Written by Allan Ackerman

2019
Work of Allan Ackerman

108 pages (Paperback), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(41 entries)

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Allan Ackerman Foreword 3
Patrick J. Differ Introduction 5
Allan Ackerman The Blackjack Roll on the secret turnover of the (optionally faced) deck 8
Allan Ackerman Deal Force Inspired by 10
Allan Ackerman Packet Displacement choreography for transferring bottom card to top in small packet 10
Allan Ackerman Ultimate Gesture Cut (UGC) & The Joker Cull light reft spread pass, credit information, culling a named card (also face down with memorized deck)Related to 12
Brother John Hamman Brother John's Cull culling four-of-a-kind while upjogging other cards and tabling portions of the deckRelated to 15
Allan Ackerman The Combination Cull culling four cards, spread cull and overhand shuffle combinationInspired by 20
Allan Ackerman The Oops Addition cards face-up on table are picked up, card(s) left behind at first, partial or full packet switch 24
Edward Marlo The Bottom-Deal Exchange also for forcing an odd-backed card 28
Allan Ackerman The Mem Deck I Prefer "The Tetradistic Stack"
thirteen cards in random order, suits random but power stack property
Inspired by 30
S. W. Erdnase, Allan Ackerman Calculation Method for Eight Kings & Si Stebbins Related to 31
Allan Ackerman The Thought Algorithm "a.k.a. The Programmed Deck"
named tantalizer (or card written down), with written instructions for the spectator to follow, card positioned during Joker removal, credit information
Inspired by 34
Allan Ackerman Spectator Shuffle to keep Card at Position spectator shuffles the deck in stages, yet a card at a known position is retained there, cards positioned together at known positionRelated to 35
Allan Ackerman A Prelude to the Collectors three spectator remember top card of small packet, performer shuffles all together, faro 38
Allan Ackerman Three Card Control & Placement three spectator remember top card of small packet, performer overhand shuffles all together 39
Unknown Faro Sandwich basic one-faro method 41
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Really Cuts credit informationInspired by 42
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break 44
Unknown Kiss Unload from right-hand packet in end grip onto deck 44
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Finds Four spectator says stop two times and decides on a location in the deck to locate AcesInspired by 46
Unknown Timing Force cards dealt in batches 46
Allan Ackerman Ultimate Gesture Cut as Prophecy Move light reft 47
Allan Ackerman, Bernardo Sedlacek No Extras 4&4, no extra cards 49
Allan Ackerman The Any Sandwich named card sandwiched with faro
- The Easy Way
- The Better Way (deck remains face down)
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Allan Ackerman A Cheap Thought "(An inexpensive thought transmitter)"
information written on a business card by spectator, it is lost in a stack of cards, performer secretly glimpses it
Inspired by
  • marketed Harvey Rosenthal item from the 1960s
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Allan Ackerman Highland Fusion without double facerInspired by
  • "Mental Fusion" (John Carey, Carey Scene #3, 2018)
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David Solomon, Ricky Jay Slider Card to facilitate culling next card 62
Ron Wilson Highland Hop Move transfer from packet to tabled spread 63
Allan Ackerman Technicolor Splits Aces from blue deck placed on table, red deck slapped onto them, they distribute next to previously selected cardsAlso published here 65
Allan Ackerman Jazzing with M.E. Marlo and ElmsleyInspired by 69
Allan Ackerman Fingertip Rhythm 70
Allan Ackerman OPOS Count Out of Position Olram Subtlety 70
Cliff Green Cliff Green Push-Off 71
Allan Ackerman Surprise Bluff Aces color changing back kickersInspired by 75
Allan Ackerman Traveling the Crossroads Aces signed, spectator selects four cards with turn out to be Jacks, all cards lost and Aces travel into different pocketsInspired by
  • "Cross-Road Travelers" (Steve Reynolds, Seek 52)
81
Allan Ackerman The Splits named court cards removed and later lost, Aces cut to, deck placed onto them, they distribute next to previously named court cardsRelated to 88
Allan Ackerman, Jason England The Extended Merlin spectator shuffles deck, sorted into suits, suits shown mixed, they are suddenly ordered, alternate top bottom dealsInspired by 94
Allan Ackerman Almost Like Everywhere and Nowhere Quick Three Way type effect with five cards, two of which are selected, Royal Flush kicker and selections removed from packetRelated to 99
Allan Ackerman Bottom-up Diminishing Lift Sequence 100
Allan Ackerman, Tony Picasso, Fenik Your Lucky Day spectator names a card, cutting estimation by spectator, he eventually cuts to his named card, then a four packet monte routine is done and the matching three-of-a-kind show upInspired by
  • "Cardboard Keyboard" (Terry LaGerould, Pasteboard Presentations II, 2001)
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