Written by Bob Farmer

Work of Bob Farmer, Various

400 pages (Hardcover), published by Magicana
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn.
Language: English

(208 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Bob Farmer Acknowledgments
Bob Farmer Part One: The Ten Card Deal - Introduction
- The Basic Principle
- Jonah
- Statistical Analysis
- References
- How to Read this Book
- Origins
Bob Farmer How Belly Strippers Work Related to 7
Dai Vernon Sure Fire Showdown Also published here 9
Bob Farmer Poker comment on the publication in Card ControlRelated to 10
Bob Farmer Baseless Speculation how the Jonah principle might have been discovered 10
Bob Farmer Magic Appears about the need to routine the basic Jonah principle 11
Bob Farmer The Phoenix 1949 reprinted with commentary
The Phoenix #168 - Ten Card Deal
- Vernon and the Mexican Gambler
- Presentation
- Jonah On Top
- Jonah On Bottom
- Jonah Second From Top
- Spectator Second Deals
- Spectator Shuffles
- Ace As Jonah On Top
- Credits
The Phoenix #170 - Ten Card Deal P.S.
- Martin Gardner
- Ed Marlo
- Bert Allerton
- Biddle Move
Also published here 13
John Murray Take Ten applying the Jonah Card in the style of Ted Annemann, all cards put in envelopesAlso published here 17
Bob Farmer Stratagems - Which Cards to Use - Creations Of Science Aid Intelligent Design 19
Bob Farmer Getting the Cards into Play 23
David (Foote) Drake Getting Into The Ten Card Poker Deal starting with full deck 24
Allan Slaight Build Down poker routine that ends with necessary ten cardsAlso published here 25
Max Maven Decimix 26
Nicholas Johnson Meet And Greet 27
Stu Lewis Spectator Does a False Cut to get into Ten Card Poker DealRelated to
  • "Jonah Card Routine" (Stu Lewis, Linking Ring, Dec. 1977)
Nick Trost 20-Card Poker Deal Also published here
  • Subtle Card Creations Vol. 5 (2014, p. 779)
Bob Farmer False Shuffles for small packet, cut procedureRelated to 29
Bob Farmer, Steve Mayhew Bolo Jonah methods for marking the Jonah card
- Marked Cards
- Short and Long Cards
- Snap Crimp (Mayhew)
Related to
  • "Lazy Man's Ten-Card Poker Deal" (Steve Mayhew, Labyrinth #8 Part 2, 1998)
Woody Aragon, Bob Farmer Aragon Attractor - Woody's Effect
- Vernet
- Wallet
Related to 31
Bob Farmer Forcing the Jonah collection of several methods
- Odd/Even
- Shuffle and Deal
- Face-Up Or Face-Down
- Combinations
- Deal Equivoque
- Bare Faced Lie
- Australian Down Under Deal
- Psychological Force
Allan Ackerman Odd Even 34
Max Maven Jonumber 35
Larry Becker Reverse Faro 36
Ken Beale The Beale Deal - Equivoque
- Variation 1-3
R. Paul Wilson, Bob Farmer Con Cam Coincidencia - To do this as a Stud Deal 37
Roy Baker, Bob Farmer Pateo 38
Bob King Fourdoomed 38
Mike Daniels StayCard Principle 38
Bob Farmer Ten Card (Second and Bottom) Deals false deals from small packet 39
Unknown 9-as-10 Dodge 40
Unknown 11-as-10 Dodge Related to 40
Peter Duffie 12-as-10 Dodge 40
Nick Trost Eighteen Cards 41
Tomas Blomberg Add-Ons 41
Harry G. Franke Long Card "Harry Franke, Jr." 42
Karl Fulves Proposition Bet Related to 42
Bob Farmer Poker Savvy - Displaying The Winning Hand
- Faking A Knowledge Of Poker
Bob Farmer Wait and Switch on "New Endings" 44
Steve Mayhew The Angels May Shuffle, BUt The Devil Still Deals Also published here 45
Bob Farmer CADD Cut-and-Deal-Down Force, see laterRelated to 46
Jeff Pierce, Ryan Schlutz Luck of the Draw blanks finale 46
Harold Cataquet, Bob Farmer Cheater, Cheater color changing backs finale 46
Stewart James Psychic Bid Spelling 47
Stephen Hobbs, Robert E. Neale Ten Card Wild Related to 47
Mike Porstmann Porstmann's Paladin "Final Instructions" in envelope 48
Patrick Schlagel Teleological Existentialism 49
Peter Duffie Gambler's Forecast with prediction 50
Max Maven Pretense with predictionAlso published here 50
Bob Farmer Equivo-Ten 51
Thomas Alan Waters Decideal see details belowRelated to 52
Larry Becker Ten Card Poker Stand-Up with prediction 52
Leo Boudreau Predicting The Winning Hand 52
Bob Farmer Presentations for the Ten Card Poker Deal 52
Jon Racherbaumer, Harry Anderson Jonah in Harry's Pocket 53
Bob Farmer One Jonah - Introduction
- The Sultans Of Swindle
Harry Lorayne Ten Card Poker Deal six phasesAlso published here 58
John F. Mendoza The Ten Card Poker Killer Also published here 65
Basil Horwitz Challenge Poker Routine three phasesAlso published here 69
Nicholas Johnson Cutting for the Edge 73
Jerry K. Hartman Tete a Tete Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Tete a Tete" (Card Craft, 1991)
Brother John Hamman Magician Versus Gambler Also published here 83
Brother John Hamman Fan Gaffs cards with stepped fans 84
Steve Mayhew The 50 Card Deal playing with five spectators simultaneouslyVariations 88
Bob Farmer Fished In And Chips Inspired by 89
R. Paul Wilson Go Fisch four phasesInspired by 90
Curtis Kam Shooting Fish In A Barrel Inspired by 91
John Scarne Scarne's $500 Poker Deal Related to 92
Nick Trost Twenty-Deck Poker Deal 93
Nick Trost, Bob Farmer Full-Deck Ten Card Poker Inspired by
  • "Full-Deck Ten Card Poker" (Nick Trost, Subtle Card Creations Vol. 2, 2009)
Bob King, Mike Porstmann Power Poker "Final Instructions" in envelope, four phasesRelated to 96
Robert E. Neale Six-Card Deal Also published here
  • "Six Card Deal" (Live, Death & Other Card Tricks, 2000)
Robert E. Neale Jonah Wild - Presentation For A Last Deal: Wild Deal
- Presentation For A One-Time Deal: Still Lucky
Related to 100
James Swain Showdown Also published here
  • "Showdown" (Genii, May 2006)
Derek Dingle Strip-Out Addition Switch 105
Patrick G. Redford 30 Card Poker Deal three phases, no explanationRelated to
  • "30 Card Poker Deal" (Redford, Square: Four Deadly Mental Feats With Cards)
Darwin Ortiz Mexican Poker five phases, no explanationRelated to 107
Bob Farmer Two Jonahs - Introduction 109
Paul Curry Cider! two JonahsAlso published here 109
Thomas Alan Waters Decideal with prediction, two JonahsRelated toAlso published here 113
Philip T. Goldstein Second Hand briefRelated to 114
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition brief outlineRelated to 115
Karl Fulves Automatic Poker Also published here 115
Nick Trost Ten Card Poker Idea Also published here
  • "Ten-Card Poker Idea" (Subtle Card Creations Vol. 5, 2014)
Charles Nyquist Nick the Greek Poker Deal Inspired by 117
Peter Kougasian Psych-Out Poker Also published here 119
Lewis Jones Sweeter Cider Inspired byAlso published here 120
Jon Racherbaumer, Edward Marlo Strong Cider Inspired byAlso published here 122
Ernest Earick Double Damned Also published here 123
Tom Frame Well-Appointed Stud Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Well-Appointed Stud" (Scary Hotels, 1995)
R. Paul Wilson Progressive Poker four phasesAlso published here 131
Peter Duffie Fair Game Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • "Fair Game" (Card Selection, 1993)
Peter Duffie Unfair Game two double facersInspired by 137
Nick Trost Showdown three phasesAlso published here 138
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Handling Also published here 141
René Lavand Mahtub seven phases, with Bob Farmer comments:
- Alternate Deal Five
- Alternate Deal 7
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Magic from the Soul (1993)
Bob Farmer Notes: Showdown/Mahtub Related to 146
Tom Ellis The Tim Card Poker Deal Also published here
  • marketed in 2006
Bob Farmer Rich Weeviled Brain Enigma three phases 151
Michael Weber Ha, No Jonah without methodRelated to 154
Nick Trost Super Showdown four phasesAlso published here 155
Bob Farmer Eight Jonahs intro 161
Nick Trost Automatic Gambler Inspired by
  • "Auto Draw" (Karl Fulves, Charlatan No. 2, 2000)
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Automatic Gambler" (Subtle Card Creations Vol. 3, 2009)
Bob Farmer Automatic Gambler About Face Inspired by 163
Bob Farmer The Automatic Blind Gambler using CADD ForceInspired by 165
Bob Farmer The Automatic Gambler Magic Circle Inspired by 166
Bob Farmer Eighteen Jonahs intro 169
Nick Trost Eighteen Card Poker morphing JonahVariationsAlso published here
  • "Eighteen-Card Poker" (Gambling Tricks with Cards, Part One, 1976)
Bruce Bernstein Psych Out four phasesVariationsAlso published here
  • "Psych Out" (Unreal, 2012)
Nick Trost Mississippi Poker five phasesInspired byAlso published here
  • "Mississippi Poker" (Subtle Card Creations Vol. 2, 2009)
Tony Binarelli The Cincinnati Kid Poker Game VariationsAlso published here
  • "The Cincinnati Kid Poker Game" (Class Act, 1991)
Bob Farmer Strip Club with CADD Force, belly strippers
- Power Poker
- Bottom Dealing
- Trap Dance I
- Trap Dance II
Inspired byVariations 193
Jerry K. Hartman Trap Dance III Inspired by 197
Robert E. Neale The Idiot Poker Plot Also published here
  • "The Idiot Poker Plot" (Tricks of the Imagination, 1991)
Woody Aragon Blessed Poker Also published here 203
Bob Farmer The CADD Force chapter intro, Cut-and-Deal-Down ForceRelated to 213
Bob Farmer Russian Poker Roulette top cards of ten piles used for poker gameAlso published here
  • Flim-Flam column
Bob Farmer CADD Force Cut-and-Deal-Down Force, spectator cuts off a pile and deals the rest into x piles, the top cards are forced 213
Bob Farmer Jonah You CADD 216
Tony Griffith How to Win at Poker - We Will Get Fooled Again
- Royal Flush Variation
Also published here
  • "A Demonstration on How to Win at Poker" (Magic Circular #56, 1961)
Nick Trost Gambler's Poker Routine Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Gambler's Poker Routine" (Subtle Card Creations Vol. 3, 2011)
Jon Racherbaumer History historical discussion, excerpt from reference, re-deal stackingAlso published here
  • Dust-Motes in the Grid, 1999
Bob Farmer Magic Magazine chapter intro, following routine are from Bob Farmer's MAGIC column that started in 1994 225
Bob Farmer Done Deal I: Spectator Deals done from deck 225
Bob Farmer Done Deal II: Spectator Deals done from deck, belly strippers 227
Bob Farmer Done Deal III: Pairs performer is blindfolded
- Equivoque Selecting the Hands
Bob Farmer Done Deal IV: Blind Psycho performer is blindfolded
- Selecting The Hole Cards
- Selecting The Hands
Bob Farmer Done Deal III and IV Combo 230
Bob Farmer Done Deal V: The Scam-and-Scram Ten Card Deal Variations 231
Scott Cram, R. Paul Wilson, Peter Duffie Notes On Scam And Scram Inspired byRelated to 233
Bob Farmer Done Deal VI spectator cuts deck and deals, loses, blocks are strung together to force cut position 233
Bill Spooner Spooner's Specialty Force blocks are strung together to force cut positionRelated to
  • Wonderful Routines of Magic, 1969, p. 51
Bob Farmer Done Deal VII spectator cuts and deals two hands, loses, five duplicate Ten Card Poker sets 234
Bob Farmer Glasgow Rules, O.K.? chapter intro 235
Roy Walton The Twenty Card Deal Variations 235
Peter Duffie Three Handed Ten Card Deals - Dead Beat
- Oblivious
Variations 237
Bob Farmer No Palming, No Cry Inspired by 238
Bob Farmer Macao Marauder Inspired by 238
Jonas Ljung Kismet Poker five poker hands dealt, performer wins and hand is predictedAlso published here
  • "Kismet Poker" (Genii Vol. 74, No. 9, Sept. 2011)
David Britland The Last Game Inspired byVariations
  • "Exchange Poker" & "Exchange Poker - My Original Version" (Nick Trost, Subtle Card Creations Vol. 2, 2009)
Also published here
Peter Duffie The Zen Card Deal Inspired byRelated toVariations 249
Roger Crosthwaite Father Roger Crosthwaite Addition Inspired by 252
Bob Farmer Nine Card Hold'em - Bobservations
- The Real Rules
- The Flim-Flam Rules
- The Scam
- First Deal: Flush
- Second Deal: Straight
- Third Deal
Also published here
  • Flim-Flam column in Genii
Bob Farmer Ten Card Unreal intro
- When Magicians Take A Principle Further Than It Should Go
Jeff Pierce Pabst Blue Ribbon Poker Deal playing with bottle caps instead of cards, performer wins beer 257
Nick Trost Special Poker Dice played with diceAlso published here
  • "Special Poker Dice" (Nick Trost, Gambling Tricks with Dice, 1975)
Unknown Dice Paddle Move 261
Nick Trost Spinning Nickel Poker using beveled edge coinsAlso published here
  • "Spinning Nickel Poker" (Nick Trost, Expert Gambling Tricks, 1975)
Nick Trost Coin Switch 264
Bob Farmer Ten Bill Deal with ten bills, using their serial numbers 265
Robert E. Neale The Dragon and the Unicorn done with gems and a fairy tale story presentation
- Alternate Handling
- Bag Handling
Nick Trost Pizza Poker ten cards pasted on a round disk in a circleAlso published here
  • "Pizza Poker" (marketed, 1972)
  • "Pizza Poker" (Subtle Card Creations Vol. 4, 2013)
Stewart James Alpha Betting Ten Card Poker Deal principle with alphabet cards, performer can always spell a word before spectatorAlso published here
  • "Alpha Betting" (Stewart James in Print, 1989)
Bob Farmer Part Two: Deals with Ten Cards chapter intro
- Absolute Power Poker Deceives Absolutely
Bill Simon The Four Queens Procedure eight unknown cards, spectator picks four, all Queens are in one pileVariationsAlso published here
  • "The Four Queens" (Bill Simon, Mathematical Card Magic, 1964)
Jon Racherbaumer Odd Yet Predictable eight cards, spectator choses four face-up, "all red cards" is predicted, but the backs are referred toInspired byAlso published here
  • Jonah Ploys, 2013
Bob Farmer Solomon is King section intro 278
David Solomon, John Bannon, Tomas Blomberg Mexican Poker VariationsAlso published here
  • "Mexican Poker" (MAGIC, August 1999)
Tomas Blomberg The Blomberg Variation Inspired byVariations 282
R. Paul Wilson Refried Poker Inspired byAlso published here 284
Jerry K. Hartman Mexicali Ruse Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Mexicali Ruse" (Card Dupery, 2007)
Jon Racherbaumer, Harry Anderson Empowering Poker a Bit More Inspired byAlso published here
  • Jonah Ploys, 2014
Lewis Jones Give Me Five Also published here
  • Encyclopedia of Impromptu Card Forces, 2000
Ken De Courcy Your Choice Also published here
  • "Your Choice" (Still Small, Still Deadly, Paul Hallas, 2010)
Joshua Jay 242 2.0 - Phase One: Blackjack
- Phase Two: 242 Poker
- Phase Three: Three Handed Poker
Inspired by
  • "242" (Richard Vollmer, MAGIC, Oct. 2006)
Also published here
  • "242 2.0" (MAGIC, Nov. 2008)
Alex Elmsley Power Poker Also published here 302
Bob Farmer Vaya Con Dios Con Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Nov. 1997
Nick Trost Double Power Poker - Phase One: Power Poker
- Phase Two: Cider
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Double Power Poker" (Subtle Card Creations Vol. 2, 2009)
Peter Duffie Free Will eight cards, spectator chooses four, performer is left with AcesInspired byAlso published here 307
Jerry K. Hartman Poker Stud Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Poker Stud" (Card Dupery, 2007)
Colm Mulcahy Poker with Any Ten Cards using random cardsRelated to
  • Mathematical Card Magic, 2013, p. 74
Bob Farmer, Peter Winkler Winkler Poker chapter intro, Position Parity PrincipleRelated to 313
Jon Racherbaumer No-Jonah Poker parityVariations 314
Jack Parker Ouroboros parityInspired byAlso published here
  • Jonah Ploys, Jon Racherbaumer, 2013
Jon Racherbaumer (Losing) End Poker cards taken alternately from both ends of a tabled row of cards, parityVariationsAlso published here
  • Jonah Ploys, Jon Racherbaumer, 2013
Bob Farmer End Game way to get into itInspired by 320
Brad Henderson Bottom Feeder Inspired by 320
Bob Farmer Bottom Line CADD Force, Winkler Principle
- Wired Deck (with five Royal Flushes in Spades)
Bob Farmer Heads or Tails Hoodoo with any ten cards, face-up and face-down row 322
Bob Farmer Part Three: Blackjack Deals chapter intro
- Eight Card Black Jack
Bob Farmer Blind Man's Blackjack with eight cards 328
Bob Farmer The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Card with eight cards 329
Bob Farmer Blind Man's Blackjack Showdown with eight cards
- No Gaff Version
Bob Farmer Power Blind Man's Blackjack from top of deckInspired by 332
Bob Farmer Absolute Power Blind Man's Blackjack with eight cards
- Blackjack Finale
- Poker Phase
- Dice Phase
Bob Farmer, Harold Cataquet Table Stakes tables about possible combinations and outcomes
- Ten Cards
- Choosing the Cards
- Ten Card Deal Segue
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bonuses chapter intro 347
Bob Farmer Face-Up Blackjack VariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, 1997
Bob Farmer Blackjack Attack - Ordinary Deck VersionInspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, 1997
Max Maven Blackjack of all Trades five methods 353
Roy Walton Grid and Bear It Variations 356
Harold Cataquet Grid and Bear It II Inspired by 357
Harold Cataquet World's Greatest Blackjack Stack 358
Bob Farmer Part Four: Switches chapter intro
- Wait and Switch
- Phasers on Stun
- Time and Reality Correction Theory
Jerry K. Hartman The Hip Hop switching poker hand after dealAlso published here 365
Jack Merlin The Hop Off the Bottom switching poker hand after dealAlso published here 366
John F. Mendoza The Louisiana Switch tabledAlso published here 368
Theodore Annemann The Jinx Switch 369
Unknown The Bebop Hop Inspired by 371
Unknown The Hop Drop Inspired by 373
Bob Farmer Credits, History and Comments on the switches just described 375
Eddie Fay Eddie's Hop Also published here 375
Bob Farmer Part Five: References - Ten Card Deal References 377
Bob Farmer In Conclusion 397
Bob Farmer Dealer Demo Easter Egg routine suggestion 398
Bob Farmer Pharaohs & Magicians introduction to extra sheet 401
Mike Porstmann Porstmann's Paladin on extra sheet, stage version, four phasesAlso published here 401
Michał Kociołek Mike Card Deal on extra sheet, idea with reverse Jonah cardRelated toAlso published here 402