Written by Charles T. Jordan

1919/1920
Work of Charles T. Jordan

80 pages (Stapled), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Eli Benneche.
Language: English

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Charles T. Jordan Preface 1
T. Nelson Downs Introduction 3
Charles T. Jordan Chapter I - Trailing the Dovetail Shuffle to its Lair "(with sidelights on one or two other shuffles)"
interlocking chain principle with up to three riffle shuffles
7
Charles T. Jordan Close Range Mind Reading No. 1, cards riffle shuffled once, low values removed, remaining thirty-two cards dealt into two piles, one card moved over and located, interlocking chains 11
Charles T. Jordan Long Distance Mind Reading No. 2, card trick performed via mail, deck riffle shuffled once and cut in two halves, one card moved from one half to the other and either half mailed backAlso published here 12
Charles T. Jordan Allowing a Spectator to Shuffle general comments 16
Charles T. Jordan The Premo No. 3, card located after three riffle shuffles, interlocking chains, optional with marked deck or blindfolded 17
Charles T. Jordan A Novel Detection No. 4, spectator counts down cards and remembers the last one, halves riffle shuffled together, interlocking chains 22
Charles T. Jordan The Dealing Dovetail Detection No. 5, card is found after lots of real shuffling 25
Charles T. Jordan Back and Front Count Sorting 26
Unknown Divided Deck Riffle Shuffle deck dealt into two piles and those are shuffled together 26
Charles T. Jordan Red/Black Shuffle running single cards in the center 27
Charles T. Jordan The Rolling-off-a-Log Detection No. 6, card removed is found out, unusual presentation with card rolled to tube, one suit together 28
Charles T. Jordan The Full Hand No. 7, four spectators select four cards each, those sixteen cards are riffle shuffled by performer and dropped in hat, performer takes out the cards of each spectator without looking 30
Charles T. Jordan Perfect Riffle Shuffle without details, four shuffles for sixteen cards to recycle, "Mr. Downs, however, can handle a full pack of 52 cards withthe degree of dexterity necessary to restore its original order." 32
Charles T. Jordan Chapter II - Tricks of an Impromptu Nature "(requiring little or no skill)"
chapter intro
35
James J. Moren With the Mind's Eye No. 8, dressed-up key card location, blindfolded 35
James J. Moren Palmed-Card Glimpse 36
Charles T. Jordan The Simplicity Speller No. 9, card selected and cut into deck, long phrase with selection spelled, spelling to twenty-sixth card 37
Unknown Bridge half the deck by squeezing left hand 38
Charles T. Jordan The Trio No. 10, also "The Thirty-first Mystery", three cards predicted, new deck opened and three selected, three duplicates palmed to deck 40
Unknown Faced-Deck Switch secretly turned over 42
Charles T. Jordan Odd or Even No. 11, spectator cuts off pile and spectator divined whether it's an odd or even number 42
Charles T. Jordan The Escape No. 12, card travels from rubber-banded half to other half, cards are secretly propelled to other half 42
Charles T. Jordan The Bare-Faced Detection No. 13, card chosen by cutting, found with the faced towards the spectators at all timesRelated to
  • "Exact Location" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
45
Charles T. Jordan The Twentieth Century Puzzle No. 14, chosen cards are returned into deck one by one and divined 46
Charles T. Jordan Telepathic Control No. 15, card chosen after some dealing is divined 48
Charles T. Jordan Multiple Card Glimpse during in-the-hands riffle shuffle 48
Charles T. Jordan Chapter III - Feats Requiring More or Less Manipulative Ability chapter intro 50
Charles T. Jordan The Single-Card Reverse No. 16 50
Charles T. Jordan Shuffle Reverse at the end of an overhand shuffle 50
Charles T. Jordan The Half-Pack Reverse No. 17 52
Charles T. Jordan Half Reverse Cut bottom half is flipped over with left thumb as top half is cut to tableRelated to 53
Charles T. Jordan The Alternate Reverse No. 18, every other card is openly reversed, they all right themselves again 54
Charles T. Jordan Two Halves Exchange Related to 55
Charles T. Jordan The Pack that Cuts Itself No. 19, rubber banded deck cuts itself at selectionVariations 56
Charles T. Jordan The Impossible Journey No. 20, selection comes to top in rubber banded deck, executing classic pass with rubber banded deckRelated toVariations 58
Charles T. Jordan Our Friends, the Aces No. 21, Conus-type gag phase, Aces vanish from three piles, but there are Jokers in fourth pile, they change back to Aces, duplicate Ace and four Jokers 59
Unknown Wedge Break 62
Charles T. Jordan Count Steal right hand counts cards from deck in left hand one by one, packet stolen at one point from bottomAlso published here 63
Charles T. Jordan Leave it to the Aces No. 22, Aces pushed in deck, named Ace lies next to selection, using Diagonal Palm ShiftVariations 64
Charles T. Jordan The Phantom Aces No. 23, four Aces are alternated in color, spectator cannot take two of same color 65
Charles T. Jordan Jordan Count 65
Charles T. Jordan Chapter IV - Feats Requiring Previous Preparation chapter intro 67
James J. Moren The Message from Mars No. 24, deck reduced to thirty-two cards and dealt into two piles, top card of one of the piles chosen and predicted in pocket 67
James J. Moren Inside Pocket Bluff item removed from vest pocket, looks like inside pocketRelated to 67
James J. Moren Simple Deal Force bottom cards are force card, dealt into two piles, top cards are now force cards 68
Charles T. Jordan Coluria No. 25, thirty-two-deck of cards is cut and dealt into six piles, two remaining cards pocketed, colors of top cards code bottom cards and cards in pocket, done out-of-roomVariations 68
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelopeVariations 70
Dr. Ford Rogers Rough-Smooth as Haptic Cue 71
Charles T. Jordan Change Your Mind? No. 27, one of two cards thought-of, replaced, found 72
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For No. 28, full deck stackVariationsAlso published here 74
Charles T. Jordan The Card and Number System No. 29, spectator deals piles, selects one, adds values, counts down to number and the card there is predicted 76
Charles T. Jordan The Card and Bag Mystery No. 30, Joker is put in envelope and pierced with thread inside a bag, it transposes with a selection, duplicate 77
Charles T. Jordan Adios 80