108 entries in Cards / Sleights / Palming / Tips for Misdirection, Cover & Angles
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Enlever la carte Classic top palm
1786 109
The Regular Palm
1897 29
S. W. Erdnase To Maintain the Bottom Palm While Dealing delaying its use
Related to 1902 93
S. W. Erdnase Holding Out for the Cut
Related to 1902 110
S. W. Erdnase Replacing Palm When Cutting two for top, one for bottom
Related to 1902 113
Handing Pack for Shuffling with palmed cards
1902 44
Charles Bertram The Palm - A New and Perfectly Deceptive Method "immeasurably superior to any other", handing deck to be shuffled with right hand
1904 23
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Bent Card Subtlety
1910 32
Victor Farelli Common Faults
  • Curling the Forefinger
  • Stiffness of the Arm
  • Spreading the Thumb
1933 53
Nate Leipzig The Longitudinal Grip how to hold the deck with card in classic palm
1933 54
Jean Hugard The Palm in Action holding out, positions, tips for both hands
1940 179
Nate Leipzig The "Slap" Aces holding fan while palming
1940 246
Lee Noble Click card vanishes and appears in cigarette case
Dec. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 167)
Paul LePaul A Useful Acquitment spreading the deck with palmed card
VariationsAlso published here 1949 67
Dr. Jacob Daley Applied Misdirection for the side steal
1950 473
Edward Marlo Bits of Misdirection for a variety of different Palming Techniques
1956 39
Edward Marlo The Drop Cover
1956 41
Edward Marlo The Wrist Turn
1956 42
Edward Marlo Holding Out tips
1956 50
Dai Vernon Card Against Body Subtlety
1957 75
Edward Marlo On "Holding Out" tips
1959 117
Matt Schulien The Palm one or multiple cards, standard methods with tips
1959 18
James Steranko The Push Off Spread holding out a lateral palmed card during in-the-hands spread
1960 30
Dai Vernon Tips for Palming
1961 37
Edward Marlo Overhand Shuffle Gesture to hide palmed cards
1961 19
Cliff Green Tip on the Palming of Cards thumb position
1961 30
Charlie Miller How Not to Palm a Card common mistakes pointed out:
1. Forgetful Freddie
2. The Little Finger Fault
3. Where's the Audience?
4. The Corpse in the Closet
5. Placement
6. The Duck-Bill Thumb
1961 67
Cough Cover reason to get hand away from deck
1972 106
Dai Vernon Vernon's Get Away For Gamblers No. 43, strategy when suspected of palming
1972 15
Cough Card Steal No. 564, cough cover after palm with hand that's palming the card
1972 157
Harry Lorayne Afterthoughts about palming cards
1977 74
Dai Vernon Card Against Body Subtlety
1979 152
Edward Marlo A Palming Tip handling deck with palmed cards
1980 86
Gene Maze Unit Grip and Rest Positions
1980 10
Dan MacMillan The Pen-tastic Move writing with card palmed
1981 22
Ross Bertram With a Card in the Tenkai Position what to do while holding out
1983 144
Ross Bertram Angles about angles of Tenkai Palm
1983 171
Ross Bertram The Way of All Flesh palming tip
1983 248
Edward Marlo Overhand Shuffle Gesture claimed with 1961 date
1984 162
Edward Marlo Spread Finger Classic Palm Hold Out
1984 247
Edward Marlo Misdirection Brushing
Related to 1984 310
Martin A. Nash Disarming Hide-Out fanning deck while cards are in Gambler's Cop
1984 48
Martin A. Nash Disarming Hide-Out fanning deck while cards are in Gambler's Cop
Jan. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 1)
Dick Koornwinder Cut Cover tip for removing the left hand after a bottom palm
1984 3
Frederick Braue FB Palmaid gimmick on leg height with sticky substance to leave card there during spectator's shuffling (1936)
1985 11
Frederick Braue On Palming how to get used to it and what to do if caught
1985 9
Dai Vernon On the Top Palm Topping the Deck finesse
Related toVariations 1987 57
Dai Vernon After the Bottom Palm tips for removing the left hand from the deck
1987 63
John C. Wagner Thoughts on the Gambler's Cop
1987 29
Larry Jennings Tip on Gambler's Cop for better angles
1988 88
Gambler's Hold Out Position rest position with classic palmed cards
Related toVariations 1988 102
Larry Jennings Gambler's Cop Display management for cop, showing apparently empty hand
1988 156
Gary Kurtz Another example - Palming a Card
1989 12
Bruce Cervon Chair Holdout sitting on cards
1990 69
Open Finger While Classic Palming for manipulation
1991 39
Overhand Shuffle Gesture
1991 165
Vanni Bossi The "Open Fingers" Hold of a Secretly Palmed Card on Table Edge table edge position for classic palm (1980)
Also published here 1991 13
Vanni Bossi Position of the Hand Palming a Card, Resting on Table Top tip on palming
1991 14
Louis Haley A Reverse Palm Sleight cards in back palm, performer turns around to show both sides of hands, pure bluff as hands turn with body
1991 148
Charles Aste Jr., Undercover Cop cop position and transition at table edge
Related to 1992 88
Double Palm Throw-Off gestures when both hands are palming cards
1992 103
Frederick Braue Palm Delay Subtlety turning top card over immediately after palm
1992 19
Arturo de Ascanio Psicologia del Empalme I. Importancia del Empalme. Sus Dificultades.
II. La Cobertura del Empalme
1. El Pre-Empalme
2. El Momento del Empalme
3. La Retirada de la Mano libre
A) El efecto "tubo"
B) Ley del movimiento prioritario
4. Conservación de la Carta empalmada
A) Naturalidad
a) Naturalidad estática
b) Naturalidad dinámica
B) Diversión
a) Diversión mental
b) Diversión fisica
C) Soltura despistante, utilización inocua
a) Soltura despistante
b) Utilización inocua
D) Cadencia
5. Deposito o Devolución de la Carta empalmada
III. Conclusión
Also published here 1992 48
Gary Kurtz Performing a One Hand Top Palm
Related to 1992 12
Michael Close After the Palm what to do after bottom palm
1993 50
Michael Close How to Avoid "Framing"
1993 56
Various, Roberto Giobbi Concealing Palmed Cards in the Hand a good collection of natural covers
1996 277
Paul LePaul A Useful Acquitment palmed cards loaded into center during in-the-hands spread
1997 13
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle," How to Make it No. 29, riffling one or two handed, also for straightening out cards after bridge or palming
1999 17
Ellis Stanyon Chapter 15: Various Methods of Palming Cards comments on palming
1999 237
Ellis Stanyon Cover for Palm moving left hand away, motivation riffle or squaring
1999 240
Ellis Stanyon Palming in Connection with Pulling Up the Sleeves - Production from Left Elbow No. 14
1999 247
Ellis Stanyon Palming when Crossing Hands - Production from Left Knee No. 15
1999 247
Ellis Stanyon Masking the "Palm" with the Balance of the Pack No. 19, choreography for palm
1999 249
Ellis Stanyon How to Make the "Ruffle" No. 1, one- or two-handed riffle, also for covering sleights or straightening palmed cards
1999 291
Barry Price Now what? palming without tell
2000 19
Wesley James The Mime Shuffle "A Palm Cover Action", claimed by Wesley James, see also p. 10
2000 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Bent Card Subtlety
2002 40
John Carney Timing and Management where to hold hands and other palming tips
2002 58
Wesley James The Simulated Shuffle - A Palm Cover claimed by Wesley James
2004 188
Arturo de Ascanio The Psychology of Palming
  • The Importance of Palming and Its Difficulties
  • Covering the Palm
  • The Pre-Palm
  • The Palm Proper
  • Withdrawal of the Free Hand
  • The Tube Effect
  • Law of Primary Motion
  • Holding Out
  • Naturalness
  • Static Naturalness
  • Dynamic Naturalness
  • Misdirection
  • Disarming Looseness-Innocent Use of the Hand
  • Timing
  • The Replacement
  • Conclusion
Also published here 2005 77
Arie Vilner Le Paul Subtlety - Under the Spread spreading the deck with palmed card and holding out while gripping one's other arm
Inspired by 2009 28
Paul LePaul A Useful Acquitment spreading deck with palmed card between the hands
2010 52
Eric Evans Subterfuge and Artifice commentary on the classic palm
2012 3
James Steranko, Guy Hollingworth The Lateral Palm position, angles, covers
2015 6
Ricky Smith Learning Palming
Also published here 2015 17
Alexander Hansford Thoughts on the Tenkai Palm
2016 4
Vanni Bossi A Rested Palm table edge position for classic palm
Also published here 2016 74
Roberto Giobbi Classic Palm Hold how to hold the deck with card palmed
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 4)
Camilo Vázquez, Roberto Giobbi Management for the Palm for one-handed palm
Hidden Agenda (Issue June 29)
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi The Vernon Top Palm
  • Gestures and Poses
  • Position of the Deck and Cover
Inspired by 2016 75
Alexander de Cova Palm Holdout rest position with classic palmed cards, same as in Jennings's book
Related to 2016 232
Ricky Smith Learning Palming
Also published here 2017 7
Mike Pisciotta On Practicing Palming Cards
2017 21
Denis Behr Managing the Palm on holding out while the spectators are shuffling
2018 55
Bruce Cervon Chair Holdout sitting on cards
2018 57
Benjamin Earl Holding-Out
  • Palming from the Top
  • Palming from the Bottom
2018 20
Benjamin Earl Technical Points about Palming rest positions, covers
2019 39
Steve Forte Holding Out - The Process with switching and clean-up examples
2020 536
Steve Forte going south holding out the palmed card or storing it under table
2020 541
Steve Forte interlocked fingers clean-up hold-out position for palming a deck
2020 553
Steve Forte Thumb Clips off the deck, hold-out at table edge
2020 577
Dai Vernon Palming Subtleties what to do with the palming hand, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 82
Dai Vernon Fluttering Finger Gesture while Palming from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 87
Dai Vernon Palming tips, letting fingers flutter, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
2022 105
Juan Tamariz Palming Tip crotch position
2022 30
Jamy Ian Swiss To Palm a Card on the classic palm position, and holding a card in palm
2023 7
Ricky Smith Learning Palming
Also published here 2023 19