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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
Variations 1940 285
Brother John Hamman The Million-to-One Chance ten cards by performer and spectator are put down in pairs, ten value matches
Variations 1958 7
Timothy Wenk The Ribbon Spread Grab originally top card
Related toVariations 1975 114
Martin A. Nash The Impossible Spread Extraction see p. 446 for additional crediting
Related toVariations 1977 179
Juan Tamariz The Tamariz Ambitious Double
Related toVariations Dec. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12)
, Dai Vernon The Breather Crimp
Related to 1987 96
Darwin Ortiz The Estimation Routine number of cards determined by feel, running the scale
Related toVariations 1988 45
Andrew Wimhurst Spread 'Em! Queens are cut to, then Aces are found in face-down tabled spread by pulling them out
Related toVariations 1998 16
David Oliver (reviewer) Perfect Blank Deck/Six Wild Cards by Shimpei Katsuragawa Sep. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9)
Woody Aragón Before You Read Any Further...How To Find Your Other Half! spectator progressively discards small pack of torn cards, left with matching halves. also known as 'Love Ritual'.
VariationsAlso published here 2011 25
Lance Caffrey Mirror Shuffle No. 4, false Hindu Shuffle, Hunter type
Related to 2013 77
Shimpei Katsuragawa Magic and Music: A Mystical Marriage
Summer 2015
Quarterly (Issue 3)
Shiv Duggal (reviewer) Tokyo Magic Carnival, Volume 3: Touch by Shimpei Katsuragawa May 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 5)
Alexander Hansford About the Contributors mini bios and contact information for all eight contributors, Tomoya Horiki, Shimpei Katsuragawa, Kyohei Tatsukawa, Hide Yamamoto, Takuma Suzu, The Impossible Co., Akira Fuji, Cyril Takayama
The Neat Review (Issue 3 - Tokyo 2020)
Alexander Hansford La Campanella on Shimpei Katsuragawa
The Neat Review (Issue 3 - Tokyo 2020)
Shimpei Katsuragawa Introduction
2022 v
Shimpei Katsuragawa The Pinky Count detailed discussion
  • Hand Position
  • Ways of Counting
  • Multiple Break Pinky Count
  • Pinky Count from a small packet
  • Cover for the Pinky Count
  • When to use the Pinky Count
2022 9
Shimpei Katsuragawa Estimation Etude running the scale routine, ends with Ace cutting
Related to 2022 15
Shimpei Katsuragawa Piano Production deck spread, performer places both hands on the spread as if playing a chord at the piano, four cards are pulled out with the fingers, they are the Aces
Related to 2022 23
Shimpei Katsuragawa Reunited 3&3, reds and blacks are alternated and packet torn in half, cards separate and order matches
2022 29
Shimpei Katsuragawa Music, Magic and the Ballet of the Hands on using music in (close-up) performances
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Three Musical Levels
2022 37
Shimpei Katsuragawa Hofsimple piles dropped onto table, one chosen and counted as seven cards, spectator cuts deck into four piles with a Sevens on top of each
2022 43
Shimpei Katsuragawa Piles Number Force piles dropped onto table until told to stop, one chosen and counted as force number of cards
2022 44
Shimpei Katsuragawa Midas Monte monte with Ace and three indifferent cards, all change to Aces as kicker
Variations 2022 49
Shimpei Katsuragawa Vivace Switch tabled cards scooped up with hand that holds deck
2022 51
Shimpei Katsuragawa Midas Monte II monte with Ace and three indifferent cards, all change to Aces as kicker, variation with poker chip or coin as additional prop
Inspired by 2022 55
Shimpei Katsuragawa Murphy's Monte four Kings used for monte routine, one exchanged with a Queen as the money card, then all change to Aces
2022 59
Shimpei Katsuragawa Happy Birthday Monte variation in which a layout of letter cards ends up spelling "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
2022 62
Shimpei Katsuragawa Naked Ambition four cards signed in double-blank deck, they come to top multiple times, bent cards phase, then they are buried in four quarters and come back to top in the spectators's hands
Inspired byVariations 2022 65
Shimpei Katsuragawa Multiple Tabled Spread Control four cards inserted into tabled spread at different positions, three dummy cards inserted
2022 66
Shimpei Katsuragawa Multiple Pop-Up Card Finale four bent cards come to the top one by one
Inspired by 2022 70
Shimpei Katsuragawa Royal Ambition variation with regular deck instead of double-blank cards, four cards signed with large round stickers, they come to top multiple times, bent cards phase, then they are buried in four quarters and come back to top in the spectators's hands
Inspired by 2022 75
Shimpei Katsuragawa So close, but so far: Close-up Magic on Stage
2022 79
Shimpei Katsuragawa The Other Half Variation spectator progressively discards small pack of torn cards, left with matching halves
Inspired by 2022 80
Shimpei Katsuragawa Crimpromptu modified breather crimp
Related to 2022 83
Shimpei Katsuragawa Crimpossible Location stop trick with fair handling, breather crimp
2022 87
Shimpei Katsuragawa In the Pocket two cards put in different pockets, then two cards are named, they turn out to be the pocketed cards
2022 93
Shimpei Katsuragawa Two in a Million Ace through Ten of Hearts and Spades are put down in pairs in ten piles on the table by performer and spectator, poker chips put on two piles, only those pairs match, in second phase alls ten values match, Uno cards as option
Inspired by 2022 101
Shimpei Katsuragawa Spread Production card extracted during ribbon spread turnover
Related to 2022 111
Shimpei Katsuragawa Plucky Seven card chosen, the mate of chosen suit is plugged from tabled spread, then the other two cards of the same value as well
2022 117
Shimpei Katsuragawa Hindu False Shuffle Hunter false shuffle adapted to Hindu shuffle
Related to 2022 121
Shimpei Katsuragawa Blindreader performer blindfolded, three spectators cut off packets and remember bottom cards, they are divined, including cards in the packets
2022 125
Shimpei Katsuragawa Vivaldi double-blank deck shown, four Aces are printed first faces then backs, whole deck is printed into rainbow deck
2022 133
Shimpei Katsuragawa Deck Ditch card ditched from between the hands onto deck
2022 136
Shimpei Katsuragawa La Campanella deck shuffled face-up/face-down, all Spades produced one by one, then other suits as well
2022 143
Shimpei Katsuragawa, Ben Daggers Drop Shuffle Handling false shuffle, packets dropped onto table, simplified
Inspired by
  • "The Drop Shuffle" (upcoming book "The Elusive Illusive", Ben Daggers)
2022 155