Can You Tell Me the Best Card Tricks by Eugene Burger

Originally published in Genii magazine. I receive quite a bit of email. In fact, I think that we are only at the tip of the future email iceberg--the point where all of us realize we are getting so much email that the whole process has ceased to be easy, fun and convenient and has turned instead into a horrible nightmare. Until we hit that iceberg, I will continue to answer the email that I receive, but I make no promises for the future. Much of my email is from magicians who are asking...

Vertically Challenged

Over the past year, watching magicians in various parts of the United States and Europe perform their card tricks, I have become aware of a rather strange situation. It happens quite frequently. Basically, the magician is sitting at a table with other magicians doing card magic. Suddenly, the performer stands up to perform the next effect. Why did the performer suddenly stand up Invariably the answer is that the next card trick requires an Elmsley Count -- and the two basic handlings for that...