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Unknown The Piano Trick
Related to The Art of Magic 47
Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, siamesa
VariationsAlso published here The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 22
Stewart James Miraskill
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 147
Dai Vernon The Royal Marriages
Variations 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
Variations Close-up Card Magic 114
Paul Curry The Case of the Missing Hat cards with magicians and with hats, story trick
Related toVariations 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
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 429
John Murray Four-Way Coincidence impromptu
Related toVariationsAlso published here 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 Self-Working Card Tricks 12
Larry Jennings Prefiguration impromptu
Related toVariations 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 The Aronson Approach 123
Alex Elmsley The Red and the Blue two decks change place except for two selections in them
VariationsAlso published here 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 92
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Related toVariations 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
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 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 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 109
Ramón Riobóo Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
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
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 201
Ramón Riobóo In the Long Run cards shuffled face up and face-down
Related to 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
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 205
Ramón Riobóo The Royals Go Courting Queens and Kings and selection finds mate
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 206
Ramón Riobóo The Ramónator down under deal to force a cards value
Inspired byVariations 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 100
Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
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
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 33
Ramón Riobóo The 52 Card Trick approach for the 21 card trick, using complete deck
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
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)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 37
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
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
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 41
Ramón Riobóo Way Ahead two selections
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 43
Ramón Riobóo Signed Deal small packet spelling discovery
Inspired by
  • Jack Yates' "Miracle Mix-up"
Related to
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"
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 46
Ramón Riobóo Millennial 21-card Trick
7-7-7 67
Ramón Riobóo 21-Card Salute
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 106
Jeff McBride, Ramón Riobóo Color Guard fourteen cards
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 214
Ramón Riobóo Insurance Card named numbers are added to count to predicted card
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 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 231
Ramón Riobóo Control Tweak abridged version
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 233
Ramón Riobóo The Hole Theory principle, card is taken from divided deck
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 233
Ramón Riobóo The Defibrillator free selection is divined via other cards produced from behind back, stack
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 238
Ramón Riobóo No Comprendo piles made, cards selected, total counted down to predicted card
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 240
Ramón Riobóo The Tattletale Card unusual procedure for clock trick
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
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
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 245
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-up
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 246
Ramón Riobóo Triumvirate with three piles
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 247
Ramón Riobóo Premature Eradication deck cut and value counted down from there to find predicted card
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 250
Ramón Riobóo The Difficult, the Improbable, and the Impossible essay
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 252
Ramón Riobóo Brain, Hands, Art, Science
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 12
Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 227
Ramón Riobóo Magic Spell production of two cards, one matches value and one suit
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 80
Steve Beam Task Force Two-card force
Related to
  • "In the Bluff" (Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible, 2012)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 238
Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo Introduction to the chapter on the magic of Ramón Riobóo.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 77
R. Paul Wilson FTM
Inspired by
  • Ramón Riobóo's "In the Bluff" in "Thinking the Impossible"
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 78
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Curry A card vanishes from a group of cards.
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 81
Ramón Riobóo Open Table Four aces penetrate the table one at a time.
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 88
Roberto Giobbi, Ramón Riobóo Card Roulette analogy between cards and roulette table
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 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)
Solomon's Secrets 127
Steve Beam Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 129
Ramón Riobóo The Executor result of calculation is shown in form of playing cards
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 131
Ramón Riobóo Deep Diver magician names card at position, total of four selections
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 133
Ramón Riobóo Predestimation prediction of a playing card, suit and value written on two billets
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
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
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 139
Ramón Riobóo Stellar Speller card is lost and found by spelling
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 140
Ramón Riobóo All That Jazz method to position card at a position
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 142
Ramón Riobóo Unbeatable
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
A Stack to Forget 48