398 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Mates / Mates
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann The Red-and-Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs
1931 20
Ralph W. Hull Mental Abstraction or Cards by Instinct cards shuffled once, separated with Hearts/Clubs in one pile, spectator choses cards in one pile and performer instantly removes mates from other pile behind back
1932 2
Dr. Jacob Daley Paradox of Pairs
Also published here 1937 80
Theodore Annemann Red and Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs
1937 212
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in reference
Related to 1937 229
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
  • a. The Fairy Tale
  • b. Matching Cards
  • c. Automatic Spelling
  • d. Super-Spelling
1938 320
Laurie Ireland Mating the Cards with Jumbo Cards spot while running through the cards
1938
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938)
5
Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black Jacks are located via counting
Related toVariations Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 72)
485
Orville Wayne Meyer Finding the Pairs twelve mate pairs distributed, spectator turns up a card and performer instantly the mate, repeated
1939 26
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates
1941 26
Paul Curry Blackout deck is handed to two spectators in the dark who select cards, performer finds mates
Inspired by 1941 12
Clayton Rawson A Sucker Bet performed as a bet
Related to
  • page 211 for a variation
Dec. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 50)
207
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Four two decks, two cards are selected by two spectators and mates are found
1949 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 4
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Eight two decks and one is cut by spectator, performer removes same card from other deck
1949 5
Art Lyle Lyle's Four of a Kind No. 88, Mates to selection are found by dealing a shuffled deck into three piles.
1950 163
Martin Gardner Five Nine King No. 94, card is freely selected, and its mates are found by cutting the deck.
Related toVariations 1950 176
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 2
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here 1952
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
8
Bill Simon Two Up two prediction cards removed by performer, spectators insert them next to mates
1954 24
Bill Simon The London Illusion spectator and performer each chose card from half deck, they match
1954 30
Martin Gardner Looped!!! spectator draws intersecting curve on floor, pair of mates placed on each intersection, cards picked up according to rules, packet cut, top and bottom cards remembered and exchanged and later divined, exploiting topological curve properties
June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
9
Alex Elmsley Through Darkest Peirce cards are dealt out multiple times to mix them, yet they are mated, relation to Sympathetic Cards
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
16
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decks
Variations 1959 15
Stewart James Trisi spectator cuts deck and pockets top card, performer removes top fourteen cards, with two down-under deals he locates cards with same value and suit, then performer and spectator both do a down-under deal and arrive at matching cards
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
2
Harry Lorayne Mated! spectator finds two mates
Variations 1962 175
Bob Ostin, Hubert Lambert Twisting Twins mate of selection is found face up in the deck
Also published here May 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 380)
347
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phases
Variations 1964 31
Edward Marlo Added Note for Matching Routine stay stack routine, alternative phases
1964 33
Edward Marlo Double Peek Matching full stack
1964 33
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Routine deck cut into four packets, mates on top and bottom of each, rest of order retained
1964
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers)
6
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates
1965 30
Al Leech Triple Coincidence
1965 32
Al Leech Paint Brush card is changed into mate
Variations 1965 41
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brothers three selections are placed face-up in deck, face to face with mates
Also published here 1967 183
Roy Walton Down & Under from a packet a spectator choses two cards, they are mates
Related to Nov. 1967
Epilogue (Issue 1)
1
Edward Marlo Unfaro Match selection is matched, edgemarked deck
1967
Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale)
5
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
Variations
Jan. 1967 73
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by Mar. 1967 88
J. Stewart Smith Never Grow Old lengthy procedure after which two mates are reversed in two halves
Aug. 1967 117
Karl Fulves Twins two decks wrapped without jokers, two mates removed from underneath handkerchief, based on a Leipzig idea from Sphinx
Variations Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
137
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like two cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements)
34
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
VariationsAlso published here July 1969
Epilogue (Issue 6)
41
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis problem
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1969 14
Roy Walton The Old Fashioned Way matching mates, eight pairs, after random mixing procedure
Also published here 1969 34
Roy Walton Almost Impromptu one of four cards selected, other three cards added together and number counted in deck finds mate
VariationsAlso published here 1969 42
Karl Fulves Stripper-Teckel selection and mate are found, fair procedure, stripper deck
1970
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement)
86
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from sixteen-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate
Mar. 1970
Epilogue (Issue 8)
63
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348
Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
Jan. 1970 315
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions
1971 27
Paul Swinford When Brothers Meet
1971 30
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates
1971 32
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates
1971 34
Paul Swinford Double Brothers Joker finds mates of two selections
Related to 1971 35
Paul Swinford Duo Chango selections change into their own mates
1971 38
Roy Walton, Bob Veeser Oracull sixteen-card packet, mate found, see p. 424 for correction
Inspired by Apr. 1971 415
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet
VariationsAlso published here June 1971 428
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are found, faro
VariationsAlso published here 1971 24
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops)
1972 57
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the way
Related to May 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5)
37
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack
Also published here May 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5)
39
Roy Walton Match-a-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Also published here Nov. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11)
88
Gene Finnell Mathematical Twins spectator cuts to a card and places it aside, then cuts another packet off and mate is found with Milk Build procedure and down-under deal, see also p. 508
Related toVariations Feb. 1972 483
Roy Walton Match-A-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Also published here 1972 4
Karl Fulves Face-Up Thot card removed from face up face down deck is removed by spectator, mate found, faro, si stebbins
1973 14
Sam Schwartz Noah's Friends three cards find their mates
Apr. 1973 617
Karl Fulves Some Deal - Double Coincidence from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated
Nov. 1973 686
Karl Fulves Fourcast from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated and form a four-of-a-kind
Also published here Nov. 1973 686
Gene Finnell Match Up several are cards selected, after a Klondike shuffle they end up next to pairs
Related to
  • "The Riser Repertoire" (MUM Vol 90 No. 1, June 2000)
1973 7
Gene Finnell Coincidence
1973 15
Gene Finnell Coincidence packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
1973 53
Gene Finnell Twins 32-card packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
1973 56
Edward Marlo Masterful Match Up two methods, stay stack
1974 83
Edward Marlo, Roy Walton From Scratch mathematical procedure
1974 99
Edward Marlo Let's Recapitulate or Criss Cross two decks, several "Variations of Criss Cross"
Inspired by 1974 164
James G. Thompson Jr. Highly Improbable matching cards with two decks under strict conditions, stacked and window case
1974 83
Ted Gillam Pairs stay stack
Also published here 1974 87
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methods
Inspired by
  • "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8)
July 1974
Epilogue (Issue 21)
200
Paul Curry Think Of Twenty-Five mindreading presentation, magician matches the put down cards with the mates.
1974 62
Arthur Hill Mental Mate deck shuffled face-up/face-down, spectator counts to number (ignoring face-up cards), then performer, the cards match
Also published here July 1974 759
Jerry K. Hartman Huesome Twosome magician and spectator each have three red cards and three black cards, they alternate placing cards into a pile, all their joined pairs are matching in color
1974 15
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations 1975 408
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match
1975 109
Peter Kane The Unkind Cut performer cuts deck in four piles, top and bottom cards are mates
1975 18
Roy Walton Future Shock card predicted by cards with same suit and value, with impromptu version
Also published here Jan. 1975 835
Roy Walton Übereinstimmung performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Also published here Feb. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
62
C. "Cajano" Baumgartner Drei gleiche Karten three cards find mate, complicated procedure
1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 3)
52
Peter Duffie, Roy Walton Play It Again Sam pairs are back in order
Inspired byRelated to May 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9)
254
Roy Walton, Peter Duffie, Bob Driebeek Play It Again Sam follow-up
Inspired by Aug. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12)
293
Peter Duffie Twin Key-Boards mates, traveling and piano trick
Variations Dec. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4)
344
Tony Slydini Card Mates card selected from spread matches prediction card
Related to 1976 93
Tony Slydini Card Mates - The Repeat card selected from spread matches prediction card
Related to 1976 94
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck
1976 32
W. F. "Rufus" Steele, Karl Fulves Pocket Prediction No. 38, two cards chosen, one used to count down to the other, they are mates
Related to 1976 58
Out of Sight No. 46, card chosen, deck shuffle, performer puts deck in pocket and removes mate
1976 70
Twins No. 68, two decks under handkerchiefs, Joker is slid under handkerchief in deck and "changes" into Four of Spades, same with other deck
1976 104
Karl Fulves Retention Mates Joker changes in box into mate of selection
1977 220
Karl Fulves Better Late mate of selection rises to top
1977 260
Paul Curry Joining The Ladies three cards are torn in halves and the pieces shuffled, then mixed (with help of a chart), finally all pieces are next to their equivalent
Related toVariations 1977 35
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches
Inspired by 1977 38
Mark Weston Club Night Twins elevator cards and mates mix
Mar./Apr. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8)
378
Karl Fulves Fourcast from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated and form a four-of-a-kind
Also published here 1977 68
Mark Weston Double Exposure combination
Inspired by Mar. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7)
541
Doug Edwards Check Mate mates of two cards are found
1978 17
Larry Becker "Duck-Too" mate production with presenation as a strange card game
Feb. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 2)
157
Harry Lorayne Double HaLo spectator finds mates
1979 228
Philip T. Goldstein Twink spectator and performer select two cards, which happen to be mates, several versions with one and two decks and with four aces instead of random mates
Nov. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11)
754
Karrell Fox Duazidu spectator and performer have half the deck, they both select cards and they match, repeated two more times
1979 97
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash A Matching Routine
Inspired byVariations 1980 9
Danny Korem, Tom Bowyer A Way Out three cards chosen from spectator match three cards chosen from performer, risky
1980
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant)
18
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Five and Ten spectator finds two mates, appearing coins climax
1980 80
Karl Fulves Not Reflected Ace-Five of hearts and diamonds shuffled and dealt, pairs removed, all other cards match, elaboration of red-black-relationship principle
Related to 1980 53
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated! spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deck
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1980 23
Al Smith Stebbinside unknown card pocketed by spectator, another card is sandwiched via faro, it's the mate
Inspired by
  • "Si Stebbins Hits The Trail" (Al Smith, Abra)
1980 3
Al Smith Combo: One spectator places reversed card in center, performer cuts tabled deck, card below reversed card is mated of reversed card
Inspired by 1980 8
Roy Walton The Arrangement
Also published here 1981 34
Joe Dignam ESTImateOn spectator thinks of a card and performer removes mate
July 1981
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3)
40
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
Also published here 1981 4
Roy Walton The Old Fashioned Way matching mates, eight pairs, after random mixing procedure
Also published here 1981 25
Roy Walton Almost Impromptu one of four cards selected, other three cards added together and number counted in deck finds mate
Also published here 1981 33
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are found, faro
Also published here 1981 71
Roy Walton Match-A-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Also published here 1981 110
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet
Also published here 1981 222
R. Sid Spocane II Fascinating Pair mini stay stack used to produce a mate
1982 133
Karl Fulves Indian Poker spectator removes any card and a four-of-a-kind from shuffled deck, performer removes mate of first card, renamed "Roy-al Poker" in 2005 edition
1982 44
David Britland Mate two mates are found from a shuffled deck, hindu shuffle
Inspired by Mar. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11)
199
Howard A. Adams Rowten One five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes three, selects two and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mates
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
1
Howard A. Adams Rowten Three five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes on and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mate
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
2
Howard A. Adams Rowten Four five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes two and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mates
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
3
Howard A. Adams Rowten Five five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes four and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mates
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
3
Howard A. Adams Rowten Finale five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes two and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mates
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
4
Howard A. Adams Packeten One finding matching card, five pairs are needed, word is spelled to eliminate cards
Related toVariations 1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
6
Howard A. Adams Packeten Plus finding two matching cards, five pairs are needed, word is spelled to eliminate cards
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
7
Howard A. Adams Under the Napkin finding two matching cards, five pairs are needed, word is spelled to eliminate cards
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
7
Howard A. Adams Australian Packeten five pairs are used, two cards placed into pocket and rest divided into two piles, down-under-deal with both packets to find mates
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
7
Howard A. Adams Jumping Australian five pairs are used, two cards placed into pocket and rest divided into two piles, down-under-deal with both packets to find mates
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
8
Howard A. Adams Packeten Finale spectator finds mates of selected ESP cards by spelling any word
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
9
Howard A. Adams Rip N March variation of Monopoly March, five cards torn in halves, matching card is found
1982
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
15
Derek Robbins Pri-Mate mate is found reversed in the deck
Apr. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24)
462
Computer Dating No. 2, four cards, spectator turns one over, packet is cased, when removed again the mate is face-up instead, self-adjusting set-up
1984 3
Moving Parts No. 51, four cards torn and then laid out face-up and face-down, halves that do not match suddenly match, cards interlocked with slits before tearing
1984 71
Jeff Czerbinski Match Made In Heaven match with transformation kicker and turnover change
Oct. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 10)
1123
Richard Goldshot Deck Patrol sandwich location with some matching cards, distant key, faro
Dec. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 12)
1148
Harry Lorayne Dangling Participle spectator cuts deck in four piles, value of top card of piles are counted down to find their mates
1985 410
Harry Lorayne Force Feed Again selection and mate are found
1985 468
Philip T. Goldstein Tag Team ten cards with 5 famous couples / teams
Jan. 1985
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9)
1272
Frederick Braue Untitled two cards chosen by counting to a number, they're mates, rest is blank
1985 19
David Britland Voo-Duo "Two cards linked by uncanny forces"
card in one half is touched and turned over, mate turns over in other half
VariationsAlso published here 1985 28
Stewart Judah Die allgegenwärtige Paare several mates show up in deck
July 1985
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3 & 4)
127
Roger Crosthwaite Mated Updated Again! spectator finds two mates, with five variations
Inspired by
  • Mated! (Harry Lorayne, 1962)
  • Dave Solomon's "Quadruple Profit" in "Sticks and Stones" No. 7, 1977.
1985 46
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row
1986 10
Doug Edwards Ultra Surprise card changes to mate of another card, original card face-up in deck
Feb. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 2)
1319
Piet Forton Tossed Free Choice Match matching routine with Impeccable Double
Oct. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 10)
514
Jerry Sadowitz Matching Pairs three selections, the three mates are found, then they transpose to follow the exchanged selections, Eight shown as Seven
1987 70
Peter Wilker, Christoph Borer Die Auskultation finding mate of card, deck in spectator's pocket
  • Medizinische Kartenkunst
Inspired by 1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 7)
12
Bruce Cervon Dual Affinity Spectator pushes two Cards next to their Mates
1988 81
Gene Maze Gamblin' Man prediction type mate with sucker presentation
Feb. 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 2)
1453
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found, further mating phase with every card matched
Variations 1988 15
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching Variation card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found
Inspired by 1988 18
Edward Marlo The Matching Miracle pokerhand duplication from another deck, decks in reverse order
  • With Two Sealed Deck
  • For Stay-Stackers
  • For Memory Experts (only one deck)
  • For Card Cullers
  • Added Note
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1966
1988 246
Edward Marlo Down and Under Coincidence ten cards shown, spectator stops at any one which is placed aside, down-under procedure with rest and mate remains, with variations
1988 328
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack
Also published here 1988 39
Roy Walton Future Shock two prediction cards tell suit, value and position of a selection that is chosen with ten-twenty force, mates show up as well
  • With a Borrowed Deck
Also published here 1988 40
Roy Walton The Arrangement
Also published here 1988 93
Roy Walton Bloodhound eight-card packet, two cards are mated with help of Joker and reverse faros
  • Full Deck Version
  • Stay-Stack Version
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Nov. 1980
1988 107
Edward Marlo A Logical Miracle spectator finds three mates, stay stack
Inspired byVariations Jan. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 1)
1585
A. Berkeley Davis Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by June 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 6)
1654
Brother John Hamman Four-Pocket Mirror performer removes mates of four thought of cards (verbally restricted) after they are removed by spectators
1989 79
Karl Fulves Hand to Hand Ace to Three face-up and face-down, spectator matches them, posed as problem
1989 56
Roy Walton Strathclyde Solution three mate pairs are matched
1989 57
Sam Schwartz Order Restored two rows of three cards each (mates), after some exchanges one of each is each row
Variations 1989 58
Karl Fulves Concentrate! three mismatched pairs become matches
1989 3
Karl Fulves Outnumbered packet, counting procedure, two mates found, no-touch
Related to 1989 12
Karl Fulves Triple Mystery three cards mated via re-dealing packet
1989 43
Harry Lorayne Two-Time Mate two mates are found with help of spectator by cutting two face-up cards in the deck, two methods
Inspired byVariations 1990 121
Harry Lorayne Matching Effect spectator finds a set of mates
1990 223
David Williamson Brain Probe spectator finds four mates
Also published here Mar. 1990
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1)
1
Jerry K. Hartman Striking Matches
Jan. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 1)
1873
Richard Vollmer Will the Couples Match?
June 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 6)
1937
Karl Fulves S and L "Satan and Lucifer", spectator choses mate of card in box
1991 4
Al Smith Snap! mate of named card is located by spectator by stopping during deal and assembling the piles with reversed named card in between
1991 19
Peter Duffie Only a Game Down under Deal, spectators get matches
Also published here 1991 10
Karl Fulves DIY Double Drop Effect two cards from different decks match
1992 xxxiv
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck order
Related to 1992 7
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack order
Inspired by 1992 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also match
Inspired by 1992 11
Steven Hamilton A Card Problem deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, posed as problem
Variations Apr. 1992
Profile (Issue 7)
9
Gene Lawton Cheaters Solution to "A Card Problem" deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, mate SBS
Inspired by June 1992
Profile (Issue 8)
12
Peter Duffie Problematic Offshoot one card chosen from face-up half and one from face-down half, they match
Inspired by Aug. 1992
Profile (Issue 9)
3
Steve Dusheck Mate-A-Card finding the mate of a card under fair conditions in shuffled deck, featuring a card with a mirror surface hidden under a sliding panel on its back
Also published here
  • marketed in 1968
1992 57
Peter Duffie Not As Impromptu one of four cards selected, other three cards added together and number counted in deck finds mate
  • Epilogue to Not As Impromptu
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 20
Justin Higham Checkmate two mates are found with help of spectator by cutting two face-up cards in the deck
Inspired byRelated to June 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 4)
31
Gerald Deutsch Jinx Mate
June 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 6)
2224
Edward Marlo No Drawing Required four cards are placed in deck during dealing, four matches
Inspired by 1993
The Olram File (Issue 15)
4
Karl Fulves Parity Prophet cards dealt in pairs, one turned over, again dealt in pairs, cards on both side of reversed card are mates or predicted, Gemini Twins relation
Related toVariations 1993
Rigmarole (Issue 4)
45
Tony Bartolotta Named Gemini two cards freely chosen, mates found with Gemini Twins procedure
Inspired byRelated to 1993
Rigmarole (Issue 4)
48
Peter Duffie Card Count-Down card thought-of from twelve-card packet, suit spelled, pairs dealt, value counted down in rest of the deck to find mate
Oct. 1993
Profile (Issue 16)
6
Paul Swinford Stay Stack Finale one card is mated after faro shuffle, then two cards
1993 12
Joel Brash, Allan Ackerman The Tell-All Gemini for finding mates
1994 15
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical
July 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 7)
2380
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brothers three selections are placed face-up in deck, face to face with mates
VariationsAlso published here 1994 39
Alex Elmsley Prediction by Proxy spectator removes any card, mate is found by penelope-procedure (pile cut off, counted, card at that position is selection), twenty-six-apart-stack
1994 317
Alex Elmsley Computer Dating removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack
1994 385
Alex Elmsley Empty and Full removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack
1994 387
Alex Elmsley Wedded Ambitions free selection, mate rises to top, stay stack
1994 389
Alex Elmsley Through Darkest Peirce cards are dealt out multiple times to mix them, yet they are mated, relation to Sympathetic Cards
Also published here 1994 401
Philip T. Goldstein Automix working method
Inspired by 1994 113
Karl Fulves Power Eject packet moves out of banded deck, mate found
Related to 1994 18
Gene Maze Miss-Matched two cards stopped at, they're not mates, but mates are found when dealing twice to their added value
Variations 1994 70
Gene Maze Match-Missed two cards stopped at, they're not mates, then first card changes into mate of second card
1994 74
Gene Maze Passing Through push-through failure with two odd-backed halves, three mate pairs in other half
1994 82
Gene Maze Return Trip one deck dealt through and two cards are reversed when spectator calls stop, push-through failure with second deck, mates next to reversed cards
1994 86
Gene Maze Magnetic Attraction spectator stops twice during deal and those two cards are reversed, on either side of them are the mates of opposite color
1994 92
Gene Maze Mated cards dealt from both hands simultaneously, stopped several times, mates each time
1994 106
Gene Maze "5 & 10, Not the Store" two cards find mates, then a coin appears under each pair
1994 109
Gene Maze Mirror Image indicator card is counted down to from both sides of faced deck, mates, center deal
1994 128
Gene Maze Center Deal Mated: Nos. 1 & 2 two methods, using center deal
1994 130
Jackie McClements Coincidence My *@*! two cards put aside, two cards touched by spectator are mates of them
1994 3
Roger Crosthwaite Mindreading Experiment 2 card put in case, performer does not know it, mate forced on spectator, glimpse via hole in case, belly stripper suggestion
1994 64
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Premonition unknown and freely chosen card put aside, card peeked at, they match
1994 77
Peter Duffie Only a Game Down under Deal, spectators get matches
Also published here 1995 202
Mike Maxwell Birds & Bees & Bikes mate is found, humorous routine
Related to June 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2)
6
Richard Sanders, David Acer Four on the Floor card selected, indifferent card changes into mate and other cards of same value are on either side
Inspired by 1995 18
Jerry K. Hartman Pair Faced relying on Henry Christ Force
June 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 6)
2655
Karl Fulves Not Gemini spectator pushes two selections reversed in deck, next to mates
1996 39
Karl Fulves Everyone Has A Twin two mates found, then two Kings find Queens
1996 40
John Graham Mates Plus Mates
Mar. 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3)
2768
Gene Maze Show and Steal three cards
July 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 7)
2809
Jack Carpenter A Potent Presage three predictions, Gemini Twin type procedure, four-of-a-kind kicker
Inspired byRelated to 1997 26
Peter Duffie Aces Are Ace Selection placed sandwiched between red Aces. Black Aces placed face up in deck, sandwiches other three mates
1997 59
Peter Duffie A Popular Misconception Elevator effect + Gemini Mates plot
1997 150
Richard Bartram, Jr. Brainstorm Mates reversed card in the deck turns out to be mate of cut to card
1997 146
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
Related toAlso published here 1998 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
Also published here 1998 84
Karl Fulves Twixtwin after a confusing cutting, selection and shuffling procedure, a card that matches an initialed prediction card shows up
1998
Underworld (Issue 8)
108
Karl Fulves Notes on Brainchild two rows of five cards each, one face down and one face up, some cards exchanges, only one matching backs (rainbow)
Related to 1998 199
Gavin Ross Auto-Plunge Aces four Aces produced by mating a selection and push-through plunger
  • Phase One: "Simple Minds"
  • Phase Two: "The Auto-Plunger"
Also published here
  • booklet "Auto Plunger" (Gavin Ross, 1994)
1998 91
Roy Walton Ghostly Spells sixteen-card packet mated via spelling famous magicians
1998 125
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1999 29
Joshua Jay That's the Hard Part All three mates of selected card found, along with four Kings. Deck ends up separated by color.
Also published here 1999 76
Ted Gillam Pairs Stay Stack. Spectator stops on pairs of cards that match.
Also published here 1999 54
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card
2000 831
Peter Duffie Cloning sixteen-card packet, two mates found
2000 7
Gary Ward Countdown Mates five cards chosen, any four added up and that number counted down to, arrived-at card matches fifth card of original set
2000 46
Karl Fulves Brainchild No. 16, two sets from Ace to Six are cut by spectator and one replaced by a signed Four, when cards are dealt in two rows, the Fours are the only ones that match
Related to 2001 26
Karl Fulves, Nick Trost Psychic Aura No. 22, three cards chosen from tabled layout, mates reverse in deck
Inspired by
  • "Psychic Coincidence" (Nick Trost, Three Pet Secrets, 1964)
Related to
2001 35
Herb Runge Impulse No. 49, spectator finds mates of two cards, dealing
2001 71
Karl Fulves Cult Poker No. 14, spectator choses mate of performer's card from small packet
2001 29
Karl Fulves, Bob Hummer Scrambled Stud No. 27, spectator remembers card and its position in ten-card packet, two hands dealt but selection and its mate face-down
2001 56
Karl Fulves Magnetic Force No. 30, mates of two selections found on either side of another card
Related toVariations 2001 63
Karl Fulves Opposite Twins No. 34, Ace through Five of Hearts and Spades used, matching routine, Klondike
2001 73
Karl Fulves Mental Mate No. 35, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, spectator counts to number (ignoring face-up cards), then performer, the cards match
Also published here 2001 74
Karl Fulves Poker with Dice No. 52, pair of Jacks located with dice and counting procedure
2001 120
Karl Fulves, Howard A. Adams The Odds Against No. 55, five cards torn in half, halves matched, using two dice
Inspired by 2001 125
Harry Lorayne Unique Peek #5 naming card selected from incomplete faro peek, or finding it or its mate
2001 179
Harry Lorayne Mate Finger Via Take Five five cards removed from spread, two reversed, they are mates
Inspired by 2001 259
Harry Lorayne Platinum Discrepancy two halves, spectator and performer select a card from each which goes reversed in other half, mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2001 417
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deck
Also published here 2001 451
Harry Lorayne Quick Mate cut production, showing that card is not on top or bottom before
  • HaLo Thumb Drag
Also published here 2001 455
Scott Coffey Synchron-2 half deck distributed among two spectators, five-pile layout, matches occur, only half the deck stacked and used
Inspired by
  • Peter Duffie effect
2001 184
Peter Duffie The Universal Base Ace of Spades put on bottom of deck, it changes into the mates of three selections, other Aces show up as climax, bottom deals
2001 7
Peter Duffie Piano Biddle six mate pairs separated, they reunite, previously removed Aces travel back to the packets
Inspired by 2001 15
Harry Lorayne Platinum Discrepancy two halves, spectator and performer select a card from each which goes reversed in other half, mates
Also published here Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
48
Roy Walton Checkmate one of ten cards selected, its mate turns over in the remaining nine-card packet
Inspired by
  • "Up the Garden Path" (Peter Duffie's website)
July 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 2)
5
John Bannon Trait Secrets Gemini Twins with four Ace kicker
Also published here Oct. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
67
David Regal A Match Made in Heaven
2002 67
Gordon Bean, David Regal The Hot Spot spectator finds two mates
2002 122
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocketed deck
Inspired byVariations 2002 120
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
2002 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack
2002 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack
2002 11
Philip T. Goldstein Pseudo D/U ESP double match with small packet stay stack
2002 12
Karl Fulves Unknown Numbers card named, performer upjogs three cards and loses them again, card chosen by counting to two named numbers, named card and its mate found
Inspired by
  • "Coincidence Or What" (Stuart Judah)
Related to
2002 241
Jack Avis Stop thief card mated, crime story
2002 77
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Twins collide five cards put on table and one chosen, its mate found from rest of deck
2002 160
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie Matsuyama's Mates color, suit and picture/spot are used for down under deal, finding selection and mate
Inspired by 2002 88
George McBride Missed Match two cards dealt to with named numbers, they're not mates, but mates are found when dealing twice to their added value
Inspired byAlso published here Feb. 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 9)
6
Jamie Badman The Voodoo Deck card in one half is touched and turned over, mate turns over in other half, repeated, then a Six is chosen and other three Sixes turn over
Inspired by Feb. 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 9)
33
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flashy Mates three selections made, their mates show up, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Also published here May 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 11)
16
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Elevator Mates mates found as climax, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Also published here May 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 11)
20
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson More Diminishing Matches two cards cut to, they're mates, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Inspired byAlso published here May 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 11)
22
Peter Duffie Not as Impromptu