Written by James Swain
Work of James Swain
122 pages (Spiralbound), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
54 entries
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Bill Malone Introduction
James Swain Tampa Opener four kings turn face up, face down and then each take on appearance of selection. Cards change back to kings
Variations 3
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hideout brief
James Swain All alike sequence
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck order
Related to 7
Paul Gertner, Edward Marlo Case insertion using first part of Ovette Master move
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack order
Inspired by 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also match
Inspired by 11
James Swain Up the Sleeve poured sugar disappears from fist and reproduced from spectator's sleeve, credits Roger Klause and Dan Stapleton
Also published here 13
James Swain, Michael Skinner Dream Poker magician deals himself winning poker hand from spectator shuffled deck. Uses partial stack
Arthur H. Buckley Bubble peek
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four Aces transforms into royal flush, all other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker
VariationsAlso published here 23
James Swain Poker Interchange improvements
Inspired byRelated toVariations 25
Edward Marlo, James Swain One Shuffle Riffle Stack
Inspired by 28
Darwin Ortiz Poker Interchange - Handling Variation
Edward Marlo, James Swain Block Stacking Sequence
Inspired by 29
James Swain Impromptu Cheat performer receives best hand from shuffled deck, uses riffle stacking
Alex Elmsley Just Lucky Shuffle four handed via three shuffles
Related to 32
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection
Inspired by 37
Frank Simon One-hand fan close with upjogged card flourish brief
James Swain Mental Chicago Opener classic routine with mental selections via thought of numbers
James Swain Mental Miracle triumph with thought of card sighted from spread, gaffed
Inspired byVariations 43
Darwin Ortiz Mental Miracle - Handling Variation allows spectator to think of any card
Inspired by 46
James Swain The Capitulating Queens packet trick where four Queens change to different colored backs (Based on Gardner's "All the Conformists")
Variations 49
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
Darwin Ortiz The Capitulating Queens - Handling Variation
Inspired by 52
Larry Jennings, Derek Dingle, James Swain Family Circus
Inspired by 53
Switch in Pocket from Tarbell Course
James Swain Turnaround Kings Twisting the Aces sequence with kings, after which one king turns face down and transforms into a selection
Related to 59
Reverse with Fan Cover as packet is fanned out
James Swain Turnaround II ungaffed version
Inspired by 63
James Swain, Bill Malone The J. S. Count actually displays using KM style switch, thereafter referred to as "J.S. Switch"
  • To show three cards to be same card
  • To perform Brother Hamman's Gemini Count
  • Gemini Count Variation
  • To perform Daryl Martinez's Diamond Bar
John Bannon, James Swain John Bannon's Discrepancy City Prediction
Inspired by 71
Dai Vernon The Vernon Strip-Out Addition shown to Swain by Jennings as taught to him by Vernon
James Swain, Bill Malone Elevator Aces spectator selects four cards which turn out to be the Aces, cards are buried but appear on top
Inspired by 81
James Swain New Wave named four-of-a-kind from blue deck transposes backs with four red backed jokers, examinable
James Swain New Wave Prediction four selections match four predictions with odd back design from wallet, rainbow deck
Variations 87
James Swain Vanishing Aces, The Sequel face up Aces vanish one at a time from top of deck - as climax rediscovered face up in different sections of deck
Related to 93
James Swain The Free Cut Force force via spectator cut, uses crimp
One-Handed Crimp upwards
James Swain The Kings' Holiday three selections in one half of deck travel to other half and are found interlaced between Kings
Inspired by 97
Dai Vernon Vernon transfer brief
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico Simple Shift
James Swain Seven Jokers three jokers placed reversed between four others turn into selections before reverting back into jokers
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count brief
James Swain Switching sequence
Inspired by 105
James Swain Technicolor Mystery red backed selection vanishes from between four blue backed kings and revealed to be mystery card previously put in pocket
Brother John Hamman Gemini Count brief
Edward Marlo, Tony Kardyro KM Move brief
Spin cut illustrated
James Swain, Dai Vernon Observation Test elaboration of Vernon routine, Ace of Spades and Queen of Hearts continually transpose
James Swain Pretty Sneaky Impossible looking location where spectator handles deck, uses faros
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Control brief
James Swain No Explanation four face up indifferent cards 'collect' three selections, uses Marlo's faro sequences
Data entered by Rajesh Jethwa.