The Two Cards In The Right Hand Conceal The Plunger Action Of The Lefthand Fourth Finger

A s the performer relates a story the four Kings and four Queens change into spot cards. The cards reappear, in King Queen pairs, in four different pockets . . . well, almost. Prepare for this routine by placing the King of Diamonds and the Queen of Spades into your outer breast pocket. Place the King of Hearts and the Queen of Clubs in your inner left jacket pocket. 1 Begin by saying that you will tell the audience a story about what happened when four Royal couples went on their honeymoon....

The More Things Change

This routine is based on The Travellers by Dai Vernon. Briefly the effeet here is that four cards change place with four cards in your pockets. 1 To begin, ask the spectator to nominate any two sets of four-of-a-kind. Emphasize that he has a completely free choice. Suppose he names the four Queens and the four Sevens. Openly remove these cards and discard the remainder of the pack as it is no longer required for the trick. Arrange the eight cards openly in a packet, reading from the face Queen...

Info

U rpnsored for the benefit of the nervous although the expletive r g belongs to Bob Read who uses it in his l-Shin This is a thought-of card location based on Dai Vernon's Out of Sight Out of Mind routine from Ganson's More inner Card Secrets. You can, if you wish, end the routine in the manner described by Ganson. The preliminary handling described here is not intended as an improvement on Vernon's. I can only say that it works for me and hope that it will be of interest to the reader. After...

The Extractors

VVhat follows is an elaboration on the previous effect, Double Fantasy. Using the mysterious properties of two Jokers the performer makes two selected cards travel to two different pockets You will require a pack containing two identical Jokers. 1 Run through the pack and remove the two Jokers, placing the rest of the pack aside. Explain that the two Jokers will assist you later. 2 The left hand takes one Joker face-up and apparently places it into the left jacket pocket. In reality the Joker...

Day Tripper

Isdircction is the key to this card-to-pocket routine, which is based on a Vernon idea. 1- Run through the pack explaining that you are looking for the Ace of Spades. Cut the Ace of Spades to second from the top. Turn the pack face-down and Double Lift to show the Ace. Turn the double over again as you explain that the reason you have placed the Ace on top is so that it will not be chosen 2- Have a card selected and noted. Have the card returned and by means of the Mock Pass control it to a...

Charlie Miller Strip Out Addition Card Sleight

Mother transposition, another discrepancy involved which goes unnoticed. There is a very old effect in magic in which the magician shows the Eight of Spades and Seven of Clubs. He inserts these two cards into the centre of the pack and after a magical gesture shows that they have risen to the top. In fact the two cards on top of the pack are the Eight of C lubs and Seven of Spades and not the pair originally shown. v Q nji i *d -Jjjug The discrepancy is not noticed because the pairs are so...

Uk Ovivvhv

That eliminates all but three cards. Knowing my luck I could pick two out of three and still miss your card.' Eliminate the two outer cards. 'That leaves us with one card. and the name of your card is ' Look momentarily shocked when the spectator names a black card. 'Of course. ifvou con t find a card by elimination then you can always find it by magic. ' Turn the card over to show This routine should be run through at a rapid pace so as not to give the spectator any time to dwell on the...

Bedazzled

It was as far back as 976 that I first saw Alex Elmsley perform his Dazzle, at the British Ring IBM convention. I couldn't believe my eyes. After the convention I worked out my own version Later discovered the working of Mr Elmsley's original routine and was pleased to find that it differed from my own. I sent my version to Mr Elmsley who replied favourably and gave me permission to market it if I wished. I soon discovered that the effect was not commercially viable to produce, due to the...

Man In

TU- ffW-t was inspired by Peter Duffie's excellent effect Inside Job, from Alternative Card , , h,S f eight cards at the top of the pack King of Spades, Ace of Clubs, Ace of sX W iS ce of 1 fearts, Ten of Spades, reversed Jack of Spades, reversed Queen of Spades. The pack is face-down the King of Spades is the top face-down card. 1- False shuffle the pack, retaining your set-up, then Double Cut the top three cards to the bottom. Obtain a right thumb break below the new top three cards of the...

Born to be Wild

It was first published in Hugard's Magic nd card is the creation. and has begn received with great enthusiasm. Before i c rS rt cards on top of the pack with the third one reversed (face-up). n A iau fhe Dack with the faces towards you, saying that you will require some black spot LTmTyt realty remove are three spot cards and four court cards. The order of these seven cards from face to back is spot, court, spot, spot, court, court, court. 2 Hold the packet...

Come Together

T. 9 tmn.nnsition trick which I have found to be very effective for audiences due to the cEanness of h dHng I must point ou, .ha, the effect is very elose to Roy Wa,ton's Oil and Queens. although the presentation is different. 1- Ask the spectator if he knows what the eight most important cards in the pack are. Whatever his response is offer to show him the cards. With the faces of the cards towards you, transfer the following nine cards to the top of the pack so that from the top down the pack...

Theatre of the Absurd

This trick us based on a Phil Goldstein effect called Oversight, which was published in Genii magazine. The two red Kings magically change places with the two black Kings. The effect is repeated with similar results but on the third occasion all four Kings change to Jokers. You need one double-faced card, for example the King of Clubs backed by the Joker. You also need two red Kings and two identical Jokers. Arrange the five-card packet as follows, from face to back Double-face card with King...

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Peeling the Jack onto the top of the deck and covering the face-down card just loaded below it. You are left with what is apparently a single card but is in fact the King with the face-down Two of Hearts beneath it. The double is placed on top of the pack. 9 The result of the Mario load-in described in steps 7 and 8 is that you have a little finger break below the top six cards. Their order, from the top, is face-up King of Spades, face-down Two of Hearts, faceup Jack of Spades, face-down Ace...

Premeditated Sandwich

Before commencing, make sure you have a Joker on top of the pack. Have a card selected and control it to the top of the pack. Now, almost as if you had forgotten, turn the pack face-up and spread through the cards, up-jogging the two black Queens for half their length as you come to them. 1 Strip out the two Queens, executing the Vernon Strip-out Addition so that the selection is secretly added behind the Queens as they are removed. Drop the pack face-up on top of the face-up packet and then...

Final Display

This is a flourish production of the four Aces which is verv visual anH handling, it is not difficult to execute. and'although lt recluires care To begin, have the four Aces stacked second, third, fourth and fifth from the top. 1 Execute the following overhand shuffle as you patter undercut about half of the pack in-jog the first card and shuffle off. Now undercut at the in-jog, and in-jog the first card for about half of its length. Run the next card square then in-jog the next card in line...

Deja Vu

The ocrformcr shows f.ve cards, four Jokers and a red Ace. One card is discarded from the packet, the red Ace hut it always returns. This is repeated until only one card remains not the red Ace a black Ace. the Ace of Spades. The discarded cards are turned over and revealed to be the Ten. Jack. Queen and King of Spades, a Royal Flush. From your pack remove the Joker. Ace of Hearts and the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten of Spades. Arrange the seven cards in the following order from face to back...

The Outer Limits

Here is a small packet version of Paul Curry's Out Of This World, in which the effect is immediately repeated. The use of the short card is vastly under-rated in my opinion. Used properly the short card can be one of the most useful weapons around. The short card I use is the one described in Lewis Ganson's Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic. It has a curved sliver cut from each short end (see the illustration). The advantage over the usual short card is that you don't have to tap the...