233 entries in Cards / Sleights / Switches / Switching two visible isolated Cards or Packets
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
C. H. Wilson The Invisible Pass No. 6, one half in each hand, the hands come together and apart again and the halves have been exchanged, classic pass false cut precursor
1877 7
Simple Wild Card Switch double facer and normal card turned over, switch by removing one card with face towards audience, thus other card must be the other one
1900 103
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Move exchanging card on table with double facer, while apparently turning card over
1910 52
Charles T. Jordan Two Halves Exchange
Related to 1919/1920 55
Charles T. Jordan Optical Monte Move Variation with three cards and a gaff
1920 14
Stanley Collins Optical Monte Move with odd-backed pair of back-to-back cards
1925 25
John Scarne Scarne's Monte Slide two card switched, Optical Monte Move
1933 28
John Scarne Scarne's Push Over Change Optical Monte Move
1933 39
Two-Card Monte Move
1933 21
Two Card Monte Move
1937 125
Joe Berg Odd-Backed Two-Card Monte Move
1937 7
Wild Card Turnover Move double facer and normal card
June 1939
The Jinx (Issue 57)
406
Robert Parrish Cover Card Deck Switch apparently red and blue deck (= red deck with blue cover card), cover dragged over to other deck
Related toAlso published here 1939 33
Theodore DeLand Two Card Monte Move
1940
The Jinx (Issue 85)
542
Two Card Monte Move
1940 37
Eddie Joseph Two Card Switch optical monte type switch, two cards pushed against each other as they are turned face down
1941 9
Dai Vernon The Optical Monte
1941/49 17
Optical Monte Move
1946 10
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight with extra cards, false switches and the delight switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here Jan. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 220)
878
Brother John Hamman Open Switch of Halves
1958 39
Edward Marlo Buffalo'd transposition with bluff display
Variations Dec. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 15)
9
Edward Marlo Overlap Switch two overlapping cards are turned over
1959 6
Edward Marlo Tray Turn Switch as you turn tray with two glasses around
1959 10
Dai Vernon The Optical Move
Related to 1961 21
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Paper Clip Slide Switch paper clip slides from one card to another with paper
Nov. 1965 2
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Turnover with double facer
Winter 1969
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio)
296
Sam Leo Horowitz, Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch
Autumn 1971
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio)
451
The Wild Card Switch
Summer 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio)
536
Brother John Hamman Hamman Exchange alternative to Mexican Turnover
1972 34
Dai Vernon Optical Move
1973 76
Fred Lessor, Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Variation
Nov. 1973
Epilogue (Issue 19)
178
Edward Victor Monte Move
1973 53
Bert Allerton Two Card Monte Turnover with packets
1973 5
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
July 1974
Epilogue (Issue 21)
197
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
Variations 1974 8
Paul Curry The Tap Pass tapping one half on the other as a cover, also as packet switch (see p. 99)
Related to 1974 89
Rick Johnsson, Dai Vernon, Jerry Mentzer Optical Move with Paper Clip
1975 144
Dr. Jacob Daley, Sam Leo Horowitz Daley's Delight Switch
1975 205
Edward Marlo Buffaloed Idea
1976 2
The Turnover Switch with a double facer, wild card switch
1976 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Half Switch Move double facer and normal card
1977 18
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1977 43
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Switch with double facer/backer
1977 95
Dai Vernon Optical Monte Move
1978 90
Irv Weiner Cross Switch follow the leader switch, four packets are moved, bluff switch, with incorrect reference to p. 477
Mar. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7)
540
Bert Allerton Two Card Monte Turnover
Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
24
Wild Card Turnover Switch
1979 5
Edward Marlo The Key Move - Red and Black Packet Switch with cover cards
Related to 1980 272
Edward Marlo Key Move Extension two different colored decks switched with cover cards
1980 275
Dai Vernon The Optical Move
1980 19
Edward Marlo Buffalo'ed bluff
1980 1
Der Umdreh-Austausch with a double facer, wild card switch
1980 7
Two Card Monte Switch Hofzinser type
1981 114
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Move
1981 33
Two-Card Monte Move
1981 5
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight For Divers just two cards, no deck
1982 79
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch
Feb. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2)
988
Bert Allerton Two Card Monte Turnover
1982 150
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1983 98
Ross Bertram An Imperceptible Color Change two cards held one in each hand, they change place
1983 100
Karl Fulves Open Switch one deck in each hand, when performer turns around they're switched
1983 6
Paul Harris P.H. Outrageous Packet Switch
1983 61
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Move with double facer/backer
Oct. 1984
Magick (Issue 341)
1702
Half Deck Daley's Delight switching two thick packets
1984 19
Dai Vernon Optical Monte Move
1984 76
Brother John Hamman Signed Card Switch
Oct. 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14)
127
Two-Card Monte Move for follow the leader finale
1985 23
Dr. Jacob Daley, Sam Leo Horowitz Delight Switch
1985 28
Larry Jennings L.J. Packet Switch
1986 68
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley Delight Switch
Feb. 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 2)
1170
Richard Sanders Two-Card Monte Switch Variation
1986 78
Edward Marlo Slip Switch two packets openly exchanged with cover cards
1986 4
Dai Vernon Optical Swindle
1987 63
Edward Marlo Key Move "switching" one packet for another
Related to 1988 56
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch
1988 99
Edward Marlo Buffaloed
1988 148
Brother John Hamman Signed Card Switch
Variations 1989 49
Brother John Hamman Kangaroo Switch switching two halves
1989 111
Edward Marlo Key Move switching two packets
1989 198
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Wild-Card Move
1989 207
Wild Card Turnover Switch
1989 30
Gerd Winkler Winkler-Switch
Related to 1989 71
Edward Marlo Easy Switch two packets
1990 33
Wild Card Turnover Switch
1990 67
Irv Weiner Cross Switch follow the leader switch, four packets are moved, bluff switch
1990 87
Two-Card Monte Move
1990 20
Edward Marlo, John Bannon "Signed Card" Switch tabled card is placed between apparent mates and switched for one of them
Also published here 1990 4
Edward Marlo On The Marlo Switch tabled card is placed between apparent mates and switched for one of them
Also published here 1990 6
Edward Marlo, John Bannon "Signed Card" Switch tabled card is placed between apparent mates and switched for one of them
Related toAlso published here 1991 17
Edward Marlo On The Marlo Switch tabled card is placed between apparent mates and switched for one of them
Related toAlso published here 1991 19
Dai Vernon Optical Monte Move
1991 41
Edward Marlo Slip-Action Switch two halves are exchanged except cover card
Oct. 1991
The Olram File (Issue 10)
2
T. Page Wright, William Larsen Two Card Switch one card switched for the other, end grip
1991 234
T. Page Wright Confusion Switch two packets held close and switched
1991 307
Jon Racherbaumer The Future Ain't What it Used to be
Related to 1992 235
Brother John Hamman, Jack Carpenter Signed Card Displacement Variation
1992 17
Jack Carpenter, Brother John Hamman Signed Card Displacement Variation tabled
1992 18
Edward Marlo The Key Move apparently switching two decks at table edge with cover cards
1992 125
Alexander de Cova Body Turn Switch
1992 22
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Bert Allerton Wild Card Switch double facer with regular card
1992 4
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Jon Racherbaumer Scoop Switch Wild Card Switch, double facer with regular card, credit information
1992 33
Bert Allerton The Allerton Turnover wild card move, Hofzinser
June 1992
Profile (Issue 8)
2
Bert Allerton The Allerton Turnover Move
1992 19
Edward Marlo Marlo's Transposition Routine with stranger card, first phase Buffalo'd, then two repeats
Inspired by Apr. 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 2)
17
Wild Card Turnover Switch double facer
Dec. 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 4)
3
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch "must be executed very slowly"
1993 33
Gary Ouellet Packet Switch switching double facers for normal card during McDonald's Aces
1993 16
Brother John Hamman The Signed Card Switch
1994 971
Edward Marlo Optical Switch
1995 51
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1995 52
Dave Oestreicher Optical Sandwich
Inspired by 1995 1111
Wild Card Switch scoop and turnover
1995 90
Edward Marlo Buffaloed
1995 342
Gary Ouellet Two Alike Display
1995 50
Lennart Green Packet Displacement switching bottom part of one packet with top part of other packet
Spring 1996 61
Lennart Green Toss Packet Switch eccentric technique for switching packet that is thrown to table for packet in dealing position
Spring 1996 64
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild-Card Turnover Switch double facer
1996 83
Paul Harris Red and Black Switch
1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy)
111
Allan Ackerman Two Packet Display Switch
1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Magical Arts Journal)
230
Wild Card Move
1996 15
Optical Monte Move
1996 49
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Turnover
1996 41
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1997 45
Wild Card Move
1997 210
Edward Marlo Buffaloed bluff display of top two cards
1997 50
Dr. Jacob Daley, Richard Bartram, Jr. Daley's Delight Switch with both cards face up variation
1997 13
Wild Card Switch
1997 60
Wild Card Turnover Move
1997 3
Robert Parrish Switching Decks apparently red and blue deck (= red deck with blue cover card), cover dragged over to other deck
Also published here 1997 188
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Scoop Switch
Feb. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 6)
68
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Switch
1998 24
Paul Curry Swindle Switch two card bluff displacement
1999 131
Dai Vernon Optical Monte Move
1999 28
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Turnover Switch
1999 124
Two-Card Monte Move with double backer and double facer
1999 171
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Turnover
2000 32
Optical Monte Move
2000 40
Optical Monte Move
2000 174
Theodore DeLand Two Card Monte Switch
Mar. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 3)
73
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
2001 246
Two-Card Monte Switch
2001 78
Tabled Two-Card Monte Turnover double backer and double facer
2001 45
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Two-Card Monte Turnover
2001 47
Dai Vernon Optical Monte Move
July/Aug. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 2)
16
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Move
2002 57
Trevor Lewis Monte Plus Twist topological switch as cross-wise held cards are turned over
Also published here
  • Esolc, 1981, p. 21
Mar. 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. Special TSD Convention Issue)
9
Dai Vernon Optical Move no crossing
Also published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
70
Karl Fulves In This Issue credit information on Daley's Delight Switch
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
135
Dr. Jacob Daley, Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Daley's Delight Switch corrected handling
Also published here 2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
135
Karl Fulves Watch What Happens handling details on the Daley Delight Switch, with Jinx type move
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
141
Karl Fulves Passing Over Daley Delight Switch variation in which two packets are used and one card of each transferred to the other
2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
142
Karl Fulves Passing Over Visibly Daley Delight Switch variation in which two face-up packets are used and one card of each transferred to the other
2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
143
Karl Fulves Altered Delight Daley Delight Switch from other grips
2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
144
Karl Fulves A Crossed Xchange card from black packet transferred to red packet, red packet becomes red, using a variation of the Daley Delight Switch
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
145
Karl Fulves UnCrossed Xchange aka "NotXd Xchange"
card from black packet transferred to red packet, red packet becomes red, using a variation of the Daley Delight Switch without arm crossing
Related toVariations 2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
146
Karl Fulves UnCrossed Notes comments on the Daley Delight Switch
2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
156
Karl Fulves Tabled Daley Delight Switch posed as a problem
2003
Off The Books (Issue 10)
201
Dr. Jacob Daley, Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Daley's Delight Switch corrected handling
Related toAlso published here 2003 25
Gábor G. Szabó Excellent Last One
2003 24
Dai Vernon Optical Monte Switch
2003 ca. 6
Wild Card Turnover
2004 170
Wild Card Switch
2004 165
Monte Move optical
2004 60
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild-Card Move
2004 85
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Turnover Wild Card Turnover with double-backer
2004 91
Juan Tamariz Deck Switch using two different colored decks, with cover card
Related toVariations 2004 210
Martin A. Nash, Juan Tamariz Louisiana Switch Variation switching halves
Inspired byRelated to 2004 345
Barrie Richardson Daley's Delight Switch Variation with packets
Inspired by 2005 16
Two Card Monte Move
Nov. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11)
73
Dai Vernon Optical Move no crossing
Also published here 2005 43
Alexander de Cova The Switch as hands descent
Also published here 2005 8
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
2006 98
Jacques Terrien The Monte Move odd fake exchange of two cards
Dec. 2006
Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. Annual 2006)
33
Alexander de Cova The Switch as hands descent
Also published here 2006 39
Andy Hurst Spectator Shuffle Strategy both halves shuffled, using Daley's Delight Switch with the halves
2006 70
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Switch
2007 66
Jack Parker "For Marlo" Switch Variation feigning a switch of two packets (Pseudo Switch)
Inspired byAlso published here 2007 31
Edward Marlo Buffaloed bluff
2007 7
Dai Vernon Optical Move
2007 138
Paul Curry Curry Swindle Switch
2008 260
Body Turn Switch
2008 (ca.) 16
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
2009 25
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Scoop Switch wild card switch
2009 11
Two-Card Monte Move flicking the corner
July 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 7)
46
Spectator Shuffles via Delight Switch spectator apparently shuffles both halves
2009 25
Theodore DeLand, Tyler Wilson Two Card Monte Move Handling
2010 89
Steve Beam Accidental Push-Through Shuffle to exchange two halves
2010 100
Body Turn Switch
2010 102
Ramón Riobóo My System to Show Red & Blue Backs secretly switching two odd-backed decks, method for getting into
Inspired by 2010 230
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Scoop Up Switch
2010 203
Body Turn Switch
2011 22
Dai Vernon Optical Monte Move
2011 88
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Turnover Switch
2011 35
Barrie Richardson Daley's Delight Switch Variation with envelopes
2011 191
Darwin Ortiz Daley's Delight Variation with half deck, spectator apparently shuffles whole deck
2012 190
Tomas Blomberg Daley Delight Switch with Decks different fingering
2014 262
Paul Curry Swindle of Sorts
2015 19
Akira Fujii Optical Monte Move Variation
2015 71
Lorenz Schär, Tino Plaz Tina's Mystery Switch #2 Switch of a sandwiched card for one of the cards that sandwiches it.
2015 238
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch
2015 33
So Sato Monte Plus type Switch
2016 82
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch
2016 190
John Hostler Packet Displacement moving a packet to the other side
2016 129
Wild Card Switch
2016 106
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Joaquín Matas Wild Card Switch in vertical position
2016 257
John Hostler Packet Displacement moving a packet to the other side
Jan. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 1)
55
Alexander de Cova The Switch as hands descent
Also published here 2016 86
Wild Card Turnover Switch Hofzinser turnover switch
2017 43
Paul Curry, Tony Picasso Swindle Switch with subtlety
2017 241
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch spectator apparently shuffles both halves
Sep. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9)
66
Paul Curry, Christopher James Rose Swindle Switch Handling
2017 121
John Hostler Revolving Deck Switch two decks are openly in play and secretly switched for each other
2018 59
Dai Vernon The Optical Move
2018 127
Benjamin Earl Discrepancy Switch two packets are apparently exchanged, actually Hamilton's
Related toAlso published here
  • Past Midnight Vol. 2, DVD
2018 113
Dr. Jacob Daley, Jason Ladanye Daley's Delight Handling back-to-front handling
2018 333
Dr. Jacob Daley, Derren Brown Daley Switch back-to-front handling
2018 28
Alexander de Cova Aerial Packet Change as hands descent
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 4)
45
Giancarlo Scalia Delight Switch Variation
Inspired byAlso published here 2019 118
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Switch
2019 27
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch
2019 152
Dai Vernon Optical Move Optical Monte Move
2019 113
Lateral Palm Switch
2019 212
Dai Vernon Optical Move
2020 41
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch spectator apparently shuffles both halves
2020 22
Giancarlo Scalia Daley Extra Delight Switch handling
Also published here 2020 33
Jamie Masterson Hamman Switch Variation for Signed Card routine
Related to 2020 25
Dai Vernon The Optical Move
2020 224
Dai Vernon Optical Move no crossing
Also published here 2022 96
Dr. Jacob Daley Delight Switch packet switch
2022 72
Sharing Shuffle of both Halves spectator apparently shuffles whole deck by shuffling one half and then the other
2023 12
Jan Imhof First Alternative Switch: Face-up Cover Pass Switch spectator apparently shuffles whole deck by shuffling one half and then the other
Related to 2023 23
Two-Card Monte Move
Apr. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 4)
66
Tyler Wilson Bait & Switch handling variations of the Curry Swindle Switch
  • Swindle 1
  • Swindle 2 (Rich Aviles)
  • Swindle 3
  • Swindle 4
  • Swindle 5
  • Swindle 6
  • Swindle 7
  • Swindle 8
  • Swindle 9
Inspired by 2024 29