the magic separation \n faceup and facedown cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, see collected secrets for variations \n bob hummer \n the magic separation \n bob hummer \n double separation \n warren wiersbe \n bob hummer \n hummer of a trick! \n robert page \n bob hummer \n rebuilding a hummer \n lorenz schär \n hummerless \n steve beam \n newcomer hummer \n steve beam \n ein neuer absonderlicher kartentrick \n unknown \n bild und rücken \n bob hummer
1940
halfadozen hummers
Bob Hummer

The Magic Separation

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1940

HalfADozen Hummers

3



face up prediction \n spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted \n bob hummer \n hummer addition \n harry lorayne \n face up prediction \n bob hummer \n what about hummer's number? \n jon racherbaumer \n mixed cards and feelings \n reinhard müller \n predecktion \n steve beam \n rebuilding a hummer \n lorenz schär \n hummerless \n steve beam \n newcomer hummer \n steve beam \n all the weigh \n steve beam
1940
halfadozen hummers
Bob Hummer

Face Up Prediction

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1940

HalfADozen Hummers

4



pay off \n spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phases \n walter b. gibson \n one thousand skulls \n al mann \n follow the leaders \n roger barkann \n skillnil! \n dr. william t. palchinas \n payoff \n walter b. gibson \n payoff \n walter b. gibson \n charlie cheats \n karl fulves
1942
the phoenix 150
Walter B. Gibson

Pay Off

Related toAlso published here

1942

The Phoenix 150
(Issue 1)

1



the perfect card prediction \n dealing and open redblack sorting procedure \n warren wiersbe \n feeling the same \n reinhard müller
1944
action with cards
Warren Wiersbe

The Perfect Card Prediction

Related to

1944

Action with Cards

16



full deck red/black relationship principle \n \n unknown
1944
action with cards
Unknown

Full Deck Red/Black Relationship Principle

1944

Action with Cards

17



little stranger \n spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines numbers \n bob hummer \n hummer's little stranger \n bob hummer \n the red and black computation \n ken de courcy \n marble memories \n barrie richardson \n selected suit divination \n tom craven
1945
little stranger
Bob Hummer

Little Stranger

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1945

Little Stranger

1



double separation \n packet shuffled faceup facedown, then statement over condition made and colors separated \n warren wiersbe \n bob hummer \n the magic separation \n bob hummer \n the magic separation \n bob hummer \n red and black routine \n nick trost
1946
mental cases with cards
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer

Double Separation

Inspired byVariations

1946

Mental Cases With Cards

11



follow the leaders \n routine with red/black effects
 prediction of red / black relationship (phoenix no. 1)
 out of this world (not explained)
 follow the leader (not explained)
 slop shuffle color separation \n roger barkann \n follow the leader \n dai vernon \n pay off \n walter b. gibson \n one plus one equals three \n roger barkann \n out of this world \n paul curry
1946
the phoenix 101150
Roger Barkann

Follow the Leaders

Related to

1946

The Phoenix 101150
(Issue 102)

409



ein neuer absonderlicher kartentrick \n faceup and facedown cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, same as hummer's magic separation \n unknown \n the magic separation \n bob hummer
1949
hokus pokus
Unknown

Ein neuer absonderlicher Kartentrick

Related to

1949

Hokus Pokus
(Vol. 10 No. 1)

5



cardini's color discernment \n no. 89, magician apparently guesses the number of red and black cards in two differentsized packets \n john scarne \n cardini
1950
scarne on card tricks
John Scarne, Cardini

Cardini's Color Discernment

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

165



payoff \n spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phases \n walter b. gibson \n pay off \n walter b. gibson
1956
the best in magic
Walter B. Gibson

PayOff

Also published here

1956

The Best in Magic

97



bild und rücken \n faceup and facedown cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, see collected secrets for variations \n bob hummer \n the magic separation \n bob hummer
1959
hokus pokus
Bob Hummer

Bild und Rücken

Also published here

1959

Hokus Pokus
(Vol. 20 No. 2)

811



red magic \n spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number \n peter alexis \n red magic variation \n bruce cervon \n earl keyser \n hummer's little stranger \n bob hummer \n red magic \n karl fulves \n rotschwarze magie \n peter alexis
1967
the pallbearers review vol. 14
Peter Alexis

Red Magic

Related toVariationsAlso published here

June 1967

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 14
(Vol. 2 No. 8)

103



red magic variation \n spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number \n bruce cervon \n earl keyser \n red magic \n peter alexis
1967
the pallbearers review vol. 14
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser

Red Magic Variation

Inspired by

Oct. 1967

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 14
(Vol. 2 No. 12)

128



the odd color \n number of red cards in one half counted, that number of black cards counted down, this card predicted, see also p. 439
 the follow up (location effect) \n arthur hill \n duo colors \n roy walton
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Arthur Hill

The Odd Color

Variations

June 1971

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 6 No. 8)

424



duo colors \n shuffled deck location, spectator has to count number of red cards in a dealt packet and count through the black cards in the rest of the deck to that number \n roy walton \n the odd color \n arthur hill
1972
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Roy Walton

Duo Colors

Inspired by

July 1972

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 7 No. 9)

547



curious \n deck shuffled faceup/facedown, two suits named, cards of those suits corresponds with remaining reversed cards after they are removed \n stephen clark
1978
the chronicles
Stephen Clark

Curious

1978

The Chronicles
(Issue 12)

1177



a prediction "pathway" \n mathematical dealing thing in which spectator sorts red and blacks to force himself a card \n harry lorayne
1979
quantum leaps
Harry Lorayne

A Prediction "Pathway"

1979

Quantum Leaps

53



not reflected \n acefive of hearts and diamonds shuffled and dealt, pairs removed, all other cards match, elaboration of redblackrelationship principle \n karl fulves \n notes on brainchild \n karl fulves \n tweedle \n karl fulves
1980
curioser
Karl Fulves

Not Reflected

Related to

1980

Curioser

53



hummer's little stranger \n spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines numbers \n bob hummer \n red magic \n peter alexis \n colors revealed \n rick johnsson \n walter rollins \n little stranger \n bob hummer
1980
bob hummer's collected secrets
Bob Hummer

Hummer's Little Stranger

Related toAlso published here

1980

Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets

6



the magic separation \n faceup and facedown cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other (1940) \n bob hummer \n hummer of a trick! \n robert page \n bob hummer \n double separation \n warren wiersbe \n bob hummer \n face value \n karl fulves \n gremlins \n karl fulves \n infallible \n bob hummer \n 54 \n karl fulves \n the magic separation \n bob hummer
1980
bob hummer's collected secrets
Bob Hummer

The Magic Separation

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1980

Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets

9



face up prediction \n spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted \n bob hummer \n face up prediction \n bob hummer \n faceup prediction \n bob hummer \n last word prediction \n ralph w. hull
1980
bob hummer's collected secrets
Bob Hummer

Face Up Prediction

VariationsAlso published here

1980

Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets

9



the gremlins \n cards with red and blue gremlins are shuffled, behind back performer sorts the card in two packets so amount of red gremlins in one packet is the same as blue gremlins in the other packet \n bob hummer
1980
bob hummer's collected secrets
Bob Hummer

The Gremlins

1980

Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets

41



gremlins \n no. 10, ten redgreen doublefaced paper cards, spectator shuffles, performer separates the cards behind his back so that the same number of green cards is in both piles \n karl fulves \n the magic separation \n bob hummer
1980
the children's magic kit
Karl Fulves

Gremlins

Inspired by

1980

The Children's Magic Kit

10



the red and black computation \n spectator places some red and black cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines numbers, with selected card \n ken de courcy \n little stranger \n bob hummer
1980
cards in cabaret
Ken De Courcy

The Red and Black Computation

Inspired by

1980

Cards in Cabaret

21



chromatic caper \n no. 13, coincidence with number of cards of given suits in a faceup/facedown shuffled deck \n unknown
1984
more selfworking card tricks
Unknown

Chromatic Caper

1984

More SelfWorking Card Tricks

19



red magic \n no. 18, spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines numbers \n karl fulves \n red magic \n peter alexis
1984
more selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves

Red Magic

Also published here

1984

More SelfWorking Card Tricks

26



rotschwarze magie \n spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number \n peter alexis \n red magic \n peter alexis
1984
intermagic
Peter Alexis

RotSchwarze Magie

Also published here

Jan. 1984

Intermagic
(Vol. 10 No. 3&4)

116



farbfühlen \n performer divides deck in half, removes some card of a chosen suit, performer divines number \n unknown
1984
intermagic
Unknown

Farbfühlen

Jan. 1984

Intermagic
(Vol. 10 No. 3&4)

118



deine seele ist mein \n twelve red and twelve black cards used \n unknown
1984
intermagic
Unknown

Deine Seele ist mein

Jan. 1984

Intermagic
(Vol. 10 No. 3&4)

123



double brainwave \n deck split in red / black two cards selected, ploy to place the card in other colored section \n ron ferris \n double brainwave \n ron ferris
1990
the trapdoor — volume two
Ron Ferris

Double Brainwave

Also published here

1990

The Trapdoor — Volume Two
(Issue 32)

566



face value \n cards shuffled faceup/facedown, cards dealt into performers hand until he calls stop, number of facedown cards then equals faceup cards \n karl fulves \n the magic separation \n bob hummer \n profiling \n karl fulves
1992
deceptive practices
Karl Fulves

Face Value

Inspired byRelated to

1992

Deceptive Practices

25



balancing act \n spectator places some blacks in pocket, performer places some more there, number of pocketed blacks equals number of reds in a packet, varied repeat \n karl fulves
1992
deceptive practices
Karl Fulves

Balancing Act

1992

Deceptive Practices

50



scaling the cards \n three packets are cut on the table, performer weighs two and announces amount of cards, then he reveals amount of black or red cards in those packets \n steve beam \n mike roger's "trost and us" in "genii" october, 1971.
1993
semiautomatic card tricks
Steve Beam

Scaling the Cards

Inspired by Mike Roger's "Trost and Us" in "Genii" October, 1971.

1993

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks

13



point spread \n red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shufflebored finale \n simon aronson
1995
simply simon
Simon Aronson

Point Spread

1995

Simply Simon

3



simon's and john's proof \n of the redblack relationship principle \n simon aronson \n john bannon
1995
simply simon
Simon Aronson, John Bannon

Simon's and John's proof

1995

Simply Simon

18



double brainwave \n deck split in red / black two cards selected, ploy to place the card in other colored section \n ron ferris \n double brainwave \n ron ferris
1995
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 2
Ron Ferris

Double Brainwave

Also published here

1995

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 2

65



i've got your number \n no. 6, packet mixed faceup and facedown, half given to performer behind back, number of faceup cards in one half plus facedown in other half predicted three times \n karl fulves
1995
easy magic
Karl Fulves

I've Got Your Number

1995

Easy Magic

7



ruse et noir \n no. 2, as many red in one pile as there are black in the other pile \n karl fulves \n ruse b \n karl fulves \n ruse c \n karl fulves \n ruse d \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Ruse et Noir

Variations

1997

Command Colors

6



ruse b \n impromptu method \n karl fulves \n ruse et noir \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Ruse B

Inspired by

1997

Command Colors

9



ruse c \n another method \n karl fulves \n ruse et noir \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Ruse C

Inspired by

1997

Command Colors

9



ruse d \n another method and comment \n karl fulves \n ruse et noir \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Ruse D

Inspired by

1997

Command Colors

10



touch for color \n no. 4, two packets made, four red cards removed from packet a and any for cards moved from packet b to packet a, number of reds in a equals blacks in b \n karl fulves \n unequally equal \n karl fulves \n profiling \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Touch For Color

Related toVariations

1997

Command Colors

11



unequally equal \n no. 5, followup to "touch for color" with similar effect \n karl fulves \n touch for color \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Unequally Equal

Inspired by

1997

Command Colors

12



balance of trade \n no. 6, piles made and some cards exchanged, black cards in pile a equal number of black cards in pile b \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Balance of Trade

1997

Command Colors

13



the dark force \n no. 7, two piles made with a secret number, performer moves some cards from pile to pile, number of reds in one pile equals black in other pile \n karl fulves \n 17. the mysterious force<br>18. ruse de morris plains<br>19. the black force \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli) \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

The Dark Force

Variations

1997

Command Colors

14



unlisted numbers \n no. 8, spectator removes any number of cards of each suit, piles made, number of spades in one pile equals number of diamonds plus hearts plus clubs in other pile \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Unlisted Numbers

1997

Command Colors

15



no moe \n no. 9, first black card in pile remembered, added to deck, later found \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

No Moe

1997

Command Colors

16



charlie cheats \n no. 10, number of reds and blacks in packet determine who wins, two phases \n karl fulves \n pay off \n walter b. gibson
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Charlie Cheats

Related to

1997

Command Colors

17



color on contact \n no. 11, after some dealing and calculation, the number of red cards in two packets match \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Color on Contact

1997

Command Colors

19



color by number \n no. 12, spectator deals deck into four piles according to a dealing pattern that he made up of numbers written in red or black, all color separated \n karl fulves
1997
command colors
Karl Fulves

Color By Number

1997

Command Colors

20



profiling \n number of red cards in one pile corresponds with number of black in another \n karl fulves \n compatibility \n karl fulves \n two compatibility tests \n nick trost \n karl fulves \n the pluto bet \n karl fulves \n informant \n karl fulves \n informant \n karl fulves \n face value \n karl fulves \n touch for color \n karl fulves
1998
underworld
Karl Fulves

Profiling

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1998

Underworld
(Issue 9)

116



kings can count \n two piles, spades and hearts counted in one packet, prediction about difference made \n sam schwartz
1998
the fine print
Sam Schwartz

Kings Can Count

1998

The Fine Print
(Issue 8)

245



the pluto bet \n red black sorting procedure, outcome predicted \n karl fulves \n profiling \n karl fulves
1998
the fine print
Karl Fulves

The Pluto Bet

Related to

1998

The Fine Print
(Issue 9)

273



in this issue \n \n karl fulves
2000
off the books
Karl Fulves

In This Issue

2000

Off The Books
(Issue 2)

7



selfcancellation \n redblack relationship, and shuffle principle at work in shufflebored type routines \n karl fulves
2000
off the books
Karl Fulves

SelfCancellation

2000

Off The Books
(Issue 2)

7



faceup prediction \n spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted \n bob hummer \n face up prediction \n bob hummer
2000
off the books
Bob Hummer

FaceUp Prediction

Also published here

2000

Off The Books
(Issue 2)

8



kings can count \n no. 29, two suits for two spectators each, cards of those suits counted in packets, difference predicted \n sam schwartz \n karl fulves
2001
new selfworking card tricks
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves

Kings can Count

2001

New SelfWorking Card Tricks

44



color by touch \n no. 66, small packet shuffled faceup/facedown, performer names number of reds and blacks and sorts them \n unknown
2001
new selfworking card tricks
Unknown

Color by Touch

2001

New SelfWorking Card Tricks

100



compatibility \n no. 3, number of red cards in one pile corresponds with number of black in another \n karl fulves \n profiling \n karl fulves
2001
my best selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves

Compatibility

Also published here

2001

My Best SelfWorking Card Tricks

7



color of thought \n no. 18, red card in one pile counted, that many black cards counted down in other pile, last card predicted, with followup challenge location \n karl fulves
2001
my best selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves

Color of Thought

2001

My Best SelfWorking Card Tricks

37



apex footnote \n connection to "i have as many cards as you..." and red black relationship principle, also with suits \n karl fulves
2004
when psychics play poker
Karl Fulves

Apex Footnote

2004

When Psychics Play Poker

43



redblack relationship & clocking \n red cards in one half clock to same total as black cards in other half, no application, full stack \n karl fulves
2005
card counting (2005 edition)
Karl Fulves

RedBlack Relationship & Clocking

2005

Card Counting (2005 edition)

62



mixed cards and feelings \n sixteen cards are cut into two piles and spectator turns the same amount of cards over in each pile, performer takes cards behind back, turns some cards over and tells how many cards are reversed \n reinhard müller \n face up prediction \n bob hummer
2006
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 6
Reinhard Müller

Mixed Cards and Feelings

Related to

2006

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 6

58



feeling the same \n court cards and a joker are shuffled, a four of a kind is chosen and cards put in spectator's pocket, a pile is handed to the performer and he is able to announce how many of chosen quartet are in that pile and if the joker is there as well \n reinhard müller \n tom craven's "selected suit divination" in tony miller's "channel one" vol. 3, #10. 2003 \n the perfect card prediction \n warren wiersbe
2006
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 6
Reinhard Müller

Feeling the Same

Inspired by Tom Craven's "Selected Suit Divination" in Tony Miller's "Channel One" Vol. 3, #10. 2003
Related to

2006

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 6

59



predecktion \n spectators get seven cards each and turn some over, cards are shuffled and turned, number of reversed cards match prediction \n steve beam \n face up prediction \n bob hummer
2006
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 6
Steve Beam

Predecktion

Related to

2006

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 6

60



selected suit divination \n suit chosen, cards put in pockets of spectator and on packet handed to performer who is then able to announce how many cards of named suit are inside the pile \n tom craven \n little stranger \n bob hummer
2006
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 6
Tom Craven

Selected Suit Divination

Related to

2006

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 6

63



two compatibility tests \n first part is karl fulves' "profiling", gilbreath \n nick trost \n karl fulves \n profiling \n karl fulves
2008
subtle card creations — volume 1
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves

Two Compatibility Tests

Inspired by

2008

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1

18



17. the mysterious force<br>18. ruse de morris plains<br>19. the black force \n cards are shuffled and packet cut off by spectator, this is divided in two piles, number of red in one packet corresponds with number of black cards in other packet, three presentations \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli) \n karl fulves \n the dark force \n karl fulves
2009
penumbra
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Karl Fulves

17. The Mysterious Force 18. Ruse de Morris Plains 19. The Black Force

Inspired by

2009

Penumbra
(Issue 11)

5



trost on "scarne's $1,000 card trick" \n deck shuffled faceup/facedown, performer cuts and bets how many more cards are face up in one group than the other, repeat \n nick trost \n "scarne's $1,000 card trick" (john scarne's newsletter, jan. 1976)
2009
subtle card creations — volume 2
Nick Trost

Trost on "Scarne's $1,000 Card Trick"

Inspired by "Scarne's $1,000 Card Trick" (John Scarne's Newsletter, Jan. 1976)

2009

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2

335



the untouchables \n  number of reds in one pile equals blacks in other pile
 small packet ootw with two spectators
 twocard location with red black separation of packet \n jeff pierce \n ryan schlutz \n blown away \n juan tamariz
2011
making the cut
Jeff Pierce, Ryan Schlutz

The Untouchables

Inspired by

2011

Making the Cut

119



red and black intuition \n  the genii session
spectator removes a number of cards, performer divines how many red and black cards are in the pile, repeat, ends with colors separated \n roberto giobbi \n "way out of this world" (dr. ben braude, tricks and treats, 1971)
2013
genii
Roberto Giobbi

Red and Black Intuition

Related to "Way Out of This World" (Dr. Ben Braude, Tricks and Treats, 1971)

Aug. 2013

Genii
(Vol. 76 No. 8)

17



the redblack complement principle \n  the genii session
intro \n roberto giobbi
2013
genii
Roberto Giobbi

The RedBlack Complement Principle

Dec. 2013

Genii
(Vol. 76 No. 12)

22



the vicious circle of magic \n card chosen via counting only red or black cards in a circle layout is predicted \n roberto giobbi
2013
genii
Roberto Giobbi

The Vicious Circle of Magic

Dec. 2013

Genii
(Vol. 76 No. 12)

22



li'l red's blues \n red/black relationship type prediction trick with deck which has half red and half blue backs, predictions/coincidences cover both sides \n karl fulves
2015
li'l red's blues
Karl Fulves

Li'l Red's Blues

2015

Li'l Red's Blues

1



rebuilding a hummer \n prediction of number of reversed cards, combination of hummer's the magic separation and faceup prediction \n lorenz schär \n the magic separation \n bob hummer \n face up prediction \n bob hummer
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Lorenz Schär

Rebuilding a Hummer

Inspired by

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

171



hummerless \n divination of reversed cards \n steve beam \n face up prediction \n bob hummer \n the magic separation \n bob hummer
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

Hummerless

Inspired by

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

173



newcomer hummer \n two cards are used to form a number, it matches reversed cards \n steve beam \n face up prediction \n bob hummer \n the magic separation \n bob hummer
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

Newcomer Hummer

Inspired by

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

175



all the weigh \n divination of reversed cards \n steve beam \n face up prediction \n bob hummer
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

All the Weigh

Inspired by

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

177


