88 entries in Cards / Sleights / Step Finesses
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers Transforming Break into Step
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939)
Jog & Step Fan fan with jog or step
1940 326
Stepping after the Peek delayed action
1946 36
Arthur H. Buckley The Invisible Location (One Hand)
1946 38
Warren Wiersbe Peek! delayed control with step fan
Variations 1946 15
The Step hindu shuffle context
1948 195
The Step securing control after peek, overhand shuffle
1948 33
Establishing a Step from a Break book break
1952 32
Edward Marlo Delayed Fan Control step fan, as Triple Peek Control, two methods
1952 83
Bill Simon Marking a Position in a Card Spread
Related to 1952 153
Edward Marlo On The Cut retaining step after cut, End Jog and Side Jog
1959 103
Dai Vernon Basic Formation of a Step
1960 41
Angle Ribbon Spread step
Related to 1962 67
Book Break Turnover
1962 47
Step Spread to force a card to oneself
1964 32
Dai Vernon Pressure Fan step fan
Related to 1967 128
Dai Vernon Spread Location step in spread by either jogging card or whole upper half
Related toVariations 1967 129
Dai Vernon Another Control break obtained above chosen card
Dec. 1967 148
Edward Marlo Putting in the Step five handlings
Inspired byVariations 1970 10
Edward Marlo Moving the Steps three methods
Inspired by 1970 13
Edward Marlo The All Around Square Up five methods with steps, including four "Getting Methods" to regain control over the card
1970 21
Edward Marlo Further Finesse and Shifting of the Step see step 9.
1970 48
Edward Marlo Fantastic Fingertip Controls with step fan, and one hand closing of fan, see also page 85 for "Added Notes on the One Hand Closing of the Fan"
1970 60
Tom Batchelor The Glimpse of a Peek step fan, then the inner corner is bent open behind fan
1971 15
Step Break book turnover
Innovations (Issue 1)
Dai Vernon Vernon's Spread Double Peek No. 60, table spread with two steps
Related to 1972 18
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Peek "Open and Shut" Reverse Fan Location No. 122, peek, then step fan as delay, then cut
Related to 1972 36
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Improvement Of Leipzig's Delayed Location No. 285, setting deck on table after peek with step or jog
1972 72
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Estimating Peek: 3) Daley's Estimate No. 337-3, card peeked at, deck fanned (step fan), then performer spreads through cards and finds selection face down
1972 95
Dr. Jacob Daley Peek-Fan-Side Jog Location No. 544, step fan after peek, Daley variation with two breaks/steps
1972 153
Harry Lorayne Step Handling step in pack while dealing
1973 65
Warren Wiersbe Pressure Fan with step after peek
1978 72
Marking a Position in a Card Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1978 63
Warren Wiersbe Ribbon Spread Control step in spread
1979 126
Dai Vernon Step Lay Down after peek
1981 25
Marking a Card in a Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1981 18
Retaining a Break while deck is turned over, step
1981 12
Marking a Position in a Card Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1982 145
Step Fan
1983 150
Roberto Giobbi Step Jog to Break Handling deck set on table with step
1984 20
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Peek Control holding break as deck is balanced on fingers, then step fan (1939)
Related to 1985 29
Dai Vernon Pressure Fan Control
1986 195
Edward Marlo A Marlo Control using step handling, with tapping on table
1988 265
Ken Krenzel Step on Palm deck laying on hand with fine step
1990 177
Edward Marlo Automatic Book Break
1990 57
Ernest Earick Step to Break Transfer
1993 31
Eddie Fechter Peek Subtlety using a step after the peek
1993 181
Eddie Fechter Turn Around Peek Control deck is turned 180° between the hands
1993 183
The Step
1995 33
Roberto Giobbi Techniques with Breaks, Steps and Injogs intro
1998 527
Ribbon Spread and Step
1998 535
A Spectator holds the Step bold handling
1998 536
Dai Vernon Fan and Step
1998 536
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Injog and Step after the Cut
1998 542
Ellis Stanyon The Step No. 21, spectator cuts, remembers bottom card and replaces, hopefully a step remains
1999 13
Justin Higham Fine Step Control post-peek step control
1999 17
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Ribbon Spread Force bold
2000 793
L'Homme Masqué, The Toss Force
Related to
  • "Magic without Apparatus", p. 86
2000 795
Harry Lorayne Angle Ribbon Spread step, credit claim in Afterthoughts
Related to 2001 75
Dai Vernon Double Cut Break Handling double cutting with jog, then deck turned over and break retained
Also published here 2001 188
Step Double Lift Cliff Green
2001 98
Dai Vernon Fan with Step
2003 54
Ernest Earick Step to Break Transfer break retained as deck is turned over
Mar./Apr. 2003
The Penumbra (Issue 6)
Tenkai Ishida Step Break credit information
2004 75
Edward Marlo, Tenkai Ishida Pivot-Step
2004 311
Kostya Kimlat Breaking Glances "Work with the Marlo Fingertip Flesh Break"
  • The Basic Technique
  • Touches
    • The Closed-Deck Convincer
    • Creating a Step
    • The Fan Peek
    • Outer Peeks
  • Continuations
    • Riffle Force
    • Overhand Shuffle
    • Riffle Shuffle
    • Hindu Shuffle
    • Pulp Friction
    • Marlo's Ruse
Related to May 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Fan Step
Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 28)
Angle Ribbon Spread step spread
2011 154
Harry Lorayne Double Angle deck spread face down, two cards named and drawn out, two steps in spread
2011 154
Roberto Giobbi The Fan Control
  • The basic idea
  • The Fan Control with Step
  • The Fan Control with Key Card
  • The Fan Control with Bridge
  • The Fan Control with Daub
2012 99
Tenkai Ishida Book Break Turnover
2014 218
Harry Lorayne Angle Spread Handling step spread on table
2015 242
Harry Lorayne Angle Spread step in tabled spread, two handlings
2017 203
Harry Riser Fan with Break pressure fan with break, results in step
2018 101
Howard Hamburg Ribbon Spread Angle Jog
Also published here 2018 102
Harry Lorayne Angle Ribbon Spread
2018 33
Tenkai Ishida Book-break Turnover
2018 239
Step Fan
Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Nancy Colwell Last Minute Card Control spectator cuts off a pile, shuffles, remembers a card and loses it, hopefully step is retained
Inspired by May 2020
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2))
Steve Forte spread-break display concealing break during in-the-hands spread display, temporary step
2020 750
Book Break
2020 908
Steve Forte Turn-Around Break step to break after 180 degree turn of deck
2020 909
Harry Lorayne Angle Spread tabled spread with step
2020 6
Dai Vernon End-for-End Step Turnover deck turned over with step, see also p. 335 for packet handling
2020 161
Larry Jennings First Method (End Over End Turn) deck turned over before obtaining break
2020 166
Larry Jennings New Peek Control end-for-end turnover with step
2020 398
Max Malini Step Delay also jog, get-ready for classic force
2022 247
Tom Gagnon X-Step after One-Hand Fan
2022 127