the twentyfive card trick \n twentyfive duplicates \n sam leo horowitz \n phantom thought \n larry becker \n heisting histed heisted \n michael powers \n improved guesser \n unknown
1938
greater magic
Sam Leo Horowitz

The TwentyFive Card Trick

Related toVariations

1938


142



no palm aces to pocket \n featuring bottom placement at coat edge move, lapel load \n edward marlo \n no palm aces to pocket \n edward marlo \n next to impossible card to wallet \n edward marlo \n danny korem \n palmless card to pocket \n michael powers
1941
amazing — isn't it?
Edward Marlo

No Palm Aces to Pocket

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1941


10



slow motion bill transposition \n \n u. f. grant \n buck naked grant \n paul harris \n slow motion bill change \n eugene burger \n cash transaction \n michael weber \n inflated (canadian) transposition \n joshua jay \n working without a grant \n michael weber \n impromptu misindexed bill \n morty rudnick \n thou shalt not steal \n paul vigil \n versatile transpo \n ryan plunkett \n double your money \n michael powers \n changeling \n david harkey \n things change \n john lovick \n inflated transposition \n joshua jay \n inflated transposition \n joshua jay \n carlyle's bill switch \n francis carlyle \n eugene's final transposition \n eugene burger \n improved $1 and $5 bill trick \n mike bornstein \n switcheroo \n lawrence nudelman
1943
tarbell course in magic — volume 3
U. F. Grant

Slow Motion Bill Transposition

Related to Carlyle's Bill Switch (Francis Carlyle, 1972)
 Impromptu MisIndexed Bill (Morty Rudnick, 1973)
 Switcheroo (Lawrence Nudelman, 19751978 ca.)
 Cash Transaction (Michael Weber, 1984)
 Improved $1 and $5 Bill Trick (Mike Bornstein, 1990)
 Working Without a Grant (Michael Weber, 1991)
 Buck Naked Grant (Paul Harris, 1996)
 Slow Motion Bill Change (Eugene Burger, 2000)
 Inflated (Canadian) Transposition (Joshua Jay, 2012)
 Thou Shalt Not Steal (Paul Vigil, 2017)
Variations

1943


109



sympathetic control \n spectator cut deck in three piles, one queen is put in each pile, last queen is on the table, when that queen is turned over, the other queens turn over too \n bill simon \n twist on simon \n joshua jay \n michael powers \n joel givens
1952
effective card magic
Bill Simon

Sympathetic Control

Variations

1952


39



traveling card \n three packets \n edward marlo \n puddle jumper \n eric mead \n the lying traveler \n michael powers \n fifteencard mystery \n nick trost
1953
the cardician
Edward Marlo

Traveling Card

Variations

1953


93



late night location \n spectator cuts off a pile, remembers bottom card and shuffles, packet returned and deck faro shuffled, selection found, stay stack with duplicates \n alex elmsley \n late night location \n alex elmsley \n the elmsley touch \n paul swinford \n latenight arising \n jon racherbaumer \n niberco \n sudden sandwich \n jon racherbaumer \n spell found \n doug canning \n another latenight session \n bob king \n hide and seek \n michael powers \n another latenight session \n bob king \n kilocator \n mark elsdon \n another late night session \n bob king
1957
ibidem
Alex Elmsley

Late Night Location

Related toVariationsAlso published here

Sep. 1957


19



the corner in the glass \n deck set on top of glass, tornoff corner of card appears in glass \n matt schulien \n the corner in the glass \n eugene burger \n the corner in the glass \n matt schulien \n eugene burger \n no palm corner in the glass \n michael powers \n dark corner \n danny orleans
1959
the magic of matt schulien
Matt Schulien

The Corner in the Glass

Related toVariations

1959


130



out of this universe \n some red and black sorting comes out despite real shuffles, not really ootw effect \n harry lorayne \n a bit for "out of this universe" \n dick cavett \n i. general procedures \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli) \n out of this solar system \n michał kociołek \n best of all worlds \n michael powers \n außerhalb dieses universums \n harry lorayne \n fuera del universo \n harry lorayne
1962
closeup card magic
Harry Lorayne

Out of this Universe

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1962


80



vernon's aces \n aces separated in four piles, brought together to top via faro \n dai vernon \n no key  faro aces \n edward marlo \n vernon's aces plus kings \n murray bonfeld \n ideas for "vernon's aces" \n darwin ortiz \n paul griffin \n double poker control \n murray bonfeld \n vernon's aces variation \n dai vernon \n christian scherer \n asamblea total \n pepe lirrojo \n combination aces \n darwin ortiz \n aces by weight \n tom gagnon \n hoochie coochie aces \n michael powers \n vernon  daley four pile ace deal \n dai vernon \n dr. jacob daley
1962
closeup card magic
Dai Vernon

Vernon's Aces

Related toVariations No Key  Faro Aces (Edward Marlo, 1964)
 Combination Aces (Darwin Ortiz, 1975)
 Vernon's Aces plus Kings (Murray Bonfeld, 1976)
 Vernon's Aces Variation (Dai Vernon, Christian Scherer, 1978)
 Double Poker Control (Murray Bonfeld, 1986)
 Hoochie Coochie Aces (Michael Powers, 2006)
 Ideas for "Vernon's Aces" (Darwin Ortiz, Paul Griffin, 2012)
 Asamblea Total (Pepe Lirrojo, 2016)
 Aces by Weight (Tom Gagnon, 2019)

1962


162



torn and restored bill ideas \n with scotch \n jack ketch \n reversal of fortune \n tony chapek \n michael weber \n michael powers
1965
the new phoenix
Jack Ketch

Torn and Restored Bill Ideas

Related to

Jan. 1965


406



the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n \n allan ackerman \n the spectator cuts to and turns over the aces \n randy wakeman \n misplace your bets \n michael powers \n the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n allan ackerman \n mayhew's aces \n steve mayhew \n the hidden \n andy nyman \n the hidden \n andy nyman
1970
magic mafia effects
Allan Ackerman

The Spectator Refuses to Cut to the Four Aces

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1970


7



eyes of the gods \n two spectators with half the deck each chose a card, spectators deal through deck and performer announces first card, second card spelled to \n john hamilton \n 13 o'clock \n karl fulves \n additional hamilton ideas \n john hamilton \n the caviar location \n steve beam \n ayes of the gods \n jon racherbaumer \n noah's ark (two by two) \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli) \n cut and run \n michael powers \n die augen gottes \n john hamilton \n eyes of the cyclists \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli)
1970
the pallbearers review vol. 58
John Hamilton

Eyes of the Gods

Related toVariationsAlso published here

Aug. 1970


351



ackerman varies kelly \n \n allan ackerman \n variety bucket \n andi gladwin \n powers varies kelly \n michael powers
1971
the esoterist
Allan Ackerman

Ackerman Varies Kelly

Related toVariations

1971


15



the electrostatic cigarette \n improvement of blowing thing \n unknown \n science friction \n michael powers
1972
tarbell course in magic — volume 7

The ElectroStatic Cigarette

Related to

1972


173



surprising jokers \n four jokers change backs, then deck \n "magic" christian stelzel \n red shift \n michael powers
1972
card cavalcade
"Magic" Christian Stelzel

Surprising Jokers

Variations

1972


68



lie sleuth \n several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains \n simon aronson \n programmed lie detector \n michael powers \n lie sleuth \n simon aronson
1973
kabbala — volume 2
Simon Aronson

Lie Sleuth

VariationsAlso published here

Aug. 1973


59



the twelve card thought transition \n \n edward g. brown \n e.g. brown revisited \n jared kopf \n biddling brown in the round \n edward marlo \n blushing leaper \n wesley james \n brownian movement \n wesley james \n biddling brown in the round \n edward marlo \n neobrownian movement \n jon racherbaumer \n brownian bridge \n tomas blomberg \n thought experiment \n andi gladwin \n red rover \n michael powers
1973
the card magic of edward g. brown
Edward G. Brown

The Twelve Card Thought Transition

Variations

1973


39



vernash's aces \n faros and free cut principle, see p. 443 for additional crediting \n martin a. nash \n free count aces \n roger crosthwaite \n hoochie coochie aces \n michael powers
1975
ever so sleightly
Martin A. Nash

Vernash's Aces

Related toVariations

1975


70



casedin disappearance \n lapping from case, see also page 10 of <a href="show.php?book=389">21st century card magic</a> \n edward marlo \n cased in disappearance  minus one \n jean faré \n the vanishing deck \n michael powers
1975
hierophant
Edward Marlo

CasedIn Disappearance

Variations

1975


49



vernon utility move \n card vanishes from small packet, reappears reversed in middle of deck, card stolen from outjogged packet on top underneath top card \n dai vernon \n small packet i.c. \n michael powers
1976
card secrets of bruce cervon
Dai Vernon

Vernon Utility Move

Related to

1976


24



fast flush \n royal flush production, pivot revelation, five methods
 fast flush finish \n bruce cervon \n flushing out the queens \n michael powers \n royal victory \n terry lagerould
1976
card secrets of bruce cervon
Bruce Cervon

Fast Flush

Variations

1976


45



the blushing jokers \n four bluebacked jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again, red/blue double backer \n peter kane \n a test of flirtatiousness \n john f. c. mclachlan \n second blush \n jerry k. hartman \n red shift \n michael powers
1976
kabbala — volume 3
Peter Kane

The Blushing Jokers

Variations

1976


72



more miracle card changes \n different variations (including tabled) \n edward marlo \n the shotb change \n steve beam \n edward marlo \n pull out double lift \n ken simmons \n more miracle card changes \n edward marlo \n michael powers \n additions to a change \n ken simmons \n more miracle card changes  first method \n edward marlo
1977
marlo's magazine — volume 2
Edward Marlo

More Miracle Card Changes

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1977


149



an incomplete masterpiece \n if control, penelope's principle, see p. 447 for additional crediting \n maro nash \n completed masterpiece i \n steve pressley \n completed masterpiece ii \n steve pressley \n incomplete two way \n michael powers
1977
any second now
Maro Nash

An Incomplete Masterpiece

Related toVariations

1977


216



grasshopper \n card vanishes between two kings, travels to between another two kings \n paul harris \n short hop \n ray kosby \n unison \n yohei kawabata \n low cost \n tomas blomberg \n unexpected visitor \n michael powers \n the visiting cross eye's grasshopper \n syd segal \n grillo \n luis carreon \n gnat eats locust \n jason tang \n grasshopper (revised) \n paul harris \n grasshopper takes a leap \n jason alford \n squirt \n jason alford
1977
supermagic
Paul Harris

Grasshopper

Variations Short Hop (Ray Kosby, 1986)
 Unexpected Visitor (Michael Powers, 1990)
 Grasshopper (revised) (Paul Harris, 1996)
 Grasshopper Takes A Leap (Jason Alford, 1998)
 Squirt (Jason Alford, 1998)
 Gnat Eats Locust (Jason Tang, 1999)
 Low Cost (Tomas Blomberg, 2014)
 Unison (Yohei Kawabata, 2017)
 The Visiting Cross Eye's Grasshopper (Syd Segal, 2020)
 Grillo (Luis Carreon, 2020)

1977


23



card case collectors \n faro, no contact \n allan ackerman \n another collectors? \n don england \n card case collectors ii \n baltazar fuentes \n c.c.c.p. \n michael powers \n case closed \n joe givan \n prize collection \n david harkey
1978
here's my card
Allan Ackerman

Card Case Collectors

Related toVariations

1978


17



variance variant \n with transformation kicker \n allan ackerman \n down the elevator and up the ladder \n don england \n varying variance variant \n michael powers
1978
here's my card
Allan Ackerman

Variance Variant

Related toVariations

1978


90



histed heisted \n matrix card divination, last card predicted \n simon aronson \n "the miracle divination" (louis histed, the magic of louis s. histed) \n the jeff busby climax for the routine \n jeff busby \n histed heisted again \n baltazar fuentes \n heisting histed heisted \n michael powers \n histed hoisted \n matt baker \n peter w. tappan \n histed heisted \n simon aronson
1978
the card ideas of simon aronson
Simon Aronson

Histed Heisted

Inspired by "The Miracle Divination" (Louis Histed, The Magic of Louis S. Histed)
Related toVariationsAlso published here

1978


104



jumbo coin jumbo \n coin to jumbo coin \n allan hayden \n jumbo finale \n michael powers
1979
apocalypse
Allan Hayden

Jumbo Coin Jumbo

Variations

June 1979


212



swivelleroo plus \n flourish cut around swivel action, credit information \n richard kaufman \n jon racherbaumer \n the swivelleroo cut \n hubert lambert \n nate leipzig \n modified swivelleroo plus \n richard kaufman \n swivelleroo plus variation \n richard kaufman \n michael powers \n swivelleroo plus \n richard kaufman \n jon racherbaumer
1979
cardmagic
Richard Kaufman, Jon Racherbaumer

Swivelleroo Plus

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1979


28



riffle shuffle control \n card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle controlled to twentysix from top \n karl fulves \n cut and run \n michael powers
1979
riffle shuffle control
Karl Fulves

Riffle Shuffle Control

Related to

1979


7



computer card trick \n with introduction by karl fulves
computer program with which any selected card can be divined, program guesses color, suit, etc. correctly \n christopher morgan \n "computer card trick" (christopher morgan, on computing, fall 1979) \n brainiac card trick \n jim snapp \n programmed lie detector \n michael powers
1979
interlocutor
Christopher Morgan

Computer Card Trick

VariationsAlso published here "Computer Card Trick" (Christopher Morgan, On Computing, Fall 1979)

1979


132



twilight \n coins are produced with a small mirror, four coins, mirror in small envelope, five phases \n paul harris \n tayari casel \n twilight \n paul harris \n tayari casel \n twilight visit \n ben harris \n twilight's last gleaming \n tom gagnon \n twilight zone \n michael powers
1979
twilight
Paul Harris, Tayari Casel

Twilight

VariationsAlso published here

1979


1



trinity \n three cards alike \n norman houghton \n trinity twoasfour sequence \n michael powers \n winklerswitch \n gerd winkler
1980
apocalypse
Norman Houghton

Trinity

Related toVariations

Sep. 1980


389



bluff sandwich \n bluff pass force, dribble finesse \n edward marlo \n repeat bluff sandwich \n paul hallas \n a tasty bluff sandwich \n edward marlo \n second sandwich  bluff sandwich \n edward marlo \n plain clothes detectives \n colin linn \n sandwich vanish \n edo huang \n double decker sandwich \n michael powers \n audacious sandwich \n jon racherbaumer
1980
hierophant
Edward Marlo

Bluff Sandwich

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1980


62



the dream boat dazzler \n final coin through table into glass with both hands over table and spectator holds glass \n chris hampton \n china syndrome \n michael powers
1980
closeup fantasies — book i
Chris Hampton

The Dream Boat Dazzler

Variations

1980


51



the shrinking deck \n credit correction on page 612, additional credit and sources to sheldon waldman and walt rollins \n steve skomp \n mike's dwarf \n michael powers
1981
apocalypse
Steve Skomp

The Shrinking Deck

Related to

Sep. 1981


529



four card monte \n \n michael powers \n blank monte \n michael powers
1981
apocalypse
Michael Powers

Four Card Monte

Variations

Nov. 1981


557



collecting the vanishing aces \n aces vanish one by one from top of deck, then they are shown to have collected four selections \n geoffrey latta \n swain's "passing along the vanishing aces" or latta's "the vanishing collectors" \n ken krenzel \n triple decker sandwich \n eric t. dockery \n swatta \n peter duffie \n blowing away the aces \n michael powers \n vanishing collectors \n geoffrey latta \n passing along the vanishing aces \n james swain
1981
cardworks
Geoffrey Latta

Collecting the Vanishing Aces

Inspired byVariationsAlso published here

1981


45



short allbacks routine \n quick 3way \n allan ackerman \n almost like everywhere and nowhere \n allan ackerman \n evolution \n michael powers
1981
don england's t.k.o.'s
Allan Ackerman

Short AllBacks Routine

Related toVariations

1981


7



phase 51 \n deck vanish to pocket \n don england \n phase 51  revisited and in color \n don england \n p51, this time the cards are on the table! \n don england \n expert cards to pocket \n michael powers
1981
don england's t.k.o.'s
Don England

Phase 51

Variations

1981


15



the bizarre vanish \n card visually vanishes while spectator holds it \n paul harris \n the bizarre twist! \n paul harris \n müzarre vanish \n reinhard müller \n the bizarre vanish \n paul harris \n the off color vanish \n michael powers \n bizarre assignment \n peter gröning
1981
closeup fantasies finalé
Paul Harris

The Bizarre Vanish

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1981


81



the whisperers \n four jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them \n jerry sadowitz \n cries and whispers \n john bannon \n jerry sadowitz \n quietell \n philip t. goldstein \n jerry sadowitz \n william zavis \n quietell jr. \n philip t. goldstein \n jerry sadowitz \n sottovoce \n philip t. goldstein \n whisp \n philip t. goldstein \n whispered \n stephen tucker \n whispereaders \n philip t. goldstein \n sottovoce \n philip t. goldstein \n the defectors \n dave campbell \n the defectors \n dave campbell \n a change of identity \n jack avis \n a change of identity (identity crisis) \n jack avis \n no transfer whisperers \n michael powers \n stage shout \n roy walton \n boxed tekel \n mark elsdon \n which and switch \n jerry k. hartman \n the secret merchants \n peter duffie \n girl talk \n shiv duggal
1982
alternative card magic
Jerry Sadowitz

The Whisperers

Related toVariations Whispered (Stephen Tucker, 1983)
 Whispereaders (Philip T. Goldstein, 1983)
 Stage Shout (Roy Walton, 1988)
 Cries and Whispers (John Bannon, Jerry Sadowitz, 1990)
 Sottovoce (Philip T. Goldstein, 1990)
 The Secret Merchants (Peter Duffie, 1992)
 The Defectors (Dave Campbell, 1993)
 Whisp (Philip T. Goldstein, 1994)
 A Change of Identity (Jack Avis, 1994)
 Which and Switch (Jerry K. Hartman, 1995)
 Boxed Tekel (Mark Elsdon, 2003)
 The Defectors (Dave Campbell, 2004)
 A Change of Identity (Identity Crisis) (Jack Avis, 2006)
 Girl Talk (Shiv Duggal, 2006)
 No Transfer Whisperers (Michael Powers, 2019)

1982


8



fast stack \n one shuffle and some cutting \n martin a. nash \n super stack  the one second poker stack \n steve beam \n fast stack \n martin a. nash \n dai vernon \n simple simon \n simon aronson \n cardial infraction \n michael powers \n the zero second stack \n edward marlo \n cardial infraction \n michael powers
1982
best of friends
Martin A. Nash

Fast Stack

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1982


74



open travelers plus \n aces to kings transformation as kicker \n don england \n open travellers plus one \n don england \n open travelers \n allan ackerman \n open travelers transpo redux \n michael powers \n royal travelers \n jeanjacques sanvert
1982
best of friends
Don England

Open Travelers Plus

Inspired byVariations

1982


415



ascension \n transformation kicker \n philip t. goldstein \n a logical conclusion \n larry jennings \n ascension transposition \n randy wakeman \n ascension \n philip t. goldstein \n virus \n michael powers \n masque of the red death \n michael powers \n underground oil and queens \n larry jennings \n oil and queens \n roy walton
1982
best of friends
Philip T. Goldstein

Ascension

Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here

1982


473



switch on elmsley \n \n derek dingle \n 1002nd aces \n alex elmsley \n switch on dingle \n michael powers
1983
the new york magic symposium — collection 2
Derek Dingle

Switch on Elmsley

Inspired byVariations

1983


48



international reverse matrix \n \n ray mertz \n international reverse matrix plus \n michael powers
1983
apocalypse
Ray Mertz

International Reverse Matrix

Variations

Dec. 1983


857



powerful magic \n \n richard kaufman \n michael powers \n michael powers
1983
the collected almanac
Richard Kaufman (reviewer)

Powerful Magic

Aug. 1983


112



rubber ringer \n finger ring on rubber band \n bill kalush \n ringleader \n simon aronson \n convincer for rubber ringer \n steve beam \n rubber ringer \n bill kalush \n a marriage of convenience \n joe rindfleisch \n the impromptu link \n jay sankey \n richard sanders \n three bits on the band \n r. paul wilson \n ring bandit \n michael powers \n band together \n david widener
1983
the collected almanac
Bill Kalush

Rubber Ringer

Related toVariationsAlso published here

Sep. 1983


120



the signed card \n \n brother john hamman \n the future card \n brother john hamman \n bonus plot \n michael powers \n the signed card \n brother john hamman \n signierte karte \n reinhard müller \n trapparition \n jerry k. hartman \n your signed kung pao chicken \n kostya kimlat \n brother john hamman
1983
the collected almanac
Brother John Hamman

The Signed Card

Related toVariationsAlso published here

Oct. 1983


125



mike's dwarf \n \n michael powers \n the shrinking deck \n steve skomp \n extra special closeup kinda guy bonus effect \n paul harris
1983
a closeup kinda guy
Michael Powers

Mike's Dwarf

Related toVariations

1983


37



mr. biller's wild ride \n twisting with transformation kicker and cards to case, pockets, under spectator \n steve biller \n squeezing the jacks \n michael powers
1983
a closeup kinda guy
Steve Biller

Mr. Biller's Wild Ride

Variations

1983


40



extra special closeup kinda guy bonus effect \n combination of "shrunken twilight" and "mike's dwarf" \n paul harris \n shrunken twilight \n paul harris \n mike's dwarf \n michael powers
1983
a closeup kinda guy
Paul Harris

Extra Special CloseUp Kinda Guy Bonus Effect

Inspired by

1983


88



forward \n \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Forward

1983





deduce is wild \n four twos put in case, three cards signed and put on table, one two removed and it changes into each selection one by one, then selections transpose with remaining three twos in case \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Deduce is Wild

1983


1



the ambiguous card \n card chosen, miniature selection jumps out of deck, grows and shrinks again \n michael powers \n vacilation \n richard kaufman \n the ambiguous card \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

The amBIGuous Card

Inspired byAlso published here

1983


7



counterintuitive transpo \n matching the cards meets reset in a weird effect combination \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

CounterIntuitive Transpo

1983


11



fourtune hunter \n named fourofakind produced \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

FourTune Hunter

1983


16



halfpass stabbing force \n deck starts reversed under top card \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

HalfPass Stabbing Force

1983


16



blank monte \n monte with three blank cards and jack of hearts, all change to aces at the end \n michael powers \n four card monte \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Blank Monte

Inspired by

1983


19



spectator becomes magician \n two selections, spectator touches card in spread, selections shown on both sides of it \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Spectator Becomes Magician

1983


25



color ambitious \n ambitious card with color changing back kicker \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Color Ambitious

1983


27



slideunder double lift substitute \n slideunder switch action with alignment move type action to get a card underneath a single on top of the deck \n chuck king \n slideunder double lift substitute \n edward marlo \n the secret double \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Chuck King

SlideUnder Double Lift Substitute

Related to

1983


31



thought photography \n two blank cards are signed on the back, their faces become two previous selections \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Thought Photography

1983


33



the off color vanish \n bizarre twist and vanish \n michael powers \n the bizarre vanish \n paul harris
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

The Off Color Vanish

Inspired by

1983


38



quadratic aces \n three cards selected, then slowmotion ace assembly, then the other three packets are shown to consist of fourofakinds corresponding to selections \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Quadratic Aces

1983


41



programmed lie detector \n computer program, trick performed by spectator with computer only, computer version of aronson's lie sleuth \n michael powers \n computer card trick \n christopher morgan \n lie sleuth \n simon aronson
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Programmed Lie Detector

Inspired by

1983


45



international reverse matrix plus \n \n michael powers \n international reverse matrix \n ray mertz
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

International Reverse Matrix Plus

Inspired by

1983


59



flourish coin production \n coin produced, coin roll, a second coin produced \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Flourish Coin Production

1983


64



fusion \n two halfdollars transform into dollar \n gary kurtz \n closequarters \n daryl martinez \n fusion plus \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Gary Kurtz

Fusion

Inspired byVariations

1983


66



fusion plus \n two quarters become a halfdollar, repeat, then two halfdollars transform into dollar, lapping \n michael powers \n fusion \n gary kurtz \n fusion plus standing \n michael powers \n jay sankey
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Fusion Plus

Inspired byVariations

1983


67



fusion plus standing \n two quarters become a halfdollar, repeat, then two halfdollars transform into dollar, nolap version \n michael powers \n jay sankey \n fusion plus \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers, Jay Sankey

Fusion Plus Standing

Inspired by

1983


69



the shrinking dime \n dime changes into miniature dime on closeup pad \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

The Shrinking Dime

1983


72



the convertible case \n miniature card case grows into normal case, deck put inside \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

The Convertible Case

1983


74



the power case \n arrco case has holes, gaffed case which can simulate that something is in it or not with sliding card section
 applications (see next entries) \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

The Power Case

1983


77



the vanishing deck \n using power case \n michael powers \n casedin disappearance \n edward marlo
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

The Vanishing Deck

Inspired by

1983


82



color changing deck \n using power case \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Color Changing Deck

1983


83



signed card appears \n in card case, using power case
 variation \n michael powers \n simon aronson's idea \n simon aronson
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Signed Card Appears

Variations

1983


84



a thought \n getting the spectator to sign on a different card than he thinks, low spot card, using power case \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

A Thought

1983


85



simon aronson's idea \n signed card appears in card case, using power case \n simon aronson \n signed card appears \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Simon Aronson

Simon Aronson's Idea

Inspired by

1983


85



packman \n cigarette pack transforms into cased deck of cards \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Packman

1983


90



the ultimate color changing card case \n  overview
 tools
 the construction
 afterthoughts (credit information)
 the color change \n michael powers \n the marlo handling \n edward marlo
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

The Ultimate Color Changing Card Case

Variations

1983


94



the marlo handling \n \n edward marlo \n the ultimate color changing card case \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Edward Marlo

The Marlo Handling

Inspired by

1983


104



powerful magic \n \n jeff busby \n michael powers
1984
epoptica
Jeff Busby (reviewer)

Powerful Magic

Jan. 1984


261



holyholey \n moving hole, with red and blue back cards \n dave walker \n michael powers' "holy terror"
1984
fork full of appetizers — book 2
Dave Walker

HolyHoley

Inspired by Michael Powers' "Holy Terror"

1984


67



vacilation \n card becomes miniature card and normal again several times while it is flicked \n richard kaufman \n the ambiguous card \n michael powers \n wrong card...?! \n thomas hierling
1985
the new york magic symposium — collection 4
Richard Kaufman

Vacilation

Variations

1985


43



the hook \n hanging coins version \n larry jennings \n the magic purse \n baltazar fuentes \n penihook \n r. paul wilson \n captain hook \n michael powers
1986
the classic magic of larry jennings
Larry Jennings

The Hook

Variations

1986


40



invisible triumph \n rough smooth, for credit information see reference \n robert d. michaels \n david ben \n michael close \n bob farmer \n michael weber \n invisible triumph \n david ben \n michael weber \n michael close \n bob farmer \n invisible triumph \n michael powers \n invisible triumph \n jim krenz \n shake, shuffle, and twist \n steve bedwell \n triunfo invisible \n gabi pareras
1986
apocalypse
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber

Invisible Triumph

Related to Invisible Triumph (Jim Krenz, 1994)
 Shake, Shuffle, And Twist (Steve Bedwell, 1995)
 Invisible Triumph (David Ben, Michael Weber, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, 2003)
 Invisible Triumph (Michael Powers, 2006)
 Triunfo Invisible (Gabi Pareras, 2014)

May 1986


1207



blown away \n "neither blind nor silly" \n juan tamariz \n apocalypse variations or additions \n paul cowling \n blown away plus \n edward marlo \n apocalypse variations or additions \n carlos schoenrich \n utterly blown away \n tom daugherty \n dual thought \n ryan plunkett \n neither blind nor silly \n juan tamariz \n an alternate detection \n theodore annemann \n the clueless card trick \n edward g. brown \n blown further away \n harry lorayne \n friends \n aldo colombini \n completely blown away \n jon racherbaumer \n punch for two \n michael powers \n dynamite \n sylvain juzan \n not blind but silly \n alexander de cova \n magician fooler \n alexander de cova \n the great sundering \n terry ward \n neither blind nor looking \n michael weber
1987
apocalypse
Juan Tamariz

Blown Away

Inspired byRelated toVariations Apocalypse Variations Or Additions (Paul Cowling, 1988)
 Blown Away Plus (Edward Marlo, 1988)
 Apocalypse Variations Or Additions (Carlos Schoenrich, 1988)
 Completely Blown Away (Jon Racherbaumer, 1990)
 Utterly Blown Away (Tom Daugherty, 1995)
 Punch for Two (Michael Powers, 2006)
 Magician Fooler (Alexander de Cova, 2013)
 Blown Further Away (Harry Lorayne, 2015)
 Not Blind But Silly (Alexander de Cova, 2015)
 Dual Thought (Ryan Plunkett, 2017)
 Dynamite (Sylvain Juzan, 2021)
 Neither Blind Nor Looking (Michael Weber, 2023)
Also published here

July 1987


1369



additions to a change \n unload into center \n ken simmons \n more miracle card changes \n edward marlo \n more miracle card changes \n edward marlo \n michael powers
1987
riffling the pasteboards — again!
Ken Simmons

Additions to a Change

Inspired byRelated to

1987


38



audacious transposition \n card isolated from deck transposes with card in deck \n ken simmons \n king t.u.t. \n michael powers \n on a more subtle note \n ken simmons
1987
riffling the pasteboards — again!
Ken Simmons

Audacious Transposition

Related toVariations

1987


43



the dream card \n oddbacked "signed card" type effect, card to wallet \n darwin ortiz \n daydream card \n edward marlo \n darwin ortiz \n commercial method \n edward marlo \n die traumfrau \n christoph borer \n the airmail card \n james swain \n lucky charms \n jason ladanye \n tattwo you \n tomas blomberg \n the nightmare card \n michael powers \n dreamographics \n curtis kam \n the light bulp \n anthony owen \n from darwin ortiz \n darwin ortiz \n one trick two names \n jon allen
1988
darwin ortiz at the card table
Darwin Ortiz

The Dream Card

Related toVariations

1988


81



faro slough off \n \n dai vernon \n natural faro slough off \n michael powers
1988
the vernon chronicles — volume 2
Dai Vernon

Faro Slough Off

Related to

1988


128



undiscovered possibilities  1st effect \n stripper deck, missing card is named, memorized stack \n edward marlo \n stripper ploy \n asi wind \n punch drunk \n michael powers \n stripper countdown \n justin higham
1988
marlo's magazine — volume 6
Edward Marlo

Undiscovered Possibilities  1st Effect

Related to

1988


182



galaxy \n only two piles, three methods \n wyman jones \n paul harris \n rack and bled \n lewis jones \n galaxy \n wyman jones \n paul harris \n best of all worlds \n michael powers
1988
magical arts journal
Wyman Jones, Paul Harris

Galaxy

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1988


52



touch three cards \n two cards are selected and lost in the deck, a third card is turned over and the chosen cards found next to it \n gary ouellet \n michael powers
1990
close up illusions
Gary Ouellet, Michael Powers

Touch Three Cards

1990


142



introduction \n \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Introduction

1990


iii



evolution \n four kings change to all backs to four two of clubs to the four aces with patter about the history of cards \n michael powers \n short allbacks routine \n allan ackerman \n the small packet all backs \n allan ackerman
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Evolution

Inspired byVariations

1990


1



quick four way count \n variation of quick 3way to show a packet of apparentely four (really five) cards as all the same \n michael powers \n quick 3way version \n edward marlo
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Quick Four Way Count

Inspired by

1990


2



the nightmare card \n oddbacked version of the dream card plot where the card apparently stays on the table in full sight, red/blue double backer \n michael powers \n the dream card \n darwin ortiz
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The Nightmare Card

Inspired by

1990


5



bonus plot \n variation of brother john hamman's signed card where the card is odd backed \n michael powers \n the signed card \n brother john hamman
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Bonus Plot

Inspired by

1990


8



flushing out the queens \n royal flush production, pivot revelation \n michael powers \n fast flush \n bruce cervon
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Flushing Out the Queens

Inspired by

1990


9



the at&t trick \n "ambitioustwisttranspo"
ace to four set aside, ambitious sequence with selection which is left outjogged, twisting routine, last card transposes with outjogged selection \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The AT&T Trick

1990


13



squeezing the jacks \n twisting routine with four jacks, they change into aces, jacks are found in different places \n michael powers \n mr. biller's wild ride \n steve biller
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Squeezing the Jacks

Inspired by

1990


16



whether forecast \n spectator deals into two piles and stops anywhere, sum of top cards predicted, each pile dealt into two piles, top cards are aces, aces change into royal flush, redeal principle \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Whether Forecast

1990


21



incredible coincidence \n card freely chosen, prediction card in pocket is same card, optionally oddbacked, red/blue double backer \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Incredible Coincidence

1990


23



merlin's answer \n four twos shown, they change into four black twos, then into kings, twos shown in deck sandwiching a selection \n michael powers \n "metamorphosies" (jacob taub, cardtreats)
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Merlin's Answer

Inspired by "Metamorphosies" (Jacob Taub, CardTreats)

1990


28



trinity twoasfour sequence \n \n michael powers \n trinity \n norman houghton
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Trinity TwoasFour Sequence

Inspired by

1990


29



cardial infraction \n one shuffle and cutting, second phase with marlo/gardner kicker \n michael powers \n fast stack \n martin a. nash
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

CARDial Infraction

Inspired by

1990


32



unexpected visitor \n selection travels from one sandwich to another
 the pure version (no extra card)
 bonus effect (card travels back to original sandwich) \n michael powers \n grasshopper \n paul harris \n the uninvited guest \n mark ennis \n the fly \n michael powers \n the unexpected visitor(s) \n michael powers \n the fly \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Unexpected Visitor

Inspired byRelated toVariations

1990


35



misplace your bets \n performer cuts to fourofakind one by one, spectator cuts small packet onto each card, top cards shown to be same fourofakind, bottom cards changed to twos or something else, two effect variations \n michael powers \n the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n allan ackerman
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Misplace Your Bets

Inspired by

1990


40



swivelleroo plus variation \n flourish cut to produce a card, preparing a double turnover ("long distance double") \n richard kaufman \n michael powers \n swivelleroo plus \n richard kaufman \n jon racherbaumer
1990
top secret stuff
Richard Kaufman, Michael Powers

Swivelleroo Plus Variation

Also published here

1990


41



c.c.c.p. \n "card case collectors plus", cased collectors, then deck in case and three selections travel from aces between jacks in center of deck \n michael powers \n card case collectors \n allan ackerman
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

C.C.C.P.

Inspired by

1990


45



secret interlace move \n for collectors, biddle interlacing \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Secret Interlace Move

1990


45



king t.u.t. \n "totally unbelievable transpo", card isolated from deck transposes with sandwiched card in center of deck, signed \n michael powers \n audacious transposition \n ken simmons
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

King T.U.T.

Related to

1990


51



more miracle card changes \n with unload under top card of deck \n edward marlo \n michael powers \n more miracle card changes \n edward marlo \n additions to a change \n ken simmons
1990
top secret stuff
Edward Marlo, Michael Powers

More Miracle Card Changes

Related to

1990


52



varying variance variant \n small packet ambitious card with four kings and a two, as a kicker the cards change to four twos and a king \n michael powers \n variance variant \n allan ackerman
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Varying Variance Variant

Inspired by

1990


54



photo surrealism \n four blank faced cards change one by one into the first selection, then all at once into the second selection \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Photo Surrealism

1990


57



the fly \n a signed selection sandwiched between two black queens travels between the two red queens altough both pairs are secured by rubber bands, with color changing back kicker \n michael powers \n unexpected visitor \n michael powers \n the return of the fly \n tom frame
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The Fly

Related toVariations

1990


60



fourclosure \n spectator selects queen of hearts but magician finds queen of spades, then changes it to queen of diamonds, then clubs and finally hearts \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

FOURclosure

1990


63



blowing away the aces \n aces vanish one by one, then are seen to have collected three selection in center of deck \n michael powers \n collecting the vanishing aces \n geoffrey latta
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Blowing Away the Aces

Inspired by

1990


65



industrial strength aces \n slowmotion assembly, then aces vanish an reappear on packets à la jennings revelation \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Industrial Strength Aces

1990


67



incomplete four way \n four card location, using riffle shuffle control with incomplete faro condition \n michael powers \n incomplete two way \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Incomplete Four Way

Variations

1990


74



unexpected development \n performer cuts to four blank cards, they print to the aces \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Unexpected Development

1990


78



tornado card \n straw through (business) card \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Tornado Card

1990


82



a case of indigestion \n three cards vanish between cannibal cards and are eventually found in case \n michael powers \n cannibal holocaust \n darwin ortiz
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

A CASE of Indigestion

Variations

1990


87



case load from deck \n \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Case Load from Deck

1990


89



the invisible aces \n aces vanish one by one, reappear, change to kings \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The Invisible Aces

1990


91



the impossible travellers \n combination of mcdonald aces and open travellers, three double facers \n michael powers \n the impossible travellers \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The Impossible Travellers

Also published here

1990


95



extension \n disassembly addon \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Extension

1990


99



phantom of the operation \n jacks placed in case, three selections are placed in the case as well, cards taken out and they have interlaced, selections vanish, selections found faceup in deck at different positions \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Phantom of The OPERAtion

1990


102



casing less cards \n unloading cards on deck and placing less into case than it appears \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Casing Less Cards

1990


102



rising mistake \n wrong card rises up, a moment later it's changed into the selection \n michael powers \n rising mistake \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Rising Mistake

Variations

1990


107



schrodinger's dream \n signed card penetrates through table twice, down and up \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Schrodinger's Dream

1990


110



the trap door card \n card with business information and trapdoor printed on it used for cardthroughtable, blank side of trapdoor card becomes signed selection \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The Trap Door Card

1990


115



no palm corner in the glass \n two handlings \n michael powers \n the corner in the glass \n matt schulien
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

No Palm Corner in the Glass

Inspired by

1990


119



mexican assembly \n strange combination of assembly, fourofakind location, transformation, quick coincidence \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Mexican Assembly

1990


124



the alchemists' dream \n \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The Alchemists' Dream

1990


127



china syndrome \n card repeatedly penetrates table, also into spectator's hands, then coin penetrates into spectator's hands, multiple handlings \n michael powers \n the dream boat dazzler \n chris hampton
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

China Syndrome

Inspired by

1990


130



fusion/fission \n two quarters fuse to half dollar, then are broken into quarters again \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Fusion/Fission

1990


134



twisted reverse matrix \n hopping half set, double shell \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Twisted Reverse Matrix

1990


136



ultra fast coins across \n four coins, being two ahead twice \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Ultra Fast Coins Across

1990


140



jumbo finale \n half dollar grows to jumbo coin, changes back via tabled change with lapping \n michael powers \n jumbo coin jumbo \n allan hayden
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Jumbo Finale

Inspired by

1990


142



bonus effect \n small card to normal card \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Bonus Effect

1990


144



twilight zone \n coin and mirror, coin also bent and straightened with mirror \n michael powers \n twilight \n paul harris \n tayari casel
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Twilight Zone

Inspired by

1990


146



international matrix reverse \n \n michael powers \n clarke's third law \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

International Matrix Reverse

Variations

1990


151



my cup runneth over \n with two mini cups, empty cream containers, they are filled again as climax \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

My Cup Runneth Over

1990


155



toothpick into straw \n toothpick travels into straw which is still wrapped \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Toothpick Into Straw

1990


159



jelly roll \n coin travels into breakfast jelly container, clear shell \n michael powers \n "marked coin in lighter" (bob chesbro) \n reentry \n tom gagnon
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Jelly Roll

Inspired by

1990


161



palmless card to pocket \n  appendix a
with bottom placement \n michael powers \n no palm aces to pocket \n edward marlo
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Palmless Card to Pocket

Inspired by

1990


169



appendix b \n intro \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Appendix B

1990


171



the secret double \n alternative to alignment move \n michael powers
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The Secret Double

1990


171



biddling brown in the round \n \n edward marlo \n the twelve card thought transition \n edward g. brown \n red rover \n michael powers
1990
cardfixes
Edward Marlo

Biddling Brown in the Round

Inspired byVariations

1990


71



devilishly direct \n \n shigeo takagi \n elmer \n michael powers
1990
the amazing miracles of shigeo takagi
Shigeo Takagi

Devilishly Direct

Related to

1990


11



top secret stuff \n \n michael austin \n michael powers
1991
opus
Michael Austin (reviewer)

Top Secret Stuff

June 1991


6



introduction \n \n michael powers
1991
plastic lady
Michael Powers

Introduction

1991





top secret stuff \n \n jim sisti \n michael powers
1991
the magic menu
Jim Sisti (reviewer)

Top Secret Stuff

Jan./Feb. 1991


21



holey terror ii \n \n jim sisti \n michael powers
1991
the magic menu
Jim Sisti (reviewer)

Holey Terror II

Mar./Apr. 1991


29



mike powers top secret closeup \n \n michael weber \n michael powers
1991
magic
Michael Weber (reviewer)

Mike Powers Top Secret CloseUp

Dec. 1991


51



introduction \n \n michael powers
1992
the olram aces — the impossible travellers
Michael Powers

Introduction

1992


2



the impossible travellers \n mcdonald aces & open travelers combo \n michael powers \n the impossible travellers \n michael powers
1992
the olram aces — the impossible travellers
Michael Powers

The Impossible Travellers

Also published here

1992


15



extension \n disassembly addon \n michael powers
1992
the olram aces — the impossible travellers
Michael Powers

Extension

1992


19



pun \n pen up the nose \n michael powers
1993
the minotaur
Michael Powers

Pun

Sep. 1993


13



holey terror iii \n \n michael weber \n michael powers
1993
magic
Michael Weber (reviewer)

Holey Terror III

June 1993


62



the small packet all backs \n featuring ackerman's "quick four way" \n allan ackerman \n small packet all backs \n allan ackerman \n wes emberg \n evolution \n michael powers
1994
las vegas kardma
Allan Ackerman

The Small Packet All Backs

Inspired byVariations

1994


122



positive negative \n invisible coin and is flipped into the air, coin and heads/tails is predicted \n philip t. goldstein \n eliminate the negative \n john lovick \n flipped out \n michael powers \n ion man \n john bannon \n proof positive \n david parr \n plus minus \n john george \n accentuate the positive \n bryce kuhlman \n the becker form \n hal barlow
1994
syzygy
Philip T. Goldstein

Positive Negative

Related toVariations

1994


6



diminishing returns \n \n jim sisti \n michael powers
1994
the magic menu
Jim Sisti (reviewer)

Diminishing Returns

Nov./Dec. 1994


294



diminishing returns \n \n stephen hobbs \n michael powers
1994
magic
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer)

Diminishing Returns

Oct. 1994


70



dull/bright gaff \n idea to do the effect with two copper coins \n michael powers
1995
apocalypse
Michael Powers

Dull/Bright Gaff

Dec. 1995


2592



vip: very impossible penetration \n reviewed together with mac king \n mac king \n michael powers
1995
magic
Mac King (reviewer)

VIP: Very Impossible Penetration

Dec. 1995


90



mmail \n signed card is folded and vanishes, found again folded inside cased deck next to second selection \n michael powers \n mmail \n michael powers
1996
apocalypse
Michael Powers

MMail

Variations

Oct. 1996


2708



flicker \n reviewed together with mac king \n michael close \n michael powers \n reality or fantasy \n michael powers \n michael close
1996
magic
Michael Close (reviewer)

Flicker

Related to

Mar. 1996


77



reality or fantasy \n  letters \n michael powers \n michael close \n flicker \n michael close \n michael powers
1996
magic
Michael Powers, Michael Close

Reality or Fantasy

Related to

May 1996


15



abbott's magic get together \n \n michael powers
1996
magic
Michael Powers

Abbott's Magic Get Together

Oct. 1996


29



aces from nowhere \n two methods \n nick trost \n royal surprise \n michael powers
1997
the card magic of nick trost
Nick Trost

Aces From Nowhere

Variations

1997


70



hellraiser ii \n elevator effect with ace to four of hearts and two jokers \n peter duffie \n gold from straw elevator \n david solomon \n hell raiser iii \n michael powers \n straw elevator \n david solomon \n hellraiser \n peter duffie
1997
effortless card magic
Peter Duffie

Hellraiser II

Inspired byVariations

1997


163



power poker \n ten cards, spectator can chose which he wands, full house and royal flush \n alex elmsley \n the power of poker \n david solomon \n fair game \n paul vigil \n poker by perception \n unknown \n strip club \n bob farmer \n power poker \n alex elmsley \n double power poker \n nick trost \n poker stud \n jerry k. hartman \n power blind man's blackjack \n bob farmer \n overpowering poker \n michael weber \n natural poker power \n michael powers \n genii, oct. 1996 \n it's a small world \n alex elmsley \n double power poker \n nick trost \n sleightless poker power \n ken simmons \n mexican poker \n david solomon \n more poker power! \n michael demarco \n revised mexican poker \n david solomon
1997
alex is at it again
Alex Elmsley

Power Poker

Inspired byRelated toVariations Sleightless Poker Power (Ken Simmons, 1998)
 Mexican Poker (David Solomon, 1998)
 Revised Mexican Poker (David Solomon, 1999)
 More Poker Power! (Michael DeMarco, 2000)
 The Power of Poker (David Solomon, 2004)
 Natural Poker Power (Michael Powers, 2006)
 Double Power Poker (Nick Trost, 2009)
 Strip Club (Bob Farmer, 2015)
 Double Power Poker (Nick Trost, 2015)
 Poker Stud (Jerry K. Hartman, 2015)
 Power Blind Man's Blackjack (Bob Farmer, 2015)
 Overpowering Poker (Michael Weber, 2017)
Also published here

1997


2



steinmeyer's nine card problem with seven cards \n \n david solomon \n bob brown's addition \n bob brown \n three + one \n michał kociołek \n the 7 card 21 card trick \n michael powers \n telephone magic \n eugene burger \n the nine card problem \n jim steinmeyer \n business sense \n rajneesh madhok \n alain nu \n detector solomónico \n alberto de figueiredo \n david solomon \n "remote control" (jim steinmeyer, the new invocation #43, feb. 1988)
1997
solomon's mind
David Solomon

Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards

Inspired byRelated to "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Variations

1997


19



abbott's closeup convention \n \n michael powers
1997
magic
Michael Powers

Abbott's CloseUp Convention

May 1997


89



abbott's magic gettogether \n \n michael powers
1997
magic
Michael Powers

Abbott's Magic GetTogether

Oct. 1997


87



triathlon \n three card challenge location, sophisticated \n pit hartling \n triple mate \n harry lorayne \n two minds and a mate \n simon aronson \n trieasython \n michael powers
1998
das kleine grüne heft
Pit Hartling

Triathlon

Inspired byRelated toVariations

1998


24



card coding by permutation \n coding a card by arrangement of four or five other cards
 reversible counting
 fourcard coding
 a hole in four (the second gap)
 camel poker \n alex elmsley \n code 5 \n michael powers
1998
the looking glass
Alex Elmsley

Card Coding by Permutation

Variations

Winter 1998


161



motor city close up conference \n \n michael powers
1998
magic
Michael Powers

Motor City Close Up Conference

Jan. 1998


84



three cards under a box \n last in box \n guy hollingworth \n boxed surprise \n michael powers \n cases loaded \n guy hollingworth
1999
drawing room deceptions
Guy Hollingworth

Three Cards Under a Box

Inspired byVariations

1999


143



blind lemon aces \n aces lost in deck and produced from right hand ("not this hand, the other hand") \n jack carpenter \n blind lemon aces \n jack carpenter \n blinded by the hand \n benjamin earl \n the onehanded man \n tom rose \n a night at the stardust \n michael powers \n blind lemon aces \n jack carpenter \n blind pebble ace fling \n john bannon \n howlin' wolf aces \n jack carpenter
1999
impressing jodie foster
Jack Carpenter

Blind Lemon Aces

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1999


10



fechter's finger flicking frolic 1999 \n \n michael powers
1999
genii
Michael Powers

Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic 1999

July 1999


33



i.t.h. triumph \n in the hands \n michael powers \n i.t.h. triumph \n michael powers
1999
onyx
Michael Powers

I.T.H. Triumph

Also published here

Dec. 1999


22



progressive matrix \n using three coins glued on edges (e pluribus unum) \n michael powers \n progressive matrix \n michael powers
1999
magic
Michael Powers

Progressive Matrix

Also published here

June 1999


73



abbott's closeup convention \n \n michael powers
1999
magic
Michael Powers

Abbott's CloseUp Convention

June 1999


81



the return of the fly \n selection travels from one half to another, both halves are secured by rubber bands, with color changing back kicker \n tom frame \n the fly \n michael powers
1999
magic
Tom Frame

The Return of the Fly

Inspired by

Oct. 1999


84



singledeck holey terror \n traveling hole effect \n ken simmons \n michael powers' "holy terror"
1999
freebie
Ken Simmons

SingleDeck Holey Terror

Inspired by Michael Powers' "Holy Terror"

1999


18



the invisible card \n freely named card vanishes, then reappears reversed in deck \n simon aronson \n memories are made of this, 1999 \n the invisible card \n simon aronson \n invisible again \n michael powers
2001
try the impossible
Simon Aronson

The Invisible Card

VariationsAlso published here

2001


175



the powers' payoff \n "presentation three", bill changes into "inverted dollar" with center upside down \n michael powers \n ron bauer \n "inverted dollar" (mike powers, closeup variety pack)
2001
bar bill stunt
Michael Powers, Ron Bauer

The Powers' Payoff

Inspired by "Inverted Dollar" (Mike Powers, CloseUp Variety Pack)

2001


18



search and destroy \n sleightless \n aaron fisher \n the searchers \n larry jennings \n searching for a thought \n allan ackerman \n aaron fisher \n impromptu searching for a thought \n allan ackerman \n aaron fisher \n search for the seven suspects \n gary plants \n convergysearchers \n john hostler \n gradual reuben \n eric stevens \n finders keepers \n michael powers \n needle in a haystack (and the damage done) \n tony cabral \n trapper keeper \n justin wheatley \n searching for a thought \n allan ackerman \n aaron fisher
2002
the paper engine
Aaron Fisher

Search and Destroy

Inspired byRelated toVariations Finders Keepers (Michael Powers, 2006)
 Search for the Seven Suspects (Gary Plants, 2011)
 Searching for a Thought (Allan Ackerman, Aaron Fisher, 2012)
 Impromptu Searching for a Thought (Allan Ackerman, Aaron Fisher, 2012)
 Gradual Reuben (Eric Stevens, 2015)
 Needle in a Haystack (and the Damage Done) (Tony Cabral, 2019)
 Trapper Keeper (Justin Wheatley, 2022)
 Searching for a Thought (Allan Ackerman, Aaron Fisher, 2024)

2002


104



cannibal holocaust \n \n darwin ortiz \n a case of indigestion \n michael powers
2002
scams & fantasies with cards
Darwin Ortiz

Cannibal Holocaust

Inspired by

2002


126



fourcard revelation \n \n aaron fisher \n fourcard revelation \n aaron fisher \n goin’ fishing \n michael powers
2002
genii
Aaron Fisher

FourCard Revelation

VariationsAlso published here

Dec. 2002


42



match me \n do as i do with mates, four aces finale \n gary plants \n no palm match me \n michael powers \n the continuous do as i do \n patrick page \n do as i do aces \n brother john hamman \n match me \n gary plants
2004
lecture notes — the second super session
Gary Plants

Match Me

Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here

2004


22



introduction \n \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Introduction

2006


11



open travelers transpo redux \n kings put aside, open travelers with aces, one ace travels from kings packet to other aces, quartets transpose \n michael powers \n open travelers plus \n don england \n open travelers transpo redux \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Open Travelers Transpo Redux

Inspired byAlso published here

2006


17



impossible collectors \n queens tabled, later spectator places deck onto queens and cuts the deck for collectors revelation \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Impossible Collectors

2006


21



i.t.h. triumph \n in the hands \n michael powers \n licked at last \n john luka \n stack safe poker triumph \n patrick g. redford \n i.t.h. triumph \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

I.T.H. Triumph

VariationsAlso published here

2006


24



red rover \n \n michael powers \n the twelve card thought transition \n edward g. brown \n biddling brown in the round \n edward marlo
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Red Rover

Inspired by

2006


27



ace to face \n aces to kings transformation climax \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Ace to Face

2006


30



expert cards to pocket \n two signed cards, multiple phases, deck vanish phase, card to wallet climax with transposition \n michael powers \n phase 51 \n don england
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Expert Cards to Pocket

Inspired by

2006


33



mmail \n signed card is folded and vanishes, found again folded inside cased deck \n michael powers \n mmail \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

MMail

Inspired by

2006


39



sawing a lady \n queen in card case with slit through it, card is pushed through case and queen \n michael powers \n ben harris idea in magic manuscript
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Sawing A Lady

Inspired by Ben Harris idea in Magic Manuscript

2006


42



maxi switch \n black kings transpose, then they change to red kings, then to aces \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Maxi Switch

2006


46



open prediction 999 \n prediction named
 variations (named card and memorized deck) \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Open Prediction 999

2006


49



psychic birthday predictor \n selection matches card written on spectator's birthday in birthday calendar, card also predicted in envelope \n michael powers \n channel one no. 10
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Psychic Birthday Predictor

Also published here

2006


52



impromptu terror \n traveling hole effect
 phase 2: one hole jumps to another card
 phase 3: the holes are brought back together \n michael powers \n "holey terror" (michael powers, marketed item, 1983)
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Impromptu Terror

Inspired by "Holey Terror" (Michael Powers, marketed item, 1983)

2006


56



natural poker power \n spectator gets royal flush
 alternate ending
 alternate ending ii \n michael powers \n power poker \n alex elmsley
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Natural Poker Power

Inspired by

2006


63



peel switch \n two cards peeled off packed into left hand, one switched for bottom card \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Peel Switch

2006


64



twist on simon \n twisting with four queens, then three spectators get a packet with a queen each and it turns over in their hands, optional back color change \n joshua jay \n michael powers \n joel givens \n sympathetic control \n bill simon
2006
power plays
Joshua Jay, Michael Powers, Joel Givens

Twist on Simon

Inspired by

2006


67



the ambiguous card \n card chosen, miniature selection jumps out of deck, grows and shrinks again \n michael powers \n the ambiguous card \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

The amBIGuous Card

Also published here

2006


70



best of all worlds \n \n michael powers \n out of this universe \n harry lorayne \n galaxy \n wyman jones \n paul harris \n doug conn version shown at motor city close up convention
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Best of All Worlds

Inspired by

2006


73



hoochie coochie aces \n aces lost into four piles, then found again \n michael powers \n vernon's aces \n dai vernon \n vernash's aces \n martin a. nash
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Hoochie Coochie Aces

Inspired byRelated to

2006


77



signed sealed and delivered \n unknown card signed on back, sandwiched with red jacks and put in card case, another card is signed on face, cased card turns out to be signed on both sides later
 signed, sealed and delivered the easy way \n peter gröning \n michael powers \n signed, sealed and delivered \n peter gröning \n "signed, sealed and delivered" (peter gröning, theseconddeal website, july 1999)
2006
power plays
Peter Gröning, Michael Powers

Signed Sealed and Delivered

Inspired by

2006


80



the secret double \n slideunder switch action with alignment move type action to get a card underneath a single on top of the deck \n michael powers \n slideunder double lift substitute \n chuck king
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

The Secret Double

Related to

2006


81



virus \n transformation routine with four red spot cards and the kings, transformation to aces as climax \n michael powers \n ascension \n philip t. goldstein \n masque of the red death \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Virus

Inspired byRelated to

2006


85



reverse faro coincidence \n two spectators cut to cards and replace the cuts while back is turned, black jacks are removed and they find both selections, faro
 ending 1
 ending 2
 ending 3 \n michael powers \n "the pm principle" (michael powers, 1990 booklet) \n hard target \n darwin ortiz \n reverse faro coincidence redux \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Reverse Faro Coincidence

Inspired by "The PM Principle" (Michael Powers, 1990 booklet)
Related toVariations

2006


88



punch intro \n on punched cards and the punch deal, credit information
 punching cards
 nonpunched method \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Punch Intro

2006


92



pm plus \n two spectators cut to cards and replace the cuts, performer deals through cards and finds selections without seeing faces
 naming the first selection
 naming the second selection
 nonmemorized deck procedure
 nonstacked methods \n michael powers \n "the pm principle" (michael powers, 1990 booklet) \n bridging the deck switch \n john born
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

PM Plus

Inspired by "The PM Principle" (Michael Powers, 1990 booklet)
Variations

2006


94



punch drunk \n any card pocketed by spectator under fair conditions, performer deals through deck and says he'll stop at mate, cell phone rings and person at other end names selection, 50% punched deck (every other card)
 cell phone finish
 alternate finish (1)
 alternate finish (2)
 alternate finish (3) \n michael powers \n undiscovered possibilities  1st effect \n edward marlo
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Punch Drunk

Related to

2006


98



punch for two \n two fair selections found, 50% punched deck \n michael powers \n blown away \n juan tamariz
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Punch for Two

Inspired by

2006


103



numerical analysis \n selection ends up at total of cutoff packet after mixing procedure, penelope
 alternate presentations (an open prediction, a closed prediction) \n michael powers \n numerical reverse revisited \n john born
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Numerical Analysis

Variations

2006


106



hide and seek \n selection fairly lost, faro \n michael powers \n "the cardician is in!" (doug canning, card capers) \n late night location \n alex elmsley
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Hide and Seek

Inspired by "The Cardician is In!" (Doug Canning, Card Capers)
Related to

2006


108



heisting histed heisted \n twentyfive duplicates
 non gaffed ideas
 heavily gaffed methods (jumbo cards) \n michael powers \n the twentyfive card trick \n sam leo horowitz \n heisting histed heisted 3.0 \n michael powers \n histed heisted \n simon aronson
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Heisting Histed Heisted

Inspired byRelated toVariations

2006


112



sunken treasure \n spectator cuts to a card and replaces his packet in center of rest, card located \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Sunken Treasure

2006


116



code 5 \n five cards removed from deck, one hidden, assistant is shown other four cards and names fifth one, repeat in which a card is cased and divined \n michael powers \n card coding by permutation \n alex elmsley
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Code 5

Inspired by

2006


119



coding for your partner \n area on pad, silent code \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Coding for your Partner

2006


121



the 7 card 21 card trick \n  telephone method \n michael powers \n steinmeyer's nine card problem with seven cards \n david solomon
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

The 7 Card 21 Card Trick

Inspired by

2006


125



total freedom \n five selections found after cato and mixing procedure \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Total Freedom

2006


128



cut and run \n ideas of placement principle
 simple coincidence
 faro 53
 use of a special key card
 non faro method
 another approach \n michael powers \n eyes of the gods \n john hamilton \n riffle shuffle control \n karl fulves
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Cut and Run

Inspired byRelated to

2006


131



animazement \n stick figure animates on back of deck and draws x on selection, deck shown normal before and after except a single card with the figure on its back \n michael powers \n "animator" (david harkey)
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Animazement

Inspired by "Animator" (David Harkey)

2006


136



back to back \n card signed on face, it is shown to have a blank back, another selection signed on back is shown to have blank face, cards fuse to normal card with both signatures \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Back to Back

2006


144



the mystery card \n blank cards get some business logo \n michael powers \n "gypsy curse" (peter kane)
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

The Mystery Card

Inspired by "Gypsy Curse" (Peter Kane)

2006


147



red shift \n four bluebacked jokers, turn red one by one, then whole deck is redbacked, red/blue double backer \n michael powers \n the blushing jokers \n peter kane \n surprising jokers \n "magic" christian stelzel
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Red Shift

Inspired by

2006


152



subtle princess \n performer and spectator each select a card from a fivecard packet, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa \n michael powers \n "people's princess" (jon racherbaumer, gemini online board)
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Subtle Princess

Inspired by "People's Princess" (Jon Racherbaumer, GeMiNi online board)

2006


155



invisible triumph \n selection turns over in other deck then triumph with original deck, rough smooth & cheek to cheek combination \n michael powers \n invisible triumph \n robert d. michaels \n david ben \n michael close \n bob farmer \n michael weber
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Invisible Triumph

Related to

2006


159



double decker sandwich \n bluff sandwich, selection tabled, repeat with transposition with tabled first selection, duplicate \n michael powers \n bluff sandwich \n edward marlo
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Double Decker Sandwich

Inspired by

2006


161



finders keepers \n named progressive sandwich \n michael powers \n search and destroy \n aaron fisher \n finessed finders keepers \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Finders Keepers

Inspired byVariations

2006


165



the money game \n card signed and lost, seven envelopes with money, lie detector and answers are spelled with envelopes, remaining envelope contains selection \n michael powers \n the money game revisited \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

The Money Game

Variations

2006


168



trieasython \n card selected, thought of and removed, all divined
 impromptu method (clocking) \n michael powers \n triathlon \n pit hartling
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

TriEASYThon

Inspired by

2006


171



flipped out \n  spectator's coin across
 spectator's coin through the table \n michael powers \n ron jaxon \n antony gerard
2006
power plays
Michael Powers, Ron Jaxon, Antony Gerard

Flipped Out

2006


176



ten to one \n with visible transformation on spectator's hand, magnetic shell \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Ten To One

2006


179



tarnex \n copper/silver coin with heavily tarnished and shiny side \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Tarnex

2006


181



matrix reverse surprise \n reverse matrix with four half dollars, change into different coins as finale \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Matrix Reverse Surprise

2006


182



expanding expenditure \n coin tossed on mat grows to jumbo coin, vanishes and reappears \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Expanding Expenditure

2006


187



twice told tails \n one quarter in each hand, they change place as gag, then one shown doubleheaded and one doubletailed \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Twice Told Tails

2006


190



progressive matrix \n using three coins glued on edges (e pluribus unum) \n michael powers \n progressive matrix \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Progressive Matrix

Also published here

2006


197



captain hook \n three coins \n michael powers \n the hook \n larry jennings
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Captain Hook

Inspired by

2006


200



minimalist matrix \n international with dime, penny, nickel and quarter, two shells \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Minimalist Matrix

2006


204



more flippin' out ramsay \n three coins appear one by one, then vanish one by one \n michael powers \n "flippin' out ramsey" (robert moreland, weapons of choice notes)
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

More Flippin' Out Ramsay

Inspired by "Flippin' Out Ramsey" (Robert Moreland, Weapons of Choice Notes)

2006


207



double your money \n borrowed five dollar bill changes to ten, then transposition \n michael powers \n slow motion bill transposition \n u. f. grant \n michael powers' version on video top secret closeup (1992)
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Double Your Money

Inspired byRelated to Michael Powers' version on video Top Secret CloseUp (1992)

2006


216



bill switch handling \n \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Bill Switch Handling

2006


217



ring transpo \n ring on string transposes with ring on performer's finger \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Ring Transpo

2006


220



routined rubber \n one rubber band splits into two, penetration routine, then one vanishes again \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Routined Rubber

2006


223



paper view \n straw removed from wrapping paper, it visible jumps back into paper \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Paper View

2006


227



science friction \n straw balanced on saltshaker, straw moves and is animated, static electricity \n michael powers \n the electrostatic cigarette \n unknown
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Science Friction

Related to

2006


229



power plays \n \n eric mead \n michael powers
2006
genii
Eric Mead (reviewer)

Power Plays

Aug. 2006


92



reversal of fortune \n topsyturvy bill, then picture of george washington has turned upside down on bill \n tony chapek \n michael weber \n michael powers \n linking ring, aug. 1985 \n torn and restored bill ideas \n jack ketch
2006
switch
Tony Chapek, Michael Weber, Michael Powers

Reversal of Fortune

Related toAlso published here

2006


282



licked at last \n inthehands \n john luka \n i.t.h. triumph \n michael powers
2006
antinomy
John Luka

Licked At Last

Inspired by

Dec. 2006


30



a cunning odyssey \n pseudo memory demonstration, match number of cards cut off by spectator, then able to find mates / four of a kind, penelope \n jason alford \n penelope's principle \n alex elmsley \n weight your turn \n troy hooser \n mark tams \n odyssey iii \n michael powers
2007
the magician's ltd cookbook
Jason Alford

A Cunning Odyssey

Inspired byVariations

2007


31



the spectator collects \n collectors routine, spectator cuts queens into middle of deck, instantly collect three selections \n michael powers
2007
the magician's ltd cookbook
Michael Powers

The Spectator Collects

2007


94



the 7card 21 card trick \n with spelling
 telephone method \n michael powers
2007
777
Michael Powers

The 7Card 21 Card Trick

2007


52



invisible again \n selection vanishes and reappears again, featuring a fair selection procedure in which selection is cut into the other two packets, three distant key cards \n michael powers \n 21 again/invisible 21 \n michael powers \n the invisible card \n simon aronson
2007
freebie 8
Michael Powers

Invisible Again

Inspired byVariations

2007


17



delta force \n card touched, top half turned over and selection pushed out, switched \n michael powers \n the centripetal force \n michael powers
2008
deal or no deal
Michael Powers

Delta Force

Also published here

2008


28



switch on dingle \n other aces change to royal flush as kicker \n michael powers \n switch on elmsley \n derek dingle
2010
card magic usa
Michael Powers

Switch on Dingle

Inspired by

2010


197



montinator 5.0 \n using four cards openly marked on the back for pseudo monte type routine with transformations \n liam montier \n twilight zone monte \n michael powers \n visual acuity \n jack parker \n montinator 5.0 \n liam montier
2011
triabolical
Liam Montier

Montinator 5.0

Inspired byVariationsAlso published here

2011


38



hard target \n two selections found by red jacks \n darwin ortiz \n reverse faro coincidence \n michael powers \n searchers undone \n greg chapman \n hard target \n darwin ortiz
2012
lessons in card mastery
Da 