the dream of a hermit \n three decks, with spelling coincidence in third deck \n dr. stanley jaks \n 力ルイ千ビンナコネコナンビ千イル力? \n philip t. goldstein \n dream of the hermit \n nick trost \n jaks two deck trick \n dr. stanley jaks \n karl fulves \n cutting corners \n karl fulves \n ein traumhafte Übereinstimmung \n dr. stanley jaks \n dream of a hermit \n dr. stanley jaks \n the jaks twodeck trick \n dr. stanley jaks \n jaks twodeck trick variation \n j. w. sarles \n the dream deck \n unknown \n noch träumt der eremit \n dr. stanley jaks \n how about that! \n paul diamond \n redblack separation and mate location \n larry jennings \n the dream of a hermit \n dr. stanley jaks \n match up \n michał kociołek
1941
the jinx
Dr. Stanley Jaks

The Dream of a Hermit

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1941

The Jinx
(Issue 124)

719



push through failure \n face up cards shuffled in face down cards, open pushthrough, selection is reversed in other half, three versions, see p. 773 for corrections \n edward marlo \n carmen d'amico \n double target \n michał kociołek \n push through poker \n steve reynolds
1949
the phoenix 151200
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico

Push Through Failure

Variations

1949

The Phoenix 151200
(Issue 192)

766



simple shift \n \n edward marlo \n the "block"buster pass \n james swain \n mk simple shift variation \n michał kociołek \n edward marlo \n finessed simple shift \n johnny thompson \n reverse simple shift \n karl fulves \n simple shift variation \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n the smith shift \n al smith \n fourflushed multiple shift \n tom gagnon \n the most flexible shift: simple shift \n edward marlo \n two card control with a plunging cut \n larry jennings \n multidirectional simple shift \n larry jennings \n combination shift \n jason england \n simple shift  technical variation \n ken simmons \n the smith shift \n al smith
1953
the cardician
Edward Marlo

Simple Shift

Related toVariations The "Block"Buster Pass (James Swain, 1996)
 MK Simple Shift Variation (Michał Kociołek, Edward Marlo, 2012)
 Finessed Simple Shift (Johnny Thompson, 2018)
 Simple Shift Variation (Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson, 2003)
 The SMITH Shift (Al Smith, 1979)
 FourFlushed Multiple Shift (Tom Gagnon, 2019)
 Two Card Control with a Plunging Cut (Larry Jennings, 2020)
 MultiDirectional Simple Shift (Larry Jennings, 2020)
 Combination Shift (Jason England, 1999)
 Simple Shift  Technical Variation (Ken Simmons, 1999)
 The Smith Shift (Al Smith, 1980)

1953

The Cardician

58



the one between \n two unknown selected cards are pushed back reversed in the deck, one card is found between , that matches in value and suit with other cards, composite card \n francis haxton \n in between \n michał kociołek \n trap shoot \n karl fulves
1957
the new phoenix 301348
Francis Haxton

The One Between

Related to

1957

The New Phoenix 301348
(Issue 345)

203



out of this universe \n some red and black sorting comes out despite real shuffles, not really ootw effect \n harry lorayne \n a bit for "out of this universe" \n dick cavett \n i. general procedures \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli) \n out of this solar system \n michał kociołek \n best of all worlds \n michael powers \n außerhalb dieses universums \n harry lorayne
1962
closeup card magic
Harry Lorayne

Out of this Universe

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1962

Closeup Card Magic

80



numeralohgee \n using number cards \n amazing randi \n shigeo futagawa \n cardputer \n alex east \n lucky you \n michał kociołek \n e.s.p. hummer \n bob farmer
1979
apocalypse
Amazing Randi, Shigeo Futagawa

Numeralohgee

Related toVariations

June 1979

Apocalypse
(Vol. 2 No. 6)

205



stopped twice \n two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "gemini twins" \n karl fulves \n gemini twins \n karl fulves \n you know better \n michał kociołek \n named gemini \n tony bartolotta \n faceup gemini twins \n martin gardner \n hands off gemini \n karl fulves \n predicted stopping place \n jack avis \n four aces surprise \n frank garcia \n blankjack \n max maven \n presenting gemini \n karl fulves
1979
impromptu opener
Karl Fulves

Stopped Twice

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1979

Impromptu Opener

2



hummer's poker chip baffle \n six poker chips with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered, for credit information see 2022 bob farmer reference \n bob hummer \n the new math miracle \n larry becker \n lucky you \n michał kociołek \n hummer's poker chip mystery \n bob hummer \n marketed 1941 by sam berland \n naming the hummer principles \n bob farmer \n "the total is!" \n gerald kosky
1980
bob hummer's collected secrets
Bob Hummer

Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1980

Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets

4



stunumbers \n no. 17, some small numbers added, total predicted, using number cards, for credit information see "future choice" reference \n shigeo futagawa \n urban legends \n karl fulves \n future choice \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n lucky you \n michał kociołek \n eine verblüffende prophezeiung \n shigeo futagawa \n number divination \n jeff pierce \n stunumbers \n bob farmer
1983
selfworking number magic
Shigeo Futagawa

Stunumbers

Related toVariations

1983

SelfWorking Number Magic

27



tears in rain \n using predetermined estimation \n jerry sadowitz \n sticky residue \n r. paul wilson \n synch \n michał kociołek
1989
cards on the table
Jerry Sadowitz

Tears in Rain

Variations

1989

Cards on the Table

88



sealedroom mystery \n thoughtof card into sealed envelope, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...") \n brother john hamman \n clue \n james swain \n r.m. \n michał kociołek
1989
the secrets of brother john hamman
Brother John Hamman

SealedRoom Mystery

Variations

1989

The Secrets of Brother John Hamman

61



face your brothers \n three selections are placed faceup in deck, face to face with mates \n alex elmsley \n you know better \n michał kociołek
1994
the collected works of alex elmsley — volume 2
Alex Elmsley

Face Your Brothers

Variations

1994

The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2

39



steinmeyer's nine card problem with seven cards \n \n david solomon \n "nine card problem" (jim steinmeyer, magic, may 1993) \n "remote control" (jim steinmeyer, new invocation #43, feb. 1988) \n bob brown's addition \n bob brown \n three + one \n michał kociołek \n the 7 card 21 card trick \n michael powers
1997
solomon's mind
David Solomon

Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards

Inspired by "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
Related to "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Variations

1997

Solomon's Mind

19



triple countdown \n three cards at three numbers, smith's myth \n pit hartling \n duet \n michał kociołek \n grant's triple stop card trick \n u. f. grant \n harmony \n roberto mansilla
2003
card fictions
Pit Hartling

Triple Countdown

Related toVariations

2003

Card Fictions

68



the three hours \n three cards are divined \n simon aronson \n ramón riobóo \n myopia \n michael close \n simoneyes \n simon aronson \n the three hours \n simon aronson \n ramón riobóo \n harapan ong \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n same number for three \n ramón riobóo \n las tres horas \n Áriston \n ramón riobóo \n juan tamariz \n 3h \n michał kociołek \n "double divination" (walt lees, abracadabra #2447, dec. 19, 1992)
2004
mnemonica
Simon Aronson, Ramón Riobóo

The Three Hours

Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here

2004

Mnemonica

65



mnabacus (jack london) \n total of three threedigit numbers is predicted, cards selected from deck to build numbers \n juan tamariz \n jack london's "almost real prediction" 1973. \n ad infinitum \n david berglas \n esoteric \n michał kociołek
2004
mnemonica
Juan Tamariz

Mnabacus (Jack London)

Inspired by Jack London's "Almost Real Prediction" 1973.
Related to

2004

Mnemonica

265



a trick for allen kennedy \n clean twophase center deal demo, double facers, see also page 46 \n denis behr \n middle \n michał kociołek
2007
handcrafted card magic
Denis Behr

A Trick for Allen Kennedy

Related to

2007

Handcrafted Card Magic

27



about the author \n \n michał kociołek
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

About the author

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

4



you know better \n from a shuffled deck, three spectators find the mates of their cards, apparently by intuition, "gemini twins" with three cards \n michał kociołek \n face your brothers \n alex elmsley \n stopped twice \n karl fulves \n you know better \n michał kociołek
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

You Know Better

Inspired byAlso published here

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

6



offcenters \n four aces face up, pseudo center deal \n michał kociołek
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

OffCenters

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

10



duet \n two selections at two numbers, smith's myth, duplicate \n michał kociołek \n triple countdown \n pit hartling
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

Duet

Inspired by

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

17



bold collection \n selections appear one by one between four kings, smith's myth \n michał kociołek \n one at a time collectors \n alex elmsley
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

Bold Collection

Inspired by

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

24



plan b \n two selections travel from packet to packets held by spectators, third selection is reversed \n michał kociołek
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

Plan B

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

31



in between \n thought of card appears sandwiched between two lost selections that were used to create that composite card (suit/value), faro \n michał kociołek \n the one between \n francis haxton \n trap shoot \n karl fulves
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

In Between

Related to

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

37



in oil, under water \n 4&4, two phases \n michał kociołek
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

In Oil, Under Water

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

42



colors \n "miraskill" as a game, with prediction \n michał kociołek \n miraskill \n stewart james \n "view to a 'skill" ebook (john bannon, 2008)
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

Colors

Inspired by

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

49



mk simple shift variation \n a technical variation of edward marlo's "simple shift" \n michał kociołek \n edward marlo \n simple shift \n edward marlo
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek, Edward Marlo

MK Simple Shift Variation

Inspired by

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

54



bibliography \n \n michał kociołek
2012
8 effects and a sleight
Michał Kociołek

Bibliography

2012

8 Effects and a Sleight

59



trap shoot \n deck cut, value of top and suit of bottom card used to make up composite card, that is caught with other two cards \n karl fulves \n 3card catch \n reinhard müller \n the one between \n francis haxton \n in between \n michał kociołek \n "thinking out loud" (steven hamilton, the crimp #10)
2012
prolix
Karl Fulves

Trap Shoot

Inspired byRelated to

2012

Prolix
(Issue 10)

694



ha, no jonah \n multiple phases, "reverse jonah" approach \n michael weber \n ha, no jonah \n michael weber \n ha no jonah \n michael weber \n mike card deal \n michał kociołek
2013
ha, no jonah
Michael Weber

Ha, No Jonah

Related toAlso published here

2013

Ha, No Jonah

4



mike card deal \n on extra sheet, idea with reverse jonah card \n michał kociołek \n ha, no jonah \n michael weber \n mike card deal \n michał kociołek
2015
the bammo ten card deal dossier
Michał Kociołek

Mike Card Deal

Related toAlso published here

2015

The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier

402



double duke \n four cards chosen, performer deals out hands with spectators's cards going in one hand and in his own hand each card is one value higher than the selections, stebbins type stack with progressions of four \n michał kociołek
2016
genii
Michał Kociołek

Double Duke

Mar. 2016

Genii
(Vol. 79 No. 3)

57



out of this solar system \n spectator shuffles the deck, deals it into two piles, shuffles again, the deck is separated into red and black cards \n michał kociołek \n out of this universe \n harry lorayne
2017
michał kociołek live!
Michał Kociołek

Out of This Solar System

Inspired by

2017

Michał Kociołek Live!

6



double target \n "hofzinser ace problem" meets marlo's "push through failure" \n michał kociołek \n linking ring, nov. 2013 \n push through failure \n edward marlo \n carmen d'amico \n push through success \n michael powers
2017
michał kociołek live!
Michał Kociołek

Double Target

Inspired byVariationsAlso published here

2017

Michał Kociołek Live!

11



middle \n pseudo center deal, doublefacer \n michał kociołek \n a trick for allen kennedy \n denis behr
2017
michał kociołek live!
Michał Kociołek

Middle

Related to

2017

Michał Kociołek Live!

15



you know better \n from a shuffled deck, three spectators find the mates of their cards, apparently by intuition, "gemini twins" with three cards, additional handling for five cards (royal flush) \n michał kociołek \n you know better \n michał kociołek \n "foursided gemini" (john bannon, destination zero, 2015)
2017
michał kociołek live!
Michał Kociołek

You Know Better

Inspired by "FourSided Gemini" (John Bannon, Destination Zero, 2015)
Also published here

2017

Michał Kociołek Live!

19



michalevator \n with seven cards, transposition climax \n harapan ong \n michał kociołek \n "low riser" (cameron francis, let's get small, 2012 ebook)
2018
principia
Harapan Ong, Michał Kociołek

Michalevator

Related to "Low Riser" (Cameron Francis, Let's Get Small, 2012 ebook)

2018

Principia

45



the naturals \n aces given to spectator and jacks held by performer, jacks turn over one by one as spectator turns up an ace, last two cards transpose \n michał kociołek
2018
genii
Michał Kociołek

The Naturals

Feb. 2018

Genii
(Vol. 81 No. 2)

48



introduction \n \n michał kociołek
2019
plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

Introduction

2019

Plots & Methods

6



all in \n joker sandwiches selection with faro shuffle, selection procedure is quite fair \n michał kociołek
2019
plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

All In

2019

Plots & Methods

9



lucky you \n chosen card found at position established by sum of randomly chosen numbers written on pieces of paper, based on mathematical principle \n michał kociołek \n stunumbers \n shigeo futagawa \n numeralohgee \n amazing randi \n shigeo futagawa \n hummer's poker chip baffle \n bob hummer
2019
plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

Lucky You

Inspired byRelated to

2019

Plots & Methods

18



r.m. \n thought of card from packet of twelve vanishes, appears in sealed envelope, uses a number force \n michał kociołek \n sealedroom mystery \n brother john hamman
2019
plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

R.M.

Inspired by

2019

Plots & Methods

24



three + one \n spelling and coincidence trick, spell with small packet, end with four of a kind production \n michał kociołek \n steinmeyer's nine card problem with seven cards \n david solomon
2019
plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

Three + One

Inspired by

2019

Plots & Methods

31



polish poker stacking \n pseudo riffle stacking routine, uses polish poker deck, marketed by cardshark, stack any thoughtof poker hand \n michał kociołek
2019
plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

Polish Poker Stacking

2019

Plots & Methods

39



mike card deal \n \n michał kociołek \n mike card deal \n michał kociołek
2019
the bammo ten card deal dossier addendum
Michał Kociołek

Mike Card Deal

Also published here

2019

The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier Addendum

2



taking the edge \n spectator removes one of several poker hands printed on a sheet of paper that correspond to movies, hand and movie divined \n bob farmer \n michał kociołek \n taking the edge \n bob farmer \n michał kociołek
2019
the bammo ten card deal dossier addendum
Bob Farmer, Michał Kociołek

Taking the Edge

Also published here

2019

The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier Addendum

38



push through success \n pushthrough failure meets hofzinser ace problem \n michael powers \n double target \n michał kociołek
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Push Through Success

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

54



taking the edge \n spectator removes one of several poker hands printed on a sheet of paper that correspond to movies, hand and movie divined \n bob farmer \n michał kociołek \n taking the edge \n bob farmer \n michał kociołek
2019
genii
Bob Farmer, Michał Kociołek

Taking the Edge

Also published here

July 2019

Genii
(Vol. 82 No. 7)

76



polish poker \n \n brad henderson \n michał kociołek
2019
genii
Brad Henderson (reviewer)

Polish Poker

Aug. 2019

Genii
(Vol. 82 No. 8)

95



plots & methods \n \n david britland \n michał kociołek
2020
genii
David Britland (reviewer)

Plots & Methods

June 2020

Genii
(Vol. 83 No. 6)

81



introduction \n \n michał kociołek
2021
more plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

Introduction

2021

More Plots & Methods

6



synch \n performer and spectator each have half the deck, shuffle it and cut it into four piles, both remember a card from one pile and assemble the packets, the halves are exchanged and dealt, both stop at each others cards \n michał kociołek \n "now that's a coincidence" (michael close, devious vol. 1, dvd) \n tears in rain \n jerry sadowitz
2021
more plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

Synch

Inspired by

2021

More Plots & Methods

8



mr. liar \n card chosen from a fivecard packet is lost and found, predetermined estimation \n michał kociołek
2021
more plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

Mr. Liar

2021

More Plots & Methods

15



3h \n three spectators think of cards at a agreedupon number in the deck, they are found, nono's fishing
 twelvecard problem \n michał kociołek \n the three hours \n simon aronson \n ramón riobóo
2021
more plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

3H

Inspired by

2021

More Plots & Methods

25



the dreamer \n spectator cuts anywhere, takes five cards and thinks of the highest one, all five are divined
 this is the (one) way (oneway version) \n michał kociołek
2021
more plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

The Dreamer

2021

More Plots & Methods

34



esoteric \n four cards chosen from a tarot deck are divined, credit information \n michał kociołek \n mnabacus (jack london) \n juan tamariz
2021
more plots & methods
Michał Kociołek

Esoteric

Related to

2021

More Plots & Methods

41



match up \n two sets of acethroughfive, do as i do type matching with performer and spectator \n michał kociołek \n the dream of a hermit \n dr. stanley jaks \n "the oracle system" (ben seidman, marketed routine)
2022
the hermit
Michał Kociołek

Match Up

Related to

Mar. 2022

The Hermit
(Vol. 1 No. 3)

98



inspired by hummer \n list of effects using the hummer addition/subtraction principle
 the total is! 1976 (the magic of gerald kosky)
 the new math miracle 1978 (larry becker, world of super mentalism)
 numeralohgee 1979 (amazing randi, apocalypse)
 stunumbers 1983 (shigeo futagawa, selfworking number magic)
 stargazer 1986 (david britland, psychomancy)
 prediction 1991 (shigeo futagawa)
 a sense of freedom 1992 (peter duffie, ulterior motifs)
 numb...bers 1994 (peter duffie, cards in principle)
 bird watcher 1997 (tenyo)
 card conspiracy 2003 (peter duffie, robert robertson)
 speed dating 2011 (michael weber, tim trono)
 real secrets jelly bean estimator 2012 (michael weber, tim trono)
 lotto envelopes 2012 (michał kociołek)
 papa’s theatre 2013 (gaëtan bloom, full bloom volume one)
 doubling down 2015 (steve beam, semiauotomatic card tricks vol. 9)
 card at any sum 2017 (ryan schlutz, false anchors)
 lucky you 2019 (michał kociołek, plots & methods)
 flat dice 2019 (michael breggar)
 rng 2020 (ryan schlutz, false anchors volume four) \n bob farmer
2022
hummer's odyssey
Bob Farmer

Inspired By Hummer

2022

Hummer's Odyssey

44


