Written by Roberto Giobbi

1995
Work of Various

250 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Barbara Giobbi-Ebnöther.
Language: English

(154 entries)

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Roberto Giobbi Thanks
iv
Roberto Giobbi Dedication
x
Juan Tamariz Foreword
xi
Roberto Giobbi Introduction to Volume 1
xiii
Roberto Giobbi The Art of Performing Magic with Cards
  • A Personal Note
  • How to Get the Most from this Book
  • The Best Way to Learn from this Book
  • A Comment on the Illustrations
  • On the Terminology
  • Thinking Beyond What is Immediately Required
  • Art and Expression in the Handling of Cards
  • How Much Theory is Necessary?
  • The Path of the Master
1
Roberto Giobbi A Brief History of Playing Cards
5
Roberto Giobbi Instruments and Tools The Hands
  • Hand Care
The Playing Cards
  • Card Decks
  • Card Size
  • The Finish
  • Face and Back Designs
  • The Card Case
  • Treating the Cards
  • General Remarks
The Close-up Pad
  • Pad Size
  • Material
  • Color
8
Roberto Giobbi Fundamental Techniques introduction
13
Unknown Dealing Position
  • open dealing position
  • straddle dealing position
15
Unknown The End Grip
  • open end grip
  • covered end grip
17
Unknown Elevated Dealing Position
18
Unknown Squaring the Deck
19
Unknown The All-around Square-up honest
20
Unknown Giving the Deck a Complete Cut
21
Unknown Spreading the Cards in the Hands
21
Unknown Outjogging Cards as They are Spread between the Hands
23
Unknown Dribbling Cards
24
Unknown Dealing Cards
24
Unknown Dealing Cards Face Down - The Draw Method
25
Unknown Dealing Cards Face Up - The Stud Method
26
Unknown The Swing Cut
27
Roberto Giobbi The Break introduction
28
Unknown The Little-finger Break
28
Unknown Forming a Little-finger Break Under the Top Card - Two-handed Method
29
Unknown Forming a Little-finger Break Under the Top Card - One-handed Method
30
Unknown Forming a Little-finger Break Under Multiple Cards
31
Unknown The Thumb Break
32
Unknown The Step
33
Unknown The Riffle also while holding break
34
Unknown The Ribbon Spread
35
Roberto Giobbi Overhand Shuffle Techniques, Part 1 introduction
37
Unknown The Overhand Shuffle
39
Unknown Running Single Cards
42
Unknown Control of the Top and Bottom Cards
  • Control of the Top Card
  • Control of the Bottom Card
43
Unknown Controlling the Top Stock of the Deck - The Injog Shuffle
44
Unknown Controlling the Bottom Stock
47
Jean Hugard, Roberto Giobbi, Arthur Finley Thought Stealer spectator spells name of his thought of card, progressive set-up
Inspired by 49
Bob Veeser, Larry Jennings The Spectator Cuts the Aces
Also published here 51
Roberto Giobbi False Cut Techniques, Part 1 introduction
55
Unknown An Optical False Cut from the Hand
57
Bobby Bernard The False Swing Cut for credit information see reference
Related toVariations 58
Unknown A Simple False Cut
59
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, Jay Ose A Triple False Cut (should really be credited to Jay Ose, I don't think the Conradi precursor - see reference - is close enough DB)
Related to 60
Unknown The Slip Cut from Dealing Position
61
Unknown Hat Trick Magician cuts to three mates of three previoulsly tabled random cards
62
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave twelve court cards pair themselves
Also published here
  • in "3 Pet Secrets" (Nick Trost)
63
Roberto Giobbi Card Controls Introduction
65
Unknown The Overhand Shuffle Control
67
U. F. Grant The "Whoops!" Control bold, but clever method
Related to 68
Unknown The Diagonal Insertion into squared deck, or into fan
69
Unknown The Peek Control including a method for letting the spectator peek
72
Dai Vernon The Post-peek Overhand Shuffle Control
Related to 74
Roberto Giobbi Peek Check Points selling peeked card as thought-of card
74
Edward Marlo A Peek Control for Two Cards
75
Dai Vernon The Multiple Peek Control
76
Ken Krenzel, Roberto Giobbi The One-card Middle Pass
77
Various Other Controls reference list of different controls in the CC-course
79
Unknown The Shamus Card chosen card is found in the deck by a randomly determined shamus card
80
Karrell Fox The Question is... the "point" of a ribbon spread question mark is the chosen card
81
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 1 Introduction
83
Max Holden The Crisscross Force
85
Ed Balducci, Henry Christ, Edward Marlo The Balducci Force cut deeper
86
Horace Goldin The Goldin Force also suitable for standing performances
88
Unknown The Ten-to-twenty Force mathematical principle
90
Unknown The Lie Detector
91
Roberto Giobbi Transfer Cuts introduction
93
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi The Double Cut
Variations 95
Dai Vernon The Triple Cut from Top to Bottom
97
Dai Vernon The Triple Cut from Bottom to Top
98
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange three cards from two decks - they match
Inspired by 99
Jean Hugard, Roberto Giobbi Seventh Son of a Seventh Son spectator finds three mates
Inspired by 101
Roberto Giobbi Riffle Shuffle Techniques Introduction
103
Unknown The Closed Riffle Shuffle
105
S. W. Erdnase Squaring after the Shuffle
107
Unknown The Open Riffle Shuffle
108
Unknown Riffle Shuffle Stock Controls
  • Control of the Top Stock
  • Control of the Bottom Stock
  • Tip For Both Shuffles
109
Unknown The Waterfall Riffle Shuffle
110
Persi Diaconis, Roberto Giobbi, Harry Lorayne The Red-Black Location free chosen card is found in a flash
Inspired by
  • Persi Diaconis trick from foreword of "Revelations"
113
Charles T. Jordan Red-Black Shuffle
113
Bruce Cervon, Ian Baxter, Bob Veeser Royal Flush Finale four ace production plus cutting to a Royal Flush
114
Eddie Taytelbaum Pop-Over Production
115
John Benzais Spin Cut
116
Unknown Flip-Over Flourish half set on top of other half at edge, turns card over by gravity after a short moment
116
Bruce Cervon Pivot Production from riffle shuffle position
117
Roberto Giobbi The Glide Introduction
119
Unknown The Glide
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Edward Marlo, Roberto Giobbi The Acrobat Family variation of Marlo's Elevator Cards
123
Partagas, Jean Hugard The Coué Test righting a wrong card - "psychological" presentation
Inspired by 125
Roberto Giobbi The Double Lift, Part 1 Introduction
127
Unknown A Double Lift
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Unknown A Double Turnover safe method
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Sven Maro Rise and Swap
132
Theodore Annemann A Card in Hand locator card changes into spectator's card - in his hand
Related to 133
Roberto Giobbi The Key Card introduction
135
Unknown The Key Card in a Hand-to-hand Spread
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Unknown Key Card in a Ribbon-Spread
138
Unknown Glimpse and Placement from dribble
140
Unknown Control in a Hand-to-Hand-Spread "Location, Identification and Control with a Key Cards"
142
Unknown Tabled Ribbon Spread Control with a key card
143
Unknown Further Thoughts on the Key Card - Shuffling with a Key Card
144
Unknown Letting the Spectator Shuffle with a Key Card
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Juan Tamariz, Moe Seidenstein, Jimmy Grippo A Phenomenal Memory performer apparently remembers a whole spread and thus identifies a chosen card that has been moved from its position
145
Paul Rosini Your Number - Your Card
Related to 147
Sam Schwartz Thot Echo two card location, straight set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 149
Roberto Giobbi Hindu Shuffle Technique Introduction
154
Unknown The Hindu Shuffle
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Unknown Glimpsing the Bottom Card with a Hindu Shuffle
157
Unknown Placing a Key Card with the Hindu Shuffle
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Unknown The Hindu Shuffle Force
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Unknown Hindu Shuffle Card Controls
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Unknown The Lucky Card Spectator locates his card with his Lucky Card
164
Unknown The Magus Card spectator cuts to a card that matches a mysterious prediction
166
Roberto Giobbi Flourishes, Part 1 Introduction
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Unknown Turning Over the Top Card 1
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Unknown Turning Over the Top Card 2
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Unknown Turning Over the Top Card 3
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Charlier The Charlier Cut
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Nate Leipzig The Swivel Cut
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Unknown The Boomerang Card
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Unknown The Spring Riffle Shuffle flourish
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Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle flourish
Related to 177
M. Jules Dhotel The Pop-up Card
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Unknown The Wind-up Gag
179
Unknown The Two-handed Fan
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Unknown The Broad One-handed Fan
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Unknown The Reverse One-handed Fan with blank application
182
Unknown The Ribbon Spread Turnover
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Roberto Giobbi Spread Cull Techniques Introduction
186
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Spread Cull
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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Roberto Giobbi, Fred Robinson The Under-the-Spread Force
189
Edward Marlo, Roberto Giobbi The Magic Phone Number spectator touches four cards and finds the four Queens next to them
191
Unknown As You Like It magician cuts to named four-of-a-kind
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Roberto Giobbi Useful Auxiliary Sleights Introduction
196
Unknown Thumb Counting plus suggestions for management of this technique
197
Unknown The Little-finger Count plus many applications
201
Unknown The Secret Addition of Cards
203
Frederick Braue The Braue Addition
204
Stanley Collins The Tip-over Addition
Related to 206
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley ATFUS
208
Unknown The Single, Double and Multiple Push-over
211
Unknown Buckling One or More Cards
212
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 2 Introduction
216
Unknown The Classic Force
  • Technique, Handling and Structure
  • The Psychological Management of the Spectators
  • The Inner Game of the Performer
  • How to Practice the Classic Force
217
Roberto Giobbi Outs for the classic force
Direct Methods:
  • The "Whoops!" Method
  • A Direct Exchange of the X-Card for the Two of Spades
Indirect Methods:
  • The Crisscross Force
Another Trick
Final Observations
222
Rainer Teschner, Roberto Giobbi The Riffle Force
224
Unknown The Jumping Pulse a chosen card is found by feeling the spectator's pulse
227
Theodore Annemann, Roberto Giobbi, Kenneth Chamberlain Headliner! image of chosen card appears printed in newspaper
228
Roberto Giobbi The Top Change introduction
231
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Roberto Giobbi The Top Change
233
Unknown, Roberto Giobbi Top Change Covers five different natural situations
236
Roberto Giobbi The Top Change as an Out for the Classic Force
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Larry Jennings, Roberto Giobbi Metamorphosis spectator finds three matching values for a "prediction card"
Inspired by 239
Jack Merlin, Roberto Giobbi The Jinx Change
240
Roberto Giobbi The Lucky Coin spectator locates a chosen card with a coin
Related toVariations 241