Written by Michael Powers
Work of Michael Powers
172 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Michael Powers
Language: English
86 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Michael Powers Introduction
Jon Racherbaumer Foreword
Michael Powers Evolution four Kings change to all backs to four Two of Clubs to the four Aces with patter about the history of cards
Inspired byVariations 1
Michael Powers Quick Four Way Count variation of Quick 3-Way to show a packet of apparentely four (really five) cards as all the same
Inspired by 2
Michael Powers The Nightmare Card odd-backed version of the Dream Card Plot where the card apparently stays on the table in full sight, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 5
"Necktie" Second Deal for single card
Rub Away Vanish
Michael Powers Bonus Plot variation of Brother John Hamman's Signed Card where the card is odd backed
Inspired by 8
Michael Powers Flushing Out the Queens royal flush production, pivot revelation
Inspired by 9
Bruce Cervon Pivot Revelation
Michael Powers The AT&T Trick "ambitious-twist-transpo"
Ace to Four set aside, ambitious sequence with selection which is left outjogged, twisting routine, last card transposes with outjogged selection
Michael Powers Squeezing the Jacks twisting routine with four Jacks, they change into Aces, Jacks are found in different places
Inspired by 16
Bottom Double Lift with small packet
Edward Marlo Marlo's Broken Elmsley just an Elmsley Count with a pause to disguise repeated suits
Michael Powers Whether Forecast spectator deals into two piles and stops anywhere, sum of top cards predicted, each pile dealt into two piles, top cards are Aces, Aces change into Royal Flush, re-deal principle
Michael Powers Incredible Coincidence card freely chosen, prediction card in pocket is same card, optionally odd-backed, red/blue double backer
Side Glide end grip
Richard Kaufman Semi-Circular Switch using deck
Also published here 24
Michael Powers Merlin's Answer four Twos shown, they change into four black Twos, then into Kings, Twos shown in deck sandwiching a selection
Inspired by
  • "Metamorphosies" (Jacob Taub, CardTreats)
Michael Powers Trinity Two-as-Four Sequence
Inspired by 29
Michael Powers CARDial Infraction one shuffle and cutting, second phase with Marlo/Gardner kicker
Inspired by 32
Michael Powers Unexpected Visitor selection travels from one sandwich to another
  • The Pure Version (no extra card)
  • Bonus Effect (card travels back to original sandwich)
Inspired byRelated toVariations 35
Edward Marlo Glide Variation outjogged double
Michael Powers Misplace Your Bets performer cuts to four-of-a-kind one by one, spectator cuts small packet onto each card, top cards shown to be same four-of-a-kind, bottom cards changed to Twos or something else, two effect variations
Inspired by 40
Richard Kaufman, Michael Powers Swivelleroo Plus Variation flourish cut to produce a card, preparing a double turnover ("Long Distance Double")
Also published here 41
Michael Powers C.C.C.P. "Card Case Collectors Plus", cased collectors, then deck in case and three selections travel from Aces between Jacks in center of deck
Inspired by 45
Michael Powers Secret Interlace Move for Collectors, Biddle interlacing
Michael Powers King T.U.T. "Totally Unbelievable Transpo", card isolated from deck transposes with sandwiched card in center of deck, signed
Related to 51
Edward Marlo, Michael Powers More Miracle Card Changes with unload under top card of deck
Related to 52
Michael Powers Varying Variance Variant small packet ambitious card with four Kings and a Two, as a kicker the cards change to four Twos and a King
Inspired by 54
Edward Marlo ATFUS / FUFU
Paul Harris Instant Replay Instant Replay flourish as a color change
Related to 55
Michael Powers Photo Surrealism four blank faced cards change one by one into the first selection, then all at once into the second selection
Michael Powers The Fly a signed selection sandwiched between two black queens travels between the two red queens altough both pairs are secured by rubber bands, with color changing back kicker
Related toVariations 60
Michael Powers FOURclosure spectator selects Queen of Hearts but magician finds Queen of Spades, then changes it to Queen of Diamonds, then Clubs and finally Hearts
Michael Powers Blowing Away the Aces Aces vanish one by one, then are seen to have collected three selection in center of deck
Inspired by 65
Drop Cover Pass hands drop down, brief
Michael Powers Industrial Strength Aces slow-motion assembly, then Aces vanish an reappear on packets à la Jennings Revelation
Edward Marlo Marlo Glide Variation starts with outjogged double
Randy Wakeman Wakeman's Way
Related to 71
Palm to Palm Transfer flat palm
Michael Powers Incomplete Four Way four card location, using Riffle Shuffle Control with Incomplete Faro Condition
Variations 74
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
Michael Powers Unexpected Development performer cuts to four blank cards, they print to the Aces
Side Glide
Michael Powers Tornado Card straw through (business) card
Michael Powers A CASE of Indigestion three cards vanish between cannibal cards and are eventually found in case
Variations 87
Michael Powers Case Load from Deck
Michael Powers The Invisible Aces Aces vanish one by one, reappear, change to Kings
Palm Insertion from classic palm into center
Michael Powers The Impossible Travellers combination of McDonald Aces and Open Travellers, three double facers
Also published here 95
Edward Marlo Unlimited Count
Small Packet Side Palm
Michael Powers Extension disassembly add-on
Michael Powers Phantom of The OPERAtion Jacks placed in case, three selections are placed in the case as well, cards taken out and they have interlaced, selections vanish, selections found face-up in deck at different positions
Michael Powers Casing Less Cards unloading cards on deck and placing less into case than it appears
Edward Marlo Visual Retention Change
Michael Powers Rising Mistake wrong card rises up, a moment later it's changed into the selection
Variations 107
Push-In Change
Michael Powers Schrodinger's Dream signed card penetrates through table twice, down and up
Face-Up Tent Vanish with unload of palmed card
Earl Nelson Slow Motion Top Change feeding card under second card
Edward Marlo Misdirection Palm
Michael Powers The Trap Door Card card with business information and trapdoor printed on it used for card-through-table, blank side of trapdoor card becomes signed selection
Michael Powers No Palm Corner in the Glass two handlings
Inspired by 119
Michael Powers Mexican Assembly strange combination of assembly, four-of-a-kind location, transformation, quick coincidence
Michael Powers The Alchemists' Dream
Michael Ammar Spellbound Move edge grip
Michael Powers China Syndrome card repeatedly penetrates table, also into spectator's hands, then coin penetrates into spectator's hands, multiple handlings
Inspired by 130
Michael Powers Fusion/Fission two quarters fuse to half dollar, then are broken into quarters again
Michael Powers Twisted Reverse Matrix Hopping Half set, double shell
Michael Powers Ultra Fast Coins Across four coins, being two ahead twice
Michael Powers Jumbo Finale half dollar grows to jumbo coin, changes back via tabled change with lapping
Inspired by 142
Michael Powers Bonus Effect small card to normal card
Michael Powers Twilight Zone coin and mirror, coin also bent and straightened with mirror
Inspired by 146
Michael Powers International Matrix Reverse
Variations 151
Michael Powers My Cup Runneth Over with two mini cups, empty cream containers, they are filled again as climax
Michael Powers Toothpick Into Straw toothpick travels into straw which is still wrapped
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
Michael Powers Jelly Roll coin travels into breakfast jelly container, clear shell
Inspired by 161
Bret Young Swinger ring swings on string freely while already being off
Inspired by 164
Michael Powers Palmless Card to Pocket
  • Appendix A
with bottom placement
Inspired by 169
Michael Powers Appendix B intro
Henry Christ, Theodore Annemann Christ Annemann Alignment Move
Michael Powers The Secret Double alternative to alignment move
Data entered by Friedrich Roitzsch & Denis Behr, September 2019.