200 entries in Cards / Sleights / False Count / Undercounts (as less than are there)
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
A. J. Showing Five as Four counting off cards one by one, last one is double
Dec. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 182
Charles T. Jordan Count Steal right hand counts cards from deck in left hand one by one, packet stolen at one point from bottom, also as undercount on p. 19
Also published here 1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 18
Charles T. Jordan Count Transfer as cards are counted into right hand with faces towards audience, one card is moved there behind the scenes
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 18
Unknown Undercount off the top of the deck into right hand
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 22
Unknown Undercount off the top of the deck into other hand
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 13
Tommy Tucker The New False Count Principle using the Glide
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 15
Laurie Ireland A False Count to be Used when Dealing Off the Deck featuring push-off
Related to 1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 8
Eddie Joseph False Count glide position, similar to a Biddle steal
1939 Strictly Magic 12
Unknown Glide False Count for six-card repeat
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 36
Unknown d. As a False Table Count on a tabled packet with double deal
1940 Expert Card Technique 16
Unknown A False Count count off more cards from the deck as pretended
1940 Expert Card Technique 415
Unknown False Table Deal buckle undercount on the table
1940 Expert Card Technique 416
Unknown To Deal Four as Three
1940 Expert Card Technique 415
Unknown Buckle Count
1940 Expert Card Technique 255
Francis Carlyle The Carlyle False Count I. To Count a Number of Cards Showing Less Than There Are.
II. To Count a Number of Cards as More Than They Really Are.
Related toVariations 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 15
Tom Sellers A False Count
1941 Condensed Conjuring 10
Eddie Joseph Undercount last block counted as one
1941 How Gamblers Win 11
Unknown Buckle Count
1942 Deck Deception 21
Unknown Pick-Up False Count
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 205
Unknown Glide False Count
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 207
John Booth The Booth False Count
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 224
Stanley Collins Glide False Count based on Collins' four ace routine - sleight
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 227
Unknown The False Count for Less
1946 Card Control 55
Arthur H. Buckley The Count (Second Method)
1946 Card Control 91
Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller Buckle Count see credit on page 50
1947 Marlo In Spades 48
Unknown Buckle Count
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 58
Frederick Braue Fan False Count glide
1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 11
Dai Vernon The False Count buckle count
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3) 82
Unknown To deal four cards as three off the top of the deck into the right hand
1950 Lucky Aces 6
Unknown Buckle Count brief
1950 Lucky Aces 6
Edward Marlo The Group Count for More off the top of the deck
1953 Unlimited 29
Edward Marlo Double Count Handling for More cards counted reversed to bottom
1953 Unlimited 31
Edward Marlo One-Hand Buckle Count brief
1953 Unlimited 37
Dai Vernon Display Count
1954 Stars of Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1) 159
Unknown The Buckle Count
1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 17
Unknown Six Card Repeat Count
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 72
Unknown Buckle Count
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 73
"Senator" Clark Crandall One Handed Buckle Count
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 80
Cy Endfield The Buckle Count
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 58
Dai Vernon The Buckle False Count
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 57
Unknown Buckle Count
1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 20
Unknown Glide False Count
1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 29
Edward Marlo Second Example in example: twelve as nine
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 39
Dai Vernon The Buckle Count
  • To count cards onto the table.
  • To count cards into the other hand.
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 86
Dai Vernon The Push-off Count
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 84
Unknown Undercount to Table/Spectator's Hand
1961 Professional Card Magic 145
Unknown Buckle False Count also as ace production
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 46
Dai Vernon Spreading six Card as five
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 165
John Booth Six Card Repeat Count buckle count
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 8
Allan Ackerman Counting Four as Three
1970 Magic Mafia Effects 30
Unknown Undercount Off the Deck
1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 168
Unknown Push-Off Count
1973 Notes From Underground 9
Jack Chanin True or False
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 99
Karl Fulves Seven As Four false count which ends in a fan of three doubles and a single card
1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Karl Fulves The Phantom Count four as three, five as four, ...
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 128
Francis Carlyle Francis Carlyle False Count tips on the Carlyle false count, not learnable from that description
Related to 1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 23
Unknown The Push-Over False Count
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 170
John Booth, Dai Vernon Push-Off Count brief
1976 The First California Lecture 2
Harvey Rosenthal Optical Count
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 293
Unknown Gambler's Count Vanish Glide False Count
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 295
Fred Robinson More For Less
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 207
Unknown The Buckle Count
1976 The Big Book of Magic 85
Edward Marlo F.O.E. (Faked Out Elmsley) kind of bluff thing
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 123
Unknown Buckle Count
1977 Special Effects 84
Doug Alker Three Card Buckle
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 351
Eric Mason Caboodle 5/4 count, showing them all as double backers
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1) 461
Jeff Busby Elmsley Count Variation
1977 Back to Back 10
Jack Chanin True or False
Also published here 1977 Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 38
Unknown The Elmsley Count - Added Comment Elmsley Count as overcount or undercount
1977 Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 45
Unknown Buckle Count
1977 Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 65
Ken Krenzel Last Card Push
Related to 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 247
Ken Krenzel The Pressure Hideout
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 31
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator counts himself
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 113
Jeff Busby 6-as-5 Count Elmsley type
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1070
Karl Fulves Omega Count seven as five
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1097
Karl Fulves Contact 5-as-4 using card with hole
1979 The Topological False Count 12
Bernard Bilis The Bilis Spread four cards as three
Related to 1980 French Pasteboards 3
Edward Marlo Counting More Cards as Less first false count
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 127
Edward Marlo Fourth False Count
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 130
Unknown Push-Off Double Deal from small packet
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 67
Unknown Push Off False Count thirteen as twelve
1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 6
Karl Fulves Outjogged 5-as-4 Count
1980 Color Quik 11
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four
1980 John: Verse Two 6
Unknown The Slide Back Count similar to Carlyle's version
Related to 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 12
Dai Vernon The Buckle Count
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 13
Karl Fulves 7-as-5 Count
1981 Octet 59
Unknown Buckle Count brief
1981 Polished Polish Prestidigitation 4
Cy Endfield Buckle Count Variation cards end up in reversed order
Also published here
  • "The Buckle Count" in "The Gen" Vol. 8. No. 5, p. 147
1981 Patrick Page's Cards to Pocket 3
Unknown The Basic Count card drawn into left hand one by one, last card is thick block
1981 Magic from which Memories are Made! 36
Michael Skinner Block Pushoff Technique
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 39
Karl Fulves 5-as-5 Count with bill openly between cards
1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 23
Christian Scherer Der Scherer Count 1. Die Entwicklung des Scherer count
2. Grundhaltung und Grundgriff
3. Der Scherer count
4. Der Scherer count Variation I
5. Der Scherer count Variation II
1982 Card News '82 3
Christian Scherer Der Scherer Spread 1. Die Entwicklung des Scherer spread
2. Grundhaltung und Grundgriff
3. Der Scherer spread
4. Der Scherer spread Variation I
5. Der Scherer spread Variation II
6. Der Scherer spread Variation II als Falschzählmethode (as false count)
7. Der Scherer spread Variation III
8. Der Scherer spread von 6 als 4 Karten
9. Das Ablegen der Karten aus dem Scherer spread (lay down)
10. Anmerkungen zur Handhabung von spreads und counts
Related to 1982 Card News '82 23
John Ramsay False Count
1982 The Ramsay Finale 52
Edward Marlo Non-Saliva Vanish
1983 Marlo without Tears 40
Harry Lorayne "Gem" False Count x cards as x-1, based on Gemini Count
June 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 787
Edward Marlo Marlo Count Displacement five as four, card extracted with buckling at penultimate count, originally from TOPS
1983 Facsimile (Issue 1) 12
Edward Marlo Olram's Hidden Count five as four, one hidden and not displaced
Also published here 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5
Edward Marlo The Olram Count Olram Subtlety as false count
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 301
Harry Lorayne "Gem" False Count x cards as x-1, based on Gemini Count
Oct. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 10) 979
Edward Marlo Marlo Count Displacement five as four, card extracted with buckling at penultimate count, originally from TOPS
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 340
Unknown Leaper Count spectator counts himself, cards start reversed
1984 Close-Up to the Point 4
Edward Marlo Olram's Hidden Count five as four, one hidden and not displaced
Also published here 1984 At The Table 133
Edward Marlo "Trite" But All Right four red cards into 4 black cards, including two false count techniques
Jan. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1011
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hideout
July 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1089
Unknown To Count Off Five Cards as Four from deck
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 24
Charlie Miller False Counts off the deck (1939)
  • Four as Three
  • Two as Three
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 30
Charlie Miller Charles Miller Notes: 3.15.40 - To Deal Four as Three (1940)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Frederick Braue Braue Three-Card Show four as three
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 1
Unknown Bucle False Count Onto Table
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 11
Unknown Block False Count push-off
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 11
Unknown Push-Off Undercount on spectator's hand
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 10
Larry Jennings All Fair Show five as four in twisting routine
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 199
Larry Jennings E.J. Count Elmsley Jennings Count, counting x as x-1 using double push off
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 172
Nick Pudar Versatile Count under- or overcount
Oct. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 1265
Edward Marlo Extra Card Take when taking cards off the top of the deck
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 30
Edward Marlo Marlo Count five as four, top and bottom pulled together on first count
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 17
David Regal Triple Buckle Handling
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 32
Edward Marlo The Razor's Edge covering thick edge
1987 Special Effects 109
Edward Marlo The Sail Count from deck to table
1987 Special Effects 112
Ken Simmons Deal and Take
Related to 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 53
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hide-Out
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 103
Gene Maze Snap Spread four as two or four as three
Aug. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 8) 1529
Stephen Minch Push-Off Count and Pull-Down Move credit information
Related to 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 22
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator does counting
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 9-12 Paul Harris: The Act) 47
Brother John Hamman The Undercount cards counted off top of deck, a card is counted back
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 38
Edward Marlo Push-Off False Count off the to of deck, to reposition card
1989 So Soon? 9
Bill Wisch Top Secret Count false counts off the top of the deck, over, under, hiding cards
Variations 1989 Kaleidoscope 39
Bill Wisch Six Card Repeat Count
1989 Kaleidoscope 41
Edward Marlo Undercount to Table small packet counted onto table one by one, hiding one card
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 23
Gary Kurtz Zarrow's Triple Buckle
1990 Unexplainable Acts 58
Unknown Buckle Count
1990 Ultra Cervon 19
Gary Ouellet The Paradise Count
  • The Paradise Count
  • The Starting Position
  • The Top Pull-Up
  • The Bottom Push-Down
  • The Bottom Pull-Down
1990 Close Up Illusions 87
Unknown Four as Three Count off the top of the deck
1990 The Aronson Approach 4
Unknown Biddle False Count three as five
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 2) 6
Jon Racherbaumer What About the Buckle Count? credit essay referring to notes by Stephen Minch
Related to 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 8
Arturo de Ascanio Dos Juegos con la Cuenta de "Pasa Paquete" om the Buckle Count (Las Cuentas de "Pasa Paquete" y "Deja Paquete")
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 56
Rafael Benatar As a False Count featuring the Pivoting Double
1993 Double-Card Technique 9
Steve Draun Finessed Clayton Rawson Fan Concealment not a count
1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 96
Jon Racherbaumer, Stephen Minch More on the Buckle Count corrections and additions to the article, quotes from correspondence with Stephen Minch
Inspired by 1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 6
Edward Marlo Side-Jog Pull-Down in example twelve cards counted as nine
1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 15
Unknown バックルカウント (Buckle Count)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 87
Unknown テーブル上へのバックルカウント (Buckle Count above a table)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 88
Unknown ダブルバックルカウント (Double Buckle Count)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 150
Dai Vernon Die "Buckle - Zählmethode"
1993 Lecture Patrick Page 17
Karl Fulves Practicing Push-Off Count see box
1994 Crooked Tales 14
Unknown 5-as-4 Count brief
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 86
Dai Vernon Vernon's Fake Count off the top of the deck, starting with block
Related to
  • Daley Notebooks #13
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 196
Edward Marlo A Marlo Extra utility false count, or vanishing card in packet, reversed cards and pulldown, stud turnover to bottom
Related to 1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 148
Edward Marlo No Break Multiple Pull Down Buckle with jog as preparation
Related to 1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 149
Unknown The Buckle Count
1996 Card College — Volume 2 318
Unknown The Push-off Count
1996 Card College — Volume 2 319
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator does counting
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 185
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator counts
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Magical Arts Journal) 243
Michael Close The Last Card Push handling the last block in an undercount
1996 Workers Number 5 67
Pablo Domenèch False Count double push off, four as three
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 14
Pablo Domenèch False Count while placing cards on each Ace
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 28
Pablo Domenèch Cuenta por Doble Retencion double push-over from a small packet
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 171
Pablo Domenèch Cuenta por Triple Retencion double push-over from a small packet
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 175
Pablo Domenèch Cuenta 5 Como 4
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 200
Peter Duffie Oversiter two eight-card packets, two cards travel across, Biddle counts
1996 Open Secrets 7
Nick Trost Seven Card Count Variation of Six Card Repeat (credit information, first appeared in The Linking Ring, February 1955)
Related toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 19
Karl Fulves Flat Count
1997 The Vampire Papers 112
Unknown Buckle Count brief
1997 Flight Four 5
Edward Marlo The Sail Count from deck to table
1997 Solomon's Mind 31
Ken Krenzel Pressure Fan Hide-Out
1999 21st Century Card Magic 16
Unknown The Buckle Count
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 48
Unknown The Modified Buckle Count
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 54
Unknown Buckle Count
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 175
Harry Lorayne Counted Out selection appears in middle of four-card packet, with five-as-four count
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 315
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hideout
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 161
Unknown Verbal Backwards Counting 12-11-10-9-8-7-6
2002 Impuzzibilities 27
Daryl Martinez Daryl's Diminishing Count DDC
basic Rising Crime Display, counting into left hand from end grip, double lift on last card
Related to 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 38
Karl Fulves False Count Note credit information on holding the last two cards together
Related to
  • "Magic and Its Professors" (1902, Evans)
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 372
Steve Beam Killer Count method to false count packet for any number, with Hamman Count
  • Variation #1 - Even Cards
  • Variation #2 - Even Cards
  • Variation #3 - Beamsley Count
  • Large Numbers
VariationsAlso published here 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 58
Steve Beam Killer Count method to false count packet for any number, with Hamman Count
Also published here 2004 Killer Koncepts 1
Unknown Buckle Spread and Count
2004 Subtle Miracles 156
Jack Avis Flip-Up Put Back Count - A Utility Move every card angled up with the left thump
  • First, the Method of Counting
  • To Count Less
  • As a Force
  • The Double Deal Double Lift
  • Double Deal
2006 Rara Avis 154
Ken Krenzel Finesse on the Killer Count handing cards to the spectator
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 213
Dai Vernon, Unknown Buckle Count
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 254
Arturo de Ascanio Take and Tap push-off count, five as four cards, spread display
2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 139
Steve Beam Unbuckled Count third finger buckle applied to buckle count
Related to 2008 Counter Attack 15
Steve Beam Counter Measures - The Killer Count method to false count packet for any number, with Hamman Count
  • Even Number
  • Variation #1 - Even Number
  • Variation #2 - Even Number
  • Finesse
  • Large Numbers
  • Boomerang (Doug Canning)
  • The Hamman Switch
Also published here 2008 Counter Attack 23
Arturo de Ascanio Buckle Count Subtlety
Also published here Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 15
Ken Krenzel Last Card Push
Related to Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 18
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson's False Count e.g. five as four on the table
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 144
Fred Robinson In the Hands False Count
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 148
Ken Krenzel Tabled Lift False Count counting cards from tabled deck into hand
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 9
Joseph K. Schmidt The SC Count glide undercount
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 374
Arturo de Ascanio An Ascanian Buckle Count Subtlety
Also published here 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 10) 334
Harry Lorayne Counted Out selection appears in middle of four-card packet, with five-as-four count
Also published here 2011 Special Effects 144
Dai Vernon The Buckle Count
2011 Magic Page by Page 39
Dai Vernon Buckle Count
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 19
Unknown Block Push-Off False Count packet counted, second to last card push-off
2015 JawDroppers! 27
John Lovick Buckle Count Tip
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 46
Sylvan Barnet Back Count three as four counted from deck, first one stolen back
Related to
  • Genii (July 1944)
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 192
Edward Marlo Count 1 off the deck, with sucker element
2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 16
Edward Marlo Count 2 buckle count, last card snaps off fingers
2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 17
Jon Racherbaumer Buckle Count Credit Information Charlie Miller should get credit, according to Vernon
2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 30
Unknown Buckle Count
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 60