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 Charles Jordan introduced a new method that made the effect magical rather than simply coincidental. He marketed the trick as "Like Seeks Like," 1919 (see Jean Hugard's //[[http://askalexander.org/display/14938/Encyclopedia+of+Card+Tricks/347|Encyclopedia of Card Tricks]]//, 1938, p. 344). Jordan's trick was designed for platform and stage. Dai Vernon created a close-up version, which was explained in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/14806/The+Famous+25+Dee+Vee+Manuscript+of+Exclusive+Card+Mysteries/15|Ten Card Problems]]//, 1931, p. 13 of the c. 1950 edition. Henry Christ contributed a streamlined version of the effect, using just Aces and Kings, so titled and published in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/15768/Jinx+No+074/4|The Jinx]]//, No. 74, Jan. 1940, p. 496. Edward Marlo changed the Aces and Kings to Queens and Kings, re-applied the "racy" hotel premise and provided the title "Hotel Mystery" in his handling from //[[http://askalexander.org/display/18095/Let+s+See+the+Deck/18|Let's See the Deck]]//, 1942, p. 17. Charles Jordan introduced a new method that made the effect magical rather than simply coincidental. He marketed the trick as "Like Seeks Like," 1919 (see Jean Hugard's //[[http://askalexander.org/display/14938/Encyclopedia+of+Card+Tricks/347|Encyclopedia of Card Tricks]]//, 1938, p. 344). Jordan's trick was designed for platform and stage. Dai Vernon created a close-up version, which was explained in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/14806/The+Famous+25+Dee+Vee+Manuscript+of+Exclusive+Card+Mysteries/15|Ten Card Problems]]//, 1931, p. 13 of the c. 1950 edition. Henry Christ contributed a streamlined version of the effect, using just Aces and Kings, so titled and published in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/15768/Jinx+No+074/4|The Jinx]]//, No. 74, Jan. 1940, p. 496. Edward Marlo changed the Aces and Kings to Queens and Kings, re-applied the "racy" hotel premise and provided the title "Hotel Mystery" in his handling from //[[http://askalexander.org/display/18095/Let+s+See+the+Deck/18|Let's See the Deck]]//, 1942, p. 17.
  
-Ken Beale is reported to have proposed the [[cards:asymmetric_card_transposition|asymmetric transposition]] in 1967, using four Kings and two Queens; and Persi Diaconis worked out a method around this time. Neither Beale nor Diaconis have published their methods, but since that time others have been less discreet.+Also see [[cards:asymmetric_card_transposition|Asymmetric Card Transposition]].
  
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