651 entries in Cards / Principles / Placement Principles
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To allow a Person to think of a Card, and to make that Card appear at such Number in the Pack as Another Person shall Name card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, with variation
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 52
Unknown New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile
1890 More Magic 25
David Tobias Bamberg "Die wievielte Karte?" spectator cuts to a card and replaces, then remembers its position from the face, performer claims to make it the twenty-sixth card, count started from remembered position
Related toVariations July 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 7) 100
Robert Lenz Zur Karten-Piéce "Die wievielte Karte!" simplified method
Inspired by Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 166
Unknown Novel Card Discovery - First Method cards counted during spreading during selection, replaced at known position, controlled via jog shuffle
1909 The Art of Magic 40
T. Nelson Downs Fifth Method card to any number, with placement strategy to twenty-sixth
1909 The Art of Magic 154
Unknown To allow a Person to think of a Card, and to make that Card appear at any number in the Pack which the rest of the Company may decide upon card and its position from the face remembered, any number named, performer goes behind back, then count started from remembered position
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 95
Charles T. Jordan Placement Control cards returned to spread with known distance, brought together under key with dealing procedure
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 7
Charles T. Jordan Placement via Key Card deck dealt into piles, key which was next to selection is at same position as selection in different piles
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 25
Tom Sellers Card and Number card found at number the performer says
1931 Magical Pleasantries 22
Unknown Eliminating the Pass for Forcing setting the card in center
  • The "Strip" Cut
  • "Sighting"
  • Shuffling to the Centre
  • By means of the "In-jog"
  • Pack cut by Spectator
  • The "Continental" Cut
1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 35
Ralph W. Hull The "Will-o'-the-Wisp" Card "Sometimes Known as The Run-A-Way Card"
card and its position thought-of, it vanishes and reappears reversed at named number, re-deal placement
Related to 1933 More "Eye-Openers" 7
Audley Walsh The Card Phenomenon banks, automatic placement, see page 172 for improvement by Charles Larsen
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 130
Unknown A Card and A Number Automatic Placement procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 177
Unknown Two Pile Trick
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 349
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with eleven letters except for four exceptions, card is placed at position eleven by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Mihlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Charles T. Jordan Weirdo spectator names number, card at that position is predicted, repeated, for credit information see reference
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 173
Donald Holmes Ne Plus Ultra five cards controlled to known positions via dealing procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Charles T. Jordan Hourglass Cards time on watch gives position of card, placement via dealing selection procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 181
Theodore Annemann Locatrik location with two keys and two outs, Gemini Twins precursor
Variations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 262
Unknown A Mental Discovery - First Method by dealing
1938 Greater Magic 227
Unknown A Mental Discovery - Second Method by spelling spectator's name
1938 Greater Magic 229
Fred Heaman The Lie Detector (A Mental Discovery - Third Method)
1938 Greater Magic 229
Unknown Placing Selection at Spelling Position spread or thumb count
1938 Greater Magic 310
Unknown Riffle-Shuffle Positioning of Crimped Card near top
1938 Greater Magic 6
Frederick Braue A Two Pile Mystery
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 38
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature three random names are spelled, selection found, automatic placement procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 450
Unknown The Riffle Location control to known position near top
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 14
Theodore Annemann Eagle Location risky location in which spectator shuffles his own card back
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 397
Unknown Two Pile Principle
1940 Expert Card Technique 382
Unknown The Two Pile Mystery two selections
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 28
Robert Tothill Secrets for Sale four locations
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 500
Al Cohn Combination dealing trick
Inspired by 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 568
Herb Runge Hidden Mystery two cards selected with dealing procedure, performer places another card next to them one by one
Related toAlso published here 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Herb Runge Gemini Twins Placement
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Herb Runge Duo Locato Finale
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 812
Bob Hummer Fantastric single card location, back turned for procedure, secret 10/9/8 count to find indicator card
Also published here 1941 (ca.) Fantastric 1
Bob Hummer And Now an Improvement single card location, back turned for procedure, variation in the secret 10/9/8 count to always get a matching card
Also published here 1941 (ca.) Fantastric 2
Audley Walsh Any Name Called For mathematical placement, random names are spelled to, card found at last position
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 199
Walter B. Gibson Pick Me Up number between one and thirty is named, an indicator card is inserted at that position and the card card named
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 169
The Brain Guys Weirdo Double two predictions
Inspired by 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 190
Edward Marlo 2. As A Location selection to any position near top
1945 Off the Top 4
Edouard Cartier Palm Placement palmed card inserted at certain position when cards are spread through
Sep. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 151
Unknown The Practical Sharpers using finger nail gauge to position cards in gambling
1946 Card Control 116
John Hamilton Placement placing a card at twenty-sixth position with milk shuffle procedure
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 450
Edward Marlo Nail Gauge Placement
1947 Marlo In Spades 29
George G. Kaplan Natural Card using numerical value on card to count to selection that fits by chance, see also page 101
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 49
Unknown Twelve-Down Riffle as card is returned
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 196
Eddie Joseph The Blind Magician Does a Trick performer blindfolded via spectator's hand (human blindfold) or blindfold, two spectators with half the deck each cut off piles and make two selections, deck assembled, performer finds both
  • Method One
  • Method Two
  • Method Three
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 8
Eddie Joseph Mail Mentalism trick performed as mailed instructions or over phone, spectator takes all odd cards, adds top and bottom value, counts down to card in rest, eventually located with spelling and dealing
1949 Mail Mentalism 1
Eddie Joseph The Principle Defined getting a selection to any position, with key card
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 11
Eddie Joseph Propensity of the Inanimate two selections end up at same positions in two piles
1949 ca. 15 Exciting Minutes with a Borrowed Deck 3
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature No. 34, Spelling trick with names
Also published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 62
Eddie Joseph The "Tobba" Mystery spectator removes some cards and remembers card at same position, deck cut, then performer counts basically whole deck before revealing card and number
Variations 1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 2
Eddie Joseph Who Knows the Card? card chosen with counting procedure ends up and number named at beginning
Variations 1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 3
Eddie Joseph Incredulously True two spectators remember a card and their positions, both found
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 4
Eddie Joseph Two Secret Thoughts two spectators remember a card and their positions, both found
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 7
Eddie Joseph Memory Phenomenal card and its position named as apparent memory demonstration
Variations 1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 8
Eddie Joseph Over the Wire spelling of spectator's name to locate card
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 10
John Scarne Spectator's Magic Count No. 25, performer thinks and writes down name of card, spectator deals down to any number and finds thought-of card on second try, re-count
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 47
Eddie Joseph Joseph's Repeat Telephone Trick deck shuffled and dealt in two piles, cards counted from both piles, a card remembered and a pile read off to performer who identified the selection, two repeats with different selection procedures, performer makes secret chart during conversation
1950 Card Bonanza 2
Eddie Joseph India Calling spectator has two piles and after some counting a card is lost, names of all cards read off to performer who names selection
Variations 1950 Card Bonanza 10
Edward Marlo Placing the Selection after peek, cutting sequence
A. Placing Selection at Position from Top
B. Placing Selection at Position from Bottom
1952 Control Systems 75
Stewart James The Square Deal Location card found at number, off-beat method
1954 The Nullificator 7
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement cut off, count, remember card at position in reminder
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 329) 126
J. Stewart Smith Horse Sense
1955 One More Thought on Cards 25
Edward Marlo Throw in Location thumb riffle estimation to 19/20th position , two methods
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 329) 125
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement with several applications following
Related toVariations 1958 Faro Notes 47
Edward Marlo Variants on Automatic Placement
1958 Faro Notes 48
Edward Marlo Variation on Automatic Placement two variations
1958 Faro Notes 55
Edward Marlo Faro Aids
  • The Rock and Reweave
  • Fan Spread and Weave
  • Resquaring the Packets (three methods)
  • Cutting at 26
1958 The Faro Shuffle 7
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley 26th Card Faro Check for credit information see reference
Related to 1958 The Faro Shuffle 11
Edward Marlo Partial Faro Check to get several packets with the same number of cards
1958 The Faro Shuffle 22
Edward Marlo Faro as a Control how to control a card at known position to top with faro shuffles, with subsections:
  • Less Than 52
  • With Two Cards
  • For 2 Cards at Undetermined Positions
Inspired by 1958 Faro Notes 2
Edward Marlo Exact Placement placing top card into position indicated by value of bottom card, left over bottom faro
1958 Faro Notes 61
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites simplified Elmsley idea
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Winner's Weave in faros, positions after three shuffles, stacking
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 16
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Ravelli's Thought Card Stab inside envelope
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 54
Edward Marlo The Bottom Deal Count rearranging cards while counting them in the hands via bottom deals
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 12
Edward Marlo Strike Bottom Deal Count rearranging cards while counting them in the hands via bottom deals
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 15
Edward Marlo Special Push-Off Techniques: The Second Deal Count
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 34
Bill Hendricks Perfectly Deceptive three ideas (first two with the Faro Shuffle)
  • Key Supreme (key card placement)
  • Unparadoxical (faro shuffle as false shuffle)
  • Prelude (add-on, cards on Aces)
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 61
James Steranko Spread Replacement placing lateral palmed card at wanted position during in-the-hands spread
1960 Steranko on Cards 31
Edward Marlo Ladder Guide ladder formation stuck in case to place card at wanted position (up to ten)
1961 Card to Wallet 25
Sam Schwartz Sam-Ultaneous two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, appear at same position in two piles
Related toVariations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 114
Edward Marlo The Faro Check
1962 Estimation 9
Edward Marlo Multiple Placement Glimpse glimpsing four cards, each thirteen cards apart, at once
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 14
Frederick Braue, Harry Lorayne Braue Reversal Placement to place the card at certain position, small packet
1964 Personal Secrets 23
Edward Marlo Bluff Spacing
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 6
Edward Marlo Marlo Placement Cull spread cull procedure to set cards at desired positions from top, e.g. aces at positions 6-15-19-25
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 6
Edward Marlo Marlo Simplex Placement Cull spread cull procedure to set cards at desired positions from top, e.g. aces at positions 6-15-19-25
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 8
Edward Marlo Pull Down Control procedure that sets two peeked-at selections at positions nine (or x) from top and bottom
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Edward Marlo In One Riffle Shuffle stacking four cards in one shuffle, also at different distances, stacking with side-jogged blocks on one side
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 10
Edward Marlo Overhand Placement Control procedure that sets two selections at positions nine (or x) from top and bottom with overhand shuffle
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 20
Edward Marlo Placement Process placing top card to (almost) any position with tabled riffle shuffle, rest of order retained
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 22
Edward Marlo Card Placement (Deck Shuffled) placing top card to (almost) any position with tabled riffle shuffle
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 36
Edward Marlo Flexible Placement (Deck Shuffled) placing top card to (almost) any position with tabled riffle shuffle
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 37
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction
May 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 33
Karl Fulves Faro-Shuffling Machines examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y, discussed with a 6-card deck
1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 7
Roy Walton A Faro Tree examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y
Also published here 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 8
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Related to 1967 Free Cut Principle 1
Gene Finnell Coincidence? two selected cards in two piles turn up at the same position
1967 Free Cut Principle 2
Gene Finnell Togetherness two piles, two selected cards end up together
1967 Free Cut Principle 4
Gene Finnell Togetherness Repeat cutting to two selected cards
1967 Free Cut Principle 4
Gene Finnell Caught Between
1967 Free Cut Principle 5
Gene Finnell Caught Between Repeat behind back
1967 Free Cut Principle 7
Gene Finnell Whew! two cards selected
1967 Free Cut Principle 7
Gene Finnell Aces at Random four cards face up, value of each is dealt and four aces found, spectator decides in which order
1967 Free Cut Principle 10
Gene Finnell Your Number - Your Card four cards face up, value of each is dealt and four selections are found, spectators decide in which order
1967 Free Cut Principle 15
Gene Finnell Ups and Downs aces are put back at different places and cut into face up and face down piles, all cards end up the same way except the aces
1967 Free Cut Principle 19
Gene Finnell Aces Respelled four Aces are spelled
Related toVariations 1967 Free Cut Principle 22
Jack Avis Hidden Power card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moves to named number
Variations May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Ben Christopher Two Card Control two thought-of cards are found in same position in two halves
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 187
Edward Marlo Emergency Transfer selection to any position from two to nine
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 43
Edward Marlo Emergency Transfer application to change position of card by scooping up packet with certain number of cards
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 89
Ben Christopher Blue Phantom two cards found blindfolded, one of them has different colored back
Inspired by
  • "Divination of two Mentally Selected Cards" (E. G. Brown)
Related to
  • suggestion by Greg Moore on p. 314
Variations
Oct. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 287
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count using partial secret incomplete faro condition to quickly place cards at wanted positions, two methods (faro and table faro)
Related to 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 69
Roy Walton Blue Phantom II two cards found, one of them has different colored back
Inspired byAlso published here Feb. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 321
Sam Schwartz Tri-Multaneous
  • Part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
  • Part 2: Sam-Ultaneous
  • Part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two odd-numbered piles
see also p. 348
Inspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
  • "Mini-Miracle" (John Hamilton, Linking Ring, April 1967)
  • Sam-Ultaneous (Sam Schwartz, 1962)
Variations
Apr. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 334
Karl Fulves Child's Play
Variations Sep. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 364
Francis J. Baker Stop Trick blank card with "STOP!" appears at same number in one heap as selection in other heap
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 378
Marvin Johnson Blue Dice two numbers generated with dice, two spectators select cards and remove cards according to their numbers, both spectators selected the same card and it has different colored back
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 387
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - First of the Trio spectator finds card via size of cut-off packet, Penelope Principle
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 92
Edward Marlo Better Than fingertip peeked at card to any number with faros
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 96
Edward Marlo The Original R or B Phantom cut-off packet counted in rest, faro placement, penelope
Related to 1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 204
John Hamilton Eyes of the Gods two spectators with half the deck each chose a card, spectators deal through deck and performer announces first card, second card spelled to
Related toVariations Aug. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 351
Edward Marlo The I F Fingertip Peek incomplete faro at fingertips, controlled to twenty-six or twenty-seven from top, see also page 85 for further notes
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 75
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Count second procedure "Marlo's Double Count"
Inspired by 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 164
Paul Swinford The Automatic Joker two cards chosen via automatic placement procedure found on either side of Joker, faro
Inspired by 1971 Lecture Notes 6
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCC
Related to 1971 More Faro Fantasy 54
Karl Fulves Non-Slip Cut blank card in center changes into later selection, faro placement
1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 5
Edward Marlo "Shades of the Half and Half Principle" Faro Controlling cards in Stay Stack
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 274
Karl Fulves Two Shuffle Controls: Riffle Placement two selection in incomplete riffle shuffle condition are selected and controlled twenty-six cards apart, two handlings
Related to 1971 Epilogue (Issue 13) 103
Harry Lorayne The Lorayne Force as a placement
1971 Reputation-Makers 46
Karl Fulves Controlled Cut controlling card twenty-six apart from a key, non-slip cut
1971 The Book of Numbers 26
Jon Racherbaumer Reversing the Order of the Cards the placement principle in most Clock Effects
1971 On the Clock Effect 3
Karl Fulves M2 Control Ovette Master Move as placement, see also Note 3 of reference
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers 24
Horace E. Bennett The Clock two selections
1972 Card Cavalcade 26
Ben Christopher Double Mental two selections
Related to Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 480
Unknown Center Placement placing a key card at twenty-six from face
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton Expansion Notes: As A Coincidence procedure to control two peeked cards twenty-six apart, effect application in which two selection appear at same position in two halves
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to twenty-six or known position
Related toVariations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 148
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486
Related toVariations Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 481
Larry Jennings Two Placement Cuts
  • The First Cut
  • The Second Cut
Related to Dec. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 580
Unknown Placement Control to the ninth position
1972 The Living End 51
Derek Dingle Side-Steal Placement to known position near top or bottom of deck
1972 Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2)) 133
Eddie Fechter Fan Positioning placing a card at certain position from top, using fan shuffle
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 41
Edward Marlo Ruse Cull ruse to cull control two selections, Gemini Twins procedure (Locatrik) as lead-in for Jennings' routine
Inspired byRelated to 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 74
Charles T. Jordan Placement Principle
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 33
Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne, Bruce Cervon Amazing Prediction two cards, some dealing and counting
1973 Rim Shots 52
Edward G. Brown The Two Pile Trick
Variations 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 74
Gene Finnell Klondike Shuffle discussion and properties
1. Mechanics
2. Card location after one shuffle
3. Recycling the deck
4. Klondyke properties (simulating a faro shuffle, locating center card, Penelope's principle)
5. Klondike plus Free Cut
6. The Stacked Deck
Related to 1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 1
Gene Finnell Methods of Getting a Card to 27th Position five methods listed
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 42
Karl Fulves Free Cut Notes intro
Related to 1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 58
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Variations with two cards
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 59
Gene Finnell Variations of the Free Cut Principle two cards, Klondike Shuffle
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 59
Gene Finnell Coincidence? two selection turn up at same position in two halves
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Coincidence? with a Key Card
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 60
Gene Finnell Free Cut Poker Deal three spectators and performer take out good poker hand from a quarter of the deck each, they are lost and dealt again, performer gets Royal Flush, faro
  • Variation wich allows the deck to be cut during the shuffles
  • Free Cut Poker Demonstration
Related to 1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 62
Gene Finnell Spelling the Aces #1,001
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 67
Gene Finnell Spelling the Aces Number (?) faro
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 68
Gene Finnell Cutting the Aces, Free Cut Style Aces cut to after losing them with Free Cut principle, with two variations
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 70
Gene Finnell Make Up two selection cut into deck, faro, cards on either side have same value and suit (composite)
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 75
Ben Christopher Spello sentence spelled to arrive at selected card, featuring simple placement
Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Gene Finnell Unknown Quantity Klondike shuffle version of Penelope Principle, selection found at position that corresponds to cut-off number of cards
Related to 1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 11
Gene Finnell Unknown Difference two packets cut off, Klondike shuffle with rest, reversed card is now at a position that corresponds to difference of the two sizes of the cut-off packets, Penelope
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 12
Karl Fulves Riffle Placement any named card placed in twenty-sixth positions in two shuffles
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part One 18
Karl Fulves Over & Out card selected from sixteen card packet out of hands is controlled with over/under shuffle and klondike
1973 Notes From Underground 24
Gene Finnell Centering placing a selection so that it is half the deck away from a key card
1. By Estimation
2. By an "over and under" shuffle
3. variation
4. variation of 2.
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 40
Edward Marlo Mathematical Marlo automatic placement, card and amount of cut-off cards is divined
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 75
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement Double Control, Plus One
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 89
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 5
Sam Schwartz Down & Under (Done Over) card chosen by cutting off cards, removing some of those into pocket, remembering card at position in rest, down-under deal location
Mar. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 718
John Miller Riffle Ups and Downs based on Gene Finnell's "Ups and Downs" (Free Cut Principle)
1974 Card Cavalcade II 216
Edward Marlo Moveless Placement position of selection is instantly known
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 136
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 171
Stewart Judah No-Clue Locator
Inspired by
  • "No Clue Card Miracle" (Gerald Kosky)
Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 855
Unknown Choice & Chance
Related to Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 856
Unknown The 9-Principle Location placement-control of selection, faro
Related to 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Unknown Faro Control
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 94
Karl Fulves Pharo Here incomplete faro position, stopped at card controlled
  • The Placement
  • The Revelation
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 102
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
1975 Ever So Sleightly 70
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
1975 Ever So Sleightly 99
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
1975 Afterthoughts 77
Jerry K. Hartman Hand in Hand Blindfold Poker Deal
1975 Card Fare 45
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to twenty-six or known position
Related to 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 217
Audley Walsh Long Distance No. 47, spectator selects a card with some counting and numbers and reads of the cards of a packet, performer names card and the number of cards in spectators pocket
Also published here 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Unknown A Card and a Number No. 49
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 74
Unknown Magic by Proxy No. 50, phone rings to give position of selection
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 75
Gerald Kosky Automatic Placement Handling no-touch
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 76
Roy Walton The Blue Phantom No. 54, two cards found, one of them has different colored back
Also published here 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 82
Jon Racherbaumer Tabled Riffle Shuffle Control applications
Inspired by 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 112
Slydini Impromptu Miracle packet counted, numbers added and card from face remembered
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 19
Harry Lorayne It's Impossible! automatic placement, position of card predicted, or other ideas:
  • Spell a Name
  • Lie Detector
  • Think Stop
1977 The Magic Book 146
Karl Fulves Easy as A-B-C two spectators recite the alphabet to locate a selection
Related to 1977 The Magic Book 63
Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle
1977 Any Second Now 216
Murray Bonfeld Placement For Thirds faro shuffle that distributes a group three cards apart, e.g. the spades then lie SxxSxxSxx..., not a perfect tripe faro
Related to 1977 Faro Concepts 31
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The First System shuffling card from position x to the top in odd deck, modified in-faro for even deck that ignored bottom card, reverse method for Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocation No. 1
Inspired byRelated to 1977 Faro Concepts 41
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The Second System bringing a card from position x to y with faro shuffling, odd deck, with even deck modified in-faro is required that ignores top card, generalization of Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocations
Related to 1977 Faro Concepts 42
Murray Bonfeld, Alex Elmsley Principles and Routines applications
Inspired by 1977 Faro Concepts 48
Karl Fulves, Al Baker The Yogi Knows card and its position remembered, spelling a phrase to locate it
1977 The Magic Book 65
Harry Lorayne For Selected-Card Positioning jog shuffle application
1977 The Magic Book 44
John C. Wagner Mentally by Two faro, automatic placement
1978 7 Secrets 33
Unknown Die 26. Karte card is located, brought to twenty-sixth position
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 71
Erhard Liebenow The Card In the Center Liebenow's card peeling
Related to 1978 Liebenow On Cards 7
Karl Fulves Interlock Placement to small number
1978 Transpo Trix 4
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control Placement for Perfect Speller
Inspired byRelated to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Ken Krenzel The Block-Cover Pass Immediate Spell
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 218
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control further ideas for the Riffle Shuffle Control placement
(A) building set-up for next trick
(B) following with Ten Card Poker Deal
(C) delaying use of set-up
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 26) 99
Frank Garcia Four Aces Surprise spectator places Aces in the deck face-up while doing an overhand shuffle, shuffle version of Gemini Twins
Related to 1978 Lecture Notes — No. 2 3
Edward Marlo Effect two cards, using double automatic placement
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 364
Edward Marlo Double Info Control automatic placement procedure
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 366
Edward Marlo Flexible Force using automatic placement procedure, Penelope Principle
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 369
Norman Houghton Thirty-Two using automatic placement principle
Related to July 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 225
Karl Fulves, Steve Shimm Faro Shuffle Machines examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y, discussed with a 6-card deck
Related to 1979 Faro Possibilities 9
Roy Walton A Faro Tree examining the problem of finding an algorithm to find a faro combination to shuffle from position x to position y
Also published here 1979 Faro Possibilities 13
Karl Fulves Visible Strip-Out handling for "Riffle Placement"
Related to 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 6
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle controlled to twenty-six from top
Related to 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 7
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to twenty-six or known position, preserves divided deck
1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 11
Bruce Cervon, Karl Fulves R/S Plus P/S Riffle Shuffle Control plus Perfect Speller, placement of card
Related to 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 18
David Britland Dark Forces card turns face up in the deck, when value is counted it leads to selection, Henry Christ force as placement
Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 34
Jim Lee Positioner multiple shift that sets cards together at certain place
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 148
Karl Fulves Riffle Placement key at twenty-six, two selections made from incomplete riffle shuffle position, end up twenty-six apart, coincidence when dealt from two piles simultaneously - both selections at same position
1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 4
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 Impromptu Opener 2
Karl Fulves, Herb Runge Gemini Twins Placement
Related toAlso published here 1979 Impromptu Opener 2
Karl Fulves That's Impossible! card appears at chosen number (chosen by cut-off packet), using a variation of Fulves'
1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 37
Tom Mullica Top to Center Reverse placing top card reversed to special position, one-handed
May 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 345
Unknown Impossible Two Ace Location gemini twins with overhand shuffle instead of dealing to find two cards
1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 31
Robert Walker Atomic Clock card from wallet climax
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 9
Jon Racherbaumer, Jack Avis Wired Hidden Power card remembered at total of cut-off packet
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 26
Larry Jennings LJ's Prophet spectator cuts off pile, remembers card at same position in rest of deck, deals pile into four piles and top values are added to find selection
Also published here 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1351
Gerald Kosky Scorpio Rising 24 index cards, two are selected and marked, cards are in clock layout and both end up at same number
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 283) 1413
Derek Dingle Side Steal Placement to known position
1981 Side Steal 34
Karl Fulves Steal to Place peeked card is placed (for example at twenty-six)
1981 Side Steal 58
Danny Nelson Sign of the Tarot prediction of two cards of the Major Arcana, in concept similar to Fulves' Gemini Twins
Related to 1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 282) 1407
Stephen Tucker Seer two reversed card in deck, spelling value to find Aces
Inspired by 1981 The Talon (Issue 7) 103
Jon Racherbaumer Reflex Spell selection by cutting off a number of cards and remembering card at that position, automatic placement
1982 Best of Friends 356
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement, impossible is spelled
Related toAlso published here 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 5
Christian Scherer Mental 26 spectator cuts packet and remembers card at position in rest, card controlled to twenty-six position in deck
1982 Seminarheft 29
Roy Walton Sign of Four mathematical, faro, free cut principle
1982 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 95
Gene Finnell, Philip T. Goldstein Free Cut Procedure Variation
1982 Silentwe 6
Stephen Minch Force Feed biddle count, spectator says stop
Related toVariations 1982 Best of Friends 528
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan spectator controls selection to nineteenth position in his own hands with counting procedure
1982 12/12 5
Derek Dingle Side Steal Placement to known position
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 103
Joe Artanis The "Artanis" Load-On Technique for simplified riffle stacking, probably standard
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part I 58
Frank Simon The Thinking Touch spectator removes some cards and remembers card at that position, later touches a card and it's his selection
1983 Versatile Card Magic 116
Edward Marlo 27th Key Card Placement overhand shuffle and faro
1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Edward Marlo C-S Control to place the cards together at a known position with cuts, originally from Control Systems
1983 Marlo without Tears 273
Unknown Automatic Placement Variation
1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 12
Michael Close, Stewart James Derby Downs "Waltz Time Stewart James - Three Variations by Michael Close", two selections found by 10D, using automatic placement variation, faro shuffle, based on "Place and Show" from New Tops
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 283
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 285
Unknown The Clueless Card Trick No. 47, two cards chosen by spectators, performer finds them
Inspired byRelated to 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 61
Unknown Last October No. 61, spectator pockets some cards and buries a selection in rest, card on top after some counting
Variations 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 90
Jack Avis Place-Name-26 place and obtain the name of the twenty-sixth card, faro shuffle
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 124
Gary Goldberg FIRP Faro Invisible Reverse Placement, places bottom card reversed in center
Also published here 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 203
Gene Finnell Free-Cut Principle for spelling routine
1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 17
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan spectator controls selection to nineteenth position in his own hands with counting procedure
1984 Lechter Notes 1
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Penny Plain No. 4
Inspired by 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 6
Unknown A Remote Miracle No. 25, spectator deals some cards to select one and later calls off order of cards, performer on phone names selection
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Richard Himber No Questions Asked No. 28, location over phone
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 39
Karl Fulves Gemini Twins No. 1, two cards inserted where spectator stops dealing, both next to mates
VariationsAlso published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 1
Herb Runge, Karl Fulves Gemini Twins Placement
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 2
A. Berkeley Davis Roger And Out spectator divines card, instant stooge
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 96
Peter Marshall Mental Sandwich
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 100
Bob King Mental Poker
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 146
Frederick Braue Two Pile Trick two selections (1938)
Inspired by 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 20
Frederick Braue Braue's Think Trick packet cut off and counted, this number counted down in rest
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 1
Karl Fulves Riffle Control
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36) 363
Unknown To Set Chosen Card controlling a card to a certain number from top
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown Force One card placed with example
Also published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 7
T. Nelson Downs Location knowing position of selection after replacement
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Unknown Thirteen-Down Riffle Control card apparently replaced at same position it was taken from, really under thirteen (or known number of) cards
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 16
Ben Harris Memoree position of selection named after order is apparently memorized
1985 Out Of His Mind! 114
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement
Also published here 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 44
Larry Jennings "Can't Be Done" "IMPOSSIBLE"
Also published here Jan. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1155
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Speller card chosen by spelling any word
1986 Amperthand 5
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 62
Murray Bonfeld Double Poker Control faro, Free-Cut Principle
Inspired by Sep. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 1256
David Britland My Name Is Legion deck has famous names on the back of every card, two cards chosen with Gemini Twins procedure, rest of deck blank
1986 Psychomancy 30
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 25
Karl Fulves Square Out lost card is spelled to, "Riffle Shuffle Control"
Related to 1987 Covenant 18
Jerry Sadowitz Three, Four, Five Etc undercount deal as placement to named number on second deal
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 106
J. W. Sarles Side Trap featuring palm-replacement into center in break
Related to 1987 Secret Session — Part Three 69
Edward Marlo Sophisticated 26 Card Faro Check using riffle shuffle and block transfer
Related to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 161
Edward Marlo Off-Center Control incomplete faro control without starting with a perfect cut
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 117
Larry Jennings Placement Cut cut that places top card next to selection, alternative to slip cut, in the hands
1988 The Cardwright 30
Edward Marlo As a Control spread cull control, with cover card throw-off or placement
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 240
Unknown Clock Force
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 128
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James)
Related to
1989 Prototype 37
Bob King Impromptu Stunner card at position of cut-off number thought-of, this is made to turn over
Variations 1989 Magician Foolers 7
Roger Crosthwaite Plus One, Minus Two two cards are located by cutting, third is found sandwiched between them
Inspired by 1989 The British Close-Up Magic Symposium 1989 45