Originally published in German as "Roberto Extra-Light" in 1992
Written by Roberto Giobbi
Work of Roberto Giobbi
156 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Barbara Giobbi-Ebnöther
Language: English
37 entries
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Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Roberto Giobbi Thanks
Paul Potassy A Word from Potassy
Roberto Giobbi To the Reader
Part 1
Al Leech, Roberto Giobbi Voilà, Four Aces! card found reversed in the deck leads to selection, Aces produced as climax
Inspired by 3
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Roberto Giobbi The Australian Fives two spectators find their cards
Inspired by 8
Roberto Giobbi Fully Automatic Aces performer produces two Aces, other Aces are found by spectator, Gemini Twin placement
Chinese False Cut three packets false cut, placing cut packet perpendicular on rest
Related to 14
Two Card Catch from hand to hand
Roberto Giobbi Strange Harmony see Card College for more elaborate handling
Related to 18
Automatic False Shuffle
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi The Thought-of Card one of thirteen, using a Two to find the card
Inspired by 23
Roberto Giobbi Six-Card Poker Played Here four spectator get six cards and do a down under deal, they all end up with an Ace
Cross Cut Force
Theodore Annemann, Roberto Giobbi Risk! stacked, risky
Inspired by 36
Part 2
Al Leech, Tony Faro, Roberto Giobbi The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suit
Inspired by 43
Dai Vernon, Richard Vollmer, Roberto Giobbi The Cards Knew piles are made, values of top cards of some packets are used to divine value of a remaining packet, mathematical
Inspired by 49
Karl Fulves, Roberto Giobbi Senza Toccare (Look Ma, No Hands)! counting selection procedure
Inspired by 58
John M. Jarvis, Roberto Giobbi The Birthday Card gag, calendar card is chosen
Inspired by
  • John M. Jarvis’s “Birthday Card” in "The Linking Ring", Vol. 69, No. 1, Jan. 1989, p. 73.
Warren Wiersbe, Roberto Giobbi A Condition of Balance performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectator
Inspired by 66
Bob Hummer, Roberto Giobbi Mental Three Card Monte mathematical three card monte
Inspired by 70
Roberto Giobbi 10-11-12 prediction in form of mate on table, three dice rolled and sum used to count to card, probability
Part 3
Philip T. Goldstein Infantastic clock trick meets baby gag
Related to
  • Phil Goldstein in "Magic Manuscript", Vol. 6, No. 2, 1984, p. 25.
Joseph K. Schmidt Subconscious Poker one card is controlled during the repeat-dealing of five poker-hand and appears in a Royal Flush
Inspired by 89
Jon Racherbaumer PSI Con Carte card inserted by spectator in deck behind his back reverses
Also published here 95
Richard Vollmer Mr. King's Tapestry dealing a 4x4 square, only Kings are reversed
Also published here 101
Nick Trost, Roberto Giobbi The Card Sharp's Triumph Four Ace Triumph, with eight-packet display
Inspired by 107
Ken Krenzel Double S'Entendre two spectators choose cards in their hands and find the card of the other spectator, out of hands
Also published here 116
Carlhorst Meier Your Fateful Hour with prediction engraved in watch
Related toAlso published here
  • Carlhorst Meier's “Ihre Schicksalsstunde” in "Magie", No. 2, 1992,
Part 4
Roberto Giobbi The ldeal Composition of o Program of Card Magic
  • Structure of a Program
  • Categories of Phenomena
  • Management and Examples of Programs
  • Conclusion
False Shuffling basic partial false shuffle, overhand and riffle shuffle
Al Baker Adding a Stacked Portion to the Deck in pocket
Roberto Giobbi Switching the Entire Deck in context of a trick, card at number
Roberto Giobbi Afterword
Data entered by Lorenz Schär.