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Mel Stover The Irrisistible Force
Variations Jan. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 340)
Alex Elmsley Late Night Location spectator cuts off a pile, remembers bottom card and shuffles, packet returned and deck faro shuffled, selection found, stay stack with duplicates
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
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 290
Roy Walton The Karl Le Fong Trick two cards noted by throwing three dice, cards change places
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1969 16
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1970 374
John F. Mendoza, Bernard Bilis Calculated Triumph small packet cut off, selection made and returned, deck shuffled face-up and face-down, all one way except sandwich in center with selection, sandwich cards total cut-off packet
Inspired byVariations 1983 59
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Slam spectator shuffles, yet top thirteen cards are straight from ace to king, gilbreath
Apr. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Prediction spectator shuffles and deals a bit and ends up with five cards: Ten-high straigt, predicted
Apr. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Steve Beam Jinxed with five piles, with indicator card, with Acquisition Shuffle
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1986 213
Doug Canning Down Under Again two cards selected and found, third named card is found at a total of cards
Sep. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Doug Canning Deal and (Daffy) Duck Placement for Deal and Duck procedure
Aug. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 8)
Doug Canning Talk About Free Choices! set-up & multiple Out
Oct. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 10)
John Bannon Outer Limits spectator cuts off half the deck and thinks of any number card, fishing
Related toVariations 1991 51
Doug Canning Midnight Speller challenge, setup??
Oct. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 10)
Doug Canning UNCANNY deck in pocket and one card after the other is removed, spectator mentally spells his card and last letter matches selection
1993 132
Steve Beam Jinxed with five piles, with indicator card
VariationsAlso published here 1993 138
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiagnostic word thought of from small zodiac booklet
VariationsAlso published here 1994 52
Doug Canning Backstack formula to calculate position of cards in Si Stebbins
1994 941
Doug Canning Down for the Count two decks, card is named and put in a deck, cards next to it form a number and same card in other deck found at this position
1994 941
Doug Canning Jinxed Variation
Inspired by 1994 967
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Baxter, Bruce Fricker, Jon Racherbaumer, Stephen Minch, Steve Pressley, Doug Canning, Tom Craven, Scott Robinson, John Riggs
Related to 1995 1072
Steve Beam Leftovers on the internet, Bruce Barnett, Doug Canning, Cal Tooles, credit information for Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume II by Bob Farmer, beeper joke, Ed Eckl
1995 1124
Simon Aronson Multiple Card Sum Stacks consecutive sum, not forcing
Related to 1995 134
Doug Canning Telephone Lying spelling lie detector over the phone
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Related to
1995 14
Doug Canning Two Timing Aussie two cards are located, two piles of ten card two numbers are thought and corresponding cards remembered
1995 128
Doug Canning Card Counters
Inspired byRelated to 1995 153
Doug Canning Spell Found card located by spelling This Is Not Your Card and But This Is
Inspired by 1996 1190
Doug Canning No Tell Hotel spectator thinks of a Vegas hotel, divined
Inspired by Oct. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Doug Canning Marked Up Masterpiece faro and twenty-six key
1997 1245
Doug Canning Orbital Count Down word spelled card predicted at that position
Inspired by
  • Trevor Lewis "Orbital"
1997 1266
Steve Beam, Rajneesh Madhok, Doug Canning, Mike Beam, Wayne Kyzer Subscriptions How do you know someone is not a card magician? Humorous answers
1997 1268
Steve Beam Leftovers on mindspring website, 4F, Allan Slaight, Les Berry, Noel Coughlin, Doug Canning, Mike Beam, tip on Cigarette through Quarter by Mike Gallo, Abacus, Bill Robinson
1997 1284
Steve Beam Leftovers on Mike Beam, Marty Kane, ending The Trapdoor, Doug Canning, Ed Eckl, DocDixon, Harry Levine
1998 1418
Doug Canning Whisper Will spectator thinks of card in twelve-card packet at a known position/hour, card is divined
Dec. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
Doug Canning Canning's Baby Hummer Baby Hummer using six cards
Also published here 1999 45
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Five Card Stud chosen card is located by the use of a down-under deal and by spelling the locator card
Inspired by
  • Gene Castillon's " Computer Telephone Mystery" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1999.
2000 27
Steve Beam The Creativity Safe-Haven mail to Doug Canning
2000 32
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Clearing the Deck thought card is divined, spectator deals and cuts a blank deck, instructions by performer, with two variations (The Eraser, Synaptic Selection)
2000 94
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spelling
Inspired by 2000 99
Steve Beam The Unselected card found at sum, using three dice
Inspired byRelated to 2000 108
Doug Canning Canning's Baby Hummer with six cards
Inspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring)
Also published here
2000 72
Lewis Jones I've got your number number force with a calculator
Inspired by
  • Michael de Marco, Linking Ring, May 2001
2002 242
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Alphanumeric card is found by spelling some sentences
2002 25
Doug Canning Fourmat Matsuyama principle with more than two variables
Related toVariations 2002 92
Steve Beam The Eliminator Matsuayama Force for more than two variables, chart, with variation (Even Balder)
Related toVariations 2002 92
Doug Canning Burnout The Eliminator to build a number, only odd-backed card in the deck at that position
Related to 2002 95
Doug Canning Triple Play card is formed, prediction
2002 96
Doug Canning Quiet Time coding value of a card, by holding a card
2002 137
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Double Dicycles card revealed by counting down to number rolled with dice, as prediction
Inspired by 2002 144
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Jinxed humorous email conversation
2002 146
Doug Canning Speed-Reader II
2002 152
Doug Canning Dealer's Choice sone card location
2002 154
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Spineless spectator selects a dealt hand and remember a card, after dealing new hands, performer finds card and adds a good hand
2002 166
Scott Robinson, Doug Canning, Steve Beam Men of Letters prediction of built word with ESP cards,
2002 202
Steve Beam Errata Volume One
  • Color Vision
  • Double Stop
  • World's Greatest Magician
  • Quadruple Prediction
Volume Two
  • Bite Me / Underhand Location
  • Well Shaken
Volume Three
  • Memory ADE
Related to 2002 251
Doug Canning Point/Counterpoint packet cut off and counted, card at that position remembered, packet replaced, number named and card is at that position (faced deck) and divined
Also published here
  • Canning's Card Capers (Doug Canning)
June 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 10)
Steve Beam Errata
Related to 2004 229
Doug Canning Excalibur thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and performer can divine card over phone
Related to 2004 34
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Telephony with deck and three dice
Inspired byRelated to 2004 40
Doug Canning Boomerang spectator names number, performer cuts one cards less and selection is on top of reminder
2004 60
Steve Beam, Marty Kane, Doug Canning, Mick Ayres, Rajneesh Madhok The Lack of a Picture is Worth... humorous article
2004 66
Steve Beam Meet the Eliminator and the Exterminator Matsuayama Force for more than two variables (Eliminator) and forcing specific locations (Exterminator)
  • The Matsuyama Principle
  • Fourmat (Doug Canning)
  • Editorial
  • The Eliminator
  • The Exterminator
Related toVariations 2004 109
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Double Digit Inflation using the Tent Prediction as a two-way out
Inspired by 2004 135
Doug Canning Midnight Speller counting and spelling, to find selection
Variations 2004 168
Steve Beam Mooning the Midnight Speller by spelling
Inspired by 2004 169
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Zero Tolerance thought of card is divined, several methods
2004 178
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Cyber-Session Protocol humorous article
2004 246
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Digging Deeper two selections, silently spelled and spectator think stop
Inspired by
  • Paul Hallas' "Magic" in "Son of Totat"
2006 31
Juan Esteban Varela This Might Be The Night single card prediction, thought of number is counted, flexible method
Inspired byVariations 2006 123
Doug Canning I'm Okay, You're Ok single card prediction, thought of number is counted and word spelled, flexible method
Inspired by 2006 127
Tony Griffith Premonition in Reverse either 51 cards or 53, selected card is found twice in the deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Premonition in Reverse" in "The Gen" September, 1959. P. 124.
2006 181
Doug Canning Joint Banking card in pocket
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2006 183
Steve Beam Errata
Related to 2006 245
Ramón Riobóo Mystery of the Kabbala thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and eventually card is divined
Related toAlso published here
  • Ramón Riobóo's "The Mystery of the Kabbala" in Rafael Benatar's "Sleight of Phone"
2006 46
Marty Kane Showing the 7 Dwarfs spelling and down-under deal, finding selections with Snow White theme
Inspired byVariations 2006 86
Doug Canning Snow White and the Short Seven spelling and down-under deal, finding selections with Snow White theme
Inspired by 2006 87
Steve Beam Sleepwalker
Inspired byRelated to 2006 101
Doug Canning Banned in Vegas finding two selections, counting and stacking theme
2006 146
Pit Hartling The Core named card remains after reverse-faro procedure until single card remains
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2006 166
Doug Canning Core Relation way to calculate second to last card when performing The Core
Inspired by 2006 169
Doug Canning Encore The Core with two selections
Inspired byRelated to 2006 169
Doug Canning The Pat Hand spectator choses five cards from a deck with numbers on the back, prediction of total and of cards
2006 190
Doug Canning Juvenile Justice packet of double faced cards, two spectators select faces on same card, pictures drawn by a child
2006 202
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Grat Minds Think Alike three thought of cards lead to selection
2006 212
Steve Beam, Mick Ayres, Doug Canning, Rajneesh Madhok When Proofreaders Run Amuck humorous article
2006 220
Doug Canning Fisherman's Dream increasing bank of card to fish from by using two selections
2006 231
Doug Canning The Carousel Glimpse cut-deeper force handling to glimpse two selections
Variations 2006 236
Michael Powers Hide and Seek selection fairly lost, faro
Inspired by
  • "The Cardician is In!" (Doug Canning, Card Capers)
Related to
2006 108
David Solomon Cut Deeper Sans Deeper two cards chosen with cut procedure, divined and then produced
Inspired by 2007 74
Steve Beam Counter Measures - The Killer Count method to false count packet for any number, with Hamman Count
  • Even Number
  • Variation #1 - Even Number
  • Variation #2 - Even Number
  • Finesse
  • Large Numbers
  • Boomerang (Doug Canning)
  • The Hamman Switch
Also published here 2008 23
Doug Canning Joint Banking card in pocket
Also published here 2008 27
Richard Bangs Suit Yourself Surpassed spectator distributes four of a kind into his pockets, magician knows order, out of hands
Related toVariations 2010 69
Doug Canning Free Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predicted
Variations 2010 95
Steve Beam Big Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predicted, impromptu version
Inspired by 2010 97
Doug Canning Trifecta multiple card predicted on dollar bills, set-up, inspired by Paul Wilson's "Predator Wallet"
2010 121
Steve Beam, Rajneesh Madhok, Mick Ayres, Doug Canning Behind the Scenes with Volume IIIIIIII - Revolting Proofreaders humorous article
2010 128
Doug Canning In-Box
Related to 2010 296
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Behind the Scenes (again?) with Volume IIIIIIII - Discarded Ad Copy humorous article
2010 307
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #51 on Doug Canning, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Steven Youell/Grace Ann Morgan
2012 iii
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Photo Finish Printed prediction reflects cards randomly cut and dealt to. Opening effect.
2015 16
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Flash Photo Finish Comedy prediction that ultimately predicts three cards chosen by participant.
2015 17
Lewis Jones Stargazer Magician writes a prediction. Spectator answers questions as he deals cards for each letter in the answer. At the conclusion, the last card matches the written prediction.
Related toVariations 2015 142
Doug Canning Nearsighted Stargazer
Inspired by 2015 146
Max Maven Composite Speller Deck is cut and half given to each of two spectators. Each thinks of a card in their half. The value of one card is combined with the suit of the other. The deck is reassembled and the composite card spelled. It turns up at the final letter.
Related to 2015 155
Doug Canning Tile Force Variation on the matrix force. Number force with grid
Inspired byVariations
  • Mathematical Recreations by Maurice Kraitchik, 1942.
2015 116
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Bottoms Up Two cards revealed through spelling them.
Related to
  • Bottom to Top Principle (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013)
2015 163
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Freedom Speller
2018 77
Steve Beam, Doug Canning The New Deal
2018 78
Doug Canning Free-Range Force forcing a color and an odd or even number
Related to 2020 81
Doug Canning To Start With suits of four cards are spelled and location divined, using a die,
Inspired by 2020 300
Doug Canning Zip Count method for clocking the deck
2020 318