sympathetic location \n  second method
 third method \n william larsen \n t. page wright
1928
the l. w. card mysteries
William Larsen, T. Page Wright

Sympathetic Location

1928

The L. W. Card Mysteries

4



stop trick \n \n w. f. "rufus" steele
1928
card tricks you will do
W. F. "Rufus" Steele

Stop Trick

1928

Card Tricks You Will Do

21



life saver for card with card lost in pack \n \n t. page wright
1933
page wright's notebook
T. Page Wright

Life Saver for Card With Card Lost in Pack

1933

Page Wright's Notebook

15



ace in hole \n two selections in two halves appear at same position, out for lost card \n gordon r. mckenney \n linear a \n karl fulves
1939
the jinx 51100
Gordon R. McKenney

Ace in Hole

Related to

1939

The Jinx 51100
(Issue Winter Extra 1938/39)

373



universal cardincidence \n two decks, card thought of, performer and spectator each shuffle and deal cards out in certain patters, then the thoughtof card is in same position in both deck \n stephen simpson
1940
the jinx 51100
Stephen Simpson

Universal CardIncidence

1940

The Jinx 51100
(Issue 94)

581



a peculiar happenstance \n two cards in two piles appear at the same position, stacked & marked \n george w. lord \n m. d. overholser
1941
the jinx 101151
George W. Lord, M. D. Overholser

A Peculiar Happenstance

1941

The Jinx 101151
(Issue 136)

777



perplex!? ein trick mit zwei spielen \n two decks \n dr. stanley jaks
1941
hokus pokus
Dr. Stanley Jaks

Perplex!? Ein Trick mit zwei Spielen

1941

Hokus Pokus
(Vol. 3 No. 1)

10



cardincidence \n deck is cut in two, spectator and performer's selection are found at the same position \n charles terraneau \n skillnil! \n dr. william t. palchinas
1943
the phoenix 150
Charles Terraneau

CardIncidence

Related to

1943

The Phoenix 150
(Issue 30)

124



numerology??? \n two decks, three cards are counted to in both decks and they match \n george g. kaplan \n numerologie \n george g. kaplan
1944
hugard's magic monthly — volumes i, ii, iii and iv
George G. Kaplan

Numerology???

Also published here

May 1944

Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV
(Vol. 1 No. 12)

49



skillnil! \n combination of several routines, here as palchanis
pay off (walter gibson)
 one good trick (walter gibson)
 a total mystery (tony kardyro)
 total mystery / sensational sensitive finger tips (tony kardyro)
 cardincidence (charles terraneau) \n dr. william t. palchinas \n tony kardyro's "a total mystery" in " a routine supreme" \n tony kardyro's "total mystery" and "sensational sensetive finger tips" in "a routine supreme" \n pay off \n walter b. gibson \n one good trick... \n walter b. gibson \n cardincidence \n charles terraneau
1949
the phoenix 151200
Dr. William T. Palchinas

SkillNil!

Related to

1949

The Phoenix 151200
(Issue 183)

731



propensity of the inanimate \n two selections end up at same positions in two piles \n eddie joseph
1949 ca.
15 exciting minutes with a borrowed deck
Eddie Joseph

Propensity of the Inanimate

1949 ca.

15 Exciting Minutes with a Borrowed Deck

3



the mathematical card trick \n no. 33, two cards selected from shuffled deck, deck split into two, when dealt down, both cards turn up at the same time \n dr. jacob daley \n zur gleichen zeit \n dr. jacob daley \n deal stopper \n steve beam \n diabolicool \n steve beam \n too diabolicool \n steve beam \n fourway diabolicool \n steve beam
1950
scarne on card tricks
Dr. Jacob Daley

The Mathematical Card Trick

VariationsAlso published here

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

59



you do as cy do \n both cards at same position \n cy keller \n offcentre coincidence \n justin higham
1951
the phoenix 201 — 250
Cy Keller

You Do As Cy Do

Variations

1951

The Phoenix 201 — 250
(Issue 234)

935



koyincidence \n three thirds of deck, spectator selects card, when two packets are deal in unison, mates are at selection, not sure, twentysixth key \n toni koynini
1951
toni koynini's card miracles
Toni Koynini

Koyincidence

1951

Toni Koynini's Card Miracles

16



just unbelievable \n two selections made, deck honestly shuffled faceup/facedown, dealt into two piles, selections at same position, spectators are supposed to throw cotton balls at each other when their cards show up \n eddie joseph
1951
more dumbfounders with cards
Eddie Joseph

Just Unbelievable

1951

More Dumbfounders with Cards

7



the invisible influence \n deck is divided in halves and performer knows matching pairs when cards are dealt, six phases
 the patter
 the influence in operation
 the principle explained
 details of working
 additional information \n eddie joseph \n intuition \n nick trost
1951
the invisible influence
Eddie Joseph

The Invisible Influence

Variations

1951

The Invisible Influence

2



double count \n selection and performer's card show up at the same position in two piles \n al leech
1952
manipulating with leech
Al Leech

Double Count

1952

Manipulating with Leech

18



numero \n card is selected and returned, book tells which cards match which numbers, when card is named and the playing cards a second deck with numbers are dealt, number and selection are at the same place \n aage darling
1953
i'll read your mind
Aage Darling

Numero

1953

I'll Read Your Mind

39



elmsley's card coincidence \n deck cut into two piles, a card selected in each pile, later shown to turn up at the same position, handling is by vernon \n alex elmsley \n dai vernon \n dual countdown \n bob king
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Alex Elmsley, Dai Vernon

Elmsley's Card Coincidence

Variations

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

25



die macht des gedankens \n brief explanation of two effects without title
 two decks, selection is at same position in other deck, displacement of three cards
 cards removed from deck to select card, prediction / force \n unknown
1957
hokus pokus
Unknown

Die Macht des Gedankens

1957

Hokus Pokus
(Vol. 18 No. 6)

571



second fooler \n with two selections in two halves of one deck, automatic placement \n edward marlo
1958
faro notes
Edward Marlo

Second Fooler

1958

Faro Notes

50



faro fooler #11 \n exact placement, two selections are found at thought of number, with three variations \n edward marlo
1958
faro notes
Edward Marlo

Faro Fooler #11

1958

Faro Notes

62



impromptu power \n two selections, performer makes two piles and selections are at same position in each pile \n edward marlo
1959
riffle shuffle systems
Edward Marlo

Impromptu Power

1959

Riffle Shuffle Systems

37



samultaneous \n two cards are selected with the "card at position of cutoff number"procedure, appear at same position in two piles \n sam schwartz \n trimultaneous \n sam schwartz \n ramultaneous \n ramón riobóo \n diabolicool \n steve beam
1962
closeup card magic
Sam Schwartz

SamUltaneous

Related toVariations

1962

Closeup Card Magic

114



twogether \n two cards are selected with the "card at position of cutoff number"procedure, appear at same position in two piles \n howard schwarzman
1962
closeup card magic
Howard Schwarzman

TwoGether

1962

Closeup Card Magic

116



coincidenceagain \n \n jack avis \n coincidence  again \n jack avis
1962
ireland's yearbooks
Jack Avis

CoincidenceAgain

Also published here

1962

Ireland's Yearbooks
(Issue Yearbook 1962)

69



mated \n two decks, thought of number \n erwin sloan
1963
the new phoenix 351400
Erwin Sloan

Mated

1963

The New Phoenix 351400
(Issue 377)

337



1835 \n two selections show up at same position in two piles, faro \n edward marlo
1964
faro controlled miracles
Edward Marlo

1835

1964

Faro Controlled Miracles

19



coincidence? \n two selected cards in two piles turn up at the same position \n gene finnell
1967
free cut principle
Gene Finnell

Coincidence?

1967

Free Cut Principle

2



two card control \n two thoughtof cards are found in same position in two halves \n ben christopher
1968
the pallbearers review vol. 14
Ben Christopher

Two Card Control

June 1968

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 14
(Vol. 3 No. 8)

187



trimultaneous \n  part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
 part 2: samultaneous
 part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two oddnumbered piles
see also p. 348 \n sam schwartz \n "break even" (howard lyons, ibidem #4) \n "minimiracle" (john hamilton, linking ring, april 1967) \n samultaneous \n sam schwartz \n speaking of spells \n cushing strout
1970
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Sam Schwartz

TriMultaneous

Inspired by "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
 "MiniMiracle" (John Hamilton, Linking Ring, April 1967)
 SamUltaneous (Sam Schwartz, 1962)
Variations

Apr. 1970

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 5 No. 6)

334



child's play \n \n karl fulves \n speaking of spells \n cushing strout
1970
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Karl Fulves

Child's Play

Variations

Sep. 1970

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 5 No. 11)

364



stop trick \n blank card with "stop!" appears at same number in one heap as selection in other heap \n francis j. baker
1970
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Francis J. Baker

Stop Trick

Winter 1970

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio)

378



faroincidence \n reversed card is at same position as selection when dealt from two packets in unison, faro, nonslip cut, "the shuffled deck is handed to you behind your back. with the cards out of sight, reverse the 25th and 26th cards from the top." good luck! \n karl fulves
1971
the book of numbers
Karl Fulves

Faroincidence

1971

The Book of Numbers

27



expansion notes: as a coincidence \n procedure to control two peeked cards twentysix apart, effect application in which two selection appear at same position in two halves \n alex elmsley \n roy walton
1972
epilogue
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton

Expansion Notes: As A Coincidence

1972

Epilogue
(Issue 14)

113



the 26th card \n two selections are in same position in two halves \n gene finnell
1972
epilogue
Gene Finnell

The 26th Card

1972

Epilogue
(Issue 14)

115



mathematical twins variation \n mate found after klondike shuffle \n karl fulves \n second law \n karl fulves \n mathematical twins \n gene finnell
1972
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Karl Fulves

Mathematical Twins Variation

Inspired byRelated to

Feb. 1972

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 7 No. 4)

487



psychic triplets \n three decks, two normal one ultra mental deck \n alex redans
1972
the compleat magick — volume i
Alex Redans

Psychic Triplets

1972

The Compleat Magick — Volume I
(Issue 50)

249



coincidence \n two selections are in same position in two halves and divined, faro \n william zavis
1973
epilogue
William Zavis

Coincidence

1973

Epilogue
(Issue 17)

158



impromptu miracle \n \n lin searles \n cy endfield \n staggered  prime presentation \n eddie joseph
1973
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Lin Searles, Cy Endfield

Impromptu Miracle

Inspired by

Autumn 1973

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)

673



the detective card trick \n selection is at same position as face up card in other half \n edward g. brown \n die detektivkarte \n edward g. brown
1973
the card magic of edward g. brown
Edward G. Brown

The Detective Card Trick

Also published here

1973

The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown

96



control cards \n two selections from two halves end up in the same position, handling uses two jokers faceup in the halves that are later removed, klondike shuffle \n gene finnell
1973
gene finnell's card magic
Gene Finnell

Control Cards

1973

Gene Finnell's Card Magic

8



location \n incomplete faro control, klondike shuffle, a faceup card ends up at same position as selection in other half \n gene finnell
1973
gene finnell's card magic
Gene Finnell

Location

1973

Gene Finnell's Card Magic

18



coincidence? \n two selection turn up at same position in two halves
 variation #1
 variation #2
 coincidence? with a key card \n gene finnell
1973
gene finnell's card magic
Gene Finnell

Coincidence?

1973

Gene Finnell's Card Magic

60



twogether again \n two selections at same position in two piles, duplicate \n ken krenzel
1975
afterthoughts
Ken Krenzel

TwoGether Again

1975

Afterthoughts

93



paired choice \n in two piles of cards, two selected cards are found at the same position \n francis haxton
1975
pabular
Francis Haxton

Paired Choice

Jan. 1975

Pabular
(Vol. 1 No. 5)

60



diff dice \n "math trix"
with two dice \n karl fulves
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Karl Fulves

Diff Dice

Oct. 1975

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 10 No. 12)

1059



tom haw  becker triple prediction \n two decks named cards end up at same position, unclear description \n unknown
1975
the magic of francis carlyle
Unknown

Tom Haw  Becker Triple Prediction

1975

The Magic of Francis Carlyle

145



anyone for a pile trick? \n two cards peeked at in if condition \n roger smith
1975
the faro sorcery trilogy — number 1
Roger Smith

Anyone For a Pile Trick?

1975

The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1

4



intuition \n card reversed by spectator in red pack matches card reversed in blue pack by magician, same position in deck as well \n nick trost \n intuition \n nick trost
1976
subtle card magic: part one
Nick Trost

Intuition

Also published here

1976

Subtle Card Magic: Part One

7



matching matches \n no. 12, two spectators take some matches and count them, they remember cards at their corresponding position, performer makes two piles and both cards are in same position \n jack avis \n unknown
1976
selfworking card tricks
Jack Avis, Unknown

Matching Matches

1976

SelfWorking Card Tricks

21



the magic 13 \n no. 13, two spectators take a few cards and count them, they remember cards at their corresponding position, performer makes two piles and both cards are in same position \n sam schwartz
1976
selfworking card tricks
Sam Schwartz

The Magic 13

1976

SelfWorking Card Tricks

22



child's play \n no. 24 \n unknown
1976
selfworking card tricks
Unknown

Child's Play

1976

SelfWorking Card Tricks

40



double disclosure \n no. 26 \n unknown
1976
selfworking card tricks
Unknown

Double Disclosure

1976

SelfWorking Card Tricks

43



treffer \n two decks, cards turned over simultaneously and selections end up at same position \n hannes höller
1978
einfach wunderbar — wunderbar einfach
Hannes Höller

Treffer

1978

Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach

84



die detektivkarte \n selection is at same position as face up card in other half \n edward g. brown \n the detective card trick \n edward g. brown
1978
intermagic
Edward G. Brown

Die Detektivkarte

Also published here

Dec. 1978

Intermagic
(Vol. 5 No. 4)

140



riffle placement \n key at twentysix, two selections made from incomplete riffle shuffle position, end up twentysix apart, coincidence when dealt from two piles simultaneously  both selections at same position \n karl fulves
1979
riffle shuffle control
Karl Fulves

Riffle Placement

1979

Riffle Shuffle Control

4



robin's riffle \n two cards chosen from incomplete riffle shuffle position with smaller packets, in the end cards dealt from two piles and selections turn up at same position \n robin robertson \n synchronicity \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n a few steps further on \n jack avis
1979
riffle shuffle control
Robin Robertson

Robin's Riffle

Variations

1979

Riffle Shuffle Control

22



ultimate match \n no. 58, one card cut to in one deck, matches position in second deck, inverse stacks \n eddie joseph \n intelligentsia \n karl fulves
1979
selfworking mental magic
Eddie Joseph

Ultimate Match

Variations

1979

SelfWorking Mental Magic

96



double choice \n two selected cards, same position in both halves \n steve beam
1979
magic — the vanishing art
Steve Beam

Double Choice

1979

Magic — The Vanishing Art

41



seconds out \n mates of selected card are at the same position in three packets, based on peter kane's "son of tetradism" \n al smith \n peter kane \n son of tetradism \n peter kane
1980
pabular
Al Smith, Peter Kane

Seconds Out

Inspired by

Feb. 1980

Pabular
(Vol. 6 No. 2)

803



selecthree \n routine with esp cards, three phases, matching pairs in two piles then finding mates behind back \n howard a. adams
1980
oicufesp
Howard A. Adams

Selecthree

1980

OICUFESP
(Issue 4  esp card & mental miracles RETURN)

9



twogether \n two elevencard packets with ace through jack from two decks are dealt, predicted value matches in position and backs transpose \n karl fulves
1981
the chronicles
Karl Fulves

Twogether

1981

The Chronicles
(Issue 29)

1352



linear a \n power of thought variations, posed as problem \n karl fulves \n linear a \n karl fulves \n sympathy for the devil \n karl fulves
1981
interlocutor
Karl Fulves

Linear A

Related to

1981

Interlocutor
(Issue 46)

183



doublestop \n two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pile \n simon aronson \n david solomon \n "break even" (howard lyons, ibidem #4) \n doublestop simplified \n simon aronson
1982
sessions
Simon Aronson, David Solomon

Doublestop

Inspired by "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
Variations

1982

Sessions

5



linear 'z' \n one cards put face up in half of deck, mate at same position in other \n william zavis
1982
spellbinder
William Zavis

Linear 'Z'

1982

SpellBinder
(Vol. 2 No. 20)

377



misteree five by five \n one suit added to a deck to make a 65card deck, selection matches coincidence when two piles are turned up in unison, faro, constant stack \n peter kane \n basic cidentaquin \n howard a. adams \n pinochle pentaquin \n nick trost
1982
kane
Peter Kane

Misteree Five by Five

Inspired byVariations

1982

Kane

7



son of tetradism \n mates of selected card are at the same position in three packets \n peter kane \n one of martin breese's magicassettes \n tetradism \n peter kane \n seconds out \n al smith \n peter kane
1982
kane
Peter Kane

Son of Tetradism

Inspired byVariationsAlso published here one of Martin Breese's Magicassettes

1982

Kane

71



no hands smyth's myth \n two selections in two piles appear at same position despite shuffling \n peter plotkin
1983
apocalypse vol. 610
Peter Plotkin

No Hands Smyth's Myth

Feb. 1983

Apocalypse Vol. 610
(Vol. 6 No. 2)

735



double coincedence \n "coincidence" (sic)
two cards end up in same position in two piles, using onehanded second deal \n simon lovell \n double coincidence \n simon lovell
1983
second to none
Simon Lovell

Double Coincedence

Also published here

1983

Second to None

39



zur gleichen zeit \n \n dr. jacob daley \n the mathematical card trick \n dr. jacob daley
1984
intermagic
Dr. Jacob Daley

Zur gleichen Zeit

Also published here

Jan. 1984

Intermagic
(Vol. 10 No. 3&4)

95



duomental \n two selections in two piles end up at same position, using onehanded bottom deal \n gene maze
1985
the collected almanac
Gene Maze

DuoMental

1985

The Collected Almanac
(Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36)

357



in the same place \n two cards in two halves appear at same position, if control \n edward marlo
1988
marlo's magazine volume 6
Edward Marlo

In the Same Place

1988

Marlo's Magazine Volume 6

154



staggering power of thought \n mates found when dealing through two halves simultaneously \n edward marlo \n staggered  prime presentation \n eddie joseph \n the power of thought \n paul curry \n synchronicity \n helder guimarães
1988
m.i.n.t. — volume i
Edward Marlo

Staggering Power of Thought

Inspired byVariations

1988

M.I.N.T. — Volume I

16



incomplete power of thought \n \n edward marlo
1988
m.i.n.t. — volume i
Edward Marlo

Incomplete Power Of Thought

1988

M.I.N.T. — Volume I

20



the 50% miracle \n faro \n edward marlo \n "controlled thoughts" (sydney lawrence, ten selfworking master effects)
1988
m.i.n.t. — volume i
Edward Marlo

The 50% Miracle

Inspired by "Controlled Thoughts" (Sydney Lawrence, Ten SelfWorking Master Effects)

1988

M.I.N.T. — Volume I

182



numerologie \n two decks, three cards are counted to in both decks and they match \n george g. kaplan \n numerology??? \n george g. kaplan
1988
intermagic
George G. Kaplan

Numerologie

Also published here

Apr. 1988

Intermagic
(Vol. 13 No. 4)

182



miracle dealer \n spectator and performer select a card, both get half the cards and start dealing, suddenly performer says stop and on top of both halves are the selections \n gary plants \n a coincidence \n derek delgaudio
1989
the trapdoor — volume two
Gary Plants

Miracle Dealer

Variations

1989

The Trapdoor — Volume Two
(Issue 26)

454



dual countdown \n two cards chosen in two piles out of hand, both deal in unison and performer calls "stop", both selections are there and performer names one of them \n bob king \n elmsley's card coincidence \n alex elmsley \n dai vernon
1989
magician foolers
Bob King

Dual CountDown

Inspired by

1989

Magician Foolers

11



impromptu ayes of the gods \n either the two selections are in same position in two halves, or they are located via fishing \n edward marlo \n ayes of the gods \n jon racherbaumer
1990
cardfixes
Edward Marlo

Impromptu Ayes of the Gods

Inspired by

1990

Cardfixes

2



a match made in zebulon (a suburb of knightdale) \n two selection found at same position when deck is cut in half \n steve beam \n penny plain \n alex elmsley \n a match made in zebulon \n steve beam
1991
the trapdoor — volume two
Steve Beam

A Match Made in Zebulon (A Suburb of Knightdale)

Inspired byAlso published here

1991

The Trapdoor — Volume Two
(Issue 41)

731



a match made in knightdale \n two selection found at same position when deck is cut in half \n steve beam \n a match made in knightdale \n steve beam
1991
the trapdoor — volume two
Steve Beam

A Match Made in Knightdale

Also published here

1991

The Trapdoor — Volume Two
(Issue 41)

734



making smith more mythic \n two selections occupy the same position in two halves \n jon racherbaumer
1992
card finesse ii
Jon Racherbaumer

Making Smith More Mythic

1992

Card Finesse II

225



diamond jack jr. \n selection in one half is at same position as detective card in other half, story really improvised with eight cards \n karl fulves
1992
deceptive practices
Karl Fulves

Diamond Jack Jr.

1992

Deceptive Practices

39



un billon de probabilidades en contra \n two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to curry's power of thought \n dany ray \n "ilusionismo" n° 173/4, 1959 \n the power of thought \n paul curry \n one in a billion \n dany ray
1992
la magia de ascanio — vol. 3
Dany Ray

Un Billon de Probabilidades en Contra

Related toAlso published here

1992

La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3

108



the ken brooke routine with joe stuthard's trilby deck  part two \n edited reprint from brooke's magazine "routine" (1950), triumph with end strippers, two selections (one only thought of) from two piles end up next to each other \n ken brooke
1993
new sorcerer
Ken Brooke

The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck  Part Two

1993

New Sorcerer
(Vol. 1 No. 5)

12



nexus \n performer's and spectator's selection are in same position in two piles \n philip t. goldstein
1994
thabbatical
Philip T. Goldstein

Nexus

1994

Thabbatical

82



annexus \n performer's and spectator's selection are in same position in two piles \n philip t. goldstein
1994
thabbatical
Philip T. Goldstein

Annexus

1994

Thabbatical

86



sannexus \n performer's and spectator's selection are in same position in two piles \n philip t. goldstein
1994
thabbatical
Philip T. Goldstein

Sannexus

1994

Thabbatical

88



duomental \n two selections in two piles end up at same position, using onehanded bottom deal \n gene maze
1994
gene maze and the art of bottom dealing
Gene Maze

DuoMental

1994

Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing

104



mated \n cards dealt from both hands simultaneously, stopped several times, mates each time \n gene maze
1994
gene maze and the art of bottom dealing
Gene Maze

Mated

1994

Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing

106



shadow play \n spectator remembers card at small number, two decks used to count down after some procedure, selection in both decks at same position \n karl fulves
1994
rigmarole
Karl Fulves

Shadow Play

1994

Rigmarole
(Issue 6)

65



sympathy for the devil \n twelve cards removed from shuffled deck, a packet of cards is removed from envelope and both dealt simultaneously, one card is reversed in prediction packet and it matches the card in the other packet and also a prediction \n karl fulves \n linear a \n karl fulves
1994
verbatim
Karl Fulves

Sympathy for the Devil

Related to

1994

Verbatim
(Issue 10)

141



fourway smyth's myth \n with four packets \n wylee packer
1995
apocalypse vol. 1620
Wylee Packer

FourWay Smyth's Myth

July 1995

Apocalypse Vol. 1620
(Vol. 18 No. 7)

2530



doublestop simplified \n two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pile
 key method
 "no key" method \n simon aronson \n doublestop \n simon aronson \n david solomon
1995
simply simon
Simon Aronson

Doublestop Simplified

Inspired by

1995

Simply Simon

79



two wrongs make it right \n two decks, two cards chosen in one, both decks dealt in unison to two predicted cards in other deck, the selections show up in same place, funny presentation about making wrong predictions \n simon aronson
1995
simply simon
Simon Aronson

Two Wrongs Make It Right

1995

Simply Simon

173



a match made in zebulon \n two selection found at same position when deck is cut in half \n steve beam \n a match made in zebulon (a suburb of knightdale) \n steve beam \n penny plain \n alex elmsley
1995
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 2
Steve Beam

A Match Made in Zebulon

Inspired byAlso published here

1995

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 2

96



a match made in knightdale \n two selection found at same position when deck is cut in half \n steve beam \n a match made in knightdale \n steve beam
1995
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 2
Steve Beam

A Match Made in Knightdale

Also published here

1995

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 2

99



little alice \n mate coincidence with oddbacked cards in two packets, one handled behind back, red/blue double backer \n karl fulves \n dichotomy \n j. w. sarles \n informant \n karl fulves
1996
underworld
Karl Fulves

Little Alice

Inspired byRelated to

1996

Underworld
(Issue 3)

32



intuition \n two reversed selections match / same position in decks \n nick trost \n intuition \n nick trost \n the invisible influence \n eddie joseph
1997
the card magic of nick trost
Nick Trost

Intuition

Inspired byAlso published here

1997

The Card Magic of Nick Trost

161



matchical mix \n two cards, two piles, same position  selection and mate \n peter duffie
1997
effortless card magic
Peter Duffie

Matchical Mix

1997

Effortless Card Magic

40



an interesting use of that principle \n two cards, two piles, same position + prediction kicker \n peter duffie
1997
effortless card magic
Peter Duffie

An Interesting Use of That Principle

1997

Effortless Card Magic

44



the automatic locator \n \n peter duffie
1997
effortless card magic
Peter Duffie

The Automatic Locator

1997

Effortless Card Magic

85



double coincidence \n two cards end up in same position in two piles
 bonus method number one
 bonus method number two \n simon lovell \n double coincedence \n simon lovell
1997
simon says!
Simon Lovell

Double Coincidence

Also published here

1997

Simon Says!

198



pk dice \n "three tricks"
two sevencard packets dealt one by one, only the card matches that was chosen with a die throw earlier \n karl fulves
1998
underworld
Karl Fulves

PK Dice

1998

Underworld
(Issue 7)

98



brainchild \n "three tricks"
two sixcard packets dealt one by one, only the card matches that was chosen with a die throw earlier \n karl fulves \n brainchild \n karl fulves \n notes on brainchild \n karl fulves
1998
underworld
Karl Fulves

Brainchild

Related to

1998

Underworld
(Issue 7)

98



two packs shuffled and card found in same position in each \n no. 47 \n ellis stanyon
1999
ellis stanyon's best card tricks
Ellis Stanyon

Two Packs Shuffled and Card Found in Same Position in Each

1999

Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks

83



coincidental brainwave \n deck cut in half and pairs turned up until there is a match, same value is reversed in second deck \n bobby bernard
1999
collected card notes
Bobby Bernard

Coincidental Brainwave

1999

Collected Card Notes

83



igor \n two packets, card chosen in one matches up with vampire in other packet when counted simultaneously \n karl fulves \n staggered  prime presentation \n eddie joseph
2000
lost vampire secrets
Karl Fulves

Igor

Inspired by

2000

Lost Vampire Secrets

173



fast food \n two ordered ace through ten piles, card chosen from one, then counted simultaneously, card in other pile at same position changes to jack of spades and comes out in pieces from container (cauldron) \n karl fulves
2000
lost vampire secrets
Karl Fulves

Fast Food

2000

Lost Vampire Secrets

181



perfect harmony \n two decks, three time spectators find same card then pairs end up at same position in the deck \n manfred bacia \n three in a million \n frank garcia
2000
concertos for pasteboard
Manfred Bacia

Perfect Harmony

Related to

2000

Concertos for Pasteboard

4



deal stopper \n two cards selected from shuffled deck, deck split into two, when dealt down, both cards turn up at the same time \n steve beam \n the mathematical card trick \n dr. jacob daley
2000
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 3
Steve Beam

Deal Stopper

Inspired by

2000

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 3

148



double find \n no. 6 \n karl fulves \n walter rollins
2001
new selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves, Walter Rollins

Double Find

2001

New SelfWorking Card Tricks

8



brainchild \n no. 16, two sets from ace to six are cut by spectator and one replaced by a signed four, when cards are dealt in two rows, the fours are the only ones that match \n karl fulves \n brainchild \n karl fulves
2001
new selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves

Brainchild

Related to

2001

New SelfWorking Card Tricks

26



stop or else! \n no. 24, "stop or else" written on joker \n karl fulves
2001
my best selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves

Stop or Else!

2001

My Best SelfWorking Card Tricks

49



countback \n two piles dealt in unison until indicator card, then spelled to find selection, partial faro \n jack avis
2002
ahead of the pack
Jack Avis

Countback

2002

Ahead of the Pack

100



synchronicity \n two cards chosen from incomplete riffle shuffle position with smaller packets, in the end cards dealt from two piles and selections turn up at same position \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n robin's riffle \n robin robertson \n temple patton's coincidence \n nick trost
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

Synchronicity

Inspired byVariations

2003

Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2

93



quickie match \n two decks, two numbers named, cards at that number match, using killer count \n peter duffie \n aldo colombini \n robin robertson
2004
killer koncepts
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson

Quickie Match

2004

Killer Koncepts

27



one in a billion \n two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to curry's power of thought \n dany ray \n "ilusionismo" n° 173/4, 1959 \n un billon de probabilidades en contra \n dany ray \n the power of thought \n paul curry
2006
the magic of ascanio — studies of card magic
Dany Ray

One in a Billion

Related toAlso published here

2006

The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic

132



coincidence  again \n \n jack avis \n coincidenceagain \n jack avis
2006
rara avis
Jack Avis

Coincidence  Again

Also published here

2006

Rara Avis

37



a few steps further on \n two cards chosen from incomplete riffle shuffle position, fulves's riffle shuffle control \n jack avis \n robin's riffle \n robin robertson
2006
rara avis
Jack Avis

A Few Steps Further On

Inspired by

2006

Rara Avis

56



simultwins \n two handlings, optional faro \n jack avis
2006
rara avis
Jack Avis

Simultwins

2006

Rara Avis

120



cut and run \n ideas of placement principle
 simple coincidence
 faro 53
 use of a special key card
 non faro method
 another approach \n michael powers \n eyes of the gods \n john hamilton \n riffle shuffle control \n karl fulves
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Cut and Run

Inspired byRelated to

2006

Power Plays

131



matchimera \n \n stewart james \n first call to cards, 1954
2007
the essential stewart james
Stewart James

Matchimera

Also published here First Call To Cards, 1954

2007

The Essential Stewart James

125



offcentre coincidence \n deck is split in half, dealt down, two selections appear at the same time \n justin higham \n you do as cy do \n cy keller
2008
dexterity manual
Justin Higham

OffCentre Coincidence

Inspired by

2008

Dexterity Manual

51



stopper \n spectator inserts top card reversed in deck, another deck is deal in unison with this one and a match occurs at reversed card, with open prediction themed variation \n gene maze \n clear channel \n karl fulves
2008
prolix
Gene Maze

Stopper

Inspired by

2008

Prolix
(Issue 4)

226



follow the money \n two decks, four coins, four cards chosen from one deck, cards counted according to coin values, chosen cards match cards in other deck when turned over in unison \n mel bennett
2008
prolix
Mel Bennett

Follow The Money

2008

Prolix
(Issue 5)

300



temple patton's coincidence \n \n nick trost \n "counterespionage" (temple c. patton, card tricks anyone can do, 1968) \n synchronicity \n peter duffie \n robin robertson
2009
subtle card creations — volume 2
Nick Trost

Temple Patton's Coincidence

Inspired by

2009

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2

301



a "staggered" routine \n two cards removed from two halves, when both halves are turned up in unison, the mates of those cards show up at the same time, three more phases until all pairs match \n nick trost \n staggered  prime presentation \n eddie joseph
2009
subtle card creations — volume 2
Nick Trost

A "Staggered" Routine

Inspired by

2009

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2

318



pinochle pentaquin \n selection matches coincidence when two piles are turned up in unison, uses pinochle deck \n nick trost \n basic cidentaquin \n howard a. adams \n misteree five by five \n peter kane
2009
subtle card creations — volume 2
Nick Trost

Pinochle Pentaquin

Inspired by

2009

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2

498



out on location \n two piles, dealt simultaneously, one card shows up faceup and at same position in other half is previous selection \n j. w. sarles \n karl fulves \n all star aces \n john scarne \n stewart james \n j. w. sarles
2010
prolix
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves

Out On Location

Inspired by

2010

Prolix
(Issue 8)

496



triple coincidence \n card reversed in a deck, card selected in other deck, same card found at same position, cards found to be of the other decks \n tony econ
2012
the f.f.f.f. book
Tony Econ

Triple Coincidence

2012

The F.F.F.F. Book

89



hacer lo imposible \n two selections in two piles show up at same position, handsoff \n jim steinmeyer \n eddie joseph \n "impossible" (eddie joseph, 1952)
2014
treacherous impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph

Hacer lo Imposible

Inspired by "Impossible" (Eddie Joseph, 1952)

2014

Treacherous Impuzzibilities

17



estimated sunken key \n two selected cards by spectator and magician, spectator deals the deck in six piles, two possible endings:
first ending: both cards are next to each other in the same pile
second ending: both cards are in the same position in different piles \n tomas blomberg \n the nifty key \n charles t. jordan \n 2. abbott's version. "the certain card trick." \n percy abbott
2014
blomberg laboratories
Tomas Blomberg

Estimated Sunken Key

Inspired by

2014

Blomberg Laboratories

134



late key \n two selected cards from a deck, one is lost and the other one is placed in spectator´s pocket. this deck and another one are dealt at the same time, magician stops at the first selected card and at the duplicate of the second selection \n tomas blomberg \n staggered  prime presentation \n eddie joseph
2014
blomberg laboratories
Tomas Blomberg

Late Key

Related to

2014

Blomberg Laboratories

137



progressive mating season (vii) \n  the work
 phase ii
 phase iii  progressive transformation
 phase iv  the entire deck changes \n steve beam \n mating season vii \n steve beam
2016
tea time with the pasteboards
Steve Beam

Progressive Mating Season (VII)

Also published here

2016

Tea Time With The Pasteboards

2



the nearly final countdown \n spectator peeks at card, mates appear at same position in two halves \n ryan plunkett \n twin peeks \n ryan plunkett
2017
a new angle
Ryan Plunkett

The Nearly Final Countdown

Related to

2017

A New Angle

76



ramultaneous \n two cards are selected with the "card at position of cutoff number"procedure, appear at same position in two piles \n ramón riobóo \n samultaneous \n sam schwartz
2018
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 11
Ramón Riobóo

RamUltaneous

Inspired by

2018

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 11

139



coincidencia banal \n total coincidence routine using one deck, three phases, bluff \n lorenz schär \n total coincidence \n juan tamariz \n "ultimate coincidence" (pit hartling, little green lecture video)
2019
cards against reality
Lorenz Schär

Coincidencia Banal

Inspired by

2019

Cards Against Reality

123



synchronicity \n "an act of pure luck"
 first and second phase: spectator and performer each select a card from half the deck and find each other's cards, spectator via tantalizer
 third phase: cards at chosen position in both halves match, then whole deck is mated \n helder guimarães \n staggering power of thought \n edward marlo \n "the tantalizer" to stack \n denis behr
2019
secret language — volume 1
Helder Guimarães

Synchronicity

Inspired by

2019

Secret Language — Volume 1

432



gps \n outofhand selection procedure, advertising card appears at same position in one half as selection in other \n michael weber
2020
elixir
Michael Weber

GPS

May 2020

Elixir
(Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 2 (Spring #2))

237



dual reality \n two piles, cards are dealt, two cards remembered and lost again, one is turned over and other is found at same position in second pile \n dani daortiz
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Dani DaOrtiz

Dual Reality

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

20



diabolicool \n two freely selected cards end up at same positions in two piles \n steve beam \n the mathematical card trick \n dr. jacob daley \n samultaneous \n sam schwartz
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

Diabolicool

Inspired byRelated to

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

107



too diabolicool \n cut card appears at same position as chosen card in second pile \n steve beam \n the mathematical card trick \n dr. jacob daley \n notes on too diabolicool \n steve beam
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

Too Diabolicool

Inspired byVariations

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

112



notes on too diabolicool \n more ideas for too diabolicool
 cards are my business
 stop the show \n steve beam \n too diabolicool \n steve beam
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

Notes on Too Diabolicool

Inspired by

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

115



fourway diabolicool \n \n steve beam \n the mathematical card trick \n dr. jacob daley
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

FourWay Diabolicool

Inspired by

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

116


