2013-2014
Written by Alexander de Cova
Work of Alexander de Cova
93 pages (E-book), published by DeCovaMagic
Illustrated with drawings by Alexander de Cova
Language: English
58 entries
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Alexander de Cova Al Koran Deck Finesse 1-0-1 force principle used on backs, with numbers or names on backs
  • Faro Set-up
  • The Oscar Trick
Also published here 1 Dec. 2013 1
Alexander de Cova Through the Loupe ring to envelope, leather nail care set instead of classic loading wallet
Also published here 1 Dec. 2013 2
Alexander de Cova Who is Alaisdair McCova on his alter ego
1 Dec. 2013 3
Alexander de Cova Clipped Out folded card held with bulldog clip (that can pull it inside) with other items
Related toAlso published here 1 Dec. 2013 4
Alexander de Cova Magic vs. Music comparing magic with music
  • Talent versa Talent
  • Talent versa Knowledge
  • Tricks versa Tunes
  • The Internet Forums in Both Worlds
  • Rhythm versa Talent
  • Flourishes versa Ornamentation
  • Learn to Listen
  • History is Important
  • Practise in Both Worlds
1 Dec. 2013 5
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata
1 Dec. 2013 8
Alexander de Cova Boxed "The Ultimate Signed Bill in Zippo-Lighter"
signed bill vanishes and reappears inside lighter that is inside a rubber-banded pack of cigarettes, optional nest of boxes extension
Also published here 2 Dec. 2013 9
Alexander de Cova Totally Stoned three white, three green and one black stone, with additional prediction of colors of two remaining stones
Inspired by 2 Dec. 2013 13
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata
2 Dec. 2013 14
Alexander de Cova Abstractor card placed inside cased deck can easily be accessed and removed when pocketing case
Also published here 3 Jan. 2014 15
Alexander de Cova The Rubber Bands cased deck encircled with rubber band, yet one can still secretly extract a card in Extractor/Abstractor kind gaffed decks
3 Jan. 2014 20
Alexander de Cova Tamariz' Memo Deck in 5 Days: Day 1 method to learn the Tamariz Stack in five days with various mnemonics, see next issues for continuation
  • Let's Start
  • The First and Last Cards
  • The Priceless Ruse
Related toAlso published here 3 Jan. 2014 21
Alexander de Cova Fluke 2 number named, card shown reversed in one deck, it matches card at that number in second deck
Inspired byAlso published here 3 Jan. 2014 23
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata
3 Jan. 2014 24
Alexander de Cova Magician's Fooler every second card marked on face
Also published here 3 Jan. 2014 24
Alexander de Cova ESPacology 2 nine spectators on chairs on stage with an envelope each, ping pong balls with numbers one to nine, one chosen, that spectator has a prize in the envelope, remaining envelopes contain large letters that make up prediction or company name
Inspired by 4 Jan. 2014 25
Alexander de Cova, Jan Torell Giant Card to Silk jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean
Also published here 4 Jan. 2014 27
Alexander de Cova Tamariz' Memo Deck in 5 Days: Day 2 method to learn the Tamariz Stack in five days with various mnemonics
Related to 4 Jan. 2014 29
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata Phil Goldstein's "Racer's Edge", Al Koran's Gold Medaillon, Marc Elsdon's "Meridian Technique"
Related to 4 Jan. 2014 31
Alexander de Cova, Albert Goshman Cards Through Newspaper
Also published here 5 Feb. 2014 32
Alexander de Cova The Petalogical Assembly twelve red spot cards and four Jokers, using Guastaferro's Petal Count Display
Inspired by 5 Feb. 2014 36
Alexander de Cova Tamariz' Memo Deck in 5 Days: Day 3 method to learn the Tamariz Stack in five days with various mnemonics
Related to 5 Feb. 2014 37
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata Al Koran's Gold Medaillon, Ken Brooke
Related to 5 Feb. 2014 39
Alexander de Cova A Stab in the Dark mate of free selection is stabbed by performer
Also published here 6 Feb. 2014 40
Alexander de Cova Pat on Misdirection Patrick Page anecdote
6 Feb. 2014 41
Alexander de Cova The Simple Misers Dream coin production gimmick and sound gimmick in bucket
Also published here 6 Feb. 2014 42
Alexander de Cova Poor Man's Ringflight no pull
Also published here 6 Feb. 2014 44
Alexander de Cova Tamariz' Memo Deck in 5 Days: Day 4 method to learn the Tamariz Stack in five days with various mnemonics
Also published here 6 Feb. 2014 45
Alexander de Cova Gaelic Switch
Also published here 6 Feb. 2014 46
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata on Peter Duffie, Jerry Sadowitz
6 Feb. 2014 47
Alexander de Cova Paper Darts paper plane tossed into audience, named number is printed in large numbers on the paper when unfolded, range force and index
Also published here 7 Mar. 2014 48
Alexander de Cova Hopa Gimmick two cards travel into wallet, Larsen/Wright/Sellers stab forcing gaff for two cards
  • The Card to Wallet Routine
VariationsAlso published here 7 Mar. 2014 50
Alexander de Cova Tamariz' Memo Deck in 5 Days: Day 5 method to learn the Tamariz Stack in five days with various mnemonics
Related to 7 Mar. 2014 52
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata Key Cards, Dani DaOrtiz
7 Mar. 2014 54
Alexander de Cova Key Card using double-backer as key card
Related to 7 Mar. 2014 54
Alexander de Cova My Magic Square chosen number predicted on back of board
Inspired by 8 Mar. 2014 55
Unknown The Number Force range force for about twenty numbers, shown by Toni Forster
8 Mar. 2014 56
Alexander de Cova Hofzinser in my Wallet signed card to wallet, incorporating letter cards that spell HOFZINSER and a picture of Hofzinser
Also published here 8 Mar. 2014 58
Alexander de Cova Prediction from Bombay deck switch idea after the Bombay prediction effect, basically a variation of the Joker switch
Inspired by
  • "A Prediction from Bombay" (e-book from trickshop.com)
8 Mar. 2014 60
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata on ninja rings
8 Mar. 2014 61
Marc Gettmann Double Travel two cards travel into wallet, then into fruit and folded under table via Intercessor corner methodology
Inspired by 8 Mar. 2014 61
Alexander de Cova The Real Premonition Effect with wrist watch face as cue sheet, card predicted in letter in envelope
Also published here 9 Apr. 2014 53
Alexander de Cova Reverse Take unusual thumb-tip transfer principle
Also published here 9 Apr. 2014 56
Alexander de Cova The Serial Number Divination reverse take switch application
Also published here 9 Apr. 2014 56
Alexander de Cova Window Envelope peeking with envelope
Also published here 9 Apr. 2014 58
Alexander de Cova The Book Idea peek envelope is put in center of book, x-ray book with hole through pages
Also published here 9 Apr. 2014 59
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata on billiard balls and Paul Daniels
9 Apr. 2014 60
Alexander de Cova Confabulation with sealed loading envelope
Also published here 10 Apr. 2014 70
Alexander de Cova Soap Bubble Card card appears in bursted soap bubble
Also published here 10 Apr. 2014 74
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata on Shin Lim's The Switch, Gregg Webb, Jay Sankey's InsideDeception
10 Apr. 2014 77
Alexander de Cova The Signed Folded Card thoughts on the "folded card to container" effect
  • What is the effect?
  • Does it always have to be the climax for the Ambitious Card?
  • Fred Kaps and Tommy Wonder
  • Roberto Giobbi's Joker Routine
  • Jon Allen's Destination Box
  • The Clarity Box
  • Dramatic Structure
  • Why Always Playing Cards?
  • Things Don't Like Falling Alone
Also published here 11 May 2014 78
Alexander de Cova A Priceless Secret pre-scoring cards for mercury fold
11 May 2014 81
Alexander de Cova Wildwest Fold folding technique into quarters during riffle shuffle
Related toAlso published here 11 May 2014 82
Alexander de Cova Pringles folded card to Pringles tube
Also published here 11 May 2014 84
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata on small packet tricks, holes & coins (Peter Pelikaan), floating ball (Luis de Matos), magic tables, magazines
11 May 2014 85
Alexander de Cova The Ten Card Poker Scam multi-phase routine
  • Phase I - Loosing End Poker
  • Phase II - The 1st Jonah Sequence
  • Phase III - The 2nd Jonah Sequence
  • Phase IV - The Royal Flush Finale
  • The Prediction
Inspired by 12 May 2014 86
Alexander de Cova The Green Card
  • The Glass Transposition
  • Sleight of Foot (another two-card transposition)
  • The Green Card (Chicago opener type phase)
  • The Card to Wallet
Inspired by 12 May 2014 90
Alexander de Cova Enthymemata credit correction for Wildwest Fold, on Tino Plaz
Related to 12 May 2014 93
Data entered by Denis Behr.