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S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling
  • Two-Card Stock
  • Three-Card Stock
  • Four-Card Stock
  • Five-Card Stock
  • Twelve-Card Stock--For Draw Poker
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Handed Game-1
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Hande Game-2
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1902 68
Jack Merlin Theory short
1927/28 3
Jack Merlin Practice on practice and other theory aspects
1927/28 3
Jack Merlin Passes
1927/28 4
Jack Merlin Improved Hermann turning the hand as cover
1927/28 4
Jack Merlin Outjog Pass jog shuffle and cut, haymow shuffle
1927/28 5
Jack Merlin Side Slide Palm and Flesh Frip side palm after a peek
1927/28 5
Jack Merlin The Pass as a Trick no passes, to fool those familiar with passes, ambitious card plot
1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Top Turnover side palm and unloading the card while turning top card over
1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Snap Pass Push-In Palm, palming the card while tapping it into the deck, producing it at the fingertips
Related to 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Tip Over Change and Pass
Variations 1927/28 7
Jack Merlin Seconds and Bottoms
1927/28 7
Jack Merlin Seconds
1927/28 7
Jack Merlin Bottoms Erdnase grip
1927/28 8
Jack Merlin Glide example as a stop trick
1927/28 8
Jack Merlin Four Ace Trick bottom deal method
1927/28 9
Jack Merlin A Sequence Effect thirteen cards put in order by dealing them in a row on the table, alternate top bottoms
Variations 1927/28 9
Jack Merlin False Shuffles and Cuts
1927/28 9
Jack Merlin The Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle
Related to 1927/28 9
Jack Merlin False Shuffle and Cuts with the Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle as the basis
1927/28 10
Jack Merlin The Lace Thru False Shuffle push through variation
Related toAlso published here 1927/28 10
Jack Merlin False Cut two movements with break
1927/28 10
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again
Variations 1927/28 11
Jack Merlin Another Red and Black Effect a red card and a black card are selected, after the shuffle the deck is separated and in one hand are all red cards and the black selection and in the other hand vice versa
1927/28 11
Jack Merlin Thumb and Finger Counting
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin First Method thumb count with two hands
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin Second Method thumb count with one hand, also for finding a card in the center and turning it over on top
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin To Place a Selected Card in a Given Position in the Pack
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin Vibrating Cards three selection produced one handed from the middle of the deck, pulled out with the thumb one by one
1927/28 13
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number
1927/28 14
Jack Merlin Ink Card Used in Conjunction with Count Tricks
1927/28 14
Jack Merlin Changes
1927/28 14
Jack Merlin Change Over Palm Change
Related to 1927/28 15
Jack Merlin A Double Change
Related to
  • Dai Vernon's analysis of the move in Genii, Jan. 1969, Vol. 33 No. 5, "The Vernon Touch"
1927/28 16
Jack Merlin Improved Change with Erdnase Bottom Palm, First Method, bottom card changes
1927/28 17
Jack Merlin Under the Thumb Change left thumb across top card
Related to 1927/28 17
Jack Merlin Face to Face Change two halves are rubbed together, cards on face change
Also published here 1927/28 17
Jack Merlin Change Making Palmed Card Disappear sucker moment, palming cards of and showing the problem of changes, in the end hand is empty
1927/28 18
Jack Merlin Crimps
1927/28 18
Jack Merlin Finger Crimp From the Side crimping corner while card is put back in deck
1927/28 18
Jack Merlin Finger Crimp From the End variation
1927/28 19
Jack Merlin The Royal Finders selection ends up between the two black kings
Also published here 1927/28 20
Jack Merlin Forcing
1927/28 21
Jack Merlin A Sure Fire Force cards cut behind performer's back, card is added while turning over
1927/28 23
Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack
1927/28 23
Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table
  • cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
  • second and bottom dealing expose
Related toVariations 1927/28 2
Jack Merlin Stacking Formula as Patter
Related to 1927/28 3
Jack Merlin Three Card Monte routine, with bent corner ploy
1927/28 4
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack four cards
Related to 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Fake Cuts on the Table undoing a cut, expose
1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Herrmann Pass as a Slip for the Cut
1927/28 7
Jack Merlin Fake Runn Up three Aces for four hands, fourth already set
VariationsAlso published here 1927/28 7
Jack Merlin Audacity Run Up stacking a straight, one shuffle, prepared
1927/28 8
Jack Merlin Using the "Spread" as a Trick gambling sleight to transfer a card between two players' hands
1927/28 9
Jack Merlin The Hop off the Bottom switching hand in a game, Jinx Switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1927/28 10
Jack Merlin Topping the Pack expose, helping spectator get a winning hand
1927/28 10
Jack Merlin A Bottom Run Up milk build
1927/28 11
Jack Merlin False Shuffle Using Outjog and Haymow Shuffle haymow shuffle
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin False Shuffle outjog, top stock
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin To Name the Hole Cards in the Stud Game knowing the first dealt cards
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin Peep in Conjunction with a Second or Bottom as an Aid glimpsing cards on top and bottom while looking at hole card, dealing seconds or bottom accordingly
1927/28 13
Jack Merlin Bottom Deal as used in a Game management, with palming and when to deal bottoms
1927/28 13
Jack Merlin The Story of the Cold Deck gamblers deck switch, management in a real game and in an expose
Also published here 1927/28 13
Jack Merlin To Deal Four Aces From Any Man's Pack riffle stack of four Aces for four hands
1927/28 15
Jack Merlin The Shooting of Pete McGuff story, seven hands dealt, own cards from bottom, they are a straight flush, cards changed for top five cards which are still a straight flush, from new pack order
Also published here 1927/28 16
Jack Merlin Master Poker Dealing royal flush from named suit, four hands
1927/28 17
Jack Merlin Exhibition Poker Feat five full houses, then straight from selected cut pile
Variations 1927/28 19
Jack Merlin Deck Switch in the pocket, while getting a handkerchief
Variations 1927/28 19
Jack Merlin Pinochle routine for winning in Pinochle
1927/28 19
Jack Merlin A Simple Run Up For Pinochle with haymow shuffle
1927/28 20
Jack Merlin Bridge-West advantage play
1927/28 21
Jack Merlin Challenge Bridge Demonstration named suit is dealt, bridge demonstration
1927/28 22
Jack Merlin Glossary some gambling terms
1927/28 23
Jack Merlin Improved Card From Pocket pack in spectator's pocket, he removes cards then the deck, only his card remains in the pocket
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1927/28 3
Jack Merlin Force showing the card a little longer
1927/28 3
Jack Merlin Combining the Passing of Cards with the Pocket Trick one packet in spectator's pocket
1927/28 3
Jack Merlin A Four Ace Assemble Aces rise on top of the deck, featuring a fine jog at the front that's controlled with the left first finger
Also published here 1927/28 4
Jack Merlin Production of Chosen Card by Riffling Pack from One Hand to the Other selection is at place where spectator stops, springing cards from one hand to the other
Also published here 1927/28 5
Jack Merlin The Tip Up Find spectator cuts to selection
Also published here 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Causing A Spectator to Do a Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Rubbing Off the Spot and Showing Where it Goes picking off the pip
VariationsAlso published here 1927/28 7
Jack Merlin Telling the Amount of Cards Cut by a Spectator performer knows amount of cards cut to, then asks for another number and cuts that number himself
1927/28 8
Jack Merlin The Pack that Cuts Itself cut packs itself at selection, hair
1927/28 9
Jack Merlin Snap Changes
Also published here 1927/28 10
Jack Merlin Three Card Force and Floor Change card is forced several times, then put under foot of spectator who thinks all cards are the same, then card under foot changes and deck is normal
1927/28 11
Jack Merlin Floor Change throw change
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin My Favorite Four Ace Trick three double faced Aces, McDonalds Aces
1927/28 12
Jack Merlin An Impromptu Laugh bridge card with same back design is forced as a joke
1927/28 15
Jack Merlin Here There and Everywhere ambitious card, then stop trick, twice the card is at the stopped position
1927/28 15
Jack Merlin Side Palm while tapping the card in the center, transferring on top
1927/28 17
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab
1927/28 17
Jack Merlin Telepathy Card Trick in pocket, hiding extra cards in pocket
1927/28 19
Jack Merlin The Spread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found
Variations 1927/28 20
Jack Merlin Crimp for a Table Spread crimping the selection while pushing the cards towards the spectator to be shuffled
1927/28 21
Jack Merlin Inked Card as Key Card in tabled spread
1927/28 21
Jack Merlin The Pulse of the Public on doing magic in a vaudeville / varieté environment
1927/28 22
Color Change from classic palm, loading and unloading palmed card, to show palm empty
Related to 1928 5
Jack Merlin, Jean-Nicholas Ponsin, Dr. C. Gautier Turning the Pack to Hide the Pass
Related to 1933 25
Edward Bagshawe, Jack Merlin Learning New Sleights
1933 76
Jack Merlin Paint Brush Card picking off the pip type, Two, Three, Four and Five of Spades
Also published here 1937 341
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Crimp Technique crimping selection while pushing spread forward
1938 57
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Wax Technique
Related to
  • Brain Food, David Parr
1938 57
Capt. J.E. Stone III. Using a Handkerchief and Coat Pocket
Related to 1938 207
The Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back & forth a packet through deck until one remains
VariationsAlso published here 1938 243
The Impossible Color Change left thumb across top card
Related to 1940 163
Jack McMillen The Witchcraft Card Rise from behind, bent, interesting
Also published here 1940 212
Jack Merlin Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick
Related toVariations 1940 233
Find The Burglar adaption of Jack Merlin effect
1941/27 224
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Carl Jones, Arnold Belais, Clayton Rawson, Zovello, Charlie Miller, Cardini, Robert Lund, Jack Merlin, Dr. Daley, David Devant and more
Mar. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 10)
403
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Al Baker, Walter Gibson, Paul Le Paul, Frakson, Jack Merlin, Joe Karson and more
Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
411
Jack Merlin Merlin Shuffle without credit, to bridge the deck
Related to 1955 6
Milton Kort Stacking Formula as Patter
Related to May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
4
Dai Vernon "No Palm" Colour Change color change
Related toVariations 1959 50
Jack Merlin Squeeze Insertion
1961 11
Charlie Miller Variation of a Jack Merlin Effect three four-of-a-kinds kicker, bottom deals
Related to 1961 62
Charlie Miller Jack Merlin's Act short description
1961 101
Johnny C. Sprong Sprong's Pass
Related to 1967 117
Jack Merlin Brush Color Change
1969 16
Jack Merlin Spring Flourish Production selection is at place where spectator stops, springing cards from one hand to the other
Also published here 1972 9
Jack Merlin From the Pocket pack in spectator's pocket, he removes cards then the deck, only his card remains in the pocket
Also published here 1972 41
Jack Merlin The Tip-Up Discovery spectator cuts to selection
Also published here 1972 52
Jack Merlin Spectator Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here 1972 54
Jack Merlin Snap Change
Also published here 1972 68
Jack Merlin Flying Indicator card lands next to selection
1972 108
Jack Merlin Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back & forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here 1972 109
Jack Merlin Eerie Card Rise from behind, bent
Also published here 1972 120
Jack Merlin The Royal Finders selection ends up between the two black Kings
Also published here 1972 132
Dai Vernon Vernon's Handling Of Merlin's Color Change No. 7, picking off the pip type with Two through Five of Spades
Inspired by 1972 7
Dai Vernon, Jack Merlin Vernon Notes - Cut Discoveries 3) No. 109-3, Merlin "Push In" Pass, cryptic, might be the Snap Pass
Related toAlso published here 1972 32
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Four Ace Trick Variation No. 224, Aces really on bottom of each packet, all packets lost in deck one by one, Aces are on top
Variations 1972 55
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Poker Deal No. 232, stacking demonstration with Aces, then Royal Flush
Related toVariations 1972 58
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Variation Of Jack Merlin's Gambler's Expose Routine No. 248, second deal demo, bottom deal demo, false and stacking shuffle demo
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1972 62
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin's Face To Face Change No. 356, two halves are rubbed together, cards on face change
Also published here 1972 100
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin's Four Ace Assembly No. 357, very cryptic, but supposed to be reference
Also published here 1972 100
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin's Fake Riffle Run Up No. 358, three Aces for four hands, fourth already set
Also published here 1972 101
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin's New Deck Automatic Deal No. 359, seven hands dealt, own cards from bottom, they are a straight flush, cards changed for top five cards which are still a straight flush, from new pack order
Also published here 1972 101
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin's Lace Three Shuffle Improved No. 360, typo, should be "Lace Thru", brief
Also published here 1972 101
Merlin 3 Card 4 Hand Poker Deal Improvement No. 495, three Tens for four hands, fourth already set
Inspired by 1972 137
Karl Fulves, Jack Merlin Stock Shuffle definition of term, center stacking mentioned, normal stacking described via quote from Merlin
Related to 1973 6
Frederick Braue Flash Cards thirteen mixed-up cards are dealt out in order, alternate top bottom deals
Inspired by 1978 32
Patrick Cook Double Deal (& Lost Aces)
Inspired by Nov. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 11)
267
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack from "And A Pack of Cards" (1928)
Related to 1984 131
Juan Tamariz Las 3 Jugadas de Poker stacking of Aces and Sevens, performer has straight as a climax
Inspired by 1984 23
Jerry K. Hartman Hop Off The Bottom - Variation on table, discrepancy
Inspired byAlso published here Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
324
Dai Vernon Vernon Tip-Over Move
Inspired by 1985 2
Jack Merlin Four Ace Lost Aces with bottom deal, "I think this is Merlins."
1985 3
Frederick Braue The Ribbonspread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found, spread with jogged key card
Inspired by 1985 7
Jack Merlin The Tip-Over Change
1985/87 53
Larry Jennings Quick-Change card on top of deck changes, secret turnover of back-to-back pair in clip palm
Related to May 1989
Inside Out (Issue 6)
18
Jack Merlin, Dr. Jacob Daley, Jean Hugard Herrmann Turnover Pass
1990 28
Jerry Andrus Drop Change variation of Jack Merlin's Tip Over Change
1990 58
Charlie Miller, Jack Merlin Tip-Over Change Handling
1991 117
Jack Merlin Drop Sleight
1991 119
Edward Marlo Olram's Ponsin Pass
Inspired by June 1991 9
Jack Merlin The Story of the Cold Deck deck switch with help of tray and waiter
Also published here 1992
Cheat Sheet (Issue 10)
94
Jack Merlin Drop Sleight
1994 108
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle flourish
Related to 1995 177
Jack Merlin, Roberto Giobbi The Jinx Change
1995 240
Karl Fulves The Poker Cheat three card stacking with short-cut
Inspired by 1995 61
Karl Fulves, Jack Merlin Running Up Four "The first appearance in the magical literature of a four-card run-up was Jack Merlin's"
Related to 1995 65
Jerry K. Hartman, Theodore Annemann Multiple cards Switch "in-the hands version of Hop Off the Bottom" (see reference), essentially a Jinx Switch
Related to 1995 244
Frederick Braue, Jack Merlin Flying Card - Version One pack in spectator's pocket, he removes a card, then the performer, then the deck, only his card remains in the pocket
Inspired by 1996 13
Frederick Braue Flying Card - Version Two miscall
Inspired by 1996 14
Edward Marlo, Jack Merlin Drop Switch
1997 17
Jack Merlin Paintbrush Change
1997 25
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Change
1999 82
Jack Merlin The Gambler's Packet Switch
Related to 2000 844
S. W. Erdnase, Jack Merlin Four Card Stock Shuffle with presentational idea by Merlin
2001 7
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Addition
2001 98
David Ben, Jack Merlin Lost Aces For Experts
Inspired by 2003 66
Jack Merlin, Wesley James The Merlin Push-Through thorough
Related to 2004 315
Joseph K. Schmidt Walsh's Card Stab without flash paper, also for card to spectator's pocket
Inspired byRelated to 2006
Prolix (Issue 1)
27
Dai Vernon, Jack Merlin Vernon Notes - Cut Discoveries 3) No. 109-3, Merlin "Push In" Pass, cryptic, might be the Snap Pass
Also published here 2007 29
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Addition
2008 26
Roberto Giobbi Daley's Variation of Jack Merlin's Gambler's Exposé Routine
  • First Phase (Daley's Notebooks #248)
  • Second Phase
  • Third Phase
  • Fourth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #358)
  • Fifth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #224)
  • Sixth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #232)
Inspired byRelated toVariations Nov. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 11)
64
Jack Merlin, Roberto Giobbi The Mani Pulite Deck Switch while getting handkerchief
Inspired byRelated to 2013 73
Eddie McColl McColl's Lost Aces with false dealing
Inspired by Apr. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 4)
49
William Goodwin Triple Whammy Color Change two cards change
Inspired by 2014 31
Jack Merlin The Hop Off the Bottom switching poker hand after deal
Also published here 2015 366
Roberto Giobbi, Michael Skinner, Jack Merlin Intriguing Bits of Business with examples by Skinner & Merlin
2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 27)
91
Christoph Borer, S. W. Erdnase, Jack Merlin Die echte Erklärung card stacking, Stacking Formula as Patter
Inspired byRelated to 2016 84
Allan Ackerman, Jason England The Extended Merlin spectator shuffles deck, sorted into suits, suits shown mixed, they are suddenly ordered, alternate top and bottom deals
Inspired by 2019 94
Iñaki Zabaletta Rutina de Póker poker routine in three phases
  • Aces are found
  • Aces are stacked (Jack Merlin)
  • Any pokerhand called for
2019 167
Lorenz Schär The Merrow-Shuffle combination of the Zarrow and the Jack Merlin shuffle
2019 57
Steve Forte The Gambler's Packet Switch bold, with commentary by Forte
Related to 2020 417
Terry Ward The Great Sundering same effect, method and presentation as Tamariz's "Neither Blind Nor Silly"
Inspired byRelated to June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part Two)
104