Dead

Bonnon was a firm adherent- to Eugene Burger's injunction that carcf tricks should only be performed after dark SO it wasn't until thot evening after dinner, over o fine Grappa thof I wos to see his latest entertainment. He removed the deck from its case (red Bicycles Bannon always used red Bicycles), gave the cards a quick shuffle of the quaint Hindoo variety, and placed the deck on the toble in front of me. 'I'd like to talk about o favorite subject, he said. *A1 teost, it's one of my...

Rait Secrets

THIS is a handling of Jack Carpenter's A Potent Presage (J Carpenter, Hk Experts Perl olio (1997)). jack had the notion of adding a four Ace climax to the popular multiple-Gemini dealin trick. In this trick, I've tried to simplify and streamline Jack's basic idea. Jack's routine involved threespectators, three placements,and a switch of a card-it still looked great. This one narrows the selections to two. adds an interesting subtlety, and has no moves. Two spectators are each given a face-up...

Ii

Why didn't you tip il to him, I teased Bannon offer the English maglclon had loft, he was dying fo know how It was done. I'm surprised. Ihat's so Chlcoao of you .' Bannon drank the lost dram of single malt scotch from his glass and said Shut up. He's a twit and you know it if i re shown him. it would have ended up in his next book and he would have claimed that he fooled me with iir laughed. Remember what you always say. 'This is me business we've chosen. that Godfather quote was always apt You...

Ou5

Henry Christ's Fabulous Four Ace Trick is. well, fabulous Over the years I revisited the trick from time to time, aiid was continually reminded what a strong trick it is-its virtually self-working nature notwithstanding. The tremendous response is way out ol proportion to the amount of work involved. When I was at the Pentagon, we called this the pain to glory ratio The strength of the trick is due in large part, 1 believe, to the process by which the Aces are apparently toil in the dock. Ihe...

X

The Folding Procedure operates on cards of the s.ime pority, in this case the X cards and the O cards. What the Folding Procedure does is simply this it reverses the orientation of the X cards in relation to the O cards. In the above example, if all of the cards began face up, at the conclusion of the procedure all of the X cards will be lacing the opposite direction from all of the O cards either the X cards would be fare up and the O cards would be tare down, or vice versa . Theactual...

The

Bannon hod called 11 a nearly-perfect self-wortting titek.' High praise indeed. I'll tell you this It wasn't some variation of me Ten Cad Poker Deal. No, this was something different. IIdid use ten cards arid Involve two fiends of Paker, txjl Bannon removed and arranged 1en playing CO' , Ho placed a one-dollar bin on the table. He said, -I'm going to give you a chance to win tHs dakr bill. We ll ploy a game of Stud Poker. In this game, however you gel to make all the choices of who ge s which...

Dead Reckoning

Sofomon and Steve Droun's 'S-D Location.'1 Here's how it works. I asked you to cut off 'less than halt.' This direction insures thai you cut above the Joker key You can cut any number of cards from only one to 26. He cut off a small packet of cards and started to overhand shuffle the packet. You can shuffle as much as you like, he continued, then remember the top card- He showed me the fop card. This time It was the Six of Diamonds. Then. I asked you to bury the selected card by cutting off...