Introduction to Electronic Edition

Welcome to Effortless Card Magic - Electronic Edition. This is an electronic facsimile of the first edition of this book that was published by Richard Kaufman in 1997. Now out of print, I am delighted to be able to offer this publication as a PDF, and I thank Richard Kaufman for suggesting and supporting this venture. Here is a brief guide to the navigation system in this PDF.

Hyper-links: The Table of Contents is fully hyper-linked. Every entry in the Table of Contents links to the starting page of the trick.

Link-back function: At the bottom of any page (not just the last page of a section) you can click on the page number and you will be instantly taken back to the Table of Contents.

Text Searchable: The PDF is fully word-searchable using the FIND function in Adobe.

I hope you enjoy the book and I thank you for purchasing it.

Peter Duffie May 2006

Book and Cover Design by Richard Kaufman

© Copyright 1997 by Peter Duffie. Electronic Edition © Copyright 2006.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without written permission.

Introduction (Bob Farmer) 8

Preface 9

A Blind Table Cut 11

The Combo Mix 12

An Effortless Card Control 14

A Blind Overhand Shuffle 15

From Nowhere 17

When Random Cards Collide! 19

Aces Take the Plunge 21

Return to St. Nicholas 23

Girdwood Meets St. Nicholas 26

Different Class 28

The Master Cards 30

Double Ender 31

Color Blind 34

We Can Work It Out 35

The Unknown Entity 38

Matchical Mix 40

Mirror Power 41

Two Way Mirror 43

An Interesting Use of that Principle 44

Divided We Lie 48

The Lie Detective 50

Lie Stebbins 51

Lie Stebbins Plus! 54


Effortless Countdown 56

Men-Aces 58

Aces in the Fast Lane 62

A Four Ace Ensemble 65

The Fourmost 67

The Diary of Delusion 69

All the Fives! 72

Back to the Future Packet 73

The Winning Formula 75

Weird Image 76

Leaping Tom 78

The Backwards Almanac 80

Dead Certain Location 81

The Short Deck Baffler 82

Trost-Worthy 83

The Automatic Locator 85

The Apparition

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