160 entries in Cards / Principles / Placement Principles / Automatic Placement
  
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
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 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
Tom Sellers Card and Number card found at number the performer says
1931 Magical Pleasantries 22
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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Ravelli's Thought Card Stab inside envelope
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 54
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Harry Lorayne The Detective Card two routines, second one uses Automatic Placement
1990 Trend Setters 145
Simon Aronson Self Control spectator cuts off pile and counts, remembers card at same position in rest while reverse-counting them, assembles everything, different revelations suggested
1990 The Aronson Approach 24
Alex Elmsley Returned to the Nest two decks, using automatic placement like selection procedure
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 325
Alex Elmsley The Clock Runs Down automatic placement
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 376
John Bannon Timely Departure three cards are thought-of via "packet is cut off and counted..." procedure, they disappear and reappear face up
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 160
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Miracle two small numbers and selections are divined, distant key
1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 12
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex
Related toAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 732
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 733
Tom Craven The Custom Card Trick card is found and spelled to at impossible conditions, possible over phone
Inspired by 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 24
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 13
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 13
Alex Elmsley Spell by the Numbers automatic placement
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 349
Stephen Minch Automatic Placement - Credit Information
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 349
Philip T. Goldstein Travelogos two cities and a weekday divined or spelled to, postcards
1994 Thabbatical 8
Mel Bennett Card 37 number force for 37 with calculator
Inspired by
  • "Letter for a Stranger" (Stewart James)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 88
Larry Jennings Coincido No. 22, card remembered at total of cut-off packet, values used to find selection
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 40
Richard Vollmer, Norman Houghton LIII-Kelihood small packet is counted and card remembered at number in remainder, then 10, 9, 8 count to find card
Related to 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 155
Karl Fulves Secret Thought No. 2, position of card predicted, selection via cutting some cards off and remembering card at that number
1995 Easy Magic 2
Larry Jennings Impossible Divination No. 2 automatic placement
1997 Jennings '67 20
Richard Vollmer Pretty Close To A Miracle
Inspired byRelated to May 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 5) 2793
Peter Duffie Settling the Score Long spelling trick, impromptu and hands off
1997 Effortless Card Magic 121
Jack Birnman My Spectator, The Clairvoyant fair selection (automatic placement), added value of three selections determines position of first selection
Related to 1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 133
Jack Birnman, Eddie Joseph, Roy Walton My Spectator, The Clairvoyant card fount at total of four stopped at cards
Related to 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1468
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 1 card location over phone
Variations 1998 Deck Direct 9
Ellis Stanyon The Selected Card Appears at Number Chosen by Another Person No. 8, card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with the wanted number
  • Variation
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 58
Karl Fulves, Sam Schwartz Blood Brothers spectator's birthday divined (actually only the month) with clock type layout
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 157
Bob King Impromptu Stunner card at position of cut-off number thought-of, this is made to turn over
Inspired byAlso published here 2000 Great Britain 2001 13
Marty Kane The Hallmark multiple spectators locate their own card in a packet, spelling to determine amount of cards for each spectator
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 183
Karl Fulves Mental Dice No. 35, card selected by dealing packets according to throw of invisible die
Inspired by 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 51
Unknown Your Card Is Red No. 64, red cards removed and a card chosen and then spelled to
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Karl Fulves Calculated Cut No. 5, two selections located, small packet cut off and card at that position remembered
Inspired by 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 11
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis Hidden Power No. 8, card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moves to named number, with prediction of another card at a position
Inspired by 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 17
Karl Fulves Stop or Else! No. 24, "Stop or else" written on Joker
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 49
Harry Lorayne Spelling Instructions spelling a long sentence through deck, selection is actually in pocket
Inspired by 2001 Personal Collection 361
Harry Lorayne Absolutely Impossible Location
2001 Personal Collection 365
Harry Lorayne That's Impossible automatic placement procedure, then brought to any named number
VariationsAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 471
Harry Lorayne So Is This! faro
2001 Personal Collection 477
Stewart James 51 Faces North
  • The History
  • The Discovery
  • The Secret
  • Conclusion
Related toVariations 2002 Penumbra (Issue 1) 2
Steve Beam Support Your Local Magician card is found by spelling two sentences, humorous presentation, can be performed over the phone
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 21
Bob King Impromptu Stunner card at position of cut-off number thought-of, this is made to turn over
Inspired byAlso published here 2003 New Magician Foolers 11
Karl Fulves Edge of Mind spectator cuts off packet and hides it, card at same position is remembered, deck dealt into eight piles, selection named and packet with it pointed to
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 73
Luis H. Trueba Hagas lo que Hagas mathematical principle, card found by dealing cards to a rhythmic patter
2003 Magia y Dramagia 77
Lewis Jones Close Call one card divination over phone
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 37
Jack Avis Hidden Power card magically moved to named position
2006 Rara Avis 75
Jack Avis Isaac's Law - Avis Handling for Fulves favorite hour and least favorite hour used to make selection, found at one of those hours, milk build placement under table
Inspired by
  • "Isaac's Law" (Karl Fulves, Magic and Spells Quarterly)
2006 Rara Avis 82
Woody Aragón Omega Equals Alpha number of cut of packet is used to remember a card, tantalizer deal
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 206
Alex Elmsley Spell it automatic placement
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 39
Bruce Cervon odd combination automatic placement
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 40
Paul Gordon (Gr)eight! automatic placement
Variations 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 362
Lennart Green The Terrorist (CNN, BCC, FBI, CIA, KGB)
  • I. The Escape (spelling, Double Replacement)
  • II. The Hunting
  • III. The Capture
    • 1. The Da Vinci Code (simple spelling of a phrase to reveal the card)
    • 2. The Scanning Machine (anti-faro elimination)
    • 3. The Puzzle-Master (tapestry)
    • Other Alternatives to Find the Card
2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 38
Harry Lorayne That's Impossible automatic placement procedure, then brought to any named number
Also published here Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 26
Roberto Giobbi A Mathematical Control automatic placement handling
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 18) 87
Harry Lorayne AACAAN "Almost Any Card At Any Number"
Inspired by 2011 Special Effects 137
Harry Lorayne 12/21 number of cards removed, card at that number in rest remembered, later spelled to
2011 Special Effects 139
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement
2012 Seeking the Bridge 74
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phone
Inspired by
  • "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946)
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Thirty-Fiveism card at thought-of number remembered, second card chosen
Inspired by
  • "Astral Sense" (Eddie Joseph, Card Magic of the Mind, Abbott's, 1952)
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Invoking Margery
Inspired by 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 22
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Presque Vu card chosen via counting procedure ends up at number previously named
Inspired by 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 24
Jim Steinmeyer The Treasure Map
Inspired by
  • trick in Mathematical Recreations and Essays (W. W. Rouse Ball, 1892)
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 27
Steve Beam El Mejor Mago del Mundo humorous revelation of a selected card
Also published here 2014 El Cardquistador 12
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph The Luckier Number card shows up at number that is named at beginning
Inspired by 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph The Lost and the Found with incomplete deck
Inspired by 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph, Alan Stockwell A Study in Scarlet and Black as phone effect
Inspired by 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 21
Harry Lorayne Miracle Class spelling "miracle class" after automatic placement procedure
Related to 2015 JawDroppers! 221
Harry Lorayne, Paul Gordon (Gr)Eight wrong card spelled, right card comes out
Inspired by 2017 JawDroppers! Two 113
Ramón Riobóo Ram-Ultaneous two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, appear at same position in two piles
Inspired by 2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 139
Harry Lorayne Not Quite ACAAN card and position remembered, then found at named number between 25 and 40
2018 And Finally! 210