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The Bridge of Cards long spread between hands, elastic underneath
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1897 170
Stewart Judah The Spectator's Choice Tantalizer deal with thirty-two cards, two selections by both spectator and performer, spectator choses which one remain after dealing procedure, see page 172 for correction
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 17)
The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealing
Related toVariations 1948 112
Bert Allerton, Henry Christ Allerchrist Card Trick No. 63, Mathematical
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1950 114
Dai Vernon Ginsburg Poke
Related toVariations 1959 36
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 430
Gene Finnell D/U Counter packet cut off, down/under deal with rest, remaining card has value as number of cut-off cards
Variations 1973 57
Philip T. Goldstein French Active six flags, chosen one is predicted, off-beat
Related to 1980 12
Reinhard Müller, Justin Branch "Mish Mosh" gilbreath and dealing procedure to separate suits, non-faro method of a Justin Branch effect
Variations 1982 314
Marty Kane Poke Poker kind of Royal Flush Production build around "Ginsburg Poke"
Inspired byRelated to
  • Al Smith, Card On Demand
Oct. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 10)
Alex Elmsley Australian Self-Help involving counting, spelling, down-under deal
Related toVariations 1991 317
Marty Kane The Best Lie Detector faro
Variations Feb. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 2)
Harry Lorayne Quick and Direct
Inspired by Mar. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctly
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1993 11
Steve Beam Bottoming Out all values are spelled, selection is found at last letter of last value, sucker element
Related toVariations 1993 17
Tom Daugherty Under your Spell one card is thought of
Variations Feb. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 2)
Marty Kane Better Than Best Lie Speller simplified
Inspired by 1994
Facsimile (Issue 2)
Marty Kane Simplex Lie Speller
Variations 1994
Facsimile (Issue 2)
Marty Kane Complex Simplex Lie Speller
Facsimile (Issue 2)
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Nov. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 11)
Marty Kane Minor Transposition one card is sandwiched
Dec. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 12)
Marty Kane Zip Code Pip Mode selection found on total of added values of several cards
Inspired byRelated to 1995 1110
Marty Kane Magician Acquisition with Judah's elimination Deal
Inspired by 1995 1115
Steve Beam Leftovers on Marty Kane, Jon Racherbaumer, Jim Hyams, Wayne Kyzer, Scott Robinson, Simon Lovell
1995 1148
Marty Kane, Karl Fulves, Peter Duffie Marty's Miracle Card found via elimination procedure, eliminate every odd card in packet
Inspired by 1997 125
Steve Beam Marty Kane - A One-Man Insert brief
1997 1257
Marty Kane Bottoming Out Today spelling weekdays, two cards
Related to 1997 1257
Marty Kane Buckeye Bottoms Out card is found by spelling words on Ace of Spades
Related to 1997 1258
Marty Kane Modern Day Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card is selection and four aces on top of discard piles, with two variations
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1997 1258
Marty Kane Pound Rebound story trick with Judah Elimination Trick, last card fits story
Inspired by 1997 1261
Marty Kane Mish Mosh Tell-A-Vision suits of cards are divined, with fingers, then separation by spectator
Inspired by 1997 1262
Marty Kane Sixth Sense Nonsense multiple prediction, mates, dealing procedure
1997 1264
Steve Beam The Marty Kane One-Trick Insert (Yet Another Insert From that Wacky Floridian)
1997 1321
Marty Kane Spelling Foretelling card spelled, suit packet
  • Packet Mode - Face Up
  • Dealing Mode
  • Mixed Modular Version
  • The Pause that Refreshes
  • Telephone Version
Related toVariations 1997 1321
Marty Kane Part Two - Using 5 Target Cards clock layout
  • Black Modular Mode
  • Red Modular Mode
  • Compass-Direction Version
1997 1324
Marty Kane Part Three - Using 6 Target Cards
  • The Spell of Royalty
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Pellmell Spell
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Variation #3
  • Spelling and Think-King
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Parallel Spell
  • Variation
  • Clientele Under Your Spell
  • Variation
  • Monthly Spells
  • Variation
  • Blanking Out Spells
  • Variation for Two Spectators
  • Variation for Three Spectators
Related to 1997 1325
Marty Kane Magic Day small packet spelling location with Tantalizer elimination deal
Mar. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 7)
Ramón Riobóo Six Murders & Six Cops two phase routine, six red cards and six black cards, after cuts and shuffles always red/black pairs
Related toVariations July 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Jerry K. Hartman Lied and True Steinmeyer Count Principle
Related toAlso published here Winter 1998 159
Marty Kane Spectator's Simplex Lie Speller using the Judah Elimination Deal
Inspired by 1998 1416
Steve Beam Leftovers on Mike Beam, Marty Kane, ending The Trapdoor, Doug Canning, Ed Eckl, DocDixon, Harry Levine
1998 1418
Marty Kane Cigar Club eight picture cards and eight number card are shuffled and cut in half, always one picture and one number card, then spectator removes some cards and does a down under deal with the rest, last card tells amount of removed cards
Inspired by 1998 1451
Marty Kane Trek Trick
Inspired by 1998 1452
Marty Kane White House Cleaning spectator finds joker, rest are blank cards
Inspired by
  • Marty Kane's "Odd Lot" from "Magic" 8/97
1998 1452
Marty Kane Magic with Added Zip
Inspired byRelated to 1998 1453
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 1 card location over phone
Variations 1998 9
Marty Kane Minor Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card is a Seven and other Sevens on top of discard piles
Inspired by July 1998
Onyx (Issue 4)
Peter Duffie Heavyweight seven card packet, spectator ends up with previously announced "heaviest" card despite some spelling and mixing
Inspired by
  • "Status Quo Principle" (Marty Kane)
Dec. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12)
Marty Kane Excelling in Spelling Foretelling three phases, using one suit
  • Tabled Version
  • Packet Version
Inspired byRelated to July 1999
Onyx (Issue 8)
Paul Cummins From Paul Cummins
Related to Dec. 1999
Onyx (Issue 9)
Marty Kane Nightmare Poker card to complete Royal Flush found with counting procedure
Inspired by 1999 87
Marty Kane The Magic Underground Aces found with dealing and spelling by spectator, "Status Quo Principle" (invariant positions in Down-Under Deals)
Related to 1999 123
Marty Kane V.D. valentines day patter, card is found by dealing and spelling, she loves me / loves me not for down-under deal
Inspired by 2000 73
Marty Kane Symmetrick two suits in order, two cards are spelled, two spectators end up on same value
2000 97
Marty Kane The Christmas Tree Trick based on a pun, spectator selects two threes, rest of the cards are blank
2000 121
Marty Kane Why 2K? with story presentation, Twos and Kings appear as a kicker
Inspired by 2000 123
Marty Kane Card Craps two sets of Ace through Six are shuffled and dealt into pairs, all equal 7
2000 146
Marty Kane Cardman's Best Friend story presentation, red Jacks selected among Spades cards
2000 165
Marty Kane The Hallmark multiple spectators locate their own card in a packet, spelling to determine amount of cards for each spectator
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2000 183
Marty Kane Hallmark Inventory
Related to 2000 185
Steve Beam Marilyn, Carolyn, Timothy, & Sue routine and presentation for The Hallmark
Inspired by 2000 186
Marty Kane Think-King Out Loud
Inspired by 2000 188
Marty Kane The Jack Queen King Ace Trick over phone, involving spelling, down-under deal
Inspired by 2000 25
Marty Kane Best Poker Hands two phases, good poker hands are formed
Inspired by
  • "Heavyweight" (Peter Duffie, 21 Card Tricks)
Also published here
2000 26
Harry Lorayne Hokus Pokus four Ace production
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 571
Harry Lorayne Hokus Pokus Royal Royal Flush production
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 577
Peter Duffie K.I.A. "Kane is Able"
twenty-card packet, after some dealing a value and a suit are used to form a card, it is the card that a spectator earlier stopped dealing
Inspired by
  • Marty Kane trick
2001 5
Marty Kane Stellar Speller spelling some number phrases, the amount of card matches, card and matching suit found
  • Variation
Dec. 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, Kruskal
Related toVariations 2002 12
Steve Beam, Marty Kane Shrink-Wrapped Card Magic chapter intro, with short autobiography of Marty Kane
2002 65
Marty Kane The Jack of Death Card Trick involving spelling, down-under deal, presentation
Inspired by 2002 66
Marty Kane Halve It Your Way deck is split in two groups and always one half eliminated, selection remains, several versions
Inspired byVariations 2002 67
Marty Kane Precision Division deck is split in two groups and always one half eliminated, selection remains, several versions
Inspired byRelated to 2002 71
Marty Kane Progressive Card Magic two phases, good poker hands are formed
Inspired by
  • "Heavyweight" (Peter Duffie, 21 Card Tricks)
Also published here
2002 74
Marty Kane Modern Day Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card is selection and four aces on top of discard piles, with two variations
Also published here 2002 76
Marty Kane Fraps on Craps
Inspired by 2002 78
Marty Kane Dream Team Scheme with three cards
2002 80
Marty Kane Single Decker Spell Checker
2002 82
Marty Kane The Anna Graham Scam with letters on the back to form words
Related to
  • Marty Kane's "Anna Graham's Magic Spells" in "Precursor" #76.
2002 83
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson, Marty Kane Repelling and Attracting transposition sequence with Queens and two Aces
  • Phase 1a: The Kosky Switch
  • Phase 1b: Pure Gall
  • Phase 1c: Daley's Delight
  • Phase 2: Marty Kane's Version
  • Phase 3: Queens Gather Aces
Inspired by
  • "Ms. Matches" (Marty Kane)
2003 29
Marty Kane Divide and Conjure! after several full-deck reverse faros, only three cards remain, one settled upon, it is the selection
  • Full Deck Handling
  • Further Notions on Divide and Conjure! (2)
  • External Thoughts (Robin Robertson, Jerry K. Hartman, Peter Duffie)
  • The Trouble with Seven
  • Partial Deck Handlings
  • Full Deck Prearranged Handling (named card)
Inspired by
  • "The Devil and His Disciple" (Robert Neale, Life Death, and Other Card Tricks)
Related toVariations
2003 49
Marty Kane Mirakill based in the Utility Cutter
2004 22
Marty Kane Survivor TV Series with sixteen cards
Inspired byRelated to
  • Marty Kane's "Jack Queen King Ace Card Trick" in Peter Duffie's "Virtual Magic"
2004 38
Steve Beam, Marty Kane, Doug Canning, Mick Ayres, Rajneesh Madhok The Lack of a Picture is Worth... humorous article
2004 66
Marty Kane Apart-Hide involving counting, spelling, down-under deal
Inspired by 2004 147
Steve Beam, Marty Kane For Those on a Low-Card Diet gags for Cannibals
2004 182
Peter Duffie 3-Some spectator does dealing procedure with nine-card packet and ends up locating a three-of-a-kind
Inspired by
  • Marty Kane's Status Quo-2 Principle
2004 4
Marty Kane Spelling Bee Round only thirteen cards used, three phases
Inspired byRelated to 2006 24
Marty Kane Practical Joker characteristics of cards are spelled, sucker element
Inspired by 2006 26
Marty Kane Getting It Right spectator deals eight court cards in two piles, picks up one pile and deals it in two again, until one card remains, it is the only court card looking into the other direction
2006 41
Marty Kane Key Points in Mind Reading humorous routine, spectator apparently reads mind of performer
2006 56
Steve Beam Marty Kane's Self Help Guide - Introduction intro about the 16th card principle
Related to 2006 80
Marty Kane Color Suit and Value two selection are found by spelling and down-under deals
2006 81
Marty Kane Triple Lie Detector two selection are found by spelling and down-under deals, spectators can lie while spelling
2006 82
Marty Kane Alternative Names spectator locates his own card in a pile, spelling and down-under deal
2006 83
Marty Kane Police Profiling four spectators locate their chosen court card in a pile, spelling and down-under deal
2006 83
Marty Kane Short Versions (4-8 Cards in Key Pile
2006 83
Marty Kane Deck Brand spectators chose a deck from a different brand, shuffle spell brand and after procedure find their selected cards, spelling and down-under deal
2006 84
Marty Kane Yes Or No? spectators chose a card and then have to answer questions by spelling, after down-under deal they locate their cards
2006 84
Marty Kane Diamonds several spectators select a Diamond card and after spelling and down-under deals they find their selections again
2006 85
Marty Kane Good-Bye spelling of words and down-under deal to find selections
2006 85
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
Marty Kane Password spelling and down-under deal, password theme
  • Dow Show
  • Sniper
  • The Web
  • Snail Mail
Inspired by 2006 88
Marty Kane Suit Per Suit Pursuit spelling and down-under deal, pile with different suit as kicker
Related to 2006 90
Marty Kane Mix Master spelling and down-under deal, theme is mixing cards
2006 92
Marty Kane The King of Swing spelling and down-under deal
Inspired byRelated to 2006 93
Marty Kane What's in a Name? spelling names and down-under deal, four spectators find Aces
Variations 2006 94
Steve Beam Nameless spelling names and down-under deal, four spectators find Aces
Inspired by 2006 95
Marty Kane Sevendipity four spectators get a part of a suit each and spell numbers several times, all end up with a Seven
Inspired by 2006 191
Jerry K. Hartman Lied and True spectator selects card and loses it in packet through series of mixes and many “lie-detector-question” deals, in the end the selection is found
Inspired by
  • "Acme Lie Detector" (Marty Kane, private correspondence)
Also published here
2007 337
Marty Kane Down-Under Deal spectator does it with packet as many times as he wants and it doesn’t alter the necessary order of the packet, Status Quo Principle
2007 337
Jerry K. Hartman He Whose Half Lasts magician deals deck face down haphazardly into two piles numerous times, each time eliminating one of the piles based on what the spectator answers regarding his card’s identity, down to single card which is his card
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2007 346
Marty Kane X-Equivoque concept magician provides labels for unknown groups of cards based on his secret knowledge of what/where the selection is, forcing spectator to choose to eliminate precisely what is necessary, see reference on p. 346
2007 348
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Also published here 2008 50
Steve Beam, Marty Kane The Tranquilizer tantalizer-variation with reverse faros, bluff, card remains on top
Inspired by 2010 119
Lewis Jones, Marty Kane Long Division after elimination process by spectator card is located
Inspired by 2010 143
Marty Kane Kermit the Leap Frog
Related to 2010 195
Marty Kane Press the Digit Eight! cards change into 8s, wordplay
2010 208
Marty Kane Wring Around the Collar joke using four cards
2010 210
Marty Kane Altar Ego joke told with cards
2010 213
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2010 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handling
Inspired byRelated to 2010 221
Marty Kane Pole Dancing thirteen-card packet with picture cards and Ace of Spades, spelling various compass-related terms to end up with the Ace
Related to 2010 115
Marty Kane Sofa King spelling trick involving the Kings and ending with a pun
Related to 2010 118
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle finger
Inspired byRelated to 2011 13
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces I Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
Inspired byRelated to 2015 50
The Magic of Marty Kane Introduction to chapter on Marty Kane's Magic.
2015 161
Marty Kane Three-Peat Deceit Mathematical spelling routine to reveal a selection.
Inspired by
  • Bottom to Top Principle (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013)
2015 162
Marty Kane Four Suits, Forsooth! mathematical four-Ace production
Related to 2015 172
Steve Beam The Lower Forty-Eight four-Ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a 48-on-one single card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2015 173
Marty Kane Tri-Detector After spelling the characteristics of his card (color, parity, spot or court) during which he can lie or tell the truth, he produces his card.
Variations 2015 177
Marty Kane Development Guide to the Reverse Count Principle Summary of ideas related to Martii Siren's improvement to Colm Mulcahy's Bottom to Top Principle
Inspired by
  • "Double Dealing with a Difference" (Martii Sirén, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013)
2015 178
Marty Kane Jury Conjury The magician uses the court cards as a jury to identify a foreperson (four of a selected suit) for the jury
Inspired by 2015 180
Marty Kane An Odyssey of an Odd Aussie Revelation of a selected card.
2015 183
Marty Kane Magic Word Play Spelling her choice of magic spells from a list of spells, the spectator locates their selection.
Inspired by
  • Colm Mulcahy's "Odd Location Method" in "Mathematical Card Magic"
2015 185
Steve Beam Fingered Audience selects finger through counting procedure. Comedy revelation.
Inspired by 2015 186
Pit Hartling The Core named card remains after reverse-faro procedure until single card remains
Related toAlso published here 2016 60
Kainoa Harbottle (reviewer) Card ChiKANEry by Marty Kane Apr. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4)
David Solomon Reverse Count Lie-Speller
Inspired by 2018 135
Marty Kane A Stretch of Time long spread between hands, using a watch
Inspired by 2018 36
Marty Kane Knavel Operation
2018 72
Marty Kane, Michael Powers, Colm Mulcahy, Chris Wilcox BTTP Revisited
  • The Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy)
  • Three-Peat Deceit by Marty Kane (spectator spells name of card three times, then it is on top)
  • Try This (three spectators simultaneously)
  • Telephone/Radio Version
  • Last Minute Addition (restoring original order)
Inspired by
  • "Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic)
2019 237
Marty Kane Trickle-Down Theory card apparently flutters from the top to the bottom of a face-down fan
2020 197
Marty Kane Ascend-Sation! dealing and spelling to end up at selection, over phone
Inspired by
  • Martti Siren's "Off-Center Bottom to Top Principle" in Colm Malucahy's "Mathematical Card Tricks"
2020 207
Marty Kane Chemistery tantalizer deal from cut packet to find card, prediction
Related to
  • Temple C. Patton's "Cardiograph" in "Card Tricks Anyone Can Do" 1968
2020 209
Marty Kane Alpha-Bit three piles made, three cards removed from center pile after some spelling of some cards, they turn out to be the cards the performer named earlier (according to some alphabetical rules, apparently)
Inspired by
  • "Off-Center Bottom to Top Principle" (Martii Siren, Colm Mulcahy's Mathematical Card Tricks, 2013)
June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part One)