34 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Skill Demonstration / Push-Through Failure
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Push Through Failure face up cards shuffled in face down cards, open push-through, selection is reversed in other half, three versions, see p. 773 for corrections
Variations 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 192) 766
Al Leech Upside Down Shuffle card is found by pulling a face-up half through a face-down half, based on a Gardner/Marlo idea
1952 Manipulating with Leech 19
Edward Marlo Push Thru Failure four methods
1953 The Cardician 19
Edward Marlo K. M. Move with the Peek transfer and reverse combo
1962 The K. M. Move 14
Karl Fulves Torn Corner Control push-through failure with a card that has a corner openly torn off
1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Controls) 37
Edward Marlo Strip-Out Failure four aces as block
1972 The Shank Shuffle 56
Karl Fulves Double Push Thru with two cards
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 76
Karl Fulves Jack Trap as a sandwich effect
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 78
Karl Fulves Push Thru Trap pushing three Aces through deck at different positions which collect two selections
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 80
Karl Fulves Tunnel Effect one half is pushed through the other, then all cards of one color turn over except chosen card
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 82
Karl Fulves Maximum Blue cards change back and front while pushed through each other (also perpendicular), posed as a problem
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 91
Jon Racherbaumer Push-thru Failure Triumphs
1978 Arch Triumphs 29
Romaine, Tony Kardyro Double Kicker card is found reversed at spelling position via push-through failure
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 27
Karl Fulves Red Rider with reversed and color-separated halves
1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 15
Karl Fulves Transmissible white and brown envelopes, signed selection in white envelope, envelopes riffle shuffled, travels to a chosen brown envelope
1989 Prototype 26
Karl Fulves Angle Transfer center block transfer
1989 Prototype 27
Ron Ferris Ripped Variation in Leftovers, aces are ripped out
Inspired by 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 37) 679
Gene Maze Passing Through push-through failure with two odd-backed halves, three mate pairs in other half
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 82
Gene Maze Return Trip one deck dealt through and two cards are reversed when spectator calls stop, push-through failure with second deck, mates next to reversed cards
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 86
Gene Maze Inverted Poker push-through failure with aces that are then reversed in position for dealing
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 95
Gene Maze Sympathetic Thoughts Passing Through two selection from two decks match, then are exchanged via push-through failure
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 118
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Card Catcher deck is riffled face-up/facedown; chosen card appeares face up in face down half of the deck
1996 Card College — Volume 2 360
Justin Higham Direct Push-Through Failure several variations
2001 The Simulation of Miracles 20
Justin Higham Push-Through Failure Variations problems and effects
2001 The Simulation of Miracles 33
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Anti-Matter two cards chosen from two halves come together, open push-through, reds and blacks separate
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 13
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Anti-Matter Revisited two cards transpose in push-through failure, colors separate
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 14
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Traveling Queen four red red-backed spot cards, four black blue-backed cards and Queen of Spades, transposition
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 50
Justin Higham Side-Faro Separation Failure
2005 Tricks with the Side-Faro False Shuffle 2
Gary Plants Push Thru Spellure locator card, originally from Precursor
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 29
Darwin Ortiz Passing Through with four-of-a-kind
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 47
Jason Ladanye Arcane Control selection trapped between two Aces in riffle shuffle
2013 Confident Deceptions 61
Michał Kociołek Double Target "Hofzinser Ace Problem" meets Marlo's "Push Through Failure"
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Nov. 2013
2017 Michał Kociołek Live! 11
Michael Powers Push Through Success push-through failure meets Hofzinser Ace Problem
Inspired by 2019 Tesseract 54
Steve Reynolds Push Through Poker one half mixed face-up/face-down, shuffled through other half, all but one face-down cards transfer to other half, mixed half dealt for poker game and performer receives straight flush except one card which is the face-down card in other half, second round of dealing with royal flush
Inspired byVariations 2019 Output (Issue 3) 1