423 entries in Cards / Principles / Key Card / Key Card Placements
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tricks with Long Cards simple location of a card, either by using long card as key or by forcing long card
1889 41
Eine gezogene Karte aufzufinden No. 29, key card palmed onto selection
1895 34
Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card
1896 102
Eine Karte am Geruch erkennen locating a card because of its smell, key card
1896 102
I. Methode spectator says stop during deal and remembers the card, key card location
Oct. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10)
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)
Third Method bottom card placed next to selection via reverse spread cull (perhaps, unclear)
1909 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 1919/1920 45
Charles T. Jordan Placement Control cards returned to spread with known distance, brought together under key with dealing procedure
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
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 14
The Card in the Pocket key card location
1928 7
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Auffinden einer gezogenen Karte simple key card placement and location
1930 59
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine gezogene Karte erraten simple key card placement and location
1930 60
Graham Adams The Peep and Riffle key card in center, selection controlled to top with an in-the-hands riffle shuffle
1931 15
Tom Sellers Push - A Novel Card Trick packed pushed from deck with pencil
1931 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 6
Center Pull-Out Key Card Placement
1933 84
T. Page Wright The Spread Detection bottom card hidden under table spread and used as key card
1933 12
T. Page Wright A Pickpocket Card cards brought from pocket one by one, at named number selection is taken
1933 39
Tom Sellers Steps unusual selection procedure
1934 3
Tom Sellers Lift a Few spectator cuts cards and replaced, performer divines number of cards, two key cards come from sleeve
1934 8
The Key Card Principle - An Example of Presentation
Variations 1935 9
Dual Attraction No. 30, card chosen by dealing heaps on the table
1935 30
The Three Heaps No. 39, deck dealt irregularly into three piles, top cards remembered and deck assembled, three key cards
1935 37
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
Related to 1936 141
Victor Farelli Push selection procedure that sets a key card
1937 22
Detected by Fingerprints behind the back key placement
Related to 1937 84
A Count Down Mystery with out-of-hand key card placement
1937 87
Tom Sellers The One-Way Key
1937 165
Charles T. Jordan Cagliostro's Vision complicated key card placement with dealing
1937 201
Theodore Annemann Locatrik location with two keys and two outs, Gemini Twins precursor
Variations Dec. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 39)
Tom Sellers Another Push Location key next to free selection
1938 36
The Slip Location placing key under spread next to selection
1938 38
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 90
A Joker Trick
1938 240
A Miracle Discovery hands off key card placement
1938 246
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
Also published here May 1938
The Jinx (Issue 44)
Al Baker Effect 2 double backer, Christ Force type challenge location, setting double back key card
Related to 1939
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3)
Theodore Annemann Nail Nick Key Control
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39)
Theodore Annemann The Simplex Hindu Location simple, key card placement
May 1939
The Jinx (Issue 56)
Louis Lam Pusho packet pushed (poke) from center as selection procedure
1939 23
Oscar Weigle Nu-Locato key card placement after peek
1939 39
Orville Wayne Meyer The "Last Word" Location two key cards, multiple out procedure in placing one of the keys
1939 43
Setting a Key Card
1940 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 (Issue 110)
Slip Shuffle Key Placement
The Jinx (Issue 114)
Charles Arbuthnot Double Key Location
The Jinx (Issue 116)
Edward Victor Key Card – Spring Glimpse top half is squeezed to be sprung and bottom card is sighted
1940 ca. 22
Paul Curry Turn of the Century Location setting short double backer as key card, out-of-hand selection procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 8
Henry Christ The Perfect Card Location setting double back key card, "by no means new", for impromptu method see footnote
Related toVariations 1942 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 19
Eugenia Braue The Miracle Divination ungaffed method
Inspired byRelated to 1943 14
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Key Card Placement
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 32)
Clyde Cairy Ode to The Jinx three piles, one card from one pile selected and packet counted, card is found in performer's pocket
Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 47)
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
1943 33
Ted Heuber, William H. McCaffrey Variations for "Number Please"
  • Ted Heuber (setting a key card over phone)
  • Bill McCaffrey (version of Baker's routine, value of bottom card used to count to a selection)
Inspired by 1943 8
William S. Houghton The Three-Pellet Trick Perfected one card written on piece of paper, another cut to with center cut (key card), one freely thought of, non-carbon impression gaff
Inspired by 1943 63
Jean Hugard More Card Magic (Continued) key card placement with overhand shuffle
Nov. 1944 80
Edward Marlo The Force tell-free force, re-selection, key card in case of missed force
1945 10
Paul Curry Turn of the Century Location setting short double backer as key card, out-of-hand selection procedure
Related toAlso published here 1945 79
Warren Wiersbe Divination Supreme cards shuffled face-up face-down in process by spectator
Inspired by 1946 17
Edward Marlo Crimp Placement out of hands
1947 41
R. M. Jamison 57 two times performer knows where selection is, when spectator turns up cards and names them
May 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 125)
J. B. Bobo Milk Shuffle Key Placement card replaced during overhand shuffle
1947 34
J. B. Bobo Telepathic Miracle key card placed next to thought-of card
Related to 1947 40
The Key Undercut see also applications
1948 69
Sliding Key Card under-spread placement
1948 80
Hindu Shuffle Glimpse
1948 43
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)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Jean Hugard Card Magic on the key card, distant key
Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
Strategy to set a Key Card glimpse during demonstration on how to count off some cards for the selection
1948 39
Sure Way to Find a Chosen Card Basic key card location of selection
1949 30
The Great "Stop!" Trick
1949 33
The Mahatma Marvel Card Trick Location with spectator dealing and distant key card
1949 35
Bill Nord Charlier Pass Location for magicians, glimpsing card when Charlier Pass is made as key card
Oct. 1949 595
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 8
Eddie Joseph The Natural Follow-Up out-of-hand key card placement and discovery, blindfolded
1949 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 17
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 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
Variations 1950 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 40
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag
1950 75
Theodore Annemann Locatrix No. 58, Divine card behind back
1950 104
Harlan Tarbell, Jimmy Grippo The Card Through Handkerchief No. 148
1950 287
  • Die Atlaskarte (balancing glass on playing cad)
  • Ein Telephontrick
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 6)
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
Related toVariations 1952 71
Dr. Jacob Daley Triple Thought three key cards, hindu shuffle placements
1952 59
Chan Canasta A Miracle Discovery three piles are made and under impossible conditions selection is found, using three key cards
Related toVariations 1953 1
Valentino Graziadei Ein Telepathisches Kunststück some cards face up and some face down, card is remembered and cards gathered again, divination of selection
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 4)
Stewart James Miracle Location placing a short card next to selection with the Nullificator
1954 8
J. Stewart Smith Peek-A-Boo Discovery sucker effect
1955 23
Tony Kardyro The Hindu Shuffle Throw-Off bottom card shown before and after Hindu shuffle key placement
1955 11
Tony Kardyro Using the Top Card as a Locator for the Selected Card using Hindu Shuffle
1955 13
Dr. William Weyeneth Neuer Karten-Effekt adding keycard to deck, using magnets on body
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 1)
Jerry Andrus Behind Fan Key Placement faced towards spectators
1956 43
Edward Marlo Key Card Placement card replaced on lower half, Charlier cut, right hand cards are placed above and below
Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
Die Fernsehkarte
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 1)
Rolf Andra Die "Fusskarte" finding selection with food
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 1)
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction key card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1959 7
Center Cut Key Card Placement
1959 5
U. F. Grant Klein... Aber Fein key card placement with locator card
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 1)
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)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
James Steranko No-Touch Key Placement spectator selects and replaces card while performer has his back turned
1960 50
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 5
Edward Marlo Key Card Plus Estimation: Sixth Method out-of-hand key card placement, no estimation or risk
1962 30
Edward Marlo Milk Key Placement with block and reversed card
1962 22
Edward Marlo Key - Faro Aces setting aces as keys for a multiple control
Related to 1964 8
Milton Kort Three Static Solutions three solutions
Inspired by Apr. 1966 30
Dai Vernon Methods of Handling - 1 short card starts on bottom, selection controlled to small position from top
1967 150
Dai Vernon Methods of Handling - 2 short card starts on bottom, card peeked, overhand shuffle and cut to bring selection next to key
Related to 1967 150
Dai Vernon Methods of Handling - 3 short card starts on top, selection in center brought next to it with overhand shuffle
Related to 1967 151
Dai Vernon Methods of Handling - 4 short card starts on bottom, selection in center brought next to it with overhand shuffle
1967 151
Dai Vernon Methods of Handling - 5 short card starts on top, selection in center brought next to it with cuts to table
1967 151
Dai Vernon Methods of Handling - 6 short card starts on bottom, selection in center brought next to it with cuts to table
1967 151
Dai Vernon Key Card Placement running cut
Related toVariations 1967 159
Dai Vernon Key Card Location spread
Variations 1967 166
Peek Key Card Placement key placed next to peeked at card
Related to 1967 23
Basic Move 1 poke key card placement
June 1968 183
Basic Move 4
June 1968 183
Eddie Fields P-O-P Peek Ginsberg Poke extension
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1968 48
Karl Fulves The Partial Faro selection procedure with faros that places a key card next to selection
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement)
Edward Marlo Key Card Throw-Offs peek control with key card
1970 37
Edward Marlo Double Key Card Throw-Off peeked cards, two methods
1970 38
Overhand Shuffle Key Placement
Spring 1970
Hierophant (Issue 3)
T. Page Wright Super Detection single card location
Magick (Issue 2)
Harvey Rosenthal The Center Cut center block pass false cut, credit information, as key placement for peeked at card
Related toAlso published here July 1971
Epilogue (Issue 12)
Karl Fulves The Non-Slip Cut - Basic Technique spectator removes block from center, a card is held back there
1971 25
Karl Fulves Chance? Fate? two card location, key card
1971 31
Edward Marlo, Henry Christ Marlo on the Christ Force as key card placement, five variations
Related to Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
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 byAlso published here Jan. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Edward Marlo Placement Control crimp, basically tabled version of Vernon's Placement
Inspired by Feb. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Dr. Jacob Daley Peek Key Control setting key next to peeked card
1972 107
John Quine Quine's Key Placement
Variations 1972 104
T. Page Wright A Lesson in Card Magic spectator performs trick with other spectator
1972 55
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
Also published here 1972 110
George G. Kaplan Discovery
1972 151
Jerry K. Hartman Center Swing Cut - Applications
  • Set key-card following a spectator peek
  • A false cut
for basic technique see reference
Related to 1972 67
Dai Vernon Vernon's Crimp Location Move No. 2, cryptic method for setting a crimped key with Hindu shuffle
1972 7
Dai Vernon Vernon's Key Card Contrive No. 51, two placements of key card, probably No. 2 & 3 from references
Related to 1972 17
Max Malini Daley's Estimating Peek: 1) Malini Estimate No. 337-1, card peeked at, performer later names position of card, key card sighted next to peeked card
Also published here 1972 94
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz's Double Backer Effect No. 607, setting double backer as key card, out-of-hand selection procedure, shown by Al Baker
Related to 1972 169
Karl Fulves Notes On The Handling - 4. key card placement from riffle shuffle cull
1973 53
Harry Lorayne Improvisation Location placing two key cards
1973 113
Edward Marlo On the Subject of the Christ Force setting to 2 key cards
June 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Gene Nielsen Homage to Koran card at number, hands-off version
Magick (Issue 72)
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 40
Grund Griff Nr. 1 poke key card placement
Oct. 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Grund Griff Nr. 4
Oct. 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Bill Spooner Spooner's Supreme Control locator card control
1973 30
Edward Marlo Camouflage Control - The No Slip Cut "Basic Technique" and "Controlled Cut", procedures with center cuts and distant key cards
1974 144
Paul Curry Turn of the Century setting double backer as key card, out-of-hand selection procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 57
Dr. John Nichols Smashing! spectator selects one out of three cards, it's the previously selected card
Magick (Issue 108)
Hindu Shuffle Placement
1975 11
Francis Carlyle Mental Selection of a Card single card divnination
1975 67
Dennis Marks Glimpse and Transfer card on bottom of pushed out packet is glimpsed and transferred on top, key card
Magick (Issue 123)
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 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 3
Roger Smith IF Cover Up Control #3 same with corner short key
1975 5
Roger Smith The IF Drop Control key card placed one faro away from selection with running cut procedure after IF peek
1975 7
Edward Marlo Obvious Suggestion using Secret Incomplete Faro Condition
1976 307
Key Card Placement card removed from in-the-hands spread and replaced on tabled half
1976 2
Ken Krenzel Impromptu R. S. Peek Deck secret incomplete faro condition
1977 299
Harry Lorayne Key Cards about key cards, with seven applications and placements
1977 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 77
Ken Krenzel Invisible Transfer Placement
1978 60
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck
1978 128
An der gewünschten Stelle card at number, using the glide
1978 60
Reinhard Müller Eine Doppelrückenkarte kann eine Gedachte Karte im Spiel Lokalisieren double backer as key card
Related to Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Dai Vernon, Rolf Andra Ein Kartenkunststück, das Dai Vernon vorführte key card
Also published here 1978
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 39 No. 1)
Michael Ammar Kick Key glimpsing peeked-at card
July 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 7)
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 92
Nick Trost Significator Cards spectator cuts off a pile, remembers the bottom card and shuffles the pile reversed in the rest, four random cards are used to divine the selection
Also published here 1979 14
Frank Garcia Slip Cut Key Placement after Peek
1980 38
Andrew Galloway Key Card Handling
1980 28
Hindu Shuffle Key Placement
1980 19
Stephen Minch Contact performer finds selected ESP card, one way key card
1980 31
Edward Marlo Christ-Crossed Clairvoyance two cards named after Christ-Force type procedure, double backer
Sep. 1981
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Ben Harris, Woody Meltcher Aroma Cards spectator shuffles, makes three piles and follows a selection procedure, card apparently found by smell
1981 117
Terry LaGerould Fanta-Spread key card placement after domino spread turnover
1982 141
Dai Vernon Running Cut Placement
1982 180
Harvey Rosenthal The Center Cut brief
Also published here Oct. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18)
Paul Brignall In the Dark divination of two cards, written on paper by perfromer
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas))
Edward Marlo Dribble Glimpse bold
Related to 1984 312
Roberto Giobbi Spread Key Card Placement
1984 5
Dai Vernon Running Card Key Placement
1984 9
Stephen Tucker Cover Blown Christ Force without cover card, starting with top card secretly reversed above eye-level, also as key placement
1984 5
Brother John Hamman A Devilish Miracle Retold
VariationsAlso published here 1984 33
Mike Bornstein On Target featuring a key card cutting placement
1985 151
Edward Marlo Slip Cut Key Placement after Peek
1985 43
Edward Marlo Marlo Running Cut Sequence
May 1985
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10)
Use for Short Card count-down placement, spectator shuffles
1985 5
Frederick Braue FB Card Control riffle force with break or key card placement
1985 29
Frederick Braue The Sliding Key - Braue Handling with pressure fan
1985 22
Sliding Key Control with fan
1985 22
Edward Marlo Milk Build Key Placement
1985 25
Jerry K. Hartman Double Key Placement two spectators, out of hands
Related to Sep. 1985 1
Edward Marlo Peek Key Card Placement running cut after peek
1985 4
Tabled Ribbon Spread Control with key card
1987 64
Peek Key Card Placement
Oct. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
Larry Jennings Placement Cut cut that places top card next to selection, alternative to slip cut, in the hands
1988 30
Roberto Giobbi Hindu Shuffle Placement
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7 & 8 Arcane)
Roberto Giobbi The Dribble Key Card Replacement
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7 & 8 Arcane)
Roberto Giobbi A Stooge against his will
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7 & 8 Arcane)
Edward Marlo Spectators Cuts Location spectator cuts to his card (crimp), faro placement
1988 120
Terri Rogers Single Handed Top Crimp top card crimp with one hand
Also published here 1988 76
Roy Walton Ten Paces to the Right selection ten cards away from face-up Ten spot, faro
Also published here 1988 9
Gary Kurtz The Hofzinser Cull Placement
1989 22
Dai Vernon The Vernon Placement running cut
1989 23
Karl Fulves Fingerprints fingerprint presentation for key card location
1989 14
Terri Rogers Einhand-Topcrimp top card crimp with one hand
Also published here July 1989
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 4 & 5)
Harry Lorayne Convincing key card location
1990 68
Hindu Shuffle Key Placement
1991 149
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Double Key Card Setting including Marlo's Ruse Cull to set key cards in place
Aug. 1991 14
Edward Marlo The Olram Poke three methods
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method - "Estimation Poke" (spelling)
Inspired by Sep. 1991 5
Larry West Cut-Up amount of cut cards is divined and card changes into selection
Dec. 1991
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4)
T. Page Wright Card Location spectator cuts off top half, looks at bottom card and replaces, key glimpse
1991 128
Judson S. Brown The Fan Glimpse inner corner bent upwards for glimpse, as key placement, credit see page 8
1991 130
Jerry K. Hartman R.S. Key Glimpse bubble glimpse, glimpsing key card in context
1991 117
Jerry K. Hartman Out of Control two key cards
1991 490
Edward Marlo Drop Cut Control placing key next to peeked at card during running cut
Apr. 1992
The Olram File (Issue 11)
Gary Kurtz Nach Hofzinser (Cull-Methode) key placement handling
Also published here 1992 22
Dai Vernon Leitkartenkontrolle nach Dai Vernon running cut key placement
1992 23
Bob King Impossible Location spectator cuts deck into three piles, remembers top card of any pile and loses it
Also published here 1992 4
Gary Kurtz Another Example: A Vernon Key Card Placement see also p. 34
Related to 1992 29
Karl Norman The Karl Norman Key Card Routine locator card with piece of other card glued on it
Related to May/June 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 2 No. 11)
Dai Vernon イモーショナルリアクション (Emotional Reaction)
1993 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 170
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 37
Eddie Fechter Peek and Key Combination
1993 178
Sid Fleischman The Vagrant Key marked deck for setting key card next to selection which is not read
1993 87
Vicente Canuto La presentación en la magia on presenting a trick, using key card and different ways of revealing card as an example
  • Localización de una carta elegida
    • 1.- Esconder el secreto
    • 2.- Hacer interesante el experimento
  • A) Las huellas dactilares
  • B) Usted no sabe mentir
  • C) Apuesta
  • D) Otros
1993 37
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 325
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz Key Card Move double backer is placed next to selection in out-of-hands selection procedure
1994 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 1207
Bob Irons Bottom Running-Cut placing a key card above the top stock during running cut, bottom strip
1994 104
Gene Maze Old Wine setting and corner crimping a key card under the spread
1994 138
The Key Card in a Hand-to-hand Spread
1995 137
Key Card in a Ribbon-Spread
1995 138
Glimpse and Placement from dribble
Also published here 1995 140
Tabled Ribbon Spread Control with a key card
1995 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 145
Placing a Key Card with the Hindu Shuffle
1995 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 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 61
Karl Fulves Bottom Facts applied to distant key card placement
Related to 1995 3
Steve Beam, Scott Robinson Polar Stab location of two cards with two keys
Inspired by 1995 157
Steve Beam Selective Service four selections, with four keys
1995 168
Joel Givens Identification Cards multiple keys, four card location
  • Variations
Also published here 1995 170
Steve Beam Multiplocation with four cards
Related toVariations 1995 175
Tom Craven Bounce Control I after spectator's peek
Variations 1995 190
Tom Craven Bounce Controll II after incomplete faro peek
1995 192
Edward Marlo Overhand Key Placement
1995 111
Dai Vernon Gefühlsmäßige Reaktionen
Also published here Mar. 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2)
Gary Kurtz Nach Hofzinser (Cull-Methode) key placement handling
Also published here 1995 22
Dai Vernon Leitkartenkontrolle nach Dai Vernon running cut key placement
1995 22
Jerry K. Hartman Secret Simon
  • Kardyro’s Simple Simon (see reference): under-the-spread force of top card (see also application on p. 280, in context of "Dynamic Duo")
  • Bill Miesel’s improved handling (p. 57)
Secret Simon combines elements of both, two handlings, can be used as key card placement
Inspired by
  • Simple Simon Move and Effects (Tony Kardyro, 1966)
1995 56
Jerry K. Hartman Twinkey two spectators turn cards face up from bottom of deck to top and note card they stop at before turning cards back down, key cards are set above both
1995 74
Joel Givens Identification Cards multiple keys, four card location
  • Variations
Also published here 1995 9
Key-Card Placement with the Lift Shuffle
1996 258
Karl Fulves Gemini Twins Key Placement out of hands
1996 92
John Scarne Overhand Shuffle Control three cards, key, see also p. 196 for variation
1996 193
Cut Deeper Force Key Placement
1996 10
Edward Marlo Marlo on the Christ Force second variation, key placement
Also published here 1996
Facsimile (Issue 4)
Grace Ann Morgan Bikes Peek key card placement, in the hands
Related to 1996 1180
Tom Craven Keeper of the Keys
Inspired by Sep. 1996
The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Eddie Clever No Way! out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, spectator reads off values and performer stops at selection
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Unseen" (Magic in the Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
Ken Simmons Variation by Ken Simmons out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, spectator reads off values and performer stops at selection
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
Eddie Fields, Lu Brent P-O-P Glimpse Ginsberg Poke extension
  • Lu Brent's method
Also published here 1997 43
Eddie Fields Down Under and Dirty two cards chosen with dealing and drop procedure, two black Twos removed and they sandwich the selections one by one
1997 112
Setting Multiple Key Cards two methods
1998 511
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction clever and subtle use of a keycard in a challenge situation
1998 564
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement with the Versatile Spread Control
Related to 1998 1371
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #2 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #3 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #4 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 1372
Harry Levine Waiting to Exhale (Controlling the Breather) placing breather card over selection
1998 1432
Joe Rindfleisch Mental Thought Revelation spectator remembers card at thought-of number, performer finds card and divines number
Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Jeff Busby Bottom Key Placement peek and running cut, key starts on bottom
Inspired by 1998 66
Jeff Busby Top Key Placement peek and running cut, key starts on top
1998 68
Jeff Busby Double Control two times peek and running cuts, key card ends up between both selections
1998 68
Bob Irons Bottom Running Cut placing a key card above the top stock during running cut, bottom strip
Related to 1999 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 2
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note as four Ace production, or as key card placement
Inspired by 1999 2
Ellis Stanyon Several Heaps on Table - Bottom Card as "Key" No. 8
1999 4
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Obtained by the Index No. 14, sighting bottom card of top half as card is replaced
1999 8
Behind the Back Key