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Michael F. Zens Zens' Card Miracle with marked cards and two decks set-up
1937 296
Michael F. Zens Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick three chosen cards, envelopes, repeating set-up deck
Related toVariations 1937 298
Michael F. Zens Quadruple Poker Trick
Related toVariations 1937 369
Theodore Annemann, Michael F. Zens Call Your Hand ten card set-up, see credit claim by Val Evans on page 259
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 36)
Michael F. Zens Zen's X-Clusive Card Combination several cards are selected from a shuffled deck and replaced, performer finds them, then cards are put in envelopes, inside are predictions which match
Also published here Nov. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Michael F. Zens Card Addition cards and envelopes
Nov. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Michael F. Zens The Improved "Zens" Cards & Envelopes
Related to 1945 55
Michael F. Zens The M. F. Zens Magic Table And Walking Through Ribbon Illusion plans for a table
1945 345
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors
  • Theo. Annemann
  • Charles Arbuthnot
  • George E. Arrowsmith
  • Roger Barkann
  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Joseph L. Barnett
  • Raymond L. Beebe
  • Eugene Bernstein
  • J. B. Bobo
  • John N. Booth
  • Tom Bowyer
  • Vynn Boyar
  • Joan Brandon
  • Fred Braue
  • John Braun
  • Lu Brent
  • R. C. Buff
  • Clyde F. Cairy
  • Loring Campbell
  • Jack Chanin
  • Frank Chapman
  • Forest V. Chesbro
  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Eddie Clever
  • Stanley Collins
  • Mystic Craig
  • Thomas J. Crawford
  • John J. Crimmins, JR.
  • Paul J. Curry
  • Del Monte
  • Harry Dobrin
  • Ronald B. Edwards
  • Bruce Elliot
  • Professor El-Tab
  • Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
  • Val Evans
  • "Hen" Fetsch
  • Thomas B. Fitzgerald
  • Dariel Fitzkee
  • Sid Fleischman
  • Joseph Harman Fries
  • Martin Gardner
  • Teral Garrett
  • Walter B. Gibson
  • Arnold L. Grubin
  • Nelson C. Hahne
  • Hathaway
  • Royal V. Heath
  • Charles H. Hopkins
  • Jean Hugard
  • Mark Jacobs
  • R. M. Jamison
  • F. H. Jeudevine
  • Maurice Kains
  • George G. Kaplan
  • George Karger
  • Joseph A. Karson
  • Wilbur Kattner
  • Gerald Lynton Kaufman
  • Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
  • The Great Kolar
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Abril Lamarque
  • William W. Larsen
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Art Lyle
  • L. Vosburgh Lyons
  • Richard F. Madden
  • Greer Marechal, JR.
  • George McAthy
  • William H. McCaffrey
  • Jack McMillen
  • Harry Mendoza
  • Orville Meyer
  • John W. Mifflin
  • Chester Morris
  • Paul Morris
  • Frederick Mosteller
  • Robert A. Nelson
  • C. A. George Newmann
  • Grady S. Nicholson
  • Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
  • Charles Walter Nyquist
  • Dell O'Dell
  • Tom Osborne
  • George Harrison Pittman
  • Julien J. Proskauer
  • Clayton Rawson
  • Ralph W. Read
  • Dolf Rudin
  • Herb Rungie
  • Ned Rutledge
  • James J. Sanders
  • Lucille Pierce Saxon
  • Sigmar - The Magician
  • Jerry Sorensen
  • Willard S. Smith
  • George Starke
  • Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
  • Harlan Tarbell
  • DR. Franklin Taylor
  • J. G. Thompson, JR.
  • Jack F. Trebel
  • M. Van Reese
  • Jack Vosburgh
  • Audley Valentine Walsh
  • Peter Warlock
  • Herman L. Weber
  • Bob Weill
  • William H. Wilson
  • Tommy Windsor
  • Howard H. Wise
  • Ed. Wolff
  • Michael F. Zens
1945 347
Michael F. Zens The Mike Zen's Card Act several cards are selected from a shuffled deck and replaced, performer finds them, then cards are put in envelopes, inside are predictions which match
Also published here 1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Michael F. Zens Card Addition cards and envelopes
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zens-Ational see No. 8 for credit information
Inspired byRelated to May 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 2)
Charlie Miller, Michael F. Zens The Zens Card Trick with two selections
1967 19
Eddie Fields Calling Your Hand, Again spectator chooses how many hands, which hand will win, what kind of hand to win, ten-card set-up
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1968 20
James G. Thompson Jr. Call Your Hand Variation performer's poker hand contains four Aces and selection
Inspired by 1972 144
Michael F. Zens, Karl Fulves Any Hand Called For No. 72, double-deal stacking
Related toVariations 1984 106
Paul Curry, Bob Haines Zens a la Curry with two selections
Inspired by Apr. 1987
Magick (Issue 388)
Jerry K. Hartman Across Purposes three chosen cards, envelopes
Inspired by 1991 473
Michael F. Zens, Vicente Canuto, Theodore Annemann Cualquier Jugada a Petición ten card set-up, double-deal stacking
Also published here 1993 118
Michael F. Zens The Original of Zens' Packets and Envelopes Trick
1994 1074
John Mulholland, Michael F. Zens New Zens' 15 Cards and Envelope Trick
1994 1097
Joseph K. Schmidt Call your Hand II thirteen card set-up
Inspired byVariations 1995 71
Peter Duffie The Second Hand Gambler two hands dealt, one is Royal Flush, then any type of hand named and dealt with the same ten cards
Inspired by 1996 18
Nick Trost Zens-Gilbreath Poker Deal Any poker hand called for
Inspired byRelated to 1997 232
Michael F. Zens, Eddie Fields, Theodore Annemann Call Your Hand ten-card stack, bottom deal
Inspired by 2000 944
Paul Curry, Michael F. Zens, David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other half
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942
2001 102
Jim Steinmeyer Zens Koan with envelopes
Inspired by July 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 7)
Nick Trost The Zens Poker Deal, Redealt double-deal stacking
Inspired by 2011 676
Tom Crosbie Any Called For Poker Hand
Inspired by 2013 160
Steve Beam Bag Lady Magician introduces a napkin folded into a bag and hands it to a lady. He asks someone in the audience to call out a poker hand. He produces that hand from the napkin and claims it is otherwise empty. He proves it by showing the cards that remain are blank on both sides.
Related to 2015 179
Steve Beam Stack Attack While deck is shuffled, spectator calls a poker hand. Magician deals out hand called. Can be repeated.
Related to 2015 183
Steve Beam Encased Five cards in an otherwise empty envelope. Spectator chooses a poker hand. The magician removes the hand from the envelope.
Related to 2015 189
Steve Beam Encased in Glass Five cards displayed in wineglass. Any poker hand called. Cards removed and shown to comprise chosen poker hand.
Related to 2015 193
Steve Beam Background on the "Zens" Poker Stack History of the mnemonic often referred to as the "Zen's Poker Deal."
Related to 2015 197