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Unknown Transposition Extraordinary
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 292
Johnny Thompson, Harry Riser Hofzinser All-Backed three card transformation sequence, with all-backs phase, see references for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 91
Cy Endfield, Fred Robinson A Cy Endfield Location two key cards on two halves, spectator shuffles them together
Variations 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 351
Derek Dingle Quick D-Way
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 8
Richard Vollmer, Christian Scherer Mystery of the 7 Suspects sandwich cards surround seven cards, down-under-deal to arrive at card, its value is counted down in rest of deck to find selection, faro
Variations 1983 The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 127
Paul Cummins Counting On It number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Related toVariations 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 132
Gary Plants Apocalypse Variations or Additions
Inspired by Sep. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1114
Jim Hyams, Paul Sorrentino, Gary Plants, Evert Chapman, Steve Beam A Trick with a Borrowed Dog gag, dog starts barking at correct card
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 18) 304
Steve Beam Leftovers on Gary Plants, Uri Geller
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 18) 316
Gary Plants Headboard ashes on bald head
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 345
Steve Beam Leftovers on William Poundstone's Bigger Secrets,David Copperfield, Jim Hyams,Paul Sorrentino. Gary Plants,Evert Chapman
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 24) 424
Dai Vernon Why am I Here? card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 122
Dai Vernon Packet Calculator small packet, mathematical
Related toVariations 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 134
Gary Plants Remember and Forget
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 24) 410
Gary Plants Miracle Dealer spectator and performer select a card, both get half the cards and start dealing, suddenly performer says stop and on top of both halves are the selections
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 26) 454
Steve Beam Leftovers on Halloween, Gary Plants
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 26) 464
Steve Beam Leftovers on Bev Bergeron, Joseph Pujol, Gary Plants, Midwest Magic Jubilee
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 29) 524
Gary Plants Decoy
Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Decoy Dice"
Variations
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 553
Gary Plants No Way Out thought of card is located
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 2) 1
Gary Plants Quick Transpo breather crimp
Inspired by 1993 Card File 178
Steve Beam Leftovers on Billy McDonald, Mike Gallo, Evan Katz, Michael Close, Gary Plants, Joan Moran, Marty Martin
1993 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 48) 880
Gary Plants Locator Service
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 130
Gary Plants Locator Service II
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 131
Simon Lovell, Gary Plants Jacked Black! card and position remembered, then another value added and card ends up at this position, switchless switch placement
1994 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 4) 14
Gary Plants "Killer" Poker-Deal Demo color changing deck climax
June 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2662
Gary Plants An Ace Per Shuffle pseudo riffle culling demonstration
Jan. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 1) 2596
James Swain Card in the Matchbox
Inspired by
  • "Card in the Matchbox" (Tony Giorgio, Genii, late 60s)
Variations
1996 Miracles with Cards 24
Gary Plants Twisted Revelation twisting the Aces, then one Ace changes to selection
1997 Trephine 107
David Solomon Double Surprise Rising Card dental dam between cards gaff
Variations 1997 Solomon's Mind 116
Gary Plants An Alternate Handling dental dam between cards gaff, faro loading
Inspired by 1997 Solomon's Mind 119
Gary Plants Palindrome divination of one of the four Aces
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 118
Gary Plants The Deck Will Tell
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 44
Gary Plants Going Down multiple people doing down under deals
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 190
Neal Elias Card Controls - Placing A Key Card deck secretly cut
Inspired by 2001 New Card Controls 25
Aaron Fisher Search and Destroy sleightless
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2002 The Paper Engine 104
Gary Plants Introduction about himself
2004 Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 4
Gary Plants A Card Control with locator card, originally from Precursor #36 (Sept. 1992)
  • Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator Goes Past the Break
Variations 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 6
Gary Plants Lie Detector
Inspired by 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 9
Gary Plants Card in Matchbox
Inspired by 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 16
Gary Plants You Name It, I'll Flush It suit named, corresponding royal flush stacked for ten-handed game, originally from Precursor (Oct. 2003)
Inspired by
  • Tony Giorgio routine from Magicana/Genii
2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 18
Gary Plants Match Me do as i do with mates, four Aces finale, originally from Genii (June 2003)
Inspired by
  • "Do As I Do Aces" (Brother Hamman, Genii, Feb. 2001)
Related toVariations
2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 22
Gary Plants A Mathematical Card Trick card apparently located with mathematical principle, other three matching values as well
Inspired by
  • "A Better Count to the Aces" (Ed Marlo, Precursor, ca. 1987)
2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 28
Gary Plants Never Fails card found by spelling to famous magicians, sucker element, locator card
Variations 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 30
Gary Plants Casino Royal coins in square layout, coins are added, yet number remains same, mathematical principle (edge counting)
2004 Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 33
Stephen Minch Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle
2004 Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle 11
Gary Plants Zarrow Shuffle - Plants Handling
  • The Split
  • The Weave
  • The Strip-out
  • Opening the Gap
  • The Block Insertion
Related to 2004 Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle 16
Fred Robinson, Gary Plants Perfect Force Handling cull
Related to 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 10
Gary Plants, Darwin Ortiz Pseudo Estimation performer cuts off specific number of cards
2006 Designing Miracles 57
Michael Ammar, Gary Plants Restored Card To Wallet torn pieces change to credit card, card restored from wallet
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 282
Gary Plants The Numbers Racket card thought of in packet, after some dealing it ends up at any wanted number, Vernon's method with twenty-seven cards, Plants with full deck
Inspired by
  • Dai Vernon (The Vernon Touch, Genii, Dec. 1989)
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 29
Jason England Fever Nails sucker element
Inspired by 2009 Jammin' With the Fellas 6
Fred Robinson Ultimate Force under-spread force
Related to 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 125
Gary Plants Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips
2009 From the Cellar 25
Derek DelGaudio A Coincidence performer and spectator select cards which appear at named number, inspired by Gary Plants' "Miracle Dealer"
2010 Derek DelGaudio 11
Gary Plants 1987 St. Louis Magic Jubilee about Michael Skinner's lecture in 1987
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 4
Gary Plants Improving Your Key Card edge mark preparation
Inspired by
  • "Putting in the Work" (Walter Scott, Phantoms of the Card Table, 2003, p. 234)
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 7
Gary Plants A Key Card Placement originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
  • Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator Goes Past the Break
Also published here 2011 Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 10
Gary Plants Zarrow Shuffle Ideas
  • Introduction
  • Version One
  • Version Two
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 13
Gary Plants What Are The Chances? cards chosen from two decks match
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 18
Gary Plants Mentally Count On It number thought of and selection at this position remembered, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2011 Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 22
Gary Plants Count Me In number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection, number predicted with four cards, originally from Precursor (Oct. 1989)
Inspired byRelated to 2011 Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 25
Gary Plants Search for the Seven Suspects
Inspired by 2011 Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 27
Gary Plants Push Thru Spellure locator card, originally from Precursor
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 29
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
2011 Magic Page by Page 40
Gary Plants Key Card Placement originally from Precursor (Sept. 1992)
2011 Making the Cut 53
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #36 on a practical joke by Richard Bartram, Gary Plants and Evert Chapman
2011 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue Addendum) xviii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #49 on Gary Plants
2011 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue Addendum) xliv
Jason England, Gary Plants Doubly Dirty
Inspired by
  • "Dirty Dealing" (Gary Plants, Genii August 1996)
2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 4
Gary Plants, Richard Vollmer, Roberto Giobbi Seven position of selection in small packet is predicted, anti faro principle
Inspired by
  • "A Four-tunate Choice" (Gary Plants, Genii, Sep. 1997)
2012 Confidences 177
Gary Plants A Card Control
  • Controlling Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator goes Past the Break
Also published here
  • "G .P. Card Control" in "Precursor" Nr. 36. 1992.
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 225
Gary Plants Mentally Count On it Spectator thinks of a number, counts down and looks at card. Magician cuts out exact number of cards as the thought of number, then produces selection
Inspired byAlso published here Dec. 2017 Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1)) 26
Gary Plants, Joseph Barry A Conversation with Gary Plants
2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 20
Gary Plants Tips on Technique
  • Hand Position
  • The Grip
  • Rhythm is Everything!!
  • How to Practice
2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 27
Gary Plants Group Effort card named, spectators touch cards which are reversed and added up, at the total is found the named card when counted down in the deck
2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 29
Gary Plants "This is Why I am Here" replacing glimpse after spectator's shuffle with set-up and shuffle strategy
Inspired by 2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 30
Gary Plants Team Work Card found at position equal to sum of values of four random cards, improvisation
Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 85
Gary Plants A Key Card Placement
Also published here 2019 Tesseract 233
Michael Powers No Palm Match Me
Inspired by 2019 Tesseract 70
Steve Forte Variants brief outlines of further variations
  • cover-Zarrow (Gary Plants)
  • deep riffle
  • long push
  • snap-bevel
  • pinned corner
  • dribble-Zarrow
  • dead-hand Zarrow
  • short square-up
  • top-card cover (double cover)
  • off-the-table Zarrow (deck on its side on table)
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 177
Gary Plants Thanks to Harry, Johnny & Derek three random cards change into duplicates of selection and back, selection found in center of deck
Inspired byRelated to May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2)) 180