The chinese miracle

Hamman developed a method of setting up the complete deck into any desired order with a maximum of six culls. He dubbed this system The Chinese Shuffle and devised several routines using it Not all require the full six culls. The routine Three Guesses, for example, requires only the first The L effect of what follows is the selection and location of two chosen cards, followed by a eta. whereinThe enSe deck separates itself into four of a Rtnd groups. This routine uses...

Triple cross

Hammans. and an earlier version appeared in print in Richards Almanac Vol.5. The Summer Quarterly. Two cards are chosen - one red. one black. The black card is put between the black Kings on the right, and the red card is put between the red Kings on the left The selections change places. This is repeated. The third time, all four Kings jump to the right, and both selections appear on the left. To perform, remove the four Kings from the deck and lay them on the...

The Ace Of Spades Is Chosen

Pick up the two cards, square them, and place them into your left hand. Say. The Ace oj Spades. They were on the table when the choice was made but I knew you were going to take the Ace oj Spades as you momentarily cover the packet with your palm-down right hand. You don't really do anything here - it just Raise your right hand and flip over both cards as you continue, saying because the e has rhe d back. As you say that, thumb over the upper red-backed card and lift it with your right hand so...

Wry lv frm

The essence of The Gemini Count .s that it allows you to achieve numerous multiple changes with a small packet while holding a true number of cards. In other words, you say you have four cards and you actually do. Most packet tricks rely on concealing extra blocks of cards to bring about such effects, but the routines of Bro. Hamman do not a major reason they are so effective. One of the things which most terrifies someone learning The Gemini Count is the fear that the spectator will notice...

Final aces

Hamman was age twenty-five he was stricken with polio. He spent many months laying in a hospital bed. almost completely paralyzed. Though he had already been interested in magic for years, it was not untU he was unable to move that he began to create card tricks. The first of these was Final Aces. which he devised completely in his mind he was not able to move his arms at the time (he still suffers from partial paralysis in one arm). For most, busy fingers are a liability when it...

The Big Finish

All the work has been done, and you re set for three climaxes, one after another. Use the squared three-card packet to tap each of the single face-down cards, thought to be the selections, on the table Say Finally each of them turned into one of the spectators. Turn the three cards face up and fan them to reveal the three selections, then table the fan to the right. Say But of course the Brothers were the stars at this theater, and you can tell they were by the stars right in the middle of each...

Aceydeucey

Fist Palm Down

Generally, if a duplicate card is not used, there is an awkward moment in most two-card transpositions when a Top Change must be used to reach the final position. Most tricks of this type also lack a startling climax. Acey-Deucey avoids many of the problems associated with other routines of its kind, and is more practical than most as it occurs mostly in the hands. The routine is quite direct the Ace of Spades and Two of Spades change places several times while one is held in your hand and the...

False witness

Here's a classic Hamman-esque routine wherein the spectators are led to believe they know the locations of certain cards, but advance work has placed every card in another place, ready for the climax. Prepare by placing the cardcase into your right jacket pocket. Also, set up the following cards on top of the deck, in this order from the top down indifferent card, indifferent card. Ace of Hearts. Two of Hearts. Three of Hearts, rest of deck. Begin with the deck face up in left-hand dealing...

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,h,> audience as if you do exactly the same thing a third time, you actually d0 - Though it appears to he aud.ence > usual fashion. by sliding the top card slightly out Do Lift rrrhisfe t his enables your right thumb (above, and fingers ,beneath ward and to the left with. h s leit t t0 (he ri(jh( and flip them face up. sideways 0n grasp the right long side o the lower two c y audience has a chance to see the red 2 ZXXX facedown De* the top card (actually the JacK, to the table on top of J*...

Kings through the table

S mnnir hut on occasion, has adapted a coin plot to a card trick. The earlier Bro. Hamman does not do coin magic . Hflmmtin (1958). involved lapping set up in advance- remove the Aces and Kings from a deck. Place the Ace of Hearts beneath your right thiah The King of Hearts goes inside the left breast pocket of either your shirt or jacket. Set up the remain-Ing six c ds in this order, from face to rear King of Diamonds. King of Clubs. King of Spades. Ace or Qui, Ace of Diamonds, and Ace of...

Info

Toward voul three regular spot cards, gimmicked Clubs spot card (Ace end toward you) three regular Spo, toward > ou> mrreregu . ., , loward you). Drop these on the face of a deck and you're readv a cardboard divider is in your left iacKet pocket. On the outer side is a complete deck of cards.) Part One When you first place the deck into dealing position in your left hand, you may not be sure which end is which To check, tilt the faces toward you and spread over the Ace of Spades just a bit...

How To Vanish A Card From Our Bear Hand Infront Of Spectators

Begin with the deck face down in your left hand in dealing position. Your first finger is at the outer end and your thumb is curled so the tip presses against the outer left corner of the deck (fig.2). The lower side of your thumb presses against the left edge of the uppermost cards and bevels the deck slightly (fig.3). Your left second finger should be at the right long side of the deck, forward of center, with its tip virtually level with the upper surface of the deck as shown. , anH linhriv...

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'n a .auntv manner, ami it must be delivered as yau do the following. The production of the lacks is based on a handling taught to Bro. lohn bv his friend Fred Kaps Uft lh, deck into deal no position, maintaining the right-hand Biddle Grip afterward. Your left thumb peels off top card and places it on the bottom of the deck Then your right hand lifts half of the deck out of vour i hand. Your left thumb peels a card from the top of the right-hand portion onto the card that has been an'lo Peel a...

Ihfin

Card The spectatore have now h dOUble irom the stngle from the bottom, and the remain now been shown the eight Deuces twice since the routine began. Pull both packers toward you slightly so Packet C becomes Packet A. and Packet D becomes Packet B Say. Sometimes I go too fast, so 17 show you that once more. During the following, name each card as it gets dealt - all the cards coming from Packet A are supposedly red. all those from Packet B are black Lift a card off Packet A and move it forward...

The mystic nine

SMtW i i9noi e mining 'T W 9'CBm> ohn Nine black cards and one red card (the Mystic Nine) are shown. When any of the black cards are allowed changed red * Nine iS allT kt Zy S Because both Peter Kanes Watch the Ace and Frank Garcia's Wild Card use The Hamman Count and the number of cards involved is the same, their debt to this routine is clear. To perform, spread the deck between your hands with the faces toward you. Upjog the first ten cards you come to from these groups black Sixes....

Brother hammans second

Bro John decided to work out a version which elimi- . gt oare by arranginq the following five cards on top of the deck, in this order from the top down Four of SpShree Four of HeL. Two of Spades. Ace of Spades, and the rest of the deck. To perform hold the deck face down in your left hand in dealing position. Spread over the top four cards without reversing their order and take them momentarily to gesture with your right hand keeping them face down Say that you re going to do a trick with the...