111 entries in Cards / Sleights / Counting Cards
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Knowing the Amount of Small Pile asking amount of red / black cards
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 242
Unknown Throw Packet to Count its Cards
1876 Modern Magic 50
Unknown Novel Card Discovery - First Method cards counted during spreading during selection, replaced at known position, controlled via jog shuffle
1909 The Art of Magic 40
T. Nelson Downs Fifth Method card to any number, with placement strategy to twenty-sixth
1909 The Art of Magic 154
T. Nelson Downs Bottom Count riffled off thumb
1909 The Art of Magic 145
Jack Merlin Thumb and Finger Counting
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin First Method thumb count with two hands
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin Second Method thumb count with one hand, also for finding a card in the center and turning it over on top
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin To Place a Selected Card in a Given Position in the Pack
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin Vibrating Cards three selection produced one handed from the middle of the deck, pulled out with the thumb one by one
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 13
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Telling the Amount of Cards Cut by a Spectator performer knows amount of cards cut to, then asks for another number and cuts that number himself
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 8
Laurie Ireland Push-off Count see also page 22
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 14
Ralph W. Hull Counting Subtlety apparently forgetting to give the spectator the instruction to take a card while spreading
1932 "Eye-Openers" 12
Unknown Thumb-Counting from bottom with right thumb
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 69
David Devant The Devant "Mark-Off" how to establish break under certain number of card
1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 55
Audley Walsh Thumb Count Stacking
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 122
Walter B. Gibson Master Card Location counting while spreading
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 331
Edward Victor The "E.V." Invisible Double Lift using a thumb count
Related to 1937 Magic of the Hands 4
Unknown The Overhand Count
1940 Expert Card Technique 186
Unknown The Bottom Thumb Count three methods
1940 Expert Card Technique 185
Dai Vernon The Lift Get-Ready "bubble count", credit unsure?!
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 4
Louis Zingone The Zingone Thumbnail Gauge cutting off packet of known number
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 114
Jean Hugard The Side Count "bubble count"
1940 Expert Card Technique 183
Unknown The Lost Card how to locate a lost but known card
1940 Expert Card Technique 192
Unknown The Top Thumb Count
1940 Expert Card Technique 183
Unknown Determining Intervals distances between cards
1942 Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 4
Audley Walsh Thumb Count Stacking
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 7
Walter B. Gibson Pick Me Up number between one and thirty is named, an indicator card is inserted at that position and the card card named
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 169
Edward Marlo One Hand Side Count pinky count done with second finger
Related to 1945 Off the Top 7
Bert Allerton The Allerton Top Palm featuring the thumb count
1946 Card Control 69
Bill Gusias Gusias' Fancy Lift push off method with forefinger count
1947 Marlo In Spades 4
Edward Marlo Middle Finger Count
1947 Marlo In Spades 5
Unknown "Bubble Count" as a get-ready
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2) 78
Unknown Thumb Count right thumb at back of deck
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 71
Edward Marlo Throw in Location thumb riffle estimation to 19/20th position , two methods
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 329) 125
Bert Allerton Nail Count using length of nail to cut off certain amount of cards
1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Edward Marlo Pinky Count here credited to Marlo
Related to 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 88
James Steranko The Pinky Count
1960 Steranko on Cards 41
Charlie Miller Group Counting 2-3-2-3
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 35
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite finding out how many cards a spectator cut off by cutting remainder in half and counting those
1962 Estimation 8
Edward Marlo Faro Divider dividing a deck/packet into four piles with an equal number of cards
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 1
Edward Marlo Off Center Faro Divider method of dividing deck in four packets of non-equal size of known number
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 2
Sam Randlett Finnell's Spell as a set-up for Gene Finnell's "Spelling the Aces"
Related to 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 16
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count using partial secret incomplete faro condition to quickly place cards at wanted positions, two methods (faro and table faro)
Related to 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 69
Unknown Pinky Count very brief
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 147
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count second procedure "Marlo's Double Count"
Inspired by 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 164
Unknown Thumbnail Measuring
Related to 1972 The Living End 144
Unknown Thumb Count
1972 The Living End 163
Martin A. Nash Vernash's Aces faros and Free Cut Principle, see p. 443 for additional crediting
Related toVariations 1975 Ever So Sleightly 70
Darwin Ortiz Pinky Count Divider handling for forming packets of twelve cards each
1975 Afterthoughts 77
Edward Marlo Kick-Out Count counting upwards from break
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 41
Harry Lorayne Overhand-Run Finesse finesse for overhand shuffling some cards singly and putting them back on top
Related to 1979 Quantum Leaps 238
Wallace Lee Thumb Count hand held upside down
1981 The Complete Cannibal Act 14
Walt Lees Thumb Count hand held upside down
1981 Four Professional Card Tricks 9
Edward Marlo Casual Faro Divider creating four packets of equal size
1982 Card Finesse 155
Unknown Thumb Count
1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 71
Ross Bertram Subtle Thumb Count as Double Lift get-ready
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 93
Edward Marlo Tabled Thumb Count mainly for riffle shuffle context
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 198
Unknown Thumbcount of Cards from bottom, riffling off right thumb
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 16
Frederick Braue FB Top Count-Down (1937)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 6
Larry Jennings Multiple Card Get-Ready for getting break under specific number
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 60
Unknown Counting while Spreading
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 124
Edward Marlo Marlo Bottom Count buckle
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 235
Edward Marlo The Silent Count counting the spectator's deal while back is turned
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 170
Darwin Ortiz The Pinky Count
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 11
Stephen Minch Push-Off Count and Pull-Down Move credit information
Related to 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 22
Edward Marlo Secret Incomplete Faro as Counting Aid counting cards in pairs
1989 So Soon? 24
Harry Lorayne Buckle Count from Top
1990 Trend Setters 26
Edward Marlo The Slow Silent Count counting the spectator's deal while back is turned
1990 That's It 61
Edward Marlo Giving 26 Cards to Spectator faro
1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Vanni Bossi Double Lifting Again
Related to 1991 Escorial 1991 — The Erdnase Year 1
Edward Marlo Pinky Count credit information
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 9
Edward Marlo Kick-Count
June 1993 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 2) 22
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
Unknown ブレークの作り方III (ピンキーカウント) (Forming a break: Third Method) Pinky Count
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 16
Alex Elmsley Counting while Spreading brief
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 64
Alex Elmsley Counting while Spreading brief
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 183
Roger Crosthwaite Rapid Thumb Count rhythmic
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 109
Edward Marlo Click Count
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 85
Unknown The Little-finger Count plus many applications
1995 Card College - Volume 1 201
Unknown Thumb Counting plus suggestions for management of this technique
1995 Card College - Volume 1 197
Unknown Counting Cards in Spread
1996 Classic Sampler 71
James Swain The Unweave Revelation Faro Divider type
1996 Miracles with Cards 109
Karl Fulves Digit Counts on using a different finger like Dai Vernon (second) or John Scarne (third)
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 87
Edward Marlo Kick-Count from break
1997 Virtual Foolery 24
Roberto Giobbi, Roger Klause, Alex Elmsley Counting Cards while spreading them between the Hands double pushover technique
1998 Card College — Volume 3 510
Juan Tamariz Counting Cards in a Fan
1998 Card College — Volume 3 509
Michael Skinner Placement Principle to any position
1999 21st Century Card Magic 99
Edward Marlo Kick Out Count
1999 Tricks of my Trade 71
Dai Vernon ECT Get-Ready upwards buckling
1999 Mechanical Deck 22
Unknown Pinky Count brief
1999 Tricks of my Trade 32
Ellis Stanyon Overhand Shuffling a Card to Any Position No. 15, counting spread with replacement, then jog shuffle placement
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 284
David Malek The Pinky Count
2001 Rebel without a Pause 7
Alex Elmsley Spread Count Procedure method to count cards while spreading
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 92
Darwin Ortiz Pinky Count Divider four equal packets of twelve cards with pinky and thumb count
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 14
Paul Cummins Lift Get-Ready out of ECT
2002 FASDIU II 41
Harry Riser Glimpse Count in spread
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 35
Unknown Thumb Count
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 131
Fred Robinson Overhand Run Technique shuffling off two, three or four cards as a unit at each take
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 128
Roberto Giobbi To Separate a Deck at a Specific Point two methods
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 1) 3
Tyler Wilson Pinky Count - Credit Information
2010 Reinventing the Real 20
Michael Weber Binary Division quickly arranging a packet of a wanted number of cards
Related to 2011 Knew & Improved 12
John Born The Second Push Quick way of counting cards while spreading cards between hands, groups of ten
2012 Seeking the Bridge 55
Jason Ladanye Thoughts on the Pinky Count
2013 Confident Deceptions 11
Denis Behr Finger Count Strategy counting cards with fingers while listening to spectator reading them off
2015 FFFF Lecture Notes 2015 7
Edward Marlo Kick-Off Count
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 78
Johnny Thompson Pushover Glimpse bottom card of face-up deck, also near bottom via Ed Marlo's Kick-off Count
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 188
Jason Ladanye The Pinky Count explanation
2018 Game Changer 15
Ryan Murray Weave Count using fine incomplete faro condition to quickly riffle count to numbers
2018 Curious Weaving 15
Steve Forte First-Finger Corner Short Location first finger riffles upward in dealing grip
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 944