150 entries in Cards / Sleights / Crimps / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Italienische Methode crimp along center, single card or full deck
1896 131
Jack Merlin Crimps
1927/28 18
Jack Merlin Crimp for a Table Spread crimping the selection while pushing the cards towards the spectator to be shuffled
1927/28 21
Paul LePaul A "Side-Steal" Location
Related to 1938 34
Third Method. (With both hands) as card is pushed in deck, "End Crimp"
1938 50
Dr. James William Elliott Fourth Method. (With both hands) crimp in middle of short side as top half is replaced
Also published here 1938 51
Sid Lorraine Addition to Elliott's Crimp nail nick
1938 52
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon Subtlety distant crimped key card, bridge during tabled cut
1938 52
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique
1938 59
The Pass information about practicing, covering and delaying the pass (via end crimp)
1938 182
The Gamblers' Crimp isolated card
Related to 1940 91
Card Marking Crimp marking system
1940 92
Charlie Miller The Single Card Bridge overhand shuffle position
1940 123
Gambler's Card Marking System with crimps
Related to 1940 131
Edward Marlo The First Miracle spectator looks at any card in table spread while performer looks away, self-crimp
Related toVariations 1940
Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto)
Jean Hugard To Shuffle or Not To Shuffle thoughts on controls & delays, two methods for delaying control (bridge and reversed key card)
1941 9
Al Baker Concentration spectator crimps his card without knowing
Also published here 1941 84
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control certain crimp
Related to 1942 6
Arthur H. Buckley One Hand Crimp - Your Card? featuring bottom card longitudinal crimp
1946 90
C. L. Boarde 1001st Location card revelation, spectator does the crimp
Apr. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 104)
Edward Marlo The "S" Shaped Turn Over multiple lift for ca. five cards, S-crimp
1947 6
Edward Marlo Side Crimp
1947 27
Edward Marlo General Ace Opener using crimp and Charlier Cut
1948 136
Arthur H. Buckley The Crimp (One Hand) bottom card crimped with pinky, but more bridge like
1948 167
Frederick Braue Think-a-card six crimped cards shuffled in the deck
Related to May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Paul LePaul A Deceptive Crimp Location card is crimped lengthwise
Related to 1949 98
Longitudinal Crimp
1949 170
Eddie Joseph The Expert Cuts performer cuts straight to selection, bottom card crimp à la gambler's peek
1950 14
Edward Marlo Delayed Crimp Control crimping peeked card, complete edge bent
1952 91
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control
Related to 1954 4
Allessandro Four Ace Control using natural breaks
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Kwik Key Kard diagonal crimp
Related to July 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 10)
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Miracle freely cut-to card is divined, repeated, off-colored stay stack
Also published here Jan. 1959
The Cardiste (Issue 12)
James Steranko Lateral Afterthoughts
  • crimping
  • transfer to Tenkai or Rear Palm
  • different anchor fingers
1960 34
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Miracle freely cut-to card is divined, repeated, off-colored stay stack
Also published here May 1960
Ibidem (Issue 20)
P. Howard Lyons Cutting to Kwik Key Kard cutting it to either top or bottom
Related to Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
Dr. William Weyeneth Nicht wahr? spectator crimps his card without knowing
Also published here 1964
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 1&2)
Line Crimp seen from back of tabled deck
1971 24
Harry Lorayne The Automatic Fan Crimp of top or bottom card
1971 260
Corner Crimp index corner, while showing card in spread to spectator
Magick (Issue 58)
Dai Vernon Vernon's Crimp Location Move No. 2, cryptic method for setting a crimped key with Hindu shuffle
1972 7
Dai Vernon Vernon's Four Ace Move No. 58, Aces are bottom cards of small packets, packets are pushed together on table and all Aces ride together to the bottom, downwards & upwards crimps
1972 18
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Location Crimp No. 219, crimping bottom cards on right side instead of left
1972 54
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley Note No. 225, Frank Lane Side Crimp as locator, brief
Related to 1972 55
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Note No. 238
  • in-jog preparation for Erdnase bottom palm
  • forward bevel to easily sight crimp on back side
Related to 1972 60
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Note - 1) No. 244-1, Frank Lane Side Crimp, then letting spectator shuffle
Related to 1972 61
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Note - 1) No. 247-1, Frank Lane's Side Crimp, no details
1972 62
Jack Chanin, Dr. Jacob Daley Chanin's Method Using Bottom Crimp No. 401, Charlier Pass to crimp, pressure on deck to hide crimp
1972 109
Bob Hummer 12) Hummer Move No. 427-12, convex crimp during shuffle
1972 119
Dr. Jacob Daley Four Ace Side Crimp Routine No. 534, Aces crimped
Related to 1972 150
Small Packet Crimp within No. 547, setting crimp with tabled cutting action
1972 154
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Feeling Right crimp of bottom card
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 35 No. 5)
Francis Carlyle The Two Black Aces black aces on top and bottom are placed in center and come back to initial position
Related to 1975 1
Gerald Kosky Double-Cut Poker Run-Up stacking four Kings for five hands, using double undercut
Also published here 1975 87
Harry Lorayne Cutting the Aces one-handed Charlier cuts, Aces crimped
1977 39
Rolf Andra Die Brückenkarte bridging a card lengthwise
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 39 No. 2)
Dr. James William Elliott Dr. Elliot's Crimp crimp in middle of short side as top half is replaced
Also published here 1978 43
Fan Crimp as selection is replaced
1978 44
Andrew Galloway The Fib Finder
1980 39
Han van Senus Glimpse-Crimp Location method to crimp and glimpse a card at the same time
June 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 6)
Thomas Alan Waters Trionic three phases
  • card is seen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
  • card is unseen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
  • prediction of a selected card
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Trionic)
Edward Marlo Tabled Palm Preparation slight crimp in top card of tabled deck
1983 43
Pascal Monmoine Peek Crimp crimping peeked card
Dec. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32)
Edward Marlo Refined Ace Cutting from "Lost Shuffle Manuscript", using crimps or raised surfaces
Inspired by 1984 216
Slipping the Cut three methods to beat the cut
  • setting a bridged card
  • gesture pass
  • leaving-cards-behind pass
1985 1
David Regal Waving thumb punches at different positions
1987 227
Edward Marlo Overhand Shuffle Crimp of block of cards, long side
1987 63
Karl Fulves One-Way Crimp impromptu one-way deck
1987 83
Karl Fulves Cut Above cutting at a crimp one-handed, Charlier
1987 87
Darwin Ortiz Waving mark at the corners
1988 30
Edward Marlo The Coinless Crimp different method for the "Coin Crimp"
1988 132
Edward Marlo Coinless Crimp Cull and Stack
1988 132
Michael Weber Open Crimp putting in the crimp for the routine, added to later printing than 1989 (no year given)
1989 9
Sam Leo Horowitz Longitudinal Crimp
1989 xviii
Edward Marlo Sophisticated Ambitious Bit "Bonus Item"
bridging method for top card, here used for consecutive multiple lifts with Auto Break
1989 57
Richard M. Gamble Gambler's Crimp during one-handed fan
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12)
James Swain The Free Cut Force force via spectator cut, uses crimp
1992 95
Thomas Baxter Breathless performer cuts to the Aces, then Kings and suits are produced as a climax
1992 822
Steve Draun Wave/Snake Crimp can be cut to in riffle shuffle position
1993 72
クリンプカードからのカット (Cutting to a crimped card)
1993 103
Eddie Fechter Natural Break Peek using natural breaks
1993 39
Eddie Fechter Knockout Prediction using two decks
Also published here
  • "Knockout Prediction" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1972.
1993 225
Sid Fleischman The Chutzpa Crimp spectator is told to crimp the card for later identification
1993 195
Ted Lesley The Kismet Connection spectator cuts to a card which matches card from second deck which was placed in envelope
Related toVariations 1994 27
Ted Lesley Two Decks with But a Single Thought a spectator selects card and places it unseen inside an envelope, other spectator selects same card, Kismet envelope
1994 34
Ted Lesley The More Frequent Miracle two people deal cards from shuffled decks until two cards match, matching card is predicted reversed in third deck, repeated by reversing new card and cutting other two decks
Inspired by
  • Tom Bowyer's "The Frequent Miracle" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 39, Nr. 3. P. 67. 1940.
1994 37
Ted Lesley Medium in Your Pocket medium is called during radio show, host opens new deck, shuffles, cuts and put one card inside his pocket
Inspired by 1994 42
Ted Lesley Alpha forcing a word using ABC cards, cards are shuffled and some card selected by cutting, word is formed by spectator
1994 46
Ted Lesley Nap on the Ridge winner receives the deck
1994 49
Ted Lesley, Philip T. Goldstein The Out of Sorts Variations thought-of card (from eight) found and named with back turned, two variations
Inspired by 1994 52
Ted Lesley Seer of the Trivial answer to question from Trivial Pursuit is predicted in envelope
1994 60
Ted Lesley European Chit Chat Spectator shuffles deck and cuts it, card is remembered and divined by calling medium
Related to Nov. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 5)
Darwin Ortiz Waving mark at the corners
1995 117
Cutting to a Crimped Card
1996 349
Karl Fulves On Crimp Work general comments
1996 113
Lou Gallo Cutting to a Crimp
1996 50
Nick Trost Gilbreath Aces Four Aces lost in deck, spectator deals through deck and locates Aces
Inspired by
  • an Ace opener described by Oscar Weigle Jr. (The Dragon, June 1939), credited to Steve Belchou
1997 225
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal
1997 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game
1997 261
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo
Related to 1997 265
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Braue Sandwich
1997 160
Steve Beam Prepare to Breath(er)
1998 1422
Harry Levine The Illegitimate Location with lots of flourish cuts, spelling this is not your card but this is
Inspired by 1998 1437
René Lavand The Deck is Feminine II (A Second Standing Ovation) cards are named and divined
1998 104
Ellis Stanyon How to "Bridge" the Cards No. 23, one or multiple cards
1999 45
Dai Vernon Sub Rosa Crimp
  • The Unseen Side of Dai Vernon
nick in center
Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
Concave Belly Crimp
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
Neal Elias Bridges & Crimps short notes
2000 5
Steve Beam Future Foretold
2000 192
Karl Fulves Crimp Practice stranger card in a deck
Charlatan (Issue 4)
Karl Fulves One-Hand Palm Glimpse & Crimp top card palmed and immediately replaced, glimpsed and curved
2002 269
Roberto Giobbi Crimps commentary
Related to May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
Al Baker Concentration spectator crimps his card without knowing
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
Karl Fulves Mill Work putting in edge work with other objects, knife or coin
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 5)
Jerry K. Hartman Belly Crimp via bottom card bubble peek
2004 82
Tony Giorgio Stock Marker plastic dot as a crimp
2007 48
Long-Sides Up Bend alternative to breather crimp
2007 93
Martin A. Nash The Infinity Principle
2007 4
Belly Crimp putting it in on the bottom card
2007 210
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Cutting to a Crimp
Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 24)
Vernon Winiecke Coffee Cup Crimp locator card by putting card into hot steam
Prolix (Issue 7)
Woody Aragón Maverick demonstration of estimating and cutting specific number of cards.
Related to 2011 131
Controlling the Card
2011 46
Tom Gagnon Edge Crimp relatively sharp crimp along the edge, with ruler
2011 62
Tom Gagnon Subterranean Crimps crimping card while deck is cased
Also published here 2011 38
Tom Gagnon Cased Crimp crimping card while deck is cased, another method
Also published here 2011 41
William Goodwin Crimp Hideout showing all for edges of deck while hiding corner crimp
Related to 2011 20
Eric Evans The Broadside Crimp crimping card in middle, see also Tamariz' work on the TPC
Related to 2012 29
Darwin Ortiz Thoughts on Crimp Work
2012 156
James Steranko The Touch deck thrown on table, one card more exposed, single-card crimp
Also published here
  • Genii, Jan. 1962
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Martin A. Nash The Crimp Infinity Principle, crimp center of the card, indentation with thumb
2014 17
Joseph Barry Another Ruse for Magicians... spectator shuffles, card is on top or at least under control
Also published here 2014 7
Gabi Pareras Puro Tacto spectator thinks of a number and remembers card at position, performer cuts same number and finds card
2014 18
Alex Ng I Got the Number Phase one: Combined values of two prediction cards match freely selected card
Phase two: Value of one prediction card and suit of another matched the selected card. Combined value of the two cards give the position of the selection in the deck
2015 8
Karl Fulves Short Takes notes on short card applications
  • card is removed and substituted with Joker, missing card named after shuffling
  • cutting to a crimp or short card (see also p. 15)
  • shuffling with short cards
Related to 2015
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
Concave Crimp like gambler's glimpse
2016 93
Charlie Miller Bending a Card with bottom card bubble peek
2018 252
Roberto Mansilla Mago vs. Jugador Puertorriqueño four of a kind is produced, then cards change to another four of a king
2019 31
Roberto Mansilla Matching the Cards transformation to other four of a kind
2019 43
Tom Gagnon Subterranean Crimp crimping card while deck is cased
Also published here 2019 374
Tom Gagnon Cased Crimp crimping card while deck is cased, another method
Also published here 2019 376
Ricardo Sánchez Triple Do As I Do three cards in different pockets, all match
2020 41
Giancarlo Scalia By the Numbers two packets are cut, one spectator remembers a card other number of cards, performer places selection at position under table
2020 222
Will De Sieve Coin Crimp
2020 365
Concave Belly Crimp
2020 462
Reverse Breather Crimp
2021 2
Robert Gardner Expertalk: Robert Gardner on an Impossible Location spectator looks at top card with deck in hands, self-crimp
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Feb. 2011
2022 1012
Martin A. Nash Infinity Crimp
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Nov. 2011
2022 1076
Breather Crimp
2022 40
Steven Palmer A Subtle Breather control sequence with breather card of a named card that is removed from face-up deck
Feb. 2024
The Hermit (Vol. 3 No. 2)