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Expert Card Technique (Cards, Coins, and Other Magic)

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ISBN13: 9780486217550
ISBN10: 0486217558
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Publisher Comments:

Scores of methods — previously known only to card experts — include passes, palming, false shuffles, false cuts, changes, crimps, jogs, reverses, rear palms, and more. Altogether, 341 sleights and tricks. 318 illustrations show exact position of fingers and hands.

Synopsis:

Definitive work on card technique: everything from basic manipulations to advanced flourishes; also a wide variety of tricks. 318 illustrations.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

NOMENCLATURE

PART 1. SLEIGHTS

CHAPTER 1. THE SECRET LIFTS

  Double lift

  Triple and quadruple lifts

  Lift get-ready

  Lift

  Double lift in action

  Triple and quadruple lifts in action

  "Double lift turnover, a, b "

  One hand push-off

CHAPTER 2. FALSE DEALS

  Second deal

  Push-off second deal

  a. The left hand grip

  b. The deal

  c. The push-off stud poker deal

  d. As a false table count

  Strike second deal

  Bottom deal

  a. The left hand grip

  b. The right hand 21

  c. The deal 21

  "Middle deal a, b, c, d, e 3"

  Double deal

  Second method

CHAPTER 3. THE SIDE SLIP

  "Two methods, a, b "

  Two covers for the side slip

  Malini's side slip

  Delayed side slip

  Bottom side slip

CHAPTER 4. THE PASS

  Invisible turn-over pass

  "Zingone perfect table pass, Luis Zingone "

  Flesh grip pass

  Jog pass

  Braue pass

  Charlier pass

  a. Color change

  b. To control a card

  Finger palm pass improved

CHAPTER 5. PALMING

  Braue diagonal tip-up palm

  "Swing palm, Frederick Braue "

  Thumb-count palm

  "Face card palm, a, b "

  Crosswise palm

  New vertical palm

  Gamblers' squaring palm

  "Gamblers' flat palm, a, b "

  Hugard top palm

  Flip-over palm

  Hofzinser bottom palm

  Braue bottom palm

  Delaying the Braue bottom palm

  "Zingone bottom palm, a, b, Luis Zingone"

  "Three cards across, Luis Zingone"

CHAPTER 6. FALSE SHUFFLES

  "Perfect riffle shuffle, a, b "

  "Strip-out false shuffle, Charles Miller"

  Hindu shuffle variation

  False shuffle retaining top stock

  Gamblers' false shuffle

  Retaining top stock

  System of stock shuffling

  Off the table false riffle shuffle

CHAPTER 7. FALSE CUTS

  "False running cut, a, b"

  Gamblers' false cut

  "Gambler's false cut, bottom stock "

CHAPTER 8. CHANGES

  Fadeaway card change

  Slide top change

  Throw top change

  Tip-over change

  Push-in change

  Drop switch

CHAPTER 9. CRIMPS

  Regular crimp

  Little finger crimp

  Gamblers' crimp

  Peek crimp

  Card marking crimp

CHAPTER 10. THE SPECTATOR PEEK

  Spectator peek improved

  Spectator peek - the last word

  After the spectator peek

CHAPTER 11. THE GLIMPSE

  A new glimpse

  Glimpsing a card

  Top card glimpse

  Gamblers' glimpse

  "Glimpse after the peek, a, b"

  Cover for the glimpse

  a. Gamblers' method for a single card

  b. One card

  c. Several cards

CHAPTER 12. THE JOG

  Side jog

  Jog at the break

  An alternative method

  Automatic jog No. I

  Automatic jog No. II

  Automatic jog No. III

CHAPTER 13. THE REVERSE

  Facing the deck

  Righting the faced deck

  Automatic reverse

  Righting a reversed bottom card

  Facing the bottom card

  Faced deck turnover

CHAPTER 14. SUNDRY SLEIGHTS

  Vesting a card

  "Zingone thumbnail gauge, Luis Zingone"

  "A cutting discovery, Luis Zingone"

  Separating the colors

  "Setting a key card, Jean Hugard "

  The five card quibble

  Emergency card stabbing

  Drop control

  The tap

  "Single card bridge, Charles Miller "

  A new glide

  Establishing a break from a bridge

  Transfer of thumb-count break to little finger

  Ruffle return

  Bridge location

  Bertram's method

  A variation: Fifty years later

  Mexican turnover

  Spread cull

  The double-face

  Gambler's card marking system

CHAPTER 15. THE REAR PALM

  Nature of the palm

  Rear palming top card

  The bottom rear palm

  Rear palm side slip

  Little finger push-out

  Replacement

  Rear palm exchange

  In lieu of the double lift

  Using the rear palm

CHAPTER 16. THE PERFECT FARO SHUFFLE

  The shuffle

  The endless belts

  Chart of seventeen

  Perfect shuffle stock

  The eighteenth card

  Braue poker deal

  Royal flush deal

  Dishonesty at its apogee

  A bridge deal

  At the top

  Double less one

PART 2. FLOURISHES

  "Interlocked production, Cliff Green "

  The actual flourish

  The color change

  Impossible color change

  Covinous color change

  The pressure fan

  A fan flourish

  Springing the cards - new method

  Top and bottom changes

  There it is!

PART 3. TECHNIQUE

  "Secret addition of cards to the pack, a, b, c "

  "Replacement of palmed cards, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i "

  The palm in action

  Covering a palm

  I. Top palm - right hand

  II. Bottom palm - left hand

  III. Either hand

  Secret count

  I. Side count

  II. Top thumb count

  III. Bottom thumb count

  IV. Overhand count

  Forcing

  Classic force

  Fan force

  Table spread force

  Perfect score card force

  Using a force

  The multiple force

  Four card force

  The lost card

  I. The fan and riffle

  II. "The fan, a, b "

  A second method

  The prearranged pack

  Arranging the set-up pack

  Assembling the pack

  Shuffling the cards

  The spectator shuffle

  Using the pack

  Locating the cards

PART 4. TRICKS WITH CARDS

  CHAPTER 1. THE RISING CARDS

  "Hugard rising cards, Jean Hugard"

  "Mesmerised cards, Charles Miller "

  "One-hand plunger rising cards, Frederick Braue"

  "Two-hand plunger rising cards, Frederick Braue "

  "Witchcraft card rise, Jack McMillen"

CHAPTER 2. SELECTED TRICKS

  "The Zingone spread, Luis Zingone "

  "The gamblers outwitted, Paul Rosini "

  "A Rosi-crucian mystery, Paul Rosini"

  "Two-six-four, Dai Vernon "

  "The mind mirror, Jack McMillen"

  "Predestined choice, Charles Miller "

  "Reading the cards of any deck, Jean Hugard"

  "Dexterous fingers, Charles Miller"

CHAPTER 3. BIRDS OF A FEATHER

  "Merlin's lost aces, Jack Merlin"

  Ace affinity

  Ace assembly

  The old method

  The new method

  Anent the Bertram aces

  Streamlining the sympathetic aces

  "The "slap" aces"

  Le Temps four aces

  Passe-passe aces

  Migratory aces

  "Solo flight aces, Charles Miller"

  "Nomad aces, Charles Miller"

  Charles Miller aces

  Cops and robbers - a variation

CHAPTER 4. ROUTINES

  Five star finale

  The razzle dazzler

  An expert at figures

  Mercury's card

  A card for Pegasus

  The card in the shoe

  Five card routine

  I. Dai Vernon's mental force

  II. The princess card trick

  III. Five card royale

  IV. Phantaso

CHAPTER 5. ONE HAND CARD MAGIC

  An automatic reverse

  A rapid reverse

  The impromptu magician

  A second method

  Three in one

  You see? Harold Lloyd

  One hand fan

CHAPTER 6. THE AMBITIOUS CARD

  First p

  Rub-a-dub-dub

  The card through the magazine

  Mercury's card

  Folding a card

  Card for Pegasus

  "Danbury deviler, Charles Miller "

  Double discovery

  "Everywhere and nowhere, Frederick Braue "

  "Lazy man's card to pocket, Jack McMillen "

  Vanishing pack

  Double leaper

  "Dunbury delusion, Charles Miller "

  Obliging card

  Impromptu location

CHAPTER 9. MENTAL DISCOVERIES

  "Think of a card, Paul Rosini"

  Wheel location

  Psycho-intelligence

  Psychic stop!

  Ultima Thule location

  Incredible location

  Crystal thought

  "Mental selectivity, Charles Miller "

  Ponsin on thought reading

  The risk location

CHAPTER 10. REVERSES

  Cagliostro cuts the cards

  A quick reversal

  Faced deck reverse location

  "Reverse supreme, Luis Zingone "

CHAPTER 11. SPELLING

  Multi-spelling trick

  Cards on parade

CHAPTER 12. DOUBLE-FACED CARDS

  Hardin plus Devant

  Second Method

  Mechanical four aces

  The radioactive aces

  The torn and restored card

CHAPTER 13. THE STRANGER CARD

  Preamble

  Torn and restored card

  "The ghost card, Theo Annemann "

  Where is it?

  Through the table top

  Second method

  Everywhere and nowhere

  A stranger in the house

  "The red-black transmigration, Jean Hugard "

  "Touch and go, Jean Hugard"

  Run around aces

  Introducing the stranger

  Forcing a stranger card

  Double-faced cards

  Joker-specimen card

CHAPTER 14. SELF-WORKING TRICKS

  It must be magic

  Tricky quickie

  The numerological card

  Matching the packets

  The seventh son

  Hocus-pocus card

  Do as I do. New presentation

  "Contrary do as I do, Bert Allerton"

  Twenty-sixth location

  Unwitting magician

  Magic of nine

  Certain card trick

PART 5. MISCELLANY

  Peeling cards

  Making double-faced and double-backed cards

  Shiners

  The spectator peek

  One will make six 4

  Audacity peek

  Card to pocket

  Svengali shuffle

  Charlier shuffle

  Matchbook easel

  "Kaufman card stand, Gerald Kaufman"

  Second deal aid

  False counts and deals

  To deal four as three

  A false count

  False table deal

  Magic powder v. rabbit's foot

  The carbon card

  Daub

  Set-ups

  The card at any number

  Moistening a card

  The pass

  Left hand bottom replacement

PART 6. MISDIRECTION AND PRESENTATION

CHAPTER 1. MISDIRECTION

CHAPTER 2. PRESENTATION

  The presentation of magic

  Patter

  Good humor

  The first trick

  The voice

  Making friends

  You yourself

  The routine

  The proof of the pudding

  Something new

  The spectator perspective

  Sleight of hand vs. self-working feats

  Importance of the inconsequential

  The simple way

  The audience committee

  Plots for tricks

  Confederacy

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Ron Williams, February 13, 2010 (view all comments by Ron Williams)
A great work that will take you from beginner to performer. Hugard is considered one of the best teachers of card magic, and this is one of the books to get. Along with tricks and sleights, you'll get notes on performance, presentation, routining and alternate demonstrations. This is what I mean by taking you from beginner to performer; it's one things to know the tricks, it's another to be able to perform them confidently and in an entertaining manner. This book will move you up that notch.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486217550
Author:
Hugard, Jean
Author:
Braue, Frederick
Author:
Frederick
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Author:
Frederick Brau
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Author:
Brau
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Card Games - General
Subject:
Card games
Subject:
Games, magic and puzzles
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Card tricks
Subject:
GAMES / Magic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Magic Books
Series Volume:
8807
Publication Date:
19740631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.06 lb

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