Written by John Born
Work of John Born
192 pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
42 entries
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Joshua Jay Foreword
John Born Introduction
John Born The Perfect Pick spectator picks random card, names three cards (one of them is the card), magician divines which is the card selected
Also published here 15
John Born Seeking the Bridge (The Bridging Principle) divine three cards selected via riffle peek, provides different methods
  • Technique 1: with peek
  • Technique 2: with force
  • Technique 3: no peek, no force
  • Technique 4: estimation
Variations 23
John Born Step Glimpse As you hand the deck out, glimpse from a step after a riffle speek
John Born Sticking the Bridge Three cards peeked at, deck is shuffled, magician divines all three cards, chapstick daub
Inspired by 33
Todd Lamanske Hands-Off Deck Switch Deck switch, uses jacket pocket and topit
Variations 38
John Born Pocket Change Uses jacket pocket and topit too
Inspired by 39
John Born Bridging the Deck Switch Three cards selected, shuffled, divined and located, in the process switching the shuffled deck for a memorized deck
Inspired by 41
John Born Time to Shine Three glimpses using a shiny surface on a metal watch
John Born Numerical Reverse Revisited Card peeked, lost, magician divines card, and spectator then magically predicts the location of the card
Inspired by 49
Edward Marlo, John Born Incomplete Faro Control Variation
Alex Elmsley, John Born Reverse Penelope Reverse application of the Penelope Principle
Inspired by 53
John Born The Second Push Quick way of counting cards while spreading cards between hands, groups of ten
John Born An Instinct for Cards Revisited Impossible card location, card is selected, lost, deck is shuffled, magician can still find card, includes method with memorized deck, edge marks and punch
Inspired by 57
John Born The Way for One-Way Technique to get spectator to place selection back reversed in a one-way deck
John Born Jazzing Baker Based on Al Baker's ACAAN. Has elements of improvisation with memorized deck to get a direct hit
John Born Mind Mix Impossible card location
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement
John Born The Delayed Crimp Softening the corner of a card, so it can be detected while dealing onto the table
John Born Lucky Penny Card freely selected and lost. Magician deals and stops at the selection, then reveals prediction of the selected card in envelope
John Born, Jed B. Smith Slugged Memory demonstration for a game of poker, tracking a memorized slug
John Born A Blackjack Bet Play blackjack, magician knows what cards are coming up, uses one way backs
John Born Mathematical 3-Card Monte Revisited Three cards freely chosen, one is selected, three cards moved around, magician divines selection. Includes surprise finish of three cards becoming blank
Inspired by 104
Wesley James One Handed Daley Switch Switch packet of cards with sidejogged packet under the deck
John Born Finally Matched Revisited Multi-phase matching effect
Inspired by 113
John Born Motivation: Glued Deck Use a solid deck to stop hecklers from trying to perform with your deck
John Born Right on the Money Card freely named, card is shown to have an amount of money written on the back, wallet has predicted the amount of money
Inspired by 126
John Born Casino Card Killer Card is freely named, deck is shown to have cards written randomly on the backs, card freely named has card written on the back that matches prediction
John Born Face Up Tabled Classic Force Cards spread on table, finger moved on top, say stop over selection, includes subtleties
Related to 145
John Born, Tony Chang My Ladies Sandwich effect, red Queens appear around the selection as table spread is flipped over
Related to 148
John Born Motivation: Cutting the Aces Using cutting the Aces as a running effect throughout a longer show, slowly cut to them one by one
Steve Reynolds, Lee Asher, John Born Twelfth-Method Match card is reversed in deck as prediction, card is cut to and selected, turns out to match the prediction as its mate, includes refinements by Lee Asher and John Born
Inspired by 154
John Born Riding the LePaul Flourish with the LePaul Spread, to insert a card into the spread by having card ride on top of spread
Inspired by 160
John Born Watch Transpo Card slipped under watch changes places with a signed selection
John Born Queens Prediction spectator names a card, card is found inside box, the word "NO" printed on box (for a gag) transforms into the card's name
Inspired byAlso published here 168
Jason Dean Schulien Card-out-of-box move Variation
John Born "My Cards" Words on card box change to different spectator's names
John Born Card in Spectator's Pocket Magician divines selection, card then disappears from the deck and appears in spectator's pocket, can be done with either memorized deck or impromptu
Variations 177
John Born, Tatanka Tan Card under Spectator's Shoe Signed selection appears under spectator's shoe, can be done with memorized deck or impromptu, includes variation where deck appears under magician's foot, using Aaron Fisher's Panic gimmick
Inspired by 182
John Born Final Comments
John Born About the Author
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