Written by Nick Trost

2008
Work of Nick Trost

297 pages (Hardcover), published by H&R Magic Books
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn.
Language: English

(174 entries)

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Nick Trost Dedication to Stewart Judah
xii
Karl Fulves Foreword
xiii
Nick Trost Introduction to Volume 1
xv
Unknown 1 - Unique Card Effects
1
Nick Trost Everywhere and Nowhere small packet handling, four cards all change to selection and back
1
Nick Trost Jacks are Wild with an Elevator Finish small packet transformation with poker patter, elevator finish
Inspired by 3
Nick Trost, Dan Block Trost on Hamman's "Multiplying Kings" five cards become eight Kings, selection travels to deck
Inspired by 6
Nick Trost Trost on Hamman's "Magic Cards" general cards with a four-card-packet of Jokers
Inspired by 8
Nick Trost Another "Oil and Queens"
Inspired by 10
Nick Trost Following Suit sorting in four suits
11
Reinhard Müller, Jack Avis Müller Avis Dealing Procedure group variation
13
Nick Trost Ultimate "Even Money" - Improved not all cards are dealt
Inspired by 14
Nick Trost A Compatibility Test mathematical, two selected cards predict a two-digit number
Inspired by 16
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Two Compatibility Tests first part is Karl Fulves' "Profiling", Gilbreath
Inspired by 18
Nick Trost Four Grand Slams despite riffle shuffle by spectator, the four suits are separated
21
Nick Trost Do As I Do Suit Separation Gilbreath
Inspired by 25
Nick Trost Omega Suits suit matching
Inspired by 28
Nick Trost A Simple Coincidence mate of selection turns over in deck
Variations 33
Unknown 2 - Coincidences
33
Nick Trost The "One-Two-Three" Trick small packet matching routine
Inspired by
  • The "One-Two-Three" Trick (Martin Gardner, Ibidem #6, July 1956)
Also published here
35
Nick Trost, Ned Rutledge Ned Rutledge's "Cards Concordant" three cards are mated
Inspired by
  • Ned Rutlegde effect (Linking Ring, June 1950)
38
Nick Trost ESP Card Version of Ned Rutledge's "Cards Concordant"
41
Nick Trost The Mystic Threes
Inspired by
  • "Gerrymandering Threes" (Iain Girdwood, Virtual Miracles, e-book, 2000)
42
Nick Trost Psychic Coincidence three selections out of nine cards are predicted in value
Related to
  • "Psychic Coincidence" (Nick Trost, Three Pet Secrets, 1964)
43
Nick Trost The Telephone Number Trick spectator's telephone number is produced
45
Nick Trost The Couple's Lucky Number two cards are forced via number procedures
Inspired by 46
Nick Trost Paradoxical Pairs spectator selects the only matching pairs of twelve pairs of cards
Inspired by
  • "Well-Prepaired" (J.K. Hartman, Onyx, Oct/Nov 1999, also Card Dupery)
Variations
47
Nick Trost ESP Card Version of Paradoxical Pairs
Inspired by 49
Nick Trost Sympathetic Suits
50
Nick Trost Trost on Hudson's "Sorcerer's Sevens" some coincidences with the number seven occur
Inspired by 52
Nick Trost Four Times Nine some coincidences with the number 9 occur
Inspired by
  • "9 Revisited" (Arthur MacTier, Card Concepts, 2000)
55
Nick Trost Cards of Coincidence spectator chooses four cards that match predictions, four Aces kicker
Inspired by
  • "A Reading" (John Mendoza, The Mendoza Series of Personal Instruction, 1979)
Variations
58
Unknown 3 - Court Card Capers
63
Nick Trost The Royal Pair Puzzler
63
Nick Trost The Burglar Trick
Inspired by 64
Nick Trost Trost on Hamman's "Twins" not using the Gemini Count
Related to 66
Nick Trost The Restless Court Cards with three quartets
Inspired by 69
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave
70
Nick Trost The Court Card Swindle using Curry's "Swindle Switch"
73
Nick Trost The Reunited Families
Inspired by 74
Nick Trost A Puzzling Assembly jacks, queens and kings
75
Nick Trost The Married Hearts and Four Cupids story trick
Inspired by 77
Nick Trost The Queen of Hearts and her Suitors story trick
Inspired by 79
Nick Trost Optical Three-Card Monte
Also published here 85
Unknown 4 - Gambling Tricks
85
Nick Trost Pinochle, Blackjack and Poker Puzzler
88
Nick Trost Duck or Deal Blackjack at the end of a shuffling and dealing procedure, the spectator has created four blackjacks
Inspired by
  • "Blackjacked" (Peter Duffie, The Card Addict, e-book, 2000)
  • "Four Queens" (Bill Simon, Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
89
Nick Trost Classic Euchre Deal using a 24-card Euchre deck
91
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck
92
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal I using a 24-card Euchre deck
93
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal II using a 24-card Euchre deck
95
Nick Trost Exchange Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck
Inspired by 96
Nick Trost Six-Handed Exchange Rummy
  • Five-Handed Version
Inspired by 98
Unknown 5 - Poker Tricks
101
Nick Trost Wild Bill Revisited Dead Man story
101
Nick Trost Wild Bill's Poker Hand I
Inspired by 102
Nick Trost Wild Bill's Poker Hand II
Inspired by 104
Nick Trost Spectator's Royal Flush spectator pushes card into the deck to form royal flush
Inspired byRelated to 105
Nick Trost The Lucky Royal Flush weird cutting procedure results in aces and royal flush
Related to
  • "Fair Cuts - Double Force" (Rufus Steele, 52 Amazing Card Tricks, 1949)
106
Nick Trost The Insurance Card I riffle shuffle set-up, card needed to complete a straight flush is predicted
108
Nick Trost The Insurance Card II spectator cuts to four cards, initial selection completes straight flush, two versions
109
Nick Trost The Spectator's Straight Flush I Gilbreath, spectator locates straight flush
Inspired by 111
Nick Trost The Spectator's Straight Flush II spectator locates straight flush
Inspired by 113
Nick Trost The Gambler's Luck
Inspired by 114
Nick Trost Lucky At Poker
Inspired by 116
Nick Trost Strictly Straight Poker
Inspired by 117
Bob Longe Bob Longe on "A Premonition" spectator turns over card underneath table, matches prediction
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Blind Chance" (World's Greatest Card Tricks, 1996)
121
Unknown 6 - Predictions
121
Nick Trost The Prophetic Phone Number the spectator's phone number is revealed as the climax of a card prediction, Sands's Prime Number Force
123
Nick Trost Prophecy in Color red-black matching procedure, outcome is predicted
Inspired by 124
Nick Trost Numerology in Color Ten-Twenty Force
126
Nick Trost Trost on Al Koran's "Prediction Supreme" three cards, Ten-Twenty Force
Inspired by
  • "Prediction Supreme" (Al Koran, The Magic Wand, Oct. 1946)
127
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force
127
Nick Trost The 20/20 Prediction several coincidence with the number 20 occur
Inspired by 128
Nick Trost Color Prediction with Three Spectators Gilbreath based, Miraskill
131
Norman Gilbreath, Nick Trost Reverse Gilbreath Principle
131
Nick Trost Three-Way Miracle Prediction Reverse Gilbreath Principle, number of red and black cards predicted
133
Nick Trost Predicting Red, Black and Courts
Inspired by 134
Nick Trost Climax Prediction
Inspired by 137
Unknown 7 - Transpositions
139
Nick Trost Five in a Row credit information
139
Nick Trost Ace to Five - The Easy Method
Inspired by 140
Nick Trost Ambitious Ace to Five
Inspired by
  • "Too Many Cards" (Ron Zollweg, Lecture notes)
143
Nick Trost Jazz 1-2-3-4 Revisited
Inspired by
  • "Still Another Jazz 1-2-3-4" (Peter Duffie & Robin Robertson, Robertson's website, Nov. 2001)
145
Nick Trost, Larry Pringle Ambitious Deuce Sandwich sandwich-ambitious card combo
146
Unknown Chopstick Center Double Lift using two cards to handle the double
Related to
  • "Chopsticks" (Ken Krenzel, A Cavalcade of Subtle Sorcery, ca. 1964)
147
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
148
Nick Trost Fifteen-Card Mystery card jumps from one packet of five cards to the next
Inspired by 150
Unknown 8 - Fake-Card Foolers
153
Nick Trost Trost's Open Prediction
153
Nick Trost Revolving Aces - A Clean Version double backer
Inspired by 154
Nick Trost Double-Back Effect spectator cuts to cards and finds some matches, double backers
Inspired by 156
Nick Trost The Hotel Mystery - Updated two fake index cards
158
Nick Trost Trost on "The Muleshoe Gambler" gaffed
Inspired by 160
Nick Trost Super Showdown double enders
Inspired byAlso published here 164
Nick Trost The Card Puzzle - Gaffed Version
170
Nick Trost Destiny Deck coincidences with numbers and cards
Inspired by 173
Unknown 9 - Special Decks - Part 1
173
Nick Trost Matrix Miracle twenty cards in five-times-five matrix are eliminated, final cards match prediction
Inspired by
  • "Probability: 14,4000" (Tony Binarelli, Linking Ring, May 1982)
176
Nick Trost Incredible! deck with blue and red backs, one of each is selected, both match, rest is forcing deck of different value
Inspired by 179
Nick Trost Half Wild deck cut in half, one half card from each half is selected, they match, rest is blank on one side
181
Rich Bloch Rich Bloch's Presentation
Inspired by 184
Unknown 10 - Packet Tricks - Part 1
187
Nick Trost Hokey-Poker cards are first all nines, then royal flush
187
Nick Trost Mexican Monte three cards, several transformations
Inspired by
  • "Phantom Monte" (Karl Fulves, marketed in 1975 by Tannen)
  • "Anything But!" (Marv Long, 1974, packet trick)
VariationsAlso published here
  • marketed in 1981
190
Nick Trost A Packet of Backs small packet all backs
Inspired by 194
Nick Trost Twisto Blanko all blank finish, gaffed
Related toAlso published here
  • marketed in 1976
195
Nick Trost Wacky Packet several transformations
Inspired by 198
Nick Trost Un-Cards prediction "you will select the only red card", faces-backs-ambiguity
200
William P. Miesel Bill Miesel's "Red Card Prediction" prediction "you will select the only red card", faces-backs-ambiguity
202
Nick Trost Australian Aces sidewalk shuffle type monte effect, gaffed
Inspired by
  • "The Only Three Card Trick in the World Using Four Cards" (Joe Rising, marketed by Ken Brooke, 1971)
204
Nick Trost Sixth-Thot one of five is predicted, gaffed
Related to 208
Nick Trost Bigfoot footprints appear on blank cards
Inspired by
  • "Eight Ball" (Larry West, 1975)
211
Al Thatcher Al Thatcher's Version
Inspired by 216
Remo Inzani An Unusual Card Force top and bottom card milked off one by one and put to bottom
Related toAlso published here
  • "An Unusual Card Force" (New Pentagram, Aug. 1978)
216
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version
Inspired by 218
Nick Trost 11 - ESP Cards - Part 1 intro
221
Nick Trost Una-Minds locating chosen symbols in spread of cards
Inspired by 222
Nick Trost The Power of Three predicting three cards
Inspired by
  • "Mighty Moments" (J. Stewart Smith, The Weird Influence, 1966)
223
Nick Trost Design by Accident coincidence
225
Nick Trost ESP Do As I Do one deck, based on Patrick Page's "Continuous Do As I Do"
Inspired by 226
Nick Trost Dr. Jak's Symbol Mystery Do As I Do
Inspired by
  • "Four Deuces" (Dr. Jaks, Scarne on Card Tricks, 1950)
227
Nick Trost Extrasensory Deception
Inspired by 228
Nick Trost ESP 7-Card Draw seven cards chosen and predicted, two versions
230
Nick Trost Dual ESP Test Location naming two selections, cyclic stack
Inspired by 231
Nick Trost Triple ESP Miracle three selections match predictions
Inspired by 233
Nick Trost Pair-a-normal Perception pairs match
Inspired by
  • "Peer Pairs" (J. K. Hartman, After Craft, 1995)
235
Nick Trost The Almost Perfect ESP Test pair matching
Inspired by 239
Nick Trost Four-Told four predictions are matched from fifty-cards-ESP-deck
Inspired by
  • "A Reading" (John Mendoza, The Mendoza Series of Personal Instruction, 1979)
240
Nick Trost The Symbol Separation Test coincidences occur with fifty-cards-ESP-deck
Inspired by 242
Unknown Appendix: Sleights and Subtleties
245
Simon Aronson Mark-A-Place Move
245
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Spread
247
Tony Kardyro, Elmer Biddle Biddle Move
249
S. W. Erdnase, Nick Trost Bottom Stock Control jog shuffle
250
Frederick Braue Braue Addition
Related to 251
Frederick Braue Braue Reversal
Related to 252
Unknown Breather Crimp
253
Dai Vernon, Unknown Buckle Count
254
Francis Carlyle, Douglas Dexter, Carl Herrmann Carlyle False Turnover credit information
255
Nick Trost, Francis Carlyle Carlyle False Turnover - Second Method
257
Charlier Charlier Shuffle
257
Max Holden Criss-Cross Force
259
Paul Curry Curry Swindle Switch
260
Frederick Braue, Ed Balducci Cut-Deeper Force credit information
261
Walt Maddison, Daryl, Ted Biet Diminishing Count Rising Crime Display, credit information
262
Laurie Ireland, Dai Vernon Double Undercut
264
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
265
Charlier, Nick Trost False Charlier Shuffle
266
Unknown False Riffle Shuffle no cover cards
268
Norman Houghton, Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count credit information
269
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter Shuffle
271
Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Principle
272
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count
273
Brother John Hamman Hamman Flip-Flop Force and Control variation of the Cut-Deeper Force, also "Rolling Control"
274
Brother John Hamman Hamman Small-Packet False Shuffle
275
Charles T. Jordan Jordan Count
276
Terry LaGerould LaGerould Countdown Force countdown with number from one to ten, credit information
Related to 276
Edward Marlo Olram Subtlety
277
Jay Ose, Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Ose Cut credit information, however the Conradi-Horster credit is probably wrong
279
Bob Haskell Reverse Double Undercut
280
Arthur Finley, Unknown Riffle Force break
280
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Rumba Count
281
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins System credit information
283
Bill Simon, Al Thatcher Simon Prophecy Move
285
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
286
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force
287
Unknown Svengali Shuffle to false shuffle a Svengali Deck
288
Unknown Swing Cut
289
Shigeo Takagi Takagi Turnover Count
290
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force
292
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Move
292
Dai Vernon Through-the-Fist Flourish
294
Charlie Miller Up-The-Ladder Cut
295