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Transposition Extraordinary
Variations 1940 292
Johnny Thompson, Harry Riser Hofzinser All-Backed three card transformation sequence, with all-backs phase, see references for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1971
Epilogue (Issue 12)
Cy Endfield, Fred Robinson A Cy Endfield Location two key cards on two halves, spectator shuffles them together
Variations Jan. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Derek Dingle Quick D-Way
Related toVariations 1982 8
Richard Vollmer, Christian Scherer Mystery of the 7 Suspects sandwich cards surround seven cards, down-under-deal to arrive at card, its value is counted down in rest of deck to find selection, faro
Variations 1983 127
Paul Cummins Counting On It number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Related toVariations 1984 132
Gary Plants Apocalypse Variations or Additions
Inspired by Sep. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 9)
Jim Hyams, Paul Sorrentino, Gary Plants, Evert Chapman, Steve Beam A Trick with a Borrowed Dog gag, dog starts barking at correct card
1987 304
Steve Beam Leftovers on Gary Plants, Uri Geller
1987 316
Gary Plants Headboard ashes on bald head
1987 345
Dai Vernon Why am I Here? card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1988 122
Dai Vernon Packet Calculator small packet, mathematical
Related toVariations 1988 134
Gary Plants Remember and Forget
1988 410
Steve Beam Leftovers on William Poundstone's Bigger Secrets,David Copperfield, Jim Hyams,Paul Sorrentino. Gary Plants,Evert Chapman
1988 424
Roy Walton Palmist's Prophecy number of cards chosen from top of deck by spectator is predicted
  • The Repeat
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, June 1973
1988 80
Gary Plants Miracle Dealer spectator and performer select a card, both get half the cards and start dealing, suddenly performer says stop and on top of both halves are the selections
Variations 1989 454
Steve Beam Leftovers on Halloween, Gary Plants
1989 464
Steve Beam Leftovers on Bev Bergeron, Joseph Pujol, Gary Plants, Midwest Magic Jubilee
1989 524
Gary Plants Decoy
Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Decoy Dice"
1989 553
Gary Plants No Way Out thought of card is located
June 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Steve Beam Leftovers on Billy McDonald, Mike Gallo, Evan Katz, Michael Close, Gary Plants, Joan Moran, Marty Martin
1993 880
Gary Plants Locator Service
1993 130
Gary Plants Locator Service II
1993 131
Gary Plants Quick Transpo breather crimp
Inspired by 1993 178
Simon Lovell, Gary Plants Jacked Black! card and position remembered, then another value added and card ends up at this position, switchless switch placement
1994 14
Gary Plants An Ace Per Shuffle pseudo riffle culling demonstration
Jan. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 1)
Gary Plants "Killer" Poker-Deal Demo color changing deck climax
June 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 6)
James Swain Card in the Matchbox
Inspired by
  • "Card in the Matchbox" (Tony Giorgio, Genii, late 60s)
1996 24
David Solomon Double Surprise Rising Card dental dam between cards gaff
Variations 1997 116
Gary Plants An Alternate Handling dental dam between cards gaff, faro loading
Inspired by 1997 119
Gary Plants Twisted Revelation twisting the Aces, then one Ace changes to selection
1997 107
Gary Plants The Deck Will Tell
Inspired by 2000 44
Gary Plants Palindrome divination of one of the four Aces
2000 118
Gary Plants Going Down multiple people doing down under deals
2000 190
Neal Elias Card Controls - Placing A Key Card deck secretly cut
Inspired by 2001 25
Brother John Hamman Do As I Do Aces first mates are found with two halves, then the Aces
Variations Feb. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 2)
Danny Orleans (reviewer) The Magnetized Cards by Gary Plants Mar. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3)
Danny Orleans (reviewer) The Impossible Close-Up Rising Card by Gary Plants May 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5)
Danny Orleans (reviewer) The Ring in the Card Case by Gary Plants Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
Aaron Fisher Search and Destroy sleightless
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2002 104
Gary Plants Match Me do as i do with mates, four Aces finale
Also published here June 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 6)
Stephen Minch Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle
2004 11
Gary Plants Zarrow Shuffle - Plants Handling
  • The Split
  • The Weave
  • The Strip-out
  • Opening the Gap
  • The Block Insertion
Related to 2004 16
Gary Plants Introduction about himself
2004 4
Gary Plants A Card Control with locator card, originally from Precursor #36 (Sept. 1992)
  • Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator Goes Past the Break
Variations 2004 6
Gary Plants Lie Detector
Inspired by 2004 9
Fred Robinson, Gary Plants Perfect Force Handling cull
Related to 2004 10
Gary Plants Card in Matchbox
Inspired by 2004 16
Gary Plants You Name It, I'll Flush It suit named, corresponding royal flush stacked for ten-handed game, originally from Precursor (Oct. 2003)
Inspired by
  • Tony Giorgio routine from Magicana/Genii
2004 18
Gary Plants Match Me do as i do with mates, four Aces finale
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2004 22
Gary Plants A Mathematical Card Trick card apparently located with mathematical principle, other three matching values as well
Inspired by
  • "A Better Count to the Aces" (Ed Marlo, Precursor, ca. 1987)
2004 28
Gary Plants Never Fails card found by spelling to famous magicians, sucker element, locator card
Variations 2004 30
Gary Plants Casino Royal coins in square layout, coins are added, yet number remains same, mathematical principle (edge counting)
2004 33
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle by Gary Plants (written by Stephen Minch) Nov. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11)
David Regal, Jason England Speaking Volumes
Related to June 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 6)
Gary Plants, Darwin Ortiz Pseudo Estimation performer cuts off specific number of cards
2006 57
Roberto Giobbi, Richard Vollmer Seven
  • The Genii Session
selection in ten-card packet, packet dealt into two piles as often as spectator likes, selection ends up at seventh position, published for Gather for Gardner No. 7
Inspired by
  • "A Four-tunate Choice" (Gary Plants, Genii, Sep. 1997)
May 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5)
Michael Ammar, Gary Plants Restored Card To Wallet torn pieces change to credit card, card restored from wallet
2007 282
Gary Plants Key Card Placement in-the-hands spread
Also published here
  • Precursor, Sep. 1992
2007 115
Gary Plants The Numbers Racket card thought of in packet, after some dealing it ends up at any wanted number, Vernon's method with twenty-seven cards, Plants with full deck
Inspired by
  • Dai Vernon (The Vernon Touch, Genii, Dec. 1989)
July 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7)
Gene Taylor The Antinomy Perspective
  • Aged Photos of Aging Hands
  • Bicycle Poker Pro Decks
  • Important Missed Credit from Last Issue
  • Gary Plants' Protean Deck
Related to Jan. 2008
Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 4)
Fred Robinson Ultimate Force under-spread force, starts with cull
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2009 125
Gary Plants Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips
2009 25
Jason England Fever Nails sucker element
Inspired by 2009 6
Derek DelGaudio A Coincidence performer and spectator select cards which appear at named number
Inspired by 2010 11
Gary Plants 1987 St. Louis Magic Jubilee about Michael Skinner's lecture in 1987
2011 4
Gary Plants Improving Your Key Card edge mark preparation
Inspired by
  • "Putting in the Work" (Walter Scott, Phantoms of the Card Table, 2003, p. 234)
2011 7
Gary Plants A Key Card Placement originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
  • Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator Goes Past the Break
Also published here 2011 10
Gary Plants Zarrow Shuffle Ideas
  • Introduction
  • Version One
  • Version Two
2011 13
Gary Plants What Are The Chances? cards chosen from two decks match
2011 18
Gary Plants Mentally Count On It number thought of and selection at this position remembered, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2011 22
Gary Plants Count Me In number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection, number predicted with four cards, originally from Precursor (Oct. 1989)
Inspired byRelated to 2011 25
Gary Plants Search for the Seven Suspects
Inspired by 2011 27
Gary Plants Push Thru Spellure locator card, originally from Precursor
2011 29
Gary Plants Key Card Placement originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
2011 53
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #36 on a practical joke by Richard Bartram, Gary Plants and Evert Chapman
2011 xviii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #49 on Gary Plants
2011 xliv
Patrick Page The Continuous Do As I Do spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times
Inspired by
  • Douglas Francis' "Duo Coincido" in Peter Warlock's "Pentagram" Vol. 1 No. 2, 1946
Related toVariationsAlso published here
2011 40
Gary Plants, Richard Vollmer, Roberto Giobbi Seven position of selection in small packet is predicted, anti faro principle
Inspired by
  • "A Four-tunate Choice" (Gary Plants, Genii, Sep. 1997)
2012 177
Jason England, Gary Plants Doubly Dirty
Inspired by
  • "Dirty Dealing" (Gary Plants, Genii August 1996)
2012 4
Gary Plants A Card Control
  • Controlling Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator goes Past the Break
Also published here
  • "G .P. Card Control" in "Precursor" Nr. 36. 1992.
2012 225
Gary Plants, Joseph Barry A Conversation with Gary Plants
Sep. 2017
Operandi (Issue 3)
Gary Plants Tips on Technique
  • Hand Position
  • The Grip
  • Rhythm is Everything!!
  • How to Practice
Sep. 2017
Operandi (Issue 3)
Gary Plants Group Effort card named, spectators touch cards which are reversed and added up, at the total is found the named card when counted down in the deck
Sep. 2017
Operandi (Issue 3)
Gary Plants "This is Why I am Here" replacing glimpse after spectator's shuffle with set-up and shuffle strategy
Inspired by Sep. 2017
Operandi (Issue 3)
Gary Plants Mentally Count On it Spectator thinks of a number, counts down and looks at card. Magician cuts out exact number of cards as the thought of number, then produces selection
Inspired byAlso published here Dec. 2017
Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1))
Gary Plants Team Work Card found at position equal to sum of values of four random cards, improvisation
Oct. 2018
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2))
Michael Powers No Palm Match Me
Inspired by 2019 70
Gary Plants A Key Card Placement
Also published here 2019 233
Gary Plants Thanks to Harry, Johnny & Derek three random cards change into duplicates of selection and back, selection found in center of deck
Inspired byRelated to May 2020
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2))
Steve Forte Variants brief outlines of further variations
  • cover-Zarrow (Gary Plants)
  • deep riffle
  • long push
  • snap-bevel
  • pinned corner
  • dribble-Zarrow
  • dead-hand Zarrow
  • short square-up
  • top-card cover (double cover)
  • off-the-table Zarrow (deck on its side on table)
Related to 2020 177
Michael Ammar, Gary Plants Ammar's No Good At Titles selection torn, pieces change into credit card, restored card minus one corner is found in wallet
June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part One)
Gary Plants Expertalk: Gary Plants on the Bottom Deal
  • General Thoughts
  • A Hybrid Deal
  • Post-Deal Alignment
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2001
2022 33
Gary Plants Plants' Packets four cards are counted to in four packets according to the value of the top pile, they are a four-of-a-kind matching previous selection, face-up bottom deal placement
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2001
  • Precursor
2022 34
Gary Plants It's Not Here card chosen from fourteen-card packet, selection vanishes, reappears face up
Inspired by
  • "Where Has It Gone" (Hideo Kato, Genii, Sept. 1969)
2022 18