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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann The $ 1,000 Test Card Location stacked, risky
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1934 43
One from Five one from five memorized card is chosen and located by touch
Related to 1938 342
Francis Carlyle Decapitation head of match is scratched off, reappears, lights
Related to 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
57
Bob Nelson The Nelson Quickie card drops onto table from deck
Related to 1947 32
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related toVariations 1953 58
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces Aces lost in deck come to top
Related toVariations 1953 91
Edward Marlo One Riffle Shuffle Stacks - For Two Cards featuring Block Set Up principle
Variations 1959 91
Jay Ose Ose's Cut triple cut to table
Related toVariations 1962 93
Derek Dingle Mental Triumph mathematical selection procedure
Related to July 1972
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1))
129
Fred Kaps I am in Debt Ace to Four, then cards are removed, always add up to ten
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 5
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
Martin A. Nash Aces For Experts Only any Ace called for
Related toVariations 1975 58
Darwin Ortiz Combination Aces free cut principle, faros
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1975 77
Bruce Cervon, Dai Vernon The Viet Nam Trick card and number are predicted by two cards (value and suit, then values added to count to selection)
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
27
Karl Fulves Infinitely Ambitious ambitious phase with random card, described as endless loop
Related to Aug. 1975 1041
Larry Jennings The Larry Jennings Chop Cup Routine
Related toVariations 1977 57
Doug Edwards Double-Card Spin-Out Move Benzais Cut with two cards
Related to 1978 42
Earl Nelson Between Your Points of Departure Aces between spectator's palm, selection added, it vanishes and reappears reversed in deck
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1979 7
Edward Marlo Visual Poker Hand Change aces are laid down face up and change into royal flush
Variations 1980 112
Larry Jennings, Michael Skinner Impossible Location selection lost, top and bottom card total ten, ten cards cut off, then selection
Variations 1980 21
Wes Emberg, Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo Overkill
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 73
James Swain Center Swivel Palm while deck is swivel cut
Feb. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 2)
454
James Swain Passing Along the Vanishing Aces one by one, classic pass
Related toVariations 1981 42
Geoffrey Latta Collecting the Vanishing Aces Aces vanish one by one from top of deck, then they are shown to have collected four selections
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1981 45
James Swain Torn Asunder Four into Twos into Aces, with double facer
Variations 1981 74
Geoffrey Latta Vanishing Collectors Aces vanish one by one from top of deck, then they are shown to have collected four selections
Inspired byAlso published here 1981 1
Derek Dingle Illusion Aces Aces reverse between two Tens and change to Kings
  • The Practical Handling
  • The Purist Handling
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1982 79
Derek Dingle Too Many Cards with ambitious card phases
Related to 1982 106
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Book Test by Thomas Alan Waters, Thomas Alan Waters, Thomas Alan Waters, James Swain Oct. 1982
Epoptica (Issue 2)
93
James Swain Poker Interchange
Related toVariations 1982
Arcane (Issue 7)
79
Edward Marlo, James Swain One Shuffle Riffle Stack
Inspired by 1982
Arcane (Issue 7)
80
James Swain Roundup three cover-passes-handling
Inspired by 1982 295
James Swain The Vanishing Aces aces vanish and reappear face up in center, passes
Related to 1982 298
Harry Lorayne, James Swain Vanishing Aces Explored additions for Swain's effect:
  • The Card Between
  • Kings Between
1982 301
James Swain Innov-ace-tion aces pushed in deck separatedly, one to top, one to bottom, one reversed, on sandwiched between to previous selections
1982 307
James Swain Ladder ATFUS
1982 308
Larry Jennings Direct Flight Card to Case card to box, slit case
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1982 8
James Swain, Geoffrey Latta Preset
Mar. 1983 62
James Swain Encapsulated Accumulation interlaced transposition, three selections from between one quartet to another
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
310
Bruce Cervon Poker Interchange Exchanged
Inspired by July/Aug. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24)
232
James Swain Slow Motion Oil and Water 3&3
July 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 7)
1088
Larry Jennings Make Me Small cards travel to pocket
Inspired byVariations Spring 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27)
246
James Swain Card Factory several transformations
Winter 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36)
381
James Swain O. Henry Selections
Related to Winter 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36)
384
James Swain Up The Sleeve sugar up the spectator's sleeve, thumb tip
Also published here Winter 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36)
386
James Swain Yours, Mine, and Ours featuring alternative to Alignment Move in Quick-Three-Way
Winter 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36)
387
James Lewis Ordered Surprise deck in new pack order with Joker reversed in place of selection, selection to impossible location
Related toVariations 1985 24
Larry Jennings Ambitious Classic five cards
Related to 1986 95
Larry Jennings The Center Lift
Variations 1986 239
James Swain Trapped Again
Variations Dec. 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 12)
1289
William Goodwin Oxnard Split Four into Twos into Aces, ungaffed
Inspired by 1986 1
Larry Jennings Anastasia
Variations 1987 31
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Version spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, performer makes some statements and bets money, then five cards are put on table, spectator's card is among them and the other cards complete a good poker hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 2
Darwin Ortiz The Dream Card odd-backed "signed card" type effect, card to wallet
Related toVariations 1988 81
Darwin Ortiz Hitchcock Aces
Inspired byVariations 1988 86
Darwin Ortiz The Si Stebbins Secret from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins, faros
Related toVariations 1988 137
James Swain "Block"Buster Pass
Also published here Nov. 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 11)
1567
Edward Marlo The Mental Topper spectator counts to value of thought-of card, card located, optionally matching values found, faro, variations
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1966
1988 216
Brother John Hamman Sealed-Room Mystery thought-of card into sealed envelope, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...")
Variations 1989 61
John Bannon Shock Treatment thought-of-card placed in pocket as prediction, another selection is found
Related toVariations 1990 42
Ken Krenzel Swain's "Passing Along the Vanishing Aces" or Latta's "The Vanishing Collectors"
Inspired by 1990 185
Jamy Ian Swiss The Vanishing Aces Revealed Aces vanish one by one from top of deck, deck cut into four piles, Aces re-appear on top
  • For the Purist
  • The Jennings Revelation
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 5
John Carney Australian Aces dealing to four numbers, Aces on bottom of piles
Variations 1991 111
James Swain Do-It-Yourself Double Drop from deck onto table
Inspired by 1992 xxxiii
James Swain Tampa Opener four kings turn face up, face down and then each take on appearance of selection. Cards change back to kings
Variations 1992 3
James Swain All alike sequence
1992 4
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck order
Related to 1992 7
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack order
Inspired by 1992 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also match
Inspired by 1992 11
James Swain Up the Sleeve poured sugar disappears from fist and reproduced from spectator's sleeve, credits Roger Klause and Dan Stapleton
Also published here 1992 13
James Swain, Michael Skinner Dream Poker magician deals himself winning poker hand from spectator shuffled deck. Uses partial stack
1992 19
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four Aces transforms into royal flush, all other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker
VariationsAlso published here 1992 23
James Swain Poker Interchange improvements
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1992 25
Edward Marlo, James Swain One Shuffle Riffle Stack
Inspired by 1992 28
Edward Marlo, James Swain Block Stacking Sequence
Inspired by 1992 29
James Swain Impromptu Cheat performer receives best hand from shuffled deck, uses riffle stacking
1992 31
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection
Inspired by 1992 37
James Swain Mental Chicago Opener classic routine with mental selections via thought of numbers
1992 41
James Swain Mental Miracle triumph with thought of card sighted from spread, gaffed
Inspired byVariations 1992 43
Darwin Ortiz Mental Miracle - Handling Variation allows spectator to think of any card
Inspired by 1992 46
James Swain The Capitulating Queens packet trick where four Queens change to different colored backs (Based on Gardner's "All the Conformists")
Variations 1992 49
Darwin Ortiz The Capitulating Queens - Handling Variation
Inspired by 1992 52
Larry Jennings, Derek Dingle, James Swain Family Circus
Inspired by 1992 53
James Swain Turnaround Kings Twisting the Aces sequence with kings, after which one king turns face down and transforms into a selection
Related to 1992 59
James Swain Turnaround II ungaffed version
Inspired by 1992 63
James Swain, Bill Malone The J. S. Count actually displays using KM style switch, thereafter referred to as "J.S. Switch"
  • To show three cards to be same card
  • To perform Brother Hamman's Gemini Count
  • Gemini Count Variation
  • To perform Daryl Martinez's Diamond Bar
1992 67
John Bannon, James Swain John Bannon's Discrepancy City Prediction
Inspired by 1992 71
James Swain, Bill Malone Elevator Aces spectator selects four cards which turn out to be the Aces, cards are buried but appear on top
Inspired by 1992 81
James Swain New Wave named four-of-a-kind from blue deck transposes backs with four red backed jokers, examinable
1992 83
James Swain New Wave Prediction four selections match four predictions with odd back design from wallet, rainbow deck
Variations 1992 87
James Swain Vanishing Aces, The Sequel face up Aces vanish one at a time from top of deck - as climax rediscovered face up in different sections of deck
Related to 1992 93
James Swain The Free Cut Force force via spectator cut, uses crimp
1992 95
James Swain The Kings' Holiday three selections in one half of deck travel to other half and are found interlaced between Kings
Inspired by 1992 97
James Swain Seven Jokers three jokers placed reversed between four others turn into selections before reverting back into jokers
1992 103
James Swain Switching sequence
Inspired by 1992 105
James Swain Technicolor Mystery red backed selection vanishes from between four blue backed kings and revealed to be mystery card previously put in pocket
1992 107
James Swain, Dai Vernon Observation Test elaboration of Vernon routine, Ace of Spades and Queen of Hearts continually transpose
1992 115
James Swain Pretty Sneaky Impossible looking location where spectator handles deck, uses faros
1992 117
James Swain No Explanation four face up indifferent cards 'collect' three selections, uses Marlo's faro sequences
1992 121
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four Aces transforms into royal flush, all other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker
Related toAlso published here July 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11)
53
Jim Snapp, Howard Schwarzman Inner-Workings
  • Letters
Related to Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
10
Mark Ennis Draw!
  • Letters
Related to Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
10
Steve Draun Worldly Things two piles
VariationsAlso published here 1993 133
Stephen Kradolfer A Hull of a Triumph thought of card
Inspired by 1993 867
Bob King Second Guessing Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selection
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1993 2
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Don't Blink - The Magic of James Swain by James Swain Jan./Feb. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 15)
163
Michael Weber (reviewer) Don't Blink - The Magic of James Swain by James Swain Mar. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 7)
56
Alex Elmsley Brainweave ungaffed handling of Brainwave
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1994 338
Alexander de Cova, James Swain Triple Prediction prediction from wallet, values written on blank cards, blank-backed deck
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 10
Paul Gertner Skinning the Card to Cardcase loading case from Kelly Bottom Placement
Inspired byRelated to 1994 134
Alexander de Cova Triple Coincidence prediction from wallet, values written on blank cards, blank-backed deck
Also published here 1994 20
Darwin Ortiz Beyond Sleight of Hand
Related toVariations 1995 44
Darwin Ortiz The New Hitchcock Aces
Inspired byVariations 1995 58
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Poker Deal travelling signatures
Inspired by 1995 159
Darwin Ortiz The Cross faro stacking, transformation
Inspired byRelated to 1995 180
Simon Aronson Stack In Trade Aces stacked to performer and shown during deal, then another player has Aces and performer Royal Flush
  • Overhand Shuffle Methode (Version 1)
  • Streamlined Handling
  • Collins Method (Version 2)
Inspired by 1995 52
James Swain The Airmail-Card Triumph done with signed card, this card is then removed from wallet with different back design and stamp
Also published here 1995 92
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Miracles With Cards by James Swain (written by James Swain) Summer 1996 130
James Swain Foreword
1996 vii
James Swain The Airmail Card Triumph done with signed card, this card is then removed from wallet with different back design and stamp
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 1
James Swain Clue murderer and victim from twelve-card packet divined, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...")
Inspired by 1996 7
James Swain, Edward Marlo Small Packet Simple Shift
1996 9
James Swain Out of this World separated into suits
Inspired by 1996 12
James Swain Superbowl Aces
1996 18
James Swain, Bob Stencel The Stencel Move Vernon Transfer Handling, from packet to deck
1996 18
James Swain Four-Card Display
1996 21
James Swain Card in the Matchbox
Inspired by
  • "Card in the Matchbox" (Tony Giorgio, Genii, late 60s)
Variations
1996 24
James Swain Matchbox Switch
1996 25
James Swain Card in the Card Box spectator removes deck from case at beginning, no palming, card chosen by choosing suit and value from deck
1996 28
James Swain Boxed B'Wave Twisting phases with Queens, named Queen then travels to case, finally turns over and changes back color
1996 32
James Swain Four-Card Equivoque forcing the Queen of Hearts
1996 33
James Swain The World's Greatest Card Trick "a.k.a. The Homing Card"
Inspired by
  • Bill Malone's handling
1996 36
James Swain Perfect Triumph ambitious card with joker, joker put in breast pocket, Triumph with all cards face-down, when spread face-up the deck is in new deck order with joker reversed and selection in breast pocket
Related to 1996 41
James Swain The Swain Simplicity Control setting up for a double lift
Related to 1996 45
James Swain The Swain Simplicity Switch using The Slip
1996 51
James Swain Gambler's Miracle four Kings on table change to Aces, Kings in different pockets
Inspired by 1996 52
James Swain Up-the-Ladder Aces
Related to 1996 56
James Swain Tabled Pop-Out
1996 56
James Swain The Blank Deck cards become blank except selection, then back to normal, Nudist deck
1996 60
James Swain Australian Aces Revisited spelling four answers to questions, aces on top and kings on bottom of piles
Inspired by 1996 62
James Swain The Impossible Card Trick four spectators think of a value, counted down to to four piles, Aces on top followed by named values and Kings on bottom of piles
1996 66
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami)
Inspired by 1996 68
James Swain, Bob Farmer The Spectator Cuts to the Aces two versions
1996 74
James Swain Boxed Reset with case
1996 80
James Swain, Alex Elmsley Brainweave follow up with Play It Straight type effect
Inspired by 1996 84
James Swain Fortune Telling Cards three "fortune telling" cards change into one selection, blendo
1996 90
James Swain, Darwin Ortiz Hitchcock Aces
Inspired by 1996 94
James Swain Miracle Aces Aces lost in deck, yet come to bottom at once
1996 100
James Swain The Swain Bluff Control bluff type multiple shift
1996 100
James Swain Bluff Control Palm Swain Bluff Control followed by copping the cards
1996 105
James Swain Bluff Control Routine aces lost, kings put in table, they transpose
1996 106
James Swain, Edward Marlo Topping the Mental Topper cards freely chosen (or thought of), card and its three mates found, faro
Inspired by 1996 107
James Swain The Unweave Revelation Faro Divider type
1996 109
James Swain My Opener Aces produced, triumph with Aces reversed at end, Aces lost again, cut to and new deck order finale
1996 112
James Swain Face-up Benzais Spin-Out card propels out of deck during tabled cut, face-up
Also published here 1996 112
James Swain Gorilla in the Middle card appears between sandwich cards, ungaffed
Inspired by
  • "Monkey in the Middle" (Bill Goldman)
1996 120
James Swain Invisible Load Move
1996 121
James Swain Trapped
Inspired by 1996 125
James Swain Secrets of the Pass introduction
1996 129
James Swain Tips on the Pass classic pass
1996 130
James Swain, Larry Jennings The Jennings Box slit in case
  • Version One (card into second cased deck in wallet)
Inspired by 1996 134
James Swain The Well Traveled Card deck in case and number up to 52 named, signed card dropped on case, it vanishes and reappears inside at named number
1996 141
James Swain The Stand In deck in new deck order, put in case, joker outside case changes into named card, joker is at its position in cased deck
1996 143
James Swain The "Block"Buster Pass
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 145
James Swain The Bottom Card Cover Pass
1996 148
James Swain The Pass Palm top cards into left hand classic palm
Related to 1996 149
James Swain Anastasia one of five cards thought of, vanishes and reappears in pocket
Inspired by 1996 152
James Swain The Lost Multiple Shift Aces placed in different parts of deck, instantly removed from pocket
1996 154
James Swain Honest Aces spectator choses leader packet
Variations 1996 155
James Swain The Swain Drop Switch cards apparently just taken off deck and dropped on table
1996 157
James Swain Honest Collectors
1996 160
James Swain Annemann's Miracle three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 164
James Swain Something for Nothing new deck order show, shuffled a few times, poker hands dealt, straight flushs and royal flush for performer
Inspired by 1996 167
James Swain Rules of the Game from shuffled deck the performer produces all nine possible poker hands
credit information
1996 169
James Swain, Darwin Ortiz Finale for the Capitulating Queens vanish of signed card to wallet
Inspired by 1996 182
James Swain Final Departure
Inspired by 1996 187
James Swain Card to Case Load card loaded underneath cellophane
Related to 1996 189
Michael Close (reviewer) Miracles with Cards by James Swain Dec. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 4)
86
James Swain Millennial Cards Across
Inspired by
  • "Cheek To Cheek" (Showtime at the Tom Foolery)
  • "Card On The Swing" (Bill Malone, Genii, Sep. 1995)
Jan. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 5)
72
Bruce Cervon Poker Interchange Exchanged
Inspired by 1998 78
Roy Walton Pass Out deck faced, Aces appear when deck is turned over one by one, Aces vanish and are later found reversed in the middle
Related to 1998 121
Steve Mayhew Vanishing Variations
  • The Vanishing Poker Deal: Aces vanish one at a time from top of deck, performer deals out five hands and Aces turn up face up in his hand (or they are “center-dealt” to performer from deck)
  • Topsy-Turvy Vanishing Poker Deal (see p. 24)
  • The Vanishing Fix (see p. 26)
Inspired byAlso published here 1998
Labyrinth (Issue 8 - Part 2)
23
Michael Close (reviewer) Miracles with Cards Volumes 1, 2, & 3 by James Swain Mar. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 7)
34
James Swain Preface
1999
James Swain Departure from Quartet between palms to case
Inspired byVariations 1999 3
James Swain Tongue in Cheek deck ends up in New Pack Order except two selections
1999 7
James Swain Metamorphosis one Quartet is in Case
1999 11
James Swain Icebreaker selection
1999 17
James Swain A Tribute to Dunninger Si Stebbins
1999 20
James Swain The Twenty-One Card Trick
VariationsAlso published here 1999 23
James Swain The Tale of Titanic Thompson on top of anitfaroed packets is Royal Flush
1999 26
James Swain Psychic Poker one of eight-card packet, using Maven's "Binary Cut Sorting Process"
1999 29
James Swain 21st Century Cards Across ala Paul Harris' "Las Vegas Leaper"
1999 35
James Swain Birds of a Feather three Phases
1999 37
James Swain Diving Rod four of a kind
1999 43
James Swain Miraculous several four of a kinds are produced
1999 46
James Swain Equivocally Triumphant not-so-freely named Triumph
1999 50
James Swain The Miracle Deck instantly knowing a selected Card
1999 53
James Swain Peeking a Card During the Pass Riffle Pass
1999 53
James Swain The Last Good Trick classic Staring him in the face handling
1999 57
James Swain The Four Robbers updating a Classic
1999 60
James Swain 21st Century Assembly actually as a travelling effect
1999 64
James Swain The Explosion three four of a kinds
1999 68
James Swain Too Many Jokers deck ends up with all four of a kinds
1999 71
James Swain The Look-Away Force
1999 75
James Swain Card Warp Display only with borderless Cards
1999 80
James Swain Unloading a Card on the Card Case
1999 83
James Swain Peek, Stop, Touch three Cards selected in three different ways
1999 85
James Swain Two Full-Deck Controls push-though and cut sequences
1999 87
James Swain The Dummy Force no-touch Force
1999 91
James Swain The Dummy Pass the "your card is not here" pass
Related toVariations 1999 93
James Swain The Dummy Fan Force one chosen from fan of five, located by touch, not really a force
Related to 1999 95
Persi Diaconis, James Swain Persi's Collectors faro
Related to 1999 105
Fred Kaps, James Swain I am in Debt cards total ten although one by one is removed
Related to 1999 108
Larry Jennings, James Swain Instant Aces
1999 111
James Swain Benzais Cut with two Cards
Related to 1999 123
Frederick Braue, James Swain Braue Addition and Switch Variation
1999 124
Alex Elmsley, James Swain 1002nd Aces
1999 127
Brother John Hamman, James Swain, Steve Silverman Bottom Double Drop - Swivel Switch / $20 Switch see credits on page 130
1999 129
James Swain, Herbert Milton, Nate Leipzig Sympathetic Thirteen specially arranged decks of ungaffed cards
1999 131
James Swain Poker Interchange Redux
Related to 1999 137
James Swain Dealing Centers/The Muck nice Switch
1999 140
Edward Marlo, James Swain The Drop Switch
Related to 1999 140
James Swain Just Lucky Eight Card Stack double Duke
1999 144
James Swain 21st Century Magicican vs. Gambler two phases, including Pokerhand Transformation
Also published here 1999 147
James Swain, Larry Jennings Larry Jennings' Famous Chop Cup Routine new handling
Inspired by 1999 149
James Swain 21st Century Magician vs. Gambler two phases, including Pokerhand Transformation
Also published here June 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 6)
52
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) 21st Century Card Magic by James Swain Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
70
Michael Close (reviewer) 21st Century Card Magic by James Swain Nov. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 3)
25
Peter Duffie Forbidden Fruit matching Kings and Queens vanish one by one from top and bottom of deck and are then found mated in the center
Inspired by Nov. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 3)
89
James Swain The Cool Out Move
  • The Card Expert
blocked pushed off and taken with right hand and turned face up and tabled, top card held back
Related to July 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7)
60
James Swain The Big Squeeze mostly in-the-hand version
Inspired by July 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7)
62
James Swain The Card Expert intro, more applications for Cool Out Move
Related to Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
61
James Swain The Dunbury Delusion using Cool Out Move
Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
61
James Swain As a Blackjack Switch using Cool Out Move
Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
64
James Swain The Stop Trick using Cool Out Move
Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
64
James Swain Double Whammy stop trick with two selections, using Cool Out Move
Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
65
James Swain Michael Skinner's Placement Principle intro
Nov. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11)
29
David Malek Far More Honest Aces three handlings
Inspired by 2001 15
James Swain Finale for The Collectors
  • The Card Expert
three selections are replaced in deck, the four-of-a-kind then changes into the three selections
Related toVariations Jan. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 1)
80
James Swain Push-Though Switch
Jan. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 1)
81
James Swain The Magic Bullet
  • The Card Expert
Ace of Spades moves to different positions in a four-card packet, then vanishes, then all Aces are produced
Variations Mar. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3)
44
Paul Cummins James Swain: A Gift for Grift and the Sense to Novelize It
May 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5)
44
James Swain Grift Sense - An Excerpt
May 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5)
46
James Swain Psychic Ace Assembly
  • The Card Expert
Aces gather in pile of thought-of Ace
  • Version One (Preferred Method)
  • Version Two (Simple Method)
Also published here May 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5)
67
Pete McCabe Magicana Addenda Ace of Spades moves to different positions in a four-card packet, then vanishes, then indifferent cards change to Aces
Inspired by May 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5)
69
James Swain Florida Roadkill
  • The Card Expert
spectator cuts off a packet, performer cuts off same size, four Kings are found as well, Penelope's Principle
Inspired by Oct. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 10)
69
James Swain Psychic Ace Assembly Aces gather in pile of thought-of Ace
  • Version #1 (Preferred Method)
  • Version #2 (Easy Method)
Also published here June 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 1)
9
James Swain Royal Departure
  • The Card Expert
from Quartet between palms to case, card under cellophane
  • Version One
  • Version Two (four cases)
Inspired by Apr. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 4)
66
James Swain Speaking Volumes
Related to June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
31
James Swain Funny Money An Excerpt from James Swain's second novel starring Tony Valentine
June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
34
James Swain, Rory Johnston In His Words: James Swain
Related to June 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 10)
42
Brett Sears, John Heinen Swain's Views
  • Mail
Related to July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
23
James Swain Expertalk: Jim Swain on the Jay Ose False Cut triple cut to table, spectator does the cutting
Related toAlso published here Dec. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 4)
97
James Swain Shuffle Tracking
  • The Card Expert
Combination Aces with red-black separation climax
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4)
32
James Swain The Turn Of A Card An Excerpt from Sucker Bet, A Tony Valentine Novel by James Swain
Apr. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4)
64
David Regal (reviewer) Sucker Bet by James Swain Apr. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4)
82
Tony Giorgio The Center Deal: Fact or Fiction?
  • The Giorgio Letters
Related to Oct. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 10)
84
James Swain An Open Letter to Tony Giorgio and David Ben, on the Center Deal
Related to Dec. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12)
64
Gary Plants Card in Matchbox
Inspired by 2004 16
James Swain K.I.S.S. Poker Deal
  • The Card Expert
four-handed game is dealt and all the cards that fall to the performer are shown, they change to Aces and the other three hands are four-of-a-kinds matching the other three cards originally shown
Related toVariations Mar. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 3)
20
James Swain Loaded Dice An Excerpt from the New Tony Valentine Novel
June 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 6)
28
Jerry K. Hartman K.I.S.S.E.S. four-handed game is dealt and all the cards that fall to the performer are shown, they change to Royal Flush and the other three hands are four-of-a-kinds matching the other three cards originally shown, eliminating the second deals
Inspired byRelated to July 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7)
89
James Swain On Writing Mr. Lucky
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
34
James Swain Mr. Lucky An Excerpt from Mr. Lucky
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
35
James Swain (reviewer) Steve Forte's Casino Game Protection by Steve Forte Apr. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 4)
36
James Swain Shuffle Tracking
  • The Card Expert
Combination Aces with red-black separation climax
Also published here May 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 5)
32
James Swain Expulsion of Aces
  • The Card Expert
Aces found two by two, then the Kings with two friction tosses
Dec. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 12)
102
James Swain Classic Pass Cut Aces Production cutting between two Aces
Inspired by Dec. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 12)
102
James Swain Impossible Location Revisited
  • The Card Expert
selection lost, top and bottom card added, that many cards cut off, then selection
Inspired by Feb. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2)
32
James Swain Showdown
  • The Card Expert
Also published here May 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5)
26
James Swain Deadman's Scams excerpt from novel "Deadman's Poker"
May 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5)
42
James Swain Ultimate Poker Interchange improved
Inspired byVariations May 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5)
43
Harry Lorayne Simplified Swain, Plus Aces lost and found with free-cut principle, colors separated, two selections found
Inspired byAlso published here July 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 7)
24
James Swain Las Vegas Count
  • The Card Expert
Gemini/Rhythm Count variation, hiding two of four faces
Oct. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10)
29
James Swain Brothers in Arms
Oct. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10)
29
Jerry K. Hartman Ultimate Poker Interchange - A Thought
Inspired by Oct. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10)
30
Harry Lorayne Simplified Swain, Plus Aces lost and found with free-cut principle, colors separated, two selections found
Inspired byAlso published here 2007 442
James Swain The 21 Card Trick optional spelling
Also published here 2007 56
Steve Bryant The World's Most Obscene 21-Card Trick filthy spelling
Inspired by 2007 63
James Swain (reviewer) A Look at Steve Forte's Poker Protection by Steve Forte Feb. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2)
22
Jerry K. Hartman K.I.S.S.E.S. II magician deals to three spectators and himself, always showing the card he's dealt, on fourth deal he shows he got Ace of Spades, spectators’ hands are turned up and the three cards he originally showed are at the faces of their hands, and the rest of their hands are the other three mates to complete each Four-of-a-Kind, finally magician turns up his hand and it’s Royal Flush
Inspired byRelated to 2007 197
Jerry K. Hartman, James Swain, Jay Ose Ose False Cut variation with four piles, spectator does it, also see p. 371
Inspired byRelated to 2007 203
Jerry K. Hartman Ultimate Poker Interchanged magician deals to back and forth between spectator and himself each time showing he has dealt himself a King, spectator’s hand is turned up at the end and he has the Kings and magician’s hand is shown to contain Aces
Inspired byRelated to 2007 242