introduction  xrated magic \n introduction to the book \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Introduction  XRated Magic

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how to read this book \n \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

How to Read This Book

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the vanishing magicians \n article explaining/listing why people get out of magic. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

The Vanishing Magicians

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miscellaneous \n introduction to the chapter of unclassified card magic. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Miscellaneous

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photo finish \n printed prediction reflects cards randomly cut and dealt to. opening effect. \n steve beam \n doug canning
2015
Steve Beam, Doug Canning

Photo Finish

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flash photo finish \n comedy prediction that ultimately predicts three cards chosen by participant. \n steve beam \n doug canning
2015
Steve Beam, Doug Canning

Flash Photo Finish

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the prophecy move \n \n bill simon
2015
Bill Simon

The Prophecy Move

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tapped \n deck is sucked back into card case while magician tries to remove it. \n nico scholl \n lube job \n steve beam \n tapped out \n alexander kölle \n strapped \n lorenz schär
2015
Nico Scholl

Tapped

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impossible speller \n mentally selected card revealed by spelled to it. \n doug conn
2015
Doug Conn

Impossible Speller

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the anything trick \n after several random cards are located by spectatorcutting, an item used in the patter (fruit, salt shaker, etc.) is produced for the climax. \n steve beam \n "the prediction" (hatton & plate, magicians' tricks and how they are done, 1910) \n xray touch \n martin gardner
2015
Steve Beam

The Anything Trick

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can i call you sometime \n spectatorshuffled deck of cards produces the phone number of a fictional female chosen by an audience member from twentyseven different fictional females whose names are written on napkins. \n david corsaro \n play it straight (triumph) \n john bannon
2015
David Corsaro

Can I Call You Sometime

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total recall \n same as lee asher's "four casting" \n mike desorbo \n "may the force be with you" (lee asher, video: cooking with lee asher) \n four casting \n lee asher
2015
Mike DeSorbo

Total Recall

Related to "May the Force be with You" (Lee Asher, Video: Cooking with Lee Asher)
Also published here

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deconstructed construction \n the magician divines a mentally constructed playing card. \n ryan schlutz \n "think and sync" (john carey, video: john carey collection 2) \n think of one \n allan zola kronzek
2015
Ryan Schlutz

Deconstructed Construction

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perfect location \n magician finds a card selected while the cards were out of his hands. \n vic trabucco
2015
Vic Trabucco

Perfect Location

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tabled riffle shuffle \n red/black shuffle \n unknown
2015

Tabled Riffle Shuffle

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bambi revisited \n the padlock in the back design of a selected card unlocks after a key mysteriously rotates (and a zipper mysteriously slides open). \n steve beam \n "fly down" (dave brumble, magicthe vanishing art by steve beam, 1979) \n the key \n dr. stanley jaks \n fly down \n david brumble
2015
Steve Beam

Bambi Revisited

Inspired byRelated to

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bottomsup force \n forces the card on top or bottom of the deck \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

BottomsUp Force

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the queen sisters \n bizarre story of sacrifice where two sisters (queens) triumph despite the odds against them. \n robert e. neale \n wheels of fortune \n steve beam
2015
Robert E. Neale

The Queen Sisters

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wheel force \n elimination force from five objects starting with the one selected by a spectator. \n robert e. neale
2015
Robert E. Neale

Wheel Force

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wheels of fortune \n inspired by wheel of fortune tv show, audience member competes for prizes and wins a second card trick. \n steve beam \n the queen sisters \n robert e. neale
2015
Steve Beam

Wheels of Fortune

Inspired by

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final exam \n in a eyehand coordination test, the magician deals a shuffled/cut deck as he counts down from ten to one, and ultimately produces the ace through ten. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Final Exam

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longing for the selected card \n selected card apparently found in deck, it becomes longer as it is pulled out, handling for the long card created by tom sellers & harold beaumont \n steve beam \n "long card comedy" (tom sellers, the magic want yearbook, 194849) \n "stretching a card" (harold beaumont, marketed effect, 1952)
2015
Steve Beam

Longing for the Selected Card

Inspired by "Long Card Comedy" (Tom Sellers, The Magic Want Yearbook, 194849)
 "Stretching a Card" (Harold Beaumont, Marketed effect, 1952)

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a star is born \n random cards from a spectatorshuffled esp deck distributed to four participants. with free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with a star. \n steve beam \n "espbingo" (mat roelof, new pentagram, dec. 1985) \n mind over antimatter \n steve beam \n "espbingo" (mat roelof, new pentagram, dec. 1985)
2015
Steve Beam

A Star is Born

Inspired by "ESPBingo" (Mat Roelof, New Pentagram, Dec. 1985)
 "ESPBingo" (Mat Roelof, New Pentagram, Dec. 1985)
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mind over antimatter \n random cards from a spectatorshuffled deck distributed to four participants. with free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with one card. when combined, the cards form a royal flush. \n steve beam \n a star is born \n steve beam \n "espbingo" (mat roelof, new pentagram, dec. 1985)
2015
Steve Beam

Mind Over AntiMatter

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more than just a snappy dresser \n selected card vanishes and reappears printed on the joker card, being held by the joker \n steve beam \n more than just a snappy dresser \n steve beam \n more than just a snappy dresser \n steve beam \n more than just a snappy dresser \n steve beam \n er sieht nicht nur schick aus \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

More than Just a Snappy Dresser

Also published here

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ground control \n combination force and control based upon hindu shuffle force \n steve beam \n ground control \n steve beam \n ground control \n steve beam \n shufflicious \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Ground Control

Related toAlso published here

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magicians' pickup lines that should be retired \n list of pickup lines that should be retired. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Magicians' Pickup Lines that Should be Retired

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gambling \n introduction to the chapter on gambling effects. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Gambling

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dicey location \n selected card is found by having a spectator roll a dice to generate three random numbers \n steve beam \n the curiouser count \n steve beam \n dicey location \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Dicey Location

Related toAlso published here

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deep down dicey location \n four dice are rolled to arrive at a random number where a selected card can be found in the deck. \n steve beam \n dicey location \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Deep Down Dicey Location

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dienasty \n using a random number from a die, the spectator locates one of the suicide kings with the "merrygoround of death" (downunder deal). more of a coincidence than a miracle. \n steve beam \n the australian crawl \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

DieNasty

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power poker \n magician demonstrates how to stack cards during a shuffle and receives four aces on the first deal. on the next round, he receives a royal flush. \n vic trabucco \n an effective poker deal \n unknown
2015
Vic Trabucco

Power Poker

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lagniappe \n method to cull cards while explaining how a shuffle works, bluff cull \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Lagniappe

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eight against one \n finish for 3 card monte where target card vanishes and a four of a kind is produced. \n steve beam \n the optical move \n dai vernon \n monte move \n trevor lewis \n ken krenzel
2015
Steve Beam

Eight Against One

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optical monte move variation \n \n akira fujii
2015
Akira Fujii

Optical Monte Move Variation

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facade \n version of lewis jones effect where questions are asked and the true or false answers are spelt/dealt into piles on the table, ultimately producing a royal flush. \n steve beam \n prefiguration \n larry jennings \n "persona" (lewis jones, persona, 2013)
2015
Steve Beam

Facade

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the magic of ramón riobóo \n introduction to the chapter on the magic of ramón riobóo. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

The Magic of Ramón Riobóo

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liberty, fraternity, equality \n matching effect where two spectators end up with the same number of cards, despite numerous choices and opportunities to impact the outcome. \n ramón riobóo \n miraskill \n stewart james
2015
Ramón Riobóo

Liberty, Fraternity, Equality

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magic spell \n production of two cards, one matches value and one suit \n ramón riobóo
2015
Ramón Riobóo

Magic Spell

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spanish curry \n a card vanishes from a group of cards. \n ramón riobóo \n the piano trick \n unknown \n the case of the missing hat \n paul curry \n piano card trick (uncredited, stanyon's magic, 1902)
2015
Ramón Riobóo

Spanish Curry

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open table \n four aces penetrate the table one at a time. \n ramón riobóo
2015
Ramón Riobóo

Open Table

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disparity \n updated handling of the dudeney parity principle. cards are dealt into a grid on the table as directed by the audience. the cards are reassembled by folding rows and columns onto each other  again controlled by the audience  yet the selections are found reversed in the packet. \n ramón riobóo \n the works \n john bannon \n paradox papers \n martin gardner
2015
Ramón Riobóo

Disparity

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instructions to my proofreaders \n instructions by the author provided to the proofreaders before they started proofreading the book. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Instructions to my Proofreaders

96


international harvester \n introduction to chapter on international contributions. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

International Harvester

99


international harvester \n introduction to the chapter on effects contributed from around the world. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

International Harvester

99


belly strippers \n vanish of a playing card wrapped up in the magician's sweater or tie. \n lionel gallardo \n belly strippers \n lionel gallardo
2015
Lionel Gallardo

Belly Strippers

Also published here

100


the strange coincidence \n using a mixed deck of cards (red and blue backs), one spectator freely cuts off a number of cards from the top of the deck. two cards are freely selected from the remainder which ultimately reveal the number of cards cut, the number of reds and blacks, and the colors of the backs of the cards that were cut. \n pepe lirrojo \n 8th unsolved card problem (hofzinser, kartenkunste, 1910)
2015
Pepe Lirrojo

The Strange Coincidence

Related to 8th Unsolved Card Problem (Hofzinser, Kartenkunste, 1910)

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swing false cut \n \n bobby bernard
2015
Bobby Bernard

Swing False Cut

104


or... \n the magician and a helper bury the four kings in the deck. the two of them later cut to the four kings. \n józsef kovács
2015
József Kovács

Or...

105


tradeoffs \n four kings are lost in the pack. the magician and a helper cut the cards to locate them. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Tradeoffs

107


tabled false cut \n \n steve beam \n steve beam's "card tricks from mount olympus", 1979
2015
Steve Beam

Tabled False Cut

Also published here Steve Beam's "Card Tricks from Mount Olympus", 1979

109


esteban's aces \n spectator cuts to the four aces. \n esteban del acebo
2015
Esteban del Acebo

Esteban's Aces

111


setup shuffle \n after overhand shuffle break is held between two halves, aces are on top and bottom of each halves \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Setup Shuffle

111


rollover triumph i \n triumph display. \n esteban del acebo
2015
Esteban del Acebo

Rollover Triumph I

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rollover triumph ii \n triumph display \n esteban del acebo
2015
Esteban del Acebo

Rollover Triumph II

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flash fried \n variation of 21card trick \n hernán maccagno \n second method \n unknown \n "how to have someone think of a card and guess what it is" (horatio galasso, giochi de carte, 1593)
2015
Hernán Maccagno

Flash Fried

Related to Second Method (1876)
 "How to Have Someone Think of a Card and Guess What it is" (Horatio Galasso, Giochi de Carte, 1593)

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semiautomatic ace production \n spectator chooses where to cut the pack to separate it into packets. the top card of each packet is an ace. \n dani daortiz \n "how to have someone think of a card and guess what it is" (horatio galasso, giochi de carte, 1593) \n second method \n unknown
2015
Dani DaOrtiz

SemiAutomatic Ace Production

Related to Second Method (1876)
 "How to Have Someone Think of a Card and Guess What it is" (Horatio Galasso, Giochi de Carte, 1593)

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the absent player \n spectators shuffle the deck, decide the number of poker hands to be dealt, and which hand will win. despite their choices, the designated player receives a royal flush. \n dani daortiz
2015
Dani DaOrtiz

The Absent Player

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mathemateics \n in a progressively more impressive demonstration, the participant cuts a number of cards from the deck. the magician cuts the remainder in two. dealing down in both the magician's packets to the participant's number, two mates are found. this is repeated two times. \n denis behr \n alex elmsley \n arithmateic \n alex elmsley \n routined arithmateic \n denis behr
2015
Denis Behr, Alex Elmsley

MatheMateIcs

Inspired byAlso published here

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mark of the reader \n the selected card vanishes. when the spectator's two attempts to find his own card fails, the values of the two are added to arrive at a total. turning to that page in a book, the selection is found there. \n tony griffith \n "mark of the reader" (stewart james, pentagram, feb. 1947)
2015
Tony Griffith

Mark of the Reader

Related to "Mark of the Reader" (Stewart James, Pentagram, Feb. 1947)

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t. k.'s flipover force no. 1 \n \n tony kardyro \n t. k's flipover force no. 1 \n tony kardyro
2015
Tony Kardyro

T. K.'s FlipOver Force No. 1

Also published here

126


hot pockets \n card stopped at and card thoughtof in relation to the stoppedat card, both removed, performer divines both \n pit hartling \n opposite pockets \n brother john hamman \n bolsillos opuestos \n pit hartling \n opposite pockets revisited \n pit hartling
2015
Pit Hartling

Hot Pockets

Inspired byAlso published here

127


meet your proofreaders \n brief bios of the six proofreaders of the book. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Meet Your Proofreaders

130


the magic of lewis jones \n introduction to the chapter on the magic of lewis jones. \n unknown
2015

The Magic of Lewis Jones

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you think, i think \n the magician reads the spectator's mind. then, the spectator reads the magician's mind. \n lewis jones
2015
Lewis Jones

You Think, I Think

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a word in your ear \n book test using a dictionary \n lewis jones \n the lesser dictionary test \n jim steinmeyer
2015
Lewis Jones

A Word in Your Ear

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what kind of card are you? \n the magician places a card to represent a spectator in his pocket. the spectator uses random numbers of cards to generate a playing card. the magician removes that card from his pocket. \n lewis jones \n "look, no cards" (lewis jones, the book of revelations, 2011)
2015
Lewis Jones

What Kind of Card are You?

Related to "Look, No Cards" (Lewis Jones, The Book of Revelations, 2011)

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pocketless \n magician pockets two cards. spectator names any card. magician removes the two cards  one matches the value and the other the suit of the named card. \n lewis jones \n pocket protectors \n rich aviles \n pocket protectors \n rich aviles
2015
Lewis Jones

Pocketless

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stargazer \n magician writes a prediction. spectator answers questions as he deals cards for each letter in the answer. at the conclusion, the last card matches the written prediction. \n lewis jones \n stargazer  the alpha version \n lewis jones \n farsighted stargazer \n steve beam \n blinded stargazer \n steve beam \n nearsighted stargazer \n doug canning
2015
Lewis Jones

Stargazer

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stargazer  the alpha version \n magician writes a prediction. spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. the last card matches the prediction. \n lewis jones \n stargazer \n lewis jones \n farsighted stargazer \n steve beam \n blinded stargazer \n steve beam
2015
Lewis Jones

Stargazer  The Alpha Version

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nearsighted stargazer \n \n doug canning \n stargazer \n lewis jones
2015
Doug Canning

Nearsighted Stargazer

Inspired by

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farsighted stargazer \n magician removes a card to serve as a prediction. spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. the last card matches the prediction. \n steve beam \n stargazer \n lewis jones \n stargazer  the alpha version \n lewis jones \n blinded stargazer \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Farsighted Stargazer

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blinded stargazer \n magician removes a card to serve as a prediction. spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. the last card matches the prediction. \n steve beam \n stargazer \n lewis jones \n stargazer  the alpha version \n lewis jones \n farsighted stargazer \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Blinded Stargazer

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mental magic \n introduction to chapter on mental magic with cards. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Mental Magic

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heliocentrick \n a card is selected and returned to the deck. starting with a packet of cards, the magician spells a planet chosen by a spectator. the selection is found at the conclusion of the spelling. \n max maven
2015
Max Maven

Heliocentrick

154


composite speller \n deck is cut and half given to each of two spectators. each thinks of a card in their half. the value of one card is combined with the suit of the other. the deck is reassembled and the composite card spelled. it turns up at the final letter. \n max maven \n joint banking \n doug canning \n premonition in reverse \n tony griffith
2015
Max Maven

Composite Speller

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pocket protectors \n the magician pockets two cards to serve as a prediction. spectator calls out any card. magician shows one of the predictions has the same value and the other the same suit as the mentally selected card. \n rich aviles \n pocket protectors \n rich aviles \n pocketless \n lewis jones
2015
Rich Aviles

Pocket Protectors

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reading the tea leaves \n a selection is made and lost in the pack. taking a third of the pack, cards are shuffled and dealt into four hands. the top card of each pile is turned face up and they tell the color, suit, royalty content, and finally, the value of the selection. \n david solomon
2015
David Solomon

Reading the Tea Leaves

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cold fish \n someone cuts off some cards. following the magician's instructions until only one card remains, the magician names the remaining card. \n benjamin marshall
2015
Benjamin Marshall

Cold Fish

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3726 \n four people think of a value and then a suit. the magician names each of them. \n steve beam \n "look, no cards" (lewis jones, the book of revelations, 2014) \n 3726 for couples \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

3726

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3726 for couples \n two people think of a value and then a suit to form two cards. the magician names both playing cards. \n steve beam \n 3726 \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

3726 for Couples

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twofaced \n introduction to chapter on what has been known as the "zen's poker stack" \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

TwoFaced

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the "zens" poker stack \n \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

The "Zens" Poker Stack

171


draw poker \n magician forms a bag with a napkin and drops a deck of card inside. he asks for poker hand. he not only removes that hand from then napkin, but the highest version of that hand.
 plumber's helper
 pocket clutter
 pocket stack
 pocket stack ii
 straight to the straight
 indirectly to the straight
 manure is not art?
 extending the stack
 back to the hank \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Draw Poker

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bag lady \n magician introduces a napkin folded into a bag and hands it to a lady. he asks someone in the audience to call out a poker hand. he produces that hand from the napkin and claims it is otherwise empty. he proves it by showing the cards that remain are blank on both sides. \n steve beam \n quadruple poker trick \n michael f. zens \n "the poker hand" (val evans, pasteboard perplexities", 1920)
2015
Steve Beam

Bag Lady

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stack attack \n while deck is shuffled, spectator calls a poker hand. magician deals out hand called. can be repeated. \n steve beam \n quadruple poker trick \n michael f. zens \n "the poker hand" (val evans, pasteboard perplexities", 1920)
2015
Steve Beam

Stack Attack

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the aboutface move \n semiautomatic half pass. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

The AboutFace Move

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encased \n five cards in an otherwise empty envelope. spectator chooses a poker hand. the magician removes the hand from the envelope. \n steve beam \n quadruple poker trick \n michael f. zens
2015
Steve Beam

Encased

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encased in glass \n five cards displayed in wineglass. any poker hand called. cards removed and shown to comprise chosen poker hand. \n steve beam \n quadruple poker trick \n michael f. zens
2015
Steve Beam

Encased in Glass

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background on the "zens" poker stack \n history of the mnemonic often referred to as the "zen's poker deal." \n steve beam \n quadruple poker trick \n michael f. zens
2015
Steve Beam

Background on the "Zens" Poker Stack

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home on the range \n introduction to chapter using various new range forces. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Home on the Range

205


sweet spot \n range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Sweet Spot

206


small prize winner \n range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Small Prize Winner

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nuclear force \n range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. \n steve beam \n newandclear force \n jon racherbaumer
2015
Steve Beam

Nuclear Force

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ranger school \n several versions of a range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card.
 the deepest cut
 short cut
 split forces
 it's manure time
 retreating force
 opposing force
 centrifugal force \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Ranger School

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predicting the past \n routine where the magician predicts a card to be freely chosen by a member of the audience. \n steve beam \n predicting the past \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Predicting the Past

Also published here

217


one in a bazillion \n since magician claims he didn't bring any cards, a card is constructed in the mind of a volunteer. it is shown reversed in a pictured spread of playing cards, and then removed from magician's pocket. \n steve beam \n one in a bazillion \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

One in a Bazillion

Also published here

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blankety blank \n blank (both sides) deck used to create a playing card. that card is removed from the pocket and it appears (prints) in the deck. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Blankety Blank

225


another behind the scenes look at book publishing \n discussion of how author covers his mistakes by blaming them on others. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Another Behind the Scenes Look at Book Publishing

228


another behindthescenes look at book publishing \n anecdote regarding the crediting of magic effects/methods. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Another BehindtheScenes Look at Book Publishing

228


rotator cut \n force \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Rotator Cut

231


doubledown monte \n inthehands three card monte move. \n richard bangs
2015
Richard Bangs

DoubleDown Monte

233


the under cover shuffle \n overhand false shuffle
 drop & swap control \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

The Under Cover Shuffle

234


tina's mystery switch #1 \n switch of a tabled card for one from the deck. \n lorenz schär \n tino plaz
2015
Lorenz Schär, Tino Plaz

Tina's Mystery Switch #1

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tina's mystery switch #2 \n switch of a sandwiched card for one of the cards that sandwiches it. \n lorenz schär \n tino plaz
2015
Lorenz Schär, Tino Plaz

Tina's Mystery Switch #2

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tina's transpo \n one of two lost selections appears between two jokers. this card is placed aside and the second selection appears. they then switch places. \n lorenz schär \n tino plaz
2015
Lorenz Schär, Tino Plaz

Tina's Transpo

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thanksgiven \n epilogue for book \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Thanksgiven

243


routine builder \n spreadsheet designed to assist in constructing routines. \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Routine Builder

246


suggested reading list \n humorous article \n steve beam
2015
Steve Beam

Suggested Reading List

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