Card College

Although lengtiiy to read, the sequence of losing the Aces in the rWW tal ** v . seconds. I like to perform such functianal nha thf. , only abnul , i t pnases with a more acc.'deratecl it wtlim tlian other pliases, whK-1, are morP important in the perception of the audi -1 Iow SSS never lx saci cecJ rorsj . Tlip losing of the Aces is as dean as a whfctte neti duelo the genius of Mr. Chnst, the Ac ai* ready to be n-vealed in a most ast,SS Tlus diagram shows the performing surface on die table,...

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I dedicate this hook to the memory of my parents, Maria and Oreate Cesare for more reasons titan 1 can Commencement Speech to Card Coijjxse Graduates, Ciask of 2003. Throughout our lives we have many lessons to learn. These range from the most basic les- I sons of learning to stand upright and walk, through more complex issues of relationships. finances and personal development Somewhere along the way, we might even want to learn something as mundane as a card trick My advice would be the same...

Coakces

,, ,- nflfle 1146) I mention the card problems posed by Johan Neno I J is n iv solution to another of Iris fascinating problema Many muk Hofiinsen What HKMM over Uie decades, but it was an ev 2 tin , fallmvs LS HIV SUluutui w i SSK Sn published over the decades, but it was an solutions 0 toi en published in 1983. that inspired me to come up with the p J SC SSEE-W d*k I u no gimmicked carda Four Acts instantly and visibly cht hge into a single card-which was previously selected by a spectator 1...

Quick Effects

The following short vox nine may stand alone or be used as a lead-in to a more elaborate four-Acesequenoa I conceived this effect as an intirxluciion to a great card classic, Dai Vemons travelers , which together with a few other items formed mv winning < *ixl ad at the FTSM World Congress in 1988. Tlie techniques and theme used produce a very visual effect that appals to both the eye and the mind As the effects take place on a vertical plane, this routine is also suitable for formal close-up...

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An easier method for gelling die break is lo use both hands. The right hand takesthed into end grip and brings it to elevated deaL position. The deck is not held horizontal but with its right side slanted downwanl at an angle of approximately forty-five deg In this position the right thumb gently rifffc die inner end of die cards in the following manner The right thumb lifts something short of twenty-six cards, which is visually slightly above mid- X)int. The pad of the left litde linger is...

Four for the Aces

Vie hand is the aliens i on of the wind i t s i i'sbmsm a pieoeof 33ta** * ,loscnbo mC greens Pmfessumal Cam Magic. I, is obviously inspired by another of die great classics of canl magic, Dai Vernon* -Cutting die Aces. The ( Tirist plot has been a part of my perfbiming life for the past twenty years in various and increasingly complex versions. Here is the result, in the form of one of my most prized Ace routines. While explaining how die magic artist uses studies in his work, the four Aces...

The overhand Lift shuffle

Is is an overfed shuffle nin-up dial is, stacking system originated by me, and which rve ind to be emnient y practical for conjuringpmposes. It will also pas. a the ouxl table in slow company with family or in friendly circles where an overhand shuffle niav be used by some of die pby amp s in die game. Obviously I do not for a second suggest that should I x clone, r m publishing this method only for educational purposes and for selFprotection.7 Vhl out doubt, there are many established systems...

Rejaning Trick Gendi

Move your right hand directly in front of you over the table we will call diis spot Position A and with die help of your right fingers, flip the Ace over to die left, so dial it lands face down on die table. 'Tim Ace qf Spades has the cairl company amp logo on it. It is aluxiys the laiy-est and mast important Ace so I'll Me it right here injnmt of me. Whatever you say, die idea is to make them remember die oa-tion of die Ace of Spades and to establish il as die point of reference for the...