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Lin Searles An Amusing Reversal ambitious card, then chosen card turns over, double backer
Related to 1936
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1936)
134
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1936)
135
Dai Vernon The Lift Get-Ready squeeze break, uncredited
Related toVariations 1940 4
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
1943 77
Lin Searles The "So Simple Force"
1945 116
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Prime Presentation two decks, one card is selected and both decks dealt until same card is found in other deck, card found at same position as mate of selection is named and its mate is not found in other deck but in envelope, repeated with written prediction inside card case
Related toVariations 1949 1
Lin Searles Lucky Aces
1950 1
Lin Searles The Fair Deal Aces T formation layout is fair, then each packet has to go back to the deck
1950 1
Lin Searles Paging the Aces Aces are lost and found again
1950 3
Lin Searles The Four by Twelve Aces
1950 5
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico A Future Classic four cards removed from spread by spectators, one changes into an Ace, then the other three as well, card is peeked, three cards dealt on Aces, spectator choses unknown card which is put in pocket, Ace packets lost one by one and selection shown on top and dealt on table four times, the four "duplicates" change back to Aces, selection removed from pocket
Variations 1953 1
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
1956 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursor
Inspired by
  • Lin Searles's "The Straight Gambler"
Related to
Feb. 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 1)
3
Lin Searles Doublethink Speller as Lynn Searles, cut deck in three piles, cards are mentally selected and found by spelling
1958
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
33
Milton Kort Gambling Expose long routine, including memory, poker face, false dealing demo, stacking demo, in the end cards vanish under a handkerchief except four aces
Related to May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
3
Lin Searles The Basic Plot
1958 2
Lin Searles Introduction
1958 2
Lin Searles The Ultimate Aces odd-backed Ace assembly
1958 4
Lin Searles Turnover Add Variation addition and switch variation to switch in three double-backers
Variations 1958 5
Lin Searles The Covered Vanish with red-blue double backer
1958 7
Dai Vernon Elastic Touch rubber particles mark the spot
Related to 1959 39
Lin Searles Slow-Motion Poker Deals
1959 1
Lin Searles The Cross Shuffle Slow-Motion Deal thirds of deck shuffled according to spectator's wishes, yet predicted Full House received in seven-handed game, faro
Related to 1959 1
Lin Searles Table Faro as Slow-Motion Riffle Shuffle presentational ploy for shuffling very slow
1959 2
Lin Searles The Slow-Motion Crooked Straight fake false dealing from all parts of deck, pseudo mate pairs
1959 3
Lin Searles The Slow-Motion Idiot's Shuffle deck shuffled face-up/face-down in slop style from tabled packets, humorous presentation, then "eightses" are dealt to performer
1959 5
Lin Searles Some Slow-Motion Remarks
1959 8
P. Howard Lyons (reviewer) Slow Motion Poker Deals by Lin Searles July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
22
Lin Searles (reviewer) Comments on Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson)Related to May 1960
Ibidem (Issue 20)
21
Lin Searles The Las Vegas Shuffles "A System of Cull, Stock, and Combination Cull-Stock Shuffles for Cardicians and Thieves"
intro
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
17
Lin Searles The Stock Shuffle from the bottom
Also published here June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
17
Lin Searles The Cull Shuffle from bottom
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
18
Lin Searles The Cull-Stock Shuffle from bottom
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
20
Lin Searles The Best of All Possible Ace Tricks assembly using Turnover Add variation
Inspired by Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
10
Lin Searles Reverse Autobreak mentioned but not described
Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
10
Lin Searles All the Sad Young Card Men "un unpopular history of modern card magic"
Related to Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
25
Lin Searles Diapsalmata "An Old Poker Deal Refrain"
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
24
Lin Searles Query: Logic Windows Cards comment on Martin Gardner's Logic Machines
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
2
Lin Searles Quick Watson, the Aces Aces in row on table, three cards put on first Ace, that packet lost, repeated with next two Aces, three cards put on last Ace, packet shown to be Aces
VariationsAlso published here Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
22
Lin Searles The Repeat Pick spectator touches four cards in in-the-hands-spread which are out-jogged, they are the Aces, Aces are lost again and effect repeated
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
23
Lin Searles The Reverse Autobreak deck held with both hands and squeezed with right hand, break opens at right side
Inspired byAlso published here Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
23
Leo Behnke Sweet Smash smashing a sugar cube on the table and turn it flat
Inspired by
  • Lin Searles' "Smash"
1962 8
Lin Searles The Open Prediction, What Else! with two pseudo-duplicates as convincers
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
22
Edward Marlo Marlo Writes Again letter from 1960, on reinvention, Bert Fenn, Charles Aste Jr., slum magic and other topics, containing several items, see following entries
Related to Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
2
Stewart James The Strayed Gambler additional straight flush phase
Inspired by
  • Lin Searles's "The Straight Gambler"
Aug. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 29)
24
John Braun, W. F. "Rufus" Steele 3 Jacks Revamped duplicate Jack, with credit information, see p. 200 for further credits
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 172 for Lin Searles suggestion
Variations
Feb. 1968 157
Lin Searles, George Blake, Robert Eagle, George Jarvis Etcetera
Apr. 1968 172
Larry Jennings Jennings' Visitor
Related toVariations 1969 53
Ralph Gironda Reversing Aces
Related to July 1969
Epilogue (Issue 6)
47
Lin Searles Odd Backed Reversing Aces color changing back kicker idea
Inspired by Mar. 1970
Epilogue (Issue 8)
64
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1970 374
Lin Searles M/Separation 4&4, using the Monge Shuffle
July 1971
Epilogue (Issue 12)
89
Karl Fulves The Running Cull sorting deck in thirteen quartets, several run throughs
Related to 1971 35
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 430
Lin Searles Pre-Cannibal Cards card disappears from sandwich, reappears in another sandwich in middle of deck
Related toVariations Mar. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 14)
109
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the way
Related to May 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5)
37
Lin Searles Christ Force Handling
May 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5)
37
Roy Walton Twice Removed four Twos found by spectator
Inspired byAlso published here Sep. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 9)
73
Edward Marlo Flight for 3 three selections from between Aces to between Queens in center
Related toVariations Oct. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10)
78
Edward Marlo ETC. three touches
Inspired by Nov. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11)
89
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Lin Searles passing
1972
Magick (Issue 65)
324
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force Variation as Lynn Searles, portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
1972 52
Karl Fulves Babel Lin Searles shot in magic shop, newspaper clipping, on Lin (Lynn) Searles
Jan. 1973 582
Karl Fulves Lin Searles folio intro, see also p. 735
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
661
Lin Searles Reverse Rise plunger location, card rises reversed
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
663
Lin Searles Face-Up Aces
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
663
Lin Searles Idiot's Shuffle cards shuffled face-up/face-down (for real), then four eights (instead of aces) are dealt
Variations Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
664
Lin Searles An Ace Assembly
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
664
Lin Searles Impossible Location out-of-hand selection (203rd force), card vanishes and reappears in deck
Related to Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
665
Lin Searles General Assembly
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
665
Lin Searles Quik Cull with sixteen-card packet
Related to Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
666
Lin Searles All Fair Aces
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
666
Lin Searles Reverse Autobreak deck held with both hands and squeezed with right hand, break opens at right side, auto-break from 1957 letter
Inspired byAlso published here Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
667
Lin Searles Tap Jog card squared in by tapping on table, yet jog retained
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
667
Lin Searles Prophet out-of-hand selection procedure, two handlings, second one with pseudo duplicate pairs
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
667
Lin Searles Dealing Centers Aces cut in middle and dealt from there, last Ace travels to sleeve
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
667
Lin Searles Mexicali Aces
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
668
Lin Searles Packet Mexican Turnover turning packet over with single card and switching one of the packet for it
Also published here Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
668
Lin Searles Countdown Aces performer cuts to Ace, Two, Three and Four on top, counting down to the Aces according to values, inspired by Ed Marlo routine
Variations Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
668
Lin Searles Cannibal Jacks
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
669
Lin Searles Aces Up
Related toVariations Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
670
Lin Searles Problems suggesting two plots where the performer turns his back
  • spectator switches two poker hands of several and performer can identify them
  • spectator deals poker hands, one from the bottom, that hand is identified
Variations Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
670
Lin Searles Quick Classic Aces change into selection one by one, then selection from pocket
Inspired by Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
670
Lin Searles Crossroader five-card poker hand spread face-down, center card is red-backed Queen of Spades, one card exchanged, now all have different colored backs
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
671
Lin Searles Blue Aces spectator finds aces two times, then they change back color
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
671
Lin Searles 3 Jacks Three Jacks Deal elaboration, see also p. 735
Related to Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
672
Lin Searles More Cannibals
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
673
Lin Searles, Cy Endfield Impromptu Miracle
Inspired by Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
673
Lin Searles Thru A Quarter
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
674
Lin Searles Come Back Queens
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
674
Edward Marlo Further Flight Kings and Queens are removed and alternated on table, then cut face-up into one half of deck, Kings vanish and appear face-up in other half
Inspired byRelated to 1973 1
Lin Searles Half Passed Turnover
Related toAlso published here 1973 30
Neal Elias 2 Jacks Again Jacks travel from end of faced deck to center and around the deck (four phases)
Related to Nov. 1974
Epilogue (Issue 22)
209
Lin Searles Tilt Bit
1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
53
Father Cyprian A Dice Opener two in the hand one in the pocket, using Lin Searles squashed die and pop-up die under close-up mat, six phases
Also published here Apr. 1975 956
Roy Walton Chiefly Yourselves four cards are lost in the deck and their values used to find a good poker hand, the cards find themselves and one more
Inspired byAlso published here Sep. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1)
307
Lin Searles, Karl Fulves The Three-Jacks Deal No. 17, nine-card set-up
Related to 1976 29
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force no-touch, spectator cuts and turns over one pile
1976 78
Lin Searles Cut Deeper Force here credited to Lin Searles
1978 4
Lin Searles The Color-Blind Crossroader five cards, one has different back, all backs change, gambling story
1978 7
Jerry Mentzer, Lin Searles A Poker Plot spectator deal royal flush from bottom
1979 35
Philip T. Goldstein Immoracle packet cut-off, anti-faro procedure to arrive at Royal Flush, overhand shuffle set-up sequence
Inspired byRelated to 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 18)
1240
Ray Grismer From Ray Grismer on why he won the Lin Searles award
1979
Interlocutor (Issue 35)
139
Roy Walton Justin Time single card location with reverse-faro procedure
Inspired byAlso published here 1979 7
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
Also published here 1979 6
Lin Searles, Jerry K. Hartman Lin Searles' Half Passed Turnover not described, ideas by Jerry K. Hartman
Related to 1981 65
Lin Searles Ace Routine Aces in row on table, three cards put on first Ace, that packet lost, repeated with next two Aces, three cards put on last Ace, packet shown to be Aces
Also published here Jan. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
138
Lin Searles Las Vegas Shuffles - The Stock Shuffle from the bottom
Also published here 1984 132
Lin Searles Las Vegas Shuffles - The Cull Shuffle from the bottom, positions known
1984 135
Lin Searles The Cull-Stock Shuffle positions known, from bottom
1984 137
Ed Balducci, Lin Searles Cut Deeper Force
1984 10
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force straight cut and turn over
1984 79
Lin Searles Four-Star Aces No. 85, Kings dealt to table, they're Aces now
1984 128
Ian Baxter So Simple - So Good
Inspired by Apr. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 4)
1052
Lin Searles So Simple
Apr. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 4)
1052
Lin Searles The Haunted Card
Summer 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30)
301
Lin Searles Searles' Force top half cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over, The "So Simple" Force
1985 7
Lin Searles Auto-Break
1986 19
Lin Searles Auto-Break
1986 163
Lin Searles Auto Break
1986 214
Richard Vollmer Earthly Powers selected card and four Aces are found, anti-faro "programming"
Related toVariations June 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 6)
1503
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force only one cut, uncredited
Related to 1989 99
Father Cyprian High Rollers (A Dice Opener) two in the hand one in the pocket, using Lin Searles squashed die and pop-up die under close-up mat, six phases
Also published here 1989 25
Jon Racherbaumer About Ultimate Aces commentary on Lin Searles' plot
Jan. 1991 1
Jerry K. Hartman, Lin Searles Half-Passed Turnover with variations
  • Spread Half-Passed Turnover
Also published here 1991 92
Jerry Mentzer A Poker Plot spectator deals poker hands, one from the bottom with the performer's back turned, he identified the bottom-dealt hand, also it's a royal flush
Inspired by 1993 70
Alex Elmsley The Constant Stack
Related to 1994 309
Peter Duffie The Maze Connection four times stop, off-beat effect
Inspired by 1995 186
Jerry K. Hartman, Lin Searles Half-Passed Turnover “originally based on a Paul Curry and Lin Searles concept”
Also published here 1995 18
Lin Searles Auto-Break
1996 7
Lin Searles Autobreak
1997 23
Larry Jennings A Gambler Holds Out the Aces
Inspired by 1997 39
Dai Vernon, Lin Searles Strip-Out Addition Handling
1997 153
Lin Searles The "So-Simple" Force
1997 281
Lin Searles Block Mexican Turnover
Related to 1997 29
Peter Duffie Effortless Count-Down Kings cut and lost into the deck, deck is dealt into four piles by spectator, top cards are Ace Two Three Four, count down the values to find the Kings
Inspired by 1997 56
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force
1997 71
Peter Duffie The Spectator Makes a Sandwich! Hands off multiple sandwich, find two cards
Inspired by 1997 120
Marty Kane Modern Day Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card is selection and four aces on top of discard piles, with two variations
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1997 1258
Lin Searles Auto Break
1998 10
Lin Searles, Roberto Giobbi The Four Seasons quick ace assembly with poetic pattern
Inspired by 1998 525
Lin Searles Inflated Deck illusion
1999
Labyrinth (Issue 12)
44
Lin Searles Partial Mexican Turnover Change switching one card in a packet
Related to 2000 825
Roberto Giobbi Moracle at the end of a sucessful prediction, the four Aces appear, anti-faro sixteenth card principle
Inspired by 2000 921
Lin Searles Shuffle Control From The Peek setting a key, then getting card back to top
2000 14
Karl Fulves Pointing Out multiple one-way location without the need to sort the deck in advance
Related to 2001 133
Lin Searles One Way Secret for deck with obvious one-way pattern, turning only two suits over
Related to 2001
Discoverie (Issue 5)
59
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Starburst packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles
Related to 2002 88
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force without Searles credit
Related to 2003 85
Lin Searles Moracle anti-faro discovery
2004 80
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Block Mexican Turnover Chapter 2 - (BMT)
in-the-hands handling, side-jogged card used to flip over a block of cards on the deck
Related toAlso published here 2004 8
Doug Edwards Three Cards And An Ace Ace covered with three cards and cut into the back, repeated with other, Aces are produced at once
Related to 2006 128
Paul Gordon What, Another Kick? packet reduced to one card via reverse faros, selection remains and mates are on top of discard piles
Inspired by
  • "What A Kick" series (Paul Gordon, Card Magic Companion)
Related to
2006 142
Jerry K. Hartman, Paul Curry, Lin Searles Half-Passed Turnover “This moniker was Lin Searles's name for a sleight separately conceived by him and Paul Curry”
Also published here 2007 62
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force
2008 287
Lin Searles So Simple Force
Related to 2008
Prolix (Issue 4)
269
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force
2009 34
Lin Searles Mexicali Aces Packet Mexican Turnover
Also published here 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
384
Nick Trost A Stacking Demonstration three phase routine
Inspired by 2009 389
Mel Bennett Royacle "A Royal Reunion"
Inspired by 2011
Xtra Credit (Issue 10)
67
Karl Fulves Cut Faster three spectators cut to cards in their own hands and pocket them, named with cards behind performer's back, one travels into performer's pocket
Inspired by 2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
663
Lin Searles Auto-Break
2013 68
Max Maven ESPecious
  • Lost Horizons
three letter cards chosen in 3x3 grid layout, they spell ESP
Inspired by
  • "ESPecially Mental" (Norman Vincent Pangloss aka Lin Searles, marketed 1959)
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, Jan. 1984
Apr. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 4)
17
Max Maven Lie-Decker Despite the deck lying, the magician uses it to determine the color and value of the selection, and to locate the selection.
Related toAlso published here 2015 39
Steve Beam Si-Decker despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it
Inspired by 2015 41
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces I Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
Inspired byRelated to 2015 50
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces II Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
Related to 2015 51
Steve Beam Rock Bottom Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
Inspired by
  • "Swindlaces" (Al Smith, LaBal, April 2011)
Related to
2015 52
Steve Beam Binary Bypass Move which allows one to accomplish the Moracle effect without stacking the deck.
  • Royal Mess
Inspired byRelated to 2015 56
Steve Beam The Neutralizer Audience shuffles the deck and magician reverses their shuffles, producing a great poker hand.
Inspired byVariations 2015 57
Steve Beam Royal Roundup Despite the audience shuffling the deck, the magician is able to reverse their shuffles and produce a royal flush.
Inspired by 2015 59
Steve Beam Bottom Feeder A move that allows you to accomplish the Moracle effect producing the cards on the bottom of the packets rather than the top.
Inspired byRelated to 2015 63
Steve Beam Moracool A "Moracle" effect which produces the four aces on top of the packets (for poker) and four jacks on the face (for blackjack).
Inspired byRelated to 2015 64
John Cottle Card at Date card fairly lost, appears at day of the month of birth, two handlings
Inspired by Feb. 2016
Operandi (Issue 1)
12
Lin Searles Auto-Break
2018 99
Lin Searles Inflating the Deck "fluffing" one third of the deck to make it look bigger, credited to Lin Searles
Also published here
  • Lin Searles, The Card Expert (1938)
2019 144
Harry Lorayne Try This!
  • Reverse Faro
four packets made via anti-faros, four Aces found
Related to 2020 11
Lin Searles Autobreak
2020 60
Lin Searles So-Simple Force turnover
Mar. 2022
The Disclaimer (Vol. 1 No. 12)
326
Paul Gordon Darned Pain in the Neck performer spells to three Aces but gets same wrong card every time, ends with Moracle to find wrong card again and Aces on top of anti-faroed packets
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • Gold Dust Companion, 2014
Aug. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 8)
925