83 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Poker / Multiple Phase Routines
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Jack Merlin The Shooting of Pete McGuff story, two times seven hands, from new pack order Merlin at the Card Table 16
Jack Merlin Exhibition Poker Feat five full houses, then straight from selected cut pile Merlin at the Card Table 19
Dai Vernon Poker Demonstration Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 368
Unknown The Perfect Poker Trick Tens through aces are removed and dealt out multiple times, performer wins Greater Magic 303
William H. McCaffrey Unique Bridge and Poker Deal shuffled deck, card called out as memory demonstration (stacking), then bridge and poker deal demo Greater Magic 298
Phil Weisbecker 3 Jacks & A Pat two hands, spectator always gets thee jacks, royal flush finaleRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
Dariel Fitzkee I Won't Play Cards With You My Best 134
Edward Marlo Marlo's Gambling Routine no set-up, faro shuffle
- Poker-Rummy-Pinochle
- Black Jack
- The Sucker Hand
- Bridge Honors
Marlo In Spades 10
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Routine half deck set-up, see also p. 63Inspired byAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 45
Stewart James Vernon Variation Inspired byVariations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 316) 67
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal Variations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 88
Rufus Steele The Gambler's Rehearsal elaborated routine with full deck set upRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 90
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-upVariationsAlso published here The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 223
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursorInspired by
  • Lin Searles's "The Straight Gambler"
Related to
The Cardiste (Issue 1) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal - And Yet Again! eight hands, performer always gets a royal flush, as a climax all have good hands and performer almost has a royal flush, then he exchanges the wrong card and gets the missing oneInspired by The Cardiste (Issue 1) 9
Charles Hudson Hocus Pocus six hands, five rounds, ends with royal flushInspired by The Cardiste (Issue 2) 5
Tom Ransom Suicide Build progressive poker deal, from five to two handsRelated toVariations The Cardiste (Issue 4) 7
William P. Miesel Straight Cheating straights, then four royal flushes as climaxRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 5) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Koldex Deluxe ten hands, then five handsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 7) 4
Milton Kort Gambling Expose long routine, including memory, poker face, false dealing demo, stacking demo, in the end cards vanish under a handkerchief except four acesRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 3
Dai Vernon Vernon Poker Demonstration Early Vernon 26
Dai Vernon Vernon Poker Routine - Revised Early Vernon 64
Edward Marlo Card Stack Demo kings openly stacked, tens and aces end up also, faro and overhand stacking, for correction see Facsimile referenceRelated to Faro Controlled Miracles 37
Fred Lowe Second Deal Sam story presentation Expert Card Conjuring 58
Dai Vernon Repeat Poker Deal ten card set-upRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 219
Ron Ferris Royal Aces aces put on deck, dealt for 2 players, performer gets aces, in repeat spectator gets aces and performer straight flush Expert Card Mysteries 82
Dai Vernon Repeat Poker Deal set-up, table farosRelated to Epilogue (Issue 5) 33
Bruce Cervon Perpetual Motion Poker fifty cards, progressive poker deal, royal flush at the end The Cardiste (Issue 13) 3
Martin A. Nash A Gambler Sits Down faros and second dealing, several phases, ends with royal flush The Cardiste (Issue 13) 14
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Also published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 325
Edward Marlo Repeat Challenge Poker Deals Expert Card Chicanery 33
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Poker Deal #2 Related to Reputation-Makers 151
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)Inspired byAlso published here Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Fred Robinson Kniphofia full stack Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 2) 318
Simon Aronson Super Stoned Poker Deal multiple phasesRelated to Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 101
Harry Lorayne Poker Challenge one card is controlled during the dealing of five poker-hand and appears in a Royal FlushRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Harry Lorayne Poker Challenge Revisited Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 164
Tom Gagnon The Forgetful Gambler riffle stack demo with second Marlo/Gardner Phase and optional color changing back kickerRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 172
Harry Lorayne, Jon Racherbaumer Impromptu Psychic Poker cards thought of and chosen from poker hands are foundInspired by Quantum Leaps 140
Karl Fulves School for Swindlers four indifferent cards stacked to spectator, performer receives aces
- Four Aces vs. Royal Flush
- The Concealed Outcome (using aces later)
Gambler's Third Lesson 3
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson four indifferent cards stacked to spectator, two signed selections as hole cards, performer receives aces
- The Marked Card Phase
- Four Ace Finale
Gambler's Third Lesson 10
Michael Skinner Atom Poker Mal Zwei two phases, set-up, first in TalismanRelated to Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 16
Allan Slaight Aces Loaded aces, then royal flush, two faros Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 382
Michael Skinner Power Poker two phases, set-upInspired byRelated to Intimate Magic 22
Edward Marlo Of Course I can deal a good Poker Hand! combo with control, false dealingRelated toVariations Marlo without Tears 206
Edward Marlo Triple Power Poker bottom deal, overhand and riffle stacking demo Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 86
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Rufus Steele The Murdock Stack in multiple deals, progressively better hands are dealt, see credit correction in issue 2, p. 3, see also The CardisteRelated to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 25
Fantomas Gradational Poker Demonstration set-up Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 1204
John C. Wagner, Martin Lewis Ghost Deal Variation performer gets royal flush, then royal flush is distributed in five hands and assembles in performer's hand, four double facersInspired by
  • "Ghost Deal" (Martin Lewis, 1972, marketed effect)
The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 121
Edward Marlo Lessinout Power Poker using Lessinout Stack, two phases Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 241
Simon Aronson Paragon Poker Gardner-Marlo poker deal, three phases, with variationsInspired by The Aronson Approach 17
Edward Marlo The Repeat Surprise multiple phase overhand stacking demo The Olram File (Issue 4) 15
Jack Carpenter Royal Faststack riffle stacking demo with surprise appearance of royal flush Modus Operandi 99
Edward Marlo Card Stack Demo kings openly stacked, tens and aces end up also, faro and overhand stacking The Olram File (Issue 12) 9
Karl Fulves Don't Ask repeat poker deal for two players, spectator wins and loses in final round Deceptive Practices 5
Alex Elmsley The Tale of the Old Timer cutting to four jacks, then queens, then kings, then dealing out all jacks to aces The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 449
Guy Hollingworth Reset Routine ends in New Pack OrderAlso published here Roger's Thesaurus 154
Gary Plants "Killer" Poker-Deal Demo color changing deck climax Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2662
Guy Hollingworth A Square Deal known as "Reset", ends in New Pack Order Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 33
Edward Marlo Card Stack Demo kings openly stacked, tens and aces end up also, faro and overhand stacking, correction from reference
- Triple Faro Control
Related to Facsimile (Issue 4) 42
Harry Riser The Poker Lesson twelve-card set-up
- The First Lesson: overhand stack
- The Second Lesson: talking about holding out, several good hands dealt
- The Third Lesson: Royal flush controlled to top
Related to The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 86
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher Crooked Dealing Pseudo gambling demo for seconds, bottoms and centersInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 228
Doug Edwards Poker Deal Extraordinaire You get winning hand multiple times, keep getting better and betterInspired by Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 117
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)Also published here Solomon's Mind 210
Guy Hollingworth A Gambling Routine also known as "Reset", ends in New Pack Order, for an idea see also p. 28 of Behr referenceRelated toAlso published here Drawing Room Deceptions 181
Roberto Giobbi, Frank Travers, Dai Vernon Fantasist at the Card Table draw poker, stud poker, blackjack, bridgeRelated to Card College - Volume 5 1285
Harry Riser Ace Controlled to the Nines card control with Ace of Spades shown, then two good hands dealt - Nines and Royal flush, faro Secrets of an Escamoteur 130
Jack Avis Poker Demonstration re-deal stackInspired by
  • Daley Notebooks, No. 89
Rara Avis 119
Stewart James The Secret Partner Poker routine, with a storyAlso published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Feb 14 1979
The Essential Stewart James 167
Denis Behr A Gambling Demonstration aces produced, named royal flush dealt, new pack order, stackedVariations Handcrafted Card Magic 62
Jack Parker, Tomas Blomberg Rump Shaker Performer deals four Aces to himself twice, then gives everyone great hands in the third round, leaving the best hand (straight flush) for himselfInspired by 52 Memories 81
Stewart James The Robot Deck Stack that allows you to do seven routines in a row

Mental Spell, Straight Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Bridge, Scrambled Spelling Bee, Prophetic Card Discovery
The Essential Stewart James 53
Stewart James The Clincher Spelling to thought of cards with a poker themeAlso published here
  • typewritten instructions, Aug 1947
The Essential Stewart James 71
David Solomon, Jeff Siegfried Jamesway Poker reverse faro mixing, good hands are the result, two phasesInspired by
  • "The Jamesway Poker Deal" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Feb. 1948)
Also published here
Solomon's Notes 17
Woody Aragon Blessed Poker Inspired by
  • "Eighteen Card Poker"(Nick Trost, The Card Magic of Nick Trost, 1997)
  • "Ten Card Deal" (Juan Tamariz, Magic Card Set)
Also published here
A Book in English 189
Jason Ladanye Best for Last every poker hand from a ranking list produced Confident Deceptions 217
Benjamin Earl Less is More Gambling Demonstration false gambling demonstration of ace location, false dealing, stacking, shuffle tracking, card mucking and four of a kind climax Less is More Bonus 10
Allan Slaight Build Down poker routine that ends with necessary ten cardsAlso published here The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 25
Joshua Jay 242 2.0 - Phase One: Blackjack
- Phase Two: 242 Poker
- Phase Three: Three Handed Poker
Inspired by
  • "242" (Richard Vollmer, MAGIC, Oct. 2006)
Also published here
  • "242 2.0" (MAGIC, Nov. 2008)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 294
Benjamin Earl The Resourceful Professional gambling routine
1. Shuffle Location/Culling
2. False Dealing
3. Stacking
4. Card Mucking/Switching
5. Shuffle Tracking
6. Four-of-a-Kind Location
Variations Less is More 110
Johnny Thompson The Gambler's Ballad gambling demonstration with Matching the Card finale, magician vs. gambler theme, rhyming patter The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 27
Jason Ladanye Power Play two effects, from shuffled deck, first sets up second
- card divined by apparently reading tells, many cards removed and selection found from those
- demonstration of different false deals (bottom, second, greek, center), culminating in five four-of-a-kinds
Inspired by
  • "The Ultimate False Deal" (Jack Carpenter, All In, DVD)
  • "Johnny Mnemonic" (Andrew Wimhurst, The Card Artistry of Andrew Wimhurst, video)
Related to
Game Changer 287
David Solomon, Jeff Siegfried Jamesway Poker reverse faro mixing, good hands are the result, two phasesAlso published here Solomon's Secrets 55