strike three and out variation \n card found by counting down three times to apparently random values \n john r. boyko \n "strike three and out!" (bob longe, the invisible deck, 1948, p. 9) \n why am i here? \n dai vernon \n strike three and out variation \n john r. boyko \n rsc discovery \n mel bennett \n chip shot \n karl fulves
1950
the phoenix 201 — 250 John R. Boyko
Strike Three and Out Variation
card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Inspired by
"Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9)
james's miracle \n no. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers \n stewart james \n pure mathematics \n dai vernon \n change x change \n karl fulves \n applause card \n stewart james \n steve beam \n a slight slant on slaight \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n destiny deck \n nick trost \n the inverse function deck \n mel bennett
1950
scarne on card tricks Stewart James
James's Miracle
No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
lesson in larceny \n ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces \n roy walton \n strictly straight \n russell "rusduck" duck \n babel \n karl fulves \n lesson in larceny \n roy walton \n a card force \n karl fulves \n mel bennett \n you cheat me, i cheat you \n bob farmer
1966
the pallbearers review vol. 1-4 Roy Walton
Lesson In Larceny
ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces
oracle \n packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted \n karl fulves \n down & out \n john hamilton \n oracle jr. \n george blake \n oracull \n roy walton \n bob veeser \n moracle \n lin searles \n another oracle \n karl fulves \n oracle \n karl fulves \n riffle shuffle control \n karl fulves \n immoracle \n philip t. goldstein \n found by coincidence \n peter duffie \n euph-oracle (an alternate take) \n simon aronson \n fate, chance and science \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n encore \n doug canning \n the scanning \n lennart green \n royacle \n mel bennett \n bluff oracle \n simon aronson
1970
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Karl Fulves
Oracle
packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted
moracle \n 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 \n lin searles \n oracle \n karl fulves \n immoracle \n philip t. goldstein \n earthly powers \n richard vollmer \n modern day moracle \n marty kane \n moracle \n roberto giobbi \n starburst \n jack avis \n lewis jones \n royacle \n mel bennett \n bottom feeder \n steve beam \n si-decker \n steve beam \n moracool \n steve beam \n royal roundup \n steve beam \n the neutralizer \n steve beam \n binary bypass \n steve beam \n rock bottom \n steve beam \n bluff oracle aces ii \n john bannon \n bluff oracle aces i \n john bannon \n lie-decker \n max maven
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 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
petals around the rose \n roll of five dice is assigned a value, the puzzle is to find the rule, originally from "mathematics teacher" \n kurt a. christoff \n more petals \n karl fulves \n petals & roots \n mel bennett \n karl fulves
1979
interlocutor Kurt A. Christoff
Petals around the Rose
roll of five dice is assigned a value, the puzzle is to find the rule, originally from "Mathematics Teacher"
crazy calendar \n no. 73, calendar force with matrix principle \n martin gardner \n date sense \n walter b. gibson \n auto suggestion \n karl fulves \n the force methods \n mel bennett
1983
self-working number magic Martin Gardner
interspace \n nine-card packet, spectator turns a pair over anywhere, performer places card between them behind back \n karl fulves \n interspace insert \n mel bennett
1989
kaleidoscope Karl Fulves
Interspace
nine-card packet, spectator turns a pair over anywhere, performer places card between them behind back
quoth the maven \n comments on various things, see references, with frank thomposon anecdote and his "master deck" demonstration \n philip t. goldstein \n data dice \n karl fulves \n zenmemory \n karl fulves \n capped \n karl fulves \n blackjack \n mel bennett \n impromptu topit \n don nielsen
1993
verbatim Philip T. Goldstein
Quoth The Maven
comments on various things, see references, with Frank Thomposon anecdote and his "Master Deck" demonstration
interspace insert \n nine-card packet, spectator turns a pair over anywhere, performer places card between them behind back and names this card, with additional solution by karl fulves \n mel bennett \n interspace \n karl fulves
1993
rigmarole Mel Bennett
Interspace Insert
nine-card packet, spectator turns a pair over anywhere, performer places card between them behind back and names this card, with additional solution by Karl Fulves
blackjack \n four named years are added, total used to deal four piles, when turned over the bottom cards are two blackjacks \n mel bennett \n quoth the maven \n philip t. goldstein \n y<sub>2</sub>k blackjack \n mel bennett
1993
rigmarole Mel Bennett
Blackjack
four named years are added, total used to deal four piles, when turned over the bottom cards are two blackjacks
day one \n date chosen by choosing some face-up and face-down cards from grid layout, looked up in diary, card noted there predicted, tapestry \n karl fulves \n three card tricks \n mel bennett
1994
crooked tales Karl Fulves
Day One
date chosen by choosing some face-up and face-down cards from grid layout, looked up in diary, card noted there predicted, tapestry
three card tricks \n six-card pyramid layout, folding, number nine can be forced
- cheaper by the dozen (forcing twelve)
- at the strike of 10 (ten-card pyramid, forced 25) \n mel bennett \n day one \n karl fulves \n pile-up \n karl fulves \n a perfect strike \n mel bennett
1994
verbatim Mel Bennett
Three Card Tricks
six-card pyramid layout, folding, number nine can be forced
petals & roots \n more on the dice puzzle \n mel bennett \n karl fulves \n petals around the rose \n kurt a. christoff
1994
verbatim Mel Bennett, Karl Fulves
pile-up \n six-card pyramid layout, top card switch consecutively downwards to base, total of bottom row predicted "with reasonable accuracy", inspired by drop case carnival con game \n karl fulves \n three card tricks \n mel bennett
1994
crooked tales Karl Fulves
Pile-Up
six-card pyramid layout, top card switch consecutively downwards to base, total of bottom row predicted "with reasonable accuracy", inspired by Drop Case carnival con game
what happened to eve? \n palindrome comes out on calculator, numbers letters correlation \n mel bennett \n "flip flop number prediction" (d. altman, mum, oct. 1983)
1994
rigmarole Mel Bennett
What Happened To Eve?
palindrome comes out on calculator, numbers letters correlation
Inspired by
"Flip Flop Number Prediction" (D. Altman, MUM, Oct. 1983)
junk bonds \n forcing one pile out of a few, for ace assembly, using spelling \n mel bennett \n "so nero" (stewart james, ibidem #5) \n "charm bracelet" (allan slaight, new pentagram, oct. 1987)
1994
rigmarole Mel Bennett
Junk Bonds
forcing one pile out of a few, for Ace assembly, using spelling
Inspired by
"So Nero" (Stewart James, Ibidem #5)
"Charm Bracelet" (Allan Slaight, New Pentagram, Oct. 1987)
half now \n calculation, then psalm in bible found according to number, prediction from only vertical lines is complete to the word \n mel bennett \n "the count of monte carlo" (stewart james in print, p. 716)
1995
underworld Mel Bennett
Half Now
calculation, then psalm in bible found according to number, prediction from only vertical lines is complete to the word
Inspired by
"The Count of Monte Carlo" (Stewart James in Print, p. 716)
seven come eleven \n "dot com - tricks and stunts with numbers"
solution to hull problem "make 11 out of four 7s" \n milton kort \n dot com... \n karl fulves \n derek lever \n ralph w. hull \n nate leipzig \n the sevens puzzle \n karl fulves \n more sevens \n mel bennett \n still more 7's \n robert k. stevenson \n sevens from elevens \n howard lyons
1997
the fine print Milton Kort
Seven Come Eleven
"Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
solution to Hull problem "Make 11 out of four 7s"
a card force \n "dot com - tricks and stunts with numbers"
ace through nine in row on table, some cards eliminated, rest added, total divided by six and counted from either end, variations on this force \n karl fulves \n mel bennett \n lesson in larceny \n roy walton \n would i lie to you? \n karl fulves \n colorific \n felix greenfield \n informant \n karl fulves
1998
the fine print Karl Fulves, Mel Bennett
A Card Force
"Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Ace through Nine in row on table, some cards eliminated, rest added, total divided by six and counted from either end, variations on this force
the k diaries \n spectator chooses word, counts forward according to the number of letters a few times, final word predicted, kruskal principle \n martin gardner \n k-plus \n mel bennett \n informant \n karl fulves
1998
underworld Martin Gardner
The K Diaries
spectator chooses word, counts forward according to the number of letters a few times, final word predicted, Kruskal principle
would i lie to you? \n three piles, performer selects card from center pile and makes statements, spectator take cards from lie or truth pile, values added, selection arrived at \n karl fulves \n 3 little words \n stewart james \n informant \n karl fulves \n a card force \n karl fulves \n mel bennett
1998
underworld Karl Fulves
Would I Lie To You?
three piles, performer selects card from center pile and makes statements, spectator take cards from lie or truth pile, values added, selection arrived at
more sevens \n "dot com - tricks and stunts with numbers"
making numbers from four sevens \n mel bennett \n seven come eleven \n milton kort
1998
the fine print Mel Bennett
More Sevens
"Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
making numbers from four sevens
y<sub>2</sub>k blackjack \n four years added, four piles dealt according to sum, they make out two blackjack hands \n mel bennett \n blackjack \n mel bennett \n the blackjack player \n mel bennett \n stewart james
1998
the fine print Mel Bennett
Y_{2}K Blackjack
four years added, four piles dealt according to sum, they make out two blackjack hands
colorific \n matching effect with color cards, from early 60s \n felix greenfield \n a card force \n karl fulves \n mel bennett \n informant \n karl fulves \n database \n karl fulves
1999
the fine print Felix Greenfield
informant \n further comments and credit information on the referenced items, instruction games, stephen minch comment on "remote control"/"western union trick" \n karl fulves \n hidden mystery \n herb runge \n dark vision \n peter alexis \n 3-card catch \n reinhard müller \n wireless \n karl fulves \n western union trick \n john scarne \n by any stretch \n karl fulves \n brazil bet \n john scarne \n remote control \n john scarne \n mentasma \n peter warlock \n profiling \n karl fulves \n bow & arrow knot \n dai vernon \n flatland \n karl fulves \n a card force \n karl fulves \n mel bennett \n amazing wonder tube \n ed morrisey \n the number palace \n karl fulves \n 37 threes \n karl fulves \n colorific \n felix greenfield \n time trap \n tony bartolotta \n loophole #2 \n karl fulves \n the tesseract \n karl fulves \n 4th dimensional chess \n karl fulves
1999
the fine print Karl Fulves
Informant
further comments and credit information on the referenced items, instruction games, Stephen Minch comment on "Remote Control"/"Western Union Trick"
date certain \n "dot com - tricks and stunts with numbers"
on calendar some days are circled and a calculation made, predicted \n mel bennett
1999
the fine print Mel Bennett
Date Certain
"Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
on calendar some days are circled and a calculation made, predicted
the horse right here \n "three tricks"
unusual race setting, cards in circle, outcome predicted, ramasee principle \n karl fulves \n horse of the same color \n mel bennett
1999
latter day secrets Karl Fulves
horse of the same color \n unusual race setting, cards with five different backs in circle, outcome predicted, ramasee principle \n mel bennett \n the horse right here \n karl fulves
2000
latter day secrets Mel Bennett
Horse Of The Same Color
unusual race setting, cards with five different backs in circle, outcome predicted, Ramasee Principle
predicnic \n esp deck, piles made according to values of three coins, selection found with match in the end \n howard a. adams \n predicnic \n howard a. adams \n thrifty aces \n mel bennett \n pennywise \n karl fulves \n predicquik \n karl fulves \n predicquick-2 \n karl fulves
2000
latter day secrets Howard A. Adams
Predicnic
ESP deck, piles made according to values of three coins, selection found with match in the end
thrifty aces \n values of four coins used to count down to four aces \n mel bennett \n predicnic \n howard a. adams \n database \n karl fulves
2000
latter day secrets Mel Bennett
Thrifty Aces
values of four coins used to count down to four Aces
a perfect strike \n no. 72, ten-card layout folded and some values added to force a number \n mel bennett \n three card tricks \n mel bennett
2001
new self-working card tricks Mel Bennett
A Perfect Strike
No. 72, ten-card layout folded and some values added to force a number
the blackjack player \n no. 75, four years added and piles dealt according to sum, two blackjack hands on top \n mel bennett \n stewart james \n y<sub>2</sub>k blackjack \n mel bennett
2001
new self-working card tricks Mel Bennett, Stewart James
The Blackjack Player
No. 75, four years added and piles dealt according to sum, two blackjack hands on top
database \n further comments and credit information on the referenced items \n karl fulves \n "turnaround knot" (discoverie #5, p. 64) \n "a small seance" (discoverie #3) \n card rise \n walter brusa \n thrifty aces \n mel bennett \n hue clue \n j. t. knight
2001
latter day secrets Karl Fulves
Database
further comments and credit information on the referenced items
watch test \n pulling stem out only one click \n rob wood \n letters \n jerry k. hartman \n bob ostin \n mel bennett \n chris king \n bob graham \n rob wood \n dr. edi brum \n leonard cohen \n database \n karl fulves
2003
latter day secrets Rob Wood
remains to be seen \n spectator cuts off some cards, remembers bottom card and puts pile in card case, after some calculation instructions the performer knows card and number of cards in case, kraitchik \n sam schwartz \n karl fulves \n easy as a<sup><sup>b</sup>⁄<sub>c</sub><sup> \n mel bennett
2004
latter day secrets Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves
Remains To Be Seen
spectator cuts off some cards, remembers bottom card and puts pile in card case, after some calculation instructions the performer knows card and number of cards in case, Kraitchik
rsc discovery \n - riffle shuffle control (kf)
- the first revelation
- the second revelation
one card found in pocket, the other with counting \n mel bennett \n strike three and out variation \n john r. boyko
2006
prolix Mel Bennett
easy as a<sup><sup>b</sup>⁄<sub>c</sub><sup> \n calculator option for simplifying task to spectators in division tricks \n mel bennett \n zangbar zackleback problem (genii, june 1952, oct. 1958, ibidem #12-14) \n "math prediction" (david g. luenberger, linking ring, march 1974, p. 77) \n remains to be seen \n sam schwartz \n karl fulves
2006
prolix Mel Bennett
Easy As A^{b⁄c
}
calculator option for simplifying task to spectators in division tricks
Inspired by
Zangbar Zackleback Problem (Genii, June 1952, Oct. 1958, Ibidem #12-14)
Related to
"Math Prediction" (David G. Luenberger, Linking Ring, March 1974, p. 77)
familiar spirit \n deck cut into three piles by spectator, selection found with spelling some phrases \n mel bennett \n funny valentine \n mel bennett
2008
prolix Mel Bennett
Familiar Spirit
deck cut into three piles by spectator, selection found with spelling some phrases
follow the money \n two decks, four coins, four cards chosen from one deck, cards counted according to coin values, chosen cards match cards in other deck when turned over in unison \n mel bennett
2008
prolix Mel Bennett
Follow The Money
two decks, four coins, four cards chosen from one deck, cards counted according to coin values, chosen cards match cards in other deck when turned over in unison
funny valentine \n selection shuffled in deck, cut into three piles, performer indicates a pile and some phrases are spelled which lead to selection \n mel bennett \n "lowdown triple dealing" principle (colm mulcahy, focus, nov. 2004) \n familiar spirit \n mel bennett
2009
prolix Mel Bennett
Funny Valentine
selection shuffled in deck, cut into three piles, performer indicates a pile and some phrases are spelled which lead to selection
devil's deal \n performer and spectator each name a card and a number, gemini placement by counting to those numbers, for corrections see reference \n karl fulves \n devil's deal \n karl fulves \n the devil his due \n mel bennett
2010
prolix Karl Fulves
Devil's Deal
performer and spectator each name a card and a number, Gemini Placement by counting to those numbers, for corrections see reference
the inverse function deck \n presentation for "james's miracle", two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers \n mel bennett \n "coincidence of two numbers and a prediction" (nick trost, the new tops, july 1975) \n james's miracle \n stewart james
2010
prolix Mel Bennett
The Inverse Function Deck
presentation for "James's Miracle", two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
nothing test \n numbers chosen and put in calculator, divided by numbers chosen from deck of cards, remainder given out in money, it is zero three times \n mel bennett
2010
prolix Mel Bennett
Nothing Test
numbers chosen and put in calculator, divided by numbers chosen from deck of cards, remainder given out in money, it is zero three times
a mindreader's dream \n four boxes with a coin in each, exchanged according to instructions, performer then reveals contents of each box \n joe berg \n mel bennett notes \n mel bennett \n kf notes on berg's "dream" \n karl fulves \n the berg variations \n karl fulves
2011
xtra credit Joe Berg
A Mindreader's Dream
four boxes with a coin in each, exchanged according to instructions, performer then reveals contents of each box
mel bennett notes \n using four coins with different dates on four cards instead \n mel bennett \n a mindreader's dream \n joe berg
2011
xtra credit Mel Bennett
Mel Bennett Notes
using four coins with different dates on four cards instead
the force methods \n number forces
1. using number cards (magigram, amazing trelba)
2. "newspaper prediction" (martin gardner, magic, august 2005, also ibidem?)
3. 4x4 matrix
4. magic square \n mel bennett \n crazy calendar \n martin gardner
2011
xtra credit Mel Bennett
The Force Methods
number forces
1. using number cards (Magigram, Amazing Trelba)
2. "Newspaper Prediction" (Martin Gardner, Magic, August 2005, also Ibidem?)
3. 4x4 matrix
4. magic square
taking the fifth \n "two by mel bennett"
two selections from nine-card packet, both selections found \n mel bennett \n "heavyweight" (peter duffie, dec. 1999)
2012
prolix Mel Bennett
Taking The Fifth
"Two by Mel Bennett"
two selections from nine-card packet, both selections found
world's worst card trick \n "two by mel bennett"
two selections found with fulves's riffle shuffle control, spelling a phrase with fixed number of letters \n mel bennett
2012
prolix Mel Bennett
World's Worst Card Trick
"Two by Mel Bennett"
two selections found with Fulves's Riffle Shuffle Control, spelling a phrase with fixed number of letters