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Dai Vernon Triumph
VariationsAlso published here 1946
Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Joseph Diez Gergonne From Gergonne to Gargantua Chapter intro, describes Gergonne's Pile Problem, which is basically the 21 card trick using twenty seven cards, see following entries
Related toVariations 1956 33
Al Koran Double Thought spectator finds performer's card and the other way around, marked deck
Related toVariations 1968 89
Al Schneider Matrix
  • Drill I - The Pickup
  • Drill II - Card Placement
  • A Word About the Drills
  • Rules of Practice
  • Of Magic and Matrix
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Matrix" in "Genii" 11/1970
1974 3
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 104
Juan Tamariz Neither Blind Nor Silly red black stack, two cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1989/91 211
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 123
Alex Elmsley Animal, Vegetable and Mineral pack of children's picture cards, three selections made and divined
Variations 1994 89
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 167
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any named word is written on the backs of cards in a prediction packet, one letter on each card
Related toVariations 1996 23
Pit Hartling Feurio "Chaos (Mandelbrod's Revenge)", red black antifaro method
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1998 12
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Gardner-Marlo spectator shuffles between rounds
Related toVariations 1999 16
Barrie Richardson Rounders stripper deck in which the diagonally opposite corners are shortened, for divided deck, either fine or large preparation as discarded casino cards
Related toAlso published here
  • Concepts & Deceptions Lecture Notes, 1999
2005 48
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)
2012 66
Pit Hartling Sherlock selection found in deck shuffled by spectator, returns to stack, interlocking chains
Related toVariations 2016 40
Mike Pisciotta Flying Sandwich sandwich cards vanish from one half and reappear around selection in other half
Related to 2016 1
Matt Baker Poker Lesson three-phase routine with Aronson stack, bottom deal demo
Also published here Sep. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9)
Harapan Ong Three Chances three duplicates of selection produced from red Jacks, those three cards become red Jacks with sandwiched selection
Inspired byVariations 2018 103
Matt Baker Introduction
2019 9
Matt Baker Prologue Introduces the three protagonists of the book
2019 14
Matt Baker Acknowledgements
2019 17
Matt Baker Card College
  • First phase: magician can accurately estimate the number of cards in a packet cut off by spectator
  • Second phase: magician can accurately estimate the number of cards in a packet cut off by spectator and hidden in pocket, after cards have been shuffled
  • Third phase: magician can name every card in a packet previously placed inside the card box, unseen
Inspired by
  • "Blind Estimation" (Luis Otero, Cartificios, DVD)
2019 21
Matt Baker Casablanca spectator names card, then removes a card an pockets it, performer as well, spectator has predicted performer's selection with previously named card and performer divines spectator's card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2019 31
Matt Baker Location Sensing Device Magician locates spectator's card, and vice versa
Inspired by 2019 40
Matt Baker Tilapia two spectators each think of a card, magician slowly divines each selection without wrong statements, includes versions built into Tamariz and Aronson stack
Inspired by 2019 51
Matt Baker Variations Part I (The Buena Vista Shuffle Club) Discussion on the memorized deck
2019 59
Matt Baker, Peter W. Tappan Histed Hoisted
Inspired by 2019 62
Matt Baker Elementary, My Dear Vernon divining a selection by eliminating the impossible, followed by ending with a Triumph
Inspired by 2019 72
Matt Baker Clue Mentalism routine themed around the game Clue, magician predicts the murderer, the weapon and the location of a murder
2019 79
Matt Baker Say Anything Lie detector effect, end with magician showing prediction in an envelope of a random word thought of and written down by spectator, prediction is printed letter by letter on cards
Inspired by 2019 101
Matt Baker Variations Part II (The Buena Vista Shuffle Club) Chapter intro
2019 115
Matt Baker Foiled by the Origami Test, Saved by the Lemon Law Presentation idea for the Bill in Lemon routine, with a brief description of the method
2019 116
Matt Baker Three Coin Monte Standard Monte plot, but done with coins, one of them with an X drawn on it, ends with the target coin in coin pouch
2019 121
Matt Baker Hive Mind spectators help create a prediction about the number of coins held by two spectators (pennies, quarters, nickels and dimes), mathematical principle based on red/black relationship principle
Inspired by
  • "The Intuition Test" (Dr Larry Hass, Deep Mental Mysteries)
2019 135
Matt Baker Quantum Matrix Presentation idea for classic coin Matrix effect, four coins and four cards, backfire ending, uses Siamese coins gimmick by Mike Gallo
Inspired by 2019 144
Matt Baker, Barrie Richardson Banned For Life variation on Shuffle Bored, done as a real time skill demonstration of card counting for casino cheating. Magician can tell number of cards face up, number of red cards, and the total sum of the values of the red cards

Includes a magician-fooler method using "Rounders" gaffed cards, idea by Barrie Richardson, which is basically stripper deck but with rounded corners
Related to 2019 159
Matt Baker Subconscious Shuffle Tracking Magician cuts to spectator's selection, then spectator stops and finds their own selection, then magician cuts to the three other mates
2019 176
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 195
Matt Baker Triple-Fried three cards selected by three spectators through a lot of dealing, magician then divines all three selections, can be done with memorized deck or a special stack
Inspired byVariations 2019 204
Matt Baker Pile Driver Complicated mathematical version of the twenty one card trick, based on principle by Edmé-Gilles Guyot
Inspired by 2019 217
Matt Baker Variations Part III (The Buena Vista Shuffle Club) Chapter intro
2019 226
Matt Baker Avenging Mandelbrot Magician finds two selections after haphazardly dealing the deck and reassembling them
Inspired by 2019 227
Matt Baker S.O.L. card selected by spectator under very stringent conditions, magician is still able to divine its identity, x-ray case
2019 233
Matt Baker Outlier card freely named by spectator, spectator then selects a card from the deck, rest of the deck is shown to be duplicates of another card, but the selected card is the named card, uses a Double Decker deck
Also published here 2019 242
Matt Baker Quick Reference Guide
2019 251
Danny Orleans (reviewer) The Misfit Deck by Matt Baker Mar. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 3)
David Regal (reviewer) The Misfit Deck by Matt Baker Sep. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 9)
Matt Baker Poker Lesson three-phase routine with Aronson stack, bottom deal demo
Also published here 2020 18
Elliott Terral (reviewer) The Buena Vista Shuffle Club by Matt Baker Mar. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 3)
Ryan Goh Double Thot spectator finds performer's card and vice versa
Inspired byRelated to 2021 59
Matt Baker Fried and Seek spectator selects a pile and executes a dealing procedure into three piles until only one card remains (kind of Tantalizer Deal into three piles), performer divines the card, Sierpiński Principle
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Dream Trick" (Alex Elmsley 1997 Lecture, published 2016 by VanishingInc)
2023 4
Matt Baker Equivoque one of three
2023 7
Matt Baker Casablanca spectator names card, then removes a card an pockets it, performer as well, spectator has predicted performer's selection with previously named card and performer divines spectator's card
Also published here 2023 9
Matt Baker Crowdsourced Prediction two spectators divide M&Ms freely among themselves, values are assigned according to previously handed out color chart, one spectator wins by a certain amount of points, this result was freely chosen by the spectators at the beginning
Inspired by 2023 13
Matt Baker Groundhog Day card chosen from one half which is put in glass, Jokers placed reversed into second half in another glass, wrong cards appear between Jokers repeatedly, then Jokers travel to first half to sandwich selection
Inspired byRelated to 2023 17
Matt Baker The Misfit Deck any card named, it is found by spectator, all other cards are shown to be duplicates of another card
Related to
  • "Out of Sight" (Joshua Jay, marketed)
Also published here
2023 23
Matt Baker Scripted Will presentation for Free Will
Inspired by
  • Deddy Corbusier’s "Free Will"
  • Gabriel Werlen’s "Green Neck System"
2023 28
Matt Baker Mental Monte spectators select one of three cards over zoom, performer divines the selections
Inspired by
  • Gabriel Werlen’s "Green Neck System"
2023 32
Matt Baker Mnemonics
  • The phonetic alphabet
  • Card key words
2023 34
Matt Baker Memorizing a Stack
  • Numerical key words
  • Linking numerical key words and card key words
2023 37