2021
Written by Roberto Giobbi
Work of Roberto Giobbi
160 pages (Hardcover), published by Magic Communication
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
145 entries
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Roberto Giobbi A Big Thank You
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Roberto Giobbi You Cannot Not Have a Theory
  • What is a Theory?
  • What is Theory Good For?
  • Genesis
  • The Danger of Theory
  • Lest I forget...
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Roberto Giobbi To Practice and Instill a Theory
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Roberto Giobbi How to Read This Book
  • The "Theory Page"
  • The "Practice Page"
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Roberto Giobbi Actions of Confirmation formerly "retrograde conditioning", Mexican Turnover example
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Roberto Giobbi Actions of Confirmation... in Action intro to examples
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Roberto Giobbi Dribble Pass as example for Actions of Confirmation
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Roberto Giobbi Hindu Shuffle bottom stock control as example for Actions of Confirmation
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Roberto Giobbi Subtle Injog Shuffle top stock control as example for Actions of Confirmation
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Roberto Giobbi Click Pass With Four Coins as example for Actions of Confirmation
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Roberto Giobbi Actions of Conviction on convincers
  • Actions of Explicit Conviction
  • Actions of Implicit Conviction
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Roberto Giobbi Dribble Key Card Placement
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Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Dai Vernon's "Ectoplasmic Aces" four Kings on table, deck placed onto one and it travels to top, repeated three more times
Inspired by
  • item 70 in Daley's Notebooks
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Dr. Jacob Daley, Sam Leo Horowitz Double Lift Reverse
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Edward Marlo, Arturo de Ascanio Active/Passive Technique
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Roberto Giobbi The "In-flagranti Degree" on being caught
  • First Degree
  • Second Degree
  • Third Degree
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Roberto Giobbi Actus Interruptus
Related to 20
Roberto Giobbi False Swing Cut Actus Interruptus application
Also published here 20
Roberto Giobbi Card to Wallet, Pardon, to Wallet... card to wallet that is in possession of spectator, Actus Interruptus application
Also published here 21
Arturo de Ascanio Apparent Continuity
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Roberto Giobbi Actions of Apparent Continuity... Continued
  • Rattle Box
  • Shells & Co.
  • Apparent-Continuity Coin Vanish
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Dai Vernon Be Natural
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Roberto Giobbi Top Palm & Be Natural
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Roberto Giobbi Naturalness in Practice
  • The "Perfect" Double Lift
  • Authentic Props
  • Consistent Construction
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Unknown Gordon Lift Addition scoop up addition type
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Dai Vernon Be Yourself
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Roberto Giobbi Magician and Actor - Two Professions on Robert-Houdin's quote
Related to 27
Roberto Giobbi, John Guastaferro Butterfly Effect
Related to 28
Roberto Giobbi The Butterfly in Effect
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Arturo de Ascanio Clouding Question
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Roberto Giobbi Just Imagine... spectator thinks of card at a chosen position, it travels to pocket
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Roberto Giobbi Communication
  • Logos
  • Pathos
  • Ethos
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Roberto Giobbi Torn and Restored Thread only presentation
Inspired by 33
Arturo de Ascanio, Roberto Giobbi Construction
  • 1. The Technical Construction
  • 2. The Dramatic Construction
  • 3. The Psychological Construction
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Juan Tamariz Instructions on Construction how to put together a show
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Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Degrees of Freedom selection vs replacement
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Roberto Giobbi Table of Degrees of Freedom
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Roberto Giobbi Emotions in Magic
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Carlhorst Meier Visible and Invisible World spectator turns over a card in a deck, and in an imaginary deck, the cards match
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Roberto Giobbi The Eye
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Roberto Giobbi Practical Examples use of gaze
  • The Eye Onstage
  • Zarrow Shuffle
  • Elmsley Count
  • Coin Vanish
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Roberto Giobbi Gestalt
Related to 42
Roberto Giobbi A Picture Says More Than a 1000 Words... reproduction of an artwork by Ken Knowlton
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Roberto Giobbi Bonus: Interdisciplinary Gestalt
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Arturo de Ascanio Habituation "conditioned naturalness", mexican turnover example
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Roberto Giobbi The Goldin Pass display pass
Related to 45
Roberto Giobbi Halo Effect
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Roberto Giobbi The Halo Effect in Real Life
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Arturo de Ascanio Handling
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Roberto Giobbi Handling in Practice
  • Beauty
  • Disarming
  • Economy of Movement
  • Effortlessness
  • Generous Movements
  • Minimalism
  • Touch
  • Uniformity
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Arturo de Ascanio Initial/Final Situation definition of "effect"
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Roberto Giobbi Oil and Water... and More Water 4&4, all change to red as climax, credit information for one-color climax
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Arturo de Ascanio Insertions
  • Positive and Negative Insertions
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Roberto Giobbi Positive and Negative Insertions in Practice
  • Historical Example of a Positive Insertion
  • Positive Insertion - Delayed Elmsley Count
  • Positive Insertion - Card Control
  • Negative Insertion - Dramatic Construction
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Arturo de Ascanio Intelligent Movements sleights embedded in open actions
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Unknown The Intelligent Double Lift/Turnover
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Unknown Intelligent Movements in Practice
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Roberto Giobbi The Intelligent Injog Shuffle and Cut
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Roberto Giobbi The Intelligent Spread Pass management
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Arturo de Ascanio Internal/External Reality
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Roberto Giobbi Natural Miracle
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Arturo de Ascanio In-transit Actions
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Unknown In-transit in Action
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Roberto Giobbi Vanishing Lady application of in-transit action
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Roberto Giobbi Cut and Restored Rope application of in-transit action
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Roberto Giobbi Invisibility
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Roberto Giobbi Matching the Cards
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Roberto Giobbi Look-Ma-no-hands handling the cards less
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Unknown The Look-Ma-no-hands Theory in Practice
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Roberto Giobbi Cut and Leave double cut onto table
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Roberto Giobbi Off-handed Ambitious Card tabled
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Arturo de Ascanio Magic Atmosphere
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Roberto Giobbi Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno
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Roberto Giobbi Magic-Effect Field
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Roberto Giobbi Search for an Ideal Effect - Chicago Opener
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Roberto Giobbi Magic Pyramid/Iceberg
Related to 68
Roberto Giobbi The Magic Pyramid and Magic Iceberg
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Juan Tamariz The Magic Way
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Roberto Giobbi The Magic Way Across the Rainbow
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Roberto Giobbi Management
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Roberto Giobbi Managing Management spectator shuffles deck, Aces are then added to top for next routine
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Juan Tamariz Memory Editing
  • Ultra-short-term Memory
  • Short-term Memory
  • Long-term Memory
Related to
  • "Magic and Memory" (Juan Tamariz, The Magic Rainbow)
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Roberto Giobbi Memory-Editing Techniques in Practice
  • Addition
  • Anchoring
  • Change
  • Deletion
  • Transposition
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Roberto Giobbi Midwife Theory Socratic Method
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Roberto Giobbi The Midwife Theory in Practice packet switch on deck as example
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Max Maven Monkey Scale
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Roberto Giobbi The Monkey Scale
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Gabi Pareras, Roberto Giobbi Morphology in Magic
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Roberto Giobbi To Remove a Deck From the Box
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Roberto Giobbi Pause
  • Punctuation Pause
  • Dramatic Pause
    • 1. Pause of Assimilation (Ascanio/Tamariz)
    • 2. Intrapersonal Pause (Tamariz)
    • 3. Post-effect Pause (Ascanio)
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Roberto Giobbi Ode to the Pause
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Roberto Giobbi Presentation and Plot
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Roberto Giobbi The Marvelous Book one of several billets chosen, the word on it is predicted in the form of a book
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Juan Tamariz Principle of Recap
Related to
  • "Evoking Memories" (Juan Tamariz, The Magic Rainbow, p. 149)
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Roberto Giobbi Let's Review... the Principle of Recap... wrong card changes into right one in spectator's hand
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Roberto Giobbi Prologue and Epilogue
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Roberto Giobbi Prologues to Ponder
  • The Magic Box
  • Magical Dice Games
  • Sheldon's Prime Number
  • The Eye is the Mirror of the Soul
  • Spectator's Magic Minutes
  • Making the Invisible Visible
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Dai Vernon, John Carney Punctuation
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Richard Vollmer Dices and Aces two four-of-a-kinds found with two dice, Aces and Sevens
Also published here
  • Des-Cartes, Richard Vollmer
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Roberto Giobbi Reframing
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Unknown However...
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Roberto Giobbi Parries replies to spectator's questions
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Roberto Giobbi The Peek Control reframing example
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Al Baker, Roberto Giobbi Run-chase Theory
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Roberto Giobbi I have a normal deck here...
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Arturo de Ascanio Selective Perception
Related to 96
Roberto Giobbi Seeing is Believing four random cards put on table, they change into four Aces
Related to
  • "Desmemoria" (Gabi Pareras, Encuentros y desencuentros)
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Fred Kaps, Roy Walton Kaps Switch
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Juan Tamariz Shadow Theory
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Unknown Out of the Shadow illustration
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Roberto Giobbi Simplicity
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Roberto Giobbi How Simple is Simplicity?
  • Simply Complex
  • Simply Elegant
  • Simply Difficult
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Roberto Giobbi Space-Information
Also published here 102
Roberto Giobbi Daley's Great Card Discovery
Inspired by
  • item 157 in Daley's Notebooks
Also published here
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Slydini, Juan Tamariz Strong and Weak Beats
  • Strong Beats
  • Weak Beats
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Roberto Giobbi Slydini's "One Coin Routine" analysis
Related to 105
Arturo de Ascanio Studying Magic
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Roberto Giobbi How to Study Magic
  • Practice Deck
  • Card Katas
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Roberto Giobbi Subliminal Suggestion
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Roberto Giobbi The Trick That Can Be Explained sure fire
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Roberto Giobbi Symbolism
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Roberto Giobbi Symbols in Magic
  • Any Card at Any Number
  • Ambitious Card
  • Card Discovery
  • Signing a Card
  • All Backs
  • Poetry, Music, Literature, Painting
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Roberto Giobbi Text script
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Richard Vollmer CardSpeak poker player's picnic version
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Rick Johnsson Too-Perfect Theory
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Roberto Giobbi The Persian Flaw on the Too-Perfect Theory
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Roberto Giobbi Truthfulness
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Roberto Giobbi, Rolf Andra Triple Prediction
Inspired by
  • "Eine dreifache Voraussage" (Rolf Andra, Eine Kartenroutine am Tisch)
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Gabi Pareras Waiter's Theory
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Roberto Giobbi Waiter's Theory and Actions of Recall in Practice
  • Shuffle and Cut
  • Coins Through Table
  • Card From Box
  • Triumph
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Roberto Giobbi Four Coins Through Table in Glass
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Gary Ouellet Crossover Lap
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Roberto Giobbi The 13 Golden Rules of Magic
Also published here 128
Roberto Giobbi Favorite Quotations on Theory
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Roberto Giobbi Artistic Magic
  • The Whole
  • The Detail
  • The Management
  • The Choice of Effect
  • The Dramatic Construction
  • The Psychological Construction
  • The Subtext
  • Recognize and Respect the Effect
  • The Economy of Movement
  • The Handling and Skill
  • The Virtuosity
  • The Ease
  • The Misdirection
  • The Timing
  • The Originality
  • The Emotional Appeal
  • The Spontaneity
  • The Aura and Charm
  • The Beliefs, Criteria, and Taste
  • The Devotion and Diligence
  • The Respect
  • The Likeability
  • The Passion
  • The Last Words
Also published here 134
Roberto Giobbi The Lists
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Roberto Giobbi List of Operating Principles
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Roberto Giobbi List of Phenomena
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Roberto Giobbi List of Card Plots
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Roberto Giobbi Suggestions for the Practical Use of Lists
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Roberto Giobbi The Lift Shuffle - A Study in the Polyvalence of a Sleight
  • Control the top stock in one shuffle
  • Control top and bottom stocks in one shuffle
  • Force one or several cards
  • Control a selected card
  • Eliminate cards that lie on top of a wanted card
  • Invert the order of individual cards on top of the deck
  • Invert the order of two groups on top of the deck
  • Bring a card from the top to a specific number
  • Key Card Placement
  • Cull one or several cards to the bottom of the deck in a single overhand shuffle
  • False shuffle the entire deck
Also published here 145
Roberto Giobbi Applications of the All-Around Square-Up list with applications
Also published here 147
Roberto Giobbi Bibliography
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Roberto Giobbi Glossary
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Roberto Giobbi Lest I Forget...
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Data entered by Denis Behr.