Written by John Hostler

Work of John Hostler

144 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(41 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
John Hostler Introduction 5
John Hostler Bertha ends clean with half-deck switch 7
John Hostler $13 Card to Wallet sandwich effect with selection, then whole deck is sandwiched behind back (gag), selection in wallet, travels in wallet again with wallet on the tableRelated to 12
John Hostler Center Sandwich Load sandwich cards "biddled" into the center 14
John Hostler The Speakeasy Poker Deal card removed by spectator and put in Himber wallet, a suit named, Royal Flush in suit dealt in heads-up game, two cards drawn from two other hands match with each other and removed card 20
John Hostler Clarion Cull above-the-spread cull while taking out cards 26
John Hostler ImagineInk word written on business card is divined, card becomes blank and pen does not write afterwards, magnet steal of card 27
John Hostler The Bespectacled Possum Illusion 31
John Hostler Estimated Prophet impromptu 32
John Hostler Five Card Mental Leap one of five cards thought-of, performer wants to remove mate from deck, but it is the actual selection now missing from the packet, mate comes from pocket 36
John Hostler The Tip-Over Switch 38
Unknown The Drop stealing bottom card of packet back onto deck as it is squared above deck 38
Unknown Thumb-Off Switch outjogged card is pushed in with left first finger and thumbed off, one-handed 41
Edward Marlo Card from Pocket at edge of jacket 42
John Hostler The Ratchet Cut straight cut, deck turned over during cut 44
John Hostler The Rauschenberg Effect ambitious card, then Triumph and all cards become blank except selection 47
John Hostler Dim Mak (Pressure Point 2.0) ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deckInspired by 52
John Hostler The Triskadequadra Principle related to Gilbreath, allows knowledge about consecutive groups of four cards after a riffle shuffle if the deck starts out in four-card-groups of the same orderRelated to 58
John Hostler, Norman Gilbreath Godfather Gilbreath discussion of Gilbreath Principle 58
John Hostler Bar Bits Triskadequadra Application #1
as bet about the suits
- Swindle #1
- Swindle #2
John Hostler Rogue Heart Triskadequadra Application #2
spectator selects card that completes a poker hand, duplicates
John Hostler The TDQ Deck Triskadequadra Application #3
1-0-1 alternative for Koran type force after a riffle shuffle
Colm Mulcahy Flushed with Embarrassment Triskadequadra Application #4
seven poker hands dealt, five people pass their best card to a beginner and worst card to the spectator, beginner ends up with four Aces and a King, performer with straight flush
Also published here
  • Mathematical Card Magic, 2013
John Hostler A Riddle at Intermission: Sanada Meets Elmsley business card with word written by spectator palmed into wallet and glimpsed, using card with photo of inside of hand 73
John Hostler The Klutzy Mentalist deck sprung on floor, perhaps accidentally, spectator thinks of a face-up card and this can be divined 76
John Hostler Royally Wild Joker changes into mates of three cut-to cards, then Joker splits into two cards to complete Royal Flush with the three cardsInspired by 78
John Hostler VR Pulloff apparently top card is drawn off into left hand from end grip, bottom card(s) taken insteadRelated to 79
Unknown The Alton Split 83
John Hostler New Speedway Boogie with backfire, one duplicate 84
Paul Harris Squiggle Flourish repositioning of four-card packet 86
John Hostler, Bob Stencel Reltsoh Blatancy Olram Subtlety variation 86
John Hostler Tell Monte (Rescripted) five objects on table, ESP cards put in front and things moved around according to instructions, final item divined and predicted
- Impromptu Variation
Inspired by 89
John Hostler Switch behind Notepad 103
John Hostler Cued Redux broken and restored toothpickInspired by
  • "Cued" (John Hostler, Genii, October 2006)
Related to
John Hostler Noeyeon Protocol - Noeyeon Prediction (Ungimmicked)
- Neo Noeyeon (Gimmicked)
card pocketed by performer, spectator deals down and stops, mate of pocketed card (ungimmicked) or odd-backed duplicate (gimmicked)
John Hostler Alligator ten red and ten black cards shuffled, pairs dealt according to rules, outcome predicted and added value of chosen pair divinedInspired by 116
John Hostler Convoid flap in middle of bill is opened and closed againRelated to 123
John Hostler Visions of Saragossa Poker Deal four cards cut to in four piles, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, poker hand dealt, all cards face-up except performer's card with the selectionsAlso published here
  • Genii, January 2016
John Hostler Packet Displacement moving a packet to the other side 129
John Hostler Cryptical Envelopment card thought-of from fan is divined, then is shown to be missing from deck and inside tabled envelopeRelated to 134
John Hostler Slipknot Deck to make a thought-of card vanish 135