91 entries in Cards / Principles / Placement Principles / Free Cut Principle
  
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Gene Finnell Whew! two cards selected
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
Free Cut Principle 10
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Related to Free Cut Principle 1
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
Free Cut Principle 15
Gene Finnell Coincidence? two selected cards in two piles turn up at the same position
Free Cut Principle 2
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
Free Cut Principle 19
Gene Finnell Togetherness two piles, two selected cards end up together
Free Cut Principle 4
Gene Finnell Aces Respelled four Aces are spelled
Related toVariations Free Cut Principle 22
Gene Finnell Togetherness Repeat cutting to two selected cards
Free Cut Principle 4
Gene Finnell Caught Between
Free Cut Principle 5
Gene Finnell Caught Between Repeat behind back
Free Cut Principle 7
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 351
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 Epilogue (Issue 13) 103
Gene Finnell Spelling the Aces Number (?) faro
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 68
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 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 1
Gene Finnell Cutting the Aces, Free Cut Style Aces cut to after losing them with Free Cut principle, with two variations
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 70
Karl Fulves Free Cut Notes intro
Related to Gene Finnell's Card Magic 58
Gene Finnell Make Up two selection cut into deck, faro, cards on either side have same value and suit (composite)
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 75
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle Variations with two cards
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 59
Gene Finnell Variations of the Free Cut Principle two cards, Klondike Shuffle
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
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 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 62
Gene Finnell Spelling the Aces #1,001
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 67
John Miller Riffle Ups and Downs based on Gene Finnell's "Ups and Downs" (Free Cut Principle)
Card Cavalcade II 216
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Ever So Sleightly 70
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Ever So Sleightly 99
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Afterthoughts 77
Jerry K. Hartman Hand in Hand Blindfold Poker Deal
Card Fare 45
Karl Fulves Visible Strip-Out handling for "Riffle Placement"
Related to Riffle Shuffle Control 6
Gerald Kosky Scorpio Rising 24 index cards, two are selected and marked, cards are in clock layout and both end up at same number
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 283) 1413
Roy Walton Sign of Four mathematical, faro, free cut principle
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 95
Gene Finnell, Philip T. Goldstein Free Cut Procedure Variation
Silentwe 6
Gene Finnell Free-Cut Principle for spelling routine
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 17
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 62
Murray Bonfeld Double Poker Control faro, Free-Cut Principle
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 1256
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 25
Bob King Pseudo Ten Hand Stack one shuffle, free cut principle
Also published here Magician Foolers 9
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 203
Jon Racherbaumer, Bob Farmer On the Free-Cut Principle credit information
Cardfixes 4
Jerry Sadowitz Trick Three three cards cut to and remembered, they end up together after a faro, inspired by Finnell's Free Cut Principle
Profile (Issue 4) 1
Dave Campbell Auto-Matic Speller three cards cut into packets and spelled to, banks of cards with the same number of letters
Also published here Profile (Issue 14) 2
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Trip Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 5"
  • The Free Cut Principle
Profile (Issue 17) 5
Bob King 10 Hand Poker Stack with free cut principle
Also published here The Breather 2 5
Roger Crosthwaite Free Count Aces Aces cut into deck, found again
  • Variation One: Faro Shuffle
  • Variation Two: Overhand-Faro Combination
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 109
Peter Duffie Credit Information
Duffie's Card Compulsions 69
Simon Aronson Self Centered two cards chosen by cutting and shuffling packets, procedure similar to one-pile free cut
Inspired by Simply Simon 187
Richard Vollmer Thrice Nice divided deck, see also p. 2819
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2737
Peter Duffie Divided We Lie Lie Detector with two selections in two piles, kicker where selection is different color from rest of the packet
Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 48
Peter Duffie Dead Certain Location Value of magician's selected card finds spectator's card, impossible location (based on Richard Vollmer effect, unnamed)
Effortless Card Magic 81
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Down Under Deals 55
Roy Walton All Hands on Deck Joker changes into two selections, "in hands approach to Gene Finell's Free Cut principle"
Come A Little Closer 74
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
21st Century Card Magic 23
Steve Beam Pile Driver card is found by spelling
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 58
Baltazar Fuentes Finnel Finessed four Aces lost and found
I'm Dancing 45
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Jiggery Pokery 14
Darwin Ortiz Combination Cull free cut principle, faros
Inspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 14
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Scams & Fantasies with Cards 14
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 80
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Pathfinders three cards chosen and lost (similar to Free Cut Principle procedure without using it), they come back to the top of three piles, then they all come to top of deck
  • Phase 1: Identifying the Pathfinders
  • Phase 2: The Pathfinders Form a Team
  • Final Phase: Send Out the Search Party
Related to
  • "Spectator Cuts to the Aces" (Frank Garcia lecture notes)
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 126
Jerry Sadowitz Three Card Control crimp and faro, inspired by Finnell's Free Cut Principle
Related to Cut Controls 25
Dave Campbell Automatic Speller three cards cut into packets and spelled to, banks of cards with the same number of letters
Also published here The Dave Campbell Legacy 63
Steven Youell Setting The Combination Vernon's Aces with Free Cut Principle and stack to get packets of right size
Weapons of Mass Destruction 32
Karl Fulves 13 O'Clock two cards chosen with cutting procedure are found
Inspired by Clockwork 56
Gene Finnell, John Hamilton Free Cut Principle
Full Metal Jacket 9
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Noah's Ark (Two By Two) two piles of fifteen cards, two selection are found by using an elimination deal
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 64
Marty Kane Mix Master spelling and down-under deal, theme is mixing cards
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 92
Michael Powers The 7 Card 21 Card Trick
  • Telephone Method
Inspired by Power Plays 125
Michael Powers Cut and Run ideas of placement principle
  • Simple COincidence
  • Faro 53
  • Use of a Special Key Card
  • Non Faro Method
  • Another Approach
Inspired byRelated to Power Plays 131
Steve Beam Pile Driver card is found by spelling
Also published here 7-7-7 92
Gene Castillon "Odd Chance" 21 Card Trick two selections
Inspired by 7-7-7 140
Gene Castillon Random Spell & Odd Chance 21 Card Trick two selections
Related to 7-7-7 143
Don May, David Solomon Nine or Ten Hands Nines stacked for nine players, then Aces dealt in ten-hand stack with straight flush for performer
The Wisdom of Solomon 123
Gene Castillon Triple Odd Chance 21 Card Trick three selections
Variations 7-7-7 145
Harry Lorayne, James Swain Simplified Swain, Plus aces lost and found with free-cut principle, colors separated, two selections found, based on Swain's "Shuffle Tracking" (Genii 5/2005)
Also published here Best of Friends — Volume III 442
Gene Castillon Dishonest 21 Card Trick using a secret extra card, four selections
7-7-7 152
Lennart Green The Bloodhound tantalizer deal with thirty-two cards, a face-up card and a selection remain in last pile
The Green Northern Lights Magic 29
Lennart Green S M L - Small Medium Large three-card location, located by spelling or other means
  • Alternative Endings
  • Down/Under Deal
  • The Turbo Down/Under Deal (3D/1U)
  • More Ideas
The Green Northern Lights Magic 44
Roy Walton Free Cut Principle Handling choreography of selection-replacement-procedure for Free Cut Principle, see footnote
Vortex 67
Tom Stone Memorized Deck & Free Cut Principle some ideas
Vortex 67
Claude Impériale Sans Skill three cards vanish and appear again reversed
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 16
Tom Stone Freedom Cuts choreography of selection-replacement-procedure for Free Cut Principle
Vortex 65
Paul Vigil High 5.0 five poker hands dealt, four spectators remember one card in their packets, cards redealt, performer reads minds of four spectators
Inspired by
  • "Gimme Five" (Simon Aronson, MAGIC, Aug. 2009, p. 62)
VariationsAlso published here
  • "High 5" (Paul Vigil, MAGIC, Nov. 2011, p. 64)
Classic Fantastic 201
Paul Vigil High 5 Remix last card to envelope in wallet
  • An Impromptu Handling: Sans Wallet
Inspired by Classic Fantastic 215
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Hacer lo Imposible two selections in two piles show up at same position, hands-off
Inspired by
  • "Impossible" (Eddie Joseph, 1952)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 17
John Hostler Visions of Saragossa Poker Deal four cards cut to in four piles, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, poker hand dealt, all cards face-up except performer's card with the selections
Also published here
  • Genii, January 2016
Magnum Opossum 128
John Hostler Packet Displacement moving a packet to the other side
Magnum Opossum 129
Harry Lorayne Simplified Swain, Plus Aces lost and found with free-cut principle, colors separated, two selections found, based on Swain's "Shuffle Tracking" (Genii 5/2005)
Also published here JawDroppers! Two 126
Kevin Kelly Klondike Kelly Card selected and lost via Klondike shuffle, found at position indicated by number of cards spectator cut off previously
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 71
David Solomon Free-Cut Thought Kings cut into deck, Kings come together and Aces appear reversed in deck as well, faro
  • A Cool Discovery (variations with Queens)
Inspired by
  • "Free Cut Marriages" (Nick Trost, Subtle Card Creations - Volume 4)
Solomon's Secrets 96
Steve Forte Target Practice black Aces in one half and red Aces in the other half, halves shuffled together and all Aces are together
  • 1st phase
  • 2nd phase (simplified free-cut principle and table faro)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 871
Howard Hamburg Dry Spell four Aces are placed in the deck and then spelled to, repeated, first with a Faro the with Free-Cut Principle
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 29