked Tales 28
Karl Fulves Top Secret aces lost via tabled shuffles without crimps, then back on top Crooked Tales 90
Gene Maze Caught in the Act selection trapped between sandwich cards in center of deck with faro shuffle Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 116
Roger Crosthwaite Free Count Aces Aces cut into deck, found again
- Variation One: Faro Shuffle
- Variation Two: Overhand-Faro Combination
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 109
Darwin Ortiz The One-Handed Poker Deal skill demonstration Cardshark 149
Bruce Elliott Straight Up No. 28, Ace through Five straight distributed in deck, yet dealt out again, pseudo duplicates Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 51
Gary Plants An Ace Per Shuffle pseudo riffle culling demonstration Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 1) 2596
Joseph K. Schmidt Subconscious Poker one card is controlled during the repeat-dealing of five poker-hand and appears in a Royal FlushAlso published here Card College — Volume 2 262
Martin Lewis, Paul Harris Stamped Second demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 225
Don Voltz Stuck! based on Martin Lewis' "Stamped Second", demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 229
Karl Fulves Pat Hand Pete performer cuts at a pair in shuffled deck to complete a full house Blocking Off 94
Karl Fulves Return To Base aces lost, then shown together at bottom Blocking Off 106
Karl Fulves Side Effects gaffed deck with various shortened cards, cutting to any card of tabled deckRelated to Blocking Off 32
Karl Fulves Two By Four shuffled deck, performer shuffles and cuts three piles, then names bottom cards, then new bottom cards are aces Blocking Off 62
Karl Fulves Two Edged spectator and performer remember any card they see during riffle shuffle, performer cuts to both cards, blocking off twice Blocking Off 187
Harry Riser Dealer's School - Phase One (red black separation by feel)
- Phase Two (shuffle control demo)
- Phase Three (dealing some hands, performer ends up with Aces)
The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 144
Jerry Sadowitz A Trick With Bottom Section Culling card in spread is named, it is instantly shuffled to top Thanks To Zarrow 14
Roberto Giobbi Dad Stevens, King of the Card Cheats a king is controlled, then all four Kings appearVariations Card College — Volume 3 657
Andrew Wimhurst Shuffle-tracker shuffle-tracking a selection, ends with four-of-a-kindVariations Low Down Dirty Tricks 11
Ellis Stanyon To Draw Picture Cards from a Pack No. 5 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 209
Doug Conn Brute Peace two decks, spectator names color and from one deck a card of this color is produced, repeated with suit and value, the resulting card is reversed in second deck Tricks of my Trade 162
Ellis Stanyon Two Cards, Placed in the Centre of the Pack, Found on Top No. 7, pair of pseudo duplicates
- Improvement (one pair starts clipped behind coat)
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 34
Ellis Stanyon To Produce Any Card No. 23, after dealing into thirteen heaps all heaps have one quartet Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 94
Ellis Stanyon The Inseparable Knaves No. 16, quartet shuffled into deck and found again Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 211
Ellis Stanyon Pass to Deceive a Conjurer No. 20, fake pass demonstrationVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 234
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note fake pass demonstrationInspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 235
Unknown The Card Cheat Mastering the Art of Magic 130
Baltazar Fuentes Finnel Finessed four Aces lost and found I'm Dancing 45
Karl Fulves Krazy Kut No. 40, deck cut by performer, yet he names a card and its positionRelated to My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 90
Michael DeMarco Mate Separate spectator cuts off packet, performer shuffles the same number of cards between two matesVariations Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 132
David Regal High & Dry spectator shuffles yet magician deals aces on top of packets Constant Fooling 1 101
Darwin Ortiz Combination Cull free cut principle, farosInspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 14
Ron Bauer Second Finger Top Deal jacks shuffled into deck, yet shown on top, then dealt to partner as fake false dealing demoInspired by
  • "I Won't Play Cards With Him" (Bill Larson, Sr.)
Second Finger Top Deal 2
Steven Youell Setting The Combination Vernon's Aces with Free Cut Principle and stack to get packets of right size Weapons of Mass Destruction 32
Karl Fulves Mixology spectator memorizes card and its position, gives riffle shuffle, performer names new position, shuffle tracking presentation Combo II 94
Harry Lorayne, James Swain Simplified Swain, Plus aces lost and found with free-cut principle, colors separated, two selections found, based on Swain's "Shuffle Tracking" (Genii 5/2005)Also published here Best of Friends - Volume III 442
Benjamin Earl Fingertip Memory named card instantly produced from shuffled deck Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 16
David Solomon S-V-S Shuffle Stack Kings put on top, shuffled three times while burying top cards, Kings back on top, repeated but now Aces are on top, then Royal FlushInspired by The Wisdom of Solomon 191
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker Location Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 26
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson's High Card Cut method with table-edge holdout The Magic of Fred Robinson 187
Roberto Giobbi Card Control Demonstration retaining aces on top after shuffle and cut Secret Agenda (Issue July 14) 210
Steve Beam One Upsmanship performer cuts one card higher than spectator, stack, inspired by Paul Hallas' "A Cut Above" (Tricks from the Overground) Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 118
Steve Beam The Full Monte any named card is pulled out of spread by performer, memorized deck, elaboration of "52-Card Monte" (Vol. 5) Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 283
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker Location Related to Reflections 89
Karl Fulves The Perfect Shuffle long-short deck with alternated color shuffled, sold as perfect faro or false shuffle Prolix (Issue 9) 626
Darwin Ortiz Bulletproof controlling four-of-a-kind, then Ace production Lessons in Card Mastery 149
Ben Train Detour on 51st Street shuffle tracking two cards and selection, faro Anteater Consortium 18
Darwin Ortiz Hole-Card Play four selections are lost and dealt in five-card Stud, performer gets two AcesInspired by Lessons in Card Mastery 3
Darwin Ortiz Best of the Best position of thought-of-card named, center dealing any named card, memorized deck Lessons in Card Mastery 23
Darwin Ortiz One Shot, One Kill performer cuts off certain number of cards and directly at selection, three phasesRelated to Lessons in Card Mastery 91
Darwin Ortiz Rouge et Noir aces lost and found, then colors separateInspired by Lessons in Card Mastery 157
Darwin Ortiz Sweating Bullets cutting the aces, then aces controlled (faros), then new pack orderInspired by Lessons in Card Mastery 207
Darwin Ortiz, Paul Griffin Ideas for "Vernon's Aces" Related to Lessons in Card Mastery 216
Jason England A Curious Location selection lost, number up to ten named, performer cuts to this value and selection is found that many cards downInspired by Texas on a Saturday Night 16
Doug Edwards, Billy O'Connor, Cardini Billy O'Connor's Instanto Deck how to build an Instanto deck, more ideasRelated to Nukes 63
Steve Beam Control Center Control to the top of the deck.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 234
Benjamin Earl The Back Room Demo false stacking demo of the four aces from a spectator shuffled deckAlso published here Less is More Bonus 8
Harry Lorayne Start Strong, End Stronger four-of-a-kind lost, several endings to find them suggestedInspired by JawDroppers! 228
Pit Hartling A Riffle Culling Demonstration named four-of-a-kind to top In Order to Amaze 130
Pit Hartling Poker Night at the Improv all possible poker hands produced in increasing order, "Any Poker Hand the Magician Calls For" In Order to Amaze 210
Joseph Barry Thanks to Vernon aces lost and foundInspired by Charlotte's Notes 12
Pepe Lirrojo Asamblea Total aces separated in four piles, brought together to top via faro, deck is arranged by quartets as climaxInspired by Panpharos 30
Benjamin Earl The Back Room Demo false stacking demo of the four aces from a spectator shuffled deckAlso published here Less is More 76
Benjamin Earl The Resourceful Professional gambling routine
1. Shuffle Location/Culling
2. False Dealing
3. Stacking
4. Card Mucking/Switching
5. Shuffle Tracking
6. Four-of-a-Kind Location
Variations Less is More 110
John Cottle Target Practice shuffle tracking a (crimped) card, then dealing a good hand with it Operandi (Issue 2) 14
Allan Hagen Completing The Hand two cards chosen, three more cards found to complete a full house, then royal flush located Eleven 8
Harry Lorayne Simplified Swain, Plus Aces lost and found with free-cut principle, colors separated, two selections found, based on Swain's "Shuffle Tracking" (Genii 5/2005)Also published here JawDroppers! Two 126
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 orderInspired by Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 19
Harapan Ong Faro Pharaoh apparently Ace placed next to another card as indicated by that card's value with a faro, other Aces found
I. Basic handling
II. Advanced handling
Principia 120
Jason Ladanye A Numbers Game (Ladanye's ACAAN) shuffle tracking demonstration, then ACAAN all in the hands of the performer as skill demo Game Changer 191
Jason Ladanye Fast Track shuffle tracking demonstration with selection, other cards of that value show up as climax, farosInspired by Game Changer 245
Justin Higham Illogical Four Ace Control Variant four Aces lost by assembling four tabled packets and the Aces, they end up on top, bluffInspired by
  • "Illogical Ace-Control" (Justin Higham, Non-Automatic Card Tricks, 2012)
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