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Jules D'Hotel A New Top Card Production card pushed out and pivoted upwards behind deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 25
Herb Zarrow Spring Riffle Top Palm while springing the cards after in-the-hands riffle shuffle
July 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 346)
Herb Zarrow Full Deck Control by a Riffle Shuffle the Zarrow Shuffle, block cover
July 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 346)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow False Shuffle
Related to 1959 128
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Full Deck Control
1960 49
P. Howard Lyons One-Speed Reverse card is reversed on bottom, comes back face-down to top, repeats in various variations
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
Herb Zarrow Revolving Aces four times Christ Force
Related toVariations 1962 98
Herb Zarrow Red Ace - Black Ace
1962 253
P. Howard Lyons, Neal Elias On Herb Zarrow and "One-Speed Reverse"
Related to Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
Herb Zarrow Penny and Nickel Transposition
Inspired by 1966 373
Dai Vernon Vernon's Variant four cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1967 226
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3
1967 95
Frank Garcia Notes on the Zarrow Shuffle two Methods
Also published here 1972 108
Herb Zarrow Switch-Change coin balanced on fingertip transforms when other hand waves over it
1972 355
Herb Zarrow "Trapeze" one-handed flourish production
1972 371
Herb Zarrow Herb's Variant four cards, with selection that travels into deck
Inspired byVariations Sep. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Herb Zarrow Tosheroon Two credit information, borrowed coin put on face-up deck, deck cut, again cut at coin, now coin on selection
Aug. 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8)
Oscar Pladek A Modern Chinese Marvel "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, credit information on the plot, with pop-up move, five phases
Related toAlso published here Apr. 1973 611
Herb Zarrow 4-Card Catch
Also published here Mar. 1974
Epilogue (Issue 20)
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch
July 1974
Epilogue (Issue 21)
Herb Zarrow, John E. Mintz Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel more credit claims
Related to July 1974 757
Herb Zarrow Full Deck Control
1975 24
Herb Zarrow Additional Zarrow Technique
  • Preliminary Cut To Set Deck
  • One-Shuffle Technique
1975 26
Herb Zarrow Herb Zarrow's False Shuffle slip cut and using center packet
1975 115
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on Charles and Regina Reynolds, Jay Marshall, Francis Marshall, Marshall Rodine, Jack Alden, Keith Walker, Al Cohen, Herb Zarrow, Martin Kaplan
Apr. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8)
Herb Zarrow Comments
Herb Zarrow Zigs & Zags
Inspired by
  • George Kaplan's "Zig-Zag" (Hugard's Magic Monthly)
May 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Herb Zarrow Pendulum Knot knot shaken into rope with one hand
The Chronicles (Issue Close-up Folio No. 12)
An Instant Flip-Over Change card is flicked onto some cards on table and changes visually
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Herb Zarrow Swivel Round-A-Bout
June 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 6)
Herb Zarrow Starfish Copper/Silver Coin Change
1981 204
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Shuffle
1982 137
Herb Zarrow Flicker Again
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Herb Zarrow, Dan Garrett Visu-Pinch coin dropped into other hand changes visually (or dollar to two half dollars), see credit correction on page lxix
Related to Oct. 1982 14
Harry Lorayne Herb Zarrow mini bio
1982 200
Herb Zarrow Faro Throw-Off locator card changes into selection, faro is apparently used as part of method
1982 201
Meir Yedid Perpetual Force Variation see Zarrow's Christ Force handling
Inspired by 1982 100
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
1983 48
Herb Zarrow, Michael Skinner Block PushOff Technique
1983 48
Michael Skinner, Herb Zarrow Block Push-Off Technique Herb Zarrow's?
July 1983
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 11)
Herb Zarrow Multiple Switch-In while counting four cards in Biddle fashion, two are placed in different locations in the deck
1984 76
Herb Zarrow Choose the Aces named colored aces travel to the deck face up
1984 76
Herb Zarrow Two Card Transition Biddle trick with two selection, in different parts in the deck
1984 77
Justin Higham Revolving Aces Lead In losing the Aces before Zarrow's routine
Inspired byRelated to 1985 9
Larry Jennings Reaping the Aces I & II two handlings
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1986 130
William Goodwin Flicker Again Variation with triple, as visual split
Inspired by 1986 1
Roberto Giobbi Der Psychotest spectator cuts deck into four piles, the top four cards match four prediction cards
Also published here 1987 9
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Shuffle also as red-black shuffle
1988 53
Herb Zarrow Unlinking Bands
The Chronicles (Issue 31)
Herb Zarrow Linking Bands
The Chronicles (Issue 32)
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Block Addition Move
VariationsAlso published here 1989 30
Herb Zarrow A Note on Zarrow's Revolving Aces spectator says stop four times while riffling
1989 35
Herb Zarrow Revolving Force
1989 35
Sam Schwartz Order Restored two rows of three cards each (mates), after some exchanges one of each is each row
Variations 1989 58
Herb Zarrow The Pendulum or Lazy Magician's Knot flourish knot
Also published here
  • Herb Zarrow's "The Pendulum or Lazy Magician's Knot" in Karl Fulves "Close-Up Folio" No.12 /1979
1989 36
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle brief
1990 8
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle
1990 20
Dan Garrett Pinch Switch here as transformation
Related to 1991 67
Herb Zarrow Triple Buckle with three fingers
Sep. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Addition
1992 58
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle brief
1992 8
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
1992 24
Herb Zarrow Super-Mezcla Falsa Zarrow Shuffle
1992 87
Alberto Reyes Cronica de un Viaje a U.S.A. on the trip to the USA with Ascanio in 1989, about Bob Elliott, Father Cyprian, Ken Krenzel, Herb Zarrow, David Roth, Eric DeCamps, Aaron Dutton, Howard Schwarzman, Johny Thompson, FFFF, Derek Dingle
1992 97
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle
1993 120
Herb Zarrow Easy Cut Flourish
Oct. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 10)
Karl Fulves Think Ace handling detail
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 9)
Herb Zarrow The "Color Change"
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, March 1969
1993 122
Herb Zarrow The Vertical Turnover Pass deck turned end-for-end
  • The First Handling
  • The Second Handling (spread pass)
  • The Third Handling
July 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 11)
Herb Zarrow, Dai Vernon Zarrow Shuffle
1994 453
Herb Zarrow, Edward Marlo, David Neighbors Zarrow Shuffle
Sep. 1994
The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3)
Herb Zarrow Foreword
1994 7
Herb Zarrow Think Ace four Aces removed and one thought of, shuffled back, one half jogged, face-card of lower half changes into thought-of Ace once named
Related to 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 9)
Herb Zarrow Interlock Change one half jogged, face card of lower half changes
Rigmarole (Issue 9)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle description checked by Herb Zarrow according to p. 230
1994 17
Herb Zarrow After-the-Shuffle Reverse swing cut, halves kiss
Related to 1994 107
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
Labyrinth (Issue 1)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition variation
Labyrinth (Issue 2)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Addition Move
1995 104
Herb Zarrow Stop at an Ace No. 17, four chosen cards via cuts or stopping at riffling turn out to be the Aces, consecutive Christ Forces
1995 29
Jo Sarles, Sam Schwartz, Herb Zarrow Letters Jo Sarles is the widow of J. W. Sarles (Jim?)
Underworld (Issue 2)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle
1996 9
Vernon Winiecke Bottom Reverse "Reversal of any number of cards - Dedicated to Tony Kardyro"
during swing cut
Related to 1996 44
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
1997 42
Herb Zarrow, Ken Krenzel Block Addition Version
1997 143
Nick Trost Ace Stop
Related to 1997 76
Herb Zarrow Progressive Oil & Water 4&4, then 3&3, then 2&2, then 1&1, dated 1955
Variations 1997
Underworld (Issue 6)
Herb Zarrow, John J. Beck III, Les Wade, Max Abrams Letters
Related to 1997 121
Herb Zarrow Progressive Variations
Inspired by 1997 139
Herb Zarrow A Brief Description of the Zarrow Shuffle
1998 45
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Dynamic breakdown of the basic procedure
1998 629
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Shuffle
1998 632
Herb Zarrow, Juan Tamariz, The Direct Zarrow Shuffle
  • With a Slip Cut
  • A Shuffle Strategy by Juan Tamariz
  • A Refined Block Cover
  • With Running Cuts
1998 634
R. C. Fields Diminuendo simplified handling
Inspired by 1998 173
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Addition brief
1999 128
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
1999 74
Herb Zarrow, David Regal Zarrow Addition Variant
1999 22
Justin Higham Revolutionary Ace Cutting Aces found through consecutive cut forces
  • Cut-Deeper Ace Cutting
  • So-Simple Ace Cutting (Discard)
Inspired by 1999 87
Karl Fulves Switch Poker Solution outline of effect
Related to 2000 97
Herb Zarrow Switch Poker cards switched back and forth between two poker hands, performer wins
Inspired byRelated to 2000
Charlatan (Issue 3)
Herb Zarrow, Tom Burke Herb Zarrow on Tom Burke's Master Move
Related to 2000
Discoverie (Issue 2)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
2001 106
Karl Fulves Utility Transfer card appears between to sandwich cards
Related to 2001 101
Herb Zarrow Z grip starting position for following cuts
2001 44
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Herb Zarrow on the Zarrow Shuffle by Herb Zarrow Aug. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 8)
Herb Zarrow Outnumbered complicated mathematical location with two packets of five cards each
Inspired by
  • Karl Fulves effect from Precursor
Discoverie (Issue 6)
Michael Close (reviewer) Herb Zarrow on the Zarrow Shuffle by Herb Zarrow Nov. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 3)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Addition
2002 204
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
Nov./Dec. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 4)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
2002 230
Steve Neruda, Lee Jacobs, Gerald Deutsch, Christian Doeding, Gerry Katzman, Peter Duffie, Herb Zarrow Messages
Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
Herb Zarrow Speaking Volumes
Related to
  • "Sleight of Mind" (Clayton Rawson, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Feb. 1950)
June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
Jules Lenier Lenier's Lair
Related to June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
Lawrence Sagstetter, Shep Hyken, Alex Callow, Phil Reda, Bob Parmacek, Jim Snapp, Jeff Haas, Herb Zarrow, Theuns Snyman, Walter B. Graham Messages
Related to Aug. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8)
Aaron Smith (reviewer) Herb Zarrow on the Zarrow Shuffle by Herb Zarrow Jan./Feb. 2002
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Herb Zarrow, Roberto Giobbi A Psychological Test spectator cuts deck into four piles, the top four cards match four prediction cards
Inspired by
  • "Matched Revolvers" (Herb Zarrow, Linking Ring, July 1977)
Related toAlso published here
2003 1139
Herb Zarrow Prologue
2004 5
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle with double cover
Also published here 2004 335
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle very brief
2005 42
Herb Zarrow Insight a trick Zarrow invented for a blind magician, magician matches shuffled red / black order of a pile
2006 177
Herb Zarrow, Jack Parker Sloppy Zarrow Addition
2007 155
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition uncredited, also see p. 5
2007 2
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition uncredited, also see p. 2
2007 5
Nick Trost Revolving Aces - A Clean Version double backer
Inspired by 2008 154
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks on Herb Zarrow, Zarrow Shuffle, DVDs, Walter Gibson, Ricky Jay, David Blaine, Uri Geller, Alan Greenberg, Marco the Magi, Muhlenberg College
Feb. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2)
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Shuffle detailed explanation
Feb. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2)
Edward Marlo, Herb Zarrow Ed Marlo & Herb Zarrow Letters regarding the Zarrow Shank controversy
Feb. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2)
Jamy Ian Swiss In Memoriam: Herb Zarrow - A Giant Among Us
Also published here July 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7)
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Zarrow: Lifetime of Magic by Herb Zarrow (written by David Ben) Nov. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11)
Dani DaOrtiz Herb Zarrow
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Meir Yedid Herb Zarrow on Herb Zarrow
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Herb Zarrow Falsa mezcla Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Herb Zarrow Técnica de carta cazadora card face up sticking from deck, deck thrown in other hand card is now sandwiched
Also published here 2008
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Switch
Prolix (Issue 6)
Herb Zarrow Le mélange Zarrow
2009 29
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
2011 49
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Herb Zarrow Gilbreath's Second Principle Spectator shuffles the cards, deals out five hands, one of the hands is a good hand, but the hand of the imaginary partner gets a straight flush, uses ideas from Herb Zarrow and Ron Wohl
Related to
  • "U-shuffle Poker" (David Ben, Zarrow, A Lifetime of Magic)
2012 66
Dan Garrett The Pinch Switch
Related to 2012 101
Herb Zarrow Coincidentally Yours multiple phases, finding mates
2012 291
Aaron Fisher Advanced Methods: Cliff Green and Herb Zarrow intro
Feb. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2)
Herb Zarrow The Double and Triple Buckle
Feb. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2)
Herb Zarrow, Tony Chang Outjogged Zarrow Block Addition
2013 22
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle brief
2013 192
Herb Zarrow The Really Inside Zarrow Shuffle bowed top card
2013 30
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Shuffle
2014 83
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
2014 50
Herb Zarrow Block Addition brief
2016 34
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
2016 3
Jamy Ian Swiss A Giant Among Us on Herb Zarrow
Also published here 2017 127
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle Handling buckling the single cover card, bubble cover
2018 38
Herb Zarrow Reaping the Aces I Finesse
Inspired by 2018 169
Herb Zarrow, Johnny Thompson Zarrow Translating Deck spectator answers some questions, performer apparently removes four cards according to answers, spectator cuts to the four mates
Inspired by
  • "Matched Revolvers" (Herb Zarrow, Linking Ring, July 1977)
Related toAlso published here
  • "The Translating Deck" (MUM, Sept. 1995)
2018 187
Herb Zarrow Stealing Back cards counted outjogged onto deck, secretly into deck/under top cards, Howard Lyons
2018 190
Johnny Thompson Expert Vernon's Variant card vanish finale
Inspired by 2018 59
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
2018 70
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition see reference (the second variation of the original technique, p. 34), also see p. 71 for a subtle variation of the original technique
Also published here 2018 65
Matt Baker Gilbreath Poker Both spectator and magician deal five hands of poker from their cards, each deal a good hand to an imaginary player, leaving the best hand for themselves
Inspired byRelated to 2019 195
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
2019 41
Herb Zarrow, Yves Carbonnier Zarrow Block Addition variation, to get a break
2019 56
Yves Carbonnier Le CABDD ("Le Contrôle Au Bout Des Doigts"), cards fairly shown and placed into the deck, controlled to the top
Inspired by 2019 72
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Addition with packet
2019 40
Joe M. Turner Zarrowskill with three written prediction
Inspired by
  • Herb Zarrow's "Minimal Miraskill" in David Ben's "Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic"
2020 88
Michael Rubinstein The Flash Vanish coin held onto palm of other hand, hand closes and opens quickly and coin is gone
Inspired by
  • vanish on Eric Chien's DVD "Coin"
  • Herb Zarrow Vanish on Master Coin Technique videos, 1985
2020 241
Gareth Bell Close-up Comfort in Harry's High Herb spectator finds Royal Flush, four times Christ Force handling
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 9)
White (陈怀宇), Bob (张熙禹) Ambitious Collector (有雄心的收集者) Three selections rise to the top one by one, then suddenly appear between the Collectors in a visual manner
Inspired by 2022 43
Herb Zarrow Zarrow False Shuffle
Related to 2022 102