Written by David Ben

2003
Work of David Ben

175 pages (Hardcover), published by Squash Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Suleyman Fattah.
Language: English

(82 entries)

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David Ben Introduction
vii
David Ben Postage Prediction prediction of the value and country of stamp, double faced stamp force
3
David Ben Just Another Packet Trick destroyed bill in sugar packet
6
Jerry Andrus Bill Display Subtlety showing hands empty while hiding folded bill
6
Ross Bertram Bill In Cigarette loading from thumb tip
9
David Ben Bitter Sweet Sugar vanishes, reappears in coffee
Also published here 11
David Ben Extension of Credit credit card is visibly strechted, with Repeat Presentation
13
David Ben Bad Habits cigarette through bottle cap
19
Dai Vernon Spellbound Move
20
David Ben Worse Habits cups & balls with a cigarette paper and a bottle cap
23
Paul Gertner, Larry Jennings Flick Move
26
David Ben Spirit Writing named word appears on cigarette paper
27
David Ben Ringing In The Gaff matrix effect with sugar cubes
30
David Ben Wine and Roses Floating Rose
33
David Ben Out Of The Ordinary
35
David Ben Remember and Forget
41
David Ben Dribble Side Jog retaining separation while dribbling
42
Ross Bertram Ross Bertram Double-Lift with simulated push-off
43
David Ben Top Card Glimpse
43
David Ben Dunbury Drop
46
Edward Marlo The Deliberate Side-Steal
46
Unknown, Ross Bertram Second Deal Turnover turning the second card over on deck, brief
47
David Ben Window To The Soul
49
Larry Jennings Larreverse
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David Ben Stop! The Lucky Prediction spectator finds predicted card
52
Dai Vernon Double Laydown
52
David Ben Just Four Variety odd poker hand transforms into a Royal Flush
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David Ben Turnover Travelers
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Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Palm
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Arthur Finley Tent Vanish
57
David Ben Book Turnover on Table or Bilis?!
58
Ross Bertram Insertion Tenkai Steal while inserting double card in deck
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David Ben Oil and Water
61
David Ben Tabled Biddle Spread
63
David Ben, Jack Merlin Lost Aces For Experts
Inspired by 66
Mel Stover left to right reading principle
69
Joe Berg Berg Palm
70
David Ben, John Scarne, Charles Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 71
David Ben Card On Ceiling
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Ross Bertram Add Card outside of Card Case
75
David Ben Career Management
77
David Ben Devaluation Detailed half dollar transforms into dime, dime vanishes
83
David Ben Gravity Sleeving
83
David Ben Wonder Coin coin through hand, coin above chose card, melts through cards in second phase leaving hole, see also Bob Farmer's "Journey to the Center of the Deck" (Linking Ring Sep. 1983)
85
Earl Nelson The Changing Of The Card
87
Ross Bertram Tenkai Replacement Technique
87
Edward Marlo Convincing Control
88
David Ben, Michael Weber, Michael Close, Bob Farmer Invisible Triumph rough smooth
90
David Ben In-the-Hands Zarrow Shuffle tilt
91
Ross Bertram Roughing Cards tip
93
David Ben Alpha Faux presentation for "Alpha Mental": computer predicts chosen word
95
Michael Sondermeyer, Uwe Schenk Alpha Mental prediction of word chosen from newspaper page, progressive anagrams
95
Albert Spackman Newspaper Test word-forcing technique, text upside down beneath headline
96
David Ben Zip Mindreading book test presentation: computer predicts words
98
Alain Nu Two Person Book Test
98
David Ben Psychic Cellular cell-phone guesses the chosen card
100
David Ben Cocktail Wizard
102
David Ben Listen To Me
103
David Ben Restoration Theatre bill in envelope is burned and restored from the ashes
109
David Ben Matchless Psychometry spectators write phone numbers inside matchboxes, performer returns each to spectator
113
David Ben Abstract Thought performer paints magic square for a thought-of age.
117
David Ben Tossed On Stage tossed out deck version, five spectators
Variations 119
David Ben Design Duplication performer draws thought-of symbols, using stooge
125
David Ben Everybody's Card, III
Inspired by 128
Unknown One-Handed Second Deal brief
129
Unknown Top Changing bottom card of Fan mention, brief
130
David Ben Parlor Secrets
  • Length of Performance
  • Length of Individual Tricks
  • Type of Tricks
  • Be Seen/Be Heard
  • Set the Stage
  • Get On - Get Off
  • Program Placement
  • Add Value
  • Illusions
  • Image Enhancement
133
David Ben Alchemy Revisited using pochettes and a second ring
143
Dai Vernon Method, No. 1
144
Ross Bertram B.U.D.
144
Michael Weber rapid off and on sequence
144
David Ben The Conjurer's Dream Miser's Dream routine
147
David Ben Cards To Pocket ten cards
150
Ross Bertram Ross Bertram's false count
151
Joe Berg, Ross Bertram Bertram-Berg Palm brief
153
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Bottom Palm brief
155
Arthur Finley Tent Vanish
157
Ross Bertram Card to Coin Tenkai Palm
158
David Ben Coin Duplication
159
David Ben Tricks
161
David Ben Scripts the scripts for
  • Alchemy Revisited
  • The Conjuror's Dream
  • Cards to Pocket
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David Ben Acknowledgements
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