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Prévoir la pensée d'un homme en mettant d'avance une carte choisie au hasard, au rang et au numéro que cet homme doit choisir un instant après chosen card at any number in the deck, faced deck and deck flop
1786 124
To allow a Person to think of a Card, and to make that Card appear at such Number in the Pack as Another Person shall Name card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, with variation
Related to 1876 52
A Card having been Drawn and Returned, and the Pack shuffled, to make it Appear at such Number as the Company Choose two methods (Glide and Re-Deal)
1876 73
"Second" Dealing with "card at any number" application
1889 21
, Prof. M. Verbeck "Stop!" "Three Cards having been drawn by Three different Persons, to make them appear at such Numbers in the Pack as the Drawers or any other Person my select"
three-way or two-way forcing pack
1889 125
The ''Twenty-Seven Card" Trick "To cause a Card selected by one Spectator to appear at such number in the Pack as another Spectator may indicate"
piles picked up according to a table so thought-of card ends up in any position
1890 32
Professor Hoffmann To produce Three Cards at any Position in the Pack thought of by Another Person three cards appear consecutively at freely named number
1890 38
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Hypnose card chosen and inserted anywhere in a book, card and page number predicted, alternative method with forcing book by Conradi
1896 53
Hugo Kramer Die verbrannte und wieder entstandene Karte card at any number force (palmed card replaced when named number is reached), card burned and reappears in cage
Related to Aug. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8)
119
Fin de Siècle No. 12, card chosen, deck cut in as many packets as the spectator wishes, selection appears at named number in a chosen packet
1900 86
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling
  • Two-Card Stock
  • Three-Card Stock
  • Four-Card Stock
  • Five-Card Stock
  • Twelve-Card Stock--For Draw Poker
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Handed Game-1
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Hande Game-2
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1902 68
S. W. Erdnase Power of Concentrated Thought number up to ten
Related toVariations 1902 196
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Seelenwanderung der Karten four-of-a-kind placed in square formation in a napkin, two card covered with cardboard, they travel upwards one by one through the napkin, preliminary phase in which every Ace does a trick (comes to top, travels from pocket to pocket, to pocket, appears at any number) to switch the ungaffed cards for double facers
Jan. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1)
2
T. Nelson Downs Chosen Card Appears in Any Part of the Deck "Card Tricks based on a New and Original System of Locating a Chosen Card"
selection to any small number, with outs and alternative strategies
1909 142
T. Nelson Downs Fifth Method card to any number, with placement strategy to twenty-sixth
1909 154
Re-Count Force for card at any number
1909 161
To allow a Person to think of a Card, and to make that Card appear at any number in the Pack which the rest of the Company may decide upon card and its position from the face remembered, any number named, performer goes behind back, then count started from remembered position
1911 95
Louis Nikola Thought Anticipated Any Card at Any Number
Also published here 1927 31
Forcing By Numbers Spectator names any number, magician counts down to that number, card at that number is the forced card
1927 52
Louis Nikola The Flight Card to Impossible Location At Any Number: Card vanishes from inside an envelope to be found in a deck sealed also in another envelope, at a location named by the spectator
1927 62
Three Mystic Numbers mathematical procedure with three number cards, that many card counted down in rest of deck, card predicted by a suit and value card
1928 23
Laurie Ireland Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing any card is produced from pocket at named (small) number from shuffled deck, switch for memorized deck
Related toVariations 1931 19
Graham Adams Five Card Stock Leaving the Cards at Any Desired Numbers not necessarily for a poker deal
Inspired by 1931 7
Al Baker The Card Counting Mystery cutting same amount than spectator, short and wide cards
Related to 1932
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack)
481
Ernando Veneri The Veneri "Turn" bluff method for "card at any number"
1933 95
Al Baker A Card and A Number number free, card forced from a second deck
VariationsAlso published here 1933 11
Tom Sellers Finding a Selected Card at Any Number Called For
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
  • Method 3
1934 10
Laurie Ireland A Most Unusual Experiment in Which a Chosen Card Appears Instantly at Any Number in the Deck from 10 to 45
Related toVariations 1935
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation")
10
How Many Cards Did I Take? No. 31, spectator removes small number of cards and performer produces a card whose number corresponds to that number
1935 30
Harry J. Smith Automatic Seconds card(s) at any number(s) using second deal from card case with slit
Variations 1936
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
88
Dai Vernon An Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any number, performer the card at this position
Related toVariations 1936 152
Finding any Number of Selected Cards at Once or Separately basic stripper deck application
1937 265
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Number Please
  • Audley Walsh Method (spectator remembers bottom card, moves that many cards from top to bottom and reads off some cards)
  • Al Baker Method (above method disguised by using a cut and half the deck)
Related toVariations 1937 325
Billy O'Connor A Memory Feat naming any card at any number
1937 365
Louis Lam Number Please a number in corner of every card, spectators name any number, performer knows the card (as memory demonstration)
1937 25
A Matter of Debit and Credit "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938 157
A Chosen Card Is Discovered at Any Selected Number bottom deal
1938 212
Harry Blackstone Card and Number number named, that many cards are cut to and selection is at that position, belly stripper card
Variations 1938 461
Laurie Ireland Card at any Small Number bottom deal with cover card subtlety
Related toVariations 1938 6
Faced-Deck Card at Any Number
Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 70)
477
The Card at Any Number thumb count
1940 417
Bob Hummer Lite-Ning Addition spectator removes an Ace or a Two face down, then a Three or a Four and so on, total of added values is divined
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 5
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Card and Number at any number, stripper glide
1941 19
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Lighting Calculator number named, that many cards cut off, next card selection
1941 23
Val Evans The Million And First Deck stack with thirteen long cards, chart on card case or memorized
  • spelling to any named card
  • cutting any number of cards
  • calculation rules after cutting the memorized deck
  • naming chosen cards directly
  • story deck (see next item)
1941 24
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Chosen Card to Pocket at any Number between five and twelve cards to trouser pocket, selection last, duplicate, credit information
1943 10
R. C. Buff Middle Deal center deal presentation
Related to July 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 40)
166
John Mulholland To Know How Many Cards Are Taken From the Deck cards taken in a group, cut deck at location of removal and sight top and bottom cards, magician says number of cards drawn and names each one
1944 50
Jean Hugard A Nikola Presentation starting with a shuffled deck
  • Naming the cards at any numbers called
  • Naming the position of any card called
  • Naming the number of cards cut by a spectator
  • A hand at poker
June 1948 427
Arthur H. Buckley Selected Card at Any Number card thought of during riffling, it ends up at named number
1948 129
John Scarne Spectator's Magic Count No. 25, performer thinks and writes down name of card, spectator deals down to any number and finds thought-of card on second try, re-count
1950 47
Toni Koynini Can't See! "A Complete Act"
performer genuinely blindfolded, performer feels various qualities of cards
  • Picture Sense (all court cards sorted out during deal-through)
  • Now the Suits
  • Aces High
  • Reds and Blacks
  • Any Card! (any number card named, performer locates it while dealing through packet)
  • Out of this World (no longer blindfolded)
1951 12
Toni Koynini Any Number spectator cuts deck and deals to any number in deck, adds digits and deals again, that card predicted
Inspired by
  • Al Koran trick from Magic Wand mental magic competition
1951 22
Toni Koynini Evens spectator removes two even cards, subtracts them, takes that many cards, remembers new top card and shuffles deck, performer divines even cards, pocketed number and selection, clocking with even cards for two removed cards
1951 24
Stewart James Mike and Ike spectator removes any number card mates, puts any two cards on top and then counts twice the value of the mates on top, all is placed on deck, performer removes some cards behind his back and deals them out on the table, then he finds the mates, the selections and the amount of cards placed onto them
  • Variation (using two different-colored decks)
1954 1
Stewart James Double Time in Spiritland performer puts four cards in a glass, spectator chooses any card, performer removes cards that add up to its value form the glass, remaining cards in glass added and that number counted down and the arrived-card added, that number predicted
Inspired byVariations 1954 16
Stewart James The Square Deal 4x4 layout, one row selected, a number generated from its values, that many cards taken from rest and a down-under-deal done with them, final card and a number are predicted
Variations 1954 18
Charles Sanders Peirce Some Amazing Mazes dealing trick with red and black cards in numerical order, dealing into any number of piles, anti-faro rules, see also p. 2
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two (mixing procedure, then number named, value of card at that position is used to count to a card that matches named number)
Related toVariations Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
10
Predicting the Shift Packet of thirteen cards (Ace to King), spectator shifts any number of cards from top to bottom, magician can immediately take out a card with a value corresponding to the number of cards shifted
1956 21
L. Vosburgh Lyons Heavenly Sevens Ace through Seven, spectator removes any card and from the rest places two in a row, performer completes the row with the remaining four digits so that the resulting six-digit number is always divisible by seven
Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
8
Edward Marlo On the Memorized Deck
  • four spectators each cut off a packet, remember the bottom card and shuffle the whole packet, after seeing the faces of the packets for a few seconds, the performer names the cards in all packets leaving the selection to last
  • then any number is named and performer names card at that position and vice versa
  • second deal and poker deal demo if Ireland stack is used
Variations Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
10
Edward Marlo, Ernando Veneri Veneri Turn Variant bluff method for "card at any number"
1957 20
Aage Darling, Tony Corinda No. 16. The Seven Chairs
Inspired byVariations 1958 22
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Card At Any Number
May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
13
Edward Marlo The Over Count selection found at a freely chosen number
Related to 1959 11
Punx Great Minds Think Alike one spectator reveals the thought of another, writing with finger nail on white paper for second spectator
Variations 1959 192
Matt Schulien Counting the Cards six cards counted off by spectator, spectator miscounts repeatedly, performer counts these cards as more cards, up to ten, spectators get packets to follow along, cards across with two packets of ten cards, finally half the deck travels from one spectator to another who was holding the other half
  • Phase I - "Give Me Six Cards"
  • Phase II - "Call a Number From Six to Ten"
  • Phase III - "Call A Number Less Than Six"
  • Phase IV - "Did You See How I Did That?"
  • Phase V - "How Many Did We Have?"
  • Phase VI - "Passing The Cards"
  • Phase VII - "Finale"
1959 83
Dai Vernon Matching Any Number of Cards any number of cards is selected and found from another shuffled deck
1961 71
Ernando Veneri Veneri Turn bluff method for "card at any number"
1962 45
Edward Marlo Bluff Shift to the Top or at Any Number from the Top Tilt, lowering deck below top card
1962 3
Dai Vernon "Secrets" "Chapter Four", spectator names a number between five and ten, card of that value produced and selection found at that number
Related toAlso published here 1967 27
James G. Thompson Jr. Peek Deck Origins and Telomatic Deck
Related to Aug. 1968 198
William Zavis Beginning Again odd-backed blank card is inserted in deck, it becomes a card according to spectator's wishes, gray code and faro, full-deck version
Related to 1970
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement)
62
Edward Marlo Better Than fingertip peeked at card to any number with faros
1970 96
Dai Vernon Name a Number selected card at any number
Variations 1970 9
Card at Any Number first time it fails, re-deal
1972 42
Dai Vernon Vernon On Blackstone's Pet No. 97, number named, that many cards are cut to and selection is at that position
Inspired by 1972 29
Karl Fulves Think Stop placing any card at any number with riffle shuffle, posed as a problem
Also published here 1973 21
Karl Fulves Shuttle Cut transposing two cards at any position during cutting action, two methods with open and secret cutting
Related to 1973 27
Falschabzählen durch Zurückziehen counting off the deck with faces towards audience, top card pulled back on deck to make it appear at any number
1974 4
Peter Warlock Foreword description of Any Card at Any Number effect
1976 3
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The First System shuffling card from position x to the top in odd deck, modified in-faro for even deck that ignored bottom card, reverse method for Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocation No. 1
Inspired byRelated to 1977 41
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The Second System bringing a card from position x to y with faro shuffling, odd deck, with even deck modified in-faro is required that ignores top card, generalization of Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocations
Related to 1977 42
Dan MacMillan Card to Number number between ten and twenty named, performer cuts off that many card and selection is at that position
1977 39
Tan Hock Chuan Secret Sortilege Spectator places a random number of cards in their pocket, after some dealing and discarding, magician can tell how many cards are in their pocket
1977 14
Ken Krenzel At Any Number between ten and twenty
Related to 1978 59
David Solomon, Ernando Veneri Veneri Turn Variant bluff method for "card at any number"
1979 318
Harry Lorayne The Mate Trap faro, two effects:
  • spectator pockets number of cards, performer finds out how many
  • spectator pockets number of cards, two cards in rest sandwich that number of cards
Related to 1979 222
Ernando Veneri Veneri Turn bluff method for "card at any number", referenced at wrong spot
1979 15
1. Soll und Haben "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Also published here 1979
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 40 No. 4)
119
Bob Hummer Hummer's Great Discovery card is remembered from a packet by thinking of a number, found with down-under-deal, back of performer is turned
  • Method Using 9's System
  • Method Using Any Number
1980 29
Harry Lorayne Numero Uno number up to twenty names, that many cards cut off by performer, selection at that position
Also published here 1980 14
David Solomon David Solomon's variation of Ed Marlo's "But What About My Number?" spectator thinks of a small number and reverses that many cards twice in the deck, deck shuffled face-up/face-down by spectator, performer knows number of reversed cards and the spectator's number coincides with the number of red cards that are reversed
Inspired by
  • "But What About My Number?" (Ed Marlo, Linking Ring, July 1974)
Also published here
1980 28
Satya Ranjan Roy Novel Memory Trick with Cards non-mod card counting with negative numbers, for value and suit simultaneously, reprinted from Stanyon's, with "Notes by Karl Fulves"
Related to
  • "27. Another Method" (Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 13 No. 4, Jan. 1913, p. 30)
1982 40
Satya Ranjan Roy Another Method non-mod card counting with negative numbers with suit
Related to
  • "27. Another Method" (Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 13 No. 4, Jan. 1913, p. 30)
1982 12
Karroll Priest The Shadow Man on the Si Stebbins
  • Take a Batch of Cards
  • The Basic System
  • The Shadow Man
  • The Formulas
  • What They Do
  • Know the Position of Any Card Called
  • To Identify a Card at Any Number Given
Aug. 1982
Magick (Issue 309)
1545
Father Cyprian Shock Spell spelling to any picture card in packet, then matching cards are produced
Inspired byRelated to 1983 12
Basil Horwitz Challenge Bank Note Mindreading several bills are collected and sealed in envelopes, spectator choses one and serial number is divined
VariationsAlso published here 1984 57
Denny Laub, Gary Inglese Simulcast! card at any number, half forcing deck
Aug. 1984
Magick (Issue 337)
1681
Martin Lewis The Double-Cross Illusion Spectator names any number, magician counts down and has sticker placed on the card, reveals prediction to match card with sticker
1985 28
Card at Given Number slap trick
Related to 1985 6
Dai Vernon, Frederick Braue Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any number, performer the card at this position, also with stooge that names card (1942)
Inspired byRelated to 1985 11
Josef Holzer Bestimmen Sie selbst! card at any number, Monte Cristo deck
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
172
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Any Card at Any Number/Mastermind by Chris Kenworthy, Haruhito Hirata Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
460
Justin Higham Veneri Turn Variation bluff method for "card at any number"
1987
Inside Out (Issue 2)
7
Dai Vernon, Laurie Ireland The Slap Trick any number
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1988 20
Edward Marlo Nullifying the Possibilities card at any number, four methods, including commentary on the plot and Vernon's "Slap Trick"
Inspired byVariations 1989 22
Edward Marlo "Card at Any Number" selected card to one to fifty-two, card starts ten cards away from break
Related toVariations 1990 9
Bob King Direct Thought spectator thinks of any number card in cut-off pile and removes as many cards, without faro
Related toVariations 1990 16
Gaëtan Bloom RemarKable! spectator writes name of a card next to any number on a list and writes other cards to the other positions, performer divines selection
Aug. 1990
Magick (Issue 444)
2219
Simon Aronson Bait and Switch spectator names number and selects card, performer apparently brings the card to that number one-handed behind his back
Inspired by 1990 85
Simon Aronson Any Card, Then Any Number with repeat, two methods
1990 93
John Bannon Outer Limits spectator cuts off half the deck and thinks of any number card, fishing
Related toVariations 1991 51
Edward Marlo A Number For Fast Company spectator cuts selections into deck, performer names its position and cuts off that many cards, crimp, memorized deck
Related to Feb. 1991 12
T. Page Wright An Instant Cut at Any Number spectator cuts off cards and counts them, replaces them, then performer cuts off same number
Related to 1991 165
T. Page Wright A Card to Any Number selected card to any (smaller) number, using secret slip cut and thumb count, or double count strategy
1991 168
Jack McMillen A Card Reversed at Any Number creative half pass use, for credit see page 8
1991 170
Bob King Instant Revelation spectator thinks of any number card in cut-off pile and removes as many cards, faro
Related to 1992 6
Jerry Sadowitz, Ken Krenzel Card At Any Number
Inspired by 1993 10
Bob King Psychic Location (II) spectator thinks of any number card in cut-off pile and removes as many cards, faro
Inspired byRelated to 1993 7
Rudolf Braunmüller Hellsehen per Telefon spectator reverses any card behind his back, phone number forced with calculator, that person called and he names card
June 1993
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 1)
34
Rudolf Braunmüller Goethes Hexeneinmaleins number remembered, that many cards removed, automatic placement, rhyme to find card
Inspired by
  • George F. Miller's "Anti-Clock Location"
June 1993
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 1)
35
Alex Elmsley Binary Translocations
  • 1) to bring top card to any position with faros
  • 2) to bring card to top with 2^x cards
  • 3) edge-marked deck with 2^x cards, bringing any card to top
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1994 311
Gene Maze The Zodiac Card card placed reversed in deck, its value counted from this position leads to selection
Related toVariations 1994 63
Tony Bartolotta Thotology random person phoned and asked to name any card, medium phoned asked for a number up to 52
Inspired by
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
Related to
1994
Rigmarole (Issue 7)
81
Jackie McClements Card to Any Number number between ten and twenty named, card from that position removed and placed on top, it instantly penetrates back to original position
1994 12
David Solomon David Solomon's variation of Ed Marlo's "But What About My Number?" spectator thinks of a small number and reverses that many cards twice in the deck, deck shuffled face-up/face-down by spectator, performer knows number of reversed cards and the spectator's number coincides with the number of red cards that are reversed
Also published here 1994 171
Bob King New-Wave Prediction spectator thinks of any number card in cut-off pile and removes as many cards, odd-backed card shown in rest of deck which matches thought-of card
Related toVariations 1994 1
Peter Duffie The Judas Shuffle (and Applications)
  • To Stack Four Aces for a Four-Handed Game
  • To Stack the Aces for Any Number of Hands
  • To Stack a Royal Flush (5 Cards)
  • The Judas Fastack Shuffle
Also published here 1995 167
Edward Marlo Center Deal Effects 1. selection at any number
2. two peeked-at cards at any numbers
3. Aces placed into different parts are dealt out to any numbers
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1975
1995 204
R. Paul Wilson Sticky Residue spectator deals out any number of poker hands, cut one hand and remembers top card, all assembled, performer divines number of hands and card
Inspired byRelated to 1995 46
Jerry K. Hartman Cut Deeper Control Cut Deeper procedure done by performer to bring selection from middle to top, see p. 120 for additional applications:
  • selection in middle, three cards are randomly cut to (“your card could be any of these…”) and selection controlled to top
  • selection controlled to determined number from bottom
1995 119
Guy Hollingworth The Card at any Number UCS
1996 19
Michael Skinner The Boomerang Card card is tossed up and caught in deck at any number down named by spectator
Inspired byVariations 1996 43
Michael Skinner Floating Stock getting a break under any number of cards one wishes
Also published here 1996 43
Michael Close The Wishing Trick named card comes to top, any card at any number, memorized deck
Related to 1996 126
Edward Marlo Anyone - Anywhere intro to Any Card at Any Number themed tricks, describing a three phase routine by Marlo, memorized deck, stooge
Also published here 1996 24
Allan Ackerman Anyone - Anywhere: The Indicator number determined by value of another card, memorized deck
Also published here 1996 30
Vernon Winiecke Bottom Reverse "Reversal of any number of cards - Dedicated to Tony Kardyro"
during swing cut
Related to 1996 44
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index
Also published here 1997 4
Dai Vernon Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any small number, performer the card at this position
Related to 1997 22
Simon Lovell Frank's Fave number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection at chosen number within this packet
Related to 1997 185
Karl Fulves Unlisted Numbers No. 8, spectator removes any number of cards of each suit, piles made, number of Spades in one pile equals number of Diamonds plus Hearts plus Clubs in other pile
1997 15
Martin Joyal Patton Pending number of cut off packet used to remember card at position
Inspired by
  • Temple C. Patton's "Twentieth Century Mind Reading" in "Card Tricks Anyone Can Do" 1968.
Related to
1997 156
Edward Marlo Geller's Proxy two spectators deal to any number, remember the card and drop the rest on top, both cards are named by performer
Related to 1997 121
Edward Marlo The Lost Integrated Deck long-short Si Stebbins stack and ideas with it
  • Showing Cards To Be One Color
  • The Lift (double lift from long-short deck)
  • Calculating The Position Of Any Card
  • First Effect (calling all cards from a cut-off and shuffled packet)
  • Second Effect (like before, as memory demonstration)
  • Third Effect (divination of selections with help of Joker)
  • Fourth Effect (divination, pseudo x-ray deck procedure)
  • Fifth Effect (naming color of cards at named number)
  • Sixth Effect (spectator chooses only red card)
  • Seventh Effect (deck changes to all-red/all-black)
1997 140
Alexander de Cova Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling
1998 18
Tom Gagnon Automatic Card at Any Number with the Versatile Spread Control
Variations 1998 1374
Jack Avis Bonnie and Glide four spectators each name a small number and that many cards are counted in front of each from bottom of deck, Ace on each
1998 40
Harry Lorayne Any Number card at any number between one and twenty counted to, predicted, four-way out in Himber Wallet
1998 19
Karl Fulves Square Route square root pushed any number of times on calculator to force a digit, used to force a group of three cards in tabled layout, one of that is then divined, alternative presentation with horse race track prediction
1998 33
Guy Hollingworth A Card at Any Number UCS
1999 230
Milton Kort Svengali of the Phone Lines Card selected, random person called on phone names selection, then spectator names any number, card appears at number (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 1, 1969)
1999 115
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items, instruction games, Stephen Minch comment on "Remote Control"/"Western Union Trick"
Related to 1999
The Fine Print (Issue 10)
336
Ellis Stanyon A Simple Method of Forcing a Card No. 31, number named, performer counts, re-count by spectator
1999 18
Ellis Stanyon Card Found at Any Number from the Top of the Pack No. 7, first counted and shown that card is not there, then re-counted
1999 21
Ellis Stanyon The Card Found at Any Number No. 14, using glide, card starts second from bottom
1999 25
Ellis Stanyon At Any Number Chosen by the Audience No. 21, placing a card at any number with overhand injog shuffle
1999 28
Ellis Stanyon Several Cards Pass Through a Book No. 20, packet counted and number named, book placed on packet and selected number of cards penetrate book from deck to join the counted packet
  • Variation
1999 44
Ellis Stanyon The Card at Unknown Number from Bottom, Placed at Any Number from Top No. 2, card and its position remembered by spectator, strange procedure to bring it to the top eventually
1999 56
Ellis Stanyon The Spots on Card Indicate Number of Cards Secretly Added to Pack No. 3, some cards cut off and a known amount replaced, card with same value produced
  • Variation
1999 57
Ellis Stanyon Any Number of Cards Dealt Face Upwards, to Discover One Chosen No. 5, cards dealt face-up by performer, spectator remembers card and its position
1999 58
Ellis Stanyon To Produce a Card at Any Number No. 6, re-count after shown that card is not there the first time
1999 58
Ellis Stanyon Alternate Method of Producing a Card at Any Number No. 7, "Improvement on No. 6", accidentally over-counting, then replacing and counting again
Related to 1999 58
Ellis Stanyon The Selected Card Appears at Number Chosen by Another Person No. 8, card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with the wanted number
  • Variation
Related to 1999 58
Ellis Stanyon The Spots on Top Card Indicate Position of One Chosen No. 26, number between five and ten named, that value produced and card found at that number
Related to 1999 72
Ellis Stanyon The Thought Card Appears at Any Number No. 28, card apparently not found and spectator names it, then quickly controlled to eighth, number up to ten, gambling on seven or eight
1999 73
Ellis Stanyon A Card Chosen at a Number from Bottom, Found in Pocket No. 29, card and its position remembered, card no longer there, produced from pocket, lazy man card to pocket with palm
1999 73
Ellis Stanyon The Mysterious Addition No. 30, spectator cuts off any number of cards, then magician cuts off a number that makes spectator's amount odd if it was even or vice versa
1999 74
Ellis Stanyon Odd or Even No. 31, spectator cuts off odd and even number of cards and holds both in the hands, after some calculation the performer knows which hand has the even and odd number of cards
1999 74
Ellis Stanyon At Any Number from the Top No. 34, selection on top, cards counted into other hand one by one, selection fed back
1999 75
Ellis Stanyon The Card Secretly Chosen at a Number from the Top, Picket Out of the Pack in Person's Pocket No. 41, card and its position remembered, some moving around of cards, then performer locates card in pocket
1999 78
Ellis Stanyon Naming Spots on a Card at Any Number in the Pack No. 42, stack for spot cards only, calculation method to know card at any number
1999 78
Ellis Stanyon At Any Number from the Top No. 43, selection on top, top two cards counted as one at the beginning, later selection slipped back
1999 79
Ellis Stanyon A Card of Either Colour Found at Any Number No. 48
1999 83
Ellis Stanyon Placing the Chosen Card at Any Number No. 50, secret cut and stack
1999 84
Ellis Stanyon To "Cut" an Odd or Even Number No. 9, divined whether a cut-off packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating set-up
1999 88
Ellis Stanyon To Discover the Number of Spots on Two Batches of Cards No. 25, two spectators cut off a few cards from top and bottom respectively, all cards named
1999 96
Ellis Stanyon (b) To Discover a Number of Cards batch taken by spectator, all named by performer
1999 107
Ellis Stanyon Any Card Noted in One Pack Found at a Given Number in Another No. 9, two decks in same order, number and card chosen, another number predicted, when counting to predicted number starting with named number the card is there
1999 108
Ellis Stanyon To Produce Three Cards at any Number No. 7, with pack consisting of forcing card triplets
1999 194
Ellis Stanyon The Master Mystery Forcing Pack No. 25, three banks divided by long cards: 1-0-1 with force cards, alternating pairs, 1-0-1 with different force card
  • To Produce a Card at Any Number
  • Knife Thrust between Two Chosen Cards
1999 206
Ellis Stanyon The Card Is Found at Any Number No. 14, glide
1999 211
Ellis Stanyon To Tell the Number of Cards by Weight No. 16, two long cards at known positions
1999 220
Ellis Stanyon Simple and Conclusive (Mathematical) Method No. 3, accidental (?) over-count, then re-count
Related toVariations 1999 270
Ellis Stanyon Riffle Shuffle for the Paired Pack No. 31, long-short pairs of cards that add up to fourteen, can be riffle shuffled, divining chosen card by the one next to it or forcing a number
Related to 1999 290
Barrie Richardson Chapter IX: The Card at Any Number Problem chapter intro
1999 253
Barrie Richardson Any Card at Any Number faced deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1990
1999 257
Barrie Richardson Any Card at Any Number (The Platform Version) two phases, restricted choices, faced deck
Variations 1999 267
Jerry K. Hartman Patent Portent spectator names any card, mate is removed, spectator thinks of any number, spectator deals to that number - all cards face-up except the one, it turns out to be the named card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Dec. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12)
56
Guy Hollingworth The Card at any Number UCS
2000 3
Lee Asher Touchez ".....is what you say !!", number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2000 12
Charlie Miller Reverse Interlude spectator names number, that many cards are found reversed in deck
Also published here 2000 1039
Steve Beam The Mind-Testing Deck method to calculate position in any number of cards, so card ends up in hand after Down Under Deal, different trick ideas (The Mind Testing Deck, Double-Up, Blanket Test, Boob Job)
Inspired by 2000 90
Chan Canasta Card at Any Number number up to ten
Related to 2000 93
Michael Skinner Card at Any Number using Interlock to set up for the Slap Trick
Inspired by Nov. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11)
61
Barry Price ASAP! - Any Selection, Any Position two cards peeked at, first performer names and number, performer counts to it and selection is found face up, repeat with second selection and spectator counts to it
2000 20
Paul Hallas Easy Number card chosen in one deck, any number counted to in second deck, it matches first card
2000 18
George McBride Countdown Location spectator thinks of a small number and places that many cards from top to bottom, another selection is made that is found at the chosen number
2000 33
Gary Ward Countdown Mates five cards chosen, any four added up and that number counted down to, arrived-at card matches fifth card of original set
2000 46
Karl Fulves, Walter B. Gibson Bet a Million No. 39, "as many cards as your number, plus enough...", bet presentation
2001 57
David Malek Card At Any Number pinky count
2001 44
David Malek The Cutting Demo number up to fifteen named and performer cuts off that many cards, repeated, pinky count
Inspired by 2001 53
Harry Lorayne Numero Uno number up to twenty names, that many cards cut off by performer, selection at that position
Also published here 2001 515
Harry Lorayne Point And Divide number from twenty to twenty-five names, that many cards counted off, two piles made, specator moves a cards from pile to pile, found, pointer and non-pointer cards
2001 597
Peter Duffie The Keepers of the Secrets Ace through Ten of Diamonds, one selected, packet dropped onto two black Jacks, selection suddenly sandwiched between Jacks
  • Face Up Version
Inspired by 2001 3
Tim Wright Selected card at any number
Sep./Oct. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 3)
27
Paul Cummins AACAAAN 1 Amost Any Card At Almost Any (small!) Number, selection
2002 38
David Berglas Can You Solve this Puzzle? description of Any Card at any Number, without explanation and Ace of Hearts / Eight of hearts bit, when a card is named
2002 342
David Berglas The Berglas Effect
  • Any Card at Any Number
  • Jazz Magic
  • A Foundation For Miracles
  • The Bridge
  • Expect the Unexpected
  • The Psychology of Numbers
  • On Stage
  • Pointing the Effect
  • A Different Presentation
  • Sheer Devilment
  • An Interlude
  • In Conclusion
2002 527
Bob King Countdown spectator names number, that many cards are cut out of center with selection as last card
Related to 2002 8
Lewis Jones, Jack Avis Dicy dice thrown, all visible numbers added, that many card counted, one number used to remember a card, located
2002 224
Newell Unfried No-Looking Location divination of a card
Related to
  • Tony Koynini's "Any Number" in "Tony Koynini's Card Miracles", 1951,
Variations
2002 224
Al Baker To Perform with a Borrowed, Shuffled Pack naming card at any number in half pack, real memory
2003 753
Sam Schwartz On The Square "A Magic Square Routine"
spectator takes any row or column of a 4x4 cards layout, values added, matched number of cut-off cards
Inspired by
  • Ted Lesley Magic Square routine
Related to
2003 301
George Sands Prime Number Principle p cards, any number smaller than p counted to and card turned over, repeated from there until one card remains not turned over, it's forced
  • Why it Works
Related to
  • Card Concepts (Arthur MacTier)
Variations
2003 73
R. Paul Wilson Martini any card named, previously tabled Joker shown as gag, any number named, Joker apparently stabbed in that position as skill demonstration, then named card shown at number
Also published here 2003 ca. 1
Jon Allen Bluff Card at Any Number
2004 10
Steve Beam Killer Count method to false count packet for any number, with Hamman Count
  • Variation #1 - Even Cards
  • Variation #2 - Even Cards
  • Variation #3 - Beamsley Count
  • Large Numbers
VariationsAlso published here 2004 58
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Any Deck's a Calculator values add up to number of cut-off cards, using Killer Count
2004 22
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Observation Test two cards chosen in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, one from red half one from black, one vanishes and the other travels into odd-colored half, Riffle Shuffle Control
Variations 2004 5
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Name a Number, Any Number two cards chosen in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, one from red half one from black, appear at chosen numbers in transposed packets
Inspired by 2004 6
Juan Tamariz, Antón "Mago Antón" López Any Card at Any Number
  • A. The Classic Method with the Pass
  • B. With a Different Back (Mago Antón)
  • C. Impossible Conditions (Mago Antón) / deck in a bag
  • D. With False Dealing
  • E. With the Tamariz Perpendicular Control (TPC)
2004 82
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra Cards from Pocket Stop Trick deck in performer's pocket, one card after the other is removed and when spectator says stop, selection is found
Related toAlso published here 2004 147
Juan Tamariz An Assortment of very Beautiful, Loose and Simple Ideas (In their Description, not in their Effect) various ideas
  • To make it look as if you're using a shuffled deck
  • A great and very direct prediction effect
  • Another idea that originated the same way
  • Applied to the change of a card
  • Force any number
  • Marking the backs of a stacked deck
  • The fabulous idea using an overhand shuffle
  • A riffle or a dovetail shuffle
  • You produce all the cards of that suis
  • Combining a single deck Mnemonica and Val Evans's "Multeffect Cards"
  • Mnemonica and any gimmicked deck
  • One deck consisting of a half Mnemonica, while the other half is gimmicked in some way
  • Two decks stacked in reverse order to each other
  • A stack deck concealed
  • Presenting Mnemonica tricks with a partner who knows the stack
2004 157
Robert Cassidy Extra Sensory Switch three routines with the Delight Switch
  • two rows with five ESP cards, after switching all cards match
  • two rows with five ESP cards, only one match, prediction
  • spectator and performer note a number and seal it in envelopes, they are switched and both numbers are the same
Related to
  • "Thought Coincidence" (marketed effect, 1934 by Brown Magic Company, also in Hull's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mentalism Volume 1)
2004 55
Robert Cassidy Any card at any number with three-way forcing deck
2004 165
Wonder Man Fred, Barrie Richardson Any Card At Any Number variation on Richardson routine, using fingers of spectator to form a number
Inspired by 2004 233
Karl Fulves The Ten-Hand Deal five piles, spectator assigns numbers from five to nine to them and deals that many cards to the bottom in each case, put together, ten-hand double duke
2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
91
Karl Fulves Casino Connection five piles, spectator assigns numbers from five to nine to them via a lucky straight from a casino deck and deals that many cards to the bottom in each case, put together, ten-hand double duke
2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
93
David Regal (reviewer) Any Card at any Number by Bill Nagler Dec. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 12)
114
Tomas Blomberg Any Cards at Any Numbers one spectator notes down card and number, another as well, both cards are counted to and the cards are there, only one stooge
May 2006
Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 2)
7
Lee Asher Touché - Is What You Say! ".....is what you say !!", number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Also published here 2006 8
Roberto Giobbi, Ralph W. Hull Magical Match "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Also published here 2006 81
Paul Gordon No- Force-Force using slip force for "card at any number" effect
2006 144
Bruce Cervon Card at any Number with riffle shuffle and block transfer
2007 28
Alex Elmsley, Dai Vernon card at any number called card with faros to number between one and twenty
2007 32
Tom Craven, Bob King Name That Card any number card
2007 459
Stephan Kirschbaum Any Card at (almost) any Number spectator shuffles cards, half forcing deck
2007 45
Stewart James Ten Nights In A Cardroom Multiple phase routine with ten tricks

  • 1. Shuffled deck, you deal and win a game of draw poker
  • 2. Four spectators name a number each, the cards at those positions have the same value
  • 3. You are able to name every card in a hand of poker as it is being dealt
  • 4. Card to pocket, card is lost in the deck by spectator, then card appears in your previously empty pocket. Effect is repeated.
  • 5. Challenge card location
  • 6. Prediction trick
  • 7. You deal yourself good cards for poker
  • 8. You can predict what cards you will receive for poker
  • 9. Blackjack deal, spectator can name any number of hands and you will always win with a blackjack
  • 10. Shuffled deck, you blindfold yourself, you deal for poker and win once again
VariationsAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
2007 84
Rick Merrill Any Card at Any Number twenty-six decks
July 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 7)
83
Jerry K. Hartman Find A Card, Any Card spectator shuffles one deck and thinks of card from another, multiple options for ending:
  • card is found in first deck at a named number
  • spectator stops dealing when he wants and finds card
  • magician inserts an indicator card into deck right next to selection
2007 385
Alexander de Cova A.C.A.N. - Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling
Also published here 2007 8
Sam Leo Horowitz Card at Any Number (One-Handed) spectator cuts off cards, performer deals to cut-to value with one hand, selection is at that position, one-hand bottom deal
Also published here
  • from Sid Lorraine's Archives
2007 28
Steve Beam Sunny Side Up Killer Count variation that produces a certain card at any number, card or packet or both can be face up
  • Basic Concept
  • In Name Only
  • To Tell The Truth
Inspired by 2008 65
Gary Plants The Numbers Racket card thought of in packet, after some dealing it ends up at any wanted number, Vernon's method with twenty-seven cards, Plants with full deck
Inspired by
  • Dai Vernon (The Vernon Touch, Genii, Dec. 1989)
July 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7)
29
Carl Montada Die Macht es Unterbewusstseins "Auch bekannt als ACAN - (Any Card At Any Number)"
2008 14
Ken Krenzel Bob's Your Uncle spelling dressing for stop trick/card at any number
2009 137
Trevor Lewis Trevor's Card at Any Number with faced deck
Related to 2009 46
Nick Trost Coincidental Cut spectator cuts off packet, then selects card in rest, card on either side add up to number of cut-off pile
Inspired by
  • "How Many Card Did You Cut?" (Henry Bosworth, Linking Ring, Dec. 1970)
2009 314
Arie Vilner Underhanded Delivery Application - Lucky Digits card at any number using Underhanded Delivery steal from tabled case
Related toVariations 2009 17
Arie Vilner Card at Any Number Prediction card at freely named position predicted in shuffled deck, using Underhanded Delivery steal from tabled case
Inspired by 2009 18
Gordon Bruce Card at Any Number
2010 160
R. Paul Wilson YAMFACAAN "Yet Another Method for A Card at Any Number", reverse spread
2010 170
Jerry K. Hartman CAAN CAAN Any Card At Any Number with two selections, one my magician, one by spectator, they find their own cards by naming a number
Variations 2010 5
Jerry K. Hartman CAAN Game Any Card At Any Number with one selection, card selected random by suit and number
Related to 2010 27
Jerry K. Hartman CAAN Kin Card At Any Number, impromptu - the spectator names a card, found at number previously determined by performer
Related to 2010 71
Karl Fulves In The Box placing any card at any number with riffle shuffle, posed as a problem, with gaffed box to mark position in deck as it is dumped out of the case, no actual cut, ACAAN application
Also published here 2010
Prolix (Issue 8)
515
Patrik Kuffs Any Card at Any Numbered Envelope
  • Mind Stunts
using 52 numbered envelopes with cards inside
Inspired by May 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 5)
22
Edouard-Joseph Raynaly, David Britland Raynaly's Card at Any Number
  • Cardopolis
two-deck handling
Dec. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 12)
14
Jerry K. Hartman Position Possession selection is out-jogged near bottom, deck tabled, spectator names any higher number, card squared and riffled and card found at the named number
2010 91
Helder Guimarães Cards, Numbers and Matches selected card at (almost) any number, predicted in match box as well, partial two-way forcing deck
Variations 2011 129
Gary Plants Mentally Count On It number thought of and selection at this position remembered, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2011 22
Harry Lorayne AACAAN "Almost Any Card At Any Number"
Inspired by 2011 137
Karl Fulves CAA(S)N "Unexplained"
Card At Any (Small) Number, card and number up to five named, envelope with five cards, card at position, posed as a problem
2011
Prolix (Issue 9)
622
Barrie Richardson Chapter IV: Card at Any Number chapter intro
2011 123
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Card at Any Number (Close-Up Version) selected card, faced deck
2011 127
Barrie Richardson Card at Any Number (For Platform Performance) selected card, faced deck
2011 135
David Oliver (reviewer) Hands Off Any Card At Any Number by Patrick G. Redford June 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 6)
87
David Regal (reviewer) Max's Any Card at Any Number by Max Krause Sep. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 9)
87
Michał Kociołek Casus card chosen and lost, spectator thinks of any number and deals down, card found at that number
2011 3
Jason England A Curious Location selection lost, number up to ten named, performer cuts to this value and selection is found that many cards down
Inspired by 2012 16
Garrett Thomas The Texter / Thumbs How to deal with distracted audience members
Related to 2012