123 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Svengali Principle / Other Applications & Handling of Long-Short-Deck
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Das künstliche Abheben No. 48, performer cuts deck and announces in advance whether he cut to a number or picture card
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 57
Dr. Ford Rogers Peek Deck Cards
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 6
Charles T. Jordan A Unique Reverse No. 4, thought-of picture card reverses itself in the deck, using cards glued back-to-back at one end with one cut short
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 10
Charles T. Jordan, William McGrew Speaking of Pink Elephants No. 8, named card changes back color, then the whole deck, card spelled to, card travels from one half to the other, red-blue peek deck cards
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 16
Unknown A Prearranged Pack of Cards that can be Shuffled long-short deck with pairs that fit together via Si Stebbins system
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Unknown Various Methods of Handling the Pack
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 245
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack twenty-six glued pairs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Charles T. Jordan Speaking of Pink Elephants color changing backs, then a card travels from one half to the other, glued pairs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 289
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
Burling Hull The Svengali Deck handling tips and getting into it from divided svengali deck
1938 Greater Magic 430
Unknown Three-Way Svengali Forcing Deck
1938 Greater Magic 450
Dr. Ford Rogers Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack short forcing cards glued on long indifferent cards
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 451
Charles A. Leedy Cards Plus Jugglery card travels from long-short glued forcing deck to pocket
1938 Greater Magic 452
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 371
Donald Holmes Forcing Deck long-short glued pairs with loose force card in between
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Unknown Svengali Shuffle how to shuffle a Svengali Deck
1940 Expert Card Technique 412
Franklin V. Taylor Peek Deck
Related toVariations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 103
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 188
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book test
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Franklin V. Taylor, Warner Perry, James G. Thompson Jr., R. C. Buff Peek Deck with several ideas and handlings
1945 My Best 111
Harlan Tarbell The Telepathic Deck pairs glued together in centre, for tossed out deck
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 245
Don A. Hans One Card in 52 named card has different back color
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
Al Baker Double Thought two cards, clean, gaffed
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 411
Edward Marlo The Marlo Miracle Deck long-short deck with short ends and sides, all faces roughed and every other card reversed in menetekel pairs
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 1 spectator peeks at card in fingertip position, performer names it
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 2 assistant names peeked-at card
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 3 peeked-at card turns over
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 4 peeked-at card is reversed by performer behind back
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 5 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 6 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses at named number
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 7 peeked-at card is spelled to and found reversed
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 5
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 12
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Suggested Pitch Routine for Marlo Miracle Deck, composed from above effects
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 8
Karrell Fox The Twitching Muscle presentation for Frank Taylor's Peek Deck
Inspired by 1960 Comedy a la Card 23
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 21
Unknown Kosmische Strahlen triple transformation deck, rough-smooth and short-long
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 14
James G. Thompson Jr. Peek Deck Origins and Telomatic Deck
Aug. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 198
Karl Fulves Reconstruction performer gives deck several honest riffle shuffles, then spectator remembers card and its position, then several more honest riffle shuffles, position named and card found, interesting (also in Ibidem)
Related toVariations 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 83
Charles Brush Long-Short Stacked Deck from early Sphinx
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 83
Sam Schwartz Thot in Color odd-backed prediction in envelope, odd-backed long-short Menetekel deck
Related to July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 986
John A. Novak Sven Stebbins svengali deck meets Si Stebbins, paired deck
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 134) 669
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Developing ESP spectator learns to cut at the same ESP symbol every time, shuffled deck
1976 The Third Ecstasy 34
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
U. F. Grant, Burling Hull Grant's "Predicto" Book and Card Test number up to fifty-two named, that card value used to count to a page and word in book, word written on reversed card in deck
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 65
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 22
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit the short card
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 23
Edward Marlo, David Solomon The Pinned Cards whole deck is punched, same effect as The Stapled Cards, one of two cards pinned together transposes with selection
  • 1st Method (Marlo)
  • 2nd Method (Solomon)
  • 3rd Method: Gaffed Pip Method (S.)
  • Double-Bubble Method: Taylor Peek Deck Card (S.)
  • Clipper Method (S.)
  • 2nd Clipper Method (M.)
  • The Double Double Bubble (2 Selections) (S.)
  • Marlo's D.D. Bubble Method
  • Direct Pinned Cards (M.)
Inspired by 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 190
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs
Aug. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 524
Gene "Phantini" Grant Super Mental Deck Al Koran Deck meets Svengali
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 26
Juan Tamariz, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Blockbuster Prediction two packs, magician reverses card in one, then spectator in other deck, they match, repeat, Brainwave & Multeffect Cards
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1006
Val Evans Multeffect Cards
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1007
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined
1982 shuffled lecture 8
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit the short card
1982 shuffled lecture 9
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined
1982 12/12 9
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit short card
1982 12/12 10
Thomas Alan Waters Parity two cards divined, symbol cards / picture cards
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 409
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle citing Cremer's "Hanky Panky" (1872), Robert-Houdin's "Card Sharpers" and many more sources
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 3
Ellsworth Lyman A Color Changing Trick asymmetric stripper-type preparation, when riffling through the deck the cards are either all red or black, see also p. 58
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, November 1907
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 4
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle explaining the principle, with reproduced ad by Burling Hull from 1909
  • short ends
  • short corners
  • scallop shorts (& combined cuts)
  • roughed Svengali deck
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 10
John H. Keller Long-Short Menetekel Deck
Also published here
  • "Ten Card Tricks" (John Keller, 1932)
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 54
Ralph W. Hull Cosmic Ray Deck Svengali principle with triplets instead of pairs, center card of each three-card-group reversed, 1934
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 56
Jesse Demaline Super Brainwave Pack long-short brainwave deck
Related to
  • The Gen, November 1954
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 91
Albert Goshman Nudist Deck deck with no faces or backs have faces and backs appear and disappear.
1985 Magic By Gosh 91
Helmut "Kalanag" Schreiber Cartas Nudistas as shown to Ascanio by Kalanag in 1949
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 153
Arturo de Ascanio Cartas Nudistas
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 56
Steve Beam The Ladder Prediction prediction of a card, reversed Svengali
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 35
Sam Schwartz Road Scholar horse race plot
Related to 1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 15
Steven Youell Gaffus Maximus card with different back is placed in deck, spectator choses that exact card when cards are riffled through
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 83
Ken Krenzel, Franklin V. Taylor Peak Decks approaches for the Taylor Peek Deck
1997 Ingenuities 111
Franklin V. Taylor Taylor Peek Deck brief, glued pairs
1997 Ingenuities 111
Unknown Svengali Shuffle
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 247
Nick Trost Seven-Spades Bridge Deal Partner and performer get all the spades
Related to
  • "To Deal Yourself All the Trumps" (Ellis Stanyon, Magic, 1913)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 251
Nick Trost Seven-No-Trump Bridge Deal Partner and performer get no-trump hands
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 253
Nick Trost In-Between Deal Game called In-Between, uses poker chips
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 254
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 265
Nick Trost Canasta Deal
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 274
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined
1997 FISM '97 8
Jim Zachary Jimbo's Sneaky Shuffle Action divided deck overhand shuffle with one half short
1997 Simon Says! 138
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
1998 The Book 84
Ellis Stanyon The "Fin-de-Siècle" Forcing Pack of Cards No. 9, long-short deck, Mene-Tekel "first sold by W. D. Le Roy"
  • First Arrangement and Tricks with Same (long-short menetekel deck, with some basic applications)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 195
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
Ellis Stanyon The Double "Forcing" Pack No. 12, different forcing cards cut on different corners or angle
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 198
Ellis Stanyon The Triple "Forcing" Pack No. 13, for three cards
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 200
Ellis Stanyon The Combination "Fin-de-Siècle" Magic Pack No. 14, combination of Svengali and Mene-Tekel, triplets with different cuts
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 200
Ellis Stanyon The "Anstro" Forcing Deck No. 23, long-short deck with both cards forcing cards
  • Suggested Effect (two cards selected and then spectators find each other's cards)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 205
Ellis Stanyon Riffle Shuffle for the Paired Pack No. 31, long-short pairs of cards that add up to fourteen, can be riffle shuffled, divining chosen card by the one next to it or forcing a number
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 290
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocket
Related toAlso published here 2000 Anam Cara 21
Mark Lewis Handling the Svengali Deck basics
  • Main Points to Remember
2001 The Long and the Short of it 9
Mark Lewis Reverse Card reversed card apparently rights itself
2001 The Long and the Short of it 31
Karl Fulves The Automaton twelve court cards oujogged, performer memorizes their order at a glance, they are taken out and shuffled, performer restores them into original order
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 40
Nicholas Einhorn The Martini Deck spectator stops at only odd-backed card, red-blue short-long deck
2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 16
Steven Youell Gaffus Maximus unknown odd-backed card placed into deck, spectator choses one from the face and it is the odd-backed one, red/blue long-short deck
  • Ditching the Gaff
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 21
Karl Fulves Light Fingered two cards removed from upper and lower half of deck after riffle shuffles, performer looks through deck and names both
2005 Clockwork 40
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocket
Also published here 2006 Compilation 68
David Solomon Impromptu Svengali Deck Principle
2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 168
Arturo de Ascanio, Helmut "Kalanag" Schreiber The Nudist Deck two versions
  • Nudist Cards - The 1949 Version (shown by Kalanag)
  • Nudist Cards - The 1956 Version
  • Nudist Cards - Latest Version
Also published here 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 229
Karl Fulves The L/S Deck long-short deck applications
Related to 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 625
Karl Fulves The Perfect Shuffle long-short deck with alternated color shuffled, sold as perfect faro or false shuffle
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 626
Karl Fulves Playing Winners
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 626
Karl Fulves Improving The Hand
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 626
Karl Fulves Long/Short Story
Inspired by 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 628
Karl Fulves Refining The Action using stripper deck as long-short deck
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 628
Michael Weber Many Tekel Deck riffle shuffled, but any four of a kind can be produced
2014 Old Dog 3
Michael Weber Ten Card Tekel Deck shuffled, spectator deals ten cards from anywhere and they are the ten cards needed for Ten Card Poker Deal
2014 Old Dog 5
Michael Weber Ten Card Tekel deck fairly riffle shuffles, yet set-up for Ten Card Poker Deal ready without adjustments
  • The Not-So-Obvious Obvious Discovery
  • Another Not So Obvious Obvious Discovery
  • One Approach to the TCPD
2015 TEN 45
Michael Weber Killer 21 performer repeatably wins despite shuffling and cutting
2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 23
Paul Vigil, Bill Abbott The Octopus Deck two spectators think of cards in spread, then two selected with tossed-out deck procedure
  • Phase 1: Up Close
  • Phase 2: Furthur
Inspired by
  • "The Octopus Deck" (Bill Abbott, 2008)
2017 The Doors of Deception 197
Bob Farmer The Tele-Psychic-Omatic Deck thought-of card (one of thirteen) is not in deck, it has become a blank card, peek-pairs
Inspired by 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 77
Bob Farmer Svengali Predestination chosen and thought-of card (in relation to chosen one) are predicted
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 94
Bob Farmer Svenvoodoo position of freely peeked-at card is named, then chosen card appears at named number, svengali-peek-deck combination, with marking system
Variations 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 101
Denis Behr Photographic Memory
  • First Phase - Move-a-Card
  • Second Phase - The Missing Card
  • Third Phase - Half the Deck (spectator takes phone picture of order, after shuffling the order the performer can still recite it correctly)
Inspired by 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 59
Douglas Hood The Overhand Shuffle of a Long-Short Deck
Also published here
  • Abracadabra, Vol. 9 No. 255 (May 1950)
2018 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 3 67
Matt Baker S.O.L. card selected by spectator under very stringent conditions, magician is still able to divine its identity, x-ray case
2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 233
Yves Carbonnier 4. Retrouvailles Impossibles impossible stop trick, handling of Svengali deck
2019 Grand Livre de Cartomagie 181
Tom Gagnon Freda card is also odd-backed
Inspired byVariations 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 397