coluria\nno. 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\ncharles t. jordan\nthe magic of de bruijn sequences\npersi diaconis\nron graham
1919/1920
thirty card mysteries 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

the miracle divination - the problem of the three coins\nthree coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them\n mahendra\ndollars and (6th) sense\nstewart james\nthe miracle divination\npersi diaconis\nron graham
1938
greater magic Mahendra

The Miracle Divination - The Problem of the Three Coins

three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them

simon-eyes\ntwo 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\nsimon aronson\nthe path of olram\nedward marlo\nsimon aronson\ndavid solomon\nolram's choice\nedward marlo\nfor the ace-to-king boys\nedward marlo\nfour for the road\nedward marlo\nthe restacking pack\nalex elmsley\nthe three hours\nsimon aronson\nramón riobóo\nharapan ong\npersi diaconis\nron graham\ntilapia\nmatt baker
1990
the aronson approach 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

hummer's three-card monte\nspectator thinks of one of three cards and switches a few cards around, magician divines thought of card, can do with any three objects\nbob hummer\nour contribution\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nrock, paper, scissors\ncy endfield\nbob neale's rock, paper, scissors\nrobert e. neale
2012
magical mathematics 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

our contribution\nvariation on hummer's three card monte\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nhummer's three-card monte\nbob hummer
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

mathematics in the air\nchapter intro that describes the cato principle and the mathematics behind it, along with tricks\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nbaby hummer\ncharles hudson\nhummer's ten card mystery\nbob hummer
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Mathematics in the Air

Chapter intro that describes the CATO Principle and the mathematics behind it, along with tricks

baby hummer\nused to demonstrate the cato principle, uses four cards\ncharles hudson\nmathematics in the air\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Charles Hudson

Baby Hummer

Used to demonstrate the CATO principle, uses four cards

hummer's ten card mystery\noriginal 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\nbob hummer\n"18 card mystery" (bob hummer, face-up / face-down mysteries, 1942)\nmathematics in the air\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics 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

royal hummer\ncards are mixed face up and face down haphazardly, later all cards are face down except a royal flush\nsteve freeman\nback to magic\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Steve Freeman

Royal Hummer

Cards are mixed face up and face down haphazardly, later all cards are face down except a royal flush

back to magic\nend of chapter, describes steve's own variation on steve freeman's handling of royal hummer\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nroyal hummer\nsteve freeman
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Back to Magic

End of chapter, describes Steve's own variation on Steve Freeman's handling of Royal Hummer

the magic of de bruijn sequences\ndeck tossed out, deck is freely cut and five cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all, also describes the mathematics behind de bruijn sequences\npersi diaconis\nron graham\ncoluria\ncharles t. jordan\ngoing further\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics 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

going further\ndescribes extra variations on the basic de bruijn sequence trick, with some history behind the use of this principle in magic\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nthe magic of de bruijn sequences\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics 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

is this stuff actually good for anything?\nchapter on uses of de bruijn sequences outside of magic\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Is This Stuff Actually Good For Anything?

Chapter on uses of De Bruijn sequences outside of magic

universal cycles again\ndeck tossed out, deck is freely cut and five cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Universal Cycles Again

Deck tossed out, deck is freely cut and five cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all

the gilbreath principle\ndescribes the intricate mathematics of the gilbreath principle\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Gilbreath Principle

Describes the intricate mathematics of the Gilbreath Principle

gilbreath's second principle\nspectator 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\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nronald a. wohl (ravelli)\nherb zarrow\n"u-shuffle poker" (david ben, zarrow, a lifetime of magic)\ngilbreath poker\nmatt baker
2012
magical mathematics 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)

the mandelbrot set\nmathematics of the mandelbrot set and its link to gilbreath\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Mandelbrot Set

Mathematics of the Mandelbrot Set and its link to Gilbreath

a mind-reading computer\npacket of twelve cards, go through various dealing and shuffling procedures, create a pair of matching mates\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics 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

a look inside perfect shuffles\ndescribes the mathematics of perfect faro shuffles, how to stack the deck using in and out shuffles\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics 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

a look inside monge and milk shuffles\ndescribes the principles of monge and milk shuffles\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

A Look Inside Monge and Milk Shuffles

Describes the principles of Monge and Milk shuffles

a look inside down-and-under shuffles\ndescribes the down and under deal\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

all the shuffles are related\nexplains how perfect faro shuffles, reverse faro shuffles, monge shuffles, milk shuffles and down-under shuffles are related\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics 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

the miracle divination\nthree coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them, three object divination\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nthe miracle divination - the problem of the three coins\n mahendra\nron's $1.96 trick\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Miracle Divination

three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them, three object divination

ron's $1.96 trick\nmiracle divination, four coins pocketed by four spectators, performer divines them all, four object divination\nron graham\nthe miracle divination\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Ron Graham

Ron's $1.96 trick

Miracle Divination, four coins pocketed by four spectators, performer divines them all, four object divination

how many magic tricks are there?\nmathematical estimation of the number of magic tricks in common usage\nron graham\npersi diaconis
2012
magical mathematics Ron Graham, Persi Diaconis

How Many Magic Tricks Are There?

Mathematical estimation of the number of magic tricks in common usage

introduction to the book of changes\nintroduction on the i ching (chinese divination method using patterns called hexagrams)\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Introduction to the Book of Changes

Introduction on the I Ching (Chinese divination method using patterns called hexagrams)

using the i ching for divination\nhow the i ching is used, with some mathematics\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

a first chinese magic trick\ni ching trigrams can predict the chinese character chosen by spectator, kind of design duplication\n unknown\na version in english\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics
Unknown

A First Chinese Magic Trick

I Ching trigrams can predict the Chinese character chosen by spectator, kind of design duplication

a version in english\nenglish 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\npersi diaconis\nron graham\na first chinese magic trick\n unknown
2012
magical mathematics 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

a performance piece\nprediction routine involving playing cards and i ching trigrams, involve some fortune telling and answering questions posed by audience\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics 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

inside-outside\nendless chain / pricking the garter
- a fair throw
- a cheating throw
- a superfair throw\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nrobert e. neale
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Robert E. Neale

Inside-Outside

Endless Chain / Pricking the Garter

- A Fair Throw
- A Cheating Throw
- A Superfair Throw

the roulette system\nbetting game, magician predicts the outcome of the bet, simulate roulette with red and black cards\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nhenry christ
2012
magical mathematics 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

the mysterious number seven\nsum prediction of numbers filled in grid, uses the aag principle\nstewart james\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Stewart James, Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Mysterious Number Seven

Sum prediction of numbers filled in grid, uses the AAG Principle

charles thornton jordan\nabout charles jordan's work in mathematical magic\npersi diaconis\nron graham
2012
magical mathematics Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

the three hours\nthree spectators each think of a card, magician divines each card without making any wrong statements\nsimon aronson\nramón riobóo\nharapan ong\npersi diaconis\nron graham\n"the three hours" (aronson & riobóo, mnemonica, p. 65)\nsimon-eyes\nsimon aronson
2019
a stack to forget 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)

gilbreath poker\nboth 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\nmatt baker\nthe ultimate gardner-marlo\nsteve mayhew\ngilbreath's second principle\npersi diaconis\nron graham\nronald a. wohl (ravelli)\nherb zarrow
2019
the buena vista shuffle club 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