1995
Written by Darwin Ortiz
Work of Darwin Ortiz
189 pages (Hardcover), published by Kaufman and Greenberg
Illustrated with drawings by Ton Onosaka
Language: English
85 entries
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Paul Gertner Introduction
9
Darwin Ortiz Foreword on what's worth publishing and difficulty
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Part One: Impromptu Miracles
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Darwin Ortiz The Psychotronic Card combo
Variations 14
Darwin Ortiz Spread Steal one of four cards on deck
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Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
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Darwin Ortiz Against all Odds spectator puts card in correct position in new pack order, actually Steve Beam's "Opening Stab"
Inspired byRelated toVariations 20
Bill Simon "Business Card Prophecy" move
21
Darwin Ortiz Signature Effect signature jumps from card to card
Inspired byVariations 23
Gary Kurtz Pivot Double Lift
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Larry Jennings LJ Move
Related to 26
Michael Close MC Spread Double Lift
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Ken Krenzel Drag Double Lift Stud lift
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Tony Kardyro, Edward Marlo K.M. Move
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Darwin Ortiz Four to One four Kings with Ace of Spades
Inspired byVariations 33
Darwin Ortiz Elmsley Count with deck in hands
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P. Howard Lyons Ace Steal credit information
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S. W. Erdnase Top Palm
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Darwin Ortiz The Unholy Three cards from one deck are found in another and change into original selections
Inspired by 39
Underspread Cull
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Dai Vernon Transfer Move
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Darwin Ortiz Beyond Sleight of Hand
Related toVariations 44
Larry Jennings Open Control also switch
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Charles Nyquist Ribbonspread Hideout
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Darwin Ortiz Blockbuster
Related toVariations 49
Darwin Ortiz Table Edge Half Pass
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Darwin Ortiz Biased Pressure Fan reverse fan version
Related to 51
Darwin Ortiz Nulda's Revenge without pack
Variations 54
Adrian Plate Palm Change
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Norman Houghton Pocket Load trouser pocket
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Darwin Ortiz The New Hitchcock Aces
Inspired byVariations 58
John Carney Versa Switch
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Darwin Ortiz Kartenkunste
Related toVariations 65
Pick-Up Transfer left hand picks up tabled packet with deck and transfers top cards to it
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Part Two: Presentational Showpieces
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Darwin Ortiz Pickup on South Street from Wallet to Wallet, Mullica
Related to 70
Darwin Ortiz Bottom Deal Load loading card under wallet
Inspired byRelated to 72
Darwin Ortiz The Marker
Inspired by 76
Darwin Ortiz Underspread Force
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Bruce Elliott Elliott Change
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Darwin Ortiz Time and Again
Inspired by 86
Resealing a Card Case
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Darwin Ortiz Pocket Deck Switch classic switch
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Darwin Ortiz Table Reverse Double Undercut
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Edward Marlo Depth Illusion
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Darwin Ortiz Blind Aces performer blindfolded by spectator's hands from behind (human blindfold)
Inspired by 95
Darwin Ortiz Gambler's Cop
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Jerry K. Hartman Uppercut Production
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Darwin Ortiz Museum Piece
Inspired by 103
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Addition Move
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Stuart Gordon Gordon Double
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Edward Marlo Visual Retention Switch
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Darwin Ortiz Harry in Your Pocket cased deck is in pocket, card fished out very fast
Inspired by
  • Roberto Giobbi's "Faster than Lightning" in "Gambler's Dream"
Related to
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Darwin Ortiz Time Piece elaborate routine
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Darwin Ortiz Waving mark at the corners
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Juan Tamariz Crossing the Gaze Switch
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Darwin Ortiz The Phantom Card signed card at two positions at the same time
Inspired by 124
Darwin Ortiz The Showdown with card to wallet and folded to key case
Inspired byRelated toVariations 128
John Scarne Scarne Card Fold Mercury Fold
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Ken Beale Double Cut Substitute
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Art Altman Double Undercut Palm
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Al Baker Umbrella Move opening a folded card
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Darwin Ortiz Bold Fusion creating a double facer
Inspired byVariations 139
Harry Lorayne Lorayne Force
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Part Three: Gambling Routines
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Darwin Ortiz Beat the Dealer short blackjack routine
Inspired by
  • "Blackjack Puzzler" (Johnny Piatt, Hugard's Magic Monthly, June 1956, p. 441)
Variations
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Darwin Ortiz Gambler's Double Deal
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Darwin Ortiz The One-Handed Poker Deal skill demonstration
Variations 149
Darwin Ortiz Corner Crimp Handling index corner
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Neal Elias One-Handed Cut
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Howard de Courcy One Handed Shuffle standard riffle
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Chinese Deal
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Darwin Ortiz Face-Up Centers
Inspired by
  • "This is Centers (?)" (Milt Kort's lecture notes)
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Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Poker Deal travelling signatures
Inspired by 159
Harry Lorayne Braue Reversal Variation
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Darwin Ortiz Stripper Switch similar to slide-under
Variations 161
Jay Ose False Cut the "real looks false" cut
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Darwin Ortiz Mr. Lucky spectator chooses all the cards in play
Related toVariations 167
Darwin Ortiz Packet Cop Switch
Related to 169
Darwin Ortiz Pick-A-Card Poker with to-Royal-Flush-Transformation
Related to 172
Darwin Ortiz From the Cellar bottom deal demonstration with sucker element
Inspired by
  • Micky MacDougall's "Confounding the Critics" (Card Mastery, p. 37)
Related toVariations
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Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Bottom Runup System
Related toAlso published here
  • Genii, Mar. 1993
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Darwin Ortiz The Cross faro stacking, transformation
Inspired byRelated to 180
Darwin Ortiz The Sting stacking & culling demo
Inspired byVariations 184
Darwin Ortiz Slip Triple Cut tabled
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Data entered by Denis Behr, January 2004.