175 entries in Cards / Sleights / Controls / Spectator shuffles - Subtleties
  
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Unknown Shuffling Deck with Key Card
Modern Magic 65
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card "very small risk of the two cards being parted"
Tricks with Cards 41
Unknown Holding Out Partial Stack palming thirteen cards while spectator shuffles
More Magic 29
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck
More Magic 81
Unknown Undoing Riffle Shuffle with Stripper
New Era Card Tricks 55
Unknown Deck Crimp Location
New Era Card Tricks 72
S. W. Erdnase The Blind Shuffle For Securing Selected Card with palm off for a spectator shuffle
The Expert at the Card Table 141
Unknown The Stabbed Card using sticky card to control selection
The Art of Magic 127
Charles T. Jordan Allowing a Spectator to Shuffle general comments
Thirty Card Mysteries 16
Oswald Rae Stock Addition after Spectator's Shuffle palmed cards added when completing spectator's cut
Sub Rosa 3
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle
Related to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Theodore Annemann The $ 1,000 Test Card Location stacked, risky
Related toVariations SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 43
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Stacked Deck credit information, short overhand shuffle
Mental Magic with Cards 19
Unknown Shuffling a Stacked Deck short shuffle, credit to Stanyon's Magic
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 108
Unknown Shuffling Despite Key Card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Unknown New Card Discovery two key cards, spectator shuffles briefly
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 32
Charles T. Jordan Trailing the Dovetail Shuffle to its Lair distributing stacked suit with 2 riffle shuffles
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 42
Charles T. Jordan Spectator's Red Black Shuffle spectator deals divided deck in two heaps and riffle shuffles them
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 47
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Unknown Spectator Riffle Shuffles and key remains on top or near top
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 89
Unknown Location Plus slick key card, spectator (overhand) shuffles
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Theodore Annemann $1,000 Test Card Location stacked, risky
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 215
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown Shuffling with a Key Card
Greater Magic 94
Unknown Shuffling despite Key Cards
  • The Overhand Shuffle
  • The Dovetail Shuffle
Greater Magic 96
Unknown The Master Card Location two key cards, spectator riffle shuffles
Greater Magic 97
Charles T. Jordan Interlocking Chain Principle
Greater Magic 101
Theodore Annemann Eagle Location risky location in which spectator shuffles his own card back
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 397
Unknown Key Card Shuffle Subtlety
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 533
Crocker Xkwizit! two hinged cards in deck to keep cards together while shuffled freely
Related toVariations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 689
Henry Hardin Hindu Dream cards in hat, shaken and top card removed four times
Also published here The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 701
Unknown Short Card & Riffle Shuffle two cards stay together
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked
Variations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
Charles Nyquist The Principle of Alternative Terminations - And Its Applications When the Spectator Shuffles stratagem for controlling a card while spectator shuffles the deck, several outs
My Best 27
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card
Watch This One! 37
Charles T. Jordan Interlocking Chain Principle
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 21
Ronald B. Edwards Group Shuffle Transfer deck is shuffled first half, then second half, cards are transferred
The Cardiste (Issue 11) 13
Charlie Miller You Do as I Do tip
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 60
Unknown, Edward Marlo Fifth Method spectator's shuffle likely retains top/bottom cards, key card
Estimation 29
Edward Marlo Eleventh Method real riffle shuffle in lieu of a faro after estimated fingertip peek
Estimation 33
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle
Variations Estimation 33
Harry Lorayne This is Mind-Reading? two key cards, spectator shuffles, out of hands selection
Related to Close-up Card Magic 86
Harry Lorayne Three Again Three-spot as multiple out indicator card, with real shuffles
Close-up Card Magic 108
John S. Frazee The Shuffle Force spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle, see Linking Ring, Vol. 26 No. 2, April 1946, page 56
Estimation 33
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle
Faro Controlled Miracles 15
Martin Gardner Stock Holdout spectator shuffles deck in parts, but partial stack is retained, for credit information see reference
Related to Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Stack briefly
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 161
Ellis Stanyon Basic Move 3 shuffling a stacked deck, credit information
Related to
  • Stanyon's "Magic", Vol. 13 No. 10, July 1912
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Unknown Clear Voyant stacked, spectator shuffles, "queen removal"-glimpse
Million Dollar Card Secrets 67
Henry Hardin Hindu Dream Variation cards in hat are mixed, performer removes selection
Also published here The Living End 5
Father Cyprian Faro Flush spectator shuffle bluff, two faros, deal
Super Subtle Card Miracles 25
Gerald Kosky Yore Finder two key cards and optional fishing, credit correction on page 65
Related to Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Jon Racherbaumer Challenge Location see "Publisher's Note", extremely risky
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Burling Hull The Two Fold Miracle spectator shuffles deck and cuts to any card, its value used to count down in second deck, same card found there
The Amazing World of Mentalism 49
Cy Endfield, Fred Robinson A Cy Endfield Location two key cards on two halves, spectator shuffles them together
Variations Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 351
Doug Edwards Star Trik
Inspired by Cardmania 34
Charles Nyquist, Jack McMillen The Drop Shuffle spectator pushes messy halves together, rosetta shuffle
Sleights & Swindles 11
Unknown Spectator Shuffles with Key Card
Magic from which Memories are Made! 119
Unknown Top and Bottom Card Locator two keys and the spectator can shuffle briefly
Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 22
Unknown Use for Short Card count-down placement, spectator shuffles
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown Hand Out Crimp corner as selection is returned
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 15
Unknown The Floating Key "This is a control which without question is the best of all methods of controlling a chosen card.", key card which is both narrow and short and punched
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 21
Arthur Finley, Juan Tamariz Riffle Shuffle Finesse spectator pushes cards together
Card Stories 18
Ron Wilson Red/Black Shuffles spectator riffle and overhand shuffles the cards, the deck ends up almost separated in red and black
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 25
Unknown Group Shuffle handing outs groups of cards for shuffling that have to stay together
Secret Session — Part One 3
Arthur Finley Remote Control spectator riffle shuffles after control, cards spread before pushed together
Related toVariations The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 166
Jerry Sadowitz A Million to One spectator shuffles deck and cuts it into two equal piles - one is red one black
Cards on the Table 11
Brother John Hamman Red-Black Correction correcting alternating set-up after real overhand shuffle
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 85
Edward Marlo Spectator Shuffle with Set-up one riffle shuffle
The Aronson Approach 16
Juan Tamariz Spectator Completes Riffle Shuffle
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 19
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force spectator shuffles top card to bottom
Secrets Draun from Underground 130
Rick Johnsson Five Foot Card Trick out-of-hand selection, shuffling with key card
Card File 135
Arthur Finley Remote Control spectator riffle shuffles after control
Related to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 327
Unknown Letting the Spectator Shuffle with a Key Card
Card College - Volume 1 144
Unknown Group Shuffle deck shuffled in groups, yet key cards at position ten, twenty, thirty and forty retained
Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 23
Edward Marlo Spectator's Shuffle spectator shuffles one half, then the other, some cards secretly transferred
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 317
Steve Bedwell Case Holdout during Spectator Shuffle
Parked Card and Other Manoeuvres 5
Unknown Applications for the Crimp
Card College — Volume 2 349
Kosy Phibulphanuvat, Allan Ackerman Spectators Shuffle Deck deck is shuffled in pieces by spectators, yet stock retained
I Can't Believe it's Not All Cards 49
John Scarne Spectator Shuffles Sequence half deck shuffled, then other half, set-up transferred
Underworld (Issue 5) 68
Unknown The Spread Crimp
Card College — Volume 3 561
Unknown Refinements and Final Thoughts
  • Security
  • The Spectator Shuffles
  • Psychology
  • A Lost Card
Card College — Volume 3 563
David Williamson Case Hold-Out holding out small stack while spectator shuffles
Tricks of my Trade 173
Roger Crosthwaite Multiple Procedures getting spectator to think of one cards of a few
1. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (full stack, spectator shuffled briefly)
2. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (small stack)
3. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (no stack)
Related to Arcardia 78
Ellis Stanyon The Bottom Card as "Key" No. 2, key card placement with reverse cull to upper section, or sticky key card to have the deck shuffled
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 2
Ellis Stanyon The "Portfolio" Card No. 25, two cards hinged together, selections put between them, spectator can shuffle
Related to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 15
Ellis Stanyon The Genuine Shuffle as Affecting the Above (No. 6) and Other Arranged Packs No. 7, letting a spectator overhand shuffle a stacked deck in the hope that enough of the set-up remains
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 106
Ellis Stanyon Got 'Em All Beat No. 23, two selected cards fairly shuffled back by spectator, yet found behind back, two cards hinged together, selections put between them
Related toVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 169
Ashby Lorton A Supposed Shuffle in a Silk Hat No. 27, deck does not mix when hat covered with plate is shaken
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 310
Charles Nyquist, Jack McMillen San Francisco Shuffle deck dealt into two piles randomly, piles pushed together messily (almost rosetta-style), retains separation without misses
Also published here
  • Genii, Vol. 14 No. 3, Nov. 1949
Off The Books (Issue 1) 1
Karl Fulves Jack Finds Your Card No. 27, deck cut into two piles, spectator shuffles two together and remembers top card which is put in other pile, performer looks through shuffled pile, two key cards
New Self-Working Card Tricks 42
David Regal The World's First Card Trick top card after spectator's shuffle is predicted
Constant Fooling 1 7
Arthur Finley, David Regal Spectator Shuffles Subtlety with control back to top
Related to Constant Fooling 1 8
David Regal Hands-Off Force & Shuffle spectator shuffles piles, yet top card of deck is force card
Constant Fooling 2 109
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Impossible spectator shuffles after replacement, selection between two key cards
Ahead of the Pack 85
Arthur Finley, Juan Tamariz Riffle Shuffle Finesse spectator pushes cards together
Card College — Volume 5 1362
Pit Hartling A thorough mix group shuffling strategy, quarter held out
Card Fictions 80
Andrew Galloway The Card Of Fortune card is placed reversed in deck four times, four of a kind is located
Penumbra (Issue 8) 8
Martin Gardner Stock Holdout spectator shuffles deck in parts, but partial stack is retained, see credit correction in Issue 11, p. 1
Penumbra (Issue 9) 17
Karl Fulves Shuffle Tracking Combo memorizing riffle shuffle distribution via Combo system in face-down spread of unsquared shuffle
Combo II 95
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) I. General Procedures procedures in which the spectator and/or performer shuffles but retains certain aspects of the red-black distribution of the deck
  • Procedure A
  • Procedure B
  • Procedure C
  • Procedure D: Into This Universe
  • Procedure E: Into Two Universes
  • Procedure F: Multiple Shuffle Procedure
Penumbra (Issue 10) 13
Eric Mead Spectator Shuffles
Tangled Web 103
Arthur Finley Remote Control
Tangled Web 139
César Fernández Spectator Plays Magician selection found in deck shuffled by spectator, returns to stack, interlocking chains
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 128
Unknown Spectator Pushes Card Together
Chapter One 10
Karl Fulves Stuck At 26 face-up/face-down mixed deck, spectator does face-up/face-down cutting procedure that retains a card at twenty-sixth position
Prolix (Issue 4) 223
Karl Fulves Dealflip "following Dealflipdropcut"
further ideas with the mixing process, see following items
Related to Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Lennart Green Undoing Alternating Riffle Shuffle spectator riffle shuffles deck in red-black alternating order, then up-jogging and taking out some card resets that pattern.
The Green Northern Lights Magic 13
Lennart Green The Rosetta Shuffle (The Chaos Shuffle)
  • Analysis: Surviving a Shuffled Arrangement
The Green Northern Lights Magic 15
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) I. General Procedures (continued)
  • Procedure G
Related to Penumbra (Issue 11) 2
Jay Ose, Paul Harris Spectator's Ose Cut spectator does Ose's cut
Relaxed Impossibilities 229
Benjamin Earl Case as Holdout spectator shuffles, then deck put in case
Gambit (Issue 1) 9
Benjamin Earl Spectator's Holdout Shuffle spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related toVariationsAlso published here Gambit (Issue 2) 15
Román García Memorable deck is shuffled by spectator, one card removed, deck is memorized and every card named including missing card
Nanomagias 99
Unknown Divided Deck Shuffle riffle shuffle by spectator
Making the Cut 30
Barrie Richardson Divine and Conquer card chosen after spectator's shuffle, it is divined
Also published here
  • Club 71, Sep. 2003
Curtain Call 231
Darwin Ortiz The Spectator's False Shuffle spectator shuffles, performer squares
Lessons in Card Mastery 39
Darwin Ortiz Spectator Shuffles Twice application
Inspired by Lessons in Card Mastery 44
Paul Curry Spread Shuffle for people who cannot riffle shuffle properly
Lessons in Card Mastery 169
Darwin Ortiz Daley's Delight Variation with half deck, spectator apparently shuffles whole deck
Lessons in Card Mastery 190
Charles Nyquist, Jack McMillen The Drop Shuffle spectator pushes messy halves together, rosetta shuffle (but retains a small stock on top)
Related to 8 Effects and a Sleight 32
Steve Reynolds, Lee Asher, John Born Twelfth-Method Match Card is reversed in deck as prediction. Card is cut to and selected, turns out to match the prediction as its mate. Includes refinements by Lee Asher and John Born
Inspired by Seeking the Bridge 154
Arthur Finley Spectator Shuffles Subtlety
Related to Confident Deceptions 65
Charles T. Jordan, Andrew Wimhurst Interlocking Chain Principle and Cull spectator shuffles set-up twice
Confident Deceptions 202
Jerry Sadowitz Spectator Shuffles Red/Black Deck
Related to Red Black 3
Roberto Giobbi Anchor a Shuffle "Remember, You Shuffled"
The Art of Switching Decks 19
Tom Gagnon Slug-O-Matic Deck wide/narrow combination, allows riffle shuffle stock control
  • Spectator Shuffles
Too Hot for the Devil 138
Shane Cobalt A Trick for Chuck a Jack at top and bottom of two halves, riffle shuffle retains a Jack at top and bottom
Inspired by
  • Charles Jordan
A Trick for Chuck 2
Joseph Barry Undoing Riffle Shuffle removing demo cards
Reverie 4
Joseph Barry Beginner's Luck spectator first gets a flush in hearts, then a straight flush in spades
Inspired by Reverie 9
Joseph Barry Another Ruse for Magicians... spectator shuffles, card is on top or at least under control
Also published here Reverie 17
Joseph Barry Another Ruse for Magicians... spectator shuffles, card is on top or at least under control
Also published here Fifty 7
Joseph Barry Undoing Riffle Shuffle removing demo cards
Fifty 2
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control stock is controlled even though spectator shuffles deck, cuts and reassembles
Inspired by Less is More Bonus 2
Arthur Finley The Finley Strategem Concept of using a telescoped ribbon spread to secretly note the number of cards shuffled onto a particular card, along with tips for dealing with blocks of cards too large to secretly count.
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 90
Steve Beam The Bold and the Beautiful Impossible location.
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 99
Steve Beam Misdirection Middle Deal Subtlety for having a card or cards selected which are known by the magician in the course of an impossible location effect.
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 101
Jerry Sadowitz Spectator Shuffles Red/Black Deck
Related to Red Black 2.0 3
Pit Hartling Sherlock selection found in deck shuffled by spectator, returns to stack, interlocking chains
Related toVariations In Order to Amaze 40
So Sato Mass Destruction Stacking deck cut into piles, spectator shuffles all, yet some set-up is retained
Inspired byRelated to The Secrets of So Sato 118
So Sato Quartet Shuffle four piles, spectator shuffles in various ways, four of a kind with down-under-deal found, Mass Destruction Stacking
Inspired by
  • "Time Cumbersome Down-Under" (Hideo Kato, PALM Vol. 19, 2001)
The Secrets of So Sato 126
So Sato Destroy and Search "If you ask, 'Is this practical for laymen?' I must answer, 'No.'"
Mass Destruction Stacking
The Secrets of So Sato 128
Unknown Key Card Shuffle by Spectatore
Sprezzatura 20
Roberto Giobbi Shuffle, yes? Shuffle, no! getting the spectator to shuffle only briefly or not at all
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 18) 22
Roberto Giobbi Oh, Well Control joke sequence so the spectator doesn't want to shuffle
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 19) 23
Roberto Giobbi Expert Key Card Placement
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 3) 191
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Alternating Deck red/black
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 25) 368
Unknown The Job-Sharing Shuffle several spectators shuffle, distinct groups kept separated
Standup Card Magic 109
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related toAlso published here Less is More 56
Benjamin Earl Half & Half Control spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related to Less is More 59
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control spectator cuts and partially shuffles deck, small stock
Inspired by Less is More 60
Benjamin Earl Deep Slug Control spectator shuffles deck in parts, set up retained near top below break
Less is More 63
Theodore Annemann Spectator Shuffles and Cuts
Related to Operandi (Issue 2) 10
Benjamin Earl, John Guastaferro Spectator's Shuffle Holdout Variation two spectators shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Inspired by En Route 60
Dr. Alpen Nacar Nacar's Holdout Sequence Ose Cut and shuffle combination, done by spectator
Inspired byRelated to The Doors of Deception 146
Ross Tayler, Charlie Ordania One for the Boys #1 out-of-hand selection procedure with shuffling, spectator cuts and looks at card in packet, risky
Related to Operandi (Issue 3) 8
Gary Plants "This is Why I am Here" replacing glimpse after spectator's shuffle with set-up and shuffle strategy
Inspired by Operandi (Issue 3) 30
Ryan Schlutz 6 Covers 6 hands-off selection and riffle shuffle by spectator
Inspired by
  • "All Expenses Paid" (Jim Krenz)
Related toAlso published here
False Anchors — Volume Two 41
Johnny Thompson Spectator Shuffles Koran Stack
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 313
Unknown Spectator pushes Card Together
Repertoire 38
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Also published here Roleplayer 2
Benjamin Earl The Proxy Control spectator shuffles overhand, small stock retained
Roleplayer 27
Ollie Mealing Persistence cards handed to performer while he is looking away, performer names cards, final phase with card in case, using Mickael Chatelain's "M-Case"
Operandi (Issue 4) 32
Unknown Spectator's Color Riffle Shuffle
The Neat Review (Issue 1 - London 2019) 83
Allan Ackerman Spectator Shuffle to keep Card at Position spectator shuffles the deck in stages, yet a card at a known position is retained there, cards positioned together at known position
Related to Card Theater 35
Joshua Jay, Yves Doumergue The Spectator-Shuffle Control small set-up retained during spectator shuffle
Triptych 7
Rajneesh Madhok Remote Rosetta Control top card retained during spectator "shuffle"
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Destination Zero (John Bannon, 2015)
Triptych 14
Joshua Jay Group Shuffle aka Intercourse Shuffle, cards shuffled together face-up/face-down with spectator
Related to Triptych 68
Unknown Spectator's Red-Black Shuffle riffle shuffle
Secret Language — Volume 1 170
Helder Guimarães Undoing Spectator's Shuffle overhand and riffle combination, with motivation
Related to Secret Language — Volume 1 436
Steve Forte Location Unknown cutting the Aces after legitimate spectator riffle shuffle, in context of imaginary game "Aces in the Middle"
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 831
Steve Forte Quads Cull named four-of-a-kind produced after two honest riffle shuffles by spectator, impro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 923
Pit Hartling A thorough mix group shuffling strategy, about quarter held out
The Boy Who Cried Magic 190
Ryan Schlutz 6 Covers 6 hands-off selection and riffle shuffle by spectator
Also published here False Anchors 73
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch spectator apparently shuffles both halves
Magic for BLM 22