2016
Written by Alexander de Cova
Work of Alexander de Cova
297 pages (Hardcover), published by DeCovaMagic
Illustrated with photographs
Language: German
71 entries
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Alexander de Cova Ein paar Worte zuvor
  • Vortrag und Präsentation
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Unknown Kapitel I: Salonzauberei
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Alexander de Cova Bierkrug Produktion filled beer glass from paper bag
Variations 13
Alexander de Cova Gedanken zur Daumenfessel thoughts on the thumb tie
  • Die Elmsley Variante
  • Der Taschendieb
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Alexander de Cova Karte in Brieftasche card to wallet combined with thumb tie
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Alexander de Cova Master Silks discussion of various methods and approaches
  • Das Al Baker Prinzip
    • Das Aufnehmen der Tücher
  • Der Joe Berg Stand
  • Die Sache mit dem Stuhl
  • Das Entknoten der Tücher
    • Manuelles Entknoten
    • Entknoten mit Gimmick
    • Die zweite Variante
    • Ein besseres Gimmick
Inspired byRelated to 24
Alexander de Cova False Knot discussion of basic method
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Alexander de Cova Geldschein in Zitrone impro theater presentation for bill in lemon, three spectators on stage
Inspired by
  • Charles Waller routine
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Alexander de Cova Eierbeuteleien using a ball with a thread loop for egg bag
  • Die Grundhaltung
  • Der Bagdrop
  • Das Drehen des Beutels
  • Unterarm Deckung
  • Die direkte Ladung
  • Die Produktion
  • Verschwinden und Bagdrop
  • Umdrehen des Beutels mit Bagdrop
  • Weitere Deckung
  • Der Drop
  • Platt drücken
  • Glasproduktion
  • Der Abschluss nach Billy McComb
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Unknown Kapitel II: Close-up
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Alexander de Cova Porous Plastic three coins or poker chips through clear plastic bag one by one
Also published here 65
Alexander de Cova Der Taschendieb bill and signed check transpose, one in small purse
Inspired by 70
Alexander de Cova Slot Machine
Also published here 72
Unknown Kapitel III: Kartenzauberei
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Alexander de Cova Forte-X three predictions written on blank cards, they match three chosen cards
Also published here 83
Alexander de Cova The Switch as hands descent
Also published here 86
Alexander de Cova Super Easy Triumph cheek to cheek handling
Also published here 90
Alexander de Cova Card Finding Chicken half forcing deck
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Alexander de Cova Erscheinendes Kartenspiel deck appears spread on table, imp pass
Inspired by 96
Alexander de Cova Ordered Surprise deck in new pack order with Joker reversed in place of selection, selection to wallet, for credit information see 1991 publication
Also published here 100
Alexander de Cova Lefty Deck spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, concept of using a mix of left-handed index cards with normal cards to limit the choice
Inspired by 103
Alexander de Cova Bonus Routine multiple location, deck minus the selections switched for left-handed lefty index deck
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Alexander de Cova Racherbaumers Puzzle card changes while isolated in tabled spread, spread turned over twice, science friction
Inspired by
  • Jon Racherbaumer effect description, The Talisman, July 1971
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Alexander de Cova Robinson Stab spectator stabs to card, top half removed and spread through (culling selection to bottom)
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Hof Stabber!" (John Carey, Minimalistica, 2016)
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Alexander de Cova Al Leech Transpo card in pocket transposes with sandwiched card
Inspired by 114
Alexander de Cova Kosky Switch Finesse sliding switched-in card into view
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Gordon Bruce Trouser Pocket Removal
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Alexander de Cova Thanks to Aronson Joker is used to stab between selections in tabled spread
Inspired by 119
Alexander de Cova Minmalistic Killer "Minimalistic Killer"?, written named card prediction in wallet, "off by one" principle, two way out on front of prediction
Inspired by 122
Alexander de Cova Oma Hilfinger Nine Card Monte with story presentation, photo appears in frame
Inspired by 125
Fred Kaps Hamman Count als Mischen Hamman Count overhand shuffle
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Alexander de Cova Ascanio Spread Finesse
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Alexander de Cova All Alike Handling
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Alexander de Cova Alt Aussehendes Papier making old-looking aged paper
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Unknown Kapitel IV: Mentalmagie
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Alexander de Cova Psychodelic Winning Game peek deck, billet switch with index
  • A.C.A.N.
Also published here 145
Alexander de Cova Comedy Confabulation using Avalon envelope
Inspired by
  • "Comedy Confabulation" (Cody Fisher, marketed)
Related to
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Alexander de Cova Tarot Power spectator pushed a chosen tarot card into a book, page number at that position is noted and a word from that page, card, number and word predicted between two tied sheets
Inspired byAlso published here 167
Unknown Kapitel V: Kleinigkeiten
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Alexander de Cova Multiple Coin Vanish with glass and silk
Also published here 175
Alexander de Cova Teatime small tea sieve for dump-out switch of any small item
  • Anwendungsmöglichkeiten
Also published here 180
Alexander de Cova Der Sohn des Morgens thumb tip match vanish, detailed explanation, smoke appears aftewards
  • Das Wiedererscheinen des Rauches
Inspired by 184
Alexander de Cova Das neue Spiel things to do when opening a new deck
  • Die Markierte Karte
  • Das Duplikat
  • Die Dicke Berta
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Alexander de Cova Ball zu Tuch ball visually changes to silk
Also published here 191
Alexander de Cova Ein Tipp zur Himber Wallet on handling the switch with the Himber Wallet
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Alexander de Cova Antigravity Bottle two glasses cling to a bottle (instead of the usual glass sheet)
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Alexander de Cova Fadenhalter für die Bühne holder for invisible thread, made from sponge
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Alexander de Cova Ring aus Glas finger ring tossed in glass, covered with silk, ring vanishes
  • Das Verschwinden
  • Abladen in voller Sicht
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Alexander de Cova Slydini Thumbtip Handling table edge, showing hands empty
Also published here 207
Alexander de Cova Ein Tuchverschwinden am Tisch silk vanish at table, lapping thumb tip
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Alexander de Cova Lump of Goldfish goldfish bowl appears under fez, seated
Inspired by 212
Alexander de Cova Karte in Klorolle signed card appears between layers of toilet roll
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Alexander de Cova Tosheroon card on tabled deck changes with coin on top, hole in card, sticky Tosheroon
Inspired by
  • "Tosheroon" (Bob Driebeek)
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Alexander de Cova Mullica Wallet Handling
  • Der Schlitz der kleineren Brieftasche
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Alexander de Cova 52er Gag Karte 52-on-1 card used to load signed cards into wallet by taking triple off deck
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Alexander de Cova Palm Holdout rest position with classic palmed cards, same as in Jennings's book
Related to 232
Alexander de Cova Prometheus Switch deck switch with gaffed cases and black art against body
  • Die Herstellung der Schachteln
  • Die Funktionsweise
  • Was du über den Austausch noch wissen solltest
  • Wie man startet (die unpräparierte Schachtel)
  • Die Sache mit der Jacke (Unloading)
  • Anwendungen
  • Credits
  • Anmerkung zum Schluss
Inspired by 236
Alexander de Cova Tuch durch Mikrofonständer ungaffed silk through microphone stand, no reel
Inspired by 242
Alexander de Cova Mini Edding Gag pen shrinks
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Unknown Kapitel VI: Bastelarbeit
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Alexander de Cova Papiertüten Austausch deck switch with a paper back, relatively complicated apparatus
Inspired by 255
Alexander de Cova Razor Blade Card Trick using deck switch from last item
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Alexander de Cova Tuch durch Karte silk through giant card, visual, routine with two cards that have holes in it
Inspired by 267
Alexander de Cova Austauschkassette box that contains two decks for switching
Also published here 274
Alexander de Cova Zaubertisch Roundtable table design
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Unknown Kapitel VII: Etwas Theorie
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Alexander de Cova 72 BPM on rhythm while practicing sleight of hand
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Alexander de Cova Ballverschwinden nach Rezvani detailed with different beats, practice tips
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Alexander de Cova Bessere Kunststücke
  • Was ist ein guter Effekt?
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Alexander de Cova Der Plot
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Alexander de Cova Die Erzählperspektive
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Data entered by Denis Behr.