25 entries in Cards / Sleights / Controls / General Comments
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Karl Schröder Ein neues Hilfsmittel zum Erraten gezogener Karten "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
coin secretly palmed and inserted next to selection in deck, deck tabled to delay pass or control
Feb. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 2) 21
Jean Hugard To Shuffle or Not To Shuffle thoughts on controls & delays, two methods for delaying control
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 9
J. B. Bobo Bobo System of Card Control
1947 Watch This One! 73
Al Leech Controls General Comments
1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 3
Cy Endfield Card Selection and Control general comments
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 20
James Steranko Chapter Three - Positive Card Control chapter intro
1960 Steranko on Cards 14
Philip T. Goldstein Controls
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 2
Ken De Courcy Take a Card staging of having a card freely chosen
1980 Cards in Cabaret 41
T. Page Wright Card Control
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 83
John Northern Hilliard Comment on the Return of Chosen Cards very brief note
1994 More Greater Magic 1248
Roberto Giobbi Card Controls Introduction
1995 Card College — Volume 1 65
Various Other Controls reference list of different controls in the CC-course
1995 Card College — Volume 1 79
Roberto Giobbi Card Controls, Part 2
1998 Card College — Volume 3 549
Unknown Refinements and Final Thoughts
  • Security
  • The Spectator Shuffles
  • Psychology
  • A Lost Card
1998 Card College — Volume 3 563
Roberto Giobbi Kartenkontrollen card controls for stage
2003 Kartenkunst für Salon und Bühne 11
Arie Vilner A Few Words on Controls
2009 Underhanded Delivery 72
Roberto Giobbi Thoughts on Controls long essay on controlling selections, p. 43-117
2012 Confidences 43
Fred Kaps The Kaps Show showing that selection is not on top or bottom, even though it is on top
2012 Confidences 81
Shane Cobalt Context
2012 CTRL 2
Justin Higham The Face-Up Pass
2013 Bold and Illogical Card Moves 33
Steve Beam Losing Strategies Discussion of card locations in general including familiarity with stacks and the choreography of the selection process.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 88
Roberto Giobbi Card Controls
  • Controlling Single and Multiple Cards
  • Scenario 1
  • Scenario 2
  • Scenario 3
2016 Standup Card Magic 50
Benjamin Earl Always Shuffle! "A fundamental assertion about deceptive card control"
2020 The Shift #3 55
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Degrees of Freedom selection vs replacement
2021 Sharing Secrets 36
Roberto Giobbi Positive and Negative Insertions in Practice
  • Historical Example of a Positive Insertion
  • Positive Insertion - Delayed Elmsley Count
  • Positive Insertion - Card Control
  • Negative Insertion - Dramatic Construction
2021 Sharing Secrets 53