2015
Written by Alexander de Cova
Work of Alexander de Cova
304 pages (Hardcover), published by DeCovaMagic
Illustrated with photographs
Language: German
93 entries
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Alexander de Cova Ein paar Worte zuvor
7
Unknown Kapitel I: Salonzauberei
11
Alexander de Cova Fly with the Eagles no pull, ring vanishes from jewel case and appears on stuffed animal
Also published here 13
Alexander de Cova, Carlos Corda, Channing Pollock Snappy Silk Production rubber band powered
Also published here 20
Alexander de Cova, Jan Torell Blitz-Kartenverwandlung jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean, card with flap-addition so it can be shown from both sides
Also published here 24
Jan Torell Die Faltmethode nach Jan Torell folding method for silk
28
Alexander de Cova, Dick Zimmerman Tuch aus Flasche from milk bottle
Also published here 30
Alexander de Cova Das Murmeltier 4&4, all red kicker, unusual presentation, oil & water combined with silk knotting and Groundhog Day movie presentation
Also published here 37
Alexander de Cova Hung-up! card on rope with signed card
  • Version I
  • Version II (Gaetan Bloom inspired)
Inspired by 42
Unknown Kapitel II: Close-up
47
Alexander de Cova Vitamin B signed paper from silk to plastic tube
Also published here 49
Alexander de Cova Schlüssel zum Erfolg marked key travels from key case to performer's hand and back, then into pocket, later a lock appears
Also published here 56
Alexander de Cova Purse Swindle silk vanishes from hand and reappears in purse (Patrick Page), then repeat with purse frame
Also published here 59
Alexander de Cova Die Handhabung des Verschwindens slow-motion silk vanish handling with thumb tip
Also published here 60
Alexander de Cova Das Hütchenspiel
  • Die Schalen
  • Die weiche Erbse
  • Die harte Erbse
  • Die Unterlage
  • Palmagepositionen
  • Der Pinch
  • Deep Pinch
  • Front Pinch
  • Der Transfer
  • Das Leerzeigen der Schalen
  • Backpinch
  • Der Escobar-Griff
  • Escobar Exquisit
  • Das Stehlen unter dem Glas
  • Das direkte Stehlen- Das "Zwei-Erbsen-Konzept"
  • Zur Routine
  • Scheinbares Stehlen
  • Die Finte mit dem Glas
  • Abschlusseffekte
  • Skarabäus
  • Literatur zum Hütchenspiel
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Unknown Kapitel III: Kartenzauberei
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Alexander de Cova 10 Card Poker Scam multi-phase routine
  • Was dieser Routine ist und was nicht
  • Über den TCPD
  • Der Aufbau der Routine
  • 10er Päckchen oder komplettes Spiel?
  • Das Abheben
  • Die obersten Karten der Banks
  • Der Zuschauer gewinnt oder der Vorführende?
  • Zum Abzählen der Karten
  • Das (optionale) Mischen der Karten
  • Die Routine
    • Phase 1: Loosing End Poker
      • Szenario 1: Der Zuschauer wählt Nr. 10
      • Szenario 2: Der Zuschauer wählt die Nr. 1
    • Phase 2: Jonah I - Das Tauschen
    • Phase 3: Jonah II - Bildoben/Bildunten
    • Phase 4: Royal Flush/Straight Flush
      • Wie man diese Reihenfolge leicht legen kann
      • 242 Poker mit Royal Flush oder Straight Flush
  • Tipps zum Poker Deal
    • Der Spielaustausch
    • Zur Vorhersage
Inspired byAlso published here 93
Alexander de Cova Karte ist Zigarette cigarette in mouth transforms into rolled, signed selection, Tom Mullica effect
Also published here 105
Alexander de Cova Card Rolling Technique behind back
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Alexander de Cova Cigarette Switch
Also published here 106
Alexander de Cova Die Karte in Flasche brief, rolling technique application
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Alexander de Cova, Devin Knight Auto Spell Deck spectator cuts anywhere, remembers top card and puts it in center, performer cuts once and selection can be spelled out
Inspired by
  • "Auto-Spell Deck" (Devin Knight, e-book)
Also published here
108
Alexander de Cova Barocke Transposition card in pocket transposes with card reversed in deck, then with bill in wallet
Also published here 110
Arturo de Ascanio, Cy Endfield Ascanio-Endfield-Palm
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Alexander de Cova Eine glasklare Sache folded card under upside-down glass, switched
Also published here 115
Alexander de Cova Soap Bubble Card card appears in bursted soap bubble
Also published here 119
Daryl Martinez Card Production from palm
Also published here 120
Alexander de Cova Boxed Transposition signed card from deck to case between Aces, spectator handles double facer
Also published here 123
Unknown Under Cellophan Holdout
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Unknown Push-In Change
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Edward Marlo Olram Display
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Unknown Rub a Dub Vanish
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Alexander de Cova Der alternative Abschluss nach Roy Johnson second phase in which a card cut in quarters transposes with another card
Inspired by
  • "Versa Plus" (Roy Johnson)
Also published here
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John Guastaferro Petal Count Display three indifferent cards and two Jokers can be shown as four Jokers
Also published here 134
Alexander de Cova Petal Assembly twelve red spot cards and four Jokers, using Guastaferro's Petal Count Display
Inspired byAlso published here 137
Alexander de Cova Das Tamariz Häschen routine for Juan Tamariz' The Tamariz Rabbits card set
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Alexander de Cova, Albert Goshman Karten durch die Zeitung
Also published here 155
Unknown Kapitel IV: Mentalmagie
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Alexander de Cova Blindfold Card Act discussion of blindfolded card magic acts and example tricks and techniques, see following entries
  • Zur Geschichte (credit information)
  • Technik
  • Die Augenbinde
  • Meine Augenbinde
  • Techniken mit den Spielkarten
  • Anweisungen
Inspired by 171
Alexander de Cova Meine Augenbinde blindfold, seeing down the nose
Inspired by
  • Peter Warlock's Pad
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Alexander de Cova Die dicke Karte thick card and cutting to thick card
  • Das Abheben zur dicken Karte
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Alexander de Cova Das Platzieren der Leitkarte key card placement
  • Die Standardmethode
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Dai Vernon Dai Vernons "Ginsburg Poke"
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Dai Vernon Dai Vernons "Emotional Reaction"
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Alexander de Cova Die verschobene Leitkarte comment on distant key cards
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Alexander de Cova Das markierte Spiel comment on marked decks
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Alexander de Cova Punched Cards comment on punched cards
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Alexander de Cova Forciermethoden on forcing methods that can be used blindfolded
  • Hinduforce
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Unknown Überhandmischen mit Kontrolle lift shuffle
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Alexander de Cova Spielaustausch in der Tasche comment on deck switch in pocket
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Larry Jennings Falschabheben nach Larry Jennings straight cut to the table
Also published here 188
Alexander de Cova Peek-Techniken peek and book turnover glimpse
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Alexander de Cova Annemanns Par-Optic Vision cards pocketed by spectator are divined one by one, comment on the effect as part of blindfold card act
Related to 190
Alexander de Cova Bill Simons "Prophecy Cards" two cards predicted on business card, cards which are next to it after pushed in the deck, comment on the effect as part of blindfold card act
Related to 191
Alexander de Cova Lazy Man's Card Trick comment on the effect as part of blindfold card act
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Alexander de Cova Poker-A-Ma comment on the effect as part of blindfold card act
Related to 192
Alexander de Cova Die Chad Long Shuffle Sequenz comment on the shuffling section of the trick as part of blindfold card act
Related to 192
Alexander de Cova Sans Staccus incomplete effect description, two halves set in front of the spectator, second card known secretly in both, those cards divined or predicted
Inspired by
  • a Dani DaOrtiz routine with stack
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Alexander de Cova Das Kartenstechen comment on the effect as part of blindfold card act
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Alexander de Cova Reading the Cards comment on Cabaret Card Divination as part of blindfold card act
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Alexander de Cova Die Augenbindenroutine example for blindfold card act, not many details
  • Eröffnung - Das Verbinden der Augen
  • Phase I - Sense of Touch
  • Phase II - Gedachtes Stopp
  • Phase III - Sans Staccus
  • Phase IV - Separating the Colors
  • Phase V - Sensitive Fingertips
  • Phase VI - A Stab in the Dark
  • Phase VII - Reading the Cards
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Alexander de Cova Literatur zur Augenbinde references for blindfolds
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Alexander de Cova Matrix
  • Die 15er-Matrix
  • Die Force der 165
  • Die 34er-Force
  • Die 65er-Force
  • Eigene Forcierzahlen
  • Die 68er-Matrix
Also published here 198
Alexander de Cova Der SCRABBLE-Test word force with matrix with letters in them
  • Variante II
Also published here 203
Alexander de Cova Der da Vinci Buchtest matrix force for number
Also published here 204
Alexander de Cova Speisekartentrick
Also published here 208
Alexander de Cova Royal Ascot fictitious horse race, magic age cards
Also published here 215
Unknown Kapitel V: Kleinigkeiten
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Alexander de Cova Erweiterung zu Boxed nest of boxes extension to "bill in zipper"
Related toAlso published here 223
Alexander de Cova Action Switch with bills or wallet, as monte climax
Also published here 224
Alexander de Cova Linking Pins Zusatz idea for climax, many pins link into a chain inside purse
Also published here 227
Alexander de Cova, Robert Parrish Die Parrish-Force spectator cuts anywhere, bold
Also published here 228
Alexander de Cova Duffies Deck Switch cut cover
  • Zur Technik
  • Die Ausgangsposition
  • Die Feinheit
  • Die Slydinis Methode
  • Die Cover-up Action
Inspired by
  • Deck Switch, Peter Duffie, Move Mastery 2
Also published here
230
Alexander de Cova Der French Drop details on execution
  • Der Drill
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Alexander de Cova Pocket Divider
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Alexander de Cova Das Teufelstuch handling for retrieving vanished item
Also published here 239
Alexander de Cova Plastic is Fantastic silk vanishes in hand which is sealed in a clear plastic bag
Inspired by
  • similar silk vanish by Gaetan Bloom
Also published here
243
Alexander de Cova Chop Stick Vanish sponge ball put in other hand with chop sticks
Also published here 247
Alexander de Cova Daley's Shift
Inspired byAlso published here 250
Alexander de Cova Absolutely Impossible spectator stops deal, wallet placed on pile (secretly adding prediction card)
Inspired by
  • "Absolutely Impossible" (Roy Johnson, Ken Brooke, marketed)
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Alexander de Cova Münze und Bleistift coin vanishes and reappears in left hand when tapped with pencil
Inspired by 256
Alexander de Cova Instant Money paper to money handling, ends clean
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Alexander de Cova Zur Bottom Palm
  • Der Swing Cut (swing cut cover)
Also published here 260
Alexander de Cova Der Karottentrick endless multiplying sponge carrots or bananas
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Alexander de Cova Becherspiel Load topit tunnel used to get final load into other hand without going into pocket
Also published here 266
Unknown Kapitel VI: Bastelarbeit
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Alexander de Cova AVALON-Umschlag window envelope with card or something similar is visible, it is switched when taken out, credit information
Inspired by
  • "Devil's Dollar" (Sam Berland)
Related to
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Alexander de Cova Any Card Called For card in envelope is named card, using Avalon envelope
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Alexander de Cova Tip Jar lemon loaded when inserting spectator's bill into tip jar
Inspired by
  • Cody Fisher's Bill in Lemon using Tip Jar
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Unknown Kapitel VII: Theorie
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Alexander de Cova Zusammenstellung eines Programms
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Alexander de Cova Bigger is Better
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Alexander de Cova Dual Reality card chosen before the show in pre-show, that card travels from deck to deck in performance
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Data entered by Denis Behr.