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Eric F. Impey Tone Control four piles, two key cards on top, selection lost and found apparently via spectator's voice during him reading off all cards
1931 Try This One 6
Edward Marlo To Control Six or More Cards Quickly in two sets of three cards each
1952 Control Systems 29
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan cut the deck into two piles, one pile is counted, the two digits in the number of cards is added together to get a single digit, count down to that number in that pile to find selection, the phrase THE MAGIC OF MANHATTAN is spelled to find selection, ten-twenty force principle as control
Related toVariations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 20
Unknown Baltons Methode variation of "Filieren mittels Abschleifen", control of two cards
1962 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 4) 204
Ben Christopher Two Card Control two thought-of cards are found in same position in two halves
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 187
Karl Fulves Basic Position Control two sections in (possibly different) cyclic order are shuffled together and dealt in groups, formulas that tell whether in case of a match in a group one of the cards shows up on top or bottom of group
  • Definition of Terms
  • Rule I & II
  • Example 1 - 3
Related to 1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 32
Michael Pizzolla Synchronicity III three prediction cards shown in wallet, then three cards taken out of face-down spread, they match, wallet with magnet, two alternativ presentations
Related to
  • "Thought Control" (Richard Himber)
1987 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4) 1
Edward Marlo Way Ahead Prediction two cards predicted on slips of paper
  • Alternate Method
Inspired by
  • "Controlled thoughts" (Sydney Lawrence, Ten Self-Working Master Effects)
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 185
Jerry K. Hartman Out of Control two key cards
1991 Card Craft 490
Joshua Jay A Discreet Displacement Can be used as a control, force, secret addition, or secret transposition of two cards
Related toAlso published here 1999 Magic Atlas 39
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 20, having a piece of metal around one end of a card (similar to paper clip) as key card
  • The "Waterfall" Shuffle (with the key card)
  • Dispensing with the "Key"
  • "Bridging"
  • To Force any Two Cards (performer cuts apparently randomly)
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 203
Harry Lorayne The Broken Count two spectators remember cards at their thought-of numbers, controlled to fifth from top and bottom, impro from there
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 339
Karl Fulves Red Control an Ace and a Two on the table, single cards dealt on Ace, pairs on Two, performer and spectator take one of the dealt piles each under the table, performer is able to match spectator's colors
Inspired by 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 160
Lewis Jones Dual control two thought-of cards divined (each one out of five)
Inspired by
  • "Radar Deck" (Richard Osterlind)
2002 Ahead of the Pack 146
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Two for the Road after packet mixing process only five cards are face-up - a previously selected poker hand, then Fulves's Riffle Shuffle Control after which position of first selection is announced, second stabbed to
  • Phase I: TAPGAC Poker
  • Phase II: Riffle Shuffle Bored
Also published here May 2002 Ego (Vol. 1 No. 11) 12
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Two for the Road after packet mixing process only five cards are face-up - a previously selected poker hand, then Fulves's Riffle Shuffle Control after which position of first selection is announced, second stabbed to
  • Phase I: TAPGAC Poker
  • Phase II: Riffle Shuffle Bored
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2004 Diamonds from Coal 129
Juan Tamariz Shifting the Position of a Card
  • First Objective: To Move a Card to a Different Position Without Altering the Rest of the Stack
    • A. With the Tamariz Perpenticular Control (TPC)
    • B. With a Slip Cut
    • C. With a Double Break and a Double Cut
    • D. With the Hofzinser Spread Cull
    • E. With Dai Vernon's Triumph Shuffle
    • F. With the Zarrow Shuffle
    • G. With the Side Steal
  • Second Objective: Pretending a Selected Card is Returned to the Position it Came From
    • Multiple Divination
  • Third Objective: To Exchange the Positions of Two Cars Without Altering the Rest of the Deck
    • A. With Multiple Cuts
    • B. With a Overhand Shuffle (Ariston)
  • Fourth Objective: To Gather Several Cards That are Scattered Throughout the Deck While Keeping Control Over the Order Which Enables You to Reassemble the Stack
    • A. Marlo's Lessinout Shuffle
    • B. Hofzinser's Spread Cull
    • C. Tamariz Perpendicular Control
    • D. Lennart Green's angle separation & Harry Loarayne's great divide
2004 Mnemonica 333
Lewis Jones In Control two packets of five cards, word is spelled and spectator can chose where to transfer cards, cards always match
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 152
Roberto Giobbi The Lift Shuffle - A Study in the Polyvalence of a Sleight
  • Control the top stock in one shuffle
  • Control top and bottom stocks in one shuffle
  • Force one or several cards
  • Control a selected card
  • Eliminate cards that lie on top of a wanted card
  • Invert the order of individual cards on top of the deck
  • Invert the order of two groups on top of the deck
  • Bring a card from the top to a specific number
  • Key Card Placement
  • Cull one or several cards to the bottom of the deck in a single overhand shuffle
  • False shuffle the entire deck
Also published here 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 19) 24
Harry Lorayne The Broken Count two spectators remember cards at their thought-of numbers, controlled to fifth from top and bottom, impro from there
Also published here 2018 And Finally! 175
Roberto Giobbi The Lift Shuffle - A Study in the Polyvalence of a Sleight
  • Control the top stock in one shuffle
  • Control top and bottom stocks in one shuffle
  • Force one or several cards
  • Control a selected card
  • Eliminate cards that lie on top of a wanted card
  • Invert the order of individual cards on top of the deck
  • Invert the order of two groups on top of the deck
  • Bring a card from the top to a specific number
  • Key Card Placement
  • Cull one or several cards to the bottom of the deck in a single overhand shuffle
  • False shuffle the entire deck
Also published here 2021 Sharing Secrets 145