144 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Coincidence / Mates
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Orville Wayne Meyer Card Box Sympathy performer and spectator choose the same card, using the prop "P&L Metal Card box" The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 14
Louis Lam Do As I Do "An Experiment in Coincidence", two four-card piles are made by counting some cards with both both decks, bottom cards match Would You Believe It? 6
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in referenceRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 26
Orville Wayne Meyer Card Box Sympathy performer and spectator choose the same card, using the prop "P&L Metal Card box" Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 72
George G. Kaplan Coincidence? No. Prevision? Yes three decks, two shuffled and dealt face up, at one point same card appears at same position, this card is reversed in the third deckVariations My Best 94
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match'em! spectator pushes middle of the center out with a knife / pencil, two times it's the mate of a previously tabled mate The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 89) 360
Arthur H. Buckley Matching Pairs Experiment No. 4 - spectator and magician select card from a half, same value, repeated a couple of times Card Control 154
Toni Koynini Koyincidence three thirds of deck, spectator selects card, when two packets are deal in unison, mates are at selection, not sure, twenty-sixth key Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 16
Bill Simon Four-Way Coincidence four mates found by spectator Effective Card Magic 169
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneouslyInspired byRelated to
  • Will (Unknown, 1996)
Effective Card Magic 29
Charles Hudson Major-Minor Do-As-I-Do one deck, spectator choses amount of cards he and performer get, down under deal until one card, mates The Cardiste (Issue 6) 10
Edward Marlo Double Coincidence two cards chosen by performer and spectator turn out to be aces Marlo Meets His Match 16
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decksVariations Marlo Meets His Match 15
Michael Mence Blind Coincidence two spectators find mates behind their baks Card Tricks 318
Sid Solomon Undue Influence card is removed face up, second card is choses face down it's the same with different back Still More Miracles in Mentalism 34
Al Leech A Chameleon Pair similar to "Right, Wrong, Right" Super Card Man Stuff 27
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates Super Card Man Stuff 30
Al Leech Right, Wrong, Right two cards match Super Card Man Stuff 25
E. Leslie May Thank You, Ted two people select mates in fair manner HEX! 51
Roy Walton Countdown Problem four cards tabled, one pocketed by spectator, sum of other three counted down to arrive at match to pocketed cardRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 258
Charles Brent Fate pair of mates revealed by counting down to numbers rolled with dice, in second trick spot cards indicated number on dieVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 290
Karl Fulves Countdown Problem Solution Inspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 258
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates More Faro Fantasy 32
Karl Fulves Mathematical Twins Variation mate found after klondike shuffleInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 487
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methodsInspired by
  • "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8)
Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match Afterthoughts 109
J. Stewart Smith Unseen Powers No. 25, spectator selects card, performer finds mate Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Card placed previously in pocket is the mate of spectator's free selectionAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 6
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Unknown Mental Mates No. 8, spectator removes red Aces and sandwiches any unknown card, performer sandwiches same card in another deck Self-Working Card Tricks 13
Gene Maze Triple Coincidence three cards match to prediction cards Packet Switches (Part Five) 336
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matchesInspired by Special Effects 38
Mark Weston Splitz double backer is put in the center of the deck, the cards next to it are removed and the double backer split in two normal cards, the cards match the other two cardsRelated to Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 11) 433
Allan Ackerman Quick Coincidence Variations Here's My Card 62
Jerry Sadowitz MHAIRI Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 529
Larry Becker Computer-Dating deck is shuffled and dealt face up until first king, it is placed on a face down card, repeated three times, kings are put on matching queens World of Super Mentalism 81
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from 16-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate Faro Possibilities 29
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins"Related toVariationsAlso published here Impromptu Opener 2
Karrell Fox Duazidu spectator and performer have half the deck, they both select cards and they match, repeated two more times Another Book 97
Jack Avis Optical Notes variationsInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Thomas Alan Waters Coincideck two decks, three cards from one deck are put face up at random places into other deck, next to the same cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 220
Harvey Rosenthal Another Double Coincidence two cards Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 346
William Zavis Linear 'Z' one cards put face up in half of deck, mate at same position in other Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 377
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Matcho two cards selected, then another two, they match Marlo's Plus Package 60
Karl Fulves Linear A two halves, a card in one half reversed, when counted down a mate is in same position in other half, multiple methods
- L-A #1 to L-A #8
- Linear B
- Linear C
Related to Hardcore Aces 5
Gay Ljungberg Sympathy two decks, coincidence of a card, rainbow deck finish Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1190
Thomas Alan Waters Synsign two couples, according to their star signs, they select a king and a queen of the same suit each Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 612
Thomas Alan Waters Courtship four women chose a queen each, four envelopes with four kings, husbands select the matching kingRelated to
  • Basil Horwitz's "No Chance At All!" in "New Pentagram" Vol.3, No.3, 1971. P. 22.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 614
Karl Fulves Gemini Twins No. 1, two cards inserted where spectator stops dealing, both next to matesVariationsAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 1
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination, see addendum for presentation patter, see also p. 543 for additional ideasRelated toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 114
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Brother John Hamman Mixed-Up Mates Ace to Four of Hearts and Spades match multiple times The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 240
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Forehand four matching pairs generated, based on Fulves's "Hand Out" (And a Packet of Cards) Fifth 7
Karl Fulves Hand to Hand Ace to Three face-up and face-down, spectator matches them, posed as problem And a Packet of Cards 56
Bruce Cervon Black & White Attraction four black and four white cardboard pieces, two black and two whites are put in four envelopes, spectator manages to match remaining black and white cards with correct envelopes, two methods The Black & White Trick 123
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Mates deck cut in halves, two spectator touch a card in each half, the cards next to the touch card in one half are the mates of the two card in the other halfVariations The Aronson Approach 10
Simon Aronson Mix and Match two decks riffle shuffled together and divided into two halves, one chosen from one half, performer shouts stop when the other one is dealt, the cards matchRelated to The Aronson Approach 59
Alex Elmsley Arith-Mate-Ic some cards are cut, rest is cut into two piles, number of cut-off cards determines coincidence in two tabled packetsVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 328
Steve Beam Mating Season III spectator calls three numbers between one and twenty-six, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suitRelated to
  • Steve Beam's "Card Tricks from Mount Olympus", 1979
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 38) 683
Steve Beam Mating Season IV spectator calls three numbers between one and twenty-six, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit, face up methodAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 38) 684
Christian Scherer Duplizität der Ereignisse - Eine Routine mit dem palindromischen Spiel longer stay stack routine, mates are found, six phases Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 12
Steve Beam Cutting Match two decks, both are cut between the same cardsAlso published here
  • "Cutting Match" in Steve Beam's "Magic the Vanishing Art" 1979
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 71
Steve Beam Mating Season I spectator calls three numbers between one and twenty-six, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit, face up methodAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 62
Jerry Mentzer Coincidence one of three cards chosen, another card chosen and put reversed in deck, they are mates, two handlings Card File 5
Patrick Page Do as I Do spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple timesAlso published here Lecture Patrick Page 21
Allan Ackerman A Self-Working Quick Coincidence Las Vegas Kardma 127
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2380
Lewis Jones Happenstance mathematical thingVariations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 5) 2355
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2431
Lee Snyder Quick Match four of a kind Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2323
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Yada pack with ten arrow cardsInspired by Thabbatical 59
Gene Maze Sympathetic Thoughts Passing Through two selection from two decks match, then are exchanged via push-through failure Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 118
Basil Horwitz Challenge Aura Card spectator finds mate The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 65
Edward Marlo Moveable Coincidence two cards chosen by saying stop when finger is moved along fan match Roger's Thesaurus 112
Unknown Hat Trick Magician cuts to three mates of three previoulsly tabled random cards Card College - Volume 1 62
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange three cards from two decks - they matchInspired by Card College — Volume 1 99
Lou Gallo Slam Dunk The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 57) 1094
Simon Aronson Quad-Mates Revisited four cards put in deck at four positions, next to mates, Gemini Twins with four cards and spelling of random wordsInspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Related to
Simply Simon 73
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examinationRelated toAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 102
Martin Gardner Face-Up Gemini Twins Inspired byVariations Underworld (Issue 3) 29
Karl Fulves Cross Hatched Inspired by Underworld (Issue 3) 30
Karl Fulves Little Alice mate coincidence with odd-backed cards in two packets, one handled behind back, red/blue double backerInspired byRelated to Underworld (Issue 3) 32
Harry Riser Double Coincidence two prediction cards put face-up in the deck by spectators, next to their matesInspired by
  • "Triple Coincidence - Stewart Judah Version" (Linking Ring, July 1974)
The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 166
Nick Trost Reversed Coincidence with one deck Magician and spectator each has half a deck, they exchange one card and place reversed in each half, revealed to be mates The Card Magic of Nick Trost 38
Nick Trost Ten-In-A-Row Double Coincidence Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 41
Nick Trost Double Turnover Coincidence Two spectators cut to black Queens, which is previously predicted by written prediction The Card Magic of Nick Trost 37
Nick Trost Miracle Match Up similar to Gemini Mates in plot, two methodsInspired by
  • "Prospero" (Peter Warlock, The Magigram, February 1980)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 177
Nick Trost A Clean-Cut Coincidence Spectator coincidentally selects mates, which is predicted by performerInspired byVariations
  • "Double Influence" (Tom Mosier, The Linking Ring, May 1995)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 193
Peter Duffie The Unknown Entity Convoluted coincidence effect with two packets, one packet counted down to find mate in other packet (two cards, two piles, but not same position) Effortless Card Magic 38
Peter Duffie Matchical Mix Two Cards, Two Piles, Same position - selection and mate Effortless Card Magic 40
Richard Bartram, Jr. Brainstorm Mates reversed card in the deck turns out to be mate of cut to card Trephine 146
Simon Lovell, Michael Austin Blind Date Bermuda spectator pockets three cards behind his back, performer takes another deck and finds the matesInspired by Simon Says! 129
Karl Fulves Triumph With A Twist spectator and performer select a card from half the deck each, halves shuffled together face-up/face-down, top half spread, cards face-down except spectator's selection, bottom half face-up except performer's selection which is mate of spectator's selectionRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 183
Milton Kort The Courtright Connection Spectator selects two cards, revealed to be black Jacks, which are then used to sandwich red Jacks Kort 87
Howard A. Adams Tulefta ten ESP (or regular) cards, eight eliminated, remaining two cards match, eliminated cards match as well as kicker, involving spelling, Ramasee PrincipleRelated toVariationsAlso published here
  • OICUFESP Vol. 10 (1982)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 17
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note spectator finds two red Nine via counting, prediction says "You will not pick a black Nine"Inspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 270
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card Card College — Volume 4 831
Howard A. Adams Change In Mind six cards torn in half, dealt for three players, top cards removed and coins placed on top, rest in one pile, coin values spelled to arrive at mates, Ramasee PrincipleAlso published here
  • Mindespa Vol. 6 (1992)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 76
Peter Duffie Found by Coincidence spectator uses some cards of sixteen-card packet to find his selection with down-under deal, then reverse faros until down to one brings mate of the top card of another packetInspired by New Inspirations 6
Simon Lovell One Way to Bermuda different presentation, mate turns over in deckInspired by Son of Simon Says! 81
Karl Fulves Cult Poker No. 14, spectator choses mate of performer's card from small packet My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 29
Martin Gardner, Howard A. Adams Make the Cards Match No. 88, five cards matched with other five cardsRelated to
  • "Packeten One" (Howard A. Adams, "O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P" Vol. 9)
New Self-Working Card Tricks 130
Aaron Fisher Simpatico magician and spectator choose mate The Paper Engine 62
Philip T. Goldstein O, Decide Dice, Do version of "Roll, or..." with two die Redivider 44
Philip T. Goldstein Tie It Redivider 46
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Want no Die? I Don't; Naw. Redivider 47
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack Redivider 11
Jack Avis Triad three mates found by counting to month, day... of birthday and placing cards thereRelated toVariations Ahead of the Pack 199
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Double Twins two cards stopped at, they are next to their mates Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 3
Karl Fulves Able To Match "automated version of 'Business Card Prophecy'", after riffle shuffle fifteen cards are removed, a card stabbed and cards on either side divined and those are the only ones with mates in packetRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 50
Allan Slaight Castor & Pollux Geminii Twins variation Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 134
Harry Riser Double Triple Match ten red-backed and ten blue-backed cards mixed together, two chosen, they match and also match a card put in the Himber wallet, repeat phase, SBS double facersAlso published here
  • MUM, Oct. & Nov. 1999
Secrets of an Escamoteur 148
Karl Fulves Shifty two cards selected by performer and spectator match Word Play 41
Karl Fulves Time Of Day mates in clock layout Word Play 44
Jamie Badman Friday Night Curry Spectators select two cards, turn out to be matesVariations The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 40
Jamie Badman Bring Your Wallet to the Curry Night Variation of Friday Night Curry, but with wallet secret preparationInspired by The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 43
Jack Parker Remote Control Spectator reverses two cards, reveals to be the two black TwosVariations 52 Memories 125
Tony Bartolotta Narrow Minded spectator shuffles deck and deals it in two piles, one in spectator's pocket and one in performer's pocket, both remove a card, piles exchanged and repeated, off-color matching cards, colors separated Prolix (Issue 3) 165
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-upVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 246
Woody Aragon Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates A Book in English 97
Steve Beam Mating Season VII multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards matchAlso published here
  • "Mating Season VII" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume VI"
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue Addendum) xx
Patrick Page Copycat Cards do as i do, spectator and performer always find pairs Magic Page by Page 230
Obie O'Brien The Matching Color Mates spectator cuts to a card, performer finds mate The F.F.F.F. Book 213
Michał Kociołek You Know Better from a shuffled deck, three spectators find the mates of their cards, apparently by intuition, "Gemini Twins" with three cardsInspired byAlso published here 8 Effects and a Sleight 6
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham A Mind-Reading Computer Packet of twelve cards, go through various dealing and shuffling procedures, create a pair of matching mates Magical Mathematics 85
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Roger Crosthwaite IRF Open Prediction (semi improvised effect) Card is placed next to its mate The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 25
Michael Weber Living Parallel Lies Behind the back Do As I Do, multiple cards match Old Dog 14
Benjamin Earl Four-Card Impossible performer gives prediction to spectator who then selects a card and two more to make four-of-a-kind F for Fiction 1
Steve Beam The PC Card Trick Compatibility test with a couple where two mates are found. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 103
Ron Cartlidge Queen Elizabeth Two red Queens placed into the deck by spectators are found next to black Queens The Saturday Morning Session 1
Denis Behr, Alex Elmsley Mathe-Mate-Ics In a progressively more impressive demonstration, the participant cuts a number of cards from the deck. The magician cuts the remainder in two. Dealing down in both the magician's packets to the participant's number, two mates are found. This is repeated two times.Inspired byAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 124
Terrill Fischer Gemini Squared black Ten placed next to other black Ten, then black Tens magically sandwich red Tens The Saturday Morning Session 21
Pit Hartling Close Encounters three cards inserted by spectator from another deck lie next to their duplicates In Order to Amaze 48
Michał Kociołek You Know Better from a shuffled deck, three spectators find the mates of their cards, apparently by intuition, "Gemini Twins" with three cards, additional handling for five cards (Royal Flush)Inspired by
  • "Four-Sided Gemini" (John Bannon, Destination Zero, 2015)
Also published here
Michał Kociołek Live! 19
Denis Behr Routined Arith-Mate-ic packet cut off and counted, rest is cut into two piles, number counted down in both piles and mates show up, three phases
- Set-Up from Tamariz Stack
Inspired byAlso published here Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 12
Michael Breggar Cra-Ker-Jack Dice used to choose cards by four spectators, magician deals down that number to find matching mates, then produce four AcesInspired by Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 82
David Solomon Colorful Mates spectator selects to cards from red deck, performer inserts them into blue deck next to their mates Solomon's Secrets 68
David Solomon Gemini Match two cards chosen by counting to numbers and Gemini Twins procedure, one decided upon, added numbers counted down to find mateInspired by
  • "Four Sided Gemini" (John Bannon, Destination Zero)
Solomon's Secrets 72
David Solomon Ramón Riobóo's Inverse Compensation some cards removed, spectator choses three red cards of those and a black card, the red cards are added to count down to mate of black cardInspired by Solomon's Secrets 79