131 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Short Cards / Corner Short
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann The Last of the Think Stop Tricks two cards, think stop by selecting number between one and ten, duplicates
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 28
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 44
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 206
Unknown Softened Corner corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Unknown The Short Card discussing Types of Short Cards, Cutting a Short Card
1938 Greater Magic 364
Unknown Impromptu Short Card broken corners
1938 Greater Magic 464
Ralph W. Hull The Tuned Deck six phases, two corner shorts
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 517
Dr. Jacob Daley Short Card Anecdote
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 79) 516
Eddie Joseph "I Get The Aces" Aces shuffled into deck by spectators, red or black Aces produced as chosen
1941 How Gamblers Win 4
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Tricks Using A "Short" Card general remarks
A. Trimmed End
B. Broken Corner
C. Corner Short
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 40
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 44
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 45
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 48
Unknown Corner Short Peek Force
1945 Future Reverse 12
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference
1947 Watch This One! 32
Unknown The Short-Card - The Corner-Short principles for the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 4
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 9
George G. Kaplan Locating the Corner-Short, and the Delayed-Action Control using the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 6
Unknown The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 6
Unknown To bring the corner-short to the Bottom of the Pack two methods
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 11
Unknown To Control a Selected Card by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu shuffle
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Control of a Glimpsed Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan Retaining Control of several Glimpsed Cards by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 14
George G. Kaplan Controlling Three Selected Cards by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu Shuffle handling
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 16
George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 18
George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
George G. Kaplan Using the Corner-Short to Retain a Prearranged Deck in Order using corner-short as divider
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
George G. Kaplan The Secret Gadget using nail-clip to short corners
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 5
George G. Kaplan Advantages of the Corner-Short Procedure general comments on the use of corner shorts
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 5
George G. Kaplan Avoiding Contrasts how to address the problem of white edges after cutting corners short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 8
Unknown To Bring the Corner-Short to the Top of the Pack
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 8
Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection
Related to 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 44
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 6
Don Alan Card in the Egg card is selected and miniature version found in plastic egg, all cards in deck are the same as climax
Variations 1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 9
Audley Walsh Audley's Best
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 270) 1078
Edward Marlo Broken Corner corner short substitute, Note 1
1956 Fingertip Control 22
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Peter Warlock No Guesswork card inside envelope finale
Inspired by
  • Edward G. Brown's "Three Guesses" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 42. 1943. P. 59.
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 38
Norman Osborn Double Choice
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 71
Edward Marlo Tapping on Table to locate a type of short card
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards) 10
Dai Vernon The Corner Short many tips like bringing it to certain position or above/below selected cards
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 150
Unknown Tapping on Table locating corner short
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 150
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky The Astor-Deck a deck with one corner shorted on every card
  • Erläuterung und Gebrauchsanweisung
  • Die Präparation
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 3
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Der Astor-Deck als Konisches Kartenspiel whole deck corner-shorted, as stripper deck substitute
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 4
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Wiederfinden einer Karte locating a card, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 4
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Roten und die Schwarzen red and black separation by touch, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 5
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die kurze Karte locating a card in deck with whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 6
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Forcieren einer Karte riffle force to corner-shorted card
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 6
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Abzählen performer cuts off packets of certain numbers of cards, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Lange Karte als "Lesezeichen" key card in deck with whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Ein "Kartenstechen" stabbing knife next to selection in deck, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Lange Karte making use of reversed cards in deck with whole deck corner-shorted, like cutting to the Aces
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 8
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Schlüsselkarte oder Detektivkarte key card application, whole deck corner-shorted
  • Das Wiederfinden einer gezogenen Karte
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 8
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky The Astor-Deck als Svengali Spiel deck riffled through as all-black or all-red, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 9
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky The Astor-Deck als One-Way-Deck one-way deck application, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 9
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Double-Lift using deck with whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 10
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Unmöglich spectator has another spectator pick a card and replace it behind the back (one-way reversal), it is located again in a dark room or without looking, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 10
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge marked
Related to
  • Genii, Aug. 1947, p. 368
July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Ed Balducci Cut Deeper Force with a short card to set-up
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 99
Edward Marlo Reverse Fingertip Control forcing thick or short card, riffled from the back to the front, two methods
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 64
Edward Marlo Incredible Fingertip Location two fingertip peeked at cards are located with lots of shuffling by spectator, corner short (Marlo Key Card)
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 65
Edward Marlo Triple Fingertip Control corner short card (Marlo Key Card)
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 66
Edward Marlo Marlo Key Card two corner shorts, punch, crimp, edge mark, see page 156 for additional observations
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 69
Edward Marlo Tapping on Table to locate corner short, see also references where Vernon credits a San Francisco gambler
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 64
Edward Marlo Corner Short Control multiple cards one by one using Marlo Key Card, tabled shuffles
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 104
Edward Marlo Pre-Determined Four - Fourth Effect A Fingertip Peeked card vanishes, waxed corner short
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 107
Philip T. Goldstein On the Corner Short advantages, finding it, controlling a selection with it
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 2
Theodore Annemann Snapped Corner corner broken but attached
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Karl Fulves Technicolor Cards performer cuts to four Aces, but they have different back color, then he cuts to correct Aces but then deck changes color
  • The Magician Cuts to the Aces
  • The Gambler Cuts to the Aces
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1974 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 1
Roger Smith IF Cover Up Control #3 same with corner short key
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 5
Roger Smith Faro Shuffling With a Short Card
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 13
Roger Smith The Short Card Faro Force peek force in IF condition, faking IF control
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 13
Bernard Bilis Everywhere Everywhere and Nowhere variation, five cards shown to be the same card before changing into five selections
1976 Close Up, French Style 11
Hannes Höller Kurze Karte several methods of short cards, corner shorts
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 130
Ken De Courcy As a Location System using the stack as an open index, with optional corner shorts at regular intervals
1978 Jack's Pack 7
Jack Yates, Ken De Courcy Notes by the Editor
  • Keep the Sequence
  • False Shuffles and Cuts
  • With Two People
  • Short Corner
1978 Jack's Pack 5
Wayne Wall Signed, Sealed, Stabbed and Delivered card is selected and name written on an envelope. Envelope is placed inside spiral-bound deck, deck in order, missing card is selection
1979 The Card Book 3
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given
Related to
  • T. A. Waters in "Genii" Vol. 28, No. 1, 1963
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 99
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy II question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given, different handling
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 101
Roger Crosthwaite The Crosthwaite Key Card with ink dot
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 22
Roger Crosthwaite Multiple Card Control with the Crosthwaite Key Card
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 23
Unknown Peek Force corner short
1981 Polished Polish Prestidigitation 3
Stephen Tucker Cover Blown Christ Force without cover card, starting with top card secretly reversed above eye-level, also as key placement
1984 May the Force Be with You! 5
Stephen Minch Divination No. 4, spectator stops during riffle, the card is divined by performer, performer genuinely blindfolded
1984 Eyeless in Gaza 14
Unknown Riffle Force to break or to corner short card
1984 Eyeless in Gaza 15
Dai Vernon On the Corner-Short locating a corner short card and other things
Variations 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 2
Bruce Cervon Two Corner Short Controls overhand and riffle shuffle, using corner short
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 5
Harry Riser Estimation Help jogged corner short
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 7
Tom Gagnon Faro Control corner short next to selection unaffected by faro shuffle
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 7
Unknown Tapping on Table by some San Francisco Gambler, locating corner short
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 2
Edward Marlo Memo-Deck Index memorized deck with corner short key cards as pocket index
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 1
Frederick Braue Card to Wallet duplicate
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 18
Vanni Bossi A Faro Subtlety faro with corner-shorted cards, stacking application with fewer shuffles
1992 Escorial 1992 — The Marlo Year 10
Vanni Bossi Three Original Key Cards different types of thinned-out corners
  • First Type
  • Second Type
  • Third Type
1992 Escorial 1992 — The Marlo Year 15
Doug Canning UNCANNY deck in pocket and one card after the other is removed, spectator mentally spells his card and last letter matches selection
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 132
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 Fechter 37
Unknown The Little-finger Count plus many applications
1995 Card College - Volume 1 201
John Riggs In-Decks tactile aid to locate any card
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 111
Unknown Corner Short Riffle Force corner short
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 48
Karl Fulves Lifting at Corner Short without riffling
1996 Blocking Off 27
Karl Fulves Side Effects gaffed deck with various shortened cards, cutting to any card of tabled deck
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 32
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted
1996 Blocking Off 47
Karl Fulves Short End short card as key
1996 Blocking Off 118
Karl Fulves No-Break Cull using thick or short card
1996 Blocking Off 119
Karl Fulves Notes On The Date Deck
  • The Last Ten Years
  • Short Cuts
  • Open Dates
1997 Day For Any Date 30
Doug Edwards Estimation Proof Cut to number of cards chosen by spectator multiple times, also able to cut to Ace
1997 Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 163
Unknown The "Ae-Di-Tse-Tal" Forcing Pack No. 10, "Latest Idea" backwards, every other card corner short
(a) Mind Reading
(b) To Cut an Odd or Even Number
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 196
Roberto Giobbi Everywhere and Nowhere three indifferent cards and the deck change into spetator's selection and then back to normal, two duplicates
2000 Card College — Volume 4 827
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 201
Philip T. Goldstein O a word deck and ABC cards are used, chosen word is divined
2003 Saint Louis Notes 6
Doug Canning Midnight Speller counting and spelling, to find selection
Variations 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 168
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card, expanded text from 1982 edition includes a (corner) short card that stay next to a card during riffle shuffles
Related to 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 58
Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller Vernon and Miller on the Corner Short
Also published here
  • MUM, Dec. 2001
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 27
Harry Riser Second to None
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, June 2005
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 33
Harry Riser The Dictionary Definition
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, March 2002
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 71
Harry Riser The Spectator-Management Control
Also published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 74
Harry Riser The Impossible Faro Shuffle Card Control
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 95
Bill Abbott Corner Short Control
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 16
Alberto de Figueiredo El Vínculo spectator cuts and remembers a card, other spectator remembers a card he sees while deck is dribbled from hand to hand, same card
2013 Magia Demente 19
Unknown Key Card Placement with corner short
2013 Magia Demente 21
Unknown Dribble Force with corner short, think of a seen card
2013 Magia Demente 24
Axel Hecklau Karte unter Schachtel
Inspired by 2013 Evolution 22
Paul Vigil The More the Merrier multiple selection routine with eight cards, ends with Triumph
2014 Classic Fantastic 5
Unknown The SCaM Card on the "Shortened, Crimped and Marked Card"
Related to 2014 Classic Fantastic 15
Unknown The Short on the corner short
2014 Classic Fantastic 16
Bob Farmer, Steve Mayhew Bolo Jonah methods for marking the Jonah card
  • Marked Cards
  • Short and Long Cards
  • Snap Crimp (Mayhew)
Related to
  • "Lazy Man's Ten-Card Poker Deal" (Steve Mayhew, Labyrinth #8 Part 2, 1998)
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 30
Vanni Bossi Cornered three locator cards
  • The Incised Corner
  • The Thin Corner
  • The Jointed Corner
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 65
Edward Marlo Corner Short Peek Force
Related to 2017 In Search of the "perfect" Rise 21
Tom Gagnon Clipped Exchange card from pocket transposes with paper clipped in hand, duplicate
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 122
Steve Forte Center Deal Any Card Called card in center named by spectator which is then dealt out
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 944
Steve Forte First-Finger Corner Short Location first finger riffles upward in dealing grip
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 944