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Charles T. Jordan The Pack that Cuts Itself No. 19, rubber banded deck cuts itself at selectionVariations Thirty Card Mysteries 56
Jack Merlin Improved Card From Pocket pack in spectator's pocket, he removes cards then the deck, only his card remains in the pocketRelated toVariations Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Victor Farelli The Harrison Deal Royal Flush lands in magician's handVariations "Lend Me Your Pack" 36
Stewart James Miraskill Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 147
Theodore Annemann, Michael F. Zens Call Your Hand ten card set-up, see credit claim by Val Evans on page 259Variations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 243
Purvis W. Miller Poker Hand Repeat Trick six card repeat with poker presentationVariations More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 33
Frederick Braue The Stock Shuffle I. To Place One Card in Position to Fall to the Dealer in a Five-Handed Game
II. To Stock Two Cards to Fall to the Dealer in a Five-Handed Game
III. To Stock Three Cards to Fall to the Dealer in a Five-Handed Game
VariationsAlso published here Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 5
Russel Walsh The Flash Card Stab deck wrapped in flash paperVariations Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 282
Joseph K. Schmidt, Unknown One Hand Riffle Shuffle tabledRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 7) 91
Jean Hugard Magicana on Howard de Courcy's one-handed shuffleInspired by Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 1) 127
Joseph K. Schmidt Flash Paper Interlude flash appears, cigarette ignites palmed flash paper Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 6) 164
Neal Elias, Bert Fenn A Reverse Sleight deck reversed over cardVariations At the Table Tricks 3
Paul LePaul The Bottom-Deal (Simplified Method) Variations The Card Magic of Le Paul 90
Harry Lorayne, Al Leech One-Eyed Jack Sandwich card sandwiched, sandwich in middle of deck, turns out to be later selectionRelated toVariations My Favorite Card Tricks 4
Dai Vernon Vernon One-Handed Shuffle riffle on the tableRelated to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 142
Joseph K. Schmidt Introduction The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 2
Joseph K. Schmidt The World's Easiest Card Rise plunger The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 6
Joseph K. Schmidt Diagonal Push-Thru The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 8
Joseph K. Schmidt The Strip-Out Card Rise jog shuffle set-up for plunger The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 12
Joseph K. Schmidt The Delayed Push-Thru The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 10
Joseph K. Schmidt The Turn-Over handling with hidden jog The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 14
Joseph K. Schmidt The Handkerchief Push-Thru The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 14
Joseph K. Schmidt The Fan-atic Card Control fan bent open for selection, bridging The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 18
Joseph K. Schmidt Some Notes on the Rising Card Trick saliva riseRelated to
  • Martin Gardner, Jan. 1949 of Hugard's Magic Monthly
The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 22
Joseph K. Schmidt The Improved Saliva Card Rise The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 23
Joseph K. Schmidt The Rising Packet with handkerchiefVariations The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 30
Joseph K. Schmidt Another Method for the Strip-Out Rise plunger The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 34
Karl Fulves Future Perfect Miraskill with face-up/face-down instead of red/black, previous selection found in odd-colored pileRelated toVariations Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
Joseph K. Schmidt, John Bowery Etcetera The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 11) 363
Joseph K. Schmidt Rope Thru Variation Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 11) 363
Roy Johnson Rope Thru Impromptu! Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 11) 364
Joseph K. Schmidt Coin Flourish one-handed, three coin stack, middle coin spun out and rotated, also popular with poker chips, see also p. 326 & p. 332 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3) 315
Donald Seacome, Gray Leese, Joseph K. Schmidt Etcetera The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 8) 342
Joseph K. Schmidt Rope Thru rope through performer's bodyVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 8) 344
Karl Fulves Five Into Four Five of diamonds is cut in fourth and puzzled together so a center section is missing, face changes to Four of diamondsRelated toVariations The Book of Numbers 42
Joseph K. Schmidt Educated Fingers one-handed cut and production of selectionRelated to
  • Jerry Andrus "Educated Thumb"
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 18) 89
Joseph K. Schmidt Center Tear spectator writes card in center of square paper, cut into four pieces and puzzled together so a center section is missing, can be presented as pseudo center tear, see p. 527 for comment by L. Vosburgh LyonsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4) 398
Joseph K. Schmidt One-Hand Table Faro good luckRelated to Epilogue (Issue 12) 94
Joseph K. Schmidt Card Flourishes two moves Schmidt saw used by GIs
- Pistol Grip Deal (flourish deal)
- Downtown Cut (one handed on table)
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 44) 219
Joseph K. Schmidt Impromptu Miraskil with face-up/face-downInspired byRelated toVariations Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 87
Neal Elias, Bert Fenn, Joseph K. Schmidt A Reverse Sleight Variation deck reversed over cardInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 88
Joseph K. Schmidt Subconscious Poker II one card is controlled during the repeat-dealing of five poker-hand and appears in a Royal Flush, see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing StroutInspired by
  • "Subconscious Poker" (Bob Fisher, The Sphinx, April 1939, or Daley's Notebooks #407)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 2) 687
Jerry K. Hartman, Joseph K. Schmidt Thinking Spell Spell to two selections, down under dealInspired by
  • "The Magic Spell" (Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct 1946, p. 281)
Means & Ends 63
Joseph K. Schmidt The Card Thought Of spectator looks at card in spread (effectively one of three), it is reproduced from pocket
- No-Palm Method
see also p. 648 for credit information
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 10) 650
A. Kojima Lightning Link see also p. 684 for credit information, and p. 757 for more credit information by Sid Lorraine regarding Dr. Fred Ervis and Richard DurhamRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 12) 675
Jerry K. Hartman Poker III slightly elaborated handling, re-dealingInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9) 754
Roy Walton Subconscious Poker Handling re-dealingInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 2) 830
Philip T. Goldstein Impromptu Haunted Deck Version Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 2) 830
Bert Fenn, Karl Fulves, Joseph K. Schmidt Impromptu Haunted Deck rubber band around deck, deck pivots and card sticks out
- Bert Fenn
- Schmidt & Fulves
see also p. 780 for comment by Joseph K. Schmidt
Inspired byRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 3) 704
Karl Fulves Rise using handkerchief, see also p. 786Inspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 4) 707
Karl Fulves Babel Phil Houghton, on Joseph K. Schmidt and how he works, Uri Geller demonstration on TV show "Not For Women Only", Edward Levy The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9) 752
Karl Fulves Babel final issue, list of pseudonyms, Joseph K. Schmidt, Persi Diaconis anagram R. Sid Spokane II and pseudonym George Henbeck, J. W. Sarles The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 12) 1055
Joseph K. Schmidt JKSpell packet, progressive spelling set-up, see also p. 864 for credit informationInspired by
  • "Magic Spell" (Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946, p. 259)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 4) 861
Joseph K. Schmidt Actually Cutting the Aces Card Cavalcade 3 82
Dai Vernon Vernon's X-Press repeat transpositionRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1009
Harry Lorayne Poker Challenge one card is controlled during the dealing of five poker-hand and appears in a Royal FlushRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 2) 13
Karl Fulves Credit on Joseph K. Schmidt Interlocutor (Issue 33) 130
Unknown The Deck that Cuts Itself - Al Baker strange Al Baker creditRelated to Elastrix 23
Karl Fulves Impromptu Haunted Deck Presentation Inspired by The Chronicles (Issue 26) 1322
Stephen Clark Mira-kil face-up/face-downInspired byVariations The Chronicles (Issue 27) 1329
Joseph K. Schmidt, Lu Brent, F. William Kuethe, Jr., Joel Moskowitz, Fred Rickard, Henry Walton, David Goldberg, Scott C. McPhilliamy, Jeff Busby Letters Goldstein/Becker flap Interlocutor (Issue 45) 178
Joseph K. Schmidt Joseph K. Schmidt other variation by Schmidt on the Roterberg changeInspired by
  • August Roterbeg's "Card Tricks and How to do them" 1902.
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 111
Joseph K. Schmidt Blackjack Rules as replay to "Doing the Splits" (Vol. 6 No. 10) Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 3) 1011
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Modern Close-Up Problems by Joseph K. Schmidt Epoptica (Issue 5) 260
Jim Wheeler Erdnase Outdone no jogs or crimpsVariations Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 152
Joseph K. Schmidt, Karl Fulves Miraskil No. 5Inspired byRelated to More Self-Working Card Tricks 7
David Britland The Eyes Have It "An old gambler reveals his most precious secrets"
four Aces appear during the spelling and dealing of the word Mississippi
Inspired by
  • "Mississippi Aces" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Modern Close Up Card Problems)
Equinox 33
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Gambling Trio I-III by Joseph K. Schmidt Epoptica (Issue 7) 402
Joseph K. Schmidt The "Un-False" Shuffle I - The Hand Off
II - The "Ladder-Job" (based on Jeff Busby)
Epoptica (Issue 7) 430
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Riffle Shuffle Run-Up Trix I-III by Joseph K. Schmidt Epoptica (Issue 7) 403
Martin Gardner Las Vegas Knot knot appears or notRelated toAlso published here
  • Scientific American, September 1983
Contemporary Rope Magic - Part III 58
Joseph K. Schmidt Greek Break Applications getting into Greek Break, palming cards off into Tenkai Palm from Greek Break Epoptica (Issue 8) 471
Joseph K. Schmidt Four Cut Carson aces lost in deck, reproduced behind knee, greek break application Epoptica (Issue 8) 472
Joseph K. Schmidt A Color Change greek break application Epoptica (Issue 8) 473
Joseph K. Schmidt Poker Hand Switch greek break application Epoptica (Issue 8) 474
Joseph K. Schmidt Hold Out! card transforms into selection with holding-out presentation, featuring a spread switch Epoptica (Issue 9) 497
Joseph K. Schmidt Up The Sleeve Inspired by Epoptica (Issue 10) 517
Joseph K. Schmidt The High Cost of Living folding a single bill so it looks like two Epoptica (Issue 12) 571
Joseph K. Schmidt Miss-Direction Epoptica (Issue 11) 541
Joseph K. Schmidt "Command Performance" Rise Close-up Impact! 109
Joseph K. Schmidt Super Fast Shuffle with packet in middle, only injogsRelated to Verbatim (Issue 8) 86
Karl Fulves Mechanic's Grip "being an inquiry into the origin and derivation of the mechanic's grip"Related to Verbatim (Issue 9) 98
Joseph K. Schmidt Cops sandwiched card in deck turns out to be later selection, see also p. 47Inspired by
  • "The Prechosen Chosen Card" (Braue, Gen, Vol. 17 No. 10)
Related toVariations
Rigmarole (Issue 3) 25
Joseph K. Schmidt Long Arm Stuff presentation for long arm gag Rigmarole (Issue 3) 26
Joseph K. Schmidt Star Burst "four psychic tricks" No. 3
broken toothpicks rearrange themselves into star configuration under paper cover, water makes them unbend, quirting lighter
Rigmarole (Issue 3) 30
Joseph K. Schmidt Simulated Vision die behind paper screen as prediction, secretly pivoted as requiredInspired by
  • "Divination with a Die" (George Blake, Magigram, March 1977)
Related to
Rigmarole (Issue 5) 51
Karl Fulves Joseph Schmidt's Cops metamorphosis presentation for "Cops", one card sandwiched and one in jacket pocketInspired by Verbatim (Issue 3) 19
Joseph K. Schmidt Simulated Vision further details on the trickRelated to Verbatim (Issue 5) 39
Joseph K. Schmidt Quick Shuffle with in and out jog and packet in middleRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 8) 96
Joseph K. Schmidt Introduction New Card Control Systems 7
Joseph K. Schmidt Preface basic tabled card handling New Card Control Systems 9
Joseph K. Schmidt Rhythmic Shuffling tip New Card Control Systems 22
Joseph K. Schmidt Mnemonics for Zens set-up New Card Control Systems 78
Joseph K. Schmidt Call your Hand II thirteen card set-upInspired by New Card Control Systems 71
Joseph K. Schmidt Hold-Out Sam tabled hand turns out to be the one named New Card Control Systems 74
Joseph K. Schmidt The "Easy Poker" Deal Out a different presentation New Card Control Systems 77
Joseph K. Schmidt The "Last Word" Deal Cut a different presentation New Card Control Systems 78
Joseph K. Schmidt C.U.S.S. - A Riffle Shuffle Run-Up System "Cut Up Stock Stack" New Card Control Systems 30
Joseph K. Schmidt The Double C.U.S.S. dealing Aces and Kings on the same deal New Card Control Systems 36
Joseph K. Schmidt "Clumsy Joe's" Riffle Shuffle Run-Up exploiting a reversed cardRelated to New Card Control Systems 49
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Bottom Runup System Related to Cardshark 178
Joseph K. Schmidt JKSubway Deal Inspired by New Card Control Systems 87
Joseph K. Schmidt The Untimely Demise of "Mike" McGuff story presentation New Card Control Systems 81
Joseph K. Schmidt A Hell of a Poker Game Part I: Dealing four Aces with cards face up throughout.
Part II: Dealing Kings to the devil's hand and the Aces to your hand for a surprise finish.
Part III
Part IV: Dealing two hands - Kings to third hand, Aces to your hand.
New Card Control Systems 39
Joseph K. Schmidt The "Last Word" Poker Run-Up System with several applications/routinesInspired by New Card Control Systems 14
Joseph K. Schmidt Blockbuster No. 1 two times, "deal stack", overhand New Card Control Systems 19
Joseph K. Schmidt 2-Hand Overhand Shuffle Run-Ups eight methods and variation, history New Card Control Systems 96
Joseph K. Schmidt Blockbuster No. 2 stacking two hands, overhand New Card Control Systems 20
Joseph K. Schmidt "Easy Poker" from shuffled deck, overhandInspired by New Card Control Systems 24
Joseph K. Schmidt The "Sore-Armed" Bandid another system New Card Control Systems 52
Joseph K. Schmidt Blockbuster No. 3 stacking three hands (!), overhand New Card Control Systems 65
Karl Fulves (reviewer) New Card Control Systems by Joseph K. Schmidt The Fine Print (Issue 2) 28
Mitsunobu Matsuyama, Martin Gardner Separating Knots two ropes together are knotted, knots separated, with Single Rope Variation, With SilksRelated to Arcane (Issue 14) 196
Joseph K. Schmidt The Big "Ripp-Off" five torn cards are matchedInspired by
  • "The Five Torn Cards" (Martin Gardner Presents, p. 183)
New Card Control Systems 92
Joseph K. Schmidt Tabled Double Undercut New Card Control Systems 9
Joseph K. Schmidt XO-5 rope through thumb, credit informationRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 4) 80
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 4) 85
Joseph K. Schmidt Subconscious Poker one card is controlled during the repeat-dealing of five poker-hand and appears in a Royal FlushAlso published here Card College - Volume 2 262
Karl Fulves Subconscious Secret royal flush on second dealInspired by
  • "Subconscious Poker" (Bob Fisher)
Related to
Blocking Off 190
Joseph K. Schmidt Commentary on The Mechanic's Grip Related to Underworld (Issue 3) 33
Joseph K. Schmidt (reviewer) The Man Who Was Erdnase by Jeff Busby
comments on the book
Underworld (Issue 3) 33
Joseph K. Schmidt Counterfeit Shuffle three packets with single run, with three variationsRelated toVariations The Fine Print (Issue 3) 46
Karl Fulves Counterfeit Comments on full deck false overhand shufflesInspired by The Fine Print (Issue 3) 49
Karl Fulves Counterfeit Cull Shuffle displacing one card to topInspired by The Fine Print (Issue 3) 51
Joseph K. Schmidt Joseph Schmidt's Addition Related to
  • "Command Performance" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Modern Close Up Card Problems, 1981)
New Card Rises 12
Joseph K. Schmidt Houdini's Getaway card jumps & pivots out of banded deck, presentation for "Impromptu Haunted Deck"Inspired byRelated to New Card Rises 38
Joseph K. Schmidt Braue Extra braue reverse handlingRelated to Underworld (Issue 5) 66
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 5) 109
Joseph K. Schmidt Riffle Stacking from the Bottom credit information The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 168
Joseph K. Schmidt Single Handed one-handed cut production, credit informationInspired by
  • "Educated Thumb" (Jerry Andrus, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Nov. 1962)
Related to
  • "Single Handed Pass (New Method)" (Robert-Houdin, Secrets of Conjuring and Magic)
  • Modern Close-up Problems (Joseph K. Schmidt)
The Fine Print (Issue 8) 222
Joseph K. Schmidt The Greek Charlier starting with a Greek Break The Fine Print (Issue 8) 224
Rudolph Herzog, Ray Kosby, Joseph K. Schmidt, Rafael Benatar Our Readers Respond The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 168
Joseph K. Schmidt, David Meyer Letters Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 73
Martin Gardner The Balancing Deck deck sands upright on back of hand, with comment by Joseph K. SchmidtRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 25
Derek Dingle Push-Drop Switch cards picked up with deck from above and transferred to top, see also note by Joseph K. Schmidt on p. 34 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 32
Gerry Scharnböck Sprung deck bound by rubber band, card pops out at right angleRelated toVariations Concertos for Pasteboard 49
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 216
Karl Fulves, Joseph K. Schmidt Impromtpu Haunted Deck The Magic Thrust 40
Cardini Spring Break holding break while springing, spelling trick applicationRelated to
  • "Spring Peek" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Discoverie #4)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 127
Joseph K. Schmidt To Whom It May Concern credit claims about items in CardsharkRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 154
Richard Himber Double Cut Rope "An Impromptu Rope Trick"
reprinted instructions, illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 317
Joseph K. Schmidt Trapdoor Coin stream of rice produced from hole in Chinese coinRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 345
Joseph K. Schmidt, Karl Fulves Tension Trap rubber band tossed to table, sandwich with selection pops outInspired by Under Tension 5
Joseph K. Schmidt, Karl Fulves Power Loading "Impromptu Haunted Deck" Under Tension 6
Joseph K. Schmidt Band o'Notes [E] card pops out reversedRelated to Under Tension 11
Martin Gardner Band Box rubber band around box, can be instantly releasedVariations Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 394
Bob Ostin, James Kenn, George Valerie Letters Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 423
Joseph K. Schmidt Computer Virus Killer "A Novel Revelation of Two Thought Cards"
two spectators think cards from a five-card and six-card group, involving virus gag card
- The History (credit information and references)
Inspired by
  • "Brain Twister" (Ben Braude, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946)
Variations
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 429
Karl Fulves Virus Variation Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 431
Joseph K. Schmidt JKStab with knife/letter opener in deck by spectator, New Glide action Prolix (Issue 1) 24
Joseph K. Schmidt Scarne's Card Stab deck wrapped in paper, long needle with ribbon pushed through paper, wrapping torn away, all cards fall except selection, method guess by SchmidtInspired by
  • "Scarne Card & Ribbon" (John Scarne, marketed effect)
Prolix (Issue 1) 26
Joseph K. Schmidt Walsh's Card Stab without flash paper, also for card to spectator's pocketInspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 1) 27
Joseph K. Schmidt Band Box Encore rubber band around box, can be instantly releasedInspired by Prolix (Issue 2) 104
Karl Fulves Joseph K. Schmidt Prolix (Issue 3) 189
Joseph K. Schmidt Stacking Systems double duke
- Two Aces, Two Kings
- Three Aces, Three Kings
- Four Aces To The Dealer
- Four Kings - Four Aces
- KF Note
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 3) 141
Joseph K. Schmidt Elevator Malfunction Inspired by
  • "Elevator Ring" (Sam Schwartz)
Prolix (Issue 5) 340
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 346
Justin Higham Jungian Poker five poker hands dealt, spectator peeks at one card from a poker hand, all cards are collected and re-dealt, performer gets winning hand of straight flush consisting of peeked at cardInspired byRelated to Dexterity Manual 31
Martin Gardner, Joseph K. Schmidt Riddle Rope knot appears or not
- The Chefalo Phase
- Schmidt's Fake Chefalo
Related to Prolix (Issue 4) 265
Joseph K. Schmidt Deadwood Hold 'Em Royal Flush finale to six card repeat, story, blank cards
- J. K. Hartman Addition
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 6) 374
Joseph K. Schmidt The SC Count glide undercount Prolix (Issue 6) 374
Joseph K. Schmidt Sliding Hunter Knot without letting go of ends Prolix (Issue 7) 450
Joseph K. Schmidt, Karl Fulves Unglue extra knot taken off rope Prolix (Issue 7) 452
Joseph K. Schmidt Dayton Plus Chop Inspired by
  • "Simple Offering" (Rope Worker - A Tribute to R. C. Buff)
Prolix (Issue 9) 582