Originally published in German as "Roberto Light" in 1988.
Written by Roberto Giobbi
Work of Roberto Giobbi
170 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Barbara Giobbi-Ebnöther
Language: English
38 entries
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Roberto Giobbi Thanks!
Peter Heinz Kersten Foreword
Roberto Giobbi The Presentation of Sleightless Card Tricks
Routine 1
Juan Tamariz T.N.T. location of two cards
Related to 3
John Kennedy, Roberto Giobbi Intuition spectators separate cards into red and black, with rest pile
Related to
  • John Kennedy's “Red and Black" in "Genii", Vol. 52, No. 9, March 1989, page 560.
William H. McCaffrey, Roberto Giobbi The Telephone Trick medium is called who reveals name of selection
Related to 14
Routine 2
Sam Schwartz, Roberto Giobbi Thot Echo two card location, straight set-up
Also published here 21
Larry Jennings Royal Flush ten cards are shuffled face up and face down and then divided in two packets, one consists of a Royal Flush, paritiy
Roberto Giobbi, Bill Murata The Waikiki Shuffle cards cut in three piles and one pile turned over, card is selected and deck shuffled face up into face down, location with pendulum
Inspired by
  • "Waikiki Card Location" (Bill Murata, marketed 1945)
Routine 3
Roberto Giobbi, Bob Hummer Fingertip Sensitivity twelve cards are mixed face up and face down, performer holds packet under table and knows how many cards are reversed and they turn out to be from same color, repeated with selection, all cards end up reversed but selection
Inspired by 43
Roberto Giobbi, Jack McMillen Muscle Reading one suit on top, two honest riffle shuffles
Inspired by 49
Roberto Giobbi The Lie Detector location among seven cards, spectator lies at selection, card is divined by performer
Cross Cut Force
Routine 4
Roberto Giobbi The Circus Card Trick bet, "next card I turn over will be your card"
Glimpse and Placement from dribble
Also published here 70
Roberto Giobbi The Fingerprint challenge location with fingertip theme, sunken key
Roberto Giobbi, Ralph W. Hull Magical Match "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Also published here 81
Routine 5
Roberto Giobbi On Introducing a Stacked Deck
Roberto Giobbi, Richard Vollmer, John C. Wagner Cards Never Lie! seven card packet is programmed to find selection, mates are found as well
Inspired by 93
Swing cut
Roberto Giobbi Digital Dexterity selected card is produced while deck is in pocket, to switch decks
Ed Balducci, Edward Marlo Cut Deeper Force Variation with demonstration phase
Also published here 100
Bruce Cervon, Roberto Giobbi Think Stop!
Inspired by
  • Bruce Cervon's routine in “Genii" Vol. 50, No. 8, February 1987, page 577
Swivel Cut
Routine 6
Roberto Giobbi Card Caper two selections, odd-even stack
Roberto Giobbi, Frank Garcia In the Hands two card location
Inspired by 118
Al Leech, Roberto Giobbi Back to the Future two cards tell value and suit
Also published here 122
Routine 7
Roberto Giobbi, Richard Vollmer, Bob Hummer Manto spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
Inspired by 129
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Vernon's Miracle value of selection is counted twice from rest of deck and mixed together with selection, performer uses number of cards to work out selection
Roberto Giobbi, Richard Vollmer That Is the Question automatic placement and cross sum force, cards dealt in form of a question mark
Related to 141
Roberto Giobbi Afterword
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, January 2023.