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Theodore Annemann The Red-and-Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs
The Book Without A Name 20
Ralph W. Hull Mental Abstraction or Cards by Instinct cards shuffled once, separated with Hearts/Clubs in one pile, spectator choses cards in one pile and performer instantly removes mates from other pile behind back
"Eye-Openers" 2
Dr. Jacob Daley Paradox of Pairs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 80
Theodore Annemann Red and Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 212
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also hundred-cards-deck version in reference
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
a. The Fairy Tale
b. Matching Cards
c. Automatic Spelling
d. Super-Spelling
Greater Magic 320
Laurie Ireland Mating the Cards with Jumbo Cards spot while running through the cards
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 5
Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black jacks are located via counting, see also Charles Jordan's "The Keystone Card Discovery"
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 485
Orville Wayne Meyer Finding the Pairs twelve mate pairs distributed, spectator turns up a card and performer instantly the mate, repeated
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 26
Frederick Braue The Marriage Meter two selections are mates
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 26
Clayton Rawson A Sucker Bet performed as a bet
Related to
  • page 211 for a variation
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 207
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 8
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here A Last Look at Leech 19
Bill Simon Two Up two prediction cards removed by performer, spectators insert them next to mates
Sleightly Sensational 24
Bill Simon The London Illusion spectator and performer each chose card from half deck, they match
Sleightly Sensational 30
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decks
Variations Marlo Meets His Match 15
Harry Lorayne Mated! spectator finds two mates
Variations Close-up Card Magic 175
Bob Ostin, Hubert Lambert Twisting Twins mate of selection is found face up in the deck
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 380) 347
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phases
Variations Faro Controlled Miracles 31
Edward Marlo Added Note for Matching Routine stay stack routine, alternative phases
Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo Double Peek Matching full stack
Faro Controlled Miracles 33
Edward Marlo Stay Stack Routine deck cut into four packets, mates on top and bottom of each, rest of order retained
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 6
Al Leech Face up Coincidence mates
Super Card Man Stuff 30
Al Leech Triple Coincidence
Super Card Man Stuff 32
Al Leech Paint Brush card is changed into mate
Variations Super Card Man Stuff 41
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brother Spectator pushes three Cards next to their Mates
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 183
Roy Walton Down & Under from a packet a spectator choses two cards, they are mates
Epilogue (Issue 1) 1
Edward Marlo Unfaro Match selection is matched, edgemarked deck
Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 5
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 73
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
J. Stewart Smith Never Grow Old lengthy procedure after which two mates are reversed in two halves
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 117
Karl Fulves Twins two decks wrapped without jokers, two mates removed from underneath handkerchief, based on a Leipzig idea from Sphinx
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 137
Karl Fulves Like Seeks Like two cards next to each other are turned over, packet dealt out, cards next to reversed cards are of the same value
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements) 34
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
VariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
VariationsAlso published here The Devil's Playthings 14
Roy Walton The Old Fashioned Way matching mates, eight pairs, after random mixing procedure
The Devil's Playthings 34
Roy Walton Almost Impromptu one of four cards selected, other three cards added together and number counted in deck finds mate
Variations The Devil's Playthings 42
Karl Fulves Stripper-Teckel selection and mate are found, fair procedure, stripper deck
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 86
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from sixteen-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate
Epilogue (Issue 8) 63
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348
Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 315
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates
More Faro Fantasy 34
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates
More Faro Fantasy 32
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions
More Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford When Brothers Meet
More Faro Fantasy 30
Paul Swinford Double Brothers Joker finds mates of two selections
Related to More Faro Fantasy 35
Paul Swinford Duo Chango selections change into their own mates
More Faro Fantasy 38
Paul Swinford, Roy Walton Thoughts on "Money Power" ten cards eventually match, faros instead of reverse faros, see Roy Walton's "Money Power"
Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 278
Roy Walton, Bob Veeser Oracull sixteen-card packet, mate found, see p. 424 for correction
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 415
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 428
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are found
Variations Cardboard Charades 24
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops)
Card Cavalcade 57
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the way
Related to Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 37
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 39
Roy Walton Match-a-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 88
Roy Walton Match-A-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Tale Twisters 4
Gene Finnell Mathematical Twins spectator cuts to a card and places it aside, then cuts another packet off and mate is found with Milk Build procedure and down-under deal, see also p. 508
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 483
Karl Fulves Face-Up Thot card removed from face up face down deck is removed by spectator, mate found, faro, si stebbins
Notes From Underground 14
Sam Schwartz Noah's Friends three cards find their mates
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 617
Karl Fulves Some Deal - Double Coincidence from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 686
Karl Fulves Fourcast from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated and form a four-of-a-kind
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 686
Gene Finnell Match Up several are cards selected, after a Klondike shuffle they end up next to pairs
Related to
  • "The Riser Repertoire" (MUM Vol 90 No. 1, June 2000)
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 7
Gene Finnell Coincidence
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 15
Gene Finnell Coincidence packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 53
Gene Finnell Twins 32-card packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 56
Edward Marlo Masterful Match Up two methods, stay stack
The Unexpected Card Book 83
Edward Marlo, Roy Walton From Scratch mathematical procedure
The Unexpected Card Book 99
Edward Marlo Let's Recapitulate or Criss Cross two decks, several "Variations of Criss Cross"
Inspired by The Unexpected Card Book 164
James G. Thompson Jr. Highly Improbable matching cards with two decks under strict conditions, stacked and window case
Card Cavalcade II 83
Ted Gillam Pairs stay stack
Also published here Card Cavalcade II 87
William P. Miesel Duo Coincido two mates are found, two methods
Inspired by
  • "Double Coincido" (Karl Fulves, MUM Vol.62/8)
Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Paul Curry Think Of Twenty-Five mindreading presentation, magician matches the put down cards with the mates.
Paul Curry Presents 62
Arthur Hill Mental Mate deck shuffled face-up/face-down, spectator counts to number (ignoring face-up cards), then performer, the cards match
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 759
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 408
Harry Lorayne Match Up two chosen cards match
Afterthoughts 109
Peter Kane The Unkind Cut performer cuts deck in four piles, top and bottom cards are mates
A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 18
Roy Walton Future Shock card predicted by cards with same suit and value, with impromptu version
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 835
Peter Duffie Twin Key-Boards mates, traveling and piano trick
Variations Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 344
Peter Duffie, Roy Walton Play It Again Sam pairs are back in order
Inspired byRelated to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 254
Roy Walton, Peter Duffie, Bob Driebeek Play It Again Sam follow-up
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 293
Slydini Card Mates card selected from spread matches prediction card
Related to The Best of Slydini ...and More 93
Slydini Card Mates - The Repeat card selected from spread matches prediction card
Related to The Best of Slydini ...and More 94
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck
Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Group of picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
VariationsAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 3
Rufus Steele, Karl Fulves Pocket Prediction No. 38, two cards chosen, one used to count down to the other, they are mates
Related to Self-Working Card Tricks 58
Unknown Out of Sight No. 46, card chosen, deck shuffle, performer puts deck in pocket and removes mate
Self-Working Card Tricks 70
Unknown Twins No. 68, two decks under handkerchiefs, Joker is slid under handkerchief in deck and "changes" into Four of Spades, same with other deck
Self-Working Card Tricks 104
Karl Fulves Retention Mates Joker changes in box into mate of selection
Packet Switches (Part Four) 220
Karl Fulves Better Late mate of selection rises to top
Packet Switches (Part Four) 260
Paul Curry Joining The Ladies three cards are torn in halves and the pieces shuffled, then mixed (with help of a chart), finally all pieces are next to their equivalent
Related toVariations Special Effects 35
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches
Inspired by Special Effects 38
Mark Weston Club Night Twins elevator cards and mates mix
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 378
Karl Fulves Fourcast from twelve-card packet spectator choses two cards which are mated and form a four-of-a-kind
Also published here The Magic Book 68
Mark Weston Double Exposure combination
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 541
Doug Edwards Check Mate mates of two cards are found
Cardmania 17
Larry Becker "Duck-Too" mate production with presenation as a strange card game
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 157
Harry Lorayne Double HaLo spectator finds mates
Quantum Leaps 228
Philip T. Goldstein Twink spectator and performer select two cards, which happen to be mates, several versions with one and two decks and with four aces instead of random mates
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 754
Karrell Fox Duazidu spectator and performer have half the deck, they both select cards and they match, repeated two more times
Another Book 97
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash A Matching Routine
Inspired byVariations Ovation 9
Danny Korem, Tom Bowyer A Way Out three cards chosen from spectator match three cards chosen from performer, risky
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 18
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Five and Ten spectator finds two mates, appearing coins climax
The Gene Maze Card Book 80
Karl Fulves Not Reflected Ace-Five of hearts and diamonds shuffled and dealt, pairs removed, all other cards match, elaboration of red-black-relationship principle
Related to Curioser 53
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated! spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deck
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Lecture Notes 23
Roy Walton The Arrangement
Fourcast 34
Joe Dignam ESTImateOn spectator thinks of a card and performer removes mate
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 40
R. Sid Spocane II Fascinating Pair mini stay stack used to produce a mate
Best of Friends 133
Karl Fulves Indian Poker spectator removes any card and a four-of-a-kind from shuffled deck, performer removes mate of first card, renamed "Roy-al Poker" in 2005 edition
Card Counting 44
David Britland Mate two mates are found from a shuffled deck, hindu shuffle
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 199
Derek Robbins Pri-Mate mate is found reversed in the deck
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 462
Unknown Computer Dating No. 2, four cards, spectator turns one over, packet is cased, when removed again the mate is face-up instead, self-adjusting set-up
More Self-Working Card Tricks 3
Unknown Moving Parts No. 51, four cards torn and then laid out face-up and face-down, halves that do not match suddenly match, cards interlocked with slits before tearing
More Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Jeff Czerbinski Match Made In Heaven match with transformation kicker and turnover change
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1123
Richard Goldshot Deck Patrol sandwich location with some matching cards, distant key, faro
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 1148
Harry Lorayne Dangling Participle spectator cuts deck in four piles, value of top card of piles are counted down to find their mates
Best of Friends — Volume II 410
Harry Lorayne Force Feed Again selection and mate are found
Best of Friends — Volume II 468
Philip T. Goldstein Tag Team ten cards with 5 famous couples / teams
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1272
Frederick Braue Untitled two cards chosen by counting to a number, they're mates, rest is blank
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
David Britland Voo-Duo "Two cards linked by uncanny forces"
card in one half is touched and turned over, mate turns over in other half
Equinox 28
Larry Jennings Synchronicity magician and spectator choose mates three times in row
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Doug Edwards Ultra Surprise card changes to mate of another card, original card face-up in deck
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1319
Piet Forton Tossed Free Choice Match matching routine with Impeccable Double
Epoptica (Issue 10) 514
Jerry Sadowitz Matching Pairs three selections, the three mates are found, then they transpose to follow the exchanged selections, Eight shown as Seven
Inspirations 70
Gene Maze Gamblin' Man prediction type mate with sucker presentation
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 2) 1453
Bruce Cervon Dual Affinity Spectator pushes two Cards next to their Mates
The Cervon File 81
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found, further mating phase with every card matched
Variations M.I.N.T. — Volume I 15
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching Variation card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found
Inspired by M.I.N.T. — Volume I 18
Edward Marlo The Matching Miracle pokerhand duplication from another deck, decks in reverse order
  • With Two Sealed Deck
  • For Stay-Stackers
  • For Memory Experts (only one deck)
  • For Card Cullers
  • Added Note
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1966
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 246
Edward Marlo Down and Under Coincidence ten cards shown, spectator stops at any one which is placed aside, down-under procedure with rest and mate remains, with variations
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 328
Edward Marlo A Logical Miracle spectator finds three mates, stay stack
Inspired byVariations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 1) 1585
A. Berkeley Davis Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1654
Brother John Hamman Four-Pocket Mirror performer removes mates of four thought of cards (verbally restricted) after they are removed by spectators
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 79
Karl Fulves Hand to Hand Ace to Three face-up and face-down, spectator matches them, posed as problem
And a Packet of Cards 56
Roy Walton Strathclyde Solution three mate pairs are matched
And a Packet of Cards 57
Sam Schwartz Order Restored two rows of three cards each (mates), after some exchanges one of each is each row
And a Packet of Cards 58
Karl Fulves Concentrate! three mismatched pairs become matches
Kaleidoscope 3
Karl Fulves Outnumbered packet, counting procedure, two mates found, no-touch
Related to Kaleidoscope 12
Karl Fulves Triple Mystery three cards mated via re-dealing packet
Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 43
Harry Lorayne Two-Time Mate two mates are found with help of spectator, two methods
Trend Setters 121
Harry Lorayne Matching Effect spectator finds a set of mates
Trend Setters 223
David Williamson Brain Probe spectator finds four mates
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Jerry K. Hartman Striking Matches
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 1) 1873
Richard Vollmer Will the Couples Match?
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 6) 1937
Karl Fulves S and L "Satan and Lucifer", spectator choses mate of card in box
28 Card Tricks 4
Karl Fulves DIY Double Drop Effect two cards from different decks match
The Collected Almanac (Issue ) xxxiv
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck order
Related to Don't Blink 7
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack order
Inspired by Don't Blink 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also match
Inspired by Don't Blink 11
Steven Hamilton A Card Problem deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, posed as problem
Variations Profile (Issue 7) 9
Gene Lawton Cheaters Solution to "A Card Problem" deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, mate SBS
Inspired by Profile (Issue 8) 12
Peter Duffie Problematic Offshoot one card chosen from face-up half and one from face-down half, they match
Inspired by Profile (Issue 9) 3
Gerald Deutsch Jinx Mate
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2224
Edward Marlo No Drawing Required four cards are placed in deck during dealing, four matches
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 15) 4
Karl Fulves Parity Prophet cards dealt in pairs, one turned over, again dealt in pairs, cards on both side of reversed card are mates or predicted, Gemini Twins relation
Rigmarole (Issue 4) 45
Tony Bartolotta Named Gemini two cards freely chosen, mates found with Gemini Twins procedure
Inspired byRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 4) 48
Peter Duffie Card Count-Down card thought-of from twelve-card packet, suit spelled, pairs dealt, value counted down in rest of the deck to find mate
Profile (Issue 16) 6
Paul Swinford Stay Stack Finale one card is mated after faro shuffle, then two cards
Card File 12
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2380
Joel Brash, Allan Ackerman The Tell-All Gemini for finding mates
Las Vegas Kardma 15
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brothers three selections are placed face-up in deck, face to face with mates
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 39
Alex Elmsley Prediction by Proxy spectator removes any card, mate is found by penelope-procedure (pile cut off, counted, card at that position is selection), twenty-six-apart-stack
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 317
Alex Elmsley Computer Dating removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 385
Alex Elmsley Empty and Full removed selection is mated under fair conditions, stay stack
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 387
Alex Elmsley Wedded Ambitions free selection, mate rises to top, stay stack
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 389
Alex Elmsley, Charles Sanders Peirce Through Darkest Peirce cards are dealt out multiple times to mix them, yet they are mated, relation to Sympathetic Cards
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 401
Philip T. Goldstein, Paul Curry Automix working method
Inspired by Thabbatical 113
Karl Fulves Power Eject packet moves out of banded deck, mate found
Related to Crooked Tales 18
Gene Maze Miss-Matched two cards stopped at, they're not mates, but mates are found when dealing twice to their added value
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 70
Gene Maze Match-Missed two cards stopped at, they're not mates, then first card changes into mate of second card
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 74
Gene Maze Passing Through push-through failure with two odd-backed halves, three mate pairs in other half
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 82
Gene Maze Return Trip one deck dealt through and two cards are reversed when spectator calls stop, push-through failure with second deck, mates next to reversed cards
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 86
Gene Maze Magnetic Attraction spectator stops twice during deal and those two cards are reversed, on either side of them are the mates of opposite color
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 92
Gene Maze Mated cards dealt from both hands simultaneously, stopped several times, mates each time
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 106
Gene Maze "5 & 10, Not the Store" two cards find mates, then a coin appears under each pair
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 109
Gene Maze Mirror Image indicator card is counted down to from both sides of faced deck, mates, center deal
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 128
Gene Maze Center Deal Mated: Nos. 1 & 2 two methods, using center deal
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 130
Jackie McClements Coincidence My *@*! two cards put aside, two cards touched by spectator are mates of them
Shock Treatment 3
Roger Crosthwaite Mindreading Experiment 2 card put in case, performer does not know it, mate forced on spectator, glimpse via hole in case, belly stripper suggestion
Roger's Thesaurus 64
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Premonition unknown and freely chosen card put aside, card peeked at, they match
Roger's Thesaurus 77
Mike Maxwell Birds & Bees & Bikes mate is found, humorous routine
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2) 6
Richard Sanders, David Acer Four on the Floor card selected, indifferent card changes into mate and other cards of same value are on either side
Inspired by Natural Selections 18
Jerry K. Hartman Pair Faced relying on Henry Christ Force
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2655
Karl Fulves Not Gemini spectator pushes two selections reversed in deck, next to mates
The Fine Print (Issue 3) 39
Karl Fulves Everyone Has A Twin two mates found, then two Kings find Queens
The Fine Print (Issue 3) 40
John Graham Mates Plus Mates
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2768
Gene Maze Show and Steal three cards
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 7) 2809
Jack Carpenter A Potent Presage three predictions, Gemini Twin type procedure, four-of-a-kind kicker
Inspired byRelated to The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 26
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 49
Al Smith Al Smith's Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" without deck
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 50
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck too
Inspired byRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 53
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Visual variation of "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 54
Paul Swinford Paul Swinford's Routine Combination of original and Tom Hubbard's "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 56
Peter Duffie Aces Are Ace Selection placed sandwiched between red Aces. Black Aces placed face up in deck, sandwiches other three mates
Effortless Card Magic 59
Peter Duffie A Popular Misconception Elevator effect + Gemini Mates plot
Effortless Card Magic 150
Richard Bartram, Jr. Brainstorm Mates reversed card in the deck turns out to be mate of cut to card
Trephine 146
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
Das kleine grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
The Book 84
Karl Fulves Twixtwin after a confusing cutting, selection and shuffling procedure, a card that matches an initialed prediction card shows up
Underworld (Issue 8) 108
Karl Fulves Notes on Brainchild two rows of five cards each, one face down and one face up, some cards exchanges, only one matching backs (rainbow)
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 199
Gavin Ross Auto-Plunge Aces four Aces produced by mating a selection and push-through plunger
  • Phase One: "Simple Minds"
  • Phase Two: "The Auto-Plunger"
Also published here
  • booklet "Auto Plunger" (Gavin Ross, 1994)
Five Times Five — Scotland 91
Roy Walton Ghostly Spells sixteen-card packet mated via spelling famous magicians
Five Times Five — Scotland 125
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase
Inspired byVariations Classic Handlings 29
Joshua Jay That's the Hard Part All three mates of selected card found, along with four Kings. Deck ends up separated by color.
Also published here Magic Atlas 76
Ted Gillam Pairs Stay Stack. Spectator stops on pairs of cards that match.
Also published here Cunning Card Miracles 54
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card
Card College — Volume 4 831
Peter Duffie Cloning sixteen-card packet, two mates found
New Inspirations 7
Karl Fulves Two by Two No. 11, packet shown in pairs, no matches, when shown again they match
Related to New Self-Working Card Tricks 18
Karl Fulves Brainchild No. 16, two sets from Ace to Six are cut by spectator and one replaced by a signed Four, when cards are dealt in two rows, the Fours are the only ones that match
Related to New Self-Working Card Tricks 26
Karl Fulves, Nick Trost Psychic Aura No. 22, three cards chosen from tabled layout, mates reverse in deck
New Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Herb Runge Impulse No. 49, spectator finds mates of two cards, dealing
New Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Karl Fulves Cult Poker No. 14, spectator choses mate of performer's card from small packet
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 29
Karl Fulves, Bob Hummer Scrambled Stud No. 27, spectator remembers card and its position in ten-card packet, two hands dealt but selection and its mate face-down
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Karl Fulves Magnetic Force No. 30, mates of two selections found on either side of another card
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 63
Karl Fulves Opposite Twins No. 34, Ace through Five of Hearts and Spades used, matching routine, Klondike
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 73
Karl Fulves Mental Mate No. 35, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, spectator counts to number (ignoring face-up cards), then performer, the cards match
Also published here My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 74
Karl Fulves Poker with Dice No. 52, pair of Jacks located with dice and counting procedure
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 120
Karl Fulves, Howard A. Adams The Odds Against No. 55, five cards torn in half, halves matched, using two dice
Inspired by My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 125
Harry Lorayne Unique Peek #5 naming card selected from incomplete faro peek, or finding it or its mate
Personal Collection 179
Harry Lorayne Mate Finger Via Take Five five cards removed from spread, two reversed, they are mates
Inspired by Personal Collection 259
Harry Lorayne Platinum Discrepancy two halves, spectator and performer select a card from each which goes reversed in other half, mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here Personal Collection 417
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated spectator finds two mates by putting cards next to them in deck
Also published here Personal Collection 451
Harry Lorayne Quick Mate cut production, showing that card is not on top or bottom before
  • HaLo Thumb Drag
Also published here Personal Collection 455
Scott Coffey Synchron-2 half deck distributed among two spectators, five-pile layout, matches occur, only half the deck stacked and used
Inspired by
  • Peter Duffie effect
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 184
Peter Duffie The Universal Base Ace of Spades put on bottom of deck, it changes into the mates of three selections, other Aces show up as climax, bottom deals
Cards By All Means 7
Peter Duffie Piano Biddle six mate pairs separated, they reunite, previously removed Aces travel back to the packets
Inspired by Cards By All Means 15
David Regal A Match Made in Heaven
Constant Fooling 1 67
Gordon Bean, David Regal The Hot Spot spectator finds two mates
Constant Fooling 1 122
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocket (where the deck is)
Inspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 120
Philip T. Goldstein No, it is Open: One Position a/k/a Rotator
match with small packet stay stack (optional: slot machine cards)
Redivider 6
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (II) match with small packet stay stack
Redivider 10
Philip T. Goldstein Rotator (III) match with small packet stay stack
Redivider 11
Philip T. Goldstein Pseudo D/U ESP double match with small packet stay stack
Redivider 12
Karl Fulves Unknown Numbers card named, performer upjogs three cards and loses them again, card chosen by counting to two named numbers, named card and its mate found
Inspired by
  • "Coincidence Or What" (Stuart Judah)
Related to
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 241
Jack Avis Stop thief card mated, crime story
Ahead of the Pack 77
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Twins collide five cards put on table and one chosen, its mate found from rest of deck
Ahead of the Pack 160
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie Matsuyama's Mates color, suit and picture/spot are used for down under deal, finding selection and mate
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 88
Richard Vollmer, Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson The Cards of Destiny
Card College — Volume 5 1192
Karl Fulves Swiftie spectator and performer both cut and take a card, they are mates, memorising five cards into which spectator has to cut
Off The Books (Issue 4) 56
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Twins two cards stopped at by spectator, they match
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Double Twins two cards stopped at, they are next to their mates
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Diminishing Matches two cards cut to, they're mates
Variations Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 18
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Ahoy Matey! three mate pairs found by spectator
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 144
John Bannon, Jack Carpenter Trait Secrets Gemini Twins with four Ace kicker
Inspired by Dear Mr. Fantasy 182
Davide Costi, Jacques Tandeau No Force Prediction
Related to Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 97
Karl Fulves Able To Match "automated version of 'Business Card Prophecy'", after riffle shuffle fifteen cards are removed, a card stabbed and cards on either side divined and those are the only ones with mates in packet
Related to When Psychics Play Poker 50
Karl Fulves Couples match making after riffle shuffle, optionally no-touch, optionally words on cards
  • Second Approach
  • Third Approach
  • Application Note (other objects than playing cards, poker chips)
When Psychics Play Poker 58
Robin Robertson Remarcoble
  • Phase I: A Puzzling Match
  • Phase II: Matched Again
  • Phase III: Gemini Twins
  • Phase IV: Pairs, Pairs Wherever You Like
Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 352
Ron Frost Two by Two Four cards selected and lost face up in deck, their mates are found beside them
After The Force 59
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 3 On a Match matching three cards, using BMT
Diamonds from Coal 9
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Some You Win, Some You Lose outjogged card changes to match another card
Diamonds from Coal 19
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Twinsight double reversal plus matching
Diamonds from Coal 46
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Soul-Mate Survivor packet of cards, one pocketed by spectator, after Survivor Principle elimination the mate remains
Diamonds from Coal 117
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flashy Mates three selections made, their mates show up, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Diamonds from Coal 135
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Elevator Mates mates found as climax, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Diamonds from Coal 140
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson More Diminishing Matches two cards cut to, they're mates, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Inspired by Diamonds from Coal 143
Justin Higham Side-Faro Double Coincidence
Tricks with the Side-Faro False Shuffle 3
Barrie Richardson Giant Pairs Repaired cards shown in pairs, they are not mated, then they are, using jumbo cards and story presentation
Inspired byAlso published here
  • marketed 1999
Act Two 171
Harry Riser Really Shuffled Matcho three cards matched, faro and three double backers
Also published here
  • MUM, Feb. 2000
Secrets of an Escamoteur 141
Harry Riser Countdown Matcho cut-to selection matched by counting down to a number
Also published here
  • MUM, Dec. 2004
Secrets of an Escamoteur 145
Harry Riser Stay, Stay-Stack, Stack deck is mated in two stages
Also published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2004
Secrets of an Escamoteur 157
Jack Avis A Multiple Matching four mates are found by spectator via stabbing a card in deck
Rara Avis 100
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 107
Andi Gladwin Pick of the Bunch cards spread face-down , performer selects three cards which are mates to selections of spectators
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 60
Steve Beam Full Boats and Empty Nets two hands of five cards are used and even though spectator shuffled, performer has the mates of spectator's cards
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 121
Robert Lusthaus Miss Match spectator selects location from small packet and then mate by spelling a random card, principle of nine and Miracle Mix-Up / Remote Control
Inspired by
  • Jack Yate's "Miracle Mix-up" in "Abbott's Anthology of Card Magic Vol. 3"
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 193
Denis Behr, Erhard Liebenow Liebenow's Card Peeling location effect with faro flourish, applying stack
  • In-the-Hands Way
  • Home Match
Handcrafted Card Magic 55
Roy Walton The Magic of Numbers five pairs of mates mixed (reverse faros), mated again with number cards and counting procedure
Prolix (Issue 3) 174
Howard A. Adams TripleThreeTrio Principles six-card packet tricks with spelling, ESP pairs or mates
  • King Tut Principle
  • Lady Man Principle
  • Miracle Fifteen - Wedding Principle
Variations Prolix (Issue 3) 182
Stewart James Pocket of Persistence Deck is placed in pocket unseen, magician can be blindfolded, but is able to extract winning poker hands, and even the mate to a previously selected card
Also published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Apr 1949 and Aug 1958
The Essential Stewart James 105
Nick Trost, Ned Rutledge Ned Rutledge's "Cards Concordant" three cards are mated
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 38
Nick Trost Cards of Coincidence spectator chooses four cards that match predicitions, four aces kicker
Variations Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 58
Nick Trost, Harry Riser Double-Back Effect spectator cuts to cards and finds some matches, double backers
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 156
Nick Trost, Tony Binarelli Matrix Miracle twenty cards in five-times-five matrix are eliminated, final cards match prediction
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 176
Justin Higham Sympathetic Triumph Card that is left face up after Triumph shuffle is the mate of previously made selection
Related to Dexterity Manual 17
Roy Walton Our Relations ten-card packet, card chosen, selection and its mate found
Prolix (Issue 5) 284
Karl Fulves X Files Ace through Five of all suits match eventually
Prolix (Issue 5) 324
Victor Comello, Unknown Fearless Force card outjogged from spread, deck squared, outjogged card moved to top and switched for top card, used for mating trick
Variations Prolix (Issue 5) 328
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Also published here Counter Attack 33
Steve Beam Checkmate three cards are matched with cutting procedure by spectator, inspired by Gardner's "Ace-Two-Three Trick" (Ibidem #6)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 77
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-up
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 246
Roy Walton Poker Puzzle Ace to Five of Hearts and Spades on table in two rows, arranged by spectator, four cards on each card, hands gathered and dealt, some matching with other row occurs
Variations Prolix (Issue 7) 429
Howard A. Adams Breakfast At The East Nine Club small packet spelling with ESP or playing cards, matches
  • Breakfast Mentalism
  • Don't Use Tea Leaves
  • Glass of Tea
  • Burgerama
  • Let's Dine Out
  • Items Go ESP
Prolix (Issue 7) 455
Karl Fulves Matrix Games variations of the Ace to Five theme with twenty-five cards
  • The Correction
  • In Sync
  • Brother's Keeper
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 8) 528
Steve Reynolds On Bannon's Poker Pairydox packet of cards shown mixed, then pairs are mated, contributing an instant reset
Inspired by
  • "Poker Pairadox" (John Bannon, Mega Wave, 2010)
Trench Work 14
Harry Lorayne Choices! suit and value of top cards after dealing match selection, mates of those two cards produced as well
Related to Special Effects 16
Patrick Page The Continuous Do As I Do spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times
Inspired by
  • Douglas Francis' "Duo Coincido" in Peter Warlock's "Pentagram" Vol. 1 No. 2, 1946
Related toVariationsAlso published here
Magic Page by Page 40
Patrick Page Other Revelations on divining cards, finding the mate of the chosen card
Related to Magic Page by Page 85
John Born Finally Matched Revisited Multi-phase matching effect
Inspired by Seeking the Bridge 113
Herb Zarrow Coincidentally Yours multiple phases, finding mates
The F.F.F.F. Book 291
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack
Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Hiroshi Sawa ツインズ (Twins) Deck is shuffled, spectator deals and magician says stop. Locates two cards with pictures of two twins. Mistake is rectified via color change.
Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 111
Roger Crosthwaite IRF Open Prediction (semi improvised effect) Card is placed next to its mate
The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 25
Michael Murray, Stephen Shaw Once Removed deck is divided into three piles, spectator removes a card and its mate, two cards are divined, two different stacks explained
A Piece Of My Mind 242
Robert E. Neale The Queen Sisters Bizarre story of sacrifice where two sisters (queens) triumph despite the odds against them.
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 39
Ron Cartlidge Queen Elizabeth Two red Queens placed into the deck by spectators are found next to black Queens
The Saturday Morning Session 1
Harry Lorayne Now That's Good Magic! two cards chosen, three cards removed, all shown as Seven of Hearts, two change into selections and mates are reversed in deck
Related to JawDroppers! 82
Harry Lorayne Magical Match a card cut to in one half, the mate of it appears between sandwich cards in other half
JawDroppers! Two 66
Harry Lorayne Force Feed Again card chosen and lost, Two-Card Toss used to produce it with its mate, also for four-of-a-kind production
Inspired by JawDroppers! Two 91
Harry Lorayne Platinum Discrepancy two halves, spectator and performer select a card from each which goes reversed in other half, mates
Also published here JawDroppers! Two 203
Harry Lorayne Two To Four two cards chosen, wrong card found, changes into right card, other card is its mate, other two matching cards found as well
Related to JawDroppers! Two 218
Steve Beam Progressive Mating Season (VII) multiphase routine
Related toAlso published here 52 27
Denis Behr Mating Season
  • Phase One - Poker-Hand Duplication
  • Phase Two - Speed Mating
  • Phase Three - All at Once
Inspired byRelated to Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 29
Ramón Riobóo Royal Elimination two piles of eight cards, cards are eliminated and remaining cards are found to be mates
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 137
Keiichi Hiraki Mental Breeze numbers on billets are used to count cards from a small packet, mates
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 153
Derrick Chung The Lowdown spectator selects one of four cards, values of other three cards are counted from reminder to find mates
Inspired by
  • Shigeo Futagawa's "Free Choice Coincidence" in "The Lecture Notes of Shigeo Futagawa" 1999
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 285
Harry Lorayne Mated Updated spectator finds two mates