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Unknown Die unzertrennlichen Könige und Damen Kings and Queen in pile cut, dealt into two piles, they come out in pairs
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 93
Hugo Schrader Die getrennten und wieder vereinten Paare four King-Queen pairs on table, put together and cut by spectator, Kings and Queen separated under table by performer, cut again, then performer brings out pairs from under table
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 148
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Herz-Dame four Kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then four cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the Queens
Also published here Kartenkünste 142
Theodore Annemann The Red-and-Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs
The Book Without A Name 20
Ralph W. Hull Mental Abstraction or Cards by Instinct cards shuffled once, separated with Hearts/Clubs in one pile, spectator choses cards in one pile and performer instantly removes mates from other pile behind back
"Eye-Openers" 2
Unknown Royal Marriages
Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 104
Dr. Jacob Daley Paradox of Pairs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 80
Theodore Annemann Red and Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 212
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in reference
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
a. The Fairy Tale
b. Matching Cards
c. Automatic Spelling
d. Super-Spelling
Greater Magic 320
Laurie Ireland Mating the Cards with Jumbo Cards spot while running through the cards
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 5
Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black jacks are located via counting, see also Charles Jordan's "The Keystone Card Discovery"
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 485
Orville Wayne Meyer Finding the Pairs twelve mate pairs distributed, spectator turns up a card and performer instantly the mate, repeated
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 26
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 26
Dai Vernon The Royal Marriages
Variations Select Secrets 11
Clayton Rawson A Sucker Bet performed as a bet
Related to
  • page 211 for a variation
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 207
Unknown Black Jack, Detective two cards come together in the pack
The Royal Road to Card Magic 139
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 8
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here A Last Look at Leech 19
Bill Simon Two Up two prediction cards removed by performer, spectators insert them next to mates
Sleightly Sensational 24
Bill Simon The London Illusion spectator and performer each chose card from half deck, they match
Sleightly Sensational 30
Unknown The Royal Pairs Packet of Kings and Queens are cut many times and held behind back, magician can take out the matching King/Queen pairs of the same suit
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 15
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl
Also published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 218
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl
Also published here A Last Look at Leech 41
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decks
Variations Marlo Meets His Match 15
Harry Lorayne Mated! spectator finds two mates
Variations Close-up Card Magic 175
Bob Ostin, Hubert Lambert Twisting Twins mate of selection is found face up in the deck
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 380) 347
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phases
Variations Faro Controlled Miracles 31
Edward Marlo Added Note for Matching Routine stay stack routine, alternative phases
Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo Double Peek Matching full stack
Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Routine deck cut into four packets, mates on top and bottom of each, rest of order retained
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 6
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates
Super Card Man Stuff 30
Al Leech Triple Coincidence
Super Card Man Stuff 32
Al Leech Paint Brush card is changed into mate
Variations Super Card Man Stuff 41
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brother Spectator pushes three Cards next to their Mates
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 183
Roy Walton Down & Under from a packet a spectator choses two cards, they are mates
Epilogue (Issue 1) 1
Edward Marlo Unfaro Match selection is matched, edgemarked deck
Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 5
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 73
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
J. Stewart Smith Never Grow Old lengthy procedure after which two mates are reversed in two halves
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 117
Karl Fulves Twins two decks wrapped without jokers, two mates removed from underneath handkerchief, based on a Leipzig idea from Sphinx
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 137
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Kings And Queens Kings and Queens separated on table, then both piles consist of two Kings-Queen pairs
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 301
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like two cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements) 34
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
VariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
VariationsAlso published here The Devil's Playthings 14
Roy Walton The Old Fashioned Way matching mates, eight pairs, after random mixing procedure
The Devil's Playthings 34
Roy Walton Almost Impromptu one of four cards selected, other three cards added together and number counted in deck finds mate
Variations The Devil's Playthings 42
Karl Fulves Stripper-Teckel selection and mate are found, fair procedure, stripper deck
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 86
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from sixteen-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate
Epilogue (Issue 8) 63
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348
Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 315
Edward Marlo Notes on a Miracle Kings are inserted next to Queens by spectator, ten methods (ungaffed, double facers, double backers, roughed)
Related to Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 265
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Royal Marriage six phases, miniature card finale, see also p. 476
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 453
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates
More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates
More Faro Fantasy 32
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions
More Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford When Brothers Meet
More Faro Fantasy 30
Paul Swinford Double Brothers Joker finds mates of two selections
Related to More Faro Fantasy 35
Paul Swinford Duo Chango selections change into their own mates
More Faro Fantasy 38
Paul Swinford, Roy Walton Thoughts on "Money Power" ten cards eventually match, faros instead of reverse faros, see Roy Walton's "Money Power"
Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 278
Roy Walton, Bob Veeser Oracull sixteen-card packet, mate found, see p. 424 for correction
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 415
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 428
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are found
Variations Cardboard Charades 24
Roy Walton Drop Outs
Epilogue (Issue 16) 144
Edward Marlo Blind Date kings and queens place on table alternating by performer and spectator, all suits match
Related to Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 95
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
  • Impromptu Method
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops)
Card Cavalcade 57
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the way
Related to Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 37
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 39
Roy Walton Match-a-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 88
Roy Walton Match-A-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Tale Twisters 4
Gene Finnell Mathematical Twins spectator cuts to a card and places it aside, then cuts another packet off and mate is found with Milk Build procedure and down-under deal, see also p. 508
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 483
Roy Walton Royal Marriages
Epilogue (Issue 17) 155
Karl Fulves Face-Up Thot card removed from face up face down deck is removed by spectator, mate found, faro, si stebbins
Notes From Underground 14
Sam Schwartz Noah's Friends three cards find their mates
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 617
Karl Fulves Some Deal - Double Coincidence from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 686
Karl Fulves Fourcast from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated and form a four-of-a-kind
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 686
Gene Finnell Match Up several are cards selected, after a Klondike shuffle they end up next to pairs
Related to
  • "The Riser Repertoire" (MUM Vol 90 No. 1, June 2000)
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 7
Gene Finnell Coincidence
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 15
Gene Finnell Coincidence packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 53
Gene Finnell Twins 32-card packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 56
Edward Marlo Success Story kings find queens, rough-smooth
The Unexpected Card Book 37
David Luenberger Royalty
Epilogue (Issue 22) 204
Dave Ossip Royal Marriages matching with the four Queens and Kings, down-under deal
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 751
Edward Marlo Masterful Match Up two methods, stay stack
The Unexpected Card Book 83
Edward Marlo, Roy Walton From Scratch mathematical procedure
The Unexpected Card Book 99
Edward Marlo Let's Recapitulate or Criss Cross two decks, several "Variations of Criss Cross"
Inspired by The Unexpected Card Book 164
James G. Thompson Jr. Highly Improbable matching cards with two decks under strict conditions, stacked and window case
Card Cavalcade II 83
Ted Gillam Pairs stay stack
Also published here Card Cavalcade II 87
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methods
Inspired by
  • "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8)
Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Paul Curry Think Of Twenty-Five mindreading presentation, magician matches the put down cards with the mates.
Paul Curry Presents 62
Arthur Hill Mental Mate deck shuffled face-up/face-down, spectator counts to number (ignoring face-up cards), then performer, the cards match
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 759
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 408
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match
Afterthoughts 109
Peter Kane The Unkind Cut performer cuts deck in four piles, top and bottom cards are mates
A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 18
Roy Walton Future Shock card predicted by cards with same suit and value, with impromptu version
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 835
Roy Walton A Martian Wedding story trick, black kings backs change color, they find their mates and the color of the back changes back
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 304
Unknown Opposites Attract No. 58, Kings and Queens are paired by spectator
Related toVariations Self-Working Card Tricks 89
Peter Duffie Twin Key-Boards mates, traveling and piano trick
Variations Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 344
Peter Duffie, Roy Walton Play It Again Sam pairs are back in order
Inspired byRelated to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 254
Roy Walton, Peter Duffie, Bob Driebeek Play It Again Sam follow-up
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 293
Slydini Card Mates card selected from spread matches prediction card
Related to The Best of Slydini ...and More 93
Slydini Card Mates - The Repeat card selected from spread matches prediction card
Related to The Best of Slydini ...and More 94
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck
Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Group of picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
VariationsAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 3
Rufus Steele, Karl Fulves Pocket Prediction No. 38, two cards chosen, one used to count down to the other, they are mates
Related to Self-Working Card Tricks 58
Unknown Out of Sight No. 46, card chosen, deck shuffle, performer puts deck in pocket and removes mate
Self-Working Card Tricks 70
Unknown Twins No. 68, two decks under handkerchiefs, Joker is slid under handkerchief in deck and "changes" into Four of Spades, same with other deck
Self-Working Card Tricks 104
Karl Fulves Retention Mates Joker changes in box into mate of selection
Packet Switches (Part Four) 220
Karl Fulves Better Late mate of selection rises to top
Packet Switches (Part Four) 260
Paul Curry Joining The Ladies three cards are torn in halves and the pieces shuffled, then mixed (with help of a chart), finally all pieces are next to their equivalent
Related toVariations Special Effects 35
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches
Inspired by Special Effects 38
Mark Weston Club Night Twins elevator cards and mates mix
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 378
Karl Fulves Fourcast from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated and form a four-of-a-kind
Also published here The Magic Book 68
Ken Krenzel Force-Eps Royal Marriages with four aces back change kicker
The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 174
Mark Weston Double Exposure combination
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 541
Doug Edwards Check Mate mates of two cards are found
Cardmania 17
Larry Becker "Duck-Too" mate production with presenation as a strange card game
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 157
Harry Lorayne Double HaLo spectator finds mates
Quantum Leaps 228
Philip T. Goldstein Twink spectator and performer select two cards, which happen to be mates, several versions with one and two decks and with four aces instead of random mates
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 754
Karrell Fox Duazidu spectator and performer have half the deck, they both select cards and they match, repeated two more times
Another Book 97
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Meant for Each Other duplicates
The Gene Maze Card Book 82
John F. Mendoza, Barry Nelson Marlo-Nelson-Mendoza Hunters Kings and Queens shuffled into deck, one of the Kings put in case, deck cut into packets, Queen and King on top of each, one Queen with King in case
Inspired by John: Verse Two 15
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash A Matching Routine
Inspired byVariations Ovation 9
Danny Korem, Tom Bowyer A Way Out three cards chosen from spectator match three cards chosen from performer, risky
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 18
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Five and Ten spectator finds two mates, appearing coins climax
The Gene Maze Card Book 80
Karl Fulves Not Reflected Ace-Five of hearts and diamonds shuffled and dealt, pairs removed, all other cards match, elaboration of red-black-relationship principle
Related to Curioser 53
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated! spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deck
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Lecture Notes 23
Roy Walton The Arrangement
Fourcast 34
Joe Dignam ESTImateOn spectator thinks of a card and performer removes mate
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 40
Harry Lorayne Kings Find Queens inserted in table spread by magician next to them
Best of Friends 142
R. Sid Spocane II Fascinating Pair mini stay stack used to produce a mate
Best of Friends 133
Karl Fulves Indian Poker spectator removes any card and a four-of-a-kind from shuffled deck, performer removes mate of first card, renamed "Roy-al Poker" in 2005 edition
Card Counting 44
David Britland Mate two mates are found from a shuffled deck, hindu shuffle
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 199
Derek Robbins Pri-Mate mate is found reversed in the deck
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 462
Terry LaGerould Looker turning the head of a lady used for mating effect
Close-up Seductions 85
Unknown Computer Dating No. 2, four cards, spectator turns one over, packet is cased, when removed again the mate is face-up instead, self-adjusting set-up
More Self-Working Card Tricks 3
Karl Fulves The Dating Game No. 3, spectator turns cards over, at the end only a King-Queen pair is face-up
Inspired by More Self-Working Card Tricks 4
Unknown Moving Parts No. 51, four cards torn and then laid out face-up and face-down, halves that do not match suddenly match, cards interlocked with slits before tearing
More Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Richard Vollmer Together At Last
Variations Best of Friends — Volume II 540
Jeff Czerbinski Match Made In Heaven match with transformation kicker and turnover change
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1123
Richard Goldshot Deck Patrol sandwich location with some matching cards, distant key, faro
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 1148
Harry Lorayne Dangling Participle spectator cuts deck in four piles, value of top card of piles are counted down to find their mates
Best of Friends — Volume II 410
Harry Lorayne Force Feed Again selection and mate are found
Best of Friends — Volume II 468
Philip T. Goldstein Tag Team ten cards with 5 famous couples / teams
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1272
Frederick Braue Untitled two cards chosen by counting to a number, they're mates, rest is blank
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
David Britland Voo-Duo "Two cards linked by uncanny forces"
card in one half is touched and turned over, mate turns over in other half
Equinox 28
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Doug Edwards Ultra Surprise card changes to mate of another card, original card face-up in deck
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1319
Piet Forton Tossed Free Choice Match matching routine with Impeccable Double
Epoptica (Issue 10) 514
Jerry Sadowitz Matching Pairs three selections, the three mates are found, then they transpose to follow the exchanged selections, Eight shown as Seven
Inspirations 70
Gene Maze Gamblin' Man prediction type mate with sucker presentation
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 2) 1453
Bruce Cervon Dual Affinity Spectator pushes two Cards next to their Mates
The Cervon File 81
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found, further mating phase with every card matched
Variations M.I.N.T. — Volume I 15
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching Variation card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found
Inspired by M.I.N.T. — Volume I 18
Edward Marlo The Matching Miracle pokerhand duplication from another deck, decks in reverse order
  • With Two Sealed Deck
  • For Stay-Stackers
  • For Memory Experts (only one deck)
  • For Card Cullers
  • Added Note
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1966
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 246
Edward Marlo Down and Under Coincidence ten cards shown, spectator stops at any one which is placed aside, down-under procedure with rest and mate remains, with variations
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 328
Jerry Sadowitz Split Marriages Royal Marriages theme, instant reverse oil and water with kings and queens
Cards on the Table 46
Edward Marlo A Logical Miracle spectator finds three mates, stay stack
Inspired byVariations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 1) 1585
A. Berkeley Davis Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1654
Brother John Hamman Four-Pocket Mirror performer removes mates of four thought of cards (verbally restricted) after they are removed by spectators
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 79
Karl Fulves Hand to Hand Ace to Three face-up and face-down, spectator matches them, posed as problem
And a Packet of Cards 56
Roy Walton Strathclyde Solution three mate pairs are matched
And a Packet of Cards 57
Sam Schwartz Order Restored two rows of three cards each (mates), after some exchanges one of each is each row
And a Packet of Cards 58
Karl Fulves Concentrate! three mismatched pairs become matches
Kaleidoscope 3
Karl Fulves Outnumbered packet, counting procedure, two mates found, no-touch
Related to Kaleidoscope 12
Karl Fulves Triple Mystery three cards mated via re-dealing packet
Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 43
Harry Lorayne Two-Time Mate two mates are found with help of spectator, two methods
Trend Setters 121
Harry Lorayne Matching Effect spectator finds a set of mates
Trend Setters 223
David Williamson Brain Probe spectator finds four mates
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Alex Elmsley Mixed Marriages two royal flushes from two decks, they magically arrange in same order and one selected value transposes
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 58
Allan Ackerman The Gemini Mates four Kings find the four Queens
Magic Castle Lecture Notes 1
Jerry K. Hartman Striking Matches
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 1) 1873
Richard Vollmer Will the Couples Match?
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 6) 1937
Karl Fulves S and L "Satan and Lucifer", spectator choses mate of card in box
28 Card Tricks 4
Karl Fulves DIY Double Drop Effect two cards from different decks match
The Collected Almanac (Issue ) xxxiv
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck order
Related to Don't Blink 7
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack order
Inspired by Don't Blink 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also match
Inspired by Don't Blink 11
Steven Hamilton A Card Problem deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, posed as problem
Variations Profile (Issue 7) 9
Gene Lawton Cheaters Solution to "A Card Problem" deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, mate SBS
Inspired by Profile (Issue 8) 12
Peter Duffie Problematic Offshoot one card chosen from face-up half and one from face-down half, they match
Inspired by Profile (Issue 9) 3
Richard Vollmer Matchmaker's Chart as a prediction effect
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 5) 2209
Harry Lorayne Matchmaker's Chart, Cont'd
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2223
Gerald Deutsch Jinx Mate
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2224
Edward Marlo No Drawing Required four cards are placed in deck during dealing, four matches
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 15) 4
Karl Fulves Parity Prophet cards dealt in pairs, one turned over, again dealt in pairs, cards on both side of reversed card are mates or predicted, Gemini Twins relation
Rigmarole (Issue 4) 45
Tony Bartolotta Named Gemini two cards freely chosen, mates found with Gemini Twins procedure
Inspired byRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 4) 48
Peter Duffie Card Count-Down card thought-of from twelve-card packet, suit spelled, pairs dealt, value counted down in rest of the deck to find mate
Profile (Issue 16) 6
Paul Swinford Stay Stack Finale one card is mated after faro shuffle, then two cards
Card File 12
Allan Ackerman My Favorite Gemini
Related toVariations Las Vegas Kardma 12
Joel Brash, Allan Ackerman The Tell-All Gemini for finding mates
Las Vegas Kardma 15
Allan Ackerman Aronson's Gemini
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Las Vegas Kardma 20
Alex Elmsley Fool's Mate joker as cupid and method
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 149
Alex Elmsley Jubilee
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 153
Philip T. Goldstein Autonomix pairs are exchanged via chart but still paired
Inspired by Thabbatical 118
Karl Fulves Mixed Marriages 4&4, reverse mixing phase
Rigmarole (Issue 8) 93
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2380
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brothers three selections are placed face-up in deck, face to face with mates
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 39
Alex Elmsley Prediction by Proxy spectator removes any card, mate is found by penelope-procedure (pile cut off, counted, card at that position is selection), twenty-six-apart-stack
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 317
Alex Elmsley Computer Dating removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 385
Alex Elmsley Empty and Full removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 387
Alex Elmsley Wedded Ambitions free selection, mate rises to top, stay stack
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 389
Alex Elmsley, Charles Sanders Peirce Through Darkest Peirce cards are dealt out multiple times to mix them, yet they are mated, relation to Sympathetic Cards
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 401
Philip T. Goldstein, Paul Curry Automix working method
Inspired by Thabbatical 113
Karl Fulves Power Eject packet moves out of banded deck, mate found
Related to Crooked Tales 18
Gene Maze Miss-Matched two cards stopped at, they're not mates, but mates are found when dealing twice to their added value
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 70
Gene Maze Match-Missed two cards stopped at, they're not mates, then first card changes into mate of second card
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 74
Gene Maze Passing Through push-through failure with two odd-backed halves, three mate pairs in other half
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 82
Gene Maze Return Trip one deck dealt through and two cards are reversed when spectator calls stop, push-through failure with second deck, mates next to reversed cards
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 86
Gene Maze Magnetic Attraction spectator stops twice during deal and those two cards are reversed, on either side of them are the mates of opposite color
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 92
Gene Maze Mated cards dealt from both hands simultaneously, stopped several times, mates each time
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 106
Gene Maze "5 & 10, Not the Store" two cards find mates, then a coin appears under each pair
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 109
Gene Maze Mirror Image indicator card is counted down to from both sides of faced deck, mates, center deal
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 128
Gene Maze Center Deal Mated: Nos. 1 & 2 two methods, using center deal
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 130
Jackie McClements Coincidence My *@*! two cards put aside, two cards touched by spectator are mates of them
Shock Treatment 3
Roger Crosthwaite Mindreading Experiment 2 card put in case, performer does not know it, mate forced on spectator, glimpse via hole in case, belly stripper suggestion
Roger's Thesaurus 64
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Premonition unknown and freely chosen card put aside, card peeked at, they match
Roger's Thesaurus 77
Peter Duffie City Slickers Kings find Queens
Duffie's Card Compulsions 26
Peter Duffie Marriage on the Rocks
Variations Duffie's Card Compulsions 30
Peter Duffie Sherlock Never Married Ace Change kicker
Inspired by
  • "Sherloct" (Phil Goldstein, Abracadabra #2410)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 36
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave twelve court cards pair themselves
Also published here
  • in "3 Pet Secrets" (Nick Trost)
Card College — Volume 1 63
Mike Maxwell Birds & Bees & Bikes mate is found, humorous routine
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2) 6
Richard Sanders, David Acer Four on the Floor card selected, indifferent card changes into mate and other cards of same value are on either side
Inspired by Natural Selections 18
Karl Fulves Improv Aces four kings lost in deck reversed one by one, spread on table, kings are next to the matching aces, with stack handling
Blocking Off 139
Karl Fulves Everyone Has A Twin two mates found, then two Kings find Queens
The Fine Print (Issue 3) 40
Peter Duffie Gala Show
Inspired by Method in Effect 9
Peter Duffie Marraid four Kings cut to, then suits spelled to find Queens
With Cards 1
Jerry K. Hartman Pair Faced relying on Henry Christ Force
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2655
Karl Fulves Not Gemini spectator pushes two selections reversed in deck, next to mates
The Fine Print (Issue 3) 39
Nick Trost Courtship Kings placed on top of Queens and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Variations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 47
Peter Duffie Loyal Marriages Four Kings and Queens incorrectly matched, two Jokers used to match them magically
Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 126
John Graham Mates Plus Mates
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2768
Gene Maze Show and Steal three cards
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 7) 2809
Jack Carpenter A Potent Presage three predictions, Gemini Twin type procedure, four-of-a-kind kicker
Inspired byRelated to The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 26
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 49
Al Smith Al Smith's Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" without deck
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 50
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck too
Inspired byRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 53
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Visual variation of "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 54
Paul Swinford Paul Swinford's Routine Combination of original and Tom Hubbard's "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 56
Peter Duffie Aces Are Ace Selection placed sandwiched between red Aces. Black Aces placed face up in deck, sandwiches other three mates
Effortless Card Magic 59
Peter Duffie A Popular Misconception Elevator effect + Gemini Mates plot
Effortless Card Magic 150
Richard Bartram, Jr. Brainstorm Mates reversed card in the deck turns out to be mate of cut to card
Trephine 146
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
Das kleine grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
The Book 84
Karl Fulves Twixtwin after a confusing cutting, selection and shuffling procedure, a card that matches an initialed prediction card shows up
Underworld (Issue 8) 108
Karl Fulves Notes on Brainchild two rows of five cards each, one face down and one face up, some cards exchanges, only one matching backs (rainbow)
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 199
Gavin Ross Auto-Plunge Aces four Aces produced by mating a selection and push-through plunger
  • Phase One: "Simple Minds"
  • Phase Two: "The Auto-Plunger"
Also published here
  • booklet "Auto Plunger" (Gavin Ross, 1994)
Five Times Five — Scotland 91
Roy Walton Ghostly Spells sixteen-card packet mated via spelling famous magicians
Five Times Five — Scotland 125
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase
Inspired byVariations Classic Handlings 29
Joshua Jay That's the Hard Part All three mates of selected card found, along with four Kings. Deck ends up separated by color.
Also published here Magic Atlas 76
Ted Gillam Pairs Stay Stack. Spectator stops on pairs of cards that match.
Also published here Cunning Card Miracles 54
Karl Fulves Game of Life Kings and Queens are mated with two dice and counting procedure, Ramasee principle
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 43
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card
Card College — Volume 4 831
Peter Duffie Cloning sixteen-card packet, two mates found
New Inspirations 7
Harry Lorayne The Family Unit all court cards, marriage effect with the packet
Inspired byAlso published here Personal Collection 333
Harry Lorayne Alternative Blackjack Jacks placed on top of Aces and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Inspired byVariations Personal Collection 479
Mel Bennett The Honeymooners Queens mates by spelling names from deck
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 135
Peter Duffie Here We Go Again...
Cards By All Means 10
Karl Fulves Two by Two No. 11, packet shown in pairs, no matches, when shown again they match
Related to New Self-Working Card Tricks 18
Karl Fulves Brainchild 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
Related to New Self-Working Card Tricks 26
Karl Fulves, Nick Trost Psychic Aura No. 22, three cards chosen from tabled layout, mates reverse in deck
New Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Herb Runge Impulse No. 49, spectator finds mates of two cards, dealing
New Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Karl Fulves Cult Poker No. 14, spectator choses mate of performer's card from small packet
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 29
Karl Fulves, Bob Hummer Scrambled Stud No. 27, spectator remembers card and its position in ten-card packet, two hands dealt but selection and its mate face-down
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Karl Fulves Magnetic Force No. 30, mates of two selections found on either side of another card
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 63
Karl Fulves Opposite Twins No. 34, Ace through Five of Hearts and Spades used, matching routine, Klondike
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 73
Karl Fulves Mental Mate No. 35, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, spectator counts to number (ignoring face-up cards), then performer, the cards match
Also published here My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 74
Karl Fulves Poker with Dice No. 52, pair of Jacks located with dice and counting procedure
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 120
Karl Fulves, Howard A. Adams The Odds Against No. 55, five cards torn in half, halves matched, using two dice
Inspired by My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 125
Harry Lorayne Unique Peek #5 naming card selected from incomplete faro peek, or finding it or its mate
Personal Collection 179
Harry Lorayne Mate Finger Via Take Five five cards removed from spread, two reversed, they are mates
Inspired by Personal Collection 259
Harry Lorayne Platinum Discrepancy two halves, spectator and performer select a card from each which goes reversed in other half, mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here Personal Collection 417
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deck
Also published here Personal Collection 451
Harry Lorayne Quick Mate cut production, showing that card is not on top or bottom before
  • HaLo Thumb Drag
Also published here Personal Collection 455
Scott Coffey Synchron-2 half deck distributed among two spectators, five-pile layout, matches occur, only half the deck stacked and used
Inspired by
  • Peter Duffie effect
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 184
Peter Duffie The Universal Base Ace of Spades put on bottom of deck, it changes into the mates of three selections, other Aces show up as climax, bottom deals
Cards By All Means 7
Peter Duffie Piano Biddle six mate pairs separated, they reunite, previously removed Aces travel back to the packets
Inspired by Cards By All Means 15
Philip T. Goldstein Revolt, Lover two four-of-a-kinds are paired, ramasee principle
Redivider 57
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Queen Of Hearts four Kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then four cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the Queens
Also published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 109
Lewis Jones Dater base marriage with gemini twins placement, counting to personal numbers
Inspired byRelated to Ahead of the Pack 202
David Regal A Match Made in Heaven
Constant Fooling 1 67
Gordon Bean, David Regal The Hot Spot spectator finds two mates
Constant Fooling 1 122
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocket (where the deck is)
Inspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 120
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack
Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack
Redivider 11
Philip T. Goldstein Pseudo D/U ESP double match with small packet stay stack
Redivider 12
Karl Fulves Unknown Numbers card named, performer upjogs three cards and loses them again, card chosen by counting to two named numbers, named card and its mate found
Inspired by
  • "Coincidence Or What" (Stuart Judah)
Related to
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 241
Jack Avis Stop thief card mated, crime story
Ahead of the Pack 77
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Twins collide five cards put on table and one chosen, its mate found from rest of deck
Ahead of the Pack 160
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie Matsuyama's Mates color, suit and picture/spot are used for down under deal, finding selection and mate
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 88
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love
Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 97
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson CATO Gets Married Kings and Queens, in the end a matching pair ends up reversed
Inspired byVariations Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 111
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Cato Gets Married - Again
Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 112
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Rags to Riches
Variations Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 14
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Over Couples Kings show up reversed one by one during cutting, and locate Queens
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 139
Richard Vollmer, Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson The Cards of Destiny
Card College — Volume 5 1192
Karl Fulves Swiftie spectator and performer both cut and take a card, they are mates, memorising five cards into which spectator has to cut
Off The Books (Issue 4) 56
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Twins two cards stopped at by spectator, they match
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Double Twins two cards stopped at, they are next to their mates
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Diminishing Matches two cards cut to, they're mates
Variations Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 18
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Ahoy Matey! three mate pairs found by spectator
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 144
Ramón Riobóo The Royals Go Courting Queens and Kings and selection finds mate
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 206