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Charles T. Jordan Coluria No. 25, thirty-two-deck of cards is cut and dealt into six piles, two remaining cards pocketed, colors of top cards code bottom cards and cards in pocket, done out-of-room
Variations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 68
Mahendra The Miracle Divination - The Problem of the Three Coins three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 128
Edward Marlo Tilted Aces "Seventeenth Effect", Aces placed into center come to top, no cuts, see p. 1 for credit information
Variations 1962 Tilt! 25
R. Sid Spocane II Serpent Silk borrowed white handkerchief transposes with colored handkerchief in spectator's pocket, see p. 874 for credit information in MUM by Persi Diaconis
Oct. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 62
Persi Diaconis, Bob Bergheim, Howard Cross, Robert Eagle, Murry Graham Etcetera "R. Sid Spocane II"
Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 71
Persi Diaconis Les Cartes Diaconis
Variations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 89
Harvey Rosenthal Cavorting Aces "The effect that follows is highly endorsed by both Charlie Miller and Persi Diaconis."
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 142
Edward Marlo Added Note short 1958-dated description of the "Les Cartes Diaconis" plot without mentioning Diaconis
Related to 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 69
Edward Marlo, Persi Diaconis Credit Information on the Benzais' Cop credited to Persi Diaconis here
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 142
Edward Marlo First Objective culling procedure for red/black separation, including several credits and sources for other approaches, for a Persi Diaconis credit claim by Karl Fulves see page 212 of Epilogue
1973 Marlo's Objectives 3
Karl Fulves Babel final issue, list of pseudonyms, Joseph K. Schmidt, Persi Diaconis anagram R. Sid Spokane II and pseudonym George Henbeck (Heubeck), Roy Walton = Gene Lawton, J. W. Sarles
Oct. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1055
Persi Diaconis Diaconis Business Card reproduction
1977 Interlocutor (Issue 15) 57
Jerry K. Hartman Flatfoot, Floozie and the Boy-Boy Hotel Mystery
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 61
Karl Fulves Fooled Again on Pete Biro's credit claims about Persi Diaconis's inventions
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 36) 143
Fred Robinson Oasis on Ken Brooke, Frank Farrow, Johnny Paul, Piet Forton, Gordon Bruce, Ricky Jay, Persi Diaconis, Bobby Bernard, Bob Read
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 8) 712
Jeff Busby Interesting Sidelight dealing stay stack into any number of piles retains stay stack, with tables how to pick up the piles for up to five piles
  • General Rules For Pick Ups
  • Added Notes
Related to 1980 Curioser 14
Persi Diaconis Anti-Faro Generalization up-down-jog procedure with two, three, four cards at a time as mixing procedure
1982 Best of Friends 134
Harry Lorayne Sid R. Spocane II mini bio, Persi Diaconis
1982 Best of Friends 131
Edward Marlo Less Cards Marlo no extra Card
Inspired by 1983 Marlo without Tears 108
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
Persi Diaconis Anti-Faro Generalization up-down-jog procedure with two, three, four cards at a time, no credit, for credit information see reference
Related to 1990 Trend Setters 58
Persi Diaconis Avoiding Grip Shifting handling tip (now standard)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 51
Persi Diaconis Beyond Hummer four cards, selection is only one reversed after some procedure
Also published here 1993 Card File 74
Persi Diaconis, Roberto Giobbi, Harry Lorayne The Red-Black Location free chosen card is found in a flash
Inspired by
  • Persi Diaconis trick from foreword of "Revelations"
1995 Card College — Volume 1 113
Persi Diaconis The Persi Diaconis Presentation for Tilted Aces four Aces come to top all at once
Inspired by 1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 204
Jon Racherbaumer The Jabberwock Way essay on the Hotel Mystery or Motel Mystery (four Kings and two Queens), as inspired by Persi Diaconis, see also p. 87
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 16
Nick Trost Tenkai Poker Deal Cards shuffled face up/down, poker hands are dealt, only magician gets face down cards (plot credited to Persi Diaconis, routine inspired by Ricky Jay's routine on Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 108
Persi Diaconis Beyond Hummer Variation on Basic Hummer
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 39
Persi Diaconis, James Swain Persi's Collectors faro
Related to 1999 21st Century Card Magic 105
Dominique Duvivier Persi De D three selections are lost, three random cards are shown to each spectator which eventually transform into selections
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 124
Gazzo The Luck of the Streets How Gazzo met Persi Diaconis, story about how Persi came to own Vernon's cups
2004 Street Cups and Balls 9
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Math + Magic by Persi Diaconis (written by Ron Graham) 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 587
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Martin Gardner About Martin Gardner's work in mathematical magic
2012 Magical Mathematics 211
Bob Hummer Hummer's Three-Card Monte Spectator thinks of one of three cards and switches a few cards around, magician divines thought of card, can do with any three objects
Variations 2012 Magical Mathematics 204
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Our Contribution Variation on Hummer's Three Card Monte
Inspired by 2012 Magical Mathematics 207
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Going Further Other books to check out
2012 Magical Mathematics 220
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham On Secrets
2012 Magical Mathematics 225
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Preface
2012 Magical Mathematics xi
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Mathematics in the Air Chapter intro that describes the CATO Principle and the mathematics behind it, along with tricks
Related to 2012 Magical Mathematics 1
Charles Hudson Baby Hummer Used to demonstrate the CATO principle, uses four cards
Related toVariations 2012 Magical Mathematics 1
Bob Hummer Hummer's Ten Card Mystery Original use of the CATO Principle, based on the 18 Card Mystery in the original manuscript, magician can name how many face up cards there are after mixing it up
Related toAlso published here
  • "18 Card Mystery" (Bob Hummer, Face-up / Face-down Mysteries, 1942)
2012 Magical Mathematics 4
Steve Freeman Royal Hummer Cards are mixed face up and face down haphazardly, later all cards are face down except a royal flush
Variations 2012 Magical Mathematics 8
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Back to Magic End of chapter, describes Steve's own variation on Steve Freeman's handling of Royal Hummer
Inspired by 2012 Magical Mathematics 15
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham In Cycles chapter intro
2012 Magical Mathematics 17
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Magic of De Bruijn Sequences Deck tossed out, deck is freely cut and five cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all, also describes the mathematics behind De Bruijn sequences
Inspired byVariations 2012 Magical Mathematics 18
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Going Further Describes extra variations on the basic De Bruijn sequence trick, with some history behind the use of this principle in magic
Inspired by 2012 Magical Mathematics 25
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Is This Stuff Actually Good For Anything? Chapter on uses of De Bruijn sequences outside of magic
2012 Magical Mathematics 30
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Universal Cycles chapter intro
2012 Magical Mathematics 47
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Universal Cycles Again Deck tossed out, deck is freely cut and five cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all
2012 Magical Mathematics 55
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham From the Gilbreath Principle to the Mandelbrot Set chapter intro
2012 Magical Mathematics 61
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Gilbreath Principle Describes the intricate mathematics of the Gilbreath Principle
2012 Magical Mathematics 61
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Herb Zarrow Gilbreath's Second Principle Spectator shuffles the cards, deals out five hands, one of the hands is a good hand, but the hand of the imaginary partner gets a straight flush, uses ideas from Herb Zarrow and Ron Wohl
Related to
  • "U-shuffle Poker" (David Ben, Zarrow, A Lifetime of Magic)
Variations
2012 Magical Mathematics 66
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Mandelbrot Set Mathematics of the Mandelbrot Set and its link to Gilbreath
2012 Magical Mathematics 72
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Neat Shuffles chapter intro about perfect faro shuffles
2012 Magical Mathematics 84
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham A Mind-Reading Computer Packet of twelve cards, go through various dealing and shuffling procedures, create a pair of matching mates
2012 Magical Mathematics 85
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham A Look Inside Perfect Shuffles Describes the mathematics of perfect faro shuffles, how to stack the deck using in and out shuffles
2012 Magical Mathematics 92
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham A Look Inside Monge and Milk Shuffles Describes the principles of Monge and Milk shuffles
2012 Magical Mathematics 96
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham A Look Inside Down-and-Under Shuffles Describes the Down and Under Deal
2012 Magical Mathematics 98
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham All the Shuffles Are Related Explains how perfect faro shuffles, reverse faro shuffles, Monge shuffles, milk shuffles and down-under shuffles are related
2012 Magical Mathematics 99
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Oldest Mathematical Entertainment? chapter intro
2012 Magical Mathematics 103
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Miracle Divination three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them, three object divination
Inspired byRelated to 2012 Magical Mathematics 105
Ron Graham Ron's $1.96 trick Miracle Divination, four coins pocketed by four spectators, performer divines them all, four object divination
Related to 2012 Magical Mathematics 108
Ron Graham, Persi Diaconis How Many Magic Tricks Are There? Mathematical estimation of the number of magic tricks in common usage
2012 Magical Mathematics 114
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Magic in The Book of Changes chapter intro on the I Ching
2012 Magical Mathematics 119
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Introduction to the Book of Changes Introduction on the I Ching (Chinese divination method using patterns called hexagrams)
2012 Magical Mathematics 121
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Using the I Ching for Divination How the I Ching is used, with some mathematics
2012 Magical Mathematics 122
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Probability and the Book of Changes Mathematics of the I Ching
2012 Magical Mathematics 125
Unknown A First Chinese Magic Trick I Ching trigrams can predict the Chinese character chosen by spectator, kind of design duplication
Variations 2012 Magical Mathematics 128
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham A Version in English English version of the Chinese I Ching Divination trick

The First Variation: Magician predicts thought of object using letter cards, not that good
The Second Variation: Magician divines thought of object using drawn diagrams
Inspired by 2012 Magical Mathematics 131
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham A Performance Piece Prediction routine involving playing cards and I Ching trigrams, involve some fortune telling and answering questions posed by audience
2012 Magical Mathematics 133
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Probability and the I Ching Mathematical aspects of I Ching
2012 Magical Mathematics 136
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham What Does Up Must Come Down Chapter on mathematics of juggling
2012 Magical Mathematics 137
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Stars of Mathematical Magic
2012 Magical Mathematics 153
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Alex Elmsley About Alex Elmsley's work in mathematical magic
2012 Magical Mathematics 156
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Bob Neale About Bob Neale's work in mathematical magic
2012 Magical Mathematics 160
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Robert E. Neale Inside-Outside Endless Chain / Pricking the Garter

  • A Fair Throw
  • A Cheating Throw
  • A Superfair Throw
2012 Magical Mathematics 164
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Henry Christ
2012 Magical Mathematics 173
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Henry Christ The Roulette System Betting game, magician predicts the outcome of the bet, simulate roulette with red and black cards
2012 Magical Mathematics 177
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Stewart James
2012 Magical Mathematics 181
Stewart James, Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Mysterious Number Seven Sum prediction of numbers filled in grid, uses the AAG Principle
2012 Magical Mathematics 187
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Charles Thornton Jordan About Charles Jordan's work in mathematical magic
2012 Magical Mathematics 189
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Bob Hummer About Bob Hummer's work in mathematical magic
2012 Magical Mathematics 201
Jason Ladanye The Gathering Aces appear and trap three selections, using faros
Inspired by 2013 Confident Deceptions 101
Persi Diaconis Stay Stack Dealing Property
Related to 2015 Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 35
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote of performing Picto Transpo and Persi Diaconis
2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 23
Roberto Giobbi, Persi Diaconis Shuffle Statistics as presentational hook
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 29) 217
Persi Diaconis Elmsley Counting Direction into left hand
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 173
Persi Diaconis, Johnny Thompson End Grip Jordan Count
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 174
Simon Aronson, Ramón Riobóo, Harapan Ong, Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Three Hours Three spectators each think of a card, magician divines each card without making any wrong statements
Inspired by
  • "The Three Hours" (Aronson & Riobóo, Mnemonica, p. 65)
Related to
2019 A Stack to Forget 48
Matt Baker Gilbreath Poker Both spectator and magician deal five hands of poker from their cards, each deal a good hand to an imaginary player, leaving the best hand for themselves
Inspired byRelated to 2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 195