multeffect cards \n longshort paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects \n val evans \n sven stebbins \n john a. novak \n r. & s. master pack \n tan hock chuan \n photographic memory \n denis behr \n riffle shuffle for the paired pack \n ellis stanyon \n historia de un descubrimiento \n juan tamariz \n a further "cw menetekel" variation plus ideas for its use \n chris wardle
1937
the jinx
Val Evans

Multeffect Cards

Related toVariations

1937


177



a unique mental problem \n missing cards are named, real memory \n h. adrian smith \n r. & s. memory supreme \n tan hock chuan
1938
greater magic
H. Adrian Smith

A Unique Mental Problem

Variations

1938


906



preface \n \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

Preface

1948





r. & s. giant monte \n oddbacked queen cannot be followed, changes in joker as kicker, partial roughsmooth \n tan hock chuan \n coloroto \n dr. lazlo rothbart
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Giant Monte

Inspired by

1948


1



r. & s. poker hand routine \n pair of deuces changes into royal flush, backs change as well, partial roughsmooth \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Poker Hand Routine

1948


3



r. & s. restless cards \n seven cards are shown, squared, then alternating faceup/facedown, repeated, partial roughsmooth \n tan hock chuan \n ruhelose karten \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Restless Cards

Also published here

1948


5



r. & s. master pack \n deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, roughsmooth pairs in si stebbins arrangement \n tan hock chuan \n multeffect cards \n val evans \n das meisterspiel \n tan hock chuan \n jochen zmeck
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Master Pack

Related toAlso published here

1948


7



r. & s. memory supreme \n gaffed method \n tan hock chuan \n a unique mental problem \n h. adrian smith
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Memory Supreme

Inspired by

1948


9



r. & s. book test \n page selected with roughsmooth deck \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Book Test

1948


10



r. & s. dead and living test \n paper cards treated with roughing fluid \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Dead and Living Test

1948


11



r. & s. optica deck \n deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial roughsmooth \n tan hock chuan \n edward bagshawe \n non plus ultra \n jochen zmeck \n the optica deck \n edward bagshawe
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe

R. & S. Optica Deck

Inspired byRelated to

1948


12



r. & s. oneway deck \n partial roughsmooth \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. OneWay Deck

1948


13



r. & s. hallucination \n two spectators look at the same card which is placed on one hand, they have seen different cards and the card changed to a third one, suggested with walt disney cards \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Hallucination

1948


14



r. & s. mental numbers \n pack of number cards, roughsmooth \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

R. & S. Mental Numbers

1948


15



epilogue \n \n tan hock chuan
1948
rough & smooth possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan

Epilogue

1948


18



rough & smooth possibilities \n \n john j. crimmins jr. \n tan hock chuan
1949
hugard's magic monthly
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer)

Rough & Smooth Possibilities

May 1949


544



tips on jubilee tricks \n tips on tricks about the "golden jubilee book of magic"
 paul rosini's "neato silk"
 long tack sam's "freezing ice in the hand"
 tenkai's "rope decapitation"
 tan hock chuan's "penetration most extraordinary" \n milbourne christopher \n "golden jubilee book of magic"
1951
hugard's magic monthly
Milbourne Christopher

Tips on Jubilee Tricks

Related to "Golden Jubilee Book of Magic"

May 1951


795



das verhexte schloss \n keys in envelopes, performer finds correct key, magnet \n tan hock chuan \n "lock and keys" in "sphinx" august, 1939.
1951
hokus pokus
Tan Hock Chuan

Das verhexte Schloss

Also published here "Lock and Keys" in "Sphinx" August, 1939.

1951


15



ein seidentuch durchdringt ein glas \n silk penetrates glass, covered with silk and rubber band \n tan hock chuan \n in "the sphinx golden jubilee book of magic"
1952
hokus pokus
Tan Hock Chuan

Ein Seidentuch Durchdringt ein Glas

Also published here in "The Sphinx Golden Jubilee Book of Magic"

1952


82



silk through the glass \n classic \n tan hock chuan \n singapore silks \n aldini \n tan hock chuan
1954
tarbell course in magic — volume 6
Tan Hock Chuan

Silk through the Glass

Variations

1954


129



non plus ultra \n "mein verwandlungsspiel"
deck shown normal, then all cards are alike and back changes as well, then back, partial roughsmooth \n jochen zmeck \n r. & s. optica deck \n tan hock chuan \n edward bagshawe
1962
enzyklopädie der rauhglattkartentricks — teil ii
Jochen Zmeck

Non Plus Ultra

Related to

1962


11



das meisterspiel \n deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, roughsmooth pairs in si stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck outofhand, number force for book test \n tan hock chuan \n jochen zmeck \n r. & s. master pack \n tan hock chuan
1967
enzyklopädie der rauhglattkartentricks — teil iii
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck

Das MeisterSpiel

Also published here

1967


10



ruhelose karten \n seven cards are shown, squared, then alternating faceup/facedown, repeated, partial roughsmooth \n tan hock chuan \n r. & s. restless cards \n tan hock chuan
1967
enzyklopädie der rauhglattkartentricks — teil iii
Tan Hock Chuan

Ruhelose Karten

Also published here

1967


26



tan hock chuan's appearing knot \n flourish knot \n tan hock chuan
1968
abbott's encyclopedia of rope tricks — volume ii
Tan Hock Chuan

Tan Hock Chuan's Appearing Knot

1968


30



tan hock chuan's knot effect \n handkerchief knotted on rope is pulled off \n tan hock chuan \n "genii" vol. 17, nr. 9 may 1953.
1968
abbott's encyclopedia of rope tricks — volume ii
Tan Hock Chuan

Tan Hock Chuan's Knot Effect

Also published here "Genii" Vol. 17, Nr. 9 May 1953.

1968


295



singapore silks \n impromptu version of chuan's "silk through the glass" \n aldini \n tan hock chuan \n silk through the glass \n tan hock chuan
1970
magick
Aldini, Tan Hock Chuan

Singapore Silks

Inspired by

1970


43



tan's trick \n pattern folded into paper behind back on signed paper that should not be possible so quickly, see also p. 476 for comment by gershon legman and p. 521 for bruce arnold comment \n tan hock chuan
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Tan Hock Chuan

Tan's Trick

Aug. 1971


437



singapore force \n \n tan hock chuan \n aldini
1971
magick
Tan Hock Chuan, Aldini

Singapore Force

1971


142



the quick and the dead \n blindfolded, card is found and name revealed, see bigbee in #41 for other sources \n tan hock chuan \n astrosimple \n bascom jones \n quicker quick and the dead \n north bigbee \n fillman revisited \n north bigbee
1971
magick
Tan Hock Chuan

The Quick and the Dead

Related toVariations

1971


167



astrosimple \n with zodiac sign \n bascom jones \n the quick and the dead \n tan hock chuan
1971
magick
Bascom Jones

AstroSimple

Inspired by

1971


170



mystic twist \n loop of string through thumb \n tan hock chuan
1972
magick
Tan Hock Chuan

Mystic Twist

1972


199



quicker quick and the dead \n credits and variation for the quick and the dead, fillman principle \n north bigbee \n the quick and the dead \n tan hock chuan
1972
magick
North Bigbee

Quicker Quick and the Dead

Inspired by

1972


202



the phoenix rope \n three lengths of rope are cut and restored simultaneously, loops \n tan hock chuan
1972
magick
Tan Hock Chuan

The Phoenix Rope

1972


211



'the devil... you say!' \n medium finds three selections \n tan hock chuan
1972
magick
Tan Hock Chuan

'The Devil... You Say!'

1972


289



tan hock chuan's abc rising cards! \n same as ambitious riser \n tan hock chuan \n robert "bob" j. gunther \n ambitious riser \n fred robinson \n a tip on the secret of the high rise \n edward marlo
1973
magick
Tan Hock Chuan, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther

Tan Hock Chuan's ABC Rising Cards!

Related to

1973


369



ambitious riser \n \n fred robinson \n raise rise \n ray kosby \n arise comrades \n eric mason \n tan hock chuan's abc rising cards! \n tan hock chuan \n robert "bob" j. gunther \n ambitious riser \n fred robinson \n ambitious riser \n fred robinson
1975
pabular
Fred Robinson

Ambitious Riser

Related toVariationsAlso published here

Apr. 1975


92



fillman revisited \n ideas for the fillman principle \n north bigbee \n the quick and the dead \n tan hock chuan
1975
magick
North Bigbee

Fillman ReVisited

Related to

1975


632



willkommen \n idea for torn and restored newspaper \n tan hock chuan \n pentagram, june 1947
1976
intermagic
Tan Hock Chuan

Willkommen

Also published here

June 1976


77



introduction \n \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Introduction

1977


2



a useful card frame \n playing card appears in empty picture frame \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

A Useful Card Frame

1977


6



one handed card rise \n pinky action \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

One Handed Card Rise

1977


6



another torn corner location \n quickly locating a card with a torn corner in the deck \n tan hock chuan \n torn corner location (lewis ganson, abra 255)
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Another Torn Corner Location

Inspired by Torn Corner Location (Lewis Ganson, Abra 255)

1977


7



your card at your number \n three cards selected and lost, found at three named numbers \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Your Card at Your Number

1977


8



surprising location \n spectator thinks of a card in poker hand, magician divines \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Surprising Location

1977


8



seven's a most magical number \n spectator chooses a card out of seven, magician divines \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Seven's a Most Magical Number

1977


9



matched before chosen \n magician sets aside two random cards, spectator chooses random card, the two random cards reveal suit and value of selection \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Matched Before Chosen

1977


10



mind reading \n \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Mind Reading

1977


11



sympathetic transposition \n s.b.s. deck, any four cards transpose between spectator and magician's decks \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Sympathetic Transposition

1977


11



prediction duo \n predict two cards selected \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Prediction Duo

1977


12



the breakthru \n rough and smooth mene tekel deck, can be used for card to wallet \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

The Breakthru

1977


13



spell your card \n spectator thinks of one card from a group of six, spells to find it \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Spell your Card

1977


13



secret sortilege \n spectator places a random number of cards in their pocket, after some dealing and discarding, magician can tell how many cards are in their pocket \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Secret Sortilege

1977


14



controlled choice \n spectator chooses any card from a row of six on a stand, prediction matches \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Controlled Choice

1977


15



eclipse discovery \n selection rises from a tumbler as a cardboard cylinder covering the tumble is lifted up, card can be seen through window \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Eclipse Discovery

1977


16



dye your own silks \n method on dyeing in your own silks \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Dye Your Own Silks

1977


17



silks  a quick restoration \n cut and restored silk \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Silks  A Quick Restoration

1977


17



reelless transformation \n picture of rabbit on cloth changes into duck, small gag \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Reelless Transformation

1977


18



a very tight knot \n how to untie a knot in a human hair, bar bet \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

A Very Tight Knot

1977


18



magical separation \n red and black beads mixed in tumbler, they magically separate \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Magical Separation

1977


19



percolation extraordinary \n three tied silks placed in tumbler, middle silk melts through bottom \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Percolation Extraordinary

1977


19



the favorite number improved \n number stunt, spectator name any digit, you multiply two digits to produce string of repeated named digits \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

The Favorite Number Improved

1977


20



the dissolving ball \n red ball dissolves in water, turns water red \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

The Dissolving Ball

1977


20



watered wine \n water changes into wine, and back into water \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Watered Wine

1977


21



line of silks \n spectator calls out order of colors for three silks, magicians pulls out three silks tied in that order \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Line of Silks

1977


21



sands of gobi \n teaches method on how to make the sand, plus a simple handling \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Sands of Gobi

1977


22



milko multum im parvo \n milk poured from different sizes glasses, always fill up to the brim. after milk is drunk, final glass vanishes \n tan hock chuan \n "milko multum im parvo" (benson dulay, magic wand, dec 1946)
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Milko Multum Im Parvo

Related to "Milko Multum Im Parvo" (Benson DuLay, Magic Wand, Dec 1946)

1977


23



chuan's multiple melting knots \n \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Chuan's Multiple Melting Knots

1977


24



tricut twine \n bundled rope is cut in three places, restores \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

TriCut Twine

1977


25



the singapore twist \n rope looped around thumb loosely, melts through \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

The Singapore Twist

1977


26



chuan's appearing knot \n \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Chuan's Appearing Knot

1977


26



the box from singapore \n production box \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

The Box from Singapore

1977


27



invisible santa \n christmas stocking placed in box, comes out filled with goodies \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Invisible Santa

1977


28



unhungry bunny \n bunny placed in box, "disappear", bulge under tablecloth shown to be cabbage \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Unhungry Bunny

1977


29



matter through matter \n solid cube melts through glass of water \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Matter Through Matter

1977


30



nightclub double box illusion \n \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

NightClub Double Box Illusion

1977


31



singapore screen \n three fold screen, produce two girls \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Singapore Screen

1977


32



amazia  wonder rising cards \n rising cards, three selections rise out from deck placed under glass dome \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Amazia  Wonder Rising Cards

1977


33



sawing balloons in half \n \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Sawing Balloons in Half

1977


33



confetti surprise \n bill placed in envelope and burnt, found restored in the middle of a tumbler of confetti \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Confetti Surprise

1977


34



the long match \n burnt, blackened match can be made longer than the original match, bar bet / stunt \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

The Long Match

1977


35



match surgery \n broken match is restored after being wrapped in paper \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Match Surgery

1977


35



children's speller \n spelling trick with picture cards for children, spectator spells and gets wrong card, magician always gets the right card \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Children's Speller

1977


36



the reappearing pearls \n string of pearls appear in empty box \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

The Reappearing Pearls

1977


39



astral coin \n coin travels from under one card to another card \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Astral Coin

1977


39



moon rock mystery \n small rock grows into large rock after light is shone on it \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Moon Rock Mystery

1977


40



simplicity divination \n magician divines color of ball placed in envelope \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Simplicity Divination

1977


40



ribbon fantastique \n plastic sheet threaded onto frame by ribbon can be pulled free \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Ribbon Fantastique

1977


41



new brandy and water separation \n brandy poured into water, remains floating on water \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

New Brandy and Water Separation

1977


41



the chameleon ball \n ball changes color from red to green to white to yellow, no shells \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

The Chameleon Ball

1977


42



prolong the play \n four strings instead of three, ring jumps from rope to rope \n tan hock chuan \n tom sellers \n "changeover ring" (tom sellers, magic wand, vol. 43, no. 244, dec 1964)
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan, Tom Sellers

Prolong the Play

Inspired by "ChangeOver Ring" (Tom Sellers, Magic Wand, Vol. 43, No. 244, Dec 1964)

1977


42



knife through coat \n \n tan hock chuan
1977
the magic of tan hock chuan
Tan Hock Chuan

Knife Through Coat

1977


43



a tip on the secret of the high rise \n general technique credited to chuan reference here \n edward marlo \n tan hock chuan's abc rising cards! \n tan hock chuan \n robert "bob" j. gunther
1980
marlo's magazine — volume 4
Edward Marlo

A Tip on the Secret of the High Rise

Related to

1980


244



bottomless glass finesse \n cellophane bottom \n tan hock chuan
1980
ken brooke's magic — the unique years
Tan Hock Chuan

Bottomless Glass Finesse

1980


103



third guest: tan hock chuan \n short intro \n ken de courcy
1980
after dinner technique
Ken De Courcy

Third Guest: Tan Hock Chuan

1980


54



discatorial \n four differentcolored discs, colors divined by performer behind back, then order of four colors predicted \n tan hock chuan
1980
after dinner technique
Tan Hock Chuan

Discatorial

1980


54



the tan hock chaun pass \n \n edward marlo \n tan hock chuan \n "chuan's invisible pass" (the sphinx, vol. 38 no. 3, may 1939) \n tan hock chuan cover pass \n tan hock chuan \n topcover passes \n gary ouellet \n ellis stanyon \n tan hock chuan \n tan hock chaun pass \n tan hock chuan \n edward marlo \n tan hoc chuan pass \n edward marlo \n tan hock chuan
1982
card finesse
Edward Marlo, Tan Hock Chuan

The Tan Hock Chaun Pass

Related toAlso published here

1982


140



after tan \n pinky rise, credit claim \n tan hock chuan \n karl fulves \n information on pinky rise \n ariel frailich \n nogaff svengali \n andrew shivas
1982
wireless ii
Tan Hock Chuan, Karl Fulves

After Tan

Related to

1982


33



the optica deck \n pairs held together with cutouts and raised parts, all backs can be shown either blue or red, and face cards change to all the same
 the optica technique
with reproduction of ad and original instructions, 1928 \n edward bagshawe \n r. & s. optica deck \n tan hock chuan \n edward bagshawe \n thought cards across \n robertson keene
1983
a history of the brainwave principle
Edward Bagshawe

The Optica Deck

Variations

1983


35



nogaff svengali \n showing all red or all black, incomplete faro \n andrew shivas \n tricks of the masters (goldston, 1942) \n after tan \n tan hock chuan \n karl fulves
1983
worknotes on brainwave
Andrew Shivas

NoGaff Svengali

Related toAlso published here Tricks of the Masters (Goldston, 1942)

1983


113



tan/fillman principle \n distinguish papers by grain (the way they bend) \n bob fillman \n tan hock chuan
1991
thavant
Bob Fillman, Tan Hock Chuan

Tan/Fillman Principle

1991


12



pinky rise \n \n fred robinson \n tan hock chuan
1992
card finesse ii
Fred Robinson, Tan Hock Chuan

Pinky Rise

1992


243



topcover passes \n chaun's the tan hock chaun pass and classic pass handling \n gary ouellet \n ellis stanyon \n tan hock chuan \n the tan hock chaun pass \n edward marlo \n tan hock chuan
1994
the pass
Gary Ouellet, Ellis Stanyon, Tan Hock Chuan

TopCover Passes

Also published here

1994


91



information on pinky rise \n seen done by ger copper around 197779 \n ariel frailich \n after tan \n tan hock chuan \n karl fulves
1996
new card rises
Ariel Frailich

Information on Pinky Rise

Related to

1996


53



tan hock chuan cover pass \n \n tan hock chuan \n the tan hock chaun pass \n edward marlo \n tan hock chuan
1999
closeup & personal
Tan Hock Chuan

Tan Hock Chuan Cover Pass

Also published here

1999


31



tan hoc chuan pass \n \n edward marlo \n tan hock chuan \n the tan hock chaun pass \n edward marlo \n tan hock chuan
2000
escamotage 1
Edward Marlo, Tan Hock Chuan

Tan Hoc Chuan Pass

Related to

2000


52



variation of larry becker's knot effect \n silk penetrates off rope \n tan hock chuan \n genii, may 1953
2012
genii
Tan Hock Chuan

Variation of Larry Becker's Knot Effect

Also published here

Nov./Dec. 2012

Genii
(Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)

59



tan hock chaun pass \n \n tan hock chuan \n edward marlo \n the tan hock chaun pass \n edward marlo \n tan hock chuan
2019
output
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Marlo

Tan Hock Chaun Pass

Also published here

2019


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