303 entries in Cards / Principles / Key Card / Key Card Placements
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Tricks with Long Cards simple location of a card, either by using long card as key or by forcing long card
1889 Tricks with Cards 41
Unknown Eine gezogene Karte aufzufinden No. 29, key card palmed onto selection
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 34
Unknown Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Unknown Eine Karte am Geruch erkennen locating a card because of its smell, key card
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Unknown I. Methode spectator says stop during deal and remembers the card, key card location
Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 150
Unknown Das non plus ultra-Kunststück pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, translation by John Willmann
Related toAlso published here May 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 5) 67
Unknown Third Method bottom card placed next to selection via reverse spread cull (perhaps, unclear)
1909 The Art of Magic 42
Charles T. Jordan The Bare-Faced Detection No. 13, card chosen by cutting, found with the faced towards the spectators at all times
Related to
  • "Exact Location" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 45
Charles T. Jordan Placement Control cards returned to spread with known distance, brought together under key with dealing procedure
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 7
Oswald Rae A Remarkable Coincidence spectator cuts deck in three piles, remembers a card and cuts it back, second spectator locates card, two key cards
1928 Sub Rosa 14
Graham Adams The Peep and Riffle key card in center, selection controlled to top with an in-the-hands riffle shuffle
1931 Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 15
Tom Sellers Push - A Novel Card Trick packed pushed from deck with pencil
1931 Magical Pleasantries 15
Eric F. Impey Tone Control four piles, two key cards on top, selection lost and found apparently via spectator's voice during him reading off all cards
1931 Try This One 6
Unknown Center Pull-Out Key Card Placement
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 84
Tom Sellers Steps unusual selection procedure
1934 Card Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers Lift a Few spectator cuts cards and replaced, performer divines number of cards, two key cards come from sleeve
1934 Card Tricks That Work 8
Unknown The Key Card Principle - An Example of Presentation
Variations 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 9
Unknown Sighting a Card in the Middle of the Deck 1. Ruffling the Pack for Return of Card
2. The Push Through
3. Charlier Pass Move
4. Palming Half the Deck
5. Turning Index Corner in Fan of Cards
6. Index of Card Above Chosen Card
7. Sighting Card After Spectator Peeks at Index
8. Sighting Any Card Called For
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 141
Victor Farelli Push selection procedure that sets a key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Unknown Detected by Fingerprints behind the back key placement
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 84
Unknown A Count Down Mystery with out-of-hand key card placement
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 87
Tom Sellers The One-Way Key
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
Charles T. Jordan Cagliostro's Vision complicated key card placement with dealing
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 201
Theodore Annemann Locatrik location with two keys and two outs, Gemini Twins precursor
Variations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 262
Tom Sellers Another Push Location key next to free selection
1938 Greater Magic 36
Unknown The Slip Location placing key under spread next to selection
1938 Greater Magic 38
Unknown The Bottom Card Location featuring several key card placements and strategies:
Joker Discard to Locate Key
Face-Dwon Ribbon-Spread Key Placement
Face-Up Ribbon Spread Key Placement
Deal-Down Key Placement
Distant Key Card
Cardcase Load of Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 90
Unknown A Joker Trick
1938 Greater Magic 240
Unknown A Miracle Discovery hands off key card placement
1938 Greater Magic 246
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
Also published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 299
Louis Lam Pusho packet pushed (poke) from center as selection procedure
1939 Be Deceived 23
Oscar Weigle Nu-Locato key card placement after peek
1939 Do That Again! 39
Orville Wayne Meyer The "Last Word" Location two key cards, multiple out procedure in placing one of the keys
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 43
Theodore Annemann Nail Nick Key Control
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 368
Theodore Annemann The Simplex Hindu Location simple, key card placement
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 399
Unknown Setting a Key Card
1940 Expert Card Technique 116
G. W. Hunter Backhanded reprinted from The Magic Wand, card sticks to back of hand, key card location
Also published here 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 660
Unknown Slip Shuffle Key Placement
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Charles Arbuthnot Double Key Location
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 116) 688
Henry Christ The Perfect Card Location setting double back key card
Related to 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 8
Eddie Joseph Another Card Discovery spectator counts off cards and stops, remembers card and replaces rest, either counting by ear or key card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 19
Eugenia Braue The Miracle Divination ungaffed method
Inspired byRelated to 1943 Tricks and Sleights 14
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Key Card Placement
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Clyde Cairy Ode to The Jinx three piles, one card from one pile selected and packet counted, card is found in performer's pocket
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 193
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 33
Jean Hugard More Card Magic (Continued) key card placement with overhand shuffle
Nov. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 6) 80
Edward Marlo The Force tell-free force, re-selection, key card in case of missed force
1945 Tricks with Daub 10
Warren Wiersbe Divination Supreme cards shuffled face-up face-down in process by spectator
Inspired by 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 17
Edward Marlo Crimp Placement out of hands
1947 Marlo In Spades 41
J. B. Bobo Milk Shuffle Key Placement card replaced during overhand shuffle
1947 Watch This One! 34
J. B. Bobo Telepathic Miracle key card placed next to thought-of card
Related to 1947 Watch This One! 40
R. M. Jamison 57 two times performer knows where selection is, when spectator turns up cards and names them
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 502
Unknown The Key Undercut see also applications
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 69
Unknown Sliding Key Card under-spread placement
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 80
Jack Yeager Glorifying Your Magic 1. Califaction of Handkerchiefs (silks in dove pan merge together)
2. How to spell trust? (oddity on coin)
3. Key Card Placement (Charlier Pass)
4. 20th Century Silks idea
5. Zombie Idea (floating flower pot)
6. Comedy bits with a stooge
7. Miser's Dream Shower (with handkerchief)
8. Thumb Tip Idea (with scotch tape)
9. Thimble color change
10. The cotton bunny (cotton bunny to real one, dove pan)
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 12
Unknown Sure Way to Find a Chosen Card Basic key card location of selection
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 30
Unknown The Great "Stop!" Trick
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 33
Unknown The Mahatma Marvel Card Trick Location with spectator dealing and distant key card
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 35
Eddie Joseph The Blind Magician Does a Trick performer blindfolded via spectator's hand (human blindfold) or blindfold, two spectators with half the deck each cut off piles and make two selections, deck assembled, performer finds both
  • Method One
  • Method Two
  • Method Three
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 8
Eddie Joseph The Natural Follow-Up out-of-hand key card placement and discovery, blindfolded
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 10
Carmine Laino Behind the Back Card Trick No. 6, "A favorite trick of magician Carmine Laino", deck cut behind performer's back, card remembered at bottom of cut portion, performer divines identity
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 17
Unknown You Do as I Do No. 13, Standard Do As I do effect with two decks, spectator / performer selects same card coincidentally
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 27
Al Baker, Dr. Ben B. Braude You Do as I Do (Using one pack of cards) No. 14, Do As I Do, performer picks out spectator's card, asks spectator to take out similar card and is able to divine it
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 29
John Scarne The Four Packs No. 20, Spectator deals deck into four piles, remembers the top card of each pile, assemble the deck, performer divines the four cards
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 40
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 75
Theodore Annemann Locatrix No. 58, Divine card behind back
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 104
Edward Marlo Placing the Key Cards placing key card next to peeked at cards with cutting sequences
A. Placing Key Card by Step Control
B. Placing Key Card Using Cut Control
C. Placing of Key Card using Shuffle Control
D. Placing of Key Card by Use of Side Steal Control
1952 Control Systems 71
Chan Canasta A Miracle Discovery three piles are made and under impossible conditions selection is found, using three key cards
Related toVariations 1953 A Miracle Discovery 1
Stewart James Miracle Location placing a short card next to selection with the Nullificator
1954 The Nullificator 8
J. Stewart Smith Peek-A-Boo Discovery sucker effect
1955 One More Thought on Cards 23
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction key card
Related to 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 7
Unknown Center Cut Key Card Placement
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 5
James Steranko No-Touch Key Placement spectator selects and replaces card while performer has his back turned
1960 Steranko on Cards 50
Bill Hendricks Perfectly Deceptive three ideas (first two with the Faro Shuffle)
  • Key Supreme (key card placement)
  • Unparadoxical (faro shuffle as false shuffle)
  • Prelude (add-on, cards on Aces)
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 61
James G. Thompson Jr. T-Formation as a force and a key card placement, two methods
  • What is it?
  • The Basic Position
  • The Pullover
  • The Pushover
  • Using the Pullover
  • Using the Pushover
1961 T-Formation 5
Edward Marlo Sixth Method out-of-hand key card placement
1962 Estimation 30
Edward Marlo Milk Key Placement with block and reversed card
1962 Tilt! 22
Edward Marlo Key - Faro Aces setting aces as keys for a multiple control
Related to 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 8
Milton Kort Three Static Solutions three solutions
Inspired by Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 30
Dai Vernon Key Card Placement running cut
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 159
Dai Vernon Key Card Location spread
Variations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 166
Unknown Peek Key Card Placement key placed next to peeked at card
1967 Deck-Sterity 23
Unknown Basic Move 1 poke key card placement
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Unknown Basic Move 4
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Karl Fulves The Partial Faro selection procedure with faros that places a key card next to selection
1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 53
Edward Marlo Key Card Throw-Offs peek control with key card
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 37
Edward Marlo Double Key Card Throw-Off peeked cards, two methods
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 38
Unknown Overhand Shuffle Key Placement
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 142
T. Page Wright Super Detection single card location
1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 2) 8
Harvey Rosenthal The Center Cut center block pass false cut, credit information, as key placement for peeked at card
Related toAlso published here 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 93
Karl Fulves The Non-Slip Cut - Basic Technique spectator removes block from center, a card is held back there
1971 The Book of Numbers 25
Karl Fulves Chance? Fate? two card location, key card
1971 The Book of Numbers 31
Edward Marlo, Henry Christ Marlo on the Christ Force as key card placement, five variations
Related to 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 283
Roy Walton Ten Paces to the Right selection ten cards away from face-up Ten spot, faro (see page 8 for non-faro suggestion by J. Stewart Smith), see page 16 for correction
Inspired by 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Edward Marlo Placement Control crimp, basically tabled version of Vernon's Placement
Inspired by 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Dr. Jacob Daley Peek Key Control setting key next to peeked card
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 107
John Quine Quine's Key Placement
Variations 1972 Card Cavalcade 104
T. Page Wright A Lesson in Card Magic spectator performs trick with other spectator
1972 The Living End 55
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
Also published here 1972 The Living End 110
George G. Kaplan Discovery
1972 The Living End 151
Karl Fulves Notes On The Handling - 4. key card placement from riffle shuffle cull
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 53
Harry Lorayne Improvisation Location placing two key cards
1973 Rim Shots 113
Edward Marlo On the Subject of the Christ Force setting to 2 key cards
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 48
Gene Nielsen Homage to Koran card at number, hands-off version
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 72) 359
Gene Finnell Centering placing a selection so that it is half the deck away from a key card
1. By Estimation
2. By an "over and under" shuffle
3. variation
4. variation of 2.
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 40
Edward Marlo Camouflage Control - The No Slip Cut "Basic Technique" and "Controlled Cut", procedures with center cuts and distant key cards
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 144
Paul Curry Turn of the Century
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 57
Dr. John Nichols Smashing! spectator selects one out of three cards, it's the previously selected card
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 108) 539
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Placement
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 11
Francis Carlyle Mental Selection of a Card single card divnination
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 67
Dennis Marks Glimpse and Transfer card on bottom of pushed out packet is glimpsed and transferred on top, key card
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 123) 613
Roger Smith The IF Cover Up Control #1 key card placed in break in originally lower half of IF peek, faro brings it next to selection
Inspired byRelated to 1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 2
Roger Smith The IF Cover Up Control #2 key card placed in break in originally lower half of IF peek, faro brings it next to selection
  • Handling A
  • Handling B
  • Handling B - A Variation (two selections)
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 3
Roger Smith IF Cover Up Control #3 same with corner short key
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 5
Roger Smith The IF Drop Control key card placed one faro away from selection with running cut procedure after IF peek
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 7
Edward Marlo Obvious Suggestion using Secret Incomplete Faro Condition
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 307
Eddie Fields P-O-P Peek
Related toVariations 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 48
Unknown Key Card Placement card removed from in-the-hands spread and replaced on tabled half
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 2
Ken Krenzel Impromptu R. S. Peek Deck secret incomplete faro condition
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 299
Harry Lorayne Key Cards about key cards, with seven applications and placements
1977 The Magic Book 152
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles The Miracle Discovery spectator pulls packet out of center, shuffles it and remembers top card, then re-inserts it, card located
1977 The Magic Book 77
Ken Krenzel Invisible Transfer Placement
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 60
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 128
Unknown An der gewünschten Stelle card at number, using the glide
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 60
Michael Ammar Kick Key glimpsing peeked-at card
July 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 220
Karl Fulves Remote Viewing No. 56, two spectators remember cards in shuffled deck that is cut back-to-back far away, out-of-hand key card placement
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 92
Frank Garcia Slip Cut Key Placement after Peek
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 38
Andrew Galloway Key Card Handling
1980 Diverting Card Magic 28
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Key Placement
1980 Encore I 19
Stephen Minch Contact performer finds selected ESP card, one way key card
1980 Mind Novas 31
Edward Marlo Christ-Crossed Clairvoyance two cards named after Christ-Force type procedure, double backer
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 71
Ben Harris, Woody Meltcher Aroma Cards spectator shuffles, makes three piles and follows a selection procedure, card apparently found by smell
1981 Magic from which Memories are Made! 117
Terry LaGerould Fanta-Spread key card placement after domino spread turnover
1982 Best of Friends 141
Dai Vernon Running Cut Placement
1982 Best of Friends 180
Harvey Rosenthal The Center Cut brief
Also published here 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 346
Paul Brignall In the Dark divination of two cards, written on paper by perfromer
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 36
Edward Marlo Dribble Glimpse bold
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 312
Roberto Giobbi Spread Key Card Placement
1984 The Cardmanship of Roberto Giobbi 5
Dai Vernon Running Card Key Placement
1984 Diverting Kreations 9
Stephen Tucker Cover Blown Christ Force without cover card, starting with top card secretly reversed above eye-level, also as key placement
1984 May the Force Be with You! 5
Mike Bornstein On Target featuring a key card cutting placement
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 151
Edward Marlo Slip Cut Key Placement after Peek
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 43
Edward Marlo Marlo Running Cut Sequence
1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1291
Unknown Use for Short Card count-down placement, spectator shuffles
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Frederick Braue FB Card Control riffle force with break or key card placement
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 29
Frederick Braue The Sliding Key - Braue Handling with pressure fan
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 22
Unknown Sliding Key Control with fan
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 22
Edward Marlo Milk Build Key Placement
1985 Midnight Special 25
Unknown Tabled Ribbon Spread Control with key card
1987 CardPerfect 64
Larry Jennings Placement Cut cut that places top card next to selection, alternative to slip cut, in the hands
1988 The Cardwright 30
Roberto Giobbi Hindu Shuffle Placement
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 7
Roberto Giobbi The Dribble Key Card Replacement
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 9
Roberto Giobbi A Stooge against his will
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 11
Edward Marlo Spectators Cuts Location spectator cuts to his card (crimp), faro placement
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 120
Gary Kurtz The Hofzinser Cull Placement
1989 Continuations and Departures 22
Dai Vernon The Vernon Placement running cut
1989 Continuations and Departures 23
Karl Fulves Fingerprints fingerprint presentation for key card location
1989 Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 14
Harry Lorayne Convincing key card location
1990 Trend Setters 68
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Unknown Double Key Card Setting including Marlo's Ruse Cull to set key cards in place
1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 14
Edward Marlo The Olram Poke three methods inspired by Ginsburg Poke
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method - "Estimation Poke" (spelling)
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 5
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Key Placement
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 149
Larry West Cut-Up amount of cut cards is divined and card changes into selection
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4) 8
Edward Marlo Drop Cut Control placing key next to peeked at card during running cut
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 3
Gary Kurtz Nach Hofzinser (Cull-Methode) key placement handling
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 22
Dai Vernon Leitkartenkontrolle nach Dai Vernon running cut key placement
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 23
Bob King Impossible Location spectator cuts deck into three piles, remembers top card of any pile and loses it
Also published here 1992 The Breather 4
Gary Kurtz Another Example: A Vernon Key Card Placement see also p. 34
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 29
Dai Vernon イモーショナルリアクション (Emotional Reaction)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 115
Bob King Impossible Location spectator cuts deck into three piles, remembers top card of any pile and loses it, breather crimp
Also published here 1993 Card File 170
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 Fechter 37
Eddie Fechter Peek and Key Combination
1993 Fechter 178
Alex Elmsley A Woven and Cut Case penelope-procedure (pile cut off, counted, card at that position is selection), key is placed next to selection via faro
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 325
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz Key Card Move double backer is placed next to selection in out-of-hands selection procedure
1994 More Greater Magic 1105
Horace Goldin, John Northern Hilliard "How It Is Done", or "The Indeceptive Deception", or "One For The Wise Ones" sucker key card placement to throw off magicians
1994 More Greater Magic 1207
Bob Irons Bottom Running-Cut placing a key card above the top stock during running cut, bottom strip
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 104
Unknown The Key Card in a Hand-to-hand Spread
1995 Card College - Volume 1 137
Unknown Key Card in a Ribbon-Spread
1995 Card College - Volume 1 138
Unknown Glimpse and Placement from dribble
1995 Card College - Volume 1 140
Unknown Tabled Ribbon Spread Control with a key card
1995 Card College — Volume 1 143
Juan Tamariz, Moe Seidenstein, Jimmy Grippo A Phenomenal Memory performer apparently remembers a whole spread and thus identifies a chosen card that has been moved from its position
1995 Card College — Volume 1 145
Unknown Placing a Key Card with the Hindu Shuffle
1995 Card College - Volume 1 157
Karl Fulves Mind Mirror No. 15, card from a third is removed after performer memorized the pile, he names missing card, key card placement after riffle shuffle
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 25
Simon Aronson Three For Two three selections made in different way, no-touch selection procedure, all located, two key cards, first cut of cut-deeper force
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 61
Karl Fulves Bottom Facts applied to distant key card placement
Related to 1995 The Fine Print (Issue 1) 3
Steve Beam, Scott Robinson Polar Stab location of two cards with two keys
Inspired by 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 157
Steve Beam Selective Service four selections, with four keys
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 168
Joel Givens Identification Cards multiple keys, four card location, different methods
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 170
Steve Beam Multiplocation with four cards
Related toVariations 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 175
Tom Craven Bounce Control I after spectator's peek
Variations 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 190
Tom Craven Bounce Controll II after incomplete faro peek
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 192
Edward Marlo Overhand Key Placement
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 111
Unknown Key-Card Placement with the Lift Shuffle
1996 Card College — Volume 2 258
Karl Fulves Gemini Twins Key Placement out of hands
1996 Blocking Off 92
John Scarne Overhand Shuffle Control three cards, key, see also p. 196 for variation
1996 Blocking Off 193
Unknown Cut Deeper Force Key Placement
1996 13 Prophets 10
Edward Marlo Marlo on the Christ Force second variation, key placement
Also published here 1996 Facsimile (Issue 4) 10
Steven Youell Bikes Peek key card placement, in the hands
Related to 1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1180
Tom Craven Keeper of the Keys
Inspired by 1996 The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 3) 5
Unknown Setting Multiple Key Cards two methods
1998 Card College — Volume 3 511
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction clever and subtle use of a keycard in a challenge situation
1998 Card College — Volume 3 564
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement with the Versatile Spread Control
Related to 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1371
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #2 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #3 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #4 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Harry Levine Waiting to Exhale (Controlling the Breather) placing breather card over selection
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1432
Bob Irons Bottom Running Cut placing a key card above the top stock during running cut, bottom strip
Related to 1999 Tricks of my Trade 66
Ellis Stanyon The Bottom Card as "Key" No. 2, key card placement with reverse cull to upper section, or sticky key card to have the deck shuffled
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 2
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note as four Ace production, or as key card placement
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 2
Ellis Stanyon Several Heaps on Table - Bottom Card as "Key" No. 8
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 4
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Obtained by the Index No. 14, sighting bottom card of top half as card is replaced
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 8
Unknown Behind the Back Key Key card location, deck held behind back during selection process
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 9
Jerry Mentzer Two Keys Two key cards peeked, deck can be riffle shuffled and one of the key cards can still be used. A bit of fishing possibly needed. Can be used as a force of one of two cards using a bit of equivoque.
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 17
Lin Searles Shuffle Control From The Peek setting a key, then getting card back to top
2000 Gambling Notes 14
Al Smith Three Names in the Counting presentation for Multiplocation, with variation (Food for Thought)
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 201
Tom Craven, Steve Beam Plugging the Keyhole presentation for Bounce Control
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 210
Steve Beam Six Shooter six selections
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 211
Steve Beam Five Spot five selections
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 213
Jerry Mentzer Three Card Control and Revelation crimped key
Variations 2000 Card File Two 168
Simon Aronson Key Card Variation Uses key card in Random Tandem
2001 Try the Impossible 36
Karl Fulves Turn Three Times No. 10, location with key card and Klondike shuffle
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 21
Tony Bartolotta Key Card Placement dribble selection and tabled cuts
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 81
Neal Elias Card Controls - Placing A Key Card deck secretly cut
Inspired by 2001 New Card Controls 25
Neal Elias, Edward Marlo Placing A Key Card II top card taken into right hand, deck then spread over it, also with key or force card near top
2001 New Card Controls 26
John Cornelius MoonShine Locations watch band as shiner
Related to 2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 9
John Cornelius Peeping Tom glimpsing key card during faro cascade
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 31
Jerry K. Hartman Northern Light impossible location followed by 51 Faces North
Inspired by 2002 Penumbra (Issue 3) 15
Tony Kardyro Kardyro's Kard Kontrol partial, glimpsing top card of left hand half as bottom card of right hand spread is pointed to and shown to spectator
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 233
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Impossible spectator shuffles after replacement, selection between two key cards
2002 Ahead of the Pack 85
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 613
Al Baker Card Force using Short Card not a force but a placement of short card as key
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 688
Jerry Sadowitz Blunt Instrument great selection process for a multiple out ending, setting multiple key cards in the process
2004 Cut Controls 16
Gary Plants A Card Control with locator card, originally from Precursor #36 (Sept. 1992)
  • Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator Goes Past the Break
Variations 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 6
Steve Beam The Spring Roll one card location, using the Rolly Polly Controlly as key card placement
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 27
Steve Beam Rolled Derby placement for three key cards, Rapid Rollup
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 28
Steve Beam Piling On multiple key cards
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 99
Lewis Jones Son of the 21 Card Trick three piles
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 100
Lewis Jones The Scorpion chosen card to card case, lap switch
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 139
Mick Ayres Ahead of the Game prediction in pocket, cards add up to find position of selection
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 170
Ron Frost The Indicator Card Using force card as key card if Classic Force does not work
2004 After The Force 17
William Goldman Winged Key stripper card as key card
2005 My Week with a Stripper 11
Harry Riser Second to None
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, June 2005
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 33
Harry Riser The Spectator-Management Control
Also published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 74
Jack Avis A Contrived Location selection made in unusual way from incomplete faro condition, also handlings with multiple out prediction and partial stack
2006 Rara Avis 40
Jack Avis Use of Key Card with Dribble Selection
2006 Rara Avis 168
Steve Beam Double Down Location using a double lift while instructing spectator
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 144
Steve Beam Bottomless Location
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 145
Unknown Simple Key Card Placement crimped key
2007 Diplopia 8
Justin Higham Deal Shuffle Slop style shuffle with both hands in Mechanics grip, just pushing over packets from left to right hand. Can be used as:

  • Key card placement
  • Control (top or bottom)
2008 Dexterity Manual 14
Dai Vernon Key Card Placement running cut
Related to 2008 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 2 36
Roberto Giobbi Key Card Control using packet running cuts to table
Related to Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 15
Fred Robinson Charlier Cut Swindle
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 70
Ken Krenzel The Vertical Slip Force spectator says stop during spreading, also as key placement
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 17
Yves Carbonnier Rendezvous setting four key cards to find selections, also as marriage effect, as Yves Cabernet
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 32
Steve Beam Key Card Access single or multiple key placement
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 297
Roberto Giobbi The Lift Shuffle - A Study in the Polyvalence of a Sleight
  • Control the top stock in one shuffle
  • Control top and bottom stocks in one shuffle
  • Force one or several cards
  • Control a selected card
  • Eliminate cards that lie on top of a wanted card
  • Invert the order of individual cards on top of the deck
  • Invert the order of two groups on top of the deck
  • Bring a card from the top to a specific number
  • Key Card Placement
  • Cull one or several cards to the bottom of the deck in a single overhand shuffle
  • False shuffle the entire deck
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 19) 24
Roberto Giobbi A Force and a Location psychological spread force, key card placement out
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 25) 31
Edward Marlo Key Card Placement
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 13) 52
Roberto Giobbi Push-In inserting a card at inner end with applications:
- setting key
- next to crimp or getting break
- Diagonal Palm Shift (see also John Carney, Book of Secrets)
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 9) 77
Roberto Giobbi, Dai Vernon An Emotional Out out for situation when spectator think of any card
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 13) 81
Roberto Giobbi, Edward Marlo Good and Better key card placement after peek
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 23) 92
Roberto Giobbi Another Key-Card Placement dribble handling
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 30) 260
Roberto Giobbi Automatic Key-Card Placement out-of-hands
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 24) 317
Gary Plants A Key Card Placement originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
  • Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator Goes Past the Break
Also published here 2011 Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 10
Gary Plants Key Card Placement originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
2011 Making the Cut 53
John Carney The Key Card
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 62
Wolfgang Moser Wunderpunkt thoughts and techniques using a pencil dotted card
  • ...jetzt machen Sie mal einen Punkt!
  • Forcieren der Leitkarte
  • Setzen der Leitkarte
  • Kontrollieren der Leitkarte
2011 Kreationen 25
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placements using the Versatile Spread Control
  • Submarine Key Card
  • Drop Shot Key Card (inspired by Vernon reference)
Inspired byRelated to 2011 Avant-Cards 40
Roberto Giobbi Implementing the Law of DOF with a Hindu Shuffle
2012 Confidences 55
Roberto Giobbi Implementing the Law of DOF with a Dribble
2012 Confidences 59
Roberto Giobbi Key-Card Placement with Clarity
2012 Confidences 68
Roberto Giobbi The Fan Control
  • The basic idea
  • The Fan Control with Step
  • The Fan Control with Key Card
  • The Fan Control with Bridge
  • The Fan Control with Daub
2012 Confidences 99
Unknown Reverse-Spread Key-Card Placement credit information
2012 Confidences 158
Steve Beam Five Spot five selections
Related to 2012 Gourmet Card Magic 15
Bill Abbott, Dai Vernon Impossible Killer
Inspired by 2013 Seventeen Secrets — Volume 2 1
Unknown Key Card Placement with corner short
2013 Magia Demente 21
Shane Cobalt Zarrow Shuffle Placement setting a key at the top and bottom of two halves
2013 (ca.) A Trick for Chuck 3
R. Paul Wilson The C.C. Center setting up for Center Deal with "The Consistent Control", as Stop Trick, Key Card Placement, Double Deal
2014 Card Men 57
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia A Think-Stop Trick
Inspired byAlso published here 2014 Lecture Notes 2014 22
Steve Beam Cinco de Golpe five selections
Also published here 2014 El Cardquistador 18
Steve Beam Spotlight on Five Spot Multiple Card Location
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 151
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia A Think and Stop Card Trick
Inspired byAlso published here 2015 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 43
Alexander Hansford Key Card + Glimpse Key card glimpse + placement using microbreak
Related to 2016 Sprezzatura 18
Joseph Barry Charlier Shuffle Key Placement
2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 5
John Cottle Card at Date card fairly lost, appears at day of the month of birth, two handlings
Inspired by 2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 12
Roberto Giobbi The One-handed Fan Force card a bit more exposed
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 7) 71
Roberto Giobbi Cold-deck Cut Force & Key Card Placement
Inspired by 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue May 9) 133
Roberto Giobbi Expert Key Card Placement
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 3) 191
Steve Beam Five Spot five selections
Also published here 2016 Tea Time With The Pasteboards 18
Steve Beam Fünf Gewinnt five selections
Also published here 2016 Card Magic To Go 19
Dai Vernon Key Card Placement
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 192
Johnny Thompson Johnny's Glimpse setting and glimpsing key card during one-handed shift
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 258
Pit Hartling Updated Handling under-the-spread placement
Inspired by 2018 Card Fictions (2018 edition) 18
Harapan Ong A Blind Mess card chosen from face-up/face-down and rosetta spun mess, performer cuts to it after some mixing, faro
2018 Principia 245
Lewis Jones Octal deck cut in four packets and spectator can chose a pile and then top or bottom card
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 56
Yves Carbonnier Contrôle de Quatre Cartes au Mélange Français key card placement of four cards, overhand shuffle
2019 Grand Livre de Cartomagie 96
Mike Pisciotta Breather Toss Placement tossing selection next to breather crimp into deck
2019 As Within, So Without 19
Steve Beam Five Spot five selections
Also published here 2019 Card Tricks That Kilt 20
Gary Plants A Key Card Placement
Also published here 2019 Tesseract 233
Ryan Plunkett 1. A Replacement nonchalant handling to place card next to breather crimp
Inspired by 2020 Distilled 123
Ryan Plunkett 2. A Natural Spread Break deck spread onto table from left-hand dealing position until stopped, force or to replace card, breather crimp
Related to 2020 Distilled 126
Ryan Schlutz Edge-Mark Pencil Dot about a special key card ant uses with it
  • Single-Card Control
  • Single Card Control Borrowed Deck
2020 False Anchors 111
Lewis Jones Birthday Girl chosen month and card are divined
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 264
Charlie Randall Jump Start using World's Greatest Magician to know 26th card for next trick
Related to 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 327