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Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 209
Dai Vernon The Five Card Mental Force
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 30
Tom Ransom Suicide Build progressive poker deal, from five to two hands
Related toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 7
Henry Christ Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Routine
Variations 1961 Professional Card Magic 48
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller
Variations Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 227
Walter Meyer, Allan Slaight, Jules Conway Etcetera
June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 264
Allan Slaight Repeat Perfect Speller simplified
Inspired by June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 264
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342
Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Also published here
Mar. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 325
Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne, Don Costello The Card Sharp and the Four Gamblers with four Kings kicker and story
Inspired byVariations 1971 Reputation-Makers 11
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination
July 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 637
Allan Slaight Fource of Hearts Vernon's Five Card Mental Force combined with prediction in envelope, Himber Wallet
Inspired by 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 160) 799
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale
Also published here 1977 The Magic Book 164
Karl Fulves Easy as A-B-C two spectators recite the alphabet to locate a selection
Related to 1977 The Magic Book 63
Allan Slaight Five-Card Mental out
Related toAlso published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1115
Allan Slaight Slaight's Sequel mental speller
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1116
Allan Slaight Mutant Nomen Klondike shuffle
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1124
Charles Steele From Charles Steele
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 30) 117
Allan Slaight Unkindest Cut Of All rummy and blackjack deal featuring a winning blackjack stack
Variations Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 186
Melvin Anderson Apocalypse Variations Or Additions blackjack stack, Gin Rummy
Inspired by Feb. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 304
Allan Slaight Aces Loaded aces, then royal flush, two faros
Aug. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 382
Allan Slaight Fourth Down spelling to "THE KING OF HEARTS" into four packets, a King on each pile except one which has an indicator card to find last king, credit information
Related toVariations 1981 Octet 32
Karl Fulves Fourth of Habit four indifferent cards put on table, one changes into selection, then four Kings are dealt, first tricks sets up second
Inspired by 1981 Octet 35
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-Speller
Inspired by May 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
Allan Slaight FairRow Faro reversed indifferent card is used to count to two selections on either side
Aug. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 812
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Related to Dec. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1002
Allan Slaight Guise Winner five hands of poker are redealt to same persons, spectator names missing card (Premonition)
1984 Arcane (Issue 11) 144
Allan Slaight "1984" Card Trick story trick with spelling and selection
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 280
Allan Slaight Sweet, Lorayne! mixture between Lorayne and Christ's routines, with full patter
Inspired by 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 78
Allan Slaight Last Word Lexicon lexicon deck spelling trick
1985 Epoptica (Issue 7) 432
Allan Slaight, Richard W. Marsh, Jay Sweeney Letters
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 52) 264
Francois Ziegler, Richard Vollmer Ask the Deck full suit and four of a kind kicker
Variations Nov. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 11) 1561
Allan Slaight Before and After
Inspired by June 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 6) 1508
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James)
Related to
1989 Prototype 37
Allan Slaight Pokericulead-in nice set-up by Stewart James, ?
May 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 5) 1785
Allan Slaight I Cannot Spell A Lie
Also published here 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 45) 806
Allan Slaight Dupe-licate
Nov. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 11) 2284
Allan Slaight I Cannot Spell A Lie
Also published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 20
Allan Slaight Commonwealth Collectors using a duplicate
Feb. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2317
Mel Bennett Junk Bonds forcing one pile out of a few, for Ace assembly, using spelling
Inspired by
  • "So Nero" (Stewart James, Ibidem #5)
  • "Charm Bracelet" (Allan Slaight, New Pentagram, Oct. 1987)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 100
Allan Slaight Between Your Palms Handling duplicate
Feb. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2319
Allan Slaight Heavy Breather crimp, packets
Apr. 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 4) 2487
Allan Slaight Five-Card Mental No. 23
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 41
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 46
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 Sound Effects 14
Steve Beam Leftovers on mindspring website, 4F, Allan Slaight, Les Berry, Noel Coughlin, Doug Canning, Mike Beam, tip on Cigarette through Quarter by Mike Gallo, Abacus, Bill Robinson
1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 64) 1284
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Up -spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1332
Jack Avis Nu Way Shell Game props changed to four white cards with colored spots
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 66
Karl Fulves Introduction on Erdnase on Wall Street Journal cover, illustrations in Erdnase's book & authorship, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, Neale's Life, Death and Other Card Tricks, Gospel Magic, Houdini, Video Trix, Hayward Cirker, Stewart James, The James File & Allan Slaight, Mary Maskelyne's passing
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 80
Allan Slaight Strout Fellow
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 20
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Out spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 140
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Out spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 34
Allan Slaight 51 Paces North
Inspired by 2002 Penumbra (Issue 4) 17
Allan Slaight Forcing 17 or 18 psychological force
2002 Penumbra (Issue 4) 17
Karl Fulves Unknown Numbers card named, performer upjogs three cards and loses them again, card chosen by counting to two named numbers, named card and its mate found
Inspired by
  • "Coincidence Or What" (Stuart Judah)
Related to
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 241
Allan Slaight Rage with an 'N' slip of paper with words THENTEAR is used to predict TEN HEART and THREATEN, card trick and book test together
Variations 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 110
Stewart James 51 Faces North
  • The History
  • The Discovery
  • The Secret
  • Conclusion
Related toVariations 2002 Penumbra (Issue 1) 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson A Slight Slant on Slaight two dice, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Inspired by
  • "Nice Dice" (Allan Slaight, Precursor #72, 1999)
Related toVariations
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 66
Allan Slaight Magnetic Miraskill
2004 Penumbra (Issue 7) 6
Cushing Strout The Gypsy Foretells Further Than Farther with credit information
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2004 Penumbra (Issue 7) 7
Allan Slaight Castor & Pollux Geminii Twins variation
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 134
Allan Slaight The Deck Will Tell spelling words color, suits and value and always finding matching cards to selection
Inspired byVariations 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 155
Allan Slaight Perfected Strangers mathematical monte, with Jacks and a Joker, eliminated cards can always be named
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • "Perfected Stranger" in "The New Pentagram" Vol. 18, #7. 1986
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 65
Rajneesh Madhok Strangers in the Dark using four cards and the card case, cards are named while being removed
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 68
Steve Beam Candy From Strangers instruction game using candies, with seven objects
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 69
Allan Slaight Cards and Letters cards used to spell a name, three predictions, duplicates
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 21
Stewart James, Allan Slaight Parent-Thesis An article about Stewart's experience of child abuse, sad childhood, and horrible family
2007 The Essential Stewart James 162
Stewart James Anger With a 'D' Slip of paper with words THENTEAR is used to predict TEN HEART and THREATEN, card trick and book test together
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Letter to Allan Slaight, Dec 12 1984
2007 The Essential Stewart James 186
Stewart James, Allan Slaight While At The Talking Table Stewart James talking about his imaginary friends that help him create tricks
2007 The Essential Stewart James 192
Allan Slaight Acknowledgements
2007 The Essential Stewart James 199
Allan Slaight Introduction
2007 The Essential Stewart James ix
Allan Slaight Stewart James: An Appreciation
2007 The Essential Stewart James xi
Stewart James, Allan Slaight The Man in Aberystwyth
2007 The Essential Stewart James 38
Stewart James, Allan Slaight The Other Place Stewart's ideas on the creative process
2007 The Essential Stewart James 74
Stewart James Strangers From Two Worlds Five photos, one of them being a celebrity. Spectator mixes them up and place them in a row, magician is able to eliminate all the four random photos
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • New Tops, April 1963
2007 The Essential Stewart James 147
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Tomo Maeda, Allan Slaight, Jim Steinmeyer, Allan Ackerman's Erdnase DVDs, Geoffrey Latta's death, Ken Garwick
Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 10
Allan Slaight Jacks are Better finding the four Jacks by spelling, story
Inspired by 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 247
Allan Slaight Build Down poker routine that ends with necessary ten cards
Also published here 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 25
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The James File by Stewart James (written by Allan Slaight)Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 2000
2017 Light and Heat 72
Steve Beam Stebbin' Out spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here 2019 Card Tricks That Kilt 2