187 entries in Cards / Principles / Key Card / Distant Key Card
  
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Unknown Third Method spectators remember cards and their positions
Modern Magic 44
Charles T. Jordan The Nifty Key
VariationsAlso published here The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 15
Jack Merlin The Spread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found
Variations Merlin's Master Miracles 20
Tom Sellers A Deceptive Card Trick
Sellers' Secrets 9
Theodore Annemann Whichever You Please
The Book Without A Name 16
Ralph W. Hull Topsy Turvy Cards: (1) A Card Detective reversed card appears in deck, its value is used to count to selection
"Eye-Openers" 10
Tommy Tucker The Card Miracle
Expert Manipulative Magic 19
William Larsen Cut in Detection estimated floating key card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 39
Unknown The Card and Number
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 88
Charles T. Jordan The Nifty Key
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 91
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Detection two key cards, out of hand selection procedure
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 94
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon Subtlety distant crimped key card, bridge during tabled cut
Greater Magic 52
Theodore Annemann Sixth Method. (Crimp and table spread) crimped distant key
Greater Magic 55
Unknown The Bottom Card Location featuring several key card placements and strategies:
Joker Discard to Locate Key
Face-Dwon Ribbon-Spread Key Placement
Face-Up Ribbon Spread Key Placement
Deal-Down Key Placement
Distant Key Card
Cardcase Load of Key Card
Greater Magic 90
Unknown The Top Card Location key card starts on top
Greater Magic 95
Paul Rosini A Great Location Trick subtle key card location
Related toVariations Greater Magic 570
Martin Gardner Three Piles
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 277
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location get-ready trick to get key in center, spelling
Related toVariations Expert Card Technique 397
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location remote key
Expert Card Technique 398
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 531
Allan Howell Foretold selection with numbers and dealing procedure predicted
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 559
Martin Gardner Two Piles and Subtract spectator remembers a card and its position, two piles made and card eventually found
Inspired by 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 15
Charlie Miller, Jack McMillen The Triple Discovery three cards, twenty-sixth key
Variations More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 29
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Phenomenal touched card found, distant key card
The Stripper Deck 18
Bruce Elliott Middle Maze two card location, center key card
Inspired by The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 143) 804
Henry Christ, Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Perfect Card Location - Impromptu Method see footnote
Prepared Cards and Accessories 9
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card
Tricks with Daub 5
Capt. Jones Screwey Card Location
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 35
Warren Wiersbe Packet Prediction cards cut off top and bottom to show no key cards are in use
Related toVariationsAlso published here Mental Cases With Cards 3
Warren Wiersbe In My Estimation ... performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectator
Related to Mental Cases With Cards 6
Warren Wiersbe Superstitious Mentalism four key cards thirteen apart
Mental Cases With Cards 14
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference
Watch This One! 32
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Card remote key
The Royal Road to Card Magic 73
Unknown A Meeting of the Minds remote key, alomst challenge
The Royal Road to Card Magic 74
Unknown Remote Key
The Royal Road to Card Magic 73
George G. Kaplan New Card Affinity using distant key card to count to spectator's card
The Fine Art of Magic 65
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) using a distant key card and a "natural"
The Fine Art of Magic 101
Roy Walton ABC
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 752
Unknown Hit The Deck Weird card location with key card
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 35
Unknown The Mahatma Marvel Card Trick Location with spectator dealing and distant key card
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 35
Max Holden Mind Control No. 44, Locate with key card
Scarne on Card Tricks 77
Dr. Ben B. Braude Braude's Mental Card Trick No. 51
Scarne on Card Tricks 91
Toni Koynini Koyincidence three thirds of deck, spectator selects card, when two packets are deal in unison, mates are at selection, not sure, twenty-sixth key
Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 16
Edward Marlo "Half Plus One" bringing a key card next to a certain card with faro shuffle
The Faro Shuffle 30
Edward Marlo It's Mathematical stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, two effects
Faro Notes 40
Edward Marlo Alternative Procedures stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, see previous item
Faro Notes 43
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 14
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 24
Charlie Miller, Dai Vernon Variation of Vernon's Spread Trick
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 35
Charlie Miller Behind Back Location
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 59
Edward Marlo Key Card Plus Estimation:
First Method
Second Method
Third Method
combining estimation with a distant key
Estimation 24
Harry Lorayne Impossibility distant key card in spread
Variations Close-up Card Magic 67
Roy Walton Dead Easy Location four key cards
Inspired by
  • Larry Jennings problem
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 79
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle
Related toVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 20
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack
VariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 3) 21
Jack Avis An Ace Locator Aces distributed as key cards
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 180
Alan Keith Prelude "Circus Card Trick" to set up key cards
Inspired by Expert Card Mysteries 136
Francis J. Baker Stop Trick blank card with "STOP!" appears at same number in one heap as selection in other heap
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 378
Karl Fulves A Telephone Mystery medium is called and names selection when order of deck is read out, distant key
The Book of Numbers 5
Karl Fulves The Non-Slip Cut - Basic Technique spectator removes block from center, a card is held back there
The Book of Numbers 25
Karl Fulves Controlled Cut controlling card twenty-six apart from a key, non-slip cut
The Book of Numbers 26
Karl Fulves Ace-Dice-Ace position of selection is found via mathematical procedure involving dice, non-slip cut
The Book of Numbers 27
Karl Fulves Chance? Fate? two card location, key card
The Book of Numbers 31
George Blake Oracle Jr. "Oracle" as location instead of prediction, packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 412
Audley Walsh, Jon Racherbaumer The Mystic Twelve Recall cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Inspired by On the Clock Effect 5
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
Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Single Card Discovery Expansion Notes, faro and twenty-six key
Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Triple Card Revelation Expansion Notes, faro and twenty-six key
Epilogue (Issue 14) 114
Gene Finnell The 26th Card two selections are in same position in two halves
Epilogue (Issue 14) 115
David Solomon, Steve Draun S-D Location two phase location
Variations Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 65
Henry Christ Card Clairvoyant improvement
Inspired by Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 78
Harry Lorayne The Mind Boggler any card thought of, then a dealing procedure, scratched distant key card
Rim Shots 13
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 21
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack
Also published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 23
Ken Krenzel Miracle Revelation
Inspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 89
Edward G. Brown The Detective Card Trick selection is at same position as face up card in other half
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 96
Lin Searles, Cy Endfield Impromptu Miracle
Inspired by
  • "Staggered" (Eddie Joseph)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 673
Edward G. Brown The Clueless Card Trick twenty-sixth card location
Related to The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 120
Gene Finnell Flip Cut - 1 triple cut, center section reverse-counted or turned over, retains center (key) card
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 33
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.
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 40
Edward Marlo System Controls up to four peeked cards, cutting procedure combined with distant key card and a faro
The Unexpected Card Book 128
Edward Marlo Camouflage Control - The No Slip Cut "Basic Technique" and "Controlled Cut", procedures with center cuts and distant key cards
The Unexpected Card Book 144
Edward Marlo Cam-Incidence reversed card coincides in position with freely selected card, distant reversed key card
The Unexpected Card Book 145
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling
Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 5
Unknown Spello No. 3, prediction phrase is spelled
Self-Working Card Tricks 6
J. W. Sarles The Card Revealed No. 28, spectator thinks of small number and card, both divined, two key cards
Self-Working Card Tricks 46
Harry Lorayne The Twenty-sixth-card Key
The Magic Book 155
Steve Beam Lost and Found
Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 48
Harry Lorayne Out Of Hand distant key, faro
Variations Best of Friends 337
Edward Marlo Faro Location three packets, twenty-seventh key
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Richard Goldshot RG Location using two crimps and a faro shuffle, twenty-six key card, see also page 1075
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 967
Richard Goldshot No Looking Goody Goody two crimps, faro shuffle two selections, twenty-six key card, see further credits, see also page 1075
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 968
Unknown The Prediction Deck No. 60, number of face-down cards after face-up/face-down shuffle predicted
More Self-Working Card Tricks 89
Richard Goldshot Deck Patrol sandwich location with some matching cards, distant key, faro
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 1148
Charlie Miller Additional Miller Notes
  • holding break while tapping on table
  • nailnick and estimate distance from key
  • "Vernon's 7 card, 7 piles trick."
(1940)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Frederick Braue The Ribbonspread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found, spread with jogged key card
Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 7
Edward Marlo Infallible Packet Estimation spectator cuts 3 packets
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 159
Harry Lorayne "Keyn" Location key card location
Trend Setters 71
Alex Elmsley Shadowed sunken key is used for selection
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 337
Alex Elmsley Buried Treasure I one deck, distant key, fair selection process
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 340
Alex Elmsley Buried Treasure II distant keys, performer stops at selection
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 355
Alex Elmsley Calcolate X 2 two selections made out of performer's hands, three keys
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 361
Edward Marlo Put A Shine On Your Mind "Ways to Ascertain the Value of a Thought-Card"
five methods with procedures in which spectator needs to remove as many cards as the thought-of value, partial set-up, memorized deck, distant key card
The Olram File (Issue 3) 7
Edward Marlo Setting Key Card at 26 spectator shuffles deck
The Olram File (Issue 3) 9
Edward Marlo, Oscar Weigle Cure for a Late Night Location edge marked card, faro
The Olram File (Issue 5) 5
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Miracle two small numbers and selections are divined, distant key
The Olram File (Issue 6) 12
Karl Fulves Zodiac Sell card chosen in spectator's hands, another card turns face-up, ZODIAC is spelled to find selection
Deceptive Practices 70
Peter Duffie Variation "or Savings" two cards found by using the value and spelling the name of the performer's lucky card (Seven of Diamonds)
Inspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 8) 4
Bob King Breathing Life into the 26 Card Key three piles, faroing crimp next to selection
Related to The Breather 2 16
Peter Duffie The Psychic Speller with packet of ten cards
Card Selection 9
Alex Elmsley Placing a Key at Twenty-sixth Position finessed methods with faro shuffle
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 300
Alex Elmsley The Fan and Weave Controls two handlings of an ingenious control:
  • The Fan and Weave Control
  • The Fan and Weave Double Control
Related toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 335
Alex Elmsley Fan and Weave Control to any Position extension with two cards
Inspired by The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 442
Karl Fulves Blue Moon blackjacks chosen despite random cuts and then counting to twenty-sixth card, spectator's blackjack changes back color
Crooked Tales 25
Paul Rosini Your Number - Your Card
Related to Card College — Volume 1 147
Unknown Mental Countdown No. 14, deck apparently memorized, spectator points to card in face-up spread and performer names its position
Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 23
Unknown This Is Not the Card No. 21, phrase spelled to find selection, three piles
Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 38
Simon Aronson, Geoffrey Scalbert Sunken Key Placement
Simply Simon 131
Simon Aronson Past, Present, Future spectator cuts off pile, pockets card, shuffles bottom pile and remembers card, cuts again and remembers card, deals through top pile and turns over a card, one named, position of one named, pocketed card predicted in wallet
Simply Simon 153
Simon Aronson Floating Key Principle
Simply Simon 159
Karl Fulves Bottom Facts applied to distant key card placement
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 1) 3
Nick Trost Weight Guess Spectator pockets cards, magician divines how many, breather at twenty-six
Related toVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 32
Mike Rogers Mike Roger's Version Variation of "Weight Guess" with cards face up
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 33
Nick Trost M-U-M Miracle
Inspired by
  • "Thought-O-Card" (G. P. Appaduri, M-U-M, March 1971)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 132
Ron Bauer Key to the Draw three cards, twenty-six key
Inspired by L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 20
Unknown One-Twenty Six cut-deeper procedure for two selections
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 9
Doug Canning Marked Up Masterpiece faro and twenty-six key
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 63) 1245
David Solomon, Steve Draun S/D Location key starts 20th from top, quarter cut off and shuffled, top card remembered, another packet cut off and put on top, this packet examined by performer
Variations Solomon's Mind 137
Peter Duffie Bilocation two cards found by using the value and spelling the name of the performer's lucky card (Seven of Diamonds)
Also published here Deck Direct 13
Baltazar Fuentes Cutting the Aces Aces put in different positions in fan with some fake spacing, found
Arempi II 28
Ellis Stanyon The Silent Count - Top Card as "Key" No. 7, cards deal face up by performer and spectators remember cards and their positions
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 4
Ellis Stanyon Any Number of Cards Dealt Face Upwards, to Discover One Chosen No. 5, cards dealt face-up by performer, spectator remembers card and its position
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 58
Al Baker Out On Location Card chosen and lost freely. Magician asks for value of card, then card is successfully located. Multiple key card type of trick.
Cunning Card Miracles 11
Nick Trost, Mike Rogers Heavyweight No. 5, performer cuts off same number of cards as spectator
Inspired by New Self-Working Card Tricks 7
Unknown Cloned Thoughts No. 15, spectator and performer chose same card after each other, free selection from small packet, weird procedure
New Self-Working Card Tricks 24
Unknown Zodiac Spell No. 42, card found by spelling "zodiac", placement with distant key card
New Self-Working Card Tricks 61
Warren Wiersbe Fate Deals the Cards No. 84, cards cut off top and bottom to show no key cards are in use
Also published here New Self-Working Card Tricks 125
Harry Lorayne Unique Peek "Killer" making an incomplete faro peek a challenge location
Personal Collection 181
Harry Lorayne "Killer" Bonus card found with Reverse Faro Ending
Personal Collection 183
Harry Lorayne Dried-Out Sloppy Card Trick selection appears on named number up to ten, without saliva
Inspired by Personal Collection 243
Bob King Cutting Edge three piles, faroing crimp next to selection, with no-faro handling
Related to The Breather 3 14
Jerry Sadowitz Three Card Control crimp and faro, inspired by Finnell's Free Cut Principle
Related to Cut Controls 25
John Bannon Dead Reckoning floating key
Inspired byVariations Dear Mr. Fantasy 88
John Bannon Dawn Patrol floating key and faro
Dear Mr. Fantasy 120
David Solomon, Steve Draun S-D Location floating key
Dear Mr. Fantasy 92
Harry Riser The Riser Key-and-Stock Control little-finger break in dealing position, going from there into overhand shuffle, preserving center key
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, Oct. 2000
Secrets of an Escamoteur 59
Harry Riser The Two-Thirds Deck Trick card cut to and cut buried, card found with reverse-faros
Also published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1987
Secrets of an Escamoteur 77
Harry Riser Sunken Riser out-of-hands selection, then control with faro
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2000
Secrets of an Escamoteur 93
Harry Riser The Impossible Faro Shuffle Card Control
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
Secrets of an Escamoteur 95
Harry Riser Greek Connection greek break version
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, Feb. 2002
Secrets of an Escamoteur 98
Harry Riser The Ace Goes to the Place reversed card is (faro-)shuffled next to selection
Also published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1999
Secrets of an Escamoteur 100
Harry Riser Middle-of-the-Deck Location Procedures getting a key card in the center of the deck, faro, four procedures
Also published here
  • MUM, June 1998, Nov. 2003, Jan. & Feb. 2004
Secrets of an Escamoteur 104
Harry Riser My Favorite One-Faro Finder
Also published here
  • MUM, March 2004
Secrets of an Escamoteur 108
Harry Riser The Alternate odd-backed Joker finds card, then variation in repeat phase, faro
Secrets of an Escamoteur 113
Harry Riser The Double Shot Location two card location with odd-backed Joker, break work and faro
VariationsAlso published here
  • MUM, May 1995
Secrets of an Escamoteur 116
Harry Riser Yours, Mine, and Ours three card control, faro
Inspired byRelated to Secrets of an Escamoteur 118
Jack Avis A Contrived Location selection made in unusual way from incomplete faro condition, also handlings with multiple out prediction and partial stack
Rara Avis 40
Steve Beam The Queen Doesn't Know Jack spelling multiple words to find selection, humorous presentation
Inspired byAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 15
Michael Powers Sunken Treasure spectator cuts to a card and replaces his packet in center of rest, card located
Power Plays 116
Jack Parker Alone in the Dark Impossible location - card found at named number after deck is shuffled (self working)
Inspired by 52 Memories 74
Jack Parker Sunken 21 twenty-one Card Trick Variation
Inspired byAlso published here 52 Memories 185
Asi Wind Somebody Stop Me spectator cuts to card and loses it, then deals the cards, performer stops him at selection, no-touch
VariationsAlso published here Chapter One 2
Jack Parker Sunken 21
Also published here 7-7-7 37
Lewis Jones Son of the 21 Card Trick
7-7-7 84
Jack Parker Fake 21
7-7-7 106
Steve Beam The Queen Doesn't Know Jack spelling multiple words to find selection, humorous presentation, further tips from SACT
Also published here Noteworthy 41
Lennart Green I'm Not Peeking I packet spread face-up and spectator remembers card and its position, performer notes top card
Related to The Green Northern Lights Magic 36
Lennart Green I'm Not Peeking II similar to Rosini's effect
Related to The Green Northern Lights Magic 37
Joseph Barry A Two Card Location card cut to and card thought of small pile, one's position named and other card produced from pocket
Reverie 6
Steve Draun, David Solomon S-D Control
A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 242
Steve Beam Simple Loser Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 91
Steve Beam Good Loser Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 92
Steve Beam Bad Winner Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 93
Steve Beam Double Loser Choreographed process for selecting two cards that provide the magician with the keys to locating both.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 94
Steve Beam The Lock with Two Keys Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 94
Steve Beam Threesome Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 96
Steve Beam Finders Keepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 97
Tomas Blomberg Estimated Sunken Key two selected cards by spectator and magician, spectator deals the deck in six piles, two possible endings:
first ending: both cards are next to each other in the same pile
second ending: both cards are in the same position in different piles
Inspired by Blomberg Laboratories 134
Tomas Blomberg Late Key Two selected cards from a deck, one is lost and the other one is placed in spectator´s pocket. This deck and another one are dealt at the same time, magician stops at the first selected card and at the duplicate of the second selection
Related to
  • "Staggered" (Eddie Joseph, Staggered, 1950)
Blomberg Laboratories 137
Tomas Blomberg Sunken Christ three cards chosen with performer's back turned, all located, Christ force
Blomberg Laboratories 300
Joseph Barry Echoed three progressively fairer locations of a card
Inspired by Operandi (Issue 1) 5
Harry Lorayne Out Of Hand non-faro version
Inspired by JawDroppers! Two 59
Jim Steinmeyer Pure Evil No. 4, packet cut off, force card moved to total of cut-off cards by reverse-counting
Unexpected Impuzzibilities 10
Steve Beam The Queen Doesn't Know Jack spelling multiple words to find selection, humorous presentation
Also published here 52 9
Asi Wind Somebody Stop Me spectator cuts to card and loses it, then deals the cards, performer stops him at selection, no-touch
Also published here Repertoire 45
Xiaobo Zhou 浮动关键牌 (Floating Key) Discussion on floating keys and a principle to locate cards, called the X-27 principle
Related to Enthusiasm 10
Lorenz Schär Go-Stop spectator deals through deck, psychological stop
Inspired by Cards Against Reality 87
Steve Forte the 20-30 cut performer cuts off twenty cards, then thirty cards, using red-black shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 975