143 entries in Cards / Principles / Placement Principles / Miscellaneous
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile
1890 More Magic 25
Unknown Novel Card Discovery - First Method cards counted during spreading during selection, replaced at known position, controlled via jog shuffle
1909 The Art of Magic 40
T. Nelson Downs Fifth Method card to any number, with placement strategy to twenty-sixth
1909 The Art of Magic 154
Charles T. Jordan Placement Control cards returned to spread with known distance, brought together under key with dealing procedure
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 7
Charles T. Jordan Placement via Key Card deck dealt into piles, key which was next to selection is at same position as selection in different piles
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 25
Unknown Eliminating the Pass for Forcing setting the card in center
  • The "Strip" Cut
  • "Sighting"
  • Shuffling to the Centre
  • By means of the "In-jog"
  • Pack cut by Spectator
  • The "Continental" Cut
1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 35
Ralph W. Hull The "Will-o'-the-Wisp" Card "Sometimes Known as The Run-A-Way Card"
card and its position thought-of, it vanishes and reappears reversed at named number, re-deal placement
Related to 1933 More "Eye-Openers" 7
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with eleven letters except for four exceptions, card is placed at position eleven by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Mihlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Charles T. Jordan Weirdo spectator names number, card at that position is predicted, repeated, for credit information see reference
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 173
Donald Holmes Ne Plus Ultra five cards controlled to known positions via dealing procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Charles T. Jordan Hourglass Cards time on watch gives position of card, placement via dealing selection procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 181
Unknown Placing Selection at Spelling Position spread or thumb count
1938 Greater Magic 310
Unknown The Riffle Location control to known position near top
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 14
Theodore Annemann Eagle Location risky location in which spectator shuffles his own card back
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 397
Walter B. Gibson Pick Me Up number between one and thirty is named, an indicator card is inserted at that position and the card card named
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 169
The Brain Guys Weirdo Double two predictions
Inspired by 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 190
Edward Marlo 2. As A Location selection to any position near top
1945 Off the Top 4
Edouard Cartier Palm Placement palmed card inserted at certain position when cards are spread through
Sep. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 151
Unknown The Practical Sharpers using finger nail gauge to position cards in gambling
1946 Card Control 116
Edward Marlo Nail Gauge Placement
1947 Marlo In Spades 29
George G. Kaplan Natural Card using numerical value on card to count to selection that fits by chance, see also page 101
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 49
Eddie Joseph Mail Mentalism trick performed as mailed instructions or over phone, spectator takes all odd cards, adds top and bottom value, counts down to card in rest, eventually located with spelling and dealing
1949 Mail Mentalism 1
Eddie Joseph The Principle Defined getting a selection to any position, with key card
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 11
Eddie Joseph Propensity of the Inanimate two selections end up at same positions in two piles
1949 ca. 15 Exciting Minutes with a Borrowed Deck 3
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 Scarne on Card Tricks 47
Eddie Joseph Joseph's Repeat Telephone Trick deck shuffled and dealt in two piles, cards counted from both piles, a card remembered and a pile read off to performer who identified the selection, two repeats with different selection procedures, performer makes secret chart during conversation
1950 Card Bonanza 2
Eddie Joseph India Calling spectator has two piles and after some counting a card is lost, names of all cards read off to performer who names selection
Variations 1950 Card Bonanza 10
Edward Marlo Placing the Selection after peek, cutting sequence
A. Placing Selection at Position from Top
B. Placing Selection at Position from Bottom
1952 Control Systems 75
Edward Marlo Throw in Location thumb riffle estimation to 19/20th position , two methods
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 329) 125
Edward Marlo The Bottom Deal Count rearranging cards while counting them in the hands via bottom deals
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 12
Edward Marlo Strike Bottom Deal Count rearranging cards while counting them in the hands via bottom deals
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 15
Edward Marlo Special Push-Off Techniques: The Second Deal Count
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 34
Bill Hendricks Perfectly Deceptive three ideas (first two with the Faro Shuffle)
  • Key Supreme (key card placement)
  • Unparadoxical (faro shuffle as false shuffle)
  • Prelude (add-on, cards on Aces)
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 61
Edward Marlo Ladder Guide ladder formation stuck in case to place card at wanted position (up to ten)
1961 Card to Wallet 25
Frederick Braue, Harry Lorayne Braue Reversal Placement to place the card at certain position, small packet
1964 Personal Secrets 23
Edward Marlo Bluff Spacing
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 6
Edward Marlo Marlo Placement Cull spread cull procedure to set cards at desired positions from top, e.g. aces at positions 6-15-19-25
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 6
Edward Marlo Marlo Simplex Placement Cull spread cull procedure to set cards at desired positions from top, e.g. aces at positions 6-15-19-25
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 8
Edward Marlo Pull Down Control procedure that sets two peeked-at selections at positions nine (or x) from top and bottom
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Edward Marlo Emergency Transfer selection to any position from two to nine
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 43
Edward Marlo Emergency Transfer application to change position of card by scooping up packet with certain number of cards
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 89
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count using partial secret incomplete faro condition to quickly place cards at wanted positions, two methods (faro and table faro)
Related to 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 69
Edward Marlo The I F Fingertip Peek incomplete faro at fingertips, controlled to twenty-six or twenty-seven from top, see also page 85 for further notes
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 75
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count second procedure "Marlo's Double Count"
Inspired by 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 164
Harry Lorayne The Lorayne Force as a placement
1971 Reputation-Makers 46
Karl Fulves Two Shuffle Controls: Riffle Placement two selection in incomplete riffle shuffle condition are selected and controlled twenty-six cards apart, two handlings
Related to 1971 Epilogue (Issue 13) 103
Karl Fulves Controlled Cut controlling card twenty-six apart from a key, non-slip cut
1971 The Book of Numbers 26
Jon Racherbaumer Reversing the Order of the Cards the placement principle in most Clock Effects
1971 On the Clock Effect 3
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton Expansion Notes: As A Coincidence procedure to control two peeked cards twenty-six apart, effect application in which two selection appear at same position in two halves
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to twenty-six or known position
Related toVariations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 148
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486
Related toVariations Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 481
Larry Jennings Two Placement Cuts
  • The First Cut
  • The Second Cut
Related to Dec. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 580
Unknown Placement Control to the ninth position
1972 The Living End 51
Ben Christopher Spello sentence spelled to arrive at selected card, featuring simple placement
Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Gene Finnell Unknown Quantity Klondike shuffle version of Penelope Principle, selection found at position that corresponds to cut-off number of cards
Related to 1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 11
Gene Finnell Unknown Difference two packets cut off, Klondike shuffle with rest, reversed card is now at a position that corresponds to difference of the two sizes of the cut-off packets, Penelope
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 12
Gene Finnell Methods of Getting a Card to 27th Position five methods listed
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 42
Edward Marlo Moveless Placement position of selection is instantly known
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 136
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to twenty-six or known position
Related to 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 217
Jon Racherbaumer Tabled Riffle Shuffle Control applications
Inspired by 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 112
Slydini Impromptu Miracle packet counted, numbers added and card from face remembered
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 19
Karl Fulves, Al Baker The Yogi Knows card and its position remembered, spelling a phrase to locate it
1977 The Magic Book 65
Karl Fulves Interlock Placement to small number
1978 Transpo Trix 4
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller
Inspired byRelated to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle controlled to twenty-six from top
Related to 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 7
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to twenty-six or known position, preserves divided deck
1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 11
Bruce Cervon, Karl Fulves R/S Plus P/S Riffle Shuffle Control plus Perfect Speller, placement of card
Related to 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 18
David Britland Dark Forces card turns face up in the deck, when value is counted it leads to selection, Henry Christ force as placement
Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 34
Stephen Minch Force Feed biddle count, spectator says stop
Related toVariations 1982 Best of Friends 528
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan spectator controls selection to nineteenth position in his own hands with counting procedure
1982 12/12 5
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan spectator controls selection to nineteenth position in his own hands with counting procedure
1984 Lechter Notes 1
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Penny Plain No. 4
Inspired by 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 6
Unknown A Remote Miracle No. 25, spectator deals some cards to select one and later calls off order of cards, performer on phone names selection
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Richard Himber No Questions Asked No. 28, location over phone
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 39
Karl Fulves Riffle Control
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36) 363
Unknown To Set Chosen Card controlling a card to a certain number from top
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown Force One card placed with example
Also published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 7
T. Nelson Downs Location knowing position of selection after replacement
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Unknown Thirteen-Down Riffle Control card apparently replaced at same position it was taken from, really under thirteen (or known number of) cards
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 16
Ben Harris Memoree position of selection named after order is apparently memorized
1985 Out Of His Mind! 114
Karl Fulves Square Out lost card is spelled to, "Riffle Shuffle Control"
Related to 1987 Covenant 18
Jerry Sadowitz Three, Four, Five Etc undercount deal as placement to named number on second deal
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 106
Larry Jennings Placement Cut cut that places top card next to selection, alternative to slip cut, in the hands
1988 The Cardwright 30
Edward Marlo As a Control spread cull control, with cover card throw-off or placement
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 240
Karl Fulves A-B-C-D four piles, pile A dealt to A-B-C-D position, same with the others, problem about distribution after deal
Related to 1992 Deceptive Practices 47
John Northern Hilliard Quadrating the Pack dealing procedure, here used to distribute eight selections in a certain way
1994 More Greater Magic 1219
Justin Higham Variation Three: Centerpoint Subtlety deck spread on table in two stages, former reversed bottom card is seen in the center at the end, cut/pass substitute
Also published here
  • "Illusive Aces" (Justin Higham, West End Card Session, 1989, p. 18)
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 185
Simon Aronson The PIP Stack "Position Information Procedure"
Ace to King stack in deck, allows performer to know position of replaced selection
1995 Simply Simon 290
Edward Marlo Biddle Move Placement
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 112
Karl Fulves Pact Man Penelope's Principle, with Klondike
Related to 1996 13 Prophets 27
Daryl Martinez The Logical Control patter that explains why apparently no control is possible, to a specific location in the deck
1998 Card College — Volume 3 560
David Regal Reverse Fan Placement reverse fan with face-up cards as pointers to insert cards
Related to 1999 Close-Up & Personal 20
Unknown Zodiac Spell No. 42, card found by spelling "zodiac", placement with distant key card
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 61
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
Harry Lorayne A Spell of Whether spectator cuts deck in four piles, counts one and remembers card at that position after adding digits, later spelled to, faro
2001 Personal Collection 395
Karl Fulves, Steve Beam Riffle Shuffle Control Handling incomplete riffle shuffle condition
2003 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 123
Karl Fulves Placement Control to a position near top
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 288
Karl Fulves Blockaid posed as a problem:
  • placing two outjogged cards a specific distance apart
  • outjogging a quartet and squaring it in, then it rises one by one
  • five cards outjogged, one named, it is brought to top with multiple shift
2003 Off The Books (Issue 10) 189
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control RSC
one or two cards chosen from incomplete riffle shuffle
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 85
Jerry Sadowitz Cover Pass Positional Control to move top card to position x while leaving rest unchanged
2004 Cut Controls 3
Jerry Sadowitz Small Position Control variation of previous item for small x
2004 Cut Controls 4
Jerry Sadowitz Positional C.V.H.H. Control variation of previous item "Crouching Vernon, Hidden Hamman" to control to a specific position
2004 Cut Controls 21
Gary Plants A Card Control with locator card, originally from Precursor #36 (Sept. 1992)
  • Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator Goes Past the Break
Variations 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 6
Wesley James Vanishing Eleven and Placement "final", eleven cards vanish, only selection remains, Nine-Principle Placements (digits added)
Related to 2004 Enchantments 113
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Re-Calculated Cut Chapter 10, to place selection at desired position
  • Triple Cut
  • In the Hands Triple Cut
  • Quad Cut
  • Quad Cut #2
  • Quad Cut #3
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 72
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control two selections made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 42
Jack Avis Riffle One-Hand Fan Selection and Return to control a card to any small number
Related to 2006 Rara Avis 49
Jack Avis To Control a Card to a Known Position using one-hand fan
Related to 2006 Rara Avis 143
Jack Avis A Placement Idea with the Master Move
2006 Rara Avis 174
Steve Beam Your Secret Number using the two packet principle, with variations
  • Impossible - Single Selection
  • Doubly Impossible - Two Selections
  • The Not-So-Secret Number
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 27
Edward Marlo Cut Placement with explanation by Tomas Blomberg
2007 7-7-7 29
Edward Marlo Automatic Replacement
2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 23
Troy Hooser Slip Stream under-spread transfer of bottom card to near top
2010 Reinventing the Real 60
Roy Walton The Power of Two placement strategy for selected card to any position
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 162
Steve Beam, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Maybe featuring an Under/Down Deal placement by Ron Wohl
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 179
Roberto Giobbi To Separate a Deck at a Specific Point two methods
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 1) 3
Denis Behr The Plop Replacement replacing multiple cards into a stacked deck
Related to 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 33
Áriston To Exchange the Positions of Two Cards
Related to
  • Mnemonica, p. 339
2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 43
Michael Weber Binary Division quickly arranging a packet of a wanted number of cards
Related to 2011 Knew & Improved 12
Gary Plants A Key Card Placement originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
  • Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator Goes Past the Break
Also published here 2011 Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 10
Patrick Page At a Number placing a selection at a certain position
2011 Magic Page by Page 105
Mike Daniels StayCard Principle
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 38
Karl Fulves Incomplete Riffle Shuffle Control
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 149
Denis Behr Plop Replacement replacing multiple cards into a stacked deck
Related to 2016 In Order to Amaze 136
Áriston To exchange the position of two cards
Related to
  • Mnemonica, p. 339
2016 In Order to Amaze 197
Joseph Barry A Lie Detector Routine featuring a fair control sequence where the spectator cuts to a card and buries his pile
2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 19
Ryan Schlutz Counterpoint using group shuffle to place selection at certain position, with or without sticky tape
Also published here 2017 False Anchors — Volume Two 25
Edward Marlo Switch Cut Placement spectator cuts off portion of small packet, remembers bottom card and places this section on another pile
2017 JawDroppers! Two 60
Pit Hartling Updated Handling under-the-spread placement
Inspired by 2018 Card Fictions (2018 edition) 18
Steve Beam Base Ten using the 9-principle
Related to
  • "Scarne's Lie Speller" in "Scarne on Card Tricks"
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 83
Harry Lorayne Peel Placement simple method to control a card to a small number from top
2018 And Finally! 18
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
Tom Gagnon Positional Spread Control controlling card to certain position from bottom, ribbon spread
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 158
Darwin Ortiz Positioning Ploy cutting a key card to face
Related to 2019 Tesseract 126
Michael Powers 21 Again/Invisible 21 selection vanishes and reappears again, featuring a fair selection procedure in which selection is cut into the other two packets, three distant key cards
2019 Tesseract 208
Michael Powers Moe Fun featuring a fair selection procedure in which selection is cut into packets, two distant key cards, another spectator stops the spectator's deal to find selection, with variations (faro, no stooge, edge marks)
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, April 2009
2019 Tesseract 213
Steve Forte Slip-In Placement handling for slipping bottom card of several into break near top
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 911
Steve Forte Jog Placement setting several injogs at certain positions and inserting cards there
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 913
Ryan Schlutz Counterpoint using group shuffle to place selection at certain position, with or without sticky tape
Also published here 2020 False Anchors 57
Dani DaOrtiz Dual Reality two piles, cards are dealt, two cards remembered and lost again, one is turned over and other is found at same position in second pile
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 20
Steve Beam Spell Checker variation on Dry Spell, with additional phase
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 30