acknowledgements \n \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Acknowledgements

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preface \n \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Preface

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foreword \n \n randy wakeman
2011
Randy Wakeman

Foreword

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introduction \n \n wesley james
2011
Wesley James

Introduction

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how to read this book \n  academia  the craft of magic
 knowledge  assumption
 credit  creation in magic \n wesley james
2011
Wesley James

How to read this book

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gagnon spread pass \n tabled spread, forward and backward action, draw shift related
 controlling the location \n tom gagnon \n faroed spread pass \n tom gagnon \n one card ribbon spread pass \n tom gagnon \n gagnon spread pass \n tom gagnon \n gagnon spread pass \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Gagnon Spread Pass

VariationsAlso published here

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slide draw shift \n deck is not picked up \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Slide Draw Shift

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faroed spread pass \n with deck in incomplete faro condition
 two card control \n tom gagnon \n gagnon spread pass \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Faroed Spread Pass

Inspired by

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ribbon spread double cut \n transfer cut onto table combined with gagnon spread pass \n tom gagnon \n the s.w.e. shift \n s. w. erdnase
2011
Tom Gagnon

Ribbon Spread Double Cut

Inspired by

15


half pass one \n using tabled ribbon spread cover, application in which peekedat card turns over \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Half Pass One

17


color scheme \n deck spread facedown on table, when spread again the back color has changed \n tom gagnon \n color changing deck \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Color Scheme

Also published here

20


cavorting classic \n using tabled passes \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Cavorting Classic

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versatile spread control \n bottom card rides under cards when spread on table
 basic technique
 multicard technique
 practice exercise
 reciprocal blind \n tom gagnon \n the versatile spread control \n tom gagnon \n very versatile spread control \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Versatile Spread Control

Also published here

32


key card placements \n using the versatile spread control
 submarine key card
 drop shot key card (inspired by vernon reference) \n tom gagnon \n key card location \n dai vernon \n key card placement \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Key Card Placements

Inspired byRelated to

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red & blue double leaper \n with the versatile spread control, deck with half red and half blue cards, red selection travels to blue part and vice versa \n tom gagnon \n red & blue doubleleaper \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Red & Blue Double Leaper

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44


subterranean stab \n with the versatile spread control \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Subterranean Stab

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wow  that's different \n biddle trick handling, using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon \n "wow" (richard bruce, hugard's magic monthly, sep. 1951)
2011
Tom Gagnon

Wow  that's Different

Inspired by "Wow" (Richard Bruce, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Sep. 1951)

54


gagnonbiddle card vanish \n handling of biddle steal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

GagnonBiddle Card Vanish

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double miracle \n card thought of from a group, another card selected, one card spelled to and the other found at named number, using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Double Miracle

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gagnon's instant spell \n selection spelled to in tabled spread, using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon \n gagnon's immediate spell \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Gagnon's Instant Spell

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ultimate spread force \n spectator divides tabled spread at any point, bottom card of top half forced, using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon \n selfinflicted spread force \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Ultimate Spread Force

Inspired by

62


edge crimp \n relatively sharp crimp along the edge, with ruler \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Edge Crimp

62


miracle spread force \n touched card in tabled spread apparently stays under spectator's finger, using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon \n "miracle spread" (ed marlo, ibidem #20)
2011
Tom Gagnon

Miracle Spread Force

Inspired by "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)

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inverse spread force \n using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon \n the inverse spread control \n tom gagnon \n immaculate spread force \n tom gagnon \n inverse handkerchief force \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Inverse Spread Force

Inspired byVariations

68


immaculate spread force \n using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon \n inverse spread force \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Immaculate Spread Force

Inspired by

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selfinflicted spread force \n using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon \n selfinflicted spread force \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Selfinflicted Spread Force

Also published here

72


gagnon spread control \n center card rides under cards when spread on table
 insertion jog
 side steal jog
 the control \n tom gagnon \n the gagnon spread control \n tom gagnon \n ribbon spread multiple shift \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Gagnon Spread Control

VariationsAlso published here

76


insertion jog \n \n unknown
2011
Unknown

Insertion Jog

77


top card cover gsc \n gagnon spread control to second position \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Top Card Cover GSC

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bottom card cover gsc \n gagnon spread control to small position from bottom \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Bottom Card Cover GSC

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ribbon spread multiple shift \n  angle load
 lift load \n tom gagnon \n gagnon spread control \n tom gagnon \n ribbon spread multiple shift \n tom gagnon \n twofer ribbon spread multiple shift \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Ribbon Spread Multiple Shift

Inspired byVariationsAlso published here

90


spread extraction move \n gagnon spread control to top \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Spread Extraction Move

95


pinkie finger load \n gagnon spread control to top \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Pinkie Finger Load

97


slide maneuver \n gagnon spread control to top \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Slide Maneuver

99


pam sandwich \n using gagnon spread control and top card cover slide maneuver \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Pam Sandwich

101


technicolor elevator \n oddbacked, using gagnon spread control, splitback card \n tom gagnon \n off color elevators \n milton kort \n ron bauer
2011
Tom Gagnon

Technicolor Elevator

Inspired by

104


psychic touch \n cards in tabled spread touched one by one until spectator says stop, using inverse spread force \n tom gagnon \n out of my control \n harry lorayne
2011
Tom Gagnon

Psychic Touch

Inspired by

112


remote control reverse \n ribbon spread turnover over free card underneath, using gagnon spread control \n tom gagnon \n remote control reverse \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Remote Control Reverse

Also published here

116


double doodle steal \n loading a card onto a card that is used to scoop up a tabled spread to make it a double \n tom gagnon \n double doodle steal \n tom gagnon \n undercover double doodle \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Double Doodle Steal

VariationsAlso published here

119


flying double lift \n loading a card onto a card that is used to scoop up a tabled spread to make it a double, in short tabled ambitious card sequence \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Flying Double Lift

121


bunko squad \n card travels from deck to between sandwich cards, using double doodle steal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Bunko Squad

124


ribbon spread revelation \n deck spread on table, close in one sweep and selection remains faceup on table, using versatile spread control \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Ribbon Spread Revelation

127


cop without a beat \n copping card after versatile spread control \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Cop without a Beat

128


you must do as i do \n using gagnon spread control \n tom gagnon \n domination of thought \n sam h. sharpe
2011
Tom Gagnon

You Must Do as I Do

Inspired by

131


throwing a slider \n three card catch starting with tabled spread and gagnon spread control \n tom gagnon \n 3card catch \n reinhard müller
2011
Tom Gagnon

Throwing a Slider

Inspired by

134


lateral bottom deal \n left hand holds packet palm down, when turned palm up the bottom card is dealt out on inner end, as deck is cut and top portion is turned over and top card apparently thumbed off
 the grip
 the loosening
 the false deal
 the simulated pushoff
 simulating a cut
 the riffle
 the cut
 completing the cut and finishing the deal
 performance notes
 practice notes
 a psychological bonus \n tom gagnon \n the throw bottom deal \n edward marlo \n greek lateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon \n bilateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon \n lateral dribble force \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Lateral Bottom Deal

Related toVariations

136


greek lateral bottom deal \n same with second card from bottom (or top before cut) \n tom gagnon \n lateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Greek Lateral Bottom Deal

Inspired by

144


lbd aces \n "lateral bottom deal", aces lost, performer quickly cuts the tabled deck four times at the aces \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

LBD Aces

146


sliding block multiple shift \n \n carmen d'amico
2011
Carmen D'Amico

Sliding Block Multiple Shift

146


bet your lateral bottom dollar \n performer cuts to the aces one by one from tabled deck, dollar bill lies on deck, using greek lateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Bet Your Lateral Bottom Dollar

148


rhythm aces \n \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Rhythm Aces

152


sticky aces \n cutting to aces after spectator's shuffle à la scarne, using cards that have half a sticky surface \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Sticky Aces

155


bluff coincidence \n \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Bluff Coincidence

158


double bluff coincidence \n two phases \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Double Bluff Coincidence

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laterally stabbed \n using lateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon \n stabbed in the pack \n harry lorayne
2011
Tom Gagnon

Laterally Stabbed

Inspired by

165


outward bottom deal \n card tossed forward \n tom gagnon \n the throw bottom deal \n edward marlo \n card to card box \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Outward Bottom Deal

Related toVariations

167


card to card box \n card apparently tossed from inside case, actually from below \n tom gagnon \n outward bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Card to Card Box

Inspired by

170


ricochet bottom deal \n top card apparently taken in end grip and put on table, actually outward bottom deal performed, here as cut force \n tom gagnon \n han ping chien bd \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Ricochet Bottom Deal

Variations

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covered ricochet bottom deal \n original bottom card added to bottom of cutoff packet via outward bottom deal \n tom gagnon \n covered hpc bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Covered Ricochet Bottom Deal

Variations

175


han ping chien bd \n \n tom gagnon \n ricochet bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Han Ping Chien BD

Inspired by

177


covered hpc bottom deal \n \n tom gagnon \n covered ricochet bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Covered HPC Bottom Deal

Inspired by

179


bottop force \n \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Bottop Force

181


wheeler dealer \n outward bottom deal handling in which card is spun face up with right hand \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Wheeler Dealer

183


greek outward bottom deal \n \n tom gagnon \n bluffing a greek \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Greek Outward Bottom Deal

Variations

185


bluffing a greek \n simplified \n tom gagnon \n greek outward bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Bluffing a Greek

Inspired by

187


bilateral bottom deal \n twohanded version of lateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon \n lateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon \n scissors take bilateral bd \n tom gagnon \n scissors grip bilateral bd \n tom gagnon \n bilateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Bilateral Bottom Deal

Inspired byVariationsAlso published here

188


scissors take bilateral bd \n \n tom gagnon \n bilateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Scissors Take Bilateral BD

Inspired by

190


scissors grip bilateral bd \n \n tom gagnon \n bilateral bottom deal \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Scissors Grip Bilateral BD

Inspired by

192


flexible bd exchange \n as card is removed from inthehands spread, using outward bottom deal
 faceup variation \n tom gagnon \n bottom deal exchange \n edward marlo
2011
Tom Gagnon

Flexible BD Exchange

Inspired by

194


insertion \n spectator stabs card next to selection \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Insertion

196


multicard lowe top palm \n thumb flesh break \n tom gagnon \n lowe palm \n morris loewy
2011
Tom Gagnon

MultiCard Lowe Top Palm

Inspired by

199


easy breather \n method for making a breather crimp \n tom gagnon \n easy breather \n tom gagnon
2011
Tom Gagnon

Easy Breather

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