182 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Coincidence / Mates
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Orville Wayne Meyer Card Box Sympathy performer and spectator choose the same card, using the prop "P&L Metal Card box"
1935 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
1935 Would You Believe It? 6
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in reference
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates
1941 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"
1943 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 deck
Related toVariations 1945 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
1945 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
1946 Card Control 154
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Four two decks, two cards are selected by two spectators and mates are found
1949 Staggered 3
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Five two decks, two cards are selected by two spectators and mates are found, one deck dealt face up and one face down
1949 Staggered 4
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Six two decks, two cards are selected by dealing to a chosen number, mates are found at same position, with variation
1949 Staggered 4
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Seven two decks are cut and placed under hats, 51 cards are dealt and last two cards match
1949 Staggered 5
John Scarne, Frank Garcia The Four Deuces No. 152, magician and spectator each place half the deck behind their backs. They each take out two cards, which are revealed to be the four deuces.
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 296
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
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 16
Eddie Joseph The Invisible Influence deck is divided in halves and performer knows matching pairs when cards are dealt, six phases
  • The Patter
  • The Influence in Operation
  • The Principle Explained
  • Details of Working
  • Additional Information
Variations 1951 The Invisible Influence 2
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously
Inspired byRelated to
  • Will (Unknown, 1996)
1952 Effective Card Magic 29
Bill Simon Four-Way Coincidence four mates found by spectator
1952 Effective Card Magic 169
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
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 10
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decks
Variations 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 15
Edward Marlo Double Coincidence two cards chosen by performer and spectator turn out to be aces
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 16
Michael Mence Blind Coincidence two spectators find mates behind their baks
1959 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
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 34
Al Leech Right, Wrong, Right two cards match
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 25
Al Leech A Chameleon Pair similar to "Right, Wrong, Right"
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 27
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 30
E. Leslie May Thank You, Ted two people select mates in fair manner
1969 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 card
Related toVariations May 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 258
Karl Fulves Countdown Problem Solution
Inspired byVariations May 1969 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 die
Variations Oct. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 290
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates
1971 More Faro Fantasy 32
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates
1971 More Faro Fantasy 34
Karl Fulves Mathematical Twins Variation mate found after klondike shuffle
Inspired byRelated to Feb. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 487
Jerry K. Hartman A Cut Above mirroring each other, magician and spectator each cut four piles, magician has cut to Kings, spectator has cut to Aces with corresponding order of suits
1972 Packet Magic 38
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methods
Inspired by
  • "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8)
1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Jerry K. Hartman Random Tandem packet of cards, pairs are drawn off Klondike fashion, spectator says stop and stopped-at pair is the only pair of mates
1974 Super Dupes 15
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match
1975 Afterthoughts 109
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Card placed previously in pocket is the mate of spectator's free selection
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 6
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck
1976 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
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 13
J. Stewart Smith Unseen Powers No. 25, spectator selects card, performer finds mate
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Robert Harbin Harbins Dreifache Übereinstimmung three small packets, spectator selects a card of each packet, performer does same with his three packets, three matching value pairs show up
Also published here
  • Abracadabra #425, 20. Mar. 1954
Feb. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 3) 57
Gene Maze Triple Coincidence three cards match to prediction cards
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 336
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 cards
Related to July 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 11) 433
Allan Ackerman Quick Coincidence
Variations 1978 Here's My Card 62
Jerry Sadowitz MHAIRI
Feb. 1978 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
1978 World of Super Mentalism 81
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from 16-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate
1979 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 1979 Impromptu Opener 2
Karrell Fox Duazidu spectator and performer have half the deck, they both select cards and they match, repeated two more times
1979 Another Book 97
Steve Beam Mating Season I dealing through the halves and spectator stops, mates
Related to 1980 Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 33
Steve Beam Mating Season II dealing through the halves and spectator stops, mates, different method as in Mating Season I
Related to 1980 Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 35
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations
Inspired by 1981 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
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 220
Harvey Rosenthal Another Double Coincidence two cards
1982 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
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 377
Howard A. Adams The Ramasee Prophecy using ESP cards and spelling several words, Egypt presentation
Related toVariations 1982 OICUFESP (Issue 10 - TULEFTA - The Ramasee Prophecy) 1
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Matcho two cards selected, then another two, they match
1983 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 1983 Hardcore Aces 5
Gay Ljungberg Sympathy two decks, coincidence of a card, rainbow deck finish
Jan. 1984 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
1984 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 king
Related to
  • Basil Horwitz's "No Chance At All!" in "New Pentagram" Vol.3, No.3, 1971. P. 22.
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 614
Karl Fulves Gemini Twins No. 1, two cards inserted where spectator stops dealing, both next to mates
VariationsAlso published here 1984 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 ideas
Related toAlso published here 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 114
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Brother John Hamman Mixed-Up Mates Ace to Four of Hearts and Spades match multiple times
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 240
Philip T. Goldstein Forehand four matching pairs generated
Inspired by 1989 Fifth 7
Karl Fulves Hand to Hand Ace to Three face-up and face-down, spectator matches them, posed as problem
1989 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
1989 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 half
Variations 1990 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 match
Related to 1990 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 packets
Variations 1991 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 suit
Related to 1991 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 method
Related toAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 38) 684
Patrick Page Kopierte Karten two chosen cards by performer and spectator are mate, repeat
  • Die Mehrfach-Bekanntgabe
Also published here
  • Pages from Patrick's Notebook
Nov. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3) 124
T. Page Wright The Triple Coincidence three cards chosen freely, deck put in pocket, performer finds the three mates by touch, last one found by spectator (hopefully)
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 184
Christian Scherer Duplizität der Ereignisse - Eine Routine mit dem palindromischen Spiel longer stay stack routine, mates are found, six phases
1992 Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 12
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 method
Related toAlso published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 62
Steve Beam Cutting Match two decks, both are cut between the same cards
Also published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 71
Patrick Page Do as I Do spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 21
Jerry Mentzer Coincidence one of three cards chosen, another card chosen and put reversed in deck, they are mates, two handlings
1993 Card File 5
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 6
Allan Ackerman A Self-Working Quick Coincidence
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 127
Lee Snyder Quick Match four of a kind
Feb. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2323
Lewis Jones Happenstance mathematical thing
Variations May 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 5) 2355
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical
July 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2380
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Nov. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2431
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Yada pack with ten arrow cards
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 59
Gene Maze Sympathetic Thoughts Passing Through two selection from two decks match, then are exchanged via push-through failure
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 118
Basil Horwitz Challenge Aura Card spectator finds mate
1994 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
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 112
Unknown Hat Trick Magician cuts to three mates of three previoulsly tabled random cards
1995 Card College — Volume 1 62
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange three cards from two decks - they match
Inspired by 1995 Card College — Volume 1 99
Lou Gallo Slam Dunk
1995 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 words
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Related to
1995 Simply Simon 73
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination
Related toAlso published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 102
Martin Gardner Face-Up Gemini Twins
Inspired byVariations 1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 29
Karl Fulves Cross Hatched
Inspired by 1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 30
Karl Fulves Little Alice mate coincidence with odd-backed cards in two packets, one handled behind back, red/blue double backer
Inspired byRelated to 1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 32
Harry Riser Double Coincidence two prediction cards put face-up in the deck by spectators, next to their mates
Inspired by
  • "Triple Coincidence - Stewart Judah Version" (Linking Ring, July 1974)
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 166
Lou Gallo Matedburger two five-card hands, two cards exchanged, they match
1996 Lou Gallo: The Underground Man 82
Nick Trost Double Turnover Coincidence Two spectators cut to black Queens, which is previously predicted by written prediction
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 37
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
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 38
Nick Trost Ten-In-A-Row Double Coincidence
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 41
Nick Trost Miracle Match Up similar to Gemini Mates in plot, two methods
Inspired by
  • "Prospero" (Peter Warlock, The Magigram, February 1980)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 177
Nick Trost A Clean-Cut Coincidence Spectator coincidentally selects mates, which is predicted by performer
Inspired byVariations
  • "Double Influence" (Tom Mosier, The Linking Ring, May 1995)
1997 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)
1997 Effortless Card Magic 38
Peter Duffie Matchical Mix Two Cards, Two Piles, Same position - selection and mate
1997 Effortless Card Magic 40
Richard Bartram, Jr. Brainstorm Mates reversed card in the deck turns out to be mate of cut to card
1997 Trephine 146
Simon Lovell, Michael Austin Blind Date Bermuda spectator pockets three cards behind his back, performer takes another deck and finds the mates
Inspired by 1997 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 selection
Related to 1998 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
1999 Kort 87
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note spectator finds two red Nine via counting, prediction says "You will not pick a black Nine"
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 270
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card
2000 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 Principle
Also published here
  • Mindespa Vol. 6 (1992)
2000 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 packet
Inspired by 2000 New Inspirations 6
Simon Lovell One Way to Bermuda different presentation, mate turns over in deck
Inspired by 2000 Son of Simon Says! 81
Martin Gardner, Howard A. Adams Make the Cards Match No. 88, five cards matched with other five cards
Related toVariations 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 130
Karl Fulves Cult Poker No. 14, spectator choses mate of performer's card from small packet
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 29
Aaron Fisher Simpatico magician and spectator choose mate
2002 The Paper Engine 62
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
2002 Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack
2002 Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack
2002 Redivider 11
Philip T. Goldstein O, Decide Dice, Do version of "Roll, or..." with two die
2002 Redivider 44
Philip T. Goldstein Tie It
2002 Redivider 46
Philip T. Goldstein Want no Die? I Don't; Naw.
2002 Redivider 47
Jack Avis Triad three mates found by counting to month, day... of birthday and placing cards there
Related toVariations 2002 Ahead of the Pack 199
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Double Twins two cards stopped at, they are next to their mates
2003 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 packet
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 50
Allan Slaight Castor & Pollux Geminii Twins variation
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 134
Juan Tamariz The Good Fortune Routine mates found at chosen number, two pairs of Aces as climax
Inspired by 2004 Mnemonica 71
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Juan Tamariz The Miracle performer and spectator reverse card in each half of the deck, mates, two phases
Inspired byRelated to 2004 Mnemonica 226
Bob Ostin The Searcher card is placed next to its mate
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 70
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 facers
Also published here
  • MUM, Oct. & Nov. 1999
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 148
Steve Beam Mating Season VI multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards match
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 102
Lewis Jones In Control two packets of five cards, word is spelled and spectator can chose where to transfer cards, cards always match
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 152
Jamie Badman Friday Night Curry Spectators select two cards, turn out to be mates
Variations 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 40
Jamie Badman Bring Your Wallet to the Curry Night Variation of Friday Night Curry, but with wallet secret preparation
Inspired by 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 43
Karl Fulves Shifty two cards selected by performer and spectator match
2007 Word Play 41
Karl Fulves Time Of Day mates in clock layout
2007 Word Play 44
Jack Parker Remote Control Spectator reverses two cards, reveals to be the two black Twos
Variations 2007 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
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 165
Angelo Carbone Blind Date spectator signs a Jack, then he pushed it anywhere in the center out of sight, it is found next to the matching Queen, using Crystal Card
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 107
Roger Klause Twin Lovers idea of predicting with a Royal couple instead of the usual mates
Feb. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 2) 20
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-up
Variations 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 246
Woody Aragón Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates
2011 A Book in English 97
Steve Beam Mating Season VII multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards match
Also published here 2011 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue Addendum) xx
Patrick Page Copycat Cards do as i do, spectator and performer always find pairs
2011 Magic Page by Page 230
Patrick Page, Roberto Giobbi Cards of Coincidence spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times, with additional thoughts by Roberto Giobbi
Related to Mar. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 3) 15
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
Inspired byAlso published here 2012 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
2012 Magical Mathematics 85
Obie O'Brien The Matching Color Mates spectator cuts to a card, performer finds mate
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 213
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack
Inspired by 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Roger Crosthwaite IRF Open Prediction (semi improvised effect) Card is placed next to its mate
2014 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
2014 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
2015 F for Fiction 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 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 124
Steve Beam The PC Card Trick Compatibility test with a couple where two mates are found.
2015 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
2015 The Saturday Morning Session 1
Terrill Fischer Gemini Squared black Ten placed next to other black Ten, then black Tens magically sandwich red Tens
2015 The Saturday Morning Session 21
Karl Fulves Shorty's Version mates show up at top of two halves after shuffle and counting to a value twice
2015 The Lowdown (Issue 1) 16
Pit Hartling Close Encounters three cards inserted by spectator from another deck lie next to their duplicates
2016 In Order to Amaze 48
Steve Beam Progressive Mating Season (VII)
  • The Work
  • Phase II
  • Phase III - Progressive Transformation
  • Phase IV - The Entire Deck Changes
Also published here 2016 Tea Time With The Pasteboards 2
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
2017 Michał Kociołek Live! 19
Patrick G. Redford Temporarily Out of Order multiphase matching routine, mates of entire deck match at the end, then deck is dealt into four hands and separated by suits in order
  • Phase One: Coincidence
  • Phase Two: Mind Reading
  • Phase Three: Mix and Match
  • Phase Four: Amnesia to a Total Coincidence
  • Phase Five: An Encore - Participant Deals into New Deck Order
  • Further Thoughts & Variations
  • First Phase with Si Stebbins Instead of a Memorized Deck
  • Final Thoughts
Inspired by 2017 Temporarily Out of Order 178
Patrick G. Redford The Interchange Force two decks same card found reversed in center, deck is switched in process
Inspired by 2017 Temporarily Out of Order 240
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 Aces
Inspired by Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 82
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 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 12
David Solomon Colorful Mates spectator selects to cards from red deck, performer inserts them into blue deck next to their mates
2018 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 mate
Inspired by
  • "Four Sided Gemini" (John Bannon, Destination Zero)
2018 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 card
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 79
Ramón Riobóo Royal Elimination two piles of eight cards, cards are eliminated and remaining cards are found to be mates
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 137
Keiichi Hiraki Mental Breeze numbers on billets are used to count cards from a small packet, mates
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 153
Derrick Chung The Final Countdown finding mates of selection, variation of The Lowdown
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 286
Harry Lorayne Quick Mate cut production, showing that card is not on top or bottom before
  • HaLo Thumb Drag/Thumb Push-up
Also published here 2018 And Finally! 44
Pepe Lirrojo Homonymous, Homographic, Homonym cards multi-phase routine, from Tamariz Stack
2019 Some Different Stuff 3
Michael Powers Speed spectator cuts to four cards and chooses two of them, performer pulls mates out of pocket with great speed
Inspired by
  • "Fast Times" (Steven Youell)
2019 Tesseract 62
Ramón Riobóo The Bad-Luck Card Spectator selects the only unpaired card in a packet of paired mates
Inspired by 2019 Second Thoughts 185
Ramón Riobóo The Roulette Deck Audience finds mate of selection
Inspired by 2019 Second Thoughts 253
Patrick G. Redford Your Luck Is In The Cards Kruskal principle, spectator finds the mate to a selection
2019 Sleightly Out Of Order 70
Harry Lorayne Great Mate Locate performer shows card and tables it, then pushed out a card from spread, it is the same card and tabled card is now mate
2020 More Jaw Droppers! 9
Larry Jennings Red-Black Separation and Mate Location half the deck placed aside, two cards chosen from rest, they are the black Kings, all other cards in that half are red
Related to 2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 393
Larry Jennings Coincidentally D.C.D. two cards chosen in two halves are mates
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 533