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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Piano Trick
Related to 1909 The Art of Magic 47
Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, siamesa
VariationsAlso published here 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 22
Stewart James Miraskill
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 147
Dai Vernon The Royal Marriages
Variations 1941/49 Select Secrets 11
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
Paul Curry The Case of the Missing Hat cards with magicians and with hats, story trick
Related toVariations 1965 Magician's Magic 248
Martin Gardner Paradox Papers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, Steve Shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for Gene Nielson handling, H. E. Dudeney
Inspired by
  • Henry Dudeny puzzle from "Modern Puzzles" (1926)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 429
John Murray Four-Way Coincidence impromptu
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 36
Unknown Any Deck, Any Time No. 7, spectator remembers a card and shuffles deck face-up/face-down, performer locates selection
Related to 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 12
Larry Jennings Prefiguration impromptu
Related toVariations 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 156
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
  • Reality
  • The Problem
  • No No's Fishing
  • The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
  • The Selection Procedure
  • Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
  • Fishing for the Values
  • Fishing for the Suits
  • The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 123
Alex Elmsley The Red and the Blue two decks change place except for two selections in them
VariationsAlso published here 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 131
Steve Beam The Eliminator Matsuayama Force for more than two variables, chart, with variation (Even Balder)
Related toVariations 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 92
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 5
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Y Más Nombres on Joaquin Navajas, Alberto Cuartero, Manuel Cuesta, Luis Boyano, Juan Escolano, Luis Arza, Juan José Hidalgo, Paco Rodas, Faustino Palmero, Manolo Tena, Justo Alvarez Ascaso, Anthony Blake, Ignacio Grassa, May Roger, Juan Gurrea, Rafael Benatar, Donald Lehn, Ramón Riobóo, Armando Gómez, José de la Torre, Juan Mayoral, Paco Herrero, Sebastián Pons, Jorge Haddad, Alberto Reyes, Charly Miret, Carlos Vaquera
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 97
John Bannon The Works explanation of CATO principle and the Koenig's Tapestry fold (Dudeney Folding)
  • First Principles
  • Isolating Target Cards
  • Rlues Of Engagement
  • The Folding Phase
Related to 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 159
Doug Canning Excalibur thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and performer can divine card over phone
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 34
Steve Beam Meet the Eliminator and the Exterminator Matsuayama Force for more than two variables (Eliminator) and forcing specific locations (Exterminator)
  • The Matsuyama Principle
  • Fourmat (Doug Canning)
  • Editorial
  • The Eliminator
  • The Exterminator
Related toVariations 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 109
Ramón Riobóo Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 199
Ramón Riobóo In the Bluff clever card force, number is counted in the deck to select card, revealed by asking question to other spectator
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 201
Ramón Riobóo In the Long Run cards shuffled face up and face-down
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 202
Ramón Riobóo Cops and Robbers two phase routine, six red cards and six black cards, after cuts and shuffles always red/black pairs
Related to
  • Ramón Riobóo's "Six Murderers" in "Magic Magazine" July 1997.
Variations
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 204
Ramón Riobóo One in the Side Pocket spectator selects card for performer and vice versa, both unseen in pockets, two cards are determined, four of a kind
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 205
Ramón Riobóo The Royals Go Courting Queens and Kings and selection finds mate
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 206
Ramón Riobóo The Ramónator down under deal to force a cards value
Inspired byVariations 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 97
Steve Beam Value-Added Ramónator down under deal to force a cards value, last card matches value
Inspired byVariations 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 100
Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 31
Ramón Riobóo Dropping Names cards are shuffled face up into face down, half the deck is eliminated and name of spectator is spelled with face-up and face-down cards, cards at position they match two predictions
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 33
Ramón Riobóo The 52 Card Trick approach for the 21 card trick, using complete deck
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 34
Ramón Riobóo Stock Pile approach for the 21 card trick, using more cards, similar to The 52 Card Trick
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 35
Ramón Riobóo Driving A Hummer cut and turnover to apparently mix cards, deck stays in the same order
  • Flash Forward (production of a Royal Flush)
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 37
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 107
Ramón Riobóo Mutually Assured Destruction packet of cards is mixed face-up and face-down, spectator hands some cards out from this packet and both piles have same amount of face up cards, using Driving A Hummer
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 39
Ramón Riobóo Libido two years are added and sum used to make four piles, four Queens are found
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 41
Ramón Riobóo Way Ahead two selections
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 43
Ramón Riobóo Signed Deal small packet spelling discovery
Inspired by
  • Jack Yates' "Miracle Mix-up"
Related to
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 45
Ramón Riobóo Mystery of the Kabbala thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and eventually card is divined
Related toAlso published here
  • Ramón Riobóo's "The Mystery of the Kabbala" in Rafael Benatar's "Sleight of Phone"
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 46
Ramón Riobóo Millennial 21-card Trick
2007 7-7-7 67
Ramón Riobóo 21-Card Salute
2007 7-7-7 73
Ramón Riobóo X-Men IV two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet, odd-backed variation
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 106
Jeff McBride, Ramón Riobóo Color Guard fourteen cards
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 214
Ramón Riobóo Insurance Card named numbers are added to count to predicted card
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 228
Ramón Riobóo My System to Show Red & Blue Backs secretly switching two odd-backed decks, method for getting into
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 230
Ramón Riobóo Control Freak after some dealing process the hands in a poker hand are predicted, see also reference for version with fewer cards
Variations 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 231
Ramón Riobóo Control Tweak abridged version
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 233
Ramón Riobóo The Hole Theory principle, card is taken from divided deck
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 233
Ramón Riobóo The Defibrillator free selection is divined via other cards produced from behind back, stack
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 235
Ramón Riobóo Deal or No Deal piles made, cards selected, total counted down to predicted card
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 238
Ramón Riobóo No Comprendo piles made, cards selected, total counted down to predicted card
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 240
Ramón Riobóo The Tattletale Card unusual procedure for clock trick
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 242
Ramón Riobóo Creating a Rift Tantalizer-type elimination deal with a third of the deck, mate of prediction is final card
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 243
Ramón Riobóo Separation Anxiety open prediction made, elimination deal with half the deck and discard pile dealt face up
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 245
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-up
Variations 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 246
Ramón Riobóo Triumvirate with three piles
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 247
Ramón Riobóo Premature Eradication deck cut and value counted down from there to find predicted card
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 250
Ramón Riobóo The Difficult, the Improbable, and the Impossible essay
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 252
Ramón Riobóo Brain, Hands, Art, Science
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 12
Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 227
Ramón Riobóo Magic Spell production of two cards, one matches value and one suit
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 80
Steve Beam Gals & Pals Hotel mystery using the kings and queens
Inspired byVariations 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 154
Steve Beam Task Force Two-card force
Related to
  • "In the Bluff" (Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible, 2012)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 238
Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo Introduction to the chapter on the magic of Ramón Riobóo.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 77
R. Paul Wilson FTM
Inspired by
  • Ramón Riobóo's "In the Bluff" in "Thinking the Impossible"
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 135
Ramón Riobóo Liberty, Fraternity, Equality Matching effect where two spectators end up with the same number of cards, despite numerous choices and opportunities to impact the outcome.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 78
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Curry A card vanishes from a group of cards.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 81
Ramón Riobóo Open Table Four aces penetrate the table one at a time.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 84
Ramón Riobóo Disparity Updated handling of the Dudeney Parity Principle. Cards are dealt into a grid on the table as directed by the audience. The cards are reassembled by folding rows and columns onto each other - again controlled by the audience - yet the selections are found reversed in the packet.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 88
Roberto Giobbi, Ramón Riobóo Card Roulette analogy between cards and roulette table
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 2) 345
David Solomon Ramón Riobóo's Inverse Compensation some cards removed, spectator choses three red cards of those and a black card, the red cards are added to count down to mate of black card
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 79
David Solomon A Blah-Day Clock clock layout dealt at the start, blank card finale
Inspired by
  • "The Fateful Month" (Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible)
2018 Solomon's Secrets 127
Steve Beam Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 129
Ramón Riobóo The Executor result of calculation is shown in form of playing cards
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 131
Ramón Riobóo Deep Diver magician names card at position, total of four selections
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 133
Ramón Riobóo Predestimation prediction of a playing card, suit and value written on two billets
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 134
Ramón Riobóo Counter Action cards to locate card in the deck, values added to find same card in second deck
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 136
Ramón Riobóo Royal Elimination two piles of eight cards, cards are eliminated and remaining cards are found to be mates
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 137
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
Ramón Riobóo Stellar Speller card is lost and found by spelling
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 140
Ramón Riobóo All That Jazz method to position card at a position
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 142
Ramón Riobóo Unbeatable
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 145
Simon Aronson, Ramón Riobóo, Harapan Ong, Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Three Hours Three spectators each think of a card, magician divines each card without making any wrong statements
Inspired by
  • "The Three Hours" (Aronson & Riobóo, Mnemonica, p. 65)
Related to
2019 A Stack to Forget 48
Steve Beam Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 141
Ramón Riobóo The Marrying Man group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Inspired byRelated to 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 143
Ramón Riobóo Flexible Force cutting three piles and adding values of top cards of one pile to get a number
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 146
Ramón Riobóo Mira-Thrill
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 147
Ramón Riobóo Mind Bender
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 149
Ramón Riobóo Dressed to the Nines using coins to get a number in the deck, card at position matches prediction
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 151
Ramón Riobóo Magnetic Force using eight coins, to form a two digit number, limited possibilities and multiple out
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 152
Ramón Riobóo Max Factor mathematics for dealing and re-dealing any amount of cards in several hands to end up in the same order
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 153
Ramón Riobóo Going Deep three mentally selected cards are quickly found in a pile of thirteen cards
Variations 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 156
Steve Beam Depth Finder multiple cards are mentally selected and found, with variation
  • Vertical Drop
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 157