Expert Card Technique

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Scores of methods ? previously known only to card experts ? include passes, palming, false shuffles, false cuts, changes, crimps, jogs, reverses, rear palms, and more. Altogether, 341 sleights and tricks. 318 illustrations show exact position of fingers and hands.
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Scores of methods — previously known only to card experts — include passes, palming, false shuffles, false cuts, changes, crimps, jogs, reverses, rear palms, and more. Altogether, 341 sleights and tricks. 318 illustrations show exact position of fingers and hands.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486217550
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1974
  • Series: Dover Magic Books Series
  • Edition description: Illustrated, Unabridged
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 209,749
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
NOMENCLATURE
PART 1. SLEIGHTS
CHAPTER 1. THE SECRET LIFTS
  Double lift
  Triple and quadruple lifts
  Lift get-ready
  Lift
  Double lift in action
  Triple and quadruple lifts in action
  "Double lift turnover, a, b "
  One hand push-off
CHAPTER 2. FALSE DEALS
  Second deal
  Push-off second deal
  a. The left hand grip
  b. The deal
  c. The push-off stud poker deal
  d. As a false table count
  Strike second deal
  Bottom deal
  a. The left hand grip
  b. The right hand 21
  c. The deal 21
  "Middle deal a, b, c, d, e 3"
  Double deal
  Second method
CHAPTER 3. THE SIDE SLIP
  "Two methods, a, b "
  Two covers for the side slip
  Malini's side slip
  Delayed side slip
  Bottom side slip
CHAPTER 4. THE PASS
  Invisible turn-over pass
  "Zingone perfect table pass, Luis Zingone "
  Flesh grip pass
  Jog pass
  Braue pass
  Charlier pass
  a. Color change
  b. To control a card
  Finger palm pass improved
CHAPTER 5. PALMING
  Braue diagonal tip-up palm
  "Swing palm, Frederick Braue "
  Thumb-count palm
  "Face card palm, a, b "
  Crosswise palm
  New vertical palm
  Gamblers' squaring palm
  "Gamblers' flat palm, a, b "
  Hugard top palm
  Flip-over palm
  Hofzinser bottom palm
  Braue bottom palm
  Delaying the Braue bottom palm
  "Zingone bottom palm, a, b, Luis Zingone"
  "Three cards across, Luis Zingone"
CHAPTER 6. FALSE SHUFFLES
  "Perfect riffle shuffle, a, b "
  "Strip-out false shuffle, Charles Miller"
  Hindu shuffle variation
  False shuffle retaining top stock
  Gamblers' false shuffle
  Retaining top stock
  System of stock shuffling
  Off the table false riffle shuffle
CHAPTER 7. FALSE CUTS
  "False running cut, a, b"
  Gamblers' false cut
  "Gambler's false cut, bottom stock "
CHAPTER 8. CHANGES
  Fadeaway card change
  Slide top change
  Throw top change
  Tip-over change
  Push-in change
  Drop switch
CHAPTER 9. CRIMPS
  Regular crimp
  Little finger crimp
  Gamblers' crimp
  Peek crimp
  Card marking crimp
CHAPTER 10. THE SPECTATOR PEEK
  Spectator peek improved
  Spectator peek - the last word
  After the spectator peek
CHAPTER 11. THE GLIMPSE
  A new glimpse
  Glimpsing a card
  Top card glimpse
  Gamblers' glimpse
  "Glimpse after the peek, a, b"
  Cover for the glimpse
  a. Gamblers' method for a single card
  b. One card
  c. Several cards
CHAPTER 12. THE JOG
  Side jog
  Jog at the break
  An alternative method
  Automatic jog No. I
  Automatic jog No. II
  Automatic jog No. III
CHAPTER 13. THE REVERSE
  Facing the deck
  Righting the faced deck
  Automatic reverse
  Righting a reversed bottom card
  Facing the bottom card
  Faced deck turnover
CHAPTER 14. SUNDRY SLEIGHTS
  Vesting a card
  "Zingone thumbnail gauge, Luis Zingone"
  "A cutting discovery, Luis Zingone"
  Separating the colors
  "Setting a key card, Jean Hugard "
  The five card quibble
  Emergency card stabbing
  Drop control
  The tap
  "Single card bridge, Charles Miller "
  A new glide
  Establishing a break from a bridge
  Transfer of thumb-count break to little finger
  Ruffle return
  Bridge location
  Bertram's method
  A variation: Fifty years later
  Mexican turnover
  Spread cull
  The double-face
  Gambler's card marking system
CHAPTER 15. THE REAR PALM
  Nature of the palm
  Rear palming top card
  The bottom rear palm
  Rear palm side slip
  Little finger push-out
  Replacement
  Rear palm exchange
  In lieu of the double lift
  Using the rear palm
CHAPTER 16. THE PERFECT FARO SHUFFLE
  The shuffle
  The endless belts
  Chart of seventeen
  Perfect shuffle stock
  The eighteenth card
  Braue poker deal
  Royal flush deal
  Dishonesty at its apogee
  A bridge deal
  At the top
  Double less one
PART 2. FLOURISHES
  "Interlocked production, Cliff Green "
  The actual flourish
  The color change
  Impossible color change
  Covinous color change
  The pressure fan
  A fan flourish
  Springing the cards - new method
  Top and bottom changes
  There it is!
PART 3. TECHNIQUE
  "Secret addition of cards to the pack, a, b, c "
  "Replacement of palmed cards, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i "
  The palm in action
  Covering a palm
  I. Top palm - right hand
  II. Bottom palm - left hand
  III. Either hand
  Secret count
  I. Side count
  II. Top thumb count
  III. Bottom thumb count
  IV. Overhand count
  Forcing
  Classic force
  Fan force
  Table spread force
  Perfect score card force
  Using a force
  The multiple force
  Four card force
  The lost card
  I. The fan and riffle
  II. "The fan, a, b "
  A second method
  The prearranged pack
  Arranging the set-up pack
  Assembling the pack
  Shuffling the cards
  The spectator shuffle
  Using the pack
  Locating the cards
PART 4. TRICKS WITH CARDS
  CHAPTER 1. THE RISING CARDS
  "Hugard rising cards, Jean Hugard"
  "Mesmerised cards, Charles Miller "
  "One-hand plunger rising cards, Frederick Braue"
  "Two-hand plunger rising cards, Frederick Braue "
  "Witchcraft card rise, Jack McMillen"
CHAPTER 2. SELECTED TRICKS
  "The Zingone spread, Luis Zingone "
  "The gamblers outwitted, Paul Rosini "
  "A Rosi-crucian mystery, Paul Rosini"
  "Two-six-four, Dai Vernon "
  "The mind mirror, Jack McMillen"
  "Predestined choice, Charles Miller "
  "Reading the cards of any deck, Jean Hugard"
  "Dexterous fingers, Charles Miller"
CHAPTER 3. BIRDS OF A FEATHER
  "Merlin's lost aces, Jack Merlin"
  Ace affinity
  Ace assembly
  The old method
  The new method
  Anent the Bertram aces
  Streamlining the sympathetic aces
  "The "slap" aces"
  Le Temps four aces
  Passe-passe aces
  Migratory aces
  "Solo flight aces, Charles Miller"
  "Nomad aces, Charles Miller"
  Charles Miller aces
  Cops and robbers - a variation
CHAPTER 4. ROUTINES
  Five star finale
  The razzle dazzler
  An expert at figures
  Mercury's card
  A card for Pegasus
  The card in the shoe
  Five card routine
  I. Dai Vernon's mental force
  II. The princess card trick
  III. Five card royale
  IV. Phantaso
CHAPTER 5. ONE HAND CARD MAGIC
  An automatic reverse
  A rapid reverse
  The impromptu magician
  A second method
  Three in one
  You see? Harold Lloyd
  One hand fan
CHAPTER 6. THE AMBITIOUS CARD
  First p
  Rub-a-dub-dub
  The card through the magazine
  Mercury's card
  Folding a card
  Card for Pegasus
  "Danbury deviler, Charles Miller "
  Double discovery
  "Everywhere and nowhere, Frederick Braue "
  "Lazy man's card to pocket, Jack McMillen "
  Vanishing pack
  Double leaper
  "Dunbury delusion, Charles Miller "
  Obliging card
  Impromptu location
CHAPTER 9. MENTAL DISCOVERIES
  "Think of a card, Paul Rosini"
  Wheel location
  Psycho-intelligence
  Psychic stop!
  Ultima Thule location
  Incredible location
  Crystal thought
  "Mental selectivity, Charles Miller "
  Ponsin on thought reading
  The risk location
CHAPTER 10. REVERSES
  Cagliostro cuts the cards
  A quick reversal
  Faced deck reverse location
  "Reverse supreme, Luis Zingone "
CHAPTER 11. SPELLING
  Multi-spelling trick
  Cards on parade
CHAPTER 12. DOUBLE-FACED CARDS
  Hardin plus Devant
  Second Method
  Mechanical four aces
  The radioactive aces
  The torn and restored card
CHAPTER 13. THE STRANGER CARD
  Preamble
  Torn and restored card
  "The ghost card, Theo Annemann "
  Where is it?
  Through the table top
  Second method
  Everywhere and nowhere
  A stranger in the house
  "The red-black transmigration, Jean Hugard "
  "Touch and go, Jean Hugard"
  Run around aces
  Introducing the stranger
  Forcing a stranger card
  Double-faced cards
  Joker-specimen card
CHAPTER 14. SELF-WORKING TRICKS
  It must be magic
  Tricky quickie
  The numerological card
  Matching the packets
  The seventh son
  Hocus-pocus card
  Do as I do. New presentation
  "Contrary do as I do, Bert Allerton"
  Twenty-sixth location
  Unwitting magician
  Magic of nine
  Certain card trick
PART 5. MISCELLANY
  Peeling cards
  Making double-faced and double-backed cards
  Shiners
  The spectator peek
  One will make six 4
  Audacity peek
  Card to pocket
  Svengali shuffle
  Charlier shuffle
  Matchbook easel
  "Kaufman card stand, Gerald Kaufman"
  Second deal aid
  False counts and deals
  To deal four as three
  A false count
  False table deal
  Magic powder v. rabbit's foot
  The carbon card
  Daub
  Set-ups
  The card at any number
  Moistening a card
  The pass
  Left hand bottom replacement
PART 6. MISDIRECTION AND PRESENTATION
CHAPTER 1. MISDIRECTION
CHAPTER 2. PRESENTATION
  The presentation of magic
  Patter
  Good humor
  The first trick
  The voice
  Making friends
  You yourself
  The routine
  The proof of the pudding
  Something new
  The spectator perspective
  Sleight of hand vs. self-working feats
  Importance of the inconsequential
  The simple way
  The audience committee
  Plots for tricks
  Confederacy
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    Posted June 18, 2000

    Watch out Houdini!

    Harry Houdini, before becoming famous for his stage illusions, was known as the King of Cards. This book has many great slights and techniques to put the average 'butterfinger' novice at par with the likes of Harry Houdini, Jeff McBride, and Mark Wilson.

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