351 entries in Cards / Principles / Gilbreath Principle
  
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Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursor
Inspired by
  • Lin Searles's "The Straight Gambler"
Related to
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference)
Related toVariations 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 8
Dai Vernon New Super Countdown red-black alternating set-up, gilbreath
1962 Early Vernon 55
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 47
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, fifty-two double facers (!)
Related to 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 2
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Related to
  • p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
  • "You Did It" (T.S. Ransom, Ibidem #16, p. 11)
  • Follow Me (Karl Fulves, 1997)
Also published here
May 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control
  • Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
  • Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
  • Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 111
Paul Swinford Fantasia number of red/black cards drawn by spectator are predicted, new deck order
1968 Faro Fantasy 40
Paul Swinford Opus Thirteen Gilbreath Principle & Faro Shuffle, new deck order
1968 Faro Fantasy 37
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Related toVariations 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle
Related to 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards, see also p. 728 for comment, p. 840 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Related toVariations Feb. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 162
Karl Fulves, Charles Hudson ESP + Math non ESP-version, cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 189
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 214
Karl Fulves Some Special Cases "Basic Position Control", riffle shuffle set-ups, including an unusual derivation of the basic Gilbreath principle in Example 6
  • Example 4 - 6
1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 34
Karl Fulves The Rue Morgue Problem cards riffle shuffled by spectators and dealt in pairs to players, they remove red or black poker chips according to red-black distribution, chip values and cards added, the total is 28 and predicted
1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 54
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse Notes combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle
Related to 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro) 48
Karl Fulves Black Magic Notes effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, see also Addenda on page 60
Related to 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro) 49
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge red-black separation after riffle shuffle with location combo, gilbreath
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Gene Finnell Face-up Face-down Duplication face up/face down order of two piles match, gilbreath
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Gene Finnell Riffle-Shuffle Set-ups some Gilbreath Principle applications and handling
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 36
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreath
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card location
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck
Also published here 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
  • Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
  • Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
  • License Plate Poker
  • Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
  • Black And White
  • Coin Swindles
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariations July 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 272
Karl Fulves New Light on Black Magic face-up/face-down shuffled deck, effect with matching pairs of face-down and face-up cards with several phases
1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 50
Paul Swinford Pairs Foretold three mates removed by spectator are predicted
1971 More Faro Fantasy 42
Paul Swinford, Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Revisited deck cut in three piles, one pile looked over, performer knows number of red and black cards in other piles, handling for Gilbreath's "Separating One Deck With One Shuffle" (Linking Ring, July 1958)
1971 More Faro Fantasy 44
Nick Trost High Card Poker Deal stacked poker deal, spectator shuffles, gilbreath
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 157
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 2
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other color
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 4
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, fifty-two double facers (!)
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 6
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 8
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 12
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 13
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 16
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 17
Gene Finnell Gilbreath Claim claims that he discovered the principle in 1953
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 66
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 67
Roy Walton Miracle Location two card location with red black alternated deck
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 73
Marvin Johnson Logical Odd Event two selections found and red-black separation
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 77
James G. Thompson Jr. ESP + Math + Thompson ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
  • Adding Another Factor
  • Phase II
  • Phase III
  • Added Notes by Thompson
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 92
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 90
Jerry Mentzer Notes on the Gilbreath Principle credit information
1974 Card Cavalcade II 93
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 47
Paul Curry The Red And The Black spectator arrange the deck, cards are in red/black pairs except the aces.
Related toVariations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 53
Paul Curry Odds And Evens spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they have an odd or even total
1974 Paul Curry Presents 106
Peter Kane, Gus Southall Gil's Game spectator cannot win in red-black game in which he has to select groups of one color
Related to
  • New Pentagram, June 1970
1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 4
Nick Trost The Lone Stranger Spectator locates own card by unknowingly placing it with a group of cards of a different color
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 5
Roy Walton Lesson in Larceny No. 14, ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces
Also published here 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 25
Frank Garcia Grand Slam gilbreath, duplicate spade cards
Inspired by Mar. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 29
Roy Walton It's a Set Up several cards dealt in hands of five, performer is able to guess if cards are red or black from chosen hand
1979 That Certain Something... 8
Paul Swinford Magnetic Coincidence selection by spectator and performer are found next to each other by stop procedure, marked and half forcing deck, gilbreath
1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Jeff Busby The Constant Straight Routine straights show up despite shuffling and mixing, seven phases, with packet
Related to 1980 Curioser 21
Jeff Busby Polar Repulsion Straights "The same as Constant Straight Routine only more so!"
Related to 1980 Curioser 24
Karl Fulves By Two And Two one riffle shuffle, then pairs turned up, when odd-colored, the next pair is also odd-colored, when match, then the next is match
1981 Origins 54
Karl Fulves Centering one riffle shuffle, five cards considered, center card named when seeing some of the others
Related to 1981 Origins 55
Bob King All-Fair Poker real shuffle, yet straights for all and royal flush for performer, gilbreath
1982 Best of Friends 267
Reinhard Müller, Justin Branch "Mish Mosh" gilbreath and dealing procedure to separate suits, non-faro method of a Justin Branch effect
Variations 1982 Best of Friends 314
Alex East Cardputer using number cards, numbers on both sides
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 264
Karl Fulves Trackinback NDO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer, riffle shuffle connection
Inspired by 1983 After Jordan 3
Karl Fulves Impromptu Faro Box red black betting game
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 29
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Slam spectator shuffles, yet top thirteen cards are straight from ace to king, gilbreath
Apr. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 908
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Prediction spectator shuffles and deals a bit and ends up with five cards: Ten-high straigt, predicted
Apr. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 908
Reinhard Müller Gilbreath in the Escorial sorting in four suits
1984 Arcane (Issue 11) 150
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position
1984 Thequal 6
Karl Fulves Stack a Pack No. 33, explanation of Gilbreath principle with only the top and bottom two cards of the deck
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 45
Norman Gilbreath Magnetic Colors No. 34, "This routine was independently devised by Gene Finnell, Norman Gilbreath and others"
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 46
Unknown Self-Matching Colors No. 35, alternated red-black stack shuffled, when a pair matches, the performer knows the color, kind of opposite Gilbreath
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Unknown A Devilish Secret No. 36, deck riffle shuffled once, pairs turned up, when a color match occurs, the next pair is a match of opposite colors
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Karl Fulves ESP + Math No. 37, packet of cards is shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
Related toAlso published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 48
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy No. 38, performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 49
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards No. 41, Magnetic Colors variation
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 53
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control No. 42, number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 54
Karl Fulves Why You Can't Win No. 43, deck riffle shuffled and dealt into four piles, top cards turned over by player simultaneously and red-black outcome used for betting game
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 55
Karl Fulves The Omega Bet No. 73, card pushed face-up in center and deck dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches or not, multiple phases
Related toVariations 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 107
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations, Palindromic Rosary Stack
1986 Amperthand 1
Karl Fulves The Diagonal Relationship after riffle shuffle spectator takes pairs, turns one over and guesses color of other card, performer is always right
1986 Color Capture 2
Karl Fulves Pristine after riffle shuffle pairs are dealt, all have matching colors
1986 Color Capture 6
Karl Fulves Nexto two positions in deck decided upon by spectator and performer, after riffle shuffle those positions are counted to and the prediction that one is of each color is verified
1986 Color Capture 7
Karl Fulves Memory Mix after riffle shuffle performer memorizes order, deck dealt into two heaps, performer announces number of matching color pairs in one heap
Related to 1986 Color Capture 8
Karl Fulves Chain of Events discussion of red-black pair relationship properties after riffle shuffle
1986 Color Capture 10
Karl Fulves Smart Modem twelve red and twelve black cards, cards shuffled and dealt into two heaps by spectator, paper slips with "match" and "no match" used to predict whether pairs match in color, with variations:
  • Smart Alek (getting some pairs wrong on purpose)
  • Which Colors? (predicting colors as well)
  • Machine Dream (incorporating money machine prop)
  • Read This First
1986 Color Capture 12
Karl Fulves Colorite after riffle shuffle and deal into two halves, performer divines color of top card of spectator's pile, repeated for all cards
1986 Color Capture 20
Karl Fulves The 5-6-9-10 System discussion of riffle shuffle of alternating set-up
Related to 1986 Color Capture 28
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible
1986 Mix '86 2
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted
Also published here 1987 Doth 1
Philip T. Goldstein ESPrit property about order in ESP deck predicted after shuffle
1987 Doth 9
Philip T. Goldstein Calvinist Poker spectator chooses five cards after shuffle, prediction about cards made
1987 Doth 14
Peter Duffie Worlds Apart one riffle shuffle, pairs laid out
Variations 1987 Inspirations 17
Dai Vernon Vernon On Gilbreath
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 212
Ben Harris, David Faulkner Invertz pairs are deal after one riffle shuffle, top cards turned over, two chosen and exchanged, later located
Inspired by 1988 Off the Wall 24
Philip T. Goldstein Mocha removed ESP card divined with other cards
1989 Fifth 1
Philip T. Goldstein Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
1989 Fifth 2
Philip T. Goldstein Encounter duplicate found in second deck when number is counted down, "Interrupted Gilbreath Principle"
1989 Fifth 2
Philip T. Goldstein Knowker performer divines high card in poker hand, then full hand
1989 Fifth 8
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted
Also published here 1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 87
Bob King Order Please deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer arranges half the deck to match face-up/face-down sequence of other half
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Magician Foolers 5
Harry Lorayne Straight Away despite spectator's shuffling, two straights are dealt, gilbreath
1990 Trend Setters 251
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible
1990 NYCANOTES 5
Philip T. Goldstein Janushuffle double sided ESP cards, "polyhedronal approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
1991 Thavant 37
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
VariationsAlso published here 1991 Thavant 41
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible
1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 4
Philip T. Goldstein Zenvelopes ten ESP cards in envelopes are sorted in pairs by spectator
Inspired by 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 8
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way
1992 Deceptive Practices 26
Karl Fulves An anti-Miraskil card problem Miraskill-Gilbreath-combination posed as problem
1992 Deceptive Practices 52
Karl Fulves A Martian Chronicle
1992 Deceptive Practices 75
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murderer
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1992 Deceptive Practices 78
Philip T. Goldstein Some Indifference two cards chosen, sum and difference of those values, number of cards as prediction, Henry Christ's "The Difference and the Sum"
Inspired byVariations 1992 Profile (Issue 8) 7
Steve Beam Gentleman's Bet bet, red / black or pairs, performer wins always, gilbreath
Variations 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 7
John Riggs Unbeatable red / black or pairs, performer wins bet all the time, is able to let spectator win on his demand, gilbreath
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 9
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctly
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 11
Karl Fulves Guess Again eight cards are placed outjogged into tabled spread, cards dealt in pairs, color matches with outjogged cards
Related toAlso published here 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 55
Karl Fulves Guess Again explanation of the principle at work, with variation in which five cards are put into five packets, packets dealt in pairs and color matches are found
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 5) 43
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Look Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 1"
  • The Gilbreath Principle
  • Gilbreath's "Second" Principle
Related toVariations 1993 Profile (Issue 13) 11
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Look Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 2"
  • The Gilbreath Principle (Continued)
  • Gilbreath Without the Shuffle
Related to 1993 Profile (Issue 14) 6
Peter Duffie Straight Shuffle Variation twenty-card packet, spectator cuts and removes five cards from top or bottom as he pleases, repeated two more times, all have royal flushes
Inspired by 1993 Profile (Issue 14) 7
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctly
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 14
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Shufflegram inspired by Stewart James "Webster Had A Word For It" (Linking Ring)
  • First Avenue
  • Second Avenue
1994 Thabbatical 38
Philip T. Goldstein Chromagnon memory demonstration of red/black order
1994 Thabbatical 121
Karl Fulves Red Square guessing color of next card, spectator has chance score, performer all correct
1994 Crooked Tales 51
Roy Walton Suitcase four-card groups made after shuffling procedure, they all contain one of each suit
Inspired by 1994 Profile (Issue 18) 10
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Trip Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 6"
additions and corrections by Jeff Busby and Max Maven on previous columns, idea of cutting between a red or black pair in Gilbreath tricks
1994 Profile (Issue 18) 11
Peter Duffie The Vegas Connection Gilbreath thing
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 190
Peter Duffie Mixed Reaction Miraskill & Gilbreath
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 182
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations
1995 Connotes 2
Simon Aronson Point Spread red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shuffle-bored finale
1995 Simply Simon 3
Bob King Perfect Match deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer arranges half the deck to match face-up/face-down sequence of other half
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2629
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" locations
1996 Desert Seminar Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Zenvelopes ten ESP cards in envelopes are sorted in pairs by spectator
Inspired by 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 6
Peter Duffie Draw Poker Gilbreath principle in the form that cards are taken from two piles to make up poker hands, two spectators do this and get straight flushes
Related to
  • Gilbreath poker trick by Roy Walton in Opus
1996 Untold 9
Peter Duffie Blakjak some cards exchanged, yet perfect blackjack hands show up
1996 Method in Effect 19
Richard Vollmer Last (Gil)Breath gilbreath, face up face down mess
Dec. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 12) 2869
Nick Trost Odd Man Wins! Presentation by Mack Picknick
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 93
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher The Omega Bet - Updated Multiple prediction of whether selected cards matched color, last phase uses Gilbreath
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 96
Nick Trost High-Card Poker Deal Poker deal from packet of high cards, spectators receive Ace-high straights, performer gets winning four of a kind, uses Gilbreath principle
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 113
Nick Trost Calling the Hands
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 115
Nick Trost Psychic Poker similar to previous "Calling the Hands"
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 117
Nick Trost Seven Card Draw Prediction predicted number of red/black cards selected, taking cards from top and bottom
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 123
Nick Trost Double Poker Hand Prediction Comes from Bill Miesel's notes, performed in 1968
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 124
Nick Trost Subtle Location with the Gilbreath Principle
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 137
Nick Trost The Lone Stranger Card located by being in bank of opposite colors
Also published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 138
Nick Trost Lineup Gilbreath Principle, arranging face up/down cards in same order
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 149
Nick Trost Blind-Sight Gilbreath principle, shuffle two decks together
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 162
Nick Trost, U. F. Grant Three Chances in 26 Updated handling of "One Chance in 26" (Nick Trost, The New Tops, May 1965) with Gilbreath and two more selections
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 175
Nick Trost Second Method Alternative method for "Horse Race" using Gilbreath Principle, first appeared in "Gambling Tricks with Cards, Part Two" (1975)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 102
Nick Trost The Tic-Tac-Toe Divination Deck of 'X's and 'O's, match order of 'X's and 'O's.
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 185
Nick Trost Gilbreath Aces Four Aces lost in deck, spectator deals through deck and locates Aces
Inspired by
  • an Ace opener described by Oscar Weigle Jr. (The Dragon, June 1939), credited to Steve Belchou
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 225
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher Crooked Dealing Pseudo gambling demo for seconds, bottoms and centers
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 228
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher, Michael F. Zens Zens-Gilbreath Poker Deal Any poker hand called for
Inspired byRelated to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 232
Nick Trost The Perfecto Bridge Deal duplicate Spades
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 235
Nick Trost Straight Poker Deal Deal from shuffled deck, spectators get straight, performer get full house.
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 236
Nick Trost Pinochle Deal Uses Pinochle deck
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 239
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
Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Principle
Related to
  • "Magnetic Colors" (Norman Gilbreath, The Linking Ring, July 1958)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 316
Wesley James SympathOrder half deck face-up and face-down, spectator shuffles, dealt in two piles, they have same face-up/face-down orientation
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 65
Peter Duffie The Short Deck Baffler Challenge location, card freely selected and shuffled, magician finds it
1997 Effortless Card Magic 82
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" location
1997 FISM '97 5
Marty Kane Mish Mosh Tell-A-Vision suits of cards are divined, with fingers, then separation by spectator
Inspired by 1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 64) 1262
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit To His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
Also published here
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 95
Karl Fulves He Has Followers No. 1, spectator riffle shuffles once and then deals into two piles part of the deck, follow the leader type presentation for color separation, colors marked on backs
1997 Command Colors 2
Karl Fulves Ruse et Noir No. 2, as many red in one pile as there are black in the other pile
Variations 1997 Command Colors 6
Karl Fulves Follow Me No. 3, spectator follows dealing pattern of performer, backs marked for color
Related to 1997 Command Colors 7
Karl Fulves Color on Contact No. 11, after some dealing and calculation, the number of red cards in two packets match
1997 Command Colors 19
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctly
Also published here 1997 Sound Effects 18
Roy Walton Company of Four pack is divided in four packets which are shown to be the suits, Gilbreath principle
1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 147
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only sixteen
Related to 1998 Combo 38
Philip T. Goldstein The Mockingbird missing card divined, part of the "Birds of Prey" location, in english and french
1998 Montreal Lecture Notes — Notes de Conférence 3
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle", in english and french
Also published here 1998 Montreal Lecture Notes — Notes de Conférence 6
Marty Kane Cigar Club eight picture cards and eight number card are shuffled and cut in half, always one picture and one number card, then spectator removes some cards and does a down under deal with the rest, last card tells amount of removed cards
Inspired by 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1451
Richard Osterlind Viewed ESP Prediction cards taken from two packets, matches prediction
1999 Dynamic Mysteries 47
Steve Mayhew The Routine stack for two hands, both are good but performer wins, spectator can riffle shuffle
Variations 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 9
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Double-Duke stacking four hands, spectator gets flush, performer full house or four of a kind, gambling demonstration
1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 11
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Gardner-Marlo spectator shuffles between rounds
Related to 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 16
Steve Mayhew Ten Card Finale spectator shuffles again and still loses
Also published here 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 19
Steve Mayhew Blackjack spectator can decide if dealer should draw or not, while performer looks away, he still wins
1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 22
Steve Mayhew The Principle Angel Shuffle principle, spectator's riffle shuffle does not influence the stack
1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 9
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
1999 Rocky Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible
1999 Baltimore Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 1999 Baltimore Notes 7
Nick Trost "Seven Card Draw" Prediction predicted number of red/black cards selected, taking cards from top and bottom
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 313
Nick Trost High Card Poker Deal Spectator shuffles deck, deal, you win. Uses Gilbreath principle.
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 60
Michael Boden Deck Memorization Out of This World with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, g=Gilbreath
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 72
Jerry Mentzer Notes on the Gilbreath Principle Tips on Gilbreath, how to avoid the problem of spectators cutting to matching colors before the shuffle, tips from Gus Southall / Gene Finell
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 74
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2000 Northeast 6
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
2000 Missouri Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2000 Missouri Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
2000 OCMC Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2000 OCMC Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit to His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
2000 Texas Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
2000 Texas Notes 6
Steve Beam Done Deal deck is shuffled twice, second time face up into face down, spectator deals face up cards to himself and face down to performer, performer has a straight flush
Variations 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 16
Steve Beam House Rules two decks are shuffled together face up and face down, performer gets a Royal Flush
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 19
Peter Duffie Matching Gilbreath after one riffle shuffle, pairs are turned up and shown with one card of each color, pairs tabled, later shown to be red-red and black-black pairs
2000 New Inspirations 18
Tom Hubbard Thank You Norman card selected, four cards from another deck added and used to count to selection, with two variations
2000 Card File Two 39
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
  • Notes on the Gilbreath Principle
Also published here 2000 Card File Two 62
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
VariationsAlso published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 83
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning
Inspired by 2001 Try the Impossible 179
Karl Fulves A Friendly Ghost No. 51, two cards chosen from two decks match, card also predicted, non-shuffle Gilbreath principle (taking cards from top or bottom)
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 75
Unknown Color by Touch No. 66, small packet shuffled face-up/face-down, performer names number of reds and blacks and sorts them
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 100
Karl Fulves Guess Again No. 67, eight cards pushed in deck by spectator and left out-jogged, all cards are paired with odd-colored card when cards are dealt off in pairs
Also published here 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 101
Karl Fulves Someone Like You No. 1, five cards chosen from shuffled deck, according to color composition a description of the spectator is read, it's the only one that matches
Related to 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 1
Karl Fulves Would I Lie? No. 43, three piles, card in center one remembered, cards taken from outer two piles in any combination, values added to count down to selection, no-shuffle Gilbreath
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Steve Beam Scrabbled word built with ABC cards is predicted
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 42
Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Principle in combination with a faro
2002 The Boston Trick Party 14
Philip T. Goldstein Toll a Total, a Total Lot a/k/a Must Sum
taking cards from two piles
2002 Redivider 21
Philip T. Goldstein Word Row forcing a word with alphabet cards
2002 Redivider 23
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2002 Mawny Notes 6
Steve Beam Alpha Bet analysis of Stewart James' one-card handling of the Gilbreath principle
Inspired byRelated to 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 113
William Goodwin A Royal Parcel
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 118
Scott Robinson Repackaged Prediction several cards are chosen, values added, sum prediction
Inspired byVariations 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 119
Steve Beam The Omega Particle multi-phase betting game
Related toVariations 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 186
Steve Beam Scrabbled word built with ABC cards is predicted
Also published here 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 200
Steve Beam Preventive Poker deck is shuffled twice, second time face up into face down, spectator deals face up cards to himself and face down to performer, performer has a straight flush, more freedom
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 223
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible
2003 Saint Louis Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2003 Singapore Notes 7
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2003 ... Land Notes 7
David Williamson Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret three-phase red-black game combining Miraskill and Magnetic Colors
  • History
  • Credits
  • Requirements
  • Method
2003 Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret 3
David Williamson Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret three-phase red-black game combining Miraskill and Magnetic Colors
  • History
  • Credits
  • Requirements
  • Method
2003 Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret 5
Karl Fulves The Book On Color red and black cards alternating, Ace of Spades and Hearts pushed in deck, pairs dealt off deck, performer predicts whether the pair with the Aces has same colors or not, discussion of principle, "shuffling" (inserting) single cards or few cards into deck
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 26
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Gilbreath Principle explanation and information
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 89
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Hustler cards mixed face-up/face-down, pairs brought forward from behind back, wager whether orientation of the pairs match, Aces finale, faro
Inspired by
  • face-up/face-down idea in Nick Trost's "Card Problems" (1964)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 90
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Dire Straights Ace through Ten received after a riffle shuffle by spectator
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 92
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 97
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hours of Magic
Inspired by
  • "Repeat Six Card Test" (ESP Session, Nick Trost, 1971)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 98
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Gilbreath Plays Dominoes after a riffle shuffle domino chain made with cards, end and beginning predicted
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 66
Allan Slaight Magnetic Miraskill
2004 Penumbra (Issue 7) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Karl Fulves Scrambled Straights on Rusduck's trick as Gilbreath precursor
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves Rusduck's Riffle variation of "Colorist"
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 8
Karl Fulves A Rusduckian Shuffle Rusduck's top-bottom-removal as analog to riffle shuffle
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 9
Karl Fulves Suit Secrets what happens when a suit stack is riffle shuffled and groups of different size dealt
2004 When Psychics Play Poker 12
Karl Fulves In Case what to do when the riffle shuffle was bad in "ESP + Math"
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 24
Karl Fulves Quicker Count spectator riffle shuffles deck, deals two ten-card piles, moves a card from pile to pile and gives either pile to performer who divines card
2004 When Psychics Play Poker 31
Karl Fulves Noah Count pectator riffle shuffles deck, deals a pile and moves two cards from rest into pile which is shuffled and handed to performer who divines both cards
2004 When Psychics Play Poker 32
Karl Fulves When Psychics Play Poker psychic vs. gambler, spectator riffle shuffles, psychic gets seven cards, gambler five, psychic finds two Aces and moves around some cards and wins
Also published here 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 61
Karl Fulves Crooked Straight two straights for performer and spectator, but performer has higher one, performer's hand pops out of banded deck
Inspired by 2004 Under Tension 34
Philip T. Goldstein Humthing cards with names of different songs, chosen one is played / divined, using non-existent titles that sound plausible
2004 Applecture 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
2004 MINDvention Notes 7
Karl Fulves When Psychics Play Poker psychic vs. gambler, spectator riffle shuffles, psychic gets seven cards, gambler five, psychic finds two Aces and moves around some cards and wins
Related toAlso published here 2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 386
Michael Weber, Dean Dill Here are some things to think about with this deck. various suggestions, applied to Miraskill, separating suits (Out of Escorial)
2005 A New World 12
Karl Fulves Speed Reading memorizing 40 cards with 5 numbers
Related to 2005 Combo II 69
Karl Fulves Compression Technique Gilbreath & Combo
Related to 2005 Combo II 74
Karl Fulves Contract Player deck first sorted in colors, then suits, by magician
2005 Combo II 76
Karl Fulves Reflex Action spectator distributes half deck face-up on table, performer deals other half on top and all pairs match color
2005 Combo II 78
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle
2005 Combo II 80
Chuck Hickok Routine Two: Fore-Closer envelopes with letters and printed sides of dice, multiple prediction, scrabble themed
Inspired by 2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 129
Karl Fulves Seven-Card Secret cards taken from two piles randomly, a seven-card straight is the result
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 31
Bernard Weller Color Injection card is turned over in packet, matching pairs win
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 213
Steve Beam Taking the Bait rules card is placed inside deck and then cards placed on the table in pairs, card next to rule card is predicted
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 22
Steve Beam Full Boats and Empty Nets two hands of five cards are used and even though spectator shuffled, performer has the mates of spectator's cards
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 121
Steve Beam The Spoiler selection in the deck, several hands dealt, selection will complete good hand
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 127
Steve Beam Take this Card and Shove It selection in the deck, several hands dealt, selection will complete good hand, with smaller set-up
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 130
Steve Beam The Ark Maneuver card is reversed in center and cards dealt in pairs from top to bottom, cards after reversed card can be divined
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 233
Jack Parker, Tomas Blomberg Rump Shaker Performer deals four Aces to himself twice, then gives everyone great hands in the third round, leaving the best hand (straight flush) for himself
Inspired by 2007 52 Memories 81
Asi Wind Red & Black after one riffle shuffle, some cards are dealt and the colors divined by performer
Also published here 2007 Chapter One 9
Stewart James Package Deal Card is inserted into a packet of nineteen cards at random spot by spectator, will form four hands of poker for four straights
Variations 2007 The Essential Stewart James 189
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Two Compatibility Tests first part is Karl Fulves' "Profiling", Gilbreath
Inspired by 2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 18
Nick Trost, Reinhard Müller Do As I Do Suit Separation Gilbreath
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 25
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 92
Nick Trost The Spectator's Straight Flush I Gilbreath, spectator locates straight flush
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 111
Nick Trost The Gambler's Luck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 114
Nick Trost Color Prediction with Three Spectators Gilbreath based, Miraskill
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 131
Norman Gilbreath, Nick Trost Reverse Gilbreath Principle
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 131
Nick Trost Three-Way Miracle Prediction Reverse Gilbreath Principle, number of red and black cards predicted
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 133
Nick Trost, Philip T. Goldstein Predicting Red, Black and Courts
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 134
Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Principle
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 272
Hector Chadwick Reds and Blacks Performer divines red/black from spectator shuffled deck
Inspired by 2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 85