34 entries in Cards / Principles / Placement Principles / Inverse Stack Placement
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Prime Presentation two decks, one card is selected and both decks dealt until same card is found in other deck, card found at same position as mate of selection is named and its mate is not found in other deck but in envelope, repeated with written prediction inside card case
Related toVariations 1949 Staggered 1
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Two prediction printed in newspaper
1949 Staggered 3
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Three cards sent in advance to spectator as prediction
1949 Staggered 3
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Four two decks, two cards are selected by two spectators and mates are found
1949 Staggered 3
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Five two decks, two cards are selected by two spectators and mates are found, one deck dealt face up and one face down
1949 Staggered 4
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Six two decks, two cards are selected by dealing to a chosen number, mates are found at same position, with variation
1949 Staggered 4
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Seven two decks are cut and placed under hats, 51 cards are dealt and last two cards match
1949 Staggered 5
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Eight two decks and one is cut by spectator, performer removes same card from other deck
1949 Staggered 5
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Nine two decks, mate of selection is found in pocket
1949 Staggered 5
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Ten two decks, same card is found
1949 Staggered 5
Eddie Joseph Applying Staggered Principle for Two-Person Mental Act Staggered - Prime Presentation done with medium
1949 Staggered 11
Karl Fulves Psi-X cut and shuffle procedure, only selection (probably) at stack position afterwards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 10) 1161
Jerry K. Hartman More Than One Way "There's More Than One Way To Spin A Cut."
two decks in reverse order
Inspired byRelated to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1184
Eddie Joseph Ultimate Match No. 58, one card cut to in one deck, matches position in second deck, inverse stacks
Variations 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 96
Thomas Alan Waters Twindow two decks, one is cut and card turned over, both deck are dealt until face up cards, same card on same position in other deck, position is predictet
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 621
Edward Marlo Staggering Power of Thought mates found when dealing through two halves simultaneously
Inspired byVariations 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 16
Juan Tamariz Total Coincidence first single cards from two decks match, then both decks are in exactly the same order
Related toVariations 1989/91 Sonata 224
Christian Scherer Duplizität der Ereignisse - Eine Routine mit dem palindromischen Spiel longer stay stack routine, mates are found, six phases
1992 Das Gespiegelte Kartenspiel 12
Dany Ray Un Billon de Probabilidades en Contra two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to Curry's Power of Thought
Related toAlso published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 108
Simon Aronson Taking Advantage of One's Position selection procedure in which a packet is cut off, next card remembered and placed on this packet, another packet cut off onto first pile, next card remembered and put onto first pile, and so on
  • Self Position
  • Shuffling
  • False Positives
Related toVariations 1995 Simply Simon 179
Simon Aronson Self Centered two cards chosen by cutting and shuffling packets, procedure similar to one-pile free cut
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 187
Karl Fulves Intelligentsia with ten cards
Inspired byRelated to 1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 133
Karl Fulves Igor two packets, card chosen in one matches up with vampire in other packet when counted simultaneously
Inspired by 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 173
Karl Fulves The Dark Force
Inspired by 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 175
Karl Fulves Psi-X No. 45, cut and shuffle procedure, only selection (probably) at stack position afterwards
Also published here 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 102
Dany Ray One in a Billion two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to Curry's Power of Thought
Related toAlso published here 2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 132
Nick Trost A "Staggered" Routine 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
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 318
Nick Trost A Coincidence and Divination Routine two halves, spectator turn over a card in one half, when both are dealt in unison the reversed card finds its match, cards riffled together, performer can separate colors and suit under table
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 354
Michael Weber One Girl Two Decks spectator cuts to card and cases deck, performer names number, when counting down to this number in the deck and a second prediction deck both end up with selection
Also published here 2011 Knew & Improved 10
Michael Weber One Girl Two Decks spectator cuts to card and cases deck, performer names number, when counting down to this number in the deck and a second prediction deck both end up with selection
Also published here 2012 Blackpool Twenty Twelve 10
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack
Inspired by 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Michael Weber One Girl Two Decks spectator cuts to card and cases deck, performer names number, when counting down to this number in the deck and a second prediction deck both end up with selection
Also published here 2014 Old Dog 8
Tomas Blomberg Late Key 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
Related to 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 137
Helder Guimarães Synchronicity "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
Inspired by 2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 432