407 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Mates
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die unzertrennlichen Könige und Damen Kings and Queen in pile cut, dealt into two piles, they come out in pairs
1896 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
Oct. 1898 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 1910 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
1931 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
1932 "Eye-Openers" 2
Unknown Royal Marriages
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 104
Dr. Jacob Daley Paradox of Pairs
1937 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
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 212
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in reference
Related to 1937 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
1938 Greater Magic 320
Laurie Ireland Mating the Cards with Jumbo Cards spot while running through the cards
1938 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 1939 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
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 26
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 26
Dai Vernon The Royal Marriages
Variations 1941/49 Select Secrets 11
Clayton Rawson A Sucker Bet performed as a bet
Related to
  • page 211 for a variation
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 207
Unknown Black Jack, Detective two cards come together in the pack
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 139
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 8
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here 1952/2004 A Last Look at Leech 19
Bill Simon Two Up two prediction cards removed by performer, spectators insert them next to mates
1954 Sleightly Sensational 24
Bill Simon The London Illusion spectator and performer each chose card from half deck, they match
1954 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
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 15
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl
Also published here 1958 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 218
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl
Also published here 1958/2004 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 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 15
Harry Lorayne Mated! spectator finds two mates
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 175
Bob Ostin, Hubert Lambert Twisting Twins mate of selection is found face up in the deck
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 380) 347
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phases
Variations 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 31
Edward Marlo Added Note for Matching Routine stay stack routine, alternative phases
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo Double Peek Matching full stack
1964 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
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 6
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 30
Al Leech Triple Coincidence
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 32
Al Leech Paint Brush card is changed into mate
Variations 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 41
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brother Spectator pushes three Cards next to their Mates
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 183
Roy Walton Down & Under from a packet a spectator choses two cards, they are mates
1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 1
Edward Marlo Unfaro Match selection is matched, edgemarked deck
1967 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
Jan. 1967 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 Mar. 1967 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
Aug. 1967 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
Winter 1967 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
Winter 1969 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
1969 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 1969 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 1969 The Devil's Playthings 14
Roy Walton The Old Fashioned Way matching mates, eight pairs, after random mixing procedure
1969 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 1969 The Devil's Playthings 42
Karl Fulves Stripper-Teckel selection and mate are found, fair procedure, stripper deck
1970 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
1970 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)
Jan. 1970 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 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 265
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
Autumn 1971 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 Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 453
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates
1971 More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates
1971 More Faro Fantasy 32
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions
1971 More Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford When Brothers Meet
1971 More Faro Fantasy 30
Paul Swinford Double Brothers Joker finds mates of two selections
Related to 1971 More Faro Fantasy 35
Paul Swinford Duo Chango selections change into their own mates
1971 More Faro Fantasy 38
Roy Walton, Bob Veeser Oracull sixteen-card packet, mate found, see p. 424 for correction
Inspired by Apr. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 415
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet
June 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 428
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are found
Variations 1971 Cardboard Charades 24
Roy Walton Drop Outs
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 144
Edward Marlo Blind Date kings and queens place on table alternating by performer and spectator, all suits match
Related to 1972 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 Oct. 1972 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)
1972 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 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 37
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack
1972 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
1972 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
1972 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 Feb. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 483
Roy Walton Royal Marriages
1973 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
1973 Notes From Underground 14
Sam Schwartz Noah's Friends three cards find their mates
Apr. 1973 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
Nov. 1973 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 Nov. 1973 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)
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 7
Gene Finnell Coincidence
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 15
Gene Finnell Coincidence packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 53
Gene Finnell Twins 32-card packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 56
Edward Marlo Success Story kings find queens, rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 37
David Luenberger Royalty
1974 Epilogue (Issue 22) 204
Dave Ossip Royal Marriages matching with the four Queens and Kings, down-under deal
Inspired by July 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 751
Edward Marlo Masterful Match Up two methods, stay stack
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 83
Edward Marlo, Roy Walton From Scratch mathematical procedure
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 99
Edward Marlo Let's Recapitulate or Criss Cross two decks, several "Variations of Criss Cross"
Inspired by 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 164
James G. Thompson Jr. Highly Improbable matching cards with two decks under strict conditions, stacked and window case
1974 Card Cavalcade II 83
Ted Gillam Pairs stay stack
Also published here 1974 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)
1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Paul Curry Think Of Twenty-Five mindreading presentation, magician matches the put down cards with the mates.
1974 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 July 1974 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 1975 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 408
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match
1975 Afterthoughts 109
Peter Kane The Unkind Cut performer cuts deck in four piles, top and bottom cards are mates
1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 18
Roy Walton Future Shock card predicted by cards with same suit and value, with impromptu version
Jan. 1975 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
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 304
Unknown Opposites Attract No. 58, Kings and Queens are paired by spectator
Related toVariations 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 89
Peter Duffie Twin Key-Boards mates, traveling and piano trick
Variations 1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 344
Peter Duffie, Roy Walton Play It Again Sam pairs are back in order
Inspired byRelated to 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 254
Roy Walton, Peter Duffie, Bob Driebeek Play It Again Sam follow-up
Inspired by 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 293
Slydini Card Mates card selected from spread matches prediction card
Related to 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 93
Slydini Card Mates - The Repeat card selected from spread matches prediction card
Related to 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 94
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Rufus Steele, Karl Fulves Pocket Prediction No. 38, two cards chosen, one used to count down to the other, they are mates
Related to 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 58
Unknown Out of Sight No. 46, card chosen, deck shuffle, performer puts deck in pocket and removes mate
1976 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
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 104
Karl Fulves Retention Mates Joker changes in box into mate of selection
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 220
Karl Fulves Better Late mate of selection rises to top
1977 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 1977 Special Effects 35
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 38
Mark Weston Club Night Twins elevator cards and mates mix
1977 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 1977 The Magic Book 68
Ken Krenzel Force-Eps Royal Marriages with four aces back change kicker
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 174
Mark Weston Double Exposure combination
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 541
Doug Edwards Check Mate mates of two cards are found
1978 Cardmania 17
Larry Becker "Duck-Too" mate production with presenation as a strange card game
Feb. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 157
Harry Lorayne Double HaLo spectator finds mates
1979 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
1979 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
1979 Another Book 97
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Meant for Each Other duplicates
1980 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 1980 John: Verse Two 15
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash A Matching Routine
Inspired byVariations 1980 Ovation 9
Danny Korem, Tom Bowyer A Way Out three cards chosen from spectator match three cards chosen from performer, risky
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 18
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Five and Ten spectator finds two mates, appearing coins climax
1980 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 1980 Curioser 53
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated! spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deck
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1980 Lecture Notes 23
Roy Walton The Arrangement
1981 Fourcast 34
Joe Dignam ESTImateOn spectator thinks of a card and performer removes mate
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 40
Harry Lorayne Kings Find Queens inserted in table spread by magician next to them
1982 Best of Friends 142
R. Sid Spocane II Fascinating Pair mini stay stack used to produce a mate
1982 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
1982 Card Counting 44
David Britland Mate two mates are found from a shuffled deck, hindu shuffle
Inspired by 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 199
Howard A. Adams Rowten One five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes three, selects two and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mates
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 1
Howard A. Adams Rowten Three five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes on and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mate
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 2
Howard A. Adams Rowten Four five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes two and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mates
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 3
Howard A. Adams Rowten Five five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes four and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mates
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 3
Howard A. Adams Rowten Finale five pairs are placed in a row, spectator removes two and covers rest with newspaper, performer finds mates
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 4
Howard A. Adams Packeten One finding matching card, five pairs are needed, word is spelled to eliminate cards
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 6
Howard A. Adams Packeten Plus finding two matching cards, five pairs are needed, word is spelled to eliminate cards
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 7
Howard A. Adams Under the Napkin finding two matching cards, five pairs are needed, word is spelled to eliminate cards
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 7
Howard A. Adams Australian Packeten five pairs are used, two cards placed into pocket and rest divided into two piles, down-under-deal with both packets to find mates
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 7
Howard A. Adams Jumping Australian five pairs are used, two cards placed into pocket and rest divided into two piles, down-under-deal with both packets to find mates
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 8
Howard A. Adams Packeten Finale spectator finds mates of selected ESP cards by spelling any word
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 9
Howard A. Adams Rip N March variation of Monopoly March, five cards torn in halves, matching card is found
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 15
Derek Robbins Pri-Mate mate is found reversed in the deck
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 462
Terry LaGerould Looker turning the head of a lady used for mating effect
1984 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
1984 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 1984 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
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Richard Vollmer Together At Last
Variations 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 540
Jeff Czerbinski Match Made In Heaven match with transformation kicker and turnover change
Oct. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1123
Richard Goldshot Deck Patrol sandwich location with some matching cards, distant key, faro
Dec. 1985 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
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 410
Harry Lorayne Force Feed Again selection and mate are found
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 468
Philip T. Goldstein Tag Team ten cards with 5 famous couples / teams
1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1272
Frederick Braue Untitled two cards chosen by counting to a number, they're mates, rest is blank
1985 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
1985 Equinox 28
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Doug Edwards Ultra Surprise card changes to mate of another card, original card face-up in deck
Feb. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1319
Piet Forton Tossed Free Choice Match matching routine with Impeccable Double
1987 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
1987 Inspirations 70
Gene Maze Gamblin' Man prediction type mate with sucker presentation
Feb. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 2) 1453
Bruce Cervon Dual Affinity Spectator pushes two Cards next to their Mates
1988 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 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 15
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching Variation card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found
Inspired by 1988 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
1988 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
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 328
Jerry Sadowitz Split Marriages Royal Marriages theme, instant reverse oil and water with kings and queens
1989 Cards on the Table 46
Edward Marlo A Logical Miracle spectator finds three mates, stay stack
Inspired byVariations Jan. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 1) 1585
A. Berkeley Davis Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by June 1989 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
1989 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
1989 And a Packet of Cards 56
Roy Walton Strathclyde Solution three mate pairs are matched
1989 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
1989 And a Packet of Cards 58
Karl Fulves Concentrate! three mismatched pairs become matches
1989 Kaleidoscope 3
Karl Fulves Outnumbered packet, counting procedure, two mates found, no-touch
Related to 1989 Kaleidoscope 12
Karl Fulves Triple Mystery three cards mated via re-dealing packet
1989 Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 43
Harry Lorayne Two-Time Mate two mates are found with help of spectator, two methods
1990 Trend Setters 121
Harry Lorayne Matching Effect spectator finds a set of mates
1990 Trend Setters 223
David Williamson Brain Probe spectator finds four mates
1990 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
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 58
Allan Ackerman The Gemini Mates four Kings find the four Queens
1991 Magic Castle Lecture Notes 1
Jerry K. Hartman Striking Matches
Jan. 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 1) 1873
Richard Vollmer Will the Couples Match?
June 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 6) 1937
Karl Fulves S and L "Satan and Lucifer", spectator choses mate of card in box
1991 28 Card Tricks 4
Karl Fulves DIY Double Drop Effect two cards from different decks match
1992 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 1992 Don't Blink 7
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack order
Inspired by 1992 Don't Blink 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also match
Inspired by 1992 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 1992 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 1992 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 1992 Profile (Issue 9) 3
Richard Vollmer Matchmaker's Chart as a prediction effect
Variations May 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 5) 2209
Harry Lorayne Matchmaker's Chart, Cont'd
Inspired by June 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2223
Gerald Deutsch Jinx Mate
June 1993 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 1993 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
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 45
Tony Bartolotta Named Gemini two cards freely chosen, mates found with Gemini Twins procedure
Inspired byRelated to 1993 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
1993 Profile (Issue 16) 6
Paul Swinford Stay Stack Finale one card is mated after faro shuffle, then two cards
1993 Card File 12
Allan Ackerman My Favorite Gemini
Related toVariations 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 12
Joel Brash, Allan Ackerman The Tell-All Gemini for finding mates
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 15
Allan Ackerman Aronson's Gemini
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 20
Alex Elmsley Fool's Mate joker as cupid and method
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 149
Alex Elmsley Jubilee
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 153
Philip T. Goldstein Autonomix pairs are exchanged via chart but still paired
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 118
Karl Fulves Mixed Marriages 4&4, reverse mixing phase
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 93
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical
July 1994 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 1994 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
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 317
Alex Elmsley Computer Dating removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 385
Alex Elmsley Empty and Full removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 387
Alex Elmsley Wedded Ambitions free selection, mate rises to top, stay stack
1994 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
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 401
Philip T. Goldstein, Paul Curry Automix working method
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 113
Karl Fulves Power Eject packet moves out of banded deck, mate found
Related to 1994 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
1994 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
1994 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
1994 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
1994 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
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 92
Gene Maze Mated cards dealt from both hands simultaneously, stopped several times, mates each time
1994 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
1994 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
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 128
Gene Maze Center Deal Mated: Nos. 1 & 2 two methods, using center deal
1994 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
1994 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
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 64
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Premonition unknown and freely chosen card put aside, card peeked at, they match
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 77
Peter Duffie City Slickers Kings find Queens
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 26
Peter Duffie Marriage on the Rocks
Variations 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 30
Peter Duffie Sherlock Never Married Ace Change kicker
Inspired by
  • "Sherloct" (Phil Goldstein, Abracadabra #2410)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 36
Mike Maxwell Birds & Bees & Bikes mate is found, humorous routine
1995 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 1995 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
1996 Blocking Off 139
Karl Fulves Everyone Has A Twin two mates found, then two Kings find Queens
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 40
Peter Duffie Gala Show
Inspired by 1996 Method in Effect 9
Peter Duffie Marraid four Kings cut to, then suits spelled to find Queens
1996 With Cards 1
Jerry K. Hartman Pair Faced relying on Henry Christ Force
June 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2655
Karl Fulves Not Gemini spectator pushes two selections reversed in deck, next to mates
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 39
Nick Trost Courtship Kings placed on top of Queens and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Variations 1997 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 1997 Effortless Card Magic 126
John Graham Mates Plus Mates
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2768
Gene Maze Show and Steal three cards
July 1997 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 1997 The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 26
Peter Duffie Aces Are Ace Selection placed sandwiched between red Aces. Black Aces placed face up in deck, sandwiches other three mates
1997 Effortless Card Magic 59
Peter Duffie A Popular Misconception Elevator effect + Gemini Mates plot
1997 Effortless Card Magic 150
Richard Bartram, Jr. Brainstorm Mates reversed card in the deck turns out to be mate of cut to card
1997 Trephine 146
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
1998 The Book 84
Karl Fulves Twixtwin after a confusing cutting, selection and shuffling procedure, a card that matches an initialed prediction card shows up
1998 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 1998 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)
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 91
Roy Walton Ghostly Spells sixteen-card packet mated via spelling famous magicians
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 125
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase
Inspired byVariations 1999 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 1999 Magic Atlas 76
Ted Gillam Pairs Stay Stack. Spectator stops on pairs of cards that match.
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 54
Karl Fulves Game of Life Kings and Queens are mated with two dice and counting procedure, Ramasee principle
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 43
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card
2000 Card College — Volume 4 831
Peter Duffie Cloning sixteen-card packet, two mates found
2000 New Inspirations 7
Harry Lorayne The Family Unit all court cards, marriage effect with the packet
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 333
Harry Lorayne Alternative Blackjack Jacks placed on top of Aces and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Inspired byVariations 2001 Personal Collection 479
Mel Bennett The Honeymooners Queens mates by spelling names from deck
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 135
Peter Duffie Here We Go Again...
2001 Cards By All Means 10
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 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 26
Karl Fulves, Nick Trost Psychic Aura No. 22, three cards chosen from tabled layout, mates reverse in deck
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Herb Runge Impulse No. 49, spectator finds mates of two cards, dealing
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Karl Fulves Cult Poker No. 14, spectator choses mate of performer's card from small packet
2001 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
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Karl Fulves Magnetic Force No. 30, mates of two selections found on either side of another card
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 63
Karl Fulves Opposite Twins No. 34, Ace through Five of Hearts and Spades used, matching routine, Klondike
2001 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 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 74
Karl Fulves Poker with Dice No. 52, pair of Jacks located with dice and counting procedure
2001 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 2001 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
2001 Personal Collection 179
Harry Lorayne Mate Finger Via Take Five five cards removed from spread, two reversed, they are mates
Inspired by 2001 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 2001 Personal Collection 417
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deck
Also published here 2001 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 2001 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
2001 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
2001 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 2001 Cards By All Means 15
Philip T. Goldstein Revolt, Lover two four-of-a-kinds are paired, ramasee principle
2002 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 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 109
Lewis Jones Dater base marriage with gemini twins placement, counting to personal numbers
Inspired byRelated to 2002 Ahead of the Pack 202
David Regal A Match Made in Heaven
2002 Constant Fooling 1 67
Gordon Bean, David Regal The Hot Spot spectator finds two mates
2002 Constant Fooling 1 122
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocket (where the deck is)
Inspired by 2002 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)
2002 Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack
2002 Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack
2002 Redivider 11
Philip T. Goldstein Pseudo D/U ESP double match with small packet stay stack
2002 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
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 241
Jack Avis Stop thief card mated, crime story
2002 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
2002 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 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 88
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love
Inspired by 2003 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 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 111
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Cato Gets Married - Again
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 112
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Rags to Riches
Variations 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 14
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Over Couples Kings show up reversed one by one during cutting, and locate Queens
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 139
Richard Vollmer, Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson The Cards of Destiny
2003 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
2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 56
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Twins two cards stopped at by spectator, they match
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Double Twins two cards stopped at, they are next to their mates
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Diminishing Matches two cards cut to, they're mates
Variations