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

The TwentyFive Card Trick

Related toVariations

1938

Greater Magic

142



no palm aces to pocket \n featuring bottom placement at coat edge move, lapel load \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
early marlo
Edward Marlo

No Palm Aces to Pocket

Related toVariations

1941

Early Marlo
(Issue Amazing, Isn't It?)

32



slow motion bill transposition \n \n u. f. grant \n impromptu misindexed bill \n morty rudnick \n cash transaction \n michael weber \n working without a grant \n michael weber \n buck naked grant \n paul harris \n slow motion bill change \n u. f. grant \n eugene burger \n double your money \n michael powers \n changeling \n david harkey \n things change \n john lovick \n inflated (canadian) transposition \n joshua jay \n thou shalt not steal \n paul vigil \n versatile transpo \n ryan plunkett
1943/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 3
U. F. Grant

Slow Motion Bill Transposition

Related toVariations

1943/27

Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3

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

Effective Card Magic

39



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

Traveling Card

Variations

1953

The Cardician

93



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 außerhalb dieses universums \n harry lorayne \n i. general procedures \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli) \n best of all worlds \n michael powers \n out of this solar system \n michał kociołek
1962
closeup card magic
Harry Lorayne

Out of this Universe

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1962

Closeup Card Magic

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 combination aces \n darwin ortiz \n vernon's aces plus kings \n murray bonfeld \n vernon's aces variation \n dai vernon \n christian scherer \n double poker control \n murray bonfeld \n hoochie coochie aces \n michael powers \n ideas for "vernon's aces" \n darwin ortiz \n paul griffin \n asamblea total \n pepe lirrojo \n aces by weight \n tom gagnon
1962
closeup card magic
Dai Vernon

Vernon's Aces

Variations 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

Closeup Card Magic

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 351400
Jack Ketch

Torn and Restored Bill Ideas

Related to

1965

The New Phoenix 351400
(Issue 394)

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
1970
magic mafia effects
Allan Ackerman

The Spectator Refuses to Cut to the Four Aces

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1970

Magic Mafia Effects

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
1970
the pallbearers review vol. 58
John Hamilton

Eyes of the Gods

Related toVariationsAlso published here

Aug. 1970

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 5 No. 10)

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

The Esoterist

15



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

The ElectroStatic Cigarette

Related to

1972

Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7

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

Card Cavalcade

68



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

Lie Sleuth

Variations

1973

Kabbala — Volume 2
(Vol. 2 No. 8)

59



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

The Twelve Card Thought Transition

Variations

1973

The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown

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

Ever So Sleightly

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

Hierophant
(Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)

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

Card Secrets of Bruce Cervon

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

Card Secrets of Bruce Cervon

45



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

The Blushing Jokers

Variations

1976

Kabbala — Volume 3
(Vol. 3 No. 6)

72



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

More Miracle Card Changes

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1977

Marlo's Magazine Volume 2

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

Any Second Now

216



grasshopper \n card vanishes between two kings, travels to between another two kings \n paul harris \n grasshopper (revised) \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
1977
supermagic
Paul Harris

Grasshopper

Variations

1977

SuperMagic

23



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

Card Case Collectors

Related toVariations

1978

Here's My Card

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

Here's My Card

90



jumbo coin jumbo \n coin to jumbo coin \n allan hayden \n jumbo finale \n michael powers
1979
apocalypse vol. 15
Allan Hayden

Jumbo Coin Jumbo

Variations

June 1979

Apocalypse Vol. 15
(Vol. 2 No. 6)

212



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

Swivelleroo Plus

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1979

CardMagic

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

Riffle Shuffle Control

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

Interlocutor
(Issue 34)

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 visit \n ben harris \n twilight's last gleaming \n tom gagnon \n twilight zone \n michael powers \n twilight \n paul harris \n tayari casel
1979
twilight
Paul Harris, Tayari Casel

Twilight

VariationsAlso published here

1979

Twilight

1



trinity \n three cards alike \n norman houghton \n trinity twoasfour sequence \n michael powers \n winklerswitch \n gerd winkler
1980
apocalypse vol. 15
Norman Houghton

Trinity

Related toVariations

Sep. 1980

Apocalypse Vol. 15
(Vol. 3 No. 9)

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
1980
hierophant
Edward Marlo

Bluff Sandwich

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1980

Hierophant
(Issue The Last Hierophant)

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

Closeup Fantasies — Book I

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 vol. 15
Steve Skomp

The Shrinking Deck

Related to

Sep. 1981

Apocalypse Vol. 15
(Vol. 4 No. 9)

529



four card monte \n \n michael powers \n blank monte \n michael powers
1981
apocalypse vol. 15
Michael Powers

Four Card Monte

Variations

Nov. 1981

Apocalypse Vol. 15
(Vol. 4 No. 11)

557



collecting the vanishing aces \n aces vanish one by one from top of deck, collect cards \n geoffrey latta \n james swain \n swain's "passing along the vanishing aces" or latta's "the vanishing collectors" \n ken krenzel \n blowing away the aces \n michael powers \n swatta \n peter duffie \n triple decker sandwich \n eric t. dockery
1981
cardworks
Geoffrey Latta, James Swain

Collecting the Vanishing Aces

Variations

1981

Cardworks

45



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

Short AllBacks Routine

Related toVariations

1981

Don England's T.K.O.'s
(Issue Clubs)

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

Don England's T.K.O.'s
(Issue Clubs)

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 off color vanish \n michael powers \n the bizarre vanish \n paul harris \n bizarre assignment \n peter gröning
1981
closeup fantasies finalé
Paul Harris

The Bizarre Vanish

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1981

Closeup Fantasies Finalé

81



the whisperers \n four jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them \n jerry sadowitz \n whispered \n stephen tucker \n whispereaders \n philip t. goldstein \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 cries and whispers \n john bannon \n jerry sadowitz \n sottovoce \n philip t. goldstein \n the defectors \n dave campbell \n whisp \n philip t. goldstein \n a change of identity \n jack avis \n the defectors \n dave campbell \n a change of identity (identity crisis) \n jack avis \n no transfer whisperers \n michael powers
1982
alternative card magic
Jerry Sadowitz

The Whisperers

Related toVariations Whispered (Stephen Tucker, 1983)
 Whispereaders (Philip T. Goldstein, 1983)
 Cries and Whispers (John Bannon, Jerry Sadowitz, 1990)
 Sottovoce (Philip T. Goldstein, 1990)
 The Defectors (Dave Campbell, 1993)
 Whisp (Philip T. Goldstein, 1994)
 A Change of Identity (Jack Avis, 1994)
 The Defectors (Dave Campbell, 2004)
 A Change of Identity (Identity Crisis) (Jack Avis, 2006)
 No Transfer Whisperers (Michael Powers, 2019)

1982

Alternative Card Magic

8



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

Fast Stack

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1982

Best of Friends

74



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

Open Travelers Plus

Inspired byVariations

1982

Best of Friends

415



ascension \n transformation kicker, inspired by of roy walton's "oil and queens" \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
1982
best of friends
Philip T. Goldstein

Ascension

Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here

1982

Best of Friends

473



international reverse matrix \n \n ray mertz \n international reverse matrix plus \n michael powers
1983
apocalypse vol. 610
Ray Mertz

International Reverse Matrix

Variations

Dec. 1983

Apocalypse Vol. 610
(Vol. 6 No. 12)

857



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

Powerful Magic

1983

The Collected Almanac
(Vol. 1 No. 12)

112



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

Rubber Ringer

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1983

The Collected Almanac
(Vol. 2 No. 13)

120



the signed card \n \n brother john hamman \n the signed card \n brother john hamman \n bonus plot \n michael powers \n the future card \n brother john hamman
1983
the collected almanac
Brother John Hamman

The Signed Card

VariationsAlso published here

1983

The Collected Almanac
(Vol. 2 No. 14)

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

A CloseUp Kinda Guy

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

A CloseUp Kinda Guy

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

A CloseUp Kinda Guy

88



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

Forward

1983

Powerful Magic




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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

11



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

FourTune Hunter

1983

Powerful Magic

16



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

HalfPass Stabbing Force

1983

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

25



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

Color Ambitious

1983

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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 lie sleuth \n simon aronson \n computer card trick \n christopher morgan
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Programmed Lie Detector

Inspired by

1983

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

82



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

Color Changing Deck

1983

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

85



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

Packman

1983

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

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

Powerful Magic

104



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

Powerful Magic

Jan. 1984

Epoptica
(Issue 5)

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

Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2

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

The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4

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

The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings

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
1986
apocalypse vol. 610
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber

Invisible Triumph

Related to

May 1986

Apocalypse Vol. 610
(Vol. 9 No. 5)

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
1987
apocalypse vol. 610
Juan Tamariz

Blown Away

Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here

July 1987

Apocalypse Vol. 610
(Vol. 10 No. 7)

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

Riffling the Pasteboards — Again!

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

Riffling the Pasteboards — Again!

43



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

The Dream Card

Related toVariations

1988

Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table

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

The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2

128



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

Undiscovered Possibilities  1st Effect

Related to

1988

Marlo's Magazine Volume 6

182



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

Galaxy

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1988

Magical Arts Journal
(Vol. 2 No. 912 Paul Harris: The Act)

52



the corner in the glass \n champagne glass, larger corner \n matt schulien \n eugene burger \n no palm corner in the glass \n michael powers
1989
the experience of magic
Matt Schulien, Eugene Burger

The Corner in the Glass

Variations

1989

The Experience of Magic

49



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

Close Up Illusions

142



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

Introduction

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Evolution

Inspired by

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

45



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

Secret Interlace Move

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

The Fly

Related to

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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 \n james swain
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Blowing Away the Aces

Inspired by

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

78



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

Tornado Card

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

87



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

Case Load from Deck

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

95



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

Extension

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

115



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

No Palm Corner in the Glass

Inspired by

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

124



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

The Alchemists' Dream

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

134



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

Twisted Reverse Matrix

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

142



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

Bonus Effect

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

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

Top Secret Stuff

169



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

Appendix B

1990

Top Secret Stuff

171



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

The Secret Double

1990

Top Secret Stuff

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

Cardfixes

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

The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi

11



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

Top Secret Stuff

June 1991

Opus
(Vol. 3 No. 10)

6



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

Introduction

1991

Plastic Lady




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

Introduction

1992

The Olram Aces — The Impossible Travellers

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

The Olram Aces — The Impossible Travellers

15



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

Extension

1992

The Olram Aces — The Impossible Travellers

19



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

Pun

1993

The Minotaur
(Vol. 5 No. 3)

13



late night location \n stay stack with duplicates \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
1994
the collected works of alex elmsley — volume 2
Alex Elmsley

Late Night Location

Related toVariations

1994

The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2

372



dull/bright gaff \n idea to do the effect with two copper coins \n michael powers
1995
apocalypse vol. 1620
Michael Powers

Dull/Bright Gaff

Dec. 1995

Apocalypse Vol. 1620
(Vol. 18 No. 12)

2592



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 vol. 1620
Michael Powers

MMail

Variations

Oct. 1996

Apocalypse Vol. 1620
(Vol. 19 No. 10)

2708



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

The Card Magic of Nick Trost

70



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

Hellraiser II

Inspired by Hellraiser (Peter Duffie, Obsession)
Variations

1997

Effortless Card Magic

163



power poker \n ten cards, spectator can chose which he wands, full house and royal flush \n alex elmsley \n genii, oct. 1996 \n it's a small world \n alex elmsley \n poker by perception \n unknown \n the power of poker \n david solomon \n alex elmsley \n natural poker power \n michael powers \n double power poker \n nick trost \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 fair game \n paul vigil \n overpowering poker \n michael weber
1997
alex is at it again
Alex Elmsley

Power Poker

Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here

1997

Alex Is At It Again

2



steinmeyer's nine card problem with seven cards \n \n david solomon \n "nine card problem" (jim steinmeyer, magic, may 1993) \n "remote control" (jim steinmeyer, new invocation #43, feb. 1988) \n bob brown's addition \n bob brown \n the 7 card 21 card trick \n michael powers \n three + one \n michał kociołek
1997
solomon's mind
David Solomon

Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards

Inspired by "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
Related to "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Variations

1997

Solomon's Mind

19



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

Das kleine grüne Heft

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

1998

The Looking Glass
(Issue 4)

161



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

Three Cards Under a Box

Inspired byVariations

1999

Drawing Room Deceptions

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
1999
impressing jodie foster
Jack Carpenter

Blind Lemon Aces

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1999

Impressing Jodie Foster

10



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

Bar Bill Stunt

18



search and destroy \n sleightless \n aaron fisher \n the searchers \n larry jennings \n finders keepers \n michael powers \n search for the seven suspects \n gary plants \n searching for a thought \n allan ackerman \n aaron fisher \n impromptu searching for a thought \n allan ackerman \n aaron fisher \n gradual reuben \n eric stevens \n convergysearchers \n john hostler
2002
the paper engine
Aaron Fisher

Search and Destroy

Inspired byRelated toVariations

2002

The Paper Engine

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

Scams & Fantasies with Cards

126



fourcard revelation \n \n aaron fisher \n genii, dec. 2002, vol. 65 no. 12 \n goin’ fishing \n michael powers
2003
fism 2003
Aaron Fisher

FourCard Revelation

VariationsAlso published here Genii, Dec. 2002, Vol. 65 No. 12

2003

FISM 2003

31



match me \n do as i do with mates, four aces finale, originally from genii (june 2003) \n gary plants \n "do as i do aces" (brother hamman, genii, feb. 2001) \n the continuous do as i do \n patrick page \n no palm match me \n michael powers
2004
lecture notes — the second super session
Gary Plants

Match Me

Inspired by "Do As I Do Aces" (Brother Hamman, Genii, Feb. 2001)
Related toVariations

2004

Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session

22



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

Introduction

2006

Power Plays

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
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Open Travelers Transpo Redux

Inspired by

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

21



i.t.h. triumph \n in the hands \n michael powers
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

I.T.H. Triumph

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

27



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

Ace to Face

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

70



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

Best of All Worlds

Inspired by

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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)
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

PM Plus

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

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Numerical Analysis

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

108



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

Heisting Histed Heisted

Inspired by "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson, The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson)
Related toVariations

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

119



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

Coding for your Partner

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

125



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

Total Freedom

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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 surprising jokers \n "magic" christian stelzel \n the blushing jokers \n peter kane
2006
power plays
Michael Powers

Red Shift

Inspired by

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

179



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

Tarnex

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

190



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

Progressive Matrix

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

200



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

Minimalist Matrix

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

216



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

Bill Switch Handling

2006

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

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

Power Plays

229



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

Switch

282



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

The Magician's Ltd Cookbook

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

The Magician's Ltd Cookbook

94



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

The 7Card 21 Card Trick

2007

777

52



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
Darwin Ortiz

Hard Target

Related toAlso published here

2012

Lessons in Card Mastery

55



the uninvited guest \n card from one sandwich to another \n mark ennis \n leap of faith \n david regal \n unexpected visitor \n michael powers
2012
lessons in card mastery
Mark Ennis

The Uninvited Guest

Inspired byRelated to

2012

Lessons in Card Mastery

221



pgrpmcontrol \n handling of pm principle/undo influence, also see p. 22 \n patrick g. redford \n "the pm principle" (michael powers, 1990 booklet) \n the faceup undo \n simon aronson \n sd location \n david solomon \n steve draun \n sd location \n david solomon \n steve draun
2014
applesauce
Patrick G. Redford

PGRPMControl

Related to

2014

Applesauce

92



double target \n "hofzinser ace problem" meets marlo's "push through failure" \n michał kociołek \n linking ring, nov. 2013 \n push through failure \n edward marlo \n carmen d'amico \n push through success \n michael powers
2017
michał kociołek live!
Michał Kociołek

Double Target

Inspired byVariationsAlso published here

2017

Michał Kociołek Live!

11



read this foreword \n \n michael powers
2017
temporarily out of order
Michael Powers

Read This Foreword

2017

Temporarily Out of Order

10



21 card trick with pm power \n \n david solomon \n michael powers \n "21 again" (linking ring, feb. 2009)
2018
solomon's secrets
David Solomon, Michael Powers

21 Card Trick with PM Power

Also published here "21 Again" (Linking Ring, Feb. 2009)

2018

Solomon's Secrets

120



reentry \n marked coin into lighter, then back out into glass, blister on finger heals \n tom gagnon \n "marked coin in lighter" (bob chesbro) \n "blister" \n jack kent tillar \n jelly roll \n michael powers
2019
gagnon unfiltered
Tom Gagnon

ReEntry

Inspired byVariations

2019

Gagnon Unfiltered

414



dedication \n \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Dedication

2019

Tesseract

3



also from mike powers \n \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Also from Mike Powers

2019

Tesseract

4



acknowledgements \n \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Acknowledgements

2019

Tesseract

9



introduction \n  read this first
 prologue
 the hidden dimension \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Introduction

2019

Tesseract

13



the lying traveler \n three packets, selection travels from packet to packet, lie speller finale \n michael powers \n traveling card \n edward marlo
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

The Lying Traveler

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

21



small packet i.c. \n selection put amongst aces, it becomes invisible, reappears reversed in deck \n michael powers \n vernon utility move \n dai vernon
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Small Packet I.C.

Related to

2019

Tesseract

26



hell raiser iii \n elevator effect with ace to four of hearts and two kings, transformation into aces as climax
 blank card ending by al stratyner \n michael powers \n hellraiser ii \n peter duffie
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Hell Raiser III

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

31



new jazz \n with backfire ending \n michael powers \n "jazz it up" (john neely, card corner, linking ring, may 2012)
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

New Jazz

Inspired by "Jazz It Up" (John Neely, Card Corner, Linking Ring, May 2012)

2019

Tesseract

36



royal surprise \n spectator cuts to her selection and also locates the cards to complete a royal flush \n michael powers \n aces from nowhere \n nick trost
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Royal Surprise

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

42



way too many \n two selections lost, three indicator cards removed, but they are four, fourcard repeat phase, both selections found and four aces show up along the way \n michael powers \n "one too many" (george mcbride, ebook "the best of osmosis")
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Way Too Many

Inspired by "One Too Many" (George McBride, ebook "The Best of OSMOSIS")

2019

Tesseract

46



last trick of dr. daley \n with extra card \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Last Trick of Dr. Daley

2019

Tesseract

49



open mate prediction \n card at named position matches prediction card \n michael powers \n tom craven trick in card corner, linking ring, feb. 2010
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Open Mate Prediction

Inspired by Tom Craven trick in Card Corner, Linking Ring, Feb. 2010

2019

Tesseract

51



push through success \n pushthrough failure meets hofzinser ace problem \n michael powers \n double target \n michał kociołek
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Push Through Success

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

54



elmer \n eliminating sucker aspect \n michael powers \n "elmer" (ed oschmann, linking ring, may 2017) \n devilishly direct \n shigeo takagi
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Elmer

Inspired by "Elmer" (Ed Oschmann, Linking Ring, May 2017)
Related to

2019

Tesseract

58



speed \n spectator cuts to four cards and chooses two of them, performer pulls mates out of pocket with great speed \n michael powers \n "fast times" (steven youell)
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Speed

Inspired by "Fast Times" (Steven Youell)

2019

Tesseract

62



transpo visitor \n tabled card transposes with sandwiched card in deck \n michael powers \n "flash paced transpo" (steve reynolds, linking ring, july 2008)
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Transpo Visitor

Inspired by "Flash Paced Transpo" (Steve Reynolds, Linking Ring, July 2008)

2019

Tesseract

66



no palm match me \n \n michael powers \n match me \n gary plants
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

No Palm Match Me

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

70



cardial infraction \n riffle shuffle demo with aces, royal flush finale \n michael powers \n fast stack \n martin a. nash
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Cardial Infraction

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

74



the unexpected visitor(s) \n adding a second selection revelation
 extending the routine \n michael powers \n unexpected visitor \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

The Unexpected Visitor(s)

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

79



the fly \n selection travels from one rubber banded sandwich to another, with colorchanging back kicker, story presentation \n michael powers \n unexpected visitor \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

The Fly

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

84



shrödinger's dream revisited \n schrödinger's, card through table, card through closeup mat, then card through table upwards \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Shrödinger's Dream Revisited

2019

Tesseract

88



finessed interchange \n two cards transpose, then both transpose with two jokers \n michael powers \n "interchange" (eric a. maurin, genii, oct. 1982)
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Finessed Interchange

Inspired by "Interchange" (Eric A. Maurin, Genii, Oct. 1982)

2019

Tesseract

94



no transfer whisperers \n four jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them \n michael powers \n card corner column solutions in linking ring, mar. 2019 \n the whisperers \n jerry sadowitz
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

No Transfer Whisperers

Inspired byRelated to Card Corner column solutions in Linking Ring, Mar. 2019

2019

Tesseract

98



triple whammy \n three selections, first found, it is stabbed between other selections, one travels from half to half, breather \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Triple Whammy

2019

Tesseract

105



twilight zone monte \n five cards, monte type game with oddbacked monte card, transformations occur \n michael powers \n "montinator 5.0" (john bannon, triabolical)
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Twilight Zone Monte

Inspired by "Montinator 5.0" (John Bannon, Triabolical)

2019

Tesseract

110



boxed surprise \n six selections, found under, in and on top of card case, deck vanishes except selection and is found in case again \n michael powers \n three cards under a box \n guy hollingworth
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Boxed Surprise

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

115



open prediction 999 \n card that is dealt face down is signed on back by spectator \n michael powers \n closeup variety pack ii, 1996 lecture notes \n linking ring parade, april 2015
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Open Prediction 999

Also published here CloseUp Variety Pack II, 1996 lecture notes
 Linking Ring Parade, April 2015

2019

Tesseract

121



finessed finders keepers \n named progressive sandwich \n michael powers \n finders keepers \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Finessed Finders Keepers

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

125



odyssey iii \n performer cuts same amount of cards as spectator, ten was set aside at prediction and the packets have tens on top \n michael powers \n a cunning odyssey \n jason alford \n "oddyssey ii" (michael powers, linking ring, sep. 2007)
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Odyssey III

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

133



natural faro slough off \n with cascade \n michael powers \n faro slough off \n dai vernon
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Natural Faro Slough Off

Related to

2019

Tesseract

135



heavy weight \n thickness of two packets matched, faro \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Heavy Weight

2019

Tesseract

138



ycaan \n faro placement \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

YCAAN

2019

Tesseract

141



masque of the red death \n new story presentation, transformation routine with four red spot cards and four court cards, transformation climax \n michael powers \n ascension \n philip t. goldstein \n virus \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Masque of the Red Death

Inspired byRelated to

2019

Tesseract

147



royal versus acestros \n four piles in diamond formation, kings assemble on one pile, aces show up as kicker \n michael powers \n "jumping jacks" (paul lelekis, linking ring, april 2012)
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Royal Versus AceStros

Inspired by "Jumping Jacks" (Paul Lelekis, Linking Ring, April 2012)

2019

Tesseract

151



a night at the stardust \n poem story in which only aces are used, lost and found, with appearing at the fingertips of the "wrong" hand as finale \n michael powers \n blind lemon aces \n jack carpenter
2019
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Michael Powers

A Night at the Stardust

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

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finessed gallo shuffle \n triumph shuffle type \n michael powers \n "the m.g. stripout" (mike gallo, allan hayden's card sharp on duty, 1983)
2019
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Michael Powers

Finessed Gallo Shuffle

Inspired by "The M.G. StripOut" (Mike Gallo, Allan Hayden's Card Sharp on Duty, 1983)

2019

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finessed center switch \n outjogged card and top card are removed together, outjogged card switched for card second from top \n michael powers \n eric a. maurin \n "center switch" (eric a. maurin, in "interchange", genii, 1982)
2019
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Michael Powers, Eric A. Maurin

Finessed Center Switch

Inspired by "Center Switch" (Eric A. Maurin, in "Interchange", Genii, 1982)

2019

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powers varies kelly \n \n michael powers \n ackerman varies kelly \n allan ackerman
2019
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Michael Powers

Powers Varies Kelly

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

193



the centripetal force \n card touched, top half turned over and selection pushed out, switched \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

The Centripetal Force

2019

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195



52! \n illustrating the huge number 52! \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

52!

2019

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205



21 again/invisible 21 \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
2019
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Michael Powers

21 Again/Invisible 21

2019

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208



moe fun \n featuring a fair selection procedure in which selection is cut into packets, two distant key cards, another spectator stops the spectator's deal to find selection, with variations (faro, no stooge, edge marks) \n michael powers \n linking ring, april 2009
2019
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Michael Powers

Moe Fun

Also published here

2019

Tesseract

213



chaos \n four number cards used to generate fourdigit number that is put in calculator, another number is subtracted, final result is nine and the four nines are shown to be at top of four previously cutoff packets \n michael powers \n keith randolph
2019
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Michael Powers, Keith Randolph

Chaos

2019

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218



two way split \n  effect 1  the tantalizer
 effect 2  another invisible card \n michael powers \n "the sunken key again" (scalbert's selected secrets)
2019
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Michael Powers

Two Way Split

Inspired by "The Sunken Key Again" (Scalbert's Selected Secrets)

2019

Tesseract

223



incomplete two way \n using riffle shuffle control with incomplete faro condition \n michael powers \n an incomplete masterpiece \n maro nash \n incomplete four way \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

Incomplete Two Way

Inspired byRelated to

2019

Tesseract

228



reverse faro coincidence redux \n two spectators choose cards which are fairly lost, black jacks find both selections, faro \n michael powers \n reverse faro coincidence \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

Reverse Faro Coincidence Redux

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

232



bttp revisited \n  the bottom to top principle" (colm mulcahy)
 threepeat deceit by marty kane (spectator spells name of card three times, then it is on top)
 try this (three spectators simultaneously)
 telephone/radio version
 last minute addition (restoring original order) \n marty kane \n michael powers \n colm mulcahy \n chris wilcox \n "bottom to top principle" (colm mulcahy, mathematical card magic)
2019
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Marty Kane, Michael Powers, Colm Mulcahy, Chris Wilcox

BTTP Revisited

Inspired by "Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic)

2019

Tesseract

237



creating the tesseract \n on fourdimensional objects \n michael powers
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers

Creating the Tesseract

2019

Tesseract

243



clarke's third law \n using three coins, two cards and a closeup pad circle \n michael powers \n international matrix reverse \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

Clarke's Third Law

Inspired by

2019

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253



csb \n routine with purse \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

CSB

2019

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259



u.f. coins across \n four coins across one by one \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

U.F. Coins Across

2019

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264



rising mistake \n wrong card rises up, a moment later it's changed into the selection, using rising card app for iphone which mirrors effect \n michael powers \n rising mistake \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

Rising Mistake

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

267



ring bandit \n threephase routine with oneinch steel ring
 garcia position (danny garcia) \n michael powers \n rubber ringer \n bill kalush
2019
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Michael Powers

Ring Bandit

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

272



the money game revisited \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 \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

The Money Game Revisited

Inspired by

2019

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280



flipped out \n three imaginary coins, chosen one predicted and also whether it is heads or tails up \n michael powers \n "positive negative" (phil goldstein, syzygy #1, 1994, also videomind 1997)
2019
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Michael Powers

Flipped Out

Inspired by "Positive Negative" (Phil Goldstein, Syzygy #1, 1994, also Videomind 1997)

2019

Tesseract

286



heisting histed heisted 3.0 \n twentyfive duplicates, with additional ideas \n michael powers \n "heisting histed heisted 2.0" (penguin lecture, michael powers) \n heisting histed heisted \n michael powers
2019
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Michael Powers

Heisting Histed Heisted 3.0

Inspired by

2019

Tesseract

288



goin’ fishing \n two selections lost, jokers appear on deck, jokers pushed sideways through deck, selection between it, then switching sandwiches phase \n michael powers \n fourcard revelation \n aaron fisher
2020
magic for blm
Michael Powers

Goin’ Fishing

Inspired by

2020

Magic for BLM

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moving hole \n punched holes move on card \n glenn west \n "holy terror ii" (michael powers, marketed) \n magic magazine, july 2010
2020
magic for blm
Glenn West

Moving Hole

Inspired by "Holy Terror II" (Michael Powers, marketed)
Also published here Magic Magazine, July 2010

2020

Magic for BLM

266



signed, sealed and delivered \n unknown card signed on back, sandwiched and cased, later it has the signature of a later signed card as well \n peter gröning \n signed sealed and delivered \n peter gröning \n michael powers \n theseconddeal website, july 1999 \n the linking ring, vol. 82 no. 3, mar. 2002
2020
resigned to miracles
Peter Gröning

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

VariationsAlso published here TheSecondDeal website, July 1999
 The Linking Ring, Vol. 82 No. 3, Mar. 2002

2020

Resigned to Miracles

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simplex positive negative \n three coins, chosen one predicted and also whether it is heads or tails up \n john carey \n michael powers \n "positive negative" (max maven, video minds videos)
2020
rubinstein coin magic
John Carey, Michael Powers

Simplex Positive Negative

Inspired by "Positive Negative" (Max Maven, Video Minds videos)

2020

Rubinstein Coin Magic

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