E

Elias, Neal 664 Elmsley, Alex 619 Elmsley count 499 Emotional Reaction 564 Endfield, Cy 752 Erdnase break 634 Erdnase, S. W. 543, 612, 729, 738, 744, 767, 771 EscueJa Magica de Madrid xxxvi Expert at the Card 7We, The 646, 744, 767 Expert Card Technique 693, 748 faro shuffle, mathematical basis of the 692-693 Frakson, Jos 498 Freeman, Steve 588 gambler's cop, management strategies for

Ik Sidesteal Transfer

Techniques resembling those I'm about to explain were developed in the earlv veare of Uiis century by such luminaries of magic as T. Nelson Downs, Nate Leipzig and Arthur Buckley-The metImd I use anchvill describe here is also strongly Muenced by the flunking of Edward Mario,,c Martin Nash110 and Aituro de Ascanio. Hold a left litUe-finger break below the card you will steal. Briefly square the cards at your fingertips, dien lower die deck back to normal left-hand dealing position, holding the...

Card College

If what you now merely suspect is in fact hue, the King of Clubs shmtJd be on the bottom of the deck ' Slowly turn the deck face up to display the King of < lubs. This is the second effect The following script should be spoken in crescendo And Mow it is the King of Didntonds, followed by the King qf Spades and, finally, (he King qf Heart*' Name each King before exposing it as you toss the King above it face up onto the table. After the applause, you conclude, all heard the saying 'Never play...

The Heidm color cham

Tills color cltange is an invention ofUw legendaiy escape artist Harry HoudiniaJih it has often been mistaken* attributed to S. W. Erdnase, due to lus fuller and more vi S. description of the slejght in 77leEiiyert at the Canl Thbte. If you read Erdnase's des Hon you mqy think tills color change is impossible to execute deceptively. In paiti performers with diy skin and then are many of us will find tliis description fn l1 ing. Nevertheless, I continued to experiment with die basic idea and,...

The Peifeet Fm

We now come to the king of all faro techniques, the perfect faro. If you have mastered die previous faro handlings, you will be able to do a perfect faro with only a few more hours of practice. Of course, to perform it with complete confidence while under the pressure of performance will take longer. Doing the perfect faro requires diat the deck be divided into precisely equal halves, which you dien weave togedier with a fauldess alternation of the cards. The various uses of die perfect faro...

Cardims Overhaul Multiple shift

This multiple shift was created years ago by the master manipulator, ( ardini7 The particular variant taught here Is Charlie Millers, the great American Card and parlor magician Oddly, it is largely unknown, even to experts.71 Its goal Ls to create a Gestalt thai simulates the way a layperson might lose several cards in the deck. Using the fan method, insert the four Aces into the face-down deck. Close the fan and apparently push the Aces completely into the deck. Actually use the diagonal...

M

Hand, find nothing, and dierefore reach into your inner right pocket with your left hand, where you actually find the card. This external reality should be expressed by a combination of body language, facial expression and your script, as suggested. 3. You don't hold the card in your left hand in a proper palm grip. You simply press it against your palm with the curled outer and middle phalanges. The card is masked in transit by die back of your hand. You should press your thumb along your...

Card Collet

The execution of this technique takes only about a second (after the Aces have been inserted and apparently squared into the deck). It should appear totally unhurried, as though you were simply cutting the cards. 2. Pay particular attention to the masking of the gaps between the Aces as they are stripped out. Keep your right fingers together at the outer end of the deck. As soon as the Aces are stripped out, uncurl the right index finger and press down with its pad on the outer left corner. 3....

Faro Types

Here is glossary of the most common faro shuffle types. Each definition is accompanied by a grapliic representation. In the illustrations, the right-hand packet always represents the top half of the deck. This glossary makes no pretense to completeness. The Partial Faro A faro shuffle in which a smaller packet is shuffled with a flawlessly alternating weave into a larger packet The In-faro The top card of the deck becomes the second card from the top after the shuffle. This can be either a...

The incomplete Faro Control

The incomplete faro control, another Edward Mario invention,81 introduces a basic faro technique for placing a noted card at a specific location. It lias numerous other uses (see die Check Points) and can be executed with fifty-two- or fifty-tiiree-card decks. For some applicatioas, it makes no difference how many cards are in the deck. For the purpose of this explanation, let's work vsidi a fifty-two-card deck. Divide die deck exacdy in half and begin a perfect faro (for example, an in-faro)....

Ad variations

In this useful variation on the side-transfer (an idea first described in mi Edward Mario111), the caixl is brought to th bottom of the deck, rather than to die to Proceed exacdy as described for die basic technique, until the card is free of the deck By exerting a slight diagonal pressure with your right thumb, die card will bow down-ward, becoming slightly concave. A fraction of an inch is sufficient Now, as you com-plete the squaring procedure by moving your right hand to die left, die card...