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Laurie Ireland Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing any card is produced from pocket at named (small) number from shuffled deck, switch for memorized deck
Related toVariations 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 19
Edward Marlo The Perfect Stop Trick spectator stops at any card, its values is used to count down again and again until selection appears
Related toVariations 1945 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 73
Edward Marlo Placing the Selection after peek, cutting sequence
  • A. Placing Selection at Position from Top
  • B. Placing Selection at Position from Bottom
Variations 1952 Control Systems 75
Edward Marlo Double Thought two cards, one freely thought of, one ahead, using two decks
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1953 The Cardician 31
Norman Osborn Double Count also "Unlimited Count", five as six with six different faces, double facer
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1953 Unlimited 5
Edward Marlo S.O.C. half dollar and three copper coins, transposition, coins to box, coins through card case, see also page 40
Related toVariations 1957 Coining Magic 24
Edward Marlo Block Strip Out with Triple Cut
Related toAlso published here 1959 Riffle Shuffle Systems 27
Al Leech The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suit, "Untouchted" with touching
Related toVariations 1959 Cardmanship 6
Edward Marlo Oddity! named card is only odd-backed card
Related toVariations 1964 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 62
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller
VariationsAlso published here Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 227
Edward Marlo A Complex Problem two cards turn over and are used to count down to three selections in two piles
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 127
Edward Marlo Reversed Selected Locators four cards selected, two turn over and their value counts to other two selections
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 134
Simon Aronson "Lie Detector" Speller
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 173
Simon Aronson The Lead-In Routine two card location
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 175
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 374
Edward Marlo Flash Spelling
Variations 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 30
David Solomon, Steve Draun S-D Location two phase location
Related toVariations 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 65
Simon Aronson Some People Think interlocking chains
Also published here 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 58
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains
VariationsAlso published here 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 59
Simon Aronson Group Shuffle three cards, no touch possible, based on Marlo's Location in Ibidem 8/11
Also published here 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 60
Simon Aronson Vise Versa 1 signed selection from sandwich to other sandwich in deck
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 61
Simon Aronson Vise Versa 2 signed selection from sandwich to other sandwich in deck
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 62
Edward Marlo, Arthur Finley The Missing Hour twelve cards, selection vanishes, two methods
Variations 1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 25
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards found
Related toVariations 1976 The Epitome Location 25
Simon Aronson Super Stoned Poker Deal multiple phases
Related to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 101
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 143
Simon Aronson Mechanical Color Changing Card Case
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 136
Jean Faré Criss Cross Triumph Selection is lost, Triumph shuffle, reveal to have three Aces face up with selection face down amongst them, then selection's value used to find final Ace
Variations 1977 Card Tricks, French Style 32
Gene Castillon Another Hamman Twist last card transforms in spectator's hands, then back when put reversed in deck
Inspired byVariations 1977 Good Turns 5
Allan Ackerman Quick Coincidence
Variations 1978 Here's My Card 62
Simon Aronson Triumph for Two two cards selected, Triumph and one card shows, cards re-spread and same selection is face-up and first one transformed into second one
1978 Arch Triumphs 4
Simon Aronson, David Solomon, Edward Marlo Stop Perfecting Triumph! first selection used to count down to second after Triumph
  • Dave Solomon Handling
Inspired byVariations 1978 Arch Triumphs 27
Karl Fulves Psi-X cut and shuffle procedure, only selection (probably) at stack position afterwards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 10) 1161
Simon Aronson Introduction
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson viii
Simon Aronson Simon's "Favorite Card" Trick spectator names a card and selects a card, Twisting Ace through Four, last card transforms into spectator's named card, Four is reversed in deck and used to count to selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 1
Simon Aronson Mis-Mate card shown and put out-jogged in deck, spectator says stop during biddling count, it is not the mate of the out-jogged card, but that one changes to match the selection
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 8
Simon Aronson The Spectator Really Cuts To The Aces four-way forcing deck
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 14
Simon Aronson Aces Up, Countdown selection lost, Aces put in different places, they turn over together in the center except the one with matching suit, value of selection used to count to Ace, reversed card in Ace packet is selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 19
Simon Aronson Under Cover Four-Play Ace through Four travel through handkerchief one by one to join under jumbo card or cardboard
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 25
Simon Aronson Lucky 7 two cards peeked at, Seven turns face up, both cards are counted to from the Seven
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
  • Fourth Method
  • Fifth Method
Inspired by
  • Michael Skinner performance
VariationsAlso published here
1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 33
Simon Aronson Two-Card Placement running cut after peek
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 34
Simon Aronson Symmethree three cards peeked at, first selection turns face up, both remaining selections are counted to from the first one using its value
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 38
Simon Aronson Turning the Corner Twisting Ace through Four, last card changes into selection, clean handling
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 42
Simon Aronson The Aronson Artifice spectator stops anytime during dealing, takes two cards, then one of those, it is divined and predicted, Koran meets Gilbreath
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 49
Simon Aronson Off-Center Fishing credit information
Related to
  • Gene Grant's "Phantini's Mental Key" p. 12
Also published here
1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 57
Simon Aronson Stranger Deranger unknown blue-backed selection put in red deck, card chosen from red deck face up, blue-backed deck counted face up and the card just chosen is missing, it is then shown to be the blue-backed card
Related toAlso published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 60
Simon Aronson "I'll Go First" spectator and performer both turn a card over in their decks, it matches, sophisticated combination of stacked and invisible deck, with deck switch
Related toAlso published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 64
Simon Aronson Odd-Backed Thought Card Across #1
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 70
Simon Aronson Odd-Backed Thought Card Across #2
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 75
Simon Aronson Red See Passover
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 78
Simon Aronson General Observations on the Memorized Deck on memorizing a deck, difficulties, assumptions
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 88
Simon Aronson Selected Bibliography on the Memorized Deck
1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 94
Simon Aronson Two Card "No Touch" Location spectator cuts off a packet and remembers bottom card, second spectator shuffles same packet and chooses a card, both named by performer
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 95
Simon Aronson Four Stop Intersection four spectators cut to cards, all shuffled, performer deals through cards face up and stops at selections
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 100
Simon Aronson Histed Heisted matrix card divination, last card predicted
Inspired by
  • "The Miracle Divination" (Louis Histed, The Magic of Louis S. Histed)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 104
Simon Aronson S-D Plus (or, "Notes on the S-D Location")
three phases
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 111
Simon Aronson Center Cut Location spectator pulls out packet from center and remembers bottom card
VariationsAlso published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 117
Simon Aronson It Pays to Advertise comments on the advertising cards, uses for example: key, crib sheet, as forcing gaff, ...
Also published here 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 120
Simon Aronson Previously Published Effects of Simon Aronson
1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 127
Simon Aronson A Stack To Remember
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 1
Simon Aronson 1. The Aronson Stack introduces the Aronson stack
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 4
Simon Aronson 2. Features of the Aronson Stack
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 5
Simon Aronson Draw Poker Deal a), built into the Aronson Stack
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Stud Poker Deal b), built into the Aronson Stack
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Ten Card Poker Deal c), built into the Aronson Stack
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 7
Simon Aronson Poker Routines d), routining the previous effects
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 9
Simon Aronson Perfect Bridge Hand e), built into the Aronson Stack, deals a perfect no-trump hand
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 10
Simon Aronson Spelling f), built into the Aronson Stack, spelling bank
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 11
Simon Aronson Any Poker Hand Called For g), built into the Aronson Stack, based on the Zensational stack
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 12
Simon Aronson 3. Memorizing the Aronson Stack tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 16
Simon Aronson Conclusion
1979 A Stack To Remember 30
Simon Aronson Selected Bibliography on Memorized Deck Magic
Also published here 1979 A Stack To Remember 32
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selections in tabled spread
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 51
Simon Aronson Foreword
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored
Simon Aronson Shuffle-Bored
  • The Basic Shuffle-Bored Effect (only number of reversed card is divined)
  • The Secret
  • The Set-Up
  • The Procedure
  • Preliminaries
  • The Cancellation Combination
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 1
Simon Aronson Controlled Shuffle-Bored number of reversed cards can be predicted
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 10
Simon Aronson Divided Deck Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 13
Simon Aronson Delayed Location Effects doing divided deck locations after Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 15
Simon Aronson Color Separation Revelation all reversed cards are black, not recommended
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 17
Simon Aronson Color Discernment performer knows number of reversed red and black cards
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 18
Simon Aronson Selection Shuffle-Bored Shuffle-Bored combined with a location
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 19
Simon Aronson Prediction Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 22
Simon Aronson Background and Credits
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 24
Simon Aronson Shuffling Off
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 25
Derek Dingle The NoLap Switch three applications, see Wesley James reference for credit claim
Related toVariations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 85
Derek Dingle Deluxe Anytime Color Triumphant color chaning deck kicker
Variations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 196
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Sessions by David Solomon (written by Simon Aronson) 1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 4) 31
Martin A. Nash Fast Stack one shuffle and some cutting
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1982 Best of Friends 74
Simon Aronson, David Solomon Foreword
1982 Sessions v
Simon Aronson, David Solomon Doublestop two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pile
Inspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
Variations
1982 Sessions 5
Simon Aronson From All Indications... four piles, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen card
Variations 1982 Sessions 9
David Solomon A Simple Indication four piles cut by spectator, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen card
Inspired by 1982 Sessions 13
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Christ Location no-touch cut-deeper selection procedure
Variations 1982 Sessions 39
Simon Aronson Quadruple Spellbound
Variations 1982 Sessions 47
Simon Aronson, Yomoji Kuno Kuno's Copper Silver Change Variation
1982 Sessions 48
Simon Aronson S-O-See Thru coin in box and hand transpose, coins from hand to box, coin in bottom of box travels to purse
Inspired by 1982 Sessions 52
Simon Aronson Countdown Triple Prediction two cards and number of cards in pile predicted
Variations 1982 Sessions 80
Simon Aronson Aronson vs. the Observation Test
1982 Sessions 92
Simon Aronson Twice Removed Transposition two selections reversed in deck transpose with two Jokers, each sandwiched between Aces, two double facers
Variations 1982 Sessions 96
Simon Aronson Meditations on the Christ Aces incorporating a selected card, inspired by performance of Ricky Jay
Variations 1982 Sessions 112
Simon Aronson A Personal Note from Simon... about his life in magic
1982 Sessions 136
Ian Land Imperfect Triumph? another card ends up reversed and its value is used to count to selection, without stack
Inspired by 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 316
Edward Marlo Of Course I can deal a good Poker Hand! combo with control, false dealing
Related toVariations 1983 Marlo without Tears 206
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Sessions by Simon Aronson (written by David Solomon) June 1983 Epoptica (Issue 4) 214
Bill Kalush Rubber Ringer finger ring on rubber band
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 120
Simon Aronson Donald Duck and Deal chosen number of cards is removed from deck, spectator does deal-duck-procedure, remaining card has picture of Donald Duck ("Your audience should quack up!")
1983 The Card Puzzle 13
Michael Powers Programmed Lie Detector computer program, trick performed by spectator with computer only, computer version of Aronson's Lie Sleuth
Inspired by 1983 Powerful Magic 45
Michael Powers Signed Card Appears in card case, using Power Case
  • Variation
Variations 1983 Powerful Magic 84
Simon Aronson Simon Aronson's Idea signed card appears in card case, using Power Case
Inspired by 1983 Powerful Magic 85
Jeff Busby The Jeff Busby Climax for the Routine one card put in pocket at the beginning turns out to be later selection (prediction kicker, pocket index)
Inspired byRelated to 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 21
Jon Racherbaumer, Philip T. Goldstein, Simon Aronson The Cut Deeper Location
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • MUM, July 1979
1984 At The Table 169
Martin Lewis The Spelling Collins' Aces
Variations 1985 Martin's Miracles 36
Steve Beam Impact! several spectators cut a small packet and remember a card, all cards are found, deck can be riffle shuffled once, chains, see also p. 987 for additional idea by Geoff Williams
Related toVariations 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 105
Michael Ammar Ring Band-It finger ring on rubber band
Variations 1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clocking
Inspired byRelated to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 175
Edward Marlo Ever Ready-Black Routine three phases, locations with divided deck (third phase inspired by previous version in Ibidem)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1967
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 264
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 The Complete Walton — Volume 2 80
Juan Tamariz Total Coincidence first single cards from two decks match, then both decks are in exactly the same order
Related toVariations 1989/91 Sonata 224
Harry Lorayne, Simon Aronson The Equalizer slight variation on Aronson's "ShuffleBored"
Related to 1990 Trend Setters 171
John Bannon Play It Straight (Triumph) ordered suit reversed & distributed as finale
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1990 Impossibilia 1
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deck
Related to 1990 Finally! 26
Steve Beam Behind the Back Deck Switch
  • invisible deck presentation
Related toAlso published here 1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 564
Simon Aronson Preface
1990 The Aronson Approach ix
Simon Aronson Under Her Spell Queens vanish from their packets, named Queen spelled out, other Queens produced as well
Also published here 1990 The Aronson Approach 3
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Mates deck cut in halves, two spectator touch a card in each half, the cards next to the touch card in one half are the mates of the two card in the other half
Variations 1990 The Aronson Approach 10
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Force see p. 14 for credit information and applications
1990 The Aronson Approach 11
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Aces routine variation to find the Aces instead of two mates
Related to 1990 The Aronson Approach 14
Simon Aronson Paragon Poker Gardner-Marlo poker deal, three phases, with variations
Inspired by 1990 The Aronson Approach 17
Simon Aronson Self Control spectator cuts off pile and counts, remembers card at same position in rest while reverse-counting them, assembles everything, different revelations suggested
Related toAlso published here 1990 The Aronson Approach 24
Simon Aronson Active Aces merging the beginning of Collins Aces with ending of Christ Aces
Inspired by 1990 The Aronson Approach 29
Simon Aronson Simple Simon overhand stacking sequence, with pre-setting during preliminary display, with variations in final comments
Related toVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 36
Simon Aronson "Repeat" Surprise Climax overhand stacking, repeat in which a Royal Flush is received instead, Gardner-Marlo re-deal
1990 The Aronson Approach 38
Simon Aronson Lateral Palm Double Change top and bottom cards shown, they then change to two previous selections, also as Ace production in comment (2)
1990 The Aronson Approach 44
Simon Aronson Two Minds and a Mate card chosen, another removed and a third one thought-of, all found
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 50
Simon Aronson, Brother John Hamman Signed Card Switch Variation
1990 The Aronson Approach 52
Simon Aronson Mix and Match two decks riffle shuffled together and divided into two halves, one chosen from one half, performer shouts stop when the other one is dealt, the cards match
Related to 1990 The Aronson Approach 59
Simon Aronson Time Out twelve cards, selection vanishes
Inspired by 1990 The Aronson Approach 63
Simon Aronson Upjog Upset Unlimited Count
Inspired by 1990 The Aronson Approach 65
Simon Aronson Below the Belt two cards from two decks exchanged below table, they match, ends clean
Related to 1990 The Aronson Approach 70
Simon Aronson Oh Pity Me Location clocking with half deck of cyclical stack
  • The Half Deck Principle
  • The Basic Procedure
  • Handling Tips
  • Combinations
1990 The Aronson Approach 75
Simon Aronson Bait and Switch spectator names number and selects card, performer apparently brings the card to that number one-handed behind his back
Inspired by 1990 The Aronson Approach 85
Simon Aronson Color Feeling behind back, deck switch
1990 The Aronson Approach 91
Simon Aronson Any Card, Then Any Number with repeat, two methods
1990 The Aronson Approach 93
Simon Aronson Four Part Harmony center cut location expanded to four selections
Inspired byVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 101
Simon Aronson Memorized Math on memorized deck in combination with mathematical principles
  • Stay Stacks
  • Counting
  • Interlocking Chains (also with one-way backs)
  • Duck and Deal (with formulas)
Related to 1990 The Aronson Approach 113
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
  • Reality
  • The Problem
  • No No's Fishing
  • The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
  • The Selection Procedure
  • Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
  • Fishing for the Values
  • Fishing for the Suits
  • The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 123
Simon Aronson No No's Fishing fishing concept when fishing for two cards simultaneously
1990 The Aronson Approach 126
Simon Aronson Postscript
Also published here 1990 The Aronson Approach 172
Gene Castillon Boozy Poker Revisited
Related to 1990 Cardfixes 62
Simon Aronson Adding the Aronson Kicker prediction kicker
1990 Cardfixes 175
Simon Aronson Introduction
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 9
Jon Racherbaumer One More Thing commentary on thought-of cards, including Simon Aronson's "Simon's Eyes"
1991 The Olram File (Issue 3) 11
Edward Marlo Logical Double Thought, Plus One two cards thought of & one unknown card removed, all found, three methods
Related to 1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 8
Edward Marlo Simpler Than Simple Simon stacking four cards in one overhand shuffle
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 13
Edward Marlo, Simon Aronson, David Solomon The Path of Olram approaches for "Simon-Eyes", four ideas with forcing decks
Inspired byVariations 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 12
Edward Marlo Olram's Choice approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, memorized deck
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 13
Edward Marlo For the Ace-to-King Boys approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, NPO stack
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Edward Marlo Four for the Road three further methods for "Simon Eyes", faro
Inspired byRelated to 1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 14
Dan Garrett The Transmutant double or quadruple change, consecutive change
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 Garrett Does The U.K. 18
James Swain Poker Interchange improvements
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1992 Don't Blink 25
Steve Draun Push-Through Shuffle and Triple Cut
Related toAlso published here 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 28
Allan Ackerman My Favorite Gemini
Related toVariations 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 12
Allan Ackerman Aronson's Gemini
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 20
Alex Elmsley The Restacking Pack stack whose value distribution is not affected by faro shuffles
Related toVariations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 309
Alex Elmsley Fate's Datebook part of "The Dazzle Act" (starting on page 425 until the end of the book), using a improvisational type of selection procedure
Related toVariations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 433
Simon Aronson Foreword
1994 Bound to Please
Simon Aronson Some People Think interlocking chains
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 3
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 5
Simon Aronson Group Shuffle three cards, no touch possible, based on Marlo's Location in Ibidem 8/11
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 8
Unknown The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson
1994 Bound to Please 11
Simon Aronson Introduction
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 15
Simon Aronson Simon's "Favorite Card" Trick spectator names a card and selects a card, Twisting Ace through Four, last card transforms into spectator's named card, Four is reversed in deck and used to count to selection
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 17
Simon Aronson Mis-Mate card shown and put out-jogged in deck, spectator says stop during biddling count, it is not the mate of the out-jogged card, but that one changes to match the selection
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 22
Simon Aronson The Spectator Really Cuts To The Aces four-way forcing deck
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 27
Simon Aronson Aces Up, Countdown selection lost, Aces put in different places, they turn over together in the center except the one with matching suit, value of selection used to count to Ace, reversed card in Ace packet is selection
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 31
Simon Aronson Under Cover Four-Play Ace through Four travel through handkerchief one by one to join under jumbo card or cardboard
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 35
Simon Aronson Lucky 7 two cards peeked at, Seven turns face up, both cards are counted to from the Seven
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
  • Fourth Method
  • Fifth Method
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 41
Simon Aronson Two-Card Placement running cut after peek
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 42
Simon Aronson Symmethree three cards peeked at, first selection turns face up, both remaining selections are counted to from the first one using its value
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 45
Simon Aronson Turning the Corner Twisting Ace through Four, last card changes into selection, clean handling
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 48
Simon Aronson The Aronson Artifice spectator stops anytime during dealing, takes two cards, then one of those, it is divined and predicted, Koran meets Gilbreath
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 53
Simon Aronson Off-Center Fishing credit information
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 60
Simon Aronson Stranger Deranger unknown blue-backed selection put in red deck, card chosen from red deck face up, blue-backed deck counted face up and the card just chosen is missing, it is then shown to be the blue-backed card
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 62
Simon Aronson "I'll Go First" spectator and performer both turn a card over in their decks, it matches, sophisticated combination of stacked and invisible deck, with deck switch
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 65
Simon Aronson Odd-Backed Thought Card Across #1
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 69
Simon Aronson Odd-Backed Thought Card Across #2
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 73
Simon Aronson Red See Passover
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 76
Simon Aronson General Observations on the Memorized Deck on memorizing a deck, difficulties, assumptions
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 84
Simon Aronson Two Card "No Touch" Location spectator cuts off a packet and remembers bottom card, second spectator shuffles same packet and chooses a card, both named by performer
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 88
Simon Aronson Four Stop Intersection four spectators cut to cards, all shuffled, performer deals through cards face up and stops at selections
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 92
Simon Aronson Histed Heisted matrix card divination, last card predicted
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 95
Simon Aronson S-D Plus (or, "Notes on the S-D Location")
three phases
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 100
Simon Aronson Center Cut Location spectator pulls out packet from center and remembers bottom card
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 105
Simon Aronson It Pays to Advertise comments on the advertising cards, uses for example: key, crib sheet, as forcing gaff, ...
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 108
Simon Aronson A Stack To Remember
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 117
Simon Aronson 1. The Aronson Stack introduces the Aronson stack
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 119
Simon Aronson 2. Features of the Aronson Stack
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 120
Simon Aronson Draw Poker Deal a), built into the Aronson Stack
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 120
Simon Aronson Stud Poker Deal b), built into the Aronson Stack
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 121
Simon Aronson Ten Card Poker Deal c), built into the Aronson Stack
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 122
Simon Aronson Poker Routines d), routining the previous effects
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 123
Simon Aronson Perfect Bridge Hand e), built into the Aronson Stack, deals a perfect no-trump hand
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 123
Simon Aronson Spelling f), built into the Aronson Stack, spelling bank
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 124
Simon Aronson Any Poker Hand Called For g), built into the Aronson Stack, based on the Zensational stack
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 125
Simon Aronson 3. Memorizing the Aronson Stack tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 129
Simon Aronson Note 1994
1994 Bound to Please 140
Simon Aronson Selected Bibliography on Memorized Deck Magic
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 141
Simon Aronson Foreword
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 147
Simon Aronson Shuffle-Bored
  • The Basic Shuffle-Bored Effect (only number of reversed card is divined)
  • The Secret
  • The Set-Up
  • The Procedure
  • Preliminaries
  • The Cancellation Combination
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 149
Simon Aronson Controlled Shuffle-Bored number of reversed cards can be predicted
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 156
Simon Aronson Divided Deck Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 159
Simon Aronson Delayed Location Effects doing divided deck locations after Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 160
Simon Aronson Color Separation Revelation all reversed cards are black, not recommended
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 161
Simon Aronson Color Discernment performer knows number of reversed red and black cards
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 163
Simon Aronson Selection Shuffle-Bored Shuffle-Bored combined with a location
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 164
Simon Aronson Prediction Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 165
Simon Aronson Background and Credits
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 167
Simon Aronson Shuffling Off
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 168
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selections in tabled spread, rewritten description
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 173
Simon Aronson Bibliography of Simon Aronson
1994 Bound to Please 181
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, 4F convention, Wayne Kyzer, Simon Aronson, Drei-Länder-Kongress, Magic Christian, Leo Polacek, Harry Lucas, John Moran, Ron Jeffries, Simon Lovell
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 57) 1100
Simon Aronson Preface
1995 Simply Simon
Simon Aronson Point Spread red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shuffle-bored finale
1995 Simply Simon 3
Simon Aronson Equalizer Credit Information
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 16
Simon Aronson, John Bannon Simon's and John's proof of the Red-Black Relationship Principle
1995 Simply Simon 18
Simon Aronson Moves and Removes marker moved on 3x3 layout, final card predicted, with 4x4 "Sixteen Card Version" on p. 30
Related to
  • Martin Gardner Presents (1993), p. 149
1995 Simply Simon 19
Simon Aronson Child's Play rock/paper/scissors with small prop versions, with three chips, outcome predicted
Inspired by
  • "My First Trick" (Robert Neale, Tricks of the Imagination, 1991)
1995 Simply Simon 31
Simon Aronson Simple Double Duke Aces shown, short overhand shuffle, stacked except one, performer has Royal Flush
Related toAlso published here 1995 Simply Simon 47
Simon Aronson Stack In Trade Aces stacked to performer and shown during deal, then another player has Aces and performer Royal Flush
  • Overhand Shuffle Methode (Version 1)
  • Streamlined Handling
  • Collins Method (Version 2)
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 52
Simon Aronson Three For Two three selections made in different way, no-touch selection procedure, all located, two key cards, first cut of cut-deeper force
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 61
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stripout with final three-packet cut on table
  • Push Through Variation
  • Front Lift Variation
Related toVariations 1995 Simply Simon 65
Simon Aronson Quad-Mates Revisited four cards put in deck at four positions, next to mates, Gemini Twins with four cards and spelling of random words
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Related to
1995 Simply Simon 73
Simon Aronson Doublestop Simplified two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pile
  • Key Method
  • "No Key" Method
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 79
Simon Aronson Lift Shuffle Control for two cards
1995 Simply Simon 80
Simon Aronson This Side Up playing card with "Instructions" written on them becomes signed selection on one side
Inspired by
  • "Emergency Card" (Randy Wakeman, Randy Wakeman Presents)
1995 Simply Simon 87
Simon Aronson Plastic Sleeve Switch with divider
1995 Simply Simon 94
Simon Aronson Happy Birthday odd-backed card matches spectator's birthday card in date book
Inspired byVariations 1995 Simply Simon 96
Simon Aronson The Calendar Card card chosen by spectator matches card on spectator's birthday in calendar list
1995 Simply Simon 103
Simon Aronson Other Applications for th Personalized Greeting Card ideas on how to use greeting cards with customized messages on them
1995 Simply Simon 110
Simon Aronson Two Possibilities with impromptu handling in final comment
Variations 1995 Simply Simon 113
Michael Close, Simon Aronson MC Spread Double Lift Variant
1995 Simply Simon 115
Simon Aronson The Trained Deck selection cut into deck, three chosen cards added, selection at this position, repeated, then selected card is spelled by spectator in his head while performer deals, performer stops at selection, Multiple Card Sum Stack
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 123
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Move
1995 Simply Simon 126
Simon Aronson, Geoffrey Scalbert Sunken Key Placement
1995 Simply Simon 131
Simon Aronson Multiple Card Sum Stacks consecutive sum, not forcing
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 134
Simon Aronson Doubly Lazy two selections, Ace to King twice
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 136
Simon Aronson Spell Check three cards spelled to consecutively starting with random card, selection at end of last spell, declining letter spells
1995 Simply Simon 139
Simon Aronson Suit Yourself one deck mixed face-up/face-down, other deck shuffled twice and named suit removed, in first deck this suit is reversed in same order
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 144
Simon Aronson Past, Present, Future spectator cuts off pile, pockets card, shuffles bottom pile and remembers card, cuts again and remembers card, deals through top pile and turns over a card, one named, position of one named, pocketed card predicted in wallet
1995 Simply Simon 153
Simon Aronson Floating Key Principle
1995 Simply Simon 159
Simon Aronson Lazy Memory ideas for applying the memorized deck to the Lazy Man's Card Trick
  • Memorized Doubly Lazy
  • Spelling to the Second Selection
  • "Sessions" Lazy Memory
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 162
Simon Aronson Everybody's Lazy two spectators and performer remember cards, performer names position of spectator's cards, spectator names number and there is performer's card, no-touch
VariationsAlso published here 1995 Simply Simon 167
Simon Aronson Two Wrongs Make It Right two decks, two cards chosen in one, both decks dealt in unison to two predicted cards in other deck, the selections show up in same place, funny presentation about making wrong predictions
1995 Simply Simon 173
Simon Aronson Taking Advantage of One's Position selection procedure in which a packet is cut off, next card remembered and placed on this packet, another packet cut off onto first pile, next card remembered and put onto first pile, and so on
  • Self Position
  • Shuffling
  • False Positives
Related toVariations 1995 Simply Simon 179
Simon Aronson Self Centered two cards chosen by cutting and shuffling packets, procedure similar to one-pile free cut
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 187
Simon Aronson Madness in our Methods three selections, fair conditions, no-touch and no card seen
  • Alternative Revelations
1995 Simply Simon 194
Simon Aronson Topsy Turvy three selections with cutting and shuffling packets, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, cards located by apparent muscle reading in spread
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 203
Juan Tamariz Restoring part of Stack at end of Topsy Turvy
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 215
Simon Aronson High Class Location three selections
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 216
Simon Aronson The Open Index
  • The Open Index
  • Estimate, Glimpse and Cut
A. Glimpse First, then Cut
B. Cut First, then Glimpse
  • Knowing Where You Are
A. Marks
B. Key Cards
C. One Way Backs (see also p. 237)
  • Determining the Desired Card
A. The Target Card is Directly Designated by the Spectator
B. The Target Card is Indirectly Designated, and is Not Known to the Spectator
C. A Target "Position" is Designated
1995 Simply Simon 222
Simon Aronson The S. A. Combination "Self Adjusting", spectator touches force in spread, it apparently does not leave sight, under-the-spread force
  • A. The Force Procedure
  • B. Application to the Open Index (spectator touches named card)
Related toAlso published here 1995 Simply Simon 232
Simon Aronson The Cross-Index Index - Charting the Course on card indexes and the cross-index index idea
  • Above Suspicion
  • Cross Indexing Two Variables
  • Charts and Lists
1995 Simply Simon 241
Simon Aronson On the Berglas Effect with fifty-two decks, as example of cross-index index
1995 Simply Simon 244
Simon Aronson Fate card freely chosen from range of twelve, then birthday named, then chart removed, using cross-index index
Variations 1995 Simply Simon 249
Simon Aronson Signs zodiac sign cards specify one's lucky number, color, symbol..., cross-index index with example effects
1995 Simply Simon 271
Simon Aronson The PIP Stack "Position Information Procedure"
Ace to King stack in deck, allows performer to know position of replaced selection
1995 Simply Simon 290
Simon Aronson A Short Routine: Colorful Countdown spectator selects card, lucky number on zodiac chart is looked up, at that position is selection
1995 Simply Simon 297
Simon Aronson A Long Routine: Three is a Charm three spectators, card, color and symbol selected, position of card and color and symbol written on zodiac chart when spectator's signs are looked up
1995 Simply Simon 298
Simon Aronson Uncharted Territory more ideas for "Signs" and the cross-index index
  • Variants
  • Lists, Grids and Tables
  • Other Formats
  • Conclusion
1995 Simply Simon 302
Simon Aronson Bibliography of Simon Aronson
1995 Simply Simon 307
Simon Aronson The Eyes Have It humorous prediction with eye chart and eventually wrong card transforms into selection
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 112
Doug Canning Card Counters
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 153
Steve Beam Multiplocation with four cards
Related toVariations 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 175
Philip T. Goldstein Kaum glaublich! cut deeper with divided deck
Related to Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 63
Jerry K. Hartman A-D Indicator Force No. 2 Simon Prophecy Move family, an in-the-hands force of the top and bottom cards via an indicator card, applied to Simple Simon as well (see Aronson reference)
Related to 1995 After Craft 53
Edward Marlo Flash Speller
Related to 1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 17
Michael Close Myopia two cards, estimation, memorized deck
Inspired byRelated to 1996 Workers Number 5 134
Steve Bedwell The Dribble Toss Control
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1181
Leo Boudreau Picture Show three people select postcard, divined by performer
Inspired by 1996 Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 15) 158
Nick Trost Spectator Finds the Aces Spectator selects two cards from spread, the two cards adjacent to each selection shown to be Aces
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 68
Nick Trost Odd Man Wins! presentation by Mack Picknick
VariationsAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 93
David Solomon Breaking Up Ad-Jacent spectator stabs odd-backed card next to two selections one by one
Inspired by 1997 Solomon's Mind 203
David Solomon, Eugene Burger On Simon Aronson
1997 Solomon's Mind 204
Simon Aronson, John Bannon ExtraChicagothinks idea to incorporate "spectator sits on card"
1997 Simon Says! 60
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticated
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1998 Das Kleine Grüne Heft 24